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"Keep your eyes fixed upon Jesus, who inspires and perfects our faith" --Hebrews 12:2


Pope Benedict XVI before our Lord

And only where God is seen does life truly begin. Only when we meet the living God in Christ do we know what life is. We are not some casual and meaningless product of evolution.
Each of us is the result of a thought of God.
Each of us is willed,
each of us is loved,
each of us is necessary.
There is nothing more beautiful than to be surprised by the Gospel, by the encounter with Christ. There is nothing more beautiful than to know Him and to speak to others of our friendship with Him.
~Pope Benedict XVI, Homily April 24th, 2005



Wednesday, July 05, 2006

The Hell of Gates Shall Not Prevail

I'm sure many of you have heard about the new "deal" between Richest Man Bill Gates and Second-Richest Man Warren Buffet, whereby Buffet has given Gates so many billions of his money to be used for "charitable" works - primarily for "population control and prevention" through abortion and contraceptives, mostly targeted towards eugenics projects in the Third World. With this amount of money, the culture of death now, in the eyes of the world, seems unstoppable.

The pro-life movement, at the sight of this, may be tempted to despair, knowing that the bank account for life can never compare to the outrageous amount now made available to the Planned Parenthood Industry. But, as Fr. Thomas from Human Life International reminds us, The Hell of Gates Shall Not Prevail. This article is a must read for all involved in the pro-life movement, as a reminder to us that it is ONLY when human optimism reaches the end of its rope that Christian hope can begin!

I challange each and every one of us, you and me, to look at our schedules right now and make a renewed commitment, a solid resolution, to do something for the pro-life movement, wherever we live.

The culture of death may have the billions of Gates and Buffet at hand, but money does not buy love, nor does it convert hearts. We have indivdiuals like you and me, willing to work actively in cooperation with the Holy Spirit, willing to do small things with great love for the sake of Jesus and His tiny children.

Surely you can spare an hour a week, or every two weeks, to go and pray, perhaps before an abortion clinic? Or to counsel young pregnant women going in for abortions? Or to help young women get to their pre-natal appointments, or to help your local pro-life office manage its paperwork or mind the front desk for a hour or two? Or to donate pro-life books to your library? Or to do any number of things, each one perhaps small, but carrying with them infinite value when joined to the merits of Christ! Do something!

Those of you who are students, or perhaps childless couples, or couples with kids who have grown up now and moved out, or retired people with complete freedom of time - YOU in a particular way I ask to prayerfully consider what you can do to help. Just because you do not have a family to care for at home does not mean that you do not have a family to care for!

If you've been sitting on the fence until now, just talking about the pro-life movement, or talking with family and friends about how "awful" it is - now is the time for you to stop talking and do something. Please meditate on these words of our Holy Father, and then choose to act! Do not despair at evil, fight evil with good, fight evil with God, for God Himself has chosen to fight evil through human hands, your hands!

And only where God is seen does life truly begin. Only when we meet the living God in Christ do we know what life is.
We are not some casual and meaningless product of evolution.
Each of us is the result of a thought of God.
Each of us is willed,
each of us is loved,
each of us is necessary.
There is nothing more beautiful than to be surprised by the Gospel, by the encounter with Christ.
There is nothing more beautiful than to know Him and to speak to others of our friendship with Him.
~Pope Benedict XVI, homily April 24, 2005


In the Twin Cities area, call the Total Life-Care Centers to find out what you can do to begin to help.

Throughout the country, no matter where you are, contact the Franciscan Brothers of Peace or the Sisters of Life for practical advice from pro-life workers in the streets as to how you can help, no matter what you situation in life is! They can also put you in contact with other pro-life groups active in your area that can use your time, talent, or treasure.

Let's go help our Dad save moms and babies!

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