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Inspired by Saint Pius X, the parish takes to heart his motto: “To restore All Things in Christ”.This is grounded in personal renewal, parish renewal and in community renewal. The parish celebrates this by actively participating in Eucharist worship, prayer, the Sacraments, promoting social justice and providing a variety of forms of Catholic education available for all members. We are proud of our economic, cultural and age diversity. We share our gifts and resources to live the Gospel of Jesus in a spirit of joy.
St. Pius was born on June 2, 1835, at Riese in the Diocese of Treviso, Italy. Named Joseph Sarto, he was the oldest of eight surviving children of a poor family. He was educated in his home town before he began studies for the priesthood at the seminary in Padua, in 1850. He was ordained on September 18, 1858, at the cathedral in Castelfranco. He was named Bishop of Mantua on November 19, 1884. On June 12, 1893, he was created a cardinal. Ten years later, August 4, 1903, he was elected Pope and crowned on August 9, 1903... [ Click Next ]
Pentecost Sunday (May 19, 2013)
(click here for the Spanish version of Pastor's Pen)
This last week, Doctor Kermit Gosnell, who operated a clinic in West Philadelphia, was convicted of murder in the first degree with regards to three babies. According to witnesses in the trial, the late term abortion procedure was unsuccessful in terminating the life of the child in the womb, or technically the “fetus”, and so the “fetus” was born alive becoming a “baby” technically. At which point, the jury determined that these babies who were born alive should have been cared for medically. Instead, Doctor Gosnell killed them. The fact of the brutal nature of these killings would repulse and horrify most people, but that fact did not detour Doctor Gosnell from his murderous intent.
Essentially, Doctor Gosnell did not see any difference between killing the child in the womb (the termed “fetus”), and a “fetus” born in to the world (termed “baby”). How do you understand the difference?
Doctor Gosnell no longer respected life in any form and so was able to murder. His disrespect for life came from is acceptance of a deadly bigotry against human beings who live in the womb. Over time he lost all respect for human life no matter the location. However, his logic was sound; human life in or outside the womb is the same. Late term abortions, which are legal in the country, kill human beings who can otherwise survive outside the womb. How is it that this murderous bigotry continues in our society?— Fr. Luke Jauregui