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Nice! Redding Pro-Lifers in Solidarity with the Walk!

Pro-Life marchers cross Elm Street in Red Bluff Friday. (George Johnston — Daily News)

Yesterday, Pro-Lifers in Redding, CA Marched for the littlest among us, and today Pro-Lifers up in Redding will March in solidarity with the Walk for Life West Coast:

The North State Catholic Community has invited the public to join a Catholic Pro-Life Walk in Redding Saturday in solidarity with the West Coast Walk for Life, held the same day in San Francisco. Redding’s walk will begin from Saint Joseph Roman Catholic Church and end with a mass at Our Lady of Mercy, a distance of 5.4 miles. People can start gathering around 8:45 a.m., with the walk beginning around 9 a.m.

The story is in the Red Bluff Daily News. Photo courtesy George Johnston.

Walk for Life in America Magazine

They note we are one of the few pro-life events that is more than virtual, and quote Eva Muntean:

“The hallmark of the Walk for Life West Coast from day one is that it has been a beacon of hope and love. Hope is greater than knowledge. Hope is our way of reaching toward the Kingdom of God and bringing new realities into being. Every child allowed to be born is an act of hope!”

Read the whole thing.

‘Right to choose’ is a smokescreen for…one of the most heinous evils imaginable.

Archbishop Cordileone tells it!

On Monday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticized prolife voters who voted for Donald Trump on the abortion issue, saying their votes cause her “great grief as a Catholic” and accusing them of “being willing to sell the whole democracy down the river for that one issue.” 
  
Most Reverend Salvatore J. Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco, issued the following statement in response: 

“To begin with the obvious: Nancy Pelosi does not speak for the Catholic Church.  She speaks as a high-level important government leader, and as a private citizen.  And on the question of the equal dignity of human life in the womb, she also speaks in direct contradiction to a fundamental human right that Catholic teaching has consistently championed for 2,000 years. 

“Christians have always understood that the commandment, ‘Thou shall not kill,’ applies to all life, including life in the womb.  Around the end of the first century the Letter of Barnabas states: “You shall not slay the child by procuring abortion; nor, again, shall you destroy it after it is born’ (#19).  One thousand, eight hundred and sixty-five years later, the Second Vatican Council affirmed: ‘Life must be protected with the utmost care from the moment of conception: abortion and infanticide are abominable crimes’ (Gaudium et spes, n. 51).   

“Pope Francis continues this unbroken teaching.  Addressing participants in the conference, ‘Yes to Life! – Taking Care of the Precious Gift of Life in Its Frailty’ on May 25, 2019, he condemned abortion in the strongest possible terms: ‘is it licit to eliminate a human life to solve a problem? …  It is not licit.  Never, never eliminate a human life … to solve a problem.  Abortion is never the answer that women and families are looking for.’  And just yesterday (January 20, 2021) Archbishop Gomez, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, reiterated the declaration of the U.S. bishops that abortion is for Catholics the ‘preeminent priority.’  In doing so, he acted rightly and collaboratively in his role as USCCB President, and I am grateful to him for doing so. 

“Preeminent does not mean ‘only,’ of course.  There are certainly many evils we must confront and many goods we must pursue.  In his inaugural speech yesterday, President Biden gave a moving call to unity and healing.  He offered what I would call a ‘Litany of Compassion’ – bringing before the eyes of the nation the suffering of people across a wide spectrum of issues.  In my experience, advocates for unborn children also work diligently to be of service in many of these causes as well.  Speaker Pelosi has chosen this week to impugn the motives of millions of Catholics and others for choosing to make voting on the issue of abortion their priority and accuses them of ‘selling out democracy.’  This is not the language of unity and healing.  She owes these voters an apology. 

“I myself will not presume to know what was in the minds of Catholic voters when they voted for the Presidential candidate of their choice, no matter who their preferred candidate was.  There are many issues of very grave moral consequence that Catholics must weigh in good conscience when they vote.  But one thing is clear: No Catholic in good conscience can favor abortion.  ‘Right to choose’ is a smokescreen for perpetuating an entire industry that profits from one of the most heinous evils imaginable.  Our land is soaked with the blood of the innocent, and it must stop. 

“That is why, as Catholics, we will continue to speak out on behalf of those who have no voice to speak for themselves and reach out to, comfort and support those who are suffering the scars of the abortion experience.  We will do so, until our land is finally rid of this despicable evil.” 

Joe Scheidler Goes Home

Joe Scheidler, the Godfather of the American pro-life movement, went home to the Lord today. He was 92. His accomplishments, and what he meant to generations of pro-lifers, are too numerous to even approximate. 

Joe receiving the St. Gianna Molla Award in 2018

In 2018, we were inexpressibly honored to have “Grandpa Joe” accept the Walk for Life West Coast’s St. Gianna Molla Award for Pro-Life Heroism—it could  just as easily have been called the Joe Scheidler award!  As Joe, then 90, said that day, he would walk the whole way “Even on my bad knees!”

Steve Ertelt, writing in LifeNews, said “Scheidler was heralded as one of the early pro-life leaders to participate in protests at abortion clinics and to encourage Americans to vocally oppose abortion by speaking out for unborn children at the very abortion centers where they are killed.

Scheidler has been fighting for the rights of the unborn even before the infamous Roe v. Wade decision. After working for other pro-life organizations for several years, Joe founded the Pro-Life Action League to serve the need he saw for pro-life Americans to take bold, direct action to save babies from abortion in their own communities.

His 1985 pro-life activists manual, ‘CLOSED: 99 Ways to Stop Abortion’, put pro-lifers throughout the United States and the world to work effectively fighting abortion. Scheidler’s commitment and determination have been an inspiration for generations of pro-life activists who have followed.”

Grandpa Joe, you were a shining example to us all! We know you, and St. Gianna, and Mother Teresa, and Our Lady and all the angels and saints are praying for us in heaven!

Support Walter Hoye and Life TONIGHT!

Today, Friday, January 15, 2021 at 6PM, join and support Pro-Life hero Walter Hoye at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday webcast  benefitting the ministry of the Issues4Life Foundation. The goal is to reach one-hundred (100) new donors giving twenty ($20.00) a month!

Check out the great speakers:

– Dr. Alveda King, Niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
– Archbishop Salvatore Joseph Cordileone, Archdiocese of San Francisco
– Lila Rose, President of Live Action
– Dr. La Verne Tolbert, Former Planned Parenthood Board Member
– Father Joseph D. Fessio, S.J., Founder and Editor of Ignatius Press
– Toni McFadden, Founder|CEO, Relationships Matter Ministry
– Bishop Ronnie D. Allen, Ph.D., Founder|President International Faith Base Coalition

Moderator: Lonnie C. Poindexter, Founder of The Lion Chasers Network

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