Renewal of Our Baptismal Promises

Renewal of Our Baptismal Promises

Lent means “springtime.” It is the springtime of our life in the Spirit. Lent is a special gift of God to His people. It is an opportunity to imitate Jesus as He fasted forty days in the desert. During Lent, we can walk with the catechumens as they prepare for the greatest event of their lives: receiving the sacrament of Baptism on Easter Vigil. In this way, we can prepare for one of the greatest moments of the year — the renewal of our baptismal promises. This renewal is so important that the Church offers this opportunity on the greatest day of the year, Easter Sunday, at every Mass in every Catholic church in the world. Pope John Paul II has taught: “It is no exaggeration to say that the entire existence of the lay faithful has as its purpose to lead a person to a knowledge of the radical newness of the Christian life that comes from Baptism” (Lay Members of Christ’s Faithful People, 10).

The renewal of our baptismal promises is the goal of Lent. All our Lenten activities should move us toward this goal. For example, when we go to Confession during Lent, it has an added significance. Our Lenten Confessions should prepare us to reject Satan, all his works, and all his empty promises and to make a deep act of faith in the Father, Son, and Spirit. Continue reading

Happy Easter to all of our readers at Pro Life Corner.

Happy Easter to all of our readers at Pro Life Corner.

The world has changed Easter to the Easter bunny, Spring break, and spring egg huts.  We Christians must remind ourselves and each other what Easter is all about.  To those of us who profess to be Christian, it’s the most holy time of the year.  It’s the time we remember that Christ, our Savior, died for us on Good Friday to rise 3 days later.  It’s a time to remember that by this very act redemption came into the world.

May the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob bless you and your families with His love, joy and peace.  May He send forth His Holy Spirit and give all of us the courage to boldly go forth and proclaim that Jesus is King of Kings and Lord of Lords.  May we also have the courage to proclaim that God our Father is the creator of all life and may we resist the culture of death with every fiber of our being. Continue reading

Is Selfishness Killing America?

How “love of God” and “love of neighbor” defines your life, your family, your politics and your future.

 ProLifeCorner-   By Larry Plachno 

Give me a few minutes of your time and I will share with you some of the highlights of 25 years of research into interconnected social problems that will probably change the way you look at society. It may even change the way you look at good and evil in your own life.

Summertime of 2015 marks 25 years since I began research on what some of us call Interconnected Social Problems. At that time I had five kids and was disenchanted with “Political Correctness.” I felt that there must be logical reasons for our social problems. Hence, I started research in the summer of 1990 at the downtown Rockford Public library accompanied by two of my kids. For the record, I might mention that I later adopted kid number six and number seven showed up as a pleasant surprise. Hence, I have somewhat of a vested interest in figuring out what is going wrong with our society. Continue reading

Cuomo’s Abortion Pals Win Favors

August 21, 2013-  Bill Donohue comments on New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s friends at NARAL Pro-Choice:
There is no organization that Gov. Cuomo loves more than NARAL, the most radical pro-abortion organization in New York State. And there is only one organization in New York State that received an exemption from his new lobbying reporting law for tax exempt groups—NARAL. Continue reading

Abortion and Informed Consent

American Thinker – By Carol Brown-   Informed consent is a big deal in health care. And it should be.  If a person is planning to undergo medical treatment, his or her doctor will go to great lengths to make sure the patient understands what is involved — whether for preventative care, elective procedures, or treatment for serious illness. Continue reading

Rockford, Illinois, Wilmington, Delaware, No Difference 3-16-2013 – By Frank Munda- What do these two great cities have in common?  They both have news services that might reluctantly print the news regarding abortion killing centers, but more often than not, will just not print the news at all.  Many of us are aware of how the media in Rockford had ignored the many attacks upon the pro-life citizens of Rockford over the past 25 years, and yet there would be a seeming eagerness on the part of the media to print the pro-abortion propaganda from the likes of Karen Elyea, Wayne Webster, etc.. Continue reading

Spreading Germs, Pollution And Choice by Larry Plachno- Are We Our Own Worst Enemy?

This is primarily intended for my friends in the Pro-Life Movement to bring you up to date on all of the new research and reports showing how marriage, fertility, families and abortion are all interconnected. It is absolutely ridiculous that an increasing number of prominent secular publications, including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, have published major articles on how under-population is harming our country while our government continues to spend taxpayer money for contraception and abortion because it feels that pregnancy, babies and children are evil. Continue reading