GOING TO THE MARCH FOR LIFE? KEEP IN MIND THE HOMELESS

By now, we are all tired of hearing that pro-lifers only “care about pregnant women” or “they’re just pro-birth”.

There’s always an opportunity to prove them wrong while making their heads spin.

Here’s a list of things to take with you and while in DC when encountering the homeless

  1. Pray for them
  2. Toiletries
  3. warm clothes
  4. gift cards to restaurants
  5. Buy an extra meal for take out and give it to homeless near you
  6. Help them get access to nearby homeless shelter

STUDENTS FOR LIFE TO HOLD PRAYER VIGIL ON EVE OF MARCH

Students for Life of America will host a prayer vigil on the steps of the Supreme Court on January 20th starting at 4:30 P.M.

All are welcome to come and pray for an end to abortion.

MANDATES IN DC TAKE EFFECT JUST DAYS BEFORE ANNUAL MARCH FOR LIFE; PANIC OR NOT PANIC?

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.

BE NOT AFRAID!

January 2022 To Do List

It’s 2022! Happy New Year! Start the year off with a bang. Here’s how

  1. Make plans to attend the March for Life in DC.
  2. Participate in prayer vigils in your community
  3. Reach out to pregnancy centers and donate maternity items for mother’s in need
  4. Collect old clothes and give to a homeless near you.
  5. Give alms to pro-life groups on the local and national level
  6. Offer a Mass for an end to abortion
  7. Hold a local pro-life rally in your city for those who can’t go to National events in DC, Los Angeles, and San Francisco’s Walk for Life
  8. Write pro-life op-eds for your local paper
  9. Call your representative and urge them to defend life from womb to tomb
  10. Begin the groundwork to oust pro-abortion politicians as 2022 is a mid-term election for 88% of state and federal offices.

REMEMBERING THE MILLIONS LOST SINCE ROE V WADE

More details to come but mark your calendars for Saturday, January 22nd at 10:00 AM to gather at Planned Parenthood. Perfect chance for those who can’t make it to this years March for Life in DC. 

National Prayer Service to Take Place in Washington DC on January 21st

Below is a request from Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life for the National Prayer Service that will take place in Washington DC on the morning of the March for Life.  If you are planning to travel to Washington to attend the March, please consider attending this prayer service.

Life

I am requesting your help in promoting the National Prayer Service, a major pro-life prayer event that Priests for Life plans each year for the morning of the March for Life in Washington, DC.

It will take place on Friday, January 21, 2022 from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. at DAR Constitution Hall, 1776 D St., NW (18th and D St), Washington, DC. We will begin with a 7:30 a.m. Mass celebrated by Bishop Joseph Coffey.

Below you will see special letter of invite from him.

We will have a major Christian musician performing at the event. An official announcement will be made soon.

I will deliver the sermon at the 8:30 a.m. prayer service and Danielle D’Souza Gill will be the emcee for the event.

We will present pro-life recognition awards to the pro-life activists and legislators of Texas and Mississippi responsible for the strong pro-life bills in those states.

Texas Award Recipients for the Texas Heartbeat bill:

John Seago, Legislative Director, Texas Right To Life

Texas Senator Bryan Hughes

Janet Porter, Spearheaded the idea of heartbeat bills

Mississippi Award Recipients for the law protecting babies in the womb starting at 15-weeks gestation, which the Supreme Court is currently reviewing in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health:

Mississippi Senator Angela Hill

Mississippi Senator Joey Fillingane

Mississippi Representative Becky Currie, author of the bill

Find more information and register to attend at www.NationalPrayerService.com. The event is free and no tickets are needed.

I am asking your help in promoting this event. We want as many people as possible to come to pray with us to commemorate the tragic Roe vs. Wade decision and to express gratitude to the award recipients for their tremendous work!

We hope you can join us.

The main event website is www.NationalPrayerService.com. Go to the promotional materials tab to find videos, audios, memes and more.

An Invitation from Bishop Joseph Coffey

Brothers and Sisters:

I invite you to join me in Washington, DC on the morning of the March for Life, Friday, January 21, 2022 from 8:30-10:30 a.m., for the Annual National Memorial for the Pre-Born and Their Mothers and Fathers at historic Constitution Hall.

What a great way to start the day – with prayer, songs of praise and inspiring talks, leaving you with a renewed focus on our mission before heading to march and witness on the streets of Washington.

There is plenty of room at Constitution Hall for your entire parish or school group to attend.

Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director, Priests for Life will give the sermon and pro-life recognition awards will be given to the people of Texas responsible for the Heartbeat Bill and the people of Mississippi responsible for Mississippi’s law, the “Gestational Age Act,” protecting babies starting at 15 weeks. This is the law that the Supreme Court is now reviewing.

I encourage my brother clergy to attend as well.

This event is also an opportunity to join with our brothers and sisters in different Christian denominations as we unite in our one common purpose of ending abortion.

Blessings,

Bishop Joseph Coffey

December to Do List

The final month of the year. It is hard to believe that we have made it to the end of 2021 and we are looking to end the year strong.

Here is the list of things to do to make it a December to remember.

  1. Host a Christmas Caroling event outside of an abortion facility. Learn more here.
  2. Participate in your local praer vigils
  3. Collect coats, hats, scarves, and even gloves for the homeless
  4. Make plans to attend the March for Life in DC on Friday, January 21st. Cant go? Hold a local rally in your community.
  5. Write cards to single moms and their families
  6. Throw a toy drive for children of single moms
  7. Collect maternity items and donate them to Pregnancy Center near you
  8. Attend the dedication of the Christmas Creche near you
  9. Participate in a pro-life orgnization’s Christmas party.
  10. Donate to a pro-life organization before the year ends
  11. Recommit to the pro-life cause by the beginning of 2022
  12. Recruit someone at your parish

Make December a month where life is worth saving and living.

MARCH FOR LIFE REVEALS THEME AND GUESTS

It is never too soon to look ahead to the 47th annual March for Life, which will take place on Friday, January 21st. In fact, this will be the first large gathering since before the Communist Lockdowns brought about by the #FollowTheScience crowd.

During today’s live press coverage, Jeanne Mancini revealed the theme of the annual rally. As Mancini, the President of the March for Life Foundation stated: “As our country continues to advance along the path to a more just society, we cannot ignore the discrimination that is taking place against vulnerable unborn babies who some view as “less than” others. In order to create a more just society, we must recognize that equality begins in the womb.” See the video here.

In addition to the revelation of the theme, the organization has also shared the speakers for the event. Matthew West will kick off the rally with a concert. The confirmed speakers will represent the diverse religious background of pro-lifers. The first is Kirk Cameron. Cameron, known for roles in Growing Pains and Full House, is an evangelical Christian from California and has been known to have debated prominent atheists. He has done evangelization on college campuses and continues to promote traditional values.

The other speaker slated for the rally is Fr. Mike Schmitz. He is known for his Bible in a Year podcast that was the No.1 download of 2021. He also has weekly video series with Ascension Presents. He will also headline the Rose Dinner on the evening of the March for Life.

Start planning your trip to Washington, D.C. for the March for Life.

Pro-Lifers Counter “Women’s March” Nationwide

September has been a tumultuous month for the debate on abortion. It all began with the Texas heartbeat taking effect on September 1st. Even the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the law citing the 10th amendment.

Later, a radical bill was passed by the House of Representatives that would reverse all pro-life laws passed on state level making abortion federal law.

As the potential of Roe v Wade case being reversed by the Supreme Court, with a hearing and arguments taking place in DC on December 1st, the flop of an event called “Women’s March took place in several cities across the United States on Saturday, October 2nd.

As always, college students and young adults assembled to counter the event. Here are some takeaways from several who were on the frontlines.

Grace Rykaczewski- Washington, DC

Students for Life had a strong showing in DC. Grace was one of the student activists present. She shared three takeaways:

  1. There was a shocking amount of aggression from pro abortion men towards pro-life women at a “WOMEN’S MARCH”. Ironic. I witnessed a man trying to grab a bull horn out of a young pro-life woman’s hands.
  2. They didn’t really call it the women’s march this year, they called it the rally for Abortion Justice which is so fitting because it has never been a “Women’s March” it’s always been a pro-abortion March. Since the very first one pro-life organizations, even pro-life feminist organizations were disinvited from the March. How can it be a women’s March if they disinvite half of women??
  3. It’s terrible that the women’s march completely ignores all other women’s issues. We didn’t see a single sign about women in Afghanistan, women being raped or the wage gap. Nothing. All abortion related signs and shirts.
  4. they held a prayer rally… the pro-aborts. Idk who they thought they were praying to but not my God…

Titus Folks

The big thing Titus witnessed while in Indianapolis is how the pro-aborts were not open to dialogue or understanding a view that is opposite to them. Him and along with seven high schools and colleges were at hand. Despite the wet weather and losing their voices from chanting, they were all present to give a voice to the voiceless.

For Mallory Finch of Charlotte, NC she was disappointed that these women have believed the lie being sold by our culture. The women of the Women’s March have boiled women’s rights down to abortion. They rebranded the Women’s March to be the Abortion Justice.

After talking to a few of the women (that actually had conversations and weren’t just yelling in my face) many of them really weren’t educated. Many of these women don’t know what abortion really is. Also many of these women aren’t aware of the other many things we do as prolifers. Some of the women were shocked when we started talking about Pregnancy Help Centers and our petitions for Paid Family Leave for Moms and Dads.

For Anna Gidish, President and Foundress of Lehigh Valley Pro-Life Future, she uses the opportunity to help pregnant women receive access to abortion alternatives. She shares:

“One woman stopped us before all the Women’s March protesters got there. (We decided to get there early and take their spot!) She angrily asked Maria and Olivia, if you have time to protest, why don’t you spend time giving real resources to women. Her tune changed after Maria and Olivia actually discussed Standing With You and our local pregnancy center. She was 5 months pregnant and her baby’s father just walked out on them recently. Maria was able to offer a blessing bag she had in her car from when she was outside Planned Parenthood the day before. The woman was so grateful for the resources. Whether she already intended to choose life before or not… I am not sure, BUT she did say that she believes it is in “providence” that she does choose life for her child! Another woman walked by and said she liked what we were doing during the counter-protest. I ran up to her and talked to her about the resources we offer in the community. She told me she was pregnant and the father wanted her to have an abortion. She said she didn’t want an abortion, though. I checked with her to see what she needed. She said she would reach out via Standing With You, if she needs help!”

Theses were just the many testimonies from the now of the pro-life movement. Some have diverse backgrounds, yet they have one goal: make abortion unthinkable because it hurts women.

To view photo galleries from Saturday’s counter demonstration around the country, click here

PENNSYLVANIA HELD INAUGURAL MARCH IN HARRISBURG; STRONG SHOWING STATEWIDE

2,000 pro-lifers across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania came out to give a voice to the voiceless in the inaugural state March for Life. People from all walks of life, creed, and major cities in the Keystone State came out, a majority from the western part of the state.

The morning began with Mass at neighboring St. Patrick’s Cathedral, located only a few steps from the capitol. Bishop Ronald Gainer was the main celebrant. In his homily, he reminded everyone to boldly stand against the culture of death.

Following Mass, pro-lifers gathered in front of the steps of the capitol to hear from speakers such as Reverend Herb Lusk of greater Exodus Church in Center City Philadelphia, who opened the event with prayer.

Even state legislatures took time to address those assembled. Reminding everyone to remain involved and vigilant while promoting the culture of life.

Elena Ligouri, graduate student from University of Pittsburgh, took time to share about how her medical colleagues at her soon to be alma mater harvesting body parts from unborn children while still alive. She encouraged everyone to remain bold and not afraid to defend life.

The keynote speaker of the rally was Abby Johnson. Abby opened her talk reflecting on the 12th anniversary of her walk away campaign from the abortion industry. She saw firsthand the “science” Planned Parenthood wanted her to believe. It was that fateful day that she knew that it was a human life being terminated. God’s road to Damascus that day confirmed that she must not just helped pregnant women but also the workers of the diabolical industry.

Following the rally, the pro-lifers walked a mile around the capitol filling the streets with song, prayer, and even signs. Some of which were created by hand. Some took time to meet with their local representative to hold them accountable in their public service.

For a gallery of photos from the event, see them here.