Loading
Ecuador archdiocese to host prayer day for life and family
Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Addthis

.- The Family Ministry Office of the Archdiocese of Quito has invited Catholics to take part in a day of prayer for life and marriage in the Ecuadoran capital.

Thousands are expected to take part in the “Ecuador for Life and the Family” demonstration on May 4.

The day of prayer will be dedicated to asking God “to save our Ecuador, a country consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, from all immoral and criminal laws that entrap our families, our children and our society.”

“Never has the country been so on the verge of ending the right to life from the moment of conception,” as well as traditional marriage, the Family Ministry Office said on April 6.

It pointed to the threat posed by new laws that would legalize abortion up to the twelfth week of pregnancy and destroy the concept of marriage between one man and one woman.

The law would allow people to decided that they want to be “today a woman, tomorrow a man or vice versa,” with no grounding in nature or biology, the office warned.

It also cautioned that the legislation would cease to recognize the right of children to a mother and a father.

The archdiocesan ministry office also denounced a plan by the government to mandate the distribution of five forms of contraceptives, including the morning-after pill, free of charge and without parental consent.

It urged Ecuadorans to join in prayer that God will save the country “from all these immoral and criminal laws that entrap our families, our children and our society.”

Tags: Pro-life, Marriage, Ecuador

Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

An Indian contribution to the Vatican's Synod on the Family
An Indian contribution to the Vatican's Synod on the Family
Christ Cathedral CNA video Sept 2014
Alejandro Bermudez of CNA accepts ice bucket challenge
'The Real Albania,' remembering those who fled
Pope Francis in Albania, "one of the most important visits of the post-communist era in Albania"
Pope Francis greets paralyzed man who risked all to see him
Franciscans on the banks of the Tiber in Rome, working for the New Evangelization
Pilgrimage from Czech Republic to Assisi and Rome for intentions
Testimony of young Indian who met Pope in Korea
Preparations of the Closing Mass of 6th Asian Youth Day
Missionary of Charity, Korea
Testimony of Christian Love during Pope's Visit to Korea
Religious Sisters in South Korea react to Pope Francis kissing a baby
Warm atmosphere during Holy Mass at Daejeon World Cup Stadium
Images inside Pope Francis flight to South Korea
The tombs of the early Christians
Missionaries of Africa, called "the White Fathers"
Italian youth give testimony after mission to Peru
Interview with Iraqi Ambassador to the Holy See on the persecution of Christians
New book 'The Vatican unknown'
Oct
25

Liturgical Calendar

October 25, 2014

Saturday of the Twenty-Ninth Week in Ordinary Time

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Lk 13:1-9

Gospel
Date
10/25/14
10/24/14
10/23/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: Eph 4: 7-16
Gospel:: Lk 13: 1-9

Saint of the Day

St. Romuald »

Saint
Date
10/25/14

Homily of the Day

Lk 13:1-9

Homily
Date
10/25/14
10/24/14
10/23/14