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Today’s Pro-life Reflection

Tuesday, November 25th, 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

“Any politics of human life must work to resist the violence of war and the scandal of capital punishment. Any politics of human dignity must seriously address issues of racism, poverty, hunger, employment, education, housing, and health care” (US Bishops, Living the Gospel of Life, n. 23). 

Reflection: Care for human life is multi-faceted. That doesn’t mean anyone has to try to do everything. It means that we have concern for all people, and that we realize that progress in any area of human dignity facilitates progress in every other area.

Prayer: Lord, as progress is made for human rights, may all people, born and unborn, reap the benefit. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Monday, November 24th, 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

“Despite their differences of nature and moral gravity, contraception and abortion are often closely connected, as fruits of the same tree” …” (John Paul II, The Gospel of Life, n. 13).

Reflection: Contraception is more like the sister to abortion rather than the parent. What gives rise to them both? The Pope continues, “Such practices are rooted in a hedonistic mentality unwilling to accept responsibility in matters of sexuality, and they imply a self-centered concept of freedom, which regards procreation as an obstacle to personal fulfillment” (n. 13).

Prayer: Lord, free us from the bitter fruits of a false idea of freedom and procreation. Make us generous servants. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Sunday, November 23rd, 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

“Your hands are full of blood; wash and make yourselves clean. Take your evil deeds out of my sight! Stop doing wrong, learn to do right!” (Isaiah 1:15-17).

Reflection: Some abortion advocates agree that abortion should be “reduced.” The pro-life movement does reduce abortions, but also works to end it, and this is what the other side considers “divisive.” They want to present themselves as favoring life, but they don’t want to ultimately protect every life. It’s like saying we should reduce child abuse in our nation, but that trying to prohibit it altogether is too divisive.

Prayer: Lord, continue to divide good from evil as You work through us. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Saturday, November 22nd, 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

He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will no longer be death” (Revelation 21:4).

Reflection: Men continue to suffer from the abortion of their children. Many of them repent of having shed the blood of the person God entrusted to their care, love, and protection. Others tried to protect their child, and were not allowed by the child’s mother or by the law to intervene to stop the abortion. Men in these circumstances need to know that they do not weep alone, and that healing is available.

Prayer: Redeem, O Lord, the fathers whose hearts are torn by the abortion of their children. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Friday, November 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
“I will fear no evil” (Psalm 23:4). 
Reflection: Some think Congress should never have intervened in the Terri Schiavo case. Either they are unaware of the details of the case, or of the purpose of government.
Terri, although brain injured, did not have any terminal illness, was not on any form of life support, and did not require any medications or treatments to stay alive. Some wanted to kill her because they did not believe her life was worth living. So what is the government supposed to do when some citizens try to kill another citizen?
Prayer: Bless our leaders, Lord, with the courage to protect our lives. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

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

“From the beginning you have heard the message that we should love one another, unlike Cain who was from the evil one and slew his brother” (1 John 3:11-12).

Reflection: When an unborn child is diagnosed with a terminal illness, some feel justified in aborting the child. The excuse they use is that he or she “will die anyway.” But we will all die anyway. Since when does our mortality make us disposable? Since when is the inevitability of death a justification to kill?

Prayer: Lord, teach us that the beauty of life is not measured in days or years, but in the love we give and receive. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Wednesday, November 19th, 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

“This is what the Lord says: ‘For three sins of Ammon, even for four, I will not turn back my wrath. Because he ripped open the pregnant women of Gilead in order to extend his borders” (Amos 1:13).

Reflection: As the University of Detroit Law Review pointed out in a 1990 article, “The Supreme Court’s decisions…allowed abortion on demand throughout the entire nine months of pregnancy.” An abortionist may kill a healthy baby of a healthy mother right up to and including her delivery date. Indeed, Roe vs. Wade is extreme.

Prayer: Lord, bless our efforts to educate people about what “legal abortion” really means. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-life Reflection

Tuesday, November 18th, 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

“By his Incarnation the Son of God has united himself in some fashion with every person” (Vatican II, Gaudium et Spes, n.22).

Reflection: God has joined all humanity to himself in Christ. There is only one human nature, shared by all human beings born and unborn, healthy and sick, rich and poor, wanted and unwanted. Every one of these human beings is joined to God through the Incarnation, which means our humanity has a sacred value even greater than it received just by being created.

Prayer: Thank you, Lord Jesus, for taking upon yourself our human nature, and for uniting our human family in yourself. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Monday, November 17th, 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

“‘Do not do anything that endangers your neighbor’s life. I am the Lord” (Leviticus 19:16).

Reflection: A woman who saw the photos of aborted babies on the Priests for Life website wrote to us, “I am 17 years old and I once was pro-choice but now, I am definitely Pro Life because what is happening out there is nothing less than murder. All women should know the facts before even contemplating an abortion .

Prayer: Lord, so many who do violence against life do not know the facts that can save that life. Show me more and more ways to share the truth effectively. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Sunday, November 16th, 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

Life is always a good. …Why is life a good?… The life which God gives man is …a manifestation of God in the world, a sign of his presence, a trace of his glory” (John Paul II, The Gospel of Life, n.34).

Reflection: Abortion advocates say that the embryo or fetus is “just a collection of cells.” But this is no argument at all. The same can be said of you and me. If someone does not see the dignity of the human person, their view of people is just reduced to cells.

Prayer: Fill us with wonder, Lord, at Your glory shining through every human life. Amen.

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