Monday, December 17, 2007

And it is today...

"And it is today, in the present that we decide our future destiny. It is with our concrete everyday behavior in this life that we determine our eternal fate. At the end of our days on earth, at the moment of death, we will be evaluated on the basis of our likeness or otherwise to the Baby Who is about to be born in the poor grotto of Bethlehem, because He is the measure God has given humanity."
~ Pope Benedict XVI, Christ is the Measure God has Given Humanity, December 9, 2007 ~

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

The destruction of human embryos...

"The destruction of human embryos, whether to acquire stem cells or for any other purpose, contradicts the purported intent of researchers, legislators and public health officials to promote human welfare. The Church does not hesitate to approve and encourage somatic stem-cell research: not only because of the favorable results obtained through these alternative methods, but more importantly because they harmonize with the aforementioned intent by respecting the life of the human being at every stage of his or her existence."
~ Pope Benedict XVI, 10/11/07 ~

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

The Catholic community must offer support...

"The Catholic community must offer support to those women who may find it difficult to accept a child, above all when they are isolated from their family and friends. Likewise, the community should be open to welcome back all who repent of having participated in the grave sin of abortion, and should guide them with pastoral charity to accept the grace of forgiveness, the need for penance, and the joy of entering once more into the new life of Christ."
~ Pope Benedict XVI, Society Greatly Benefits from Educated Catholics, 11/19/07 ~

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

As this audience already knows...

"As this audience already knows, Christian reverence for the unborn child is no medieval development. It comes from the very beginnings of our faith. The early Church had no debates over politicians and communion. There wasn't any need. No persons who tolerated or promoted abortion would have dared to approach the Eucharistic table, let alone dared to call themselves true Christians. And here's why: The early Christians understood that they were the offspring of a new worldwide family of God. They saw the culture around them as a culture of death, a society that was slowly extinguishing itself. In fact, when you read early Christian literature, practices like adultery and abortion are often described as part of 'the way of death' or the 'way of the [devil].'"
~ Archbishop Charles Chaput, Church and State Today: What belongs to Caesar, and what doesn't, 10/26/07 ~

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Pharmacists are called to face...

Pharmacists are "called to face the question of conscientious objection, which is a right that must be recognized for people exercising this profession, so as to enable them not to collaborate directly or indirectly in supplying products that have clearly immoral purposes such as, for example, abortion or euthanasia."
~ Pope Benedict XVI, Therapeutic Experiments Must Respect Basic Ethical Norms, 10/29/07 ~

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Those who are called to stand witness...

"Those who are called to stand witness in this 24-hour-a-day presence send a powerful message to the community about the tragic reality of abortion. It also serves as a call to repentance for those who work at the abortion center and those who patronize the facility."
~ 40 Days for Life ~

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

If my people...

“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
~ 2 Chronicles 7:14 ~

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

What will God accomplish...

“What will God accomplish when individuals and communities across our nation unite for 40 days of prayer and fasting, pulling out all the stops to end the violence of abortion? Now is the time for America to find out.”
~ ~

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Speak up...

"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves"
~ Proverbs 31:8 ~

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

I swore never to be silent...

"I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented."
~ Elie Wiesel, Holocaust Survivor, ~

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Not even one abortion...

"Not even one abortion per week is acceptable. Not one per month. Not one per year. Not one in our lifetime...The dignity of the human person begins at the moment of conception, not at birth. The dignity, as recognized by the signers of the Declaration of Independence, is bestowed by the Creator, and no one has the right to destroy innocent unborn life."
~ Bishop Samuel J. Aquila, Bishop Encourages all Priests to Imitate Him by Spending One Hour in Front of Abortion Facility ~

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

The fundamental human right...

"The fundamental human right, the presupposition of every other right, is the right to life itself. This is true of life from the moment of conception until its natural end. Abortion, consequently, cannot be a human right -- it is the very opposite. It is a deep wound in society."
~ Pope Benedict XVI, Pope Says Abortion is "Deep Wound," Opposite of a Human Right, Zenit, September 10, 2007 ~

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

The Lord has always...

"The Lord has always revealed to men the treasures of His wisdom and His Spirit, but now that the face of evil more and more bares itself, so does the Lord bare His treasures the more."
~ St. John of the Cross, Sayings of Light and Love ~

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Not all moral issues...

“Not all moral issues have the same moral weight as abortion and euthanasia. For example, if a Catholic were at odds with the Holy Father on the application of capital punishment or on the decision to wage war, he would not for that reason be considered unworthy to present himself to receive Holy Communion. While the Church exhorts civil authorities to seek peace, not war, and to exercise discretion and mercy in imposing punishment on criminals, it may still be permissible to take up arms to repel an aggressor or to have recourse to capital punishment. There may be a legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not however with regard to abortion and euthanasia.”
~ Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI), Worthiness to Receive Holy Communion: General Principles, n. 3, memo to Cardinal McCarrick, 2004 ~

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Amnesty International...

"Amnesty International was founded to protect human rights, yet it now treads upon the most fundamental human right, the right to life. To fail to protect the right to life renders suspect one’s advocacy of any other human right.”
~ Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director, Priests for Life, August 20, 2007 ~

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Oh Mary, bright dawn...

"O Mary, bright dawn of the new world, Mother of the living, to you do we entrust the cause of life: Look down, O Mother, upon the vast numbers of babies not allowed to be born, of the poor whose lives are made difficult, of men and women who are victims of brutal violence, of the elderly and the sick killed by indifference or out of misguided mercy. Grant that all who believe in your Son may proclaim the Gospel of life with honesty and love to the people of our time."
~ Pope John Paul II, "Prayer for Life", Evangelium Vitae ~

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Like an animal caught in a trap...

"Like an animal caught in a trap, trying to gnaw off its own leg, a woman who seeks abortion is trying to escape a desperate situation by an act of violence and self-loss. Abortion is not a sign that women are free, but a sign that they are desperate."
~Frederica Mathewes-Green, Abortion: Women's Rights and Wrongs~

Thursday, August 02, 2007

The need for a deeply spiritual...

"...the need for a deeply spiritual approach to ending the abortion holocaust is fundamental. It does not absolve us from working in every way humanly possible to end abortion, but it puts all our human activity into the right perspective."
~ Fr. Euteneur, Spirit & Life, Human Life International e-Newsletter, 7/27/07 ~

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

The forces behind the pro-death movement...

"...the forces behind the pro-death movement are not merely human but demonic. It is imperative to understand, as Christ reminds us, that the devil was a murderer from the beginning. The evil spirit has remained a murderer all through human history, and he is the real leader behind the philosophy of homicide which now pervades whole nations of what we still call a civilized world."
~ Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J., The Holy Eucharist: The Center of the Prolife Movement~

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

We don't have to...

"...we don’t have to sacrifice human life in order to research ways to save it."
~ U.S. Congressman Phil Gingrey, M.D. ~

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Thou shalt not...

"Thou shalt not kill."
~ Fifth Commandment ~

Thursday, July 05, 2007


"Guilty? Yes. No matter what the motive, love of ease, or a desire to save from suffering the unborn innocent, the woman is awfully guilty who commits the deed. It will burden her conscience in life, it will burden her soul in death; But oh, thrice guilty is he who drove her to the desperation which impelled her to the crime!"
~ Susan B. Anthony, The Revolution, July 8, 1869 ~

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Give us the grace...

"Give us the grace - When the sacredness of life before birth is attacked, to stand up and proclaim that no one ever has the authority to destroy unborn life."
~ Pope John Paul II, from a homily given in 1979 ~

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Abortion, the direct killing...

"Abortion, the direct killing of an innocent human being, is always gravely immoral (The Gospel of Life, no. 57); its victims are the most vulnerable and defenseless members of the human family. It is imperative that those who are called to serve the least among us give urgent attention and priority to this issue of justice."
~ Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities: A Campaign in Support of Life, USCCB 2001 ~

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

If only the average person...

"If only the average person would wake up and see that until there is virtue where once there was vice, abortion will never disappear."
~ Judie Brown, Judie's Blog, 6/6/07 ~

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Sweeter even than...

"Sweeter even than to have had the joy of caring for children of my own has it been to me to help bring about a better state of things for mothers generally, so that their unborn little ones could not be willed away from them."
~ Susan B. Anthony, quoted in The American Feminist, Spring 1998 ~

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Who would doubt that abortionists...

“Who would doubt that abortionists and their clients need divine grace to see the horror of their crimes and to have the courage to desist? Where can they obtain this grace? From God, of course. But in His ordinary providence, God uses persons who are in His friendship to merit for sinners — here the agents of abortion — the spiritual light and strength to return to the God from whom they have strayed.”
~Fr. Hardon, The Pro-Life Movement and the Catholic Church~

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

The Catholic Church proclaims that human life...

“The Catholic Church proclaims that human life is sacred and that the dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision of society.” (United States Catechism for Adults, p. 442) Consequently, every Catholic is obliged to respect human life, from conception until natural death.
~ Sister Mary Ann Walsh, RSM: Bishops’ Conference Responds To 18 Democrats Critical Of Pope, May 18, 2007 ~

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Never tire...

“Never tire of firmly speaking out in defense of life from its conception and do not be deterred from the commitment to defend the dignity of every human person with courageous determination. Christ is with you: be not afraid!”
~ Pope John Paul II – Address to visiting bishops, Feb. 3, 2001 ~

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Selfishness and fear...

"Selfishness and fear are at the root of (pro-abortion) legislation...We in the Church have a great struggle to defend is a gift not a threat."
~ Pope Benedict XVI, Pope warns Catholic politicians who back abortion, May 9, 2007 ~

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Abortion is not only injustice...

"...abortion is not only injustice against an unborn human being; it is the desecration of something holy. Those in the pro-life movement who are Christians believe they are defending not only the equity of a human person. They are defending the sanctity of human life and the majesty of the living God."
~ Fr. John A. Hardon, The Pro-Life Movement and the Catholic Church ~

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

It's hard to have a future...

"It’s hard to have a future “for our children and our children’s children” without children, and in practice, Planned Parenthood specializes in the business of preventing them. Even more troubling is Planned Parenthood’s long involvement in abortion “rights” and the lethal services associated with them. Helping women kill their unborn children abuses the real well-being of women. It also violates the dignity of unborn children in a brutally intimate and permanent way."
~ Archbishop Chaput, Ritter now faces the hard part of governorship: governing ~

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

You are fooling yourself...

" are fooling yourself and I fear fooling many good Catholics. You are simply not in sync with the Catholic Church. Until you change your non-Catholic positions, you should stop calling yourself Catholic. Your record shows that you support embryonic stem cell research, Planned Parenthood, contraception, family planning funding, allowing minors to have an abortion without parental consent, and are against making it a crime to harm a fetus, etc. etc."
~ Rev. John Malloy, SDB, A Priest Writes to Nancy Pellosi ~

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

A society that kills...

"...a society that kills its children has lost its soul and its hope..."
~ Jerome Lejeune, Life is a Blessing: The Biography of Jerome Lejeune, by Clara Lejeune p. 49 ~

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

When our laws...

"When our laws tell people that what lies behind the thin wall of a women's abdomen during pregnancy is not a human being and that the destiny of a preborn child lies with the private conscience of the mother, we are essentially telling society that life itself is not important enough to be called an inalienable right. If life itself is not the most fundamental of all rights, then what is?"
~ Bob Dornan, former U.S. Congressman ~

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

St. Augustine wrote a whole treatise...

“St. Augustine wrote a whole treatise on Conjugal Adultery, in which he declared, ‘Intercourse with one’s legitimate wife is unlawful and wicked whenever the conception of offspring is prevented.’”
~ Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J., Contraception: Fatal to the Faith and to Eternal Life ~

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Worship pleasing to God...

"Worship pleasing to God can never be a purely private matter, without consequences for our relationships with others: it demands a public witness to our faith. Evidently, this is true for all the baptized, yet it is especially incumbent upon those who, by virtue of their social or political position, must make decisions regarding fundamental values, such as respect for human life, its defence from conception to natural death, the family built upon marriage between a man and a woman, the freedom to educate one's children and the promotion of the common good in all its forms (230). These values are not negotiable. Consequently, Catholic politicians and legislators, conscious of their grave responsibility before society, must feel particularly bound, on the basis of a properly formed conscience, to introduce and support laws inspired by values grounded in human nature (231). There is an objective connection here with the Eucharist (cf. 1 Cor 11:27-29). Bishops are bound to reaffirm constantly these values as part of their responsibility to the flock entrusted to them (232)."
~ Sacramentum Caritatis, Pope Benedict XVI ~

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

The real question today...

“The real question today is not when human life begins, but, What is the value of human life? The abortionist who reassembles the arms and legs of a tiny baby to make sure all its parts have been torn from its mother's body can hardly doubt whether it is a human being. The real question for him and for all of us is whether that tiny human life has a God-given right to be protected by the law— the same right we have.”
~ Ronald Reagan – Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation ~

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

It is categorically impossible...

"It is categorically impossible for the same person to state that he or she believes simultaneously both what the Catholic Church teaches and that abortion is just a choice."
~ Bishop Robert Vasa on Nancy Pelosi: There are just and unjust choices — church teaching helps ~

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

In the history of the world...

"In the history of the world, the true test of a civilization is how well people treat the most vulnerable and helpless in their society...unborn children are the most vulnerable and most helpless persons in our society."
~ South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds ~

Thursday, February 22, 2007

The freedom to kill...

"The freedom to kill is not a true freedom, but a tyranny that reduces human beings to slavery."
~ Pope Benedict XVI, May 2005 ~

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

God permits no evil...

"God permits no evil in the world without a proportionate reason. Given the magnitude of this practical atheism in the modern world, we should be confident that God will mysteriously draw immense good from the evil of abortion."
~ Fr. John A. Hardon, The Pro-Life Movement and the Catholic Church ~

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

That special power of loving babies...

"That special power of loving that belongs to a woman is seen most clearly when she becomes a mother. Motherhood is the gift of God to women. How grateful we must be to God for this wonderful gift that brings such joy to the whole world, women and men alike! Yet we can destroy this gift of motherhood, especially by the evil of abortion, but also by thinking that other things like jobs or positions are more important than loving, than giving oneself to others. No job, no plans, no possessions, no idea of "freedom" can take the place of love. So anything that destroys God's gift of motherhood destroys His most precious gift to women-- the ability to love as a woman."
~ Mother Theresa’s Letter to the Fourth World Conference on Women, Beijing, 1995 ~

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

I believe abortion...

"I believe abortion is destined for the scrap heap of history. Abortion is being held aloft by the hot air of a small well-heeled elite. It's on the artificial life support system of foundation money, politically correct elite opinion, special interests, media bias, and widespread ignorance of the facts...Legal abortion will never rest easy on this nation's conscience. It will continue to haunt the consciences of men and women everywhere."
~ Pennsylvania Gov. Robert Casey in a 1993 speech to the National Press Club ~

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

I know this issue...

"I know this issue is very controversial. But unless and until it can be proven that an unborn child is not a human being, can we justify assuming without proof that it isn’t? No one has yet offered such proof; indeed, all the evidence is to the contrary. We should rise above bitterness and reproach, and if Americans could come together in a spirit of understanding and helping, then we could find positive solutions to the tragedy of abortion."
~ President Ronald Reagan, State of the Union Address - January 1984 ~

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

This is more than an issue...

"This is more than an issue, it is the sacredness of life that is at the heart of the gospel...To suggest that the truths of our faith should be determined with an eye on the collection plate is absurdly sad and borders on the blasphemous. To save just one child from such a fate as abortion is worth even parish bankruptcy. No one can serve God and money."
~ Fr. George H. Parker explaining his refusal of pro-abortion U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd's $5000 donation to St. Joseph Catholic School in 1995 (This Rock, January 1997, p. 10) ~

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

For you deal here...

"For you deal here above all with human life, and human life is sacred; no one may dare make an attempt upon it. Respect for life, even with regard to the great problem of the birth rate, must find here in your Assembly its highest affirmation and its most rational defence. Your task is to ensure that there is enough bread on the tables of mankind, and not to encourage an artificial control of births, which would be irrational, in order to diminish the number of guests at the banquet of life."
~ Pope Paul VI to the UN General Assembly, October 4, 1965 ~