By Sam Lucero
GREEN BAY -- During his homily at the annual Respect for Life Mass Jan. 23 at Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Bishop David Ricken described what he sees as the challenges and hopes of the pro-life movement. He also encouraged people of faith to increase their efforts to end abortion.
In perhaps his most passionate address since becoming bishop of Green Bay last August, Bishop Ricken chastised abortion promoters for using "clever euphemisms and skilled artistry of persuasion" in their campaign to make abortion morally acceptable. His homily brought the crowd, estimated at about 500, to its feet for a 30-second standing ovation.
Bishop Ricken pointed to this year's March for Life in Washington, D.C., as a sign of hope for the pro-life movement. He said three Masses were celebrated simultaneously to accommodate the large crowd of people from around the country. Full story ...
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