Monday, March 25, 2013

Steps forward, steps backward

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- by George Vogt

(MetroCatholic) – This past week has been marked by progress, challenges, and set-backs alike.

The participation in the Roe v Wade Memorial events in Dallas has never been higher. While there was some secular media coverage, it was not what one would expect considering approximately 5,000 people participated.

Our nation saw its’ first African-American President sworn (and re-sworn) in. While this marks a new chapter in our nation’s journey to racial equality, it also sadly marks a new chapter in a different kind of discrimination, one of age, against human children who will not be allowed to completely form in the womb. Sadly ironic is that a main objective of Planned Parenthood’s founder, Margaret Sanger, was to “exterminate the Negro population”.  An objective which would seem to have been achieved since most Planned Parenthood abortion mills are located in inner cities. An objective which would seem to have been met considering the 1400 African-American children aborted every day.

The White House published its’ agenda addressing various social issues that, if properly implemented, have the potential to help the less-fortunate in this nation. However, it is hard to overlook the items that will increase the assault on the unborn, on marriage, and on family values, along with proposed legislation which discriminates against heterosexuals and against true religious freedoms.

Hundreds of thousands participated in the March for Life in Washington on the anniversary of Roe v Wade. However, once again, the event was largely ignored by the mainstream media.

Our new President rightly addressed the use of torture, virtually putting an end to it. This pro-life success is marred though by the seemingly impending intention of his to repeal the “Mexico City Policy”, a Reagan-era policy that restricts overseas funding to groups that offer or aggressively promote abortion.

Let us pray for our President, and let us pray that his heart will not be hardened to the cry of the unborn.

“You have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thy enemy. But I say to you, Love your enemies: do good to them that hate you: and pray for them that persecute and calumniate you: That you may be the children of your Father who is in heaven, who maketh his sun to rise upon the good, and bad, and raineth upon the just and the unjust. For if you love them that love you, what reward shall you have? Do not even the publicans this? And if you salute your brethren only, what do you more? Do not also the heathens this? Be you therefore perfect, as also your heavenly Father is perfect.”
- Matthew 5: 43-48 (97)

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