WOKE CATHOLICISM OR TRADITIONAL FAITH? REFLECTION FROM THE SIDEWALKS

After a few weeks of being sidelined from an injury, I was taken off of a sling and got the hint that it was time to get back to some normal routine. It felt good to be back.

As I arrived to the front entrance of the largest non-Planned Parenthood in the Keystone State, where 6500 babies, a majority of them are African American are murdered annually, I noticed something along the window cill where Heather places her filthy signs, filled with hypocrisy.

As I got a closer look, it turned out that they were peg dolls of different saints and titles of Mary. They appear to be holding a sigN like they were protesting. This time around, the notes, written by Heather, has a different jeering message geared towards a pro-lifer or reversing everything we say to the women entering the facility. Heather, a fallen away Catholic, prompted me to say something that goes to everyone who claim to be Catholic.

YOU CANNOT SAY THAT YOU’RE CATHOLIC AND TAKE PART DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY WITH ABORTION.

This is the example of woke culture. Heather is the epitome of it. She wants to play her own God, follow her own rules, and think that she is an expert in church teachings. She even follows the crowd that want to write their own catechism. Newsflash: you cannot change teachings that have proven to be true for three millenniums.

Add Heather Loesch daily to your prayers for conversion of heart.

MAY TO DO LIST

IT’S THE MONTH OF MAY!!!!!

Here are some things you can do during the month of May

  1. First Saturday devotion on the feast of St. Joseph the Worker
  2. Support a pregnancy center in your community.
  3. Host a baby shower for a mother facing an unexpected pregnancy
  4. Host a screening of the movie Roe v. Wade. Learn more here.
  5. Host America Needs Fatima rally in or around the feast day. Note: it falls on the 40th Day of Easter and Catholics must attend mass.
  6. Write cards to new moms and of course your own.
  7. Take part in Sidewalk Servants.
  8. Participate in local vigils near you.
  9. Keep in mind those who are graduating, receiving sacraments, and special occasions by supporting our pro-life businesses.
  10. Help your parish coalition hand out roses at your church while collecting donations for Mother’s Day.

This is the list of things to do to advance the culture of life.

And Then There Were Three

Last week, we wrote about two pro-life women from the Greater Philadelphia area who have upcoming book releases this spring and summer

Since the timing of the post, The blogging community has learned of a third.

Marlene Downing is the third woman to have an upcoming book release confirmed on her Facebook page.

Please support Marlene’s book. It’s a groundbreaker work from God.

Vote for Students for Life to Receive National Pro-Life Award

The following is from an email blast sent out by Kristan Hawkins, President of Students for Life of America.

I am thrilled to share with you that Students for Life of America has been nominated for the National Prayer Luncheon for Life 2021 Award!

This award honors three exemplary pro-life organizations that are successfully countering and winning battles against the abortion industry.

This nomination comes with the opportunity to receive a $50,000 grant to continue our life-saving and mind-changing efforts on campuses and in communities throughout the nation!

The recipient pool has been narrowed down to five national organizations, and first, second, & third place awards will be decided by pro-lifers like YOU from across the country.

Mickey, will you please cast your vote for Students for Life?

It’s easy… just click here.

Strong Presence of Youth In Center City

After a one-year hiatus, Center City Philadelphia was fully alive with the sight of smiles and friendliness of high school, seminarians, and even college students from Philly’s Youth Mission Chapter. Due to the pandemic last year, the Holy Week outreach went virtual. While it was good to improvise, many felt that there was a component missing. That would soon be found through an eventful Good Friday.

About 150 youth took the city by storm during Holy Week. For Good Friday, the day in Center City Philadelphia began with a one-hour prayer vigil outside of Planned Parenthood. Even the police officers were thrilled to see the youth take time out of their Easter break to bring the faith and light of Christ to those on the margins.

After a one-hour vigil, which included testimonies, rosary, and Divine Mercy Chaplet, the youth broke off around the city to collect intentions for the 3PM Service at the Basilica. Some of the passerbyers took time to admire the youth’s courage and tenacity to show kindness to others.

The pivotal part of the day for the large group was the Living Stations that took place from St. Patrick’s Church in Rittenhouse Square through town to the Basilica. As I was walking in the procession, I took time to survey how everyone stopped and watched everything unfold before them as they were reminded of what Good Friday let alone Easter was all about. Despite some occasional head shaking and maybe some uncharitable taunts, the people continue onward. The most moving part was the parkway was used to signify the lord’s journey to Calvary as I was taking in the background of City Hall and the large crowd following Jesus.

These young people bring hope to a city that is in need of it. Philadelphia has 12,000-13,000 abortions annually. That is extremely more devastating than the 500 homicides that happen in our city. Even a high poverty rate was needed to be shown by many. The youth even came out of their comfort zones to fulfill works of mercy to all around them.

These young people remind us why life from womb to tomb is precious and is worthy of protection. Even Jesus, portrayed by Jack Terzian, remembered every child of his that was going to be victimized by such atrocious acts while also asking his father to forgive his perpetrator.

If you are in the Philly area and interested in getting involved with Mission Youth Philly, please visit their website here.

PHILLY MISSIONS GOOD FRIDAY CROSSWALK AND LIVING STATIONS ARE BACK

Although Lent is coming to an end it is not too late to enter deeply into Christ’s Passion.

Come and join Mission Youth this Good Friday, April 2nd, to close out Holy Week.

9 AM Rosary at Planned Parenthood (12th & Locust)

10 AM Center City Crosswalk

Lunch, Living Stations Rehearsal

12:30 PM Living Stations of the Cross – Beginning at St. Patrick’s – Ends at Cathedral of Sts. Peter & Paul

These 23 Christian Colleges are Working with Planned Parenthood

Some schools, upon being made aware of Planned Parenthood’s presence via a formal letter from us, removed them promptly.

Mary Briganti, Director of Programs for Students for Life published a list of 23 Christian Colleges with ties to Planned Parenthood.

Just recently, Planned Parenthood released their latest annual report. The Abortion Goliath self-reported committing 354,871 abortions last year – which is 9,199 more babies they killed than previous year. Meanwhile, their adoption referrals plummeted by over 37% to just 2,667. That means for every one adoption referral, Planned Parenthood commits 133 abortions.

And that’s only counting the numbers on the report they published. We don’t really trust folks who prey on young women and end the lives of innocent preborn babies to give us the truth.

Given this most up-to-date information, Planned Parenthood’s efforts to buddy up to Christian colleges and universities is especially problematic. It should be a given that Christian schools keep away from America’s biggest abortion vendor. But it’s not the case.

At least 23 Christian colleges have developed friendly relationships with Planned Parenthood, with some even endorsing them as “a trusted resource.” But we know the truth. Planned Parenthood’s goal is to ensure Christian, college-age young adults do not bat an eyelash at (or worse, encourage) abortions.

Christian Colleges with Planned Parenthood Ties

  1. American University (D.C.), Methodist
  2. Augsburg University (MN), Lutheran
  3. Augustana College (IL), Lutheran
  4. California Lutheran University (CA), Lutheran
  5. Drury University (MO), United Church of Christ
  6. Eckerd College (FL), Presbyterian Church (USA)
  7. Emory University (GA), Methodist Episcopal
  8. Fordham University (NY), Catholic
  9. Luther College (IA), Lutheran
  10. Macalester College (MN), Presbyterian Church (USA)
  11. McKendree University (IL), United Methodist
  12. New Brunswick Theological Seminary (NJ)
  13. Ohio Wesleyan (OH), United Methodist
  14. Oklahoma City University (OK), United Methodist
  15. Paine College (GA), Methodist
  16. Roanoke College (VA), Lutheran
  17. Saint Joseph’s University (PA), Catholic
  18. Saint Norbert College (WI), Catholic
  19. Southwestern University (TX), United Methodist
  20. Trinity Washington University (D.C.), Catholic
  21. University of Indianapolis (IN), United Methodist
  22. University of Lynchburg (VA), Disciples of Christ
  23. West Virginia Wesleyan (WV), United Methodist

CLICK HERE to see our map of Christian schools that support abortion. 

 Students for Life continues

April to Do List

The fourth month of the year. The flowers are blooming. The weather is getting warmer. Spring is in the air.

Here are things you can do for April

  1. Attend Holy Week Vigils
  2. Pray the Divine Mercy Novena
  3. Take part in Sidewalk Servants as hours are desperately needed to be covered.
  4. Write to your elected representative and inform them why abortion is the holocaust of our time
  5. Coordinate a Holy Hour for Life at your parish
  6. Collect baby items and donate them to Pregnancy Centers near you
  7. Help a college student purchase baby items for AlphaCare
  8. Donate to Pro-life groups

This is just the many things you can do. Be sure to do your part in defending life from womb to tomb.

Pro-Lifers Close Out Another Successful 40 Days Campaign; 18 Saves

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.

2022 National Pro-Life Summit To Be Held on Roe v Wade Anniversary in DC

The following is from Tina Whittington, the Vice President of Students for Life of America.

I need you to SAVE THE DATE for our 2022 National Pro-Life Summit in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, January 22, 2022.

This one-day training event for grassroots pro-life activists of all ages saw a record-breaking crowd, selling out at over 3,400 attendees in January 2020.

As you know, we had to replace the 2021 National Pro-Life Summit with our National #Stand4Life Weekend that we hosted in 18 cities across the country and online with more than 63,000 pro-lifers joining us!

But today, I am thrilled to announce that the National Pro-Life Summit is BACK for 2022 and will be better than ever!

While we’ll be revealing the theme of the 2022 National Summit at a later date, what I can tell you right now is all the benefits of attending, like…

Explore and strengthen your personal calling for Life

Become energized to protect the preborn and their mothers

Learn how to engage in the culture more effectively

Strategize with other pro-life youth and adults from communities across the nation

Meet and hear from dozens of experts in the pro-life movement

More details are to come, but you can sign up here to stay in the loop about all Summit-related announcements and updates.

We will sell out again this year…so, trust me, you’ll want to be among the first to know when registration goes live.

I hope you’ll consider joining me, the rest of the Students for Life team, and 3,000+ of your closest pro-life friends in January!