The Second Vatican Ecumenical Council said “abortion and infanticide are abominable crimes.”

The evil fruits of these crimes are legion: for the innocent victims, a cruel, violent and unjust death; for the mothers, untold spiritual, moral, psychological, and often, physical injury; and for the perpetrators, the temporal and eternal consequences of a sin that crieth to heaven for vengeance.

Then, there is the calamitous harm to society: morals corrupted, families weakened, sensibilities coarsened, laws degraded, justice perverted, politics poisoned with lies, an entire culture deformed. Nations and whole civilizations are in danger of collapse from demographic implosion.

Everything from the control of borders to the sustainability of entitlements to the provision of adequate force levels for national defense are imperiled by the absence of a reproductive birth rate.

Tens of millions of children who might have grown up to know, love and serve God, and love their neighbor, have been lost. Perhaps, the ultimate tragedy of abortion is that these children died unbaptized, while still marked by original sin.

In traditional Catholic belief, expressed in the writings of the Angelic Doctor, Saint Thomas Aquinas, the victims of abortion, who are all without actual, personal, volitional sin, enjoy a state of perfect natural happiness after death, but do not attain the Beatific Vision.

As Catholics, we ought to support every worthy pro-life effort to oppose this hideous evil, and to make known to society the suffering of the innocent which this evil entails.

Tomorrow, Saturday, September 9, 2023, pro-life Americans will honor the memory of more than 64 million unborn victims of abortion during the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children.

Solemn prayer services will be held at gravesites throughout the United States where abortion victims have been buried, and at memorial sites dedicated in their honor.

One such service will be held tomorrow at 3pm at Holy Cross Cemetery at 175 Broadway in Malden.

Father Michael McNamara will lead a Memorial Service at the gravesite of 12 aborted babies, located just outside the cemetery office.

For more information, please contact Carmel Farrell at 508-333-2815, Francine Lavivere at 857-888-0738, or Julie Fitzgerald at or at 339-235-0849.

Please join in this work of mercy!

Thank you.


  1. How easily some have come to desecrate the human fetus. To pretend that it’s nothing more than matter. We were once devoted to human life, no matter the age or circumstances. We fight those who wish to end their life, yet we contemplate not one minute to the potential and gift that is the fetus. How cruel this society has become. Perhaps women should begin to respect their bodies, and remember how hard they have fought for independence, and freedom, only to reduce themselves to allowing their bodies to be violated, without thought that a human life is the most precious miracle.

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