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May 10, 2022

Proclaiming the Gospel of Life in a Culture of Death

Dr. Edward Sri

How are we called to participate in the battle for life? Dr. Sri explains some of the spiritual elements of this conflict and how the battle for life has existed since the beginning of time. Dr. Sri also offers practical ways you can join the fight for life.

Snippet from the Show
“The liberating message of the Gospel of life has been put in your hands.”
-St. John Paul II


Shownotes

Get access to Dr. Edward and Beth Sri’s talk on the realities of marriage HERE!

Events with Dr. Sri
  • June 15-16:  Salt & Light Radio Gala, Boise/Twin Falls ID
  • June 22-23:  Rome Pilgrimage
  • July 27-29: Applied Biblical Studies Conference – Franciscan University/Steubenville OH
  • July 29-31:  Defending the Faith – Franciscan University/Steubenville OH
  • Aug 5-7:  Faith on Fire  Family Weekend – Anacortes WA
  • Sept 23-24: Diocese of Springfield Conference –  Springfield MO
Quote from John Paul II in Evangelium Vitae

The one eliminated is a human being at the very beginning of life. No one more absolutely innocent could be imagined. In no way could this human being ever be considered an aggressor, much less an unjust aggressor! He or she is weak, defenseless, even to the point of lacking that minimal form of defense consisting in the poignant power of a newborn baby’s cries and tears. The unborn child is totally entrusted to the protection and care of the woman carrying him or her in the womb.

Spiritual Battle

When it comes to the topic of abortion, there is a lot of noise around the issue. In fact, it can be hard to see what the real fight entails. Currently, there is so much conversation around the supreme court, the senate, healthcare, etc. However, what we need to remember is that this is ultimately a spiritual battle. This is not a battle against flesh and blood. This is a battle against the devil.

A Battle Since the Beginning

Throughout history, there has been an attack on life. The devil hates all human beings. Think back to the time of Moses and how many babies were killed by Pharaoh. Again, in the time of Jesus, Herod also had so many innocent babies killed. Finally, today there are millions of innocent babies who have been killed in the womb. Thousands are dying each day. What we need to remember though is that periods of renewal are preceded by great trials. We have been in a time of great darkness, but the light is coming. 

Do Something

St. John Paul II said, “ At this stage in history, the liberating message of the Gospel of Life has been put in your hands. And the mission of proclaiming it to the ends of the earth is passing to your generation. This is no time to be ashamed of the Gospel. It is a time to preach it from the rooftops!” Beyond proclaiming the Gospel, we can also pray and fast. These are not small things. Prayer and fasting are essential to win this battle.

Do you have questions about the Catholic Faith?

Send in your questions to info.edwardsri@gmail.com

Resources

  • Visit Dr. Sri’s website at www.edwardsri.com and to book online events with Dr. Sri email events.edwardsri@gmail.com
  • Find more of Dr. Sri’s episodes at www.ascensionpress.com/allthingscatholic 
  • Ascension is pleased to offer our new and improved online bible study programs and sacramental preparation programs digitally to help you minister with flexibility. Go to www.ascensionpress.com to view all our offerings

Dr. Edward Sri is a theologian, well-known Catholic speaker, and author of several best-selling books. His work with Ascension includes study programs such as A Biblical Walk Through the Mass, No Greater Love: A Biblical Walk Through Christ’s Passion and Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother. Several of Dr. Sri’s programs were filmed on-site in the Holy Land, and feature immersive video explorations of the sacred sites where Jesus, Mary, and the Apostles lived and died.

Dr. Sri is the host of the acclaimed Ascension podcast All Things Catholic with Dr. Edward Sri.  Together with Curtis Martin, Dr. Sri is a founding leader of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS), of which he serves as senior vice president of Apostolic Outreach.

Dr. Sri lives with his wife Beth and their children in Colorado.

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