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.

STUDENTS FOR LIFE TO HOLD PRAYER VIGIL ON EVE OF MARCH

Students for Life of America will host a prayer vigil on the steps of the Supreme Court on January 20th starting at 4:30 P.M.

All are welcome to come and pray for an end to abortion.

PHILLY PRO-LIFERS TO GATHER OUTSIDE OF PLANNED PARENTHOOD ON ROE V WADE ANNIVERSARY

Can’t attend the March for Life in DC?

Philly pro-lifers will hold a vigil outside of Planned Parenthood in Center City for the 63 million victims of abortion.

The event will start at 10 AM.

REMEMBERING THE MILLIONS LOST SINCE ROE V WADE

More details to come but mark your calendars for Saturday, January 22nd at 10:00 AM to gather at Planned Parenthood. Perfect chance for those who can’t make it to this years March for Life in DC. 

Sarah Weddington, Feminist Lawyer Behind Roe v Wade, Dead at 76.

Sarah Weddington may ring a bell to many who have first heard of the Roe v Wade Supreme Court case. Yes, she was the lawyer who fueled the sham involving the late Norma McCorvey, the Jane Roe of the case. The only problem is she never had an abortion. Soon after the barbaric decision, McCorvey dedicated her life in telling the truth about the case.

Is it any coincidence that Sarah Weddington’s death came on the Catholic feast of Holy Innocents? I guess God does have a sense of humor. Jokes aside.

Weddington has failed to acknowledge the fact that women can have a baby, ne successful, and pursue their dreams. The sad reality of her shameful argument for legalized abortion is that she advocated for the murder of millions of innocent Americans and that has surmounted to 63 million deaths for nearly half a century. She even was concerned over the confirmation of Kavanaugh, two years prior to the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

With 2022 approaching and a crucial landmark case awaiting a decision from nine justices, it is only a matter of time if it would give her legacy a black eye.

Pro-Lifers Counter “Women’s March” Nationwide

September has been a tumultuous month for the debate on abortion. It all began with the Texas heartbeat taking effect on September 1st. Even the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the law citing the 10th amendment.

Later, a radical bill was passed by the House of Representatives that would reverse all pro-life laws passed on state level making abortion federal law.

As the potential of Roe v Wade case being reversed by the Supreme Court, with a hearing and arguments taking place in DC on December 1st, the flop of an event called “Women’s March took place in several cities across the United States on Saturday, October 2nd.

As always, college students and young adults assembled to counter the event. Here are some takeaways from several who were on the frontlines.

Grace Rykaczewski- Washington, DC

Students for Life had a strong showing in DC. Grace was one of the student activists present. She shared three takeaways:

  1. There was a shocking amount of aggression from pro abortion men towards pro-life women at a “WOMEN’S MARCH”. Ironic. I witnessed a man trying to grab a bull horn out of a young pro-life woman’s hands.
  2. They didn’t really call it the women’s march this year, they called it the rally for Abortion Justice which is so fitting because it has never been a “Women’s March” it’s always been a pro-abortion March. Since the very first one pro-life organizations, even pro-life feminist organizations were disinvited from the March. How can it be a women’s March if they disinvite half of women??
  3. It’s terrible that the women’s march completely ignores all other women’s issues. We didn’t see a single sign about women in Afghanistan, women being raped or the wage gap. Nothing. All abortion related signs and shirts.
  4. they held a prayer rally… the pro-aborts. Idk who they thought they were praying to but not my God…

Titus Folks

The big thing Titus witnessed while in Indianapolis is how the pro-aborts were not open to dialogue or understanding a view that is opposite to them. Him and along with seven high schools and colleges were at hand. Despite the wet weather and losing their voices from chanting, they were all present to give a voice to the voiceless.

For Mallory Finch of Charlotte, NC she was disappointed that these women have believed the lie being sold by our culture. The women of the Women’s March have boiled women’s rights down to abortion. They rebranded the Women’s March to be the Abortion Justice.

After talking to a few of the women (that actually had conversations and weren’t just yelling in my face) many of them really weren’t educated. Many of these women don’t know what abortion really is. Also many of these women aren’t aware of the other many things we do as prolifers. Some of the women were shocked when we started talking about Pregnancy Help Centers and our petitions for Paid Family Leave for Moms and Dads.

For Anna Gidish, President and Foundress of Lehigh Valley Pro-Life Future, she uses the opportunity to help pregnant women receive access to abortion alternatives. She shares:

“One woman stopped us before all the Women’s March protesters got there. (We decided to get there early and take their spot!) She angrily asked Maria and Olivia, if you have time to protest, why don’t you spend time giving real resources to women. Her tune changed after Maria and Olivia actually discussed Standing With You and our local pregnancy center. She was 5 months pregnant and her baby’s father just walked out on them recently. Maria was able to offer a blessing bag she had in her car from when she was outside Planned Parenthood the day before. The woman was so grateful for the resources. Whether she already intended to choose life before or not… I am not sure, BUT she did say that she believes it is in “providence” that she does choose life for her child! Another woman walked by and said she liked what we were doing during the counter-protest. I ran up to her and talked to her about the resources we offer in the community. She told me she was pregnant and the father wanted her to have an abortion. She said she didn’t want an abortion, though. I checked with her to see what she needed. She said she would reach out via Standing With You, if she needs help!”

Theses were just the many testimonies from the now of the pro-life movement. Some have diverse backgrounds, yet they have one goal: make abortion unthinkable because it hurts women.

To view photo galleries from Saturday’s counter demonstration around the country, click here

PENNSYLVANIA HELD INAUGURAL MARCH IN HARRISBURG; STRONG SHOWING STATEWIDE

2,000 pro-lifers across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania came out to give a voice to the voiceless in the inaugural state March for Life. People from all walks of life, creed, and major cities in the Keystone State came out, a majority from the western part of the state.

The morning began with Mass at neighboring St. Patrick’s Cathedral, located only a few steps from the capitol. Bishop Ronald Gainer was the main celebrant. In his homily, he reminded everyone to boldly stand against the culture of death.

Following Mass, pro-lifers gathered in front of the steps of the capitol to hear from speakers such as Reverend Herb Lusk of greater Exodus Church in Center City Philadelphia, who opened the event with prayer.

Even state legislatures took time to address those assembled. Reminding everyone to remain involved and vigilant while promoting the culture of life.

Elena Ligouri, graduate student from University of Pittsburgh, took time to share about how her medical colleagues at her soon to be alma mater harvesting body parts from unborn children while still alive. She encouraged everyone to remain bold and not afraid to defend life.

The keynote speaker of the rally was Abby Johnson. Abby opened her talk reflecting on the 12th anniversary of her walk away campaign from the abortion industry. She saw firsthand the “science” Planned Parenthood wanted her to believe. It was that fateful day that she knew that it was a human life being terminated. God’s road to Damascus that day confirmed that she must not just helped pregnant women but also the workers of the diabolical industry.

Following the rally, the pro-lifers walked a mile around the capitol filling the streets with song, prayer, and even signs. Some of which were created by hand. Some took time to meet with their local representative to hold them accountable in their public service.

For a gallery of photos from the event, see them here.

IMPORTANT UPDATES FOR INAUGURAL PENNSYLVANIA MARCH FOR LIFE IN HARRISBURG

By now, Pennsylvanians will be gearing up for the first state March in Harrisburg. See more here.

There are two prayer vigils taking place prior to the rally.

– A Prayer and Praise Gathering for Life led by Gateway House of Prayer at the top steps of Capitol building at 9:00am

A morning mass and adoration at St. Patrick’s Cathedral at 9:00am

Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation to U.S. Supreme Court: Overturn Roe v. Wade

Please see press release from the Pennsylvania Pro-life Federation below regarding their amicus brief in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.

roe v wade 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    July 30, 2021           

CONTACT: Maria V. Gallagher, PPLF,  gallagher@paprolife.org 

 HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation has sent a direct message to the U.S. Supreme Court: Overturn Roe v. Wade.

The Federation has filed an amicus brief in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The case involves Mississippi’s protective law banning abortion at 15 weeks.

In this well-reasoned brief, the Federation “seeks an overturn of Roe v. Wade, so that States may once again provide protection for vulnerable unborn human life.”

 The brief further states, “Roe was a radical decision that overrode the legislative judgments of all 50 states. It was based on a flawed understanding of the humanity of the unborn child and views of obstetrical practice that are outdated because they fail to treat unborn children as second patients in pregnancy.”

 Roe v. Wade is the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court ruling which legalized abortion throughout the country. It is estimated that more than 62 million Americans have died from legal abortion since the decision went into effect. Countless numbers of women have also been forced to grieve children lost to abortion.  

        You can read the Federation’s ground-breaking brief here. 

The Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation is a grassroots right-to-life organization with members statewide.  As the state affiliate of National Right to Life, PPLF is committed to promoting the dignity and value of human life from conception to natural death and to restoring legal protection for preborn children.

 

Pro-Lifers Rally For Unborn Freedom

Pro-Lifers can peacefully march in the cold and as a test to their character they can even do the same in the scorching heat.

400 pro-lifers across the Greater Philadelphia area were in attendance for the summer rally. The day began with Mass at the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral. In his greeting and homily, Father Dennis Gill reminded the faithful gathered to continue to pray for the defense of human life, especially in its most vulnerable stage. He also reminded them that the Blessed Mother is with them and interceding with them as they continue to take a bold stand against the greater destroyer of life in society, abortion.

After mass ended, the faithful peacefully processed down to Planned Parenthood located at 12th and Locust. They were people shaking heads in disgust, high-fiving three lone escorts, and even honks for death.

The speakers took time to address authentic womanhood, the need for pro-lifers to be present, what we are really fighting when present outside of abortion facilities, and to be a peaceful vessel of God’s grace through our presences and prayers.

See our photo gallery here.