The Trip is ON — Weather Update

There is some snow forecast for Thursday evening, but the Rockland bus trip to the March for Life on Friday, Jan. 18, will go on. The snow should turn to rain as we head south, and the weather for Washington is predicted to be partly cloudy with a temperature of 45 degrees.

Please be careful driving to St. Francis to meet the bus. If you have any questions, please call 845-735-5238, 845-735-4379 or 845-425-1322.


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We March on Friday

The 46th annual March for Life steps off on Friday, Jan. 19, from the National Mall in Washington, DC. It will take place even if the government shutdown is not resolved. We march against the human rights abuse of abortion.

There’s still room on the bus! It will leave from St. Francis of Assisi at 6 am and arrive back in West Nyack at 11 pm. You may leave your car at St. Francis for the day, 128 Parrott Rd., West Nyack, 10994.

$30 Adult, $15 student.

To reserve a spot, please call 845-735-5238, 845-735-4379 or 845-425-1322.

Donations to defray the cost for all marchers may be sent to Rockland Right to Life Committee, PO Box 9348, Bardonia, NY 10954.

2019 MARCH FOR LIFE Washington, DC Friday / January 18th, 2019


There was no room at the Inn for Mary & Joseph all those years ago … BUT … !!!! WE STILL HAVE ROOM ON THE BUS !!!!! …

Bus will leave at 6 am promptly from:
St. Francis of Assisi Church
128 Parrott Rd West Nyack, NY 10994

Going home: We will depart from Washington, DC at 6pm / arriving back in West Nyack approx. 11pm

To reserve a spot … please by 1/16/19 … call 845-735-5238 … 845-735-4379 … and 845-425-1322 (para espanol) & call these #’s if you need a sponsor too.

$30 per adult / $15 per child Donations ALWAYS Welcome! Just send to … Rockland RTL / PO Box 9348 / Bardonia, NY 10954 Thanks in advance for your generosity! We count on & depend upon the support of all those who join with us (in person and/or by monetary donation) in this effort to protect the unborn.

Spring Valley Joins Nationwide Day of Prayer/Protest Against PP

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April 23, 2018—Spring Valley, NY.  On April 28, a pro-life rally will be held at the Planned Parenthood facility on Perlman Drive in Spring Valley, starting at 11 a.m.  This rally is one of more than 100 taking place outside Planned Parenthood centers across the United States, marking the third annual National Day of Prayer and Protest Against Planned Parenthood.
 
This nationwide day of prayer and protest is being coordinated by #ProtestPP, a coalition of more than 75 national, state and local pro-life organizations, in response to Planned Parenthood’s aggressive new agenda. In February, Planned Parenthood executive vice president Dawn Laguens declared that the organization is “going on the offense,” pursuing abortion expansion plans in “all 50 states.” This month, Planned Parenthood announced their participation in the “Win Justice” project, devoting $30 million to advancing their agenda in the November elections.
 
“Planned Parenthood is on the warpath,” said Eileen Peterson, the local coordinator for the event, “but too few Rockland County residents know the truth about this controversial organization. Planned Parenthood claims American women rely on them for healthcare, but in reality, four out of five women will never set foot in one of their centers. Planned Parenthood provides less than 1% of annual pap tests and zero mammograms, but they’ve cornered 35% of the U.S. abortion market. They’ve also been caught shielding child predators, defrauding Medicaid, and harvesting fetal tissue for profit.”
 
The protests to be held April 28 will also call on federal authorities to stop Planned Parenthood’s taxpayer funding. The effort to fully defund the organization of all federal tax dollars—about $430 million annually—has stalled in Congress. But an effort is now underway to revise Title X family planning rules to block Planned Parenthood as a recipient, and deprive them of some $60-80 million annually.
 
Peterson emphasizes that every dollar taken from Planned Parenthood would be redirected to healthcare providers that are not involved in abortion. “The effort to defund Planned Parenthood has nothing to do with taking healthcare away from poor women and families. It’s about taking tax dollars away from the nation’s largest abortion chain,” she explained.
 
#ProtestPP is a coalition of more than 75 local, state and national pro-life groups, headed by three national pro-life activist organizations: Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, Created Equal, and the Pro-Life Action League.
 
For more information please contact: Eileen Peterson (845) 492-6709   rachelminister1@aol.com
 

House of Representatives Passes ‘American Health Care Act’ as First Step to Repeal Obamacare

A bill to repeal major portions of Obamacare passed the House of Representative Thursday by a vote of 217-212. Not one single Democrat voted for it. The bill now goes to the Senate for their consideration and will probably face major revisions there.

The bill, The American Health Care Act, contained a provision that would eliminate $390 million of federal spending to Planned Parenthood and redirect those funds to community health centers that offer a wider array of healthcare services — but not abortion.

Also, the American Health Care Act would reinforce the principles of the Hyde Amendment, which has historically prevented tax payer dollars from being used to pay for abortions, thus reversing Obamacare’s “multiple provisions authorizing federal subsidies for abortion, and abortion-expanding regulatory mandates,” according to the National Right to Life Committee.

Rockland’s representative in the House, Nita Lowey, voted against for this bill.

 

 

 

Trust, a Message for Christmas

By Sean Patrick Miller, guest blogger and author of Full of Life.

mary-jesusWhy did the Lord come to us as a defenseless baby? It is so ironic, really. Here, the King of Kings, the King of the infinite allows Himself to be totally dependent on finite creatures that are full of weakness and fragility. He is placing a good deal of “trust,” in us despite our inclination to fall quite easily.

Was He sending us a message?

If the all-powerful God can place Himself in our frail hands then, perhaps in our difficulties, we can place ourselves in His forever faithful Hands. This can be true in any circumstance. Most especially, for the newly pregnant mother. This mother holds within her a most fragile human being that is reliant on her for everything. Yet, in many ways this new mother feels her own fragility as her body is constantly changing throughout her pregnancy in order to accommodate “her new little miracle.” Continue reading