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Former abortion clinic workers detail conversion stories



Ann Scheidler and Dr. John Bruchalski.

Posted: 30 Sep 2012 09:50 AM PDT

At a recent conference in Illinois, former abortion workers told the stories of the work that they once thought was helping women, and how they were converted to the pro-life position.
5 reasons my marriage comes before my children



Posted: 30 Sep 2012 09:08 AM PDT

“I am not married to my children. See, my husband and I chose each other. We made a plan and an agreement and a promise. Because marriage is hard work, we had to vow, in front of all our family and friends, to put up with each others foolishness and care for one another despite any challenges that might leap out to derail our happy union train.”
Dad coaches teenage son on porn consumption



Posted: 30 Sep 2012 08:57 AM PDT

It’s a situation too many parents find themselves in nowadays: they stumble across their child’s web browser history, or walk into his room and catch him in the act – viewing porn.
Bereaved China elderly suffer under one-child norm



Posted: 30 Sep 2012 08:53 AM PDT

China’s one-child policy normally leaves four grandparents and two parents relying on a single caretaker for old age — and bereaved families with none.





Dear Deacon, 

Abortions on a Sunday? 

Even on the Lord’s Day, there are abortionists open
for business. As hard as that may seem to believe,
it’s true.

Your prayers are needed so women don’t make a mistake
that will cost their babies their lives — and will
perhaps affect them in ways they can’t even imagine
for years to come.

But even for those who have made that mistake, there
is eternal hope. Here are a couple of stories of hurt
… and healing.


I’m going to keep the location confidential for this
first story.

“I received a call from a woman telling me she had
gotten information about our campaign from a local
church,” a local leader said, “and she wanted to know
if she could help. Her voice was a little broken, as
she explained to me that people just don’t realize
how they might feel later.”

The caller went on to say that women who think
abortion is the answer just don’t realize that years
later, they’ll be wondering about the baby — what
they would have looked like, what they might have
gone on to do. They also don’t realize that God will
hold them accountable for what they’ve done.

“As she was saying these things, and trying to speak
clearly, she was sobbing between her words,” the
leader said. “I could hear the pain in her voice.”

Finally, the 40 Days for Life volunteer asked her,
“Ma’am, did you have an abortion?”

In tears, the caller answered, “No, but my daughter
did. She was 15 at the time and I was going through
a divorce. She was so young. We thought it was the
best thing.” She considered herself responsible.

The woman was quickly told that the Lord is always
ready to forgive and Rachel’s Vineyard, for instance,
offers retreats for healing after abortion. She was
also told about the pro-life pregnancy help center
and the services it offers.

The woman expressed relief and gratitude. 

“40 Days for Life is about so much more than what we
may originally think,” the leader said. “I did not
expect that call. It was totally heart-wrenching. I
have been so blessed to be part of this — to see the
power of God working and to be part of helping
someone to heal in some small way. Please know …
you are making a difference!”



The grandmother in the first story wanted to do
whatever she could to convince others to avoid the
path she took.

So did a woman Texas, who brought her message to the
sidewalk in front of an abortion center in south
Austin. She stood and prayed, holding a sign that
reads, “I regret my abortion.”

As she prayed, two women drove up to the building.
One of them appeared to be quite upset. The two looked
at the woman praying … glanced at the sign … and
walked inside.

But they weren’t inside long. After a very short stay,
they left the building, got into their car and drove
towards the exit, stopping at the sidewalk where one
of them took information about community resources.

She looked at the volunteer and said, “I can’t do it.
I just can’t do it. Thank you very much!”

One woman’s simple, prayerful presence was all it took. 

Here’s today’s devotional from Rev. Ben Sheldon,
president emeritus of Presbyterians Pro-Life…


May the truth of the final judgment shape our
thoughts, priorities, and choices here on earth.


The King will answer and say to them, “Assuredly, I
say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the
least of these my brethren, you did it to me.”

— Matthew 25:31-46 

REFLECTION by Rev. Ben Sheldon

Caring for others is not optional. 

Jesus’ picture of the final judgment concludes with
this sobering word: the wicked, who failed to care
for others in their various needs (e.g., the hungry,
the thirsty, the aliens, the naked, the sick, the
imprisoned) will go away into everlasting punishment,
but the righteous who did seek to meet those needs
will end up with him, enjoying eternal life.

We know that this was no parable! Jesus has given us
fair warning! Everything in God’s Word points to the
truth that compassionate concern and practical care
for all people, especially for the poor, the
destitute, the weak and needy is required of us, if
indeed we hope to escape the punishment of the fire
of hell.

And who are the poor and needy, if not helpless,
unborn babies, as well as the aged and infirm at the
other end of life? Surely the “least of these”
embraces not only those at both ends of the continuum
of life, but all others in between.

Just how we, as Christ’s true followers, respond to
his admonition “inasmuch as you did it to the least
of these, you did it to me” will determine whether we
enjoy eternal bliss in his presence or the bleak and
dreadful reality of eternal punishment in hell.
Nothing in God’s Word could be clearer!


Gracious and merciful Father, we gladly embrace your
Word that counsels us to care for the least of your
children, and we renew our dedication to defending
the unborn and all whose right to life is compromised
by our godless society’s selfish lack of concern.
Free us from our own failures and sins so that we
will be truly pro-life in every area of our lives.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.



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Deacon, have a blessed Sunday! 

For Life, 

Shawn Carney
Campaign Director
40 Days for Life

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Weekly Prayer Reflection for Autumn


“Would that all the people of the Lord were prophets! Would that the Lord might bestow His spirit on them all!”
Numbers 11:29
September 30, 2012
26th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Dear John,
Christians believe that through Baptism, each one is linked to Jesus Christ, Who is a priest, prophet, king and servant. All are called to serve their brothers and sisters in love. Some are ordained priests, and some have the special gift of prophecy.
Yet ALL are called to be a part of the “prophethood of all believers.” This means that God speaks to each one of us. God has a word and will, tailored and fit for each one of us. He pours out His Spirit generously and widely. But we have to be attentive and listen.
By prophecy, we do not mean the ability to predict future events. Rather we mean the ability to see and share in God’s view of the present. We are able to judge events with the wisdom of God’s Spirit.




Loving God, touch every part of us with Your Spirit and Your power. Be in our hearts, that every unclean thought may be banished from them. Be in our minds, that they may be eager to learn and retentive to remember. Be in our ears, that they may hear Your small voice speaking to us. Be upon our hands, that they may do an honest day’s work for ourselves and that we may ever help others. Be upon our feet, that we may never stray from the way that leads to You. So may Your Spirit be on every part of us that we may be able to take all life and bring it as an offering to You. We ask this through Christ our Lord.


Rev. Peter Schineller, S.J., CMMB Board of Directors






Large “Stand up for Religious Freedom” Rally and praying the Rosary to be held across from the White House on Sunday, September 30 as part of Actsfive29
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ — A Religious Freedom Rally and Rosary Service are being held in response to President Obama’s HHS Mandate which forces people of faith and conscience to violate their core beliefs and values.

The Rosary Service is expected to draw over 1,000 people, it will be held in Lafayette Park at noon

Stand Up for Religious Freedom

Stand Up for Religious Freedom (Photo credit: American Life League)

on Sunday, September 30, and is being led by Father Frank Pavone, the National Director of Priests for Life.

The Rosary service will highlight the importance of the Catholic voting bloc in the Presidential election.

The “Stand Up for Religious Freedom” Rally is part of a national event which is being held in over 105 cities across the nation to speak out against the HHS Mandate. (Go to

There will also be arrests in front of the White House at 4:00 P.M. as people of faith and conscience tell President Obama they cannot comply with an immoral and unjust mandate.

Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition, states:

“For the faith community, we can never be silent or indifferent when it comes to matters of justice, human rights and religious freedom. As people of principle and faith, we must purpose in our hearts that we will never comply with an unjust or immoral government mandate which would require us to violate our conscience, the teachings of the Scriptures and the historic teachings of the Church.

“We want to make it clear to President Obama and all public officials that we would rather spend time in jail that to be forced into complying with a mandate that crushes religious freedom.”

The speakers at the “Stand Up for Religious Freedom” rally include:

Father Frank Pavone: National Director of Priests for Life

Brandi Swindell: Founder and President of Stanton Healthcare

Lila Rose: President of Live Action

Rev. Rob Schenck: President of the National Clergy Council

Rev. Bryan Fischer: Director of Issues Analysis for the American Family Association

Kristina Garza: Campus Outreach Director for Survivors

Father Marcel Guarnizo

Bryan Kemper: National Youth Director for Priests for Life

Note: There was peaceful civil disobedience in front of the White House on Saturday, September 29, resulting in 22 arrests.
For more information or interviews call: Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney at 540.538.4741


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Reflection for 9/30/ 


Do you realize how many sinners you can save in a single day?
Think of my dazzling power and generosity.
Who could hinder Me from giving you souls if I wish to do so?
My justice is shackled by My mercy,
Which is moved to pity by the prayers of those I love.

Our Lord to Gabrielle Bossis from “He and I”




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