In its 10th year, Philly Youth Mission continued its annual Good Friday in Center City.
The morning began with a faithful witness outside of Planned Parenthood with 300 strong in attendance from all walks of life and different denominations.
Testimonies from Maria Liney and Monique Ruberu preceded the rosary.
Dr. Liney, a counselor by profession, shared how she was hesitant to take a group to pray outside of an abortion facility out of fear. However, after much prayer, she took the leap of faith and was instrumental in helping spread the message to women in their hour of great need.
Dr. Ruberu shared a recap on the recent success of the recent 40 Days campaign at both locations in Philadelphia. She even shared that two women, both of whom were pregnant weeks apart, came to her office to discuss keeping their babies. She closed to encourage those gathered to be present every day outside of the modern-day concentration camps in our communities and cities.
During the rosary, powerful meditations on the sorrowful mysteries were so poignant to the jeers, ridicule, and even mockery the faithful witnesses have endured, yet they kept the faith and no question prayed for everyone’s conversion.
After everyone gathered outside for an hour of prayer, the young missionaries, a majority from three Catholic High Schools in Philadelphia, broke off carrying heavy wooden cross (made of actual wood) around the city collecting prayer intentions.
After collecting intentions from passerbyers and those in need, they acted out the stations of the cross on the streets of Center City from Rittenhouse Square to the Basilica and everywhere in between.
Their witness gave the city a spark of hope and a gesture of love and mercy. Even Christ would have joined these young missionaries who are taking time out of their Easter break to bring the gospel and faith to the street.
With the primary race for PA Governor just a few mere weeks away, it is clear that there is one candidate who can cross off everything voters need to defeat Josh Shapiro and undo everything Tom Wolf has done… Joe Gale.
Against all odds, Joe Gale won a challenging and dirty race in 2015 to become Commissioner of Montgomery County after he learned of the establishment Republicans in the county had endorsed a board member of Planned Parenthood. He won by 1000 votes between him and the establishment candidate.
What sets him apart from establishment candidates like Jake Corman and Doug Mastriano is his events called “Cup of Joe”. He has held more than 1000 of these events since 2015. During these events, he connects with voters throughout Pennsylvania to discuss the issues pressing them.
In the summer of 2017, he became a voice for families of Berks County who wanted to remove Planned Parenthood and its agenda in the public school system. With his help and voice, the nine-member school board voted down Planned Parenthood by a narrow 5-4 vote.
With Joe Gale, we have a powerful voice that is needed to walk the walk and not just talk the talk. Joe Gale is the complete package that is needed for Pennsylvania.
He has even fought the recent mask mandates in his county that have been waning our school children. He brings a common-sense approach to politics.
With Joe Gale, he can restore common sense, undo the Tom Wolf and RINO legacy combined, and most importantly bring more common sense to Harrisburg and the entire keystone state.
I am endorsing Joe Gale for Governor. You should too. Let’s support more candidates like him that are more action than talk.
The following is from an email blast sent by Dr. Monique Ruberu
PRAISE GOD!!! The Sisters of Life encountered a girl that they knew was a risk of abortion and took her to the Philadelphia Community Women’s Center – She is in need of help with a two bedroom apartment for her and her 2 other daughters , also needs more hours and a better paying job – I believe she is a hair stylist.
The second girl is 19 years old – her mother almost aborted her when her mom was at the age of 20. – she is a real go getter. Very strong, Is entering an early nursing program and is hoping to get help with babysitting when the time comes and community support. She has a meeting at the Womens Center on Monday.
Pat just informed me there was another save at 777 today!!!! Details to come!!!
I have asked girls recently … if there was an ultrasound bud in front of the abortion center offering free ultrasound – would you go… they have all said yes. Please pray that if this is God’s will everything will fall in place to set this up and allow us to offer this service at 12th to start and also at 777 and Comley.
Please help us fill every hour as we transition back to Sidewalk Servants campaign until the Fall 40 Days campaign
It was no contest when three republicans, one a former presidential candidate ten years ago, will support Biden’s controversial nominee to the high court. They and their Democrat colleagues sealed her fate.
Today, with a 53-47 vote, President Biden’s promise to the abortion lobby has been fulfilled. Even Joe Manchin, Senator of West Virginia, sided with his Democratic colleagues in support of the controversial nominee. Manchin recently put some of Biden’s plans in limbo, until today. Three Republicans, Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, and Mitt Romney of Utah, crossed party lines to support Biden’s nominee.
Sadly, Brown-Jackson’s confirmation to the Supreme Court is a threat to the progress of the pro-life movement over the past five decades.
“She doesn’t hold a position that ‘all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights… Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.’ Judge Jackson says she has no position on whether you have a right to life.” said Senator Ted Cruz.
Even Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina took it a step further, “The historic nature of Judge Jackson’s nomination reinforces the progress our country has made. However, ideology must be the determining factor—not identity.”
Brown-Jackson also took heat during the hearings about how she let sex offenders and pedophiles receive a light sentence.
The headline says it all. In two separate email blasts within 48 hours, Monique reported five saves.
On Monday and Tuesday, a save took place, one from each facility. On Friday, a student from UPenn reported of a woman changing her mind about abortion and connected her to Alpha Pregnancy in West Philly.
It is April. Spring will soon have new opportunities with the weather getting warmer and the season of Lent drawing to a close. Lent will give way to Easter, in which Catholics will have 50 days of rejoicing over the news of the Resurrection of Jesus until Pentecost.
April provides many opportunities and events in the Greater Philadelphia area to spring into pro-life action. It’s time to break out of the winter blues and enjoy the spring weather while taking the pro-life message throughout the community and even the public square.
List of things to do:
Participate in the weekly vigils in your community
Join Youth Mission Philly in Holy Week Activities, especially the Cross Walk. Or one in your area.
Attend a Holy Hour for Life or host one at your parish
Continue pushing for strong pro-life candidates to run for public office
Make calls to stop Jackson-Brown from being confirmed.
Donate to Pro-Life groups, especially the Culture Project’s day of giving on April 26th and 27th.
Make Easter baskets for moms in need.
Set up a campaign to collect diapers, baby food, clothes, and the liking for moms in need at your local pregnancy centers
Recruit more members to your respect life group on campus or at your parish/church.
Happy April! Save lives! Make a difference! Choose and protect life!
Has Disney gone woke? After the recent leak of their agenda to go after innocent children and destroy what their namesake founder has created, the answer is yes. There is no question Walt Disney would be appalled over the direction Disney has embarked and now woke ideology is slowly creeping into the innocence of children.
Now, as the culture of death continues to attack children, it is looking for all avenues to disrupt their developmental skills and reasoning.
The most recent example is that of their recent animated release of Turning Red. In the movie, the main character develops sexual fantasies of him naked and in bed. The abortion lobby even infiltrated the “My Body, My Choice” message in the ending of the movie in the form of “My Manda, My Choice”.
It is no coincidence that a stunt like this came just a month after Governor DeSantis signed a law protecting the children of Florida from the LGBT lobby in their attempt of indoctrinating children attending the public schools. Now, the abortion lobby will stop it nothing to go after our children through cartoons and other forms of entertainment.
Parents, protect your children. Stand against the Woke Mob.