ProLifeCorner- Justin’s and Chelsea’s joy at the news that they will soon be parents is shattered a few weeks later, when doctors discover that their unborn baby, Melissa, suffers from anencephaly, a fatal congenital defect in which most of the brain is missing or severely underdeveloped. Anencephalic infants die within weeks after birth, and the couple is advised to terminate the pregnancy. Continue reading →
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 →
Freeport Illinois- St. Joseph Church will be celebrating St. Joseph Feast Day on Saturday, March 19, in Berg Hall after the 5:30 Mass. Cheese and vegetable pizzas, bread sticks, salad, tuna casserole, salmon loaf and drinks will be available. Call the St. Joseph parish office at 815-232-8271 and make a reservation. A suggested offering of $5.00 per person will be gratefully accepted at the door. Please bring your grandchildren and celebrate St. Joseph Feast Day.
The chairperson of the feast day, Cynthia Saar, made an announcement concerning the event after the Masses on Sunday. Please take a moment to hear what she had to say.
Gold Covered Sepulchers Filled With Dead Babies Bones
ProLifeCorner – 3-12-2016 – by Editor – For years we have seen the scandalous stories of American Catholic Universities promoting and honoring our political and cultural elites who are responsible for the mass murder of children by abortion.
This year two of the most prominent Catholic universities in America have both taken the promotion of the culture of death to new lows.
Novena For A Change Of Heart At Mayo/Franciscan Hospital
Editors note: Please say this novena starting on Fri. March 11 and ending on March 19th The Feast Day in honor of St. Joseph.
A novena is a series of prayers that are said for nine straight days, usually as a prayer of petition in times of great need. The nine days of prayer recall the nine days that the Apostles and the Blessed Virgin Mary spent in prayer between Ascension Thursday and Pentecost Sunday.
Day 1: Through the intercession of St. Francis of Assisi, we pray that the administration of Mayo/Franciscan Hospital will no longer place the lives of children and the health of mothers in danger by allowing doctors toinform mothers that abortion is an option Our Father…Hail Mary…Glory be… Continue reading →
Samaritan Woman at the Well: A Different Perspective
The woman said to Him, ‘Sir, I can see that you are a prophet? Our ancestors worshipped on this mountain; but you people say that the place to worship is in Jerusalem.”
In 1923, the Jewish theologian Martin Buber wrote an immensely influential little book entitled I and Thou. Buber’s main point is that there are two ways of relating to other people in our lives: We can see them as objects to be used – what Buber calls an “I-it” relationship; or we can see others as having feelings, dreams and needs as real and as important as our own that can be the basis for dialogue and relationship – an “I-Thou” relationship.
In his memoirs, Buber tells the story of how he came to his theory of I-Thou and I-It. When he was a professor of philosophy at a university in Germany, a young student came to see him. The student had received his draft notice to serve in the German army in World War I. He was a pacifist by nature and afraid of being killed in battle, but, at the same time, he was a loyal and fiercely patriotic German. He asked Buber what he should do: serve his country and risk being killed or claim conscientious objector status and perhaps leave another young man to be killed in his place. Continue reading →
“While Jesus was praying, his face changed in appearance and his clothing became dazzling white.”
A woman who had never seen the ocean before went on a cruise. On the voyage she was captivated by the variety of colors she saw in different parts of the ocean — azure, turquoise, aquamarine, emerald. She collected samples of each hue in small bottles.
When she returned home, she wanted to show her friends the magnificent colors she had seen. But when she poured the contents of each bottle into separate glasses to show them, she was shocked to see that all they contained was water — colorless, translucent, ordinary water.Continue reading →
ProLifeCorner – Nashville, Tennessee- Frank J. Munda- It’s been over 30 years that we at the ProLifeCorner have been fighting the culture of death. One thing I’ve learned is that there is no right way or wrong way to approach this horrific and scandalous stain on the fabric of a once great nation. Of course I am referring to the decriminalization of abortion. How do we fight this heinous crime against mankind? If I had 10 pro-life advocates with me now I might have 10 different answers. That explains why we have so many wonderful pro-life groups with slightly different approaches. If each one of us would surrender our hearts and our minds to our Lord He will lead us.
I received a wonderful note from a gentleman by the name of Jeremy Robin. He was inspired to write and produce a video entitled “What could possibly make the angles cry?” This video, in my opinion, is very well done and speaks to the heart. The music, imagery, and editing is of the highest caliber.
It is a privilege for me to share with you Jeremy’s note below and his video. May our Lord richly bless and inspire Jeremy in all of his musical endeavors especially in how it pertains to promoting the culture of life. Continue reading →
ProLifeCorner- Freeport Illinois – Madonna Renewal Center in Freeport needs help this Saturday, Feb 13, 2016, from 9:00-12:00 AM.
The Madonna Renewal Center is moving forward; mold and asbestos have been removed from the five story future home of the Madonna Renewal Center.
Project leader for the Madonna Renewal Center (MRC) Roger L. Kampmier had this to say.
“Please note we have one final weekend of demo clean up set for this Sat.Feb 13th morning at the MRC Building. All pipes have been demo’d and this final event is removal of remaining metal for salvage from the fifth floor to the staging area. Please bring work gloves and push brooms.
Once the fifth floor is cleared out then all floors will be swipe down.
I will not be at this Sat. event so please check in with Colleen for this one. Scheduled from 9:00-12:00 AM, but it shouldn’t take that long if we have a good turnout of folks to help.
God Bless all who have helped in the effort over the last four week time period, we could not be here with your help. Continue reading →
ProLifeCorner- Today all throughout the world, Christians of many denominations will start a 40 day period of fasting and prayer. A dear friend of the ProLifeCorner sent us his introduction to this most holy season. To some Christians who do not practice Lent, hopefully this introduction will provide a little deeper understanding of this holy season. If practicing Lent is not part of your tradition, and this introduction makes sense to you, please join us on this holy journey for a more personal relationship with our Lord and Savior.
Ash Wednesday Introduction
Today, the Church celebrates Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent.
Lent has three major themes: repentance,purification, and growth. These three themes are exemplified very appropriately by the use of ashes.Continue reading →