A beautiful spring Saturday dawned upon the 150 pro-lifers that came out to celebrate outside of the largest non-Planned Parenthood affiliate in the State of Pennsylvania.
Fr. Matthew Bierdrycki of the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral delivered the opening prayer for all in attendance.
Those who attendant heard from speakers that ranges from seasoned veterans to young leaders on college campuses and just added to the fold a high school senior.
One in particular was Emily Jones. Jones, a senior at Mount St. Joseph’s Academy in Flourtown, spoke about how the inaugural Philadelphia March for Life inspired her to do more for the pro-life cause. Despite backlash, threats, and even the loss of friendships she endured, she kept the faith and helped revitalize her school’s pro-life group. She even signed up for vigil hours.
Two prominent college women spoke to the crowd, Karly Brown of Temple and Kassidy Johnson.
Johnson, a junior at University of Pennsylvania and member of Quakers for Life, shared how she was moved from her experience in Philadelphia. Coming from North Dakota which has only one abortion facility, Johnson shared how she knew that more had to be done to protect life.
For Karly Brown, she is no stranger to pro-life activism in Philadelphia area. Every Friday, her and Sean Garvey, both students at Temple would pray outside of Warminster Planned Parenthood. They both are now engaged. Congratulations Karly and Sean.
Pat Stanton goes on to share why our world should not tolerate the evil of abortion. Using examples of historical figures, he reminded everyone that each of them fought against the injustices of their time. He asked that we do the same when it comes to abortion.
Below is a reflection and testimony on a save that happened yesterday outside of Planned Parenthood in Center City. My hope is that someone would be inspired to step into the breach to save lives as I do with many of my fellow pro-lifers.
Today was a day filled with so much traffic. I remember people walking by shaking their heads in disgust of my presence outside of an abortion facility that is the epitome of White Supremacy. Even one person (Jacob )that walks the route along locust on his way to work, only to stop to snap a photo of me and send it to his friend Anna from (Philadelphia Women’s Center).
As I was winding down my two hour coverage, two young women were going in as I offered to them a blessing bag. They declined and went inside.
A few minutes later, those same girls came out two minutes apart. One of them was crying. I knew that it was my moment as I prayed the flying novena. After concluding the flying novena, the girls came out of the gate. This time, I wasted no time offering them life saving information. They thanked me for sharing and wished me a good day as I watched them walk away from the place.
If this is not why we are needed outside of places of doom and gloom then I don’t know what is.
And what amazes me is she went from tears of sadness and woe to leaving PP with a hint of hope for her and child
It also dawned on me that today is the Solemnity of the Annunciation. God’s sense of timing for yet another news worth of praise.
Please attend the closing rally outside of the largest non-Planned Parenthood affiliate in our city and state.
Two brothers in Southeastern Pennsylvania are looking to make a difference in the 2022 election in the Keystone State. Both are doing extraordinary work in the state respectively.
Joe Gale, 33 currently holds a public office in Montgomery County, challenging the liberal rhetoric day in and day out. Joe overcame some smear campaigns from the GOP Swamp that has attacked his character all because he doesn’t fit the establishment agenda. Joe announced on Monday that he will run for the office of governor for Pennsylvania.
Sean Gale, the brother of Joe, announced on Monday that he will run for the U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania. He makes this announcement after learning of the retirement of Pat Toomey. Sean, 30, could potentially become the youngest senator in Congress when it is all set and done.
Both brothers can make a difference. They are willing to stand against the establishment, put the people first, and defend life from womb to tomb. These are the candidates that we must support in every given election if we want results.
The following is from an email blast sent by Dr. Monique Ruberu. Scroll to the end of the blog to know how you can get involved with 40 Days for Life Philly.
A woman walked out of P.P. at approximately 4pm today.Gerry asked her if she would take some literature.He stated “we are here for the mom and the baby” .She replied “I know I just canceled my appointment.” As she walked away she told Gerry and mark their prayets were answered !!! BABY SAVED ON DAY 1 !! Thanks to every one who stood in the cold and prayed today.
Tomorrow is going to be a crazy cold and rainy one – we’ll check if they are open – Pat and I will be out there if so…
Many conservatives mourn the loss of Rush Limbaugh, a conservative radio host. Limbaugh lost his battle to lung cancer today at the age of 70.
He is known for attacking the ideas of the far left and even many liberal politicians. At the same time, he was falsely labeled as a hypocrite by many who despised his views and even the valid points he made time after time. Unfortunately, his death was met with celebration by those on the left side of the spectrum that comments on Twitter was filled with so much hatred.
The good news is that he was met by praise, particularly by former President Donald J Trump. He stood for everything that America, “has stood for.” He was a guiding light to truth. In 2020, Former President Trump awarded Rush the Medal of Freedom following his stage four cancer diagnosis.
One thing that set Rush apart from other commentators is his tenacity for the defend of the unborn. He admitted that abortion is why the country is wrong at its root in this country.
For anyone using this time to dance on his gravce or labeling him a hypocrite (which I’m sure you are one as we were reminded in the gospel chosen for Ash Wednesday), I offer a few words from a talented journalist:
“You are the cancer that eats away at our virtue.You are the toxins in our societal bloodstream.You are the children of the Church Of No Rules.You are the sickness with no antidote.You are the flaming torches and flaring nostrils of another Guernica.You are what, and why, Rush was necessary.And why he will never be forgotten.”
May Rush Hudson Limbaugh rest in the heavenly arms of Jesus.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord. And letthe perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and souls of the faithfully departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
“Well done, good and faithful servant” Matthew 25:23
On Friday, the Knights of Columbus board of directors have elected, Patrick Kelly to succeed Carl Anderson as the new Supreme Knight of the largest Catholic fraternity of the world.
The Knights of Columbus, founded in 1882, started out as an organization to foster Catholic manhood while helping fatherless families who have no breadwinner present. Today, the order has nearly 2 million members in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Philippines, South Korea, Poland, Lithuania, France, and Ukraine.
Those who have attended the March for Life in DC or on a local level would notice the order’s signature Defend Life from the order that is proudly carried throughout the rally and even March by individuals.
Kelly was instrumental in the order’s ultrasound initiative that started in 2009 with a goal to have one ultrasound in every 50 states in the United States by 2019. It was successful that he accomplished that goal within a ten year span.
In addition to the ultrasound initiative, Kelly launched the “Leave No Neighbor Behind” program that countered the global pandemic last March.
Kelly will begin his Supreme Knight tenure on Monday, March 1st. Anderson, a twenty year leader of the organization is stepping down as he will adhere to the by-laws of the organization to step down when reaching the mandatory retirement age of 70.
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These Liberties We Hold Sacred
The outgoing Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus has recently came out with a new book that is hot off the press. It features a collection of his essays, speeches, and even articles that defends Freedom of Religion. Place your order here.
Lila Rose is about to add another title to her name… author.
In a post on Instagram, she has confirmed that she will be releasing her debut novel.
Her novel, as she recalled in the post was “15 years in the making”.
Her hope is to equip young pro-lifers with the tools they need to stand for life through all walks of their lives. She also shares her struggles during her advocacy. At the same time, her triumphs and victories.
The book will be released on May 4th of this year. You can pre-order your copy or two now here.
Enjoy some of the photos from yesterday’s event. Nearly 200 people came out to give witness to life, many were from Students for Life, sporting a purple knit hat that read: “Pro Life Generation” across their foreheads.
For the blog post about the event, read about it here.
In addition to the day outside of Planned Parenthood, learn why I still made the trip to DC for the March for Life, despite the restrictions and the switch to virtual.
The Philadelphia March for Life was a testimony to the commitment of so many people to protect and pray for the lives of the precious unborn. And, praise God, these past weeks have been blessed in a very special way with mothers choosing life for their babies, and again this past week at 12th & Locust with a mother and father choosing to keep their child!
This would not have been possible if there weren’t Sidewalk Servants present providing them with the information and loving help that they needed!
So, please, please help fill the hours that still need coverage this week. If you or someone you know would like to learn more about how to be a Sidewalk Servant by joining some long time Sidewalk Servants, please let them know about Newby Saturdays (more information below).
More about the couple who chose life:
Sidewalk Servant, Mark, was praying outside 12th & Locust and saw a couple walk into the courtyard and up to the doors. He spoke to them saying that he had something very important for them and if they could please just give him a few moments of their time. And they turned around and went to speak to him!! He gave them information and told them about the incredible life the mom was carrying inside her. He let them know about all the support and help available from the pro-life community of incredible people who are there to walk with them and help them with whatever they might need. And, they listened and chose Life for their child! Mark got them all the contact information they needed and was able to spend time with them to continue to answer questions and support this couple and their baby. What a blessing!! Thank you to all of you who are present every day to provide hope and help to these babies and their parents. May God bless you!
NEWBY SATURDAY (Every Second Saturday)10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. outside Planned Parenthood at 12th & Locust Streets. Want to witness outside an abortion center when you know experienced Sidewalk Servants will also be present? The Pro-Life Union introduces “Newby Saturdays,” held the second Saturday of each month, for newer pro-lifers to learn by example, knowing they won’t be by themselves.
SIDEWALK SERVANTS- General Information:
1) Take a look at the Sidewalk Servants website and videos for more helpful information and resources: