Mark Pickup Tells His Story on EWTN’s Jim and Joy

Mark Pickup Tells His Story on EWTN’s Jim and Joy – EWTN TV- 10-8-2016 – Over the years we have shared with you the outstanding writings of Mark Pickup.  Today we have a real treat for you!  See the video below to see and hear Mark tell his story.  This is one of the most courageous, faithful, and heroic pro-life warriors we know. Please take time to listen to what Mark has to say and how he has overcome adversity and become a spokesman for the dignity of all human life.

God bless and keep you, Mark. Continue reading

We Do Have Hope In A Fallen World

We Do Have Hope In A Fallen World

ProLifeCorner-   The below testimony has been shared with us by a mother who placed more faith in God and love than in the fear and selfishness of the world.  We believe it is people like her who Jesus was speaking of when He said, “you are the light of the world.”

My name is Anne,

jesus-blessing-pregnant-woman-250x-150dpiI am a 45 year old mother of a perfectly healthy and precious newborn named Amber Rose Faith. The “Faith” part was added as our pregnancy progressed because it took a lot of it! And here is our story…

I was newly married after experiencing the deaths my mom, my sister and best friend to cancer all within two years Eleven months later my husband and I found out we were “expecting”.

Our Lord works in mysterious ways. Upon our suspicion, I went to my primary care doctor. He kept repeating the same phrase, “this is bad! So bad Anne.”   I have a heart and spinal condition requiring medications that are dangerous if taken during pregnancy. I was already eight weeks along and Amber had been exposed to these meds for that long. My doctor explained that for these reasons and the advance age that I ‘needed’ to abort.  Amber  would likely be born with Down’s syndrome as well as a slew of other birth defects and learning disabilities. I explained to the doctor that regardless of his warnings I wanted to keep my baby. He actually became angry. Continue reading

Clinton Campaign Office Rockford


10-4-2016 – Hilary Clinton has promised to overturn the Hyde amendment that has saved millions of children’s lives,  Hilary Clinton has promised to fund Planned Parenthood that has killed millions of babies in the womb.  Hilary Clinton has said your religions have to be changed to support abortion and homosexuality………….. this is a total attack against our freedom of religion. Barak Hussein Obama and Hillary Clinton have demonstrated their contempt towards the Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights. It’s up to you now to stand in public for Jesus and children facing death by abortion.

Please join us on Friday October 7th, from 11:00am-12:30pm in front of in the UAW hall in Rockford at 112 N. 2nd Street, the next building north of City Hall. Continue reading

When the Small and Insignificant Disappear – Tragic Consequences

When the Small and Insignificant Disappear – Tragic Consequences

“Does he thank the servant because he did what was commanded? So you also, when you have done all that is commanded you, say,’ We are unworthy servants: we have only done what was our duty.”

When you sit down to dinner tonight, offer a prayer of thanks for the honeybee.

Because one of out of every three mouthfuls of food you eat are because of the hard work of the bee. From the blue­berry bogs of Maine to the almond orchards of California, bees are the unsung, unpaid laborers of American agriculture. Honeybees are the glue that holds our agricultural system together, as they pollinate the seeds that ripen into our apples, cucumbers, cranberries, and many other fruits and vegetables in our diet. Continue reading

Prosperity, Human Dignity, Reward, and Punishment

Prosperity, Human Dignity, Reward, and Punishment

“Son, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Lazarus received what was bad, but now he is comforted here, and you are in torment.”

Mattie Dixon lived all of her life in a small town. She didn’t have a will; she hadn’t taken care of anything before she died at the age of eighty-nine.

Mattie was a widow. She couldn’t have children; but she had some distant great grand-nieces, nephews, and cousins – maybe. They didn’t attend her funeral; they didn’t really know her. They didn’t know what to do; what would happen to the house, the property, the mementos and the personal effects and all!

Finally, the taxes and other bills had to be paid. So the auc­tioneer came, and strangers crawled around all the personal ef­fects of Mattie Dixon. There was her wedding ring, one of those heavy ones. When Mattie was alive, if you said to her, “Mattie, I love that ring, I’ll give you a thousand dollars for it,” she would turn that ring on her finger and say, “Fifty-six years of faithful marriage, and you want to buy this? I wouldn’t sell you this for ten million dollars!” Continue reading

Ingenuity, imagination, and Effort in the Spiritual Life

Ingenuity, imagination, and Effort in the Spiritual Life

“For the children of this world are more prudent in dealing with their own generation than are the children of light.”

A few years ago, a college student was convicted of smuggling several thousand pounds of marijuana into the country. The student had created quite an effective system for procuring and distributing the marijuana. The judge who heard the case did not sentence the student to jail — instead, the student was sentenced to set up and run a hospice for AIDS patients. The logic? The city needed the hospice, and the convicted smuggler had the organizational and business savvy to make it happen. Continue reading

Embrace the Cross and be Transformed

Embrace the Cross and be Transformed

“Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple “

Temple Grandin was diagnosed with autism when she was a child. The doctor who officially diagnosed her, following the protocol of the time, recommended that she be institutionalized. But her mother would not hear of it. Despite the dire diagnosis, Temple’s mother and a few far-visioned teachers recognized in her a young woman of exceptional talents and abilities and helped Temple unlock them.

Most comfortable around animals, Temple grew up to be­come a sought-after animal behaviorist and livestock consultant.

Temple Grandin tells her story in her best-selling books, her autobiography Thinking in Pictures: My Life With Autism, and her memoir Emergence. Her extraordinary life is also the subject the award-winning HBO film called Temple Grandin. Continue reading

We Lost A Great Friend

R-Bradys-200x (1)We Lost A Great Friend – 9-4-2016 – by Rockford Pro-Life Initiative – Words cannot express the love and friendship the Rockford pro-life community has for Don and Mary Brady.  For decades they took care of pro-lifers every day the Rockford abortion mill was open.  They opened their hearts and the Rockford Labor News building they owned to help save babies from abortion. Don and Mary provided a warm smile, words of encouragement, coffee, donuts, and shelter from the heat, rain, and cold to people in need.

Don has passed away after years of loving his family, protecting the unborn, and serving Jesus Christ. : Funeral MASS will be on Tuesday, September 6, at 11:00 am at St. Bridget’s Church, 600 Clifford Avenue, Loves Park, IL with visitation [at St. Bridget’s] 1 Hour before Mass.
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Are We Responsible for Encouraging Abortions?

Are We Responsible for Encouraging Abortions?  By Larry Plachno

Larry-150x1 blueA recent discussion on interconnected social problems and the resulting polarization of our society brought forth the suggestion that many of us, including many of the Christians and Catholics reading this, may be responsible at least in part for abortions. While many pro-life people would deny this, I invite you to follow the logic with me and see what we find.

Our Polarized Society

It was the demographers that first publicized our polarized society and related interconnected social problems. They pointed out that in several major elections they could predict voting based the fertility level of a state or area. Those states with the highest fertility levels traditionally swung to the right and voted for conservative candidates and conservative issues while those states with the lowest fertility levels traditionally swung to the left and voted for liberal candidates and liberal issues. Two things are immediately noteworthy. One is that the basis for this is fertility level, which translates into bringing children into the world. The second thing to note is that this question on children tends to polarize our society into the right and the left. Continue reading



“For everyone who exults themselves will be humbled, but the ones who humble themselves will be exulted.”

        There once lived a man so humble, that even the angels rejoiced at the sight of him.  But, in spite of his great sanctity, he didn’t even have the slightest idea that he was holy.  He just went about his humdrum and ordinary daily tasks, diffusing goodness in the same way flowers unconsciously diffuse their fragrance, and in the same way streetlights diffuse their glow.

        His sanctity lay in this – that he forgot each person’s past, and looked at him or her, as they were, and he looked beyond each person’s appearance to the very center of their being, where they were innocent and blameless and too unaware to know what they were doing.  Thus, he loved and forgave everyone he met – and he saw nothing extraordinary in this, for it was the result of his way of looking at people. Continue reading