Zoom Prayer Meeting on Good Friday

The following is from an email blast sent by Dr. Monique Ruberu

Pat and I are so proud of all of you!! You guys have continued to pray and that prayer support has allowed the few out on the front lines to be so effective…

40 days officially ended on the 4th so now we are into sidewalk servant time, but since we are unable to do our usual Good Friday closing and vigil outside of PP we thought we could possibly come together online with maybe a few people coming to us from the front lines at 12th and locust…

We can have a max of 10 people with physical distancing downtown, so if you want to go there please let me know so we can be ready for you with a mask and know where you will stand.
Pat will have a cross down there and hopes to do stations of the cross.

Please email Monique for the Zoom link at roobearoo@hotmail.com. 

Annual Stand Up for Life Dinner Set for November 22nd

 

The quarantine has put our lives on hold that we are at the point where we ask ourselves “Can we look forward to something?”

The answer is yes.

The annual Stand Up for Life Dinner will take place on Sunday, November 22nd. This year’s speaker is Matt Walsh (no relation to Fr. Chris Walsh of St. Raymond’s in Mt. Airy). Walsh is a writer for Daily Wire and an influential voice for conservatives. He hopes to use it as a platform to connect with his generation and beyond. More information will be available at a later date. 

Matt Walsh was even one of the speakers from the rally against bullying last year outside of Planned Parenthood after videos of Brian Sims harassing pro-lifers surfaced. Listen to his speech here

Divine Mercy Novena Begins Friday

The Divine Mercy Novena starts this Friday. Here are the devotion and history of this powerful prayer.

Here is the breakdown for each day.

Learn how to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet.

Here’s the breakdown below for each day

Divine Mercy Novena Day 1

Divine Mercy Novena Day 2

Divine Mercy Novena Day 3

Divine Mercy Novena Day Four

Divine Mercy Novena Day Five

Divine Mercy Novena Day Six

Divine Mercy Novena Day Seven

Divine Mercy Novena Day Eight

Divine Mercy Novena Day Nine

 

Alicia Keys Revealed How She Chose Life for Second Child

In an April 2nd article from The Blaze, Alicia Keys revealed how she chose life for her child. 

Grammy Award-winning singer Alicia Keys felt overwhelmed when she learned she was pregnant with her second child. She and her husband, music producer Kasseem Dean (known professionally as Swizz Beatz), were at an extremely busy stage in their lives and careers, and a new baby could derail all of that.

Her husband was about to go to Harvard Business School. She had an album to put out. Her lifestyle simply wasn’t a good fit for another child, Keys said she told her doctor at the time.

“I wasn’t ready for this, which is what I told the doctor,” Keys wrote in an excerpt from her upcoming book, “More Myself,” which she shared with People. “‘This is the worst time ever. I’m working on my next album. My husband just got into Harvard Business School. And I’ve been drinking—a lot.’ I left her office feeling so torn.

“The music I was creating felt more important and urgent than just about everything. I’d have to put off its release for at least a year if I chose to have the baby,” Keys wrote.

Her dilemma is one felt by many women who get pregnant, especially those who may lack the resources and support of a famous singer. Many women and couples feel that they just can’t manage to have a child, so they choose abortion. Others fear having a child will keep them from pursuing their goals in life.

But the argument for choosing life is the same for everyone, and Keys and her husband ultimately chose that path once she realized the inherent value and potential of an unborn child.

“While I was struggling over my choice, I went into the studio one evening and began listening to ‘More Than We Know,’ a song Swizz and I had written,” Keys wrote. “The lyrics are about how we’re capable of so much more than we can ever imagine. My eyes filled with tears. How could I take away the potential for this beautiful child, this light that could touch others in ways I couldn’t dream of. For me, the song was a powerful message that I should go on with the pregnancy.”

Keys also wrote that the realization that her mother considered abortion before choosing to give birth to her impacted her perspective. From People:

Beatz and Keys welcomed son Genesis in December 2014. After working on her new book, in which Keys’s mother Teresa Augello shares her own story of considering abortion when she learned she was pregnant with the star in 1980, Keys says she now feels even closer to her mother’s story.

“It wasn’t until writing this that I realized, ‘Oh s—, she chose me’, even through all the difficulties,” Keys tells PEOPLE of Augello, who raised her alone after she suddenly became pregnant following a brief relationship with the star’s father. “How would she ever know what I was brought here to do? In a way we are parallel, but I didn’t even know that.”

Knocking on Windows

This is taken from an email blast sent out by. Dr. Monique Ruberu

I was blessed to spend some time at 12th and locust this afternoon.
As I stood there praying I saw a Lyft car pull up… the girl was in the front seat. I saw her lean into the driver and saw him try to pacify her as she wept.
I approached the car and gently tapped on the window… she lowered the shutter and I introduced myself and told them that I wanted to help them…in the conversation, she shared with me that her name was N___, He was K___, she was 7 weeks pregnant and they appreciated the resources…

When she wasn’t willing to talk anymore I resumed prayer on the sidewalk. Eventually, she put on a mask and gloves and went into the abortion center. I reminded her that she could step off the table even at the last minute.
after she went in I returned to the car…
I had a great chat with the father of this child. We spoke about how his role as a father was to protect, to love. To honor…not to allow someone else to harm his child or his girlfriend.
I told him that if this child would be allowed to live… he or she could be his best friend in the future… he or she may be the one that is there when everyone else has left him… I asked him to please stand up for this child… his flesh and blood … because he is the only one that has the power to change her mind.
he agreed with everything, he even looked up the Levatino abortion procedure videos to share with her… he promised to keep me posted…

but I haven’t heard anything… so I leave this in God’s hands… I trust that Our amazing God can move hearts and change minds.
The beautiful thing about praying alone out there today was that there were no escorts… according to those who have been present daily this is the new COVID norm…

So as 40 days come to an end, there are some of you who are young and healthy… I would ask you to consider returning by yourself for an empty hour on the sidewalk. If you need a mask I will find one for you.  The killing continues, and we have the opportunity to one by one safely witness and pray.
if you are immunocompromised or older – please stay at home…

nobody should go without a mask.
the supporting prayer for those out there on the front lines is imperative. PLEASE continue to pray during your committed hours.
please let me know if you want to be added to the sidewalk servant mailing list for emails after the 40 days close.
God bless you,

please pray for N, K and baby!
dr Monique

Local Speakers Featured in Virtual Conference

We may not be able to physically attend a conference, but you can attend one on your laptop or desktop computer. There is one for men and women.

Some local speakers are slated to give a virtual presentation to (as of now) 25,000 registered attendees from all over the country.

Here’s a breakdown on who is speaking:

Bill Donaghy

Guest lecturer for the Theology of the Body Institute. He will break down the four pillars of manhood.

Mark Houck

Mark is the president/founder of The King’s Men and former missionary of Generation Life. He will discuss the right ministry for men to get involved in their state of life.

Christopher West

West Chester native will break down how to find peace in troubling times. (Perfect timing for his topic of discussion).

Damon Owens

A gifted storyteller, Damon Owens will share how men are called to joy and mercy.

Women’s Conference

Samantha Kelley

Samantha Kelley is a former missionary for the Theology of the Body Institute with a passion for fitness. She will discuss how fitness can improve our well-being.

Megan Mastroianni-Mahon

Can you be healed? Megan Mastroianni-Mahon, Assistant Director of Anthem, shares her testimony on how she was healed by the love of God.

Jen Settle

Jen Settle, Director of Programs of the Theology of the Institute and a consecrated virgin (read more here).

Registration for the conference is free. It is even a perfect time to enter into Holy Week. It runs from April 3rd-April 5th.

Visit here to register now and find out how you can own every talk.

 

 

Two saves in Philadelphia. No Joking

No one will be April fooling you with this email from Dr. Monique Ruberu.

Praise God and praise the fearless prayer warriors who continue to show up and pray outside the abortion centers.

Praise God for the continued prayer support YOU are providing through our daily 12-hour vigil at home.

Today we have had reports of two women who chose life… one at Comley Rd and one at 12th and locust!!!

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Here is the report from Pat Stanton about the save at 12th and Locust…

” She was meandering in and out of the Center… a young girl… twice we offered her help and resources but she wouldn’t take a thing…

A while later an older lady walked in… I approached her in the same way “Can I offer you any help?” She replied, “I’m not here for an abortion… I have someone in there”

Pat responded, “Will you take some resources in for her? You know this is murder”

sadly she shook her said and said, “I know”

Pat returned to prayer…

a short while later he was so thrilled to see the older lady coming out fists pumping into the air in JUBILATION.accompanied by her granddaughter..” we are KEEPING this baby!!!”
Pat shared all of the resources with them, made sure they had the numbers they needed to call for help and watched them walk away.
It was a good day. Thanks be to God!

PP

Meanwhile, Anita Flynn shared about how an unlikely person helped pro-lifers in NorthEast Philly helped a girl to the pro-life side.
if you are not older or immunosuppressed and want to join pat and the few others on the front lines please reach out to pat (2677184851) to see how you can help there are some masks available for the few that go down.

please see the list of hours covered and let me know if you want to cover an hour of prayer at home.

hour(number of people)

Let’s bring every hour up to at least 2 people …

Saturday: 7(1),8(4),9(3),10(5),11(4),12(1),1(7), 2(2),3(2),4(3),5(1),6(1),7(1)

Sunday: 7(1),8(4),9(2), 10(3), 11(3),12(4),1(2),2(3),3(2),4(1),5(1),6(1),7(1)

monday:7(3),8(4),9(4)10(3),11(3),12(2),1(3),2(2), 3(3), 4(1),5(1),6(1),7(1)

tuesday: 7(2), 8(4),,9(5),10(2), 11(3),12(2),1(2),2(2),3(3), 4(1),5(1),6(1),7(1)

wed:7(3),8(4),9(4),10(2),11(3),12(2),1(3),2(2),3(3), 4(1),5(1),6(1),7(1)

thurs: 7(3),8(4),9(3),10(2),11(3),12(2),1(2),2(2),3(3), 4(1), 5(1),6(1), 7(1)

friday: 7(3),8(4), 9(3),10(2),11(3), 12(3),1(2), 2(2), ,3(4),4(2),  5(1), 6(1), 7(1)

Spiritual and Temporal Proposals for a Pro-Life Response from Philadelphia Catholics to Coronavirus Concerns

The following is from Mike McMonagle, President of the Pro-Life Coalition of Pennsylvania.   

Renew

An Opportunity to Repent and Renew

The Catholic Church in our area – and throughout America – has led the pro-life movement’s response to the vast Culture of Death, particularly the killing of children before birth by abortion. She has equipped and exhorted many of Her Members to save millions of lives, mitigate God’s Judgment for this unspeakable crime, and provide realistic hope of ending this deadly injustice. The current coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns offer challenges to overcome and opportunities to assist the Church efforts to build a Culture of Life.

I propose that our spiritual and temporal responses include the following actions.

  • Re-open the Churches for voluntary attendance with social distancing
  • Call for repentance, healing not normalcy, nurturing, and renewed pro-life activities
  • Urge our civil leaders to act consistently with their own directives and close the surgical abortion facilities

The efforts of most Catholics involved in the pro-life movement receive tremendous benefits from regular Mass attendance and receipt of the Eucharist. However, because of COVID-19 concerns – and despite the ease of social distancing at almost all daily and Sunday Masses – Churches are closed, even though civil authorities allow for “life sustaining” services to remain open. The Mass and the Eucharist remain an essential life-sustaining service. The COVID-19 crisis offers an opportunity for Catholic clergy to proclaim their faith in the power of the Mass and Eucharist – and for the laity to make prudential judgments about attending Mass and receiving the Eucharist.

Our spiritual responses to COVID-19 concerns also need to include a call to repentance for the continuing vast practice of killing children before  birth in our nation and Archdiocese, which is, respectively, about one million and 30,000. Our nation is witnessing heroic actions by our relatively few medical providers in an effort to save those most vulnerable to COVID-19. Yet, our nation continues to overlook – and even applaud – the intentional killing, in far greater numbers, by other medical personnel of the most vulnerable among us – those children conceived but not yet born. Perhaps God is allowing our COVID-19 concerns and hardships to awaken us from this inconsistency and apathy – and make some reparation for our Culture of Death.

For certain, Scripture teaches us that God allowed the destruction of Israel and the Babylonian Captivity because Israel sacrificed their children to the pagan god, Moloch. President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed that God allowed the vast death and destruction of the Civil War as a chastisement for our nation’s practice and toleration of slavery.

The distortion of human sexuality and freedom into license has caused most of the manifestations of our nation’s current Culture of Death, particularly killing children before birth. The COVID-19 crisis is resulting in reduced physical contact and loss of individual freedom.

Meanwhile, leading pro-abortion public officials, such as New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who champions a “right” to kill children until birth, proclaims that our COVID-19 response should be guided by the need to “protect the sanctity of all human life.” The Church clergy and laity have an opportunity to respond to such brazen inconsistency.

While our Churches are closed, abortion facilities remain open because abortion industry personnel remain committed to provide their “service” despite COVID-19 concerns. Their directive to their “escorts” to stay away indicates that they are fully aware of the risk of COVID-19 exposure from their “patients.” Catholics have an opportunity to match or exceed this commitment by publicly praying, while socially distancing, at our area’s seven abortion chambers. Our area’s April 10, 2020 Good Friday Prayer Vigils offer an opportunity to launch this renewal.

Some other pro-abortion public officials, such as U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Gov. Tom Wolf, are attempting to use COVID-19 public policy responses to expand abortion. Meanwhile, most pro-life Governors,  who have ordered a halt to non-elective surgical procedures, are still allowing abortion facilities to commit surgical abortions.

Meanwhile, in Pennsylvania, through our actions and urging our legislators to act, we can resist Gov. Wolf’s attempts to abuse expanded Telemedicine services that could effectively eliminate Pa.’s informed consent and waiting period requirements for chemical abortions. Finally, our actions can include a massive turnout for the Pa. March For Life in Harrisburg, when it is re-scheduled.

Finally, let us pray for healing for individuals, our nation, and the Church –  and not just a “return to normalcy.” America’s normalcy had become a vast Culture of Death. The COVID-19 crisis has already closed many abortion chambers, reduced the number of abortions being committed, and caused people to re-evaluate their priorities. The COVID-19 crisis provides the Church with an excellent opportunity to promote a Culture of Life.

Denied Sacraments; Not Access to Abortion. Catholic Bishops, Speak Up

By now, many Catholic bishops have made one of the hardest decisions to ever come in the midst of the pandemic. That decision was to suspend the celebration of mass and live stream masses until the pandemic passes. Catholics are not thrilled over this decision. They are deprived of receiving the Eucharist. However, many are encouraged to make a spiritual communion. In the midst of it, one brave pastor held a Sunday service. He paid the price as he was arrested.

As Lent is drawing to a close and one of the most pivotal times of the church’s calendar approaches, it seems many pro-lifers are being challenged even more. 40 Days for Life campaigns are canceled now due to the rapid spread of the virus as we cannot have 10 people or more outside of abortion facilities in the midst of physical distancing (the correct term as opposed to social distancing). No palms this year, witnessing new Catholics coming to the faith on Easter Sunday, not even families gathering for mass together and receive the blessing of the Easter Holy Water.

Meanwhile, across many states, Planned Parenthood facilities remain open as they are deemed “essential”. Even House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck the Schmuck Schumer were looking out for Planned Parenthood when it came to stimulus money without a care for the average American out of work. Even many doctors are up in arms about many states’ decisions to leave them open. Time and time again, the abortion industry is using events like the pandemic to put profit ahead of actual care.

At the same time, the Catholic bishops have been silent. It has helped the oppressors. Our bishops can do better. Where are they? They all come together to close the church’s door and improvise mass celebrations to the virtual world. Catholics can’t receive the sacraments. No weddings. No funerals. Churches are open for worship only. Many Catholics are seeing this as a way to forget the 3rd commandment, yet they are encouraged to view the mass on the internet. Sadly many are not doing so.

CALL TO ACTION

I am calling on all people of faith to come together, call their representative and ask their officials to close the abortion facilities.

If you are in good health and are prepared, go and be physically present outside of abortion facilities. Bring resources with you.

Offer your next Holy Hour or prayer meeting (physically or virtually) for an end to abortion.

Take a photo of your pro-life sign and tag the location of the Planned Parenthood facility on your next social media post (Facebook and Instagram).  Remind women that they are amazing, strong, and beautiful. You have help.

Post-pro-life messages on your church’s billboard and bulletin.

Use social media to spread the pro-life message. Be ready for a backlash. Respond with love.

This pandemic can bring the best and worst out of everyone. Let this bring out the best in every pro-lifer.

“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice”  Proverbs 31: 8-9

 

Pray at abortion facilities; Pray at Home

Every hour going forward has at least one person praying to end abortion at the two downtown vigil sites. These people are also praying for the few people going down to be present, praying for the women and babies as well as for the conversion of the workers.

Now we are looking for people to be the 2nd and third prayer warriors from home at those hours see below and pick your hours…

 

1. I just got off the phone and conference call with an abortion pill reversal patient from the Allentown area. She has an 8-month baby and was concerned that she wouldn’t be able to handle another pregnancy with severe nausea and vomiting. Her boyfriend is the same father and he was not happy about the abortion, he is happy that she is trying to reverse. Please pray for this patient and if any of you are willing to be on her support team or know of anyone in that area (Allentown) to help with a baby shower and to address any needs she may have… let me know.
2. on Monday and Tuesday we are trying to inundate senators offices with quick 2-5 minute calls stating that we don’t want telemedicine abortions included in the tele-med bill. Senators say they hear from the pro-abortion side much more frequently than they hear from us… so LET’S BE HEARD!!! There is a signup genius through the pro-life union of Greater Philadelphia – the goal is to have 5 people scheduled to call every 20 min while offices are open… want to flood their lines.

SIGN UP HERE  about tele-med Bill

Let’s bring every hour up to at least 2 people …

Saturday: 7(1),8(2),9(2),10(1),11(3),12(1),1(7), 2(1),3(2),4(1),5(1),6(1),7(1)

Sunday: 7(1),8(2),9(1),10(1),11(2),12(0),1(2),2(2),3(2),4(1),5(1),6(1),7(1)

monday:7(3),8(2),9(3),10(1),11(2),12(1),1(3),2(1),3(3), 4(1),5(1),6(1),7(1)

tuesday: 7(3),8(3),9(2),10(1),11(2),12(1),1(2),2(1),3(3), 4(1),5(1),6(1),7(1)

wed:7(2),8(2),9(3),10(1), 11(2),12(1),1(3),2(1),3(3), 4(1),5(1),6(1),7(1)

thurs: 7(3),8(3),9(2),10(1),11(1),12(1),1(2),2(1),3(3), 4(1), 5(1),6(1), 7(1)

friday: 7(2),8(2), 9(2),10(1), 11(2), 12(1),1(2), 2(1),3(3), 4(1), 5(1), 6(1), 7(1)