Read Fr. Frank’s Op-Ed in the Washington Examiner: The battle over the HHS mandate may soon be over, but it never had to start

The so-called HHS mandate was an effort by the Obama administration to force virtually every employer to participate in making available to our employees abortion causing drugs and devices, contraceptives, and sterilization procedures. It wasn’t just that the government wanted to deliver these items to our employees, it’s that it wanted us to be complicit in the delivery. In other words, it demanded that we commit what our faith declares to be grave evil.

For any employer whose conscience would not let them do this, it was a classic case of government coercion — for groups like Priests for Life whose very purpose is to end abortion, it was a direct assault on our very reason for being.

Read the rest of the article here:
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/the-battle-over-the-hhs-mandate-may-soon-be-over-but-it-never-had-to-start/article/2624193

Read Today’s Daily Pro-Life Reflection: Now Choose Life

“I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life …” (Deuteronomy 30:19).

Reflection: The early First Century document called the “Teaching of the Twelve Apostles” begins by saying, “There are two ways, one of life and the other of death, and great is the difference between the two.” It states, “Do not murder a child by abortion or kill a newborn infant.” Throughout the centuries, this teaching has been consistent.

Prayer: Lord, you have revealed the road of happiness to us and to our world. Keep us, in our laws and in our culture, on the path of life. Amen.

Today’s Daily Pro-Life Reflection: Awaken Consciences

“When a prayer or plea is made by any of your people…each on aware of his afflictions and pain…then hear from heaven…” 2 Chronicles 6:29-30

Reflection: Bertrand Russell once wrote, “A fisherman once told me that fish have neither sense nor sensation, but how he knew this, he could not tell me.”
A practicing abortionist once told me that unborn children could feel no pain — but how he knew this, he could not tell me either. Research now suggests that babies in the womb feel pain much earlier than we thought.

Prayer: Lord, may the pain of these children awaken the consciences of your people, that the killing may end. Amen.

​Today’s Daily Pro-Life Reflection: Your Creation

“We need first of all to foster…a contemplative outlook [which] arises from faith in the God of life, who has created every individual as a ‘wonder’” – The Gospel of Life, 83.

Reflection: There are two ways to look at a tree: we can calculate the value of the lumber, or we can be moved by the beauty of the branches. Both views have their place, but our culture has gone overboard in calculating usefulness, to the detriment of reverence. This is especially dangerous when we look at human lives for their productivity rather than their dignity.

Prayer: Lord, fill us with wonder as we contemplate human life and all your creation. Amen

Read Today’s Daily Pro-Life Reflection: Holy Spirit

“He will not speak on his own authority, but he will speak what he hears…for he will take what is mine and communicate it to you.” (Jn. 16:13-14)

Reflection: The Holy Spirit is God, and all he says to us is consistent with what the Father and the Son have revealed. “The Holy Spirit…will…remind you of all that I told you” (Jn.14:26). No disciple can claim the “freedom of the Spirit” to contradict the commandments, including that which forbids the killing of the innocent.

Prayer: Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of all people, that they may not believe any new or false gospels that justify the Culture of Death. Amen.

Read Today’s Daily Pro-Life Reflection: Preserve the Rights

Let everyone submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which derives from God” – Romans 13:1

Reflection: Abortion supporters say the government has no business telling us what we can do in the bedroom. But laws prohibit theft, rape, child abuse, and murder in bedrooms. Abortions do not occur in the bedroom. They are committed in public facilities, and they tear babies apart. The govt does have the duty to stop such violence.

Prayer: Lord, I thank you for those who serve you in public office. Give our legislators wisdom to enact laws that preserve the rights of all. Amen.

Read Today’s Daily Pro-Life Reflection: Preserve the Rights

Let everyone submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which derives from God” – Romans 13:1

Reflection: Abortion supporters say the government has no business telling us what we can do in the bedroom. But laws prohibit theft, rape, child abuse, and murder in bedrooms. Abortions do not occur in the bedroom. They are committed in public facilities, and they tear babies apart. The govt does have the duty to stop such violence.

Prayer: Lord, I thank you for those who serve you in public office. Give our legislators wisdom to enact laws that preserve the rights of all. Amen.

​Read Today’s Daily Pro-Life Reflection: Moral Blindness

“The human being is to be respected and treated as a person from the moment of conception” – Donum Vitae, 1

Reflection: Adult stem-cell research has been going on for decades, and has proven helpful in treating various diseases. This research does not kill anyone. Embryonic stem cell research only began in 1998, and does involve killing a new human life in order to obtain the cells. The number of diseases that have been successfully treated with embryonic stem cells is zero.

Prayer: Lord, you love those who are unseen. I pray for the tiniest humans. Free them from exploitation, and free us from moral blindness. Amen.

Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: Abortionists admit that one of the key reasons is…

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This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“The requirements of the Law are inscribed in their hearts; and their own conscience will also bear witness for them” Romans 2:15

Reflection: Since the early ‘90’s, over half of the freestanding abortion facilities in the United States have closed. Abortionists admit that one of the key reasons is that fewer doctors are willing to do abortions. Despite all their money and influence, the abortion advocates have not succeeded in removing the stigma from abortion. And they never will.

Prayer: Thank you, Father, for writing your law on our hearts. Though it is often obscured by many things, it persists. May it strengthen us all in right conduct. Amen.

Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: …extends hands of compassion and help…

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This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“And they shall name him Emmanuel, a name that means ‘God is with us’” Matthew 1:23.

Reflection: In the midst of the abortion tragedy, the Church does not point fingers of condemnation. Rather, the Church extends hands of compassion and help, to lift up out of despair those who are tempted to abort their children. The Church informs her people of the many alternatives to abortion, and says “I am with you, and will enable you to say yes to life.”

Prayer: Lord, so many are tempted to abort because they feel alone. May we reach out to them, that they may know that we and you are with them. Amen.