It is better to pray devoutly for your neighbor than to rebuke him every time he sins.
May God unsettle abortion in ALL of our countries.
URGENT: A young woman is scheduled to have an abortion tomorrow. A family has offered to adopt the child, but the mother has refused.
"An update on the young woman: she has replied to my husband and I, thanked us for thinking of her and for our offer, but said she has made up her mind and is going ahead with the abortion. She has also declined her mother’s offer to help her raise the child.
All is not lost yet - the abortion is scheduled to happen in another
24 hours, so praying until the final moment that God will change her
heart.” — A.
Please join me in praying for this woman and for her child! We need divine intervention and a supernatural change of heart! And finally, please pray that any needs she has will be met so that she does not feel pressured to have an abortion because of the circumstances in her life! - Lia Mills
(Lia is the young lady whose pro-life video went viral as she stood up for abortion at the age of 12, and yes, she is still going strong!)
How a pope’s controversial encyclical led me to the Catholic Church.
"When I was first exploring Catholicism after a life of atheism, it never occurred to me that I would accept the Church’s teachings against artificial contraception. Like most other people of my generation, I understood contraception to be a universal good. From high-school health classes to messages in popular media, I was bombarded with the message that the pill and similar methods of birth control were essential components of a good and free life, especially for women.
A few months into my conversion journey, I found myself bedridden due to a medical condition. To pass the time, I had printed out a stack of documents I’d found online that discussed that crazy Catholic teaching against contraception.
I learned that, in 1968, Pope Paul VI triggered a worldwide hissy fit when he announced in an encyclical called Humanae Vitae (translated “On Human Life”) that the Catholic Church still opposed contraception. Though nobody argued about the fact that this had been a key Christian teaching from the very beginning, every other denomination had reversed its stance on the issue after public opinion changed in the early 20th century. The last holdout, the Catholic Church, was expected to do the same. It didn’t.”
Read more: http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/the-courage-of-pope-paul-vi#ixzz3Gcthz2Uq