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LifeNews Pro-Life News Report 9/15/14

 

LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report
Monday, September 15, 2014

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Top Stories
• Newly-Crowned Miss America Kira Kazantsev Worked at Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz
• Missionary Couple Heartbroken After Losing Baby in Stillbirth Learn to Trust God

• Do Gays and Lesbians Have a Place in the Pro-Life Movement?
• Woman Who Sued Doctor Who Failed to Kill Baby in Botched Abortion Settles Lawsuit

More Pro-Life News
• Doctor’s Note Required to Use Chapstick in School, Yet Abortions Available to Minors
• Teacher Sexts 14-Year-Old Then Gives Her Money for Plan B Morning After Pill
• Amazing Time-Lapse Video Shows Beauty of Life From Infancy to Old Age
• Rapist Will be Euthanized So He Doesn’t Have to Spend Life in Prison
• This Adorable Rendition of “Let it Go” by a Girl With Down Syndrome Will Make Your Day
• Abortion Safer Than Childbirth for Women? Not Where Suicide is Concerned

• Thousands Mourn Innocent Victims of Abortion on National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children

• Justin Trudeau: Abortion Trumps MPs’ Freedom of Conscience
• Losing the Abortion Debate, Planned Parenthood Abandons the Term “Pro-Choice”
• Germany Dedicates Memorial to Disabled People Nazis Killed, But is Our Abortion Eugenics Much Different?

• Texas Clinics Cut Ties With Planned Parenthood After Losing Taxpayer Funding
• Catholic Employees Fight Back Against Being Forced to Pay for Abortions
• Psychiatrist Wants to Push Mentally Ill Patients Into Assisted Suicide

Newly-Crowned Miss America Kira Kazantsev Worked at Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz
You probably know her best as the newly-crowned Miss America or the contestant who belted out the infectious pop tune “happy” as she gleefully tapped on a red solo cup. But here’s something you probably didn’t know about the new Miss America.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/15/newly-crowned-miss-america-kira-kazantsev-worked-at-planned-parenthood-abortion-biz/

Missionary Couple Heartbroken After Losing Baby in Stillbirth Learn to Trust God
Nate and Ruth Reutter are missionaries in the Brazilian Amazon rain forest. When Ruth was pregnant with their first child, the couple celebrated to raise a child in the mission field as they ministered to local people.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/15/missionary-couple-heartbroken-after-losing-baby-in-stillbirth-learn-to-trust-god/

Do Gays and Lesbians Have a Place in the Pro-Life Movement?
For decades, the pro-life movement has had an internal debate on whether gays and lesbians have a place in the pro-life community.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/15/do-gays-and-lesbians-have-a-place-in-the-pro-life-movement/

Woman Who Sued Doctor Who Failed to Kill Baby in Botched Abortion Settles Lawsuit
23-year-old Ariel Knights appears to have settled a bizarre lawsuit that saw her sue an abortion practitioner. She experienced a botched abortion, where her baby lived, and sued the abortion practitioner who performed the procedure for failing to take the live of her baby, who was six-months-old at the time.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/15/woman-who-sued-doctor-who-failed-to-kill-baby-in-botched-abortion-settles-lawsuit/

Doctor’s Note Required to Use Chapstick in School, Yet Abortions Available to Minors
A news story has been making the rounds about a ridiculous elementary school regulation against students’ use of lip balm. A fifth-grader named Grace Karaffa requested some Chapstick while on the playground and was denied.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/15/doctors-note-required-to-use-chapstick-in-school-yet-abortions-available-to-minors/

Teacher Sexts 14-Year-Old Then Gives Her Money for Plan B Morning After Pill
A Pennsylvania teacher has been accused of “sexting”, or sending sexual messages to underage students and providing a teen with money to purchase the morning after birth control pill.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/15/teacher-sexts-14-year-old-teen-then-gives-her-money-for-plan-b-morning-after-pill/

Amazing Time-Lapse Video Shows Beauty of Life From Infancy to Old Age
A beautiful new time-lapse video celebrates the beauty of life as Korean artist and illustrator Seok Jeong Hyeon transforms a baby to an old woman in minutes.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/15/amazing-time-lapse-video-shows-beauty-of-life-from-infancy-to-old-age/

Rapist Will be Euthanized So He Doesn’t Have to Spend Life in Prison
You just can’t make this stuff up.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/15/rapist-will-be-euthanized-so-he-doesnt-have-to-spend-life-in-prison/

This Adorable Rendition of “Let it Go” by a Girl With Down Syndrome Will Make Your Day
When Jennifer Jalomo posted a video of her 4-year-old daughter, Zariah, lip-singing to “Let It Go” from Disney’s Frozen, she had no idea so many people would watch it. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/15/this-adorable-rendition-of-let-it-go-by-a-girl-with-down-syndrome-will-make-your-day/

Abortion Safer Than Childbirth for Women? Not Where Suicide is Concerned
Abortion advocates (especially abortionists themselves) like to repeat the soundbite that abortion is safer than child birth. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/15/abortion-safer-than-childbirth-for-women-not-where-suicide-is-concerned/

Thousands Mourn Innocent Victims of Abortion on National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children
On Saturday, September 13, thousands of pro-lifers gathered at 132 locations throughout the United States for the second annual National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/15/thousands-mourn-innocent-victims-of-abortion-on-national-day-of-remembrance-for-aborted-children/

Justin Trudeau: Abortion Trumps MPs’ Freedom of Conscience
Where are all the pro-life politicians? http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/15/justin-trudeau-abortion-trumps-mps-freedom-of-conscience/

Losing the Abortion Debate, Planned Parenthood Abandons the Term “Pro-Choice”
Pro-choice advocates are on the ropes, which is why they’re ditching their sheep’s clothing and baring their fangs. I’ll explain why. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/15/losing-the-abortion-debate-planned-parenthood-abandons-the-term-pro-choice/

Looking for an inspiring and motivating speaker for your pro-life event in 2014? Don’t have much to spend on a high-priced speaker costing several thousand dollars? Contact LifeNews at news@lifenews.com about having LifeNews Editor Steven Ertelt speak at your event.

Germany Dedicates Memorial to Disabled People Nazis Killed, But is Our Abortion Eugenics Much Different?
We should applaud the newest memorial in Germany. And maybe we need one of our own. I’ll explain. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/15/germany-dedicates-memorial-to-disabled-people-nazis-killed-but-is-our-abortion-eugenics-much-different/

Texas Clinics Cut Ties With Planned Parenthood After Losing Taxpayer Funding
Abortion is not health care and a handful of Texas-based clinic affiliated with the Planned Parenthood abortion business have found that out the hard way. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/15/texas-clinics-cut-ties-with-planned-parenthood-after-losing-taxpayer-funding/

Catholic Employees Fight Back Against Being Forced to Pay for Abortions
Life Legal Defense Foundation and Alliance Defending Freedom have filed a formal complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services over the California Department of Managed Health Care’s decision to force Loyola Marymount University and its employees to pay for elective abortions in their health insurance plans. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/15/catholic-employees-fight-back-against-being-forced-to-pay-for-abortions/

Psychiatrist Wants to Push Mentally Ill Patients Into Assisted Suicide
When you begin to redefine terms to permit some suicides, you have surrendered to suicide. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/15/psychiatrist-wants-to-push-mentally-ill-patients-into-assisted-suicide/

 

Woman, Motherhood, Our Spiritual Mother and The Synod on the Family

Woman, Motherhood, Our Spiritual Mother and The Synod on the Family

In commemoration of the September 15 memorial of the Sorrowful Mother, the “feast day of Mary Co-redemptrix,”we are happy to send you the following article entitled, “Woman, Motherhood, Our Spiritual Mother, and the Synod on the Family.” It is written in preparation for the October 2014 Extraordinary Synod on the Family and in preparation for the 2015 Ordinary Synod on the Family. It is only through a proper understanding of the nature of woman and motherhood and its appropriate appreciation that we can properly experience a renewal and restoration of authentic family life. Moreover, the sublime example and the powerful intercession of Mary, the world’s Spiritual Mother, is quintessentially needed for the sanctification of the family, the New Evangelization, and for the peace and grace so urgently needed for the family, for the Church, and for the world. -Ed.

I. Woman and Mother: Intercessor of Life and Love for the Family

Who is woman, and what is at the heart of the vocation of motherhood?

St. John Paul II captures both the nature and the vocation of woman when he writes that a woman is called to testify to the existence and the depth of the love “with which every human being—man and woman—is loved by God in Christ.”1 The specialmission of every woman is “to welcome and to care for the human person.”2 Our time in particular “awaits the manifestation of that ‘genius’ which belongs to women, and which can ensure sensitivity for human beings in every
circumstance.”3

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Mary TV Daily Reflection 9/15/2014 – Our Lady of Sorrows

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September 15, 2014

Our Lady of Sorrows

 

Dear Family of Mary!

 

“Dear children; I am calling you and am coming among you because I need you. I need apostles with a pure heart. I am praying, and you should also pray, that the Holy Spirit may enable and lead you, that He may illuminate you and fill you with love and humility. Pray that He may fill you with grace and mercy. Only then will you understand me, my children. Only then will you understand my pain because of those who have not come to know the love of God. Then you will be able to help me. You will be my light-bearers of God’s love. You will illuminate the way for those who have been given eyes but do not want to see. I desire for all of my children to see my Son. I desire for all of my children to experience His Kingdom. Again I call you and implore you to pray for those whom my Son has called. Thank you.” October 02, 2012

 

In this remarkable message Our Lady shows us how we can understand this feast day. She tells us that only when we are filled with the Holy Spirit, led by Him, illuminated by Him, and filled with His love and humility, will we understand her. Only when we are filled with grace will we understand her pain. Then we will understand her love for all her children. We will see how much she suffers as she watches her children who do not yet know Jesus. She wants them to be saved, to be brought into God’s Kingdom. They are at risk of eternal separation from God, and many have no idea at all.

 

Our Lady must love without control, hope without certainty. She loves each person to distraction. And she sees how many of us throw that love away, through ignorance, woundedness, or attachment to sin. She joined her Son in paying the price for each soul, bearing the terrible pain of the Cross in her heart. Imagine how it must be for her to see this great gift, this great redemption go unaccepted. This must be an unbearable sorrow, and unimaginable pain in her heart.

 

And so she needs us. First she needs our hearts to be like hers, full of grace. When we are full of grace, we will understand her, and think and pray like her. Then she needs us to be her apostles and light bearers, going out to others with her love and her invitation to conversion. These poor souls have eyes but do not want to see her or her Son. They need to see us, and be attracted to God by our love and joy.

 

Let us pray:

 

Dearest Mother Mary, we thank you for coming among us. We understand that you need us and that you need us to have pure hearts. And so we ask you to pray with us for the Holy Spirit to enable us and lead us, that He will illuminate us and fill us with love and humility. We pray along with you that the Holy Spirit will fill us with grace and mercy. We want our hearts to resemble your heart. We want to understand you, to understand your pain at the loss of souls. We want to have your love for souls, so that we can help you to reach them with your love. Pray for us to be light bearers who can illuminate the way for souls who are lost in the darkness of sin. Pray for us to shine so as to open their eyes to the God of love. Give us hearts for love, hearts that are aflame with love. We cannot manufacture this love, but must receive it. Pray for an outpouring of love upon us so that we can share that love with others. We love you Mother. And we long to help you so that one day your heart will be sorrowful no more! In Jesus name, we pray. Amen

 

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

©Mary TV 2014

 

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Why Celebrate A Sorrowful Mother?

On This Day, the Lady Will Be Crowned – May 31, 1954 message

In this May 31, 1954 message from the Lady of All Nations (ecclesiastical approval, May 31, 2002, see “Church Approves Apparitions of the Lady of All Nations” article), Our Lady calls both theologians, bishops and the faithful to “work and ask for this dogma. You should petition the Holy Father for this dogma.” She also explains that the titles Co-redemptrix, Mediatrix and Advocate are “three concepts in one,” that is three aspects of her one role as spiritual Mother of all humanity. Our Lady then gives the seer a vision of the proclamation of the dogma by the Holy Father in St. Peter’s Basilica and states “my prophecy that ‘all generations will call me blessed’ will be fulfilled more than ever once the Dogma has been proclaimed.” – Ed.

“Here I am again. The Co-redemptrix, Mediatrix and Advocate is now standing before you. I have chosen this day—on this day…

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Our Lady of Sorrows in Molo Parish, Iloilo Cit...

Our Lady of Sorrows in Molo Parish, Iloilo City Philippines (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Why Celebrate a Sorrowful Mother?

Reflection for Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio, SEPT. 14, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Surely other world religions, and even some fellow members of Christianity, must look at the Catholic Church with a head scratching bewilderment as Sept. 15 arrives and the Church celebrates the liturgical memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows.

Why would anybody celebrate the suffering of anybody else? And, more specifically, why celebrate the terrible heartfelt sufferings of an innocent mother, who had to stand by and experience her son’s public execution by crucifixion, still one of history’s most grisly forms of death?

All authentic Christians will grant the necessity and efficacy of the sufferings of Jesus Christ to redeem the world. Humanity could not save itself. Humanity could not offer just compensation for its own sins, for to offend an infinite Creator is to commit an infinite offense.

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The Rosary of the Seven Sorrows

During her visitations at Kibeho, the Holy Virgin revealed that this Rosary of the Seven Sorrows possesses immense spiritual power for those who say it sincerely. She promised that when prayed with an open and repentant heart, this Rosary would win us the Lord’s forgiveness for our sins and free souls from guilt and remorse. She also promised over time, this Rosary would develop within us a deep understanding of why we sin, and that knowledge would give us the wisdom and strength to change or remove any internal flaws, weaknesses of character, or personality faults causing unhappiness and keeping us from enjoying the joyous life God intended for us to live.

The Rosary of the Seven Sorrows contains all the power you need to change your life for the better, obtain peace and happiness, realize your full potential, fulfill all your dreams, and grow closer to God’s light.

—Immaculée Ilibagiza,…

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The Promises of the Seven Sorrows

The venerated image of Our Lady of Warfhuizen

The venerated image of Our Lady of Warfhuizen (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So much does the Crucified Lord desire humanity to ponder, along with His own saving Redemption, the coredemption of his Mother, that He has attached to the prayerful meditation of the seven principal historical events of Our Lady’s sufferings promises of grace and mercy that are nothing short of extraordinary and miraculous.

To St. Bridget of Sweden (1303-1373), Our Lady directly reveals the amazing graces granted by her Son for all those who daily pray seven Hail Mary’s while meditating on her seven dolors and tears:
1. “I will grant peace to their families.”
2. “They will be enlightened about the Divine Mysteries.”
3. “I will console them in their pains and…

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“At Every Moment”—The Mystery of Mary’s Mystical Suffering

When the torturers struck the transcendental God who became immanent in creation, the suffering dealt was not only for the person of Jesus. With every lash of the whip, two lashes were felt. Every thorn was felt twice. Nails pierced four hands, and four feet as well. “Every blow rending the body of the son had its cruel echo in the heart of his Mother.” St. Bonaventure exclaims, “Why wouldst thou, most honored Lady, be immolated for us? Is not our Savior’s passion sufficient for our salvation?” (1)

Yet, as she has revealed in recent centuries, her suffering did not stop there. In light of numerous mystical writings and apparitions, we could now rightly echo Bonaventure and say, why wouldst thou, most honored Lady, continue to suffer for us? Is not our Savior’s passion sufficient? Is not your earthly suffering sufficient?

How can Mary behold the face of God and…

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Mary Co-redemptrix, Mediatrix, Advocate

The symbols of Her Majesty as Coredemptrix, Mediatrix and Advocate are imprinted in the Medal of the Immaculate Conception (Miraculous Medal). Its history began in Eden. When, in the fullness of time, God created Adam out of the dust of the earth and placed him in the garden of Eden, he then created Eve out of his rib and gave her to him as “a companion” (Genesis 2:18). Our first mother, the first Eve, the “Mother of the living,” then brought death to her children and the world by her sin of disobedience and by wanting to be “like God.” She, and soon afterwards the first Adam, fell prey to “the father of lies,” the ancient serpent, once Lucifer, now Satan, who deceived them (Genesis 3:4-5).

It was then that God made his first promise to mankind when he said to Satan: “Because you have done this, I will put…

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The Madonna in Sorrow

The Madonna in Sorrow (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“The Sensus Fidelium” of Mary Coredemptrix, Mediatrix of all Graces and Advocate

The  two articles which follow, by Bishop Joseph Danlami Bagobiri and Dr. Judith Gentle, were recently presented, March 25, the Feast of the Annunciation, in Rome at the Inside the Vatican Forum’s Marian Day of Dialog on the Fifth Marian Dogma. – Ed. 

“THE SENSUS FIDELIUM” of Mary Coredemptrix, Mediatrix of all Graces and Advocate of the People of God – a Nigerian Perspective of the Vox Populi Mariae Mediatrici Movement
Since the launching of the “Voice of the People for Mary Mediatrix” in May 1993, as a popular movement of the People of God from the five continents of the world praying and petitioning the Vicar of Christ to papally define the fifth Marian Dogma of Our Lady as “the spiritual Mother of all Peoples”, in her three motherly roles as Co-redemptrix, Mediatrix of all Graces and Advocate, a lot of good things have…

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Padre Pio and the Mother Co-redemptrix

It has been written, and rightly so, that “if there is an aspect of the mystery of Mary especially fitting to the life and work of Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, it is certainly the coredemptive aspect of the person and mission of the Immaculate in God’s salvific plan of love” (1).

The mystery of Mary Coredemptrix is present in the life and writings of St. Pio of Pietrelcina at the highest levels of mystical experience which he lived out in body and soul, and of the theologia cordis transmitted by him to his spiritual children in the language of that wisdom transcending by far a language limited to the solely notional and conceptual (2).

St. Pio of Pietrelcina in the first place lived the mystery of Marian Coredemption in his exceptional mystical experience of the Passion of Christ Crucified, of which he bore the living and bleeding stigmata in his body…

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Mary Co-redemptrix and the New Evangelization

In May 2001 Pope John Paul II called to Rome the cardinals of the world in a special consistory seeking to implement the pastoral directives for the new millennium as contained in his papal document Novo Millennio Ineunte (At the Beginning of the Third Millennium).

On the first day of the consistory, as the third official presenter to the College of Cardinals and in the presence of Pope John Paul II, His Eminence, Luis Cardinal Aponte Martínez, Archbishop of Puerto Rico, offered to the consistory the following presentation concerning the decisive role of the Mother of All Peoples in the imperative of the New Evangelization for the third millennium.

Your Holiness and my dear Brother Cardinals,
As we contemplate the imperative for the New Evangelization in light of Novo Millennio Ineunte, the question must be posed: who was the first to “hear the word of God…

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Heroic News: “MTV “16 and Pregnant” Couple Stands Strong Against Abortion” plus 2 more

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MTV “16 and Pregnant” Couple Stands Strong Against Abortion

Study: Abortion is More Dangerous Than Childbirth

Pro-abortion activists fight for abortion throughout pregnancy for any reason—no exceptions. Their fundamental argument centers on women’s health.
Parents Release Photo of Daughter Born at 24 Weeks to Stop Late-Term Abortions

Parents in England have released a beautiful photo of their daughter, born prematurely at 24 weeks, with the hopes that it will demonstrate the humanity of unborn babies who can be legally killed in abortions in the U.K.

From CMMB: Your Weekly Reflection 9/14/14


Weekly Prayer Reflection for Summer
“God so loved the world that He gave His only son, so that everyone who believes in Him might not perish but may have eternal life.”
John 3:16
September 14, 2014
Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Dear Friends,
The Cross is around us. We cannot avoid it. We see this very clearly in the battle against the spread of Ebola. The families, villages, and individuals who are afflicted or threatened by the virus have had their lives changed, and bear a cross of suffering imposed upon them by this epidemic.

Around his neck, Pope Francis wears a cross on a pendant—but it is a cross with a difference. In place of Jesus Christ dying, it shows an image of the Good Shepherd embracing the one lost sheep with the ninety-nine sheep in the background. I see this as indicating that to reach out and help others, to seek to find and help the lost, is truly to take up and embrace the Cross. Is not this what we see in the battle to overcome Ebola? We see the heroic efforts of doctors and health workers to bring aid to those suffering and prevent the spread of the virus. These workers freely take up the Cross by their dedication, exposing themselves to danger, sacrificing for the sake of others, as Jesus Christ did when He took up the Cross.

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Lord Jesus Christ, You call us to be saints along the way of the Cross. Cleanse us with pardon of Your Cross. Instruct us in the school of Your Cross. Arm us for the battle of holiness by the might of Your Cross. Bring us to the victory of your Cross, and seal us in the Kingdom of Heaven among the servants of Your Cross, with the Father, and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.
 Rev. Peter Schineller, S.J., CMMB Board of Directors
 



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“War is Madness!”

Tribulation Times
September 14, 2014

(1Co 1:17-18) For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not in wisdom of speech, lest the cross of Christ should be made void. For the word of the cross, to them indeed that perish, is foolishness: but to them that are saved, that is, to us, it is the power of God.

POPE FRANCIS HOMILY: War is “madness” which brings destruction



Visit of His Holiness Pope Francis to the Military Cemetery of Redipuglia (13 September 2014)

After experiencing the beauty of travelling throughout this region, where men and women work and raise their families, where children play and the elderly dream… I now find myself here, in this place, able to say only one thing: War is madness.

Whereas God carries forward the work of creation, and we men and women are called to participate in his work, war destroys.  It also ruins the most beautiful work of his hands: human beings.  War ruins everything, even the bonds between brothers.  War is irrational; its only plan is to bring destruction: it seeks to grow by destroying.

Greed, intolerance, the lust for power…. These motives underlie the decision to go to war, and they are too often justified by an ideology; but first there is a distorted passion or impulse.  Ideology is presented as a justification and when there is no ideology, there is the response of Cain: “What does it matter to me?  Am I my brother’s keeper?” (cf. Gen 4:9).  War does not look directly at anyone, be they elderly, children, mothers, fathers…. “What does it matter to me?”

Above the entrance to this cemetery, there hangs in the air those ironic words of war, “What does it matter to me?”  Each one of the dead buried here had their own plans, their own dreams… but their lives were cut short.  Humanity said, “What does it matter to me?”

Even today, after the second failure of another world war, perhaps one can speak of a third war, one fought piecemeal, with crimes, massacres, destruction…

In all honesty, the front page of newspapers ought to carry the headline, “What does it matter to me?”  Cain would say, “Am I my brother’s keeper?”

This attitude is the exact opposite of what Jesus asks of us in the Gospel.  We have heard: he is in the least of his brothers; he, the King, the Judge of the world, he is the one who hungers, who thirsts, he is the stranger, the one who is sick, the prisoner… The one who cares for his brother or sister enters into the joy of the Lord; the one who does not do so, however, who by his omissions says, “What does it matter to me?”, remains excluded.

Here lie many victims.  Today, we remember them.  There are tears, there is sadness.  From this place we remember all the victims of every war.

Today, too, the victims are many…  How is this possible?  It is so because in today’s world, behind the scenes, there are interests, geopolitical strategies, lust for money and power, and there is the manufacture and sale of arms, which seem to be so important!

And these plotters of terrorism, these schemers of conflicts, just like arms dealers, have engraved in their hearts, “What does it matter to me?”

It is the task of the wise to recognize errors, to feel pain, to repent, to beg for pardon and to cry.

With this “What does it matter to me?” in their hearts, the merchants of war perhaps have made a great deal of money, but their corrupted hearts have lost the capacity to cry.  That “What does it matter to me?” prevents the tears.  Cain did not cry.  The shadow of Cain hangs over us today in this cemetery.  It is seen here.  It is seen from 1914 right up to our own time.  It is seen even in the present.

With the heart of a son, a brother, a father, I ask each of you, indeed for all of us, to have a conversion of heart: to move on from “What does it matter to me?”, to tears: for each one of the fallen of this “senseless massacre”, for all the victims of the mindless wars, in every age.  Humanity needs to weep, and this is the time to weep.



ALETEIA: Why does God Allow all the Violence and Suffering Today?

The Desert Fathers: sayings of the Early Christian Monks: Discretion

59. Poemen related a saying of Ammon, ‘One man kept an axe with him all his life but did not know how to cut down a tree; another knew how to use an axe, and could cut down a tree with a few strokes. ‘He used to say that the axe was discretion.’



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