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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

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

“Gaze upon the birds…Are you not of far greater value than they?” (Matthew 6:26).

Reflection: Jesus makes it clear that human life is worth more than other creatures. In Florida you can see signs on the beach that say, “Do not touch the sea turtles or their eggs. They are protected by local, state, and federal law.” If we do not have the right to choose to smash the egg of a sea turtle, why do we have the right to choose to smash a baby?

Prayer: Lord, we worship you as the source of everything that is. Teach us to value creation, and to value humanity even more. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

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

“If only my anguish could be weighed …It would surely outweigh the sand of the seas” (Job 6:2-3).

Reflection: Those who have had abortions are more likely to be tempted to suicide. The mother may see death as the only way of being reunited with her child, and escaping the daily pain that the abortion brings. “I deprived my child of life,” she thinks, “and therefore I don’t deserve my own.”

Prayer: Lord, you are the God who overcomes despair, and whose mighty hand keeps us on the right path. Send your Spirit upon all who are tempted to suicide, and refresh them with new hope. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

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

“For you created all things; by your will they were created (Revelation 4:11).

Reflection: Cloning advocates make a misleading distinction between “reproductive” cloning — that is, actually bringing clones to birth — and “therapeutic cloning” — that is, using the clone’s cells, but killing the clone before he or she is born. In reality, all cloning is reproductive, because the unborn clone is human, and no cloning is therapeutic, because no medical benefit has been demonstrated.

Prayer: Father, you alone can create human life, and you have created it for yourself. Preserve us from the temptation of trying to do what you alone can do. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Monday, June 16th, 2014

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

“You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name” (Exodus 20:7).

Reflection: This commandment does not simply mean we should not use God’s name as a curse word. It also means that we should not invoke his name to justify evil practices. Some abortion supporters do this, saying they support abortion because of their faith, or claiming that the Bible justifies killing the unborn.

Prayer: Oh Lord, holy is your Name. May we never abuse your Name to justify what you abhor. Preserve the purity of our worship, and the integrity of our prayer. Amen

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

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

“And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the world” – Matthew 28:20

Reflection: Abortion leads to isolation, despair, and a feeling of being abandoned by everyone. The Church, on the other hand, brings the assurance of Jesus: “I am with you.” The People of God, while rejecting abortion, embrace with love those who have had abortions, and lead them to the healing mercy of Christ.

Prayer: Lord, I pray for every person who feels alone and abandoned today, in the dark shadows of the abortion they have committed. Reach into that darkness, and enable Your people to bring the light of Jesus’ presence to wounded hearts. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

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

“They maintain the appearance of godliness but deny its power…” – 2 Timothy 3:5.

Reflection: Abortion supporters used to call it a decision between a woman and her doctor. Now they say it’s a decision between a woman and her God. They have run out of arguments to defend abortion, so they simply appeal to God as a way to shut down all argument. Meanwhile, pro-lifers have both the arguments and the God who is their foundation.

Prayer: Lord, preserve us from the misfortune of turning to You without seeking You, and from the deception of invoking You without listening to You. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Friday, June 13th, 2014

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

“Although faith provides special light and strength, this question arises in every human conscience which seeks the truth and which cares about the future of humanity” – EV 101 

Reflection: Jesus, the Bible, and the Church teach that stealing is wrong. Therefore, do the laws that prohibit stealing impose a religious belief on the rest of us? Of course not. But some argue that a law protecting the unborn would impose religion. They think freedom of religion should allow child-killing.

Prayer: Lord, you have blessed human conscience with the ability to perceive that killing children is wrong. Increase the moral strength of your people, that this evil may end. Amen.

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Fr. Pavone salutes La. Gov. Jindal and “common-sense” law

Friday, June 13th, 2014

NEW ORLEANS –  Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, issued the following statement today in support of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and the pro-life legislation signed today.

“It is particularly good to be here in the state of Louisiana, where I am attending the meeting of the U.S. Bishops Conference, on the day  Gov. Jindal signed into law two necessary and common-sense pieces of legislation that will protect women and babies.

Referring to a new law that calls for abortionists to have hospital admitting privileges, Father Pavone said:

“The argument the abortion industry uses, namely, that the law requiring abortionists to have hospital admitting privileges will cause people to go to back-alley, unlicensed practitioners, is actually an argument that shows the reasonableness of this law. Back-alley, unlicensed, unscrupulous practitioners are already functioning in numerous abortion facilities across the country; laws like the one signed today are meant precisely to protect women from that.”

Gov. Jindal also signed a law preventing abortion providers from teaching sex education in schools.

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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Fr. Pavone: Sixth Circuit decision on HHS mandate ‘misrepresents’ moral dilemma for Catholics

Friday, June 13th, 2014

NEW ORLEANS — Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, issued the following statement today regarding a decision in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals that sided with the Obama administration on the HHS mandate.

“The Sixth Circuit decision today misrepresents the moral problem that Catholic groups have with the HHS
mandate. As we have asserted in our own Priests for Life case in the D.C. circuit Court of Appeals, it is not the activity of another person that makes our signing of the accommodation an act of illicit cooperation. Rather, it is precisely the action that the government is asking us to perform that is the problem. In the government’s scheme, we, the employers, remain the gateway to our employees’ coverage for immoral activities. If the government wants to expand access to abortion and contraception, it’s going to have to do so without us, period, Amen.”

To read about Wednesday’s decision, go to

http://www.nationalreview.com/bench-memos/380265/sixth-circuit-falls-insurance-fraud-matthew-j-franck

For information on the Priests for Life lawsuit, go to www.Priestsforlife.org/hhsmandate

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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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

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

“Their message goes forth throughout the earth, and their words to the ends of the world” (Psalm 19:5).

Reflection: The Internet provides one of the easiest and least expensive ways of spreading God’s word. Each of us can reach thousands of others by joining Internet discussion groups and blogs, and from the comfort of our own home, take a stand on the sanctity of life.

Prayer: Lord, we thank you for the technology that assists us to spread your word to countless people. May our efforts on behalf of life be marked by creativity and courage in using the means you give us. Amen.

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