2015 Church Bulletin Inserts

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Merry Christmas from all of us.

It is an historical fact that when the Son of God came into the world  it was such a definitive event that He slit time in two, BC and AD.  No other person in all the history of mankind has ever had such an impact upon the world.  Much of the laws of decent nations are based on the Ten Commandments and the teachings of Christ.  Whenever men find any decency in the past 2000 years, one will find Judeo-Christian teachings at the core.   The world is now systematically destroying and moving from the light of Christ’s teachings.  When Mary said “yes’ and accepted God’s plan, the world was transformed.  May we suggest that all of us who profess faith in Christ renew our commitment to the teachings of Jesus this Christmas and all of the coming year.  May we bring the Light of Christ into this darkened world.  May the love of Christ and the power of His Holy Spirit descend upon you and all your family.

The Staff of the Pro Life Corner

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ALL I HAVE IS CRACKED AND BROKEN

ProLifeCorner – 1-29-2015 – by Staff – Many years ago we were working on material for our Pro Life Corner bulletin quotes when we came across several wonderful pro-life quotes from Mark Pickup. We did not realize at that time the tribulations he and his wife, LaRee, were experiencing, we only knew his writing was superb and we wanted to share it with others. As years passed we became more aware of Mark’s condition and just some of the trials he has endured. We have corresponded with him for quite some time and were so thrilled at the wonderful news he shared with us when he was able to take a few steps. ( Please note in the following article that Mark is now able to walk with a cane for a brief time.) What joy! Please take time to read the story of a most remarkable and faithful pro-life couple. If only our world contained more couples like them, it would be a much better place to live. Continue reading

Pregnancy Center of Green County Fundraiser

ProLifeCorner-  Monroe WI-   Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser to Benefit the Pregnancy Center of Green County. The Pregnancy Center’s upcoming Spaghetti Supper Fundraiser?   This fundraiser is scheduled for Monday – February 2, 2015 at the Hope Community Center from 4:30pm – 8:00pm.  Please tell your churches, coworkers, family and friends. 

God has given us a vision for 2015 that includes the hiring of a Client Services Director/Sexual Risk Avoidance Specialist.  He not only brought forth a very well-equipped young woman for this position who was hired 01/20/15 but He has also brought forth new volunteers to cover the main office of the Pregnancy Center to enable her and me to get out into the community to promote our new Sexual Risk Avoidance Program.  We are praying for God’s blessings on our fundraisers to raise the funds needed to not only cover this position but the training, workbooks, laptop, DVD player and other supplies needed to implement this program.    Continue reading

Our Bodies are Temples of the Holy Spirit

 ProLifeCorner- Sun Jan 28 2015- Holy Angels Church, Aurora, Il-A Pro-Life Homily- by Deacon Tim White-   

A story is related about Franklin Delano Roosevelt who became very weary of always smiling and mouthing the usual clichés at White House receptions So one evening he decided to discover if, in fact, anyone was really listening to what he was saying. One by one, as persons approached him with an extended hand, eye contact and a warm SMILE, THE PRESIDENT GRASPED THEIR HANDS AND EXCLAIMED, “I murdered my lovely wife this morning.” Each person would respond with the usual bromides: “How great” or “How wonderful!” or “Continue the marvelous work“. Nobody listened to what the president was saying except for one far eastern diplomat who responded calmly, “I’m sure she had it coming to her.” Continue reading

Madonna Renewal Center Spaghetti Dinner

ProLifeCorner-  Freeport Il.-    Mark your calendars to keep February 17 open!  On Tuesday, February 17, (Mardi Gras), there will be a spaghetti dinner at the First Lutheran Church, 303 S. Galena,  Freeport, Il.  The event starts at 4 PM and all proceeds will go the restoration of the Madonna Renewal Center.    Tickets are available in advance or at the door the day of the dinner.  This is a wonderful opportunity to meet the “Blue Nuns” and to hear more about their plans for the (MRC) Madonna Renewal Center. Continue reading

Holy Family 20th Annual Respect Life Banquet

ProLifeCorner-  Rockford Illinois- This year’s Keynote Speaker is Brother Paul O’Donnell of the Franciscan Brothers of Peace. Brother Paul was the primary caregiver to Brother Michael Gaworski, their severely disabled founder, for over twelve years, until Brother Michael’s death on August 28, 2003. Because of their own experience, Brother Paul and the Franciscan Brothers of Peace were at the forefront of the battle to save the life of Terri Schiavo. Brother Paul became the official spokesman for Terri’s family, representing her and her family before the worldwide media. He also served as a spiritual adviser during Terri’s ordeal. Brother Paul currently serves as chairman of the board of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network based in Philadelphia, PA. The proceeds of the banquet will benefit the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network. Continue reading

Thomas More Society Wins Lengthy Lawsuit

 Federal Court Rules that Michigan Firm, Autocam, Not Required to Provide Abortion Coverage

Thomas More Society Wins Lengthy Lawsuit in Defense of Religious Liberty for Christian-Owned Business

(January 6, 2015 – Kentwood, MI) The Thomas More Society has won permanent protection for Autocam Medical, LLC, protecting its religious freedom to decline to provide abortion or contraceptive group insurance coverage for employees.  Yesterday concluded a long legal battle that took Autocam all the way up to the United States Supreme Court, which sent the case back down to the lower courts.  The District Court for the Western District of Michigan declared Autocam free from having to comply with Obamacare’s so-called “abortion pill mandate,” as decreed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”). Continue reading

To Connect or Not to Connect, That is the Question

ProLifeCorner-    By Larry Plachno-    In recent years a great deal of study has gone into research and demographics on social problems, birthrates, politics, marriage and related items. As a result, we have been able to document many of the differences between conservatives and liberals. In most cases we have been able to explain those differences.

       One of the major differences between conservatives and liberals is that conservatives are more willing to connect cause and effect in regard to their actions and decisions, and are also more willing to look at how their actions and decisions are interconnected. Liberals are considerably less willing to look at cause and effect as it relates to their actions and decisions, or how their actions and decisions are interconnected. Continue reading

The Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God

ProLifeCorner-  Thursday, January 1st, 2015-  Numbers 6: 22-27   Galatians 4:4-7  Luke 2:16-21

        “So they went in haste and found Mary and Joseph and the infant lying in the manger.”

The Blessed Virgin Mary, a typical young woman of Nazareth by all outward appearances, was selected by God to be the mother of the Messiah, the Savior, the Son of God. What an extraordinary thing this was. Her consent to this astounding proposal changed the world and helped make salvation possible to mankind. So today, as we begin a new calendar year, we take time to honor Mary, the Holy Mother of God. In doing so we honor her Son, Jesus as well. Continue reading