Chris Bell and the Board of Directors of Good Counsel Homes
invite you to join them
for a free Concert for Life
to benefit the mothers and babies
of Good Counsel’s Spring Valley home
SISTER NANCY RICHTER
of Albertus Magnus High School
The St. Joseph’s Regional High School/Broadway Theater Workshops
The Albertus Magnus Veritas Choir
No Boundaries Band — A Spiritually Uplifting Musical Group
And Other Solo Performers
Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 1:00 PM
Albertus Magnus High School 798 Route 304~ Bardonia, NY 10954
If you would like to take an ad in the journal for this occasion please call 845-492-6709.
At the concert, a free will offering will be suggested for a one-time gift and an annual pledge
April 23, 1947 – August 10, 2015
The Rockland prolife community lost one of its greats this past summer, Bonnie Walsh, of Haverstraw, who passed away Aug. 10.
Bonnie was a nurse and community leader, whose good works encompassed the full spectrum of human life.
She was a strong supporter of the Good Counsel Home (for homeless moms and babies) in Spring Valley and was honored for her work in 2003. She also received an award in 2011 from the Catholic Community Services of Rockland for her caring for those who needed assistance in our community. She worked tirelessly to hold political leaders accountable and to make Rockland a better place to live. Continue reading
DONALD E. MELLON
March 14, 1925 – June 10, 2015
“I didn’t know whether he was a friend or foe,” long-time Pearl River resident Terry Anselmi said, recalling the first time she met the mysterious, helmeted biker in the black leather jacket who pulled up on his Harley to where a group of prolifers were protesting near an abortion clinic on Route 59 in Tallman many years ago.
He turned out to be a friend — great friend – to many of us and to the prolife movement here in Rockland County. His name was Don Mellon.
Don was a soft-spoken, gentle man with a big heart – a loving husband to his beloved wife, Joan, a generous, devoted family member, a devout Catholic, a college professor and author who would “gladly learn and gladly teach,” and an ardent, committed pro-lifer with a love for life. Continue reading
Stand for Life and Make a Difference
Over 650 babies were saved as parents who were considering abortion stopped to talk with volunteers praying at our nation’s abortion clinics and Planned Parenthood offices during this autumn’s 40 Days for Life. Two of these babies were from Rockland.
The vigil of prayer, fasting, and raising awareness of the abortion issue ended on Nov. 1. Thirty-one participants gathered in Rockland for a closing ceremony. Continue reading
By a vote of 240-189 yesterday, the House of Representatives passed a bill to defund Planned Parenthood for one year (HR 3726). The legislation also repealed key provisions of Obamacare — the individual and employer mandates, the “Cadillac” tax, and the medical device tax.
Our representative, Nita Lowey, voted against the bill.
Now the actions turns to the Senate where three key Republicans — Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) are threatening to vote against the measure because it does not fully repeal Obamacare.
This will only take a minute.
There’s another vote to defund Planned Parenthood coming up this Friday (Oct. 23).
Please use the link here to send an email message directly to your representative in the House, urging him or her to vote FOR HR 3762. The bill would also repeal certain provisions of Obamacare.
The House had already approved a bill to defund PP last month (241-187), but the effort was killed by a filibuster in the Senate. Even though more senators voted FOR this measure (52-47), it did not meet the 60-vote majority required to stop the filibuster. Continue reading