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The Word of God teaches us that the struggle of humanity is between the life and death of our individual eternal life. In each generation, a new layer of human life carpets the earth. For the family, life is a precious treasure. Each newborn child is a visible sign of God's faith and love for humanity--a visible sign of God's desire that we continue. The culture of death which permeates our world today rejects all this and discards life when it is inconvenient, burdensome, slows down a career, costs money or requires long term responsibility and commitment. --Abortion, euthanasia says that we cannot care for our children, we cannot care for our disabled, we cannot care for each other. --This is a lie! The promoters of engineered death deceive and lie to us when they say: that love is not enough and death is better then life and that they are more competent than God to decide when the life of another human is terminated.

-Usually, it is someone else's quality-of-life-needs that end up making the final decision for the doomed life, i.e., you do not have to look after that life, make a place for it, or adjust your plans for it, or take responsibility for it. Life does not need to be "rescued" from living, it needs to be "rescued" from dying. Any life is precious to God. Abortion and euthanasia steals from our families hope, happiness, their sense of joy and wholeness. Nations and their leaders who set up laws that promote abortion, place their people fully in conflict with natural law and the law of God, because as far as we know, it is only the human in all of creation that actively kills its pre-born.

All those associated with the act of abortion and euthanasia have jeopardized their eternal life and need God's forgiveness. Unfortunately, in trying to rationalize and justify the act, the participants tend to work actively for its acceptance as normal and encourage others to do the same. They give active human support for the forces of darkness in the spiritual battle promoting the culture of death. Those who are trying to justify the destruction of innocent life, work hard at ridiculing, attacking, and discarding the teaching authority of the Word, and Church in our generation. There is much prayer and love needed to make a change for the better in our neighbours and ourselves.

God says that love is possible and that love is stronger then death; that truth, not lies make us free. The creative power of God gives life and hope to us, and bless our families.

Let us exult in the supreme being of God who created all things as inherently good and worthy of our love and care. Let our lives from conception to natural death be filled to over-flowing with His love and Spirit. --Let our hearts rejoice loving God, our neighbours, as we labour as good stewards in His creation. Let us defy the agents of death. Protect the innocent and weak, young and old, from those who declare them unwanted, unloved and strive to terminate them. Let our lives be a life of love and compassion that saves and nurtures life, not death. Life is for the living, and the fullness of life is in Him.

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Mother of the Unborn:


Miss Tidwell, an American artist, was inspired to paint this beautiful depiction of the Blessed Mother grieving over the millions of aborted babies.

[Fr. C. Thomas, Holy Family, Mackets Lane, Liverpool L25 8TG, UK]

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A Short Life Story

A Father gave the gift of a little kitten to his daughter for her birthday. It was a cute kitten, fluffy and cuddly. But it needed feeding, and cleaning-up after. This was getting to be a hassle for the little girl. So she talked it over with her girlfriend what to do about it, and they decided that it was best to put the kitten "to sleep". They did not quite know how. - But they listened to TV and heard what was done to unwanted humans when they were trying to be born. So, they vacuumed it to death and put it into the refuse. The Father was very upset when He found out how his little girl treated the birthday gift. -You see, it is quite illegal to treat a kitten that way and with such cruelty. -So when people try to tell you that it is OK to terminate innocent human life, question it strongly because cutting it short, makes it eternally wrong.


Hospitals are for Healing

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As the little one hugs you with tears in her eyes, you notice just how impersonal and mechanistic the hospital emergency room setting has become. The nuns in flowing robes and smiling nurses have been replaced. In their place is the emergency admitting, computer workstation operator who will check your documentation, get your numbers, make sure of payments, and ask why you came. After these admitting formalities are completed, they put you into short-term storage in the waiting area, or the observation corridor. When you are finally routed into the hallway of the emergency department, there could be a doctor present who will look at your child, as their "client", -in the next couple of hours, which is good news, or you could be sent home for lack of immediate help for your particular problem. Come back tomorrow! Waiting in the emergency department certainly helps you to understand that the hospital of today is first of all a business, with bureaucratic structure, that, in concert with government, decides how healing is to be metered out to meet political ends, with political-correctness in the hospitals. The sad part is that we pay for it, not only with our funding and inconvenience, but with our lives.

Hospitals are for healing. We go there when the family, or our personal physician, can no longer provide for our medical needs at home. When this situation arises, we are in a vulnerable situation. Acting on the need to restore health, we move to places that have been maintained and kept in existence by us for healing: our hospitals. Yet increasingly over the years, their healing activities have been undermined. Several hospitals no longer deliver babies because they were reluctant to end life as well. The present delivery room reality is that the physician and nurse delivering your child or grandchild may have just terminated the life of one on the same ward.

Taking of life in a hospital, be it abortion of the young or euthanasia of the old, is in direct conflict with the hospital’s very reason for being. Delivering of death is not healing. It is also incompatible with the mission of the doctor and the medical team to heal. Hospitals should not be made into places where engineered death is practiced. The clamour to shove the aging population through the express check-out will increase because of the demographic imbalance caused by the absence of about two million young Canadians whose human life cycle had been terminated. It is certain that the same tactics of dis-information, deception, and stripping words of their meaning, will be applied to justify death for the weak and vulnerable elderly, as it is for the aborted youth. It is with increasing frequency that we read stories of mass killing of patients; in fact, some health care workers may have single-handedly dispatched as many as 50 to 100 patients.

The potential for nurses and doctors in a hospital to act for death rather than healing, with or without the patient knowing, is increasing. Often these terrible acts are cloaked under the disguise of compassion. For the "good of the patient", fluids, nourishment, and oxygen are denied; letting them die of thirst, starvation and gasping for air. This is no care, no love. A hospital should never participate in the expediting of death. Hospitals should treat everyone with the same healing effort. No treatment should be withdrawn because of quota systems or profit motives. We must demand that our hospitals are properly staffed and have a sufficient number of acute care beds to heal us without discrimination or prejudice to us. For the family, life is precious. When we go, ill, to the hospital, we expect to find an environment and staff completely focused on our recovery, and treating our lives as sacred. To ensure that our ‘hospitals are for healing’, we must be vigilant in our communities, region and province.

If you wish, please let us know how hospitals in your community treat you when you need healing:

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Support local pro-life political parties, such as: the Family Coalition Party of Ontario or the Christian Heritage Party of Canada, to make sure that our hospitals are used exclusively for healing, and that we live a long and happy life with our children, and grandchildren.

Protection of Conscience Laws - an important consideration to prevent people from being forced to participate in controversial medical procedures, and prevent discrimination against them.


The Little Ones Are Such Blessings.

Our family loves hugs. We give and receive them in wordless sharing of the present moment. Some hugs are reserved, some joyful, others reassuring, trusting. -The greatest hugs are from the little ones. Their hug is a real treat. After supper, when I lean back on the couch and relax with them in my arms, they hug as "we go to sleep". Their little heads cuddle under my chin, and their tiny hands hold onto my neck and their fingers caress my hair and ear lobe for comfort. -The little ones are such blessings.

This is a blessed moment of peace and love. A confirmation that it is worthwhile for the human to continue, and that life is precious. It also encourages perseverance to uphold the needs of the whole family in public life. -The ideals, and principles, that the Family Coalition Party stands for.

[Copyright John Gots, 1996-1999]


Modest Proposals for the Preservation of Life on Earth
by John G. Gots, Sol Circ Incorporated, Dec. 1, 1983 [adapted March 2005]

Apparently the continuing development of life and its survival on Earth is of secondary importance to the economic, political and personal bottom-lines of profit, power and ego. We, the human co-inhabitants of earth, focus most of our creative energies in the acquisition and service of inanimate objects, death, destruction and domination at the expense of the living planet, our neighbours and ourselves. Therefore it seems to me that the root problems of the present age are not technological, scientific or managerial, but ethical. It is a conflict between life and the negation of it; between those who want to create, grow and enjoy creation as its caretakers, and those who undertake to extract somebody else's work, life and nature's for their own utility and power. Unfortunately the prey on life, and the competition to it , is chronic and universal on this planet. It would seem reasonable to seek alternatives to our value systems and present trends, so that, under good government, in peace, in resonance with nature and our own being, we could all enjoy life. The following are my opinions on how major areas of present and developing conflicts may be resolved, for the ascent of man/woman and the preservation of life on this planet.

The most important need is for good elected government, that is controlled and is responsible to the electorate at all times, and does not serve special interest of party in the east, capital in the west, and promisuous power everywhere. Good and representative government may be achieved universally by insisting that all candidates publish a written, one page Platform Declaration as the essence of their election campaign, which would gain contract strength upon election by simple majority. If later, there are strong and compelling reasons for the electorate to believe that the Platform Declaration has been breached, then after a majority vote, they could seek strong legal remedies. When court decides Breach of Platform Declaration Contract had occurred, then new elections are held. Modification of the ballot list is also required, to ensure that candidates are of acceptable quality to the electorate. This modification would be running of a "None of the Above" quasi-person whose only Platform Declaration is the call for new elections with a new set of human candidates.

A major area of conflict between life and death is waged within ourselves. It is the denial of life to our own being and has more casualties than all wars put together. While war could be viewed as the male equivalent of abortion, the women of the human race are doing a good job themselves when the waste of life in major cities is beginning to exceed live births, and the approximate 10 year loss is about 15 million in the USA alone. Maybe we should reconsider our acts of will, economic and social rights, in the light of the emergent being that is part of us. If you are in trouble, then it may be kinder to ask your neighbour for help than terminating your foetal life.

Another area is of man's insistance on destroying the life support systems of the Earth to prove who is boss in the short term. Instead of being undertakers of nature, a care-taking attitude is required and a synergistic - symbiotic relationship nurtured.

So, let us help one another and serve life. If you think that I, as an individual, may be some help to you, then write to me. Have a good day!

 



Some Life Links:


Simcoe & District Voice for Life

This organization provides support and referral for crisis pregnancy. Counselling, shelter, legal/financial help, adoption and post abortion available. Videos, tapes, books, pamphlets and presentations provided to schools and groups.


Guelph & Area Right to Life Association

26 Norfolk St., Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8;
Tel: 519-836-6311, Fax: 519-824-8716, e-mail: facts@guelphforlife.com
Home Page: guelphforlife.com
Visit in person, Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4:30 pm, or make an appointment.
All of our services are FREE.

This is a volunteer, non-denominational, charitable, human rights organization. The main task is to inform the general public, as well as all levels of government, on such vital topics as abortion, euthanasia, infanticide, reproductive technologies, and other life-related issues.

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Simcoe & District Voice for Life

This organization provides support and referral for crisis pregnancy. Counselling, shelter, legal/financial help, adoption and post abortion available. Videos, tapes, books, pamphlets and presentations provided to schools and groups.


Guelph & Area Right to Life Association

26 Norfolk St., Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8;
Tel: 519-836-6311, Fax: 519-824-8716, e-mail: facts@guelphforlife.com
Home Page: guelphforlife.com
Visit in person, Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4:30 pm, or make an appointment.
All of our services are FREE.

This is a volunteer, non-denominational, charitable, human rights organization. The main task is to inform the general public, as well as all levels of government, on such vital topics as abortion, euthanasia, infanticide, reproductive technologies, and other life-related issues.

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Calendar of Events


Each Saturday, 10:00 am - 11:00 am - Pro-Life Prayer Witness
outside of the Guelph General Hospital:
Please join the faithful little band that witness there every Saturday of the year.


Guelph events

Respect for Life Mass
St. Joseph's Church 409 Paisley Road, Guelph
Time: 7:30 p.m.


end of March/early April

Guelph Right to Life Annual Dinner

Social: 6:00 p.m.; Dinner: 6:30 p.m.
$25 single; $45 couple

 


Both Guelph and Simcoe

Annual Walk for Life

Parkview Pentecostal Church
89 Speedvale Avenue East, Guelph
Registration 9:30 a.m.; walk 10 a.m. - noon

St. Mary's Catholic Church
Off Queen Street, Simcoe


June

Father's Day Vigil
Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe
2:00-3:00 p.m.


October
National Life Chain

Life ChainUsually the 1st Sunday of October

In Guelph: Intersection of Speedvale and Woolwich
Meet at 1:45 pm at the Parkview Pentecostal Church parking lot (89 Speedvale Ave. East)

In Simcoe: Intersection of Norfolk and Queensway.

A peaceful and prayerful hour witness for the sanctity of life.

Photo by Art Babych
See Catholic Register, Oct.11, 1999


 

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