BISHOPS CALL FAITHFUL TO FAST, PRAY AND DO PENANCE ON ROE V WADE ANNIVERSARY

Since the Roe v Wade decision has scourged society, the Catholic clergy has asked the faithful to fast from a meal and materialistic things, pray, and most importantly to do some sort of penance.

Here’s a list of things you can do for each of the three categories.

Fasting

  1. Skip a meal
  2. Avoid eating snacks unless you have a medical condition
  3. Drink water
  4. Give up alcohol
  5. Spend less time on social media
  6. Skip retail therapy

Pray

  1. Offer a rosary for an end to abortion
  2. Pray the Flame of Love rosary in front of abortion facility. Tip: Dive deeper into this devotion by praying all twenty mysteries
  3. Attend a Holy Hour or coordinate one at your parish
  4. Run a prayer service or attend a rally in your community

Do an act of penance

  1. Give food or clothes to the homeless
  2. Donate maternity items to a pregnancy center in your community
  3. Visit someone who has been homebound due to physical ailment or mental illness
  4. Offer your next communion (in a state of grace) for the conversion of those who work in the abortion industry

The fight against abortion is not just a long human struggle. It has also been a spiritual battle that we must engage in. Continue to receive the sacraments, attend Mass (in-person of course), make a good confession, and show mercy towards others.

MANDATES IN DC TAKE EFFECT JUST DAYS BEFORE ANNUAL MARCH FOR LIFE; PANIC OR NOT PANIC?

The Draconian Agenda continues as we welcome 2022. Have government officials learned their lesson of how they are making things worst with the “new normal”?

Effective January 15th in Washington, DC. those who wish to patron businesses must show proof of vaccination. It has gone too far. It’s okay for a feminist or a woke activist to chant “My Body, My Choice” when it comes to abortion, yet government officials in progressive cities are intrigued to know if you are complying with the controversial jabs while violating one’s medical freedom.

This is creeping fear among pro-lifers who are anticipating a return to the March for Life in DC after a two year hiatus. Are you one of those people?

How many times have we been scared to be in front of places of despair like Planned Parenthood? I’ve lost count on how many I have had fear sneak up on me like a ninja. However, through all of it, I still manage to muster the courage to do what is right. You can do the same

Do not be afraid to attend the March for Life in person. Abortion is not virtual. The culture of death is real and it must be confronted.

BE NOT AFRAID!

Full Sidewalks in Center City

It was the Saturday before Christmas and the sidewalks of both abortion facilities saw a sidewalk full of peaceful, loving prayer warriors covering both denominations

Philadelphia Women’s Center

Regular vigil participants were graced with the [presence of 75 high school and college students from Philly Mission Youth who started their morning outside of the biggest murder center in Philadelphia that is not affiliate with Planned Parenthood.

They prayed the rosary, offered free help for women during their hour of great need, and sung some Christmas carols.

Meanwhile, the Helpers’ of God’s Precious Infants were able to be present outside of Planned Parenthood in Center City. They offered their vigil in memory of Sandy Slater and Kevin Andre, two pro-life activists who died this month.

The Helpers were graced by Sidewalk Servants and Abolish Abortion groups alike. They were met with some jeers and even escorts mocking pro-lifers, yet they kept the faith.

One sidewalk advocate from Abolish Abortion offered help to a couple that went inside the facility while another held a conversation with people who were curious at their presence.

Sadly, lives were scheduled to die at both places. We can only hope that the presence of these peaceful, loving people stir the conscience of patients, volunteers, and workers of both places that life in the womb has value and is worthy of protecting.

The Biggest Problem Facing America: The Sin and Evil of Abortion

“Life Begins at Conception”

As supporters of the sanctity of life, we seldom hear from young pregnant moms concerning their view on abortion. Below is a powerful message that this generation needs to hear. Tatiana shares all the reasons why abortion is evil and the most important issue facing our nation.

“We are under judgment in America.”

“This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live.”
Duet 30:19 NIV

A Tribute to One of God’s Warrior’s, Judy Alciatore

 

Judy

I was so saddened the other day when I opened Facebook to find a message from Judy’s husband, Paul, telling us that that Judy had passed away.  I know she was on Facebook posting the day before, so it was truly a shock to hear. 

Judy was a true pro-life warrior.  I only knew Judy through Facebook, but her posts, especially her poems certainly touched me, and I felt that I knew her my whole life.  If you’ve ever read any of her poems, you know she was very close to Our Lord.  Below are a few of her pro-life poems. I’ve included a link to her page on Facebook, God’s poetry,  here so you can read more of her work.

Judy’s Poetry

FREEDOM FOR THE UNBORN RALLY

Philly Pro-Lifers are asked to participate in the summer rally on July 17th.

Come one. Come all. Bring your family, club, parishioners, and pro-life groups

A Prayer for Our Fathers on Father’s Day!

A very blessed and happy Father’s Day to all from those of us at Voices for Life. Below is a prayer I found on the internet by Reverend Chuck Currie we can use to pray for our fathers.

Fathers day is love

Fathers in Our Lives

by Reverend Chuck Currie

We give our thanks, Creator God, for the fathers in our lives.

Fatherhood does not come with a manual, and reality teaches us that some fathers excel while others fail. We ask for Your blessings for them all and forgiveness where it is needed.

This Father’s Day we remember the many sacrifices fathers make for their children and families, and the ways–both big and small–they lift children to achieve dreams thought beyond reach.

So too, we remember all those who have helped fill the void when fathers pass early or are absent; grandfathers and uncles, brothers and cousins, teachers, pastors and coaches and the women of our families.

For those who are fathers, we ask for wisdom and humility in the face of the task of parenting. Give them the strength to do well by their children and by You.

In Your Holy name, O God, we pray. Amen.

 

‘Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from him.  Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth.  Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court.’Psalm 127:3-5

Testimony Outside of Planned Parenthood; Mother Turned Away

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.

The 7th Station: Jesus Falls the Second Time

Jesus falls once again falls for our sins. This time, he falls away from the cross. The journey is taking a toll on him as he draws near to Mt. Calvary.

Reflection: No matter how many times we may fall in our journey, the mercy of God is everlasting. Women who have gone through with abortion have often done it again while engaged in a promiscuous lifestyle. They get to the point where if, “there is a way out.”

Challenge: Get to confession. Invite someone to go with you. Forgive someone whom you may have hurted.

The Fifth Station: Simon of Cyrene Helps Jesus

In this fifth station, the soldiers see that Jesus is slowing down. The cross was too much to bear. One pulls from the crowd Simon who just stopped and saw the event unfold.

Reflection: There are times people need help in unexpected times. We can either let the spirit take over and make best of the situation, or we can just turn the other way.

The example of Simon helping Jesus can tells us that pregnant women are in need of our help. They need a Simon of Cyrene to help them in their journey to choose life and accompany them through many challenging phases.

Challenge: Offer help to a woman going into the abortion facility by letting them know about healthy alternatives.

Step further: If you see someone struggling, jump into action. Perhaps you have elderly who cannot get all of their groceries in the house. Maybe you just happen to see someone drop something and don’t realize it. This is your moment to shine.