Practical Ways to Discourage Abortion and Help Women With Unplanned Pregnancies

I saw this on the Instagram story of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS). It’s a blog post from their website written by a women who found herself with an unplanned pregnancy. It’s a great post about how to help women like that. While, as a Catholic and someone who believes in common sense, I believe we should work on minimizing the amount of women who end up in this situation, the list at the end of this post has many great ways we can help out the women who do end up in this situation. If we want to eradicate the demand for abortion, we have to make sure the women in this situation feel loved and supported…that they can make the courageous choice to choose life. As the pro-life movement says, #lovethemboth.

https://focusoncampus.org/content/im-that-girl-who-chose-life

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Perspectives on the Recent Sex Abuse Scandals in the Catholic Church

Most of you have probably heard by now of the dismissal of ex-Cardinal McCarrick and the actions of numerous priests in several dioceses in Pennsylvania. As a practicing Catholic, the fact that there are those among the leaders of my church who have strayed so far from their mission as Shepherds of our faith hurts. Unfortunately, no human is perfect, and even more unfortunately, people, including those we look up to, can screw up majorly. I’ve been fortunately to know many fantastic priests, but not everyone haws and, as a Catholic and as a law-abiding citizen, I want to see justice and solutions to the problems these scandals have presented. I think the following article presents a fairly balanced perspective of those in the Catholic Church and does a good job of showing that it will not be easy to solve this problem so that people are both respected and protected. I particularly like Cardinal Blaise Cupich’s words on this matter. I hope you’re well-enlightened into the plight of Catholics across America.

Cardinal McCarrick scandal inflames debate over gay priests — FOX News

An Example of Modern Day Idolatry

Though I often have mixed feelings about Pope Francis, I like this article because the point it makes about the truth about what idolatry is has broad implications in life. When we elevate things to god-like statuses, we often lose sight of the important things in life and spiral into negatives things such as addiction.

Pope Francis: Sacrificing Children For Career Is Modern Idolatry — Daily Wire

If one religion is allowed to pray and express its beliefs, so should others.

With Trump as President, we might be able to get this passed.  Let’s send it across the country. Don’t count on it.

 

Will I Get Three Replies?

 

Forwarding this message is far more important than getting replies.  Should it strike a chord in you which causes you to forward it, then the desired impact will be achieved.

 

I’m sending this to a variety of friends & family to see what kind of opinions this might bring forth.

 

SOME STATES (Maryland, Michigan & Arizona) ARE ALLOWING MUSLIM STUDENTS TO PRAY DURING SCHOOL HOURS.

 

IF THEY ALLOW THAT, THEN WE SHOULD BRING BACK OUR FLAGS INTO THE CLASSROOMS AND ALLOW OTHERS TO PRAY TOO! TIME FOR THE CHRISTIANS TO SPEAK UP & DEMAND THEIR RIGHTS.

 

When we get 100,000,000, that’s one hundred million, willing Christians to BOND together, voice their concerns and vote, we can take back America with God’s help.

 

Become one of the One hundred million.  Then let’s get 200 million. It can be done just by sending this email to your friends.

ccDo the math.  It only takes a single willing heart and a fed-up SOUL.  God Bless America and Shine your light on Her!

 

In 1952 President Truman established one day a year as a “National Day of Prayer.

 

In 1988 President Reagan designated the first Thursday in May of each year as The National Day of Prayer.

 

In June 2007, then Presidential Candidate Barack Obama declared that the USA “Was no longer a Christian nation. 

 

In May 2009 President Obama dismissed our 21st annual National Day of Prayer ceremony at the White House under the ruse of “not wanting to offend anyone”

 

Sept. 25, 2009, a Muslim Prayer Day was held on the West front of the U.S. Capitol Building, the site where U.S. Presidents have been inaugurated since 1981.  There were over 50,000 Muslims in D.C. that day President Obama dismissed our National Day of Prayer and now it is okay for an event at our capitol for Islamists?

 

I for one was offended.  But wait, it did not stop!!!

 

February 17-19, 2015, a Muslim prayer was recited at the start of the second day of the White House summit on “Countering Violent Extremism,” but no other religious text was presented during the portion of the event that was open to the press.  Imam Sheikh Sa’ad Musse Roble, president of the World Peace Organization in Minneapolis, Minn., recited a “verse from the Quran” following remarks by Obama administration officials and Democrat members of Congress.

 

Former President Obama encouraged schools to teach the Quran for extra credit, while at the same time, we cannot even talk about the Bible, God, pray, or salute the American Flag.

 

The direction this country was headed should strike fear in the heart of every Christian.

 

How refreshing and beautiful our First Lady Melania Trump was in Melbourne, Florida on February 18, 2017.  Instead of the normal “pumping up” of the crowd, Melania chose to start the rally off with the Lord’s Prayer.  It sounded more like the start of a football game after the National Anthem rather than what we would expect to hear after a prayer.

 

Make a “joyful noise unto the LORD thy GOD!”  The “sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity” of Madeline Murray O’Hair and ACLU efforts in 1962, “School Prayer was removed from the U.S. public education system by slowly changing the meaning of the First Amendment through a number of court cases over several court cases should be confronted and reversed.

 

Send this to ten people, or even one hundred and ten, and send it to the person who sent it to you!  To let them know that indeed, it was sent out to many more.