Today’s Pro-life Reflection: 50 Million Children a Year

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“I looked, and there was a pale green horse. Its rider was named Death” (Revelation 6:8). 

Reflection: Our Lady of Fatima warned that without conversion, Russia would spread its errors throughout the world, leading to the annihilation of nations. That was in 1917. Three years later, Russia first legalized abortion — and that error has indeed spread worldwide and continues to annihilate some 50 million children a year. Will there be a chastisement of the world? It seems clear that there has already been one — and it’s called abortion.

Prayer: Lord, you have warned us of evils, and you have also promised salvation. Protect us, save us, and raise us up. Amen!

You Need to Vote pt. 2 – Facebook Live Update

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The Election Prayer

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.

We thank you for your law,
Which our Founding Fathers acknowledged 
And recognized as higher than any human law.

We thank you for the opportunity that this election 
year puts before us,
To exercise our solemn duty not only to vote,
But to influence countless others to vote,
And to vote correctly.

Lord, we pray that your people may be awakened.
Let them realize that while politics is not their salvation,
Their response to you requires that they be politically active.

Awaken your people to know that they are 
not called to be a sect fleeing the world
But rather a community of faith renewing the world.

Awaken them that the same hands lifted up to you in prayer 
Are the hands that pull the lever in the voting booth;
That the same eyes that read your Word
Are the eyes that read the names on the ballot,
And that they do not cease to be Christians
When they enter the voting booth.

Awaken your people to a commitment to justice
To the sanctity of marriage and the family,
To the dignity of each individual human life,
And to the truth that human rights begin when human lives begin,
And not one moment later.

Lord, we rejoice today
That we are citizens of your kingdom.

May that make us all the more committed
To being faithful citizens on earth.

We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

 

Watch the Facebook Live video here: https://www.facebook.com/fatherfrankpavone/videos/10153724930555670/

Watch the debate and join me on a voting webcast

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

Sunday night, October 9 is the second Presidential debate.  I urge you to take the time to watch it and to get others to watch as well, and to let me know your thoughts, feedback, or questions. I will be providing live comments on Twitter, and invite you to join in that conversation — my Twitter handle is @frfrankpavone.

Here’s how to watch:

TV – All major networks
Time – 9:00 PM to 10:30 PM Eastern, no commercial breaks
Moderators – Martha Raddatz, ABC’s “This Week”; Anderson Cooper, CNN Sunday

This debate will take the form of a town meeting, with half of the questions coming from an audience of uncommitted voters selected by the Gallup Organization. The other half of the questions, according to the Commission on Presidential Debates, will be “based on topics of broad public interest as reflected in social media and other sources.”

As always, I do want to know your opinions, and you can give me your feedback on the debate using the hashtag #voteprolife or send your feedback to me on the form at the top of PoliticalResponsibility.com

Then, the next morning, Monday, October 10, join me and Teresa Tomeo for a webcast, sponsored by Our Sunday Visitor, from 11am to 12 noon ET. We will explore the reasons why citizens need to vote, the connection between voting and spirituality, how to evaluate the issues and the candidates, and how you can do even more than vote by also mobilizing others to do the same. 

Please also pray the Prayer for our Nation as we Prepare to Elect our Leaders (www.ElectionPrayer.com). This non-partisan, non-denominational prayer can be prayed each day between now and the elections on November 8. Prayer cards are also available at the above link for your friends, family and parish.

Priests for Life vs. HHS Lawsuit: Full Speed Ahead

National Webcast and Prayer Effort Announced

New York, NY – Father Frank reiterated today that the lawsuit he announced last week against the HHS to block enforcement of the mandate requiring objectionable services to be included in health insurance is moving ahead at full speed.

“The so-called ‘accommodation’ announced on Friday by the President changes nothing,” Father Pavone explained. “The moral problem remains, the coercion remains, and therefore our legal challenge remains. We want the mandate rescinded, period.”

Priests for Life will release more information regarding its legal action this week. In the meantime, Priests for Life is organizing a national webcast for Wednesday night, Feb. 15, featuring Congressman Chris Smith as well as leaders of the National Right to Life Committee (David O’Steen, Ph.D., Executive Director, and Douglas Johnson, Federal Legislative Director) to discuss the Obama mandate and the action that can be taken. Charles LiMandri, the attorney for Priests for Life in regard to the federal lawsuit, will also be a presenter.

At the end of the webcast, Priests for Life will also launch a national novena of prayer, to last from Feb. 16 through the 24th. Churches and individuals are urged to participate, and more information will be available on the webcast. Sign up at priestsforlife.org/webcast.

Frightening abortion statistics

Some abortion supporters who don’t like the statistics that African American women have a higher abortion rate try to explain that away by claiming that the abortions among non Blacks aren’t being adequately reported.
But this shows a lack of awareness of how the abortion industry operates. First of all, statistics coming from the abortion show a better picture of how many abortions occur than do statistics from the government, and they show the discrepancy among African Americans. Furthermore, to the extent that abortionists fail to report abortions, they do not do so based on factors of race, but rather because they are careless, unscrupulous, and undisciplined practitioners, some of whom simply do not want to be known as abortionists. The disregard of abortionists for matters of conscience knows no bounds.

Must-have pro-life book: Ending Abortion; Not Just Fighting It is a collection of lifesaving and informative pro-life essays from Fr. Pavone. Click here to order your copy today.

Become Educated about Forced Abortion

A man in Ohio has been sent to jail for thirteen years because he tried to force his girlfriend, at gunpoint, to continue with a scheduled abortion after she changed her mind. The charges against him are not only because of the gun and the abduction, but significantly, for the attempted murder of the child.

Under Ohio’s 1996 fetal homicide law, a person can be found guilty of murder for killing an unborn child.

In this case the child’s father led the mother at gunpoint to the abortion clinic, but once there, she passed a note to the clinic personnel about the fact that she was being forced, and they called the police.

She has since given birth to a healthy child.

Find out more about efforts to stop forced abortion at priestsforlife.org.

Idolatry in all forms goes against the teachings of God

The First Commandment is “I am the Lord your God; you shall not have other gods besides me.” There are many ways of having false gods. Pope John Paul II once wrote that to think we are the ones who decide whether a child should be created is to say that God is not God. At the root of the contraceptive mentality, and at the root of the so-called “pro-choice” mentality, is idolatry. We place our choices before God’s choices. We break the first of all the commandments. In the Old Testament, we read that God’s people committed idolatry when they sacrificed their sons and daughters in the fire to demons. Until we end the child sacrifice of legal abortion, we are guilty of the same kind of idolatry. Let us worship the Lord of Life!

The Center Against Forced Abortions

One of the important new developments in the pro-life effort in America is the Center Against Forced Abortions. Although abortion proponents like to use the word “choice,” that is not why people get abortions. Instead, they feel like they have no choice, and often this is because someone is forcing them.

The Center Against Forced Abortions has prepared a letter that can be sent to parents who are forcing their daughter to abort. The letter informs parents that they could be charged with crimes like fetal homicide or civil torts like battery, negligence, and false imprisonment can be incurred.

The abortion industry likes to say that it follows Roe vs Wade. But it does not. Roe v Wade neither envisions nor permits forced abortions, and it’s time to shed a light on this practice.