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Vote Pro-Life

A Pro-Life Prayer to St. Gerard

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Ave Maria Meditations

Against the Forces of Anti-Life:

O great wonder-worker of our day, St. Gerard, powerful protector of a mother and her unborn child:  beg God, we beseech thee, to crush the mounting forces of anti-life and to enlighten those who work in this deadly way, that they may see the enormity of their sin and return to the  generous observance of the divine law.  Pray, too, for mothers that they may prize the great privilege of motherhood and that they may bring up their children in the holy love and fear of God, so saving their own immortal souls and furthering the honor and glory of their Maker: through Christ Our Lord, Amen.

 

A Prayer for America

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Ave Maria Meditations

O God, we acknowledge you today as Lord, not only of individuals, but of nations and governments.  We thank you for the privilege of being able to organize ourselves politically and of knowing that political loyalty does not have to mean disloyalty to you. (more…)

The 40 Days for Life begins Ash Wednesday

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Ave Maria Meditations

Almighty Father and Lord of life,

You have entrusted to men the noble mission of safeguarding and protecting human life with the utmost care from the moment of conception to natural death (Gaudium et Spes No. 51). During this holy season of Lent, a time of both penance and great hope, stir in our hearts a greater love for you and for each other.  During these 40 days of spiritual renewal, lead us (more…)

We prepare for the 40 DAYS FOR LIFE fall campaign

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

40 Days for Life is a community-based campaign that draws attention to the evil of abortion through the use of a three-point program:

 

  • Prayer and fasting
  • Constant vigil
  • Community outreach

40 Days for Life takes a determined, peaceful approach to (more…)

Life is Precious

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

One Minute Meditation

America needs no words from me to see how your decision in Roe v. Wade has deformed a great nation. The so-called right to abortion has pitted mothers against their children and women against men. It has sown violence and discord at the heart of the most intimate human relationships. It has aggravated the derogation of the father’s role in an increasingly fatherless society. It has portrayed the greatest of gifts — a child — as a competitor, an intrusion, and an inconvenience. It has nominally accorded mothers unfettered dominion over the independent lives of their physically dependent sons and daughters. And, in granting this unconscionable power, it has exposed many women to unjust and selfish demands from their husbands or other sexual partners. Human rights are not a privilege conferred by government. They are every human being’s entitlement by virtue of his humanity. The right to life does not depend, and must not be declared to be contingent, on the pleasure of anyone else, not even a parent or a sovereign.”

Blessed Mother Teresa

A Bishop’s Prayer for the 40 Days for Life

Friday, September 24th, 2010

One Minute Meditation

Daily Prayer for 40 Days for Life Fall Campaign:

Heavenly Father, we praise you and give you thanks for all your wonderful blessings. You are the Source and Fountain of Life. We acknowledge you as Lord, not only of individuals but of countries and governments as well. Awaken in every heart reverence for the work of your hands. All human life is sacred from the first moment of conception to natural death for it is created in your image and likeness.

Jesus, the firstborn of all creation, you are the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Have mercy on us, on our families and our country. Accept our prayers and fasting in atonement for the tragic sin of abortion in the world, especially in our country. By the merits of your precious blood, shed for our redemption, instill in all hearts a profound respect for life and bring about an end to abortion, euthanasia, and every other assault on innocent human life.

Come, Holy Spirit, strengthen us and give us courage to work tirelessly to promote a true Culture of Life, whether in season or out of season – a culture that recognizes the dignity and sanctity of every person. Raise up men and women to serve in public office who will work tirelessly for the protection of all human life.

Blessed Mary, Mother of God, and our Mother, you bore the Author of Life in your womb, by your intercession may our hearts be conformed to yours so that we might accept, nurture, and cherish all human life. Sacred heart of Jesus, pierced for love of our love, we trust in your mercy and goodness. Amen.

Written by Bishop James D. Conley, Auxiliary Bishop of Denver

 

 

Combatting the Greatest Evil of our Times: the 40 Days for Life Campaign

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Please join in the prayer effort during these 40 days: September 22nd-October 31st.  For more information see www.40daysforlife.com

A Chilean saint, Fr. Alberto Hurtado (d. 1952), often repeated the saying of the famous French priest, Lacordaire, in speaking of the pathway to holiness: “It is proper for the noblest hearts to discover the most urgent need of their epoch and to consecrate themselves to it.” Saints always have their feet on the ground and their minds on God or at least trying to discern the Will of God for the transformation of their societies. In this perspective there is little doubt that many of those who strive for holiness today will consecrate themselves to the most urgent need of our epoch: namely, putting an end to the wholesale slaughter of the innocents by modern day Herods and Pharaohs. It is to this end that this little book is written. This manual is meant to shake people up and call them to the battle to save lives and souls. The day is far gone and the need has grown increasingly urgent.

Modern American society and, by extension, the rest of the world that is influenced by American politics and culture, is be­ systematically dismantled before our very eyes by a spiritual e of evil that is not recognized as such. If the devil were to appear to the children of this age as he truly is, in all his ugli­ness and horror, he would be roundly rejected. So, of course he doesn’t appear as he truly is. This clever being, it is said, “disguises himself as an angel of light”(2 Cor 11:14)3 and has found count­less illusory costumes in which to conduct his evil, all the while maintaining an appearance of political correctness and accept­ability in polite society. Real Christians don’t fall for his deceit, though. We have eyes to see the truth because we are followers of the Truth, and it’s time to “consecrate” ourselves to the Truth in a new and bold way.  (more…)

Instruction “Dignitas personæ”

Friday, December 12th, 2008

Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

Instruction Dignitas personæ

on some bioethical questions

 

Introduction

 

1. The dignity of a person must be recognized in every human being from conception to natural death. This fundamental principle expresses a great “yes” to human life and must be at the center of ethical reflection on biomedical research, which has an ever greater importance in today’s world. The Church’s Magisterium has frequently intervened to clarify and resolve moral questions in this area. The Instruction Donum vitae was particularly significant. And now, twenty years after its publication, it is appropriate to bring it up to date.


The teaching of Donum vitae remains completely valid, both with regard to the principles on which it is based and the moral evaluations which it expresses. However, new biomedical technologies which have been introduced in the critical area of human life and the family have given rise to further questions, in particular in the field of research on human embryos, the use of stem cells for therapeutic purposes, as well as in other areas of experimental medicine. These new questions require answers.

http://www.usccb.org/comm/Dignitaspersonae/Dignitas_Personae.pdf

Video – P. Pablo: Vota Pro-Vida #19: Non Vota Pro-dinero

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008
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Espanol P. Pablo: Vota Pro-Vida #19 ( 02min) Play – Madre Angelica dijo que los ancianos votan por el candidato quien les da mas dinero. Eso es horrible! Hay que votar por los politicos que salven los bebes en los vientres de sus madres. Mas que 45 milion bebes han muerto por el aborto directo. Hay que recar mucho y votar por los candidatos que defienden los ninos inocentes. Vota pro-vida.

Ave Maria! +++

Video – P. Pablo: Vote Pro-Vida #18: El voto de la Madre Angelica

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008
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Espanol P. Pablo: Vota Pro-Vida #18 ( 00min) Play – Que opina la Madre Angelica, de EWTN, sobre votar? Escucha y enterate.
Ave Maria!
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Video – Fr. Pablo: Vote Pro-Life #18: Mother Angelica’s Vote

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008
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Fr. Pablo: Vote Pro-Life #18 ( 02min) Play – What does EWTN’s Mother Angelica say about voting? Listen and find out.
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Video – P. Pablo: Vote Pro-Vida #17: “NO es la economia, estupido”

Monday, November 3rd, 2008
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Espanol P. Pablo: Vota Pro-Vida #17 ( 02min) Play – Bill Clinton se equivoco cuando, siendo presidente, dijo “es la economia, estupido.” No es la economia, no es la guerra, no es el suguro social… es vida!
Ave Maria!
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Video – Fr. Pablo: Vote Pro-Life #17: “It’s NOT the Economy, stupid”

Monday, November 3rd, 2008
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Fr. Pablo: Vote Pro-Life #17 ( 02min) Play – Bill Clinton was wrong when, as president, he said “It’s the economy, stupid”. It’s not the economy, it’s not the war, it’s not social security…it’s life! +++

Video – P. Pablo: Vota Pro-Vida #16: Hablen con sus hijos

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008
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Espanol P. Pablo: Vota Pro-Vida #16 ( 02min) Play – Aun cuando sus hijos hayan abandonado los Sacramentos, usted deberia seguir diciendoles la verdad de la cultura de la muerte, y decirles que ellos deben votar pro-vida.
Ave Maria!
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Video – Fr. Pablo: Vote Pro-Life #16: Talk to Your Children

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008
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Fr. Pablo: Vote Pro-Life #16 ( 02min) Play – Even if your children have left the Sacraments, you should still tell them the truth about the culture of death, and tell them they need to vote Pro-life.
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