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"Everything collapses without Respect for life."

Cardinal Alfonso Lopez Trujillo


"Some will say the defense of innocent life is only one issue among many, that it is important but not

fundamental.  They are wrong.  In the natural moral law, the good of life is the most fundamental

good and the condition for the enjoyment of all other goods."

Archbishop Raymond Burke


"The taking of innocent human life is so heinous, so horribly evil, and so absolutely opposite to the law

of Almighty God that abortion must take precedence over every other issue."

Bishop James Timlin


"...we have a most grave obligation to defend all human life from the moment of human conception

until natural death.  God help us if we fail in this most fundamental obligation."

Archbishop John Myers



Prayer to End Abortion


Lord God, I thank you today for the gift of life,

And for the lives of all brothers and sisters.

I know there is nothing that destroys more life than abortion,

Yet I rejoice that you have conquered death

by the Resurrection of Your Son.

I am ready to do my part in ending abortion.

Today I commit myself

Never to be silent,

Never to be passive,

Never to be forgetful of the unborn.

I commit myself to be active in the pro-life movement,

And never to stop defending life

Until all my brothers and sisters are protected,

And our nation once again becomes

A nation with liberty and justice

Not just for some, but for all,

Through Christ our Lord. Amen !


Written by Fr. Frank Pavone, Priests for Life



“The Empty Cradle Display”

    Catholic Charities sponsored the Empty Cradle Display on the altar at the

Cathedral of  St. Peter, Rockford, IL.  This display included three empty cradles

signifying the devastating loss of over 50 million children killed by abortion since the

Supreme Court decision Roe V. Wade.  Candles are held in empty baby food jars. 

In the center of the display is a baby wrapped in angel’s wings.  


Thus says the Lord: In Ramah is heard the sound of moaning, of bitter weeping! 

Rachel mourns her children, she refuses to be consoled because her children are no more.


                                                                   Jeremiah 31:15