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
Petition in Support of Sandra Mendoza
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
Religious Freedom / Pro-Life Rally Rockford Illinois
ProLifeCorner- Rockford Il.-
On Monday June 13th, Christians from Winnebago County came together to pray outside of the Winnebago County Health Department that fired Pediatric Nurse Sandra Mendoza because of her refusal to refer mothers to abortion clinics. This is another attack on religious freedom and human life by government officials who believe they are above the moral law.
This rally had four goals:
- It was a sign of faith, love, and trust by Christians in Jesus Christ.
- A show of support for Sandra Mendoza.
- It was an appeal through prayer and public witness to the Winnebago County Health Department to stop the immoral and deadly practice of sending mothers and children to abortion mills.
- A prayerful and public stand for religious freedom and against anti-Christian bigotry.
A Woman of Love and Courage
ProLifeCorner- Rockford Il.– Sandra Mendoza had faithfully served her employer and the public at the Winnebago County Health Department for 18 years when her boss informed her she must begin referring mothers to abortion clinics.
Sandra had a choice. She could quietly go along with this mandate. After all who would know? She could rationalize that it isn’t her fault if a woman chooses an abortion. Odds are the public would never find out and she has been at the WCHD for 18 years and no one would expect her to throw away her career and family income over this.
But Sandra knows a few things that her bosses at the Winnebago County Department of Public Health either don’t know or don’t care about.
Pope Francis and the Jubilee Holy Year of Mercy
ProLifeCorner- By Larry Plachno
We are halfway through the Jubilee Holy Year of Mercy and yet many people are not fully aware of it and its implications. Fewer yet seem to have taken advantage of what Pope Francis and the Holy Year has offered us. This particular Holy Year is very unique in two areas that include its treatment of abortion and the ease of a pilgrimage to the Holy Door. Please give me a few minutes of your time so I can explain what the Holy Year is and how we can take advantage of it.
Pope Francis opened the Holy Door (Porta Sancta) at St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican on December 8, 2015 to inaugurate this Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI was also present as were numerous others. Pope Francis earlier said “On that day, the Holy Door will become a Door of Mercy through which anyone who enters will experience the love of God who consoles, pardons and instills hope.”
There were two reasons given by Pope Francis for selecting this particular date. One reason is that this date marks the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. Pope Francis points out that this represents God’s action in choosing Mary as the mother of man’s Redeemer. A second reason is that it represents the 50th anniversary of the closing date of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council. The Church feels a great need to keep this date alive. Continue reading
Abortion, Politics and the Slippery Slope
ProLifeCorner- By Larry Plachno
Many people may ask whether there is an obvious connection between abortion, politics and the slippery slope. The demographers and researchers will tell you that there is a very obvious connection. Moreover, this connection explains why our society is falling apart.
Our Polarized Society
Those who have been keeping up with research, or even just reading the news, are aware that our society has become increasingly polarized. A poll by a well-known company in late April of 2016 showed that only 26 percent of Americans feel that the United States is heading in the right direction. An earlier poll of likely voters in February of 2016 disclosed that 81 percent of the respondents felt that the Federal Government is corrupt.
Another poll in April of 2016 showed that nearly 30 percent of Americans felt that the political parties were out of step with the voters. This is increasingly obvious as the presidential election campaign unfolds. On the conservative side, the two candidates with the most support were both mavericks who did not follow traditional politics. Even the liberals have a second candidate who is getting support as an unconventional politician. Much of this reflects the fact that our society has become increasingly polarized in recent decades. Continue reading
ProLifeCorner- We recently received this Mother’s Day homily from a good friend. He speaks of the awesomeness of mothers and their role in the family, and yet does so in a lighthearted way. And then he brings us back to the celebration of Jesus’ Ascension into heaven. Enjoy, and may our Lord richly bless all of the Mothers who give their selfless love to all their children.
Ascension/Mother’s Day Homily
Good morning! Today the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Ascension of Our Lord in Heaven! On the Solemnity of the Ascension, the Church does not merely commemorate an historical event in the life of Christ. Rather, on this day, the Church celebrates Christ’s physical departure from time and space, to His glorification with God the Father in eternity.
Each and every Holy Sacrifice of the Mass offered daily around the world is a celebration and re-enactment of Christ’s glorification. By glorification, I mean His life and ministry, His suffering, His death, His resurrection, AND His Ascension into heaven!
Moreover, the Ascension of Jesus into heaven is a definitive sign and symbol of His glorious Second Coming and the end of time on the last day. The Ascension is Jesus’ legacy. But, Jesus Christ will return to the earth in the same manner as He left it. When the risen Lord returns again in glory, God’s will for mankind will be fulfilled.
The Ascension is also an impending sign of the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, which the Church will celebrate next week! Continue reading
How to Eliminate Abortion at its Cause
ProLifeCorner- By Larry Plachno
In common with many people, I am deeply disturbed and concerned over the taking of innocent human lives in abortion. Some of the cruel and painful abortion procedures make this situation inhuman. However, the number of people working against abortion and for life is very positive. But, on the negative side I am concerned that much of this effort is wasted. Many if not most of these pro-life people have not taken the time to look at the primary cause of abortion and work in that area.
When you approach a doctor with an ailment, he or she will do an examination and possibly schedule tests to determine the cause of the problem. This is called a diagnosis and guides the doctor in taking the proper steps to eliminate the problem. Likewise, when you have a problem with your car and take it to the dealer or repair shop, they run tests and diagnostics to find the cause of the problem. Once the cause is known, they can take action to fix the problem. Why do pro-life people not take the time to look for the cause of abortion and then work on that cause to eliminate abortion?
The Cause of Abortion Continue reading
Abortion and our Unsustainable Society
ProLifeCorner- By Larry Plachno- Sustainability has recently become an attractive catchword in business and industry. In addition to the obvious meaning that a particular procedure or product can be ongoing or continuous, it also tends to carry the connotations of being healthy and eco-friendly.
Our society is no longer sustainable due in large part to abortion and related actions or attitudes. In fact, our society has become unsustainable in three different ways. One is that we can no longer agree on good and evil or common goals. The second is that we have moved to harming society rather than supporting it. And the third is that because of abortion and related actions we have become an endangered species and our society is dying out.
You probably will not find any of these three critical items discussed in the mainstream media to any extent. Yes, topics will come up from time to time but their negative impact on our society is rarely mentioned and little will be said about abortion and related decisions and actions as the cause. Continue reading