Evangelium Vitae- 25 years later

For most of his papacy, St. John Paul the Great emphasize the necessity for every Catholic to protect the sanctity of human life.

For him, his work that was promulgated on this day 25 years ago rings true today.

The point of the document is to reinforce church teaching on the sanctity of human life. Not only does he reinforce the teaching on abortion and contraception, but he also takes it a step further by discussing the death penalty stating that it is “unholy and unlawful”.

Another form of a murder he discusses is euthanasia “grave violation of the law of God” because it is a form of deliberate killing.

Overall, the encyclical was a pro-life manifesto. It defines what it means to be for all stages of life and how we can pick and choose which form of life we should defend.

To read more of the papal encyclical, visit here

You are also encouraged to obtain a physical copy of the document here

Pray Hard… From Home

This is an email sent from Dr. Monique Ruberu. 

Dear friends,

Gov. wolf just put an order out that we must all stay at home unless we are exercising, purchasing food or going to the doctor.
for this reason, I will ask all of you to pray from home. I don’t know how they will enforce it… but I don’t want any of you to get into trouble.
I truly believe that God will hear our prayers… and that He will let those going in and out of the abortion centers FEEL our prayer.
At the moment we have 1-3 people signed up for most hours until Saturday…

I am going to list the times again and let you know what times are not covered as well…

the more intense prayer we have at each hour, the stronger our petitions, the more impactful this effort will be…

This time will not last forever.. let’s continue to pray that these women will find our online help available… let’s make ourselves present in the online places that abortion-minded women hang out… if any of you have dealt with extreme illness in pregnancy but chose life – go to the Hyperemesis groups and help women considering abortion there… those of you who know and love someone with Down’s syndrome search for the groups discussing downs or prenatal genetic diagnosis…  post on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter… put the Pro-life union hotline number out there… (484) 451-8104 let it be known that you are someone who can guide people to those who can help… check out people who like abortion and pro-choice groups… you never know who will be looking for support for such a choice that you can reach out to…

meanwhile- at the same time… let’s pray and pray HARD!!!!

I’m listing any hour that has less than 3 people praying: hour (number of people signed up)

Wed: 8(2),9(1),10(2),12(2),1(2),4(1),5(0),6(1),7(0)

Thurs: 7(2),8(2),9(1),10(1),11(2),12(1),1(1),4(1),5(0),6(1),7(0)

Fri: 8(2),9(1),10(1),12(1),1(1),4(0),5(0),6(1),7(0)

Sat: 7(0),8(0),9(0),10(0),11(1),12(0),1(0),3(0),4(0),5(0),6(1),7(0)

Sunday:

7(0),8(0),9(0),10(0),11(0),12(0),1(0),2(0),3(0),4(0),5(0),6(0),7(0)

Monday :

7(1),8(1),9(0),10(0),11(1),12(0),1(0),2(2),3(0),4(0)5(0),6(1),7(0)

God bless you all feel free to share this list and email me to let me know what hours you and yours want to cover !!

Good and Bad News

 

The following is from an email blast from Dr. Monique Ruberu regarding a decision made by 40 Days Headquarters.

I have good news and some difficult news…

the difficult news first… the national leaders of 40 days for life have canceled all vigils for the safety of all vigil participants.
the good news… our most recent save from Saturday has a team of at least 5 people who have pledged to walk with her on this journey. All of these people will contribute in some small way to her and her child’s well being!!

the good news… Planned Parenthood has closed for Monday….!!!!! One day that lives will not be taken at that site…

if anyone wants to continue individual prayer with appropriate spacing only 1-2 people staying 6 feet apart through sidewalk servants let us know… we will monitor the centers and we will let you know when they are open.

Here is a follow-up email sent this morning. You are encouraged to participate in the Sidewalk Servants. 

When coronavirus shut down our churches… our homes became reinstituted as the mini churches…

Thanks be to God we have the technology… and this will allow our prayer vigil to continue!!!!

on FaceTime and MSN messager we can even have prayer partners that join together and uphold each other in prayer!!!!

So in the name of Jesus!!! Let’s continue to cover these wicked places with prayer!!!

Please sign up for a 1-hour prayer slot to cover these places… now that you don’t have to be physically present I’m hoping that all of you who have been hesitant to come out can jump in… we can even do a 24-hour vigil!!!

if people do choose to venture to the front lines how awesome for them to know that they have someone praying for them while they are there.
so today is your day to sign up!
we will start all of this tomorrow (Tuesday)

Here are the hours we need to cover if anyone wants to continue through the night let me know and I’ll extend the times

Feel free to cover an hour or more if you desire daily. Feel free to pray with others during your hour on social media, feel free to look up pictures of these places so you can really focus your prayer as if you are standing there..

When you respond tell me if you want to know who else is praying at your hour and if you would like to meet with them via FaceTime or messenger – give your phone number so I can connect you guys…

During this time if anyone is dealing with loneliness or a need for food or other things please let me know and within our community, we will figure this out… we are God’s people and He will end abortion and sustain us through this all!!!!

 

pray to end abortion at 777

Tuesday : 7,8,9,10,11,12,1,2,3,4,5,6,7

wed:7,8,9,10,11,12,1,2,3,4,5,6,7

thursday:7,8,9,10,11,12,1,2,3,4,5,6,7

friday:7,8,9,10,11,12,1,2,3,4,5,6,7

saturday:7,8,9,10,11,12,1,2,3,4,5,6,7

sunday: 7,8,9,10,11,12,1,2,3,4,5,6,7

monday: 7,8,9,10,11,12,1,2,3,4,5,6,7

 

Pray to end abortion at 12th and locust

Tuesday: 7,8,9,10,11,12,1,2,3,4,5,6,7p

wed:7,8,9,10,11,12,1,2,3,4,5,6,7p

thursday:7,8,9,10,11,12,1,2,3,4,5,6,7p

friday:7,8,9,10,11,12,1,2,3,4,5,6,7p

saturday:7,8,9,10,11,12,1,2,3,4,5,6,7p

sunday: 7,8,9,10,11,12,1,2,3,4,5,6,7p

monday: 7,8,9,10,11,12,1,2,3,4,5,6,7p

Contact Monique Ruberu for more information at roobearoo@hotmail.com.

Reminder about Margaret Sanger

The following is from an email blast sent out by Dr. Monique Ruberu. A pro-lifer turned around a sign that featured a quote from the founder of Planned Parenthood. A note written by a disgruntled by one pro-lifer was discovered this morning during the campaign. 

Today at the vigil we noticed that one of the signs had tampered with. The sign that had a quote from Margaret Sanger saying “We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population…” was turned the other way…

At first, I thought this was the work of a pro-choice person, but then on reading the note that had been left, I realized this was done by one of us…

So I thought it would be good to just go over a little bit why we chose to put a Margaret Sanger quote on our sign and why we think it’s important for everybody to understand what she believed and to realize that Planned Parenthood still touts her as an amazing leader for women. They even give out an award in her name and have a portion centers such as the one in New York City named after her.

This was a woman who was a huge proponent for abortion for the sole purpose of ending the lives and limiting the population of those that she saw as weak and unfit to be a part of our society. Her active role as a leader in the world of eugenics and her writings are Evidence of these beliefs.

if you do have a question or concern about any of our materials or signs please speak to Pat or me. Our goal is not to upset people but rather to reveal the truth about Planned Parenthood and its founder.

Thank you all so much for all of your support and kindness in this visual thus far once again we have filled another day with no empty spots in our vigil.

Please continue to fill the following empty spots throughout the rest of the week.

Thursday 3/5 12th and locust: 12,1

777 appletree: 10,11,12,1,2

Fri 3/6 12th and locust:, 8,9,12,1,3

Blogger’s Note: Here is a video that breaks down her history.

Rally Outside of Supreme Court

The following is from an email blast sent out by Kristan Hawkins of Students for Life of America.

Sometimes, the pro-life movement gets a BIG opportunity to make legal progress for Life.

Wednesday is one of those opportunities!

Next week, on March 4th, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the potential landmark abortion case June Medical Services v. Russo.

And we’re having a rally outside the Supreme Court in support of the pro-life Louisiana law.

>>> Visit the rally website for more information.

The case challenges a law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their facility.

As the first case related to abortion that will be heard since Justice Kavanaugh has been appointed to the Court, this decision could challenge/overturn the 2016 Hellerstedt decision, which stripped away commonsense protections that safeguard women from predatory abortionists.

Full Event Details:

March 3rd, 2020

  • Supreme Court, Washington, D.C.
  • 6:00 – 7:00pm – Pre-Event Prayer Vigil & Worship

March 4th, 2020

  • Supreme Court, Washington, D.C.
  • 9:00 – 9:30am – Pre-Rally – Women Share their Stories
  • 9:30 – 11:30am – Protect Women Protect Life Rally

Years ago, the late pro-life Justice Antonin Scalia noted that he wanted to reverse the 1973 decision that legalized abortion. But he asked Americans – where was the moral outcry?

You are the moral outcry! That’s why I need you to join us on Wednesday. The Justices need to see you there.

Beginning at 7:30am, we’ll be gathering in front of the court to help stake out space for our pro-life speakers and set the tone for a peaceful, fun, and energized rally. We are asking all pro-life supporters to wear the color BLUE.

Let us know at the Facebook Event if you’re coming. I hope you can; this is certainly one for the history books.

Media Advisory-National Pro-life Coalition Holds Press Conference Ahead of Oral Arguments in Landmark Abortion Case #ProtectWomen #ProtectLife — Americans United for Life

National Pro-life Coalition Holds Press Conference Ahead of Oral Arguments in Landmark Abortion Case U.S. Senators, Representatives to join Louisiana State Lawmakers and Pro-life Advocates to discuss June Medical Services v. Russo Washington, D.C. – Next week the U.S. Supreme Court will take up June Medical Services v. Russo, potentially the most important abortion-related case…

via Media Advisory-National Pro-life Coalition Holds Press Conference Ahead of Oral Arguments in Landmark Abortion Case #ProtectWomen #ProtectLife — Americans United for Life

A special Valentine’s Day prayer for women whose hearts are broken over abortion

The following is from Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation.  

I will never forget the time when I was a radio reporter and I decided to do a feature on Valentine’s Day.

I arranged to visit a second-grade class at a local elementary school to record their impressions of the holiday. As I took out my microphone and tape recorder, the children gathered around me at lightning speed. They were eager to give their reflections of Valentine’s Day. In that moment, I just felt surrounded by love.

I remember my own excitement as a grade school student anticipating Valentine’s Day. My mother believed in celebrating to the hilt, so the day was filled with cards, gifts, cake, hors’ d’oeuvres, and even flaming cherries jubilee. Again, growing up, I always felt great love on Valentine’s Day.

It seems to me that the national public policy which permits abortion on demand erases a great deal of love from our lives. That is because it eliminates the children who carefully craft those handmade Valentine’s and whisper “I love you” at times of great grace.

Just think if we were to make a Valentine for every child lost to abortion, and for each woman who grieves a child that abortion has taken. The cards could stretch to the heavens and back.

I believe that every woman who was coerced into abortion knows what she is missing—an irreplaceable child with a boundless capacity to love. How sad that a woman could be driven to surrender the one who would love her the most.

Joaquin Phoenix Rages Against Drinking Milk From Cows, While Hollywood Celebrates Abortion

The following is from Lifenews.com which discusses everything that took place during the Oscars

Hollywood’s most elite celebrities clapped enthusiastically Sunday as actor Joaquin Phoenix condemned the dairy industry for milking cows and “plundering” the world’s natural resources.

All the while, many of the same celebrities ignore – and some openly embrace – the greatest human rights abuse of our time: abortion.

Phoenix, who won best actor at the Oscars for his role in “Joker,” gave an acceptance speech that almost sounded pro-life at times — but it wasn’t. Though he did not say where he stands on the abortion issue, many celebrities who attended the Oscars advocate for abortion on demand and the abortion industry.

“I think the greatest gift that it’s given me and many people in [this industry] is the opportunity to use our voice for the voiceless,” Phoenix began. “I’ve been thinking about some of the distressing issues that we’ve been facing collectively.”

According to the Guardian, he criticized society for embracing an “egocentric world view” and “plundering” the world’s resources.

“We feel entitled to artificially inseminate a cow and steal her baby, even though her cries of anguish are unmistakable. Then we take her milk that’s intended for her calf and we put it in our coffee and our cereal,” he said.

“We’re talking about the fight against the belief that one nation, one people, one race, one gender, one species, has the right to dominate, use and control another with impunity,” he continued.

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Phoenix challenged his listeners to fight against injustice, “whether we’re talking about gender inequality or racism or queer rights or indigenous rights or animal rights.”

Eater reports Phoenix has been a vegan for almost all of his life, and he sometimes campaigns with PETA. Vox writer Kelsey Piper praised him for elevating “the moral worth of animals.”

While protecting animals from abuse is important, Hollywood repeatedly and consistently fails to acknowledge an even greater injustice in this world today. Since 1973, more than 61 million unborn babies have been killed in abortions in America alone.

These babies are discriminated against more than any other group in the world. Some are aborted because they have Down syndrome or because they are a girl instead of a boy. Some are aborted just because their parents neglected to use contraception and their life was created at an inconvenient time.

Sometimes their mothers are forced to abort them by abusers and sex traffickers. Sometimes their fathers plead desperately for their lives to no avail, because fathers do not have any legal right to protect their own children before birth.

Every year, thousands of pain-capable later term unborn babies are aborted in the U.S., many for elective reasons. Every year, tens of thousands more are killed by being dismembered, torn apart in their mothers’ wombs while their hearts are still beating.

Abortion is cruel, violent, destructive.

But Hollywood celebrates it, instead of condemns it. Few will forget how, at the Golden Globes in January, actress Michelle Williams was met with massive applause when she thanked God for her “right to choose” to abort her unborn baby.

Phoenix was right to remind his fellow actors that they are given an incredible gift – a huge audience in which to be an influence for good, a “voice for the voiceless.” But they are squandering that gift when they neglect to address the horrific plight of abortion on mothers, fathers and especially their unborn babies.

Kick-Off Rally for 40 Days Will Feature Inspiring Speakers

 

In an effort to awaken the black community on the horrors of abortion, the pro-life community will host a kick-off rally at Greater Exodus Church on Wednesday, February 19th. The church is led by former Eagles player Herb Lusk. Pastor Lusk is also celebrating his birthday that evening. The event will kick off at 7PM.

The speaker lineup will include Kathy Barnette, candidate for Congress, best-selling author on Amazon and former Fox commentator.

Matt Britton, the chairman of 40 Days for Life.

Dr. Monqiue Ruberu, a pro-life OBGYN, and physician.

All pro-lifers in the Philadelphia area and surrounding suburbs are asked to come out, be inspired, and help build and defend a culture of life.

Sign up here for vigil hours between February 26th through April 4th.

Pro-Lifers Remember Legacy of John Stanton, 6 Years After His Death

On Saturday, 200 pro-lifers came together to honor the legacy of John Stanton, the founder of the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia. They also honored his wife, Harriet who passed away last June.

Those in attendance heard sermons, prayed, and even sang to honor his lifelong legacy.

Dr. Monique Ruberu shared how a college student prayed hard for a baby to be saved during his time outside of one of the abortion facilities in Philadelphia as she encouraged everyone to bring love to the sidewalk when praying in front of the abortion facilities as 40 Days for Life is soon upon us.

Pastor Herb Lusk reminded those in attendance to come from “a place of love”. With it, love can move mountains and work wonders. He also urged a call out to his fellow black people to come out and help defend life.

Kathy Barnette shared her testimony. She is a former commentator for Fox News. In her talk, she raised awareness on the fact that African Americans are more likely to be murdered by abortion than gun violence, AIDs, and the KKK combined as they make up more than 30% of abortion victims in the United States. She urged everyone to pray for her as she is running for Congress this election cycle. She is also a published author as her book was released on Amazon.

Prior to 1030 mass at Holy Redeemer, Dennis Stanton offered a few words on his late grandfather. He summed up his life with one word, legacy. His legacy grew on the impact, both seen and unseen, he had on others from his 12 children, 45 grandchildren, and 40 great-grandchildren to his tight grip, like a falcon, on his life and faith that he lived all through his life. That firm “grip” is now seen in his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren every day.