Friday, February 20, 2015

Spirit & Life - Repentance and Impact

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With the penitential season of Lent upon us, let's respond to Jesus' call to repentance and conversion through the three traditional pillars of prayer, fasting, almsgiving. Our sacrifices, united to God's plan, glorify God in ways that we may never even see.

A few days ago, as a sign of our repentance, ashes were applied to our foreheads in the sign of the cross with an exhortation: "Remember you are dust and to dust you will return." These words re-orient our minds and hearts to God's plan, a life of holiness and fidelity. We will not always know or understand the full impact when we strive for holiness --when our works are dedicated for His glory. But be assured:   

For this reason he is mediator of a new covenant: since a death has taken place for deliverance from transgressions under the first covenant, those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance (Hebrews 9:15).
Consider the impact of our sacrifices and penitential efforts when we embrace Christ's great commands, to love God and to love our neighbor. It's this fidelity that enables us to impact and transform the culture from one of death to a Culture of Life!

This week's stories of impact, remind us that our continual conversion to Him, through Him and with Him is how we build the Culture of Life in our own communities and around the world. Soon I will share some stories from our mission trip to Namibia, where Our Lord is doing some great things.  

Let's increase our prayer, fasting, and almsgiving in ways that show, as Christ's followers, we are deeply rooted in Christ. I want to assure each of you of my prayers during this Lenten season, praying that our works together will glorify God as we defend life and family in this great mission! 

Sincerely yours in Christ,  
Father Shenan J. Boquet
President, Human Life International
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LEZHE, Albania - Shortly after Pope Francis had visited this country with its "long path of suffering," notably under the dictatorship of Enver Hoxha, I gave a talk in Lezhë, a mostly Catholic town in North-Western Albania. But my talk focused on another kind of dictatorship - the dictatorship of relativism and the false notion of freedom that leads to the killing of the weak to preserve the freedom of the strong. Every seat was occupied in the Basilica of Lezhë, and thanks be to God half of them were further moved to participate in a big prayer rally afterwards. For the first time ever, pro-lifers marched for life from the Basilica to the hospital where abortions are performed. It is scandalous when doctors kill on one floor, yet serve to deliver babies on another! It would be a great grace from Heaven to make this absurdity visible to the entire town. -continue-
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From Truth and Charity Forum -- An estimated 118.5 million people watched Katy Perry's performance at this year's Super Bowl half-time show- the largest audience in television history.The pop icon's parents are Pentecostal ministers who tried, and failed, to shield her from secular influences. Perry began her career as a Gospel singer with aspirations to be the next Amy Grant. But she said that when "it didn't work out, I sold my soul to the Devil." Did Perry mean that literally? Perhaps not, but her life took a definite turn when she signed a deal with Capitol Records in 2007.  -continue-
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CEBU, Philippines - According to Dr. Rene Bullecer, the director of HLI Philippines, Filipino youth are the main targets of the controversial Reproductive Health (RH) Law. To combat and neutralize the law's evil effects on children and teens, Dr. Bullecer plans to launch Pilipinas Caravan for Youth & Life. Although the program will begin with only Bullecer's humble program car, he said, "Every great mission begins with a small and humble effort to follow God's will." -continue-
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