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.
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.
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.
Photos by Richard Evich.
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
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
Right to Life of Michigan has identified people who are most likely to vote pro-life. We have the lists and the scripts at the Right to Life Resource Center, 2010 Eureka, Wyandotte (inside the mall on the corner of 20th & Eureka). You can make phone calls at home or bring your cell phone to the office. There are two land lines that can be used.
I intend to make phone calls each afternoon from 1-4 pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week. Will you join me?
I am also taking information door to door in my neighborhood. Let me know if you want to help in your neighborhood.
We have pro-life information cards to hand out at the polls. Can you take the day off and help? It would be great if there were people at every poll!
You can find all of the pro-life candidates at election.rtl.org/ballot.
We need your help in one way or another, to defend innocent life!
Upper Downriver Right to Life
Dear Defenders of LIFE
I truly hope that you will mark your calendars NOW–we will again picket the Summit Medical Services abortion center on Saturday, Nov. 12th from 8:00am to 10:00am, 15801 McNichols Ave, Detroit (Corner of McNichols and Ferror Street).
PLEASE make every effort to be there. This will be the first Saturday after the election. If Hillary wins- we must show that our pro-life commitment is as strong as EVER!! We must be there to witness to the sanctity of LIFE and reach out to the mothers scheduled for abortion. There have been a number of turn-aways from Summit in the last month! So we have hope to save babies!
If Trump WINS– then this picket will seize the momentum going forward as we show our continued resolve to END THE INJUSTICE OF ABORTION!!
Please send this memo to your own lists. Post this memo on FACEBOOK! I will see you there Nov. 12th!!
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Detroit, MI 48228
10:00am – 1:00pm
Mondays – (Location 2) College Park Commons
7990 W. Outer Dr.
Detroit, MI 48235
2:00pm – 5:00pm
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Detroit, MI 48205
9:00am – 12:00pm
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27300 Hoover Rd.
Warren, MI 48093
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Saturdays – Walgreens parking lot
15616 Grand River
Detroit, MI 48227
9:30am – 12:30pm
To pay by credit card, register online at: CTHdinner2016.eventbrite.com
Sunday, October 2, 2016
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
DOWNRIVER & DEARBORN AREA
FORT STREET – Lincoln Park, Southgate, Wyandotte, Riverview
TELEGRAPH – Monroe, Brownstown, Taylor, Dearborn and Dearborn Heights
GIBRALTAR ROAD – between Fort Street and Allen in BROWNSTOWN
ABORTION KILLS CHILDREN
LIFE: THE FIRST INALIENABLE RIGHT
PRAY TO END ABORTION
For contact information and more locations, see: www.lifechain.net
Following the LIFE CHAIN there will be an Open House at
Right to Life of Michigan Resource Center
2010 Eureka Rd., Wyandotte, MI 48192
SCHEDULE: Thursday, September 22, 2016
Registration Check-In Begins @ 8:15 a.m.
Program Begins @ 9:00 a.m.
Closing @ 3:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Radisson Hotel Lansing at the Capitol, 11 N. Grand Avenue, Lansing, MI 48933 (517) 482-0188
The Radisson Hotel Lansing requires $10 valet parking. Other parking options include the nearby Lansing Center.
Conference includes continental breakfast, luncheon/RLM Annual Meeting, 2 general sessions and workshops.
$55 Individual Rate
(on or before September 15)
$45 Group Rate
(for registering four or more)
$25 Student Rate
$65 All Late Reservations
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GENERAL SESSION I:
Canada and Court Imposed Culture of Death: Could It Happen Here?
Wesley J. Smith
Wesley J. Smith is an author, a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute, a special consultant for the Center for Bioethics and Culture and featured blogger for National Review Online. He is an expert on the issue of euthanasia and a writer on bioethical issues. Smith left the full-time practice of law in 1985 to pursue a career in writing and public advocacy. He co-authored books with Ralph Nader before a personal experience with assisted suicide led him to find his passion of speaking in defense of what he calls “human exceptionalism.” He is the well-known author of “Forced Exit: The Slippery Slope from Assisted Suicide to Legalized Murder.” His most recent book is “The War on Humans.”
GENERAL SESSION II:
Election 2016: Electing Advocates the Unborn Deserve
Bridging the Generational Gap: Engaging Prolife Students
CHRISTEN POLLO – Executive Director, Students for Life of Michigan
REBECCA COOPER – President, Cornerstone University Students for Life
Engaging Strategies for Community Fund Raising
KATHY POTTS – Executive Dir., Jackson County Right to Life
KATHY OGOREK – President, Livingston County Right to Life
The Ripple Effects of Abortion on Women, Men and Families
MAGGIE WALSH – Project Rachel Coordinator through Catholic Charities of West Michigan & Site Leader, West Michigan Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat
The Time is Now: Serving as God’s Instruments of Life in our Congregations and Communities
REV. PAUL CLARK – Pastor, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Fowler
Prolife Voices: How to Host a Black History Month Panel Discussion
KATHY CROMBIE – Director of Multicultural Outreach, Right to Life of Michigan
To register online: http://www.rtl.org/events/conference/index.html