-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.
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
[Fr. C. Thomas, Holy Family, Mackets Lane, Liverpool
L25 8TG, UK]
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Guelph & Area Right to Life Association
26 Norfolk St., Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8;
Tel: 519-836-6311, Fax: 519-824-8716, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Home Page: guelphforlife.com
Visit in person, Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4:30 pm, or make an
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.
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.
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
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
Usually 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.
Photo by Art Babych
See Catholic Register, Oct.11, 1999
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