Pope Benedict XVI and Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew I recently signed a joint declaration committing themselves to the defense of human life: “‘Catholics and Orthodox are called to work together,’ the joint declaration says, ‘to promote respect for the rights of every human being, created in the image and likeness of God.'”
*sigh* Nothing brings people together quite like the desire to promote and protect the sanctity of human life.
Speaking of bringing people together, it’s time to start thinking about the March for Life next month. There are now a few different options to commemorate the aniversary of Roe v. Wade. There is, of course the March for Life in Washington D.C. There is also a Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco. And Operation Rescue is planning a 4-day event (Jan. 19-22) in Witchita KS, specifically focusing on George Tiller, the partial-birth abortionist. These are excellent opportunities for people of different faiths to unite and witness for life! Public witness is a tough but very uplifting experience. It is amazing to be a small part of thousands marching for such a beautiful cause, or just to be one of a handful praying quietly outside a clinic.