Oct 172014
 

The Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia has hosted the annual Stand Up For Life Dinner since 1982. This incredible event brings together more than 1,500 people to celebrate the Culture of Life. This event also has a strong youth presence of more than 500 students from area schools. Among our past keynote speakers are recognized politicians, authors, and cultural leaders. At the dinner, the Pro-Life Union honors citizens who have courageously defended human life by working to transform our culture.  Ryan Bomberger of The Radiance Foundation will be the keynote speaker at the 2014 Stand Up For Life Dinner on Sunday, November 23rd – Reception 4:30 p.m. – Dinner 5:30 p.m.

Ryan has a rather unique perspective of the innate nature of Purpose. His biological mother was raped yet courageously chose to continue the pregnancy, giving him Life. He was adopted as a baby and grew up in a loving, multi-racial Christian family of 15. With siblings of varying ethnicities, he grew up with a great appreciation for diversity. Ten of the thirteen children were adopted in this remarkable family. His life defies the myth of the “unwanted” child as he was adopted, loved and has flourished.

Today, he is an Emmy® Award-winning Creative Professional who founded The Radiance Foundation with his wife, Bethany. Ryan spoke at this year’s March For Life in D.C., is a blogger for LifeNews.com and has made multiple radio and television appearances, including an interview on MSNBC. He is a sought after source for his insight and perspective on many issues, particularly on the topics of the sanctity of human life and adoption.

Oct 172014
 

Saturday, November 1, 2014 9 am to 4 pm
Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel
17th and Race street Philadelphia

The Catholic Life Congress exists to kindle, fuel and spread the fire of Christ’s love in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The schedule of the day includes the Solemn Celebration of the Eucharist, source and summit of the Christian life, opportunity for Confession and private prayer, dynamic adult faith formation opportunities, exhibits from various relevant organizations, live music and time simply to enjoy being Catholic with others!

Schedule

9:00am Mass with Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.
10:15am Coffee/Light Breakfast/Live Music
10:50am Welcome
11:00am Keynote #1
12:00pm Lunch/Live Music/Exhibits
1:00pm Breakout sessions
1:50pm Break
2:10pm Keynote #2
2:50pm Break
3:00pm Prizes & Closing Remarks
3:15pm Closing Taizé Prayer Service – Lord, Send Down Your Spirit (Presider: Auxiliary Bishop John McIntyre)
4:00pm Close of Catholic Life Congress

Individual Registration – $60 Table of 10 – $550
For more information see www.PhillyCongress.org

Oct 172014
 

by Jill Stanek | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 9/9/14 10:04 AM

Some pro-life activists say one of the best ways to get people to change their minds about supporting abortion would be to show an abortion procedure on television. Their contention is that the visceral reaction many viewers would have to the brutality of abortion would, as happens with war or animal search, compel them to oppose abortion.

One pro-life writer at Red State makes the case for showing an abortion to change public opinion — noting that the controversial Ray Rice video showing him punching his wife sparked tremendous outrage that mere knowledge of the violent act did not spark.

Agree or disagree?

The problem with all of this posturing is that the video released by TMZ does not really constitute new – or at least probative – evidence at all…. We know from Rice’s own admission that he struck Palmer in that elevator….

But we humans are weird creatures. It is one thing to know, intellectually, that Ray Rice knocked a woman unconscious in a hotel elevator. It is another thing to actually see it happen….
Humans place inordinate value at an emotional level upon what they can see, as opposed to what is visible with all their other senses….

This is, in essence, the reason our abortion policy has remained essentially static over the last 40 years in this country in spite of astonishing scientific advances in terms of understanding fetal development and our ability to move the viability window for premature children continually backwards. Virtually the entire country turned on the Iraq war between 2003 and 2006 because of the constant visual stream of war casualties that we were not willing to accept; meanwhile roughly the same number of children are killed in utero each day as died in the entire Iraq conflict, and to even speak of this atrocity is considered tiresome and gauche by the ruling elite, even within the Republican party.

There is, in fact, a reason that proponents of abortion-on-demand resist so strongly any attempt to require women who plan to get abortions to view an ultrasound of the unborn child…. They know that if America’s emotional reactions ever catch up to what we are increasingly aware of on an intellectual and scientific level, the terms of this debate can and will change quickly and not in their favor.

The lamentable and disgusting farce that has played out in the NFL concerning Ray Rice shows that we are willing to tolerate with relatively little fuss that which we intellectually know and understand, but not what we are actually forced to watch with our own eyes. And the purveyors of the campaign of death in this country know that America has much the same instinct regarding the 1+ million children who are aborted every year.

Or at least, I hope we would.

Oct 172014
 

“Life, Love & Sexuality – the Series”
St. Peter Church,
2835 Manor Rd., West Brandywine, PA

Now in its 4th year
Future presentations are listed below. More details can be found at www.saintpeterchurch.net/respect_life.html as they become available.

October 25 & 26, 2014“Forgiveness & Healing Are Possible After Abortion” A personal testimony about Rachel’s Vineyard retreats will be given at all Masses: Sat. 5:00 pm, Sun. 8:30 am, 10:30 am & 12:00 noon

November 16, 2014 – John Beaulieu, University of Steubenville Adjunct Professor of Catechetics – Youth Ministry will be speaking to the Youth on Suicide from 1:00 pm -3:00 pm and to Adults in the evening.

March 21, 2015“True Love . . . How Will I Know?” Patty Schneier will present to High School (grades 9-12) students at 1:00 pm. She will present a different topic to adults in the evening.

Oct 172014
 

In memory of God’s Precious Children who have died through abortion. Each week, hundreds of tiny pre-born babies are killed by abortion in the Delaware Valley

An Ecumenical Memorial Service will be held on
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2013
at 2:00 P.M.

ST. MONICA CEMETERY
Old Lancaster Road
Berwyn, PA
(Near the Daylesford Train Station)

Please bring a flower to place at the cemetery symbolizing each life not allowed to unfold.
(For additional information, please call R. Friedrich at 610-688-4771.)

Oct 172014
 

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Closing of the Fall Campaign – November 2

The fall campaign will be closed with a procession through West Chester followed by a prayer service in front of Planned Parenthood. The procession will start at St. Agnes church at ?? pm. The participants will each carry a small white cross representing one million of the unborn babies who have been killed in this country since the Roe v Wade decision in 1973. There will be 55 crosses to be carried. We hope to have at least 55 participants so that all of the babies will be represented.

The prayer service will be followed by a gathering at the Knight of Columbus hall at 110 West Market Street in West Chester. Refreshments will be served.

Oct 172014
 

Maximilian: Saint of Auschwitz,

an original one-man live drama performed by Leonardo Defilippis of Saint Luke Productions, will be presented at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish on Thursday, October 23 at 7:00 p.m. 

Experience firsthand the story of this heroic priest, Fr. Maximilian Kolbe, who courageously fought the forces of evil, and offered his life for a family man in the concentration camp of Auschwitz during World War II.  The program is filled with all the elements of professional theater, runs 90 minutes, and is suitable for ages 10 and up.  Admission will be a $10/each, $18/two, $25/family. For tickets and additional information, contact Lori at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church Office at 610-399-6936 or saintmax@comcast.net.

Watch the gripping trailer & learn more at www.StMaxDrama.com

Oct 172014
 

EVENTS IN OCTOBER

    4   Helpers of God’s Precious Infants (Monthly)

     5   National Life Chain

   16   Church Contact Meeting **

   23   St. Maximilian Kolbe Play **

   26   Memorial for the Unborn**

 

 

EVENTS IN NOVEMBER

1        Helpers of God’s Precious Infants (Monthly)

1     Catholic Life Congress **

2        Closing of 40 DFL **

23   Stand Up for Life dinner**

 

** See above posts