Since the Roe v Wade decision has scourged society, the Catholic clergy has asked the faithful to fast from a meal and materialistic things, pray, and most importantly to do some sort of penance.
Here’s a list of things you can do for each of the three categories.
Skip a meal
Avoid eating snacks unless you have a medical condition
Give up alcohol
Spend less time on social media
Skip retail therapy
Offer a rosary for an end to abortion
Pray the Flame of Love rosary in front of abortion facility. Tip: Dive deeper into this devotion by praying all twenty mysteries
Attend a Holy Hour or coordinate one at your parish
Run a prayer service or attend a rally in your community
Do an act of penance
Give food or clothes to the homeless
Donate maternity items to a pregnancy center in your community
Visit someone who has been homebound due to physical ailment or mental illness
Offer your next communion (in a state of grace) for the conversion of those who work in the abortion industry
The fight against abortion is not just a long human struggle. It has also been a spiritual battle that we must engage in. Continue to receive the sacraments, attend Mass (in-person of course), make a good confession, and show mercy towards others.
Please see information from St. Peter’s Parish Respect Life Committee below on this retreat geared toward middle school girls. Below are files with all the information you’ll need to promote this event. Please print out and share this information.
The Respect Life Committee of St. Peter Parish has been sponsoring Theology of the Body Retreats for High School Girls for three years now. The leaders of the retreat have recognized that middle school girls would greatly benefit from this type of retreat, but with the information presented more at their level.
We are pleased to announce the first retreat that will be geared to 7th, 8th & 9th grade girls. It will be held on February 4 – 6, 2022. (See flyer and an Announcement with the details below.)
In past retreats we have given the girls an evaluation form to fill out. Their responses are amazing. The vast majority gave rave reviews to the experience they had. I am attaching a sample of the evaluations.
Any help you can give in publicizing this retreat will be greatly appreciated as usual.
If you have any questions, let me know or you can text Eileen Christian at 610-716-1840. She is the coordinator of the retreat.
During his general Wednesday audience on January 5th, his holiness, Pope Francis issued a statement about a “demographic winter” that is plaguing Italy and most of the world.
Having a child is always a risk, either naturally or by adoption. But it is riskier not to have them. It is riskier to deny fatherhood, or to deny motherhood, be it real or spiritual, to deny it. A man or woman who do not develop the sense of fatherhood or motherhood, they are lacking something, something fundamental, something important.”
The pope went a step further when he criticized those who rather have pets over children
“Many couples do not have children because they do not want to, or they have just one. But they have two dogs, and cats. Yes, dogs and cats take the place of children. It’s funny, I understand, but it is the reality. This denial of motherhood or fatherhood diminishes us. It takes away our humanity. And in this way, civilization becomes aged and without humanity, because it loses the richness of fatherhood and motherhood.”
Overall, the sacrament of matrimony opens the door to bear fruit and multiply.
Prayer to St. Joseph
Saint Joseph, you who loved Jesus with fatherly love, be close to the many children who have no family and who wish for a father and a mother. Support the couples who are unable to have children, Help them to discover, through this suffering, a greater plan. Make sure that no one lacks a home, a bond, a person to take care of him or her; and heal the selfishness of those who close themselves off from life, that they may open their hearts to love. Amen.
For the longest time, Democrats for Life of America have made sure that abortion was the topic in every given debate while encouraging pro-life democrats to run for public office to change the status quo in their own party. They even questioned one presidential candidate about his stance on the issue during the 2020 race.
On Tuesday the organization paid that price as they learned that they were canceled by a liberal restaurant called Busboys and Poets. They were scheduled to sue their venue for a meetup breakfast on the morning of march prior to the call of cancellation.
What is more staggering is Busboys and Poets hold events from time to time for Planned Parenthood and the owner does not understand Democrats for Life’s “stance on abortion”.
This stunt comes just 10 days before their scheduled event. Why cancel them now yet will go overboard for a notorious industry murdering African American babies in the womb daily?
The Draconian Agenda continues as we welcome 2022. Have government officials learned their lesson of how they are making things worst with the “new normal”?
Effective January 15th in Washington, DC. those who wish to patron businesses must show proof of vaccination. It has gone too far. It’s okay for a feminist or a woke activist to chant “My Body, My Choice” when it comes to abortion, yet government officials in progressive cities are intrigued to know if you are complying with the controversial jabs while violating one’s medical freedom.
This is creeping fear among pro-lifers who are anticipating a return to the March for Life in DC after a two year hiatus. Are you one of those people?
How many times have we been scared to be in front of places of despair like Planned Parenthood? I’ve lost count on how many I have had fear sneak up on me like a ninja. However, through all of it, I still manage to muster the courage to do what is right. You can do the same
Do not be afraid to attend the March for Life in person. Abortion is not virtual. The culture of death is real and it must be confronted.
As we are two weeks from the National March for Life in Washington, DC, there are some important updates. With the controversial proof of vaccination at the door coming to the scene at restaurants across the country, especially taking effect in DC on January 15th, we will outline updates on the front of the annual event. As of now, the rally is still on. We will continue to monitor the situation.
MARCH FOR LIFE EXPO
Due to the proof of vaccination proof, the expo held on the 20th and 21st will be canceled. Read more here.
EDIT: National March Catholic Speed Dating All Ages 21&Up
National March Catholic Speed Dating All Ages 21 & Up is 12 Noon to 2PM Eastern Time in person Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022 at Crafthouse Arlington, 901 N. Glebe Road #105 in Arlington (10-15 minute train ride from DC to the Ballston-MU stop). No vaccine proof is required though masks are likely required when not sitting. By Train: 10-15 minute train ride from DC to Arlington on the silver and orange lines to the Ballston-MU stop. From the Ballston-MU stop, take a left onto the street off the escalator, walk three blocks and you’ll see the Marymount University building, then look to your left and you’ll see Crafthouse Arlington ~ ADDRESS: 901 N Glebe Rd #105, Arlington, VA 22203 ~ PHONE: 571-483-0421. Ask for the National March Catholic Speed Dating. Payment in advance is required online for the $30 price at the All States rectangle tab at www.DenverCatholicSpeedDate.com; Or pay $40 cash or check only at the door or by $40 to Venmo to @Anna-Basquez if paying after 11am 1/20/22. Cost includes heavy appetizers and non-alcoholic drinks like sodas/teas/lemonades only. Alcohol is extra and on your separate tab. All Ages: everyone meets everyone for a brief time but those paid in advance can submit their age to be kept private to BasquezA@aol.com so we can start them in the right section.
Before the March January 20th
If planning to arrive the day before, there will be a peaceful rally outside of Planned Parenthood at 9 AM 1225 Fourth Street NE Washington, DC 20002.
The Opening vigil Mass at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Mass begins at 5:30PM. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Holy Hour will follow at 7:30 PM.
Closing Mass for Life will be at 8 AM.
Prayer Service 8:30 AM at DAR Constitution Hall
Pre-March Rally/Concert 11:30 AM. The rally begins at noon
The March commences at 1 PM and ends at 4 PM.
Traditional Latin Mass for Nellie Gray will take place, St. Mary Mother of God, 727 Fifth Street, NW at 3:30 PM.
March for Life Rose Dinner Renaissance Hotel 999 9th St NW at 6 PM. Fr. Mike Schmitz will be the guest speaker.
National Pro-Life Summit hosted by Students for Life of America. Omni Shoreham Hotel 2500 Calvert Street from 9 AM to 5:30 PM. Visit here to register for the event. Dr. Monique Ruberu, Damon Owens, and Toni McFadden will be speaking at the event.
More updates will become available. Please plan accordingly.