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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Friday, August 17th, 2012





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

“You will be doing well if you truly observe the sovereign law…’You shall love your neighbor as yourself’” (James 2:8).

Reflection: Some prominent politicians claim that it is not their business to impose their religious beliefs on the rest of America. That’s true. But none object to enforcing laws against stealing. Why isn’t that an imposition or religion, given the fact that the Bible and the Catechism tell us not to steal? The reason, of course, is that you have a right to your possessions, not because you are Catholic, but because you are human.

Prayer: Lord, help us distinguish between religious beliefs and moral laws rooted in our nature. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

“The Mighty One has done great things for me” (Luke 1:49)

Reflection: Because of her unique role as his mother, Mary received from Jesus a full share, body and soul, in his victory over death. In the human family, which God decided to join, there can be no closer bond than mother and child. They belong together; their destinies are intertwined. That is one of the central messages of the pro-life movement. To love and care for a mother necessarily means protecting, loving, and caring for her child.

Prayer: Blessed Virgin Mother, on this day of joy we honor you. Pray for us, and for the victory of life! Amen!

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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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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

“I shall accept whatever they will do to me provided they save the child” (St Gianna Molla).

Reflection: In 1962, Saint Gianna Beretta Molla died after giving birth to her fourth child. She was a physician herself, and understood the risks of her own complications in pregnancy, but steadfastly refused
abortion. Some would question her decision, given that she already had three born children. However, nothing would have harmed those children more than if she had aborted their sister, and nothing blessed them more than the example of a mother who gave her life for her child.

Prayer: Saint Gianna, pray for us, that we may imitate your selfless love. Amen.

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Feast of the Holy Trinity

Friday, June 1st, 2012





This weekend the Church celebrates the Feast of the Holy Trinity. We worship one God in Three Persons. The Feast is a lesson in unity and love. The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit give themselves completely to one another, and literally have one mind, one will, one power.

As human beings, there are limits to how close we can come to others. But we can come far closer than we are.
Nothing divides human beings from one another more drastically than abortion. It cuts and destroys the most intimate union, that of a mother and her unborn child. The effects of abortion split marriages, families, political bodies, and nations.
As we prepare to celebrate Trinity Sunday, let’s renew our commitment to building unity, starting with the bond between mother and child.

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Why Abortion is the Opposite of Love

Monday, February 27th, 2012





Lent teaches us the meaning of love. Jesus endured His passion and crucifixion for each of us, giving Himself away that we might have life.

Abortion, on the other hand, is the opposite of love, because it takes life.

Love says, “I sacrifice myself for the good of the other person.”

Abortion says, “I sacrifice the other person for the good of myself.”

Strangely, the same words are used in both cases. Supporters of abortion say, “This is my body, I can do what I want.”

Jesus says, “This is My Body, given up for you.”

The same words are spoken from opposite ends of the universe, with totally opposite results.

Let us resolve to live those words as Jesus did, giving ourselves away for the good of others, born and unborn.

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