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An Open Letter To the Illinois Republican Party
To the Illinois Republican Party,
Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider has publicly declared in a statement concerning Gov. Rauner signing HB40,
“There is no daylight between Governor Rauner and the Illinois Republican Party and we will continue working hard to ensure his reelection.” https://illinois.gop/ilgop-chairman-tim-schneider-statement-hb40/
The members of the Rockford Pro-Life Initiative and our supporters find this unacceptable..
- Gov. Rauner signed HB40 that forces taxpayers to pay for the killing of children by abortion. It has been estimated this could increase the number of children killed by abortion by 3000 to 12,000 babies a year. And we are told by Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider, “There is no daylight between Governor Rauner and the Illinois Republican Party and we will continue working hard to ensure his reelection.”
- Gov. Rauner gave his word to Cardinal Cupich that he would not sign HB40. Rauner lied to the Cardinals face. He lied to all of us and his lie will result in the death of countless thousands of children. And we are told by Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider, “There is no daylight between Governor Rauner and the Illinois Republican Party and we will continue working hard to ensure his reelection.”
- We are told that Gov. Rauner is a fiscal conservative who will fix the state budget. Gov Rauner is forcing the tax payer to ultimately pump hundreds of millions of tax payer dollars into the abortion industry to viciously and brutally dismember children in the womb. And we are told by Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider, “There is no daylight between Governor Rauner and the Illinois Republican Party and we will continue working hard to ensure his reelection.”
Be Not Nice – Be Good Instead!
This weekend is Respect Life Weekend!
ProLifeCorner- And Western Civilization is dying! The Constitutional Republic of the United States of America is dying! And Orthodox Christianity is dying!
These things are not simply dying as in natural old age. Just a few decades ago it could have been argued that each of these things were in their prime. But now, just a few short years later all three institutions are, it appears, near possible death. These institutions, Western Civilization, the United States of America and Orthodox Christianity are being murdered. Each of these three has been placed upon a Satanic altar and stabbed repeatedly and all three are now bleeding out quickly and proficiently. There is precious little time remaining to tend to these wounds.
What is the instrument that is being used to murder western civilization, the United States and Orthodox Christianity? I know you’re probably thinking I’m going to say abortion or contraception, right? But the most effective instrument of murder is being “nice.” Yes, that’s right, being nice, or rather, “nice-ness.” The last fifty years has seen the Satanic Marxist/Socialist/progressive/liberal infiltration of every aspect of our lives and now we are seeing the hyper-infiltration of Radical Islam, which is a political system very similar to Marxism in its ends. You see, Satan is highly flexible, he uses atheistic systems such as Marxism and he uses religious systems such as Radical Islam. He doesn’t care what the means are to our destruction. All that matters to him is that as many souls as possible end up separating from God, which is to say in Hell. Continue reading
2017 Life Chain This Sunday!
Freeport, IL – (ProLifeCorner.com) – by Staff –
The Aquin High School Pro-life group, PAWS, will sponsor a Life Chain in Freeport, IL. A dedicated group of Christians gathered at the intersection of Stephenson and West Streets to pray for an end to abortion.
This event is a non-denominational Christ centered effort to bring attention, in our local communities, to the plight of the unborn. Ask your pastor to encourage everyone to participate in this simple but worthwhile effort to help save babies.
Life’s Agonies And Love’s Triumphs
ProLifeCorner- 9-25-2017 – We’re sure most of our readers are familiar with the wonderful articles submitted by Mark Pickup. We’re showing you a special article today with a speech delivered by his wife, LaRee at a prayer breakfast in Baltimore, MD some time ago. If anyone has had a loved one who has or is still suffering, this will give you strength and courage to continue fighting the battle with that loved one.
The opening paragraph is by Mark and is on his home page most of the time. We feel it shows the need for all Christians to work and pray together to bring our world back to Jesus.
Following his article is the speech given by LaRee, with comments by Mark.
LaRee and Mark are, indeed, a wonderful example of faith, hope, and love. May God bless them abundantly for all they do to serve Him. Continue reading
Things Could Always Be Worse
“Friend, I am not cheating you! Did you not agree with me for the usual daily wage?”
You’ve been working for this landscaper for five summers now. You’re going back to school in a few weeks and you’ve asked for extra hours. The owner assures you he will do what he can. But one day a new guy shows up and starts work — and the possibility of your working extra hours is out. “Guy’s wife just got laid off,” your boss says, introducing him. “I’m trying to help him and his family by taking him on for a few hours a week.” So much for loyalty, you think.
The task of taking care of your elderly parent falls pretty much on you. Your brothers and sisters live a distance away. They all call from time to time to see how Mom is doing and express their concern, but none of them are in any position to provide the necessary day-to-day help. “They all have problems of their own,” Mom says, “I just thank God for you.” Then mom dies and they all show up, grieving as if they’ve been there all along. And of course, Mom’s estate is divided equally “because I love all my children just the same” — even though it’s your life that’s been turned upside down and you’ve borne the costs of caring for her. Though you would never say it, you seethe: It’s not fair. And you’re right. Continue reading
“Then in anger his master handed him over to the torturers until he should pay back the whole debt. So will My heavenly Father do to you, unless each of you forgives your brother from your heart.”
The newspaper comic strip For Better or For Worse is cartoonist Lynn Johnston’s take on modern family life as she chronicles the life of the Pattersons.
In a not too recent episode, six-year-old Michael is trying to build an elaborate tower out of his set of blocks. But the blocks keep toppling over . . . again and again and again. In utter frustration, he screams “Stupid, dumb, crummy …” and kicks the pile of blocks across the room. His mother has had enough of his behavior and drags Michael off to bed. “No! Ahh! Don’t wanna go to bed! Waah!!” he protests, but Mom will have none of it. “To bed — now!”
As his exhausted Mom is about to turn off the light, Michael, tucked in his bed, asks, “Mom? Aren’t you gonna kiss me goodnight?’ Continue reading
Thinking As God Thinks
“You are thinking not as God does but as human beings do.”
Best-selling author Geneen Roth and her husband were among the thousands of investors who lost their life-savings in Bernie Madoff’s $65-billion-Ponzi scheme. As you can imagine, the anger, fear and regret were intense — 30 years of retirement savings thought to be in a “safe” place disappeared in an instant.
In her new book entitled Lost and Found, Geneen recounts her family’s story and those of friends who were ruined in the Madoff fraud. She writes that the experience led her to a whole new way of thinking about the “irrational, destructive ways” we use money and evaluate wealth. In losing everything, the Roths and their friends “also lost their attachment to what they thought they needed to be happy.“ Continue reading
Ask Our Lord for Help and Trust
“Oh man of little faith, why did you doubt?”
In the June, 2017 edition of the Christian Century magazine, in his article entitled The Temporary Gift of Marriage, Craig Barnes writes: It was the pastor’s last marriage prep meeting with Mike and Sue before their wedding. They had completed all the preparation work on the sacramental dimensions and practical issues of their new life together. Now all that was left was to finalize the wedding ceremony. As they were about to review the proposed liturgy that the pastor had drafted, Mike said, “Before we get into this, I have to say I’m really sacred.”
Seeing his fiancée’s stunned, pained expression, he said quickly, “Oh, I’m not afraid of marrying you, Sue. I’m just terrified of losing you.” Then he looked back at the pastor and explained, “Several years ago, my mother died, and it almost killed me.” Turning back to his fiancée, Mike continued, “What if something happens to you too? I can’t imagine how I would survive.”
The pastor wanted to say something like, Oh, Mike, don’t worry about that. You’re both young and there are so many wonderful years ahead for both of you. But he had buried too many young people to say that. So, as compassionately as possible, he said, “In my experience 100 percent of all marriages eventually come to an end, and you’ll never beat those odds”. Continue reading
Keep Eyes Fixed on the Final Goal
“Tell no one of this vision, until the son of man is raised from the dead.”
The late Itzhak Perlman was one of the great virtuoso violinists of the 20th century. Stricken with polio as a child, he wore large braces on both legs and maneuvered with the aid of two crutches.
Seeing him take the stage was an inspiring sight: painfully and slowly, but majestically and confidently, he would make his way to his chair. Then he would carefully lower himself into his chair, place his crutches on the floor, unfasten the braces on his legs, and tuck one foot back and extend the other foot forward; he would then bend down and pick up his violin, arrange it under his chin, and then nod to the conductor. It was a ritual that his audiences had come to respect and admire.