​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.

Read Today’s Daily Pro-Life Reflection: Our Leaders

“If both you and the king who reigns over you follow the Lord your God—good!” (1 Samuel 12:14).

Reflection: Pro-abortion politicians will say to us, “My office does not deal with abortion.” But their position on abortion tells us what they think of government: does it protect rights that come from God, or does it give those rights itself? Whether one will vote on abortion is beside the point. Before we cast our vote for our leaders, we need to know what kind of authority they think we are giving them.

Prayer: Lord, keep our leaders aware of the difference between their role and yours. Amen.

Read Today’s Daily Pro-Life Reflection: Life and Light

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.” (Genesis 1:1-2)

Reflection: The Spirit of God brought life and light out of chaos and darkness. The Holy Spirit is “the Lord and Giver of Life,” and this is true both on a natural and supernatural level. To worship the Holy Spirit, then, demands that we stand against all that destroys life.

Prayer: Holy Spirit, breathe on us and renew within us the fullness of life and the strength to defend it. Amen!

Read Today’s Daily Pro-Life Reflection: Speak Up

“Preach the message; be persistent in doing so, whether in season or out of season; convince, reprove, and encourage, but with great patience and instruction” – 2 Timothy 4:2

Reflection: Do you want to hear your parish priest talk more about abortion and the pro-life movement? The first place to start is to listen to your priest and learn how he thinks. What is he most interested in and passionate about? Then, when you find out, link that issue with the abortion issue.

Prayer: Lord, bless our priests and all who preach and teach Your Word. Free their hearts and open their lips, that they may speak up for the defenseless. Amen.