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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Day for Life 2010

James Ensor
1860 - 1949
La Mort poursuivant le troupeau des humains
Death Pursuing the Human Herd
1896


The Catholic Church’s Day for Life encourages people not to be afraid of death

The Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to the UK in September and the Beatification of Cardinal Newman is an opportunity to rediscover anew Cardinal Newman’s “beautiful expression of the theology of dying…the way in which he brought before British society in his own day the awareness of the dignity of death; the support of the community around the dying person and the continuing mercy of God through the experience of death,” said the Archbishop of Birmingham and Archbishop for Day for Life, Bernard Longley.

Day for Life is an opportunity to pray; to highlight within parish communities this particular issue (and) to invite our parish communities to support work for life", he continued.