Lent is a season of life. As baptized believers, we reflect on how the passion, death, and resurrection of Christ have brought us the new life we now live. We commit ourselves to join all our suffering to his for our own salvation and that of the whole world.
To help us all observe Lent, I have written a special Lenten prayer for life, and invite you to join me in saying it each day of this holy season. Please download it at www.priestsforlife.org. As we prepare to celebrate the victory of Christ over death, we commit ourselves to defeat the power of abortion and the culture of death. And as we practice Lenten penance, we can do no better than to reach out and save the lives of our youngest brothers and sisters.