Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: Rather Than Rejecting

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“Some scribes who were Pharisees noticed that Jesus was eating with sinners and tax collectors, and they asked his disciples, ‘Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?'” (Mark 2:16).

Reflection: Jesus broke down the false barriers that people set up among themselves, and instead acknowledged the equal human dignity of every individual, despite what common opinion might say. He moved toward those who needed his help, rather than rejecting them because of who they were.

Prayer: Holy Spirit, give us the mind of Christ, that we may never cast off any human person or group of people, but rather be vehicles of your care for them. Amen.

Priests for Life welcomes new Papal Nuncio, thanks Archbishop Vigano

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“The new nuncio comes at a critical time in the United States, when the battle for life, marriage and religious freedom will be greatly affected by a very tumultuous election,” Father Pavone said. “We pray that the nuncio’s ministry will encourage the Catholic community to be engaged and confident in their witness to the Gospel.”

Read the entire Press Release: http://www.priestsforlife.org/library/5673-priests-for-life-welcomes-new-papal-nuncio-thanks-archbishop-vigano–

Today’s Pro-life Reflection: Unjust Laws

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“A law which violates an innocent person’s natural right to life is unjust and, as such, is not valid as a law” – Evangelium Vitae 90.

Reflection: The Church does not say that laws allowing abortion are just “bad laws.” The Church declares that they are no laws at all. Rather, they are acts of violence, and must be resisted rather than obeyed. To be valid and binding, a law must never contradict the law of God.

Prayer: Father, as we live amidst many unjust laws, give us the grace to recognize them as invalid, to say so to others, and to work to change them. Amen!

Priests for Life tells Court: Yes, there is a Less Restrictive Means

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“Also, the fact that the Court is asking us to describe a better solution that would truly accommodate our religious beliefs indicates that it is looking for a ‘less restrictive’ means for the government to pursue its objectives. The existence of a ‘less restrictive’ means, which we believe we have identified in this new brief, leads us to victory in this case. It proves our point that the government hasn’t passed the test that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) requires,”

 

Read the entire Press Release: http://www.priestsforlife.org/pressreleases/5669-priests-for-life-tells-court-yes-there-is-a-less-restrictive-means

Fr. Frank Pavone Re-elected President of National Pro-life Religious Council

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‘Service of the Gospel of life is thus an immense and complex task. This service increasingly appears as a valuable and fruitful area for positive cooperation with our brothers and sisters of other Churches and ecclesial communities, in accordance with the practical ecumenism which the Second Vatican Council authoritatively encouraged. It also appears as a providential area for dialogue and joint efforts with the followers of other religions and with all people of good will.’ 

Read the entire Press Release: http://www.priestsforlife.org/library/5668-fr-frank-pavone-re-elected-president-of-national-pro-life-religious-council

Brief in Zubik v. Burwell Finds ObamaCare HHS Mandate ‘Bizarre and Unprecedented’

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Now, employers would be required to provide coverage for abortifacients and other drugs and procedures that are highly objectionable to many people of faith. But again, this pressure did not come from Congress. In fact, Congress knows that if it wants, it can include in legislation an exemption from the strict protections that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) gives to Americans and groups like Priests for Life. But Congress made no such exception in the Affordable Care Act, and therefore RFRA applies to it.

 

Read the entire Op-Ed in Breitbart: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/04/09/brief-zubik-vs-burwell-finds-hhs-mandate-bizarre-unprecedented/

Today’s Pro-life Reflection: Care for thier Families

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“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!

Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: …love leads to life.

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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’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.

Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: Do not put an innocent or honest person to death…

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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 put an innocent or honest person to death, for I will not acquit the guilty” (Exodus 23:7)

Reflection: The shedding of innocent blood was strictly forbidden to the people of the Covenant. The giving of the law and the establishment of the way of life they were to live in the Promised Land set them apart from other nations, who did not know the true God, and as a result, did not have the same respect for human life.

Prayer: Lord, we are blessed to know you, the God of Life. Keep us faithful to your covenant, and immersed in the awareness of how sacred every life is. Amen.

Priests for Life welcomes Papal document – “Amoris Laetitia” (“The Joy of Love”)

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“Every child growing within the mother’s womb is part of the eternal loving plan of God the Father: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you” (Jer1:5). Each child has a place in God’s heart from all eternity; once he or she is conceived, the Creator’s eternal dream comes true. Let us pause to think of the great value of that embryo from the moment of conception. We need to see it with the eyes of God, who always looks beyond mere appearances.” (n. 168)

 

Read the entire Press Release: http://www.priestsforlife.org/pressreleases/5662-priests-for-life-welcomes-papal-document