As you may recall, the Cardinal Archbishop of Manila announced the staging of a huge pro-life rally this March 25, Friday, the Feast of the Annunciation. You may get the full day's schedule here.
This feast is very important especially for Catholics since this is the moment that the Archangel Gabriel announced to Mary that She would be the Mother of God. And Mary willingly gave her FIAT to the angel, trusting in the words of the Lord.
At the moment of her "Yes" GOD BECAME MAN!
Jesus was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit in the womb of the Blessed Mother!
Conception at the moment of Her "Yes".
That is why in the older liturgy, the priest and the laity bow down at the words in the Creed:
- Et incarnátus est de Spíritu Sancto
- Ex María Vírgine, et homo factus est.
Is it nostalgia folks? No!
It is simply regaining the sacred that was lost with oversimplifying how we worship. I hope we get this practice of kneeling or even bowing at the mention of these words at Mass and during the prayer of the Angelus.
Lex orandi, lex credendi!
The people lose their faith because our pastors show it in the liturgy!
But I digress...
The Pro Life Rally during the Feast of the Annunciation is REALLY the PERFECT TIME to hold such a public declaration of outrage for a bill that is immoral and does not espouse the right's of women but only the pockets of pharmaceutical companies!
OUR LORD AND OUR GOD BECAME MAN AT THE MOMENT OF THE VIRGIN'S YES!
Life begins at conception!
And sex is ONLY between two heterosexual couples bound together in the Sacrament of Matrimony!