Feb 20, 2006

Let's make it a pro-life Lent this year

Ash Wednesday is March 1 this year and fast approaching. What prayer, penance and sacrifices are you planning? Let's make it a pro-life Lent this year.

We each need to get close to Christ Crucified on the hill of Golgotha during Lent. Today's closest equivalent to Golgotha is the abortion mills. At each such place of execution, Innocence is betrayed, tortured and put to death for pieces of silver.

We each need to get close to the Mother of Christ during Lent. She was at Golgotha. The Stabat Mater Dolorosa tells us, "At the Cross her station keeping, Stood the mournful Mother weeping, Close to Jesus to the last."

We can contact our local pro-life sidewalk counselors or pray-ers and go with them to the execution sites. Do not be nervous if you have never been there before. You do not have to taking a leading role; you can simply pray the Rosary. Seeing people at prayer outside abortion mills results in "turnaways" and baby-saves!

We can ask our pastors and assistant priests, our deacons, and our consecrated religious to lead prayer at the abortion mills. Their presence results in saves.

At every daily Mass, when they ask the congregation for petitions, you can speak up and ask prayers for the closing of your local abortion mills, for the conversion of the abortionists and their staffs, and for more people to go out to the mills to offer compassionate help and alternatives to everyone tempted by abortion.

We can give up treats and entertainments, save up the money they would have cost, and either donate it to local pro-lifers or buy baby goods for homes for unwed moms.

We can take part in the new drive to gather signatures of registered voters to get the new parental-notification-before-abortion initiative on the ballot this November.

So let us each do our utmost this Lent to save God's precious babies and help their Moms (and Dads) at the modern Golgothas. Surely Jesus and Mary will be pleased. And surely they will be with us, as we strive to be with them.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am with you on this.

Ave Maria!

1:13 PM  
Blogger Angela Messenger said...

Awesome suggeston Quintero!!!!!

1:26 PM  
Blogger Carolina Cannonball said...

Wonderful idea.

1:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those in the LA area, we protest the Rosemead family planning clinic tuesdays from 7:51am to 930am in case anyone is interested. email losreyescatolicos@hotmail.com for more info.

4:36 PM  

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