Handcrafted For Life

Looking for the perfect Christmas gift for your loved ones? Consider supporting local pro-life artist Mike Branhut. Mike creates beautiful handcrafted wooden plaques, pens, ornaments and more.

All of the proceeds from Mike’s sales this year will be donated to The Cenacle, our family life center in partnership with Catholic Social Services in Frankford! 

Go here to place your order today

Pictures from Annual Stand Up for Life Dinner

Several attendees and board members submitted pictures from the annual event. See article here.

Enjoy the pictures of the event. Don’t forget to support pro-life organizations during #GivingTuesday campaign on Tuesday, November 30th. Learn more here.

Annual Stand Up for Life Dinner Returned in Person With Sellout

After a two year hiatus, the annual Stand Up for Life Dinner returned in person. Last year’s event was virtual which saw Matt Walsh and two award recipients while also the call for donations to continue the life-saving work of the Pro Life Union of Greater Philadelphia.

On Sunday evening, 1200 strong came out to the in person event while others streamed it live. The event was a sellout and the organizers couldn’t picture a better way to be back in person. However one person attended the event, everyone was inspired to continue the fight for life from womb to tomb while also contributing to advance the great works. The room was filled with people of all walks of life from people getting their feet wet in pro-life work at grammar school level up to the seasoned peaceful demonstrators that have many stories to tell to the younger and upcoming pro-life leaders and activists.

The event also saw three recipients who were awarded for their heroic efforts to defend life.

  1. Deborah Molina received the 2021 Be Not Afraid Award for leading Sidewalk Servants so faithfully since its inception less than five years ago. Through her efforts, babies have been saved between the 40 Days for Life campaign across the Greater Philadelphia Area
  2. Regina O’Reilly, a longtime member of the Pro-Life Union’s board, received the James Kelly Pioneer Award for her years of pro-life involvement
  3. Dominic Sceski received the John and Harriet Stanton Young Leader Award for his work with Generation Life and leading more young adults in getting involved in pro-life work.

We are proud of the recipients and for all of their hard work.

The event was headlined by Patricia Sandoval. She was a former Planned Parenthood employee who promoted sex education in schools. She shared about her abortion experience and how she saw how the abortion industry operated like a chop shop. Her involvement drove her to substance and drug abuse that at one point left her without food or water for five days. Then, God transfigured and healed her. She is now a mother, wife, TV personality on EWTN, and most importantly the daughter of the king.

“ALL of this is about GOD… how can we serve HIM with the little time we have on this planet. He is so generous to us. He gives His very flesh and blood to us every single day, He loves us more than we deserve, and He is so compassionate and forgiving.” Dr. Monique Ruberu said as she reflected on a very moving evening.

Father Chris Walsh ended the evening with a plea to “give to the Pro-Life Union as we approach Giving Tuesday on November 30th”.

Even Tom Stevens used the example of one couple who changed their mind on aborting their child thanks to the witness of Mark Houck, founder of The King’s Men. That baby was born and her name is Neveah. Stevens remarked that it is those who give alms,time and talent to cultivate the life-saving and giving messages to all.

See also our gallery from the sellout event here.

Stream or In Person? Decisions, Decisions

Just recently announced by the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia is the option to live stream the annual dinner on Sunday, November 21st.

Now, you can view the dinner if you can’t make it through the Livestream here at 6PM on November 21st.

Do you still want to break a two-year-long drought and attend in person? Visit here for more information.

Please Join the Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition for Two Important Events This Week

Please see the information below from Sandy Slater, President of the Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition regarding our monthly First Friday prayer vigil at Planned Parenthood in Warminster and our annual Walking with Moms in Need events.  

Walking with Moms in Need Post

 

Now it is November!  Can’t believe it!  Brrrrr!.  Nevertheless this coming Friday is First Friday!  The Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition will have its Life Chain at Planned Parenthood from 9:30 – 10:30 on Friday, November 5, 2021. 
 
Feel free to bring the baby items, diapers, wipes, etc. either on Friday or we’ll be glad to collect them on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at Walking with Moms in Need event at Peace Valley Park.    (See flyer below.) 
 
Thank you and may God bless you!
 
2021 Walking with Mom participants

 

The Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition is an organization that believes in the sanctity of life from the moment of conception to natural death. We provide financial and material support to area crisis pregnancy care centers that endorse the sanctity of life. To expand our mission, we provide information and education to the community.  (Continue reading here)

SPONSOR A STUDENT TO ATTEND THE ANNUAL STAND UP FOR LIFE DINNER

With the annual dinner only weeks away, the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia is asking for you to sponsor a student or two to attend the dinner.

The cost is $50. The goal of the organization is to help students from grade school to grad school to be a part of this annual event and to be equipped with the tools to build a culture of life at their school.

For more information, please visit the link here.

Help Provide Napro Technology to Philly!

Dr. Monique Ruberu, Natural Women’s Health

Please read Dr. Monique Ruberu’s urgent request below. She is one of our strongest leaders in our Philadelphia pro-life community.  Please give her request prayerful consideration.  This is yet another avenue we can take to strengthen our pro-life mission. 

Thanks to each of you reading this blog – no matter where you call home –   for all you do to be the voice for our unborn boys and girls.

 I am so blessed to be a Pro-Life Napro Technology Trained Ob/Gyn.  
In addition to treating our typical beautiful patients, the generosity of donors has allowed us to offer free care at Natural Women’s Health to wonderful women who are struggling financially or would otherwise seek care at an abortion facility. 

At Natural Women’s health all women have the opportunity to truly understand the root cause of all their gynecologic issues. 

We treat every Gyn problem effectively without the use of contraceptives in alignment with our faith. We also help couples who are struggling with fertility challenges to conceive without the use of IVF. 

We help mothers to understand the root cause of recurrent miscarriage and attempt to heal it. We address post-partum depression effectively without the use of anti-depressants. 

We are blessed to offer free abortion pill reversal services to any woman who desires to choose life for her child after using an abortion pill. 

All of this is possible because every bit of this work is FOR THE GLORY OF GOD.  Through Him all things are possible. He has provided a way in every situation that we have faced. 

The office has been growing, and I have felt the longing to bring another faithful, caring, God loving provider to our family. 
I did not know how this would be possible considering that I honestly can’t afford to pay myself a proper salary. Every month we focus on paying our employees, paying our rent, paying our bills and serving our patients. 

Then God provided. Sharon is a PA with many years service under her belt. She has two sons that are Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, and she is a faithful daughter to the King, wife and mother.  

Sharon has been moved for a long time to volunteer full time in a pro life setting. This is such a blessing for us because I honestly cannot afford to pay her a salary that I can’t even pay myself.  In order to work in our office and become a Napro Technology Trained Medical Consultant and Fertility Care Practitioner we have to pay for her training and travel expenses for the two sessions of training in Nebraska. 

The total cost of this training is $11760
This cost includes the course, course materials, flights, travel costs, room and board for both sessions of training. Thus far we have raised just over $3000 through a go fund me you may have seen. 

I wish that we had such a lucrative practice that this cost would be nothing, but recently we were informed that we have to vacate our current space by Oct 31, 2021. Our costs of new rent, furniture for the new unfurnished office, renovations and moving is going to cost a significant amount that we hadn’t planned for. 

I was also informed that my religious and medical vaccine exemptions have been denied so I no longer have the ability to perform surgery or admit patients to Holy Redeemer Hospital which further decreases our income. 

I believe that this work is important. I believe that expanding the practice and offering more patients this type of care is such a blessing. I pray that God will move your hearts to be generous and donate to cover the cost of this training for Sharon. 

The blessings from this donation will continue to change hearts and minds of many long after this fundraiser is closed. 

If you would like to donate through the gofundme here is the link : 

https://gofund.me/6e8b225c

God bless you! 
Dr. Monique Ruberu 
Pro Life Obgyn 

GENERATION LIFE CELEBRATES 20 YEARS

For the last twenty years, Generation Life has changed the hearts and minds of half a million young people throughout the greater Philadelphia area and beyond.

On a beautiful fall evening at The Inn at Villanova, 200 supporters gathered to reminisce, celebrate, and hope to equip the organization to continue to fight for love and life.

Kim Savage opened the evening by sharing how far the organization has come since its humble beginnings on the campus of Villanova University, which later grew into sharing chastity in the classrooms, early involvements outside of abortion facilities, and in time beach outreaches.

Those gathered saw a few videos that recapped the last twenty years of the organization while also hearing from past and current staff and volunteers what the organization has done and meant to them.

Fr. Joe Zaleski, the president of the organization, has asked everyone to continue donating to the organization as an anonymous donor wishes to match every money donated to the organization in the near future.

You may do so by donating to the organization here.

Support the Generation Life Golf Outing!

Please see the email below with details on the  Generation Life Golf Outing fundraiser.  While there are many avenues in the pro-life movement:  legislative, prayerful, pregnancy center donations, public rallies, etc., Generation Life’s mission is to get to the root cause of abortion.  Their goal is to educate the younger generations about chastity and try to stop the want or need for an abortion.  They meet young people where they are and proclaim this message.  Gen Life stands outside of abortion centers, speaks at pro-life rallies and most importantly, is a younger voice for the unborn. If you are an armchair golfer, then consider participating through a donation.  If you were impressed by Phil Mickelson’s recent PGA Championship at the age of 50 and want to get back out on the links, then here’s your chance! Either way, please support Generation Life.  It is through their ministry that true change will take place.  

Dear friend,
This week we are not only preparing for our final talks of the school year, but for our most exciting event outside the classroom – the bi-annual Pro-Life Golf Outing!

  Pro-Life Golf Outing
White Manor Country Club
Monday, June 7 Cocktails & Dinner to Follow  

This day of fun, friendship, and food at a top-ranked golf course makes it possible for us to continue spreading the Pro-Life and Chastity messages throughout the school year – and you can help!

An Award Sponsor sends our speakers to neighboring dioceses like New York, Allentown, Wilmington, and more!

  A Hole Sponsor shares the life-affirming message of Chastity with an entire high school student body in the Greater Philadelphia area!

A food sponsor not only nourishes our golfers but enriches a local grade school with a bold and informative Pro-Life presentation!
 
Your support will change the lives of thousands of students in the Archdiocese as well as countless unborn lives. Join us for Mass, meals, and a full day of golf with a friend or a foursome to stand up for the dignity of life while enjoying a beautiful course!

We thank you for your continued support and prayers for our team, students, and mission. With gratitude,

The GenLife Team
2021 Pro-Life Golf Outing  
8506 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19136, USA 1.800.583.5290   www.generationlife.org  

PARTICIPATE IN DAY OF GIVING FOR THE CULTURE PROJECT

Members of the Culture Project delivering a presentation to a group of teens.

You are invited to take part in The Culture Project’s day of giving on May 11th. The organization will welcome full time missionaries in Philadelphia next school year. Like many growing for an organization, they need to address the financial needs for their teams in Toledo, Cleveland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, and even in Philadelphia.

All donations made today and tomorrow will be matched dollar for dollar up to $50,000. Double your impact to help us meet our goal! 

Tune in tomorrow on the Culture Project’s Facebook page at 9 AM EDT as their CEO, Cristina Barba Whalen, kicks off The Culture Project’s Days of Giving by sharing their goals for this campaign and the impact your gift will make!

Learn more and give at daysofgiving.thecultureproject.org

We also accept gifts of appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual funds. For more information,  please contact Julie Pesusichjpesusich@thecultureproject.org.

How can you get ready for #CPDaysofGiving?

  1. Visit www.givecp.com to learn more about #CPDaysofGiving and ways you can participate.
  2. Follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Youtube to stay up-to-date and hear some amazing testimonies.
  3. Spread the word to your family and friends about #CPDaysofGiving so they can join in on the fun.