Decree Barring State Legislators Who Voted for Radical Pro-abortion Bills From Receiving Holy Communion.

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Have you heard?

Today Bishop Thomas Paprocki of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois issued a Decree barring state legislators who voted for radical pro-abortion bills from receiving Holy Communion.

I had the honor of sharing a podium with Bishop Paprocki during a huge pro-life rally in the Illinois Capitol back in March. His courage and clarity were inspiring that day.

But his action today is even more inspiring.

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Bishop Paprocki clearly spelled out the grave evil and injustice of abortion. He explained that Christian legislators have a duty to defend the lives of unborn children. He backed up his words with Canon Law.

He even singled out by name the two legislators who pushed these bills through the Illinois General Assembly: House Leader Mike Madigan, and Senate Leader John Cullerton.

I was so inspired by Bishop Paprocki’s Decree that I want to send him a special letter of thanks. Would you like to join me?

Click here to add your name to my letter thanking Bishop Paprocki for being such a courageous leader of the Church!

And please forward this message to all your pro-life contacts. I want to offer Bishop Paprocki a tremendous outpouring of support.

Our leaders so often disappoint us. But here we have a case of a true leader, one who stands up for the truth without compromise.

I hope you and all your pro-life friends will join me in thanking Bishop Paprocki for being such a bold and courageous shepherd of the Church!

​​​​​​​Yours for Life,

​​​​​​​Eric Scheidler

Eric J.​​​​​ Scheidler
Executive Director
Pro-Life Action League

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.”

 

Call to Holiness Conference

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Pope Francis, Gaudete et Exsultate:  On the Call to Holiness in Today’s World, “We are all called to be holy by living our lives with love and by bearing witness in everything we do, wherever we find ourselves.”

November 16 & 17, 2018 Crystal Gardens, 16703 Fort Street, Southgate, MI.

A conference for everyone to grow in understanding of the beauty and truth of sacramental love.

Friday Dinner: Doors open 6:00 pm, Dinner served 7:00 pm

Featured Speakers: Mr. William May and Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse

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Saturday Conference: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. which includes lunch.

A Family Friendly Event – Married, Engaged, Singles, Religious & Clergy

Youth Conference (Ages 13 and Older) • Child Care (Ages 1-12).  The Youth conference will be led by Giovanni Vitale, graduate of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, now the leader of the youth group BRICK at St. Sebastian in Dearborn.

Click here for Special hotel rates

 Sunday 12 Noon: Orchestral, Pontifical Tridentine Mass at Assumption Grotto, 13770 Gratiot Ave, Detroit with Bishop Joseph Perry from Chicago.

Register Online By Credit Card At:

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William May

William B. May

Founder of Catholics for the Common Good Institute and the Marriage Reality Movement

Friday:  Becoming the Resistance By Living in Truth

Saturday:  Taking Back Marriage Requires A New Movement

Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse

Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse

Founder of the Ruth Institute

Friday: The Sexual State: How the Church is Right and the Government is Wrong about the Sexual Revolution

Saturday: A Manifesto for Families: 15 Point Plan of Action

Fr. Eduard Perrone

Fr. Eduard Perrone

Pastor, Assumption Grotto, Detroit and Co-Founder of Call to Holiness
Marriage Prep: What the World Cannot Give

Dr. Janet Smith

Dr. Janet Smith

Professor, Sacred Heart Major Seminary “Humanae Vitae” 50 Years Later

Robert and Christine Muise

Robert and Christine Muise

American Freedom Law Center, Trustful Surrender to a Catholic Marriage

Dr. Edward Peters

Dr. Edward Peters

Canon Lawyer and Professor, Sacred Heart Major Seminary
Love In Law: Church Teaching on Marriage

“Call to Holiness is an organization of Catholics, obedient to the Vicar of Christ, faithful to the eternal truths of Jesus Christ. Our purpose is to defend and support the Magisterium, the teaching authority of the Catholic Church, through prayer, education and evangelization.”

As this Apostolate goes forward, new volunteers are needed. If you are interested, please e-mail us!  calltoholinessdetroit@gmail.com  
 
Phone: 313-451-4659 •  Email: calltoholinessdetroit@gmail.com
Follow us on Facebook • Twiter @CTHDetroit

 

America Needs Fatima

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Please Help Spread This Important Spiritual Campaign!

I just signed a petition from “America Needs Fatima” and hope you will consider doing so as well because the State of California is forcing little children to attend indecent and explicit pro-LGBT classes. And parents can’t opt out.

In good conscience, we can’t stay silent — and allow the Culture of Death to poison more young minds.

To protect the innocence of our children, please consider at least reading the facts on the link below and then signing the pro-family petition:

Click here to sign.

God Bless You!

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(Information delivered by e-mail from the America Needs Fatima Organization.)  We don’t fight for pro-life only to have our children brainwashed into changing their God given gender identity.

Pope Francis Has Approved the Beatification of Detroit Capuchin Friar Fr. Solanus Casey

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At a news conference on May 4, 2017, Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron announced the news that Pope Francis has approved the beatification of Detroit Capuchin Friar, Fr. Solanus Casey, and will be named “blessed”, and has met the requirements sixty years after his death.  Father Casey was the second U.S. born man to achieve such designation, and the first person from Michigan.

Father Solanus Casey’s body was exhumed yesterday, minus the news media.  The casket was in worse shape than his body.  The casket was replaced and his relics were sent to Rome.

It looks as if all 60,000 seats at Ford Field will be needed.  Information about the tickets for his beatification are at:  http://www.themichigancatholic.org/2017/06/fr-solanus-casey-beatified-nov-18-ford-field/.  Tickets can be ordered after August 15.  To receive ceremony details, fill out the form at:  http://solanuscenter.us5.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=03e49d3e6a8b72dec8c041dd9&id=6ac27dda7d

 

Calling Christians and Jews to Send a Pro-Life E-mail to Rabbi Weiner

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Since I do not have a Jewish Pro-Life group in my area, I try to work as much as I can with my local Christian brothers and sisters, BUT NOW I NEED THEIR HELP, as well as the help of other Jewish Pro-Life activists.

There is a protest going on against one of our misguided Rabbis who is working with Planned Parenthood. I try not to ask too much of my friends, but this is important to me and to the Pro-Life movement. I ask that you take a few moments of your time and send an e-mail to: RabbiWeiner@TINR.ORG.

I’ve included my e-mail below, but of course you can choose to write whatever you want to. We MUST ALL STAND TOGETHER, as abortion is an abomination to all people of every faith that follows the words of the Creator. If it is easier, just copy and paste one of the following pictures and e-mail it to him.  One picture is worth a thousand words!

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“Your biography says: “Judaism is not a spectator sport. One must engage Judaism in every way possible: from prayer to learning, from protest to visiting the sick, from visiting Israel regularly to feeding the homeless.” He believes that “Judaism is at its best when spirituality and action are paired.”

(Excerpt from the Jewish Pro-Life Foundation)

Judaism emphasizes the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death, making it incumbent upon Jews to find alternative life saving ways to deal with unplanned and unwanted pregnancy. Adoption and single parenthood are much better choices for Jews than the intentional killing of an innocent life. Indeed, Judaism insists that a Jew break all the Sabbath rules to save the life of a fetus. Judaism prohibits desecrating the human body, but abortion destroys a human body, and the harvesting of baby parts for profit runs contrary to Jewish respect for the dead.

Our Jewish tradition provides clear guidelines to follow regarding the protection of unborn human life. From Genesis 9:6-7, “Whoso sheddeth man’s blood through man, shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made He man. And you, be fruitful, and multiply; swarm in the earth, and multiply therein“, to Deuteronomy 30:19, where our Heavenly Father clearly declares, “I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that I have set before thee life and death, the blessing and the curse; therefore, choose life, that thou mayest live, thou and thy seed.“

In the Zohar, our mystical sages warn us of disturbing human unborn life, “For there are three [persons] who drive away the Shekkinah (indwelling of God ) from the world, making it impossible for the Holy One, Blessed be He, to fix His abode in the universe and causing prayer to be unanswered…..{The third is} he who causes the fetus to be destroyed in the womb, for he destroys the artifice of the Holy One, blessed be He, and His workmanship…… For these abominations the Spirit of Holiness weeps.”

AS A JEW AND A PRO-LIFE ACTIVIST, I am embarrassed for and by this Rabbi, who in  my humble opinion, shouldn’t even have the title of “Rabbi” in front of his name.  He is not a good example of a Rabbi, or of Jewish Law.

Despite the fact that the Rabbi’s e-mail said he was on a month long vacation and could  not  respond, he managed to respond to my e-mail within a half hour or so, in the most disrespectful way possible, a way that NO RABBI would ever talk to a fellow human being, let alone a fellow Jew.  Apparently the money he gets for being on Planned Parenthood’s Board of Directors has outweighed his humanity and his training in Jewish Law when it comes to the sanctity of life.  I find it very interesting that when the Jewish Pro-Life Federation sent him e-mails and literature about abortion, he failed to take them on, but decided to take me, as a single individual on with his insults and disrespect.

 

Elected Official Leads Class on Christian View of Politics beginning July

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Can a sincere Christian, or any person of integrity, participate in politics? And why do politics seem to turn up even in the office, the church, or the family? These and other questions of immediate concern will be discussed in an evening study of First and Second Samuel at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Taylor beginning Wednesday, July 19, from 7:00 p.m. To 8:30 p.m., and continuing for 12 weeks.

The class is unique and timely as it will be led by a statewide elected official, Dr. Richard Zeile (“Dr. Z”), who serves on the State Board of Education, currently as Co-President. The Old Testament books of Samuel chronicle Israel’s shift from a federation of tribes led by judges to a monarchy under Saul and David. David is the traditional exemplar of God’s man in the fields of war and government, and his conduct offers many suggestions as to how the Believer, the sincere adherent of the Christian faith, ought to approach the complexities of war and politics.

Beginning with a basic analysis of politics as any process dealing with conflicting agendas, Dr. Zeile will explore with the class the differing perspectives that give rise to conflicting agendas, the role of loyalties an individual may owe, the ethics of truth-telling and truth-concealing, the creative power of our words in determining relationships, what we praise and blame, integrity, the relation of the divine and the political, of church and state, ethics of war, violence and force, changing social conditions, institutions, and values. These will be illustrated by examples from ancient and American political history. Participant questions and comments are an important part of this class. Various perspectives will be noted and dealt with respectfully, but the class perspective is that of traditional Christianity which regards David as God’s approved exemplar of a political leader.

Attendance at all sessions will be valuable but not mandatory. Participants may register by calling 313.802.1146, but drop-ins are welcome. No one will be called upon to read or speak without volunteering beforehand. This class will meet at the St. John’s Lutheran Church School building, 13115 Telegraph (corner of Northline Road), Taylor. Enter the Northline-facing double doors. Parking is free and cost of the class is provided by St. John’s Lutheran Church, Taylor, a congregation of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod.

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Dr. Richard Zeile studied political theory at Valparaiso University, Indiana, earned a master’s degree from the Rackham School of the University of Michigan in education, and a master’s degree in church history from the Harvard Divinity School, before completing studies for Lutheran ordination at Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Indiana. He earned certification as a Specialist in Educational Administration from Wayne State University, and a doctorate in ministry from Detroit’s Ecumenical Theological Seminary. He is the author of several articles in educational and religious journals, Sunday school curricula for Concordia Publishing House, and a study on Detroit school closings in the 1990’s entitled, When Lutheran Schools Close (Lambert Academic Publishing 2014). Dr. Zeile has served as Headmaster at several Lutheran schools, notably at St. John’s, Taylor (2001-214), and Pastor at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Taylor. He was elected in 2010 to Michigan’s State Board of Education where he was elected by his colleagues as Co-President for the 2017-18 biennium. He has served on the Board of Directors for the National Association of State Boards of Education, and chaired their Study Group on Rural Education (2014). Dr. Zeile has taught adjunct courses at Concordia University Ann Arbor in education and theology.

Guadalupe Worker’s Need Volunteers – Please, please help us!

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Dear Friends,

Guadalupe Workers is a tax deductible 501(c)3 non- profit organization that offers diverse support for mothers with unplanned pregnancies.

Our June speaker session is on Saturday June 3, 2017, at 1:30 PM at Guadalupe Parish, 4330 Central St., Detroit, Michigan. 

We are having another art session since many of the mothers were very inspired and happy with the last session. It helped them pray and release some stress and they liked the results.

I know that sometimes it doesn’t get busy, but many times it is, and if we don’t have helpers, we cannot provide a peaceful environment for these mothers.

It is just once a month. Plus you can meet the mothers who chose life for their babies.

There will be food and Refreshments.

Contact us at: (734) 262-6779 or at:  https://guadalupeworkers.org/contact-us