This is the letter from Bishop Malloy from Sunday, March 3, 2019:
HB 40 is heating up — it could be called for a vote any day! If passed, the bill will allow for public funding of abortions, coverage for abortions in state health plans, funding of organizations that perform abortions (like Planned Parenthood), among other things. We must make our voice heard!
There is an urgent need to meet with legislators in Springfield to personally ask them to “Vote NO” on HB 40. The Diocese of Rockford will be heading to Springfield for a day of lobbying on March 29, 2017: …https://www.rockforddiocese.org/life/life-dignity/current-events-life-issues/life-advocacy-day/
The reading this Sunday was from the Gospel of Luke 12:49-53. Jesus really challenges us here to love Him above all else. This may make us a bit uncomfortable. We have a personal responsibility to do what we can and do God’s work. We cannot expect other faiths to be there. They do not have the unity that Jesus gave us. They are divided on many issues and so do not have the ability to be united as one body to defend the poor and less fortunate. We are united only by the grace of God. We ourselves are divided in many ways too, but Jesus gave us the Pope and the Magisterium that is guided by the Holy Spirit. Only because the Pope and Magisterium are guided by the Holy Spirit can we be united. If one were to deny this, they choose to not be united with the Catholic Church.
We do what we can as Catholics. We need to address many issues that apparently is not being addressed in the secular media. These are ideas that are laying claim to our children and their future. One such issue that Fr Barr addressed is what he called the “bathroom issue”. What is that all about? Here are some links to follow:
Here are some links about some of the Life issues the Church is so concerned about:
- This is from 1996. http://www.nytimes.com/1996/09/26/opinion/why-defend-partial-birth-abortion.html and
Fr. Barr’s Recipe for Heaven
Another anti-family abortion-related bill, HB 887 (Amendment 1), passed out of the House Human Services Committee yesterday – the same committee that killed common-sense pro-life bills and a bill to protect students’ privacy in bathrooms and locker rooms (HB 4474), to name just a few. …