RACHEL’S VINEYARD RETREAT: A POST-ABORTION HEALING RETREAT – BRIE ANNE VARICK, COORDINATOR OF THE OFFICE OF HUMAN LIFE & DIGNITY FROM THE ARCHDIOCESE OF INDIANAPOLIS, TALKS WITH FAITH IN ACTION CO HOSTS, BRIGID AYER AND JIM GANLEY ABOUT THE POST ABORTION HEALING RETREAT CALLED RACHEL’S VINEYARD RETREAT ON JULY 31-AUG. 2. FOR DETAILS THE WEBPAGE IS WWW.RACHELSVINEYARD.ORG, AND AN EMAIL ADDRESS IS PROJECTRACHEL@ARCHINDY.ORG. PHONE NUMBER IS 317-452-0054
Father Frank Pavone, Founder & Director of Priests for Life has a new television show. Take a look at it. Primarily focused on prayer and action to end abortion. Click Here for details.
On the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the decision which made abortion legal in the United States, it’s important to reflect a bit on how many people are not with us today because they were — well, aborted. Abortion is a, “choice” which involves a very brutal and harsh act of violence rendered against a voiceless and marginalized child. Is this America in 2018?
Every day I read a reflection on the Gospel for the Mass readings by Bishop Robert Barron. His topic today was on Roe v. Wade. I don’t think we can underestimate the impact abortion has on people lives and our society. Below is Bishop Barron’s reflection on Roe v. Wade decision & the Gospel of Mark 3: 22-30.
By Brigid Curtis Ayer
Freedom of Speech Dilemma Abated
CARMEL, IN–The Freedom of Speech dilemma at Carmel High School has been abated at least for now.
The Carmel Teens for Life group plans to move ahead with its pro-life message now that its sign removal controversy has ended says Dina Ferchmin-Rowe who serves as club mom and pro-life educator.
Carmel Teens for Life, a pro-life club at Carmel High School which has been in existence for over a decade, drew national media attention when their pre-approved sign promoting adoption over abortion was mysteriously removed in December following a complaint by another student who described the sign as “offensive.”
By: Brigid Curtis Ayer
ABORTION PILL REVERSAL MAY BE ADDED TO INFORMED CONSENT LAW
INDIANAPOLIS—An Indiana House committee heard a bill to expand Indiana’s laws regarding informed consent for abortion to include information on nonsurgical, abortion pill reversal. The Indiana Catholic Conference supports the measure.
As women’s rights activists mistakenly overlook the ground breaking achievements made by Kellyanne Conway, the first woman to successfully run a successful presidential campaign, they do it again when they underestimate her presence as speaker at the 2017 March For Life, scheduled for Jan. 27.
Wall Street Journal writer, William McGurn, captures the essense of why Mrs. Conway’s presence as a speaker ushers in a new era for women, politics and the pro-life movement. This is worth reading.
Praying Priest Jailed
An Anglican priest jailed last month occurred because he was praying outside an abortion center in California.
Legalized abortion creates an opportunity for those in the pro life ministry to pray or minister to those hurt by abortion. Some members of various prolife ministries engage in sidewalk counseling or simply praying outside abortion centers. Over time, those who serve in the front lines of these ministries have seen efforts to chip away at religious freedom. While the constitution protects a woman’s right to abort her child, the constitution also provides rights to peaceably assemble and pray in public.
Lifenews.com recently reported on an incidence involving the arrest, jailing, and fining of an Anglican Priest in California for praying outside an abortion center and talking to those entering the center.
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A friend of mine asked me a question about what Pope Francis was doing with regard to allowing Priests to forgive the sin of abortion, and restore them to full communion with the Church. Can’t priests do this already? This was my friend’s question after listening to several secular media reports. Here’s an explanation.
Pope Francis has paved the way to offer hope and restore those who have been hurt and broken by the sin and effects of abortion.
Pope Francis announced that those who have been excommunicated due to the sin of abortion can be reinstated to good standing by priests worldwide, indefinitely.
There has been some confusion generated by the secular news reporting on Pope Francis’ Nov. 20, announcement as to what Pope Francis actually is doing. In his effort to extend God’s mercy, to reach out to those hurting under the pain of abortion, he decided to extend, indefinitely, the ability of priests worldwide to reinstate penitent sinners to ecclesial good standing from the sin of abortion which causes automatic excommunication. Say What????