Your participation in this unprecedented event will not only support the dignity of life in these vulnerable times, but light a candle of hope for the future of the Pro-Life Movement in the Greater Philadelphia area.
Virtual Pro-Life Christmas Party Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Saturday, December 12, 2020 7pm EST Live & Silent Auctions This VIRTUAL event will take place entirely online at
To participate in the auctions you must R.S.V.P. AND register your MOBILE phone. (Does not require a smart phone; any cell phone will work for registration!)
Your credit card credentials are secured to ensure you are able to bid when the silent auction opens on Thursday, December 10, at 7pm. You will receive a PIN via text message to enter on the registration page.
Watch & bid from any device on December 12! If you have any questions, call: (215) 885-8760 ext. 4An at-will donation of $85 is requested upon registration. Because this event is entirely VIRTUAL, your donation is 100% tax deductible.
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:
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 themhere
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.
It’s that time of the year again as we rush through the malls, shopping center, or we do everything with a click on many online retailers.
DON’T FORGET THE LITTLE GUYS
The title speaks for itself. We have small businesses that help your community thriving. It implies with the pro-life movement. Some pro-lifers have businesses that would love your patronage this Christmas.
Mallory Finch– Shop the Pink Rose
Picture a young girl that discovers her talent of crafting jewelry at the age of eleven. That was the case for this artisan from North Carolina and a pro-life stalwart. You can see her site here
Looking for clothing that does not give to Planned Parenthood? That was a discussion one family had at the dinner table. Culture of Life 1972 has exploded to the scene for nearly two years and have everything from dresses, gym bags shirts, and even hoorags. Check out their selections and shop now here.
A college student in Las Vegas dreamed of using her talents to cultivate the pro-life message in fashion. Hence, she started Life Dress. Check out the formal wear with a twist here.
These are just the many of pro-life shops to support during your Christmas shopping. Check a past blog post if you’re eager to learn about more small businesses to shop for this Christmas season.
Help support small business this Christmas. Note that timing is critical.
A group of small business owning moms come together every year to offer this deal. I’m one of them! All of these resources are available to download instantly! The deal expires tonight at midnight! Track feast days and liturgical seasons with “2020-2021 illustrated Wall Calendar for Everyday Catholics” by Arma Dei Create a faith-filled Advent for young kids with “Advent Activity Guide” from My Little Patron Engage elementary schoolers with “Advent Saints Word Puzzle Bundle” from The Kennedy Adventures Focus on your whole-person health with “An Advent Wellness Journal “by Catholic Fit Moms for Life Explore the Sacraments with “Catholic Paper Doll Lapbooks” from To Jesus, Sincerely Reignite your prayer life with “Catholic Prayer Journal Bundle” from Catholic Mom Vibes Reconnect with your husband with “Dating in Marriage Bundle” from Surprised by Marriage Playfully study the Saints with “December Saint Trading Cards and Coloring Pages” from Catholic Paper Goods Enter the lives of the Saints with “December Saints for Young Children” by Rebecca Gorzynska and Colleen Pressprich Learn to share the faith with “Evangelization and Catechesis Bundle” from Say Yes to Holiness Refresh your mind, marriage, and spirit with “Exceptional Parenting Bundle” from Not So Formulaic Plan your homeschooling with “Homeschool & Day Planner 2020-2021” from Classically Homeschooling Decorate through the seasons with “Liturgical Year Prints” from The Washington Homestead Journey through the Bible with “Our Family’s Jesse Tree” from Faith and Fabric AND MORE
The following is deom Judie Brown of the American Life League. You are asked to hold our clergy accountable when it comes to enforcing church teachings.
Following a week of criticism from American Life League and a tidal wave of pro-life Catholic shock and outrage, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles was forced to backtrack on his comments applauding Abortion Joe Biden for an election he hasn’t won yet.
Just one week ago, Gomez was effusive in his praise for Biden. Yet this week, are we suddenly to believe that Gomez and the entire bureaucracy at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) suddenly had a change of heart?
Here’s a wild idea.
If Gomez and the USCCB are serious, then deny Biden the Eucharist now under Canon 915, demand that every Catholic bishop concur, and make that demand public.
Joe Biden has spent the last 47 years of his political career cheerleading the abortion industry. Biden has already pledged to maximize federal taxpayer dollars for Planned Parenthood — the nation’s #1 abortion chain.
Gomez and others make the mistake of conflating abortion with other political issues. Abortion is not an issue, it is an act that kills a member of the human family. Abortion doesn’t require a “working group” — what we need are bishops and priests willing to stand by the infallible teachings of the Catholic Church for a change!
My question to you is this.
Should the Catholic bishops protect the Eucharist from pro-abortion politicians such as Joe Biden and enforce Canon 915??
Most faithful Catholic bishops are fed up with their own bureaucracy. They are sick and tired of being told that saving babies is a “diverse and complex” issue when nothing further could be from the truth.
“There is a close correlation between a fertility rate of a particular society or nation and the level of religious involvement or participation in that society.”
Brandon Showalter is a reporter for the Christian Post. His article connects the dots between the precipitous worldwide decline of birthrates, namely human secularism and hostility toward religion.
Declining fertility rates have a significant correlation with increased secularization, according to Baylor University professor Philip Jenkins.
In a Regent College (Vancouver, British Columbia) live-stream titled “Fertility and Faith: A Conversation with Philip Jenkins,” the Baylor University professor of history and co-director of the program on historical studies of religion, explained Thursday that demography derives from changes in religious belief.
Much of modern Africa tends to be devoutly religious and they also happen to have high fertility rates, Jenkins said. By contrast, the lower a population’s fertility rate the greater the likelihood it is for people to separate from faith communities and religious institutions. The fertility rate, then, serves as an insightful window into how societies around the world become more secularized.
“We measure change in a society through fertility,” Jenkins said.
“There is a close correlation between a fertility rate of a particular society or nation and the level of religious involvement or participation in that society.”
Amid the relatively recent collapse in fertility rates around the world, especially in Europe, secularization is rising. Jenkins noted that if you told him the fertility rate of any given country it would be fairly easy to say whether that nation allows legal same-sex unions, surmise its attitudes toward faith and religion, and how strong its religious institutions are.
While this correlation is not brought about by simple causation, the link is nevertheless demonstrably present, he stressed.
In the 1960s, the fertility rate in Denmark began to drop below replacement level as the country became more secular. Meanwhile, in the sub-Saharan African country of Uganda, the average woman had five children and religious belief was strong. This pattern holds true across the world with a notable few that seem to buck the trend.
“You might argue that as you take children out of the picture there are far fewer links connecting families and people to institutions. … Take children out of the religious picture and see what happens,” he said.
Or, he posited, it could be the reverse. That as people become more secular in their thinking they forego the charge to “be fruitful and multiply.”
Whichever comes first, these changes are happening rapidly. In Italy, the collapse of the fertility rate and the slide toward rampant secularization has happened within a decade, he noted.
Low-fertility societies are more likely to be hostile to religion, Jenkins added. The key factor in this phenomenon is the institutions.
“Once you separate the idea of family, once you separate sexuality and reproduction, people become a lot less willing to have churches or religious institutions tell them what to do with their personal lives,” he said.
When these religiously-informed ethics break down, political campaigns subsequently arise to legalize or permit by referendums such things as abortion or euthanasia. A low-fertility, secularized society is more inhospitable to efforts of churches and religious institutions to push back, and are often prone to believing the worst charges about faith-based organizations and institutions, he explained.
Jenkins went on to describe how one of the largest shifts in consciousness in his lifetime was from the belief that there was going to be a population explosion. What happened was the reverse.
“To put it crudely, we have lost 2 billion people since then [the 1970s] from what was projected versus what we’ve actually got,” he said. “This is happening because so many people in Latin American and Asia gave up having traditional ‘third world’ population growth rates and suddenly became Danish.”
This is an invitation to take part in the Legacy of Life’s Home for the Holidays virtual fundraiser. The fundraiser started Thursday evening and continues through Sunday, 11/15 at midnight. You can donate online and thanks to generous supporters, gifts will be doubled up to $40,000. Access the virtual video through the website or through Legacy of Life’s Facebook page.
If you are not familiar with Legacy of Life, this non-profit organization invests in educating, inspiring and supporting women in unplanned pregnancies to find the strength to choose Life. It provides Hope when pregnant women and their families are in despair and may turn to abortion. This organization provides assistance to two pregnancy centers in the Philadelphia area, one in Center City Philadelphia and one in suburban Bucks County, PA.
Please view their website and learn additional details about the work that they do. Watch the videos on the site – you will see pure joy in the face of the moms and their children who have been assisted through the Legacy of Life. You can also learn about volunteer opportunities and donations. I have personally taken a tour of one of their facilities and can attest to the warm and caring environment they have created for women who are unsure about which way to turn.
With the Covid 19 virus curtailing our social schedules, and with the holidays upon us and our Black Friday shopping on hold, perhaps you have a little wiggle room in your budget to offer a donation to a worthy cause. Help make a happy holiday season for a woman, her child and her family!
Virtual Fundraiser will also be on Facebook. Click HEREto join our Facebook Page. Help save women and babies right now? Make your financial gift today! Click HERE to Donate!Thanks to generous supporters, your gift will be DOUBLEDup to $40,000 Help raise $100,000 at this fundraiser! Questions? Call us 215-788-4051
“Throughout the Bible Christians prayed and then acted upon prayer. The walls of Jericho came tumbling down with prayer and action.” Day Gardner
Christians who support the sanctity of life are people of prayer and action. They gather at abortion sites to pray for moms to choose life for their unborn babies. They urge politicians to vote for pro-life legislation. They run for political office.They support crisis pregnancy care centers and ministries helping moms in need. They are serious about their faith and their call to pray for the most innocent among us and to help their moms.
Below are remarks by Day Gardner, President of the National Black Pro-Life Union “urging we must pray….but also act.”
I have supported Donald J. Trump since he announced he was running for President. At first, it was because he was self-funding and he was novel. As time went on, I realized his view of America — was my view of America. It still is, even more so.
I think we all knew something was askew about the 2020 election.
For me it started with President Trump’s mega, MAGA events of 10, 20 and 30,000 patriots who waited hours and in some cases days to support and love on our President.
They cheered every time he promised, “We will make America great again,” “We will never be a socialist country” and responded with, “WE LOVE YOU” in unison. I had never heard that for any president before. Watching the events on television, I was so proud of America, PROUD of our amazing President, his love for America, and his many accomplishments — promises made and promises kept. I had the utmost respect for him and admitted to myself that I loved our President, too!
Compare that to angry Joe Biden’s few and far between speeches in little circles of five or six people, or in almost empty parking lots — something just seemed wrong…terribly wrong.
When the New York Post broke the story about Hunter Biden receiving millions and millions of dollars by selling access to his father with Joe Biden getting a cut of that money, I thought, “Wow! That’s it! That would certainly explain Joe Biden’s BFF relationship with China.”
I expected the Democrats would now have to scramble to dig up another candidate. Maybe Bernie would finally get his shot since he was forced out of the picture twice.
However, the main stream media blatantly refused to cover this huge story, aided and abetted by Twitter and Facebook. I think we all knew something very dark, very sinister was happening in this election. Joe Biden confirmed it in a campaign speech last week when he actually said: “I don’t need you to get me elected.” He also said, verbatim: “We have put together, I think, the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in the history of American politics.” https://youtu.be/WGRnhBmHYN0
My heart breaks for President Trump, who has been under vicious, fraudulent attacks since he was candidate Trump. Any lesser man would definitely have buckled from the constant strain and the extreme bashing from the media and the “Left.” Next to my father, Richard Lawson Lipford, (deceased) Donald Trump is the strongest man I have ever known.
I am a born-again Christian. I believe, for whatever reason, the hand of God has been on this President. Am I saying Donald Trump is a saint? Heck, no…neither am I, neither are you! What I am saying is God has, throughout history, used very flawed people to do His miraculous will. Look how God used David, an adulterer and Saul, who was a killer of Christians until God changed him. He was renamed Paul and authored 11 books of the New Testament.
President Trump has proclaimed God more than any other President in my lifetime and exalted Jesus publicly. Which is why it is important for me, and especially all Christians, to speak up now. Many Christian leaders have contacted me to join them in prayer for President Trump and our beautiful America which is slipping into socialism. Of course, we must pray… but we must also act.
Where would we be if the disciples had not gone out to spread the Gospel? Where would we be if they had just stayed in the upper room praying? They prayed and then acted upon their prayer. Throughout the Bible Christians prayed and then acted upon prayer. The walls of Jericho came tumbling down with prayer and action.
“Where can members of the black community turn for justice to end systemic racism if not to the entities funding it?” Connie Eller, Missouri Blacks for Life
The following is a news article by Micaiah Bilger of Life Newsconcerning Planned Parenthood targeting black communities.
Black pro-life leaders are telling the Planned Parenthood abortion chain to get out of their neighborhoods and stop targeting black women and unborn babies.
The National Black Pro-life Coalition recently filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, accusing the abortion chain of decades of racial discrimination, One News Now reports.
Lori Hoye of the Issues4Life Foundation said the abortion chain needs to do more than just disavow its founder.
“Get out of our neighborhoods, shut down, because the acknowledgment is too little too late,” Hoye said in a statement. “Over 104 years of targeting black and other women of color cannot be erased by the present-day acknowledgment of their racist roots. Get out now!”
Though abortions hurt families of every race and culture, statistics indicate that abortions disproportionately hurt the African American community. Census data indicates that African Americans make up about 13 percent of the U.S. population, but they have nearly 40 percent of all abortions. And New York City health statistics indicate that more African American babies are aborted in the city than are born each year.
Black pro-life leaders said it’s time for HHS to investigate the abortion chain for racial discrimination.
“Where can members of the black community turn for justice to end systemic racism if not to the entities funding it?” Connie Eller of Missouri Blacks for Life said. “Planned Parenthood receives more than a half billion dollars annually from our government. They have used that money to carry out their eugenic scheme of population control, and it is time for it to stop.”
The National Black Pro-Life Coalition urged HHS to act quickly and stop the abortion industry from targeting more babies and mothers for abortions.
“The tangled, vicious and deceptive web Planned Parenthood has deeply embedded in the fabric of the black community must be torn down now if blacks are truly to experience a great America,” it said in a statement. “The National Black Pro-Life Coalition prays HHS will move swiftly to end the targeting.”
The coalition estimates about 20 million unborn black babies have been aborted since 1973 in the U.S.
Planned Parenthood has a long history of discrimination, beginning with its founder Margaret Sanger. Sanger helped to lead the eugenics movement, frequently promoting discrimination through her writing and speaking, including in a speech to the KKK in 1926.
After days of waiting, checking our screens, launching conspiracy theories that flooded our newsfeed, having our posts fact checked by Czar Zuckenberg, and even videos being censored by big tech, Joe Biden is elected the 46th President of the United States. Is it over? No
How can we allow Biden, who has a track record of flip flopping, officiating a same sex wedding, and even being a Catholic in Name Only, become our leader? Biden is not an authentic Catholic. He is Catholic in name only. He will meet his creator and all the babies he murdered through his apathetic attitude.
Regardless of who was going to come out as victor of the presidential race, one thing still remains clear: The fight to save life from womb to tomb must be our main focus. We cannot back down from this important fight in our nation’s history. It has and will always be a long and hard fought battle. The question is are you willing to stand up for the most vulnerable and fight to your last breath.