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. 

FALL 2022 40 DAYS FOR LIFE PREVIEW: PLANNED PARENTHOOD CENTER CITY

The Fall 2022 40 Days for Life Campaign begins on Wednesday, September 28th. Here’s a preview of the campaigns in the Greater Philadelphia Area

In the heart of Philadelphia, the second biggest murder mill is there. The place has been defended by disgraced State Rep. Brian Sims, who has not apologized to the girls who were doxed by him in a live video. He was never to be seen during and after the Stand Against Bullying Rally when people watched in dismay and disgust the way he harassed women who stood against Planned Parenthood. 4,000 lives have been lost at the facility on a yearly basis.

The good news is there’s a Community Women’s Center across the street that offers healthy alternatives to abortion. They have build countless relationships with moms who went from abortion minded to choosing life for their child.

Pro-Lifers in Greater Philly area can help in saving lives with their prayers and support.

The campaign will run from September 28th to Saturday November 5th. The hours are 8 AM to 5 PM Monday through Saturday. Visit here to sign up today. Bring your own materials.

Learn what to do or say when on the sidewalk here.

Remember to pray for the conversion of the following workers and volunteers:

Dr. Lee Anthony Tripp

Dr. Joel Lebed

Jonathan Lovitz

Anna Smith

Dr. Lin-Fan Wang

Alhambra Frarey

Aishat Olatunde

Angie Ortiz 

Bobbie Trotenberg

Sylvia Metzler

SEPTEMBER TO-DO LIST

It’s September. School is back in session. Students return for another year on a college campus. A new month to set goals to defend life from womb to tomb.

Here’s the list of suggestions for September

  1. For college and high school students, begin holding meetings and brainstorming ideas to have a successful year
  2. Hold a sidewalk counseling/advocacy workshop
  3. Attend An Unborn Remembrance Day at a cemetery near you on September 10th. See the list here.
  4. Sign up for 40 Days for Life.
  5. Living in a state where abortion is no more? Use it as a chance to educate your community on why abortion should be unthinkable.
  6. Hold a baby shower for a mom who chose life and is in need of help
  7. Hold a homeless outreach
  8. Donate gently used clothes and household items to charity
  9. For those in Pennsylvania, attend the 2nd annual Pennsylvania March for Life on Monday, September 19th in Harrisburg.
  10. Volunteer at a pregnancy center
  11. Help secure pro-life victories on the state and federal level with only months away from the mid-term elections.

Have a great month of September. Make it one to remember.

PARISH WEBINAR: RESPECT LIFE MONTH

A webinar will take place to equip all parishes for Respect Life month that happens in October.

The webinar will happen on Wednesday, August 17th at 2 PM. All attendees will receive a recording within two business days.

Register here.

August To Do List

August is upon us. We are also entering the second full month since the Dobbs decision.

We are seeing many back to school commercials, summer deals, and for the whole nation the political ads as we are less than a 100 days away from the general election.

Here is a list for the month of August

  1. Collect items for children in need of school supplies
  2. Take part in prayer vigils in your community
  3. Make a Holy Hour for Life
  4. Volunteer to make blessing bags with your group
  5. Recruit new members on campus, your parish, or even at school
  6. Make plans to attend your state March for Life
  7. Host a pro-life movie screening and raise funds for pro-life PRC or for a mom in need
  8. Make meals for the homeless
  9. Give a talk to youth and or young adults about the pro-life message

Happy August

WITH ARCHBISHOP, PRO-LIFERS OFFER MASS FOR GIFT OF LIFE

As the first entire month of the Post-Roe Era concluded, Pro-lifers in the Greater Philadelphia area attended Mass at the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral.

Archbishop Nelson Perez was the main celebrant. In his homily, he alluded to the fact that life “is the most sacred gift from God.” He reminded those gathered that with the lord’s help lives will be saved.

Following Mass, Dr. Monique Ruberu encouraged everyone that the work to save lives is not over. “While Roe was reversed, pro-lifers are tempted to sit back and think that it’s over. It’s not. It continues in Philly as more than 10,000 lives are murdered on an annual basis.”

Big families, religious, seasoned and callow pro-lifers, and even regular attendees were all in attendance for Mass. It was a day to remember for all.

If you live in the Philadelphia area, you are encouraged to step up, pray for one hour, offer your talents to advance and cultivate a culture of life, and most importantly offer love and mercy on the sidewalks.

JULY TO-DO LIST

We’re halfway through 2022. We have so much to celebrate, especially the recent ruling from the Supreme Court.

Now, that we will navigate the first full month in a post-Roe society, there is much work that needs to be done to build a culture of life. There is no victory lap.

Summer is upon us, yet we still must be present outside of abortion facilities, pregnancy resource centers (with the threat of the summer of rage from the pro-aborts), and even those from all walks of life

  1. Take part in prayer vigils near you
  2. Contact your priest and request a Mass be celebrated in thanksgiving for the reversal of Roe v Wade
  3. Donate to Crisis Pregnancy Center
  4. Brush up on pro-life apologetics
  5. Write op-eds for your paper
  6. Continue to recruit new people to join your respect life group at your church
  7. Help the elderly without air-conditioning or alone
  8. Host a BBQ/Shower for moms who courageously chose life but need help.
  9. When traveling, take part in a prayer vigil at the city of your destination

Make this your summer of service for the needy and marginalized.

ROE AND CASEY DECISIONS OVERTURNED; POST-ROE WORK HAS BEGUN

I know in the distance that 63 million unborn children denied the right to life are singing and leaping in rejoicing over the fact that Divine Providence was felt at the Supreme Court less than 50 years following the barbaric overreach through Roe V Wade. No golden jubilee for Roe come January 2023!

Today, on the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, the Supreme Court ruled that the constitution does not guarantee abortion and Roe was unjust.

Surprisingly, the court ruling was 6-3 to overturn the original ruling from seven men (yes, men can and should have an opinion on abortion). The following ruled for the overturn Roberts, Coney-Barrett, Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, Alito, and Thomas. the rest of the judges ruled for the original to be upheld.

“Abortion presents a profound moral question. The Constitution does not prohibit the citizens of each State from regulating or prohibiting abortion. Roe and Casey arrogated that authority. We now overrule those decisions and return that authority to the people and their elected representatives,” Alito wrote.

Now, that the overreach of abortion is back in the states, we have much work to do to build a culture of life. 24 out of 50 have already banned abortion. We must continue the work. We have the tools. It is now time to finish the job.

CALL TO ACTION

This is not the time to sit on the thumbs after the monumental victory. We must continue to defend life until everyone understands the fact that abortion is unthinkable. The pro-aborts, since the leak on May 1st, have attacked churches, declared open season on pro-lifers, and even pregnancy centers. They intend to do more regardless of today’s decision. We must double our efforts now more than ever

Here are things you can do:

  1. Continue being present in front of abortion facilities in your communities
  2. Volunteer to protect pregnancy resource centers as pro-aborts are planning to launch a summer of rage following the imminent ruling
  3. Continue to pray for the conversion of heart and healing across our land
  4. Protect your churches from potential attacks
  5. Persuade lawmakers to protect life from womb to tomb
  6. Host Holy Hour for Life at your church
  7. Brush up on apologetics

Buckle Up, ladies and gentlemen! Hang on to your valuables. The Post-Roe Ride is ready for ignition.

HOPE PREGNANCY CENTER VANDALIZED; NEVER GIVE IN

As the Dobbs v. Jackson decision is pending, the recent leak has propelled violent acts by unhinged pro-abortion terrorist organizations.

Unfortunately, Philadelphia was not immune to these attacks. Hope Pregnancy Center, located on Broad Street and a mile south of Temple University, was vandalized this past Saturday.

The details have not been released. The director asks for prayers and will update the pro-life community on what we can do.

It is clear that those who advocate for abortion and claim that pro-lifers don’t care about women are total hypocrites of this myth. They’re the ones who have been anti-woman. They’re the ones who see women as dollar signs. They’re the ones who do not want to help women with their pregnancies. They’re the ones who choose which science to follow while dismissing the claim that life begins at conception.

The real people since the half a century of the debate who care for women are those who work in pregnancy centers and are targets of domestic terrorists. Those who work or volunteer for the abortion industry lack love and mercy while carrying years of regret deep down their heavy, suffering hearts who are in need of Jesus.

To paraphrase Winston Churchill: We shall not be afraid nor fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in our communities, the public square, and oceans; we shall fight with growing confidence and growing perseverance in the faith that God is on our side. We shall never surrender. Never give in.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY VOTERS ARE ASKED TO SUPPORT NANCY PRICE

If you have friends in Montgomery County, please ask them to write in NANCY PRICE for Assembly in the 149th District on Election Day (17 May) and on early voting ballots… West Norriton, Bridgeport, Lower Merion, Upper Merion, West Conshohocken. 

Republicans have no candidate on the ballot in PA District 149. NANCY PRICE is running as a write-in candidate for this State Rep office in Montgomery County… a pro-God, pro-life write-in. 

Democrat opposition, who was running unopposed, scored 100% from planned parenthood and almost 0% from NRA. 

YOUR VOTE MATTERS!!!! WRITE IN NANCY PRICE