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Sunday, January 15, 2017

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2nd Sunday Ordinary Time

Isaiah 49:3, 5-6
1 Corinthians 1:1-3
Psalm 40:2, 4, 7-10
John 1:29-34

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the womb

"Look! There is the Lamb of God Who takes away the sin of the world!" —John 1:29

God's Servant was formed from the womb (Is 49:5). The Lord "knitted" us in our mothers' wombs (see Ps 139:13). From our mothers' wombs, the Lord gave us our names (see Is 49:1). The Lord is working with children in the womb both physically and spiritually.

This means:

  • We should pray for and with children in the womb.
  • Pregnant mothers should receive Holy Communion, and their babies in the womb will share in those Communions.
  • We should pray and fast to protect children in the womb from abortion (see The Gospel of Life, Pope St. John Paul II, 100).
  • We should invite parents who have aborted their children to come to Jesus to receive forgiveness and healing.
  • We should ask aborted babies to pray for us.
  • Most of all, we must invite everyone to give their lives totally to Jesus, the Way, the Truth, and the Life (Jn 14:6). Jesus is our only Savior, Lord, and Hope.

Prayer:  Father, give me the grace to die if necessary to save the lives of children in the wombs.

Promise:  "It is He Who is to baptize with the Holy Spirit." —Jn 1:33

Praise:  Praise You, risen Jesus, the Lamb of God, the Way, the Truth, the Life, Savior, Lord, Hope, and God. We lay our lives before You. Alleluia!

Reference:  (For a related teaching on How to Stop Abortion, order, listen to, or download our CD 46-3 or DVD 46 on our website or order our tape on audio AV 46-3 or video V 46.)

Rescript:  †Most Reverend Joseph R. Binzer, Auxiliary Bishop, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, August 10, 2016

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