Archive for February, 2010

Pro-Life Private Members Bill attempts to protect women and children from abortion

Cheryllyn Dudley of the ACPD  is currently proposing amendments to South Africa’s Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act of 1996. The aim of the amendment is to protect the rights of women and children who are faced with the choice of terminating pregnancy.

The Bill proposes that the 1996 law be amended  “so as to ensure a woman or child is able to make a fully informed choice regarding the termination of her pregnancy.”

February 26, 2010 Posted Under: News and Articles   Read More

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Though she is known as the “Queen of the Americas”, she has extended her influence to every continent through her servants in the pro-life cause, bearing the message of love and life to all nations that have succumbed to the demonic influence of human sacrifice. Only through the Heart of a Mother, so benevolent and powerful, can we hope to achieve our ends.             - Fr. Paul Marx

Holy Mother, we pray to your Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart for all mothers and all unborn children that they may have life here on earth and, by the most Precious Blood shed by your Son, that they may have eternal life with Him in heaven. We also pray to your Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart for all abortionists and all abortion supporters that they may be converted and accept your Son, Jesus Christ, as their Lord and Saviour.   Defend all of your children in the battle against Satan and all evil spirits in this present darkness. AMEN.


February 19, 2010 Posted Under: HLI Spirituality   Read More

Masses for the Unborn

While the world is increasingly caught up in the quest for pleasure and hedonism, we have become inured to the reality of an evil unprecedented in the history of humanity – legalized abortion.

Abortion is the murder of the innocent, a sin crying out to Heaven for vengeance.   We are defying the laws of our Creator!   The extent of this veritable holocaust to the powers of evil is difficult to comprehend: over 50 million helpless victims world-wide every year.

South Africa is now on this same course. Let us storm Heaven for mercy from God so that more enlightened knowledge prevails with the most powerful means we have at our disposal, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass!

Under the patronage of Our Lady of Guadalupe you are asked to have a Mass offered annually on the date of your birth, which will ensure that frequent Masses will be said for all babies threatened by abortion in this country.

If you would like to participate in this crusade, please give your name, address, telephone No, as well as your day and month of birth. We will send you a timely reminder to arrange with a priest to have your Mass offered.

The stipend payable should be arranged with your priest.  You can, if you wish, state as the intention of the Mass ‘for all babies threatened by abortion and their mothers’, or, ‘for the right of children to be born’ or ‘for the conversion of mothers considering abortion, abortion providers and the Government’ or similar.

Just as Holy Mary of Guadalupe extinguished human sacrifice in the Aztec world of the sixteenth century, standing for life and offering the abundant new life won by the self-sacrifice of her Son, so too can she be importuned to end the sacrifice of millions of babies in our own world to-day.   It is altogether appropriate that she become the focus of our prayers on behalf of these innocents.

- Janet Barber I.H.M.

February 19, 2010 Posted Under: HLI Spirituality   Read More

A Secular Argument against abortion

In order to argue against abortion it is necessary to show that the embryo/foetus has moral status; in other words that it is the type of being which is morally significant and should not be killed unjustifiably.  Human infants after birth are generally accepted to be these types of being.

If we proceed from the assumption that, after birth, human infants are beings with moral status (who therefore enjoy a right to life), the onus is on pro-abortion advocates to show how the nature of a newborn infant is different from the foetus before birth;

February 19, 2010 Posted Under: News and Articles   Read More

Interview with Fr. Thomas Euteneuer in Rome

Fr. Thomas Euteneuer, President of our Parent Organisation Human Life International in Front Royal, U.S.A., was interviewed by Hilary White of LifeSiteNews.com while Father was visiting Rome in January of this year.  It is an excellent interview and we share it with you.
 

Complete Interview with Fr. Thomas Euteneuer in Rome

By Hilary White

January 5th, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The following is the complete text of LifeSiteNews.com’s interview with Fr. Thomas Euteneuer, president of Human Life International:

LSN: We see the crisis of abortion sometimes in isolation. We look at individual problems like the health care bill in the US, or the threat to national sovereignty presented by the Lisbon Treaty, or we look at a particular political party or candidate and we focus our attention on those things, but we need also to look at the larger picture. What does the abortion crisis, and the moral crisis, presage in the larger realm?

TE: A moral degradation precedes social and political degradation. And we see a take-over of the financial system. We see a dismantling of the free market as we know it, which is a hallmark of western democracy. We see a socialization of huge industries, such as the health care industry, even the insurance industry is part of this process of socialization. I say it is not remarkable that it is happening now.

February 18, 2010 Posted Under: News and Articles   Read More

Curse Of The Land

by Fr. Benedict Groeschel

I knew it would be a moving scene-and it was. They sat quietly praying the
rosary in the middle of the wide driveway. The elderly bishop looked like he
came out of a Norman Rockwell painting, while the young friar with him
resembled a figure in a Giotto fresco in the medieval Basilica of St. Francis.
Every demonstration has a sense of drama – a clash of ideas-people dedicated
to opposing points of view and holding them with real emotion.

February 18, 2010 Posted Under: News and Articles   Read More

The Bitter Fruits of Abortion

Brian Clowes

Introduction

Back in the late 1960s in the United States, pro-abortion groups promised us  that the rewards would be great if we legalized abortion. A group called  NARAL promised us that “Legal abortion will decrease the number of unwanted  children, child abuse cases, and possibly subsequent delinquency, drug  addiction, and a host of social ills believed to be associated with  neglectful parenthood.”1  http://www.lifeissues.net/writers/clo/clo_02bitterfruitsabor.html

February 18, 2010 Posted Under: News and Articles   Read More

Pam Stenzel Unplugged in Africa

Pam with Archbishop Lawrence Henry, Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town

After using her material for many years, we were very honoured to welcome
Pam Stenzel in the flesh to South Africa on a short tour earlier this year,
which included Johannesburg, Cape Town and Manzini, Swaziland. Human Life
International hosted Pam and her supporting Act, Mad Dogs and Englishmen,
consisting of Colin Hearn and David Christman when they visited Cape Town.

February 18, 2010 Posted Under: News and Articles   Read More

Warning: Abortions can be hazardous to your health

By Frank Muller
Abortion remains an emotive issue, not least because it affects our very
definition of life.  But, leaving aside the emotionally charged ethical and
moral issues for a while, let’s take a pragmatic approach.  The common
perception is that abortions can be done either for profit (as by the
private sector and by backstreet abortionists) or not (as by state
institutions and a few philanthropists). However, a third reality has
emerged in South Africa (and indeed worldwide) for which no law makes
adequate provision: the two-stage abortion.

February 18, 2010 Posted Under: News and Articles   Read More