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.
“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
“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/
“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
“Defending the dignity of the human person is not a task added on to our ministry but rather one inseparable from it and flowing from its very heart,” Father Pavone writes in a chapter on “The Heart of the Priesthood.”
Read the entire Press Release: http://www.priestsforlife.org/pressreleases/5689-fr-frank-pavone-releases-new-book-on-preaching-on-abortion
“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!