I saw the story and a link on another thread here at CAF yesterday. It's a good reminder to all of us just how horrific abortion is.
Pope Benedict recently reminded us that as Catholics, we have a duty to pray about this, not only at that special vigil , but always - as long as abortion remains in our world.
What we are witnessing is a type of graphic prophetic realization of Blessed Mother Theresa's words that , "abortion is the greatest destroyer of peace in the world." In explanation of that statement Blessed Mother Theresa added, "If a mother can kill the child in her own womb, what's to stop me from killing you?"
It is going on 16 years ago that Pope John Paul II promulgated Evangelium Vitae... and before that he'd already indicated to us that we were living in the culture of death. To add a little context, we should remember that contraception leads to abortion and does much to foster the abortion mentality in society . We need to keep that in mind. It is clearly one of the heads of the beast.
It is helpful to recall that God is always able to draw good out of evil ; the** Cross **being our supreme example. I try to bring these life intentions to daily Mass and to offer them. I even prayed for the one responsible for those murders today.
We mustn't allow anything to interfere with or to keep us from praying for these intentions. Perhaps the more this particular set of atrocities is put in front of people's faces, the more they will be able to see through the lies that abortionists hide behind ... as a poster here at CAF on the other thread I was reading put it: ... where deciding who lives and who dies only becomes a matter of distance...a matter of inches.
For those who may not be familiar with the following stories, there are two links below :
On the Conversion of Belgrade's former Leading Abortionist (there are some graphic parts to it that are a little difficult, but it really speaks volumes on God's Mercy).
On a Catholic Vietnamise man who is singlehandedly taking abortion in his village by the horns and wrestling it into a corner using only two weapons : Prayer and Charity.
Please have a look at these stories if you aren't acquainted with them. They are proof that our prayers bear fruit and that , in turn, can reinvigorate our desire to pray for these particular intentions . We mustn't relinquish our ability to pray. The pope is counting on us, and there may be a little one in the womb somewhere counting on us too.