Sunday, October 16, 2011

Latest Shots in the War for Life

This week was a busy week in the battle between the culture of life and the culture of death. The fight has escalated a few notches, after Archbishop Dolan's warning three weeks ago.

Shot #1:
Last week, Secretary Sebelius, in a strongly worded speech to pro-abortion supporters at a Chicago fundraiser, officially declared war on any opposed to abortion.  She officially targeted "Republicans," but any of us who know exactly what the stakes are in this battle--the life and death of innocent lives and the soul of a society--know that it's about much more than politics.
Florida Independent

Shot #2:
A politically-charged Kansas panel has recommended the suspension of pro-life attorney and former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline's law license, even as the evidence that came from his passionate push to expose Planned Parenthood has resulted in a plethora of criminal charges against the organization's Kansas offices.

Travesty: Panel recommends suspension of Phill Kline's law license - Jill Stanek,

On a positive note, on Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Protect Life Act, which would "amend the federal health care bill to include protections against federal tax funding of abortion, as well as strengthened conscience rights for health care providers."  Before the bill was even put up for a vote, President Obama promised to veto it.

As the battle continues to rage, what those who oppose God's plan fail to recognize is that the war, a total war in which the armies of heaven are storming and laying waste to the gates of hell, was won 2,000 years ago.  This age, the age of the Church, are the "closing shots" in that fight.  Although we must continue to fight with everything we have, we also fight with the sure knowledge that we fight with and for the God of the Universe.  Though we cannot always see through the fog of war, we cannot lose.



  1. Mmm, yes, I needed that last paragraph, and the last line especially. Blessed John Paul II was such a man of hope but I always have a hard time remembering why. I remember it for a little while and then I get caught up in "stuff" and forget. Thanks for the reminder.

  2. Robbie,

    I have a hard time remembering too, which is part of the reason I think I felt prompted to write it. It is so easy to lose that frame of reference and start the slide down the long, slippery slope to despair.