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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Monday, April 14th, 2014





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

“Take care that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I tell you that their angels in heaven gaze continually on the face of my heavenly Father” (Matthew 18:10).

Reflection: All of us, including the smallest children, have angels in heaven who are worshipping the Father and reflecting to us his care. If an angel is assigned to guard each human life, how much more are fellow human beings to avoid despising such lives!

Prayer: Lord, fill us with awe and reverence for life. Though we are not able to see the angels, remind us of their presence, too, through the face of every human person. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Friday, April 11th, 2014





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

“The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.” (Genesis 2:15).

Reflection: The Lord commands Adam to care for the garden. But Adam failed, because the serpent got in, and then began tempting Eve. Adam did not exercise the necessary vigilance to prevent the serpent from entering in the first place!

A key reason why women get abortions is the failure of the baby’s father to encourage them to do what is right.

Prayer: Lord, send your Spirit upon all men. May they not fail to guard and care for their families even amid the most difficult temptations against life. Amen!

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Thursday, April 10th, 2014





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

“God’s love was revealed to us in this way: God sent his only-begotten Son into the world so that we might have life through him.” (1 John 4:9)

Reflection: The Bible teaches us that God is love, and it likewise teaches us that this love leads to life. Love always gives life; it never takes it. That’s why Christians are pro-life.

Prayer: Father, thank you for revealing Your love in Christ, who is life and gives life. May we be immersed in that love, that we too may always be open to life and become givers and defenders of life. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013





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

“The human person is the measure of the dignity of work” — Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church

Reflection: The Church teaches that work has its final goal in the human person. In other words, people are not to be considered as just cogs in a wheel of productivity. Work exists for people, not the other way around. It is an expression of the person and builds up his or her dignity. This is a key conviction in a Culture of Life.

Prayer: Lord, thank you for the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Monday, July 15th, 2013





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These reflections are taken from the book “Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day” by Fr. Frank Pavone which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“There is a time for everything … a time to be born and a time to die” (Ecclesiastes 3:1-2).

Reflection: Advocates of euthanasia use terms like “help in dying.” But this blurs the distinction between giving assistance to a dying person and causing their death. Mother Teresa “helped” many people “in dying.” She was present to them, assuring them that they were not alone, helping them find courage to face death, reminding them of their dignity, preparing them to meet the Lord. This is the legitimate meaning of death with dignity and of helping people to die.

Prayer: Lord, may we show the dying their dignity and your compassion. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Monday, June 10th, 2013





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These reflections are taken from the book “Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day” by Fr. Frank Pavone which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“It is written: ‘I believed; therefore I have spoken.’ With that same spirit of faith we also believe and therefore speak “(2 Corinthians 4:13-14).

Reflection: A Virginia High School senior was told he could not wear a sweatshirt that read, “Abortion is Homicide.” However, after he sought legal help, the school allowed him to wear it.

The best way to defend our free speech rights is to exercise them without fear.

Prayer: Holy Spirit, you inspire the faithful to speak courageously the words of life. Open our lips to speak boldly, even when that speech may upset others. Give us grace to defend our rights without fear. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Monday, April 1st, 2013





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These reflections are taken from the book “Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day” by Fr. Frank Pavone which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“If you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments.” He said, “Which ones?” And Jesus answered, “You shall not kill . . .” – Mt 19:17-18

Reflection: The prohibition of murder is mentioned first by Jesus when He refers to the commandments in answer to the rich young man’s question about how to reach eternal life.

Taking one’s neighbor’s life is the most direct contradiction to the love of that neighbor and to the blessing God want us to enjoy, the foundation of which is life.

Prayer: Lord, all the good You give us depends on life. Bring an end to all killing so that we may each walk the path to life eternal.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Sunday, March 31st, 2013





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These reflections are taken from the book “Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day” by Fr. Frank Pavone which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

There is reason for you to rejoice, even if now for a little while you must suffer trials of many kinds. – 1 Pet 1:6
Reflection: Today is “Terri’s Day,” the anniversary of the death of Terri Schiavo who was killed by deliberate dehydration.

Some say, “I wouldn’t want to live like that.” We would not want to live like the homeless, or those with various forms of addiction or severe financial crises. But like all God’s children, we respect their right to life.

Prayer: Give continued consolation, Lord, to Terri’s family, and protection to the vulnerable.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Saturday, March 30th, 2013





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These reflections are taken from the book “Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day” by Fr. Frank Pavone which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

Love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord. – Lev 19:18

Reflection: The command “Love your neighbor” does not have distinctions, limitations, or exclusions. It includes our unborn neighbor.

And to love them “as yourself” does not simply mean to love them “to the degree” that you love yourself; it means first to recognize them as a person like yourself.

Prayer: Let Your command of love, O Lord, free us all from the prejudices that distract us. Open our eyes to see every human person as our neighbor and act accordingly.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Friday, March 29th, 2013





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These reflections are taken from the book “Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day” by Fr. Frank Pavone which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

Come to me, all you who are weary and overburdened, and I will give you rest – Mt 11:28

Reflection: The burden Jesus is talking about is not just that you have bills to pay, tasks to accomplish, or busy schedule to keep. He is speaking about the burden we feel when we see the rights of our brothers and sisters ignored and innocent blood shed. He is speaking of the work we do to correct these injustices and build a culture of life.

Prayer: Thank You, Lord, for refreshing me each day in the battle for life!

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