It is my intent to share with you (through the posts presented on this blog) important fundamental and timeless beliefs and concepts that I find helpful in forming my conscience, strengthening my faith and living in accordance with the Will of God. And it is my hope that the information presented on this blog will assist and encourage you in matters of your Catholic faith and discipline, Christian love and discipleship, and in honoring the dignity of all human life in every stage and condition from conception to natural death. Posts on this blog fall into various (and often multiple categories), but not one of them is unrelated to a Faith, Church or Life issue.
I am a Catholic and an American who believes that we are not called to possess great things, but to be a great people. That should be our intention when we say “God bless America”.
Fredi D’Alessio [e-mail: fjdalessio @ prolifeamerica . com]
Every human person – no matter how vulnerable or helpless, no matter how young or how old, no matter how healthy, handicapped or sick, no matter how useful or productive for society – is a being of inestimable worth created in the image and likeness of God. This is the dignity of America, the reason she exists, the condition for her survival – yes, the ultimate test of her greatness: to respect every human person, especially the weakest and most defenseless ones, those as yet unborn.
With these sentiments of love and hope for America, I now say goodbye in words that I spoke once before (7 October 1979): “Today, therefore, my final prayer is this: that God will bless America, so that she may increasingly become – and truly be – and long remain – one Nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all”.
May God bless you all.
God bless America!
[Saint] John Paul II
19 September 1987 (source)