OCTOBER TO DO LIST

Happy October.

Fall is in full swing. The air is getting cooler and crisp. Many will break out the sweaters, hoodies, and enjoying fall activities.

There’s much to happen in the pro-life community as the mid-terms are lurking, fundraisers, and even 40 Days for Life campaigns.

Here’s a list for things to do

  1. Take part in 40 Days for Life campaign
  2. Take part in Student for Life of America deployments
  3. Attend a fundraiser near you
  4. Sponsor a Holy Hour for life at your parish
  5. Take part in homeless outreach
  6. Donate maternity items to pregnancy resource center
  7. Host a rosary rally
  8. Educate everyone on the issue of abortion and debunk myths surrounding the recent Dobbs decision.
  9. Volunteer for your local coalition
  10. Write op-eds to local papers
  11. Learn how to peacefully and lovingly sidewalk counsel outside of an abortion facility
  12. Encourage voters to show up at the polls on November 8th. Mail in balloting is a scam and fraud.

Have a great month of October.

“Vote Pro-Life Billboards” in Waco, TX

Pro-Life Waco just put out five junior billboards with the message: Vote Pro-Life.  These billboards are 5’ by 11’. Not the size you see on a major highway.  However, they are  quite effective with good placement around your city.  PLW rents eight junior billboards on a permanent basis and switches the messages four or five times a year.

Pro-Life Waco’s primary mission is public square outreach—engaging those in the mushy middle, our firm opposition, as well as members of the pro-life choir.  Junior billboards deliver on this mission.  I know they attract the attention of our opposition.  About a month ago, one of our billboards with the message Abortion Is Not Healthcare was vandalized.  The criminal ripped out the word “Not” from the message.  Oh well, we keep running to the battle.

Fall 40 Days for Life Kickoff in Waco

Mayra Rodriquez tells her conversion story and reveals the truth about Planned Parenthood

40 Days for Life Waco had another excellent kickoff event under the direction of Aine Fitzgerald.  The September 27, 2020 event was held at Calvary Chapel in Waco. Over 150 attended.  The featured speaker for the evening was the dynamic and inspirational Mayra Angelica Rodriguez.  You may know her story.  Mayra was an employee, and eventually abortion clinic manager, for the Arizona affiliate a Planned Parenthood.  When Planned Parenthood fired her, she filed in whistleblower lawsuit and defeated the “mighty” Goliath of the abortion industry. 

The other speakers were Aine Fitzgerald, Rev. Albert Fuentes, the lead pastor of Calvary Chapel Waco and Rev. Derrick Watley, the lead pastor of Mighty Wind Worship Center and board member of Care Net Pregnancy Center of Waco. 

For the first time 40 Days for Life in Waco, the PP abortion center is shutdown.  However, the facility is still counseling women to abortions committed in other states and also delivering so-called healthcare.  Pro-lifers in Central Texas work and pray for the day when the nearest Planned Parenthood will not be in Waco.

Public Square Mobilization and Outreach

Fall 40 Days for Life Kickoff in Waco

Mayra Rodriquez tells her conversion story and reveals the truth about Planned Parenthood

40 Days for Life Waco had another excellent kickoff event under the direction of Aine Fitzgerald.  The September 27, 2020 event was held at Calvary Chapel in Waco. Over 150 attended.  The featured speaker for the evening was the dynamic and inspirational Mayra Angelica Rodriguez.  You may know her story.  Mayra was an employee, and eventually abortion clinic manager, for the Arizona affiliate a Planned Parenthood.  When Planned Parenthood fired her, she filed in whistleblower lawsuit and defeated the “mighty” Goliath of the abortion industry. 

The other speakers were Aine Fitzgerald, Rev. Albert Fuentes, the lead pastor of Calvary Chapel Waco and Rev. Derrick Watley, the lead pastor of Mighty Wind Worship Center and board member of Care Net Pregnancy Center of Waco. 

For the first time 40 Days for Life in Waco, the PP abortion center is shutdown.  However, the facility is still counseling women to abortions committed in other states and also delivering so-called healthcare.  Pro-lifers in Central Texas work and pray for the day when the nearest Planned Parenthood will not be in Waco.

FBI WEAPONIZED AGAINST PRO-LIFERS, NOT SUSPECTS IN SUMMER OF RAGE

The events in Pennsylvania and Minnesota show that Biden’s endgame is to use the FBI against a peaceful group of people.

Mark Houck of Bucks County, PA, and the sidewalk servants in St. Paul, MN were recently raided by the FBI over potential violations of the FACE Act. For Mark, he was willing to discuss the issue peacefully, yet the FBI raided his home on Friday. The scene can be described as something out of a TV drama show. His family has been shaken and the community has helped them cover court costs.

Recently, Brian Gibson shared the news of two sidewalk advocates in St. Paul, MN who were interrogated by the FBI on a similar incident to that of Mark.

Brian went on to say that he has never seen the FBI this interested in these incidents ever.

What is astonishing is the FBI, corrupted as it is, has arrested radical pro-aborts involved with the summer of rage. The “summer of rage” saw a surge in vandalism, arson, and attacks on the Catholic Church and even pro-lifers. Yet, when it came down to investigating or making arrests, the FBI turned a blind eye when it came to the real terrorists.

Shame on them!

STUDENTS FOR LIFE DEPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN MANY BATTLEGROUND STATES

Students for Life Action will have two deployments for high school and college students and even young adults to travel to New Castle or Scranton to help secure the pro-life vote in the November midterm elections.

Two opportunities to participate

Learn more and to sign up here

FALL 2022 40 DAYS PREVIEW: PWC

6500. That’s the total number of abortions committed at Philadelphia Women’s Center, located in the Chinatown section and just a 1/4 of a mile from Independence Hall.

The facility has been in operation for 50 years. Ironically, it sits five floors above a daycare in an eight-story building.

Pro-lifers overcame jeers from Heather and her friends that work at the facility, dog feces on the sidewalk where they pray, and intimidation of other sorts, yet those who have been out there continued to persevere.

The vigil hours are Tuesday to Friday from 7AM-4PM. Saturdays from 6AM to 3PM.

Do pray for the following workers and volunteers of the facility to have a conversion: Amanda Kifferly, Heather Loesch (Security Guard), Lisa Perriera, Edith Miller, Anna Smith, Bruce Love, Colin McCrossen, Chris Hill, and Lynne Molter

Visit 40daysforlife.com to sign up for hours today.  

RECAP ON THE GOOD, BAD, AND UGLY IN PHILLY

The following is from an email blast sent by Dr. Monique Ruberu

Abortion is the evilest sin of all time. Ending the life of an innocent child, harming the mother and father in the process, ending the lifeline of people that were intended to come from that child – there is no good… the only chance of good comes from repentance, compassion, the love, the courage that we respond with through the grace of God alone. 

When we are out there yes we will be persecuted, yes people will say unkind things to us, yes they may try to provoke us into responding with anger. We can choose to respond with pity, with prayer, with love. 

In the midst of this persecution, there are beautiful moments… like today at 777 when a young African American young man who was biking food around the city stopped and watched for a long time with tear-filled eyes… after about 30 minutes I approached him… “you’ve been standing here a long time… are you ok? I know it’s a hard place to be…” he responded with tears in his eyes, “this is truly spiritual warfare”  Yes it is… but we know that God wins in the end. He got it… 

Recently we have had a few incidents you may have heard about through the news or the grapevine. 

STAND WITH MARK

This is the report I received from Pat: Months ago our awesome Mark Houck leader of the King’s Men was praying outside the abortion center with his child. The male escort (identified as Bruce Love) who often harasses many of us decided to pick on Mark and his child. Mark initially moved across the street and then moved back to the corner to pray. When he came back to the corner the escort started harassing Mark’s son again and Mark pushed him away. The escort dramatically fell to the ground feigned injury and called the police. Mark was at no time preventing women from entering 12th – this went on to a court proceeding which was then dropped because it was obvious that there was no intent to prevent people from entering and Bruce never appeared. 

This morning swat teams showed up at Mark’s house shackled him at gunpoint and totally traumatized his family… he had a hearing and praise God on the feast of Padre Pio (yesterday) he was released by the hour of mercy.  Mark has been offered representation and many public figures are speaking up on the injustice of this… please pray for him, for his and his family’s safety, and for peace in his family. 

Please contribute to the give-send-go organized for Mark and his fam. He is a missionary… there will be lawyers fees to pay in the near future and his family needs to be supported to help them heal…

https://www.givesendgo.com/prolifefamily

A few days ago we had an instance where a girl stole the signs and box while two prayer warriors were present- she took everything into the planned parenthood courtyard and then she used a 6-inch military knife and started cutting up the signs. The prayer warriors called 911 and after 20 minutes they hadn’t responded so they made the right choice and left. Unfortunately, the girl continued to follow them and harass them. 

Ultimately they split up and they managed to lose her. 

These are probably the most aggressive instances we have had downtown… we can decide to stay at home and refuse to stand up for these innocent lives for fear of facing people like this or we can continue to stand firm for what is right. We can show up with love and with friends. We can pray and bring the strongest weapon – the rosary to defeat the devil at those gates. We can continue to offer love, prayer, and compassion to save lives. 

Pat also shared this beautiful report with me…

Mom and dad came to pp last Jan and ran into pro-life warriors. They changed their minds and the little boy was born early Thursday morning. The stroller and crib were delivered and newborn diapers are on the way. This child is here because we were there.

40 days for life begins worldwide this Wednesday. Please join us out there to fill in the gaps and ensure we have a loving, peaceful, prayerful presence out there. 

We definitely need help next Saturday at 12th and Locust all day from 8-1 pm 

We are looking for individuals who can help with security out there as well if you have any leads please let us know. 

Has the Persecution of Conservative Americans Begun?

Where has the country I grew up in gone?  I never in my wildest dreams would have believed I’d live to see the things that are happening now.  We who are pro-life and conservative walk a fine line.  You never know who is coming for you.

Yesterday, one of our local pro-life leaders, Mark Houck, had his home invaded by a SWAT Team and was arrested. (see link to article from Catholic Vote below) His crime?  Basically, being pro-life and saving the lives of preborn children who were scheduled to be aborted (my opinion).   About a year ago he defended his 12 year old son from an obnoxious pro-death escort.  This man was harassing his son and Mark got between them to protect his son.  The pro-abort faked being pushed down and consequently Mark was later arrested. (see link below to article by Mickey Kelly with details on this encounter).

Earlier this month a young man, Cayler Ellingson, was murdered by a man with whom he had an altercation.  His crime?  He was a Republican and killed for his ‘political views’.  The man who deliberately killed him, Shannon Brandt, was arrested but let go on bail!  According to a recent article in heavy.com, Brandt had this to say at his court hearing. “I have a job, a life and a house and things I don’t want to see go by the wayside—family that are very important to me.”  What about Cayler’s family?  What about his dreams?

I’ve often heard pro-lifers say that our persecution is coming.  Well, I have news for you, it’s already here.  Will we be ready when they come for us?  How should we prepare? I would encourage everyone to stay close to the Lord and His Blessed Mother, Mary.  I suggest before we go to our local abortion mill, we first pray.  Go to Confession and Mass if possible and receive the Holy Eucharist. Say the Rosary every day and spend time with Our Lord in Adoration.  Read your Bible.  And don’t be afraid to continue speaking out or giving public witness at your local abortion mill.  Our Lord will protect you.

And don’t forget to pray for those who persecute you, they need our prayers more than anyone.

In the meantime, we can support Mark and his family though a page set up to help with the expenses incurred by his arrest. A link to this page is below.

Article from Catholic Vote

Mickey Kelly’s article

Column by Tim Graham: Republican Teenager Murdered, Media Yawn

Support the Houck Family

LOCAL PRO-LIFER RAIDED BY FBI; ARE GARLAND AND SHAPIRO INVOLVED?

This morning, the FBI raided the home of Mark Houck. It was terrifying as the agency continued its power-grabbing agenda to target those who stand against the Biden administration.

According to the FBI, Houck was indicted for violating the FACE Act. The FACE Act, passed in 1994, amends the Federal criminal code to prohibit: (1) intentionally injuring, intimidating, or interfering with, or attempting to injure, intimidate, or interfere, any person by force, threat of force, or physical obstruction because that person is or has been, or in order to intimidate such person or any other person or any class of persons from, obtaining or providing reproductive health services. He did nothing wrong.

LET’S SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT

Last fall, Houck and his son were covering a shift outside of Planned Parenthood in Center City Philadelphia during the 40 Days for Life campaign when an escort, identified as Bruce Love of Norristown, was harassing Mark’s seven-year-old son. Mark intervened as Bruce faked a violent altercation between each other. His son was traumatized by Bruce’s action as they served him with a harassment complaint to the Philadelphia Police Department. The facility dismissed Bruce, yet he was allowed to volunteer at Philadelphia Women’s Center. Bruce failed to show up for court.

Today’s actions by the FBI show that it is an overreach and power grab. Even Josh Shapiro and Merrick Garland would do anything to silence pro-lifers even before President Biden’s tyrannical speech he gave in Philadelphia earlier this month. This is only the beginning as the tide has turned. There will be many more who will face the same persecution as Mark did. We must be vigilant. We must double our efforts. We must not give up or give in to the progressive mob.

We must stand together and shout from the mountaintops about our pro-life convictions. We must not be afraid to stand up for what is true, good, and beautiful. We must protect what matters the most and that is family, marriage, and children (born and unborn).

They’ve just begun. They will lose this war.

Stand firm. Soldier on. Pray without ceasing.

“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:10