Friday, September 12, 2014

National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children

For Immediate Release
September 12, 2014

Contact: Sam Guzman - 262-796-1111 (office), 262-719-8026 (cell)
Peggy Hamill - 262 796-1111  (office), 414-416-0489 cell

National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children:
Memorial Services for Aborted Babies Buried in Wisconsin

Every human being deserves the dignity of a decent burial. Recognizing this, compassionate pro-lifers buried more than 1,200 aborted children at Holy Cross Cemetery in Milwaukee in 1988. The bodies of these babies had been set out for trash pick-up on a loading dock, and they included hundreds of unborn children aborted at two, now closed, Milwaukee abortion facilities.

To mark the anniversary of the burial of these aborted babies, the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children, a nationwide event, will take placeSeptember 13thOn this day, memorial services will be held throughout the United States, including all grave sites of aborted babies, as well as dozens of memorial markers for the victims of abortion.

In Wisconsin, memorial services will be held in Milwaukee and Dane at the graves of aborted babies. A memorial service will also be held at the memorial to the unborn at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse.

In Milwaukee, the memorial service at Holy Cross Cemetery is organized by Pro-Life Wisconsin. The service will begin at 1:30 pm in the infant section of the cemetery located at Burleigh and Nash Avenues. It will be led by Bishop Donald Hying, auxiliary bishop of the Milwaukee Archdiocese.

Peggy Hamill, State Director of Pro-Life Wisconsin, will MC the Milwaukee Memorial. "When we honor the lives of pre-born babies, we are reminded of their personhood and dignity as human beings," Hamill said. "It moves our hearts to recognize the fact that these tiny pre-born children are full human persons, and they deserve to be treated as such."
Memorial Service in Milwaukee: 
September 13, 1:30-2:30pm at Holy Cross Cemetery (Children's Section)
7301 W Nash St, Milwaukee, WI 53216
The service will be led by Bishop Donald Hying.

Memorial Service in Dane: 
September 13, 10:00-11:00am at a burial site located on the church grounds of St. Michael's Parish.

Memorial Service in La Crosse:
September 13, 1:30pm-2:30pm at Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine's Memorial to the Unborn. Speaker will be Sam Guzman,
Communications Director for Pro-Life Wisconsin.   

Videos of Milwaukee news coverage of the original Sept. 10, 1988 memorial are available at the following links. For coverage from Channel 4, click here. For coverage from Channel 6, click here

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Abortion Decline in Wisconsin


For Immediate Release
September 4, 2014

Contact: Sam Guzman, Communications Director, Cell (262) 744-9671

Pro-Life Wisconsin Encouraged by Abortion Decline,
Presses on in Fight for Personhood

 
Pro-Life Wisconsin is encouraged by the news that the induced abortion rate continues to decline in Wisconsin, falling nearly 7% in 2013, according to statistics released Wednesday by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. The number of abortions performed in 2013 in Wisconsin was the lowest since Roe v. Wade, decreasing 465 to 6,927.

The daily presence of Pro-Life Wisconsin’s sidewalk counselors and volunteers outside of abortion facilities, along with participation in campaigns such as 40 Days for Life, helps women choose life for their children. “In 2013, 208 babies were saved from abortion by sidewalk counselors in Milwaukee alone, that we know of,” said Dan Miller, Pro-Life Wisconsin board member and dedicated sidewalk counselor, about the decline. “God continually encourages His people to defend the most vulnerable members of the human family with good news like this.”

While Pro-Life Wisconsin is encouraged by the decline in abortions across the state, our work isn’t done yet. “Pro-Life Wisconsin’s network of dedicated grassroots activists, affiliates, and sidewalk counselors is saving lives every day, and our educational and legislative work is changing the culture of our great state,” said Sam Guzman, Communications Director for Pro-Life Wisconsin. “But while we are encouraged by the news of abortions declining in Wisconsin, we are not satisfied with a simple decline.  We won’t rest until abortion is abolished in Wisconsin, and the dignity of every human person is recognized and protected by law.”
 
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Pray for our Persecuted Brethren in Iraq and Syria

Nun: The Sign of Genocide

In solidarity with our Persecuted Brethren in Iraq and Syria

Nun (ن), the 14th letter of the Arabic alphabet (the equivalent of letter N in our Roman alphabet), is the first letter of the word Nasara (نصارى : Nazarenes), the way Muslims have called Christians since the beginning of their invasion of the Christian world in the 7th century -- Christians under Muslim rule never called themselves thus, since the intent of Muslims was to portray Christians as a contemptible and disobedient sect.

It is the same name of the equivalent letter (נ) in the Hebrew alphabet (also a Semitic language), and it reminds us of the words of Jeremiah, also crying for an exile of his people sent to Mesopotamia:

Nun. The yoke of my iniquities hath watched: they are folded together in his hand, and put upon my neck: my strength is weakened: the Lord hath delivered me into a hand out of which I am not able to rise. (Lamentations, 1)

In their genocidal physical elimination of Christians from the Mesopotamian city of Mosul, Muslim terrorists marked each Christian-owned institution and building with this letter, for the extermination of holdouts and expropriation of their belongings:


They mean it as a mark of shame, we must then wear it as a mark of hope: Yes, we are in the army of the Resurrected Nazarene, the Master and Lord of the Universe, the Man who is God Almighty, the Second Person of the Most Holy Trinity. You may kill our brethren and expel them, but we Christians will never go away. 

St. Anne's Chapel - Pilgrimage and Mass

The Ice Bucket Challenge and Lou Gehrig's Disease Research

 The Catholic Stance Regarding The Ice Bucket Challenge





After considering the matter at length, the National Catholic Bioethics Center is happy to announce their official stance regarding the now viral Ice Bucket Challenge used to promote awareness about ALS. The Center had not yet taken a public official position on the Challenge. We hope you will find our commentary helpful in clarifying many elements of and relating to this popular event.

Please take a few moments and read the NCBC's full commentary on the Ice Bucket challenge, below:

August 22, 2014

The Ice Bucket Challenge aims to raise awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease. According to the website of the ALS Association (ALSA), here is how it works:

       The challenge involves people getting doused with buckets of ice water on video,
        posting that video to social media, then nominating others to do the same, all in
         an effort to raise ALS awareness. People can either accept the challenge or make a
          donation to an ALS Charity of their choice, or do both.

Posed in this manner, there is nothing morally problematic about the nature of the challenge. Accepting the challenge does not require any donations, but helps promote the primary goal of raising ALS awareness. Those declining the challenge are encouraged to “make a donation to an ALS charity of their choice,” but there is no legal or moral obligation to do so, nor is there any requirement that a donation go to ALSA. Naturally, those who accept the challenge are also free to make a donation to an ALS charity. Some, such as the schools of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, are choosing to accept the challenge while also making donations to other organizations that promote awareness and support for persons with ALS.

Since the challenge started trending in late July 2014, it has successfully raised awareness about the disease on a dramatic scale, accomplishing its main purpose with great creativity and fun. It has also generated more than 40 million dollars in donations to promote research into causes of ALS and the development of new treatments.

Given its size and the significant amount of research, awareness, and support work with which it is involved, ALSA has been the primary recipient of many if not most donations resulting from the challenge. ALSA has also helped to promote the challenge on its website and through social media in accordance with its good aims as a charitable organization.

The public attention and funds being directed toward ALSA as a result of the Ice Bucket Challenge raise an important, but not widely know moral concern: ALSA also advocates for human embryonic stem cell research, including through funding for specific research projects. As indicated in the Advocacy Archive section of their website, they were active in encouraging expanded funding for embryonic stem cell research as soon as President Obama took office: “Earlier this month, the Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research, of which The ALS Association is an active member, sent a letter to President Obama urging him to quickly to lift the restrictions on embryonic stem cell research.” Another advocacy group for patients with ALS, called Project ALS, is similarly on record encouraging human embryonic stem cell research.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Anyone can sign here to STOP the "Black Mass"

Satanists announce plan to desecrate stolen Host at "Black Mass" in Oklahoma City. I know you care enough to help stop this outrage, so please read on...



But first -- let me thank you so much for signing the petition to stop the satanic "Black Mass" in Oklahoma.
Your voice helped us reach 50,000 protest petitions...
And you'll like this update:
Archbishop Coakley of Oklahoma City and Bishop Slattery of Tulsa are now urging public officials to cancel the "Black Mass," calling on all Catholics to pray and fast to halt this abomination.
The Governor of Oklahoma, the Hon. Mary Fallin, also issued a strong statement condemning it.
You see, reports confirm that satanist Adam Daniels has obtained a stolen Consecrated Host to desecrate and attack in the most vile and unspeakable manner imaginable.
(Aleteia.org -- August 6, 2014)
However, the Civic Center hosting this attack against Our Lord claims they can't lift a finger -- nothing at all -- to stop the public desecration of the Blessed Sacrament.
That's why you and I must continue to "storm Heaven" with prayer and keep the peaceful protest growing even more.
Not just a little more. But MUCH more. With more public outrage.
So the new goal is 100,000 protest petitions by Sept. 21. And I'm counting on you to invite your friends to sign it today.
I'm also pleased to report that a large team of young TFP Student Action volunteers are preparing to drive to Oklahoma (2,620 miles there and back) and stage a prayerful act of reparation right in front of the Civic Center where the sacrilege is planned.
TFP friends from Kansas decided to charter a bus to join them. Many others will be there too.
Because silence is not an option.
You're invited to join us on Sept. 21. I really hope you can come.
If you can't make it to the act of reparation in person, then please consider putting some gas in our van for that important trip.
That would help a lot.
Also, your phone calls (polite & firm) could make a huge difference to stop the "Black Mass" today:
We must continue to fight so that America will truly be one nation under God.
You see, when government officials treat evil as good and good as evil, they put the common good of society and culture on a direct path to self-destruction. There is no moral equivalency between a Mozart concert and a "Black Mass."
Satan has no rights. Period.
Again, thank you so much for defending the honor of Our Lord Jesus Christ and for raising your voice to oppose this grave evil.
Let's continue fighting the good fight with renewed certainty that the gates of hell will never prevail.
John Ritchie
John Ritchie
Tradition Family Property, Student Action
www.tfpstudentaction.org
P.S. -- Again, if you would like to sponsor some gas for our trip to the prayerful act of reparation in Oklahoma City, please chip in here.
May God reward you for your generosity.