The following article appeared at The Catholic Spirit WV on Sept 23. We appreciate our Catholic partners for defending life and sharing the Illuminate Campaign and Illuminate Sunday with their people via this article. We also encourage people to use the information at the end of the article to contact Gov. Tomblin and share your thoughts with him. Click here for original article.
WEST?VIRGINIA—For decades parishes throughout the United States have observed “Respect Life Sunday” on the first Sunday of October. The prayers of the liturgy uphold the culture of life, the church’s call to cherish human life from conception to natural death. This year many Protestant churches in our state will observe on the very same date “Illuminate Sunday,” a time of special prayer for victims of abortion and those affected by abortion. In a beautiful way, on this Oct. 6 churches across the state will witness to West Virginians how central the gospel of life is to the Christian message.
The worship event of our Protestant sisters and brothers is part of the “Illuminate Campaign.” Since charges were brought against a Charleston abortion clinic earlier this year regarding malpractice, the attorney general of West Virginia has investigated the need for regulation of the clinics in our state. The campaign supports the further regulation of clinics, especially in light of such disasters in other states such as the Gosnell case in Philadelphia. [Read more...]
About Nathan Cherry
Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.