Posts Tagged ‘Human Rights’

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

Pope Francis is Right: Death Row has no place in Catholicism

On August 2, 2018, Pope Francis ordered a revision to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, updating it to describe the death penalty as “inadmissible” and an “attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person.” In Evangelium Vitae, St. Pope John Paul II identified a contradiction in contemporary culture. “Precisely in an age when the inviolable rights of the person are solemnly proclaimed and the value of life is publicly affirmed,” he lamented, “the very right to life is being denied or trampled upon, especially at the more significant moments of existence: the moment of birth and the moment of death.” Continue reading

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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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

The Biggest Lie Yet!

Dear Friends for Life,

Think of a little unborn child fighting for life in its mother’s womb. A beautiful scene of God’s creation- the growing process. Then consider the biggest lie to hit the news in the previous presidential race. Hillary Clinton stating publicly that babies are people but don’t have human rights. What? “The unborn person doesn’t have constitutional rights,” she said. Having conceded that pregnant mothers are carrying the life of another person, she did not feel obligated to protect that life. Continue reading

“Ocean of Pain”

Dear Friends for Life:   In Syria, massive and systematised violence – including the killing of detainees in official and makeshift detention centres – is taking place out of sight, far from the battlefield. Continue reading

War Against Babies with Down’s Syndrome

down01Dear Friends for Life:   The war against babies with Down’s syndrome continues to widen. The latest headlines read: “New prenatal test for Down’s eugenics by the back door?” The killing by abortion of these beautiful babies has increased as a newer and more accurate prenatal test for Down’s syndrome was developed in Britain. Continue reading

Who Are We?

abortion-billboardDear Friends for Life:    We have entered a sad period of history. Never before has there ever been such a disrespect and indifference for human life, whether it be at its beginning or at its end. The recently released series of videos exposing Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry’s baby body part trafficking scandal has only brought to light what has existed in our societies for a number of years. “Those for Life” have talked about it with words, now people are forced to see it with their eyes. Continue reading

World’s Most Persecuted

rohingya-muslimsDear Friends for Life:     Who are the Rohingyas? The Rohingya are a Muslim people in the Buddhist-majority countries of Myanmar and Bangladesh. Not only are they the world’s most persecuted minority group, but they are not officially recognized by governments as an ethnic minority group. For decades they have been subjected to discrimination and violence by the Buddhist majority. Continue reading

Relentless War on Unborn Babies

wantliveDear Friends for Life:   Throughout the world we are witnessing the Culture of Death penetrating all areas of human life, in particular it’s relentless war on unborn babies. Who is more threatened at the very beginning of life by outside forces than the newly-conceived human embryos? The IVF Industry (only 1 out of 23 survive, the rest discarded, frozen, or experimented on), the Pharmaceutical Industry (a line of contraceptive drugs and devices whose sole purpose is to prevent the embryo from implanting in the womb), the Abortion Industry (to kill the human life which does implant itself in the womb), are all active players in this war. Now the final haven of protection for the unborn child is being attacked – THE DEFINITION OF MARRIAGE. Continue reading