Harry Reid, Former Majority Leader of U.S. Senate, Dead at 82

The nations today received word that Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader from Nevada, lost his battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 82. He came to the political spotlight in the 1970s. Eventually, he would be nominated for the U.S. Senate in 1987 and served there for 30 years until his retirement. He served from 2007 to 2015 as the majority leader.

Unfortunately, he compromised his pro-life beliefs during his span of 3 decades in Congress. Despite supporting the overturn of Roe v Wade, he chickened on the 2015 Late-Term Abortion Ban. In addition to flip-flopping on his views on abortion, he was instrumental in passing Obama’s controversial Affordable Care Act.

May God have mercy on his soul on the millions of Americans he allowed to be murdered through his apathey

Sarah Weddington, Feminist Lawyer Behind Roe v Wade, Dead at 76.

Sarah Weddington may ring a bell to many who have first heard of the Roe v Wade Supreme Court case. Yes, she was the lawyer who fueled the sham involving the late Norma McCorvey, the Jane Roe of the case. The only problem is she never had an abortion. Soon after the barbaric decision, McCorvey dedicated her life in telling the truth about the case.

Is it any coincidence that Sarah Weddington’s death came on the Catholic feast of Holy Innocents? I guess God does have a sense of humor. Jokes aside.

Weddington has failed to acknowledge the fact that women can have a baby, ne successful, and pursue their dreams. The sad reality of her shameful argument for legalized abortion is that she advocated for the murder of millions of innocent Americans and that has surmounted to 63 million deaths for nearly half a century. She even was concerned over the confirmation of Kavanaugh, two years prior to the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

With 2022 approaching and a crucial landmark case awaiting a decision from nine justices, it is only a matter of time if it would give her legacy a black eye.

2021 In Review: Top 5 Blog Posts of The Year

It is hard to believe that 2021 ia now coming to a close. Soon we will welcome 2022 with much anticipation and anxiety as we will navigate uncertain waters when it comes time to see how we continue to advance the pro-life cause. Let us never forget God is with us, we are strong, and we are meant for a time like this. With that said, the bloggers of Voices for Life will countdown the top blogs of the year. Our first five will come from our own. It was a challenge to pick the best but here is your top five.

  1. Despite COVID pandemic, I managed to attend the March for Life in DC as it was virtual this year and carshed a national leaders march to the Supreme Court.
  2. In response to the uncertainty of the National March, the Greater Philly Pro-Life group pulled a successful inaugural March for Life in Philadelphia. This came days following the inauguration of a so called “Catholic President who has deliberately promoted abortion and gay marriage. What a wonderful showing of pro-lifers throughout the community at large despite the bitter cold winter day.
  3. During the summer, as our country was celebrating the 245th birthday of our country, pro-lifers came together to proclaim freedom for the unborn.
  4. In the fall, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania witnessed the inaugural March for Life in Harrisburg. 2,000 were in attendance from all across the Keystone State.
  5. After 12 years of slipping away and the culture of death reigning in Old Dominion, Virginia swept in three key state races .

We will continue more with other blogs on 2021. May you and your loved ones have a Blessed New Year celebration.

What Can A Beloved Christmas Classic Teach Us About Life?

As everyone is celebrating Christmas liturgically, I manage to do something that others have already done and that is to watch “It’s a Wonderful Life”. This may offend my mom since she was never fond of the movie, but that is okay.

Now, in its 75th year, the movie has time and time again made a central point about the message of life.

“Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?” Clarence

In the movie, George Bailey hits a breaking point asking that he was never been born. When an angel named Clarence comes to intervene, Geroge discovers what life is when he is not around. As George watches all of the things he accomplished during his life, he sees the dark and tragic alternative when he never existed. One pivotal moment is the dream home him and his wife would live in and grow a life together as he revisits that same house that is deserted and abandoned. Another is the gravesite of his brother Harry who in his reality won the Medal of Honor for saving countless lives in the Pacific Theater of Wolrd wear II. Geroge saved his brother from drowning when they were boys.

Clarence ensures George that he has lived a wonderful life and that he must continue to live it despite his failures.

“Remember, George: no man is a failure who has friends.” Clarence

In the end, life is worth living and there is so much it can teach us. Never take it for granted.

While the film flopped during its initial release in 1946, the movie still has pivotal moment that all life is precious.

In the end, Clarence delivers a hand-written message to George after being sparred from a suicide attempt to

Pro-Life Community Mourns Sue Thayer

Today, the pro-life community received the devastating news that Sue Thayer, a former Planned Parenthood employee in Iowa, lost her battle to cancer.

In a social media post, Shawn Carney summarized it well:

“The only former Planned Parenthood manager to lead a 40 Days for Life outside her former workplace which led to its closing.”

Two years ago, the Philly Pro-Life community had the blessing and honor of hosting her visit to the Greater Philadelphia area.

Learn about her testimony

Here’s a blog post about her visit to 40 Days campaigns in the Greater Philadelphia area.

Eternal rest, grant unto your sister Sue Thayer, O Lord. and let the perpetual light shine upon her.

May she rest in peace

Full Sidewalks in Center City

It was the Saturday before Christmas and the sidewalks of both abortion facilities saw a sidewalk full of peaceful, loving prayer warriors covering both denominations

Philadelphia Women’s Center

Regular vigil participants were graced with the [presence of 75 high school and college students from Philly Mission Youth who started their morning outside of the biggest murder center in Philadelphia that is not affiliate with Planned Parenthood.

They prayed the rosary, offered free help for women during their hour of great need, and sung some Christmas carols.

Meanwhile, the Helpers’ of God’s Precious Infants were able to be present outside of Planned Parenthood in Center City. They offered their vigil in memory of Sandy Slater and Kevin Andre, two pro-life activists who died this month.

The Helpers were graced by Sidewalk Servants and Abolish Abortion groups alike. They were met with some jeers and even escorts mocking pro-lifers, yet they kept the faith.

One sidewalk advocate from Abolish Abortion offered help to a couple that went inside the facility while another held a conversation with people who were curious at their presence.

Sadly, lives were scheduled to die at both places. We can only hope that the presence of these peaceful, loving people stir the conscience of patients, volunteers, and workers of both places that life in the womb has value and is worthy of protecting.

Pro-Lifers Mourn Loss of Kevin Andre

On Wednesday, December 1st Kevin Andre was attending the local rally outside of Planned Parenthood to coincide with the Supreme Court hearing of the Dobbs v Jackson that can potentially overturn Roe v Wade after nearly 50 years.

Little did many pro-lifers know that Kevin attended his last rally. He died on December 5th.

Kevin was an all-around gentleman, a veteran of the Marine Corps, traveler, golfer, and most importantly a friend to the pro-life community at large in the Greater Philadelphia area. He was proud of the fact that he saved a baby from abortion and he had a life worth living.

Kevin, thank you for not only your service as a marine, but as God’s faithful Christian soldier. You will be missed.

May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sunshine warm upon your face.
May the rains fall upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of His hand. 

Billionaire Wants People To “Have More Kids”

This week, Elon Musk, a billionaire and CEO of Tesla, stunned reporters in a Wall Street Journal interview that depopulation is the problem. He pointed to the low birth rates as it should serve as a grave concern.

His solution to the problem is for families to have more children. He even goes on to dispel the overpopulation myth bounced around from colleagues like Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, et al.

When asked why he has six children, Musk told the reporter that he “wants to set a good example”.

Musk’s comment is a breath of fresh air. It is a reminder that you can be a wealthy person, and must still maintain your sanity.

We hope more people would follow Musk’s lead to grow their families.

SPEND THE WEEK BEFORE CHRISTMAS WITH THE SISTERS OF LIFE

The Sisters of Life have some exciting events that will get us into the Christmas Spirit. Who loves them? I’m sure you do.

Mass in Honor of the Ordination of John Cardinal O’Connor
The sisters will have a Mass on the anniversary of the ordination of their founder, Cardinal John O’Connor. This will happen on Wednesday, December 15, at 6:30 PM at the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral.

Christmas Caroling In The City

The Sisters of Life invite you to join them in Christmas Caroling in Center City. Meet them at the Basilica at 5PM. They will go to Love Park and City Hall. There will be confessions, hot chocolate, and cookies

Epiphany Event

The Sisters of Life will have a Mass and social in thanksgiving for their co-workers for life. This will take place in St. Mary Magdalene in Media.

Please RSVP to philly@sistersoflife.org.

Handcrafted For Life

Looking for the perfect Christmas gift for your loved ones? Consider supporting local pro-life artist Mike Branhut. Mike creates beautiful handcrafted wooden plaques, pens, ornaments and more.

All of the proceeds from Mike’s sales this year will be donated to The Cenacle, our family life center in partnership with Catholic Social Services in Frankford! 

Go here to place your order today