Catholics MUST Be Pro-Life – Action!

Catholics MUST Be Pro-Life – Action!

This thread is dedicated to sharing news about pro-life issues. 

Where possible, we suggest that bloggers make and respond to calls to action in defence of the unborn child – whether that entails emailing MPs or supporting various vigils etc.  

Try not to simply post a link to news – publish an extract and/or make a suggestion about possible action, that will encourage readers to click your  link. 

Among all the crimes which can be committed against life, procured abortion has characteristics making it particularly serious and deplorable. The Second Vatican Council defines abortion, together with infanticide, as an “unspeakable crime”.54

But today, in many people’s consciences, the perception of its gravity has become progressively obscured. The acceptance of abortion in the popular mind, in behaviour and even in law itself, is a telling sign of an extremely dangerous crisis of the moral sense, which is becoming more and more incapable of distinguishing between good and evil, even when the fundamental right to life is at stake. Given such a grave situation, we need now more than ever to have the courage to look the truth in the eye and to call things by their proper name, without yielding to convenient compromises or to the temptation of self-deception. In this regard the reproach of the Prophet is extremely straightforward: “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness” (Is 5:20). Especially in the case of abortion there is a widespread use of ambiguous terminology, such as “interruption of pregnancy”, which tends to hide abortion’s true nature and to attenuate its seriousness in public opinion. Perhaps this linguistic phenomenon is itself a symptom of an uneasiness of conscience. But no word has the power to change the reality of things: procured abortion is the deliberate and direct killing, by whatever means it is carried out, of a human being in the initial phase of his or her existence, extending from conception to birth.

The moral gravity of procured abortion is apparent in all its truth if we recognize that we are dealing with murder... Pope John Paul II: Evangelium Vitae –  on the Value and Inviolability, of Human Life #58  [Emphasis added]
Click here to read the entire encyclical 

Comments (592)

    • editor

      Wendy

      I was prepared to comment on the Press & Journal blog under the article, but it is only possible to sign in with Facebook, Twitter etc. so that rules me out.

      I did, however, forward the report to a young student at the University of Aberdeen with whom I’m in contact, so that she is, at least, aware of the situation. It shows the demonic nature of the pro-abortionists that they are even agitating against posters in a Catholic Chaplaincy that is off campus. Incredible.

      March 15, 2017 at 11:25 am
      • wendy walker

        Thanks Patricia …yes the abortionists evil bloodlust knows no limits ……

        March 15, 2017 at 11:45 am
  • wendy walker

    Please check how YOUR M P voted …in Luton South my …supposedly devout Christian MP Gavin Shuker voted For as did his Humanist counterpart in Luton North K..Hopkins
    In the coming weeks we have to ensure a huge amount of Pro Life mail reaches them ……….what a disgrace

    March 15, 2017 at 11:05 am
  • wendy walker

    http://www.christiansinparliament.org.uk/members-stories/gavin-shuker-mp/

    Gavin Shuker MP talks about his faith ..a joke

    March 15, 2017 at 11:29 am
    • Faith of Our Fathers

      Wendy read the above article yesterday and really there is only one word to describe it and that is Demonic. Even if you are of no Faith whatsoever it was Filthy to the core . To me a lot of this goes back to so called Celebrities like Lena Dungham who said that she wished she had had an Abortion. Where their obscene leaders March their Minnions will follow. Also in the same article was the link to the Witches wanting to burn down an Argentine Cathedral and only one young man tried to defend it until the Police arrived. That loads of Media stood by just taking pictures of him being assaulted by these Vampires spoke volumes of the sign of the times. Not ONE of them went to his assistance.

      March 15, 2017 at 7:01 pm
  • wendy walker

    ——————-
    Brian Kerwin seems to be on a mission against a woman’s right to choose.
    In his first letter ‘Foetus is part of God’s Programme’ he clumsily attempts to speak on behalf of a foetus conveying its thoughts and feelings.
    In his latest letter ‘Abortion Effect on Birth Rate’ he’s blaming women who have had abortions for what he describes as the ‘catastrophic’ fall in birth rate on the Isle of Man.
    Perhaps he should research the unsustainable effect of rapid population growth worldwide on our earth’s finite resources.
    Instead of blundering into issues he doesn’t understand he should be on his knees praying for the souls of the 800 babies and toddlers recently discovered in unmarked graves (ie tossed into disused septic tanks) at a Catholic Mother and Babies’ home in Tuam, Republic of Ireland.
    After giving birth to these ‘illegitimate’ babies their mothers were forced to leave them behind, not knowing what their fate would be.
    This particular home operated for 30 years, only closing in 1956 and forensic tests are showing that a large percentage of these deaths occurred in the 1950s.
    There have been similar discoveries at other Catholic Mother and Baby Homes and religious zealots should have no say whatsoever in the abortion issue.
    Name and address supplied

    This vile anon letter appeared in The Isle of Man. examiner

    March 15, 2017 at 3:22 pm
    • Faith of Our Fathers

      Seems you went all Protestant there Wendy and changed your tune . These babies were not as you say Tossed into a Septic Tank go back and read the real Truth and that’s even out of The Gaurdian. Also Wendy people in Glass Houses really shouldn’t throw stones if you think none of that happened in Scotland or in The U.K . ask some of your elders . Peter Mullen also wrote The Magdalena Sisters . About how unmarried mothers had been treated terribly in Ireland. Our own Asylums and if your from Scotland there was one near you Wendy . We’re full of Old Ladies or Old Spinsters many years ago . Their mental illness was falling Pregnant whilst being unmarried,what happened to their Babies they were taken from them . Now I hope that these children found a good home I do not know. What I do know is that many of the Mothers became Institutionalised and were in those Asylums all of their life’s. Also as regards just London. During the film The Krays Violet Kray makes a statement that if they ever drain the Lake on Hampstead Heath all that they would find would be dead babies. Women who became Pregnant by someone else whilst their Husbands were overseas in The Forces had more ways than Abortion to get rid of the child. As I say Wendy People In Glass Houses Should not Throw Stones .

      March 15, 2017 at 7:22 pm
    • Faith of Our Fathers

      Sorry Wendy it seems I should have used another proverb there and really Looked before I Lept. My apologies.

      March 15, 2017 at 7:27 pm
      • editor

        FOOF,

        I can’t make head nor tail of either of your replies to Wendy but allow me to disabuse you of the notion that Wendy would “go all Protestant” on us – Wendy has more of a “Catholic sense” than many baptised Catholics I could name, not least Papa Francis.

        She is two thousand percent committed to defending the unborn child and I’ve never read anything remotely “anti-Catholic” from her – ever. Quite the reverse.

        I suspect you hadn’t realised that her post at 3.22pm today was actually a letter which she had copied and pasted – she describes it as “vile” at the end of her post.

        Thank you for your apology to her – I know that she will accept it graciously, but do, please avoid any kind of personal remarks on this blog, whether to Wendy or anyone else. If you check our house rules, that is one of the absolute rules that must not be broken. I usually delete such comments, but am leaving yours this time, not least because of the apology you so generously offered.

        Just be careful from now on, else you’ll take Jeff’s place on the naughty step 😀

        March 15, 2017 at 7:41 pm
      • wendy walker

        No problems there Faith Of Our Fathers……I can see where the problem came from …my names at the top ..we just have to keep on fighting for these tiny lives regardless of our colour ,creed ,Faith the more united we are the more we will achieve ,with one BIG voice ……thank you

        March 16, 2017 at 9:45 am
      • Faith of Our Fathers

        Thanks for accepting my Apology. God Bless and Take Care .

        March 16, 2017 at 5:02 pm
  • editor

    This is an update on the recent posts on the General Discussion thread, regarding Jeff (Protestant reader) who had texted me to berate the SNP MPs, all 56 of them, because they abstained on voting on the decriminalisation of abortion bill in the Westminster Parliament.

    Another reader emailed to say that the SNP MPs would have abstained because they are not allowed to vote on English matters. Abortion is a devolved matter for the Scottish Parliament (God help us all). Jeff, therefore, was placed on the naughty step.

    However, Jeff, it turns out, has been right all along – the SNP MPS ARE permitted to vote on English matters if the bill is a Private Member’s Bill which was the case with the decriminalisation of abortion bill.

    So, yes, Jeff is right to be calling the alleged Catholics to account for their negligence in this matter. How these people can sleep at night, is beyond me.

    March 15, 2017 at 5:55 pm
  • editor

    I’ve noticed that almost everyone on this thread is missing an avatar – the small picture you are free to place beside your name. I would urge everyone to organise an avatar asap, as it makes it easier to pick out your comments in the thread, and to see you on the sidebar.

    Wendy, an obvious picture for YOU to use might be something like this…

    http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/4/8/1396950889603/Human-foetus-014.jpg

    March 15, 2017 at 7:47 pm
  • wendy walker

    http://www.citizengo.org/en/signit/42344/view

    a NEW PETITION TO J HUNT RE JOHNSONS VILE BILL PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE

    March 16, 2017 at 9:40 am
    • wendy walker

      If you would like to do it for me Patricia please do its a very lovely picture ..Iam so ignorant on a lot of things computer ..sadly doing an Avatar is one of them ..help

      March 16, 2017 at 9:49 am
      • editor

        Wendy,

        It’s a while since I’ve done this, but I think it would come back to me.

        You would need to email me your log in details. That is usually either your email address or your username (Wendy Walker) and your password. You can always change your password later if you wish, I could tell you how to do that, but be assured I never use passwords without permission – Theresa Rose will tell you! I had to help her with her avatar about a dozen times and each time she had to resend her password – I couldn’t remember it! I don’t make a note of them and only use them for the purpose permitted. Note, though, that the avatar will only work if you log in with the same email address. The picture is attached to that email.

        I’ll await your log in details and do my best to create an avatar for you. My pleasure.

        March 16, 2017 at 11:33 am
    • editor

      Signed.

      I see this petition has been placed here twice. That’s fine, but I suggest we needn’t record “signed” as I have just done, since that uses up space and really we expect everyone to sign such petitions, so don’t follow my bad example 😀

      March 16, 2017 at 11:36 am
      • wendy walker

        No Patricia it is a separate one this one the newer is to J Hunt …it is confusing with so many Petitions I know please everyone sign and see how your MP voted as well

        March 16, 2017 at 6:12 pm
    • Laura

      That’s disgraceful. If that bill goes through it means abortion up to birth, how shocking is that. I can’t understand those cowardly MPS, and it’s no argument to say it won’t go through anyway – that’s exactly what people thought in 1967 and look what happened.

      March 16, 2017 at 2:38 pm
      • Therese

        Abortion is already available up to birth if the baby is handicapped.

        March 16, 2017 at 8:07 pm
  • Steven Calovich (@Rushintuit)

    FYI,

    I inadvertently placed this post in the wrong thread, sorry for the duplication. We always hear about the world’s soaring population. It might surprise you to know that the world’s population may decline as much as 50% by the turn of the century.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-24/why-world-economy-likely-collapse-1-simple-chart

    March 16, 2017 at 4:48 pm
  • wendy walker March 17, 2017 at 12:15 pm
  • wendy walker

    Edinburgh, Scotland
    MARCH 18, 2017

    “We have over 100 people supporting the vigil in Edinburgh,” said one of the 40 Days for Life team members.

    “It’s a true international effort,” she said, “with participants from Scotland, England, Poland, United States, Italy, France, Hungary, Argentina, Nigeria, India and Sri Lanka.”

    Archbishop Leo Cushley of the archdiocese of St. Andrews and Edinburgh joined the vigil recently. The archbishop said he was delighted to set aside time to pray on a bright, sunny morning.

    “The reaction from the public has been hearteningly positive, the weather has been great and the number of people coming to pray each day is fantastic,” said Patricia, the local 40 Days for Life coordinator.

    “It gives us great spiritual encouragement to know that Archbishop Cushley is publically backing our peaceful, prayerful efforts to end abortion, to help build a culture of life and to establish a civilisation of love that supports both mothers and their unborn children,” she said.

    Written by
    DAVID BRANDAO, COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

    With 40 Days for Life, David wears many hats. Prior to joining the 40 Days for Life team, he was an award-winning radio and TV journalist. He has also served as a board member for a pregnancy help center and as publications director for a major national pro-life organization.

    March 18, 2017 at 11:24 am
  • wendy walker

    March 18, 2017 at 6:44 pm
  • gildaswiseman

    It in unbelievable that Catholic Politicians who vote for “The right for women to choose”, can have the audacity to call themselves Catholics. It galls me that such people are allowed to receive the Blessed Sacrament in some diocese in the world; I am referring particularly to American politicians, like Cain, and Pelosi.  Yet, there are gleams of light that shine through the darkened skies. The other day, Marie Caufield, MP for Lewes, strongly spoke out in the defence of the unborn. I felt compelled, even though I am not a constituent, to thank her from the bottom of my heart for her brave and stately attack against another hateful left-wing abortion Bill.
    Another most distressing event is how the Vatican is appearing to be so non pro-life. For instance Pope Francis’ has removed all of the pro-life members from the The Pontifical Academy for Life. He has invited guest to the Vatican who are clearly pro- abortion and population controllers. Also allowing priests to give absolution for the heinous crime of abortion has given rise to much critism.
    I am looking forward to the March for Life in Birmingham, during the month of May.

    March 19, 2017 at 8:35 am
  • wendy walker

    Dear Gildaswiseman
    Thank you for the very thought provoking post above ..well said …We only have to look at “””Catholic “”Melissa Gates ….and Cherie and the Abominable Tony also allowed to remain in the Catholic Church it is so sad and very frightening …….as is Pope Francis

    March 19, 2017 at 9:37 am
  • wendy walker

    For such a time

    Diana Johnson’s Ten-Minute Bill to decriminalize abortion is due for its second reading on Friday, March 24th. It is admittedly unlikely to get through, but without doubt its passing last week will have been taken as a major sign of encouragement by so called ‘pro-choicers’, already pushing for termination to be made legal up to birth, and we can soon expect the introduction of a Bill which, unless vigorously opposed, stands every likelihood of being adopted.

    This is a move to make legal the unrestrained slaughter of the innocent. It is worship given to Moloch.

    For such a time as this

    In ancient Persia a young Jewish girl, Esther, became the wife of the king, Ahasuerus. Then, as now, the Jews became target for persecution and Haman, the King’s first Minister, devised a plot to have them all killed, with the greater part of their wealth and possessions transferred to himself. This was a man who thought big!

    Knowing she must intercede, but fearful of the consequences, Esther asked the entire Jewish community to fast and pray on her behalf for three days and three nights. Only after that Esther went to the king, and her request that he and Haman come to a banquet prepared by herself in the king’s honour was heard. And there Esther interceded for her people, with the result that they were saved, and Haman himself executed. It is this mighty deliverance that the Jews still celebrate today in the feast of Purim.

    Battle in the heavens

    So today VfJUK is asking people, starting tomorrow, to pray and fast for the three days before the second reading. How you do this is entirely up to you, but we believe this is a spiritual battle and needs, first and foremost, to be combatted in prayer.

    The Lord bless and keep you as you pray for deliverance of the unborn

    If you haven’t yet signed, please sign the petition here: http://www.citizengo.org/en/signit/42344/view

    ****************************

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    Very very urgent call to Prayer please share widely …vital thank you

    March 20, 2017 at 10:35 am
  • gabriel syme

    I am very pleased that this thread has been created, its a great idea to have a specific form to discuss the evil of abortion and how to combat it.

    March 20, 2017 at 10:10 pm

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