August To-Do List

Hard to believe that it is August, and we’re more than half way through the summer.

The 8th month of the year can serve as a time to get in much needed family vacation before school is back in session. Sadly, the pandemic has put everyone’s plans on hold. Some are still unsure due to the unprecedented times.

The good news is Voices for Life has a to-do list throughout the month that can help you channel your Covid-19 frustrations in helping to advance the pro-life message. This list is applicable for your daily pro-life conviction.

  1. See Trump Card

It should come as no surprise that Dinesh D’Sousa, an immigrant of India, is not done defending the core principles of America. For the last eight years, he has been on the New York Times bestseller’s list, been falsely convicted for fraud, and has produced documentaries that have been game changers. His latest project, “Trump Card” is slated to be released on Friday, August 7th. Due to the temporary closing of movie theaters, you can view the documentary on-demand.

He played a pivotal role in exposing Hillary Clinton’s past which helped Donald Trump become the 45th President of the United States with “Hillary’s America”.

In addition, his most recent book United States of Socialism, is out now. To make your purchase, visit here.

2. Holy Hour/Mass for Life

Many states have masses back in session (with restrictions). Some of the faithful should be encouraged to host a Holy Hour for an end to abortion. St. Teresa of Calcutta once believed that if every Catholic made a weekly Holy Hour, we would see an end to abortion. So what are you waiting for? Even if you can’t bring one to you church, make one on your accordance.

3. Take part in vigils in your community

Connect with your local pro-life coalition and find out about vigil locations and times. Pray with your family, college, or even church group. Create a sign that advertises free help with contact information.

4. Host a pro-life committee meeting in your church

Gather people in your parish or church and discuss ways you can help get the pro-life message to your community all around with another pivotal election approaching.

5. Donate to pro-life charity

Give anything you have to advance many pro-life groups making a difference. Some groups include: Generation Life, The Culture Project, St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation, Guiding Star, and Susan B Anthony List to name a few.

6. Work for Susan B Anthony List

The Susan B Anthony List is gearing up to help reach out to voters as the 2020 elections are coming very soon. They are hiring in many battleground states. To learn more, visit here.

7. Purchase Stork: Sowing Season

An indie author recently came out with an amazing book that promotes a pro-life message. To order your copy, visit here. It will make an excellent read in your backyard with a cold drink or while you’re catching rays at the beach.

8. Sign up for 40 Days for Life

The 40 Days for Life campaign begins on Wednesday, September 23rd and ends the weekend before the General Election. The spring campaign was interrupted with the pandemic. Now, with many states putting this phenomenon behind, it is time to go all in to save lives, pray for the workers, help moms choose life, and make a difference in your community.

9. Sidewalk Servants

Even though we’re a long way from the next 40 Days for Life campaign, there are babies being murdered every day. Your presence for at least an hour two during the week will make an impact on the abortion industry. Learn more about sidewalk servants here. Consider starting one in your community.

Week Six of our Prayer Campaign – Let Us Pray for Governor Tom Wolf #onesoulatatime

Please join us this week as we pray in particular for Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf.  The information below was provided by Sandy Slater, President of the Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition. 

‘Winning the war against unborn babies and their mothers one soul at a time’

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Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf visits with staff at Warminster Planned Parenthood in Bucks  County

There’s no hiding Governor Tom Wolf’s truly extreme pro-abortion agenda. He has vetoed several good pro-life pieces of legislation. He allowed Planned Parenthood to be open during the COVID-19 shutdown despite prohibiting all elective surgeries – calling the largest abortion business in the state “life-sustaining.”

Now, Governor Wolf wants to send $3 million of our tax dollars directly to Planned Parenthood. Pennsylvania’s pro-life community must work together to stop Governor Wolf’s extreme abortion agenda.

In November 2019, Gov. Wolf vetoed the Downs Syndrome bill after it passed both houses, calling the legislation a “restriction on women and medical professionals and interferes with women’s health care and the crucial decision-making between patients and their physicians.”

Recently, The Pennsylvania state legislature passed the Telemedicine bill after adding an amendment that indirectly regulated abortion-inducing drugs.  Gov. Wolf, the most pro-abortion governor in Pennsylvania history claimed that the bill “interferes with women’s health care and the crucial decision-making between patients and their physicians.”

Let us pray. In 2 Timothy 3: 16 the Apostle Paul tells us that All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, and in Isaiah 55: 7, it says, “Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon”.

Voices for Life Prayer Campaign: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez #onesoulatatime

Voices for Life prayer campaign continues into the 4th week.

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This week please join us in praying for NY Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Ocasio-Cortez has been the subject of some memes that attack her intelligence. I know because I have neighbors that love using her as a punchline. Here, she is the subject of prayer for her to open her eyes as she supported the murder of 1/3 of her peers. When I did my research on her, it has occurred to me that she is just two months older than me

I chose her for three reasons:

  1. She is originally from Venezuela where socialism is drying the very bone of a once productive country.
  2. She has made a poor metaphor about abortion
    1. Comparing abortion to dog-breeding
  3. She is unapologetically pro-abortion
    1. Population Control
    2. Slams Georgia Lawmakers for Abortion Ban
    3. Force Americans to pay for abortion with taxpaying dollars

Let us pray for Representative Ocasio-Cortez’s:

  • That God sends many Christians across her path to share the Gospel
  • That the light of Christ sets her free from the deceit and darkness of satan
  • That she falls to her knees and surrenders her life to Jesus Christ, her only hope for salvation
  • That the Holy Spirit shows her overwhelming proof that abortion is murder and
  • That she becomes an advocate for mothers and their unborn babies.

Please join me this week in remembering Representative Ocasio-Cortez in your daily prayers.

Now, please join me in prayer.

Fount of Mercy Prayer
Heavenly Father, in the Name of Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit, we come to You with a contrite heart and with faith for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that You will give her the grace of conversion. O blood and water that gushed forth from the heart of Jesus, as a fount of mercy for us, I trust in You. Enlighten this mind that is ensnared in ignorance and sin and darkness. Bring her into the fold of the Holy Catholic Church. Amen.

“Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.”  James 1:21

Prayer Campaign for Politicians Week Three: Nancy Pelosi #onesoulatatime

“I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone, for kings and all those in authority…” — 1 Timothy 2:1-2a

Nancy Pelosi photo

Political leaders, like all people, need the forgiveness of sins and the new life that comes through putting one’s faith in Jesus Christ. “God our Savior . . . . wants all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1Timothy 2:3b-4). Praying for the salvation of political leaders should be a top priority in a Christian’s life (Acts 4:10-12; Romans 10:9).  God’s Prayer for Political Leaders  

Praying for salvation is the most important prayer we will ever pray. Being persistent in prayer for a lost soul has turned many from darkness to the Light of Christ. That is especially true of  politicians.  We will never have godly government without godly leaders who bow the knee to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  No one is beyond the reach of His Hand when we pray for conversion. As we intercede on behalf of our politicians, be mindful that we are all sinners saved by His grace.  

Nancy Pelosi is the focus of our prayer campaign for week three. She has led a privileged life and is the richest woman in the House of Representatives. She wields a lot of power as speaker of the house. As a professed Catholic, her support for Planned Parenthood and position on abortion is against Catholic doctrine and the Word of God.

Holy Spirit, please set Nancy Pelosi free from the delusions of riches, political power and the lies of Satan, especially the issue of abortion. “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32

Lord Jesus, we pray Nancy Pelosi repents of her sins, surrenders her life to you and walks in your will and your ways. “I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.” Luke 5:32

“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” 2 Cor 5:17

“Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12

Jesus doorknocking
“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.”  Revelations 3:20

Dear Jesus, thank you for knocking at the door of our heart. Please help Nancy Pelosi answer your knock on the door of her heart. We ask this in Your Holy Name, Amen.

Login for Life Webinar

The following is from an email blast sent out by Tom McClusky, a representative of the March for Life Foundation.

The March for Life, together with the PA Catholic Conference and PA Family Institute, out of concern for the health of those planning to attend, and in line with the guidance of public health officials and Capitol authorities, have decided to reschedule the Pennsylvania March for Life, originally planned for May 18th, 2020.

 

However, it is with great excitement that we are instead announcing PA March for Life: Login for Life, an educational webinar on Pennsylvania pro-life advocacy, scheduled for May 18th from 12-1 ET.

 

This is an excellent opportunity for anyone to learn about the principles of effective lobbying, the specific and current issues Pennsylvania is facing, and what you can do right now to champion pro-life policies to your Pennsylvania elected representatives. This webinar will be hosted by a panel of experts who will be able to answer any questions during a concluding Q&A. This webinar is suited for all levels of experience and comfort with advocacy.

 

We greatly appreciate the wonderful excitement we’ve witnesses in planning for the first-ever Pennsylvania March for Life, and we are hopeful that we can reschedule the event soon. Thank you to those who are working hard to make sure Pennsylvanians from every corner and county of our state will be represented at the rally and march.

 

 

You can view the video stream on your phone, computer, or tablet, or you can dial in by phone to listen to the presentations. Be sure to RSVP to receive updates and reminders, and forward this email to friends and family who might be interested!

Voices for Life Prayer Campaign Week 1 – Governor Andrew Cuomo #onesoulatatime

‘Winning the war against unborn babies and their mothers one soul at a time’

Andrew Cuomo

Today begin’s our 6-week Prayer Campaign for some of our elected officials.  We are asking everyone to join us in praying for the particular politician we post for the whole week.

I’ve chosen Governor Andrew Cuomo this week as to me he is someone who is in desperate need of our prayers. Governor Cuomo is on record as stating he believes in abortion up to and including the moment of birth of a baby, and during the present pandemic, he has ordered nursing homes to take in COVID-19 patients.  He doesn’t seem to value life at either end of the spectrum.

Let us pray for the governor’s conversion :

  • That God sends many Christians across his path to share the Gospel
  • That the light of Christ sets him free from the deceit and darkness of satan
  • That he falls to his knees and surrenders his life to Jesus Christ, his only hope for salvation
  • That the Holy Spirit shows him overwhelming proof that abortion is murder and
  • That he becomes a advocate for mothers and their unborn babies.

Please join me this week in remembering Governor Cuomo in your daily prayers.

“This is what we are all about…conversion. We will continue to reach out to these men and women in love. Hate doesn’t work. Condemnation doesn’t work. Judgment doesn’t work. The mercy of Christ is what WORKS. Please pray with us….You are making a difference.” Abby Johnson, former PP clinic director and founder of ‘And Then There Was None’

Mother’s Day Rally Asks Why Churches Non-Essential But Abortion Facilities Are

On a beautiful Saturday morning, 40 pro-lifers gathered outside of the Philadelphia Women’s Center for a pre-Mother’s Day rally.

Pat Stanton opened the rally with a prayer that stresses the importance of being created for God and by God for a purpose. He later asked the question as to why would churches be closed yet abortion facilities remain open under a communist governor like Tom Wolf.

The speakers included Marlene Downing of Hope Pregnancy, Katelyn D’Adamo of Generation Life, Fr. Michael Moriarty of Legionnaires of Christ, and Pastor Herb Lusk III.

Marlene stressed the importance of praying for the conversion of not just the mothers but also those that are accessory to the slaughter of innocent blood. She even knew that God has a plan for when the facility will be closed for good. She encouraged everyone to be steadfast and present.

Katelyn, the acting Director of Generation Life, shared how her closest friend was pregnant while attending college. Because of Katelyn being present, her friend chose life and graduated second in her class.

Following Katelyn was Kim Savage. Twenty years ago, Kim became one of the first members of Generation Life. She is now a mother of four. She shared about her adoption story and reflected on what it meant to be a mother.

Pastor Herb of Greater Exodus Church reminded everyone to come from a place to love in order to change hearts. Drawing from the story of Hannah in the Old Testament, prayed for a child and turned out to be one of the greatest prophets, Samuel. She would dedicate him to God.

Fr. Michael Moriarty concluded the rally with how he shared the fact that his mom chose life despite being an alcoholic and dedicated his priesthood to helping the poor in Kensington.

A blessed Mother’s Day to all the moms out there. Thank you for your yes to life. You’re heroes.

“You risk your heart every day to become a mom.” Fr. Mike Schmitz

AMAZING OPPORTUNITY TO EXERCISE YOUR PRO-LIFE VIEWS

The following is from Dr. Monique Ruberu that was copied and posted to the blog with her consent. He is asking for help from two moms in the Philly/SJ area who are choosing life through the abortion pill reversal hotline. 

I am in touch with the moms of 2 of my recent abortion reversals..

One lives in Ocean County, NJ. The other lives in downtown Philly

I am looking for a few dedicated people to be a part of these women’s support team…

It would involve volunteering to be a part of a group that is willing to walk with this mom and show her love and support..

It could be as simple as letting her know you are her constant prayer support and sending her letters and cards with supportive words and advice

It could be helping to set up an online baby shower or birthday party for the little one

One person in the group will volunteer to be the lead, making initial contact with the mom, identifying any needs she may have and bringing them back to the group to see how the group can help… if the group doesn’t have the resources in their own circle they will bring the need to me and we will find the help she needs through the larger pro-life community.

It may be finding someone that can help the mom with life skills or resume building… it could be anything… just trying to build a supportive loving PRAYERFUL community around this mom so she knows she is not alone.

Let me know if you would like to be a part of either of these teams and if you are interested in being the lead

** If you feel called to help, please email Dr. Monique Ruberu at roobearoo@hotmail.com

Prayer Campaign for our Elected Officials – #onesoulatatime

‘Winning the war against unborn babies and their mothers #onesoulatatime’

 

Prayer

Last Sunday as I was praying and meditating on my rosary for the intention of an end to surgical and non-surgical abortions, I was moved to pray for some of our elected officials who have little or no regard for the sanctity of life.

A few years ago we promoted a prayer campaign for abortionists, and politicians who strongly support and/or promote abortion.  This campaign ran throughout the Lenten Season and was very successful.   We would like to begin a similar campaign this month to pray for some of our elected officials who are so vehemently anti-life.

Prayer is the most powerful weapon we have in fighting this battle against the anti-life forces in our society.  And as we are instructed by God,  to ‘love our enemies’, what better way to show that love than to pray for their conversion?

Our campaign begins this coming Monday, May 11th and we hope that everyone will join with us to pray for a conversion for these misguided souls.

“But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” Matthew 5:44

Mother’s Day Fundraiser

The following is from Tom Steven, Director of the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia regarding this year’s mother’s day fundraiser that typically takes place across the churches in the Greater Philadelphia area.

We hope this email finds you well!  How are you, your family, your parish, and your respect life activities, if any?
     Due to the unanticipated cancellation of parish Masses this Mother’s Day, the Pro-Life Union is unable to distribute roses, baby bottles, and Mother’s Day Newsletters as we normally do.  We love giving roses to moms and are very disappointed (in addition to being disappointed by not being able to attend Mass!).
     Mother’s Day baby bottle drives and rose sales are typically a significant fundraiser for Guiding Star Ministries maternity home and for the Pro-Life Union.  This May without our Mother’s Day campaign, we are left with the next best option — to try to raise funds via online fundraising (see below).
    Please share via your parish email distribution list or in your parish bulletin if you are able.  Thank you for your support!   Please see below and share.
This Mother’s Day, Help These Moms who Chose Life! Give a gift in honor of your mom, or your mom’s mom, or in honor of someone who helped your mom along the way.  Join our Mother’s Day Campaign for moms and children.  All proceeds benefit Guiding Star Ministries, a home for single pregnant moms and their children.
WATCH THE VIDEO AND DONATE HERE:
https://guidingstar.causevox.com 

     Each year on Mother’s Day, the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia gives out thousands of roses in honor of moms on their special day, and hosts baby bottle drives in churches throughout Greater Philadelphia.  It is a significant fundraising event for Guiding Star Ministries and enables us to provide a safe, beautiful home to single pregnant women and their children who are at risk of homelessness.  This year due to the Covid-19 quarantine we are unable to host our fundraising campaign — so we are going virtual!
WATCH THE VIDEO AND DONATE HERE:
https://guidingstar.causevox.com 
     Thank you for being a part of this very important fundraising campaign!   Our goal is to raise $25,000.    Please share it with some friends.
NOTE: This fundraiser will run until Friday, May 15th.