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 →
“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
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 →
I just had to send a note to tell you how much I love you and care about you. I saw you yesterday as you were walking with your friends. I waited all day hoping you would want to talk with me also. As evening drew near, I gave you a sunset to close your day and a cool breeze to rest you. And I waited. But you never came. It hurt me but I still love you because I am your friend.
I saw you fall asleep last night and I longed to touch your brow. So, I spilled moonlight on your pillow and your face. Again I waited, wanting to rush down so that we could talk. I have so many gifts for you. But you awakened late the next day and rushed off to work. My tears were in the rain. 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.
“ … there was a marriage at Cana in Galilee, and the Mother of Jesus was there; Jesus also was invited to the marriage with His disciples.”
A young woman is set up on a blind date with a young man – a pediatrician. He comes across as nerdy and awkward, a shy, stumbling conversationalist who spills soup on his tie during dinner. As the woman is contemplating faking a headache and asking to be taken home early, the doctor’s beeper goes off. He is called to an emergency and invites her to come along, since it was on the way to her home. Seeing him interact with a sick child, she discovers a tenderness in him that surprises her and she begins to speculate about what sort of husband and father he might be. If he isn’t the man of her dreams that she hopes for, she wonders, maybe it’s time for her to change those dreams and expectations.
Today, we hear of the Wedding at Cana in Galilee, where Jesus performs His first public miracle at the urgent request of His Mother, the Virgin Mary!Continue reading →
There is no denying that the Catholic Church in America is very generous with its financial support for the needy all throughout the world. We are starting the New Year and all across this country parishes will have their annual financial campaign for charity. Depending on the diocese, the names of these campaigns will vary. Sadly the one common denominator is many of these campaigns will include money for the Campaign for Human Development (CCHD). Often The CCHD supports some organizations that are less than Christian and many of its tenets are to the point of being anti-Christian i.e. pro-abortion etc..
We are resubmitting here some articles that have been published previously over the years and which are still pertinent today. Unfortunately, to my knowledge many of the parishes continue to support CCHD and other radical groups.Continue reading →
This Should Have Happened at 10th and Broadway Rockford
ProLifeCorner – Rockford Illinois- 1-12-2016 – by Editor – This picture is worth a thousand words and is what should happen to every abortion mill that is still standing. The powers to be in Rockford Illinois relieved Wayne Webster of a large liability by buying the Northern Illinois Women’s Center. The slaughterhouse at 10th and Broadway has now become a liability to the taxpaying citizens of Rockford. It is the law abiding, tax paying citizens of Rockford who will be forced to bring this now closed clinic up to code; code that N.I.W.C. should have been held responsible for over 30 years ago.
Tearing down the killing center is a most appropriate way to acknowledge the infamous Roe v Wade decision that allowed these killing centers to open in the first place. Each building annihilated will save the lives of countless unborn babies. Let us pray in 2016 that more of these murderous places will close during the year. Continue reading →
1-9-2016 – The Pro-Life Corner and The Rockford Pro-Life Initiative do not endorse political candidates. However, we wanted to share with you a few things the Republican presidential candidates have said so you can make an informed decision concerning the lives of millions of unborn children.
DONALD TRUMP – suggested he would not support ending taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood’s non-abortion services in two interviews. “We have to help women,” Trump told Fox News’ Sean Hannity in an interview. “So we have to look at the positives, also, for Planned Parenthood.” Trump said he opposes federal grants going toward Planned Parenthood’s abortion practices, but noted that abortions make up a “small part” of the organization.