Defending the Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & the American Constitution
Thursday July 24th 2014

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Federalist 58 by James Madison. 1. Under the proposed Constitution whose interests were represented by the U.S. Senate? Is it so today? If not, how might it be remedied & by what means? 2. How did the Constitution provide for updating representation in Congress? 3. Madison credits the U.S Constitution with assigning the greatest power, that of the “purse strings” to the U.S. House. In your opinion, how might the House assert that power to reduce the size & cost of government today? 4. Explain in your own words Madison’s warning against too many men serving in the House. How might his warning be applied today as calls abound for a more direct democracy & for scrapping the electoral college system? 5. Is democracy the form of government our Founders gave us or was it a republican form? Explain the difference.


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Herod…issued an order to kill all the boys in Bethlehem

BY FR. FRANK PAVONE

priests for lifeThis reflection is taken from my book Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“Herod…issued an order to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and the surrounding area who were two years old or less…” (Matthew 2:16).

Reflection: This Feast of the Holy Innocents leads Christians to reflect on the tragedy of abortion. Each day, our hearts should be broken as the bodies of these babies are broken, and the souls of those who kill them are weighed down with the burden of guilt and despair.

Prayer: Lord, as the People of Life, enable us to bring into this world the hope that comes from the birth of Christ and from the birth of every baby. Amen.


Father Frank PavoneThe Moral Liberal Contributing Editor, Father Frank A. Pavone, is the National Director of Priests for Life and Missionaries of the Gospel of Life, President of the National Pro-life Religious Council, and is Chairman and Pastoral Director of Rachel’s Vineyard. One of the most prominent pro-life leaders in the world, Father Pavone is originally from New York. Visit Father Pavone blog here.