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National Life Chain Sunday marks 20th year today with annual march

Washington D.C., Oct 7, 2007 (CNA) - Today marks the annual National Life Chain Sunday, during which pro-life Americans will, for the 20th year, line sidewalks in over 1,300 cities and towns to seek God's forgiveness and His help to end abortion and related evils in our culture. Participants will hold signs that include Abortion Kills Children; Adoption: The Loving Option; Lord, Forgive Us and Our Nation; and Abortion Hurts Women.

Royce Dunn, the Director of Life Chain, calls it "a peaceful witness against a violent public enemy that has terrorized and killed probably well over 100 million preborn Americans and Canadians at surgical abortion clinics and through abortifacient birth control.”

Dunn also pointed to the need for educating and motivating more people to defend the children who are in danger of being aborted, "God declared that 'My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge [Hosea 4:6].' That truth is for today, when we the church--the preborns' only hope for an advocate and defender--are disgraced by our casual response to their horror and loss."

Life Chain welcomes everyone who deems human life sacred. Over 13,000 Chains have been built in North America, plus Chains in several other nations. Life Chain is but one step into a serious pro-life commitment. Much intensive follow-up is required to close the death centers, said the organizers of the National Life Chain.


For more information visit: www.LifeChain.net

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October: A time to recall the blessings of Jesus and be dedicated to spreading the Gospel, says Pope

Vatican City, Oct 7, 2007 (CNA) - Marking the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary today, Pope Benedict XVI took the occasion to reflect on how “the Rosary is a means gifted by the Virgin Mary to contemplate Jesus and by meditating on his life to follow him and love him more faithfully.”

The Pope recalled that the month of October is dedicated to Mary and that during the month, we should “ponder with Mary the mysteries of our salvation and we ask the Lord, to help us grow in our understanding of the marvelous things that He has done for us.”

The Holy Father also noted how the month of October is dedicated to the missions. The highpoint of the month will be the World Day for Missionaries, which will be celebrated on Oct. 21.

Pope Benedict emphasized that, “the commitment to peace should be a mark of missionary work because true peace is spread where men and institutions open themselves to the Gospel,” and that “[t]he missionary aspect must be alive in every community.” The Pontiff finished his address by saying that this month gives Christians the opportunity to support all those who work on the Church’s missionary frontiers. 

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