Today’s Pro-life Reflection: Preserve World Governments

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“A notion of freedom which…gives no place to solidarity … ends up by becoming the freedom of ‘the strong’ against the weak” –The Gospel of Life, 19.

Reflection: Cardinal Meisner of Germany compared the slaughter of tens of millions of unborn children by abortion to the genocide campaigns conducted by Hitler and Stalin. Whenever a government removes equal protection from some human beings, it is an insult to all human beings. The class of victims may change, but the evil is the same.
Prayer: Deliver us from evil, O Lord. Preserve world governments from corruption and make them havens for human rights. Amen.

Fr. Pavone: Priests for Life Supreme Court case reminds us that next president will shape nation for 40 years

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“With the Supreme Court evenly divided along ideological lines, it becomes clear that how Americans vote in November will not only impact the next four years, but the next 40 years as well,” Father Pavone said. “The president and the Senate together shape the Supreme Court and the other federal courts. Depending on what party controls each branch of government, the court will move solidly to the right or to the left. The differences between the two parties on fundamental issues could not be more clear, more stark, or more extreme.”

 

Read the entire Press Release: http://www.priestsforlife.org/pressreleases/5701-fr-pavone-priests-for-life-supreme-court-case-reminds-us-that-next-president-will-shape-nation-for-40-years

Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: Ceaseless Care for Others

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“And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of his fellow man.” (Genesis 9:5)

Reflection: We are accountable to God for many things. The first is life itself. God does not say here that we are simply accountable for our own life, as if we were each an island. He says we are responsible for the lives of others. From the beginning, God makes us a community of persons, not simply a collection of persons. And nobody is to be excluded.

Prayer: Father, you have made us accountable to you. Turn our minds and hearts outward rather than inward, toward a ceaseless care of others. Amen.

Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: … lives are valuable beyond measure.

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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

“It is I who bring both death and life” (Deuteronomy 32:39).

Reflection: Some in our society are using language about the right to die to disguise a right to kill — to get the burdensome and inconvenient out of our way, all the while making it look as though we are doing them a favor. No matter how frail they become, people are always children of God whose lives are valuable beyond measure.

Prayer: Lord, give us strength in our frailty, and compassion when we encounter the frailty of others. Give us patience in our sufferings, and a spirit of service when we encounter the sufferings of others. Amen.

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!