Month: March 2013

LIFE wristband dropped in Walmart parking lot, saves baby from abortion | LifeSiteNews.com

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LIFE wristband dropped in Walmart parking lot, saves baby from abortion | LifeSiteNews.com.

Reflecting on the fragility of life today, on Easter Sunday.  This story is an amazing testament to the power of each to minister to one another, sometimes without knowing.

Take courage this holy day, courage in the truth of your existence.  Courage that you exist for a purpose… courage that your quest is always yet to be determined.

Trust in God.

“The woman recounted that a few months previous she was dismayed to find herself unexpectedly pregnant. She had gone out shopping to distract herself because she had just scheduled an appointment to get an abortion and was terrified about it. The appointment was two days away.

As the woman walked from her car into Walmart, a red bracelet lying on the ground caught her eye. She picked it up and saw that it had the word LIFE on it. She quickly stowed the bracelet in her purse and continued with her shopping.

That night the woman sat in her room crying, filled with an awful dread about what she was about to do. She was worried about what her parents would think and felt the need to “get rid of the problem.” As well, her boyfriend had abandoned her, making abortion seem like the only choice that was left.

At this point in the woman’s story, Rachel could not hold back her tears any longer. She completely forgot that she was supposed to be working and that she had other tables to serve.”

 

….. More after the jump

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Letters to Pope Francis from LA delinquent in response to Maundy Thursday Mass at a juvenile center | National Review Online

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Francis and the Boys in Los Angeles | National Review Online.

Just in case you wondered how far a reach the Pope has….

Pretty far.

“Dear Pope Francis, Thank you for washing the feet of youth like us in Italy. We also are young and made mistakes. Society has given up on us, thank you that you have not given up on us.

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It is hard to be young and surrounded by darkness. Pray for me that one day I will be free and be able to help other youth like you do.

Dear Pope Francis, Tonight we pray for all victims of violence. The families of people we have hurt need healing. Our families need healing. We are all in pain. Let us feel Jesus’ healing tonight.

Dear Pope Francis, I read that the harshest sentence that a youth can receive in Italy is 20 years. I wish this was true here. I hope I hear back from you. I have been catholic and glad I am catholic because I have a pope like you. I will pray for you every day because we need examples of God like you are in this violent world. “

18 Reasons Why Doctors and Lawyers Homeschool Their Children | ChildrensMD

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18 Reasons Why Doctors and Lawyers Homeschool Their Children |  ChildrensMD.

My favorites:

“We are able to work on the kids’ behavior and work ethic throughout the day. My son’s poor work effort at school was nearly impossible to address. The teachers didn’t have time to make my son repeat work they felt was average quality. We wouldn’t see the work until days after it was completed. Finally, we’ve been able to push him to his full potential.”

“Research continues to show that homeschooled kids do well socially. Our kids have no shortage of time with friends—each week they attend homeschool co-op, scouts, sports, dance, choir, piano, religious education and have plenty of time to play with neighborhood friends. Add in the birthday parties and homeschool field trips, and we find ourselves having to decline activities so that we can get our homeschooling done!”

 

Homeschooling.  It’s awesome.

A Letter to Victoria’s Secret From a Father | Rev. Evan Dolive

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A Letter to Victoria’s Secret From a Father | Rev. Evan Dolive.

“Recently I read an article that Victoria’s Secret is launching a line of underwear and bras aimed at middle school aged children. The line will be called “Bright Young Things” and will feature ” lace black cheeksters with the word “Wild” emblazoned on them, green and white polka-dot hipsters screen printed with “Feeling Lucky?” and a lace trim thong with the words, “Call me” on the front.”

As a dad, this makes me sick.”

Gosnell medical assistant admits cutting the spines of 10 babies born alive | LifeSiteNews.com

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Gosnell medical assistant admits cutting the spines of 10 babies born alive | LifeSiteNews.com.

This really needs no words.

“The grand jury report includes the account of another of Gosnell’s employees, Kareema Cross, describing the moment of Baby A’s birth:

After the baby was expelled, Cross noticed that he was breathing, though not for long. After about 10 to 20 seconds, while the mother was asleep, “the doctor just slit the neck,” said Cross. Gosnell put the boy’s body in a shoebox. Cross described the baby as so big that his feet and arms hung out over the sides of the container. Cross said that she saw the baby move after his neck was cut, and after the doctor placed it in the shoebox. Gosnell told her, “it’s the baby’s reflexes. It’s not really moving.”

A neonatologist who testified on behalf of the grand jury said that Gosnell’s explanation for the baby’s movements was false, and that in all likelihood Gosnell failed immediately to kill the baby, and that his “few moments of life were spent in excruciating pain.”

The neonatologist also estimated the baby’s age as around 32 weeks gestation.”

May God forgive America for the transgressions of our country.