Bishop James Moynihan Spreads Pro-Life Message

By Kerri O'Hara

July 22, 2010 Updated May 19, 2006 at 12:26 AM EDT

A bishop wants to see young Catholics carry on a crusade against abortion. Syracuse Diocese Bishop James Moynihan led a pro-life Mass and March at a Catholic School in Binghamton.

They are the future, the next generation of Catholics and the people who Bishop James Moynihan of the Syracuse Diocese wants to reach.

"What a wonderful formula for happiness -- the keeping of God's commandments. Of course, one of those commandments is the fifth commandment, ‘thou shall not kill’ and we know that abortion is killing," said Moynihan.

Moynihan spoke to students at Seton Catholic High School during its Mass for Life.

Moynihan told them living a moral life will lead to a happy life.

"I thought it was powerful. He touched on a lot of points about pressure from society and how it’s a battle to be a Christian and there's no doubt about that," said Seton Catholic student Kevin Greene.

Following the Mass, Moynihan led the students on a short walk to Binghamton's Recreation Park.

One student said he wants to follow and spread Moynihan's message of abstinence and pro-life.

"If we can appeal to the younger generation now and teach them about the injustice of abortion and how it needs to be corrected and get them to realize how wrong it is then I think in time we will be able to outlaw abortion," said Seton Catholic student Justin O'Connor.

"The toughest things to say, ‘I love you, I'm sorry’ and ‘I've been wrong’ -- that third one, that’s a tough one, a very tough one, but we're very big people if we can do it," said Moynihan.

It is Moynihan's prayer that all people will one day agree that abortion is wrong.

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