Is this you? “I’m pro-life. I would never have an abortion. But I’m not an activist.” Well, I’m glad you’re against child-killing. But it’s not enough to say you are against abortion. You must live what you believe. You may not be a hold-a-sign-and-engage-in-public-debate activist, but every Christian should take a stand against abortion. Call it activism, education or ministry, but when genocide is occurring in our nation, we must do more than identify with the opponents of it. When we are persecuted for our stance on abortion or for righteousness sake, it can be discouraging. Who doesn’t want to be liked and accepted? But we must not fear rocking the boat when our fellow human beings are drowning in the devil’s deceptive lies. There are millions of people who are broken and hurting, starving for the truth. They try to fill a void by giving themselves away sexually. When the consequences of their actions hit them, and a baby is created, they try desperately to find a way out. They end up covering up one sin with another by killing their child. The darkness around them gets thicker and harder to overcome, the longer and deeper they dive into perpetual sin. Continue reading
ProLifeCorner.com- Rockford Il- by Rockford Pro-Life Initiative- Many of you remember Alfonz Sumichrast who spent countless hours standing on the sidewalk outside of Rockford’s abortion mill. His life was filled with hardship including years in a Communist prison for refusing to give up his Christian faith. But greater than the hardships was his love for God and neighbor and the joy he brought to all he met. Continue reading
Rockford, Il – (ProLifeCorner.com) – 5-20 -2014 – by Rockford Pro-Life Initiative - In Chuck Sweeny’s recent column in the Rockford Register Star titled ‘Predicting fallout of GOP vote leader” , about Winnebago County Republican Chairman Jim Thompson’s joke calling President Obama an ass, Mr. Sweeny seems outraged that Mr. Thompson is still allowed to keep his job after making this comment. Mr.Sweeny also quoted Rep. Chuck Jefferson who was outraged by what he thought was an inappropriate joke. Continue reading
A Good Shepherd Sunday Homily
“… and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. A stranger they will not follow, … for they do not know the voice of a stranger.”
A few years ago, the theology department at a major university hosted a church leader from central Europe. The Soviet Union had just come apart and the pastor’s country was emerging from a long dark night of Communist oppression into the first light of freedom. At a dinner for the pastor, guests were full of questions about what was happening in Europe and the former Soviet bloc. Continue reading
Rockford, Il – (ProLifeCorner.com – 4-13-2014 – by Kevin Rilott- This is the untold story of a Holocaust that took place in Rockford and the small group of heroic citizens who withstood threats, intimidation, and the vilest bigotry Rockford has ever experienced to save human lives and end the killing of children in this city.
“There is above all this supreme stamp of the barbarian; the sacrifice of the permanent for the temporary.” G.K. Chesterton Continue reading
Rockford, Il – (ProLifeCorner.com) – 3-28-2014 – by Rockford Pro-Life Initiative – In the past week Christians from Rockford went as a group to the Planned Parenthood abortion mills in Aurora and Madison to pray for and defend mothers and babies from the culture of death and to be a sign of Christ’s love for every person.
On Friday March 28, three Christian gentlemen spoke to the RAVE Board in Rockford about the coming appearance of anti-Christian bigot and hate monger Bill Maher at the city owned Coronado theater. Continue reading
Rockford, Il – (ProLifeCorner.com) – 3-15-2014 – by Rockford Pro-Life Initiative – The Holy Family’s respect life committee is holding a car pool to pray at the Planned Parenthood in Aurora on Saturday March 22nd. After the 8:30AM mass in the Church we will meet in the parking-lot at 9:00am. 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
ProLifeCorner.com- Matthew 6: 24-34- “Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself. Sufficient for a day is its own evil.”
In today’s gospel, Jesus exhorts us to go about our daily tasks serenely and not to worry uselessly about what happened yesterday or what may happen tomorrow. Our Lord wants us to understand what is important – that which is within our reach – to live in God’s presence and make good use of the present moment. Otherwise, we will not be able to fulfill God’s Will in a particular moment, because we are either looking back on yesterday, which has already passed, or worrying over tomorrow which may never come. Continue reading
ProLifeCorner.com- 3-1-2014 – By Frank Munda- See how they love one another. To love one another should be the goal of all Christians. We Christians have worked together in the pro-life movement for over 40 years and have put aside our denominational differences so we could work in a unified way to save God’s babies. Through God’s grace there have been many lives saved and many mothers saved from the very real presence of post abortion stress syndrome. Continue reading