A recent discussion on interconnected social problems and the resulting polarization of our society brought forth the suggestion that many of us, including many of the Christians and Catholics reading this, may be responsible at least in part for abortions. While many pro-life people would deny this, I invite you to follow the logic with me and see what we find.
Our Polarized Society
It was the demographers that first publicized our polarized society and related interconnected social problems. They pointed out that in several major elections they could predict voting based the fertility level of a state or area. Those states with the highest fertility levels traditionally swung to the right and voted for conservative candidates and conservative issues while those states with the lowest fertility levels traditionally swung to the left and voted for liberal candidates and liberal issues. Two things are immediately noteworthy. One is that the basis for this is fertility level, which translates into bringing children into the world. The second thing to note is that this question on children tends to polarize our society into the right and the left. Continue reading →
“For everyone who exults themselves will be humbled, but the ones who humble themselves will be exulted.”
There once lived a man so humble, that even the angels rejoiced at the sight of him. But, in spite of his great sanctity, he didn’t even have the slightest idea that he was holy. He just went about his humdrum and ordinary daily tasks, diffusing goodness in the same way flowers unconsciously diffuse their fragrance, and in the same way streetlights diffuse their glow.
His sanctity lay in this – that he forgot each person’s past, and looked at him or her, as they were, and he looked beyond each person’s appearance to the very center of their being, where they were innocent and blameless and too unaware to know what they were doing. Thus, he loved and forgave everyone he met – and he saw nothing extraordinary in this, for it was the result of his way of looking at people.Continue reading →
ProLifeCorner.com – Rockford, Il – 2-27-2016 – The World Apostolate of Fatima’s Centennial U.S. Tour for Peace is underway and coming to Rockford! The historic tour, marking the 100th Anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima, will feature the world-famous International Pilgrim Virgin Statue, traveling worldwide for nearly 70 years.
St. Bernadette Church 2400 Bell Ave in Rockford is hosting the tour on Tuesday September 13th, at 7:00pm. It will be an extraordinary occasion of healing, hope and grace. Continue reading →
When my daughter was growing up, I told her that everyone makes mistakes and that the best thing she could do for herself was to admit her mistakes and then learn from them. I also told her to learn from other people’s mistakes, as much as she could, so she could save herself the heartache of going through those things herself.
Human beings want to believe they are perfect and they certainly don’t want to tell anyone of the mistakes they have made because they think it makes them appear weak; but in reality, weakness lies in not being truthful with yourself and sharing that wisdom with others, especially the next generation – whether it be your own children, nieces and nephews, siblings, cousins, friends, etc. Continue reading →
“Do you suppose that I am here to bring peace on earth?”
During the 1930’s Winston Churchill experienced what are called his “wilderness years.” He was out of government, out of office and out of style. His day was over and done with, his influence on British public life seemingly in decline. Churchill retired to his country home in Kent, south of London, tended his garden, built brick walls and brooded.
In particular, he brooded about Hitler and the rise of Fascism and Nazism in Europe. Alarmed at what he heard about the rearmament of Germany, Churchill began to make speeches in the House of Commons, calling on the government of the day to be vigilant and to rearm the country against the threat of Nazi might. In reply, Members of Parliament denounced Churchill as a warmonger. After the horror of the First World War, nobody wanted to contemplate the possibility of another conflict. Peace was the order of the day, and any talk of arms and fighting would only serve to depress people and to dishearten them. It was madness to talk of war, and only a madman would contemplate such a thing. Churchill was ignored. But Churchill was right. The sad truth came all too quickly, to blight another generation and to send millions to the grave.Continue reading →
ProLifeCorner- Editorial: The Winnebago County Democrat Party, soon after five police officers were murdered in Dallas, posted (on their Facebook page) a vicious cartoon slandering police officers in the city of Chicago.
This offensive cartoon paints the majority of police officers in the city of Chicago as cold blooded killers. This type of inflammatory anti-police hate speech has led to officers being murdered around the country.
It is interesting to note that Chicago is the most gun controlled city in the country, that is responsible citizens can barely own a gun. However, terrorist/gang members have arsenals of weapons. The only protection that the citizens have is the local police force. It is a fact the Democrats removed guns from the hands of honest citizens in Chicago via their radical gun control laws. Publishing hate filled cartoons can only make the situation worse because the terrorists are the only ones who have guns. Continue reading →
“Peter said, ‘Lord, are you telling this parable for us or for everyone?’
Writing in the Harvard Business Review [April 23, 2013], business consultant Peter Bregman tells of running late one evening. He was to meet his wife, Eleanor, for dinner, but a client meeting had run longer than expected and he was 30 minutes late.
Arriving at their table in the restaurant, he apologized. “I didn’t intend to be late,” he said!
ProLifeCorner- Our readers often send us many wonderful comments on one article or another. However one comment, in particular, stood out. We feel it is so good we want to be sure everyone has a chance to read it and ponder the truth of it.
We thank Gail for the time and knowledge it took to send us this work, but we especially thank her for her many years of dedication in counseling at an abortion mill. May God richly bless her and all pro-life counselors for their selfless work.
Are You Singing a Little Louder?
By Gail H. “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing,” said Edmund Burke. As a sidewalk counselor for many years, I am sick (to death) of all of the excuses given by so-called “Christian pro-lifers” when asked to pray near an abortion mill. If asked if they would die for Christ, they would go on and on about how they would do anything for Christ. Somehow I find that hard to believe, since they cannot even come out to pray just for a few minutes near the abortion mill. They have all sorts of complaints. They complain about the heat or cold or rain or snow, yet will stand outside in the church parking lot for at least 30 minutes or more in all kinds of weather, probably while talking about how valiant they are and how they want to die for Christ. Continue reading →