The Virgin Mary and the Pro-Life Movement
The Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary always reminds me of Pope John Paul II’s visit to World Youth Day in Denver in the summer of 1993. The culmination of the event was an outdoor Mass with 400,000 kids in Cherry Creek State Park. Because of the dry heat that day, it felt like we were having Mass in a desert.
Such an ascetic environment was perhaps the perfect setting for Pope John Paul II to make a prophetic connection that needed to be made for the kids and adults who were his audience that day.
Scripture portrays the battle between life and