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“God’s love does not differentiate between the newly conceived infant still in his or her mother’s womb and the child or young person, or the adult and the elderly person. God does not distinguish between them because he sees an impression of his own image and likeness (Gn 1:26) in each one.” -Pope Benedict XVI, February 2005

The Pilgrimage for Life is an opportunity for Catholic Faithful to gather and pray for those affected by infractions on the dignity of life, and for a reinvigoration of the Culture of Life. Through gathering and processing, participants in the Pilgrimage for Life witness to the world our Catholic teaching on the life and dignity of the human person from conception to natural death.

We invite Catholic faithful from around the state to participate in the Pilgrimage, which will begin with the celebration of Mass at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Huntsville. Pilgrims will then participate in a one-mile prayerful procession, led by the Cardinal, from an abortion referral center to the Texas death chamber, where executions take place. Pilgrims may also choose to stay at the parish for Adoration and guided reflection .

Throughout the Pilgrimage, all life is acknowledged as sacred. Politics and preference are set aside, all life is welcome: the life of the unborn, the child, the mother, the father, the poor, the wealthy, the imprisoned, the victim, the elderly, the welcomed, and the stranger.

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Here is a message we received here at the Mexican American Cultural Center after we appeared on a local Catholic TV station to promote our Symposium on Immigration.  The caller claims to be a “Fr. Miguel”, I am not sure what Church he ministers at, it is definitely not a Christian church (maybe the church of … hmmm…SATAN?!)   So false alibi or not, he definitely seems angry at MACC, and ,personally speaking, seems to have been drinking prior to placing the call. 

 These bible verses come to mind:

Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you
and utter every kind of evil against you falsely because of me.
Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven. (Mt. 5)

[WARNING- The caller uses language that is unsuitable for children – so put on your headphones!]