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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: he had compassion on them because they were destressed and helpless

Sunday, August 9th, 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 he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them because they were distressed and helpless like sheep without a shepherd” (Matthew 9:36).

Reflection: At times, we have all “aborted” God’s will in our lives. We never look down on those who have committed the sin of abortion or who promote it. They are not the enemy, but rather are captive to the enemy. We seek to free them, as their brothers and sisters who are no strangers to temptation, error, and sin.

Prayer: God of compassion, fill me with the same compassion You have for me and for all who have sinned. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-life Reflection: The Truth Will Set You Free

Friday, August 7th, 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

“You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32). 

Reflection: A woman who saw the photos of aborted babies on the Priests for Life website wrote to us,  “I have a dear friend who is very ‘pro-choice’ and I said: ‘Have you ever seen what an abortion looks like?’ The answer was: ‘No.’ I showed her the pictures. She was rightfully and truly horrified about what this REALLY looks like. And, she started to cry. She isn’t ‘pro-choice’ anymore.”

Prayer: You are truth, Lord Jesus, and in you we find the truth about everything. Assist us to expose the truth about abortion. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-life Reflection: Jesus was transfigured

Thursday, August 6th, 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

“Suddenly, there were two men talking with him, Moses and Elijah” (Luke 9:30).

Reflection: Jesus was transfigured; the glory of his divinity shone through his humanity, which reminds us that humanity always expresses the image of God. Here, Moses and Elijah converse with Jesus about his upcoming death, which will itself conquer death. The Transfiguration was meant to remind the apostles that death would not have the last word.

Prayer: Jesus, may your Transfiguration strengthen all of us in the face of the power of death to realize that you have brought about a new kingdom of life. Amen

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Today’s Pro-life Reflection: I bring to life

Wednesday, August 5th, 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

“I put to death and I bring to life” (Deuteronomy 32:39). 

Reflection: No religion, and no pro-life group, advocates that we are obliged to take every single treatment and procedure available to keep us alive. Foregoing a worthless treatment is not, and should not be called, euthanasia or suicide. Yet while there are such things as worthless treatments, there is no such thing as a worthless life. We can and should allow the dying to die; we must never intend the death of the living. We may reject a treatment; we must never reject a life.

Prayer: Give your peace, O Lord, to all who are dying today. Amen.

 

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Fr. Pavone on latest video: Were these babies born alive?

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

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NEW YORK –Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, released the following statement today regarding the newest video made public by the Center for Medical Progress.

“The latest video, released today, increases the evidence that Planned Parenthood is violating federal law that prohibits selling body parts or altering the abortion procedure to obtain such parts. Moreover, the video talks about obtaining full fetal cadavers. It raises the disturbing question as to whether some of these babies are born alive and then killed. Kermit Gosnell is serving life sentences for doing that. It may be time for some Planned Parenthood doctors to join him in prison.

“The discussion of full cadavers is no surprise to me; in fact, I have obtained full cadavers of aborted babies, in order to bury them, from pathologists who in turn got them from abortion clinics.”

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: The ordinary corporation is a ‘person’

Tuesday, August 4th, 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

“Roe effectively rendered the definition of human personhood flexible and negotiable” (Living the Gospel of Life, 10). 

Reflection: In the Supreme Court case Sierra Club vs. Morton, Justice Douglas wrote, “The ordinary corporation is a ‘person’…So it should be as respects valleys, alpine meadows, rivers, lakes, estuaries, beaches, ridges, groves of trees, swampland, or even air.” A few months later, he agreed with the Roe vs. Wade decision saying that unborn children are not persons.

Prayer: Lord, how deep is the blindness to which we are subject. Free us from the mindset that can assert personhood for almost everything except human beings. Amen.

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Fr. Pavone: “There’s more than one way to defund Planned Parenthood”

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

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NEW YORK — Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, the Catholic Church’s largest pro-life organization, issued the following statement today on the Senate’s vote not to consider legislation to defund Planned Parenthood.

“It’s disappointing but not unexpected that the Senate failed to advance the bill to defund Planned Parenthood. But there will be other opportunities coming up soon to achieve what S. 1881 will not be able to accomplish. There is more than one way to defund Planned Parenthood.

“ I am confident that investigations of this corrupt organization on the state and federal level will make it clear that beyond being defunded, Planned Parenthood needs to be shut down and those responsible for breaking federal laws regarding the sale of body parts prosecuted.”

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: Born Alive Infants Protection Act

Monday, August 3rd, 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

“All have a responsibility for … developing … legislative projects which…will contribute to … a society in which the dignity of each person is recognized ….” (The Gospel of Life, 90).

Reflection: The law called the “Born Alive Infants Protection Act” states that babies born alive at any time of gestation, even as a result of a failed abortion, are to be treated as persons under the law. To be able to protect unwanted babies after a failed abortion brings us one step closer to protecting them before an abortion.

Prayer: Lord, please hasten the progress being made in our laws for the protection of life! Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: Then will the words that are written be fulfilled

Sunday, August 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

“Then will the words that are written be fulfilled: ‘Death has been swallowed up in victory’” (1 Corinthians 15:54).

Reflection: At the scene of the first murder of Abel by Cain, the soil “opened its mouth” to swallow Abel’s blood (see Genesis 4:10-11). At the scene of the final victory of life, it is death itself that will be “swallowed up in victory.” God is in the business of destroying death, and that is why his people work on behalf of life.

Prayer: Lord, continue to give us consolation, amidst a Culture of Death, that this evil will not last forever, but will be swallowed up in victory. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: Jesus holds a perpetual priestshood…

Saturday, August 1st, 2015

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

“Jesus holds a perpetual priesthood…he has the full power to save those who approach God through him, since he lives forever to intercede for them” (Hebrews 7:24-25).

Reflection: In the heights of heaven, where he sits at the right hand of the Father, what does Jesus do? Scripture tells us that, sharing our human nature, he constantly intercedes for us. He presents to the Father the dignity of our humanity, that it may be filled with the life of God.

Prayer: Lord, give us confidence that we can always approach you, from the darkness of this valley of death, as you intercede, in your humanity, for ours. Amen.

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