ProLifeCorner- Rockford IL.- In late January this year, Holy Family Parish hosted its 20th annual Respect Life banquet. We are especially pleased to bring you this report; a good friend of the ProLifeCorner, Steven Garbe, has supplied us with the background information and pictures which will make this a more informative report. We would also like to acknowledge that the videos contained upon this page were produced and directed by Stephen King Photographer, Rockford Illinois. Continue reading
ProLifeCorner- Keokuk, Iowa- By Frank Munda- Northern Illinois Women’s Center is Closed, May We Never Forget.
Dan and Donna Holman recently sent this video to us at the ProLifeCorner. They rote this comment below the video on YouTube which they shot back in 1986 at Northern Illinois Women’s Center (N.I.W.C.) Rockford Illinois.
“ In 1986 Abortionist Richard Ragsdale opened up an abortuary in the old Turner Grade School building in Rockford, Illinois. Those who ministered at this death pit in 1988 were novices. Of all of us, Fr Francis Lawler communicated best.” Continue reading
ProLifeCorner- Aurora Illinois- by Staff- 40 days for Life Aurora and Beyond-
It is time once again for the 40 days for life campaign. God hears our prayers no matter where we are located. At home, in church, no matter where we are at, however there is something special about offering your prayers at an abortion clinic where the babies are being sacrificed. Not only does our Lord pay special attention to your prayers but your presence at an abortion clinic can often give an abortion minded mother the moral strength that she needs in order to choose life. Continue reading
From a Friend of the ProLifeCorner- “What do you want of us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are — the holy One of God.”
A good friend of mine related this true story to me of an older priest he met while working at an inner-city soup kitchen. The older priest recounted a story of an exorcism experience that he encountered early in his priesthood while he was stationed in a diocese on the east coast. This priest, only a few years ordained at the time, was ask to be the exorcist of that particular diocese because of his piety and apparent holiness. At his first experience as an exorcist, he was sent by the diocesan authorities to a home of an elderly woman where he encountered a young man – her son, who was obviously in great emotional distress and anguish of soul. Sometime during the course of the exorcism, the young priest asked the young man why he was so troubled. The young man answered in a shrill-like voice, that he was possessed by an unclean spirit from hell – a demon. The priest then responded with the question directed to the unclean spirit, “Then what is your name or what do you call yourself!” The demon retorted, “My name is hatred for the Mother of God!” . Continue reading
Beaumont, Alberta, Canada- by Mark Pickup- The onset of multiple sclerosis is sudden. I went dead from the waist down. I could not distinguish something hot from something cold. I could not distinguish blunt from sharp. Overnight, I lost the use of my right hand, and I am right handed. My wife had to help me dress. For a time, I could not hold a pencil, and when I came to the point where I could, I scribbled like a little kid. Within a week, I had gone from the world of the able-bodied to the world of the disabled. They are distinctly different worlds, rather like two solitudes.
From 1984 to 1987, I found myself on a relentless slide downhill. The pattern of attack and remission was so volatile that I would go to bed at night not knowing what I would wake up with or wake up without. My vision was affected for a while. I would lose the ability to speak, and I would froth like an imbecile. I would gain my speech back, lose it, gain it, lose it. I would go incontinent. I would lose sensation. I would lose short term memory and experience confusion. In fact, that is what drove me from my career in the end, I would go spastic. I would experience a crippling fatigue, and I still do. Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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