When was the last time you heard a homily that centered on why abortion, gay marriage, birth control, death penalty, unjust wars, etc are wrong?
Surprisingly, many Catholics haven’t heard it every time they attend Mass on every given Sunday. Even if the priest or bishop does, they fear facing potential backlash from someone who could walk out from a message they disagree with. Today, churches are under attack, interrupted by those who are obsessed with a series called “A Handmaid Tale”. I thought adopting an Orwellian Utopia was bad enough from 1984.
20% of Catholics attend Mass while the other 80% find lame excuses to not live out their Catholic faith. The core reason is that they refuse to acknowledge the science and humanity of the unborn child, yet they would take part in the public outcry over a police shooting without a hint of researching the facts.
Thanks to poor catechism and even understanding of church teachings two out of three Catholics got the United States into the mess we endured for nearly half a century. On top of it, the priests are frightened to share the message of truth. It needs to be done now more than ever.
The fact that four Catholics on the Supreme Court overruled Roe v Wade and Casey v Planned Parenthood that now is the time to change our culture, heal our land, and most importantly begin the real work that we’ve been training for since 1973.
A faithful Catholic can’t say that they are Catholic but… That means you are not a true Catholic. Being a faithful Catholic or Christian means you are all in to defend those who need a voice and help them in their hour of great need.
The Catholic Clergy needs to step up their game and start proclaiming the truth with charity and mercy.
Fathers, Bishops, and Cardinals, rise up! Rise up and stop fearing rejection. Jesus persevered with great faith despite being rejected by many. You can too.
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.
Pro-lifers across the Greater Philadelphia area gathered in the City of Brotherly Love for the 2nd annual March for Life in Philly.
With over 300 in attendance. they all gave voice to the most vulnerable in our society through their love and bold witness.
Before Mass, Catholics gathered at the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral for a rosary and singing of “America the Beautiful”. In his homily, Fr. Gill told those gathered to “Our efforts begin with God. Be encouraged, not discouraged.” He goes on to say that Catholics are not only armed with prayer but also with the Eucharist.
On the lawn of the cathedral, Catholics joined their Protestants brothers and sisters in Christ in a ecumenical prayer service as many pastors ask for God for his intercession to end the senseless violence committed against everyone from womb to tomb.
The march went from the cathedral to Independence Hall with a stop at Philadelphia Women’s Center. While there, pro-lifers saw the reality of where the murders take place while overcoming the vile hatred and ridicule from the volunteers and workers there who masked their disgust on their faces of the loving and peaceful pro-lifers assembled. All were reminded to treat them with mercy and kindness. Even a woman came out scared and crying as sadly she had her child murder despite the pleas to offer the woman post-abortive help.
The rally helped energize the faithful as they heard from Toni McFadden, Monique Ruberu, Michael Geer, Pete DeMaio, and Kristan Hawkins.
The fitting part of the rally is Kristan Hawkins correlating the Declaration of Independence with the three unalienable rights our founders mention in the historic document. She goes on to tell the faithful in attendance to “be bold. be not afraid. defend life.”
Everyone is ready to make their bold stand against abortion now. They have God on their side and are ready to get the job done, no matter the critical outcomes that will be decided in the next few months.
Pro-lifers, assemble! Do not be afraid to step into the breach and offer your gifts and talents to cultivate the pro-life message.
We are just days away from the 2nd Annual Philadelphia March for Life. The speakers have been confirmed. We know many across the Greater Philadelphia area will descend on the City of Brotherly Love to give voice to the voiceless. All that is missing is your loving presence.
Here is the layout of the day
7:55 AM- Rosary at Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral. Come early if you like to join pro-lifers in filling the mother church of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia with prayer.
8:30 AM- Catholic Mass with Father Dennis Gill along with co-celebrants
9:30 AM- Interdenominational Prayer Rally on the south lawn of the Basilica
10:30 AM- The March begins at the Cathedral and ends at Independence Hall. Along the way, marchers will stop for a witness at Philadelphia Women’s Center where 6,500 babies are murdered on an annual basis.
12 noon- Rally
The cathedral will have parking space at a limited capacity at no charge. Arrive as early as possible. Offer a carpool to those who want to go.
If taking the regional rail, get off at Suburban Station and walk to the cathedral. Be sure to consult the SEPTA app or website if in doubt.
Soon, we will spring into spring with warmer weather, spring cleaning, and along the way embark on our Lenten journey as it begins on March 2nd. Remember to abstain from meat during all Fridays of Lent including Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.
Here are things you can do this month to promote life
Arrange for a baby bottle drive to support pregnancy resource centers
Sign up for an hour or so outside of abortion facilities during the 40 Days campaign. Bring a friend or two with you. Bribe them with food or coffee if needed.
Donate diapers and other maternity needs to mothers in need
Offer a Holy Hour for those involved with abortion
First Friday and Saturday devotions.
Write letters to the editors containing your pro-life message
March with Philly Pro-Lifers in the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 13th. Learn more here.
We continue our 40 Days for Life preview series. The second vigil site is no stranger to every pro-lifer in the Greater Philadelphia area.
Philadelphia Women’s Center, which sits five floors above a daycare, accounts for 6500 murders a year. 90% of the victims are African-American.
In its 11th campaign, pro-lifers have stepped up their game. They overcame jeers from Heather, the security guard, one escort named Shawn resorted to violence last year against an elderly pro-lifer, but it got him into hot water and told to never return. They even overcame scare tactics from Lynne Molter, professor at Swarthmore University, who videotapes pro-lifers being peacefully present. In the end, pro-lifers have persevered from time to time.
The hour of operations are from Tuesdays to Saturday from 7 AM to 4PM. They are closed on Sundays and Mondays.
You could be one of the faithful warriors standing outside of Planned Parenthood either praying, sidewalk advocating, or just being present.
As pro-lifers gear up for another 40 Days for Life campaign, Voices4Life takes this time to preview what to expect as we prepare for the Lenten Campaign outside of Planned Parenthood in the heart of the City of Brotherly Love, filled with darkness and hatred from those who claim that “#lovewins, #noplaceforhate, and my favorite #blacklivesmatter when a majority of the abortions are perpetrated on black unborn lives. Love will win when we offer compassion, love, and mercy to women in their hour of great need.Pro-lifers in the greater Philadelphia area are encouraged to make a Lenten sacrifice by giving the pro-life movement an hour or more of their time to save lives. The Lenten campaign runs from Wednesday, March 2nd, and ends on April 9th.
The 40 Days for Life Campaign will be present outside of Planned Parenthood in Center City Philadelphia for the 16th time.
During the previous campaigns, there has been much growth, many saves, and even many encounters. The main reason is because of faithful warriors stepping into the breach, whether old, young, retired, young professional, or even a student in the pursuit of knowledge gave an hour or more to help turn the tide of the abortion battle on the streets with prayer, fasting, and alms.
You too can make a difference. You are encouraged to take an hour or so during this Lenten campaign. Bring a friend or two with you.
Visit 40daysforlife.com/philadelphia to pick your hours now.
The hours of operation are Mondays through Saturdays from 8AM to 5PM
On Sunday, a thirty year old, identified as Cheslie Kryst, took her life. She had it all. She won Miss Universe, had a job as correspondent for “Extra”.
Sadly, like many people who have had their claim to fame, there was a hole deep inside that couldn’t be filled with all of fame and fortune. In the end, it has torn her apart to the point of giving up.
Sadly, we have an epidemic of depressions that is plaguing many young people, whether they are known and unknown, rich or poor, male or female. We must do our part to help those who are battling demons inside of their heads.
Unfortunately, mental health has been a stigma to those in the lamestream media. It needs to end. Reach out to those who seem out of place, never turn your back, always be kind.
Her life was precious as she inspired so many. Her life matter. You matter.
To get help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). There is also a crisis text line. For crisis support in Spanish, call 1-888-628-9454.
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.
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.