Christmas Blessings from Voices for Life

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The staff of Voices for Life blog wishes all our faithful followers a very happy and holy Christmas.   The following blessing was found on the website of the Irish American Mom.    This is our Christmas wish for all of you.

 
“May the Blessings of Christmas be with you,
May the Christ Child light your way,
May God’s holy angels guide you,
And keep you safe each day.”
 
 
Voices for Life Mission Statement 

Angels Have Red Hair

This article, by the late, great Joseph Wall is one of our annual posts at Christmastime.   It first appeared in the Nov/Dec 1996 issue of the American Life League’s Celebrate Life Magazine. The Northeast Women’s Center was at that time located at 9600 Roosevelt Blvd. Through the efforts of the NE Philadelphia Pro-Life Coalition, they lost their lease and were forced to move a few miles up the road to Comly Road and Roosevelt Boulevard.  It is now a Planned Parenthood facility and pro-life activists remain ever vigilant in their constant witness outside this killing center. 

Red hair angel
By Joseph Wall

WHADDAYA TALKING ABOUT? Angels have red hair? What kind of nonsense is this? Explain yourself?

Patience, dear reader. There is logic here. There is also a charming (and true) little tale behind it.

There was, and alas still is, in our city an abortion clinic, the Northeast Women’s Center. Since its opening in the mid-1970’s it has been picketed regularly by neighborhood pro-life people. We have conducted prayer vigils, sidewalk counseling and, in later years, occasional rescues.

One of our activities was a visit to the clinic on Christmas morning. Incidentally, the clinic closed for only two holidays during the year – Christmas and Yom Kippur! The purpose of our pilgrimage on Christmas day was to offer a kind of present to all the little ones who had died there during the preceding year. Our present was a simple one: A few of us would kneel on the sidewalk outside the front door of the multipurpose building housing the abortion clinic. We would pray the Rosary for God’s precious infants who had been put to death there since the previous Christmas. Then we would place a present; a doll, or a teddy bear in holiday wrappings, inside the vestibule of the building, in front of the elevator to the third floor – the clinic floor.

When the clinic personnel arrived the next morning, they would see this present with its gift tag and would know that at least some people cared for the little babies they had killed. More important, we hoped and believed that the babies themselves would know that there are those who loved them enough to help them celebrate on earth what they were celebrating in heaven; the birthday of the baby Jesus.

And so it was that on a cold, rainy Christmas morning a dozen years ago, a handful of pro-lifers; Stephanie Morello, Kathy Long, Susan Silcox, Patricia Dowling and myself, made our way to the Northeast Women’s Center abortion clinic. We knelt in prayer, saying the Holy Rosary for the 4,000 babies whose lives were so abruptly terminated there since the last Christmas. Having completed our prayers, we went to the front door with the intention of opening it and placing our gift for the unborn babies inside, out of the rain; alas, it was locked! All the other doors to the building were locked as well. What to do? We did not want to leave our gift on the walkway outside, where it would become sodden with rain; a soggy mess would be a poor gift for these little ones. And it would be the only gift they would ever get.

As we stood there trying to figure out what to do, a young man with bright red hair came up the walk from the parking lot. When he saw us, he asked what our problem was. We explained our dilemma. “Oh”, he said, “I have keys to the door.” With that, he proceeded to unlock the door and let us into the vestibule. We laid the Christmas present for our pre-born brothers and sisters in front of the elevator and turned to thank him. That quickly, he had vanished. We never saw him again.

Now you, dear reader, can believe what you wish about this; that it was happenstance, simply a coincidence, whatever. Personally, I believe that the Good Lord, seeing our confusion, sent one of His red-haired angels to bail us out.

Incidentally, this is not the only case of a red-haired angel going about the world doing the Lord’s work. I know of another one…but, then, that’s another story!

Please Join Us to Share Christmas Hope at Our Peace in the Womb Christmas Caroling in Northeast Philly on Dec 19th

 
 

NE Philly Christmas Caroling

 

In the Christmas story, hope enters the world through the birth of a child, even in the midst of difficult circumstances.  Join us as we share this Christmas hope where it’s needed most: at the Planned Parenthood located on Comly Road in Northeast Philly on Saturday, December 19th. Caroling will begin at 9:30 am followed by a Christmas Rosary.  

We hope everyone from Northeast Philly and Lower Bucks County will come and join us for this annual event.  Let’s bring that hope and mercy where it’s most needed, outside the Comly Road Planned Parenthood.

Please dress warmly and invite your family and friends to join you.  CDC guidelines will be followed.  

 
NEPhilly Flyer 

Join Us for Our Annual Peace in the Womb Christmas Caroling in Warminster, Pa on December 18th

 

Every year pro-lifers across the nation bring the joy and hope of Christmas to the darkness of abortion facilities with a Christmas Caroling day.

 

Some gather around a large empty Christmas crèche  symbolizing both the hopeful anticipation of a child’s birth and the emptiness left behind by abortion and sing carols about the Christ child. Babies have been SAVED from abortion when their mothers heard these carols and were moved by the thought of how Mary said “YES” to be the mother of Jesus.

In Warminster, Pennsylvania,  ‘Peace in the Womb Christmas Caroling’ will be held on Friday, December 18th beginning at 9:30 am in front of Planned Parenthood.  We hope everyone from Bucks County will come and join us for this annual event.

 

A Christmas Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy will be prayed following our Caroling. Please dress warmly and invite your family and friends to join you.  CDC guidlines will be followed.

 

This event is sponsored locally by the Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition and  nationally by the Pro-Life Action League.  

 
Warminster Flyer 

Christmas Caroling To Be Held Outside of Center City Planned Parenthood

Across the nation, many pro-lifers will sing Christmas Carols outside of abortion facilities.

Philly pro-lifers will be doing that on Saturday, December 19th outside of Planned Parenthood (1144 Locust Street) at 10AM.

All are welcome. Shower singers, sopranos, choir, and even bad car singing are welcome to spread Christmas Cheer in front of the dark place in the heart of Philadelphia.

Pro-Lifers Sing Christmas Carols, Call Escorts and Workers to Repentance

“When Herod realized that the wise men had deceived him, he flew into a rage and issued an order to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and the surrounding area who were two years old or less, in accordance with the information that he had obtained from the wise men. Thus were fulfilled the words of the prophet Jeremiah: A voice was heard in Ramah, lamenting and sobbing bitterly: Rachel weeping for her children, and refusing to be consoled because they were no more.” Gospel of Matthew

On a mild, Saturday morning in Center City, the prayer vigil started out with four regulars praying in front of the largest abortion facility in murder counts turned into 20 pro-lifers across the greater area to pray, sing Christmas carols, and call the workers and escorts to repent of the murder they are participating in. Even two women who experience abortion first-hand pleaded to the moms to turn away.

It is fitting that today’s caroling took place during the feast of the Holy Innocents. Sadly, like Herod, we have a political party that wants to deem the unborn as expendable through their agenda at all stages of a mother’s pregnancy.

On this feast, let us remember that these innocents cry out for help. this cry resonates today every time we are present outside of the abortion facilities in America. We need to reclaim that first inalienable right to life just as God intended. Life is for every person from the womb to the tomb and everyone in between. We must place them as a high priority over material things.

 

Holy Innocents, pray for us

Christmas Blessings from Voices for Life

the-birth-of-Jesus-Christ

The staff of Voices for Life blog wishes all our faithful followers a very happy and holy Christmas.   The following blessing was found on the website of the Irish American Mom.    This is our Christmas wish for all of you.

 

“May the Blessings of Christmas be with you,
May the Christ Child light your way,
May God’s holy angels guide you,
And keep you safe each day.”

 

Voices for Life Mission Statement 

Do You Have Room In The Inn? A Pro-Life Christmas Reflection

And she gave birth to her firstborn son, and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger because there was no room for them in the place where travelers lodged.Luke 2:7 

This passage from the gospel of Luke strikes me to the core. With Christmas just days away as I blog this, I cannot help but realize how 60 million babies can relate to baby Jesus. Thankfully, the Blessed Mother, Mary gave her full yes to the gift of life.

Sadly, our society has shown away pregnant moms, many of whom are single or unwed, by offering abortion or not proper services. Instead, we replace it with a dog or cat. Do not get me wrong I love the sight and adore dogs from puppy to adult. I see many of them every day when I am out and about. At the same time, I am more likely to adore a mom, dad, or even together showing their newborn baby or two their surroundings whenever they go out to shop, eat, or explore the amazing attractions that await them.

What Luke can tell us from this account is that we must be willing to have room for one more child in our lives, whether it’s an orphan, the immigrant, or consider renewing your vows, and even supporting a mother in need.

Activites

  1. Contact your local pregnancy center and ask if there is a family in need of clothes, diapers, and even baby food.
  2. Donate any old clothes in good condition to a homeless shelter.
  3. Help a mother who is struggling by inviting them to your Christmas festivities.
  4. Send a card to a pregnancy resource center in thanking them for all they do to help pregnant mothers choose life.
  5. Offer a rosary and or Chaplet of Divine Mercy for mothers scourged by abortion.

Please Join Pro-Life Berks for the Annual Peace in the Womb Christmas Caroling at the Reading, Pa. Planned Parenthood on Saturday, December 21st

Peace in the Womb Reading

from Kathy Kuhns and the PLB Board

Please join in singing Christmas carols in front of Reading PP this Sat. at 11:00 AM. Let the Good News ring out in song in front of this evil place, and rejoice in Our Savior, the babe that became Christ the King.

 See flyer below for more information.  We’re hoping to get media coverage this year, the more of us the better.  Hope to see you there!

Reading PP Christmas Caroling 

Blessing of the Nativity Scene to take place in Center City, Philly!

Blessing

The following comes from Tom Stevens, President and CEO of the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia.  We encourage everyone in the Philly area to take part in this annual event. 

DATE: Wednesday, December 18, 2019

TIME: 3:00pm

LOCATION: at 18th & Race Streets in Philadelphia (adjacent to the Cathedral)

DETAILS: Carols will be sung by students from St. Francis Xavier School

SPONSORED BY: The AOH and Knights of Columbus

Join us to acknowledge that Jesus is the reason for the season!