Category Archives: Pro-life

Zach Goodman Survived Roe vs. Wade

Young Zack is letting his light shine in the darkness….

He’s a survivor of Roe vs. Wade

Only 12 years old, he has organized a pro-life walk held on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, to emphasize the connection between the issue of abortion and slavery…

He’s written a pro-life play…

He’s inspired other young people to actively address the issues…

He hands out the Precious Feet pins after Church…

Zach has the dream of making his efforts regional…

Read more about this amazing young man…. Zach Goodman. His name says it all…he is a Good Man!

From the National Catholic Register

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Not “Do Church” but “Be Church”

Our annual Stewardship Day in the Dodge City Diocese 

An outstanding line-up of speakers gathered to present the concepts of becoming more involved in what we are about when we go to Church. It’s more than showing up on one day a week, chalking it up as to having done your duty for the week, and proceeding to the rest of your week with no connection to what just happened….

I was invited to be a presenter…an honor. Not knowing what to expect, I was a bit nervous, or mindful would probably be a better word. Mindful of the responsibility to do what God would want, and not be concerned about a “performance”.

I had a small group of about a dozen people. We had a few minor microphone glitches. I played. We prayed. The following is the opening of an article in the Diocesan newspaper. I think God showed up that day, to guide me. Thanks and Glory be to Him!

By DAVID MYERS and TIM WENZL
Southwest Kansas Register

Haunting music rose from the grand piano in the worship area of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe Aug. 28 as pianist Patrice Egging stopped intermittently to share a message oft repeated throughout this annual Diocesan Stewardship Day, that stewardship is about far more than just placing money in the collection basket.
Stewardship is, more than 200 participants would learn, a way of “being Church” – a way of creating better parish communities and families, and of bringing ourselves closer to God.

For Egging, a featured speaker, stewardship is about discovering your talents – for her an uncanny ability to play beautiful music by ear — and using those talents to witness to others.

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Sweet communion

Worry and anxiety does nothing but give you restless nights…

I was concerned about the speaking and playing I was asked to do for the Dodge City Diocese Stewardship Conference last Saturday. Listening to Bishop Gilmore was calming and gave me some food for thought. Then it was time to proceed..

A friend sat by me, and prayed for me before I began…thank you Denise! Her daughter was with her, a young girl…taking piano lessons..spending a day with her Mom. She is the only daughter with six brothers in the household!

I began to talk to the people gathered, just visiting, but since no one could hear me, I started over with the microphone. We were in the Worship area, large open room, but with the microphone..we were all set to go. A lovely grand piano all situated so I could peek through and see all who gathered there.

I spoke, and played, and we prayed. The Holy Spirit was there…even giving one woman words to the songs I was playing! As this was all recorded, I won’t try to restate what I said that day. If you’d like, you can listen to it! It will be posted on the Diocese website, and as soon as it is, I will add a link here.

I have this picture….the sweet lady thought my angel was for sale! She really loved it! So I took her picture, and told her I would send her a copy of the photo…maybe I should have let her have it….

I don’t plan my “speeches”, but let them flow as the music does. Stories of life, and learning how to more closely follow God’s leading…it was a sweet day of communion.

Come, Holy Spirit!

 Fill the Hearts of Your People!

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Mother’s Day…Pleasant or Painful?

Healing from an abortion is possible. I’m passing on some wonderful information

from women and men who choose to be Silent No More!

Spring Blossoms by Susan Kruse

Silent No More Awareness

May 4, 2010

Dear Friends of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign,

With our record-breaking winter behind us, we are thrilled to see bright green leaves, pink cherry blossoms, lavender wisteria and multi-color tulips! It seems all of nature is praising God!

We extend a special welcome to those who have recently joined the Campaign. We want you to know we appreciate your desire to break the silence that surrounds abortion.

For many of us, this Sunday, May 9th is one of the most painful days of the year. Many of us will spend Mother’s Day aware of the fact that we are childless mothers. Even if we do have children, we know there should be more of them. The same feelings can occur on June 20th for childless fathers.

We want to encourage you to take time this Mother’s and Father’s Day and allow yourself to thank God for the promise we have that we will see our children in Heaven, and they are safe and whole. Remember you are not alone in your feelings and thoughts of what might have been, it’s okay to take time in the midst of the busyness to grieve. You may even want to consider sharing the forgiveness you have received as well as the grief you feel with someone who doesn’t know about your abortion. It may sound strange but when we share our story it allows our children’s lives to have meaning anew and the reminder of their existence comforts us.

We also encourage churches and individuals to acknowledge mothers and fathers of aborted children who will be struggling. Send them a card, call and pray with them, invite them to participate in your family/church celebration. Don’t stay silent because you don’t want to hurt our feelings, we’re already hurting.

This special tribute to Mothers’ was written in 2005 by Joan Maloof, one of Silent No More Awareness Campaign’s retired Regional Coordinators. We share it here again because it captures Motherhood; honestly and compassionately.

Mother’s Day. . . Pleasant or Painful?

When you think of Mother’s Day, what comes to mind? Flowers? Candy? A special brunch at her favorite place? Just the right card that says exactly how you feel?  Or, have you sometimes searched for a Mother’s Day card and never found one that seemed completely appropriate?

For many of us, Mother’s Day brings special thoughts of a loving mom:

She is always there when we need her

She meets our physical and emotional needs

She nurtures, inspires and encourages

She is our role model; we want to be just like her!

We have warm, pleasant feelings when we think of mother.  That is what God wants for us: “…gentle…like a mother caring for her little children”   I Thessalonians. 2:7

For others, thinking of mother brings hurt and pain. Maybe….

Sun RaysYour mother left, or otherwise abandoned you

She abused you or allowed someone else to hurt you

She put her needs first and allowed your needs to go unmet

Some of our mothers have failed us and we sometimes carry that hurt in the form of anger, bitterness and unforgiveness.  God never intended for us to be hurt by our mothers. He wants us to forgive, just as he forgives us. “Forgive and you will be forgiven.” Luke 6:37c

And many others experience profound grief and sorrow when reminded of Mother’s Day:

A mother who has lost a child to death

A mother who has lost a child to addictions

A mother who has lost a relationship with her child

A mother who has lost custody of her children

A mother who has placed a child for adoption

A woman who has chosen abortion

A woman who has suffered a miscarriage

A woman who cannot conceive or carry a child

A woman whose mother has died

God knows of our hurt, pain and sorrow. He wants to bring you comfort today:  “As a mother comforts her children, so I will comfort you.”    Isaiah 66:13

So, celebrate this Mother’s Day by knowing that you have a heavenly parent (God) who loves you!  Unconditionally, completely and eternally; and if you trust in Him, this is His promise:

“never will I leave you, never will I forsake you”  Hebrews 13:5

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Love Life

ShareLove Life: Are you pro-life or pro-choice? From: MatthewWarner | April 05, 2010  www.FallibleBlogma.com A simple examination of the life and the choice. And the first release in the “Love Life” series by Fallible Blogma. AWESOME…….Continue Reading

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