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The Holy See's Responses on Nutrition and Hydration
A Pro Life Prayer for Our President and Officials

RED ENVELOPE UPDATE:  The White House mail office has confirmed it received a “deluge” of as many as 2.25 MILLION red envelopes symbolizing the empty promise of lives snuffed out in abortion. The massive campaign was larger than most White mailing in the past 35 years.  Great job... Thanks to all who participated in this campaign!    Read more at WorldNetDaily
 

Word of Life
The inviolability of the person which is a reflection of the absolute inviolability of God, finds its primary and fundamental expression in the inviolability of human life. Above all, the common outcry, which is justly made on behalf of human rights-for example, the right to health, to home, to work, to family, to culture- is false and illusory if the right to life, the most basic and fundamental right and the condition for all other personal rights, is not defended with maximum determination.

Pope John Paul II, Christifideles Laici (1988), no. 38l
 

►  CALL TO ACTION:

  • Pro-Life Help

    Untimely pregnancy? Call Opportunities for Life at 800.822.5824 or see http://www.opportunitiesforlife.org for more information.
    Project Rachel: Confidential post-abortive healing for women and men 859.392.1547

  • Links

    Helpers of God’s Precious Infants

    Walk the Bridge http://www.walkthebridge.com/

    Priests for Life http://www.priestsforlife.org/

    National Right to Life http://www.nrlc.org/

    American Life League http://www.all.org/

    Contact your U.S. Senators http://www.senate.gov/

    Contact your U.S. Representative http://www.house.gov/

    Contact your KY Senator and Representative http://www.lrc.state.ky.us

  • Helpers of God’s Precious Infants

    “CAN YOU NOT WATCH ONE HOUR WITH ME?” (MATTHEW 26:40)

    First, second, third and fourth Saturdays of each month, 8 a.m., Helpers of God’s Precious Infants Mass at Holy Name Church, 2448 Auburn Avenue, Cincinnati, followed by Eucharistic Adoration and Rosary procession to Planned Parenthood abortuary. Concludes with Benediction about 10 a.m. back at the Church. Most of the people process to the abortuary, following Mass, while others remain in prayer at the Church.

    A world wide movement aimed at bringing abortion to an end. Founded in 1990 by Monsignor Philip Reilly of New York, the movement engages in peaceful, prayerful witness outside abortuaries.

    Very low key witnessing, loving, peaceful. Thousands of women, nationally, have turned away from abortion through this peaceful prayer effort.

    These prayer liturgies have been conducted for several years, by Fr. Paul Berschied of the Diocese of Covington and several other priests, with 200 to 400 participants.

    On the fifth Saturdays, people of all faiths gather in front of the abortuary there at 10 a.m. for half-hour prayers, and on Monday to Friday various groups meet there to pray from 11 to noon.

    The scourge of abortion will be removed from our beloved nation when sufficient prayer petitions storm Heaven.

    Directions: Holy Name Church is in the Mount Auburn section of Cincinnati. From I-71 N, take Exit 2 on the left!(Reading and Florence). Stay in right lane, turn left at first stoplight onto Dorchester Street and go to the top of the hill. Turn right on Auburn Avenue and go about a half mile and it is on your right. Parking is on the street or in the Holy Name Church parking lot.

    OR: Take Exit 2 off I-71 onto Reading Road north, stay in centermost lane, then go straight onto Burnet Avenue (Reading veers to right), left onto William Howard Taft, left onto Auburn.

    OR: Take the Liberty Street exit off I71. Go west and turn right onto Sycamore. Go up the hill and turn left onto Auburn (about 0.5 miles) and follow it to the church on the right.

    Please join us

  • CONTACT YOUR U.S. SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES TO OPPOSE S.21 PREVENTION FIRST ACT

While we must oppose the so-called "Freedom of Choice Act" (FOCA), which would overturn state and federal pro-life laws of the past several decades...

 ...we must just as strongly oppose the misnamed "Prevention First Act" (i.e., "Abortion Industry Support Act").

This extreme legislation:

1) Pours millions of tax dollars into the abortion industry. For example, Prevention First increases taxpayer funding for the Title X family planning program--which provides significant funds to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers--from $300 million in 2008 to $700 million or more.

PFA would also write Title X family planning into law, rather than the annually renewed program it currently is, and permanently include "family planning services" as part of the Medicaid program (something President Obama removed from the economic stimulus package as a concession to opponents).

2) Guts funding for successful sexual abstinence until marriage education programs and replaces them with "comprehensive" sex education programs supported by Planned Parenthood and similar organizations

3) Creates a government-sponsored program to promote "emergency contraception"

4) Denies federal funding for all hospitals (including religious affiliated) that do not provide emergency contraception for rape victims

 5) Requires that all health insurance programs that cover prescriptions cover abortifacient contraceptives

CONTACT YOUR U.S. SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES TODAY TO OPPOSE S.21 PREVENTION FIRST ACT.

U.S. Senators:  http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

U.S. Representatives:  https://writerep.house.gov/writerep/welcome.shtml
 

►  Miscellaneous Respect Life News:

  • Abortion and Economic Stimulus (taken from the National Right to Life News):

    Defending $200 million in a proposed economic stimulus package going to "family planning services," Pelosi told ABC's George Stephanopoulos that "family planning services reduce costs" to the state and to the federal government. Seeming to recognize the possibility of controversy, Stephanopoulos asked, "So no apologies for that?" Pelosi answered, "No apologies" (Transcript, ABC News, This Week, 1/25/09).

    Stung by negative publicity associated with the revelation, the Obama administration removed the money from the nearly $1 trillion stimulus package. How much money may eventually end up in the hands of abortion promoters and performers like the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) is not yet known. In its fiscal year ending June 30, 2007, Planned Parenthood received a whopping $336 million (about a third of its total revenues) in "Government Grants and Contracts" (PPFA 2006-7 Annual Report).

    Planned Parenthood defended Pelosi and called the attempt to put money for "family planning" in the stimulus package a "commonsense solution" that would "invest in health care and get us out of this economic downturn." PPFA argued, "Every public dollar spent to provide family planning services generates $4.02 in Medicaid savings in the following year alone" (PPFA release, 1/27/09).

    The argument of the savings ignores a number of important economic details. Every time a child is aborted, the only "stimulus" the economy receives is through the abortionist's pocket. When a child is born, however, money is spent on baby bottles, diapers, food, clothes, toys, etc. Whole industries benefit from, and sometimes depend upon, the existence of a steady population of newborns.

    That is looking at things only in the shortest of short terms. As children grow, they not only keep farmers busy producing more food and stores selling more clothes, they also mean jobs for teachers and principals and janitors and bus drivers and lunch ladies. Public school enrollment in Washington, D.C., an area with some of the highest abortion rates in the country, has plunged since Roe. v. Wade, going from 146,000 in 1960 to 67,000 in 2000, causing the closure of several schools (Washington Post, 9/20/08).

    As they get older, those kids turn into something else: taxpayers. They start by filling summer and part-time jobs and eventually go on to become workers, entrepreneurs, producing, earning, spending, saving, investing wages, paying taxes.

    This is true even for those who might be on public assistance. In The War Against Population (1999), economist Jacqueline Kasun pointed out the average time a person stays on welfare is two years. Considering the amount that a child will make in his or her lifetime, and what they will pay in taxes, Kasun calculates that, over that lifetime, a child will return in taxes 3.7 times what was spent on the child and his or her mother in cash welfare for food, housing, and medical assistance.

    Certain government programs are already starting to experience the effects of a shrinking or stagnant tax base. Because there are fewer and fewer workers supporting a growing retiree population, both Social Security and Medicare face the possibility of bankruptcy in a few short decades. Lawmakers can raise taxes or cut benefits, but they cannot make up for economic impact of 50 million lives lost to abortion since 1973.

    The loss of lives means not only the loss of their productivity and their taxes, but also their creativity, intelligence, and innovation. Also lost: new ideas, new inventions, new cures, new industries, new jobs, and an increased standard of living for all.

    Obama, Pelosi, and Planned Parenthood have forgotten that, in the end, there is nothing more valuable, more precious, than human life. Ignore that, and all the other values get out of whack. Sound economic thinking says that, in the end, if you want to save money, save lives.
     

►  Upcoming Parish Events:

  • Collecting Signatures for the Pro-Life Ad for the Enquirer Paper in January…Sign up after all the Masses in October or contact the parish office to sign up.  $2 for each name submitted for the ad.

►  Upcoming Diocesan Events:

  • Family "Respect Life Vigil": 

No picketing - no impeding entrance to clinic - a 'religious event'
Where:  Holy Name Church at 2448 Auburn Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio
When:  Saturdays (1st thru 4th) "every" month
Time:  8:00 AM Mass/Benediction...Walk to Planned Parenthood...Recite Rosary for infants/parents and clinic staff.

Greater Cincinnati HELPERS OF GOD'S INFANTS is incorporated in the State of Ohio.  The organization is classified by the IRS as a 501 C 3 charity.  Similar group started in New York approved by Cardinal O'Connor.

Let's be the face of Pro-Life

 

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