New International Pro-life Holy Hour
International Pro-Life Holy Hour 01 - Glorious Mysteries - April 12th 2018
How can we respond to the attack on the dignity of human life, so prevalent in our times in the ‘culture of death’ in which we are immersed? St Maximilian Kolbe, Patron of the Pro-Life Movement, explained to his Friars that only Prayer can lay the foundation for the conversion of hearts. In many developed countries, such as those in North America and Europe, where the attack on the unborn is most pronounced and where the capacity to change this intrinsically evil legislation seems almost impossible, we must through God’s mercy and Mary’s intercession seek to make the notion of abortion unthinkable. In a recent talk to SPUC in 2017, Dr Joseph Meaney from Human Life International encourages us , “… not just to fight to make abortion illegal, but to make abortion unthinkable".
International Pro-Life Holy Hour 02 - Joyful Mysteries - April 19th 2018
Have we not one million reasons now to make an International Holy Hour each week, on Thursdays from 7pm to 8pm (GMT)? This is how many of our brothers and sisters are being crucified each week globally. Msgr Philip Reilly, founder of the Helpers of God’s Precious Infants, responsible alone for the conversion of thousands of mothers contemplating abortion at the abortion centres, realised after the unfruitful tactics of Operation Rescue in the USA in the pro-life early days, that only prayer and putting God in the centre works. He told us amazingly that during the terrorist attack on the Twin Towers on 11th September 2001, the only operation that continued to function was the abortion mill in Brooklyn. Moving to Ground Zero upon the ground of desolation and destruction, he began to pray the rosary. He could not help but make an analogy. The comfort of the workers within their safe working environments earlier in the day being brutally infringed by the terrorist instruments of aggression. This was analogous to the child in the womb desperately trying to escape from the instruments of the abortionist.