Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: For he had filled Jerusalem with innocent blood.

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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

“For he had filled Jerusalem with innocent blood” 2 Kings 24:4

Reflection: The difficulties God’s People encountered from the enemies around them were not the result of military or political flaws, but of moral flaws. Chief among them was the shedding of blood by child sacrifice. The strength of a people begins with its moral character, and that of its leaders, as well as its fidelity to the Lord’s Covenant.

Prayer: Lord, you hate the shedding of innocent blood. Protect and forgive your people and bring us to the Promised Land of eternal life. Amen.

Fr. Pavone Thanks Alabama Legislature for Protective Legislation for Children

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“It’s hard to imagine a more horrible death than having your body torn apart while you’re in a state of helplessness, but that’s what dismemberment abortions do to babies in the womb,” said Fr. Pavone. “The fact that such a barbarous procedure is the most common method of second-trimester abortions is not a reason to let it continue, but rather a reason to protect children from it as soon as possible. That’s why Priests for Life has been promoting this kind of protective legislation both on the state and federal level for many years.”

 

Read the entire press release: http://www.priestsforlife.org/pressreleases/5700-fr-pavone-thanks-alabama-legislature-for-protective-legislation-for-children

Today’s Pro-life Reflection: Authentic Feminism is Pro-Life!

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“A ‘new feminism’ … rejects the temptation of imitating models of “male domination”, in order to acknowledge and affirm the true genius of women in every aspect of the life of society, and overcome all discrimination, violence and exploitation” – The Gospel of Life, 99.

Reflection: The early feminist leader Elizabeth Cady Stanton said, “When we consider that women are treated as property, it is degrading to women that we should treat our children as property to be disposed of as we see fit.” Authentic feminism is pro-life!
Prayer: Lord, renew our society with a deeper appreciation of the true genius of women, and of their role in a culture of life. Amen.

Trump May Be Only Viable Pro-life Option Left

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“Hillary can hardly find an abortion she doesn’t like,” the national director for Priests for Life said. “She’s virtually for unrestricted abortion. Here, on the other hand, we have a man in Donald Trump who has said that abortion is wrong. He wants to protect the unborn, and he’s committed in fact to very specific steps.”

Read the entire article in the Washington Times: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/may/4/donald-trump-may-be-only-pro-life-option-left-to-l/

Today’s Pro-life Reflection: Lord, help me understand

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“Beloved, since God loved us so much, we should love one another” (1 John 4:9).

Reflection: When we obey the command in this verse of Scripture, we give life to one another. When we love our unborn neighbors, we do all we can to save them from the violence of abortion. And in doing so, we are loving God himself.
Prayer: Lord, help me understand that my love for those who may be difficult to accept or care for is not supposed to be measured based on my own strength, but on the strength of your love for us. Inspired by your generosity, make me generous. Amen.

Today’s Pro-life Reflection: Community of the Church

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“Now Thomas …was not with the rest when Jesus came.” (John 20:24)

Reflection: So where was Thomas on that first Easter night?
Perhaps he was out looking for Jesus! After all, he had to see things for himself.
Yet Thomas did not find Jesus until he returned to the community of Peter and the other apostles.
We too need the community of the Church, united around the successor of Peter. There we find the strength to affirm life.
Prayer: Lord, I thank you that I do not fight the Culture of Death alone, but rather in the midst of your People of Life. Keep me always in union with the Church, and vigorous in proclaiming life!

Fr. Pavone of Priests for Life Praises Kansas Legislature for Pro-life Measures

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“Governor Brownback, a longtime friend of Priests for Life, is committed to enacting pro-life legislation. This is why Priests for Life and the National Pro-life Religious Council recently honored him with our Pro-life Recognition Award on the day of the national March for Life in Washington,” Fr. Pavone explained. “We are delighted that these measures are going to him.”

 

Read the entire Press Release: http://www.priestsforlife.org/pressreleases/5691-fr-pavone-of-priests-for-life-praises-kansas-legislature-for-pro-life-measures

Today’s Pro-life Reflection: They Stood Still

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“They stood still, their faces filled with sadness.” (Luke 24:16)

Reflection: On the first Easter Sunday afternoon, the two disciples walking on the road to Emmaus failed to recognize Jesus when he started walking with them.
Perhaps it was because they were looking downcast.
Often we are too absorbed in our own disappointment to see that hope is right in front of us. For many who are pregnant, despair and fear can lead to the violence of abortion – unless we intervene and show that the Lord is walking with us.
Prayer: Lord, I pray for all whose sadness tempts them to abortion. Give me the opportunity to speak, and to reveal your presence. Amen!

Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: Victory of Life for Christ is Risen!

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“Who will roll back the stone for us?” (Mark 16:3)

Reflection: On Easter morning, little did the women know that the stone already been rolled away, and that Jesus was alive. But the women’s question persists today. Who will roll away the stone for us? Who will free humanity from death, from sin, and from despair? How do we roll away the culture of death? The answer also persists: Jesus Christ is Risen! In him we advance the victory of life.

Prayer: Lord, so many wonder how we will ever end abortion and the Culture of death. But I renew my faith that the stone has been rolled back already. Your victory is among us!