After Two Year Hiatus, March for Life Glad to Be “Back In-Person”

For hundreds of thousands of pro-lifers, they have longed to return to Washington, DC to be back in person as we slowly come out of the Draconian lockdowns and live in fear of an Orwellian reality.

Despite the efforts last year to proceed as planned, the event was canceled due to the ongoing pandemic and the plotted

That day become a reality as Jeanne Mancini, the President of the March for Life foundation, said in her opening remarks when she said, “It is good to be back in person”.

The three-quarters of a million gathered in the District of Columbia still stayed the course despite Mayor Martha Browser’s mandate for proof of vaccination for many dining and entertainment venues.

Mancini took the time to thank the lawmakers in Congress who have protected the most vulnerable on the federal level, especially longtime representative Chris Smith of New Jersey. Smith used his time to encourage those gathered to, “never give up.”

The main headliner for the March for Life was Fr. Mike Schmitz of Duluth, MN. Fr. Schmitz has a weekly Youtube video series on Ascension presents, and this time last year the No. 1 podcast titled, “Bible in a Year”. Correlating his message to a personal story involving his maternal grandmother, Fr. Mike shared how his grandmother Helen made a hard decision to walk away from a career as a nurse when her hospital participated in the evil of abortion. In his original message to his 8th-grade classmates, it was resonated again to the crowd that “every life matters.”

After hearing from dynamic speakers, the faithful who have gathered marched for a mile and a quarter from the National Mall to the Supreme Court. Along the way, the faithful would sing songs, pray the rosary or Divine Mercy chaplet, sing along to beloved hymns from TFP on the bagpipe and drums, overcome some occasional taunts from a small pro-abort counter-demonstration.

The peaceful, loving, and humble presence of the marchers continues to give people a glimpse of hope. It is the channel needed to bring equality to all unborn children in the womb because every life matters.

To view photos from the March, see our gallery here.

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.

Christmas Blessings from Voices for Life

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The staff of Voices for Life blog wishes all our faithful followers a very happy and holy Christmas.   The following blessing was found on the website of the Irish American Mom.    This is our Christmas wish for all of you.

 
“May the Blessings of Christmas be with you,
May the Christ Child light your way,
May God’s holy angels guide you,
And keep you safe each day.”
 
 
Voices for Life Mission Statement 

Join us for 40 Days of Prayer & Repentance Beginning September 22nd

40 Days of Prayer

So, we’re into our 2nd year of the COVID pandemic and people are becoming worn down from the various variants and on-going restrictions.  But we are God’s people, and we persevere through prayer and penance, and our 40 Days of Prayer and Repentance is a good way to keep our perspective, and our focus on the Our Lord.  Why do we repent?  For the crimes we have allowed to take hold in our land, in particular the sin of abortion. 

Prayer is the most powerful weapon we possess to fight against the evils of our world.

We invite everyone to join with us in prayer.  Our Prayer Campaign starts on Wednesday, September 22nd and runs until Sunday, October 31st. We will post a prayer and meditation every day during this time to remind everyone to pray for an end to abortion.

If you live in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, please join us for our 40 Days of Prayer and Repentance outside of the Planned Parenthood in Warminster. Contact your church’s Respect Life Committee Chairperson and find out which day your church is scheduled for public prayer. If you don’t have a committee or a 40 Days for Life coordinator, we will be glad to help you. (see flyer at end of this post for more information.)

What will 2022 bring? Only God knows for sure. But I’m certain that if enough people turn to Him in prayer, He will heal our land, our hearts, and our souls, and we will see an end to the many sins of our nation, particularly the sin of abortion.

Please see the flyer below for more information. We ask that you print out and distribute to all your contacts in Bucks County.

“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” – 2 Chronicles 7:14

BCPLC 40 Days of Prayer
 

This event is sponsored by the Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition

Happy Mother’s Day!

A very blessed and happy Mother’s Day to all from those of us at Voices for Life.

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She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed. Proverbs 31:26-28

Voices for Life Mission Statement

Pro-Life Stations of the Cross – Closing Prayer

Thank you for joining us in prayer and reflection on the Stations of the Cross the last 14 days. Without the power of God’s grace, the flood of immorality, false thinking and grave sin cannot be overcome. A culture drenched in blood and glorified in lust and pride desperately needs the purifying, transforming grace of Christ. 

Prolife Stations

Closing Prayer

Lord, we have followed step by step the way of the Cross of murdered unborn children, victims of our time. With these steps we have kept in step with You and have kept You company on Your Holy way of the Cross, because You have said, “Whatsoever you do for the least of my brothers, you do for Me.”

Have mercy on mankind in our day and time.  It is You, You alone, who can put an end to these evil works of the devil.  The souls of murdered innocent life are crying out to You.  Lord, have mercy.  Amen.

8th Station of the Cross: Jesus meets the Women of Jerusalem

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We adore You O Christ and we praise You, because by Your Holy Cross, You have redeemed the world.

Lord Jesus, You turn aside the tender pity of the women of Jerusalem; in Your mercy You warn them of the sufferings which they themselves will have to face. 

Reflection: There are women today who are not ready to accept Christ’s grace, who place self-love above the welfare of their children, who boast of their abortions; but Christ is thinking precisely of those children whose parents give scandal, children growing up in broken homes, children who suffer in a time of abundance and luxury.  And we should ask:  What about ourselves? 

Prayer: Have mercy on mankind in our day and time. It is You Lord, and You alone who can put an end to these evil works of the devil.

6th Station of the Cross: Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus

6th Station

We adore You O Christ and we praise You, because by Your Holy Cross, You have redeemed the world.

Veronica, a bystander along the road to Calvary, sees Jesus’ suffering. She does not care what people might think or say; she simply follows her impulse and steps forward to help You, Lord.

Today a majority of doctors and nurses still want to help and save the unborn life they see threatened by death.  They join the fight against abortion and refuse to take part in murder.

Reflection: We should permit no discrimination against such doctors and nurses.  Nor should we permit the mass media to revile them for helping women to carry their children until birth.

Prayer: Lord Jesus crucified, help us all walk in your steps.

4th Station of the Cross: Jesus meets His Afflicted Mother

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We adore you, O Christ and we praise You, because by Your Holy Cross, you have redeemed the world.

This meeting of Jesus and His Mother should deepen our faith and arouse our conscience.  Ever since the prophecy of Simeon in the temple, “A sword of sorrow shall pierce your soul,” Mary had a forboding of this most tragic moment of her life.

Reflection:  We want to pray, Lord, for those women who in a tragic moment of their life, turned to abortion as the only way out, resulting in physical suffering and the burden of moral guilt.

Prayer:  Have mercy on us O Lord, have mercy on us!

2nd Station of the Cross – Jesus Takes up His Cross

2nd Station

We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You, because by Your Holy Cross, You have redeemed the world.

We know, Lord, that children are a source of joy and happiness; but they can also be a burden and a cross.  They require many sacrifices on our part: our favorite entertainment, the books we would like to read, that new car, a vacation trip, the second income that a mother might have earned.

Children demand sacrifices of time, money, ease, and pleasure.  They demand patience and consideration. They demand love at all times, in sickness and in health, and especiallywhen they feel alienated from their family and friends. 

Reflection: How willing are we to bear the cross in our own life, especially when children are involved? Do we look for a painless Christianity without the Cross, the false Christianity without sacrifice that is sought by so many today?  

Prayer:  Lord Jesus crucified, have mercy on us!