Catholics MUST Be ProLife:Action!(2)

This thread is dedicated to sharing news about pro-life issues.

Where possible, we suggest that bloggers make and respond to calls to action in defence of the unborn child – whether that entails emailing MPs or supporting various vigils etc.
Try not to simply post a link to news – publish an extract and/or make a suggestion about possible action, that will encourage readers to click your link.

Among all the crimes which can be committed against life, procured abortion has characteristics making it particularly serious and deplorable. The Second Vatican Council defines abortion, together with infanticide, as an “unspeakable crime”.54
But today, in many people’s consciences, the perception of its gravity has become progressively obscured. The acceptance of abortion in the popular mind, in behaviour and even in law itself, is a telling sign of an extremely dangerous crisis of the moral sense, which is becoming more and more incapable of distinguishing between good and evil, even when the fundamental right to life is at stake. Given such a grave situation, we need now more than ever to have the courage to look the truth in the eye and to call things by their proper name, without yielding to convenient compromises or to the temptation of self-deception. In this regard the reproach of the Prophet is extremely straightforward: “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness” (Is 5:20). Especially in the case of abortion there is a widespread use of ambiguous terminology, such as “interruption of pregnancy”, which tends to hide abortion’s true nature and to attenuate its seriousness in public opinion. Perhaps this linguistic phenomenon is itself a symptom of an uneasiness of conscience. But no word has the power to change the reality of things: procured abortion is the deliberate and direct killing, by whatever means it is carried out, of a human being in the initial phase of his or her existence, extending from conception to birth.

The moral gravity of procured abortion is apparent in all its truth
if we recognize that we are dealing with murder…
Pope John Paul II: Evangelium Vitae – on the Value and Inviolability, of Human Life #58  [Emphasis added]  
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202 responses

    • Pat McKay,

      That’s shocking, really shocking, but I don’t think a lot of people would object – they’d see that as perfectly reasonable. That’s how bad things are now in moral terms.

    • Wendy, the point I am always trying to get across is the fact, as those two articles clearly demonstrate, that Rome is going soft on these subjects.

      These are two fruits of the same tree. Humanae Vitae is now up for a revision/edit and so it goes on.

      The rank and file parishioners are sleepwalking in to abortion being tacitly allowable as AL is used as the blueprint in ambiguity, subject to interpretation etc etc.

      No one, priest, prelate, whomever,that I know, will touch these subjects with a 10 foot barge pole.

    • Wendy, what surprises and dismays me is the fact that the two links I posted yesterday, with respect to the Knights of Malta, who should be a mirror of sound Catholic Teaching (and are obviously not),merits not a comment on the blog.

      However people will reply to blogs about Glasgwegian accents and bagpipes.

      As I have said before, (as those articles adequately demonstrate), the Catholic Church has gone soft on abortion and contraception.

      • St Miguel,

        That may be because on this blog we have known for a long time that the Knights of Malta are not “a mirror of sound teaching”, which we learned when discussing the sacking of Fra Festing.

        I didn’t comment on the blog about crude Scotsmen either because (like others, I presume) I haven’t got the time I would like to have to give to blogging. I comment when I can and I think it goes without saying that Catholics who blog here are pro-life. We don’t need to comment on every article to prove that.

        Also, I have learned on this blog, if I didn’t know it already, that “the Catholic Church” has not gone soft on abortion and contraception. I’ve learned to tell the difference between the Knights of Malta and Christ’s Church.

      • St Miguel,

        There’s really not a lot to add to Lily’s response, but, for your interest, here is a previous thread where we discussed the scandal of the Knights of Malta

        I’m interested, though, in your remark about the “Crude Scotsmen” thread – given your silence in that discussion, we might take it that you consider purity and modesty of speech to be unimportant. We might, but we won’t. There’s no “Thou shalt blog” commandment, and, as Lily says, people blog when they are free to do so. Those who rightly regard it as a meaningful apostolate are, perhaps, more regular contributors but that doesn’t mean others, who blog now and then, are any less “Catholic”.

        And certainly, we are all committed pro-lifers – there’s no question about that, although it’s nearly impossible to comment on every link posted – Wendy is a whirlwind who would be able to earn a living on TV working the “Breaking News” ticker-tape! We can’t keep up with her!

        Anyway, hopefully, we will meet at our Public Rosary for the unborn children at risk in Ireland. Watch for the advertisement, coming soon!

        • I have heard many, many, so called ‘crude people’ from all over the world, including American English, Welsh and Irish. I have worked in heavy industry throughout my life and worked with many men, some who really did have a ‘fry up on a shovel’…that is not made up. I worked in some of the worst weather and in seriously inhospitable terrain. I can tell you that some of the men I worked with may have sworn like troopers and sometimes we would joke that a certain ‘word’ was almost like a comma in speech!

          However, I would have trusted these men with my life and often had to do so and what I can tell you is that I have met more men with more humanity (atheists included), than almost all of the effete clergy we see in Dioceses up and down this country and abroad.

          Straight and to the point, no mind games like spivs in suits working in offices and board rooms all over the world, working on their next get rich quick racket.

          We have liars and conmen, sex scandals galore among the polite political classes and you can see them at work on TV discussion and interviews and they may speak eloquently but that cuts no ice with me.

          Whether the Knights of Malta,the Vat Pack and Cardinals galore, they could not hold a candle to some of the ‘sweary’ men I have met in my life.

          As regards the ‘accent’…..we also have a famous Kelvinside accent you know, (which would give the Edinburghers a run for their money),example as follows.

          Well dressed fur coated Kelvinside lady going in to a bakers in Byres Road.

          ‘excuse me young lady is that a doughnut or a meringue’? she asks.
          ‘naw ye wur right the furst time hen, it’s a doughnut!

          • So, I was actually correct – purity and modesty of speech, no big deal, as far as you are concerned.

            I dislike false dichotomies. In other words, because there are crooks and swindlers with posh accents, doesn’t excuse the working men using crude language.

            In fact, one of my clearest, if saddest, memories of visiting homes as a member of the Legion of Mary in my (very working class) parish in Glasgow some years ago, is that of a gentleman who was not a Catholic, who told us that he worked alongside one of the pillars of our parish, and – he said – if anyone would put him off the Church, it was that foul-mouthed colleague.

            You see, St Miguel, not all working class men (and women) are unable to conduct a conversation without using the kind of “commas” to which you refer.

            Most of us are disgusted by it. And it’s always a pity to find Catholics who are not only accepting of such filthy talk but actually defending it.

  1. The Reverend Abbot Martin Shipperlee

    Ealing Abbey, (Parish Office) Date: 24th March 2018

    2 Marchwood Crescent E-mail / post

    Ealing

    W5 2DZ

    Dear Reverend Abbot Shipperlee,

    RE: Consultation on a PSPO – Buffer Zones in Mattock Lane, Ealing

    Following our reading of the document that was issued by Ealing Council in January 2018 entitled “Consultation on a Public Spaces Protection Order (“PSPO”), Addressing Behaviours Outside the Marie Stopes Clinic in Mattock Lane”, we were (as are many) extremely concerned to read the following excerpt at page 4 of the aforesaid publication –

    “Ealing Abbey’s position is that the church does not organize or coordinate the vigil/ protests. Ealing Abbey is committed to defending the right to ‘peaceful prayer’; however they have outlined their concerns with some of the behaviours of Pro-Life vigil members.[Ed: this bold section is underlined in the original letter, hence references below to “underlined” words refer to this section in bold.]

    In the light of that particular comment, we are anxious (as the many other pro-life individuals on whose behalf we are writing) that, in the absence of an explanation for this stance underlined), the position is one that could well mitigate against the pro-life vigil group participants who take part in witnessing at the Mattock Lane site.

    Therefore, we should be obliged if you would kindly advise us (in confidence, if necessary) what the background is to that underlined statement and who was responsible for making that statement to Ealing Council; additionally, did the making of this statement arise out of some form of misunderstanding?

    Equally, had the communicator of the statement been confused about who was actually appearing at the Mattock Lane site? For instance, had the communicator confused the’ pink-top’ –wearing fascist pro-death street brigade, SISTER SUPPORTER (“SS”) group as somehow being associated with a pro-life vigil presence?

    The refusal of pro-life groups to ‘conform’ to any ‘compromise’ as set out by Ealing Council is an entirely correct and proper one – fully in accord with the law on freedom of speech and freedom of assembly. As our Open Letter to Theresa May MP dated 12th January 2018 clearly sets out, the pro-life movement has the authority of statute, common law and human rights’ legislation (and with no arrests, prosecutions, cautions or reprimands in 23 years!) on their side.

    It is Ealing Council that is utterly determined to violate the essential protections to free speech and assembly in conjunction with the MP (who is providing the leadership of the SS brigades) for Ealing Central and Acton, Rupa Huq.

    Should matters progress to a challenge over the legality of buffer zones (as Ealing Council seems determined to ensure that it will) the life groups will need to marshal all the necessary rebuttals to this arbitrary and anti-democratic action by the Council and its abortion industry cohorts.

    It was indeed fortunate that in Nottingham recently, an injunction served against Doctor John Edwards of 40 DFL by Nottinghamshire City Council (“NCC”), preventing him from taking part in the pro-life vigil outside of the grounds of QMC Hospital for the 40 days of Lent, was lifted and discharged by the Judge, His Honour Judge Owen. An attempt by the Council to extend the injunction to other members of the vigil also failed. Judge Owen further ruled that there was no basis on the evidence brought before the court for directing, as requested by NCC, that the matter go to full trial. Doctor Edwards said that [ ]”This was a deeply misguided attempt by the [NCC] to attack free speech simply because they disagreed with our point of view.”

    We trust that the urgency of the debate will not be lost in translation – The SS brigade openly bragged of their ‘invasion’ of the Ealing Abbey precinct – SS say on the 9th April 2017 that –

    “Yesterday, we took a different approach…we decided if the pro-lifers thought it was ok to bring their beliefs to the doorstep of women’s health, we were going to bring our beliefs to THEIR doorstep!

    We stood outside Ealing Abbey, giving them a taste of how it might feel. This was intimidating enough for them to sneak out the back exit (oh the irony) but we decided we weren’t going to let their pro-life procession go on without a fight! We literally sprinted after them and got in front of their parade for the whole route through Ealing. We ended at the clinic, joined by more sisters successfully blockading them from the entrance and view of clinic users. Thanks so much to everyone who came out to support us and send them a message!”

    This was the occasion to which the Reverend Peter Burns referred to in his recent letter to the Tablet – From “Acts of Witness against abortion”:

    “ [ ] Several months ago, I was called to the front of the Abbey Church by a parishioner alarmed that a group of protesters was intimidating and imperiling the safety of elderly parishoners exiting the church [ ]. I witnessed a group of pink-clad protesters who had come onto Abbey premises to stand in two phalanxes down the Abbey steps. They were clearly seeking confrontation with a pro-life group who had been attending [the Abbey].”

    We are aware that the SS brigade is being privately funded to cause disruption and this is apparent in respect of their uniforms (in breach of the Public Order Act 1936 – forbidding the wearing of a uniform for the attainment of a political objective; prosecutions can only be made with the assent of the Attorney-General). The recent Daily Mail investigation into the sum of money provided by Max Mosley – (son of the British Union of Fascists’ leader, Sir Oswald Mosley (the black shirts)) to Tom Watson, totaling £540,000 is, we believe, partially funding this endeavour on behalf of the abortion industry.

    Therefore, we should be obliged if you would kindly supply us with the necessary background information at your earliest opportunity to facilitate a robust defence to the actions of the Council.

    We maintain that the safety and well-being of expectant mothers and their unborn children who unwittingly present at the Mattock Lane site demands no less and that the final word should go to the Reverend Burns in his letter’s final paragraph: –

    “If conscientious objectors to the taking of innocent human life before birth are not to be entitled to make some act of witness outside the places where this killing takes place on such a huge scale, and if those offering some alternative to it are to be silenced, then the liars and murderers who foster this trade have triumphed.”

    Many thanks.

    Dear All
    We need lots of letters please use this one as a template if you so wish to Ealing Abbey ..thanking you

    Abbey e -mail address …PARISHOFFICE@EALINGABBEY.ORG.UK

    Wendy..please treat as urgent

    • Wendy,

      That is a brilliant letter – if these buffer zones materialise, I hope that the pro-life organisations are able to fund a legal challenge, which – hopefully – would bring the same positive judgment as that delivered in Nottingham by Judge Owen.

      The mischevious diabolical Sister Supporter group cannot be permitted to get away with their disgraceful tactics of disruption which they then blame on the peaceful pro-lifers. Truly diabolical.

    • Wendy, brilliant letter,I have just written to Ealing Abbey for an explanation.

      I just heard from a relative who is closely involved in the pro-life movement and she has said 500 babies have been saved from murder by these fantastic pro-life people in the last five years(I know this involves Ealing clinic) I think the buffer zones will be starting next week in Ealing.

      ALL Catholics have a duty to stop abortion (and all contraception – one of the biggest causes of abortion) if they bring in the buffer zone and it could be nationwide, do you have any alternate plans. If only we could wake “Catholics” up to this horror and advocate an hour or more in prayer, Mass, Rosary daily/ weekly to end this genocide.

    • Wendy, the acid test in my humble opinion is WHEN is a CARDINAL, as in Vincent Nichols, going to stand and LEAD the prayers at such an event.

      The answer is NEVER…my question is always going to be WHY ???

      • St Miguel,

        I think you seem to be just catching up, just learning about the crisis in the Church. For years and years Archbishop/Cardinal Nichols has been pushing his own agenda, gay Masses in Soho, same-sex unions and so he is highly unlikely to be leading prayer vigils against abortion. He’ll never say it, but I’d bet he would class himself as “pro-choice”.

        You really ought to stop being so surprised at these things – they are all part of the diabolical disorientation which Sister Lucy (Fatima) warned about. You ask “why” he doesn’t lead prayers at a prolife vigil, well, that’s your answer. He is part of the apostasy, warned of at Fatima, and apostasy means a loss of faith.

    • That’s a disgrace. I’m not on Facebook but if I was, I would delete my account right now. To suppress the prolife message and allow all sorts of evil stuff to go on there, is nothing short of disgraceful.

      • Lily, I once posted a comment about many men being ‘on the square (‘wash-hand basons’, in other words)’ (sic) in a particular town in Scotland. The page-owner didn’t delete this, yet it soon vanished from her page. Interesting.

  2. https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/former-gosnell-worker-on-gods-mercy-im-just-so-grateful-and-thankful

    Found this interesting..and if Editor reading this, I will reiterate my thoughts on the Church of Rome.

    The VAT PACK running the show care not a whit about any of this, as they are too busy backstabbing each other in the quest for career advancement and an easier and cushier lifestyle.

    This attitude permeates to the lower echelons in the diocese around the world…they do NOT lead by example, they do NOT rock the boat, but will absolutely put the boot in big time to any one who calls them out.

    For the record I do NOT believe that Christ has abandoned his Church, I believe that the custodians/churchmen have abandoned the church I grew up in.

    • St Miguel,

      Your last sentence is correct but your apparent creation of a different Church earlier in your post (and in previous comments) is a tad confusing.

      There IS only one Church – the Church of Christ to which some (especially Protestants!) refer as “the Church of Rome”…

      Weak, faithless churchmen causing scandal in the Church is nothing new. Think: Judas Iscariot. And, to add chaos to the confusion, the “reforms” that have been foisted on us since Vatican II are causing millions to lose the Faith. It’s shocking. At our level, the answer is simple: don’t participate. Have nothing to do with the “reforms”. Get thee to the ancient Mass, pray the traditional Rosary and do NOT present for Holy Communion if you are living in an adulterous partnership.

      Simple!

      • If the chaos and confusion/reforms cause millions to lose their faith, would God in his mercy understand that it may not be their fault if they had trusted their clergy, bishops and Popes to lead them ?

        • St Miguel,

          While it is true that God will, of course, take everything into account when judging a soul, that will include the fact that we have a duty to keep ourselves educated in the Faith and that, especially, in a time of crisis. God always gives us all that we need to save our souls. Think of the Japanese Catholics who had no priests for over 200 years – God never abandons us.

          I remember once, in conversation with a priest, expressing sympathy for young priests who were born and ordained into this crisis. The priest said “no”, I should not feel such sympathy because those young priests have the same access to books, Church history, papal encyclicals pre-Vatican II, not to mention the internet, that the rest of us have. It’s up to each person to inform themselves and to be all the more dutiful during a time of manifest crisis.

          In short, while God will undoubtedly take account of all relevant factors at our judgment, we cannot use that as an excuse to slacken or fall away, because His grace is always available to us.

          At the same time, those negligent popes, bishops and priests will face an horrendous judgment for their part in causing confusion and either losing souls or putting souls at risk by their failure to behave as true shepherds who teach and defend the Faith. The remark that “the floors/walls of Hell are paved with the skulls of bishops” is attributed to a number of saints, but whoever said it, was, undoubtedly, spot on. Those who court this world instead of clinging fast to the Faith will surely hear those terrible words at their judgment: “YOU have had your reward…”

            • St Miguel,

              I had seen that quote from Cardinal Lehman’s book and found it quite eye-opening. Regarding going to his judgement, he must have felt like a naughty school boy on parents night.

              It seems he is trying to apologise for the devastation which took place on his watch, yet without saying so explicitly.

                • St Miguel,

                  I take that “negotiate” remark as a reference to Bishop Fellay/SSPX since that seems to be at the forefront of your mind (where it’s not in my mind at all.)

                  Nothing to worry about. It’s not happening. It won’t happen. Relax!

                  • You may not agree with me Editor, but my opinion is that the SSPX is the only lifeboat we now have.

                    The Curia and anyone with influence are already down the road of protestantising the Holy Catholic and Apostolic church as best they can and would love to scupper any traditionalists at any opportunity.

                    Therefore could it have been God’s Will that the Reconciliation with Rome did not eventually take place ?

                    Is that what you mean, if so I can give my mind a rest !

                • Ref. bottom link….now imagine the people who previously could NOT be employed did not cough up their TITHES….yep that’s right…they would NOT be employed.

                  Who sayeth?…..Cardinal Marx, who else.

                  The German church is outwith Vatican Control OR the German church controls the Vatican

                  • St Miguel,

                    Again, alongside the SSPX you seem to worry about the German Church but the Germans said way back even before the Synod on the family (or early on during it, can’t quite recall) that they are not a “subsidiary” of Rome, that they would do their own thing regarding Holy Communion for adulterers, so we know that they are outwith Vatican control – they are de facto in schism. And they are not alone, believe me!

                    • Totally agree that they are in schism, but why are they NEVER called out on this, while the world attacks the SSPX and still throws the word schismatic about like confetti.

                      Look at the Lehman link and what they were proposing 20 years before AL…notice the names Kasper etc.

                      It is the proverbial elephant in the room.

                      My reasoning is that their mindset is so steeped in modernism/liberalism that they are never going to change.

                    • St Miguel,

                      THAT is the nature of the crisis! If they were “called out for it” – i.e. anathematized by Pope and Vatican, there wouldn’t BE a crisis.

    • Wendy Walker,

      I wonder if the Rome government would have ordered that poster to be removed if the Pope was crystal clear about the evil of abortion? I don’t think so. This awful pope proves the truth of the words of Christ, if we are not for him we are against. Equivocation is evil.

  3. Well we now know how Ealing voted last night …HOPEFULLY ..this will be a wake up call to all pro Life people to really speak up and get involved speak to their Priests and contact The media these evil wicked pro death people will stop at nothing to get more babies killed and their Mums hurt …..Very sad day fro us but it will make us all the more impassioned to save precious voiceless babies

    • Wendy,

      I’ve submitted the following comment on the Tom Utley article but it has not been published, at least, not yet…

      I watched a female Labour MP arguing against women’s choice to wear fur, in a recent TV discussion on the subject. She was animated in her defence of animals having the right to keep their fur, yet against the right of the unborn baby to his or her life. Confused minds – terrifying to think of the power they hold over us.

      It’s a pity Tom U gives any quarter at all to the allegations against the pro-lifers outside the Ealing Clinic. As they have said over and over again, produce the film from the clinic camera which is trained on the front gates. If the Good Counsel Network were guilty of any of the allegations, there would be the proof, but the clinic has steadfastly refused to produce the film. As for their log book and the complaints from residents, it is noteworthy that the harassment and noise complaints date since the arrival of the “pro-choice” Sister Supporter group. Previously, the residents did not complain because there was nothing to complain about. This is a stitch up.

  4. How to keep Ireland Pro-Life at the upcoming Abortion Referendum
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    Dear friends of Life,
    We are looking for people who can give up 3 or 4 days to spend in the Republic of Ireland to help persuade the general population to preserve the life of the unborn Child in Ireland.

    As you may be aware the pro-aborts want to change the laws in Ireland to permit the killing of the unborn child. Unless you and I stand to defend these children then the Republic will go the way of the United Kingdom.

    We have joined with Gregg Cunningham who runs the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform whose organisation is working to establish prenatal justice and the right to life for the unborn, the disabled, the infirm, the aged and all vulnerable peoples.

    As you know there are no abortion mills in Ireland but if the referendum is passed in May 2018, they will become common place. In an effort to save Irish babies we need your help. Those of you who feel that you would like to do something, all you need to do is register with Family Life International by Phone or e-mail.

    We are looking for people with conviction, who are prepared to hold signs in strategic places for a few days during April and May. You do not have to speak or articulate opposition to abortion to anyone, just be a witness for the Life of the Unborn Child. Accommodation is organised and provided and all activities have been agreed and approved with the local and legal authorities.

    So if you would like to support the project for Life give us a call as soon as possible.

    Yours In Christ

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    • Wendy,

      I am giving thought to going over, but would prefer to be simply handing out leaflets and talking to people. Only holding signs doesn’t appeal to me (although I think they are important to have as well) because I think we need to work hard to overcome the “pro-choice” propaganda on a one-to-one conversational basis. No need for in-depth medical knowledge – the child conceived is either a human being or not. If a human, then nobody has the right to kill it. That’s about all anyone needs to know. The pro-abortionists write off signs and claim that the medical facts given by pro-lifers are fake. So, keep the message simple and factual. Circumstances can change so it cannot be right to end the life of an unborn child because of the immediate circumstances of the mother. She should be supported and her circumstances changed for the better to allow the child to be born – adoption should be an option, not murder. Keep, as I say, the message simple and factual.

      Nobody ever says they are expecting a clump of cells or a foetus. They conceive a child and that is what they say when sharing the news – even those who end up thinking of abortion, speak of expecting a baby. So, that would be my approach and I’m always puzzled at the formal pro-life movement’s insistence on either standing praying but not answering questions (as happened at the 40 days for life vigil in Glasgow which I attended, last year) or standing with signs but, again, not speaking to passers by. Not effective, in my opinion.

      Thinking it over, and checking my diary…

  5. I’ve just been informed of a new pro-life groups being established at the University of Aberdeen. I can’t copy their flyer as it appears on the page, but here is the text of the flyer.

    Every day on average 552 abortions take place in Britain.

    Is this indicative of a ​just​ and ​equitable ​nation?

    We are the Aberdeen Life Ethics Society.

    We believe it’s time for pro-life students at the University of Aberdeen to have a voice​.

    If you support (or are open to) the pro-life perspective in the ethical debate surrounding abortion, let’s connect.

    Connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @AbdnLifeEthics or send a message to AberdeenLifeEthicsSociety@gmail.com to learn more.

  6. To this report, I say, where are the rest of the English bishops? Why are they not calling out this disgraceful attack on pro-life activists?
    https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/buffer-zones-and-abortion-clinics-why-this-english-bishop-is-concerned-31135

    Indeed, if they had a Catholic bone between them in their collective bodies, the entire hierarchy of the UK would have spoken out vociferously against this proposed – now realised – suppression of free speech.

    The pro-life group is still allowed to gather to pray and hand out leaflets, i.e. approach women a distance away from the abortion clinic in Ealing, but as the lady who represents the Good Counsel Network said on a BBC programme which was published on the Pro-Choice Nottingham website, where I saw it, (having stopped watching BBC, since the broadcast of the anti-Catholic homo propaganda video), if they really were guilty of harassing and intimidating women, they shouldn’t be allowed to stand and hand out leaflets anywhere!

    The dumbells hadn’t thought of that and were momentarily stumped, including the hapless interviewer, Victoria Derbyshire. Thick as mince. Difference is, I love mince…

      • St Miguel,

        I wrote: “Where are the rest of the English bishops”. I’d have quoted Cardinal Nichols if he’s spoken out, so we can take it that he approves of (or at least doesn’t object/doesn’t care about) the ban on free speech outside abortion clinics. He might care if those praying were Muslims or LGBT lobbyists, but Catholics? Gerrourahere!

        • Yep, what a shower, I reckon he does not care.

          Just watched an episode of Law and Order, the US series with Sam Waterstone…..now a strange statement arose in the courtroom, where someone who witnessed a murder and did not report it was charged with :- ‘Depraved indifference to the crime of murder.’ A custodial sentence if found gulity.

          Got me thinking about that expression and I would think that expression says a lot about society today.

    • Pat,

      Not a whisper on any news broadcast I’ve seen, nor headlined in any of the newspapers, to the best of my knowledge.

      Given that the shocking incident happened at the Ealing clinic, focus of the demands for a buffer zone, this is highly suspicious and smells of a cover-up – with bells on. But then the Care Quality Commission damning reports of the Marie Stopes Clinic only got a passing mention on the TV news and that only once, to the best of my recollection. Given that the 24 hour channels repeat the most yawn yawn stuff all day long and into the next day, this is significant evidence, as if any were needed, of the media bias in favour of the murder of the unborn child.

      All, of course, aided and abetted by those soft “pro-lifers” who want to keep the truth about abortion from the public domain. I never cease to be amazed at the fact that some, few or many I’m not sure, disapprove of graphic images of the murdered babies being shown. If I were a baby in the womb at risk, I’d be thinking “with friends like these, who needs enemies”?

    • Could we all contact Selfridges by phone 0800 123400 or email them to protest at them allowing this Irish fashion designer to blatantly support the murder of unborn children. I have just rang them and they asked me to e-mail them at the address above putting in the title “Oxford window dresser Abortion issue”, they will be monitoring the amount of e-mails

      • Thank you Chloe and Wendy,

        I’ve just emailed and put Oxford window dresser etc in the subject field, so let’s hope plenty more are sent.

        As I said in my email, this entirely propaganda display should be trashed right after Richard Malone is consigned to his rightful place in the queue at the nearest jobcentre.

      • Thank you very much Chloe and Patricia
        Thankfully pro life people are responding to this ….it is disgraceful and if Selfridges are under any illusion of losing sales he will go ….
        We must also remember Waterstones a few Months ago hosting an abortion exhibition in London for a number of days ..and also hosting an Anne Furedi Event to promote her vile book…..say no more .

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  8. I am just dumbfounded at the news about Alfie Evans, the little boy being held at Alder Hey hospital in England. After having his life support removed he is breathing fine on his own, and now the Judge has said he can go home but not allowed to go to Rome where specialists have offered treatment and even had an air ambulance waiting near the hospital to take him there.

    I am thunderstruck at the idea that a court can ban parents from taking a child out of the country.

    How can this possibly be? Can doctors and lawyers hold children prisoner against their parents’ wishes? I really am stunned at this and hope someone can explain how it can be.

    • Lily I am baffled as well, if he can leave the hospital to go home, then why not somewhere else, he is leaving the hospital anyway?

      Could it be that they want to prove their point and let the child die, AS AN EXAMPLE TO US….don’t dare ever again question their judgement ?

      They are seemingly gobsmacked that DESPITE their prognosis the child is still alive. Can’t have ANOTHER case of a child getting cured or in any way getting life improvement by medics in ANOTHER country as happened with Ayesha King.

      As for the Judge, it looks like they are determined to not create legal precedent and have us, the great unwashed, getting above ourselves and straining the coffers of our bankrupt nation.

      Always money for wars….112 Cruise missiles in to Syria at £1million dollars a piece….new phenomena ‘Virtue Bombing’.

    • Lily,

      I totally agree. It is extremely worrying to think that parents can be forbidden by doctors and judges, from taking their child out of the country. This smacks of much more than a “nanny state” – it smacks of a totalitarian state.

  9. Following our recent blog ‘The ideological insanity of state control’, we have been inundated with requests for a petition calling for a ban on contraceptive implants for underage girls.

    Please sign our new petition to the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

    http://www.citizengo.org/en/signit/160969/view

    Stop promotion of underage sex.
    Ban contraceptive implants for underage girls.

    Recent figures released by NHS Digital and reported in the national press (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5614063/Contraceptive-implants-given-girls-young-12-NHS.html#ixzz5Cp9mdRKm), reveal that in the past two years 10,593 contraceptive implants have been given to schoolgirls below the age of 15 – some even as young as 12 – without their parents’ knowledge or consent.

    This is wrong at a number of levels:

    1. Although sexual activity from puberty onwards has become common, the legal age for consent in this country remains 16, which means that sex below this age is a criminal offence. The policy of giving contraceptive implants to underage girls, without their parents’ knowledge or consent, is therefore encouragement to commit a criminal offence.

    2. Underage sexual activity exposes children to a range of STIs, currently already at epidemic levels amongst young people. Many of these infections (such as gonorrhoea) are becoming increasingly untreatable, and some are life threatening.

    3. Short of disease, there are a variety of highly unpleasant side effects resulting from hormonal manipulation, ranging from weight gain and acne to the risk of adult infertility and embolism.

    4. The long-term effects of such intervention are still unknown, but there is already established susceptibility to adult infertility (mentioned above) and cancer.

    5. Rendering girls ‘infertile’ for a period of up to three years can only increase their susceptibility to sexual abuse and exploitation, leaving predators free to rape them without fear of repercussions. This in turn means that identifying child victims and acting to keep them safe will become far more difficult. All of which has justly led to this policy being called State facilitation of rape.

    At every level this is wrong. Children can never ‘belong’ to the State, and they should not be subjected to State sexualisation programmes designed to justify adult proclivities and desires.

    FACT : Parents have a right and duty to protect their child.
    FACT : Children’s brains are not fully developed until the age of 25. They lack the emotional and intellectual maturity to make life-changing decisions.
    CONCLUSION : Parents must be fully informed and consulted on all decisions affecting the future development and welfare of their children. They, and they alone, have the right and duty to make such decisions on their child’s behalf.

    For all these reasons, we call for a total ban on the insertion of contraceptive implants in underage girls without their parents’ knowledge and written consent.

    Sign petition here: http://www.citizengo.org/en/signit/160969/view

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  10. About Alfie Evans’ case
    To: “MAY, Theresa”
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    Date: mercredi 25 avril 2018 23:40

    Dear Prime Minister,

    Please, will you do what ever is possible in order that Alfie – now a citizen of Italy – be released to allow for transfer to the Italian hospital which has offered him care?

    Would you consider how bad all this is making the UK Health system look around the civilized world!

    Kind regards LD

  11. Article which has just appeared in Die Welt- the top German newspaper. They interview Professor Haas who is the head of the Child Cardiology and Paediatric Intensive Medicine Unit at Munich University Hospital. He says what is happening [to Alfie] would be totally unacceptable in Germany given the history of Nazi times.
    http://cathcon.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/top-german-paediatrician-finds-outcome.html

    I suspect the answer to Margaret Mary’s question above is, no, there are NO pro-life judges in the UK. Either that, or he/she is being kept from judging cases of life and death such as this one.

  12. Dear WENDY WALKER,

    Thank you for using the Be Here For Me website to contact your MP.

    Please do encourage your friends and family to contact their MP by sharing the campaign on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and email:

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  13. I am upset!
    I had to go to the hospital for a cancer treatment, but I canceled my appointment and gave the reason you can guess…
    The surgeon was obviously troubled… I no longer trust this deadly medicine!
    I intend to turn to a more reassuring and efficient military hospital.

  14. pLEASE SHARE DETAILS OF THIS SATURDAY 5 TH MARCH FOR LIFE LETS HOPE IT IS A TRULY MASSIVE LOVING EVENT

    And heres a message for the Abortionists
    You try to bury us ..but you do not know that we are seeds

  15. Tell the new Home Secretary you don’t want censorship zones
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    As you may have heard, last night Amber Rudd resigned as Home Secretary and this morning she has been replaced by Sajid Javid.

    Sajid Javid will now become the new target for abortion lobbyists who will be putting immense pressure on him to introduce censorship zones nationwide. If this were to happen, vital support options that pro-life vigils provide to women outside abortion centres will be banned nationwide.

    As Sajid moves into his new position, we need to ensure it is very clear to him that he should not cave into pressure from abortion advocates and reject their proposals to introduce bans on offering support outside abortion clinics nationwide.

    If you haven’t already done so, can you please visit our website now and write to your MP asking them to contact Sajid Javid and urge him to oppose the introduction of censorship zones outside abortion clinics.

    We have set up a function there with a pre-written email for you so it will only take two minutes for you to write to your MP. Once you have done this, please then ask your friends and family to do the same.

    CLICK HERE TO EMAIL YOUR MP NOW ASKING THEM TO WRITE TO SAJID JAVID
    Once you have emailed your MP, please tweet Sajid Javid, asking him to watch the Our Voices video and to reject proposals to introduce censorship zones banning the support pro-life vigils provide outside abortion centres.
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    Finally, if you have not done so already, please join the six thousand people who have signed our petition to the Home Secretary asking him to oppose the introduction of censorship zones.
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    • When she took her 1953 ‘Coronation Oath’, did she not vow to ‘uphold the Laws of God and the true profession of the Gospel’?

      One of His Laws is ‘Thou Shalt Not Kill’ – or perhaps this one was a mere suggestion?

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    The Rosary Shrine is glad to announce that there will be a Prayer Vigil for Life on 4 May 2018 to prepare us for the March For Life UK (5 May) in London. Come to as much or as little of the celebration as you can. Details below:

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    8.30pm – Midnight = Eucharistic Procession by candlelight with the praying of the Rosary (with music by the Dominican Youth Movement); a Presentation on Our Lady of Guadalupe; devotions; and reflective music by Catholic musicians

    Midnight – 6am = Silent all-night Adoration led by Consecrated religious of London. All welcome to join our Friars, Sisters, Priests and Seminarians in prayer before Our Lord.

    Saturday 5th May 6.30am = Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.

    7.30am = Morning Mass

    8am = Morning Prayer with the Dominican friars.

    It’s so important to gather in prayer with Our Lady before we engage in Pro-Life witness, so we invite you to come for Adoration, to venerate the relic image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the unborn, and to pray the Rosary in London’s Rosary Shrine.
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    On the 5th of May, large numbers of so-called ‘pro-life’ groups from across the UK are planning to gather together to host a conference (‘Lifefest’) and march (the ‘March for Life’) over the course of the weekend, in opposition to women’s right to control their own fertility and their own bodies. We need to protect the rights we currently have under law, and show that we care about women everywhere whose bodily freedom and safety are under threat.

    What can I do to disrupt this?
    CALL THE VENUE (De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms 0208 712 1930) to ask them not to host a conference dedicated to restricting women’s choices and harassing them at their most vulnerable moments.
    Join the March for Choice in Parliament Square at 1pm on Saturday to demonstrate in favour of choice and show we want abortion to be safe and legal everywhere, and for women to make their own choices without fear of harassment or shaming.

    What’s happening?
    9:30-1:00 Workshops at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms
    1:00-4:00 March through London

    Who’s speaking?
    Abort67, who are known for their unpleasant and inaccurate imagery of fetuses, and use of shock tactics.
    Life, a group who operate a large network of ‘crisis pregnancy centres’ which misleadingly claim to offer help and advice to ‘anyone facing a crisis pregnancy’ – while in reality they exist to pressurise vulnerable women into keeping unwanted pregnancies.
    Mary Doogan, a midwife who launched an unsuccessful case citing conscientious objection to abortion procedures in her midwifery duties
    SPUC (society for the protection of unborn children) campaigner Dr Anthony McCarthy, who gleefully campaigns against ‘gender ideology’ and its threat to the modern family
    The Alliance of Pro-life Students, who have started targeting students at freshers’ fairs this year
    Bernadette Smyth, who has been convicted for harassment of women outside of abortion clinics

    Perhaps most insidiously, they plan to have a ‘Mercy Bus’ available, giving women the opportunity to ‘repent’ for having abortions.

    How to call the venue:
    Call the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms enquiry line:
    0208 712 1930
    Stay friendly and polite, but tell them firmly that you’re unhappy that they are hosting a conference with speakers who are known to harass and pressurise vulnerable women. Say you hope that they’ll reconsider. If you feel up to it, call every day to see if they’ve changed their decision.
    Get your friends and family to do the same – it takes five minutes to make a phone call but it can be extremely powerful. If we put pressure on the businesses who support these events, it will be much more difficult for them to happen.

    How to counter-demonstrate:
    Come into London! We will be organising buses from a number of cities for anyone who’s interested. March for Life itinerary: http://www.marchforlife.co.uk/2018-itinerary/

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    Omra O Sullivan — Just called and was told it would be up to the organisers as they are just the venue (ha!) So I explained their responsibility and she asked me to email the general hotel email with the concerns and that a manager will see it and maybe call back. Just for info about what calls are like.
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    Gloria Loris — Just called the venue and the person I spoke to was polite and receptive. Sounds like March for Life didn’t make clear to the venue what they were about. Really worth phoning and leaving details for manager to call you back if you are ok with that. I think this pressure could make the difference – it sounds like Connaught are worried about their reputation
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    HERE DEAR PRO LIFERS YOU WILL SEE HOW THE VILE PRO DEATH CAMP WANTS TO WRECK THE WONDERFUL PRO LIFE EVENT MARCH FOR LIFE THEY ARE RINGING THE DE VERE ROOM ASKING THEM TO NOT ALLOW THE MARCH FOR LIFE EVENT TO GO AHEAD I TRIED RINGING THE DE VERE TO WARN THEM OF THE PRO DEATH HARASSMENT BUT ALL THE MANAGERS WERE AT LUNCH SO WAS ASKED TO RING BACK PLEASE PRAY TOMORROW IS A HUGE SUCCESS AND CELEBRATION OF LIFE AND LOVE ……..PLEASE ALERT PRO LIFE PEOPLE

    THE ABHORRENT PRO DEATH CAMP HAVE HATCHED UP A PLAN TO TRY AND STOP TOMORROW’S FESTIVAL OF LOVE AND LIFE ..MARCH FOR LIFE…PLEASE SHARE WIDELY WITH PRO LIFE PEOPLE WE HAVE TO MAKE A FIRM STAND HERE DO GO IF YOU CAN AND PLEASE PRAY ABOUT THIS VERY EVIL ATTACK

    • Is Vincent Nichols there…at the front…has he even made a squeak?

      If this chap does NOTHING , says NOTHING then that it tells me he is a waste of space.

    • Yeah, but this is London…where was NIchols?

      BIshop Keenan is Scottish, where are the English heirarchy…pathetic!

      When a priest or bishop says something positive about pro-life we tend to hail them with a 21 gun salute…..when in fact it is the LEAST they should be doing.

      • St Miguel,

        Your final paragraph is exactly what we have been saying all the years in which our humble apostolate has been operating. I’ve lost count of the number of emails and calls I used to get saying (in effect): “Bishop/Cardinal X is in the Herald/Scotsman today saying abortion must end! Everything’s going to be fine, isn’t that wonderful” Interestingly, I don’t get those calls/messages any more. The penny has dropped, at least in some cases…

        Having said that, at least Bishop Keenan has gone on the public record at the March for Life in London recently, at a time when pro-life activists are being outlawed (think: London Buffer Zones) – and he mentions one English Bishop (Egan) who apparently spoke at the event, so that is something. Not a lot but something. I am surprised at Bishop Keenan, actually, since he is a big fan of Papa Francis who told us not to “obsess” over abortion, so maybe the Bishop is risking promotion, just this once in order to publicly “obsess”. Small mercies, St Miguel we must be thankful for small mercies…

        One pro-life event that you WON’T find Bishop Keenan attending is our public rosary in Edinburgh next Saturday, 12 May, outside the Irish Consulate. Catholic Truth is not a pro-life organisation per se but set up to fight the crisis in the Church – and if we didn’t have a crisis in the Church, as, again we’ve said for years now, we’d be unlikely to have evil laws such as abortion. Go figure!

        • Yes and no sign of the Cardinal eh? Just as expected.Too scared to put his head above the parapet…..I wonder why?

          • Mebbe he thinks these pro-life zealots ‘should learn to hold their tongues’, just like those who complained about his Soho ‘gay Masses’, what?

  18. Has anyone heard a peep from Pope Francis about the upcoming referendum in Ireland? I find it utterly pathetic that he has scheduled a visit AFTER the vote.

    • Michelangelo,

      To be fair, I think I’m right in saying the Pope’s visit was arranged before they announced the date of the referendum. It was the government who chose May so that, among other things, the referendum would be over with before the Pope visited.

      What will definitely be interesting is what Pope Francis says about the referendum when he visits. Will he condemn a pro-abortion vote if the worst happens? I can’t see it.

      • I’ve had a look at the dates; the press were speculating a May date for the referendum before the papal visit was announced. If he really is engaged in the pro-life argument, he’d have done his homework or waited until the referendum was announced. I agree that he’ll say very little.

    • Exactly and now is that the time he should be hammering the point home to the Irish population, doubt if we will.

      This visit is total claptrap showbiz nonsense and the the Irish congregations have to take a financial hit as well to PAY towards the visit, 20 million Euros was the last figure I seen…When Benedict the 16th came to Glasgow in 2010 the local churches were CHARGING us to go..£10.00 a head as an ‘offering’…I was asked to cough up a tenner!

      Again I have to say what about HIS carbon footprint, global travel nonsense… basically it just another HOLIDAY for him…photo ops galore..Time Magazine Man of the Year stuff…self-promotion.

      Someone tell HIM..he is killing the planet with the amount of jetting about.

      And if the Irish VOTE FOR IT…then what..is he going to stand on the world stage and pillory the Irish Catholics…doubt it.

      What is it these days, when we have Skype, video conferencing, Facetime and whatever that heads of this that and the next HAVE to jet off to Davos, 5 star hotels and such to ‘attend’ conferences, synods and whatever and then lecture US about global warming….the truth is they cannot resist going off on a jolly, especially when the mugs are footing the bill.

    • Pat,

      Fidelis has posted this on the Ireland thread – I think it would be good if we could keep every report about the Irish referendum on that thread
      https://catholictruthblog.com/2018/04/02/join-us-for-public-angelus-rosary/#comments

      Both the General Discussion and this Pro-Life thread get filled up very quickly, and then are closed down and a fresh line opened, so it’s easier to trace comments if they are on any dedicated threads available. So, if everyone would try to remember to check the sidebar or scroll down a little to see if there is a “sticky” thread at the top – the Irish thread will be there until after our Public Rosary next Saturday – it would be helpful to keep the discussions on general pro-life issues and the Irish referendum separate, at least under after the referendum. Please and thank you!

    • This character is a self promoting creep and by the way, couldn’t act his way out of a paper bag..showbiz and abortion are in lock step.

  19. Please could you distribute this to your networks.

    A Call to all Priests and Laity – 8 hours Adoration to #savethe8th

    Friday 25th May 2018 is a monumental day fast approaching. What is happening this day. We’ll if you don’t know for several years now many doctors in Ireland have been sending pregnant women to England for abortions. The High Court has determined that the 8th Amendment in the Irish Constitution is the only legal protection that a baby in the womb has right now.

    What should be cast in stone is now being challenged by the forces for so called “freedom of choice” for the Mother, and the Irish public are now being asked to repeal this protection for the “voiceless” unborn in the womb. Remember that it has been stated that 100,000 lives haven been saved by this Constitutive Act passed on 7th September 1983. Remember in addition, that the safest place in the world should be inside the womb of the mother but this has become nowadays the most dangerous place for survival. Abortion is now the greatest cause of death worldwide with about 50 million lives of our brothers and sisters taken each year.

    Why is this referendum so important for us in the UK and in fact globally. Not just because Ireland is geographically so close, or because many of us are from Irish Descent, but the legal and political protection of the unborn by the Eighth Amendment has been identified as a “bastion” and watertight piece of legislation. If this falls then the “domino” or ripple effect could have major consequences in all countries who are pushing for more liberal abortion laws. Even in the UK, we have already seen political appetite for “decriminalization” of abortion. Where will we end in this cycle, perhaps even infanticide.

    What can we do in England to help the Irish in the Referendum on 25th May to keep the Eighth. Simply said, we must storm heaven even at this late stage. What we plan at the last moment is to propose for all willing Parishes in the UK, on the eve of the referendum starting at 10 pm Thursday May 24th – 8 hours Adoration to #savethe8th – ending at Friday May 25th 6 am with the Sacrifice of the Holy Mass and the crowning of a statue of Mary in Her month of May under the Title of Our Lady of Knock.

    In Irish, the word for unborn “Beo gan Bhreith” directly translates as “Alive but not born yet”. Let us spread the word for this 8 Hours to Adore Jesus Christ and bend our knees in humility through the intercession of Our Lady of Knock. We are an Easter people – let us pray with certainty in our hearts that God will grant us grace where good will prevail over evil in this battle to eliminate the slavery of abortion. Please ask your Priests and Faithful to support this. We are up against the world, but we have Almighty God on our side. All the angels and saints and Our Lady of Knock, please pray for us!

    Portsmouth Marian Pro-Life Group, England

  20. Every day, all over the world, Amazon delivers Prime packages. Millions of people rely on Amazon’s wide online selection and speedy delivery. Amazon users, by checking out through smile.amazon.com (instead of the amazon.com) can choose a charity to receive 0.5 % of the proceeds from their purchase.

    However, Amazon is not a neutral company. Rather, Amazon, and in particular Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, is on a mission to promote the sexual revolution. In fact, cities competing for Amazon’s new headquarters are being screened based on “progressivism” and “inclusivity” – aka cities that forcefully promote LGBTQ lifestyles and silence dissenters.

    It would appear that Amazon’s latest effort to advance the sexual revolution and silence Christian voices is by removing pro-family groups from the list of eligible Amazon Smile charities.

    So essentially, when Amazon says that users can support the charity of their choice, what they really mean is that users can select only charities that fall in line with the prevailing sexual ethic of our age.

    This intolerance (in the name of tolerance!) and exclusivity (in the name of inclusivity!) must be called out for what it is – discrimination against people of faith.

    Please sign this petition to Amazon saying that you strongly oppose their discriminatory practices towards pro-family charities.

    Sign here:http://citizengo.org/en/fm/161693-amazon-smile-removes-pro-family-groups-eligible-charities

    In order to justify their discrimination against Christian pro-family groups, Amazon claims that their decision to remove these Christian groups is based on the recommendation of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

    Several months ago, the SPLC published a list of hate groups across the country. This list did include some actual hate groups. However, the SPLC lumped Christian groups such as the Family Research Council, the Ruth Institute, and Alliance Defending Freedom in with racist and pro-Nazi groups.

    In recent years the SPLC has been completely discredited as a legit arbiter of information. They attack and defame anyone who doesn’t agree with them. Even the FBI and the U.S. Army have “deleted the [SPLC] from the[ir] lists of legitimate ‘hate crime’ resources” because it is so politically motivated.

    Sign here:http://citizengo.org/en/fm/161693-amazon-smile-removes-pro-family-groups-eligible-charities

    Now, all three of those Christian groups, Family Research Council, the Ruth Institute, and Alliance Defending Freedom, have been removed from the list of eligible charities for the Amazon Smile program,

    Amazon is discriminating against Christian pro-family groups because of their Christian beliefs. This is wrong. Please use your voice to stand up to corporate America and tell Amazon that their discrimination and intolerance is unacceptable.

    Sincerely,

    Kira Nelson and the entire CitizenGO team

    Sign here:http://citizengo.org/en/fm/161693-amazon-smile-removes-pro-family-groups-eligible-charities

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    • RCA Victor,

      Soros seems determined to use his excessive wealth to promote evil across the world, at all costs (literally). What a judgment he will face.

      The following short film is posted on the 40 Days for Life website – Newsnight feature on the UK Government’s compliance in the face of the anti-abortion lobby’s campaign to shut down all pro-life efforts, and that despite their boasting that the majority of the population is pro-abortion. Why, then, not just ignore these praying pro-lifers? Instead, they are going to the highest levels of Government to ban them from standing outside abortion clinics.

      Just one detail, which I found of much interest. I believe the man captioned as John Edwards, is actually Dr John Edwards, but – unless I missed it – this title was omitted from his caption. Check it out – if I’m wrong, tell me…

  21. SPUC has a new leader in Scotland. John Deighan.

    Here he is being interviewed a few days ago.

    Is he choosing his words badly or is he giving ground?

    • I would say he is saying, rather badly, that the law is being broken/ignored and illegal, unsafe, abortions are now taking place. (The 1967 Act was supposedly to ensure that all abortions are safe and legal.) He is not giving ground but challenging one form of abortion. If the video is not the full interview/live recording then it is possible his fuller comments would give a proper context for what he does say.

      • Commanders who fight on the fields chosen by the enemy tend to lose.
        Giving interviews that can be edited by the opposition is unlikely to work.
        This is why many organisations refuse these types of interview and issue statements. Live studio interviews may be dangerous, but they cannot be edited before transmission.
        Mr Deighan is a professional.

        • Even live interviews can be edited after their initial broadcast and if the matter is topical, and newsworthy, they will be so used in other broadcasts.

          Issuing statements is often the cowards way out, and certainly, as a punter, who often listens to such statements I am left wondering what is that person/organisation afraid of. I think Mrs Thatcher would said of someone who wouldn’t debate they are “frit”.

          Basically whatever the format it is better to send competent people who know their brief.

          I am certain SPUC split some decades ago because even pro-life Parliamentarians struggled with their aggressive tactics which alienated those they were trying to win over. In 1998 Phylis Bowman set up, with others, a different organisation and the HQ SPUC had once named after her was renamed when she left. She listened to the Parliamentarians who wanted help, and not hindrance in their work.

          It also helps an organisation if they do not always act out their paranoia and distrust everyone. Not every interviewer, broadcaster or media outlet is the enemy, and it it necessary to avoid alienating people or organisations, and especially those you hope to influence.

          • Petrus Regnat

            Some years ago, I was interviewed by Sarah Smith, then of Channel 4 news, now BBC

            She came to my home in England with a camera man to interview me on behalf of Channel 4 news about a newly announced school amalgamation of some kind, involving the Catholic pupils sharing the same campus as non-Catholic pupils. The details escape me at the moment.

            I was manifestly 100% opposed to the shared campus. I could not have been clearer. The interview was lengthy and I was aware that it would be edited, so asked for her assurance that my position, totally opposed and calling for the Bishop (Devine, I think at the time, in charge of Catholic education) to resign blah blah.

            At the very last minute, she asked me if I thought there could be a political motive behind this shared campus, maybe to put an end to Catholic schools, and I said, offhand, that this was quite possible.

            My concern, though, was not the politicians, but the Bishop and so-called Catholic educationalists who had agreed to ths chared campus.

            When the piece was broadcast, they reported that the then head of the Catholic Education Service, the hapless Michael McGrath, had stated that this shared campus move was politically motivated to see off Catholic schools – and then yours truly was broadcast agreeing with him!

            Very VERY mischevious editing and I went straight to our then humble website and posted a piece about Sarah Smith that, were it not true, would have seen me in court. I made a point of emailing the link to Channel 4. She’s now with BBC (Scotland, I think) and every time I see her reporting, I take it all with a massive pinch of salt.

            So, trust me, there is a real danger with non-live interviews and after that, I resolved to refuse to agree to anything that was not live. Indeed, when Pope Benedict’s visit was announced, I had a call from the BBC asking if I would be interviewed and, having ascertained that it would be live, politely refused. On pressing, I recounted the above experience and the producer asked if it would be OK if the reporter, Alan Little, rang me to assure me that he would not do any such thing. I agreed and true to his word, Alan Little produced a very fairly edited piece for that news broadcast. Nevertheless, my general rule is that (not that I’m inundated, don’t get me wrong!) I would only participate in live programmes. About a total of two in all, since then!

            I’m also amazed at your comment about SPUC’s methods – you gotta be kidding. I know people who have cancelled their monthly donations to SPUC because they seem to spend their money only on glossy magazines and coffee with the nearest politician. Indeed, there was a Newsnight piece some years ago, when a more militant pro-life group appeared on the scene, and the pro-abortion woman said, tellingly, that they had always had a very good relationship with the prolife organisations, SPUC and LIFE, now spoilt by this more militant group.

            I’m not saying that SPUC doesn’t do some – maybe a lot of – good, but their leaders appear to have one eye on their next mortgage payment. I mean, if YOUR mortgage depended on abortion remaining legal, would you pull out all the stops to ban it? Seriously? Can you, at least, see the temptation? I HAVE written to their leader, John Smeaton, to ask him this question but never received a reply. In any event… they key question has to be this one:

            If you were a child at risk in the womb, Petrus Regnat, who would you want rooting for you – the likes of SPUC or LIFE or Abort 67?

            i know who’d get my vote.

            • Editor

              I can tell you that I spoke to politicians, and activists, at the time, who became disillusioned with SPUC because they caused offence by their methods at that time, and that is why Ms Bowman began a new organisation. I personally feel they renaming their HQ – having honoured her work by naming it after her in the first place – when she left, also worried me.

              As to who is doing the best work now, I genuinely don’t know.

              The reality is nothing will properly galvanise, and mobilise, the pro-life lobby proper until some M.P. puts their head above the parapet and tries to reform the law.

              • Petrus Regnat,

                I can’t see why anyone would be bothered about SPUC methods because they have never been very “in your face”, so how could politicians been offended by them. I think politicians are offended at any attempt to fight the pro-abortion law and they wish pro-lifers would disappear quietly. I do remember Phyllis Bowman but she wasn’t particularly “in your face” either. It was only when Precious Life came along did the media sit up and take notice of the pro-life movement and then the groups like SPUC got annoyed at being out-manoeuvred.

                None of the pro-life organisations are doing much to make a change in the law. They all just go along to get along, as far as I can see. There was one point at which SPUC stopped push the anti-abortion message and were focusing on homosexuality instead!

                • Fidelis

                  With respect, they were, then, very “in your face”. As you were not, I assume, an MP then you were not receiving their mailings in your Parliamentary Office. Pro-life MP’s said their activities, then, were hindering their work.

                  The split that took place then took place because of internal difficulties over tactics, and because of the pleas of some MP’s.

                • As I understand it SPUC saw issues pertaining to homosexuality to be an attack on the family, the bedrock of society. Concern for stable families is also a concern for the welfare and upbringing of children. The link between families and the unborn cannot sensibly be broken, can it?

                  That is not to say, I agreed with the analysis of SPUC, or their tactics, on this issue.

                  I am, however, saying I am aware of how SPUC have acted and how they were perceived by MP’s – even, Pro-life MP’s.

                  • Petrus Regnat,

                    Would you be more specific then because I’ve not much time for SPUC because I have always perceived them as toning down the pro-life message in terms of merging abortion with other issues.

                    I’ve only attended one SPUC conference in my life and it was addressed by Cardinal O’Brien, who began his address by saying that he was pro-life in the “broadest” sense – anti nuclear weapons etc.

                    However, abortion is unique. It MUST be separated from every other issue because it involves the killing of the most defenceless of all human beings, the child in the womb. Nothing else equates to that.

                    So, if you would tell me what, specifically, SPUC was doing that upset “even Pro-Life MP’s”, I’d be very interested, given that pro-abortion agencies are on record as having no problem with them.

                    • Editor

                      It was Fidelis who mentioned that SPUC at one time acting on issues relating to The Gay Lobby, not I. I was responding to that.

                      However, from memory I recall for a period they did broaden their agenda to include such issues, just as, I think they , or at least John Smeaton, publicly opposed any notion – much speculated about in the media – Cardinal Nichols might join The Curia for leading a Department dealing with family issues (I think.). I think they did so for the reasons I gave earlier, and that they thought The Cardinal has sometimes taken up/ promoted/ appeared to support some doubtful causes.

                      At present I do not get direct mailings from SPUC as they get my mailing details from a Third Party Organisation, who at present not sharing my correct contact details. (I am not in anyway bereft at not receiving such mailings.)

                    • Editor

                      The pro-life MP’s were upset because SPUC were bombarded all MP’s with mailings etc – including platic models – that were upsetting MP’s and their staff. The stuff was unsolicited and SPUC have also been known to use extreme analogies, and examples, and use “in your face” techniques.

                      It isn’t sensible to alienate the very people you want to influence and dialogue with.

                      As you know some Councils have now, wrongly, been able to ban people witnessing to the horrors of abortion near hospitals, and these mailings contained images etc people objected to, or couldn’t stomach.

                    • Petrus Regnat,

                      Well, poor old MPs, couldn’t stomach the sight of the small plastic models of babies eligible for “legal” abortion – I’ve seen those and there is nothing to “stomach” except the very idea that we, a supposedly wealthy, civilised western nation, permit these children to be butchered in their mother’s womb. There’s a reason why the powers-that-be will permit us to see any and every operation on TV except the murder of an unborn child.

                      It’s these weak MPs that I can’t stomach. They will watch all sorts of violence on news reports and commend the TV reporters for their “courage” in exposing this or that atrocity -but can’t bear to be reminded of the legalised torture and murder of the only truly innocent people on the planet, those in their mother’s womb, torture and murder for which THEY are responsible, either directly or indirectly.

                      Leave it there, Petrus Regnat – I get your point about “not alienating” but goodness, what sort of MP would not be outraged by the facts about abortion? What would we say of MPs who were “alienated” by the news reports of other forms of child abuse and injustice on our TV screens day and daily? We’d call them moral cowards.

                      And that’s what I call those MPs looking for an excuse to do nothing in the face of the greatest atrocity of all – the state sponsored torture and murder of unborn children.

                      What a bunch of wimps.

              • Petrus Regnat…here’s a thought…can you imagine any young Royal being a patron on ANY Pro-life charity?

                Not a chance!……Save the whales, elephants, the Tasmanian devil, squirrels or whatever….now why could that be I wonder.

          • Nope. I’m just this minute arrived at my computer so will check the files where posts sometime disappear. Back in a sec

            A few seconds later…

            It had gone into the TRASH folder, and I’m saying nothing! There’s no explaining WordPress – I can’t see any reason for it to have disappeared, so my apologies, profusely.

  22. Well this is an interesting read the very sad fact is PRO LIFE PEOPLE NEED TO SPEAK UP MORE …and Pro Life groups do need to do the same .
    They are very wishy washy we need action and constant pressure on MPs ….we are talking about life and death ..good and evil its spreading like a dark stain across our World but its like people are hypnotised by it all …under the guise of wimmins wrongs pregnancy is now seen as a no no …children once accepted and cherished now seen as deadly enemies who have to be removed ….we need fresh new ideas …….we have to become more militant if that is the right word to use we have been too nice for too long …Priests hardly mention Abortion ….sadly also Islamic Imams we should be so proud we have been chosen to trumpet the pro life message .
    I am not saying there are not some excellent pro life groups but we need to be united in one voice as the vile pro death camp are a mighty force to be reckoned with
    50 long sad years have passed on this horror this dreadful mindset of murder is accepted not only accepted but totally encouraged but we will not give up ..ever

  23. Has the current Pontiff got ANYTHING to say on this subject, as I can’t find anything!

    He usually has got plenty to say on just about everything.

    Wonder, if it becomes a Yes vote, would he boycott his August showbiz/photo-op,unnecessary overly expensive trip with his ever increasing carbon footprint, on a point of principle. How could he possibly schmooze with the so called dignitaries behind this latest attack on life and human rights.

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  25. Thank you to everyone that wrote to their MP on Tuesday asking them to attend the debate and reject Stella Creasy’s radical abortion proposal.

    The good news is that after a gruelling three-hour debate, Stella Creasy did not take this to a vote. The Government also held strong on making it very clear that abortion is a devolved issue for Northern Ireland and that they were not going to be forced into imposing abortion on Northern Ireland and also introducing a radical abortion law right across England and Wales. There were also some excellent speeches from pro-life MPs including Maria Caulfield and Fiona Bruce which clearly outlined how extreme Stella’s proposal is.

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    The problem is, for Stella and abortion provider BPAS this is just the beginning. In the debate on Tuesday, they made it very clear that they intend bringing an amendment to the Domestic Abuse Bill when it comes before Parliament, to introduce their radical abortion regime right across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

    They were then back pushing on this with an oral question in the Lords on Wednesday (you can see Lord Alton’s excellent response to this here) and an urgent question in both the Commons and Lords today following the announcement of the Supreme Court judgement. This will continue.

    This is all being driven from behind the scenes by a lobby team at the abortion provider BPAS who are building a large database of people who are also emailing MPs and that they currently have a far bigger group of people as part of their ‘army’ that contact MPs on these issues than we do.

    While we had a fantastic response on Tuesday, we need to have a far larger group of people ready to contact their MPs when Stella and BPAS return to do their next big push in Parliament.

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  28. Videos deleted – sorry Wendy, but we do not promote, in any way, the hoax “shrine” of Medjugorje. It is a false apparition which the bishops have forbidden to be spread so those priests are disobedient by preaching there. We have plenty of solid pro-life information available without resorting to Medjugorje – Ed.

    A heartfelt thank you for all your prayers so far about Ealing. The judge has reserved his judgement in Alina’s High Court case against Ealing Council’s buffer zone outside Marie Stopes abortion centre, which means he is still considering the evidence before making up his mind. The decision could come anytime between now and the end of July. Please pray this novena asap to St Thomas More for lawyers that the judge will have wisdom and good judgement in his decision and not be swayed by politics. Perhaps get to Adoration if you can. Ireland are also trying to bring in buffer zones with their new legislation so this decision could influence what happens in Ireland, also Canada, Australia and so on. Here is a suggested novena below. Thank you, your prayers are saving lives and souls.

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  29. From the Scottish Catholic Parliamentary Office…

    Urgent! Please contact your MSP about assisted suicide

    On 19th April, Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP, the Liberal Democrat Health Spokesman, asked witnesses at the Equalities and Human Rights Committee whether individuals should have the right “to be assisted through any means necessary to quit this life with dignity?” Mr Cole-Hamilton also wrote in The Scotsman newspaper that ‘we need the right to die.’ A Cross Party Group has also been set up in the Scottish Parliament to consider end of life choices, including the right to assisted suicide.

    It all points towards another campaign to legalise assisted suicide in Scotland; a campaign which needs a compassionate, yet robust and committed opposition that will speak up for the vulnerable and for better palliative care for those who are affected by terminal illness.

    Society should continue to discourage suicide and work hard to prevent it. We should be careful not to normalise it with dangerous laws.

    The legalisation of assisted suicide, even in so called limited circumstances, is a very slippery slope. No matter the ‘safeguards’ which might be put in place there is considerable risk of abuse and error. Assisted suicide also creates a culture where certain lives are deemed more valuable than others. The vulnerable become more vulnerable, and this is never more evident than in the intense opposition to assisted suicide by disability groups.

    We must act now.

    Please contact your MSPs today and ask them, in your own words, where they stand on assisted suicide. You can find details of your MSPs here.
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    And remember, you have seven regional MSPs as well as one constituency MSP, so please do try to contact all of them.

    It may be helpful if you were to highlight some of the risks and dangers of assisted suicide and you can find useful information in the FAQs section of the Care Not Killing website.
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    And please do let us know what your MSP says by emailing us at office@rcpolitics.org
    putting ‘MSP Assisted Suicide’ in the subject line.

    It is very important that we know what your MSP says so please remember to contact us.

    Thank you for your help and continued support.
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    Pouyanné, Patrick (FRA), Chairman and CEO, Total S.A.

    Pring, Benjamin (USA), Co-Founder and Managing Director, Center for the Future of Work

    Rankka, Maria (SWE), CEO, Stockholm Chamber of Commerce

    Ratas, Jüri (EST), Prime Minister

    Rendi-Wagner, Pamela (AUT), MP (SPÖ); Former Minister of Health

    Rivera Díaz, Albert (ESP), President, Ciudadanos Party

    Rossi, Salvatore (ITA), Senior Deputy Governor, Bank of Italy

    Rubesa, Baiba A. (LVA), CEO, RB Rail AS

    Rubin, Robert E. (USA), Co-Chairman Emeritus, Council on Foreign Relations; Former Treasury Secretary

    Rudd, Amber (GBR), MP; Former Secretary of State, Home Department

    Rutte, Mark (NLD), Prime Minister

    Sabia, Michael (CAN), President and CEO, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

    Sadjadpour, Karim (USA), Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

    Sáenz de Santamaría, Soraya (ESP), Deputy Prime Minister

    Sawers, John (GBR), Chairman and Partner, Macro Advisory Partners

    Schadlow, Nadia (USA), Former Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategy

    Schneider-Ammann, Johann N. (CHE), Federal Councillor

    Scholten, Rudolf (AUT), President, Bruno Kreisky Forum for International Dialogue

    Sikorski, Radoslaw (POL), Senior Fellow, Harvard University; Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Poland

    Simsek, Mehmet (TUR), Deputy Prime Minister

    Skartveit, Hanne (NOR), Political Editor, Verdens Gang

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    Wallenberg, Marcus (SWE), Chairman, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB

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  31. Pat McKay shared a link.
    Yesterday at 08:56
    A rare crumb of comfort….

    Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic Stops Doing Abortions, Can’t Find Anyone to Kill Babies
    It appears that Planned Parenthood’s planned expansion of abortion services to…
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    Pat McKay
    Pat McKay Please God, Marie poxy Stopes will be next…..
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    Verna McPhail
    Verna McPhail I pray they close
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    Anthony R. Burns
    Anthony R. Burns Then why don’t you take in all the unwanted babies of rapists and the one that do not have a chance of quality of life oh I get you and your make believe JC just want to dictate how people should live their lives I suggest you Mind your own damn business.
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    Pat McKay
    Pat McKay If you care to research abortion statistics, Anthony R. Burns, you will find that those carried out on the grounds of ‘rape’ number less than 0.5%. In every nation where ‘just a little’ abortion has been permitted ‘on limited grounds’, this has led to it being provided ON DEMAND – for any reason and none. For your info, organisations such as the Good Counsel Network ARE prepared to offer practical, financial support, temporary accommodation and even adoption services for girls and women with crisis pregnancies, as an alternative to the PP butchery. Do you call yourself ‘Catholic’? Well, being pro-life is not an ‘optional extra’.
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    Anthony R. Burns
    Anthony R. Burns Pat McKay It is none of you business in the first place so get over it
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    Pat McKay
    Pat McKay Error. We are all born of man and born of woman, abortion is everybody’s business.
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    Wendy Walker
    Wendy Walker Anthony Burns WHAT ARE YOU DOING ON A PRO LIFE SITE …since you believe in extermination of the biggest Miracle of all pre born babies then YOU should be exterminated from this Holy page for ever
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    Lavonne Hamlin
    Lavonne Hamlin The more we educate the public about the violence of abortion, the more closures will happen. We aren’t allowed in public schools, so we have a huge job to do!
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    please read what Anthony Burns has written on a Holy Padre Pio Facebook page absolutely disgusting

  32. MONDAY, 18 JUNE 2018
    Summer & Longer Good Counsel Volunteer Workers Internship Programme

    I have been amazed to find that nearly every day a woman outside an abortion clinic turns and chooses to take up our offer of help instead of going in for an abortion.
    Jess Almeida, Good Counsel Intern, now Sr Jess of the
    Sisters of the Gospel of Life, Glasgow.
    Left Baby “Marla” whose mum chose life

    Looking for an interesting and challenging project for the summer? Or for the next few months? Volunteer for Good Counsel’s Intern Programme or the Summer Mini-Internship and learn how to take part in front line prolife work in a peaceful and prayerful Catholic atmosphere. It can be very hard work but it also has been extremely fruitful in terms of the number of babies saved and extremely fruitful in the lives of those involved in the programme. It has also been a decisive moment in the lives of some of our interns, helping them to discern their future careers or vocations. Some interns have gone on to work long-term for the Good Counsel Network, or for other pro-life groups. Some have discovered a vocation. Others want to take the skills they have learned back to their own countries or towns.

    Interns working together

    Full Internships (3 months)
    Interns volunteer full time with us and have the opportunity to learn:
    How to start and run a successful Crisis Pregnancy Centre
    How to start and run a vigil at an abortion centre
    How to run a 40 Days for Life campaign
    How to advise and support a pregnant woman in a crisis
    How to remain faithful to the Catholic Church’s teachings in all aspects of your prolife work
    Internships are offered for a 3 month periods. Interns live in London and receive a subsistence allowance, travel expenses and free accommodation. They live as part of a community, praying and working together. There are men’s and women’s intern houses.

    Interns socialising together

    Summer Mini-Internships (4-6 weeks)
    Summer mini-internships last from 4-6 weeks and provide a basic grounding in running vigils and basic skills for offering women alternatives to abortion, as well as a grounding in pro-life issues such as the law on abortion in the UK, the law in practise, foetal development and abortion.
    Accommodation and allowances are the same as for the full internship (above). Mini-internships are available between June and September only.
    If you are interested, please email fredathome2@yahoo.co.uk and send your CV or a covering letter with a brief outline of your work history, studies, plans and the reasons for your interest in the Programme.

    More Interns working hard…

    “It was an honour to get to walk mothers through a difficult time in their lives. To help mothers who have had abortions towards healing. And it was an honour to get to hold the babies who otherwise wouldn’t be there. To be a part of the story of people whose lives are going to change the world somehow just because they got the chance to live.”
    Charis, Good Counsel Intern

    Clare McCullough

    POSTED BY GOOD COUNSEL AT 22:55 0 COMMENTS
    LABELS: INTERNS, PRO-LIFE, PRO-LIFE VIGILS, SUMMER VOLUNTEERING, VOLUNTEERING

    If anyone would like to take up the offer [most rewarding]..please contact Good Counsel

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