The Feast of the Annunciation is internationally recognised as the Day of the Unborn Child. It marks the day Our Lord Jesus Christ became a tiny unborn child in His mother’s womb. it is a day of celebration and remembrance of the dignity of the unborn. It is also a day to remember the millions of unborn children whose lives have been ended by the violence of abortion.
After about 6 weeks of overcast skies and constant showers we awoke to a beautiful, sunny and warm day. The brilliant blue sky was the perfect setting for the 18th Day of the Unborn Child in Sydney to be led by His Grace, Archbishop Anthony Fisher following on from the 10.30am Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral in which he was the principal celebrant. He was joined by about 2,500 to 3,000 people.
Mr Paul Hanrahan, the executive director of Family Life International Australia, said that we need to raise the Catholic standard in the public domain and show the compassionate face of the Church to the many disaffected people living in our world and to say to governments and the popular media, we are here and we have a voice.