Archive for the ‘Lies’ Category

Rhetoric vs. Reality

Monday, June 13th, 2011

The Eighth Commandment declares, “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.” Everyone has a right to his good name and reputation, and this commandment forbids us to lie about what someone has or hasn’t done, or about who someone is.

The Culture of Death violates this commandment in a profound way. By allowing court decisions like Roe vs. Wade which says, “the word person…does not include the unborn,” society bears false witness against the unborn. It is a lie.

Abortionists go even further and call our unborn brothers and sisters names like “parasites,” or “products of conception” or “medical waste.” They bear false witness.

And anyone who says an abortion is justified is bearing false witness by denying that the child has the right to be protected from the abortionist’s knife.

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We’re Making Progress

Friday, June 10th, 2011

With huge victories for pro-life candidates in state legislatures all over the country, more pro-life laws are being passed in various states. These laws regulate the abortion mills more stringently, cut off money from the abortion industry, ban some late-term abortions, and bring more information to women who think they need abortions. The pro-abortion side is being more careful regarding which of these laws they challenge, fearing they may lose if a challenge reaches the Supreme Court. One of the things pro-abortion forces are attacking is the work of the pregnancy centers, claiming that they lie about the effects of abortion. This is a key time to support these centers and to inform ourselves and others about the medical studies that show the harm of abortion. Find out more at priestsforlife.org.

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Today is the National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Today, pro-abortion activists observe the National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers. They want to make into heroes the people who get paid for killing babies. Former abortionist Dr. Tony Levatino provided this comment on today’s observance: “Eight years of performing abortions affirming a woman’s ‘right to choose.’ Over 1200 innocent children in five years of private practice shredded in suction machines and dismembered in late-term abortions. Hundreds of dead little faces staring back at me. Dozens of women who chose abortion assuming that they would be able to become pregnant at some later date who found out differently as the years rolled by. A National Day of Appreciation for what I did? No thank you.” Let’s pray today for all abortionists, that they may experience repentance, conversion, and new life.

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Lead Us Not Into Temptation

Friday, February 11th, 2011

In the Lord’s Prayer, we ask, “lead us not into temptation.”

Every temptation is a lie, that makes something evil look good. Among the most masterful temptations of the evil one is to make the killing of a child seem better than the birth of that child. This is the lie that leads each day to thousands of abortions. As we pray, “Lead us not into temptation,” let’s keep in mind the need to protect all pregnant mothers from the deception of abortion. Let’s also pray against the temptation to be silent and passive in the midst of this holocaust. Sins of omission are the most frequent sins, especially in regard to the culture of death. Let’s say more, do more, and sacrifice more for life! Lead us not into temptation!

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The Dumbest Column I Have Ever Read

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Just prior to the recent election in the United States, Cardinal-elect Raymond Burke repeated in an interview a position which is not only consistent with longstanding Catholic teaching, but which expresses a common sense response to the murder of 50 million children in the United States alone since Roe vs. Wade. He said we cannot vote for those who would allow this massacre to continue.

I recently read a column which actually tried to portray Cardinal-elect Burke’s statement as being at odds with the Magisterium.

The author started the article by describing the statement as a “command … that Catholics vote Tea-publican in 2010.”

First of all, if the political parties in America had swapped their positions on abortion, not a word of the message of Cardinal-elect Burke would have changed. The reason is that he is not talking about one or another party; he is talking about every party. He is not advocating for one or another candidate; he is articulating a standard for every candidate. He is not seeking to influence one particular election; he is teaching the principles that guide every election.

The author of the column I read quotes the Second Vatican Council’s statement that “The Church and the political community in their own fields are autonomous and independent from each other.” He then apparently cannot recognize it when the Church exercises her role in her particular autonomous and independent field, namely, to speak the moral truth, regardless of whether it helps or hurts – or appears to endorse or oppose – any particular candidate or party.

Yet there is one mistake the author makes that is even worse. He thinks abortion is a “disappearing” issue and has “a vanishing political future.” Did he miss the debate over abortion in health care? Or perhaps he missed the statistics released after the election (by The Polling Company) indicating that 27 percent of voters said abortion funding in the health care law affected their vote and they voted for candidates who opposed the health care law while just 4 percent said abortion funding in the health care law affected their vote and they voted for candidates who favored the law.

The polling also indicates that thirty percent of all voters said that abortion “affected” their vote with 22% of all voters backing pro-life candidates and only eight percent saying they supported pro-abortion candidates – giving pro-life candidates a net pro-life advantage of 14 percent among all voters. Examined another way, of the Americans who voted based on the issue of abortion, 73 percent picked pro-life candidates while just 27 percent supported abortion advocates.

It’s hardly accurate to portray abortion as a “vanishing” issue.

And one more point. We have to stop abusing theology to rationalize our lack of courage to end abortion. Abortion is ripping the arms and legs off of babies and crushing their heads. The abortionists themselves call it “dismemberment” and “decapitation.” There can be no neutrality here, and to imply that Church documents say any different is simply an insult to the Church.

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Beware of False Prophets

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

A Charlottesville Presbyterian pastor has made a shocking claim: Decisions to abort a child can be guided by the Holy Spirit.

First of all, the Holy Spirit is the Lord and giver of life. He gives us the strength to choose life, not the permission to take it.

Secondly, this pastor’s claim is a blatant abandonment of responsibility, not really any different from the claim, “The devil made me do it.” Each of us is responsible for the good we choose and the evil we choose. No matter who tells us that it’s OK to kill a baby, our duty is to say No.

This pastor reminds us that there are many false prophets in our midst, using words of faith to justify child killing.

It’s amazing how many things are blamed on the Holy Spirit.

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Deliver Us from Evil

Monday, September 20th, 2010

The Lord’s Prayer concludes with the words, “Deliver us from evil.” In asking this, we are not asking to be delivered from some vague force or bad luck. Rather, we are asking to be delivered from the influence and power of a real person, the devil, also known as the evil one. His kingdom of death has been defeated, and so his power is limited, but he still seeks to lead us astray. When we pray to be delivered from the evil one, we are praying to be delivered from the culture of death, and to stay faithful to Christ’s Kingdom of Life. We are praying that we will not be deceived by the false promises of the evil one, who presents abortion as a solution to a problem, though it is no such thing.

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The Epitome of Deception

Friday, September 17th, 2010

In the Lord’s Prayer, we ask, “lead us not into temptation.” Every temptation is a lie, that makes something evil look good.

Among the most masterful temptations of the evil one is to make the killing of a child seem better than the birth of that child. This is the lie that leads each day to thousands of abortions. As we pray, “Lead us not into temptation,” let’s keep in mind the need to protect all pregnant mothers from the deception of abortion. Let’s also pray against the temptation to be silent and passive in the midst of this holocaust. Sins of omission are the most frequent sins, especially in regard to the culture of death. Let’s say more, do more, and sacrifice more for life! Lead us not into temptation!

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Time to Face the Music

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

An abortionist in California is now facing a homicide charge in the death of one of the women on whom he performed the procedure. After complications developed that he could not handle, he called 911, but only after a long delay. When the ambulance arrived, the woman was in cardiac arrest. She died six days later. The abortionist had given the woman the wrong dosage of anesthesia.

Now, guess who this abortionist is blaming for his troubles? Pro-life groups, of course. He says that national groups and local activists make use of secret alliances to put abortionists out of business.

It is time, of course, for all abortion clinics to go out of business so they stop killing. But when are they going to take a bit of responsibility for their own actions?

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Life is Priceless

Friday, July 16th, 2010

In the thirteenth chapter of Ezekiel, we read these words, which the Lord told Ezekiel to speak to the people: “Will you ensnare the lives of my people but preserve your own? You have profaned me among my people for a few handfuls of barley and scraps of bread. By lying to my people, who listen to lies, you have killed those who should not have died.” The ongoing tragedy of abortion is an example of how lies kill those who should not have died. And the most fundamental lie behind abortion is not that the fetus isn’t a baby – rather, the lie is that one has a right to kill that baby. The lie is that a few handfuls of barley – that is, economic reasons – can be balanced against the value of a life.

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