Happy Independence Day!

The flag in a Eucharistic procession near FSSP Chesapeake

Today our country remembers the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776. One of the most famous lines from the Declaration addresses the idea that man has a Creator, and hence has a certain intrinsic human dignity and subsequent rights that no state or outside entity can legitimately revoke:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. 

As we celebrate our country’s founding this day and enjoy the yearly festivities with our friends and family, let us take the opportunity to thank God for His many blessings and to pray for the United States of America, particularly that the lives of the most vulnerable, the unborn, might be protected in accordance with the demands of this unequivocal and unanimous Declaration, adopted 242 years ago today.

July 4, 2018