Are We Still Fighting the Civil War?

ProLifeCorner-  By Larry Plachno-   It was 150 years ago, on April 9, 1865, that General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia after finding his troops surrounded and outnumbered. This ended the Civil War. Or did it? Some people suggest that this same battle continues today in other forms.

       Many people will acknowledge that the bloody battle was fought over whether people could declare a group to be inferior or less than human. Slavery was legal in the early days of the United States of America. The 1787 Constitutional Convention witnessed the famous “Three-fifths Compromise” whereby slaves would be counted as only three-fifths of a person for determining representation and taxation. Continue reading

Render Unto Caesar

ProLifeCorner -  By Larry Plachno -   Should government and leaders set aside good and evil, and take away religious liberty? This is one of the more pressing questions facing Christians in America today. Our government and leaders seem to feel that “anything goes” and that good and evil are old fashioned. Hence, we are faced with conflicts on abortion, marriage and other things between government mandates and our Christian morals. In many cases it is obvious that the traditional morals, and not the absence of good and evil, is the best thing for society.

This question is not something new to our generation and has been around for thousands of years. If you read the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke you will see that Jesus Christ was questioned by some people trying to trip him up on paying taxes. As was typical of Him, Jesus provided a very logical answer. Continue reading

His Name

 At Christmas time I heard His name

 Drowned out by every toy and game

 For “Santa Claus” had so beguiled

 My child’s heart, then beating wild.

 

Then soon I heard His name in song,

 In hymns that echoed far and long

 Across the threshold of my years,

 Yet bringing neither joy nor tears.

 

His name I heard from angry lips

 Pronounced in hate – and mundane quips,

 As meaningless as wind and rain

 Upon a battered weathervane.

 

And then one day He came to me

 To set my captive spirit free;

 And now His name is wondrous fair!

 Like sounds of spring upon the air!

 

Oh Jesus, Jesus, name so sweet

 Making all my days complete;

 Above all names His name will be

 My Door to Life eternally.

 

Marian Banducci

ONE HAIL MARY A DAY CLUB

Rockford, Il – (ProLifeCorner.com) – 4-3-15 – A good friend of the Pro Life Corner sent us the following information.  We happily pass it on to all our readers and sincerely pray all of you will join this club; what a wonderful way to pray for each other every day.  Continue reading

Do Abortion and Reduced Marriage Indicate a Failing Society?

ProLifeCorner-  By Larry Plachno-  George Santayana, the famous philosopher, poet and novelist is credited with an observation that has often been repeated and modified. He said: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

Historians and researchers are warning us that we have forgotten the past and have decided to go down the same road as the ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome before they fell apart. The people of both Greece and Rome accepted abortion and moved away from marriage prior to their demise. Unlike our current society, their leaders tried to halt this decline but failed. Abortion became a crime in ancient Athens but the situation in Rome became more complex.

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Poverty, Employment and Marriage

Poverty, Employment and Marriage. Love your neighbor by reducing poverty

ProLifeCorner-  By Larry Plachno

       Jesus Christ admonished us to love our neighbor. One way of doing that is by reducing poverty in our country. There has been an increasing concern in recent years about the growing poverty in the United States, our decreasing middle class and fewer traditional families. Not unexpectedly, all of these are interconnected.

       Numerous programs and plans have been suggested or put in place in recent decades to deal with these problems. They range from secular charity programs to the Catholic Campaign for Human Development administered by the United States Council of Catholic Bishops. However, many of these programs have come under fire because they tend to deal with the effects of the problem instead of dealing with the causes of poverty and trying to reduce or eliminate it. Continue reading

Myriam Teaches the World a Lesson on Forgiveness

Myriam Teaches the World a Lesson on Forgiveness

ProLifeCorner- A refugee camp in the Mideast- Sadly we are aware of the persecution of the Christians in Iraq and all throughout the Mideast. This persecution has gone on for many years, but unfortunately it appears that it will surpass the persecution of the Jews in the late 30s and early 40s. It truly is a Christian Holocaust. There was a time when we had a decent government that they would rally forces, send in troops, and stop the slaughter of innocent people. It is time that not only our government, but the governments of the rest of the free world  take action and stop the slaughter of God’s holy innocents. Below you will see a video of Myriam, a young Christian girl who truly has Christ living within her. Myriam thanks God and teaches the world a lesson of forgiveness after surviving persecution by ISIS.  She is singing a song of gratitude to God for His divine protection. Continue reading