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April 15, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – Amazon refused to publish a woman’s review of a pro-life devotional book that she said in her review helped her go about her day “praying for the end of abortion.” Amazon said the review went against community guidelines.
Kathy Forck, a pro-life sidewalk counselor and co-leader of the Midwest March for Life, attempted to leave a review for the newly published book “LIFE Runners Daily Devotions: All in Christ for Pro-Life.” The book offers prayer-filled, challenging, one-minute devotions all aimed at creating change to end abortion. The book includes inspiring messages from 108 authors, including Bishop (Thomas) Paprocki, Bishop (Joseph) Coffey, Bishop (Robert) Gruss, several priests, Jeanne Mancini of the National March for Life, Abby Johnson, Dr. Kevin Vost, and many more.
Forck attempted to post the following review last Sunday: “Love this book of devotionals! Being so involved in life affirming work, this devotional is spot on as I go about my day praying for the end of abortion. I love how the scriptures blend so nicely with life affirming activities and speak to one's soul.”
Shortly after she submitted the review, Amazon responded that the review could not be published.
“Thank you for submitting a customer review on Amazon. After carefully reviewing your submission, your review could not be posted to the website. While we appreciate your time and comments, reviews must adhere to the following guidelines: Amazon Community Guidelines,” Amazon told Forck in a communication obtained by LifeSiteNews.
It is unclear how the review violates any of Amazon’s guidelines.
Forck told LifeSiteNews that the words “‘praying for the end of abortion’ is on my mind and lips daily” and have become a kind of “mantra” for her.
The head of the U.S. Bishops' Pro-Life office, Archbishop Joseph Naumann, is under attack for consistently calling out Joe Biden for the serious sin of publicly promoting abortion.
A petition has been launched against Archbishop Naumann because he continues to preach the truth that "Catholic" politicians who promote abortion are endangering their souls and causing grave scandal to the faithful.
We must now come to Archbishop Naumann's defense.
Please SIGN and SHARE WIDELY this petition which urges the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops not to demote or remove Archbishop Naumann from head of the Pro-Life Committee, but rather, to follow his lead in urging Joe Biden to repent of the terrible sin of promoting the murder the unborn human beings.
Archbishop Naumann has come under fire, from people who plainly know or care little about Catholic moral teaching, for stating the obvious in a recent interview with LifeSiteNews:
It is the responsibility of the Bishops of the United States to defend the most fundamental of all human rights, the right to life, and to protect the integrity of Catholic moral teaching. We cannot abdicate either of these responsibilities, even as we are eager to work with everyone to promote the common good...
We must continue to speak to President Biden, as well as all Catholics, and even all Americans, about the truth of what abortion is. Abortion is not something to be celebrated, and it is not healthcare. It is the intentional killing of a child. To participate in abortion or to promote abortion is a grave evil.
And, in an even more pointed statement made in an interview with Catholic World Report, Archbishop Naumann defended the Holy Eucharist against Biden's attack on human life, suggesting that Biden should not present himself for Holy Communion:
When Catholics receive the Eucharist, they are acknowledging the Real Presence of Jesus, and also belief in the teachings of the Church. President Biden doesn’t believe in the Church’s teachings on the Sanctity of Human Life, and he should not put the priest in the situation where he has to decide whether or not to allow him to receive the Eucharist. He should know that after 78 years as a Catholic.
But, again, by calling out Joe Biden for his public promotion of abortion, Archbishop Naumann is not doing anything out-of-the-ordinary.
He is only saying what the bishops should have all been saying, with a unified voice, since Biden won the nomination during the election campaign.
Indeed, in an open letter published on inauguration day, Archbishop José Gomez, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), warned that Biden’s pledge to pursue anti-life and anti-family policies would advance “moral evils” in the areas of “abortion, contraception, marriage, and gender."
Please SIGN and SHARE this petition to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops not to demote or replace Archbishop Naumann as head of the Pro-Life Committee, but rather, to follow his lead in urging Joe Biden to repent of the horrific sin of promoting the murder of the preborn.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
'EXCLUSIVE: Bishop Naumann – US bishops must address scandal of ‘Catholic’ Biden championing abortion' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/exclusive-bishop-naumann-us-bishops-must-address-scandal-of-catholic-biden-championing-abortion
'Bishops need to ‘correct’ pro-abortion Biden for ‘acting contrary’ to Catholic faith: Abp. Naumann' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/bishops-need-to-correct-pro-abortion-biden-for-acting-contrary-to-catholic-faith-abp-naumann
“Imagine my surprise and regret that my review was rejected. ‘Heartbreaking’ was the first word that came to mind as my only intention was to tell my honest response to the book,” she said.
Forck said she loves reading LIFE Runners’ book because the devotionals “rock my soul and honor my God.”
“It is only with prayer and fasting that the evil of abortion will be eradicated,” she said.
Dr. Pat Castle, founder of LIFE Runners, said that Amazon may have banned the ad because the company supports abortion and does not like people praying for its end.
“Why would Amazon ban this comment? They apparently support abortion and are afraid of prayer. Why is such a powerful company afraid of prayer? Prayer connects us to an even greater power, the Holy Spirit,” he told LifeSiteNews.
“I hope all Pro-Lifers order the LIFE Runners Daily Devotions book and leave a faith-filled review comment for Amazon. As Bishop Paprocki said, ‘this devotional will help you be more firmly committed to the culture of life … and will shine the penetrating power of Truth on the darkness of abortion that is being covered up by Amazon.’”