Vatican City, Jun 15, 2013 / 08:25 am
Participating in the political process in favor of human life is a part of the New Evangelization, Cardinal Raymond L. Burke said as he kicked-off a pro-life weekend at the Vatican.
"While the transformation of hearts is the most fundamental means of new evangelization regarding human life, Catholics and all persons of good will must be attentive to all laws, which safeguard the dignity of human life," Cardinal Burke said June 15 at the Pontifical Urban University in Rome.
The morning of formation was part of a weekend dedicated to celebrating Pope John Paul II's encyclical "Evangelium vitae." It was attended by about 140 people, many of whom were from the United States.
Cardinal Burke, who runs the Church's highest court, began his talk by focusing on how the Gospel of Life is intertwined with evangelizing and the Year of Faith, which the Church is currently celebrating.