To copy or download the files for our 2016 PLC bulletin inserts:
To copy or download the files for our 2016 PLC bulletin inserts:
Guns, Abortion, Good and Evil
ProLifeCorner- By Larry Plachno
Guns have certainly been in the news lately. It seems like some type of violence connected to guns shows up every few days. My sympathies go out to all of the victims of this type of violence. If we all supported life from conception to grave we could eliminate much of this.
There are too many people who blame guns instead of the person holding the gun. The reason why our society is falling apart is because we have moved away from evaluating our actions and decisions as good and evil. People blame guns because they do not want to blame the shooter. Blaming the person holding the gun would admit that good and evil exist and that people should be responsible. And, if good and evil exist, then where do abortion, traditional marriage and supporting families stand in regard to good and evil? Continue reading
Natural Family Planning (NFP) Awareness
Editors note: This is an excellent piece of work by a dear friend of the ProLifeCorner. It is my opinion that this work could be presented as a state of the union regarding the Church. it is well worth your time to read this document, The peace of our Lord be with you and your family. In Christ, editor: Frank
ProLifeCorner- Not long after the United States of America began to take shape and the founding fathers set forth their principles, the Catholic Church in America began to grow. In the beginning it was not in any way victimized by the politics of the day.
Over time, however, that all changed. The role of the Catholic Church in the context of the American experience became challenging, at least as far as the Vatican was concerned. As early as the late 1800s Rome was reminding American bishops that, while the Catholic population should be assimilated into the culture of this still young America, the integration of Catholics into the culture should not necessitate changing anything fundamental to the identity of the Church and its people (in other words, don’t change, modify, dilute, or misinterpret the Church’s teachings for any reason)! Continue reading
One Person Can Make A Difference
7-12-2016 – ProLifeCorner – A good friend of the Pro Life Corner sent us this article. It clearly shows how only one person can make a huge difference in the lives of so many. Over 100 babies have been born thanks to the courage, devotion, and faith of this one man. We should all learn from his example and go out to help save the lives of the many unborn who are being subjected to a heinous death due to abortion. Continue reading
The Sick and Dying
“They stripped and beat him, and went off leaving him half dead.”
Today’s gospel speaks to us of Jesus’ great concern and love for the sick and dying. Throughout His public ministry, Jesus’ compassion and love for the sick shines through. In several instances, we read how Jesus cured the sick and restored them to friendship with His Father. The Church continues Jesus’ ministry of caring for the sick and dying with deep compassion and respect for human dignity.
The Church especially continues Christ’s ministry to the sick and dying through the Sacraments. In offering the Sacrament of Penance, the Anointing of the Sick and Viaticum, which is Holy Communion of the Sick and Dying, the priest brings to those who are ill the loving and redeeming embrace of Jesus. In these moments rich with grace, the priest acting in the Person of Christ brings to the patient, forgiveness, inner healing and strength for what lies ahead. Together with deacons, religious, lay ministers, and volunteers, the priest shares with the patient, and with the patient’s family, the Good News of Jesus, the Gospel of life and salvation. Through the grace of God, patients are enabled to unite their sufferings with the Lord’s so as to share His everlasting joy and glory. So also the Church reaches out to families facing the serious illnesses of loved ones with deep respect for the precious gift of life and with the hope for the gift of eternal life. Continue reading
The harvest is rich, but the laborers are few.
The world famous golfer Tiger Woods was once given a piece of advice by his father: “My dad once told me: no matter what anyone says or writes, really, none of those people has to hit your four-foot putt. You have to do it yourself.”
Perhaps what Mr. Woods senior meant is that there are some things we can only do ourselves regardless of other people. In a slightly different vein is the old saying, “If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself.” It can be said by exasperated parents who have sent their child to the shop to buy something and the child comes back with something quite different: or perhaps by boss whose staff doesn’t come up to snuff. Self-reliance and a willingness to do things for ourselves may be admirable traits. Indeed, there are some things that we just have to do for ourselves. Continue reading
ProLifeCorner- “And to another [Jesus] said, “Follow me.” But he replied, “Lord, let me go first and bury my father.”
And Jesus said to one, “Follow me.” And he replied, “I will follow you, Lord, right after I check the day’s market reports.”
But Jesus said, “You cannot be my disciple if your concern for the poor and destitute does not match your concern for your portfolio.
Jesus said to another, “Follow me!”
And she replied, “I will follow you, Lord, right after I meet with my accountant to set-up my 401-K.”
But Jesus said, “You cannot be my disciple if your eternal life’s vision cannot see beyond the age of retirement.”
Jesus said to the teenager, “Follow me.”
And the teen replied, “I will follow you, Lord, as soon as I get back from soccer practice, meeting my friends at the mall, and updating my Facebook page.”
But Jesus said, “You cannot be my disciple if it is just another something on your schedule.”
Jesus said to the mom and dad, “Follow me.”
And the parents said, “We will follow you, Lord, as soon as we are assured that our child is loved and cared for.”
But Jesus said, “You cannot be my disciples until you realize that to love and care for your child is to be my disciple.” Continue reading
You Need To Make Calls Today
ProLifeCorner – 6 27 26 – by staff – The following is a critical alert for immediate action!! Please read the short note and call asking for this bill to be VETOED. Thank you.
WE NEED TO MAKE CALLS TODAY.
Last week one of the worst pro-abortion bills in Illinois history was sent to Governor Rauner for his signature or veto. He is expected to take action by WEDNESDAY on this bill. It’s SB-1564, the bill that would force pro-life physicians, nurses and even pregnancy centers to make abortion referrals. Planned Parenthood and the ACLU are pulling out all the stops to get Gov. Rauner to sign the bill, and my sources tell me that their calls and emails are starting to run even with OURS. That means we have to call AND email Gov. Rauner again RIGHT NOW and tell him to VETO SB-1564! First, here are the numbers to call — please call BOTH: CHICAGO OFFICE: 312-814-2121 SPRINGFIELD OFFICE: 217-782-0244 Continue reading
Losing Your Life for Christ’s Sake
“Anyone who loses his life for my sake… will save it.”
Pierre Claverie (Clav’er aye) was born in Algeria in 1938. He grew up in a loving family of French people who had settled in Algeria. He said he lived in a “colonial bubble,” in other words, completely cut off from the majority Arab population. As a young man he was called to the priesthood and joined the Dominicans in France. Despite the political upheavals, he wanted to return and serve in Algeria. He steeped himself in the Arab culture, learning the language and living close to the people. He wanted to bear witness to Christ’s call to reconciliation between races.
In 1981, Pierre Claverie (Clav’er ee) was made Bishop of Oran. Christians in the region were few in number and surrounded by a dominant Muslim population. As Muslim fundamentalists became more powerful, Christians were threatened and several members of religious orders were assassinated. (Clav’er ee) became increasingly aware of the danger he was in, but in this situation he also deepened his understanding of the cross. He did not leave but stayed to bear witness to the love and mercy of Jesus and his promise of eternal life. In 1996 Bishop Pierre Claverie (Clav’er ee) and his Muslim driver were blown up by a terrorist bomb. Continue reading
ProLifeCorner- Rockford Illinois- Rockford Pro-Life Initiative-
Are you aware that pediatric nurse Sandra Mendoza was fired because of her refusal to refer mothers for abortion? Forcing someone to do something which is against their moral or religious beliefs is an attack on their religious freedom. This is an example of government officials who believe they are above the moral law.
To combat this situation, Dr. John Koehler is leading the way in the battle against the Winnebago County Health Department’s attack on human life and religious freedom.
He has created two petitions. One is for health care professionals and the other is for the general public. Continue reading