UPDATED: 9:55 PM – ProLifeCorner – 2-7-2016 – by Editor – Many of you know of the tragic and scandalous situation of an abortionist who is allowed to see patients at Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Health care, in La Crosse WI. Both the Bishop of La Crosse and the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual adoration, who have sponsorship of the hospital, allow this life and soul threatening situation to continue.
Appointments are scheduled with mothers in high risk pregnancies with a perinatologist. Perinatologist, are specialists who come to the Mayo/Franciscan Hospital. These specialists, perinatologists, do NOT perform abortions in the Mayo/Franciscan Hospital. However, they do inform mothers of all options including abortion. These same doctors, perinatologists do perform abortions in MN at the Mayo Hospital.
ProLifeCorner.com – Frank J. Munda- 2-7-2016 – Often people will ask this most important question: Do you have a personal relationship with Jesus? It’s a good question Do you have the right answer? Is the answer yes? By the very nature of someone accepting Jesus into their life we all have varying degrees of relationship with our Lord.
If you profess to be Christian the question is, what does it mean to have a personal relationship with Jesus? I came from a background that might seem strange to some; that is we were Catholic on my Father’s side of the family and Protestant on my Mother’s side. My Mom and Dad had four sons and I was the third born. My mother had a lovely singing voice and loved the old Protestant hymns. When we were small, often at night my Mom would sing the beautiful old Protestant hymns to us. “The Old Rugged Cross” was one of my favorites. Of course when I was real small I did not understand this Protestant – Catholic thing. As I grew up unfortunately the differences became more clear to me. My favorite aunt was a Baptist Christian. She was a good and kind person and I know she loved me as her nephew, but I had difficulty understanding how she could hate my Catholic faith. When my young wife and I had an opportunity to purchase our first home, it was my aunt who gave us the down payment. In her own way she had a relationship with Jesus; she was a good, kind and loving person to those around her. The only thing that I truly could not understand is how she could love Jesus, and yet take such a strong anti-Catholic position. Continue reading →
We 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 →
ProLifeCorner- Frank Joseph Munda- There’s an old saying, ”I felt sorry for myself 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 →
Many people braved the snow in Washington, D.C. in January to march for life. They were 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 →
ProLifeCorner – Mark Pickup, as many of you already know, heads up Human Life Matters.org . 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 →
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
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 →
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 →
1897 Estey Pump Organ for Auction to Benefit Care Net Pregnancy Center
ProLifeCorner- Monroe WI.- As some of you know, this year the Care Net Pregnancy Center of Green County will be moving forward with a much needed remodeling of the Center. To help raise funds for this project, Grace Church has an 1897 Estey Pump Organ for auction. This organ has been completely restored inside and out. It is a beautiful instrument to look at and play.
It will go to the person who submits the highest offer in writing by noon Monday, January 25th. Suggested minimum offer $900. It is valued at over $7,000. (One site listed it at $15,000.) This is your opportunity to pick up a beautiful piece of history at a very reasonable price.