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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Catholic Pro-Life Politics

BY Daniel Kuebler
January 18-24, 2009 Issue
Posted 1/12/09 at 9:48 AM

With the election of Barack Obama, Jan. 20 will witness the installation of the most pro-abortion president in U.S. history. It has been widely noted that his inauguration comes, significantly, the day after Martin Luther King Jr. Day, commemorating the civil rights leader who marched on Washington. But less noted is the fact that two days after his inauguration we will see the anniversary of abortion’s legalization and the enormous annual March for Life in Washington.

Obama’s position on abortion and life issues has been clearly articulated in these pages (“Obama’s Abortion Extremism” by Robert George, Oct. 26) and consists of support for partial-birth abortion, the repeal of any restrictions on abortion and full funding of embryo-killing research. All of these positions stand in stark contrast with those of the Catholic Church, which continues to stand as a tireless defender of life from conception to natural death. Unfortunately, one would be hard-pressed to ascertain the Church’s stance from the manner in which Catholics voted. (continued...)

Birth control pill inventor laments demographic ‘catastrophe’

Why do I hear the phrase: "You reap what you sow?"

Vienna, Jan 11, 2009 / 02:10 am (CNA).- The chemist who made a key discovery leading to the invention of the birth control pill has written a commentary calling demographic decline in Europe a “horror scenario” and a “catastrophe” brought on in part by the pill’s invention. (continued...)

The Biggest Lies About the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

by Rachel Marsden

The latest chapter in the conflict between the governments of Israel and Palestine is generating loads of media ink – and huge, whopping lies. Here’s a roundup of the top myths related to this war: (continued...)

Subject: Novena FOCA January 2009

Please start A.S.A.P. Even though it is past January 11th, please pray for 9 days as requeted. 
Also please pray for the conversion of President elect Obama and his cabinet members.

Dear friend - please consider joining the effort below. Best wishes
for a most blessed New Year!

For those of you who do not know, the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA)
[also know as freedom to kill act] is set to be signed if congress
passes it on January 21-22 of 2009. The FOCA is the next sad chapter
in the book of abortion. If made a law, virtually all limitations on
abortion will be lifted, which will result in the following:

1) All hospitals, including Catholic hospitals would be required to
 perform abortions upon request. If this were to happen, some U.S.
 Bishops have indicated they would consider closing down Catholic
 hospitals rather than perform abortions - more than 30% of all
 hospitals in the United States are Catholic.

2) Partial birth abortions would be legal and have no limitations.

3) All U.S. tax payers would be funding abortions.

4) Parental notification will no longer be required.

5) The number of abortions could increase by as much as 100,000 annually.

 Perhaps most importantly the government would then have control in
 the issue of abortion. This could result in a future amendment that
 would force women by law to have abortions in certain situations
 (down syndrome babies, etc) and could even regulate how many children
 a woman is allowed to have.

Needless to say this information is disturbing, but sadly true. As
Catholics, as Christians, as anyone who is against the killing of
innocent children, we must stand as one. We must stop this horrific
act before it becomes a law.

The Plan :

To say a novena (nine days of prayer ) along with fasting, starting
 on January 11th. For Catholics, the prayer of choice will be the
 rosary with intentions to stop the FOCA. For non Catholics, I would
 ask that you pray your strongest prayers with the same intentions,
 also for 9 consecutive days. The hope is that this will branch and
 blossom as to become a global effort with maximum impact. We have
 very little time so we all must act fast. Just do three things:

 1) Forward this letter on to five or more people

 2) Do it in three days or less

 3) Start the novena on January 11th and pray for nine consecutive days.

 (Please also fast for at least two days during the novena)

 Remember that with God all things are possible and the power of
 prayer is undeniable. If you are against the killing of defenseless
 children then the time is now to do something about it!

Lord, may everything we do begin with Your inspiration and continue
with Your help,
so that all our prayers and works may begin in You and by You be happily
We ask this through Christ our Lord.