Archive for the ‘Family’ Category

Wishing you a New Year lit up with joy and happiness!

49179440_2120323344697678_2033188400680402944_nPope Francis’s greeting at the beginning of this year is: Peace be to this house!” Bringing peace is central to the mission of Christ’s disciples. That peace” is offered to all those men and women who long for peace amid the tragedies and violence that mark human history. The house of which Jesus speaks is every family, community, country, and continent, in all their diversity and history. It is first and foremost each individual person, without distinction or discrimination. But it is also our common home: the world in which God has placed us and which we are called to care for and cultivate. Together let us work for this Peace in 2019… Continue reading

“Merry Christ-mas”

Christmas! God yearns for intimacy with humanity. He sends His Son who enters and becomes man in our current human condition: where more than one billion children live in extreme poverty, 22,000 die each day due to poverty; where an estimate of 40-50 million babies every year are not allowed to be born, about 125,000 per day; where more than 357 million children live in war and conflict zones, half in “high-intensity “areas. Yet the LIGHT of HOPE continues to burn for humanity. EMMANUEL- “God is with us”. Jesus is born for all of us and gives all of us the love of God, the love gives all His children the same love of God. Let us allow our heart, our soul, and our mind be touched by this fact. “Merry Christ-mas”
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Society Dehumanizing Unborn Babies?

Dear Friends for Life:   Why this evil-disposed attack on procreation today? Procreation, the sexual activity of conceiving and bearing a biological offspring, is gradually being equalized with the phrase “profit and power at any cost”. Just look around. Big industry extending its strong influence over procreation and changing the meaning through manufacturing, engineering and controlling. For example, babies are made by IVF. In the process, on the average of 24 tiny lives die in order for one life to survive. Another example: Desired embryos are implanted in a uterus. The big question is: Whose uterus? The mother’s? A rented one (surrogacy)? An artificial womb? Yes, we are approaching a biotechnological breakthrough. Ectogenesis, the invention of a complete external womb, could completely change the nature of human reproduction. In April of last year, researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia announced their development of an artificial womb. Continue reading

The Importance of “Human Life” – 50 years later

Dear Friends for Life:   Humanae Vitae”, the prophetic encyclical written by Pope Paul VI in 1968, warned Catholics about the culture of contraception and the deadly impact it would have on society. Five decades later of killing little babies through surgical abortion, the pill and abortifacients such as Norplant and RU-486, can there be any doubt that there is a real link between contraception and abortion? Continue reading

The New Weapon: Prenatal Testing

Dear Friends for Life:   A worldwide strategy ignites additional war on unborn babies. It’s called “Prenatal Testing”. The movement this time is not against healthy babies, but against babies with abnormalities in the womb. In Japan, since more women are delaying pregnancy, medical institutions will soon be allowed to conduct prenatal testing for Down syndrome. This bioethical testing debate has been going on for over 5 years since it was first introduced. The main reason is that over 90% of women having fetus abnormalities make a decision for abortion. Continue reading

Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow?

As we celebrate the birth of Jesus, we are reminded that God is with us on our individual life journeys and that we too are called to accompany others on theirs.

During the Advent season leading up to Christmas, we are invited to contemplate a young pregnant woman with her husband who left their home and faced a journey of difficulty and uncertainty.

The Holy Family was a family of MIGRANTS. Jesus was born in a stable outside Bethlehem, on the “wrong side of the tracks”, as they say nowadays. There was no welcome for his pregnant mother and her husband. The doors and hearts of the day were closed to them.

Jesus was born in the poorest and humblest of settings and not long after his birth, he became a REFUGEE. Fearing for their lives, his parents fled with him to Egypt. Continue reading

Sexual Exploitation of Children in Japan

Dear Friends for Life:   The current population of Japan is a little over 127 million, of which approximately 25 million are children under the age of 18. According to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, a child is defined as anyone under the age of 18. Japan is a major destination, source, and transit country for children subjected to sex trafficking and sexual exploitation. Continue reading

Truth vs Gender’s Slippery Slope

Dear Friends for Life:   If you thought the three gender movement was a unproven novelty, try picking from six “genders” with the option of creating your own pronoun. And it gets stranger yet. Princeton University and University of Michigan are among the leaders promoting this type of behaviour. According to Washington Post, more than 50 colleges or universities allow students to choose their genders without documentation of medical intervention. It’s reported that Princeton University students have the option of even choosing several genders. Or choose to be both male and female.  Continue reading

Why the war on unborn children

Dear Friends for Life: “A nation that kills its own children is a nation without hope.” Last night the following headlines popped up on my computer: (1) UK will pay $1.3 billion to fund abortions and contraception around the world. (2) Oregon Passes Bill To Force Taxpayers To Pay For Abortions, Including Of Noncitizens. (3) Canada to provide a whopping $241.5 million for overseas abortions, contraception. (4) Swedish aid agency to halt funds for supporters of U.S. anti-abortion ‘gag rule’. Continue reading

Devasting Consequences For 15 Million Girls

001Dear Friends for Life:  Wow! Can you imagine girl-child(ren) forced into marriage, the psychological fear, the unspeakable suffering, the small bodies not fully developed yet to give birth and the limited mental capacity to comprehend what is happening. This my friends is the latest violent attack against small girls and the world stands silent. Continue reading