Janet Morana: The Attacks Aren’t Because Palin Is Pro-Life…..

Check out Priests for Life Executive Director Janet Morana’s article on why Sarah Palin is being attacked.
God Bless,
Fr. Frank

It’s been over a year since the election of 2008 and yet Sarah Palin cannot show up in the news without a barrage of vicious attacks from the media. Although she is no longer a candidate for vice president, the vitriol continues to spew over the release of her book, “Going Rogue: An American Life.” Many think the anti-Sarah sentiment stems from her solid pro-life position but I would like to explore reasons that go way beyond her feelings about abortion.

As you look back in history to the late 1960s and 1970s, you see a wave of feminist ideals being sold to women, including the notion that they needed to delay motherhood to get ahead in their careers. Many women bought into this belief that giving birth and career advancement didn’t mix. So what happened?

Many women chose the birth control route, delaying marriage and childbirth well into their thirties and even forties. Their biological clocks ticked away and they sacrificed the most fertile time in their lives for career advancement and what they thought would be true happiness.

Some, when faced with an unplanned pregnancy they believed would interfere with their careers, chose the abortion route. They sacrificed the life of their unborn child for their own personal career advancement. Now enter Sarah Palin, a woman with a husband, children and a high-profile career. Yes, this hockey Mom went from school board, to mayor, to governor to a vice presidential candidate! And her own unplanned pregnancy ended not in the hands of an abortionist, but in the loving embrace of the Palin family.

Now when the women who sacrificed motherhood either by abortion or birth control look at Sarah, they can’t stand her, even if they can’t explain why. Because she was able to have a family and a career, they see her as having the best of both worlds. They see, in this confident, self-possessed, accomplished woman, surrounded by a loving family, everything they gave up.

In a nation that has lost more than 50 million children to abortion, we have millions of women who have these repressed feelings. Many have suffered silently from these negative consequences since their abortion. I know first-hand about this trauma and I invite anyone still dealing with the pain, shame and regret of abortion to visit www.SilentNoMoreAwareness.org.

The next time you hear Sarah being attacked so viciously, consider that it might be because we are a nation that has been wounded by abortion.

Janet Morana, Executive Director, Priests For Life
Co-Founder of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign
Dec. 2009

The First and Second Comings of Christ

In Advent, we focus on the first and second comings of Christ. The preparation for Christ’s coming is reform, and the promise of His coming is reconciliation. And the two are linked. If the Messiah comes to restore harmony between nations and people, then the people of the Messiah are to repent of whatever destroys that harmony. If the Messiah will judge the poor with justice, then the people of the Messiah are to work to eliminate injustice. The worst injustice in our society is abortion. But Christ’s coming heralds a new harmony between mother and child. Advent leads us to the Silent Night when the whole world finds joy in His birth. May that birth shed protection on all about to be born, and as we work to end abortion, may we “wait in joyful hope for the coming of Our Savior, Jesus Christ.”

–Fr. Frank

Pray a Special Advent Prayer

As we enter the Advent season, Priests for Life invites all believers to pray a special Advent prayer for life, which you can download at priestsforlife.org.

The prayer reminds us that the Savior came to end all oppression, and therefore asks God to give us new strength to build a culture of life, in which the unborn will be freed from the oppression of abortion.

The Advent prayer for life also reminds us that welcoming Jesus as he comes enables us to welcome the children he sends into our world. It likewise reminds us of Jesus’ second coming, and asks that we may be ready for it.

Please join the Advent prayer for life at priestsforlife.org and invite your family, pro-life group, school and parish to take part in it.

–Fr. Frank

No Room at the Inn

She laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn”.

The fact that there was no room for Jesus, Mary, and Joseph in the inn at Bethlehem on the first Christmas should make us wonder. The birth of Christ was planned by God from all eternity, and the details of his birth and life were announced by the prophets. How could God forget to make room for his only Son, the Child who owns the world, and every inch of room in the whole universe?
Obviously, God did this on purpose. There was no room in the inn because God wanted to show that His Son comes as a Savior, to reconcile a world that is at enmity with God.

Today, he does not seek an inn; he seeks room in our own hearts and lives.

–Fr. Frank