Recently Pope Francis held up victims of abortion as casualties of what he called a “throwaway culture.”
“The victims of such a culture are precisely the weakest and most fragile human beings – the unborn, the poorest people, sick elderly people, gravely disabled people… who are in danger of being ‘thrown out,’ expelled from a machine that must be efficient at all costs.”
Over the last seven years Bishop del Riego has walked with the faithful of the Diocese as a witness for life and a beacon of hope. We pray the rosary and walk with our brothers and sisters who courageously carry signs that say: “I regret my abortion” and “I regret lost fatherhood.” It is so good to see the many parishioners from Riverside and San Bernardino counties, as well as the seminarians and young adults from our local universities and community make the trip to San Francisco. As an energized Christian community, we can make a difference in changing the perception of abortion and support the “walking wounded” it leaves behind.
Bishop del Riego also walks on behalf of the Diocesan Gabriel Project, which supports our Natural Family Planning and Post Abortion Healing program.
Mary Huber is the Associate Director of Pro Life Catholic Ministries for the Diocese of San Bernardino.