OREMUS COMMUNICATIONS NOVEMBER 2018 NEWSLETTER
Hello everyone. Lots of events occurred in the month of October, and many more are about to happen in November. So let’s get started! First, Respect Life Sunday, October 7th took place throughout the world when many of the faithful stood in public places, forming human chains, all the while, reciting the Holy Rosary for all the members of the Life Spectrum.
Next, the weekend of October 12th proved to be very successful for the movie, “Gosnell“. As you know, this movie was about the infamous abortion doctor, Dr. Kermit Gosnell from Philadelphia, PA, who crossed the moral and legal lines of society many times. Specifically, acts of infanticide resulting in a guilty conviction putting him in prison for life. The movie was an independent film which dealt with the social issues of abortion and infanticide. In the movie business, a first week successful start portends a long and prosperous future in the nations’ movie theatres for the film. Gosnell was in the top 10 releases that weekend, and surprised many with its initial success. Good job Ann McElhinney and Phalim McAlleer!
On October 13th, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia hosted a symposium of important speakers, including Dr. Janet Smith; Father Robert McTeigue, S.J.; Vicki Thorn; and others. The gathering took place in downtown Philadelphia and centered around the 50th anniversary of the famous Encyclical “Humanae Vitae“.
Picture: Vicki Thorn and Charlie DeFeo (OC).
Vicki Thorn is an international speaker and author on the topics of abortion’s aftermath
in women, men and others as well as the process of post-abortion healing. She also
speaks internationally on the biology of bonding and attachment;
the Biochemistry of Sex and the Biology of the Theology of the Body.
On October 14th, Pope Paul the VI and Archbishop Romero were elevated by Pope Francis to sainthood before tens of thousands of faithful in St. Peters Square. Pope Paul the VI was best known for having presided over the final sessions of the Second Vatican Council and his famous Encyclical “Humanae Vitae”. In a sign of importance, Pope Francis wore the blood-stained rope belt that Archbishop Romero of El Salvador wore when he was murdered in 1980 by a right-wing death squad.
On October 24th, the Legion of Mary Immaculate Conception Praesidium hosted a gathering of the faithful from St. Mary the Assumption Parish (SMAP) in Hockessin, DE. The topic of the evening for the newly formed Patricians Program was about the sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church. This program series of monthly two hour sessions sponsored by the Legion of Mary will take place the third Wednesday of the month, starting at 6:30pm in the Coffee Room of the SMAP.
Picture: Members of the Legion of Mary Immaculate Conception Praesidium
during intermission of the Patricians Program,
“Sexual Abuse Scandal of the Catholic Church – An Excruciating Test of Faith”
on October 24, 2018.
November includes on Tuesday, November 13th, frequent Co-Host of OCRFP, Mr. Carl Malburg will be with us to talk about the Saints in Heaven, especially, Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini whose feast day will be celebrated that day. On November 19th, Father Peter Welsh from St. Helena Parish of Archdiocese of Philadelphia, will be our guest on the OCFRP talking about Thanksgiving. And finally, Charlie DeFeo will be with us on November 30th to talk about the movie “Gosnell” and other timely topics.
A special note, election day takes place on November 6th. One would be well advised to reread “Informing Consciences for Faithful Citizenship“, a teaching document, put together by the Bishop’s of the USCCB on the political responsibilities of Catholics especially at election time.
p.s. Visit our website at www.oremuscomms.com for details including how to “listen live” to our programs, how to access the archived copies of each program, and program schedule including our latest program Legion of Mary Immaculate Conception Praesidium Divine Mercy Chaplet Program(every Friday at 3pm EST).