Congratulations to Voices for Life’s Mickey Kelly

Mickey KellyEvery year pro-life warriors in SE Pennsylvania look forward to the annual Stand Up for Life Banquet hosted by the Pro-life Union of Greater Philadelphia. It is a chance to socialize with friends, to network with pro-life organizations in our area, to hear from fabulous keynote speakers and to congratulate those who are receiving awards for their commitment to the pro-life movement.

This year’s ‘Stand Up for Life’ banquet was a virtual event because of the restrictions posed by the coronavirus. Pro-Lifers are always being stretched beyond our comfort zone to get out the pro-life message and this year was no exception.  Despite the challenges, the Pro-Life Union put on a very professional event.

Keynote speaker for this event was Matt Walsh.  Matt as most know is a writer, public speaker and author who tackles tough subjects including opining on the evils of abortion.

The awards were given at the end of the banquet, one to Voices for Life’s very own Mickey Kelly for his faithful commitment to being a public witness outside of the two abortion mills in center city Philadelphia. Mickey has been involved with the pro-life movement since 2008 and has prayed outside of abortion facilities for over a decade. Mickey joined Voices for Life blog in 2017. He credits his involvement with the Knights of Columbus for his commitment to the pro-life movement and he hopes to inspire more men to step up and defend life.  Mickey is also the President of the St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation which helps families in crisis.  Tonight Mickey will be interviewed live on Facebook  on the show, Journeys in Faith with Anne DeSantis.  Show begins at 8:30 pm tonight.

We are Voices for Life are proud of Mickey and grateful for his many posts on our blog. You can view the video of last week’s event below.  And if you’re feeling generous this Giving Tuesday, please consider contributing to the Pro-Life Union to help them continue their work in our area.   Here is a link to their website.

Support Pro-Life Charities this #GivingTuesday December 1st

Giving Tuesday is just around the corner as many organizations are always asking people to make a contribution to their organizations before the year draws to a close.

In the midst of the busy shopping season, let us not forget our local and national groups that promote the culture of life near us and beyond. Here are just a few organizations to support:

  1. Pro-Life Unmion of Greater Philadelphia

Since its inception in 1971, the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia has reached millions in the City of Brotherly Love and its surrounding suburbs. They hope to continue its work laid out by its late founder, John Stanton. You may donate to them here

2. Generation Life

Celebrating it’s 20th anniversary, Generation Life has been preaching the pro-life and chastity messages to hundreds of thousand young people nationwide. Despite the plandemic, the small group has continue to give talks on chastity and pro-life messages on the virtual realm. Donate to them here.

3. Hope Pregnancy Center

Located 2/3 of a mile from Temple University, Hope Pregnancy, led by Marlene Downing, continues to help the vulnerable in the heart of our city. They have seen an increase in clients and hope to meet the needs of the recurring and new clients in the heart of Philadelphia. Make your donation here.

4. The Culture Project

Founded in 2014, the Culture Project has reached the masses at every corner in the United States and beyond through in person presentations and event virtually during the plandemic. They currently have missionaries in Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Cleveland, Toledo, and Pittsburgh. Make a donation here.

5. Legacy of Life

Legacy of Life has two centers across from Planned Parenthood facilities and has seen an uptick in clients because of women choosing life through the presence of pro-lifers. Donate to their cause here.

6. Alpha Pregnancy Center

Alpha Pregnancy has been in Philadelphia area for 40 years. They recently opened a center next door to the former House of Horrors in the Manuta section of Philadelphia. Learn how you can support them here.

7. Guiding Star Ministries

A program adopted by the PLU of Greater Philadelphia, Guiding Star Ministries helps pregnant moms develop life skills that will help them through their life. Donate today to help them reach women in their time of great need.

8. St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation

Located in Overbrook, the foundation promotes the pro-life message while also helping Catholics heal from spiritual and mental trauma brought about from divorce. If you are a Catholic who went through this life-changing experience and in need of healing, visit them here.

Students for Life To Host #StandForLife Weekend To Be Held After March for Life

The following is from Kristan Hawkins of Students for Life of America.

With the understanding that not everyone will be able to make it to Washington, D.C. this year for the March for Life due to COVID issues, we came up with an alternate plan.

We’re calling it the #Stand4Life Weekend – and it’s happening in 20+ cities across the nation.

This is the largest, united, national activism event ever led by pro-life youth.

The #Stand4Life Weekend will take place January 27th-30th and will include a well-rounded roster of pro-life activism…including participating in the March for Life (either in-person or virtually).

The best part? It’ll all be planned for you!

All you have to do is show up with as many of your pro-life friends as possible.

When you register for only $10, you’ll receive:

  1. A “Pro-Life Generation” Beanie
  2. All materials for activism events
  3. Pro-life events planned by your city’s #Stand4Life Captain

Learn more about it and register to join here!

Help Students for Life In Critical Runoff in Georgia

The following is from an email blast sent by Kristan Hawkins of Students for Life of America. This is for any college students who can help.

Join us for a Georgia Get Out the Vote Deployment to #SavetheSenate to stop the abortion lobby from having control of the White House, House, and the Senate.

Because the two U.S. Senate races were so tight, they have scheduled what’s called a “runoff election” for January 5th, 2021.

Our enthusiastic involvement in this runoff election is critical; if we win in Georgia, we will keep a pro-life majority in the U.S. Senate.

If we end up formally losing the White House, keeping a pro-life Senate is a REALLY big deal.

Apply now to join the Students for Life Action team in Georgia January 1st-5th!

What you need to know:

  1. We’ll cover your lodging and food.
  2. We’ll pay you $200.
  3. The bulk of this effort involves door-knocking (which we will train you on).
  4. Did I mention it’s critically important?

Mickey, all students (over the age of 18) are welcome to join us in Georgia, no matter where you live.

We’re even bringing out much of our own team, from all around the country, because it’s that important.

Please email Lily at lbranham@studentsforlife.org if you have any questions. But if you’re good to go, apply here.

USCCB President Congratulates President-elect

In an appalling move by the President of the United States Conference of Catholic bishops, Archbishop Jose Gomez congratulated Joe Biden on becoming the 46th President of the United States. He goes on to say that it is great to have another Catholic in the White House.

How could the head of all of the bishops in the United States congratulate a man who has supported abortion through his nearly half a century of public service as senator and vice president.

Catholics should be very concerned as Archbishop Gomez has slapped faithful Catholics in their faces with his statement celebrating the slaughter of innocent unborn children.

Learn more about it here.

Upcoming Events in Bucks County and Surrounding Areas

2020 has been a year no one will forget.  Shutdowns due to the coronavirus, businesses closed (sadly, some for good) due to this virus, schools closed, students and office workers telecommuting, vacations cancelled or shortened.   

And while most have been waiting for the virus to end to get on with their lives,  the pro-life movement has been busier than ever.    It seems that this year more pro-life events, both virtually and publicly, have and will occur.   

Below are some upcoming events for the remainder of this year.  I have included a list that you can download and print out.  We hope that you will join us for these events.   Most listed are sponsored by the Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition.  

Life Chain – Sunday, November 1st 2:30 – 3:30 pm. This will close out our 40 Days of Prayer and Repentance. We will gather along Street Road starting at Louis Drive and going west towards Old York Road.

Election Day – Tuesday, November 3rd. It’s important that you vote, if you haven’t already done so;  and please vote for pro-life candidates. God’s precious little ones are counting on us to do our part to make sure they have the right to be born.

Right to Birth – Saturday, October 31st – Rally and Prayer Vigil – begins with Mass at the Cathedral followed by march to Planned Parenthood at 12th & Locust Streets.  This event is sponsored by the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia. 

Walking with Moms in Need – Saturday, November 7th – Peace Valley Park in Doylestown. Registration begins at 10:00 am and Walk starts at 11:00 am. 

First Friday Life Chain – every first Friday of the month on Louis Drive in Warminster outside of Planned Parenthood from 9:30 – 10:30 am. We encourage everyone to join us in prayer for the closing of this abortion mill.

For other events in and around Bucks County, Pa., click on the link below.  

Upcoming Events of Note in SE PA

Students for Life Host Rally at Senator Casey’s Office

As the nation will witness history to be made early next week, Students for Life have made stops in ten different cities urging senators to vote yes to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat.

Fifteen students from across the nation, led by PA coordinator Liana Hollendonner, held a peaceful rally outside of Senator Bob Casey’s Center City office, urging for his vote on the right side of history.

Unfortunately, it is likely that Casey will not carry out his father legacy as he has done since being elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006.

Following the mini rally, the students chalk up messages in support of Amy Coney-Barrett. However, they were met with some threats by a security guard. After conferring with Cicil Affairs, the students were permitted to chalk on the public sidewalk.

Day 22 of Prayer and Scripture to #endabortion

 

Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you. – Ephesians 4: 32-32 

Let us pray:

We pray that our lives would reflect our redemption, so others may see it and trust in You.  In obedience to you and by your grace, we choose to forgive others as You have forgiven us.  In the name of Christ, we pray.  Amen.  * from 40 Days for Life devotional 

 

“RIGHT TO BIRTH” Mass and Rally

To conclude the Fall 202 40 Days for Life Campaign, the Pro-Life Union invites all to the Right to Birth mass and rally on Saturday, October 31st.

Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Dennis Gill at 8AM.

A procession to Planned Parenthood will immediately follow and Clenard Childress will be the main highlight.

Day 21 of our Prayer & Scripture to #endabortion

“Plead my cause and redeem me; give me life according to your promise!” – Psalm 119:54 

Please join us as we pray:

Lord, speak to our hearts and make alive in us according to your Word.

“Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” – 1 John 3:18