I was reading the National Catholic Register today and came across two interesting Pro-Life Items.
One was the "Umbert the Unborn" cartoon by Gary Cangemi. In it, Umbert is thinking about how Jesus was "once a single tiny cell just like I was." While I have thought of Jesus as a baby often, I have never really thought of him as an embryo, but of course he was. The Son of God began his earthly journey as all of us do - a single cell full of potential. To find out more about Umbert visit www.umberttheunborn.com
And, if we are going to be pro-life, we need to support the women who are giving birth in difficult circumstances. One woman right here in Massachusetts is working to do just that. Kathleen LaPlante began the St. Gerard Walkathon (St. Gerard is the patron saint of mothers) back in 2004. So far, she has raised $13,000 to support Birthright and Springhouse, both dedicated to help women before and after they give birth. Wouldn't it be wonderful if her idea could spread across the country with communities holding these walks in their own communities to support local agencies? Imagine the lives that could be saved and improved if all pregnant women felt that they had a place to go in their hour of need. To find out more, visit www.stgerardwalkathon.org