ProLifeCorner – 2-2-2017 – by Chris Munda – The following article by our friend from Canada, Mark Pickup, is one of the best we have read, and that’s really saying something. He gives us a brief history of why America was a great nation and why America now is headed in a downward spiral. There is a glimmer of hope, however, if we clean up our act and start to love and help others again. But most of all, we need to stop the holocaust of the unborn. We cannot continue to slaughter our children and expect our nation to become great again. 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 →
Unless Truth be a Mockery and Justice a Hollow Lie
ProLifeCorner – 12-15-2015 – by Staff – Our latest cntribution from our friend in Canada, Mark Pickup, is one of his best ever-and that’s saying something! Mark will be speaking in Washington, DC at St. Matthew the Apostle Cathedral just prior to the 2016 March for Life.
Please take time to read his latest articfle and we think you’ll come away with the same feeling we have; it was a tribute and a Christmas gift of encouragement to all of us who work and pray for an end to abortion and euthanasia.
May God bless Mark and his family with many more years of their courage and wisdom.Continue reading →
ProLifeCorner- Beaumont, Alberta, Canada –Mark Pickup- On 6 February 2015, the Supreme Court in my country of Canada struck down the nations laws against assisted suicide. In a unanimous decision the high court ruled that physician assisted suicide should be available for any “Irremediable” medical condition (including illness, disease or disability) that causes enduring suffering and is intolerable in the circumstances of his or her condition.” This could encompass psychological pain. The high court felt that available treatments need not be taken. If Ludwig van Beethoven lived today in Canada, can you see how he might be at risk of being assisted in his suicide? Continue reading →
Beaumont, Alberta, Canada- By Mark Pickup- THE BIG LIES OF OUR AGE VERSUS THE TRUTH FOUND IN JESUS CHRIST. My father’s generation knew the Holocaust of the Nazis. The holocaust of abortion and soon euthanasia and assisted suicide hangs over mine.
Nazi propaganda Minister Josef Goebbel’s guiding maxim was “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will come to believe it.” The spread the lie of Aryan superiority and the their dominance posed by the Jews. The mass genocide of 6 million Jews started with of Germany’s euthanasia program of their mentally and physically disabled people. Killing their disabled and sick was a training ground for the final solution. Continue reading →
Beaumont, Alberta,Canada- Mark Pickup- Pro-euthanasia rhetoric loaded with euphemisms to disguise reality. I want to address the rhetoric used by people who promote euthanasia and assisted suicide. Those who control language control public discourse and set agendas that dictate behaviour that might not be acceptable in other contexts.
It is a confusing time. The culture in which we live is telling the incurably ill and severely disabled they have a right to assisted suicide while the healthy population deserves suicide prevention. Continue reading →
Beaumont, Alberta,Canada- By Mark Pickup-It was a quiet March evening. My wife, LaRee, was sitting in her favorite chair beside the fireplace that you see in the photo above. She was knitting while I was writing a post for this blog and listening to J.S.Bach’s “Saint Matthew Passion”. Something occurred to me. I said, “It was 30 years ago yesterday that I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.” LaRee paused, put her knitting down on her lap, looked over her reading glasses and said, “We won. We beat the MS.” It was of those revelations of life when the experiences of decades melt into a single moment: The room filled with thunderous silence LaRee was right. We rose above the disease.
I gazed toward the fireplace and became lost in the flames. Our terrifying journey with MS did not drive us apart, it drew us closer. In the midst of the consuming fire of a terrible disease, we embraced each other tighter when the flames grew higher…. Continue reading →
IN CHRIST’S SUFFERING I HAVE FOUND MEANING IN MY OWN
Beaumont, Alberta,Canada– By Mark Pickup- The two greatest Season’s in the Christian Calendar are Christmas and Easter. Christmas marks the Incarnation: God made man.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, He was with God in the beginning. … The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, he who came from the Father, full of Grace and truth.” (John 1.1 and 14.) Continue reading →
ProLifeCorner.com- By Mark Pickup- In early March of this year I was invited by the Catholic Organization for Life and Family (a ministry of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops) to speak to a seminar they hosted in Canada’s capital city of Ottawa, Ontario. The topic they gave to me was “I am More Than My Handicap”. I must acknowledge that some readers may find the use of the word handicap offensive. It was certainly not meant to be: Keep in mind that the organizers of the conference were French and the word has a different context for them. You will notice that I used the word “handicap” and “disability” interchangeably for that reason.
My speaking notes from that presentation are below. The presentation concluded with part of a Leonard Cohen song Anthem which I only quote the Lyrics below. Was the address well received? It must have been. The audience responded with a standing ovation. Continue reading. – Mark Continue reading →
ProLifeCorner.com- By Mark Pickup- Christians should be more concerned about the rights of others than their own. “Have you ever noticed that the Bible says little about us defending own rights but is replete with exhortations for us to defend the rights of others.A hallmark of the modern age is an obsession with individual rights. It seems that every other day somebody is demanding his or her rights. Some people even demand rights that are not even written down anywhere or recognized by any legislature or court. Self-interest reigns supreme. Continue reading →