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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Thursday, March 28th, 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

In everything, deal with others as you would like them to deal with you. – Mt 7:12

Reflection: The “Golden Rule” applies also when the “others” are unborn children scheduled for abortions. We are to do what we would want others to do if we were in danger.

We can stop wondering how many people we should risk offending or how many positions we should risk losing. “In everything, do to others what you would have them do to you.”

Prayer: Father, in this simple rule, You have shown us how far we need to go in defending human lives. Give us the courage to carry it out.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013





Baby on Hay

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

When I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw all to Myself. – Jn 12:32

Reflection: Jesus fulfills this promise in the Eucharist, which builds up the Church. All those receiving Communion today receive the very same Jesus.

God, enthroned in heaven, is drawing all these people to Himself and also to one another. We become one body and are responsible to foster the unity of the entire human family.

Prayer: Lord, continue to fulfill Your promise of unity. Free us from the divisions that result from aborting children and killing the sick. May we build a culture of life!

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Tuesday, March 26th, 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 Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. – Gen 2:7

Reflection: The act of creation described in Genesis 2:7 is a sovereign act. God did not have to do it.

Yet without our asking for it or eraning it, God brought us out of nothingness and into life, and sustains our existence at every moment.

Prayer: Lord, teach us the lesson that there is no God but You and that no human being has dominion over life. Fill us with awe in Your presence.

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Pope Francis met with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI today at Castel Gandolfo.

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013





Pope Francis with Pope Benedict

This is an amazing sight which nobody in the world has ever seen before: a Pope embracing his predecessor.

Let’s continue to pray for these two leaders in the faith. Please be sure to pledge your prayers at PrayerCampaign.org, where you can also send a message to Pope Francis.

Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI Pray Together

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Sunday, January 13th, 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

“And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.” (Genesis 3:15)

Reflection: Life is victorious over death. This is one of Scripture’s most basic themes. The victory of life is foretold in the promise that the head of the serpent, through whom death entered the world, would be crushed. The promise is fulfilled when a mother, Mary, gives birth to a child, Christ, who destroys death.

Prayer: Lord, I renew my confidence today that your promise to us will continue to be fulfilled as your Kingdom of Life grows in the world. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Saturday, January 12th, 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

“God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” (Genesis 1:26)

Reflection: It is only of God that the word “create” is used, because only he is the one who can bring life out of nothing. The sanctity of life has its root in the unique relationship that human beings have with their Creator. Life is sacred because it comes from God, belongs to God, and returns to God.

Prayer: Thank you, Father of Life, for creating me. Thank you for creating every human being, born and unborn, healthy and sick. Thank you for life. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Thursday, August 9th, 2012





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

“When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them because they were distressed and helpless like sheep without a shepherd” (Matthew 9:36).

Reflection: At times, we have all “aborted” God’s will in our lives. We never look down on those who have committed the sin of abortion or who promote it. They are not the enemy, but rather are captive to the enemy. We seek to free them, as their brothers and sisters who are no strangers to temptation, error, and sin.

Prayer: God of compassion, fill me with the same compassion you have for me and for all who have sinned. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

“Apart from me you can do anything” (John 15:5).

Reflection: Prayer is not just asking God to do something. Prayer is union with God. Prayer means we open ourselves so wide to God that He comes in and does something through us! Prayer and action are not two separate options, but rather two aspects of union with God. When we come away from prayer we should not feel rested but restless. We should not feel that we’ve done our duty, but that we’ve been given our duty.

Prayer: Lord, you are a consuming fire, the source of all activity. Keep me rooted in prayer and strong in action. Amen.

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Novena for the feast of the Assumption

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Priests for Life holds a Novena  in preparation for the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This Assumption prayer for life can be found at priestsforlife.org. The prayer reminds us that this feast is about the victory of life over death, and renews our confidence in the power of that victory as we battle evils like abortion.

The prayer proclaims the hope of the Gospel: that every human life, in body and soul, be seated on the throne of God. The prayer also asks that we will grow in reverence for the human body, which is a temple of the Holy Spirit.

Please download the Assumption Novena for Life at priestsforlife.org and invite your family, pro-life group, school and parish to take part in it.

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Priests for Life to begin Assumption Novena tomorrow

Monday, August 6th, 2012





STATEN ISLAND, NY – Priests for Life invites all people of faith to join them tomorrow in beginning an Assumption Novena to pray for an end to abortion.

The novena will conclude on Aug. 15, the Feast of the Assumption of Mary into Heaven.

“We will ask the Blessed Mother’s intercession as we pray for a speedy end to the ongoing holocaust of abortion,” said the Rev. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life. “We will ask Mary to open the heart of every woman facing an unplanned pregnancy so that she can see beyond her fears and say ‘Yes’ just as Mary said ‘Yes.’ Moreover, the Assumption is all about the victory of life over death.”

The Novena prayer is as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Lord Jesus Christ,
You have conquered the power of death
And opened for humanity
The hope of eternal life in body and soul.

You granted your Mother
A share in heavenly glory,
And did not allow decay to touch her body.

As we rejoice in the Assumption of Mary,
Grant us new confidence in the victory of life over death,
And renewed reverence for the human body.

As we honor Mary, Assumed into Heaven,
May we proclaim the hope of Your Gospel:
That you want every human life seated on your throne.

May that hope strengthen us to protect every life here on earth.

You live and reign forever and ever. Amen.”

Father Pavone said prayer is something everyone can do to help bring about an end to abortion.

“The power of prayer is essential,” Father Pavone said. “We utilize that power throughout the year by means of novenas and seasonal pro-life prayers that can be found at www.PrayerCampaign.org. This is a great way for pastors to mobilize their congregations, and for families, pro-life groups, and schools to participate.”

Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.

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