Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

June 26th, 2014

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

“What strength do I have, that I should still hope? What prospects, that I should be patient?” (Job 6:11)

Reflection: Studies have shown that those who aborted their first pregnancy were four times more likely to engage in subsequent drug or alcohol abuse than those who never had an abortion. Sometimes this behavior is aimed at dulling the pain abortion brings, or it is done because the mother feels unworthy of living any more, unworthy of being protected, safe, and healthy.

Prayer: Lord, I pray today for those who are in pain and who feel unworthy of life. Reach down from heaven, heal their spirits, and give them new hope. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

June 25th, 2014

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

“And when he comes, he will prove the world wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment” – John 16:8

Reflection: Here is the reaction of a ‘pro-choice’ person upon seeing what abortion is:  “I have looked at the pictures on this site on aborted babies and I started to cry. I have always believed in freedom of choice but after seeing this, I have to say this is just murder.”

Prayer: Lord, as you promised, your Holy Spirit teaches us about you, and helps us to see the full truth about what is right and wrong. May that Spirit reveal to our world its sin and its salvation. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

June 24th, 2014

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

“God intended it for good to accomplish … the saving of many lives” (Genesis 50:20).

Reflection: One of the simplest ways to stop abortions is to go to the facilities where the abortions happen and talk to the women who are walking in. This is called “sidewalk counseling.” It is legal in every state, and has saved countless lives. Training is available from pro-life organizations.

Prayer: Lord, I pray today for all sidewalk counselors who are pleading for the lives of the unborn. Give them grace and wisdom, patience and perseverance. Save many lives and souls through their loving intervention, and call many others to join their ranks. Amen.

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From my Family to Yours – with Father Frank Pavone: How to Roast a Marshmallow

June 23rd, 2014

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Deacons for Life To Provide Networking and Encouragement

June 23rd, 2014

New York City — Deacons for Life, a national ministry which is part of the Gospel of Life/Priests for Life Family of ministries, has announced a renewed launch of its efforts to network, equip and encourage deacons in their role as heralds and servants of the Gospel of Life.

A renewed website, at DeaconsForLife.org, enables deacons to obtain resources for prayer and preaching, as well as connect with national pro-life action items. Some of the projects on the horizon include:

• National Voter Registration Sundays June 29 and July 6, to help voters prepare for the mid-term elections;
• “Turning the Hearts of Fathers,” an effort to assist Churches to proclaim healing to men affected by abortion;
• A call to the US Senate to schedule a vote on the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act;
• Preparation for the National Day of Remembrance, an observance in September by which simultaneous memorial services are held at the gravesites of aborted children.

Assisting in the leadership of this effort, along with Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, are the following deacons:

Deacon Keith Fournier
Diocese of Richmond

Deacon Dominick Pastore
Archdiocese of Detroit

Deacon Tim Kennedy
Archdiocese of Newark

Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers
Archdiocese of Portland

For more information, see DeaconsForLife.org.

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National Voter Registration Sunday is June 29

June 23rd, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: June 23, 2014

Contact: Leslie Palma
347-286-7277

NEW YORK, NY — The first of three National Voter Registration Sundays will take place this Sunday, June 29.

Voter Registration Sundays are promoted by Priests for Life and other national pro-life and pro-family organizations to encourage pastors and church attendees to do what they are legally entitled to do – conduct non-partisan voter registration drives.

While the official days of these registration efforts this year are the Sundays before and after Independence Day – June 29 and July 6 — and the Sunday before 9/11, Sept. 7, churches, prayer groups, and Bible studies can register voters on any day of their choosing.

Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, commented on the importance of registering voters in time for the November elections.

“It’s mid-term election season, and the importance of an active and informed electorate is greater than it has ever been. The moral direction of America is largely in our hands. Our duty is not only to convert minds and hearts; it is to change laws and policies. And we do that by electing those who share our convictions about what those laws and policies should be.

“The first thing to do, practically, is to register to vote, and to call upon our pastors to have non-partisan voter registration drives in our parishes. Then we have to look closely at the races in our states, and find out who can, in our judgment, best advance the Culture of Life.”

For a list of Vote Pro-Life Coalition partners and to find practical suggestions on helping to get out the vote, go to VoteProLifeCoalition.com

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. Frank Pavone Praises New Florida Law that Protects Pregnant Women and Their Babies

June 23rd, 2014

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Date: June 23, 2014

Contact: Leslie Palma
347-286-7277

NEW YORK, NY – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, today praised Florida Governor Rick Scott for signing the Unborn Victims of Violence Act into law.

“This legislation is a common-sense step forward in building a culture of life, and is supported by most Americans and reflected also in federal law,” said Fr. Pavone. “The value of a child does not change depending on his or her age or size.”

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

June 23rd, 2014

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

“When the child grew older, she took him to Pharaoh’s daughter and he became her son. She named him Moses” (Exodus 2:10).

Reflection: Many couples are eager to adopt children, but unable to do so, either because of burdensome laws, or because the children have been killed by abortion. The pro-life movement promotes adoption; the pro-abortion movement does everything it can to discourage it. After all, for them, every adoption is lost business in the killing centers.

Prayer: Lord, look with love on all those who seek to adopt a child. Bless them for their generous desire to give a child a loving home. Give them patience and trust in You. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

June 22nd, 2014

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

“Bloodshed follows bloodshed” – Hosea 4:2

Reflection: If a mother has the right to choose to kill her innocent, unwanted child, why doesn’t the child have the right to kill her innocent, unwanted mother? The deadly “logic” of putting choice above life endangers everyone. The “right to die” movement has nothing to do with people wanting to die. It has everything to do with people wanting to kill others whom they believe would be better off dead.

Prayer: Lord, I affirm today the primacy of life over choice. May every choice be guided and guarded by the immeasurable value of life. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

June 21st, 2014

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

“Your light must shine so that it can be seen by others” – Matthew 5:16

Reflection: A preacher once wrote that there is no such thing as secret discipleship. Either the discipleship will destroy the secrecy, or the secrecy will destroy the discipleship. That’s why being pro-life cannot just be a personal, private conviction. If it’s in our heart, it needs to be on our lips and in our actions.

Prayer: Praise to You, Lord God, for You open my mouth in worship and in witness; You reveal my faith through my actions. May I never try to be a secret disciple, but rather be proud to be known as one of Yours. Amen.

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