Today is Day four of the 9 Days For Life Novena. Today’s intention is below. Click the image and you will be taken to Day 4 on the USCCB website.
|9 Days For Life Novena Day 4|
I hope that you are praying this novena along with me. When we pray together, our prayers are more powerful. Below is the beginning of an article I found on the USCCB website which is addresses this issue.
Life Matters: To The End Of Our Days
Some of our most challenging moral decisions come in the final months and even hours of life, as we navigate the complex issues of nurturing life and respecting the dignity of the human person.
“True ‘compassion’ leads to sharing another’s pain; it does not kill the person whose suffering we cannot bear.” – The Gospel of Life, no. 65
Advances in medical science have made it possible to extend life, even for those with incurable illnesses. In times past, many of these conditions would have resulted in death much sooner.
How we deal with persons in the last stages of life, when they may be completely dependent on others, says a great deal about the kind of society we live in and the kind of persons we are.
We owe to those who are dying or severely impaired the same respect and love we give to anyone else, regardless of condition. And as a Church we must be particularly committed to defending the rights of our most vulnerable brothers and sisters, just as we are for the unborn and for those challenged by disabilities.
Click here to go to the USCCB website to finish reading this article.