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Cardinal prays to St. Joseph for society to recover respect for the unborn
Cardinal Agustin Garcia-Gasco
Cardinal Agustin Garcia-Gasco
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.- Cardinal Agustin Garcia-Gasco prayed for the help of St. Joseph “for our society to recover the sense of respect for the unborn and to look upon them with hope.”  The men and women of our time “need to firmly reject the horror of abortion and of the destruction of embryos in order to say yes to life, yes to women in their generosity as mothers.”

During his homily at the Cathedral of Valencia on the Solemnity of St. Joseph, Cardinal Garcia-Gasco spoke of St. Joseph as “a model of profound respect for the dignity of the person, for what God had prepared for him,” and he invited Spaniards to “always say yes to life, yes to the rights of the unborn child, yes to hope, yes to love,” as well as “to take joy in your maternity and paternity.”

The cardinal noted that these are “difficult times for spreading the Christian life,” adding that “the authentic problem at this time in history is—as the Pope has reminded us—that God is disappearing from the horizon of human life.”  “When the light that comes from God is extinguished,” he continued, “there is disorientation and lack of meaning in building one’s personal and social life.” “The destructive effects are multiplied in our society,” he said.

For this reason, the cardinal invoked the aid of St. Joseph for “this extraordinary, primary and fundamental task for all Christians of our time which is to lead mankind to God, to Jesus Christ.”

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