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 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.
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.
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.
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.
During the summer, as our country was celebrating the 245th birthday of our country, pro-lifers came together to proclaim freedom for the unborn.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 CarolingIn 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
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.