WASHINGTON, DC - Judie Brown, president of American Life League and three-time appointee to the Pontifical Academy for Life, released the following statement regarding the election of Pope Francis I:
This is a historic moment for the Catholic Church. We now welcome Pope Francis I, who we pray to God follows in the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi.
Recall that Christ said to St. Francis, "Rebuild my Church!"
This is the very challenge that our new Pope will have to confront. We need to pray for our new Holy Father, do penance and make sacrifices for him and do all we can to intercede, asking our Lord in our prayers that this new pope will indeed rebuild.
No more talk of compromise on questions of abortion, contraception, homosexuality or euthanasia. No more tolerance for those who claim to be Catholic while supporting vile acts such as abortion.
Please join me in thanking God for our new Pope. Let us pray without ceasing for him.
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American Life League, cofounded by Judie Brown in 1979, is the oldest national Catholic pro-life education and advocacy organization in the United States. For more information, please visit http://www.ALL.org.