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Today’s Pro-life Reflection

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

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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

“When you have a reception, invite beggars and the crippled, the lame and the blind. You should be pleased that they cannot repay you, for you will be repaid in the resurrection of the just.” – Lk. 14:13-14

Reflection: Jesus calls us to the purest form of love, that is, love of those who cannot repay us. The unborn children, whose lives we seek to protect, cannot repay us and do not even know we are fighting for them. Pro-life work is motivated by pure love.

Prayer: Lord, increase my love for the children in the womb, who cannot acknowledge or repay me. May you be my only reward.

 

 

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Today’s Pro-life Reflection

Wednesday, December 31st, 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

“With the Lord …a thousand years are like one day” (2 Peter 3:8).

Reflection: At the year’s end, we reflect upon what we have done and what we have failed to do. God gives us the gift of time and we use it in loving service to others.
What have we done this year for the defense of life? Let us resolve tonight that we will increase the amount of time and energy we devote to the number one moral issue: restoring the right to life!

Prayer: Father, thank you for this past year and for all my past years; may my future be filled with the joy of life, and of defending life, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

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Priests for Life’s Alveda King to speak at National Press Club Newsmaker press conference Jan. 7

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Dr. Alveda King, full-time director of African-American Outreach for Priests for Life, daughter of civil rights activist Rev. A.D. King and niece of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., will discuss how her uncle and father would have viewed this generation’s struggle for civil rights during a National Press Club Newsmaker press conference Jan. 7 at 10 a.m. in the Zenger Room.

Dr. King will address gun violence, abortion and the war on poverty at the event, which comes one week before what would have been slain civil rights leader MLK’s 86th birthday,

 

The author of numerous books, Dr. King’s most recent, “King Rules” addresses what she sees as the nation’s need for “genuine servant leaders” to counter “the forces of moral drift and empty relativism.”

She previously served as a senior fellow at the conservative think-tank The Alexis de Tocqueville Institution and is a former member of Georgia’s House of Representatives.

Dr. King became a member of the Priests for Life pastoral team and director of its African-American Outreach after she met Father Frank Pavone, National Director, and the two of them shared their belief that the pro-life movement is the civil rights movement of the 21st century.

 

“The civil rights movement and the pro-life movement have the same heart and soul – the dignity and equality of every human life,” Father Pavone said. “Martin Luther King Jr. and his colleagues applied that truth to the evil of segregation. Today, pro-life activists apply that very same truth to the evil of abortion.”

Dr. King said she is honored and grateful to be asked to address Press Club members and D.C. journalists.

 

“My Uncle ML received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 for his non-violent campaign for human justice,” she said. “He resisted injustice and sought solutions through prayer and non-violent protest. I know if he could be with us, he would suggest those same paths to a peaceful solution to all the problems plaguing our society right now.”

 

The Newsmakers event is open to credentialed press and National Press Club members and is free of charge. No advance registration is required.

The National Press Club is at 529 14th St., NW. The Zenger Room is on the 13th floor.

 

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Today’s Pro-life Reflection

Tuesday, December 30th, 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

“Come, let us go to Bethlehem to see this thing that has taken place…” (Luke 2:15)

Reflection: On Good Friday, we sing, “Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?” What about Christmas? What if we sang, “Were you there when the King of Kings was born?” There is a way to be there, and it is to open ourselves to the joy and meaning of the birth of every child – to see in each child, even the unwanted and unexpected, a reflection of the Christ who comes even today.

Prayer: Lord, open my heart, and open every heart, to the wonder of new life. May we greet you in each new child. Amen!

 

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Today’s Pro-life Reflection

Monday, December 29th, 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

“She…laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn”. (Luke 2:7)

Reflection: The birth of Christ was planned by God from all eternity, and the details of his birth and life were announced by the prophets. How could there be no room for him who owns the world, and every inch of room in the whole universe?
Obviously, God did this on purpose. He wanted to show that His Son comes as a Savior, to reconcile a world that is at enmity with God.

Prayer: Lord, as you seek room in our own hearts today, enable us to also make room for every human life. Amen.

 

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Monday, December 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 did not spare his own Son…How then can he fail also to give us everything else…?” (Romans 8:32) 

Reflection: The song “Grown up Christmas list” speaks of a list for a world in need. This list includes, “no more lives torn apart, that wars may never start…that right would always win.”
Christmas is a time for wishing boldly for good things. Let us write our Christmas list with confidence.

Prayer: Father, increase our longing that every life may be safe from the violence of abortion and euthanasia, and from the ravages of poverty, crime, and war. Increase our confidence in your generous love, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

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Today’s Pro-life Reflections

Saturday, December 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

“Whoever has seen me has seen the Father.” (John 14:9)

Reflection: Christmas is God in human language. It is not simply about the birth of a child, but rather the coming of the one who will preach the Sermon on the Mount, instruct us by parables, and establish his Church.
This is why it makes no sense to welcome the child but reject his teachings.
That Gospel has taught from the beginning that life must be protected, including life in the womb. There can be no such thing as a “pro-choice Christian.”

Prayer: Jesus, in welcoming you, I welcome the Father, and all the truth and grace he gives us through you! Amen.

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Today’s Pro-life Reflection

Friday, December 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

“See what love the Father has bestowed on us, enabling us to be called the children of God…” (1 John 3:1)

Reflection: St. Augustine said of Christmas, “God became man so that man might become God.”
Christmas is about a wondrous exchange of natures: God shares our frail humanity, and we share his divinity.
The joy of Christmas is not just that a child is born, but that a whole new humanity is born. We share the Divine Nature, starting right now.

Prayer: Lord, as you have given us a share in your nature, so give us all a more profound reverence for the life of every human being! Amen!

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Today’s Pro-life Reflection

Thursday, December 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

“She was greatly troubled by his words…” (Luke 1:29)


Reflection:
Mary was afraid and uncertain in the face of her unexpected pregnancy. In Advent, believers throughout the world spiritually rush to her side to eagerly await with her the birth of the Savior.
The best way for us to celebrate Christmas is to rush physically to the side of those in the community who, like Mary, are uncertain and afraid about their pregnancy. Let us strengthen them to choose life.


Prayer:
Father, I pray for those who are pregnant but afraid to be mothers. Through the prayers of Mary, give them strength, and enable me to reach out to them. Amen!

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Today’s Pro-life Reflections

Wednesday, December 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

“And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us.” (John 1:14) 

Reflection: Christmas, for which we are now preparing, is not simply the feast of the birth of Christ; it is the feast of His becoming human, the reality called the Incarnation.
Jesus was an embryo, a fetus, an unborn child. Life in the womb, which was already sacred because it comes from God, is now made even more holy, and worthy of our every sacrifice.

Prayer: Lord Jesus, you lived for nine months within the body of the Virgin Mary. Give success to the efforts of all who believe in your Incarnation to protect every life in the womb. Amen.

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