Hello again, everyone. We salute the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) for once again standing up for life in the matter of the University of Vermont Medical Center forcing a nurse to participate in an elective abortion. In a statement of August 29, 2019, Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas, Chairman of the USCCB committee on Pro-Life Activities issued the following statement: “It is a grotesque violation of civil rights and federal law to force someone to perform or participate in an abortion against their beliefs. Forcing a nurse to participate in the killing of a defenseless unborn child under threat of job loss, and other corrosive pressure is abhorrent….” For more information please visit http://usccb.org/.
On Saturday, August 3, in Fort Myers, FL, the Florida Pro-Life Action Group headed by Mark Harris, a seminarian bravely prayed and stood in front of the local chapter of Planned Parenthood in defense of pre-born babies. We also salute all the other Pro-Life prayer groups scattered across the nation doing the same things as our friends in Fort Myers, FL. With people and grassroots organizations such as these leading the way, we know and believe that Pro-Life Movement will prevail in the end, and help bring about radical change to the abortion laws of the United States.
In other matters, our good friend, Father Peter Welsh, Parochial Vicar of the Parish of St. Helena in North Philadelphia, made a return visit to the Oremus Communications Family Rosary Program (OCFRP) to honor St. Theresa Benedicta of the Cross and our mentor St. Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and martyr, whose feast days we celebrate on August 15 and August 14 respectively.
Also on Thursday, August 15, Carl Malburg, leader of the International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima Foundation lamented the lack of morality in society today as being part of the reason for such tragic events as the mass shootings in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH. Carl also told our listeners about his visit to the National Centre of Padre Pio in Barto, PA where members of the faithful can gain grace and inspiration to stand against the Culture of Death.
The Legion of Mary (LOM) Presidium of Our Lady of Lourdes, celebrated its 40th anniversary wherein they celebrated Mass and recited the Holy Rosary. Our Lady of Lourdes Presidium in Sussex County, DE was founded February 1979 and its members have since been faithfully serving the community through their apostolic and liturgical activities. Continuing with these spiritual milestones in the LOM, the organization worldwide will be celebrating its 98th Anniversary. The Legion of Mary Immaculate Conception Praesidium in Hockessin, DE along with all other affliates will celebrate 98th anniversary on Saturday, September 7th. Locally, LOM, DE will be hosting the birthday of Our Blessed Mother along with the celebration of the 98th anniversary. All are invited, for more information contact LOM Praesidium in Hockessin and ask for Coralyn, 302-766-0911.
On Thursday, August 22, The Feast Day of the Queenship of Mary, Debra Piroch, Communications Director of Human Life International (HLI) appeared on the OCFRP again to give an update on Pro-Life matters around the world in such nations as India, China, and many others. For more information, please visit https://www.hli.org/.
On Friday, August 23, LOM, along with the Knights of Columbus Council in St. Mary of the Assumption Parish of Hockessin, DE, welcomed the visit of the “Silver Rose” with a prayer service at St. Mary’s Parish. The prayer service included the recitation of the Holy Rosary, liturgical readings, the consecration of Mary and the litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The service coincided with The Feast of the Queenship of Mary, and through this service honored Our Lady of Guadalupe, the patroness of the Americas. They were one of the select parishes to be part of the pilgrimage of eight “Silver Roses” making their way from Canada to the United States to Mexico.
On Thursday, August 29, Mr. John Williamson, Esq, host of the Pro-Life America Radio, which is heard every Thursday night at 7pm EST on Oremus Communication, (http://oremuscomms.com/) featured a special guest Rebecca Kiessling, renowned adoption speaker and spokesperson for Personhood USA and founder of the Save the One, who gave a personal narrative about the importance of the Pro-Life Movement.
On Thursday, September 12, Carl Malburg will return to OCFRP on the Feast Day of the Most Holy Name of Mary. On Monday, September 16, The Feast Day of the Two Martyrs’ Cornelius and Cyprian, Brian Gale, a leader in the Immaculatae, founded by our patron, St. Maximilian Kolbe, and a leader in the Knights of Immaculate, founded by St. Maximilian Kolbe will be a special guest on OCFRP. Bryan is a well known speaker and author and will share his insights regarding the status of Pro-Life matters in the United States. Don’t forget that the Family Faith Day will take place Saturday, September 21 from 10am to 2:30pm at Our Lady of Mercy Parish in Leroy, NY. The event will feature prominent Pro-Life speakers such as Rose Sweet, Anne DeSantis, and our own Charles A. DeFeo, OP. For more information visit https://www.nonnatus.org/.
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