Archive for May, 2012

Greater Glory

31May12

What would you pay for the price of freedom?  Here’s a great film about the 1920’s Cristero War starring Andy Garcia and Eva Longoria who watch Mexico fall into civil war. Advertisements


Peter Saunders of the Christian Medical Fellowship, has written a superb article pointing out the obvious comparison in the news stories of the children killed in Syria and the house fire in Derby  and the release of abortion statistice 2011.  All three stories involve the killing of innocent children by adults and yet the coverage […]


The feast of the Visitation recalls to us the following great truths and events: The visit of the Blessed Virgin Mary to her cousin Elizabeth shortly after the Annunciation; the cleansing of John the Baptist from original sin in the womb of his mother at the words of Our Lady’s greeting; Elizabeth’s proclaiming of Mary—under […]


An article in yesterdays’ Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph   Hundreds-of-teens-have-had-two-abortions-figures-show.html just confirms what we have seen at the Initiative over the years. Chaotic lifestyles and a host of problems mean that women and young girls often find themselves with crisis pregnancies and  an inability to know how to deal with the root cause.  It is extremely saddening […]


Pentecost

27May12

By the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost, Christ’s paschal mystery was brought to its completion.  The Holy Spirit prepares us with his grace in order to draw us to Christ.  He manifests the risen Lord to us, opening our minds.  He makes present the mystery of Christ.  And he reconciles […]


St Phillip Neri

26May12

If one had to choose one saint who showed the humorous side of holiness that would Philip Neri. Born in 1515 in Florence, he showed the impulsiveness and spontaneity of his character from the time he was a boy. In fact one incident almost cost him his life. Seeing a donkey loaded with fruit for market, the little boy had barely […]



I May Never…

24May12

I have down syndrome, and my parents did not abort me…. I am one of the 8% I may never be the captain of a high school team. I may never win a national spelling bee. I might not go to an Ivy League college. It might take me a little longer to learn sometimes. […]



Here is another great story reported on Life site news about a mother standing up to health professionals and refusing an abortion when she was found to have a lung tumour!  Her story mum-beats-lung-tumour-after-refusing-to-sacrifice-her-baby-to-save-her-own is one which we hear more and more because the ability to treat a mother while pregnant is much more of a possibility […]