Archive for the ‘Population’ Category

The Devil is Smiling: 56 Million Human Homicides and SILENCE

Dear Friends for Life: A serious question lingers among Catholic believers today. Are our Shepherds doing their job? According to Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes, and trends shaping America and the world, recently stated that among Catholic Republicans, 55% say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases (leaving 45% approval). At the same time, 64% of Catholic Democrats say abortion should be legal in all or most cases. The PRC concludes that Catholics often express opinions that are much more in line with the positions of their political parties than with the teachings of their church. Is this a sign that God and the Catholic Church no longer play a primary role in the lives of Baptized Catholics? Continue reading

“The Devil is Smiling”. Where are our Shepherds??

Abortion’s “slippery slope” continues to expand throughout the world and the crack in the wall gets bigger. The most shocking news took place recently in the United States. The headlines read, “NY governor signs sweeping new abortion law that allows abortions after 24 weeks”. This law, the so-called Reproductive Health Act, permits abortions after 24 weeks and allows abortions at any point in a pregnancy.
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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

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

Imagine a world more open to refugees

Today is the most important day in the lives of Refugees. Why? Because tomorrow never comes. It is today that they are forced to flee war, persecution and violence. It is today that they need safety and assurance that other human beings stand with them. Among the basic needs of refugee families today is a safe place to live. In reality, this should not be classified as a need, but as a basic human right which applies to all human beings today. 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

Humanitarian Crisis looms in Scary Flights

Dear Friends for Life:  Reading daily about the suffering of refugees, we conclude that no one chooses to flee their home. Forced to depart suddenly, it is impossible for people to apply for the necessary papers and visas required to travel. This results in a growing number of persons who have no alternative but to choose potentially hazardous methods to slip away –  by foot, by boat or by being smuggled out.

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Voices Crying Out in the Wilderness

Dear Friends for Life:  Poet Warsan Shire hit a nerve  recently with this evocative stanza from her poem “Home”. No one leaves home unless / home is the mouth of a shark. You only run for the border / when you see the whole city / running as well.” and “no one puts their children in a boat / unless the water is safer than the land.”

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