The Red Rose on the altar is the symbol for Respect Life
Opening our hearts to life in Christ empowers us for loving, merciful action toward others. We must give witness to the Gospel of Life and evangelize through our lives. We must personally engage others called to help parents welcome their unborn child as a miracle of God's creation, to visit the elderly or aid those who are sick and suffering, to pray and fast for life, to advocate to our elected and share the truth about human life.
All members of the Church can bring healing to the world by upholding the beauty of human life and God's unfailing mercy. Only a tender, compassionate love that seeks to serve those most in need, whatever the personal cost, is strong enough to overcome a culture of death and to build a civilization of love.
January 22 - Respect Life Mass - Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children
The Most Rev. Fredrick F. Campbell, Bishop of Columbus, will be the celebrant at a Respect Life Mass on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 10:30 at St. Joseph Cathedral, 212 E. Broad Street, Columbus. On this day of the anniversary of the United States Supreme Court decision Roe v Wade, our diocese will join all of the dioceses of the United States in observing a Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children. All are invited to attend.
January 22 - Rally for Life
A Rally for Life sponsored by Greater Columbus Right to Life will be held following the Mass at Noon at the Statehouse. Many of those participating in the Mass will be walking to the Statehouse.
To read about the Church’s teaching on respect life issues, visit the U.S. Catholic Bishops’ website at www.usccb.org/prolife .