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Friday, January 9, 2009

Pro-Life Lessons in Baptism

This weekend, we celebrate the Lord’s Baptism, and reflect on the meaning of baptism itself. This sacrament gives us many pro-life lessons.
When we baptize a baby, it proves that God chooses us before we choose him, for every life belongs to him.
And baptism is not just about that baby, but about the whole church welcoming her. All the members of the Church extend their hearts and arms in welcome of that new life. Baptism shows that we are always called to give a welcoming “YES” to life, and never the harsh “no” of abortion.
The so-called “prochoice” message is that we choose whom we will care for. Baptism teaches us that we are responsible even for those that we do not choose.
–Fr. Frank

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