15th February

Last night before I went to bed I made myself a mug of ‘goody’. This is a slice of bread broken up into a mug of warm/hot milk along with a spoon of sugar. As children we would have it after dental work. It also happens to be easy on a sensitive stomach. This evening I had a small serving of Maureen’s bacon and cabbage dinner which went down a treat. I have been finding that it’s towards the end of the day that my stomach starts to get a bit queasy.

Today we have a very important gospel. It is Jesus’ preview of the final judgement. In it we

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Over 90% of Downs Syndrome babies in Britain are ‘terminated’ before birth.

will hear that whatever we did or did not do for the least of his brethren, we did or did not do for him. “Come, you whom my Father has blessed, take for your heritage the kingdom prepared for you since the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food… And the King will answer, “I tell you solemnly, in so far as you did this to one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it to me.”

Given the status of aborted babies as ranking foremost among the ‘least of the brethren’, it is easy to see the imperative of being actively pro-life. Over 8 million babies have been aborted in Britain since the legalisation of abortion in 1968; over 180,000 Irish babies have been killed in overseas ‘clinics’ in the same time; some 50 million are killed worldwide each year; some 2 billion have been killed since it all started in the 1960s.

One way to be actively pro-life is to make it the highest priority issue when we vote. Should we deem that the economy or accident & emergency waiting times are more important than the mass killing of babies? The Pro-Life Campaign have compiled a list of where candidates are on this issue. The general election is coming up on Friday 26th February.

This is the link to the election guide: http://prolifecampaign.ie/main/general-election-2016/

If at this late stage you want to send an easily formatted e-card to all the local candidates on where they stand on the issue, click here: http://prolifecampaign.ie/main/vpc-2016/

If you would like to watch an election video, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCZIwx18QP0