The conclusion of another year should help us reflect upon what we have done and what we have failed to do. Tonight, an exchange is completed — God gives us the gift of time and we use it in loving service to others.
What have we done this year for the defense of life? Whatever we did, we can be sure that God multiplies the effect of our efforts. We can also be sure that the New Year will offer us the chance to do even more. Let us resolve tonight that we will increase the amount of time and energy we devote to what the Pope and bishops have called the number one moral issue: restoring the right to life!