We are over a third into the dog days of summer. By now, we have seen advertisements for back-to-school, last-minute summer getaways, and even some early Christmas deals. Before you know it, the summer is over and it is back to reality for many people. Here are some things you can do this month to advance the culture of life:
As pro-lifers fight to Save the Hyde Amendment, Students for Life of America and Democrats for Life will tag team to hold rallies across the nation to convince elected officials to incline the life saving amendment in the new fiscal budget.
This Friday, July 9th, a rally will be held outside of Rep. Brendan Boyle’s office in Rhawnhurst section of Philadelphia. Rally begins at 11:00 am.
Despite a taste of summer in the air on Saturday, June 5th, 500 pro-lifers gathered for a call to action while mourning the thousands of lives lost to abortion in West Chester, PA a 45-minute drive from Philadelphia.
The day began with Mass at St. Agnes Church near the heart of town. Bishop John McIntyre was celebrant homilist for the Mass for Life. In his homily, he reflected on his visit to the 9/11 memorial in New York and how the 3,000 lives lost there was no different that the daily murder of the unborn in our society today. He reminded everyone that life from womb to tomb is precious and made perfect in the eye of God.
After the celebration of Mass, the pro-lifers peacefully march around town. The first stop was the Planned Parenthood facility.
Following the brief rally and prayer at Planned Parenthood, everyone processed to the courthouse in the middle of town.
The speakers were deep, personal, and cover topics that are affecting the culture of life.
Overall, the day was filled with beauty and love.
Please see our gallery containing photos from the event here.
Apply this axiom to what we are willing to tolerate from our government representatives, from our local committee office all the way up to the President of the United States.
What behavior are we willing to tolerate?
This past Friday the Pro-Life Coalition of Pennsylvania held a public forum outside of Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick’s local office in Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania to voice our concerns with his support of the Equality Act. A Republican, Fitzpatrick in 2019 said he would not vote for that version of the Equality Act without a religious exemption; however, two years later he voted for the 2021 version of the Equality Act which specifically notes there is no exemption for religious concerns.
Here is some of the fine print of this act as currently written and waiting on a Senate vote.
*This legislation authorizes individuals and or government officials to punish Catholic hospitals and/or health care professionals who decline to commit abortions or gender transition surgeries. It allows no provision for conscience rights, as any reference to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act is expressly disallowed.
*Taxpayer funding of elective abortions would now be a result of the “equality” act.
*Minors who wish to pursue gender transitioning surgery/hormonal change would not require parental consent
*Anyone who identifies as opposite to their biological sex would need only to state this fact to join same sex schools and teams. Also, no questions asked to enter private facilities such as restrooms, locker rooms, or women’s shelters. In other words, a biological male who perceives himself as a woman can now attend a girls-only school and proceed to play on the same athletic field, regardless if any hormonal therapy has taken place or not. This could have a profound effect on women’s sports and sport scholarships. Also, a biological male can enter a women’s shelter if he so states he identifies as a woman. The Equality Act contains no acknowledgement that males and females are biologically different. What happened to “follow the science” as we have been admonished to do for global warming or Covid concerns?
I have no idea how they plan to protect a woman in a shelter if a straight male enters, clearly planning to exploit the Equality Act for his own purposes, which could include assault, rape or murder. Apparently Fitzpatrick didn’t see the need to consider or protect these women’s rights.
Now is the time to hold our representatives’ feet to the fire. One of the positive results of Friday’s rally is there was a genuine sharing of information how to get involved in local politics in order to have your voice heard. Search for local Facebook pages for your local township, call your state representative to obtain information of local party committees, ask neighbors and friends if they have any contacts.
Politics is like commerce. We buy a particular product because we like what it does and we pay for it with our vote. Once we notice a degradation in the quality of the product, we can opt to take our business elsewhere. We should never put the failed product back in our pantry or closet and simply say, oh well, nothing I can do about that. There is always something you can do and silently tolerating poor performance or behavior should not be our default.
I feel like that I need to write an open letter embedded in a blog for those who continue to find something to rip apart or tell others not to read.
As the first quarter of 2021 is drawing to a near close, we have seen that every other headline involves the cancellation of a rising celebrity, a former president, an elected official, and just recently a beloved children’s author. This is just the many attacks we have seen in our culture from the woke mob.
What I have noticed from this “woke mob” is that they are just plainly looking for something to find offensive. Take, for example, the most recent attack to Dr. Seuss, a beloved children author. Seuss has written countless books that many have come to love. One notable quote from pro-lifers is: “A person is a person, no matter how small.” which is from Horton Hears a Who. Sadly, six of his books were deemed racist. How so? Even his stepdaughter claimed that he cared about the world. He was never racist.
Meanwhile, the woke mob is okay with songs that promote promiscuity, video games that are rated M for mature with adult content, an increase in pornography, the list goes on. This is the same group that has seen an increase in mental illnesses and abortion as we approach the one year anniversary of the COVID lockdowns that has devastated many lives.
Have any of them ever considered going to church with all the time on their hands to pray for God to return in the midst of the utter chaos and political upheaval.
STOP CANCELING WHAT YOU DON’T OR THINK YOU KNOW
It appears to me that Generation Z and millennials are being brainwashed by a radical left propaganda that is present in our education system, particularly universities, that teaches them to find any excuse to deem such things as racist while inheriting crushing debts, have their faith and conservative convictions compromised by professors who stop it nothing to get what they want. I see it with an escort who has been circulating the wagon for many years while holding an engineering position at Swarthmore University in Delaware County. Every time she is out there, she has people around my age wearing the vest for extra credit. She is even persistent in taking pictures and videos of peaceful pro-lifers who are doing their best to save lives and change hearts as she displays a menacing grim across her face.
There is a reason we have past. It may not have been perfect. Instead, it provides us with lessons as to why we cannot repeat it today. That is why you can’t just cancel the losers of the American Civil War because you didn’t agree with what their practices were. Rather, you should learn how they lost and why the Civil War was more than just freeing African Americans.
My hope for Millennials and Generations Y and Z is that they learn to think for themselves, learn a trade, not worry about what their peers doing, and realize that they are made to stand out.
As a millennial, it sickens me to watch another one of my peers commit suicide, seek an abortion, engage in sodomy, be okay with sitting on their butts without learning the value of a dollar through hard work or a good paying job, and most importantly, learn what is right and wrong.
I challenge any millennial and member of Generations Y and Z to research issues pertaining to life, why communism and socialism are not cool, and how you can change the culture when you let God back in the public square while canceling the lamestream media. Start today.
Not for girls’ sports as they will be forced to allow boys to compete on the same teams as girls.
Not for medical professionals who will be forced to perform or assist at abortions and transgender procedures.
Not for clergy who will be forced to perform marriages for homosexuals.
Not for Christian schools who will be forced to hire homosexuals and transexuals to teach in their schools.
Not for women and children who will be forced to share bathrooms and shelters with men who ‘identify’ as women.
Not for the Little Sisters of the Poor who help the poorest of the poor. They will be forced to shut their doors if they don’t provide insurance for abortion, and transgender procedures.
Not for Christian businesses who will be forced to compromise their Christian principles or close their doors.
Not for parents who will lose their right to make medical decisions about their children’s gender dysphoria by normalizing hormonal and surgical interventions.
These are just some of the Americans that our Congressman chose to dismiss when voting for this bill.
Please join us on March 26th to let Congressman Fitzpatrick know of our displeasure of this vote he cast against the family and God’s commandments. Rally begins at 11:00 am. Below is a flyer for this event. Please print out and share with others.
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
Please see important information below regarding ‘The Equality Act’ from the Pennsylvania Family Institute. This Act is not intended to protect our God-given rights; it will however take away some of our basic rights, and it will force employers to cover abortion and medical professionals to perform or assist in performing abortions. Please contact your Senators (links provided in post below for Pennsylvania and the rest of the country) and sign up for the webinar scheduled for Tuesday, February 16th at 2:00 pm to learn more about this Act.
The Biden Administration lists as a top priority the passage of “The Equality Act” – sweeping legislation pending before the US Congress, which has been described by Dr. Andrew Walker as “ “the most invasive threat to religious liberty ever proposed in America.” This poorly named bill poses a serious risk to religious freedom, privacy, and protections for women and girls.
Dr. Andrew T. Walker, and Dr. Carl Trueman are our special guests at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, February 16th for a critically important live webinar focused on what’s at stake for the churches, Christian ministries, and rights of conscience if this dangerous legislation becomes law. Please join our special guests, along with Kurt Weaver, the Director of our Church Ambassador Network, and attorneys from the Independence Law Center.
You can contact your Congressman and US Senators to ask them to oppose the Equality Act by clicking here.
For those who live in other states, please use this linkto find your members of Congress. Below is a message to send provided by the Pennsylvania Family Institute.
I ask that you oppose the so-called Equality Act as it would bring to my community a host of negative consequences, not equality.
The government should not take away my bodily privacy in places like locker rooms and restrooms, should not punish religious ministries for operating based on their religious convictions, destroy women’s sports, or take away our religious liberties protected under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect but the so-called Equality Act uses government overreach to infringe upon my rights and disrespects many in our community. Please oppose the so-called Equality Act.
Today, while everyone was home due to the virtual March for Life, I was in our nation’s capital for a big weekend.
I got there early and met a couple of local regulars.
A few minutes later, 100 college students and regional coordinators from Students for Life came out and help packed the sidewalk.
I led the praying of the Divine Mercy Chaplet. As we were transitioning into the rosary, a young man dropped off his girlfriend and taunted verbal and even hateful things at us. It was tempting to stop the praying. However, I kept going without stopping like a train on full speed to its destination. I even felt that my Guardian Angel was watching over me as that same man made threats to bring a gun and unload bullets on me and fellow pro-lifers.
Thankfully everyone kept the faith while their composure and we managed to have an eventful day on the sidewalk filling it with love, mercy, and even hope as it lies only a mile from one of the most beautiful Basilicas in the country on the grounds of Catholic University of America.
The devil is real and he knows that his time is short. His weapons are vices and principalities. Ours are prayers, works of service and mercy, and even the Eucharist.
A chilly Saturday couldn’t freeze the warm spirits of thousands of pro-lifers throughout the greater Philadelphia area.
The morning began with a short prayer service in the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral with the recitation of the rosary and the litanies of loreto and St. Joseph while a protestant group held a prayer service outside of the south lawn of the church.
Archbishop Nelson Perez celebrated mass with Bishop Joseph Coffey, auxiliary bishop of the military archdiocese, as the homilist. For Bishop Coffey, he saw the event as a way to recommit to the cause of life. He shared how God blessed him when Fr. Dennis Gill blessed him on Good Friday just before he was arrested during an Operation Rescue demonstration outside of Planned Parenthood. Bishop Coffey recalled that those events helped formed his call to the priesthood.
Following the mass and Protestant prayer service, everyone came together to peacefully march one mile to Independence Hall. Along the way, many stop to pray in front of the Philadelphia Women’s Center for a short prayer while Pat Stanton states the history of the facility that murders 6,500 lives annually.
Everyone finally gathered outside of the north lawn of Independence Hall to hear amazing testimony and even music from Jack Terzian who reminds people to be you and cool.
Alison Centofante of Live Action emcee the event. She shared about how she would one day meet her grandmother who chose life for her dad.
Ashley Garecht fired up the crowd by reminding them to not be scared by the bullies who want to stop you from standing up for what is right.
Dr. Monique Ruberu talked about the need of being present outside of abortion facilities in our area.
Reverend Herb Lusk III reminded everyone to keep up the fight. God is bringing about the victory over death.
Kathy Barnette shared that we must be louder in our convictions when speaking about the danger of abortion.