Today’s Pro-life Reflection

October 24th, 2014

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This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“‘Come now, let us reason together,’ says the Lord. ‘Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool’” (Isaiah 1:18). 

Reflection: A woman wrote,  “After the abortion, I felt dirty, ashamed, like a low ant below all else. I felt betrayed, like a betrayer. Something which took such little time left a permanent scar. I sat in the rain the rest of the day, occasionally walking, crying, and not knowing why I really had the abortion.”

Prayer: Come, God of hope; lift up all burdened by their abortion. Make them whole again. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

October 23rd, 2014

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This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” (1 Corinthians 15:55).

Reflection: A woman who saw the photos of aborted babies on the Priests for Life website wrote to us,  “I had once strongly believed in pro-choice, but after reviewing this website, I am all for Pro-Life. I just recently found out that I am 5wks pregnant…. I can not imagine me doing this to my baby.”

Prayer: You continue to dispel the myths, O Lord, that allow violence to continue. You take away victory from death. Make us courageous vehicles of your truth. Amen.

 

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

October 21st, 2014

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This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“Deliver us, Lord, from every evil, and grant us peace in our day…” (Order of the Mass)

Reflection: Peace is a fragile gift, and a key characteristic of the culture of life. We pray for peace in the midst of every Eucharist, and we work to remove the obstacles to receiving peace. The Lord declared that the peacemakers are blessed. Reverence for life opens the way to peace; truth and justice provide its foundation; relationships of mutual love preserve it.

Prayer: Grant us peace, Lord, as well as the courage to defend life. May government leaders and their citizens rejoice in your peace.

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Today’s Pro-life Reflection

October 20th, 2014

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This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“How is it still possible to speak of the dignity of every human person when the killing of the weakest and most innocent is permitted? In the name of what justice is the most unjust of discriminations practiced: some individuals are held to be deserving of defense and others are denied that dignity? When this happens, the process leading to the breakdown of a genuinely human co-existence and the disintegration of the State itself has already begun” (John Paul II, The Gospel of Life, n.20).

Reflection: Abortion is not just an “issue.” It deteriorates the very foundations of civilization.

Prayer: Preserve our society, Lord, by freeing it from legal abortion. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

October 19th, 2014

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This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“Whatever you did for one of the least of these brethren of mine, you did for me” (Matthew 25:40).

Reflection: Christ is the one in prison and on the sickbed, who either gets a visit from us or is ignored; Christi is the one who is hungry and thirsty, who is the immigrant and the one on death row. And Christ is the child who is in the womb, in danger of the abortionist’s knife.

Prayer: Lord, sharpen our vision. Let us truly see You and feel Your presence in each and every human person. May that presence spur us on to generous service. Amen

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

October 18th, 2014

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This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. (Proverbs 30:8).

Reflection: The ministry of Jesus shows a preferential option for the poor and weak, and the Church therefore inherits this as her own priority. The work of peace, justice, and life gives preference to the weakest, those whom society has marginalized, and those who cannot defend themselves. These ministries are, essentially, a voice to the voiceless — whether those voiceless are oppressed nations, the poor, the terminally ill, or the unborn.

Prayer: Thank You for the voice You give me, Lord. May I use it for those who have none. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-life Reflection

October 17th, 2014

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This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.” (Matthew 28:18). 

Reflection: What if a church said that as part of its worship service it would sacrifice a little child on the altar? Certainly the State would step in to stop that, and few people would regard that as an infringement of the separation of Church and State. Neither is it an infringement when the Church tells the state it cannot authorize the killing of children by abortion.

Prayer: O God, you are Lord of both Church and State. Grant that neither infringe upon the human rights of your people. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

October 16th, 2014

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This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“But when her baby is born, she no longer recalls the suffering, because of her joy that she has brought a child into the world” (John 16:21). 

Reflection: St. Gerard Majella (18th c.) is the patron saint of pregnant mothers, of childbirth, and of unborn children. In many countries, mothers will devoutly keep a St. Gerard medal with them throughout their pregnancy and delivery. Thousands of children have been named after St. Gerard by parents who are convinced that it was his intercession that helped them to have healthy children.

Prayer: St. Gerard, intercede for mothers who are having difficulties in pregnancy and childbirth, and show us how to help them. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-life Reflection

October 15th, 2014

 

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This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

 
“The failure to protect and defend life in its most vulnerable stages renders suspect any claims to the ‘rightness’ of positions in other matters …” (US Bishops, Living the Gospel of Life, n.23). 

Reflection: Why do the bishops say that when public servants disregard the right to life, their stand for other human rights is “suspect?” The reason is that the right to be safe, free, educated, and economically secure, cannot be human rights if life itself isn’t a human right. To make one’s humanity negotiable means that other rights that flow from one’s humanity are negotiable, too.

Prayer: Lord, make the humanity and rights of all your people secure. Amen.

 

 

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

October 13th, 2014

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This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“I looked, and there was a pale green horse. Its rider was named Death” (Revelation 6:8). 

Reflection: Our Lady of Fatima warned that without conversion, Russia would spread its errors throughout the world, leading to the annihilation of nations. That was in 1917. Three years later, Russia first legalized abortion — and that error has indeed spread worldwide and continues to annihilate some 50 million children a year. Will there be a chastisement of the world? It seems clear that there has already been one — and it’s called abortion.

Prayer: Lord, you have warned us of evils, and you have also promised salvation. Protect us, save us, and raise us up. Amen!

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