Many people (especially those favoring elective abortion) would have us believe that abortion is “settled law” in America. It is a feature of our lives which has become acceptable and with which we are becoming more comfortable. A look under the surface reveals something very different. The “settled” nature of abortion is a myth perpetrated by a fiercely pro-abortion media. It needs to be exploded. The Pro Life message is winning the hearts and minds of people, so let us renew our Faith in God and continue His work. Here are some important facts.
‘Consensus sees abortion as morally wrong and ultimately harmful to women,’ said Catholic organization’s official about results.
by CNA/EWTN NEWS 01/20/2016
WASHINGTON — Beneath the pro-life/“pro-choice” divide in the U.S., there is a significant consensus favoring abortion restrictions, according to a new Marist poll commissioned by the Knights of Columbus.
“Although the issue is often a very polarizing issue politically, what we found is that it is not a polarized issue,” Barbara Carvalho, director of the Marist Poll, said at the National Press Club on Jan. 19, announcing the poll results. More than 1,600 adults nationwide were surveyed between Nov. 15 and 22 by the Marist Institute of Public Opinion. The margin of error for the poll was 2.4 percentage points.
“The debate is too often reduced to the percentage who identify with the labels ‘pro-life’ or ‘pro-choice,’” said Patrick Kelly of the Knights of Columbus and executive director of the St. John Paul II National Shrine.
According to Lenore, this year’s BGMH Yard Sale will run Friday October 3 to Sunday October 12.
Good Friday rosary at Planned Parenthood offers prayers, support for pregnant women
Apr 19, 2014 | Joyce Coronel (interim managing editor of The Catholic Sun)
GLENDALE, AZ – Carrying rosaries, pushing babies in strollers and bearing images of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Catholics from throughout the Diocese of Phoenix gathered in front of a Planned Parenthood [abortion business] in a Glendale neighborhood Good Friday. Local police estimated the crowd of faithful exceeded 500.
The [abortion business] provides medication-induced abortions up to nine weeks and surgical abortions up to 24 weeks when women are visibly pregnant and feeling the unborn child within them kick.
The Hope Ultrasound Mobile Unit was parked nearby offering free pregnancy tests and ultrasound exams for women, hoping to persuade them to choose life. Pro-life activists have often stated that about 90 percent of women who view ultrasound images of their unborn baby decide against abortion.
Fr. Mike Straley, pastor of nearby Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, said his parishioners pray outside the abortion [business] at least monthly. “I think it’s important on Good Friday to pray not just in our churches but to pray publicly and to take a stand for life,” Fr. Straley said.
URGENT Action Needed!
ASK YOUR ASSEMBLYMEMBER TO VOTE “NO” ON SB 131!
This harmful, controversial and unfair bill could be voted on in the
California Assembly at any time.
- Victims who were abused by teachers or other public school workers are not covered by the bill. Public schools cannot be sued for any abuse that took place before 2009.
- SB 131 protects the actual abuser from being sued. The proposed law only applies to private or non-profit organizations like private schools, the YMCA or the Church. It does not apply to public schools, other public agencies or even to the abuser.
- SB 131 does nothing to increase criminal penalties against the actual abuser and provides no increase in the criminal statute of limitations that would give victims more time to get the justice they deserve.
- SB 131 ONLY harms private and non-profit organizations. The bill lets lawyers sue private schools, the Catholic Church, the YMCA and other non-profit organizations for claims where the statute of limitations may have expired 30, 40 or even 50 years ago—but not public schools, other government agencies or the actual abuser.
- It’s a step backward. In 2008, the Legislature passed SB 640 (Simitian) that leveled the playing field and eliminated discrimination against public sector victims. That’s why abuse claims since 2009 are covered in public schools.
- SB 131 creates two classes of victims and two classes of justice. You’re covered if you and your family could afford private schools and expensive club sports, but if you went to public school, or played in city rec leagues or had public day care, SB 131 provides you nothing. It only allows suits to go forward against organizations that appear well heeled or well insured—and never against the perpetrator himself.
Please add your voice in opposing this bill, along with the California Catholic Conference, La Raza Roundtable de California, the YMCA/YWCA, the California Association of Private School Organizations (CAPSO), the California Council of Nonprofit Organizations, the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU) and a growing list of community groups, religious organizations and private schools.
Go to www.cacatholic.org and click “Take Action” to write your Assembly Member!
Father Patrick Lee requested that Council 15693 install a Pro-Life Plaque on the grounds of Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish.
A motion to this effect was proposed and carried.
An example of a Knights of Columbus Council sponsoring such a Pro-Life Plaque at a Parish can be found at All Saints Council 11402, Dunwoody Georgia.