Planned Parenthood Protest

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Fifty people prayed and sang on the sidewalk in front of Detroit’s Cass Avenue Planned Parenthood Center on the cool, clear Saturday evening of April 13 as part of a Prayer Vigil (#protestPP) at 142 locations nationwide. 

Pedestrian and car traffic was brisk.  One heckler was persistent, but valiantly ignored as everyone focused on praying the Rosary and the intercessory prayers led by Deacon Richard Bloomfield from Our Lady of the Scapular in Wyandotte. 

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As the shadows lengthened with the evening sun and after singing a few hymns, candles were distributed and lit, but most were extinguished by the wind, much like the babies who entered this place in their mothers’ wombs. 

The Divine Mercy Chaplet was prayed, and people were asked to contact legislators and write letters to editors, or take other pro-life actions. The Deacon gave his blessing,  a group photo was taken, and the group dispersed to their homes.

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Participants came from Downriver and Detroit Parishes, Upper Downriver Right to Life, Central Wayne County Right to Life, Southern Downriver Right to Life, St. Joseph Oratory, Holy Redeemer Parish, Grosse Ile, and more.

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Photos by Richard Evich.

People of Life

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Our People of Life Benefit Reception is coming up on Thursday, May 2.  People of Life is RLM’s annual fundraising dinner in support of outreach to the Black community.  This is the last year that we’ll be able to have the dinner at the Edison Boat Club in Detroit as it will be closing – which is a shame because the food there is always so great.

 https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/edison-boat-club-on-detroits-east-side-will-be-closing-permanently

Since Upper Downriver RTL is near the Detroit area, you can be one of our powerful allies in outreach to the Black community and to the city of Detroit.  I’m hoping you’ll help us get the word out and invite people to join us.  Reservations are coming in slowly and we want to fill the room to hear Christina Bennett’s amazing story.  You can view all information and register here:

 https://www.rtl.org/events/peopleoflife/index.html?v=zfucVyZr9Mo&list=PL5V9jZN8KR4MOSb7-OCZ0pIRB4LIEvxPJ

 I hope you will help us promote the dinner and that you can join us!

 

Nationwide Prayer Vigil April 13!

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COME OUT AND PRAY FOR AN END TO ABORTION, SATURDAY, APRIL 13!

Join pro-lifers coast to coast in the solemn prayer vigils at Planned Parenthood facilities coast to coast on Saturday, April 13.

Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest abortion provider, performing 36% of all abortions in our nation – over 330,000 each year!

Join the effort at the Planned Parenthood center in our community, in solidarity with over 100 other vigils coast to coast on April 13.

WHEN:  Saturday, April 13.

WHERE:  Planned Parenthood, 4229 Cass Avenue in Detroit

ADDITIONAL INFO:  For those coming from Downriver, we will carpool from Our Lady of the Scapular, departing at 6:15 P.M.  Deacon Bloomfield will lead a prayer service that begins at 7:00 P.M.  We will light candles in memory of the victims of abortion.  We have also invited a speaker from “Silent No More”.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS EVENT, OR TO FIND A LOCATION NEAR YOU, PLEASE CLICK ON http://protestpp.com/locations/

 

Truth about Ilhan Omar

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(Ilhan Omar being sworn into office with Koran)

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders joins Interfaith Leaders at the Islamic Center of Southern California, Los Angeles.  The question one wonders is if Senator Sanders is really naive enough to believe what he is saying while putting himself center stage of a radical terrorists organization like CAIR, who would just as soon see this infidel dead then actually speaking, but hey, one way to come through the back door via the Muslim Brotherhood is by keeping the attention on the front door trying to look like they are an open minded, peaceful organization.

To hear Bernie Sander’s Speech at the Islamic Center, Click Here!

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CAIR’s members chanting “We are HAMAS. We are Jihad” in a video of  Director, Hassan Shibly’s CAIR’s Florida group sponsoring a pro HAMAS rally in Miami.

The FBI has allegedly cut ties to CAIR after the Holy Land Foundation trial during which CAIR was listed as an unindicted co-conspirator along with its co-founder Omar Achmad as supporters of the terrorist group HAMAS.

CAIR was listed as a terrorist organization by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in November, 2014, saying the group is “linked to the Muslim Brotherhood, promotes extremism, and incites and finances terrorism.”

Ilhan Omar will deliver her address alongside CAIR’s Florida Director Hassan Shibly.  According to a CAIR flier promoting the event, Shibly is a dedicated Islamist and bigoted gay basher. A fan of radical clerics, he has routinely refused to categorize U.S. designated terror groups Hamas and Hezbollah as terrorist organizations, according to the Clarion Project.

Activists are concerned by Omar’s decision to raise money for various Islamist groups, some of which have been tied to the Muslim Brotherhood, and others labeled designated as terrorist-linked by some foreign governments.  She has generated a lot of condemnation and attention with her anti-Semitic remarks since and before taking office causing a lot of problems inside of congress with those who have a problem with her outspoken hatred and discrimination, while others are apparently scared to speak up as being seen as traitors to their party.

According to Pamela Gellar, an expert on Islam and Muslim terrorists, “Omar is a 35-year-old mother of three and is America’s first elected Somali representative. She is a hijab-wearing Muslim who supports Shari Law, and who entered the United States as a Somali child refugee. Omar never officially held a certification in any government office, but that hasn’t stopped her from being one of the three most loudly heard freshmen in congress, spewing their radical views on the public.

One has to shutter at her attempt in adding her name to the statement, “Today is historic on many fronts. It’s the first time we have voted on a resolution condemning Anti-Muslim bigotry in our nation’s history….We are tremendously proud to be part of a body that has put forth a condemnation of all forms of bigotry including anti-Semitism, racism, and white supremacy”, which is in direct contradiction to her affiliates and ties to various terrorists organizations, along with her recent public hate speech toward non-Muslims.

The democratic leaders in Minnesota were perplexed on advancing a bill banning the barbaric practice of female genital mutilation, stating,  “The bill’s GOP sponsor and colleagues in the Senate have gone wishy-washy on the bill due to pushback from certain segments of the refugee-resettlement industry, which is very powerful in Minnesota, getting paid millions in federal dollars annually to distribute Somali refugees throughout the state.”

After legal battles between the Somali and democratic leaders in Minnesota and those in Michigan concerning  people from Somali bringing their little girls to a suburb of Detroit for the female genial mutilation surgery, the push back from the democrats and Shari loving leadership of both states closed the cases against the doctors who were performing the surgeries, and it was determined in Minnesota that instead of taking the children away from their families or sending the parents to jail, the use of public tax dollars were better used to try to “educate” the population on why it is wrong to mutilate their daughters’ genitalia, somehow neglecting to forget that this is called for by  Sharia Law and that is something that a lot of Muslims will not go against.

A Centers for Disease Control study from last year estimates that 513,000 U.S. girls and women are at risk of having their genitals mutilated and so far it appears people like Ilham Omar and her counterparts are winning.

 

Tolton – From Slave to Priest

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The newest St. Luke Production live one man, multi-media drama about the first Black Catholic priest in the United States is coming to Detroit and Southgate, Michigan.  Please share the message!  

Tickets available at ToltonDetroit.eventbrite.com

St. Luke Production says, “Martha Tolton was a Missouri slave and a mother, who knew there was only one way to save her family – she had to escape to freedom in Illinois. In the dead of night, she slipped away. It was twenty miles to the Missouri – Illinois border. On the other side lay freedom, but she had to get there first, and that meant crossing the vast Mississippi River. Terrified, she prayed for a miracle, and sure enough, God provided. When reached the river, she found a dilapidated row boat and, with bullets from angry Confederate soldiers whizzing by her ears, she rowed to freedom. Now, more than 150 years later, we know God had a mission for this heroic mother. Through Martha Tolton’s courage, determination, and most of all through her devout Catholic faith, the first African American priest, Father Augustus Tolton, was given to the people of God. His story is amazing and inspiring, and we need to hear it. Tolton will have a powerful impact of healing in our country and all over the world, drawing ALL people to the truth of Jesus Christ. Like Mama Tolton crossing the Mississippi in a leaky boat in the middle of the night, let’s trust in God, and take a risk. Let’s cross that river, and bring freedom to souls through the Truth of Jesus Christ. It’s worth it.”

 

HEAR THE STORY OF STELLA DALLOS, A HEALTHY YOUNG GIRL BORN DURING THE 23RD WEEK OF PREGNANCY.

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We have been invited by Southern Downriver Right to Life to join them at their Annual Meeting on March 20, 2019 at 7:00 P.M.

Have you ever wondered  what the feet of a premature baby that is born at the 23rd week of pregnancy look like?  My daughter-in-law, a neo-natal nurse, shared the attached picture of the footprints of a baby girl born at 23 weeks who she took care of during her first few weeks of life at the Medical Center of South Carolina.  The little girl weighed less than one pound at birth.  Pretty amazing, isn’t it?

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The beauty of this little girl’s birth is in stark contrast to the recent passage of New York’s Reproductive Health Act in January legalizing abortion for any reason right up to the moment of delivery, and the governor of Virginia, a pediatric neurosurgeon, discussing on the radio the possibility of legislation allowing a newborn infant with viability or other issues to be allowed to die after delivery with the consent of her parents.

That’s why I want TO INVITE YOU to Southern Downriver Right to Life’s (SDRTL) Annual Meeting on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20 AT 7:00PM, and hear the AMAZING STORY OF STELLA DALLOS, A HEALTHY YOUNG GIRL FROM OUR OWN DOWNRIVER AREA WHO WAS BORN DURING THE 23RD WEEK OF PREGNANCY.

Jim Dallos’s heartwarming story of his daughter’s birth will set the stage for our renewed efforts, as a local affiliate of Right to Life of Michigan, to limit late term abortions in our state. We will also be electing a new Board and Officers for SDRTL, and we will outline the rest of our activities and plans for the balance of 2019.

We made some good progress in promoting a Culture of Life in both Michigan and Downriver in 2018, but we now have a strongly Pro-Abortion Governor & Pro-Abortion Attorney General who will stop at nothing to promote a Pro-Death agenda  similar to what just became law in New York.

 We can’t let that happen here. Unborn children just like Stella need your help in 2019.

Come and hear Stella’s story.  It is truly amazing, and it is almost too beautiful to be true…. but it is.   

       Joe Connors

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Southern Downriver Right to Life

 (734)-241-4277 Office

(734)-241-3602 Fax

(734)-735-8001 Cell