Sunday, May 31, 2009
I am upset with the murder of the abortionist Tiller in Kansas. I pray that the person who did this is in no way related to any pro-life organization as it will tarninsh the entire movement.
As I have said again and again on this blog, all our pro-life activities need to be rooted in Chirst. We cannot be pro-life and break the commandments.
I ask you all to pray both for the abortionist Tiller and the person who murdered him.
Catholic's please remember that to even be angry with your brother is to be guilty before the court of God.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Our dear Aussie mommy friend has 2 sons who have diabetes. It was suggested to her that she might rethink her position about Embryonic Stem Cell Research being wrong and immoral as this research might find a cure for her kids.
Aussie mommy provided this very brave reply which I have to post for all of you to read.
" My 9 year old son was diagnosed with type one diabetes when he was just 14 months old and just recently our 4 year old son has been diagnosed as well. I have watched my 9 year old son in intensive care twice struggling to hold onto life. I know the heart ache and pain that comes from this disease. I would love a cure and to end the suffering my sons go through but it cannot be at the cost of another persons life.
The fact is, every person on this earth suffers. It doesn't matter who we are or what condition we have, we will all still suffer.
Suffering is a fact of life and trying to stop suffering at the cost of another persons life is wrong.
This is something I feel very passionate about. If we deny basic human rights to anyone we start down a slippery slope.
First step is already here. We don't recognise babies in the womb as having the right to life. Next will be the elderly that are a burden on society and then the sick and frail. I could well imagine someone saying that murdering my sons would be merciful since they cannot live without insulin injections.They could be seen as a burden and the desire to help them may cost them their lives.
I will never think it is acceptable to kill another person (which escr does) to cure my child."
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
2322 From its conception, the child has the right to life. Direct abortion, that is, abortion willed as an end or as a means, is a "criminal" practice (GS 27 § 3), gravely contrary to the moral law. The Church imposes the canonical penalty of excommunication for this crime against human life.
2271 Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable. Direct abortion, that is to say, abortion willed either as an end or a means, is gravely contrary to the moral law:
You shall not kill the embryo by abortion and shall not cause the newborn to perish.
God, the Lord of life, has entrusted to men the noble mission of safeguarding life, and men must carry it out in a manner worthy of themselves. Life must be protected with the utmost care from the moment of conception: abortion and infanticide are abominable crimes.
2272 Formal cooperation in an abortion constitutes a grave offense. The Church attaches the canonical penalty of excommunication to this crime against human life. "A person who procures a completed abortion incurs excommunication latae sententiae," "by the very commission of the offense," and subject to the conditions provided by Canon Law. The Church does not thereby intend to restrict the scope of mercy. Rather, she makes clear the gravity of the crime committed, the irreparable harm done to the innocent who is put to death, as well as to the parents and the whole of society.
2274 Since it must be treated from conception as a person, the embryo must be defended in its integrity, cared for, and healed, as far as possible, like any other human being.
Prenatal diagnosis is morally licit, "if it respects the life and integrity of the embryo and the human fetus and is directed toward its safe guarding or healing as an individual. . . . It is gravely opposed to the moral law when this is done with the thought of possibly inducing an abortion, depending upon the results: a diagnosis must not be the equivalent of a death sentence."
Friday, May 22, 2009
The obvious victims of abortion are the babies who are killed, but there are other victims. These are the parents who have lost the baby, both the mother and father to be are often times victims of abortions as well.
Very often, the pregnant mother has no one to turn to, she is afraid and scared and in the absence of any support, she does the one thing which she feels will sort the problem have an abortion. However later on she is consumed by guilt and moves from one addiction to another as she is unable to forgive herself.
(This lady gave testimony and after her abortion she had 6 kids she spoke in French and the audio will be posted soon)
The agency called Silent No More creates awareness about the fathers and mothers who are victims of abortion.
Their 3 fold goal is
•Reaching out and providing information to people who are hurting after an abortion, encouraging them to attend abortion after-care programs;
•Raising public awareness about abortion’s emotional, physical, spiritual and relational consequences through education, testimonies and public witness;
•Inviting post-abortive men and women, who are ready to share personal testimony, to break their silence. In so doing they can help others to avoid the pain and suffering of abortion.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Please enjoy the movie which can be seen at the bottom of this page as well.
It was great to see so many priests and religious sisters at the National March for Life 2009. As Shepherds of the flock they were there to guide us.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
It was very uplifting to see so many youth groups and school present at the National March for Life 2009. They provided a lot of energy and spirit to the event.
The March for Life took place in the rain down the streets of Ottawa around Parliament building.
The March was led by the Knights of Columbus who were dressed up in their traditional outfits despite the rain.
They were followed by various groups both within and the Catholic Church and pro-life groups.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
It was really heart lifting and encouraging to see so many youth and children present at the National March for Life 2009.
Little Lia had written a pro life speech for a school competition. "She was also told that if she went ahead with that topic, she would not be allowed to continue on in the speech competition," Lia's mother wrote in the email to the Moral Outcry blog. "Initially, I tried helping her find other topics to speak on, but, in the end, she was adamant. She just felt she wanted to continue with the topic of abortion. So she forfeited her chance to compete in order to speak on something she was passionate about."
Lia's pro-choice teacher was so moved by the speech that she decided to allow her to participate in the competition after all. Lia won for her class.
The speech then sparked a controversy at the school wide competition last Thursday, where the school principal and teachers reportedly all agreed that Lia's speech was the obvious winner - but the judges had decided to disqualify her because of the topic.
By the end of the day, one judge who was offended by the pro-life speech agreed to step down, leaving the remaining judges to reverse the decision and declare Lia the school wide winner, advancing Lia to represent her school at a regional competition.
Who is the author of Life? None other than Our Lord Jesus Christ.
It was touching to see the expressions on peoples faces and the expressions of hope and piety. This post deals with some of the images which touched me and I hope will touch you too.
(Inner strength that comes from the Mercy of God)