The Necessary Spiritual Foundation for the Pro-Life Movement

By Bill Sockey

Abortion isn’t just a moral or ethical crisis. It is a deeply spiritual crisis. No one can truly believe in God and accept the killing of innocent babies because someone finds them inconvenient.

During the twentieth century, support for abortion grew in proportion with the abandonment of belief in God and the Christian understanding of the Ten Commandments. Next came support for infanticide (partial birth abortion) and support is growing for the killing of inconvenient adults, as happened in the tragic case of Terri Schiavo. In order to restore respect for human life we must restore respect for God! Fortunately, God has told us the most effective way to accomplish both goals.

In 1917 in Fatima, Portugal, God performed a spectacular miracle in front of over 70,000 people, including newspaper reporters. The miracle was accurately foretold by three shepherd children three months in advance. The three children said the purpose of the miracle was to make people believe the message they had been given from heaven: that sin was rapidly increasing in the world, that great suffering would result from this — including the Second World War and the rise of atheistic Communism from Russia that would infect the whole world — but that this suffering could be prevented and peace restored if the faithful would pray every day for the conversion of sinners and offer their daily crosses in union with the Cross of Jesus as reparation for sin.

The children gave us a daily prayer they said they received from an angel; “O my God, I believe, I adore, I hope and I love You; I beg pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope and do not love You.” They said all the faithful are called to offer up every cross we suffer each day “as an act of reparation for the sins by which [God] is offended and in supplication for the conversion of sinners.” They said the angel told them, “You will thus draw down peace upon your country.”

The World Apostolate of Fatima was founded in 1947 to make this Message of Fatima known throughout the world and to motivate Christians to pray and offer the daily sacrifice of whatever suffering we may encounter, united to the Cross of Christ, for the conversion of sinners and world peace. We have God’s assurance through the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima in 1917 that if Christians will do what He asks for the conversion of our brothers and sisters who do not love Him, then He will send down the grace to change the hearts of sinners, including those supporting and promoting abortion, and in this way to bring the gift of peace to the world.

This is the critical spiritual work that must be the foundation for the pro-life movement: prayer and sacrifice offered to God for the conversion of those who support and promote abortion. We have already seen a number of startling conversions of abortionists. May we see many more!

Join the campaign of prayer and reparation for the conversion of America. Join the World Apostolate of Fatima.



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