Friday, June 15, 2018

Evangelist Alveda King: Remembering Our Fathers on Father's Day

Evangelist Alveda King: Remembering Our Fathers on Father's Day
 
  
Contact: Leslie Palma, 732-757-9087
 
ATLANTA, June 15, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Evangelist Alveda King submits the following and is available for comment:
 
Father's Day is Sunday and I miss my dad, Rev. AD King, who taught me to love everyone. When my uncle Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated, in error, I tried to blame white people. Daddy said, "no, we are all one race, one blood human beings. White people didn't kill your uncle, the Devil did."
 
Daddy was such a great father and a great family leader. I only wish I had gotten to spend more time with him. But I rejoice in the faith that he is resting in peace with our Heavenly Father.
 
Father's Day also causes me to reflect on Joseph, the foster father of Jesus and husband of Mary. When faced with a new spouse, who was unexpectedly pregnant, unlike many fathers of today, Joseph embraced his new role of fatherhood and stepped up to the plate to take care of his family. He did not walk away from his responsibility, or worse, try to kill Jesus in Mary's womb; unlike occurrences in our society today.
 
I'm blessed to know some other remarkable men who as role models are working to share the knowledge of what they have learned with other men around the country and the world.
 
One such person is Bishop Harry Jackson of The Hope Connection. He works helping men who have been in prison to re-integrate into the family and society. He understands the importance of the family and the role a father plays to give them a better chance in life. He has mounted a Father's Day campaign to do just that. Please pray and fast with him beginning on June 17.
 
Kevin Burke is also working to improve the lives of fathers through the healing after abortion ministry, Rachel's Vineyard and the Silent No More's The Shockwaves of Abortion campaign which focuses on a different group each month with June being focused on healing fathers.
 
On the heels of Father's Day we celebrate Juneteenth, a holiday in the United States that commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas on June 19, 1865, and more generally the emancipation of African-American slaves throughout the Confederate South. In celebration of Juneteenth we're continuing to cry out for justice for all Americans, born and unborn. Towards that goal, we ask you to join the movement by signing on to an open letter to Congressional members encouraging them to support The Prison Reform and Redemption Act (H.R. 3356).
 
As we celebrate Father's Day let's remember the important role all fathers play in the family and pray that all fathers will take their responsibilities seriously and help make the world a better place for everyone.
 
For those who are like me and your fathers have passed away, be encouraged. Our Father God still cares. And let's pray for all fathers everywhere from the White House, to the court house, to the battlefield, to the jail house, to God's house.

LifeNews: Diaper Sales Plummet as Americans Have Fewer Babies



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Diaper Sales Plummet as Americans Have Fewer Babies


 

Diaper Sales Plummet as Americans Have Fewer Babies

       
LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report

Friday, June 15, 2018


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Melinda Gates Slams President Trump for Defunding International Planned Parenthood
Father Impregnated His Daughter, Planned Parenthood Did Abortion and Sent Her to Him to Rape Again
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Christians Will be “Required” to Kill Babies in Abortions or Refer to Those Who Do
Diaper Sales Plummet as Americans Have Fewer Babies
Awesome Video Shows Student With Down Syndrome Dancing Across the Stage at Graduation
Argentina Takes First Step to Legalizing Abortions Up to Birth
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University of Minnesota Used Body Parts From Aborted Babies for Research, Including Lungs and Livers
Abortion Business Files Lawsuit Against Texas Laws Saving Babies From Abortion
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The Silent Suffering of Fathers After Abortion
Northern Ireland Pro-Lifers: Tell Sinn Fein, “Abortion? Not in our name!”


 

Melinda Gates Slams President Trump for Defunding International Planned Parenthood

Abortion activist Melinda Gates, the wife of Microsoft founder and CEO Bill Gates, is attacking President Donald Trump for his decision last year to defund the International Planned Parenthood abortion business. Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Father Impregnated His Daughter, Planned Parenthood Did Abortion and Sent Her to Him to Rape Again

A new Live Action expose delves into the abuse of two young teenage girls who were ignored by Planned Parenthood and returned to their abusers.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com
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Christian YouTuber’s Excellent Video for Women: “The First Person You Have Sex With Should be Your Husband”


A popular YouTube channel that typically gives fashion and beauty tips recently encouraged young women with an important but often unheard message about abstinence until marriage.
Click to Read at LifeNews.com.   

Looking for an inspiring and motivating speaker for your pro-life event? Don't have much to spend on a high-priced speaker costing several thousand dollars? Contact news@lifenews.com about having LifeNews Editor Steven Ertelt speak at your event.

Berkeley, California City Council Passes Measure Calling for “Humane Population Control”


The Berkeley City Council made a troubling move Tuesday when it called for population control measures to protect the environment.
Click to Read at LifeNews.com


Am I a Father if My Wife is Pregnant? What if My Baby Died in a Miscarriage?


This question — am I a father? — is one whose answer matters a great deal to me, especially as Father’s Day draws near on the calendar.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com



Canada’s Top Court Rules Christian College Can’t Promote Biblical View of Sexual Behavior on Campus


The Supreme Court of Canada dealt a major blow to religious freedom and freedom of association Friday, ruling that law societies in Canada may deny accreditation to a Christian law school.
Click to Read at LifeNews.com




Abortion Activist Amanda Marcotte Claims Abortions are Safer Than “Carrying an Unwanted Pregnancy to Term”

Abortions are safe for everyone, according to one Salon writer. Except for the unborn baby, that is.
Click to Read at LifeNews.com


Christians Will be “Required” to Kill Babies in Abortions or Refer to Those Who Do


Irish voters have instructed their government to legalize abortion. That will undoubtedly happen. So will religious oppression.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

Diaper Sales Plummet as Americans Have Fewer Babies

Awesome Video Shows Student With Down Syndrome Dancing Across the Stage at Graduation

Argentina Takes First Step to Legalizing Abortions Up to Birth

First-Ever Resolution Would Make This County an Abortion-Free “Sanctuary for the Unborn”


Looking for an inspiring and motivating speaker for your pro-life event? Don't have much to spend on a high-priced speaker costing several thousand dollars? Contact news@lifenews.com about having LifeNews Editor Steven Ertelt speak at your event.

California Lawmakers Approve Bill to Force College Health Centers to Sell Abortion Pills to Students

University of Minnesota Used Body Parts From Aborted Babies for Research, Including Lungs and Livers

Abortion Business Files Lawsuit Against Texas Laws Saving Babies From Abortion

Assisted Suicide Clinic Operator Gets Away With Scamming People for Thousands Before They Killed Themselves

The Silent Suffering of Fathers After Abortion

Northern Ireland Pro-Lifers: Tell Sinn Fein, “Abortion? Not in our name!”




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Life Issues Forum: Contraception and Abortion: The Ultimate Let-Down for Women








This edition of the Life Issues Forum is available in English and Spanish, and has been posted to our website.

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The Pro-Life Secretariat
LIFE ISSUES FORUM                                           FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contraception and Abortion: The Ultimate Let-Down for Women   
June 15, 2018   

By Kimberly Baker

Over the past several decades, contraception and abortion have had far-reaching effects in our culture, shaping attitudes on sexual behavior on a massive scale. Contrary to the promises of freedom, empowerment, or equality, contraception and abortion have led to a greater degradation of women, especially in their relationships with men.

In 1968, in his encyclical Humanae Vitae, Blessed Pope Paul VI warned that:

"... a man who grows accustomed to the use of contraceptive methods may forget the reverence due to a woman, and, disregarding her physical and emotional equilibrium, reduce her to being a mere instrument for the satisfaction of his own desires, no longer considering her as his partner whom he should surround with care and affection" (HV 17).

As recent history has shown, the widespread availability of contraception and abortion has allowed men to push previously respected boundaries with women with greater insensitivity and impunity. Not only has this impacted marital (extra-marital affairs, divorce, etc.) and dating relationships, but, even more sadly, this has enabled male sexual abusers and sex traffickers to hide their crimes, increasing the suffering of their female victims.

The widespread promotion of contraception and abortion, in enabling a hyper-sexualized culture, has unfairly put all women at risk, whether or not they participate in the contraceptive mentality. The lack of respect and sexual victimization of women by men has become increasingly clear with the rise of the #MeToo movement and the increase in rape culture on college campuses, as well as the prevalence of empty relationships that lack depth or permanence. Women are rightly expressing pain and outrage over increased objectification, disrespect, and unsatisfying relationships with men.

A culture that promotes contraception and abortion falsely teaches women that their freedom comes through unrestrained sexual behavior. We can't help but see the irony of a culture that claims to condemn sexual violence against women, yet continuously glamorizes it in the entertainment industry.

Despite cries for female empowerment, women are expected to suppress their natural biological functioning and place themselves into a medicated state by using pills, chemicals, patches, and devices, as if healthy fertility were a disease, in order to be sexually available to men. Abortion is the last resort offered when contraception fails and a woman feels abandoned and unsupported in her pregnancy. Sadly, she must often face the potential psychological and bodily trauma in isolation that may result from the procedure. The destruction of an innocent human life and repression of the woman's own life-giving capacity doubly harms the woman in very deep ways.

What would society look like if a woman were valued and respected for precisely who she is--without pills and patches to alter her body? What if her sexuality were seen as something precious and potentially life-giving, rather than as a cheap opportunity for another's pleasure?

Contraception and abortion promised more freedom and empowerment for women, but both have eroded respect for women and negatively impacted their relationships with men. If sex is not linked to authentic married love and its life-giving dimensions, it degenerates and becomes distorted, losing its original meaning and significance. A woman should never have to compromise herself, her body, her fertility, or her child through contraception and abortion to feel loved or respected.

Amidst the devastation wrought by the sexual revolution, women have an incredible opportunity to reshape the cultural conversation and positively impact their relationships. Women can give a powerful witness by rejecting the lies of contraception, preserving their sacred gift of sexuality for marriage, and offering compassion, care and support for other women experiencing unplanned pregnancies, so that isolation and abortion never have to be the final answer.

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Kimberly Baker (photo) is Programs and Projects Coordinator for the Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. For more information on the bishops' pro-life activities, please visit www.usccb.org/prolife.

Photo credit: Renata Grzan/RenataPhotography.com






Thursday, June 14, 2018

From CMMB: SOS From Guatemala - Send Medicine



 


displaced mother with children in Guatemala
Dear Friends,
Last week, a devastating volcano eruption ravaged the lives of thousands in Guatemala. Nearly 12,000 people have been evacuated from their homes. More than 100 people are confirmed dead, 300 are injured, and approximately 200 are still missing. Entire towns are buried in mud and ash. Teams on the ground and affected healthcare facilities desperately need essential medicine and supplies now.

We’re already working with trusted, Catholic healthcare partners in the emergency area and we can support medical teams quickly, but we can’t do it alone. That’s why I’m reaching out to you.
 
Every $100 you donate for emergencies like these can help us ship $20,000 worth of medicine and supplies to those desperately in need. More than 20 pallets of medical products — primarily antibiotics — donated by our pharmaceutical partners are already on their way. Your donation of $100, 200, or any amount can help deliver medicine and supplies to people in desperate need.

Join us in praying for the families affected by the volcano eruption in Guatemala, and everyone working there to save lives. Don’t wait, give now.
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With gratitude,

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CMMB/Healthier Lives Worldwide

PS: We’re already working in Guatemala with Catholic healthcare partners in the emergency area affected by the volcano eruption. Donate now to support healthcare facilities with essential medicines and supplies. Your gift of $100, $200, or any amount makes a difference.






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