The 2016 Pro-Life Corner


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You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.


“All human life- from the moment of conception and through all subsequent stages- is sacred, because human life is created in the image and likeness of God.” St.John Paul II


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Practical Prayer

Practical Prayer

Today I’m going to pretend

I have no other work but

To listen to your voice, O LORD

Your voice will come to me

Carried on the wind of peace,

That’s how I’ll know it’s You

Peace, beyond common understanding,

Will flood my being, as I do daily work

The work that I must do to comfort

My body: for food, for shelter, for identity

Among men: what I wear, what I drive,

Where I live – these are facts that interest

The people in the natural world, but where

I truly LIVE, in the Spirit with You, I am

Free, without cares, like a child You are

In charge and caring for me completely.


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New Author To Appear On The Prolifecorner

New Author To Appear On The Prolifecorner

ProLifeCorner- Dubuque Iowa-  Frank J. Munda-

Trina 175xWe at the ProLifeCorner have been very blessed in many ways. One of the ways our Lord has blessed us abundantly is by providing to us some wonderful writers. Over the years we have carried the writings of Mark Pickup, Kevin Rilott, Christopher Clukey, and Larry Plachno to name just a few. The purpose of this article is to introduce you to a new writer. Her name is Katrina Hingtgen, Speaker, Author, and Blogger. She and her husband Lonnie reside in Dubuque Iowa. Katrina has been involved in the pro-life movement for many years. She spoke at our parish and she is a gifted speaker.She has been a key member of the Dubuque County Right to Life for many years. She is a practicing Christian now, but in her earlier days she was heavily involved in the New Age religion. She speaks on various subjects such as pro-life, her conversion story and much more. At the end of this article I will provide full contact information, her blog site, etc.. Continue reading

MRC Needs Help this Saturday

MRC Needs Help this Saturday

ProLifeCorner-  Freeport Illinois – Madonna Renewal Center in Freeport needs help this Saturday, Feb 6 2016, from 9:00-12:00 AM.

MRC Logo WEB 2 1 2016 200x PNGThe Madonna Renewal Center is moving forward; mold and asbestos have been removed from the five story future home of the Madonna Renewal Center.

Project leader for the Madonna Renewal Center (MRC) Roger L. Kampmier had this to sayAs of this time we have removed a lot of metal from the walls of our building, but the number of volunteers turning out to help has been low. Please see if you can spare some time for the Lords work.” Roger further stated  “We will provide dust masks for those coming to help. Please bring gloves for your hands to protect against cuts while moving metal to the staging area. I will need some of the men attending to bring crow bars and Saws-All’s to finish the remaining metal removal that is needed. We have basically finished the first floor to the third floor and still have metal to demo out for the fourth and fifth floors. Continue reading

Mark Pickup is an Inspiration to Us All

Mark Pickup is an Inspiration to Us All

ProLifeCorner- Frank Joseph Munda- There’s an old saying, ”I felt sorry for LaRee n Markmyself because I had no shoes, until I saw a man who had no feet.” It is a rare individual who has not been touched by some form of physical, or mental pain. It seems some of us suffer a little more than others. Mark Pickup and his wife LaRee of HumanLifeMatters have certainly suffered much physical and mental pain over the years. Losing his mobility to MS was a tragedy that would have destroyed a lesser man than Mark. He has carried this cross in a Christ like fashion. His faith in Christ, his love of life has helped him overcome any and all obstacles in his life. They, Mark and LaRee are an example to all of us. Continue reading

A New Challenge to Roe v. Wade

A New Challenge to Roe v. Wade

 ProLifeCorner-   By Larry Plachno

Many people braved the snow in Washington, D.C. in January to march for life. They Larry-150x1 bluewere there to show their unhappiness with the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court Decision of January 22, 1973 that made abortion the law of the land. There were other major marches elsewhere including Chicago and San Francisco timed to coincide with this 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Due to the bias of our mainstream media in ignoring pro-life news, most of the marchers were probably not aware that there has been a new challenge to Roe v. Wade.

This new development comes from a rather unexpected quarter. Involved is a joint resolution recently passed by the South Dakota state House of Representatives with a 60-10 vote and passed by the state Senate with a 25-9 vote. It was signed by the leaders of both chambers. Just prior to this Roe v. Wade anniversary, some of the South Dakota lawmakers presented this state resolution to the United States Supreme Court. In doing so they asked the high court to reconsider and overturn its abortion rulings including Roe v. Wade. Continue reading

Full Report on Mark Pickup’s Address in DC

Full Report on Mark Pickup’s Address in DC

ProLifeCorner –  Mark Pickup, as many of you already know, heads up Human Life . Although Mark is Canadian, I think he is more American than many Americans.  It is a privilege to be able to read his wonderful words of wisdom, and to acknowledge him as our friend. Mark and his wife LaRee are pillars of strength in the pro-life movement all throughout North America.

He just sent us a link to his article entitled “What I Said In Washington” and it is with great pleasure we present it now! Continue reading

Are You Born Again? Are You Saved?

Are You Born Again? Are You saved?

ProLifeCorner – Frank Munda-  Many of us have heard, or used the terms “are you born again”, or “are you saved”, and “have you accepted Christ as your personal Lord and Savior”? When we hear these terms or even use them ourselves, do we really think about what it means?  If I had a group of Evangelicals, Lutherans, Pentecostals, Presbyterians, Catholics, etc. and ask the above questions, I more than likely would get different interpretations within each one of these groups. Christianity should not be a democracy where we get a consensus of the majority and therefore that is the truth, at least at that moment and within that particular group.

The purpose of this article is not to convert you, the reader, to any particular Christian belief. I do however believe that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ intended for us to be one. The unfortunate reality is we are not “one”, and that is something that you, myself, or anyone else can possibly  change. That peace, that unity, can only come through the power of the Holy Spirit and I long for that day. In the meantime, through our brokenness, through our division, can we at least build upon what we do agree on? That is, we love the teachings of Jesus Christ and we want to build our lives around those teachings. Continue reading

Assisted Suicide Goes Against Nations Founding Principles

Assisted Suicide Goes Against Nations Founding Principles

ProLifeCorner –  Washington DC – You may recall at the ProLifeCorner we recently did a piece on Mark Pickup from Canada being a guest speaker at a Cathedral in Washington DC. Mark was invited to give a talk on the subject of euthanasia. He was invited by the Archdiocese of Washington’s Adult and Family Rally and Mass for Life, held Jan. 22 at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle.

Mark told us: “Here’s some coverage of my Washington address on the 22 January, 2016”. He also said, ”I was surprised 200 people came as the District of Columbia was on the cusp of the worst snow storm in 94 years”. Continue reading

Why Should I Go to Mass?

Why Should I Go to Mass?”


“He… “He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day as was His custom.”

A story from ancient Egypt tells how the god Thoth invented a new way of helping people learn and remember things, a system called writing. Thoth explained his invention to the king of Egypt; but the king was not impressed. He said the invention was liable to make people lazy in trying to remember things; that they would start to rely on written things instead of thinking for themselves. Worst of all, it would allow people to appear learned, rather than actually being learned. Written things need the help of the author to explain them, the human touch.

Although this is just an ancient myth, it still has some valid points to make. First, we learn from other people. Books are written by other people; they don’t appear out of the blue or fall out of the sky. And second, we learn better from human contact in teaching, even when books are involved – what the ancient Greek philosopher Plato called “the animated speech of a knowledgeable person.” Even then, although the person might have knowledge, they also need the gift of passing on that knowledge, of helping others become keen to learn, and setting people on fire with a love of that subject. And with the invention of the printing press in the fifteenth century, some of the Egyptian king’s misgivings came true. People sometimes mistook the book for learning or wisdom itself. Sometimes they thought that simply by reading or quoting that they would become learned, and so they neglected the need for understanding, for teaching and for interpretation to bring the written word to life. Continue reading

Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children

Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children


Today, the Church celebrates the:

Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children

The over 56 million abortions since the 1973 decisions of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton reflect with heartbreaking magnitude what Pope Francis means by a “throwaway culture.” However, we have great trust in God’s providence. We are reminded time and again in Scripture to seek the Lord’s help, and as people of faith, we believe that our prayers are heard.

 This mass was offered in reparation for all forms of sin committed against the dignity of human life from conception to natural death in our country and in the world!

Modern-day public figures abuse their power at times, and this was no less of a problem in ancient biblical days. In today’s reading, we see King Saul of Israel abusing his power by seeking to kill David. Saul was jealous of David and saw him as an “inconvenience”, and a threat to his own legacy and rule. At the same time, David stood to gain if he killed Saul; he not only would get rid of the man who was out to destroy him, but he would succeed him to the throne. In the end, however, respect for life won out. David spared Saul’s life because it was the right thing to do in the eyes of God. In turn, won over by David’s decision, Saul repented. He abandoned his plan to abuse his power by killing David. Continue reading