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Priest refutes senator: ‘Divorce will never be pro-family’ -

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Thursday, January 3, 2019

Everyone must respect the basic human rights of all human beings, pope says -

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Brazil elects pro-life president, despite pressure to legalize abortion -

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Alfie Evans’ parents to ‘form a relationship’ with hospital, ask supporters to return home: BREAKING -

Friday, April 27, 2018

Couples told: ‘Have courage to fight divorce bill’ -

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

CBCP STATEMENT ON THE DIVORCE BILL -

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Pastoral Statement Against Divorce -

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Cardinal Tagle to lead walk against killings -

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

49 Abortion Clinics Closed in 2017, 77% of All Abortion Clinics Open in 1991 Have Shut Down -

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Bishop condemns killing of priest -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Church urges repentance over rampant killings -

Monday, November 6, 2017

Our Lady of Fatima will be icon at prayer for healing -

Monday, October 30, 2017

Church urges faithful to join ‘heal the nation’ Edsa procession -

Monday, October 16, 2017

Fr. Chito rescued from Maute captivity -

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Cardinal Tagle’s statement on drug-related killings -

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Sacrifice

Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Lenten Season for Catholics, a season of prayer, fasting, and abstinence for Catholics.  Throughout these 40 or so days we are called towards the spirit of sacrifice and the giving of one-self. Everywhere we go, it seems that the Church has slowed its pace in order to accomodate a much more serene, prayerful, and reflective environment for Her members.

The life of a pro-lifer should be a life of sacrifice. To fight for the right to life at all stages entail that utmost commitment for every pro-lifer; there is no off-season nor break from the oath to protect and uphold life. We are fighting the culture of death, a culture that does not and will not simply go away. And to make matters worse, being pro-life opens you to a lot of criticism and anger, two things which should make, not break, the spirit of every crusader for life.

The word sacrifice comes from two Latin words: “sacer,” meaning holy, and “facere” which means “to make.” Every sacrice we make, therefore, is but another step towards our ultimate goal: to make us all holy. The Prolife advocacy is a way of life that is ridden with sacrifice; to uphold life means that we go against what is popular and fashionable.

Pope Benedict XVI’s recent resignation was also a huge sacrifice for him. He could have held on to power and authority, but he came from a position of humility and truth – that he is no longer able to physically fulfill his role as the head of the Church. It is our hope that many of our leaders here in this country may learn from his example, especially today that so many of our elected officials will do anything and everything to stay in power. Some families have stayed in power for so long that there have been calls to legislate control over these dynasties that they have created. If our leaders do not learn the true meaning of sacrifice, and of humility, and of service, then we are certainly headed to the wrong direction.

Practicing chastity in these postmodern times also requires a lot sacrifice and self-control. The media constantly bombards us with advertisements, shows, songs, and images that are highly sexual and improper, day in and day out, in order for our society to embrace the culture of promiscuity. A young student (name and school withheld) approached pro-life Philippines saying that he was constantly being ridiculed by his peers because he was reprimanding them for engaging in green jokes. His friends say he is outdated and  old-fashioned.

We welcome this young lad with open arms. We need more people like him too,

The video above is of professional basketball player Christ Tiu speaking about the value of Chasity. Sit back, watch, and enjoy!

 

photo from patheos.com

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