OREMUS COMMUNICATIONS MARCH 2018 NEWSLETTER
Hello everyone. There were a number of significant events which occurred in the month of February calling for our prayers and sacrifices. The mass school shooting of children in Florida, the continuing violence in Syria, the Sudan and many other areas of the world compelled many to pray with great fervor and reverence for these tragic situations.
Acting on a call for prayer and fasting by Pope Francis, the President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (U.S.C.C.B.), Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, Texas encouraged all Catholic’s across the USA to join with others throughout the world on Friday, February 23rd for a special day of prayer and fasting. The day of prayer and fasting was a great success, and Oremus Communications (OC) was proud to be a part of this worldwide effort.
Locally, OC supporters were in attendance at the annual Pennsylvanians for Human Life Celebrate Life Banquet in Springfield, Delaware County, PA last Sunday, February 25, 2018. The banquet featured some terrific speakers. First, there was Detective Jim Wood, currently with the Montgomery County Police Department who spoke about his service in the Philadelphia Police Department when he investigated and helped bring to justice the infamous Dr. Kermit Gosnell. As most of you know, Dr. Gosnell operated an illegal abortion clinic for years in an impoverished Philadelphia neighborhood and was America’s most prolific serial killer.
Then, there was Ann McElhinney, a NYT best selling author and movie director who produced “The Gosnell Movie” which will come out in October 2018. The banquet also included a trailer of this movie (www.gosnellmovie.com) which held banquet members spellbound and eager to see the movie in the fall.
March promises to be a great time for prayer and reflection as we continue our Lenten sacrifices, prayers and spiritual devotions. In addition, OC will be an exhibitor at the MANUP PHILLY Symposium at Neuman University in Delaware County, PA on Saturday, March 3, 2018. MANUP PHILLY is an annual event which brings hundreds of Catholic Men throughout the Philadelphia Archdiocese to hear inspirational talks by renowned speakers including this year, Mr. Seth Joyner, former linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles football team. The event will be an all day affair cumulating in a Mass for all in attendance. The theme of the OC exhibit will be two-fold: the 50th Anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s Encyclical “HUMANAE VITAE” and the importance of Natural Family Planning (NFP).
Our guest co-hosts for the Oremus Communications Family Rosary Program (OCFRP) will be once again: Mr. Carl Malburg, Guardian of the International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatimawho will be with us on Tuesday, March 13.; Father Leonard Lewandowski, Pastor of St. Titus Parish and well known radio celebrity on Tuesday, March 20; and our good friend Charlie DeFeo, renowned author and member of the Lay Dominicans who will be with us on Good Friday, March 30.
We certainly hope that you can join us on these special dates as well as on other occasions throughout the days and weeks to come as we continue to strive to make a spiritual difference.
p.s. Visit our website at www.oremuscomms.com for details including how to “listen live” to our programs, and how to access the archived copies of each program.