NATIONAL BLACK CATHOLIC
APOSTOLATE FOR LIFE
News Release.........News Release.........News Release.......
Father Goode Urges Black Catholics
To End Abortion And All Acts Of Violence.
New York, New York
(June 3, 2005 – Feast of St. Charles Lwanga & Companions)
Franciscan Father James E. Goode has urged Black Catholics and the African American community to go the distance to end abortion and all acts of violence.
Determined to reach as many African Americans as possible, the National Black Catholic Apostolate for Life has chosen June as Abortion and All Acts of Violence Awareness Month in the African American Community.
“Our Choose Life message during the month of June will be heard not only in our churches but on our streets and in our gathering places. As a people of faith we will go the distance to enlighten our community that abortion and all acts of violence destroy human life,” stated Father Goode.
Pope Benedict XVI at his Installation Mass challenged us to lead our people out of the desert: “The church as a whole and all her pastors, like Christ, must set out to lead people out of the desert, towards the place of life, towards friendship with the Son of God, towards the one who gives us life, and life in abundance.”
Nourished and sustained by Jesus in the Eucharist, and protected by the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, we are determined to lead our people out of the culture of death. As Black Catholics we will evangelize for life.
Father James E. Goode, OFM is the President of the National Black Catholic Apostolate for Life. NBCAL is supported by the USCCB: Secretariat for African American Catholics and all the major National Black Catholic organizations.