The Gianna Center During the Pandemic – Clinical Services Continue

The Gianna Center  of Philadelphia remains open during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Please see information below on services they are offering. 

Gianna Center phila

Because of you, the Gianna Center of Philadelphia continues to operate during this difficult time. While “walk-in” service has been suspended, patients have been served by a HIPAA-compliant telehealth platform. In some cases, women have been seen in the office for urgent matters, following all regulatory guidelines. Rest assured, there has been no lapse in providing life-affirming care to the women of our community.

Some may wonder, what exactly does the Gianna Center of Philadelphia do during a pandemic? Here are just a few of the services that keep our staff busy!

  • Live video visits for patients addressing new issues and conducting follow-up care
  • Orders for laboratory and other diagnositic testing
  • Prescription renewals
  • Confirmation of pregnancy
  • Progesterone monitoring during pregnancy when indicated
  • Referrals to medical specialists or surgeons
  • Collaborating with pro-life health care providers and pregnancy centers
  • Instruction in the Creighton Model FertilityCare System
  • Assisting patients in obtaining the official Creighton App

As always, our staff has been assisting women and couples struggling with the frustrating diagnosis of “unexplained” infertility. An estimated 30% of women who have difficulty conceiving are given this diagnosis and are sent off to centers that perform intrauterine insemination or in-vitro fertilization (IVF).  Since many of these centers are closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, couples now have more time to consider a restorative reproductive approach and are seeking the Creighton Model FertilityCare System and NaProTECHNOLOGY.  We are happy to report that currently, there are 10 couples pregnant with the help of NaProTECHNOLOGY who are being treated by our practice – even remotely with the telehealth platform, Hale Health.

Please remember that the Gianna Center’s phone number for messages is 844-204-0005 and the email for inquiries is info@phgiannacenter.com

 

Public Square Outreach has Resumed at the Overpass in Waco, Texas

The following is from John Pisciotta  from Pro-Life Waco

Outreach The public-square outreach of Pro-Life Waco resumed on May 21 with pedestrian overpass outreach over south valley mills drive.

The 11 of us who participated were enthusiastic and likewise the substantial commuter traffic on this sunny spring day.  The honking began even as we were displaying our signs and continued throughout an hour and a half beginning at 5:00 PM.

I’m convinced that one key to continued gains on behalf of those destroyed by abortion and those deceived by abortion is the personal “neighbor to neighbor” witness.  We will return in late June with pedestrian overpass outreach and I hope you will join the declaration that Central Texas residents have many neighbors who deeply care about the shedding of innocent blood.

For the launch of public square outreach thank you for your witness standing for life: Jana, Priscilla, Sheila, Deborah, Lou, Doel, Bob, Leon, Danielle, and Joseph.

Million Voices for Life: 24 Hour Live Prayer, Worship, and Ministry Streaming Event May 29th-30th 2020

The Spiritual Army of Justice Arising for the End of Abortion
and to Promote Life

Unborn Baby

Below is information on a live streaming 24 hour prayer and worship event.  It is sponsored by Million Voices for Life. 

Million Voices For Life is a unique streaming event hosted live by dozens of partners across the US. It begins on Friday evening May 29th, the weekend of Pentecost, or Shavuot, and continues for 24hrs.

We invite you to a strategic “Million Voices for Life” Prayer Call this Pentecost Weekend, May 29, 6:00 PM (CST) through May 30, 6:00 PM (CST). Register to attend at no charge!

The Biblical outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost ushered in a new LIFE movement on the earth when God breathed the breath of Holy Spirit LIFE and power into His church and the world has never been the same!

An amazing group of Holy Spirit inspired tech people have joined forces to produce this incredibly organized, cutting edge, 24 hour, first-ever Global Million Voices for Life prayer event as an offering to the Lord at no charge to us.

The Moral Outcry Petition and its founders, Melinda and Denny Thybault, will host the first segment. Our goal over the weekend is to help create a wave of prayer momentum for the principles in  The Moral Outcry Petition  and over a million signers to help bring about the End of Abortion.                                         

Many national ministry leaders will join the call, as well as worshippers and prayer leaders. Please see www.pray.millionvoices.org  to view more specific content and prayer times over the 24 hours. Please share with others. Register to attend at no charge! Register to get reminders!

The Justice Foundation and Operation Outcry will lead the 4th and 5th hours (May 29, Friday, 9 pm – 11 pm CST). Prayer for the Supreme Court will be between 3 am to 6 am (CST) Saturday morning. See more of the schedule at pray.millionvoices.org.

By joining us on any part of the call, you will be part of the Spiritual Army of Justice arising to seek the favor of God for justice and mercy for Life! We will be praying for the Supreme Court as they are currently deciding the Louisiana abortion case.

Please join us for any or all of the Million Voices for Life Prayer Event! Go to pray.millionvoices.org  pray.millionvoices.org/  today and register or go here to register on Facebook. We’ll go live on The Justice Foundation, The Moral Outcry Facebook, Million Voices, Operation Outcry and other Facebook Pages.

Allan E. Parker
President, The Justice Foundation
Attorney for The Moral Outcry Petition and
Operation Outcry Amicus Curiae Briefs

SIGN UP on NEW PRAYER APP! CLICK HERE This will help us administrate the facilitation of this prayer event.              

Pro-Life Information on COVID-19 Vaccines

The following was taken from the Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition’s agenda for their monthly meeting tonight.  As you can see, most vaccines being created for the coronavirus contain fetal cells from aborted babies.  One exception is SANOFI. (read article from Catholic World Report here).   If you are considering being vaccinated, I urge you to let your doctor know you would prefer this vaccine because of your moral and ethical views.  

 

COVID 19

COVID-19.  Children of God for Life is a pro-life organization whose mission is to end the use of aborted fetal materials in vaccines and medicines.  The director, Debi Vinnedge’s suspicion was raised and checked Moderna, an American biotech company focused on drug discovery and drug development based exclusively on messenger RNA.

Moderna is attempting to insert synthetic mRNA into the living cells of patients that would reprogram their cells to create their own therapies and vaccines.  Through a protein, Spike (S)it teaches the person’s own protein to produce antibodies to block and destroy the virus so that the person does not become infected.

Debi Vinnedge, director said that her heart sank when she discovered that Spike protein was produced using HEK 293 aborted fetal cells.” The vaccine used  for COVID-19 is called Moderna nRNA-1273.  There is another vaccine, SANOFI, which does not use parts from aborted fetuses.  Other companies using aborted fetal cells, Johnson & Johnson, Vaxopedia.

 

Register NOW For Into the Wild Hickory Run August 13-16, 2020

The following is from Mark Houck, the founder of The King’s Men

Dear Brother in Christ,
Are you itching to get in the outdoors again?Are you craving brotherhood and camaraderie with fellow Catholic men?Are you ready to break out of your quarantine and powerfully invite the Holy Spirit more deeply into your faith walk?This is your chance! Register for the upcoming and much anticipated return of the Into the Wild Retreat at Hickory Run State Park August 13-16, 2020. 


Join 100 of your fellow brothers for another awesome faith-filled adventure in the gorgeous Pocono Mountains! 


As always, we will have great food with our Executive Chef John McGann serving up his delicious recipes for us.  We will have daily Mass. Did you hear that?  Daily Eucharist!  24 Hour Eucharistic Adoration, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, manly outdoor activities and much much more!


Come ready to re-engage life, the culture and your faith!  So much awaits you, but you must plan now.  Discounts are available for fathers and sons, groups, and those who register early.

REGISTER NOW BY CLICKING HERE 

In Time of Need: Reflecting on the Second Joyful Mystery of the Rosary

Every May 31st, the Catholic Church commemorates the feast of the Visitation. What is it all about?

The Visitation marks the occasion when Mary visits her cousin, Elizabeth. The account is found in the Gospel of Luke (1:39:45):

During those days Mary set out and traveled to the hill country in haste to a town of Judah,  where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth.  When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the infant leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth, filled with the holy Spirit, cried out in a loud voice and said, “Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.  And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?  For at the moment the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy. Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled.”

In addition to the account, many Catholics meditate on this passage through the Second Joyful mystery of the Holy Rosary.

Reflection

In this passage, I am blown away at the relationship between Mary and Elizabeth have. They are both are expecting a child. Elizabeth is due sooner than Mary. Elizabeth even greets her at the sight of her cousin. The first person to acknowledge the humanity of Mary’s unborn child was Elizabeth’s own child, John.

A take away from all of this is that we must be ready to greet an woman facing an unexpected pregnancy with love. Women facing this life changing experience are in a great need. Pro-Lifers must meet these women in haste. We must acknowledge the humanity in their womb and hinder the false voices and thoughts of abortion that will creep into their minds.

Prayer Campaign for Politicians Week Three: Nancy Pelosi #onesoulatatime

“I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone, for kings and all those in authority…” — 1 Timothy 2:1-2a

Nancy Pelosi photo

Political leaders, like all people, need the forgiveness of sins and the new life that comes through putting one’s faith in Jesus Christ. “God our Savior . . . . wants all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1Timothy 2:3b-4). Praying for the salvation of political leaders should be a top priority in a Christian’s life (Acts 4:10-12; Romans 10:9).  God’s Prayer for Political Leaders  

Praying for salvation is the most important prayer we will ever pray. Being persistent in prayer for a lost soul has turned many from darkness to the Light of Christ. That is especially true of  politicians.  We will never have godly government without godly leaders who bow the knee to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  No one is beyond the reach of His Hand when we pray for conversion. As we intercede on behalf of our politicians, be mindful that we are all sinners saved by His grace.  

Nancy Pelosi is the focus of our prayer campaign for week three. She has led a privileged life and is the richest woman in the House of Representatives. She wields a lot of power as speaker of the house. As a professed Catholic, her support for Planned Parenthood and position on abortion is against Catholic doctrine and the Word of God.

Holy Spirit, please set Nancy Pelosi free from the delusions of riches, political power and the lies of Satan, especially the issue of abortion. “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32

Lord Jesus, we pray Nancy Pelosi repents of her sins, surrenders her life to you and walks in your will and your ways. “I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.” Luke 5:32

“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” 2 Cor 5:17

“Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12

Jesus doorknocking
“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.”  Revelations 3:20

Dear Jesus, thank you for knocking at the door of our heart. Please help Nancy Pelosi answer your knock on the door of her heart. We ask this in Your Holy Name, Amen.

Memorial Day Reflection

Happy Memorial Day

Hard to believe that we are celebrating another Memorial Day weekend. Whether we are quarantined or locked down, it is a time we pause and remember the millions of men and women who have laid down their lives for our country.

Unfortunately, it happens every day when 3,000 Americans are led to the slaughter at abortion facilities in the United States. Where is the outcry?

Since 1973, 61 million Americans have been murdered by abortion. That is more casualties than the Second World War. From an American standpoint, it is more than the men and women who were killed in the wars America was involved in combined.

These men and women fought for the inalienable right to life since our country’s founding. Today, we are a punch line to atheists, Judas Catholics, water down Christians, and even liberals. Like the men and women who have laid down their lives for our countries, we must lay down out lives for the unborn children.

SUGGESTIONS:

  1. Take time to pray for an end to abortion
  2. Educate your children/grandchildren about the importance of the holiday.
  3. For this holiday and all other, you are asked to pray this special rosary. The quotes are optional. You’re welcome to use scripture in their places.
  4. Pray the Patriotic Divine Mercy Chaplet. In place of “Have mercy on us”, insert the name of each 50 state. Here’s an example: “Have mercy on Pennsylvania, and on the whole world.”
  5. Fast and pray for the families grieving the loss of those who paid the supreme sacrifice

“A true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.” Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition Monthly Meeting via Conference Call

The Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition (BCPLC) will hold their monthly meeting Tuesday evening, May 26th via conference call.  With everyone at home under a ‘shelter in place’ order in Pennsylvania because of the coronavirus, our meeting will be held over the phone.  This is a great opportunity  to find out what the BCPLC has been doing and their plans for the future.   Please see message below from Sandy Slater, President, BCPLC.  Included in her message is the information you need to join this conference. 

May meeting

This message is to remind you of our regular monthly meeting this coming Tuesday, May 26 at 7:00 pm.

The main topics of discussion will be the Primary Election and the next fund-raising event.

The telephone number for the conference call is 1-302-202-1102 conference code 588750.

We welcome all pro-life advocates from Bucks County to join us on this call.

 

Celebrating Gianna of Albany

Please see the message from Gianna of Albany’s Physician, Dr. Jan Patterson below, and if you are able, please help them out with their work by sending an email using the link provided. 

Albany Gianna Center

A Note from Gianna Albany’s Physician, Dr. Jan Patterson:

“It is a great blessing and privilege to serve women and families in the Albany region at Gianna of Albany.  Our mission is to advance the culture of life by providing women and families with quality, ethical reproductive healthcare that truly strengthens their families, body and soul.

It is so encouraging to hear our patients express their deep gratitude for healthcare that is not only natural and restorative but fully in line with their deeply held religious beliefs.

The stories of these women and families — from over 600 medical visits last year alone — are truly inspiring.  We are so blessed to be a part of their journey.

Please help us as we work on the front lines of our mission; we could not advance it without your generous contributions.  Thank you for your continued prayers and support!

 

 

Dr. Patterson was so much more than a doctor for us through multiple miscarriages and our first full pregnancy.  She was a support, a guide, and a friend from the lows to the highs.  I was never just a patient.  She always looked to my full humanity before suggesting any new paths forward.  My husband, daughter, and I are unbelievably blessed to have had Dr. Patterson on this journey with us.  – Beth, Patient of Gianna Albany

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