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Is there anything better?
Once again the Walk for Life West Coast is blessed to be joined by the Mariachi Juvenil Real de San Pablo! They will be greeting pro-lifers at the end of the Walk, at Justin Herman (Embarcadero) Plaza, with their patented brand of happy, rousing Mariachi music! They’ve been with us a number of times before, and here’s a nice article about them in the Oakland Catholic Voice.
And hey, pro-life musicians! Remember, we want YOU at the Walk! ‘When you sing, you pray twice!’
Wow, just wow. Video below.
President Donald Trump, the first sitting President to address the March for Life, just finished, and did he ever deliver! God bless him! Watch the video below.
She’s the Walk for Life West Coast’s big sister and we love her!
The rally starts at 8:30AM PST. You can watch live on EWTN–click the image below. And get inspired to Walk for the little ones in SF on Saturday, January 27!
More great opportunities for our young people!
Our Lady of Peace Church in Santa Clara will host a pre-Walk for Life West Coast Youth Rally on Friday, January 26.
The Youth Rally for Life is intended for youth ages 12 to 17 and will include talks and entertainment, food, an Hour of Adoration with Rosary and Confession, and the evening will end with Holy Mass!
For more details, visit http://www.olop-shrine.org/ or call (408) 988-4585
“From each tiny child waiting to be born, to people nearing death, all are precious and deserve our care and protection. Women and men suffering after abortion, individuals tempted to end their lives, expectant mothers facing challenging pregnancies, people pushed to the margins of society by a ‘throwaway culture,’ and every other person—each ‘has a place in God’s heart from all eternity'” (Amoris laetitia, 168).
That’s the first day’s prayer from the USCCB’s 9 Days for Life, a “digital pilgrimage” of prayer and action focused on cherishing the gift of every person’s life. A multi-faceted novena highlighting a different intention each day provides reflections, bonus information, and suggested actions. Check out the video:
Bless their hearts! Right to Life of Kern County will be making the nearly 300 mile trip to the Walk!
Check out their website! They’ve really got it together! Help for pregnant moms, a pro-life youth page with profiles of young pro-lifers…and a Walk for Life West Coast page!
WALK FOR LIFE WEST COAST – LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!
Join us on Saturday, January 27 for the 14th annual Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco. March up Market Street with 65,000 fellow advocates to declare that all life, from conception to natural death, is of inestimable worth.
Right to Life of Kern County is now reserving seats to transport local advocates to the event in comfort and safety. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, RTLKC is able to offer the seats at a greatly reduced cost. Seating is limited, so reserve yours soon!
President Donald Trump will address the March for Life in DC this Friday via a live feed!! LifeNews has the story:
President Donald Trump Will Address March for Life, 1st President to Speak Via Live Video Feed
“President Donald Trump will address the March for Life on Friday in live remarks to hundreds of thousands of pro-life people attending the event from across the country. Trump is keeping a tradition alive that’s seen previous presidents taking a pro-life position making similar phone calls to encourage pro-life advocates to continue fighting against abortion.
President Trump will become the first president to speak to the March for Life via a live video feed. Presidents Ronald Reagan, George Bush, and George W Bush all addressed the March for Life as well with pro-life remarks. There remarks were typically pre-taped or they were aired via a live phone call to March for Life participants. With better technology available today, a live video stream is more easily accomplished.
President Trump was supposed to send remarks to the March for Life last year but did not do so because ice President Mike Pence and Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway were slated to speak at the event to represent the White House.
Last year Trump called out the mainstream media for essentially ignoring the March for Life.”
Wow, five buses from Reedley in the Diocese of Fresno are coming to the Walk for Life West Coast! Four are from St. Anthony of Padua Church, plus one from Knights of Columbus Council #15556 of St. Isidore’s Church. There’s also one from Knights of Columbus Council # 16185 of Holy Spirit Church in Fresno.
These good folks have been to the Walk before—their participation has even been profiled in their local papers!
The Diocese of Fresno is one of the fastest growing in the United States—here’s good Bishop Armando Ochoa ordaining four new Priests in 2016.
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Bless their hearts! The Respect Life Ministry of St. Rose of Lima Church in Paso Robles, CA have chartered a bus for the 200-mile journey to San Francisco for the Walk for Life West Coast, to stand for the least among us. Here’s a picture of some Rose of Lima folks at the 2017 Walk:
And just saw on their website: they have Perpetual Adoration! Have you noticed how many parishes coming to the Walk have Adoration?
We spoke with Mary Baxstresser, one of the parish organizers:
“We are multi-generational: kids, teenagers, grandparents, age 8 on up. Our pastor Fr. Rodolfo Contreras will be leading us. It is his first time to ever attend the Walk, and he is very excited.
We have a 52-seat bus coming, plus a number of our parishioners will be driving up.”
Thanks, Mary! We look forward to seeing you!
And here is the prayer from their Respect Life page:
“Heavenly Father, Spare our nation from the scourge of abortion. Protect the lives of children in the womb. Give hope and strength to their mothers. Stir love in the hearts of fathers to support and charish mother and child. Cause our elected leaders and the courts to recognise and protect the personhood of unborn children. Lift up church leaders to proclaim a Culture of Life. Lead parents who had abortions to repentance and healing. Bring about the conversion of the abortionist, of those who deny the birthright of children and those who are indifferent. Grant me the courage and energy to be a Defender of Life. I ask this through my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.”
Timely interview in Our Sunday Visitor with Anne McGuire, the assistant director of education and outreach for the Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities of the Conference of Catholic Bishops. Excerpt:
“Just 29 years old herself, McGuire has lived her whole life under the shadow of Roe v. Wade. She therefore is keenly aware of why young people must be the driving force of the pro-life movement.
“It’s certainly important for young people to be involved in the pro-life movement because respect for life is something that is part of who we are as Catholics,” she said. “It’s not just one issue or another, it’s foundational; it’s just part of who we are.”