Archive for November, 2011

Focusing on the Second Coming of Christ

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Advent focuses our minds and hearts on the Second Coming of Christ. At a time nobody knows, He will return to earth, separate good from evil entirely; and publicly judge every person who ever lived. All the good we have done, especially at the price of ridicule, will be rewarded in the presence of the entire human family and the saints of all time. Those who ridiculed us, especially for our pro-life stance, will be proven wrong, and will be ashamed of not having stood for life. As Advent reminds us of these things, let it strengthen us to be even bolder in speaking up for what is true and right. In the light of the eternal judgment and the Second Coming of Christ, what sacrifice is too great to make for our smallest brothers and sisters who need our help today?

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Join Us in Saying an Advent Prayer for Life

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

As we enter the Advent season, Priests for Life invites all believers to pray a special Advent prayer for life, which you can find on our web site. 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 found at priestsforlife.org and invite your family, pro-life group, school and parish to take part in it.

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Introducing Cyber Mondays!

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Take advantage of this Cyber Monday by ordering products that will help you in your pro-life work.

Ending Abortion, Not Just Fighting It is a collection of stirring and informative pro-life essays by Fr. Frank Pavone in which he shows that with proper instruction, steadfast prayer and unrelenting determination, people of good will can end the scourge of abortion in our land. Today’s Cyber Monday price for this book is $5.00 and the first 100 orders get a copy signed by Fr. Frank.

Our second deal for the day is the 2012 Priests for Life Calendar. With this calendar you can share in the joy of the work of Priests for Life and use it to plan your pro-life activities throughout the coming year.

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Read some praise from Bishops for Ending Abortion, Not Just Fighting It.

…I look forward to reading this collection of essays of which I am certain will be very informative and a source of encouragement to all those seeking to protect human life. I am especially grateful to you for your dedication and service on behalf of the pro-life movement. Please be assured of a special remembrance in my thoughts and prayers for you and those dear to you. May Almighty God bless you with an abundance of happiness and peace, and may Mary our Mother watch over and protect you always. With prayerful best wishes, I remain Sincerely yours in Christ, Anthony Cardinal Bevilacqua, Archbishop Emeritus of Philadelphia

[Bishop Fabian Wendelin Bruskewitz] is happy to endorse the book, which has something to inspire anyone who reads it. All aspects of the abortion issue are addressed in these powerful and precise essays. This book is to provide a boost of vitality to those who love and defend innocent life. — Rev. Andrew Menke, Vice Chancellor

Your book “Ending Abortion” is like dew on the parched landscape in America. It will educate and encourage all who read it to continue the battle for life with renewed vigor. With kindest personal regards, I am Most Rev. James C. Timlin, Bishop Emeritus of Scranton

Fr. Pavone’s new book helps us to strengthen our convictions with clear teaching and compelling motivation. — Most Reverend Anthony M. Pilla, Bishop Emeritus of Cleveland

Your Book will be a special blessing for all those committed to the pro-life movement, giving us much food for thought, insights from experiences over the recent decades, and an agenda with concrete ideas and suggestions for the future. — Adam Cardinal Maida, Archbishop of Detroit

I am happy to endorse your work and, in particular, this new book…A critical challenge for us today is transforming a culture of death into a culture of life. In his thoughtful book, Fr. Frank Pavone offers us a very helpful and wide-ranging set of essays on promoting life in our contemporary society. The book: Ending Abortion, Not Just Fighting It, is both encouraging and challenging for all of us who are concerned about respect for human life in American society. — Most Reverend Francis Kane, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago

Father Pavone’s book, Ending Abortion, Not Just Fighting It, gives a very informative pro-life summary of the prayerful and pastoral ways of dealing with all the critical issues that are connected to the evil of abortion. — Bishop Michael Pfeifer, O.M.I. of San Angelo, TX

The book is indeed an important resource in promoting a deeper understanding of the need for all people to work for the protection of all human life, especially at its earliest and most vulnerable stage. This book also comes at an important time in our history, when the value of life is denigrated at all levels of society. As people who recognize the image and likeness of God in every human life, we must as the Church work to protect those whose voice is ignored and whose identity is disregarded. I am confident that your words and your books will help support that work, and through your efforts and your leadership, we will indeed come closer to the goal of a nation that protects all people and all life from the moment of conception to natural death. I commend you for the fine work you are doing in prompting the pro-life movement, both at a local and at a national level, and I hope that through this book and our shared ministry of preaching the Gospel of Life, more people will actively join the cause and become activists in the pro-life struggle. Thank you again for the gift of this book, and I wish you continued success in contributing to a world where the protection of all life remains our goal. — Most Reverend Arthur J. Serratelli, S.T.D., S.S.L., D.D., Bishop of Paterson, NJ

I commend you for your courageous efforts for the cause of life. And I am happy to provide a few words of commendation for your book and your continuous, persistent labors of love for the unborn: “The Right-to Life of the Innocent Unborn is the premiere civil rights issue of our time, and Father Pavone stands as one of the principal heralds of this important movement. His book Ending Abortion, Not Just Fighting it, is a clarion call for coordinated and consistent efforts to end abortion. I recommend this book highly for those who want to learn more about the why’s and how’s of supporting pro-life efforts and desire to help reverse the lamentable Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision of 1973.” Thank you, Father Pavone, for this very helpful and very readable book! — Most Reverend Robert J. Baker, S.T.D., Bishop of Birmingham, AL

Thank you for addressing this critical issue and for all that you do to promote a respect for all human life from the moment of conception to the point of natural death. — Most Reverend David A. Zubik, Bishop of Pittsburgh, PA

Father Frank Pavone has been a consistent and strong leader in the pro-life movement for many years, even in the face of the many obstacles which we face, he has remained steadfast and clear of vision. This new book reminds us that abortion is not simply about a social problem, it is about relationships. People are involved. The person of the unborn. The persons of the mother and father. The persons of those who run abortion mills and perform or participate in abortions, as well as those of us who demonstrate and teach against this tremendous evil which is being permitted by our government at various levels. This thoughtful book will help many to recognize the various aspects of the evil which is encroaching upon us, and, it does this from a very positive vantage point, i.e. that we are not just fighting abortion: we plan, with God’s help, to eliminate it. — Archbishop John J. Myers, Archbishop of Newark

Congratulations to you on your accomplishments. I pray that your insights will motivate all people to save the lives of millions of unborn infants. You are remembered in all of my prayers every day.
Bishops Joseph Howze, Bishop Emeritus of Biloxi, MS

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Giving Thanks for the Pro-Life Movement

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Our nation is preparing to observe Thanksgiving Day, a holiday that makes it clear that we are not self-sufficient, but rather dependent on the God who gives us both our life and our freedom. We thank Him for both, realizing that there is no gift greater than life itself. One of the best ways we express our gratitude for the gift of life is to defend that gift when it is under attack, or when its value is denied. This Thanksgiving, I will be praying for each of you, and giving thanks for your efforts to defend life. Let us give thanks that we can be part of the greatest civil rights movement of all time, the pro-life movement.

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Let Us Give Thanks For Our Nation and For Our Faith

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

This week we observe Thanksgiving Day. We rejoice in the God who has given us life and freedom. The Founding Fathers of the United States of America were godly men, who understood their dependence on God and the fact that He was the source of all their blessings. The single most frequently used source for their ideas and writings was the Bible, and they taught that the nation they were founding could never survive without the worship of God and adherence to His law. They did not believe in the kind of separation of Church and state that some espouse today; in fact, the phrase is found nowhere in the Constitution or the Declaration of Independence. Rather, the Declaration declares our dependence upon God four separate times. Let us give thanks for our nation and for our faith.

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Abortion: An International Human Right?

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Abortion advocates want more than to keep Roe vs. Wade intact.  They want to establish an international right to abortion, overriding the decisions of individual nations to protect preborn children, but, as usual, these people have it completely wrong.  The international right that has to be proclaimed and protected is the right to life.

After the horrors of the Second World War, people around the world realized that there was a need for an international body to acknowledge and protect basic human rights, in case individual nations fail to do so.  This led to the development of the United Nations. The UN Charter states that its purpose is, “to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person.”  Let’s apply this principle to the unborn.

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What Else Is There to Say?

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

On April 18, 2007 the United States Supreme Court upheld the ban on partial-birth abortion.  In that decision, Gonzales v. Carhart, the court described another abortion procedure that remains legal throughout America.  It is called the D & E procedure.  Here are the exact words of the Supreme Court:

“The doctor grips a fetal part with the forceps and pulls it back through the cervix…, continuing to pull even after meeting resistance from the cervix.  The friction causes the fetus to tear apart.  For example, a leg might be ripped off the fetus as it is pulled through the cervix and out of the woman. The process of evacuating the fetus piece by piece continues until it has been completely removed.”

What more needs to be said to convince us to act?

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The gruesome truth about D and E abortions

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

The debate in America about partial-birth abortion did a lot to shift public opinion in a pro-life direction, because it focused attention on what actually happens to the baby during an abortion – and what happens is not pleasant. That procedure was banned. But the D and E procedure is one among those that remain legal. In a D and E, the baby, while alive, is dismembered limb from limb. Medical textbooks and sworn court testimony describe how the abortionist pulls off the arms and legs and crushes the head. Above and beyond any thoughts they have about abortion in the abstract, it’s time to ask our fellow citizens what they think about D and E. Many who call themselves pro choice nevertheless oppose this procedure. Find out more at www.priestsforlife.org

 

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You will be repaid at the resurrection of the just

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Jesus said, “When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid. But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind. You should be happy that they cannot repay you, for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.” This command to love and serve those who cannot repay us strengthens our resolve to love and serve the unborn children, who are in danger of being killed by abortion. They cannot know right now that we are helping them and speaking up for them. They cannot repay us. These are the ones we should love and serve above all.

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The real pain of abortion

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Psychiatrist and researcher Dr. Philip Ney relates the story of a patient of his who developed fibromyalgia, which causes chronic pain without any apparent cause. He found that she had undergone an abortion just before this pain began, and since then, has developed a theory that in some cases, the pain of fibromyalgia may in fact be caused by chemicals released by the aborted baby’s flesh when it is torn apart. These chemicals cross the placenta, and lodge in the mother’s nervous system. In reality, she is feeling not her own pain, but that of her aborted child. We have not yet begun to understand all the implications of abortion, and of how destroying a child in the womb destroys the rest of us. Let’s pray that our society may forsake abortion and find healing.

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