Saturday, January 30, 2010

Patrick Henry Hughes: The Mystery and Wonder of God's Plan For Each Human Life

"As we look upon the disabled, the handicapped, those who struggle with deformity, mental illnes, profound and/or mild mental disability we are often moved to sadness and even horror. And we easily ask, “Why does God allow this?!” We quickly conclude that such people’s lives are unhappy or that they will never reach full potential.

"And yet I wonder if we really know what we are talking about. Who of us can really say what our own purpose in God’s plan is let alone anyone else’s? We are like paperclips in a drawer who know only one thing. Our minds are too small for us to ever understand the very special and significant role that even the most “impaired” in our world play. Perhaps in heaven we will realize what an indispensable and central role role they had in God’s plan and victory.

"...the knowledge of the dignity and essential purpose of every human being to God and his plan. Our judgments in this matter cannot be much better than a paperclip in a drawer compared to God’s omniscient wisdom. If it is absurd for us to think a paperclip could understand our ways is it really much less absurd to think we can understand all God’s ways? And if we cannot understand his ways, why do we make judgments as to another person’s role, usefulness, beatitude or status? We look down on the poor but scripture says we should look up to them and that God is especially close to the poor, the suffering, the brokenhearted and the humble. Scripture says he uses the lowly to humble the proud. And yet still we so easily look with pity on those we consider disadvantaged.

"One day in the great by and by we may well be surprised to learn that the most central and critical people in God’s plan were the most humble and often the most broken and that we would never have made it without them."

~ Excerpts and video found at Msgr. Charles Pope's blog. ~

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Obama, the Abortion President: Greatest Human Rights Struggle on Earth

“This is an unprecedented pro-abortion administration.

"...far from becoming “complacent,” pro-life advocates must redouble their pro-life ministries and educational efforts, but most importantly must “pray, fast, and pray for Obama.”

“Safe for women? At least 102 studies show significant psychological harm, major depression and even higher incidences of suicide in women who abort. This has been covered up,”

“At least 28 studies - including three in 2009 - show that an abortion increases the risk of breast cancer by some 30-40 percent or more, yet the abortion industry has largely succeeded here as well in suppressing those facts.”

“With indomitable trust in God, we today recommit and reiterate our resolve to pray, fast and work to protect and enfranchise all, regardless of age, race, sex, disability, wantedness or condition of dependency.”

~ Rep. Chris Smith, from ~

Monday, January 25, 2010

Pope John Paul II Describes a Nation Without Hope

"A nation that kills it's own children is a nation without hope."

~ Pope John Paul II ~

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Msgr. Charles Pope: Life Begins "Before" Conception

"Why do I say that life begins “before” conception and why do I use quotes around “before”? Well, first of all, the Scriptures attest to fact that God knew of us before he made us: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you.”(Jer 1:4). And psalm 139 attests; “Every one of my days was written in your book before one of them ever came to be.” (Psalm 139:16). What this means pure and simple is that no human person is an accident or a surprise to God. No one, even those born under less than ideal circumstances, is inconvenient or unwanted by God. Every human person is sacred for they are willed by God, loved by God, created intentionally by God not as a whim but as part of a plan stretching back before the foundation of the world. Every human person (even my enemy) is God’s “yes” to the world.

"When I say life begins “before” conception why do I put “before” in quotes? I do not mean to say that we existed in heaven or someplace else before we were conceived here. But what I mean is that there really is no “before” with God. God dwells outside time and transcends it. Past and future are equally present to God who lives in the fullness of time where everything is now, every thing, every age is present. For us, time unfolds in chronological sequence. For God everything just IS. God is not waiting for your tomorrow. your tomorrow has always been present to him. This is why God can say “Before I formed you I knew you.” This is why all our days are written in his book before they come to be for us."
~ Msgr. Charles Pope,...a Pro-life Pilgrim ~

Friday, January 22, 2010

Knights of Columbus Fighting Abortions Since 1974

The Cost of Abortion


Pope John Paul II Appeals for Great Daily Prayer for Life

“...a great prayer for life is urgently needed,
a prayer which will rise up throughout the world.
Through special initiatives and in daily prayer,
may an impassioned plea rise to God,
the Creator and lover of life,
from every Christian community,
from every group and association,
from every family
and from the heart of every believer.”

~ Pope John Paul II, Evangelium Vitae, no. 100 ~

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Shame of a Nation: The Unknown Souls

Dedicated to the fathers & mothers, sisters & brothers, sons & daughters we will never know:

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Pope John Paul II: Procured Abortion is Murder

The moral gravity of procured abortion is apparent in all its truth if we recognize that we are dealing with murder and, in particular, when we consider the specific elements involved. The one eliminated is a human being at the very beginning of life. No one more absolutely innocent could be imagined. In no way could this human being ever be considered an aggressor, much less an unjust aggressor! He or she is weak, defenceless, even to the point of lacking that minimal form of defence consisting in the poignant power of a newborn baby's cries and tears. The unborn child is totally entrusted to the protection and care of the woman carrying him or her in the womb. And yet sometimes it is precisely the mother herself who makes the decision and asks for the child to be eliminated, and who then goes about having it done.
~ Pope John Paul II, from Evangelium Vitae ~

Monday, January 18, 2010

Dr. Alveda King: Unborn Deserve Tolerance and Inclusion

“Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke of a Beloved Community where all are treated with respect and dignity,” said Dr. King. “He fought against society’s exclusion of people who were treated as less than human because of their appearance. Today, we are compelled to continue Uncle Martin’s fight by standing up for those who are treated as less than human because of their helplessness and inconvenience.

“The unborn are as much a part of the Beloved Community as are newborns, infants, teenagers, adults, and the elderly. Too many of us speak of tolerance and inclusion, yet refuse to tolerate or include the weakest and most innocent among us in the human family. As we celebrate the life of Uncle Martin, let us renew our hearts and commit our lives to treating each other, whatever our race, status, or stage of life, as we would want to be treated. Let us let each other live.”
~ Dr. Alveda King, from Fr. Frank Pavone's blog. ~

Sunday, January 17, 2010

St. Padre Pio: Abortion is Homicide and Suicide

"The day, in which people, frightened by the economic boom, from physical damages or from economic sacrifices, will lose the horror of the abortion, it will be the most terrible day for humanity. Abortion is not only homicide but also suicide. And with these people we see on the point of committing two crimes…do we want to show our faith? Do we want to save them? "

"You would understand this suicide of the human race, if with the eye of reason, you could see the Heart populated by old men and depopulated by children: burnt as a desert.”
~ St. Padre Pio quote found here. ~

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made by Almighty God

O Lord, You have probed me and You know me; You know when I sit and when I stand; You understand my thoughts from afar….Truly You have formed my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I give You thanks that I am fearfully, wonderfully made...My soul also You knew full well; nor was my frame unknown to You when I was made in secret...Your eyes have seen my actions; in your book they are all written; my days were limited before one of them existed. (Psalm of David, 139)

Friday, January 15, 2010

Medical Testimony Against Abortion: Life begins at Conception

There is abundant medical evidence that life begins at fertilization, so much so that even the abortion industry cannot deny the claim...

In 1981, a United States Senate judiciary subcommittee reached this conclusion in their official report:
"Physicians, biologists, and other scientists agree that conception marks the beginning of the life of a human being - a being that is alive and is a member of the human species. There is overwhelming agreement on this point in countless medical, biological, and scientific writings."

~ Source of information ~

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Cardinal Mindszenty's Message on Motherhood

Cardinal Mindszenty's message on a mother is:

The Most Important Person on earth is a mother.
She cannot claim the honor of having built Notre Dame Cathedral.
She need not.
She has built something more magnificent than any cathedral-
a dwelling for an immortal soul, the tiny perfection of her baby's body…
The angels have not been blessed with such a grace.
They cannot share in God's creative miracle to bring new saints to Heaven.
Only a human mother can.
Mothers are closer to God the Creator than any other creature;
God joins forces with mothers in performing this act of creation…
What on God's good earth is more glorious than this: to be a mother?

~ Joseph Cardinal Mindszenty ~

Joseph Cardinal Mindszenty's respect for Mothers was deep and abiding. He wrote one book on a Mother and had planned two more; however, his imprisonment by the Nazis and then the Communists prevented the completion of his work.

For more information about Cardinal Mindszenty, click here.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Thursday, January 7, 2010

See Unborn Baby in the Womb Suck Its Thumb 10 Weeks After Conception

•The 9-week fetus can grasp an object, move the head forward and back, open and close the jaw, move the tongue, sigh, and stretch.
•By 9 weeks after fertilization, nerve receptors in the face, the palms of the hands, and the soles of the feet can sense light touch.

•Between 9 and 10 weeks body weight increases by over 75%.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

See an Unborn Baby in the Womb at 8 Weeks Gestation

•Electrical activity of the embryo's heart recorded at 7 1/2 weeks reveals a wave pattern similar to the adult's.

•By 7 1/2 weeks fingers are separate and toes are joined only at the bases.

•The 8-week embryo possesses more than 90% of the structures found in adults.

~ From the Endowment for Human Development fact sheet ~

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Remarkable Development of Unborn Child at 5 Weeks Gestation

•The embryo begins to make spontaneous and reflexive movements 5 1/2 to 6 weeks after fertilization. Prenatal movement is necessary to promote normal bone and neuromuscular development.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Watch Heartbeat of Unborn Baby at 4 Weeks Gestation

The heart begins beating 3 weeks and one day following fertilization.

Between 3 and 4 weeks, the body plan emerges as the brain, spinal cord, and heart of the embryo are easily identified alongside the yolk sac.

~ From fact sheet ~

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Human Souls Created by God Will Live Forever

" it surprising that today we have become so morally blind (for wickedness blinds) that we save the baby whales at great cost, and murder millions of unborn children?"

"One thing is certain: When the time has come, nothing which is man-made will subsist. One day, all human accomplishments will be reduced to a pile of ashes. But every single child to whom a woman has given birth will live forever, for he has been given an immortal soul made to God's image and likeness."

~ Alice von Hidebrand, The Privilege of Being a Woman ~