Update: If you missed the webcast, you can still listen to or download the audio, access the excellent resources, find ways to take action, and participate in the novena of prayer. All of this can be found on the webcast page.
Action Alert: Please join a special webcast tonight at 9pm ET, 8pm CT, with Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life, “Congressman Chris Smith, … a heroic pro-life leader in the US Congress, Doug Johnson, the Federal Legislative Director for the National Right to Life Committee, David N. O’Steen, Ph.D., Executive Director of National Right to Life, and Charles S. LiMandri, APC, the attorney who is filing the federal lawsuit on behalf of Priests for Life…Join us for an inspiring call to action this Wednesday night, and please spread the word to as many others as you can.” [Emphasis added.]
For anyone who has been following the case of Baby Joseph in a Canadian hospital (see my earlier post), and who had heard that a hospital in Michigan might be willing to come to the rescue of Joseph and his family–well, that hospital chickened out. But there is still hope. Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life has offered to go to Canada to help the family, even if he has to fly back from Rome, where he has been in meetings at the Vatican, to do it.
I’ll post another update when I hear more. Please keep praying for this family and about their situation. Lord, have mercy, all these poor people want is to take care of their baby in their loving home until he passes away. They’re not asking for heroic measures or expensive treatment! Canada, let this baby go!
Read the post on the website for Priests for Life, the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia.
I went to a press conference at Kelly Ingram Park on Tuesday for the Pro-Life Freedom Rides set to take place this summer. Fr. Frank Pavone, Dr. Alveda King (niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.), Pastor Stephen Broden, and many other national pro-life leaders were there. The media even showed up. (I actually saw more media representatives at this event than I did in D.C. at the national March for Life.)
Kelly Ingram Park is across the street from the 16th Street Baptist Church, site of an explosion back in the days of intense racial tension and violence, an explosion that killed four little girls who did nothing wrong except be born black. I remember when that happened. I was a child in grammar school and I couldn’t understand why anyone would do such a thing. I still don’t understand it. At an entrance to the park there is a statue of three black ministers: John Thomas Porter, Nelson H. Smith and A. D. King (Alveda’s father and MLK’s brother). Read more of their story and the statue at the BhamWiki. More photos on the way.
Down at the 40 Days for Life prayer vigil today some of the participants were Catholics. We all had our Rosaries, so we prayed the Rosary and then the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. I mentioned to the people there with me that it was significant that we were praying the devotion on St. Faustina’s Feast Day, in light of the abortion connection. Huh? they said. You know, I said, in the diary? I missed it myself until I read about it in Fr. Frank Pavone’s book,Ending Abortion, Not Just Fighting It, several months ago.