Wednesday, April 7th, 2010
From Patrick Langrell, the archdiocesan Director of Young Adult Outreach:
This Friday, from 9am – 6:30pm, Advocates for Life (a division of Americans United for Life) and Columbia University’s Law Students for Life are presenting a daylong legal symposium which will dissect some of the most dynamic and evolving areas of abortion law to offer an in-depth look on how current controversies fit into pro-life jurisprudence and how their resolution will impact the pro-life movement.
The symposium, “Looking Back, Looking Forward: Pro-life Strategy & Jurisprudence for the 21st Century” is drawing some very impressive speakers, including Clarke Forsythe, William Saunders, Piero Tozzi, Teresa Collet and many, many more.
Entry is free for all students (must bring ID) and is $15 for everyone who receives these CatholicNYC emails (discounted from the normal $35 fee). For advance registration, please visit ovationtix.com.
You can see the full schedule and speaker lineup on the facebook event here.
7pm-10pm: After the Symposium, there will be a Closing Reception, with the keynote address given by special guest, Dr. Charmaine Yoest, President and CEO of Americans United for Life.
You can RSVP by email or by calling Kellie Fiedorek at 202-905-6197.
Your friend in Christ,
Director of Young Adult Outreach
Archdiocese of New York
1011 First Avenue
New York, N.Y. 10022
Come, you whom my Father has blessed:
inherit the kingdom prepared for you since the foundation of the world, alleluia.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke
That very day, the first day of the week,
two of Jesus’ disciples were going
to a village seven miles from Jerusalem called Emmaus,
and they were conversing about all the things that had occurred.
And it happened that while they were conversing and debating,
Jesus himself drew near and walked with them,
but their eyes were prevented from recognizing him.
He asked them,
“What are you discussing as you walk along?”
They stopped, looking downcast.
One of them, named Cleopas, said to him in reply,
“Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem
who does not know of the things
that have taken place there in these days?”
And he replied to them, “What sort of things?”
They said to him,
“The things that happened to Jesus the Nazarene,
who was a prophet mighty in deed and word
before God and all the people,
how our chief priests and rulers both handed him over
to a sentence of death and crucified him.
But we were hoping that he would be the one to redeem Israel;
and besides all this,
it is now the third day since this took place.
Some women from our group, however, have astounded us:
they were at the tomb early in the morning
and did not find his Body;
they came back and reported
that they had indeed seen a vision of angels
who announced that he was alive.
Then some of those with us went to the tomb
and found things just as the women had described,
but him they did not see.”
And he said to them, “Oh, how foolish you are!
How slow of heart to believe all that the prophets spoke!
Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things
and enter into his glory?”
Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets,
he interpreted to them what referred to him
in all the Scriptures.
As they approached the village to which they were going,
he gave the impression that he was going on farther.
But they urged him, “Stay with us,
for it is nearly evening and the day is almost over.”
So he went in to stay with them.
And it happened that, while he was with them at table,
he took bread, said the blessing,
broke it, and gave it to them.
With that their eyes were opened and they recognized him,
but he vanished from their sight.
Then they said to each other,
“Were not our hearts burning within us
while he spoke to us on the way and opened the Scriptures to us?”
So they set out at once and returned to Jerusalem
where they found gathered together
the Eleven and those with them who were saying,
“The Lord has truly been raised and has appeared to Simon!”
Then the two recounted what had taken place on the way
and how he was made known to them in the breaking of the bread.
God our Father,
on this solemn feast you give us the joy of recalling
the rising of Christ to new life.
May the Joy of our annual celebration
bring us to the joy of eternal life.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, forever and ever. Amen.