Friday, March 18, 2011

The New NFP App

Read about it over at the Deacon's Bench

Courageous: 2 Catholic Fathers – one unemployed – refuse to build Planned Parenthood clinic (+what we can do)

From Catholic Vote see what else Thomas Peters has to say here:

The job offer] couldn’t have come at a better time. Tim’s unemployment benefits were about to run out [he had been unemployed since July 2009]. He could hardly believe what the voice on the other end was presenting to him — an offer to be a job foreman for at least 11 months, with a salary of $65,000 to $70,000 a year.

Perfect, Tim thought. Then came the bad news — he would be working on construction of a new Planned Parent­hood Clinic in St. Paul on University Avenue. The highest of highs became the lowest of lows as he quickly turned down the offer.

“The roller coaster started going downhill,” said Tim, 38. “He [the union rep] wasn’t really sure if there were going to be abortions there. He kind of sidestepped that, I think, to try to entice me to say yes. But, I said, ‘Wait a minute. It’s a Planned Par­ent­hood.’”

And, just like that, Tim went back to being unemployed with no immediate prospects — and his unemployment benefits set to run out sometime this month... (The Catholic Spirit)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Filipino bishops concerned over proposed bill on contraceptives

SB218: Will Legislature force St Francis Hospitals to close over forced abortion?

By Andrew Walden, Hawaii Free Press

Can the State of Hawaii force doctors and hospitals to perform abortions if legislation labels the procedure “emergency contraception”? Will the Legislature bow to pro-abortion extremists and risk closure of two hospitals, loss of medical personnel, and possible statewide loss of millions of dollars of federal health funds? Read story

Related link:
Take action! Read SB 218 legislative alert

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

"Set Free" Movie Premieres Today!

This amazing film reveals the truth that there is no weight of human despair so heavy that it cannot be lifted by the grace of God–even the deep wounds of a past abortion. In this collection of true stories women and men tell of the miraculous journey from a dark place of human grief and shame toward the light of God’s forgiveness and grace.

Few people realize how many American women and men have participated in an abortion. Rarely will those affected by abortion seek counsel or find healing from this haunting memory. But there is hope and new life – and amazingly incredible and unexpected JOY– available for anyone who seeks God’s true healing.

Set Free is a project of Abortion Recovery Assistance, a ministry of Piedmont Women’s Center, located in Greenville, South Carolina. PWC is an oasis of hope committed to demonstrating the love of Christ to those with pregnancy-related needs.

Related link:
Set Free the Film

Photo from 40 Days for Life Honolulu

A small group of us showed up in front of Planned Parenthood, on Ash Wednesday, the first day of the 40 Days for Life Spring Campaign. The gentleman you see in the picture recently moved here from the mainland. He went online and found that there was a 40 Day for Life Campaign in Honolulu so he came by and joined us.

If you still have not signed up please consider doing so at 40 Days for Life Honolulu.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Sunday Night Prime Good Counsel Homes Fr Benedict Groeschel, C F R ...

Excellent program with guests Christopher Bell and his wife pro-life hero Joan Andrews Bell. Perfect inspiration for 40 Days for Life!

Latest 40 Days for Life Sees Babies Saved From Abortions
by Shawn Carney | Washington, DC | | 3/13/11 12:36 PM

This is the first report of babies saved so far during this 40 Days for Life campaign. I know we are ONLY THREE DAYS into the campaign, but God has no time limit on working miracles — here are just a few:

Rockford, Illinois

On Wednesday, the first day of the 40 Days for Life campaign, a young woman pulled into the abortion center’s parking lot. “She and a friend sat in their car for over 20 minutes,” wrote James. “The young mother kept looking over at the pro-lifers praying.”

She would look at the sign with a picture of a baby in the womb — and then cover her eyes.

“As time went on, she kept looking over at the people praying and she would look for a longer period of time,” James said. “Finally she rolled down her window and listened to a counselor speak to her of the love and help available.”

On a typical Wednesday, this facility in Rockford performs 15 abortions. “Today, because of the power of prayer,” said James, “that number was cut in half to seven.” Read more

Related links
40 Days for Life
40 Days for Life Honolulu
Option Line - Think you might be pregnant? Considering abortion? Curious about emergency contraception? Learn your options.

'Baby Joseph' Gets Second Chance at Life in U.S.

Published March 14, 2011 |

The baby who was hours from being pulled off life support at his Canadian hospital has been rescued by the national director of Priests for Life and taken to the U.S. for treatment. Read more