Abortion and Murdered Children

Updated: Jul 14



A Message from the Editor

This issue addresses both Abortion and Murdered Children., although many believe that all abortions are murdered, children.

I am concerned that many believe that Donald Trump is a Pro-Life President. He e isn’t. Pease readTrump shifted from pro-choice to pro-life only as he planned a presidential run. Trump is only Pro-Trump. He is a pathological

liar, a racist, and narcissist who mishandling of the Covid-19 pandemic in the united States has led to the unnecessary deaths of tens of thousands of people. He is disregarding the advice of Dr. Anthony Fauci whom I had the pleasure of meeting several times many years ago when I headed the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care. Donald Trump is a Pro-Death president. Anyone who votes for him votes for Racism, Hatred of Others, and Unnecessary Deaths from Covid-19.

I want to thank our Vice-President Eileen Quinn Knight, Ph.D. for

contributing so many exceptional book reviews. Based on her review I bought

White Fragility: Why it’s so Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin J. DiAngel and Death of an Altar boy by E.J. Fleming.

I also read The Torture Letters: Reckoning with Police Violence

by Laurence Ralph Reviewed by Peter C. Baker. It is a must-read book for all concerned with police violence.

Please pray for my nephew Michel Ryson Vasquez who has Covid-19.


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A Quote to Remember

“Never tire of firmly speaking out in defense of life from its conception and do not be deterred from the commitment to defend the dignity of every human person with courageous determination. Christ is with you: be not afraid!”

by Saint Pope John Paul II

Special Prayer

A Prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe














Virgin of Guadalupe, Patroness of unborn children,

we implore your intercession for every child at risk of abortion.

Help expectant parents to welcome from God

the priceless gift of their child’s life.

Console parents who have lost that gift through abortion,

and lead them to forgiveness and healing

through the Divine Mercy of your Son.

Teach us to cherish and to care for family and friends until God calls them home.

Help us never to see others as burdens.

Guide our public officials

to defend each and every human life through just laws.

Inspire us all to bring our faith into public life,

to speak for those who have no voice.

We ask this in the name of your Son,

Jesus Christ, who is Love and Mercy itself.

Amen

Submitted by Wayne Smith

A Prayer for Georg Ratzinger

In your boundless mercy, Lord,

hear our prayers for your priest and servant

Georg Ratzinger.

May he who on earth raised up music to your glory

join fully in the heavenly liturgy

praising your for your goodness

caught up in your beauty

and embraced in your love.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen

by Father Louis Cameli Profiles in Catholicism


Prayer for the children saved from sexual abuse by the Preda Foundation


Oh Lord, we thank you for hearing the voices of sexually abused children, who have been saved and brought into new lives through the work of Father Shay Cullen and the Preda Foundation These voices of hurt and fear are too often unheard.

Inspired by the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, those who work in the Preda Foundations hear the childrens' anguished cries and lovingly respond, freeing them from capture and gently, over the years, raising them from virtual death to new lives of fulfillment and responsibility, so that they in turn can be the voices of others in need.

Oh Lord, help us to hear the voices of all those crying out to us in need and fear. Help us to do what we can, following the model of the Preda Foundation, to help children and all those in need reclaim their lives and filled with love for You and for each other respond with love and care for all in need. by Dr. Eugene Fisher Profiles in Catholicism


A Prayer to free the children imprisoned by Trump and other dictators.

Jesus, you were held captive, deprived and made to suffer humiliation, hunger and torture. We see the children in cages, separated from their parents, alone, sick, deprived and abused. Lord Jesus you called us to stand with the poor, the oppressed and you declared that the child is the most important in the world, to accept a child is to accept you. We choose to be with you ,as you are with us.

Give all of us, Jesus, the courage to speak out, to take a stand for justice, never to compromise the truth, to be brave in the face of a challenge to your Good News that all and especially the children are to be free, liberated from bondage, poverty and oppression.

May government officials realize their duty to respect and realize the dignity of every person, to uphold human rights and the rights of the children. May they have a change of heart and turn from a heart of stone to that of human care and kindness.

We, Jesus, are called to that mission, following your example of love of neighbor and friendship with you and each other we will act to fulfill your mission which is our mission, to restore the freedom, dignity of the captive children and bring them to a happier and better life. Amen

by Father Shay Cullen Profiles in Catholicism

A Prayer for the Two Children Recently Fatally Shot Across Chicago

O Lord,

Has Herod’s terrible power been unleashed in our day?

Are our streets to run with blood of children?

Is his order to be carried out on the streets of Chicago?

Will his massacre of the innocent be repeated?

Are the sobbing, whaling, and lamentations

To be the songs that we sing?

Is every mother to be called Rachel?

Their children are gone.

There are none to be consoled.

There is sobbing and loud lamentations.

Not in the Holy Land, not in Bethlehem,

Not in Jerusalem, but here in Chicago.

On our streets, our ways and boulevards

West Side, South Side, North Side.

“…they are no more.” “…they are no more.”

Desolation!

No. God is good.

Even as I reflect on this scene,

my Bible open on my lap,

my eye catches the text of a previous passage,

where the Magi had been following their star,

Dare we share what they discovered?

“…on entering the house they saw the Child with Mary his mother.”

Oh Lord God, heavenly Father, help us.

In our grief

In our Sorrow

In our laminations

Help us to see as they saw:

“The Child with Mary his mother.”

”The Child with Mary his mother.”

(Matt 2:16-18)

by Father David O. Brown, O.S.M. Profiles in Catholicism

A Prayer for Murdered Children

Good and gracious God,

We stand before you to ask for your help in understanding the violence that has captured the soul of our society. We pray especially today for Secoriea Turner who was killed in Atlanta, Georgia while sitting in a car across the street from the Wendy's parking lot. This is the same lot the Rayshard Brook was killed in last week.

We need to think and pray for the goodness and life of each other. We need to care for all those who are suffering from this horrific incident and for the emotional and spiritual devastation that will take place in their lives. We ask you to help all to live with peace at this time and to ask you for help in this time of need. We ask you this through Christ our Lord, Amen

by Eileen Quinn Knight, Ph.D. Profiles in Catholicism


A Prayer to free the children

Jesus, you were held captive, deprived, and made to suffer humiliation hunger and torture. We see the children in cages, separated from their parents, alone, sick deprived, and abused. Lord Jesus, you called us to stand with the poor, the oppressed and you declared that the child is the most important in the world, to accept a child is to accept you. We choose to be with you, as you are with us.

Give all of us, Jesus, the courage to speak out, to take a stand for justice, never to compromise the truth, to be brave in the face of a challenge to your Good News that all and especially the children are to be free, liberated from bondage, poverty, and oppression.

May government officials realize their duty to respect and realize the dignity of every person, to uphold human rights and the rights of the children. May they have a change of heart and turn from a heart of stone to that of human care and kindness.

We, Jesus, are called to that mission, following your example of the love of neighbor and friendship with you and each other we will act to fulfill your mission which is our mission, to restore the freedom, dignity of the captive children and bring them to a happier and better life. Amen

by Father Shay Cullen Profiles in Catholicism


A prayer for those impacted by the Myanmar Jade mining landslide

Let Hope Arise

Dear Father –

Each hair on our head is muddied,

Each breath and final gasp of ours was silenced,

Each muscle strained to find a living was buried,

But not hidden from you – Take pity on our sudden loss of life!

Husbands, fathers, brothers, and sons are hidden now,

Along with many others scrabbling for what is precious,

Too many beyond the shores of mud are left bereft,

But each is known to you – Take pity on those of us that remain!

Dear Jesus Christ, Son of the Almighty –

You know the cause of slipping mud,

You know the cause of our poverty,

You know who can help us,

We beg you to appeal to our common need!

You know the obstacles to providing work,

You know the slowness of technocratic processes,

You know the speed of financial returns,

We beg you to break through the blindness that besets us!

Dear Holy Spirit, Gift of Love Between Father and Son –

You know what imaginative solutions are possible,

You know what resources lie between us,

You know what will bring widespread relief to us all,

Inspire, free, and pool our resources to overflowing!

You know what forgiveness can do and undo,

You know what mercy can cure and contribute,

You know what love can heal and build,

Be with us as we go forward from our failures! by Francis Etheredge Profiles in Catholicism

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