2014 Event Recap2014-08-19T06:53:45-04:00

Pope Francis sends tweet and imparts his Apostolic Blessing

Homily from the Verizon Center Mass given by Rev. Michael Paris
I believe God wants to use us to end abortion, how? By helping the world see that God has a plan for each life, that everyone is loved by God because each person has the face of Jesus. If people believed that, they would never think that killing a child could be an option. But before we can help anyone else believe this, we have to know this ourselves. So I ask you, Do you believe that God loves you, that he became a man and died for you? Do you believe He has a plan for your life? If you know this with all your heart, give me an amen! Abortion cannot stand if each person believes this.


But how can we help the world around us understand? We are so young, so weak, the culture of death is so strong. God told us the answer in that first reading.


“Say not, ‘I am too young.’ To whomever I send you, you shall go; whatever I command you, you shall speak. Have no fear before them, because I am with you to deliver you, says the LORD.”

Homily from the DC Armory Mass given by Rev. Adam park
And so Pope Francis and our bishops, — they are genuine superheroes, and thank God for them. But they aren’t the only ones, and I’m looking at 6,000 more right now. All of you are superheroes, and that same super power that flows through Pope Francis and our bishops, it flows through you – God’s grace working through you so that you too can change hearts, and there is a very real battle that we’re fighting today, and it’s the battle of standing up for life. It’s standing up for the goodness and truth about life. And that’s what God wants us to be — to be for our world heroes for life.

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