Abortion is idolatry

Here's a speech I gave at the 40 Days for Life - Mid-point Rally in Ottawa:

If you've been following the news on the 40 Days for Life website, you'll have seen an article posted by Shawn Carney, Campaign Director of the 40 Days for Life in the US. He writes about abortion workers' peculiar view of the work they do. He describes a banner located just above the entrance to the Planned Parenthood facility in Virginia Beach, which reads: "Planning for Parenthood is Sacred Work".
I guess, depending on what one is worshipping, what one's worldview is, abortion can be considered sacred work.
One example of such a worldview is Warren Hern, an abortionist in Boulder Colorado and the author of a book entitled Abortion Practice which is used as a reference in medical schools for teaching the abortion procedure. A visit to his website www.drhern.com gives us quite an insight into his worldview.
Warren Hern believes that the human race is literally devouring the planet. Under the heading: Homo Ecophagus - The human species as a malignant process he lists a few of his works:
A 1993 article, in Current World Leaders, entitled: Has the human species become a cancer on the planet?: A theoretical view of population growth as a sign of pathology.
More recently, in 2008, in the International Journal of Anthropology, an article entitled: Urban Malignancy - Similarity in the fractal dimensions of urban morphology and malignant neoplasms.
In a 1990 article in the journal Population and Environment, titled : Why are there so many of us?  Description and diagnosis of a planetary ecopathological process, he describes the similarities he sees between urban growth and the spread of a cancerous tumour:
Because spectacular growth and invasiveness are outstanding characteristics of the human population, the similarity of the human species to a cancerous process comes readily to mind, especially to a physician. A schematic view of the growth of London from 1800 to 1955 looks like nothing so much as an expanding, invasive, metastatic, malignant tumor.
This abortionist's worldview would be laughable were it not for the dire consequences his thinking has for the unborn and also for the fact that it is being taken seriously in academic circles.
In yet another article, he takes pride in the efficiency of his abortion work:
One of the principal advantages of this procedure for patients, aside from safety, is the freedom from having to experienced (sic) unattended expulsion of a fetus that may or may not show signs of life. Delivery of the fetus or uterine evacuation is performed by the physician under controlled conditions.
Blessed John Paul II, in his encyclical Evangelium Vitae, rightly identified the idolatry of efficiency as the foundation of the culture of death. He wrote: "This culture is actively fostered by powerful cultural, economic and political currents which encourage an idea of society excessively concerned with efficiency." (section 12)
G.K. Chesterton, in his book The Everlasting Man demonstrated how this cult of efficiency finds its religious expression. He stated,
To start with, some impulse, perhaps a sort of desperate impulse, drove men to the darker powers when dealing with practical problems. There was a sort of secret and perverse feeling that the darker powers would really do things; that they had no nonsense about them. (Part 1, chapter 6)
He describes Phonecia as one such civilization:
The civilization that centered in Tyre and Sidon was above all things practical. It (...) prided itself upon being very efficient; and it followed in its philosophy and religion that strange and sometimes secret train of thought which we have already noted in those who look for immediate effects. (Part 1, chapter 6)
In (...)Carthage, as in the parent cities of Phoenicia, the god who got things done bore the name Moloch. (Part 1, chapter 7)
Speaking about this false worship in various civilizations such as the Aztecs, Chesterton notes that there is a certain “anti-human antagonism”, even a “mystical hatred of the idea of childhood” in this idolatry. (Part 1, chapter 6)
Another fact of interest, the child sacrificing cultures seem to be mostly highly advanced and refined cultures, as is ours. For this false worship has not disappeared, it has been a constant throughout human history: Pharaoh's decree to kill all firstborn Hebrew males, Herod's massacre of the Innocents, the Aztec's continuous blood-shed to the deity with the unpronouncable name, the Canaanites and Phoenician sacrifice to Moloch and the Roman practice of infanticide, just to name a few.
Today, abortion is also considered a sacrament by its adherents. In 1992, French-Canadian author Ginette Paris, published a book entitled The Sacrament of Abortion. In it, she claims that abortion is a sacred act, a sacrifice to the goddess Artemis (known in the Roman empire as Diana). She ponders:
The same goddess thus offers protection and also death to women, children, and animals. Why these apparent contradictions ... personified in a feminine divinity? Is it a way of saying that a woman's protective power cannot function properly if she does not also possess full power, namely, the power over death as well as life? Her image belongs to us as well as to antiquity, because like all fundamental images of the human experience, which C.G. Jung called 'archetypes,' she never really ages but reappears in different forms and different symbols ... She encourages us to become more aware of the power of death, its inescapable nature, and its necessary role in a living ecology. Abortion is about love, life, and death.(p. 2)
Note here the parallels between her thinking and Warren Hern's extreme ecologism.
As can be seen by this book's product description on Amazon.com, this view of abortion as a sacrament has spread throughout the abortion industry.
Since its original publication, the book has been widely used in abortion clinics in Canada and in France and has even been given by some doctors to each and every women(sic) who had the procedure, along with pain killers. (Source)
There is an undeniable spiritual reality to abortion, infanticide and all human sacrifices that runs through human history and it hasn't disappeared, as Ginette Paris reminds us.
Fr. John Hardon told us that " behind the murder of unborn children is the superhuman mind and malevolent will of Satan and his minions. To know this is to also know that only divine power is a match for the demonic power behind abortion."
That divine power, that divine conquest of Satan and death happened at Calvary. There, Jesus-Christ, God Incarnate, offered himself as a perfect sacrifice. This divine sacrifice is the only hope for the human race. We are now at a crossroads in our country. Unless we as a society regain our collective sanity, we will continue along this path of self-destruction. Make no mistake, unless our culture radically turns towards the Triune God, it will sink into despair and destruction. The false gods are insatiable - sooner or later, they will consume their own worshippers.
Let us then turn our eyes towards Jesus-Christ, for He is our Strength. As we read in Psalm 121:
I lift up my eyes to the mountains; where is my help to come from?
My help comes from Yahweh who made heaven and earth.
May he save your foot from stumbling; may he, your guardian, not fall asleep!
You see -- he neither sleeps nor slumbers, the guardian of Israel.
Yahweh is your guardian, your shade, Yahweh, at your right hand.
By day the sun will not strike you, nor the moon by night.
Yahweh guards you from all harm Yahweh guards your life,
Yahweh guards your comings and goings, henceforth and for ever.


Perverted justice - set right through virtue

 (Here's my speech at the 40 Days for Life opening rally in Ottawa on September 25th, 2011)

How long, Yahweh, am I to cry for help while you will not listen;
to cry, 'Violence!' in your ear while you will not save?
Why do you make me see wrong-doing,
why do you countenance oppression?
Plundering and violence confront me,
contention and discord flourish.
And so the law loses its grip
and justice never emerges,
since the wicked outwits the upright
and so justice comes out perverted. (Hab.1:1-4)
Justice did indeed come out perverted on September 9th, 2011 when a judge in Edmonton, Justice Joanne Veit, gave Katrina Effert a three-year suspended sentence for the killing of her newborn son in 2005.
Justice Veit based her decision on the fact that Canada has no abortion law. She states:
while many Canadians undoubtedly view abortion as a less than ideal solution to unprotected sex and unwanted pregnancy, they generally understand, accept and sympathize with the onerous demands pregnancy and childbirth exact from mothers, especially mothers without support.[1]
She added:
Naturally, Canadians are grieved by an infant’s death, especially at the hands of the infant’s mother, but Canadians also grieve for the mother.[1]
You can't really blame Justice Veit for thinking that Canadians are so accepting of abortion as to accept infanticide along with it. All she has to go on is the mantra of our political class and mainstream media that the debate on abortion is closed. I hope this will serve as a wake-up call for our politicians, particularly Stephen Harper.
Let. The. Debate. Take. Place.
We don't really know what Canadians want, for this debate has not yet been allowed to happen. Abortion is not a political football to be kicked around. To do nothing about this issue is to endorse the status quo - which is also to endorse infanticide.
Equating abortion to infanticide is nothing new for abortion proponents. In 1972, before Roe v. Wade, Michael Tooley, of Stanford University was already defending abortion AND infanticide.
In 1993, Peter Singer of Princeton University, an advocate for both abortion and infanticide, admitted that "the liberal search for a morally crucial dividing line between the newborn baby and the fetus has failed to yield any event or stage of development that can bear the weight of separating those with a right to life from those who lack such a right."[2]
Some feminist and pro-abortion thinkers have at least recognized the humanity of the unborn. In 1995, Naomi Wolf wrote:
So, what will it be: Wanted fetuses are charming, complex REM-dreaming little beings whose profile on the sonogram looks just like Daddy, but unwanted ones are mere "uterine material"? How can we charge that it is vile and repulsive for pro-lifers to brandish vile and repulsive images if the images are real?[3]
In 2008, author Camille Paglia stated:
...I have always frankly admitted that abortion is murder, the extermination of the powerless by the powerful. Liberals for the most part have shrunk from facing the ethical consequences of their embrace of abortion, which results in the annihilation of concrete individuals and not just clumps of insensate tissue.[4]
This reasoning, although quite lucid because it actually looks abortion in the eye without resorting to euphemisms, is appalling for its irrationnality. To advocate for the extermination of the powerless by the powerful is nothing other than what Dr. Bernard Nathanson called the Eclipse of Reason.
Faced with Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell's late-term abortions and infanticides, a case the media has called the "House of Horrors", some, such as Frances Kissling and William Saletan, have chosen to take a step back and to question the rightness of late-term abortions. This has earned them some stern rebukes from fellow abortion proponents such as Ann Furedi, CEO of The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (the primary abortion provider in the United Kingdom) who insists that "early and late abortions carry the same moral burden because (...) all abortions end a potential human life." [5]
I could go on quoting many other abortion proponents but time is short. Having nothing to go on but their own rationalizations of the indefensible, abortion proponents show a lack logical consistency. Each trying to worm his or her way around the truth. Truth must correspond to reality, and the reality is that modern medicine has confronted us with the undeniable reality of human life in the womb. The pathetic attempts by the pro-abortion crowd to discredit and censor displays of intra-uterine life and graphic abortion pictures are a testimony to the fact that we have the truth on OUR side, all they have is power. But power is a very fickle god and will trample you underfoot as soon as you've served your purpose. Truth endures.
The culture of death is indeed about power - the powerful sacrificing the powerless. In the case of abortion and infanticide, the sacrifice is a consummation of the ideology of sexual anarchy, which, by divorcing sex from its procreative power, leads to a kind of sexual bulimia of bingeing and purging.

How are we to undo this?

We know we have the truth on our side, but have we the virtue? This culture of death will only be overcome by self-sacrifice. Those of us who are strong and able must sacrifice ourselves for the most vulnerable.
The unborn need us. They need us to be their voices, to stand in their defense, to make real and immediate their humanity to those who would "exterminate" them and to the indifferent masses. The abortuaries, particularly, are where the innocent are being put to death. This is where we must go again and again, as long as the killing takes place.
May we not be found wanting in virtue.

What should be our attitude?

Firstly, we must go as embassadors of Christ, to extend His mercy to those enslaved in the culture of death. We must remove from our presence anything that would prevent those going to or working in the abortuary from experiencing in us the unconditional merciful love of God for them.
At the foot of the Cross of Christ, Mary, John and the others were not chatting or shouting or condemning, but were in prayer and fasting with love and compassion. Just as Jesus did not die alone, but was surrounded by prayer, may we surround the unborn with prayer, compassion and love in their final hours on this earth.
Secondly, we must be what Msgr Philip Reilly, founder of the Helpers of God's Precious Infants, calls sidewalk contemplatives. This quiet, peaceful presence at the abortuary is a radical departure from the idolatry of movement and expediency which drive the culture of death.
As sidewalk contemplatives, we sacrifice ourselves, we sacrifice our time, for what?
To be still.
We stop all activity in order to pray for those enslaved in the culture of death. We forego the next appointment, the phone calls, the texting, and stand still in the midst of the rush of the busy city.
In this stillness, we are also willing to suffer.
In this stillness, the wind will whip around us, the days will become cold and bleak, and even those enslaved by the culture of death will seem to ignore us.
Then will come the temptation to say to ourselves "Is this the best use of my time? Am I really being effective?"
These questions might have popped into the minds of Mary, John and Mary Magdalen as they followed Jesus up to Golgotha. Maybe they could have been more effective by going to the authorities to stop this madness. Maybe their time might have been better used in trying to gather some support to free Jesus.
Mary, John and Mary Magdalen knew better though. Following the example of Jesus embracing His Cross, they embraced their suffering, as we must on those difficult days praying at the abortuary, that modern day Golgotha. To be willing to suffer is to be willing to Love, and where Love is, death can have no victory.

The book of Habbakuk ends with:
But I shall rejoice in Yahweh,
I shall exult in God my Saviour.
Yahweh my Lord is my strength,
he will make my feet as light as a doe's,
and set my steps on the heights. (Hab. 3:18-19)

Our strength is in God our Saviour, not in politics, not in the media. Let us proclaim the truth in season and out of season. Let us also embody the truth of what love is. Love is to lay down one's life for others. Only on such virtue can a civilisation of love and a culture of life be built.

Sources cited:

[1]Infanticide conviction nets Alberta woman suspended sentence CBC News 9 sept. 2011
[2]Peter Singer, Practical Ethics 2d ed. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993) 142
[3]Naomi Wolf, Our Bodies, Our Souls: Rethinking pro-choice rhetoric The New Republic 16 Oct. 1995
[4]Camille Paglia, Fresh blood for the vampire Salon.com. 10 Sep. 2008
[5]Ann Furedi, Late abortion: the new clash in the Choice Wars. Abortion Review. 3 March 2011.


Msgr. Philip Reilly, the founder of the Helpers of God's Precious Infants explains our mission:

Such A Vision of the Street

More than twenty-five years ago Eileen Egan wrote a book about Mother Teresa of Calcutta entitled ‘Such a Vision of the Street.’ The words of the Title are taken from the English poet T.S. Eliot. The more complete quote is “Such a vision of the street as the street hardly understands.” Eileen Egan was making the point that many people see the Sisters of Mother Teresa’s Religious Order as good humanitarian or social workers reaching out to the unwanted and the outcaste of society. Mother Teresa, however, with the eyes of faith saw her Sisters as Jesus doing acts of kindness to Jesus hidden in the distressing disguise of the poor, the unwanted and the outcast. A totally different vision of the same experience.

The Street Hardly Understands

Today many a passerby, including some pro- life people, might view the Helpers outside of abortion clinics as simply pro-life protestors of legalized abortion, demonstrators or some people praying primarily to save the innocent, unwanted unborn infants whose lives on that very day are at risk of a violent death from the abortionist and the pro-choice, pro-abortion supporters. To view the Helpers simply as people on the pro-life side vs. the pro-abortion side, in a struggle primarily to save the unborn babies, would be hardly to understand the Helpers on the street. Only with the eyes of faith in the light of Golgotha or Calvary, can the scene on the street be properly understood.

Sidewalk Contemplatives at Calvary

The great mystery of Christianity is that the risen Christ intends to continue to do the work of His Father through you and me. He asks permission to live within us and through us to extend His mercy to those enslaved in the culture of death. The challenge of the Helpers is to be Sidewalk Contemplatives at Calvary. We must remove from our presence anything that would prevent those going to or working in the abortion ‘clinics’ from experiencing in us the unconditional merciful love of God for them. God gives us the power to love even our enemy. It is called the virtue of charity. Thus for the Helpers there is no longer two sides, pro-life vs. pro-abortion. There is only one side. We are commissioned by God to be faithful ambassadors of the merciful love of Christ to all those present at today’s Golgotha or Calvary. Even more important than being at the ‘clinic’ is how and why we are present there. At the foot of the Cross of Christ, Mary and John, Mary Magdalen and the other ladies were not talking and chatting or shouting and condemning but rather in prayer, fasting, love and compassion. Jesus did not die alone but was surrounded by prayer, compassion and love. So also the unborn in their final painful hours on earth should be surrounded with prayer, compassion and love. Moreover when the women come to the abortion mill and see people really praying, they are more likely to think of the presence of God and the Cross at Calvary. We must be convinced that God uses this type of Prayerful Presence to change hearts which then makes the sidewalk counselors attempt to speak to the women so much easier.
- Msgr. Philip Reilly
Source : February 22, 2011 Helpers Newsletter


Life 2011 Conference in Calgary

Here's an event worth attending!

On October 27-29 Alberta Pro Life and Life Canada are sponsoring the National Pro-Life Conference; Life 2011- Committing to Change the Culture. Experts in the fields of euthanasia, abortion, adoption and frontline crisis care ministries will reveal the opportunities and challenges that lay ahead. You will also learn the tools and resources you need in areas such as marketing, networking, social media and apologetics. Life 2011 will not only provide you with the pro-life facts but also better equip you to reach and teach others.

Life 2011; New tools, New Strategies, New connections

Speakers include:

  • Shawn Carney: A highly sought-after speaker, TV Personality, and co-founder of 40 Days for Life. Shawn is pushing the pro-life movement into high gear, inspiring thousands to put their belief into action.

  • Derek Rogusky: A Senior Vice-president at Focus on the Family Canada

  • Austin Ruse: President of Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute and social policy negotiator with United Nations.

  • Wesley Smith: An award winning author and an attorney for the International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide as well as a special consultant to the Center for Bioethics and Culture.

  • Also speaking will be Founder of ProWoman ProLife’s Andrea Mrozek, National Campus Life Networks Executive Director Rebecca Richmond and Students for Life of America’s Executive Director Kristan Hawkins.

For more information:
phone: 877-880-5433
e-mail: apl@albertaprolife.com


Prayer schedule for August

Join us for prayer across the street from 65 Bank St on the following dates:
Friday, Aug. 12th - 8am - noon
Wednesday, Aug. 17th - 10am - 2pm
Thursday, Aug. 25th - 10am - 2pm
Wednesday, Aug. 31st - 10am - 2pm

Also note: the Crossroads walkers will be arriving in Ottawa on Aug. 12th. There will be a pro-life rally on Parliament Hill on Saturday August 13th.
Details of their schedule may be found here: http://www.crossroadswalk.org/Schedule/CanadaWalk.asp

These young people are making a heroic sacrifice on behalf of the unborn. Please come and encourage them.

They are also blogging daily about their trek here: http://crossroadscanada.blogspot.com/.
So inspiring! These young people are my pro-life heroes.

Will you be my hero?

Helpers Procession - July 9th

The Helpers's second Pro-Life Mass and Rosary Procession was held on a beautiful sunny morning, Saturday, July 9th 2011.

Many thanks to Fr. Daryl Kennedy and St. Patrick's Basilica for allowing us to pray in this way.

And a great thank you to all who came out to pray for the end of abortion.


Amazing News!

This very encouraging message was sent to me by one of our stalwart prayers on Bank St.

On Wednesday, May 24th something very encouraging took place whilst I was praying and witnessing in front of the abortuary at 65 Bank St.

A gentleman who was with two women and a child, stopped to speak with me as they were walking by.
He smiled a huge smile and thanked me profusely for being there, saying (and I paraphrase because it was more than a week ago), "Thank you so much for being here! You are doing God's work, and lives are being saved. He said it over at least three times, and the ladies with him, (whom I found out were, one- his wife and two-a grandmother), smiled broadly and chimed, in agreement, with affirmative nods of conviction and gratitude.

To be sure I was overwhelmed and renewed by this kind action of theirs, and he was so exited to continue to share with me.

He then lifted up a beautiful little girl, high up in the air for me to see, and said, "She is alive because of what you are doing!!!" I asked him her name and commented what a beautiful little girl she was. He proudly responded that her name was Helen, and I shared a little something personal with him, telling him that was the name of my Mom who passed away, May 13th, 1996, God Bless and rest her soul.

My Mom who was Pro-life, (in fact she went ahead and had me at the age of 38...which was more dangerous back then, after been told by her doctor, that she may die, I may die or we both may die if she proceeded with giving birth to me because I was upside down in her womb...A breach birth. She said later when I arrived-( all 9and a half pounds of me, to her 89 lbs, soaking wet!, that I was the most beautiful, happiest baby she had ever seen). I believe that was because she chose to put my life ahead of hers, and did not even hesitate to think twice, about what to do when it came to choosing life over death or herself. I was Blessed with such a Mother!. Please know I speak of her because she also died on May 13th (The Feast of Fatima ) and she loved Our Blessed Mother, and this encounter happened on May 24th. May is the month of Mary, and rich in the abundance of her graces.

He told me Helen had been born, July 16th, 2009, and that on April 9th, 2009, someone had handed him a brochure, when he and his wife came out of the Morgentaler facility. I believe it was one of the sidewalk counselors, who must have handed it to him.

At this point we were fast becoming friends and I was eager, because of this exiting life-saving news, to continue to share coincidences with him and added again,that my Mom's birthday was July 18th, 1919. I did not mention that one of the children who I lost in a miscarriage after later marrying my husband late in life, is named Helen, and I had her baptized along with my other children, Teresa, who was the girl lost to abortion, and John and Michael from other miscarriages.

This gentleman and beaming proud Papa was so kind and loving, as were his whole family and he introduced me to his wife and the grandmother as well as letting me see Helen close up. What a gift. It was so clear, God wants us to know what we are doing is making a difference.

I wish I could remember his name, which I believe he told me, but I thanked him very much as well, for taking the time to stop and affirm Gods plan for life that we his humble servants are privileged to be a part of and can only say the one proper response when called to act and that is, Yes, Lord be it done to me according to your Word`The same words uttered by Our Blessed Virgin and Mother in Heaven and Co-Redemptress and Mediatrix of King Jesus Christ....Mary.

May we continue to pray and do what Our Lord asks through the Intercession of Our Blessed Mother Mary.

Mother Teresa says offer ALL prayers to God through Mary.

We will be amazed.

Pray, pray and pray many Rosaries,, and fast, then pray and fast some more, witness always in love, and if possible at Cavalry as well, winter, Spring Summer and Fall, in season and out of season, in hot or cold, whether we are alone or with others, but continue to persevere, and NEVER, NEVER cease or give up till we see final victory over this giant, who can be slain,( and indeed will be.) (Remember David and Goliath)and we will continue to see more lives saved.

In Him
For Life

Frances W.

WOW! Considering all the hours that have been prayed on that sidewalk since the opening of that place, knowing that one child's life was saved makes it all worth it. We know there were others. Praise God!

This is why the Helpers keep going back there.


Pro-Life Mass and Rosary Procession

Saturday July 9th, 2011
From St. Patrick's Basilica to abortion facility at 65 Bank St.

Lead by Fr. Daryl Kennedy

Times (approx.) are as follows :

8:00 am - Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
  • Offered by Fr. Daryl Kennedy at St. Patrick's Basilica
  • (corner of Kent and Nepean Streets)

8:30 am - Holy Rosary Procession

  • Prayerful and peaceful procession to abortion facility at 65 Bank St.
  • Holy Rosary, Prayers and Hymns (Total walking approx. 12 blocks)

10:00 am - Eucharistic Benediction

  • Return to St. Patrick's for Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament
  • Refreshments and social to follow.
Please join us - you really do make all the difference.Bring a friend.

For those who are unable to come in person, please be with us in prayer.

To download a poster, click on the image to the right.


Day of Vigil for the Unborn - Friday, June 24th, 2011

Where : Across the street from the abortuary at 65 Bank St. in Ottawa

When : From 8am to 5pm

To download a poster, click on the image below.


Helpers at the March for Life - Ottawa

For the second year now, the Helpers maintained a prayerful presence at the Human Rights Monument on Elgin St. during the March for Life.


Pictures from our Rosary Procession - April 9th, 2011

Today was the Helpers of God's Precious Infants (Ottawa-Gatineau) first Pro-Life Mass and Rosary Procession.

A huge thanks to all who came out. What a blessing it was to be praying together for the end of abortion.

Here are some pictures:


Pro-Life Mass and Rosary Procession – April 9th, 2011

The Helpers of God's Precious Infants (Ottawa-Gatineau) invite you to participate in our first Pro-Life Mass and Rosary Procession on Saturday April 9th, 2011.

Holy Mass, celebrated by Fr. Daryl Kennedy, will begin at 8 am at St. Patrick's Basilica (corner of Kent and Nepean Streets). Following Mass there will be exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Those who can't join us in the procession are welcome to stay at the church for Eucharistic Adoration. During that time, a Rosary procession will proceed to the abortion facility at 65 Bank Street (about 6 blocks away). We will then return to the church for the Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Refreshments will follow in the scavi.

This is a pro-life procession with recitation of the Holy Rosary. It is not a protest.

This Lenten sacrifice will help us grow closer to God by experiencing the mystery of His Cross. By denying ourselves comfort in the morning, we will better find out what Calvary is like. Praying for the unborn in this public way will also help us to clearly realize Christ's personal love for each one of us, and know the joy of having responded to His call.

In doing this, we also learn to pray, offer penances, abandon the results of our labours to God, and recognize that it is God's power and love which will overcome the evil of abortion and soften hearts.

Download the poster (.pdf) by clicking on the image:

International Day of the Unborn

Since there won't be an official 40 Days for Life Campaign in Ottawa this Lent, the Helpers of God's Precious Infants (Ottawa-Gatineau would like to invite you to join us in a Lenten initiative.

Come and pray with us, between 8 am and 5 pm, at the abortuary (65 Bank St., Ottawa) on Friday March 25th,2011, the Feast of the Annunciation and also the International Day for the Unborn Child. We invite each parish and church group to provide a prayerful presence for one hour (or more) during that day.

This is an opportunity for a Lenten sacrifice that will help us grow closer to God by experiencing the mystery of His Cross. By denying ourselves comfort, we will better find out what Calvary is like.
Praying for the unborn in this public way will also help us to clearly realize Christ's personal love for each one of us, and know the joy of having responded to His call.
In doing this, we also learn to pray, offer penances, abandon the results of our labors to God, and recognize that it is God's power and love which will overcome the evil of abortion and soften the hearts of those who participate
We encourage all Christians to make a special effort on March 25th to come and pray for the unborn.
To download the poster, click on the image :