JULY TO-DO LIST

We’re halfway through 2022. We have so much to celebrate, especially the recent ruling from the Supreme Court.

Now, that we will navigate the first full month in a post-Roe society, there is much work that needs to be done to build a culture of life. There is no victory lap.

Summer is upon us, yet we still must be present outside of abortion facilities, pregnancy resource centers (with the threat of the summer of rage from the pro-aborts), and even those from all walks of life

  1. Take part in prayer vigils near you
  2. Contact your priest and request a Mass be celebrated in thanksgiving for the reversal of Roe v Wade
  3. Donate to Crisis Pregnancy Center
  4. Brush up on pro-life apologetics
  5. Write op-eds for your paper
  6. Continue to recruit new people to join your respect life group at your church
  7. Help the elderly without air-conditioning or alone
  8. Host a BBQ/Shower for moms who courageously chose life but need help.
  9. When traveling, take part in a prayer vigil at the city of your destination

Make this your summer of service for the needy and marginalized.

WILL THE GOD-FEARING CATHOLIC CLERGY PLEASE STAND UP? SPEAK UP

When was the last time you heard a homily that centered on why abortion, gay marriage, birth control, death penalty, unjust wars, etc are wrong?

Surprisingly, many Catholics haven’t heard it every time they attend Mass on every given Sunday. Even if the priest or bishop does, they fear facing potential backlash from someone who could walk out from a message they disagree with. Today, churches are under attack, interrupted by those who are obsessed with a series called “A Handmaid Tale”. I thought adopting an Orwellian Utopia was bad enough from 1984.

20% of Catholics attend Mass while the other 80% find lame excuses to not live out their Catholic faith. The core reason is that they refuse to acknowledge the science and humanity of the unborn child, yet they would take part in the public outcry over a police shooting without a hint of researching the facts.

Thanks to poor catechism and even understanding of church teachings two out of three Catholics got the United States into the mess we endured for nearly half a century. On top of it, the priests are frightened to share the message of truth. It needs to be done now more than ever.

The fact that four Catholics on the Supreme Court overruled Roe v Wade and Casey v Planned Parenthood that now is the time to change our culture, heal our land, and most importantly begin the real work that we’ve been training for since 1973.

A faithful Catholic can’t say that they are Catholic but… That means you are not a true Catholic. Being a faithful Catholic or Christian means you are all in to defend those who need a voice and help them in their hour of great need.

The Catholic Clergy needs to step up their game and start proclaiming the truth with charity and mercy.

Fathers, Bishops, and Cardinals, rise up! Rise up and stop fearing rejection. Jesus persevered with great faith despite being rejected by many. You can too.

ROE AND CASEY DECISIONS OVERTURNED; POST-ROE WORK HAS BEGUN

I know in the distance that 63 million unborn children denied the right to life are singing and leaping in rejoicing over the fact that Divine Providence was felt at the Supreme Court less than 50 years following the barbaric overreach through Roe V Wade. No golden jubilee for Roe come January 2023!

Today, on the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, the Supreme Court ruled that the constitution does not guarantee abortion and Roe was unjust.

Surprisingly, the court ruling was 6-3 to overturn the original ruling from seven men (yes, men can and should have an opinion on abortion). The following ruled for the overturn Roberts, Coney-Barrett, Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, Alito, and Thomas. the rest of the judges ruled for the original to be upheld.

“Abortion presents a profound moral question. The Constitution does not prohibit the citizens of each State from regulating or prohibiting abortion. Roe and Casey arrogated that authority. We now overrule those decisions and return that authority to the people and their elected representatives,” Alito wrote.

Now, that the overreach of abortion is back in the states, we have much work to do to build a culture of life. 24 out of 50 have already banned abortion. We must continue the work. We have the tools. It is now time to finish the job.

CALL TO ACTION

This is not the time to sit on the thumbs after the monumental victory. We must continue to defend life until everyone understands the fact that abortion is unthinkable. The pro-aborts, since the leak on May 1st, have attacked churches, declared open season on pro-lifers, and even pregnancy centers. They intend to do more regardless of today’s decision. We must double our efforts now more than ever

Here are things you can do:

  1. Continue being present in front of abortion facilities in your communities
  2. Volunteer to protect pregnancy resource centers as pro-aborts are planning to launch a summer of rage following the imminent ruling
  3. Continue to pray for the conversion of heart and healing across our land
  4. Protect your churches from potential attacks
  5. Persuade lawmakers to protect life from womb to tomb
  6. Host Holy Hour for Life at your church
  7. Brush up on apologetics

Buckle Up, ladies and gentlemen! Hang on to your valuables. The Post-Roe Ride is ready for ignition.

JUNE TO DO LIST

Happy June, Pro-lifers!

Schools will be let out soon. We will be attending family gatherings, weddings, graduations, and outings to baseball games. Even the temperatures will be cranked up.

Your pro-life conviction should not take a vacation. Instead, it should be your daily commitment to be all life 365 days a year, whether cold, heat, sleet, snow, rain, or shine.

We also will find out the ruling that can set America back to being a pro-life nation when the justices hand down their official rulings on Dobbs v Jackson.

Here is a list of things to do during June:

  1. Pray the Novena to the Sacred Heart
  2. Participate in a Corpus Christi procession at your parish. Pray the novena here.
  3. Support St. Raymond Nonnstud Foundation’s fundraiser throughout June
  4. Support pro-life businesses when shopping for gifts in the midst of weddings, graduations, birthdays, etc.
  5. Take part in the Summer of Service.
  6. Hold a baby shower for a mom who chose life for her child
  7. Pray for dads
  8. Participate in the 1st Friday and Saturday devotions
  9. Pray the rosary for an end to abortion
  10. Host a Holy Hour at your parish and offer it for the defense of life

BIKING FOR BABIES FUNDRAISER

The following is from Kim Griffen. If you can help, no matter how big or small, it is appreciated. Be sure to learn more about Biking for Babies by visiting their website here.

On June 11th, my cousin Rachele and I will be participating in Biking for Babies’ first local ride in the Philadelphia area (Exton, Pa.) We are biking to raise awareness and funds for pregnant women and their babies! 

Would you consider “sponsoring” our ride with Biking for Babies? We hope to raise $500. Your contribution will support the Sisters of Life, Chester County Women’s Services, and the Hope Pregnancy Center. Thanks in advance, your contribution to this cause means so much to us!

https://gofund.me/5facb035

We know times are tough for many folks right now, so if you are unable to donate could you please share the link with family or friends? Neither of us has social media so we could use some help reaching out to the pro-life community! Thank you!

Please pray for pregnant women vulnerable to abortion and their precious babies. And please pray for all the cyclists participating on June 11th! 

Formula Shortage – How To Help

With the much-publicized baby formula shortage, please consider contacting your local life-affirming pregnancy centers to see if they have a need and/or have been receiving requests for help from moms in need.

My personal experience today trying to purchase formula for donation was 1 store out of 3 had any in stock and there was a 4-can limit. 

 I realize how anxious and frustrated new parents must be when they see nothing but empty shelves in front of them or prices that will make their budgets take a big hit.

Hungry mouths to feed takes on a whole new urgency.

Yesterday we considered the pro-life agenda at the polls; today let us continue to reach out at the ground level where the need is the greatest.

And just an added note, I did call Planned Parenthood to see if they were accepting formula donations to help moms (since they state they are all about supporting women and the choices they make). The response was a hesitation, a pause, a stutter and then a statement that “they don’t really handle….another pause…. supply donations and there were probably other outlets that could handle that better.”

 Yes, like life-affirming pregnancy centers!

With PP’s toolkit, when all you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.

JOE MANCHIN DOES IT AGAIN

The Senate Bill Women’s Health Protection Act was defeated today. Along with 50 republicans that stopped it from codifying Roe v Wade into federal law, one lone Democrat crossed party aisles to prevent this so-called “healthcare bill” from being passed… Joe Manchin of West Virginia.

The bill would’ve wiped out 500 pro-life bills passed on the state level while expanding abortion to the point of coercing medical staff against their moral conscience and even allowing non-medically licensed people to perform the procedure.

We have another pro-life victory, despite a deadlock in the senate and a razor-thin pro-death majority in the House of Representatives.

Pray. Fast. Hold the line. Hold your elected officials accountable. We’re not done yet.

Bear in mind, that this debate will be decided when we make abortion unthinkable and it begins in our community. Continue changing hearts and minds.

U.S SENATE CONFIRMS BROWN-JACKSON; FULFILLING BIDEN’S RADICAL ABORTION AGENDA

It was no contest when three republicans, one a former presidential candidate ten years ago, will support Biden’s controversial nominee to the high court. They and their Democrat colleagues sealed her fate.

Today, with a 53-47 vote, President Biden’s promise to the abortion lobby has been fulfilled. Even Joe Manchin, Senator of West Virginia, sided with his Democratic colleagues in support of the controversial nominee. Manchin recently put some of Biden’s plans in limbo, until today. Three Republicans, Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, and Mitt Romney of Utah, crossed party lines to support Biden’s nominee.

Sadly, Brown-Jackson’s confirmation to the Supreme Court is a threat to the progress of the pro-life movement over the past five decades.

“She doesn’t hold a position that ‘all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights… Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.’ Judge Jackson says she has no position on whether you have a right to life.” said Senator Ted Cruz.

Even Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina took it a step further, “The historic nature of Judge Jackson’s nomination reinforces the progress our country has made. However, ideology must be the determining factor—not identity.”

Brown-Jackson also took heat during the hearings about how she let sex offenders and pedophiles receive a light sentence.

Learn more from our previous blog.

Repeat after me, ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES

FIVE SAVES IN ONE WEEK

The headline says it all. In two separate email blasts within 48 hours, Monique reported five saves.

On Monday and Tuesday, a save took place, one from each facility. On Friday, a student from UPenn reported of a woman changing her mind about abortion and connected her to Alpha Pregnancy in West Philly.

On Wednesday, a pro-lifer encountered a police officer who shared how he saved his son from abortion 34 years ago.

Then, Dr. Monique Ruberu received two calls about women who took the abortion pill and want to reverse it. She was able to call in the medication needed to begin the process.

We are making strides. Continue to do your part in saving lives with your loving and peaceful presence.

GOING TO PHILLY MARCH FOR LIFE? HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

We are just days away from the 2nd Annual Philadelphia March for Life. The speakers have been confirmed. We know many across the Greater Philadelphia area will descend on the City of Brotherly Love to give voice to the voiceless. All that is missing is your loving presence.

Here is the layout of the day

7:55 AM- Rosary at Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral. Come early if you like to join pro-lifers in filling the mother church of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia with prayer.

8:30 AM- Catholic Mass with Father Dennis Gill along with co-celebrants

9:30 AM- Interdenominational Prayer Rally on the south lawn of the Basilica

10:30 AM- The March begins at the Cathedral and ends at Independence Hall. Along the way, marchers will stop for a witness at Philadelphia Women’s Center where 6,500 babies are murdered on an annual basis.

12 noon- Rally

PLAN AHEAD

The cathedral will have parking space at a limited capacity at no charge. Arrive as early as possible. Offer a carpool to those who want to go.

If taking the regional rail, get off at Suburban Station and walk to the cathedral. Be sure to consult the SEPTA app or website if in doubt.