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📸 Credit: Amanda Bowman Gray
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Facts about @kofc_official ⚔️🇻🇦
1) It all started when a parish priest wanted to help Catholic families.
The year was 1882 and anti-Catholic sentiment was running high. Catholic immigrants faced hostility and were thrown into dangerous work conditions which could cause early deaths. So 29-year-old Father Michael McGivney gathered the men of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, Conn., to establish a lay organization. The goal? To unite men of Catholic faith and provide for the families of deceased members.
2) The Knights stood up to ISIS. The Order produced a 280-page report detailing the genocide against Christians by ISIS, which was decisive in getting the genocide recognized by the U.S. State Department.
3) The Knights are saving a Christian town in Iraq that was desecrated by ISIS. They are raising $2 million to save Karamles, a town recently liberated from ISIS.
4) K of C has donated $1.62 billion (yes, billion!) to charitable causes over the past decade.
As of December 2017!
5) At the peak of the Ku Klux Klan’s power, the K of C stood as its most vigorous opponent. In one incident in 1924, hooded Klansmen abducted, severely beat and mutilated Father John Conoley in Gainesville, Fla. Knights armed with shotguns stood in the windows of the rectory, protecting another priest and the church itself from the Klan’s threats to burn it.
6) The Knights are on a mission to save 1 million lives. Little is more moving than seeing an image of a baby growing in the womb. Since 2009, the Knights have funded 900+ ultrasound machines at pregnancy care centers in all 50 states.
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“Abortion and racism are both symptoms of a fundamental human error. The error is thinking that when someone stands in the way of our wants, we can justify getting that person out of our lives. Abortion and racism stem from the same poisonous root, selfishness.”
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🙋♀️🙋♂️🗳👶❤️ Roe v Wade has caused the legal deaths of over 60,853,941+ babies in the United States of America…
Roe created an “absolute right to abortion” under which “any abortion can be justified”
“Most Americans favor legal restrictions on abortion that go way beyond current law,” according to Lydia Saad, a senior editor for the Gallup polling company which has long tracked abortion opinion.
The way Americans self-identify has changed dramatically over the years. In the mid-1990s, “pro-life” was a distinct minority view. But in May 2009, for the first time, a significantly greater percentage of Americans self-identified as “pro-life” than “pro-choice.”
According to Gallup, only a small minority of Americans agree with Roe:
—61% of Americans say abortion should be illegal after the fetal heartbeat has begun, which occurs in the first month of pregnancy.
—72% of Americans say abortion should be illegal after the first 3 months of pregnancy.
—86% of Americans say abortion should be illegal after the first 6 months of pregnancy.
—Only 6% -17% of Americans believe abortion should be legal at any time, in all circumstances.
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Is it a mortal sin to vote for a pro-abortion candidate?
Except in the case in which a voter is faced with all pro-abortion candidates (in which case, as explained in question 8 above, he or she strives to determine which of them would cause the let damage in this regard), a candidate that is pro-abortion disqualifies himself from receiving a Catholic’s vote. This is because being pro-abortion cannot simply be placed alongside the candidate’s other positions on Medicare and unemployment, for example; and this is because abortion is intrinsically evil and cannot be morally justified for any reason or set of circumstances. To vote for such a candidate even with the knowledge that the candidate is pro-abortion is to become an accomplice in the moral evil of abortion. If the voter also knows this, then the voter sins mortally.
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If I may not vote for a pro-abortion candidate, then should it not also be true that I can’t vote for a pro-capital punishment candidate?
It is not correct to think of abortion and capital punishment as the very same kind of moral issue. On the one hand, direct abortion is an intrinsic evil, and cannot be justified for any purpose or in any circumstances. On the other hand, the Church has always taught that it is the right and responsibility of the legitimate temporal authority to defend and preserve the common good, and more specifically to defend citizens against the aggressor. This defense against the aggressor may resort to the death penalty if no other means of defense is sufficient. The point here is that the death penalty is understood as an act of self-defense on the part of civil society. In more recent times, in his encyclical Evangelium Vitae, Pope John Paul II has taught that the need for such self-defense to resort to the death penalty is “rare, if not virtually nonexistent.” Thus, while the Pope is saying that the burden of proving the need for the death penalty in specific cases should rest on the shoulders of the legitimate temporal authority, it remains true that the legitimate temporal authority alone has the authority to determine if and when a “rare” case arises that warrants the death penalty. Moreover, if such a rare case does arise and requires resorting to capital punishment, this societal act of self-defense would be a *morally good action* even if it does have the unintended and unavoidable evil effect of the death of the aggressor. Thus, unlike the case of abortion, it would be morally irresponsible to rule out all such “rare” possibilities a priori, just as it would be morally irresponsible to apply the death penalty indiscriminately.
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“I made a spontaneous decision to pack a bag and hop on a bus headed towards Washington D.C. for the #marchforlife. What better way to celebrate life than to embrace adventure and do something a little crazy? Every time I come to the march, I am moved by the passion and love the people participating exude. Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, couldn’t have said it better, “the people at the #marchforlife radiate joy because it is truth and love they are marching for.” I am proud to be apart of the pro-life generation, and although I love the witness of the march, I pray that one day I will no longer have to march for the unborn, the poor, all the forgotten, because our world comes to recognize their worth and dignity.”
The next @marchforlife will be on January 18, 2019! Plan your trip. ❤️
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Witness the unbelievable true story on the big screen. GOSNELL NOW BREAKS INTO TOP 10 FILMS AT THE BOX OFFICE ON OPENING WEEKEND! 🎥
Via @gosnell_movie ❤️
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“Every life is worth fighting for.
Kristina’s birth mom chose adoption over the option of abortion. Because of that decision, Kristina was adopted by an incredible couple who raised her right, brought her to church, sent her to Summer camp at Covecrest, let her be a Summer missionary, and ultimately, she met me. And next year, I get to marry her!
I believe life begins at conception, and I know how much better my life has been since I met Kristina; so I am eternally thankful for her birth mom choosing life.
I pray for everyone who has been affected by abortion: All the people who never got a chance to be a husband or a bride, a friend, daughter, or a son because their life was aborted. And even those who are pro-choice. No matter how opposing our viewpoints may be, I love them and respect them as my brothers and sisters. We are all humans.
Though, I believe that it will be our generation that will end abortion. I hope more people will choose life, and ultimately change the world. My life has been forever changed because of just one woman who chose life.” – Jay, in love with Kristina. @lt_jaymartin @kristinapalilla. @marchforlife @talkaboutadoption
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