It was funny to see Fr. Dave try to have a conversation with so little sleep. He had flight issues over the weekend and was probably only awake about 30 minutes when he came through the door of the Podcast Studio. He got to see a lot of amazing sporting events and all his teams won. My weekend, however, was another story…
We spent some time talking about the Women’s Health Protection Act, and what a horrible bill it is for the unborn. We need to first of all pray, but also reach out to those who represent us in government. Honestly, if this bill passed it would allow abortions to occur up until the minute of being born. Even those I know who support a woman’s right to abortion wouldn’t go that far.
Coincidentally (or God-incidentally), October is Respect Life Month. It is a great time to get involved in Life Chains, 40 Days for Life, or other wonderful organizations that offer a positive alternative to abortion. I have incredible sympathy for a woman who finds herself in the difficult situation of an unwanted pregnancy. And I truly believe those women who bring a baby into this world and give him or her up for adoption are heroes. When I look into the face of my adopted son, Joey, I always say a prayer of gratitude for his mother and pray she is doing well. I pray for the day I can share with her what a wonderful son she gave birth to, and the incredible way she has blessed our family by saying “yes” to his life. I just don’t know if it will happen in this life or the next.
This week is one of my two favorite weeks in Ordinary Time, as it is a litany of incredible saints: the Archangels, St. Jerome, St. Thérèse of Lisieux, our Guardian Angels, St. Faustyna, and, of course, St. Francis of Assisi. No fasting this week! Way too much to celebrate 🙂