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America, You Are Not Free!

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From Marian Helper, Summer 2019, p. 36:

Upon the passage of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion throughout the country, the Marian Fathers had this to say in our Summer 1973 issue of  the Marian Helpers Bulletin.

America, You Are Not Free!
"Your children within you ..." St. Luke, Ch. 19, v, 43

Newsweek, October 5, 1970, carried an article on "Abortion in New York", and in the statistics of the article were the following:

     Operations................................................................................................................................ 20,000
     Deaths................................................................................................................................................ 4

     It should have read: "Murders.................................................................................................. 20,004

     In March 1971, the figures rose to 80,000; in October …

Pro-Life Novena

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From a pamphlet published (with a Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur) by Youth for Life, an Austrian organization:

First day: For the recognition of man in the image of God God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. (Gen. 1:27) Let us pray. Eternal Father, You have created man in Your own image and breathed into him an immortal soul. You Son has offered up His life for the salvation of each on of us. Grant that the world may recognize that You are the origin and ground of human dignity. For Your sake, may they come to love, honor and protect the life of every human being -- from the first moment of their conception until their natural death. We ask this in the name of Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Second day: For the recognition of the family as the basic unit of society And they went with haste, and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger. (Luke 2:17) Let us pray. Eternal Father, You have chosen the Holy Family as a sanctuar…

Lully, Lulla, Lullay

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From Fr. John Zulsdorf (wdtprs.com/blog): I have written about the breath-taking,
throat-choking,
eye-blurring composition of Philip Stopford, “Lully, Lulla, Lullay”. This is the “Conventry Carol” about the Holy Innocents, a carol in some ways so heart-piercing that it seems out of step with Christmastide, except that the joyous season embraces also Childermas, and that the wood of the crib foretells the wood of the Cross. The words of this lullaby of perfect pain are: Lully, lullay, Thou little tiny Child,
Bye, bye, lully, lullay.
Lullay, thou little tiny Child,
Bye, bye, lully, lullay.
O sisters too, how may we do,
For to preserve this day
This poor youngling for whom we do sing
Bye, bye, lully, lullay.
Herod, the king, in his raging,
Charged he hath this day
His men of might, in his owne sight,
All young children to slay.
That woe is me, poor Child for Thee!
And ever mourn and sigh,
For thy parting neither say nor sing,
Bye, bye, lully, lullay. A choir from St. John Cantius in Chic…

Letter from the Governor

I sent the following letter to the Governor of Tennessee:

Dear Governor Lee,
I recently read in our local newspaper that you “support a push to ban abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected.” As someone who is actively pro-life, I would like to thank you for taking such a stance. It is very encouraging to know that there are government leaders who are willing to defend life. I will pray that the heartbeat bill passes, and I have had a Mass said for your intentions.
This was his reply:
Thank you for contacting me regarding your concern about the sanctity of life. Listening to and learning from Tennesseans is very important to me, and I am dedicated to a better understanding of your concerns.
I am committed to being a pro-life governor, believing that life begins at conception and every human life is sacred. One of the most important responsibilities of government is to protect the God-given human dignity of every life at every stage. As governor, I am committed to working to ensure that w…

Pro-Life Sermon 3

This sermon was delivered by Fr. Kevin Drew of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph for the 5th Sunday of Ordinary Time, February 10th, 2019.

     Are you a doctor? You said a “doctor!”
     That was a very distraught Steve McQueen in the 1963 movie Love with the Proper Stranger.
McQueen had just arranged for his female acquaintance, the young Natalie Wood (whom he had
impregnated) to have an abortion.
     McQueen and Wood had been duped. They paid money and were told to go to an empty office
building in Manhattan where they would meet a doctor. But when they entered the cold and
empty office, McQueen sensed they had been played. He asked the stern looking woman, “Are
you a doctor? You said a ‘doctor!” And the woman, not a doctor, just looked at him and said,
“Take it or leave it.”
     When McQueen told Wood they were getting out of there, she caught a glimpse of the
abortionist’s tools on a mat on the floor. And then she started bawling uncontrollably. The
abortionist and the man w…

Another Pro-Life Sermon

The sermon begins at about 29:00.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnC-YtQpbk4

Pro-Life Sermon

This sermon was written by Fr. Kevin Drew of the Diocese Kansas City-St. Joseph, Missouri, for the Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time, February 3rd, 2019.

     Pregnant Cow That Broke Free on New Jersey Highway Inspires New Legislation.
     That was the headline ten days ago, on January 22 from a CBS news affiliate in New Jersey. It
was reported that back in December a cow jumped off a truck that was 10 minutes from the
slaughter house. A beaming anchorwoman said this “daring escape” by the cow inspired a new
bill that would make transporting pregnant livestock for killing a crime under New Jersey’s
animal cruelty laws.
     Then the anchorwoman gleefully reported that the newly named “Briana” the cow, now living in
a sanctuary home for animals, had recently given birth to a happy and healthy baby cow.
The date of this cute animal story, January 22 was the 46th anniversary of the legalization of
abortion. A few years back, the abortion giant Planned Parenthood, was caught selling baby
par…