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Keep Whacking Those Moles!

When the Supreme Court sided with the abortion lobby this month, we were all disappointed. But the work of changing laws, hearts and minds on the abortion issue was never being done by the Supreme Court anyway—they’ve only messed everything up (think Roe v. Wade). It’s really been we the people, by God’s grace, who have been hard at work to stop the relentless push by the abortion lobby to destroy the lives of women and their babies. And the abortion lobby knows it. Instead of savoring the spoils of their Court victory, they chose to pen an article in the Washington Post—to talk about how worried they are about you. They believe you are “playing whack-a-mole” to pound out their abortion efforts in the states. And they’re right! You—and hundreds of thousands of others like you—are electing pro-life lawmakers, taking action, and funding efforts to stop the abortion lobby across the country. And it’s working! In the article, they fretted that: “Relentless state-by-state attacks on abortion are only ratcheting up.” And they worried about these numbers: 450 state laws were passed to restrict abortion over the past decade 90% of U.S. counties have no abortion facility 9 states banned abortions at 6 weeks, the point...

Injustice is just that: injustice

While SOME POLITICAL LEADERS and SOME HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATORS in the “health care” industry deem elective surgery as inessential and the ministry of priests to the dying and to their flock as “inessential, dangerous, and a risk of contamination” (through the administration of the Sacraments and the gathering for worship), they allow inessential (to say the very least) major surgeries to continue, certainly fraught with risking great contamination, in Planned Parenthood “clinics” (slaughter houses would be a more appropriate term.) Just where is the logic or the justice in this?  People of God, fight back! Planned Parenthood Keeps Fighting – and So Will We If there were a fire in your house, what would you save? It’s a timeless question, and one that’s been very relevant in COVID-19. State officials have been forced to ask, “If there were coronavirus in our state, what would stay open? What is ‘essential?’” In some states, the answer is “abortion.” And where the state has not deemed abortion essential – requiring the clinic to close – Planned Parenthood has been loud and clear: our doors stay open. I wrote recently about Planned Parenthood’s defiance of state orders by continuing elective abortions. At that point they were even requesting...

U.S. Bishops’ Pro-Life Chairman Reacts to House Rejection of Born-Alive Abortion Survivor Protection Act

  NEWS RELEASE   TO:   FROM:   DATE:   RE: Diocesan Pro-Life Directors, State Catholic Conference Directors   USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities   February 28, 2020   U.S. Bishops’ Pro-Life Chairman Reacts to House Rejection of Born-Alive Abortion Survivor Protection Act     WASHINGTON, D.C.—Earlier today, the U.S. House of Representatives failed to advance the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. A procedural vote to amend another piece of legislation (H.R. 2339, Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act of 2019) to include the Born Alive Abortion Survivors’ Protection Act failed by a vote of 187 to 220. Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities, issued the following statement in response:   “Just three days ago, the U.S. Senate tragically failed to advance the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. Today, the U.S. House of Representatives shamefully followed suit. The Born-Alive bill simply and rightly provides additional protections to ensure that newborn babies who survive an abortion attempt are given the same care as any other baby and are not left to die or directly killed. Americans should be outraged that our U.S. Congress cannot pass...

Prayers for Life – Upcoming Case

Pray for Life as the Supreme Court Hears Critical Case As you know, Family Policy Alliance works to pass pro-life laws throughout the nation. But often those victories are blocked in the courts. That’s why your prayers are urgently needed this week. On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the Louisiana abortion case, June Medical Services v. Russo. At stake, on the surface of this case, is whether state governments can regulate the safety of abortion clinics. That issue alone is critical, as the nation saw with the infamous Philadelphia abortionist, Kermit Gosnell, who treated women as merely commodities to be exploited. The need for abortion safety regulations was manifest in Louisiana as well, from abortion clinics failing to sterilize medical instruments between procedures to a failure to report statutory rapes, and much more. But this case has potential to go beyond the vital safety issues. It could, depending on how the justices rule, open a door to greater protections for preborn babies, as challenges to other pro-life laws make their way toward the Court. Please pray for clarity and effective communication for those presenting the pro-life arguments to the Court. And pray that the justices...

Pope Francis: Persons with disabilities can of course be happy, fulfilled

Vulnerability is part of what it means to be human, according to Pope Francis, who says that it is “narcissistic and utilitarian” to think that those with disabilities can’t be ha… Source: Pope Francis: Persons with disabilities can of course be happy, fulfilled–AleteiaShare this:Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new...

INVITATION FROM BISHOP SERRATELLI

  October 2, 2017   My Dear Brothers and Friends in Christ, — Saturday, November 18, 2017 – 10:00 AM — At Saint John the Baptist Cathedral, Paterson, on this date, I will celebrate the Annual Respect Life Mass.  This year we are blessed to be at the Cathedral.  I look forward to it being filled to capacity!  Please make every effort to attend. (Priests – please wear the white diocesan vestment in order to concelebrate; deacons – please bring your alb and diocesan stole.) This Mass is sponsored by the Paterson Federation Knights of Columbus Councils.  All priests, deacons, parish staff, hospitals and staff, schools – staff and students, parishioners, families and friends are invited and encouraged to attend. Pastors are encouraged to invite their altar servers and families to this Mass.  Please have them bring their albs.  Share this information with all in your parish bulletin and from the pulpit. The Mass is a wonderful way for our faithful to come together in prayer and in mutual support for protecting all of our children and all life.  Again, please make every effort possible to attend.  A poster is attached to help spread the word (click here). God bless. Sincerely yours in Christ,   Most Reverend Arthur J. Serratelli, S.T.D.,...
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