Archive for the ‘Life’ Category

Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

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

“Euthanasia is a grave violation of the law of God “ (The Gospel of Life, 65).

Reflection: Once we cross the boundary between “allowing to die” and killing, there will be no turning back. If the terminally ill have a right to escape their suffering, why shouldn’t teenagers have a right to escape theirs? After all, isn’t this equal protection under the law? Moreover, why should people be able to exercise a right only when they can articulate it? Voluntary euthanasia automatically introduces non-voluntary euthanasia.

Prayer: Enable us, Lord, to understand that our suffering is not the greatest evil in life, and to bear it in union with you. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

“Then will the words that are written be fulfilled: ‘Death has been swallowed up in victory’” (1 Corinthians 15:54).

Reflection: At the scene of the first murder of Abel by Cain, the soil “opened its mouth” to swallow Abel’s blood (see Genesis 4:10-11). At the scene of the final victory of life, it is death itself that will be “swallowed up in victory.” God is in the business of destroying death, and that is why his people work on behalf of life.

Prayer: Lord, continue to give us consolation, amidst a Culture of Death, that this evil will not last forever, but will be swallowed up in victory. Amen.

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Conceived in Rape

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Listen to these words by Kahtleen DeZeeuw: “I, having lived through rape, and also having raised a child conceived in rape, feel personally assaulted and insulted every time I hear that abortion should be legal because of rape and incest. I feel that we’re being used to further the abortion issue, even though we’ve not been asked to tell our side of the story.”

The story of Kathleen and of many other mothers who are rape survivors can be found in the book “Victims and Victors.” None of those who bring these children to birth ever say that they regret having their child. Yet those who abort after conceiving in rape usually suffer more from the abortion than from the rape. Find out more at priestsforlife.org.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

“That which came to be found life in him” (John 1:2-3).

Reflection: On this day in 1968, Pope VI issued Humanae Vitae, which means, “Of Human Life.” That encyclical outlines the Church’s vision of human life, marriage, and the connection between human love and the creative action of God. Love and Life represent two gifts that go together. Love leads to life; it does not close it off. Love welcomes life, it is not afraid of it. Love and life go together because they are two aspects of the one God.

Prayer: Lord God, you are love and you are life. Open all people to your love, that they may give life. Amen.

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