Sunday, May 10, 2015
Saturday, May 9, 2015
We are so fortunate to have as our featured speaker Karen Santorum, mother of eight children, including Gabriel and Bella, and wife of Senator Rick Santorum
Their son, Gabriel Michael, who was born prematurely and died two hours after birth on October 11, 1996. Karen wrote Letters to Gabriel which expresses the bond between mother and child with incredible tenderness and love. The book makes a bold and profound statement about the gift of life, family values, the bond between parent and child, the grieving process and the paradox of suffering.
According to George Will, "When the Santorums received a blessing named Gabriel, they suddenly experienced the reality at the heart of a public policy argument about respect for life."
Four days after Rick and Karen Santorum welcomed their eighth baby into the world in 2008 they were given the devastating news that their little girl, Bella, was going to die. Bella's disorder, Trisomy 18, is a rarer, more lethal cousin of Down syndrome. Only half of babies born with it survive a week; only ten percent see their first birthday. Bella recently celebrated her seventh birthday.
Bella's Gift is the story of how the entire family came together to love and care for Bella and how God strengthened them during the storms and blessed their family with grace, peace, and joy.Searchingly honest, faith filled, and surprisingly joyful, Bella's Gift is a loving, lived-out testimony to the truth that everyone counts, even "the least of these."
Be sure to save the date: October 22, 2015.
I would like to share this poem, whose author is unknown but whose thoughts are universal. Blessings to all you Mothers, Grandmothers, Godmothers and Mothers-in-spirit! Anne
There is no love like a mother's love,
no stronger bond on earth
Like the precious bond that comes from God,
to a mother when she gives birth.
A mother's love is forever strong,
never changing for all time
And when her children need her most,
a mother's love will shine.
God bless these special mothers,
God bless them every one
For all the tears and heartache,
and for the special work they've done.
When her days on earth are over,
a mother's love lives on
Through many generations,
with God's blessings on each one.
Be thankful for our mothers,
for they love with a higher love
From the power God has given,
and the strength from up above.
Friday, May 8, 2015
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Most Rev. Mitchell T. Rozanski
76 Elliot St., P.O. Box 1730
Monday, April 20, 2015
On behalf of our friends at the PLLDF:
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Monday, April 13, 2015
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Saturday, April 4, 2015
On Passover and always
May you rejoice
In our traditions and
Always be blessed
With the rich and bountiful
Gifts of life!
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead... 1 Peter 1:3
Video of unborn baby clapping along with parents' music
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Friday, March 27, 2015
Colorado woman who cut baby out of mother's womb will not be charged in death of baby - prosecutor has PP ties
Commonwealth vs. Cass, 467 N.E.2d 1324 (Mass. 1984) rules that a viable fetus is within the ambit of the term "person" in the vehicular homicide statute. The case refers to Mass. Gen Law, ch. 90 § 24G, which defines vehicular homicide.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Thank goodness this local social worker had the good of this little girl at heart and, incidentally, followed the law. Just think what would have happened if this predator had called one of our abortion facilities!
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Dr Paul Carpentier and other pro-life heroes to be honored at Worcester Mass. We are so grateful to them all.
From the Worcester Diocese: