Christ is Risen: The world below lies desolate
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Our wishes for a Blessed Easter to you and yours
from the Board and Staff at Mass Citizens.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Clara turns two today. She is very fond of the mommy and baby on her grandmother's car.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
This note just arrived from Anne Marie. Please follow up. Thanks, Anne
If you haven't seen this, it is really incredible! Here's a quote:
Advocates for the Down syndrome community worry that wider prenatal testing will mean more expectant parents receive an alarming test result without sufficient information to make an informed choice about whether to terminate or continue the pregnancy.
"I think Down syndrome is genetics' canary in a coal mine," said Dr. Brian Skotko, a physician at Massachusetts General Hospital who co-leads a clinic focused on caring for people with Down.
"There are today 250,000 Americans with Down syndrome, only [about] 50,000 away from being reclassified as a rare disease," Skotko said. "We are, in the moment, potentially seeing through our society's choices the elimination of a people."
Have people read and comment on this story so that most of the comments are pro-life!
Have a blessed Holy Week.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
The Primaries for the US Senate race are on April 30, 2013.
In the Democratic Primary:
Ed Markey is proud of having been "pro-choice" for many years.
Stephen Lynch says he is "pro-life" but has received 0% or 10% from National Right to Life for his voting record each of the last six years.
Both Democrat candidates say they would vote against a nominee for Supreme Court Justice (or any other judge) who is opposed to Roe v Wade - a litmus test which is unacceptable.
In the Republican Primary:
Michael Sullivan has no such litmus test. He is the only candidate who takes pro-life positions on funding, parental consent, and partial birth abortion.
Gabriel Gomez says he is "pro-life" but would not vote to change any abortion laws.
Dan Winslow brags about being the only candidate who has always been "pro-choice"
You can see why the MCFL PAC has endorsed Michael Sullivan.
You can see why so many of you pro-lifers across the state worked so hard to get Michael Sullivan more than twice as many signatures as he needed to get on the ballot.
The next step is to be sure Michael wins the Republican primary.
If you are Republican or Unenrolled, just mark your calendar for April 30th, Primary Election Day.
If you are a registered Democrat, please change your registration for this primary. It is simple! Just send a note to your town or city clerk. List your name,address, birth date, and say you want to change your designation to Unenrolled. Be sure to say Unenrolled. not Independent (you will not be able to vote in the Republican Primary if you are registered as an Independent in Massachusetts because Independent has been a party of its own).
When you get to the polls, ask for a Republican ballot. Once you have voted, your registration will automatically return to Unenrolled. You may tell them right there if you wish to go back to Democrat.
YOU HAVE UNTIL APRIL 10, 2013 TO CHANGE YOUR PARTY DESIGNATION. Do it now.
John Rowe, Chair, MCFL PAC
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Since we defeated Question2 here in Massachusetts, we have been helping in Vermont, Connecticut, and New Jersey where bills are threatening. Hearings were held today in CT. Our John Kelly, spokesperson for Q2, gave splendid testimony as did many others.
The poll is found in a tab on the top left side of the page above the video.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Boston, March 19: Massachusetts Citizens for Life Political Action Committee today endorsed former U S Attorney Michael Sullivan for United States Senator.
"Michael Sullivan has been a fighter for the unborn and for the right to life of all," said John Rowe, Chairman of the MCFL PAC. "In the U. S. Senate, Sullivan will vote to prohibit abortion coverage under federal 'multi-state' health plans, vote for parental notification and not bringing minor girls across state lines to have abortions without their parents' knowing, and vote for conscience rights."
Rowe continued, "MCFL PAC is proud to endorse Michael and will stand firmly beside him in his efforts to protect life in the U.S. Senate. We encourage Massachusetts voters to support him on Primary Day and Election Day."
MCFL PAC Schrafft Center, 529 Main Street, Charlestown, MA, 02129
| I think things are going to be fine. |
Michael Pakaluk writes today in National Review Online
"The world may end; disasters and catastrophes may befall us; crises, defaults, and insolvencies may await. Before Francis, I was unsettled and expected all that. Now, with Francis, I realize that these things may happen, of course, but I see no need to think about them. Francis represents, for me, in this first impression, the reliability of the ancient ways, the solidity of God's path, and the assurance that we should persevere in what we always thought we should."
"Unsettled" is the exact word. As more information is available about Pope Francis, it is obvious that he is a PRO-LIFER!. The pro-life movement is non-sectarian, including people who love life who are all faiths or no faith. We all recognize how much the effort to save lives is helped by strong Catholic leadership. It is a good day! Anne
Pope Francis on communion for those who facilitate abortion
Pope Francis offers second blessing to pregnant woman and her unborn baby
Pope Francis: Defend the unborn from abortion even when persecuted
And here's the inside scoop by George Weigel
Friday, March 15, 2013
Again Mass. Citizens for Life is honored to organize and sponsor the Annual Respect Life Walk to Aid Mothers and Children on Sunday, April 28th. Please check the list of Beneficiary Groups, http://respectlifewalk.org/about/ You will see how much good work they do - how much they help pregnant women and their children, born and unborn.. By participating in the Walk to Aid Mothers and Children, they can raise money without having to organize their own Walks. I can't begin to tell you how much work is involved in running a Walk.. Helen Cross and her Walk Committee accomplish miracles!
We are very excited this year! As you know, we voted for the Walk Baby online and through social media. All the babies are adorable and you chose Julia, http://www.masscitizensforlife.org/mcfl_main/?page_id=16
We have many other new online features. We encourage you to register and set up your sponsor page online, http://www.kintera.org/faf/home/waiver.asp?ievent=1063937&lis=1&kntae1063937=368624D02D40443EAE2D4A7DB1013FC9 You can then send the info to all your friends asking for their support. You will be able to set your goal for what you want to raise for your chosen group. You will be able to see how you and others are doing. We know the beneficiary group you choose will receive many more donations than in the past because of your sponsor page.
Please take a minute now to register. http://www.kintera.org/faf/home/waiver.asp?ievent=1063937&lis=1&kntae1063937=368624D02D40443EAE2D4A7DB1013FC9
I am looking outside at snow and listening to the forecast for more snow next week. Just think how gorgeous it will be by April 28th! That is only six weeks away. You need to get started right now to reach your goal! http://www.kintera.org/faf/home/waiver.asp?ievent=1063937&lis=1&kntae1063937=368624D02D40443EAE2D4A7DB1013FC9
I'm planning to raise a lot of money. Hope you are, too!
Thank you for all you do for life.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The Mass. Family Institute has sent us this invitation for you to attend the March for Marriage in Washington, DC on Tuesday, March 26th.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Friday, March 8, 2013
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Friday, March 1, 2013
Voting for the 2013 Walk Baby starts today! You may vote - and get all your friends, etc to vote - until next Wednesday, March 6th. When you see all the babies, you'll have a hard time deciding.