We need to keep some things in context. While we are all watching the situation in the Middle East (and our rogue president's chest-thumping) with understandable trepidation, are we forgetting that every day we as a nation are guilty of the murder of 3500 innocent babies?
I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today in the world is abortion, because it is a war against the child – a direct killing of the innocent child – murder by the mother herself. And if we can accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another?" So many of us wax anxious about the state of affairs in Syria - as well we should. We could very well be on the precipice of World War III. However, we have grown "used to" the large-scale murders of thousands of babies every day. Nowadays we're hearing of babies being discarded in dumpsters and flushed down toilets in the United States of America and then we claim to be shocked, just shocked, at weapons of mass destruction being used in the Middle East? If we're so outraged about chemical warfare, why do we not ban the Pill, Plan B and all the other poisons routinely ingested by mothers to kill their infants?
I'll catch flak for saying this, but them's the breaks. If you are not doing all that you can to end the slaughter known as abortion, then don't bother praying for peace in Syria or any other part of the world. As long as our laws permit the slaughter of babies, there will be war. In fact the slaughter of babies is war. Oh, it might be all nice and neat and tucked away, but abortion has taken more human life than all the modern wars combined. The war that we're seeing in Syria is just an outgrowth of the devaluing of human life. With our morals at "barbarian" levels, we'll be seeing all sorts of strife pop up, even locally.
The Holy Father has asked us to make this Saturday, Sept 7, a day for prayer and fasting for peace. Might I suggest that part of the prayer and fast be your public witness at your local abortion mill? Offer a Rosary in front of your local baby-murder house. It is also First Saturday; ask Our Lady of Fatima to intercede for peace - first in the womb, for if it doesn't exist there, it won't exist elsewhere.