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War Against Children: Forced Begging - "stolen lives (Part 7)

What would you do? Let's say you are walking along the streets of a major city and you see a mother and child sitting on the sidewalk. The child looks very ill and is holding out a tin cup, desperately asking for help. How should I respond? Child begging is not only one of the worst forms of child labour, but one of the worst violations of a child's right and absolutely against the dignity of a child. The use of children for begging - whether the child appears to be accompanied by a 'parent' or not - is a denial of their fundamental rights, such as the right to protection, integrity and dignity. Immediate risks comprise physical and emotional abuse, abduction, rape, and accidents. Longer risks include ... an increased likelihood of drug use to ease this hard lifestyle, along with the exposure of being coerced into other dangerous work or bad situations (prostitution, forced labour, unsafe migration), involvement in crime plus a growing disconnection from their family and community. As Christians, how should we respond? Do we have a responsibility to do something?

Date posted: 2021-10-01

War Against Children: Adoption Laundering "stealing a child" (Part6)

As you know, there is a very real war going on in the world right now. Its a war against the life of a child. In this segment, I will talk about Child Laundering The Bible tells us that each and every human being is made in the image of God, and the enemy would like nothing better than to attack that image by destroying each and every person he can, beginning with the preborn. Its up to us to fight on behalf of these innocent children. Its not easy, but God is on our side. The legal definition of Child Laundering refers to an act of stealing and selling a child to adopting parents under false pretenses. Then, through false paperwork, the child is laundered into a legal orphan and then sold on a commercialized and corrupt market. Child Laundering is a dirty business, a dirty war against children. It is motivated by evil men solely for the purpose of making money by exploiting the poorest and the weakest. To counteract this, we need to be strong and provide a loving environment for our children. We need to be actively involved in society. Children are the most precious treasure that we have. They guarantee our future.

Date posted: 2021-08-29

War Against Children: Body Parts Worst Nightmare For the Unborn (Part 5)

Life is Beautiful. Life is precious and sacred. Good people believe in the sanctity of the human person with rights and dignity to be protected and preserved. Yet there are those who disagree. They declare open war against the unborn. But there is no good war. In the end, millions die and many are left crippled. Why then fight the war in the first place? The reason is that this War Against the Unborn is very profitable. Take for example the following event. The world was shocked when it heard that the University of Pittsburgh has been harvesting the organs of unborn babies while their hearts are still beating. Unbelieveable! The world today is witnessing scientific and technological advances which give society enormous power over nature and the human body. This trend is translating into the power of an unethical market over the weak and the unborn. Big business and institutions view bodies as little more than containers of valuable body parts. In this process, society has begun to sacrifice the dignity of the human being. Actions such as abortion and the selling of aborted body parts allows society to change the definition of life and death to suit the requirements of body parts on demand. A very lucrative business!

Date posted: 2021-08-28

War on Children: Pornography - "Internet Sexual Exploitation" (Part 4)

What harm does "Internet pornography" do to the lives of children? If you take a large glass of water and try to pour it into another glass one-fourth of its size, it is impossible. If you take an adult pornographic scene and show it to a small child, the result is the same. The small brain cannot comprehend the scene. As a result, try to imagine the psychologic impact and shock the child experiences. The corrosion of a childs mind and interior feelings begin at this early age and continue into adulthood. Estimates suggest that up to 90% or more youth between 12 and 18 years have access to the Internet. These school children in many cases are exposed to pornography when they accidentally view material online while searching for game or sports. Surprisingly, 70% of children viewing pornography on the internet do so in public schools and libraries. Other children may come into contact with a parents pornographic material at home.

Date posted: 2021-08-18

War Against Children: Hunger Cant Wait (Part 3)

In our world today, about 700 million people go to bed hungry every night. Yes, 700 million human beings. How many children? An estimated 18 million children worldwide are facing extreme food shortages and more than 5.7 million children under five are on the brink of starvation. How many kids die from hunger? Every year, more than 3 million children die from hunger-related causes. One child dies every 10 seconds. You may think one reason is that there is not enough food to go around. A recent study by the German government concluded that it would cost 330 billion dollars to end hunger in the world by 2030. That is, roughly, 37 billion dollars per year. By contrast for example, take the United States, people spend 659 billion dollars dining out in restaurants. They spend over 253 billion dollars a year on alcohol. And they spend about 87 billion dollars on food for their pets this alone would be enough to end world hunger by 2025. What can we conclude from this? SHORTAGE OF FOOD DOES NOT EXIST.

Date posted: 2021-08-10

War on Children: Abortion - "Nuremberg Revisited" (Part 2)

The killing of unborn children is "A Crime Against Humanity". Their number far surpasses the total of all war deaths in man's history. Each and every day, hospitals and licensed clinics are responsible for the murder of countless babies before they even have a chance to breathe air. Let me emphasize that abortion involves carrying out or arranging to carry out the deliberate killing of an innocent human being by adults. In addition, each and every day, these same adults proclaim these killings to be a "right." Since it is "human beings" who claim that abortion is a "right", it is presumed they are speaking of "human rights". What are human rights? Human rights are those basic rights and freedoms that "belong to every person in the world", from birth until death. These basic rights are based on shared values like dignity, fairness, equality, respect and independence. If this brief explanation is correct, then in no way can we claim that "abortion is a right". Why? Because a majority of people worldwide deny that abortion is a "right". This "right" does not belong to every person in the world; consequently, it cannot fall into the category of "human rights". Simple logic. To think otherwise is absurd.

Date posted: 2021-08-08

War Against Children: Introduction - "Crimes Against Humanity" (Part 1)

Why this adult obsession today in killing the unborn and/or permanently scarring the lives of the born?..... Throughout the world, children, be they preborn or born, are facing unspeakable attacks by adults everyday. These attacks can be classified as "crimes against humanity". Why? Because they kill or leave children permanently scarred for life. Children are in danger more today than at any time in the last 20 years. Instead of receiving care and protection from parents and guardians, they are introduced into a dangerous world, a world in which their life-journey begins by facing a terrifying first hurtle - death by abortion. They are looked upon as a commercial commodity by a waiting, hungry world-market. Major corporations like medical research centers, major universities, government labs and even cosmetic companies are waiting to buy preborn body parts. Selling and Buying aborted body parts is a billion-dollar (multi-billion$$$?) industry. Scott Carney in his new book, The Red Market, figures he is worth about $250,000 if his body was broken down into individual parts and sold on what he calls the "red market."

Date posted: 2021-07-28

World Hunger vs Apathy

While coping with the pandemic, we have an opportunity to rediscover basic values of humanity and the human bonds that connect us. One lesson: world hunger and apathy. In our world today, about 700 million people go to bed hungry every night. Yes, 700 million. You may think that the reason is that there is not enough food to go around. A recent study by the German government concluded that it would cost 330 billion dollars to end hunger in the world by 2030. That is, roughly, 37 billion dollars per year. By contrast a richer country, like in the United States, people spend 659 billion dollars dining out in restaurants. They spend over 253 billion dollars a year on alcohol. And they spend about 87 billion dollars on food for their pets which would be enough to end world hunger by 2025. What can we conclude from this? Answer: SHORTAGE OF FOOD DOES NOT EXIST. There is plenty of food to go around. Problem: it is not reaching the people who need it most. One basic reason for this hunger crisis is that we have the attitude that feeding the hungry is someone elses problem, not mine.

Date posted: 2021-06-30

The Voice of Women in Defense of Unborn Babies and in Opposition to Abortion-tainted Vaccines

Abortion is the modern-day Massacre of the Innocents. We, as women, wish our feminine cry to be heard round the world. This declaration comes from the depth of our maternal hearts, which are devoted to defending the cause of life and combatting the culture of death. We therefore wholeheartedly affirm: We will not be complicit in the modern-day Massacre of the Holy Innocents and we therefore refuse to accept any and all vaccines made using cells derived from aborted human fetuses.

Date posted: 2021-03-15

Catholic Women Issue Statement Opposing Use of Abortion-Tainted Vaccines

Eighty-six Catholic women from 25 countries issued a letter Monday opposing what they called abortion-tainted COVID-19 vaccines, and arguing Church statements approving their use rely on an incomplete assessment of the science of vaccination and immunology. The signatories of the letter include doctors, nurses, bioethics experts, religious sisters, and pro-life activists from four continents. We cannot sit back as the use of aborted human fetuses in medical research is gradually normalized as an unfortunate part of modern-day medicine, the women stated. It is time for clergy and laity to boldly confront this horror and defend the right to life for the most vulnerable with maximum determination. The evil of using aborted fetal cell lines involves not just the original murder, but the ongoing commercialization .....

Date posted: 2021-03-13

On the moral illicitness of the use of vaccines made from cells derived from aborted human fetuses

In recent weeks, news agencies and various information sources have reported that, in response to the Covid-19 emergency, some countries have produced vaccines using cell lines from aborted human fetuses. In the case of vaccines made from the cell lines of aborted human fetuses, we see a clear contradiction between the Catholic doctrine to categorically, and beyond the shadow of any doubt, reject abortion in all cases as a grave moral evil that cries out to heaven for vengeance (see Catechism of the Catholic Church n. 2268, n. 2270), and the practice of regarding vaccines derived from aborted fetal cell lines as morally acceptable in exceptional cases of urgent need on the grounds of remote, passive, material cooperation. To argue that such vaccines can be morally licit if there is no alternative is in itself contradictory and cannot be acceptable for Catholics. Any link to the abortion process, even the most remote and implicit, will cast a shadow over the Churchs duty to bear unwavering witness to the truth that abortion must be utterly rejected. The ends cannot justify the means.

Date posted: 2021-01-04

The Journey into 2021: The Light

The Journey: HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone!

The Light. What a great image to reflect on at the closing of one year and the beginning of a New Year. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. (John 1:35). This Light began on Christmas Day 2020 and will carry us throughout the coming year 2021.

We learn much about light and darkness by looking around us. For example, if we briefly consider light and darkness from physics, we know that they are not two opposing forces. They are not fighting each other. Rather darkness simply implies the absence of light. Heat and cold are similar. Where there is heat, coldness disappears.

We can apply the same reasoning to our spiritual life. Every day we make choices.....

Date posted: 2021-01-01

Displaced people and the "Hidden Victims" of the coronavirus

There are 79,500,000 displaced people worldwide. How many displaced children are in the world today? In a report recently released by UNICEF, there are nearly 31 million children who have been forcibly displaced worldwide. This number includes some 13 million child refugees, approximately one million asylum-seeking children and an estimated 17 million children displaced within their own country who run the risk of exposure to violence, abuse and trafficking. The report notes that child refugees often live in overcrowded camps or temporary settlements, where physical distancing is not possible, and access to basic hygiene and health services is limited. These children are the "hidden victims" of the coronavirus as it continues to spread around the world.

Date posted: 2020-05-05

I leaned down and kissed my son

Dear Friends for Life: Many individuals in today’s society understand the pain felt by mothers after they have aborted their babies. But what about Post-Abortion Syndrome which affects men? As the body count of unborn babies continues to increase, research shows that more and more fathers are desperately crying out in pain as a result of these abortions. Several weeks ago while browsing google on this topic, I ran across the following article: “My ‘Friend’ Assumed I’d Be Pro-Abortion for Cleft Babies Like Mine & He’s Dead Wrong”. This, in turn, resulted in writing on abortion and unborn babies with cleft lip.

Date posted: 2020-04-20

On New Year's Eve, Pope Francis calls listening an act of love

Pope Francis said on New Year's Eve, "It is an act of love to spend time with others, to listen to them and their needs, and to try to see them as Christ sees them.""We are called to meet others and listen to their life, their cry for help." "LISTENING IS ALREADY AN ACT OF LOVE!" he said. In his homily in St. Peter's Basilica, our Holy Father said "having time for others, dialoguing, recognizing with a contemplative gaze the presence and action of God in their lives, witnessing the new life of the Gospel with DEEDS RATHER THAN WORDS, is truly a service of love which changes reality."

Date posted: 2020-01-01

The Nativity Scene

Every Nativity scene is a "living Gospel", as Pope Francis says. Looking at the Child in the manger, I try to understand what this means. What is a "living Gospel"? One clear message flowing from the scene is that we must turn and become like children to enter the kingdom of heaven. In Matthew 18:1-8, God's words tell us that to acknowledge the rights and dignity of children is to acknowledge Him and accept His meaning of life. The message clearly implies every child has a universal inalienable right to equal status, equal rights and equal dignity. To deny this is to deny ourselves.

Date posted: 2019-12-24

God or Nothing

Dear Friends for Life: In recent months, newspapers, magazines and news reporting have shown worsening trends regard current life issues. The slippery slope is widening and people’s lives are hurting. God is gradually being removed from society, leaving a road of confusion, suffering and hidden guilt. During my annual retreat earlier this year, Psalm 139 caught my attention with its powerful message on Life and God’s personal relationship to us as individuals. The Psalm is very meaningful and easy to understand. The Psalmist teaches us God’s direction to Life, Happiness and Truth. While reflecting on the greatness of God’s character to the reality of troublesome times surrounding us, a thought struck me, “What would the world be like without the living presence of God in my life, in the life of the world?”

Date posted: 2019-09-28

The Devil's Great 2020 Accomplishment: the Killing of 60 Million Unborn Baby and dead SILENCE

I call out to the Shepherds, the Leaders of the Catholic Church, where are you? 56 Million Children Homicides by politicians and the legal system they have created under the false illusion of Human Rights. NO condemnations or ex-communications. Why not? Why not publicly condemn the devil and those who openly support him? Why the silence? Are you also rewriting our Catholic doctrine on the "killing of children"? Why are you afraid to excommunicate Biden? As a Catholic, he is causing great scandal. Abortion is evil, one of the devil's modern accomplishments - the killing of unborn babies. Don’t you realize that our God-given values and moral principles are at stake? Biden and his support of extreme abortions are attacking the very fabric of the Catholic Church. Why are you afraid to defend God’s commandments and teachings? Don’t you realize that silence can be taken as tacit permission to commit murder? God tells us over 365 times in the Bible: “Do not be afraid.” For example in Deuteronomy 31:6, “Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” A Shepherd has a special obligation before God to actively fight for unborn children and their right to life. YOU are appointed Shepherds by Rome, unborn babies are your sheep, your responsibility. Remaining silent in the face of evil is not an alternative. We, as Catholics, do not genuflect before abortion, before the devil, before pure evil itself.

Date posted: 2019-06-11

In Their Own Words: Parents of Kids Who Think They Are Trans Speak Out

Parents like us must remain anonymous to maintain our children's privacy, and because we face legal repercussions if our names are revealed. Parents who do not support their child's gender identity risk being reported to Child Protective Services and losing custody of their children.

Date posted: 2019-03-25

The Devil is Smiling - Where are our Shepherds??

Archbishop of New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan responded to calls from Christians to excommunicate New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's for his role in enshrining a "fundamental right"to virtually unlimited abortion in the state, by saying: Excommunicating Andrew Cuomo is "NOT an Appropriate Response" for Legalizing Abortions Up to Birth. What? We didn’t quite catch what you said Cardinal Dolan, would you please repeat that again for us Catholics: Excommunicating Andrew Cuomo is “NOT an Appropriate Response” for Legalizing Abortions Up to Birth. Wow! This is Gov. Andrew Cuomo who has always been an advocate of abortion, has just signed a bill to legally kill unborn innocent children throughout pregnancy, mocks the Catholic Church and you say that "excommunication is NOT an appropriated response". This bill paves the way for New York to become unquestionably an abortion paradise in the world. At present, a third of all new unborn babies are aborted. And the "DEVIL IS SMILING". Where are our Shepherds? Why are the Catholic bishops and priests not following the Church’s teachings that these Catholic politicians who passed this murderous law are to be excommunicated from the Church for doing this unless they publicly repent? By failing to stand up for God and protect innocent lives, they are leading others to grave mortal sin. Can you imagine it - an innocent baby, just hours from being naturally born, murdered in cold blood? It’s disgusting.

Date posted: 2019-01-30

Wishing you a New Year lit up with joy and happiness!

Pope 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…

Date posted: 2019-01-02

Merry Christ-mas

Christmas! God yearns for intimacy with humanity. He sends His Son who enters and becomes man in our current human condition: where more than one billion children live in extreme poverty, 22,000 die each day due to poverty; where an estimate of 40-50 million babies every year are not allowed to be born, about 125,000 per day; where more than 357 million children live in war and conflict zones, half in high-intensity areas. Yet the LIGHT of HOPE continues to burn for humanity. EMMANUEL- "God is with us". Jesus is born for all of us and gives all of us the love of God.He gives all His children this same love. Let us allow our heart, our soul, and our mind be touched by this fact. "Merry Christ-mas"

Date posted: 2018-12-24

Children vs Hard Pornography

Pornography on the Internethas exploded into millions of pornographic websites. Currently, it is a booming industry of nearly 100 billion dollars. Internet Pornography invades homes and destroys good families without any accountability to anyone. Early this afternoon, I count 36 phonographic emails in my computer's mailbox and there are still 10 hours left in the day. This, my friends, is a daily occurrence. Just one click on any of these emails will allow me unrestricted private access to their pornographic website. This simple procedure is also available to the fingertips of small children. The porn companies "without any moral principles" have opened the doors to Net porn, instantly allowing our innocent young generation of all ages to view both soft and hard pornography. Their sole purpose is the almighty dollar.

Date posted: 2018-09-29

The New Weapon: Prenatal Testing

Dear Friends for Life: A new worldwide strategy ignites a well-thoughtout war on unborn babies. It’s called “Prenatal Testing”. I refer to fetal testing as a “New Weapon” which selects and annihilates a certain class of human beings. The selection is an unborn child with an abnormality, disability, or male or female. This current eugenic attitude is expanding and, sad to say, children with disabilities are its first target. For example in Denmark, only 2 percent of unborn babies diagnosed with Down syndrome are born; the rest are aborted. In Iceland, it’s 100 percent, France 77, United Kingdom 90, and the United States is estimated around 67 percent. This deadly discrimination is a growing epidemic. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI use to worry about the "new frontiers of genetics and the risk of eugenics". Now it has become a reality.

Date posted: 2018-09-18

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

On October 3rd, 2020, Pope Francis’ new encyclical, "Fratelli Tutti," does something that some Catholics believed could not be done: It ratifies a change in church teaching. In this case, on the death penalty. In 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." The church has always taught the defense of human life from its very beginning to its natural death. "Today we state clearly that 'the death penalty is inadmissible' and the Church is firmly committed to calling for its abolition worldwide,” says Francis in his new encyclical.

Date posted: 2018-08-26

Violence Against Women ==> Men?

Dear Friends for Life: Violence against women is a violation of human dignity and, in its worst form, it violates the right to life. It is also an extreme expression of inequality on the ground of sex. To raise awareness of this problem, the UN sets aside 16 days each year to observe International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Statistics show that violence against women has become a global pandemic and is mainly three-fold: physical, sexual and psychological. Leslie Morgan Steiner, a Harvard-educated businesswoman who was in an abusive relationship, states that "domestic violence can happen to anyone. All races, all religions, all income and education levels. Over the past two years, UN found 1 in 3 women have experienced physical or sexual violence 30% by an intimate partner.

Date posted: 2018-08-19

21st Century Asian Slaves

The crisis of health of trafficking victims in Southeast Asia deepens as a recent study finds victims badly abused. The research discovered that people caught in trafficking suffer beatings, neglect and severe health problems no matter where they end up working. Researchers interviewed more than 1,100 men, women and children in Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand, who had been trafficked into at least 15 sectors – including factory work, domestic labour, sex work and fishing. An estimated 56% of forced labourers live in the Asia and Pacific region, especially in the Greater Mekong subregion, which has more than 13 million migrant workers, 13% are trafficked Vietnamese migrants, and 17% of 596 Thai fisherman reported that they were working against their will or under threat of penalties.

Date posted: 2018-07-25

To the Highest Bidder

I mentioned in a previous article that surrogacy was a crack in a wall which would eventually break open into a huge, evil, slippery slope. It’s happening faster than anticipated. LifeNews.com recently posted an article “Surrogacy Firms are Selling ‘Extra’ Babies on the Black Market to the Highest Bidder”. Yes, human trafficking now includes “surrogacy companies” which sell babies on the black market. The purpose of any company is to make a profit. In this case, the more babies sold, the more money made. For example: One scam involves three surrogate mothers who were implanted with an egg and sperm which came from the “same two donors” in the Ukraine. In short, they were carrying the brothers and sisters of each other. The babies were “delivered” for $180,000 each which amounts to a nice profit

Date posted: 2018-07-08

New Cyber Trend in Human Trafficking

Our children deserve to have a decent fighting chance to succeed in their lives; it starts with keeping them safe from the sick predators of flesh and looters of our children's innocence. Recently, a new wave of human trafficking "cybersex" has come to light. Yes, it's a growing billion-dollar child-porn-industry which relies on the internet to prey on vulnerable children, beginning at an early age and extending into early teen years. New Cyber Trend in Human Trafficking is creating worldwide alarm. What is it? Cyber-sex is the use of children in live performances over the internet for paying customers. It is the perfect 21st century crime without borders, making it difficult to stop.

Date posted: 2018-06-08

Legalized Sacrifice - a 23-month-old boy

The Culture of Death takes one giant step forward in Britain. A British judge, passing a verdict from his lofty position, looked down on Alfie Evans, a 23-month-old boy who was in a “semi-vegetative state” and stated in so many words that human care and treatment for him were "unkind and inhumane". He overrode the wishes of Alfie's parents "to protect their child" and condemned him "to die" by authorizing the hospital to remove his life supports. He decided on his own that the love of Alfie's parents and the medical treatment were not in Alfie's "best interests". For one moment, the judge played God, a false human God who lacked compassion, love and the will to protect the rights of another human being. The sole purpose of judges was established to secure human life, human rights, not to judge its worth. Judges serve mankind, not vice versa. This fact is not debatable.

Date posted: 2018-05-05

Society Dehumanizing Unborn Babies?

Why this evil-disposed attack on procreation today? Procreation, the sexual activity of conceiving and bearing a biological offspring, is gradually being equalized with the phrase "profit and power at any cost". Just look around. Big industry extending its strong influence over procreation and changing the meaning through manufacturing, engineering and controlling. For example, babies are made by IVF. In the process, on the average of 24 tiny lives die in order for one life to survive. Another example: Desired embryos are implanted in a uterus. The big question is: Whose uterus? The mother's? A rented one (surrogacy)? An artificial womb? Yes, we are approaching a biotechnological breakthrough. Ectogenesis, the invention of a complete external womb, could completely change the nature of human reproduction. Several years ago, researchers at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia announced their development of an artificial womb.

Date posted: 2018-04-22

The Importance of the prophetic encyclical "Humanae Vitae" in 1968 and today 2021

Dear Friends for Life: "Humanae Vitae", the prophetic encyclical written by Pope Paul VI in 1968, warned Catholics about the culture of contraception and the deadly impact it would have on society. "Humanae Vitae"explains why the Catholic Church rejects contraception. Pope Paul VI warned of dire consequences if contraception became widely practiced. He cautioned that there would be greater infidelity in marriage, confusion regarding the nature of human sexuality and its role in society, using women for sexual pleasure, compulsory government birth control policies, and the reduction of the human body to an instrument of human manipulation. In 2021, these warnings are a living reality.

Date posted: 2018-03-26

Relentless War on Unborn Babies

Dear 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.

Date posted: 2018-03-09

Excruciating Pain

Dear Friends: (1) When was the last time I experienced pain? (2) When was the last time I felt "Excruciating Pain"? These are questions that ran through my mind as I read the article "Medical Expert Confirms Unborn Children Feel Excruciating Pain During Abortions" by Dr. David Prentice of the Charlotte Lozier Institue. Dr. David Prentice clearly states that science pretty conclusively demonstrates: Young babies still in the womb at 20 weeks do indeed feel pain, and in fact, may feel more intense pain than a newborn or an adult. Many pro-life doctors maintain that fetuses can feel pain by 8 weeks, about the time most surgical abortions take place. Human beings feel pain. Newborn babies can feel pain. Unborn babies can feel pain. There is no pain button that suddenly switches to "on" or "off" as one's journey progresses through life. "To feel pain" is a life long process for a human being.

Date posted: 2018-01-28

Immigration vs Migration - confusion?

Dear Friends for Life: Many news articles use the words refugees, migrants and asylum seekers when reporting on the movement of people. Japan Times' headline this morning reads "Japan to limit work permits for asylum seekers from 2018 and talks about asylum seekers who file for refugee status in order to work as immigrants in the country. The number of applications has jumped from 1,202 in 2012 to nearly 17,000 in 2017. But only "28 people" were recognized as refugees in 2016, causing much international criticism that Japan is closed to refugees. On the other hand, Japan has over one million foreign workers who are referred to as "Immigrants". Are these workers really "Immigrants" or "Migrants? What’s the difference? Or is there?

Date posted: 2018-01-05

Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow?

As we celebrate the birth of Jesus, we are reminded that God is with us on our individual life journeys and that we too are called to accompany others on theirs.

During the Advent season leading up to Christmas, we are invited to contemplate a young pregnant woman with her husband who left their home and faced a journey of difficulty and uncertainty.

The Holy Family was a family of MIGRANTS. Jesus was born in a stable outside Bethlehem, on the “wrong side of the tracks”, as they say nowadays. There was no welcome for his pregnant mother and her husband. The doors and hearts of the day were closed to them.

Jesus was born in the poorest and humblest of settings and not long after his birth, he became a REFUGEE. Fearing for their lives, his parents fled with him to Egypt.

Date posted: 2017-12-30

One Solitary Life

Here is a man who was born in an obscure village, the child of a peasant woman. He grew up in another village. He worked in a carpenter shop until He was thirty. Then for three years He was an itinerant preacher.

He never owned a home. He never wrote a book. He never held an office. He never had a family. He never went to college. He never put His foot inside a big city. He never traveled two hundred miles from the place He was born. He never did one of the things that usually accompany greatness. He had no credentials but Himself...

While still a young man, the tide of popular opinion turned against him. His friends ran away. One of them denied Him. He was turned over to His enemies. He went through the mockery of a trial. He was nailed upon a cross between two thieves. While He was dying His executioners gambled for the only piece of property He had on earth - His coat. When He was dead, He was laid in a borrowed grave through the pity of a friend.

Nineteen long centuries have come and gone, and today He is a centerpiece of the human race and leader of the column of progress.

Date posted: 2017-12-30

Who Are We?

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 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. What the Nazis did in secret, our government does openly and even creates laws to protect and justify their criminal actions. As history has condemned the Nazi Holocaust, so will it condemn this generation for its cruel war on babies: killing them in the womb, cutting them up and selling their body parts (even after birth). Never in the history of mankind has this horrible evil occurred to the extent we see it in the USA and throughout the world.

Date posted: 2017-12-18

Sexual Exploitation of Children in Japan

Dear Friends for Life: The current population of Japan is a little over 127 million, of which approximately 25 million are children under the age of 18. According to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, a child is defined as anyone under the age of 18. Japan is a major destination, source, and transit country for children subjected to sex trafficking and sexual exploitation. In recent years, Japanese children have become the victims of commercial production, dissemination and sale of child abuse material, namely “child pornography”.

Date posted: 2017-10-29

World's Most Persecuted

Dear 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. In the capital city of Sittwe in Myanmar, ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya people began in 2012. The purpose was to completely eliminate them. This new type of "genocide" is forcing thousands to flee by boat to Indonesia, and Malaysia, only to fall into the hands of traffickers who profit from their desperation and misery.

Date posted: 2017-10-15

Unimaginable Horror: selling aborted baby parts

Dear Friends for Life: Every year, Planned Parenthood receives over $500 million of U.S. taxpayer money to fund abortions. To this, it has recently been revealed that more money is made selling aborted baby parts. That’s right! Planned Parenthood not only terminates the lives of unborn babies but they also sell aborted body parts for additional profit.

Date posted: 2017-09-24

Same-Sex Marriage Is Not Marriage! Period.

Certain political parties and their appointees continue to chip away at traditional values, principles and religious freedom. As you know, Ireland had become the first country to legalize same-sex marriage by popular vote. That’s right. A Catholic nation defied the teachings of the Catholic Church with over 60% of Catholic voters voting in favor. Shortly after, the supreme court in the United States voted 5-4 to legalize same-sex marriage. Yet in this democratic country, the people had NO VOICE, NO VOTE. The decision was imposed on the American society by 5 judges, NOT ELECTED by the people, rather appointed by politicians. The Catholic Church's position on this matter has been consistent over the years and has not changed today in spite of attacks by those who disagree. Marriage is based on the TRUTH that men and women are complementary, the biological factor shows that reproduction depends on a man and a woman, and studies confirm that children need a mother and a father. Redefining marriage simply rejects these basic truths.

Date posted: 2017-09-14

Truth vs Gender's Slippery Slope

Dear Friends for Life: If you thought the three gender movement was a unproven novelty, try picking from six "genders" with the option of creating your own pronoun. And it gets stranger yet. Princeton University and University of Michigan are among the leaders promoting this type of behavior. According to Washington Post, more than 50 colleges or universities allow students to choose their genders without documentation of medical intervention. It's reported that Princeton University students have the option of even choosing several genders. Or choose to be both male and female.

Date posted: 2017-08-25

Human Destructive Legal System

Dear Friends for Life: What happens when we raise the level of our legal system above God? A Belfast High Court ruled that abortion should be made available in the north of Ireland to babies with a severe disability or conceived through rape. This type of thinking is spreading to all corners of our planet. The legal system is ruling that it has the RIGHT TO KILL an innocent life created by God. Under what authority can a court decide which baby should enjoy life and which should not? Not too long ago, the womb was the safest place in the world for an unborn child. Today it is the most dangerous place.

Date posted: 2017-08-25

Refugees are not statistics

The UN estimates that about 60 million people are displaced forcibly in the world. Would these people be called “Refugees” or “Migrants”? Online news as well as the mass media use these terms interchangeably, yet there is a great difference which affects our approach when tackling this problem. The word “Refugee” refers to people who are fleeing wars or persecution. Their situation is so dangerous that they cross national boundaries to seek safety and have no idea when they will return but they need sanctuary. To deny asylum would present deadly consequences for them. “Migrants” on the other hand leave their respective countries to improve their lives by searching for better jobs. Unlike the Refugees, they can return home at any time without any fear of persecution.

Date posted: 2017-08-16

Why the war on unborn children

Dear Friends for Life: “A nation that kills its own children is a nation without hope.” Last night the following headlines popped up on my computer: (1) UK will pay $1.3 billion to fund abortions and contraception around the world. (2) Oregon Passes Bill To Force Taxpayers To Pay For Abortions, Including Of Noncitizens. (3) Canada to provide a whopping $241.5 million for overseas abortions, contraception. WHY is pregnancy a WAR between a mother and her child? A little research shows that the number of casualties of all the wars in the history of the world is estimated at somewhat less than 500 million. This is less than one-third the amount of unborn lives sacrificed in the last 36 years. This WAR on unborn babies is the “longest war” in the history of our planet. Since 1980 more than one and one half billion babies have been legally slaughtered. The United States alone stands at 60 million.

Date posted: 2017-07-31

Liu Xiaobo: A Voice For Human Rights

Dear Friends for Life: China’s treatment of Liu’s democratic voice has been brutal and inhumane, even during his last days. Liu Xiaobo is a Chinese citizen, a Chinese intellectual and a Chinese winner of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize. On July 13, 2017, Liu died from liver cancer in a Shenyang hospital in Liaoning Province while being guarded by armed state security. Despite needing urgent medical treatment, Chinese authorities refused to give him what he asked for and deserved – freedom.

Date posted: 2017-07-28

Is Nuclear Power the Solution

Dear Friends for Life: David Gutierrez in NaturalNews asks, “Chernobyl Has Killed One Million People; Will Fukushima Kill Five Million?” In Fukushima, March 2011, a major earthquake and tsunami caused meltdowns at three separate reactors, the cores of which continue to disperse so much “radiation” that one would die instantly if entering the area. Is there a quick-fix solution to this radiation problem? Definitely not. The radiation problem will continue on its present course of destruction for many years into the future.

Date posted: 2017-07-17

Sex Education Damaging Children

There is a trend today to pass laws and guidelines in schools for the few without sufficient data on what effects they’ll have on the many. A large majority of students are forced to bow and accept without question the unproven claims of a very small minority. This approach to sex education ignores the stages of development which encourage youth to jump from concrete concepts to abstract concepts before they are ready. For instance, government agencies, educational journalists, academics, and do-gooders seem to be hell-bent on informing children about issues that they are neither intellectually, physically or emotionally equipped to handle.

Date posted: 2017-07-05

“Ocean of Pain”

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. The UN Commission explains how Syrian civilians are arrested, unlawfully detained, or taken hostage. Eyewitness accounts and documentary evidence suggest that tens of thousands of people are detained at any one time. Poor conditions in detention centers are exposing prisoners to life-threatening situations and resulting in mass deaths. The UN Commission determines that the Government of Syria has further committed crimes of murder, rape, torture, imprisonment, enforced disappearance and other inhuman acts. These violations constitute war crimes since the acts were committed after the start of the armed conflict.

Date posted: 2017-06-28

War Against Babies with Down’s Syndrome

The war against babies with Down’s syndrome by abortion has increased as a newer and more accurate prenatal test for Down’s syndrome was developed in Britain. Pro-life campaigners fear this is eugenics by the back door. They have warned that because most people terminate pregnancies where Down’s syndrome is identified, this accurate form of testing will result in the disappearance of people with this condition. It is important to remember that a baby is a baby first and foremost and that the syndrome is very much secondary. This little baby is a real baby. It is precious. It is beautiful as all new babies are and has the exact same needs. Some parents cope better than others in caring for any new baby. In this case it is a question whether the baby has a disability or not. A baby with Down syndrome is not the fault of the mother or father.

Date posted: 2017-06-21

Legal Status of Frozen Embryos

Dear Friends for Life: In recent years, much has been written on the legal status of frozen embryos. Throughout human history, babies are born around nine months after being conceived by the union of the father’s sperm cell with mother’s egg cell. Today scientists are able to remove the egg cell from the mother, unite it to the father’s sperm cell and then freeze the embryo. At a future date, the frozen embryo can be thawed, implanted into the mother’s womb or any unrelated woman’s womb. The odds are that less than 50% that it will develop into a normal child.

Date posted: 2017-06-02

Humanitarian Crisis looms in Scary Flights

Reading daily about the suffering of refugees, we conclude that no one chooses to flee their home. Forced to depart suddenly, it is impossible for people to apply for the necessary papers and visas required to travel. This results in a growing number of persons who have no alternative but to choose potentially hazardous methods to slip away – by foot, by boat or by being smuggled out. There is no such thing as a typical refugee. People of any age, race, gender or religion can be forced to leave their homes. Claiming refugee status doesn’t mean giving up universal human rights. In addition, detention of asylum seekers is a questionable policy. Studies show high levels of mental health problems in detainees. The longer in detention, the more mental health deteriorates.

Date posted: 2017-05-19

Voices Crying Out in the Wilderness

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. ] - With 21 million refugees, does anyone really believe that this large number of people decided beforehand to join the ranks of a refugee. I doubt it very much. No-one in their wildest dreams expects to become a refugee. As Christians, we cannot remain silent anymore as global forced displacement hits record high. Concrete Action, not words, will alleviate the crisis.“I never thought I would become a refugee” are voices crying out in the wilderness and falling on deaf ears.

Date posted: 2017-05-05

The Biggest Lie Yet!

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.

Date posted: 2017-04-26

No Place To Call Home

Dear Friends for Life: In the past few years, record numbers of refugees worldwide have been forced to flee their homes. In South Sudan alone, UNHCR William Spindler states: “More than 60 percent of the refugees are children, many arriving with alarming levels of malnutrition… Recent new arrivals report suffering inside South Sudan with intense fighting, kidnappings, rape, fears of armed groups and threats to life, as well as acute food shortage.” Refugees from other countries report similar crises. Instead of providing protection to refugees on a global scale, many countries are slamming their doors shut. To be more specific, the wealthiest nations are leaving other, poorer countries to cope alone with nearly all the world’s 26 million refugees.

Date posted: 2017-04-15

Pretending to be something we are not

Today we are observing a world which is descending into moral darkness. We avoid looking at the refugees living in camps, poverty resulting from the combined wealth of the richest 1% will soon overtake that of the other 99%, sex-education based on un-researched conclusions, traditional marriage being swept under the carpet, hard earned taxes supporting the abortion industry and the slippery slope continues. Now we are bombarded with laws forcing the general public to believe what is false and abnormal. The most recent madness infiltrating different segments of society is the utterly absurd "bathroom wars". The crisis: Men walking into girls' bathrooms, locker rooms or showers, stripping and exposing their male naked bodies to little girls. Feeble-minded men and Perverts by any human standards.

Date posted: 2017-04-13

Man's enormous destructive power

Dear Friends for Life: 71 years have passed since the United States dropped the atomic bomb on masses of innocent people, many still at home having breakfast with their families. The first city hit by the atomic bomb was Hiroshima. The time was 8:15am on August 6, 1945. In just a few minutes, the entire city babies, school children, mothers and grandparents was completely erased. Radiation was so intense that those who did not die immediately died of exposure poisoning in the weeks, months and years that followed. The intense pain and long suffering must have been horrible since 90% of doctors, nurses and medical facilities were destroyed.

Date posted: 2017-04-09

The Elderly and Loneliness Epidemic: A 2020 Update

The problem of loneliness among the elderly continues as a growing problem around the world. The COVID-19 pandemic contributes to the number of older adults who are socially isolated including both community-dwelling older adults and nursing home residents. Many countries have issued stay-at-home orders and banned visits for nursing home residents. Excluding the COVID-19 pandemic influence, the number of over-50s experiencing loneliness in Britain alone is set to reach two million by 2025/6. This compares to around 1.4 million in 2016/7 – a 49% increase in 10 years. In Britain and the United States, roughly one in three people older than 65 live alone. And in the United States, half of those older than 85 live alone. In Japan, the number of elderly people aged 65 or older accounts for 28.4 percent of the 126.4 million total population. This will reach a third by 2050. China, India, Singapore, South Korea and other countries are facing similar problems.

Date posted: 2017-04-03

Devasting Consequences For 15 Million Girls

Dear 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.

Date posted: 2017-03-30

Outfoxing the Grim Reaper

Mary Meehan recently published a piece on suicide prevention, "Outfoxing the Grim Reaper,"in Human Life Review. It describes promising work in this area and suggests how individuals can help friends or family members who are inclined toward suicide. (Mary is grateful to Consistent Life's Rachel MacNair with her expertise in psychology for reviewing the manuscript before publication.)

Date posted: 2011-01-28

The Last Word

"This is the secret that a lot of media has not reported much on," says Smith, an attorney whose opinions on assisted suicide, bioethics and myriad other topics have appeared in some of the world's most influential publications.

"Assisted suicide is not about terminal illness. That's a pretext, in terms of the political fight to get people to accept the concept."

Smith suggests that "none of us know what our limits are or how we might react to pain or what mental illness might do to us, which is why when someone is suicidal, the rest of us have an even greater obligation not to accept that person's definition necessarily."

He is unabashedly judgmental "about people who, pursuant to their own ideology, would facilitate these kinds of things, because a lot of people who could be helped, instead will be dead. I frankly think some of the people get off on this."

Smith's passion reflects the controversial nature of the hot-button topic. Clearly, good thinkers on all sides of the endless debate on assisted suicide seem to find themselves at each other's throats (metaphorically, at least most of the time) before too long.

Date posted: 2007-08-24

Sex, Naturally

Sexual union in marriage ought to be a complete giving of each spouse to the other, and when fertility (or potential fertility) is deliberately excluded from that giving I am convinced that something valuable is lost. A husband will sometimes begin to see his wife as an object of sexual pleasure who should always be available for gratification. This tendency is reinforced by the dominant perspective on sexuality in our society, which idealizes unlimited sexual titillation and gratification freed (at least theoretically) from any consideration of pregnancy.

Date posted: 2004-01-05

Deadly Questions

A 23-year-long study released on June 12, 2000, states that two-thirds of all capital punishment cases contained flaws serious enough to warrant that they be retried. The study also prompted renewed calls for review, or outright abolition, of the death penalty, which is administered on a state-by-state basis.

Date posted: 2002-11-11

How Lethal Injection Works

The idea of someone being put to death, no matter what the means, is not a pleasant one. But the fact is, more than half of the world's countries and 38 U.S. states have a death penalty, so this unpleasant topic is bound to come up. The form by which prisoners are executed is changing. In America and a growing number of other countries, lethal injection is becoming the most commonly used form of capital punishment.

Date posted: 2002-11-11

Clinical Overview of HIV Disease

We now know that untreated HIV disease typically progresses relentlessly in almost all infected persons from clinically silent infection detectable only by laboratory tests to severely damaged immunologic function, resulting in the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Without treatment, the disease progresses over a median interval of about 10 years, although with great individual variation, and eventually causes death in most, if not all, cases. During the course of HIV disease, a variety of clinical syndromes may occur. Incompletely understood interactions between host, HIV, and environmental factors determine the particular clinical manifestations and rate of disease progression for each individual.

Date posted: 2002-11-11

Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS in the United States

Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) was first recognized as a new disease in the United States when clinicians in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco began to see young, homosexual men with Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) and Kaposi's sarcoma (KS), unusual diseases for young adults not known to be immunosuppressed. The first report in the medical literature that alerted the world to this new immunodeficiency syndrome appeared in June of 1981 and described five young, homosexual men in Los Angeles with PCP.

Date posted: 2002-11-11

Classification and Staging of HIV Infection

Classification of HIV disease can be undertaken for several purposes and should be distinguished from disease staging. Staging is disease classification that aims primarily to make groupings that have different prognosis and can be used in guiding treatment decisions. Stages attempt to classify disease in a progressive sequence from least to most severe, each higher stage having a poorer prognosis or different medical management than the preceding stage.

Date posted: 2002-11-11

International Epidemiology of HIV (by Country and Region)

Globally, 40 million adults and children were living with HIV/AIDS at the end of 2001. Of infected adults, 48 percent were women. In 2001, the global adult HIV prevalence rate was 1.2 percent. During that year, 5 million people were newly infected with HIV, and there were 3 million adult and child deaths due to HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS 2001).

Date posted: 2002-11-11

Gay Catholics Praise "Warm" Pastoral Letter from Bishops

A new pastoral letter released by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops is winning praise from the gay Catholic community. "Always Our Children: A Pastoral Message to Parents of Homosexual Children and Suggestions for Pastoral Ministers" is the product of several years' work by the U.S. bishops' Committee on Marriage and Family.

Date posted: 2002-05-12

Homosexuality in the context of Christian anthropology

The problem of homosexuality seems complex, as does any problem concerning man and concerning him in depth: many different and difficult aspects are connected with it. This complexity seems to reveal that unique richness which marks the human person, who often is correctly described as a "mystery". On the other hand, it is precisely this very "mystery" that spurs the reflection on homosexuality towards a reading and interpretation marked by simplicity, within a deeply unified vision. And it is again the unique richness of the human person that demands such a unified vision: the wealth proper to the person is in fact not chaotic but intrinsically ordered.

Date posted: 2002-05-12