Pope Benedict XVI will celebrate a Vigil for All Nascent Human Life on Saturday, November 27th (the beginning of the first Sunday of Advent), and invites all Catholic diocesan bishops to do so as well. The vigil will be offered to “thank the Lord for his total self-giving to the world and for his Incarnation which gave every human life its real worth and dignity” and to “invoke the Lord’s protection over every human being called into existence.”

The chairman of the Catholic bishops’s committee on pro-life activities, Cardinal Daniel DeNardo, has issued a statement for Respect Life Month . It notes, among other things, that “In many areas of public policy, the rift continues to widen between the moral principles expressed by a majority of Americans and the actions of government.”

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