Archive for June, 2012

Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Saturday, June 30th, 2012





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

“Even if my father and mother abandon me, the Lord will gather me up” (Psalm 27:10).

Reflection: Blessed Margaret of Castello (13th c.) is Patron of the Unwanted. When her parents, who were respected nobility, discovered at her birth that she was a badly deformed dwarf, hunchback and blind, they decided that they did not want anyone to see her. They refused to give her a name, locker her up in a small cell, and eventually abandoned her while traveling. Had we been among those who knew what Margaret’s parents were doing to her, would we have spoken up?

Prayer: Blessed Margaret, pray that we may speak up for the unwanted. Amen

 

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Friday, June 29th, 2012





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

“And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to be with you forever, the Spirit of Truth” (John 14:16-17).

Reflection: Our Lord refereed to the Holy Spirit as another advocate, the first one being Jesus (1 Jn. 2:1) because we cannot save ourselves, we need an advocate to speak up on our behalf and plead for our forgiveness and salvation. What, then. Does the Holy Spirit do when he comes to them? He makes us advocates for the helpless!

Prayer: Come, O Spirit Advocate. Give speech to my tongue, to always defend vulnerable human lives! Amen.

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Abraham, Our Father in Faith

Thursday, June 28th, 2012





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abraham is our father in faith. His name was originally “Abram,” which means “exalted father.” But God changed his name to Abraham, meaning “father of many.” God tells him when he is ninety nine years old that he will bear a son and be the father of many nations! The stars in the sky don’t measure up to the number of descendants he will have. And it came to pass. His descendants include us, who inherit the same life of faith as he lived. This is a faith that affirms life despite being confronted with the power of death. In Christ we have seen the victory of life over death, and this faith enables us to declare that the power of abortion will come to an end and the culture of life will prevail.

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Our Government Pays no Heed to the Constitution

Thursday, June 28th, 2012





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STATEN ISLAND, NY – Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, issued the following statement today following the U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

“The Supreme Court today officially declared that our current government pays no heed to the Constitution.  Neither the President, nor Congress, nor the Supreme Court appears willing to protect life or liberty.

“If ever there were a time in history when the American people needed to be informed voters on Election Day, this is it.”

Priests for Life filed a lawsuit in February against the Health and Human Services mandate that all employers provide contraception to their employees free of charge. That lawsuit will continue.

“Priests for Life will remain vigilant on the issue of contraception,” Father Pavone said. “The mandate is a brazen attack on our religious liberty. Today’s ruling on Obamacare was a setback, but it is not the end of the battle.”

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Thursday, June 28th, 2012





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

“One of the soldiers thrust a lance into his side, and immediately a flow of blood and water came forth” (John 19:34).

Reflection: We worship Jesus’ heart. It is the core of the pro-life movement, which is a movement of self-sacrificing love. Nothing can stop the love of the Heart of Jesus, which is the meaning of the flame we see. This love is met by rejection and hatred, symbolized by the wound in the heart.

Prayer: Lord, when my love for the unborn is met with misunderstanding, ridicule, and persecution, fill my heart with yours, that I may continue to love those who cannot love me back. Amen.

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National Right to Life

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012






 

From June 27-30, the National Right to Life convention will be held in Crystal City, VA. Hundreds of pro-life activists will gather from around the country to sharpen their skills in talking about abortion, lobbying for pro-life laws, electing pro-life candidates, and healing those wounded by abortion. Just as important, these pro-life people will strengthen one another with their sharing of information, experience, and encouragement.

The National Right to Life Committee is one of the most respected and effective lobbying groups in the United States, as acknowledged by supporters of abortion as well as opponents. National Right to Life has also played an irreplaceable role in getting pro-life candidates elected to public office, and then keeping them pro-life once they get there.

For information on how to register for this conference, visit priestsforlife.org.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

“They lead my people astray, saying, ‘Peace,’ when there is no peace, and because, when a flimsy wall is built, they cover it with whitewash” (Ezekiel 13:10).

Reflection: Late-term abortionist George Tiller tells couples who come to him to abort, “The hard part is saying goodbye to the hopes, dreams and relationships that you have with your baby.” He explains that patients may speak directly to their baby, and even has a chaplain who conducts spiritual services and baptisms for the children who are killed.

Prayer: Lord, have mercy. Move to repentance those who misuse the faith of others to justify wrong doing, and heal all those who turn to you. Amen.

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Prayer of Thanks for our Nation’s Independence

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The celebration of our nation’s independence is an important moment to reflect on the blessings of God, the meaning of freedom, and the task to expand the blessings of freedom to our unborn brothers and sisters who are still enslaved by our nation’s abortion policies.

That’s why Priests for Life begins today a special novena of prayer for our nation, in preparation for Independence Day. You can download the prayer at priestsforlife.org.

The prayer reminds us that our Founding Fathers took inspiration from the Gospel in founding this nation, and that our task is to secure liberty and justice not just for some, but for all, including the unborn.

Please visit priestsforlife.org, download the Independence Day Novena, and invite your family, pro-life groups, schools and parishes to take part in it.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

“What strength do I have, that I should still hope? What prospects, that I should be patient?” (Job 6:11)

Reflection: Studies have shown that those who aborted their first pregnancy were four times more likely to engage in subsequent drug or alcohol abuse than those who never had an abortion. Sometimes this behavior is aimed at dulling the pain abortion brings, or it is done because the mother feels unworthy of living any more, unworthy of being protected, safe, and healthy.

Prayer: Lord, I pray today for those who are in pain and who feel unworthy of life. Reach down from heaven, heal their spirits, and give them new hope. Amen.

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Christian Duty

Monday, June 25th, 2012





 

 

 

 

 

 

Are Christians supposed to withdraw from the world or change the world? Christ  told us to make disciples of all nations. One way we do this is to vote, and to  elect candidates whose views reflect God’s laws. We believers are not  second-class citizens; we have a voice! Don’t stay home on election day.  Exercise your Christian duty to vote!

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