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Pope John Paul II

Human Life is Sacred and Must be Protected...

Our Lady came to Fatima to urge us to pray for sinners. She said that many
souls go to Hell because they have no one to pray for them. Our Lady of Fatima
further explained "... more souls go to Hell for sins of the flesh than for any
other reason." Furthermore, if we do not pray enough, the Militant Atheists and
their supporters, the Secular Humanists will continue to expand through various
means, the war upon the unborn. In this they follow satan their father who is a
"murderer and a liar from the beginning". We must, by our prayers and
sacrifices convert these souls running headlong into eternal hell. Remember this
battle to protect the unborn is above all a spiritual war for "it is not against flesh
and blood but against principalities and powers that we fight". We must also use
natural means to stop this war upon the children in their mother's womb.
The Religion revealed by God teaches that all human life is sacred. Secular
humanism teaches that human life is trash. It is secular humanism which denies
that: God alone, as our Creator, is the source of each person's life and that,
therefore, no one has the right to kill innocent human beings no matter how
small they are. The secular humanists and others deny that the power to
procreate is a sacred trust given to each adult woman and man by God. They
deny, that this power must be used according to God's unchangeable laws. In
seeking to gratify their lusts today, such persons end up murdering their own
children. We see how human humanism is without God. Secular humanism is
not human at all. It is beastly diabolical. It is only by Grace obtained through
prayer that people are able to control their wayward appetite for pleasure and
use the sacred power of begetting new life responsibly. Our Lady at Fatima
came to remind us of the necessity of prayer and the Sacraments and Devotion
to the Immaculate Heart in order to preserve purity. It is only when the Catholic
Church obeys the full Message of Fatima that this murderous war on little
babies in our society will stop.
"Whatever you do to the least of My brethren you do unto Me." Matthew 25:40
Addressing doctors attending the Italian Pro-Life Movement Convention on
October 12, 1985, the Pontiff reaffirms the Church's constant teaching on the
Sanctity of Life.

Will You Stand Alongside Our Pope and Fight for Our Children's Lives
Will You Stand Back and Allow this to Happen?

Rescue those unjustly sentenced to death; don't stand back and let them
die. Proverbs 24:11
Cursed be he that taketh gifts to slay an innocent person.
Deuteronomy 27:25
It is auspicious to see united here for the promotion of the sacrosanct
rights of mother and child not only professionals who are inspired by the ideals
proclaimed by Divine revelation and always championed by the Church, but also
those of a different cultural and ideological orientation. This shows how exalted,
indeed unique and unrepeatable, is the value of life. All people, in fact, no

matter what their cultural extraction, feel that this value is fundamental and
that no one can deny it without betraying the very cause of man.
However, this reflection becomes even more demanding and exacting for a
person of the Bible, that is, for one who accepts the word of God as the norm of
life in the light of the Church's Magisterium. According to Christian revelation,
man is not the master of his own life, but receives the use of it; he is not its
owner but its administrator, since God alone is the Lord of life. In this regard
the Old Testament expresses itself in preemptory terms: "Of your blood, that is
to say, of your life, I will demand an account," says the Lord. "I will demand an
account of the life of man at the hand of man, at the hand of every one of his
brothers. If someone sheds the blood of a man, his own blood will be shed by
man. For in the image of God has God made man." (Gen. 9:5-6) A direct
consequence of the Divine origin of life is the fact that it is not at one's free
disposal, that it is untouchable, that it is sacred. "I, I alone am God and there is
no other god like Me. It is I who bring death and restore life, it is I who wound
and heal and there is no one who can escape My power." (Dt. 32:39; Job
12:10; 34:14) The entire person, body and soul, belongs to God, therefore He
arises as the vindicator of every innocent life which is cut short. "You shall not
cause the death of the innocent and the just, for I will not absolve the wicked
man." (Ex. 20:13)
Such sanctity of human life is clearly restated, always with different
accents, in the New Testament. To the rich young man asking what are the
chief commandments for "entering into life," Jesus responds by indicating "You
shall not kill," as the first obligation (Mt. 19:18). Apostolic tradition, in
obedience to this decisive norm, proposes the prohibition of homicide within the
wider context of the commandment of love: "Do not owe anything to anyone
except the debt of mutual love, for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the
Law. In fact, 'you shall not commit adultery,' 'You shall not kill,' 'You shall not
steal,' 'You shall not covet,' and any other precept is summed up in this word:
'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' Love does no harm to one's
neighbor." (Rom. 13:8,10)
Faithful to this biblical tradition, the Church has not ceased through the
centuries to work with all the means at its disposal to defend human life at
whatever moment in the existence of man and woman, in whatever situation
they find themselves. The Second Vatican Council stated with particular vigor in
this regard, "God, the Lord of life, has entrusted to men the sublime mission of
protecting life; a mission which must be fulfilled in a humane manner.
Consequently, human life must be protected with the greatest care from the
moment of its conception." (Gaudium et Spes, n. 51)
"Yes, if a man has the power to do good, it is sinful in him to leave
it undone." - James 4:17