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December 2015 Newsletter

The December Newsletter is now available here.

May Newsletter

Friends,

Attached is Pro-Life Delco’s May Newsletter. Please feel free to share it with your friends and family. Also, please remember that May 19 is Primary Election Day in Pennsylvania. Judicial candidates for Supreme Court, Superior Court, Commonwealth Court, and Common Pleas Court will be elected on that day. There will also be a number of important local elections. So, please be sure to vote yourself, and urge your families and friends to do so as well.

A list of Pro-Life Judicial candidates will be sent out, and also posted onto our website prior to the election.

Your for Life,
Ted Meehan

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” – Edmund Burke

March 2015 Newsletter

The March Newsletter is now available here.

February 2015 Newsletter

Friends,

The February 2015 Newsletter from Pro-Life Delco can be downloaded here.
We encourage you to read it, act on it, and share it with as many others as you can.
The fight goes on, and we need as much help as we can get.

Thanks for your commitment to Life,
Ted Meehan

P.S. Encourage your parish to host the Pilgrim Queen for a week.

January 2015 Newsletter

The January 2015 Pro-Life Delco newsletter can be downloaded here.

November 2014 Newsletter

Please open and read to receive news on some events which are taking place over the next few days.

Knights of Immaculata Annual Retreat - November 20-22

Men, (and friends of men!),

The attached flyer announces a spiritual retreat which you will not want to miss.

It will be hosted in Chester County at Malvern Retreat House, over the weekend of November 20-22.

It is the annual retreat of the Knights of Immaculata, and this year they have managed to line up one of the most brilliant young homilists, writers, and teachers in America – Fr. Michael Gaitley.

Circle your calendars. Pro Sit!

Ted

Mass for Religious Liberty

For more information about the Mass for Religious Liberty (including a downloadable flyer), see this previous post.

In Pennsylvania, we have experienced a difficult year, with homosexual marriage being thrust upon Pennsylvania by a federal judge. Only the appeal by Theresa Gaffney (Register of Wills from Schuylkill County prevents this from being a foregone conclusion.) The recent Supreme Court overlooking of this controversy leaves too many of the lower court decisions in place. So, a great danger remains that Marriage will be undermined forever.

The HHS mandate has not been revoked – only delayed until January. The Church could then be subjected to punitive fines unless it funds contraception and chemical abortion. If marriage is not preserved, Catholic adoption services may well be shut down as they have been in Massachusetts and New York – since they won’t place children in homosexual situations.

The current electoral cycle – once again – poses a threat to the sanctity of life. Tom Wolfe proposes to eliminate some of the safeguards which had been passed in the wake of the Gosnell atrocities.

Many Democrat candidates in the SE have been promoting the proposition that there is a “war on women” being waged by anyone who resists greater numbers of abortions. Pro-Life candidates across the state are jeopardized by the prospect of a landslide Wolfe victory. Our pro-life majority in the state senate is particularly vulnerable.

Looking around the country, in Texas we see the City of Houston demanding that pastors hand over their sermons – in advance – so that the Government can remove any perceived “hate speech” (translation: moral teaching) from the texts.

The great Catholic philosopher of the 20tn century, Jacques Maritain, once warned that Promiscuity was capable of replenishing the earth’s population. But that reliance on Promiscuity would result in absolute chaos. His words were prophetic. Today, nearly half of all children born in the USA are born out of wedlock. Over a million unborn babies die of surgical abortion each year. We have no idea how many more are dying from chemical abortions. But fatherless homes are now the norm in the Inner Cities. In Philadelphia over 80% of babies are born out of wedlock. The result is poverty, dependence, despair. These lead to drug abuse, STDs, and crime. Fatherless children are prone to gang membership, and very high percentages of black males are incarcerated. High School Graduation rates are often at 50% o below. (Am I my brother’s keeper?)

Our Church – at the same time – has dropped below 20% attendance at Sunday Mass. Her voice has been silenced on the great moral issues of our time, because of a reluctance to be perceived as speaking on political issues. When homosexual marriage is imposed upon us – silence. With abortion rampant – silence. The only reports we ever hear are of scandals.

If we are to reform our Nation, we need to start by restoring our Church. The Church needs to find her voice. Doing so will bring her children back home. The flock know the Shepherd’s voice -and they will follow if they hear it! And so, the Mass for Religious Liberty serves as a clarion call to Lay Catholics and Clergy alike – to become modern day prophets. How many times in scripture do we see the People of God turn their back on Him and fall into ruin? One disaster after another. But God always raises up prophets. Their message is always the same: Turn away from sin and come back to the Lord. Over and over, this message finds the hearts of the ‘faithful remnant’. And the process of restoration begins.

We American Catholics need to decide if we wish to be governed by a secular spirit, or by The Spirit of Christ. Our Catholic faith has been the foundation of Western Civilization. Wherever Christianity flourishes, so does freedom. By contrast, wherever secularism takes control, freedom disappears. What is at stake? Liberty. Truth. Virtue. Love. Justice. Beauty.

We have been blessed with a great homeland, and given a Constitution that protects our Liberties, the first of which is Religious Liberty. It is up to each of us to protect and defend our birthright.

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” (Edmund Burke)

Blessings,
Ted

2014 Catholic Life Congress

You are invited to attend the 2014 Catholic Life Congress on Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 9am to 4pm! This conference offers nationally-renowned Catholic speakers, opportunity for prayer, live music and much more, to enliven your faith and give you the resources to respond to your baptismal vocation to bring Christ to the world.

This year’s distinguished keynote speakers are Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J. of the Magis Center of Reason and Faith and Curtis Martin of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS). Of particular interest to the Pro-Life Community is speaker Gloria Purvis, creator and co-host of the EWTN series Authentically Free At Last and Chairperson for Black Catholics United for Life. We will also welcome Msgr. Eduardo Chávez Sánchez co-author with Carl Anderson of Our Lady of Guadalupe: Mother of the Civilization of Love, and Postulator of the Cause of the Canonization of Saint Juan Diego.

With this year’s theme “A New Pentecost for a New Evangelization”, we hope to set the Church of Philadelphia on fire through the Holy Spirit. Click HERE to watch the video introducing our theme.

We begin with Mass with Archbishop Chaput at the Cathedral and then move across the street to the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel for Congress. Please join us and invite your friends!

Visit our website www.PhillyCongress.org for more information and to register. The official Congress flyer is attached.

Mass for Religious Liberty - November 3, 2014 at 7:00pm

Location: St. Anastasia Church, 3301 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA

All are invited to participate in the annual Mass for Religious Liberty on November 3. In Delaware and Chester County the host site will be St. Anastasia Church 3301 West Chester Pike, in Newtown Square. The Mass will be celebrated at 7pm, and will be offered in thanksgiving for our Religious Liberty, and for continued protection of this sacred right. In the past, more than 35,000 Catholics in more than 50 of Pennsylvania’s counties participated. A number of additional states have begun this devotion. All are welcome.

Download flyer.