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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

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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

“As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us” (Psalm 103:12).

Reflection: Today is the Feast of St. Faustina, to whom Jesus revealed the wonders of divine mercy. The Chaplet of Divine Mercy was given to her especially because of the sin of abortion. God revealed to her that because of this evil, the world needs His mercy more than ever. He even permitted St. Faustina to suffer special pains, representing the pain of abortion.

Prayer: For the sake of His sorrowful passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world! Amen!

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Saturday, October 4th, 2014

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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

“My brothers, birds, you should praise your Creator very much and always love him; he gave you feathers to clothe you, wings so that you can fly, and whatever else was necessary for you; though you neither sow nor reap, he nevertheless protects and governs you without any solicitude on your part” – St. Francis of Assisi.

Reflection: St. Francis was inspired to preach even to the birds about God’s care. He understood that if such a message is true for birds, it’s true for the tiniest human beings, those yet unborn. God loves them, and so must we.

Prayer: St. Francis, pray for us, that we may have reverence for all creation. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

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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

“You are the light of the world” (Matthew 5:14).

Reflection: In elections, each of us has but one vote. Yet we can all influence thousands of votes. And we should start with the people who need the least amount of urging – those who already agree with us on the key issues of the day, and who would probably support the candidates we support. Let’s reach for the “low-hanging fruit,” thereby getting more results for the energy we expend.

Prayer: Lord, let me not miss the opportunities You give me to mobilize Your people to do good! Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

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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

“War broke out in heaven, with Michael and his angels in combat against the dragon” (Revelation 12:7).

Reflection: The Archangel Michael led the faithful angels in the battle that broke out in heaven when Lucifer rebelled. The devil and his followers thought they could be like God by their own choice. But Michael’s name means “Who is like God?” Only God’s choice can exalt us to his throne.
The battle between pro-life and pro-choice is the same battle. Some think their own choice, rather than God, that determines right and wrong.

Prayer: Sovereign Lord, may all acknowledge that You alone are God, and that your choice, not our own, exalts us. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

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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

“Adopting a consistent ethic of life, the Catholic Church promotes a broad spectrum of issues …Opposition to abortion and euthanasia does not excuse indifference to those who suffer from poverty, violence and injustice. …But being ‘right’ in such matters can never excuse a wrong choice regarding direct attacks on innocent human life” (US Bishops, Living the Gospel of Life, n. 23).

Reflection: Consistency cuts both ways, and challenges those with blind spots to human rights. The most common mistake is to tolerate child-killing while advocating for adults.

Prayer: Lord, free us from every trying to use justice as an excuse for injustice, or right as a justification for wrong. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Sunday, September 21st, 2014
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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

“You restored me to health and let me live” (Isaiah 38:16).

Reflection: Pro-abortion politicians will say, “I support women’s rights and health.” Yet that is precisely why they should examine the evidence that abortion is destructive of women’s health, and listen to the growing voices of those who have been harmed by abortion. That is also why they should examine how the abortion industry, through unregulated and dangerous clinics, continues to deceive and exploit women.

Prayer: Lord, I pray today for all those women who have been injured, physically and emotionally, by abortion. Bring them healing, and awaken our public officials to the harm abortion does. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

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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

“You cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons” (1 Corinthians 10:21).

Reflection: Some public officials who refuse to oppose child-killing continue to receive Holy Communion. But communion means union. To desire union with Jesus is to desire union with life, and to be in communion with his teachings means to accept them. When we come to Jesus, we are the ones who have to change to be like him.

Prayer: Lord, give us the strength to be in union with You, and therefore to reject evil practices. As You come to us, change us to be like You. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

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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

“We also glory in our sufferings” (Romans 5:3).

Reflection: Today is the Feast of the Triumph of the Holy Cross, by which Christ redeemed the world. Because His death destroyed our own, the cross is a symbol of ultimate triumph over evil, and a symbol of the cross we must embrace in everyday life. Persecution and opposition have been promised by Christ. Especially if we work to save the unborn, we are subject to ridicule and rejection. Our plans for pro-life activity should not be geared towards avoiding rejection, but rather should count on it.

Prayer: Lord, may we see the cross as our triumph, today and forever. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

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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

“In this way democracy, contradicting its own principles effectively moves towards a form of totalitarianism. The State is no longer the “common home” where all can live together on the basis of principles of fundamental equality, but is transformed into a tyrant State, which arrogates to itself the right to dispose of the life of the weakest and most defenseless members” (John Paul II, The Gospel of Life, n.20).

Reflection: Some see laws permitting abortion as a minor flaw; the Pope is saying here that they change the very nature of the State.

Prayer: Lord, free us from the tyranny of governments that think they can dispose of human life. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Sunday, September 7th, 2014

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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

“All of them look to you to give them their food at the appropriate time” (Psalm 104:27).

Reflection: One of the myths that was used to kill Terri Schiavo was the idea that food and water are medical treatments. But when we come back from a meal, we don’t say, “I just had my latest medical treatment.” Rather, we say, “I had breakfast, lunch, or dinner.” Food and water are ordinary means of care which may not be taken away from the sick.

Prayer: Lord, I pray today for all who need assistance to receive nourishment. Protect them and surround them with people who will treat them with care. Amen

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