A Great Opportunity to Celebrate Saint John Paul II’s Valiant Defense of Life

Today Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City commemorates the 25th anniversary of The
Gospel of Life (Evangelium vitae):


“As we celebrate the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord on March 25, we also mark
the 25th anniversary of Pope St. John Paul II’s prophetic encyclical, The Gospel of
Life (Evangelium vitae). Here, this saint provides a clear challenge to us: “With great openness
and courage, we need to question how widespread is the culture of life today among individual
Christians, families, groups and communities in our Dioceses. With equal clarity and
determination we must identify the steps we are called to take in order to serve life in all its
truth” (EV 95).”


Many of us are restricted in our movement on this beautiful Feast Day. Perhaps these quiet
moments can offer us the opportunity to read the beautiful defense of life offered by the valiant
Saint John Paul II.


The full text can be found here:
http://www.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_jp-
ii_enc_25031995_evangelium-vitae.html

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