Please pray

February 7, 2017

Would you all please pray for a teenager who has found out she is pregnant and her and her family believe abortion is the best option for them.

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The Feast of the Annunciation and the Prolife Message

April 8, 2016

A detail from Fra Angelico's Madonna of Humility (1433–1435)

At Mass in our church today the Feast of the Annunciation was celebrated. Its official date is March 25 but because of the date of Easter this year it has been delayed. In the Liturgical Year the Church celebrates many significant feasts of Our Lady; if there is a hierarchy of these memorable occasions that of the Immaculate Conception will be first, because it is this unique privilege that points towards every other event of Our Lady’s life on earth and her approved apparitions during the Church’s subsequent history.

Nonetheless, the subject-matter of the Annunciation has inspired more artists because of the very human drama of the event described in the Gospels: the angel Gabriel’s momentous communication, followed by Our Lady’s life-changing “Fiat”. My own favourite painting is Fra Angelico’s, because it so beautifully conveys Our Lady’s humility. It reminds one that one of the most attractive features of Catholicism is the person of Our Lady herself and the role she has played in salvation history. Although our love for her is incomprehensible to those outside the Faith, she fulfils our human longing for a mother infinitely compassionate and loving – and especially for a mother who will unceasingly intercede for us with her Son.

This particular feast in honour of Our Lady is also significant because it is intrinsically bound up with the pro-life movement. If Jesus became a human being at the Annunciation of his conception, so does every baby in the womb. Thus to be a Catholic is to be pro-life. Other Churches may quibble about a time when a baby is “less” than human and a time when it becomes “more” human; the Feast of the Annunciation tells it like it is


Let Them Live!

April 8, 2016

 

Save the Storks's photo.

Prayers Please

April 8, 2016

The other day we asked for prayers for a very ill unborn baby. Thank you to all who have been praying. Could we ask that you keep this baby and his mum, who has gone into very difficult labour, in your prayers. The doctors say that the wee one won’t survive and we indeed need a miracle.

Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative's photo.

Not In Our Name

March 6, 2016

On 9 February 2016, the Royal College of Midwives announced their support for a campaign run by abortion provider BPAS calling for the legalisation of abortion up-to-birth for any reason.

This extreme position has been announced without any consultation with the membership of the Royal College of Midwives.

If you are a midwife, maternity support worker or student midwife, please take action now by putting your name to our public joint letter (below) to the Royal College of Midwives to voice your concern about this position, the lack of consultation on this radical position and demand that the Royal College of Midwives revoke their support for this extreme campaign.

Please note only your title, first name and last name will be included in the open letter. To contact us for any reason, please email uknotinourname@gmail.com.


From Bump to Buddy

March 6, 2016

Pregnancy = Baby

February 21, 2016

If it's not a human baby, what is it?: