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Babies saved at Boston-area abortion clinics:
For 2014:  36
    For year 2013:   61     

For  2012: 74 2011: 119,  2010: 74,  2009: 99,  2008: 85, 2007: 90,  2006: 80, 2005: 64, 
2004: 65,  2003: 60


9-0 win on buffer zone! Click for court's decision.

BUFFER ZONE SUPREME COURT HEARING: Go to the Supreme Court web site and click on “Oral Arguments,” followed by “Argument Transcript” or “Argument Oral”; the name of the case is McCullen v. Coakley.


THU, JUL 17 - Senate Bill 2106 - the "dispersal law" - went from first draft to passage by the full Massachusetts State Senate on Wednesday night in what may be record time.

This was after the Judiciary Committee heard from pro-life people Wednesday, who gave hours of powerful, well-reasoned testimony about their work as sidewalk counselors, crisis pregnancy center workers, about the legal flaws of the bill, as well as its retaliatory character in the face of the Supreme Court's 9-0 decision in favor of pro-lifers' free speech rights.

The high court's decision has really bothered the ranks of abortion fanatics - among whom are our lawmakers - who may well have been driven literally crazy by it. They apparently have no ability to discern right from wrong on the issue, and can only offer hypnotic assent to the serial lies of pro-abortion activists, no matter how ill-founded or illogical.

But this follows from their allegiance in the first instance to abortion itself. Having sold their souls to that lie, they view all corollary matters through that prism. In Scriptural terms, we are seeing Romans 1 lived out before our eyes.

Great analysis (from Tuesday) of the dispersal bill and the full text of the bill by MassResistance.


Two more babies saved: one last Friday and another Saturday: #35 and 36

WED, JUL 2 - In the wake of the buffer zone law being struck down by the Supreme Court, Massachusetts political leaders and representatives of the abortion industry [is there a difference?] vowed to strike back with new legislation to keep sidewalk counselors away from women considering an abortion.

Cities surrender buffer zones! The cities of Burlington, Vermont, and Madison, Wisconsin have opted to suspend enforcement of their laws requiring pro-life sidewalk counselors to stay away from abortion facilities.

Tyranny: the inevitable result of our society’s descent into moral chaos - Anthony Esolen

Americans in their late twenties are having record numbers of children out-of-wedlock.

U.S. fertility rate hits all-time low

Hadley Arkes on Hobby Lobby

WED, JUNE 25 - Evelyn and Paul, another sidewalk counselor, were involved with another baby being saved at Planned Parenthood on Saturday (#34)! A married couple went into Planned Parenthood after talking with the two pro-life counselors; they acknowledged that an abortion was scheduled. About 30 minutes later they came out. The man said, "She does not want to talk now," but took pro-life pregnency center information and said he would call. We count this as a saved baby but pray for them, as their may not yet be a change of heart involved. Evelyn told us that she was also involved in a saved baby the previous Saturday, which had not been reported (#33).

What do abortion, gay ‘marriage’ and government-sanctioned illegal immigration have in common? - Anthony Esolen

Robert Royal - No one much feels the need to “preach the Gospel to all nations” anymore – and that missionary work is essentially disappearing. Our modern Gospel is much simpler: We’re all basically good people already, aren’t we? So why can’t we respect and affirm one another’s lifestyles, and all just try and get along.

THU, JUNE 12 - Howie Carr: Democrat Party - No diversity of ideas

WED, JUNE 11 - Babies saved is now at 31:  two more women were connected with Pregnancy Help after talking with sidewalk counselors Ray (30) and Mary (31)!

Pope Francis said something so important last week that it will either be widely ignored or widely disparaged.
     The pope criticized “these marriages, in which the spouses do not want children, in which the spouses want to remain without fertility. This culture of well-being … convinced us: It’s better not to have children! It’s better! You can go explore the world, go on holiday, you can have a villa in the countryside; you can be carefree. It might be better — more comfortable — to have a dog, two cats, and the love goes to the two cats and the dog.”

TUE, JUNE 10 - From Joe Doyle of the Catholic Action League:

ACTION ALERT !!!

TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 2014

CONTACT: C. J. DOYLE (781) 251-9739
               CATHOLICACTIONLEAGUE@GMAIL.COM

SAINT ANTHONY'S SHRINE JOINS "PRIDE" FESTIVAL

Boston's annual homosexual "Pride" Parade---which will occur this Saturday, June 14th---is a cauldron of depravity. It is characterized by lewd behavior, immodest dress, and lurid displays of exhibitionism and sadomasochism. The message of the parade, and that of the festival which follows it in City Hall Plaza, is one of radical rejection of Christian morality, of pride in mortal sin.

Incredibly, this year it will actually be worse. The marshals of the 2014 parade will be the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a grotesque group of transvestites whose members costume themselves as Catholic nuns. They have a long history of mocking the Catholic Faith, producing obscene parodies of Catholic worship, exploiting Catholic religious imagery, and profaning Catholic symbols and sacramentals, such as the crucifix. Their blasphemies and sacrileges include the "Hunky Jesus" contest and the "Condom Savior Mass," where contraceptives are distributed in place of Holy Communion.

Astonishingly, one of Boston's most popular Catholic churches, Saint Anthony's Shrine---administered by Franciscan friars, members of the same religious family as our Capuchin archbishop---will host an information booth at the festival in City Hall Plaza, where the parade ends. Whatever evasions, excuses, or rationalizations are offered, any sane person would reasonably conclude that the presence of the friars will send a signal of support and approval for an event which celebrates the sin of impurity against nature.

This is a betrayal of the Catholic Faith, and it is uncharitable to the souls who will be lost by confirming them in their deadly sins. Sadly, when it pertains to homosexuality, this is not the first time that Saint Anthony's has compromised its Catholic identity.

Please contact Cardinal Sean O'Malley and ask him to put a halt to this grave scandal! You may e-mail His Eminence at ArchbishopSean@RCAB.org or leave a telephone message at 617-254-0100 or 617-782-2544.

No one in secular society should be expected to take seriously Catholic teaching about marriage, about chastity outside of marriage, or about Catholic ideals of modesty and purity in speech, dress, and behavior, when one of Boston's best known Catholic institutions participates in something as course, as crudely lascivious, and as flagrantly pornographic as a homosexual pride festival. Please urge your family and friends to join you in contacting the Cardinal!

Thank you.


Contraception: the gateway to moral decay By Fr. Shenan Boquet - Human Life International (6/7/2014)

     Based on the findings of a recent Gallup poll released on May 30, Americans are becoming more accepting of a number of controversial issues. At the top of Gallup's list of 19 issues was contraception, of which 90 percent of Americans approve, followed by divorce at 69 percent and premarital sex at 66 percent. Others making the top ten were embryonic stem cell research (65%), childbirth outside of marriage (58%), same-sex unions (58%), euthanasia (52%) and abortion (42%).
     These numbers shouldn't surprise us; after all Americans have been steadily rejecting a Judeo-Christian morality in favor of secular relativism for decades. In the so-called sexual revolution of the late 1960s, sex was separated from the person - body and soul - and the human body became regarded as an instrument one could manipulate and even exploit for pleasure. Read more...

WED, JUNE 4 - Two more babies were saved in the last week: Eleanor took a couple to Pregnancy Help last Wednesday after they came out of Planned Parenthood. At Pregnancy Help they saw the ultrasound of the baby - 20 weeks gestation! (#28). Last Friday, a woman came out of Planned Parenthood and told Lorraine that she had changed her mind: no abortion (#29)!

Should Christian leaders defend Islam? - The view that our commonalities with Islam are more important than our differences is widely shared by Christians and is especially strong among Catholics. But what if this view is mistaken? Not to put too fine a point on it, what if Osama bin Laden’s interpretation of Islam is closer to the original than that of moderate Muslims?

SAT, MAY 24 - A woman exited Planned Parenthood this morning (BELOW, striped blouse) around 10:00 AM and told sidewalk counselors that she had changed her mind and decided against abortion (#27). The reason? She saw the ultrasound of her baby - after the technician told her, "You may not want to see this" (!), but she did want to see it, and it prompted her to choose life for her baby!

A couple came out of Women's Health Services Thursday and spoke with Janet and Bill, two pro-lifers who were there. The couple affirmed that they had decided against abortion and drove away! (#26)

MON, MAY 19 - Pro-lifers protest award by Boston College to John Kerry

John - Don't Lose Faith in Government (and the "Messiah"??) - Kerry arrived at BC about 9:20 am Monday in a heavily armed caravan with State and Boston Police escorts to deliver his commencement address to the 2014 graduates. 

Eighteen of us took part in the protest of BC that morning outside of Alumni Stadium. Kerry's motorcade had a close look, if they were looking, at our Kerry's "Choice" signs, depicting the victims of the crimes that Secretary Kerry is "opposed" to, but vehemently defends and promotes.

PHOTO: C.J. Doyle, Executive Director of the Catholic Action League of Massachusetts.

But the greater evil here, as Catholic Action League Executive Director C.J. Doyle pointed out, is the disgraceful scandal of Catholic institutions honoring reprobate politicians and other notorious figures, effectively putting pro-lifers in the position of fighting a two-front war: the Culture of Death in society at large, and the cultivators of that Culture within our own Catholic institutions.

Media coverage - of us - was good. Carl Stephens of WBZ Radio interviewed C.J. Doyle early this morning, and snapped a photo of me for their web site. Channels 7 and 5 TV cameras got video of our demonstration. The Boston Herald took quite a few photos. It should also be noted that media personnel were rather congenial and seemed to have a grasp of the significance of what we were there for.

There was a marked lessening of hostile responses from passersby, including those attending the commencement. Father Ronald Tacelli, S.J., BC philosophy professor, did a drive-by with supportive honks and waves.

- Bill Cotter

Was Cardinal O'Malley there?

MORNING OF MONDAY, MAY 19: John Kerry shakes hands with the Chairman, Committee on Pro-Life Activities of United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Cardinal O'Malley.

"The Catholic community and Catholic institutions should not honor those who act in defiance of our fundamental moral principles. They should not be given awards, honors or platforms which would suggest support for their actions." - Catholics in Political Life, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (2004)


MON, MAY 12 - Black Mass cancelled!!

The Black Mass at Harvard University has been cancelled, according to pro-lifers on the scene!! Another report said it had been moved off-campus to a Central Square restaurant, but another disputed that and said that it was just completely cancelled.

That's not to say that they won't be back - remember Satan in the wilderness with Jesus. He went away to await another opportunity.

About 80 pro-Christ people were present outside of Memorial Hall! Hundreds packed Saint Paul's Church for the Holy Hour and Benediction.

Thanks to all who showed up and to all who prayed or opposed this in any way, including Tradition, Family, and Property (PHOTO ABOVE). Ray Flynn and CJ Doyle were among those present. Channel 4, Fox-25, The Boston Herald, and The Harvard Crimson covered the event.

SUN, MAY 11 -

The Black Mass at Harvard University

CARDINAL NEWMAN SOCIETY: Students in a club at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., are set to host on campus a “Satanic Black Mass Reenactment” on May 12, possibly with an unconsecrated host, according to CNS News.  Upon hearing the news, Cardinal Newman Society President Patrick J. Reillydecried the planned event, following the stated concerns of the Archdiocese of Boston.

CATHOLIC ACTION LEAGUE: The Catholic Action League of Massachusettswill recite a Rosary of Reparation outside of Harvard University's Memorial Hall on Monday evening, May 12th, beginning at 7:00 PM. The Rosary is a response to the abomination of a Black Mass being performed on the Harvard campus. The Harvard Extension School has granted permission to a student group---the Cultural Studies Club---to sponsor the demonic rite, which will be conducted by the New York based Satanic Temple.
     Memorial Hall is located at 45 Quincy Street, between Cambridge Street and Kirkland Street, on the north side of Harvard Yard, a five minute walk from Harvard Square. It is a massive, red brick, neo-Gothic building, with a high tower crowned by a mansard roof. Directions and parking info is on the League web site.

Fr. David Mullen is holding a reparation holy hour at St. Brendan's in Bellingham on Monday night between 8:00 and 9:00, with Eucharistic adoration, rosary, and Divine Mercy chaplet.

THE BOSTON PILOT: CATHOLIC HARVARD STUDENTS & ALUMNI RALLY AGAINST BLACK MASS.

The Catholic Chaplain of Harvard invites all Catholics and people of good will to gather for a Eucharistic Holy Hour and Benediction this coming Monday evening, May 12th, from 8.00 to 9.00 PM in St. Paul's Church at the corner of Bow and Arrow Streets in Harvard Square. Or pray any time on Monday May 12th before the Tabernacle in your Parish or before the Eucharistic Lord in Adoration.

WED, MAY 7 - Three babies saved from abortion recently: one at Planned Parenthood last Friday (#23), who talked with Bill a sidewalk counselor; and two more (#24 & 25) at the same facility on Saturday, both of whom spoke with Evelyn, a sidewalk counselor.

Bound4LIFE is a grassroots prayer mobilization movement focused on the ending of abortion, the increase of adoptions and the reformation of government and society through spiritual awakening. Their mission is to mobilize a massive surge of prayer.

One of their activities is the Silent Siege – Public stands of silent prayer wearing Life Tape in front of courthouses and abortion centers around the nation. Several local Bound4LIFE activists (ABOVE) were present at Planned Parenthood Saturday.

MON, APR 28 - Mary - a sidewalk counselor - had the anointing on Saturday! She was involved with two saved babies (#21 and 22). Ruth, another counsellor, talked to the first woman that changed her mind and got her phone number for a follow-up. The woman had a print-out of her baby's ultra-sound image - which she had to insist on receiving!

Pro-abortion, pro-"gay" John Kerry to be Boston College commencement speaker!!

WED, APR 16 - Another baby saved (#20)! Eleanor, Mary, and company were at Planned Parenthood this morning and a couple came out and told them that they "did not have the abortion"!

WED, APR 9 - Eleanor and Mary were teamed up today outside of Planned Parenthood in Boston. It was only a moderately busy day, and among the various customers were two women, each accompanied by another woman. Both pairs were approached by Eleanor and Mary who offered pro-life material and encouragement. Although both went into the facility, they both came out - all smiles, and they affirmed that they "did not have the abortion" (#18 and #19)!
     By contrast, a couple of other women who exited Planned Parenthood this morning were obviously post-abortion - NO smiles! - and both were visibly CRUSHED!

THU, APR 3 -  "If you believe what you like in the gospels, and reject what you don't like, it is not the gospel you believe, but yourself." -- St. Augustine

Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, “...repent, and believe in the gospel.” - Mark 1:14-15. The nominal Catholics who are members of Massachusetts' congressional delegation, written about in Monday's front-page Boston Globe story, have a different take on the Gospel: it is their Church, not they, who must repent, and embrace their Gospel of Liberalism.

In Pope Francis, they claim, they have finally found a soul mate: “He’s saying the things I want my church to stand for,’’ McGovern said. “Fairness and inclusion,’’ the Globe nodded approvingly.

Some of a cynical bent might have the temerity to point out that children in the womb are omitted from the rubric of “inclusion.’’ But please, restrain yourself. That kind of talk makes Representative McGovern feel bad:

McGovern also knows what it’s like to feel shunned by church leadership. Moakley, his political mentor, was dying of leukemia when he asked McGovern to give a eulogy at his funeral. McGovern agreed but said then-Cardinal Bernard Law intervened to prevent him from speaking, which Moakley said was because of McGovern’s position in support of abortion rights and gay rights.

The Left, of course, very readily resorts to vilification, intimidation, and exclusion in support of their agenda. So some consider their opposition to the Church's insistence on doctrinal and moral truth as a double standard.

But it is not. It's one standard: they are agents of Darkness and advance Darkness, while opposing Light; consistently; in season or out of season; in Church or out of Church. The reason for their animosity is simple: they simply do not believe these fundamentals of the Faith. They have their own doctrines, their own morals, and - probably - their own god. (See Col. 3:5.)

And Pope Francis, despite some ill-timed and ill-phrased ambiguous remarks early in his papacy, is not an advocate of abortion or same-sex “marriage.” Hopefully, he will one day signal that the bishops of the world should do what is long overdue: enforce Canon 915. As Cardinal Burke remarked the other day: denying Communion to pro-abortion politicians is an act of pastoral charity.

Or as Saint Paul bluntly put it, “Drive out the wicked person from among you” (1 Cor. 5:13).

Lorraine, a sidewalk counselor, was there Friday when a couple came out of Planned Parenthood and said that they had decided against the scheduled abortion (#17)!

WED, MAR 26 - Another baby was saved Saturday at Planned Parenthood: number 16! A seminarian, Judy, and Ruth spoke with a young woman outside of Planned Parenthood. She decided against the abortion, despite the opposition of her angry grandmother, who was waiting in the car down the street.

MEDFIELD, Mass., March 26, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- A Grand Jury indictment of the former Chief Operating Officer of Boston's Steward Health Care LLC, is cited as one of the main reasons for a request to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court for an independent investigation of the Steward hospital system, which was formed in 2010.

FRI, MAR 21 - Lorraine, a sidewalk counselor, was told by a woman who came out of Planned Parenthood this morning that, "I didn't have the abortion." Lorraine offered her pro-life material and the woman left with her male driver. (#15)

Interview with Cardinal Burke on Faith, the right to life, and the family.

“The priest’s refusal to give Holy Communion is a prime act of pastoral charity, helping the person in question to avoid sacrilege and safeguarding the other faithful from scandal,” said American Cardinal Raymond Burke in an interview published exclusively in English today by LifeSiteNews.

Reliable estimates indicate that anywhere from 100-200 million Christians are persecuted every year; one Christian is martyred every five minutes. Approximately 85% of this persecution occurs in Muslim majority nations. In 1900, 20% of the Middle East was Christian. Today, less than 2% is. Why the media does not cover jihadist attacks ob Middle East Christians.

The persecuted Church

It started with a phone call to our office number on Sunday, forwarded to me. The caller requested help for a pregnant young woman who had an abortion scheduled for this week.
     I referred him to Eleanor, one of our premier sidewalk counselors. After a few phone calls, Eleanor and the young woman were connected and agreed to meet Tuesday morning to go to an appointment at Pregnancy Help. There she had an ultrasound and over an hour with their counselor.
     Bottom line:
the woman was very receptive - and grateful. She has cancelled her abortion appointment! (#14)

FRI, MAR 14 - A couple stayed in their car in parking lot at Women's Health this morning for at least a half hour.  Never went into the facility.  Finally, they drove away. Not 100% sure, but I'm calling it #13.

MON, MAR 10 - On Ash Wednesday, a couple came out of Planned Parenthood and told Eleanor that they had chosen life for their baby (#11). On Saturday morning an Asian woman told Jean, a sidewalk counselor, that, "We're going to keep our baby," as she and a man left Planned Parenthood. We don't know if they had scheduled an abortion (better if they hadn't!). About 11:30 on Saturday morning, another couple came out of Planned Parenthood and told Evelyn (BELOW, RIGHT) that, "We didn't have the abortion." Seeing the twenty or so people gathered in prayer, she added, "Your prayers were answered!" (#12)

MON, MAR 3 - Gary Bauer on the Arizona surrender: If you are a pastor and haven't figured this out yet, let me make it clear: Right before your eyes, significant parts of Scripture are on the verge of being declared off-limits, subjecting you to accusations of bigotry and jeopardizing the tax-exempt status of your church. Read the full column

Pat Buchanan: But who is imposing whose beliefs here?
    The baker who says he’s not making your wedding cake? Or those who want Arizona law to declare that either he provides that wedding cake and those flowers for that same-sex ceremony, or we see to it that he is arrested, prosecuted and put out of business? Read full column

A couple arrived early - 7:03 am - to Planned Parenthood on Wednesday. Eleanor approached them and said, "We can help you." But in they went anyway. But before 9:00 am they came out. Mary O'Donnell offered them a rosary and a holy card with the Blessed Virgin Mary, both of which they accepted. When asked, "Did you have the abortion?" the answer was, "No" (#10) !

Contraception is a threat to national security! Demographic bankruptcy leads to financial bankruptcy, and financial bankruptcy heightens the risk of political collapse. And a bankrupt nation is at the mercy of its creditors and of opportunistic neighbors. So European society today is in grave danger. Click for the full column by Phil Lawler

Axis of Evil IV by Ray Neary (Renew America) - Planned Parenthood is the perfect example of a living lie. The organization derives millions of dollars annually, not from planning parenthood, but by assisting a mother to de-parent – and doing the same to the father of a new member of our human family..


Obama and "uncaring" pro-lifers (American Spectator)

Krauthammer on Obama: From king of the world to dead in the water in six months.


TUE, NOV 4, 2008 -- "I doubt that he is the long-prophesied ruler of the world, but I also believe that he is a carrier of a deadly moral virus, indeed a kind of anti-apostle spreading concepts and agendas that are not only anti-Christ but anti-human as well." -- Michael O'Brien on Barack: the Antichrist?

THU, FEB 17, 2005 -- Research vindicates Catholic teaching on marriage and contraception (Touchstone)


Why are things the way they are in the Boston archdiocese? One must be careful not to over-generalize, but we still believe there is a lot of insight  in Professor James Hitchcock's article, "Conservative Bishops, Liberal Results"


 

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Events

Regular pro-life events in Boston area  

Too few witnesses

"Gay marriage"

Gay marriage archive

What happened to Catholic Health Care in Boston?

The Coalition to Save Catholic Health Care - a summary of their efforts by Chairman Ray Neary, assisted by John O'Gorman.

Sites of interest

A 2.5-minute video of abortion fanatics on display. Disturbing!!


BLOODMONEY, The Business of Abortion -- a documentary film that exposes the truth behind the Abortion Industry from the Pro-Life perspective.
     This film will examine the history of abortion in America, from the inception of Planned Parenthood and the profitability of abortion clinics, to Roe v. Wade, to the denial of when life begins, to the fight to save the lives of innocent babies, and the devastating effects it has had on the women that have had them.

 

Life Matters is televised live from the Boston Neighborhood Network studios in downtown Boston.  They have produced over 288 different half-hour shows, including many guests who are nationally renowned in the right-to-life community.  Life Matters is currently airing in over 124 Massachusetts cities and towns, and have over 30 shows on Youtube.com & blip.tv. LINK: http://www.lifematterstv.org/

New web site! http://www.numberofabortions.com/
This a page of real-time “abortion counters” intended to heighten awareness of the reality & magnitude of the Abortion Holocaust. This site is unique in having many different abortion counters on one page. There are other sites with a single counter and a number of those use out of date statistics.

Barack Obama

  Obama on abortion:

http://obamawantsyou.com/mainpage.html

http://stoptheabortionagenda.com  NEW!

Video of Obama speech to Planned Parenthood:
http://obamawantsyou.com/53seconds.html

 More on Obama:

Everything you need to know about Barack Obama

 

 

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