Local Speakers Featured in Virtual Conference

We may not be able to physically attend a conference, but you can attend one on your laptop or desktop computer. There is one for men and women.

Some local speakers are slated to give a virtual presentation to (as of now) 25,000 registered attendees from all over the country.

Here’s a breakdown on who is speaking:

Bill Donaghy

Guest lecturer for the Theology of the Body Institute. He will break down the four pillars of manhood.

Mark Houck

Mark is the president/founder of The King’s Men and former missionary of Generation Life. He will discuss the right ministry for men to get involved in their state of life.

Christopher West

West Chester native will break down how to find peace in troubling times. (Perfect timing for his topic of discussion).

Damon Owens

A gifted storyteller, Damon Owens will share how men are called to joy and mercy.

Women’s Conference

Samantha Kelley

Samantha Kelley is a former missionary for the Theology of the Body Institute with a passion for fitness. She will discuss how fitness can improve our well-being.

Megan Mastroianni-Mahon

Can you be healed? Megan Mastroianni-Mahon, Assistant Director of Anthem, shares her testimony on how she was healed by the love of God.

Jen Settle

Jen Settle, Director of Programs of the Theology of the Institute and a consecrated virgin (read more here).

Registration for the conference is free. It is even a perfect time to enter into Holy Week. It runs from April 3rd-April 5th.

Visit here to register now and find out how you can own every talk.

 

 

Two saves in Philadelphia. No Joking

No one will be April fooling you with this email from Dr. Monique Ruberu.

Praise God and praise the fearless prayer warriors who continue to show up and pray outside the abortion centers.

Praise God for the continued prayer support YOU are providing through our daily 12-hour vigil at home.

Today we have had reports of two women who chose life… one at Comley Rd and one at 12th and locust!!!

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Here is the report from Pat Stanton about the save at 12th and Locust…

” She was meandering in and out of the Center… a young girl… twice we offered her help and resources but she wouldn’t take a thing…

A while later an older lady walked in… I approached her in the same way “Can I offer you any help?” She replied, “I’m not here for an abortion… I have someone in there”

Pat responded, “Will you take some resources in for her? You know this is murder”

sadly she shook her said and said, “I know”

Pat returned to prayer…

a short while later he was so thrilled to see the older lady coming out fists pumping into the air in JUBILATION.accompanied by her granddaughter..” we are KEEPING this baby!!!”
Pat shared all of the resources with them, made sure they had the numbers they needed to call for help and watched them walk away.
It was a good day. Thanks be to God!

PP

Meanwhile, Anita Flynn shared about how an unlikely person helped pro-lifers in NorthEast Philly helped a girl to the pro-life side.
if you are not older or immunosuppressed and want to join pat and the few others on the front lines please reach out to pat (2677184851) to see how you can help there are some masks available for the few that go down.

please see the list of hours covered and let me know if you want to cover an hour of prayer at home.

hour(number of people)

Let’s bring every hour up to at least 2 people …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Denied Sacraments; Not Access to Abortion. Catholic Bishops, Speak Up

By now, many Catholic bishops have made one of the hardest decisions to ever come in the midst of the pandemic. That decision was to suspend the celebration of mass and live stream masses until the pandemic passes. Catholics are not thrilled over this decision. They are deprived of receiving the Eucharist. However, many are encouraged to make a spiritual communion. In the midst of it, one brave pastor held a Sunday service. He paid the price as he was arrested.

As Lent is drawing to a close and one of the most pivotal times of the church’s calendar approaches, it seems many pro-lifers are being challenged even more. 40 Days for Life campaigns are canceled now due to the rapid spread of the virus as we cannot have 10 people or more outside of abortion facilities in the midst of physical distancing (the correct term as opposed to social distancing). No palms this year, witnessing new Catholics coming to the faith on Easter Sunday, not even families gathering for mass together and receive the blessing of the Easter Holy Water.

Meanwhile, across many states, Planned Parenthood facilities remain open as they are deemed “essential”. Even House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck the Schmuck Schumer were looking out for Planned Parenthood when it came to stimulus money without a care for the average American out of work. Even many doctors are up in arms about many states’ decisions to leave them open. Time and time again, the abortion industry is using events like the pandemic to put profit ahead of actual care.

At the same time, the Catholic bishops have been silent. It has helped the oppressors. Our bishops can do better. Where are they? They all come together to close the church’s door and improvise mass celebrations to the virtual world. Catholics can’t receive the sacraments. No weddings. No funerals. Churches are open for worship only. Many Catholics are seeing this as a way to forget the 3rd commandment, yet they are encouraged to view the mass on the internet. Sadly many are not doing so.

CALL TO ACTION

I am calling on all people of faith to come together, call their representative and ask their officials to close the abortion facilities.

If you are in good health and are prepared, go and be physically present outside of abortion facilities. Bring resources with you.

Offer your next Holy Hour or prayer meeting (physically or virtually) for an end to abortion.

Take a photo of your pro-life sign and tag the location of the Planned Parenthood facility on your next social media post (Facebook and Instagram).  Remind women that they are amazing, strong, and beautiful. You have help.

Post-pro-life messages on your church’s billboard and bulletin.

Use social media to spread the pro-life message. Be ready for a backlash. Respond with love.

This pandemic can bring the best and worst out of everyone. Let this bring out the best in every pro-lifer.

“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice”  Proverbs 31: 8-9

 

Pray at abortion facilities; Pray at Home

Every hour going forward has at least one person praying to end abortion at the two downtown vigil sites. These people are also praying for the few people going down to be present, praying for the women and babies as well as for the conversion of the workers.

Now we are looking for people to be the 2nd and third prayer warriors from home at those hours see below and pick your hours…

 

1. I just got off the phone and conference call with an abortion pill reversal patient from the Allentown area. She has an 8-month baby and was concerned that she wouldn’t be able to handle another pregnancy with severe nausea and vomiting. Her boyfriend is the same father and he was not happy about the abortion, he is happy that she is trying to reverse. Please pray for this patient and if any of you are willing to be on her support team or know of anyone in that area (Allentown) to help with a baby shower and to address any needs she may have… let me know.
2. on Monday and Tuesday we are trying to inundate senators offices with quick 2-5 minute calls stating that we don’t want telemedicine abortions included in the tele-med bill. Senators say they hear from the pro-abortion side much more frequently than they hear from us… so LET’S BE HEARD!!! There is a signup genius through the pro-life union of Greater Philadelphia – the goal is to have 5 people scheduled to call every 20 min while offices are open… want to flood their lines.

SIGN UP HERE  about tele-med Bill

Let’s bring every hour up to at least 2 people …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tell Gov. Wolf to Shut Down All Abortion Facilities in PA

The following is a statement from Mike McGonagle, President of Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition. This is being shared to the blog with his permission

Our organization urges Gov. Wolf to act consistently with his directive for Pa. health facilities to cease all elective surgeries by directing the closure of all of Pa.’s free-standing abortion facilities.

Our organization’s President, Michael J. McMonagle, explained the reason for this action.

“Pregnancy is not a disease and therefore, abortion is not required surgery.  Even abortion facility operators admit that most surgical abortions are elective.

“A non-elective abortion would be one of the exceptions authorized by Pa.’s ban on post-24-week gestation abortions.  Hospitals would remain available for non-elective abortions.”

Wanna Break Cabin Fever? Take a Leap of Faith and Pray Outside of Abortion Facilities

The headliner might be a bit misleading. However, two brave men decided to continue praying outside of abortion facilities in the Philadelphia area, despite the stay at home order from elected officials.

The suggestion does come with some parameters.

  1. Do not come within two feet of patients entering the facility or escorts (if any decide to be out there)
  2. Be sure to be courteous and respectful to police and people coming and going on the sidewalk
  3. Be peaceful
  4. Bring love
  5. Stay safe and well
  6. Treat this like 40 Days for Life is still going on.
  7. Pray in small groups of less than ten
  8. If you are ill, pray from home

Remember, God has appeared to many people to do his will. You should do his, not the will of man.

“Never underestimate the spirit of God working through you, with you, and despite you.” Archbishop Nelson Perez

A word from the front line

During this time of stay at home, there have been some who have still chosen to go out and be present outside these places…

Here is a report from Pat…

“In 4 hours yesterday, there were 3 girls who went in for abortion” I was able to get info into all of their hands because there were no escorts… the police were also present for 2 of the hours and one of them spoke of Isiah and that God finally has our attention.
two girls showed up for abortions as walk-ins but they were not allowed in.
Lee trip showed up (the abortionist) I asked him what it is that he needs to quit this job… he responded that I don’t have it… I responded that all he needs is Jesus…

it was lonely out there at first… but now it is peaceful… the prayer of all the other people really keeps me going… knowing that every hour I am out there someone is praying for me and for these women… ITS HUGE…

so my dear friends… I’m not asking you to go out to the front lines but I am begging you…

PLEASE help me keep this prayer vigil going strong…

let me know if you have a daily commitment to pray further than what I had on the 1st week of prayer… if you intended to pray daily going forward please remind me…

im listing all of the hours out there for this week and I hope that everyone commits to at least one hour in this week to pray for Pat and Gerry, to pray for the workers, to pray for the centers…

today pat and Gerry are at 777… please pray for their safety…

hour(number of people)

there are a lot of zeros at the moment for (#of people) please help me wipe that out..

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

Sunday: offer your mass fir this cause

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

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

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

thurs: 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)

friday: 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)

Upcoming Events from Students for Life

Coronavirus cancellations have you stuck inside?

While we can’t ship you milk or toilet paper, we CAN provide you with FIVE weeks of virtual training courses! You’ll be joined by your Regional Coordinator along with 50+ other pro-life students.

Your virtual pro-life training is happening over video calls every week all the way through April 20th. Remaining sessions include:

  • Week of 3/30: “How to Dialogue Online
  • Week of 4/6: “Countering Abortion Culture
  • Week of 4/13: “Non-Violent Patient Care
  • Week of 4/20: “Preparing for 2020 Elections

Click here to find out what time & date yours are and to register!

Are You a Pro-Life Artist?
Students for Life has added a brand-new program to our family of fellowships: The Hildegard Art Fellowship. And this one’s just for pro-life artists! The Hildegard Art Fellowship is about engaging young artists to use their artistry to change hearts and minds on abortion by becoming artist-activists. Click here (or the button below) to apply by May 1st!

Here’s who can apply:

  • Any incoming undergraduate, graduate, law, and med students.
  • Artists of all kinds: visual, word, and performing.
  • Must be a current leader or member of a campus pro-life organization.
  • Must be interested in pursuing a full-time career in the pro-life movement.
  • Must be able to attend the kick-off weekend, Friday, June 26th– Tuesday, June 30th.*
    *pending the safety of travel at that time due to COVID-19.

BUY PRO-LIFE GEAR

It’s spring cleaning time at the Students for Life warehouse! All merch & apparel are on sale through March 31st or until supplies last.

Some of our most popular items are up to 40% off! It is the BEST time to stock up on our trendy, thought-provoking gear.

Shop to find discounts on our pro-life hoodies, crew neck sweaters, tees, cropped tops, tanks, stickers, and pins with some of our favorite designs.

Don’t miss out – it won’t last long!

Top 8 Pro-Life Things To Do During COVID-19
While we’re all in virtual quarantine, Students for Life decided to go ahead and create a plan for the Pro-Life Generation to go 100% digital. Check out how you can take advantage of all that time you’ll now be spending at home and continue to be a voice for Life!

The Top 8 List:

  • Sign up for the Regional Pro-Life Trainings.
  • Tune in to the SFLA Facebook Lives with special guests.
  • Subscribe to and catch up on the Explicitly Pro-Life podcast.
  • Check out our re-vamped Students for Life HQ.
  • Log conversations and earn prizes with the T.A.L.K. Challenge. Read more here.
  • Write thank you’s to your pro-life legislators (check their track records here).
  • Update your group’s materials so you’re ready to go next fall.
  • Promote an online diaper bank to support families in need at this time.

 

Bonus Training: Should Women be Jailed for Aborting?

As you saw, Students for Life is hosting our own pro-life trainings for the next 5 weeks.

But there’s also a Bonus Training by Equal Rights Institute this Tuesday at 9pm EST!

The topic is a question that comes up often in conversations about abortion: “Do you think women should go to jail for having an abortion when it becomes illegal?”

In this webinar, Josh Brahm (the president of the Equal Rights Institute) will discuss that difficult question and offer several practical suggestions for how to respond to it. Afterward, Josh will take YOUR questions!

Make sure to REGISTER HERE or you won’t be able to join us live. Plus, the replay of the webinar will only be available for 48-hours. If you can’t join us live but you want to receive the replay link afterward, click HERE to register now.

Virtual Holy Week Mission Sign Ups

Though Holy Week Missions are canceled, high school and college students are still asked to participate through an online platform.

The breakdown is this:

  1. It begins on Palm Sunday
  2.  A Mission Pack sent to your door (packed and sanitized carefully in a quarantine environment by the Legionary fathers) with all of the tools you need to be a missionary at home: a prayer booklet to follow along with group prayers, holy water, missionary cross and more. (ONLY AVAILABLE TO THE FIRST 80 FAMILIES WHO SIGN-UP).
  3. Access to all of the events for Online Holy Week including prayers, guided Gospel meditations, Passion of the Christ screening, prayer groups, streaming Mass and other Holy Week services, and more (some schedule items subject to change according to circumstances).
  4. One email each morning with a schedule, links & details
  5. For those in the PHILLY area: opportunities for a drive through confessions at St. Mary Magdalene and possibly a Eucharistic procession through your own neighborhood.
  6. An opportunity to be connected to a mission outside of your home with people from different places and to KEEP HOLY WEEK HOLY!

If you are interested in participating, please visit here and sign up today.

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