With forty years of pro-life service in New Zealand, nineteen as the director of Family life International NZ, I have gained a little experience and, please God, just a little wisdom over the years as to the means the ‘dark one’ employs to cause disharmony and dissention amongst well meaning, good intentioned people who truly all want to serve God through working for a Culture of Life in this nation and beyond.

This year we have seen at least three priests from USA who have been or are deeply involved in the pro-life movement attacked and maligned . Some people think it their duty to join the frey, blogging and speaking about these priests and others whom they judge to have perceived weaknesses, often with little facts to base their accusations on. It is grossly unfair to all parties to spread gossip etc over the internet and further the grief already caused. Nobody knows the true facts and these matters are between the priests, their bishops and their Maker.

It is most unfortunate to read blogs from here in NZ showing photographs of the priests and writing as judge and jury. This causes more distress and concerns to an already hurting church.

It is timely I believe to reflect on the words of St Josemaria Escriva. (Christ is Passing By 72)

“And let us resolve never to become sad if our upright conduct is misunderstood by others. If the good which, with the continuous help of Our Lord, we try to accomplish is misinterpreted by others, who delight in unjustly guessing at our motives and accuse us of wicked designs and deceitful behaviour. Let us forgive always, with a smile on our lips. Let us speak clearly, without hard feelings, when in conscience we think we ought to speak. And let us leave everything in the hands of our Father God, with a divine silence- “Jesus was silent”- if we are confronted with personal attacks, no matter how brutal and shameful they might be. Let us concern ourselves only with doing good deeds. God will see to it that they “ shine before men”.”

Therefore my friends I implore each and everyone of us who aspire to promote the Culture of Life in this country to be firstly concerned with our own souls and then to try as best we can with the grace of God to serve our brothers and sisters. Do not waste precious time in being diverted by the unfortunate circumstances of others.

The daily post on this site throughout this pro-life month of October of pro-life quotes and encouragements are meant precisely for this purpose.


The Tragedy of Child Abuse and it’s Link to Abortion

Once again the incredibly tragic scourge of child abuse is in the news and nearly everyone is talking about this most horrific crime.

In particular we are remembering two very special twin boys who should be enjoying their first year at school. They should be enjoying the warmth and loving comfort of an adoptive family who would be doting on their every breath and move and milestone. They should be enjoying a family puppy and outings and all the things in life that real families offer their beloved children.

But as we all know, these twin boys died at the hands of an extended, drug taking, careless and unloving family.  A family who did not provide the basic essentials of life for these little ones.  A family, who even after these little one’s death, could not speak for them and bring their murderer to justice.  We all know these little baby boys as the Kahui twins.

The media attention given to every aspect of this horrifying event and the details of the present inquest, along with the impending release of the mother’s story, show us the true power of the media! We are reminded that since the death of these poor little boys, more than 63 other little ones have been murdered one way or another at the hands of so called family here in God’s Own.

It is very interesting to note that the media, the medical profession, the legal profession and even many churches will NOT acknowledge the link between abortion and the needless abuse of helpless children after birth.

We all know that violence begets violence and we are in huge need of a strongly funded research paper on the link between abortion and child abuse. Working with post abortive women it is evident that that they have deep feelings of regret, pain and sorrow in their lives. They will often mention that is very difficult to bond with other siblings of the aborted child due to a disassociation and other very complex problems. I deeply believe that once we have succumbed to the violence and abuse that is abortion, it is much easier to abuse those children who are in our care.

To stem the tide of this shocking abuse in our nation, we need to take stock and look at what is really happening. The evil one has over taken every traditional institution in this country when it comes to acknowledging and nurturing all human life from the very moment of conception right through to natural death.

The media can play the most vital role here of re-educating the nation to one of respect and love for humanity over and above other living creatures.

Years ago when many pro-lifer’s were deeply involved with Operation Rescue, the founder, Terry Randall, openly challenged the media to Show an aborted baby!  Show an abortion taking place on TV every night at prime time for a week!  Show it, and abortion will stop.  Show the reality of this abuse of women and their offspring.

But of course as always, a veil of silence appears.  The steel grid is dropped and nothing is said or done. The powers to be just still churn out more and more PC ideals on all of us who tend to act like sheep and go along with the latest fads of so called women’s right to choose.

This past week alone, we have witnessed the real power of social internet networking, the real power and control of the media on this child abuse manner.

We need to start a revolution to put pressure on the media to show and tell what the real abuse of abortion is all about.

Then we might see a nation that will at least start to think about and see the deeper issue attached to this horrible reality.  The reality that these little boys, and 17,500 even tinier babies who were sucked from their mother’s wombs, cannot go to school and live in a loving family, because they are dead!!

Words DO matter

Father Paul Marx was right on the button when thirty years ago he started openly warning us that verbal engineering always precedes social engineering.We see it constantly with the warming up of changes of terms and references, most especially to life, faith and family matters. One manipulation of meaning that really irks me is ‘partner’.

It seems that almost everyone in society has accepted the word ‘partner’ to refer to any kind of sharing of peoples in any way, and most especially in sexual terms.The Oxford dictionary refers to husband and wife as ‘partners’ and so do I. I simply refuse to engage in any conversation using the term ‘partner’, except in business terms and also that of the institution of marriage. I always refer to:
The father of your baby, your boyfriend or girlfriend, or in the case of same sex liaisons I would always refer to your friend.We can easily see how through TV, the media and the cinema and, well just about every institute in the land, that we have been sold a new meaning of the word ‘partner’ and now we live with the consequences. I am all for the traditional family and we need to group together and make our voice heard for the sake of the future of our children and grandchildren.