George A. Sprecace M.D.,
J.D., F.A.C.P. and Allergy Associates of New
RIGHT WITH THE CATHOLIC CHURCH #71
ZENIT, The world seen from Rome
Vatican Approves Blessing for Child in the Womb
WASHINGTON, D.C., MARCH 29, 2012 (Zenit.org).- The Vatican has approved
publication of the Rite for the Blessing of a Child in the Womb, which
printed in English and Spanish, according to a press release from the
of Catholic Bishops.
It will be published as a combined booklet and should be available for
by Mothers' Day.
The approval came from the Congregation for Divine Worship and the
of the Sacraments in Rome.
I'm impressed with the beauty of this blessing for human life in the
Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, chairman of the Committee
Pro-Life Activities of the USCCB.
I can think of no better day to announce this news than on the feast of
Annunciation, when we remember Mary's 'yes' to God and the incarnation
child in her the womb that saved the world.
The blessing was prepared to support parents awaiting the birth of a
encourage parish prayers for and recognition of the precious gift of
in the womb, and to foster respect for human life within society. It
offered within the context of the Mass as well as outside of Mass.
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