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Saturday, October 30, 2010

C.S. & T's Candidates' Questionnaire

While the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference's "PA-Statewide-2010-Bulletin-Insert" was made available early, it only looked at candidates for the statewide positions of governor and the U.S. senate. In its current issue, the Catholic Standard & Times looks at candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives (including the two candidates from our own 8th congressional district), as well as the Pennsylvania House & the Pennsylvania Senate.

In our own race for the U.S. House of Representatives, an examination of the Catholic Standard & Times "Candidates Questionnaire" quickly reveals that Mike Fitzpatrick shares the Catholic positions on those absolutely essential issues of opposing federal funding of abortion, supporting conscience protections, opposing embryonic stem cell research, & defending marriage/family. Congressman Patrick Murphy did not even bother to answer the questions!

Individuals represented in the U.S. Congress’ 8th Congressional district are also represented in the Pennsylvania House (18th, 29th, 31st, 140th, 141st, 142nd , 143rd, 144th, 145th, or 178th districts ) & the Pennsylvania Senate (6th, 10th, 12th, or 24th districts.)....

With regard to candidates (from the 8th Congressional District) for the Pennsylvania House, only DiGirolamo (unopposed in the 18th), Burger & Galloway (140th), Clymer (145th), and Petri (178th) responded. Feinberg & O’Neill (29th), Ciervo & Santarsiero (31st), Davis & Glasson (141st), Farry & Toth (142nd), McQuarrie & Quinn (143rd), Watson & her opponent??? (144th), Whitesell (145th), and Apfelbaum (178th) did not respond.

  • Of those who did respond, only Rep John Galloway (140th) consistently answered in manners consistent with Catholic positions on the sanctity of human life, conscience protection, & marriage/family. While others are identified elsewhere as Pro Life - Rep DiGirolamo (18th) & Rep Clymer (145th) (cf., Pennsylvania Pro Life Federation & Pro Life Union of Southeast Pennsylvania), they may just be more Pro Life than their opponents. In addition to those three, non-responder Rob Ciervo (31st) has been identified as being in the Pro Life camp (cf., Pennsylvania Pro Life Federation & Pro Life Union of Southeast Pennsylvania).

With regard to candidates (from the 8th Congressional District) for the Pennsylvania Senate, only Allen (6th), Greenleaf (12th), & Mensch (24th) responded. Tomlinson (6th), McIlhinney (10th), Philo (10th), Damsker (12th), & Wallace (24th) did not respond.

  • Of those who did respond, only Sen Bob Mensch (24th) consistently answered in manners consistent with Catholic positions on the sanctity of human life, conscience protection, and marriage/family. In addition, non-responder Sen Tomlinson (6th) has been identified as being in the Pro Life camp. It may be the case that he is just more Pro Life than his opponent Bryan Allen (cf., Pennsylvania Pro Life Federation & Pro Life Union of Southeast Pennsylvania).



CST Candidates' Questionnaire

Thursday, October 28, 2010

"Pope says bishops must educate faithful to vote against abortion"

As per words today from the Holy Father, "when the fundamental rights of the person or the salvation of souls requires it, pastors have a serious duty to make moral judgments even in political matters....When political positions openly or covertly include plans to decriminalize abortion and euthanasia, the democratic ideal -- which is truly democratic only when it acknowledges and safeguards the dignity of every human person -- is betrayed at its foundations"


A brief clip of the Holy Father's words is available on YouTube.

A VERY Unofficial Translation is also available....

"At home, Patrick Murphy says he supports Pennsylvania values..."

Please see today's mailing from the Susan B. Anthony List:

SBA List

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fathers & Monsignors, please find your voices this weekend....

In the Battle for the Culture of Life, the Church Militant Needs Its Officers!

Taking a look at material from the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference, it is clear that candidate for governor Tom Corbett and candidate for U.S. senate Pat Toomey hold positions on human life and the sanctity of marriage, which are far, far closer to what the Church proclaims, than do either of their opponents.
In addition to confirming that Corbett and Toomey are exceedingly preferable, the Pro Life Union of Southeast Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Pro Life Federation identify pro-life candidates in other races....
  • With regard to the race for the U.S. Congress, House of Representatives, Mike Fitzpatrick has been identified as pro-life.
  • In races for the Pennsylvania Senate, Bob Mensch (24th district) and Tommy Tomlinson (6th district) are identified as pro-life (The Pennsylvania Pro Life Federation indicates that Tomlinson's opponent, Bryan Allen, is also pro-life.).
  • In races for the Pennsylvania House, Rob Ciervo (31st district), and Paul Clymer (145th district) are identified as pro-life. In addition, the Pennsylvania Pro Life Federation indicates that Gene DiGirolamo (18th district) and John Galloway (140th district) are pro life.

Please, please remind your parishioners of how vital it is to vote for candidates who support the sanctity of human life and marriage!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

"Two Irish Catholic guys in an Irish donnybrook here in Bucks County, Pa."

Dear Congressman Murphy,

According to National Public Radio, you have characterized the 8th District Congressional race as "Two Irish Catholic guys in an Irish donnybrook here in Bucks County, Pa."

The life and writings of 20th century Dublin civil servant Frank Duff are in the early stages of investigation for canonization. Mr. Duff was not without sin - he was simply a man who put God first. With an understanding of the apostolate of the laity which anticipated Vatican II and Pope John Paul II's Christifideles Laici, this great Irish Catholic guy was tirelessly involved in the donnybrook of bringing Truth to the public square. Indeed, the Catechism tells us that this is our very calling from God.

Archbishop Raymond Burke is the Vatican's prefect of the Apostolic Signatura. For lack of better comparison, he is akin to "Chief Justice" for the Vatican's "Supreme Court." Regarding those who profess to be Catholic but who work against what the Church proclaims about human life and marriage/family, Archbishop Burke is unequivocal: "It is not possible to be a practicing Catholic and to conduct oneself publicly in this manner." All Irish Catholic guys - indeed all people of good will - are called to the defense of human life and marriage/family.

Some try to intimate that Catholics who defend what their Church teaches are pharisaical. Archbishop Burke notes that "One of the ironies of the present situation is that the person who experiences scandal at the gravely sinful public actions of a fellow Catholic is accused of a lack of charity and of causing division within the unity of the Church....Were he not to experience scandal at the public support of attacks on human life and the family, his conscience would be uninformed or dulled about the most sacred realities."

Congressman, the fact that you self-identify as Catholic mystifies many of us. Each Catholic adult is challenged to look in the mirror and pose this question: If being a Catholic were to suddenly be declared illegal, would there be enough evidence to convict me? And maybe even more difficult than looking into the mirror is looking into the eyes of our own children - attempting to explain why we claim one allegiance and act in a manner which is antithetical to it.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Fitzpatrick being maligned for standing strong on life

In today's Bucks County Courier Times, there is a letter to the editor from a Democratic Committee person. Neil Samuels openly criticizes pro life / pro family Mike Fitzpatrick for coming to the defense of Terri Schiavo and for standing against pro abortion forces in our country.....
Pennsylvania's 8th Congressional District would truly be blessed to once again be represented by a fine young man like Mike Fitzpatrick. Congressman Patrick Murphy has repeatedly made it clear that he would continue to stand against life and marriage/family were we to make the mistake of re-electing him.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Down Syndrome Awareness Month

This begins with a tale of unexpected champions for defense of the sanctity of human life....

Willowbrook was an institution for people with mental retardation, many of whom had Down Syndrome. Institutionalized abuse of Willowbrook residents included deliberate inoculation with Hepatitis. Rather than 1930s Nazi Germany, this happened from the mid 1950s till the early 1970s in New York City's Staten Island - one hour's drive from Lower Bucks County!

  • "A combination of rising placements, budget cuts, ignorance, arrogance and indifference, created notorious conditions at Willowbrook....in January 1972, Geraldo Rivera, the television reporter, began a series of programs that shook the conscience of New York State and the nation and inspired parents and others to take legal action" (http://www.library.csi.cuny.edu/archives/WillowbrookRG.htm)

  • Also in 1972, John Lennon and Yoko Ono were making appearances on “The Dick Cavett Show." At one point, Cavett tried to lecture Lennon & Ono on the alleged importance of reducing human population (See www.earcandymag.com/filmreviews12-05.htm and http://www.youtube.com/v/3yRh5NNiFG0.). However, Lennon strongly indicated that supposed "overpopulation" was a mere rationalization for mistreatment of the weak by the powerful (Amidst current hoopla about what would have been John Lennon's 70th birthday, many people might be extremely surprised to hear his strongly pro life argument!).



Some baby boomers may recall that, on August 30th , 1972, Geraldo introduced Lennon to a packed Madison Square Garden for the “One-to-One” benefit concert. Reform gained momentum, and “The end result was the signing of a consent judgment….The closure of Willowbrook, the placement of individuals with developmental disabilities in community residences, the growth of voluntary agencies and the expansion of day programs and special education can all be linked to the Judgment” (See www.library.csi.cuny.edu/archives/WillowbrookRG.htm). Yet tragically, that great victory for recognition of the sanctity of human life was largely obliterated by Supreme Court decisions of the following year, legalizing abortion.

At the same time that some people have beautifully learned to appreciate the giftedness of a child with Down Syndrome, a prenatal diagnosis of Down Syndrome results in an elective abortion, in 91 to 93% of the cases. There has been an absolute genocide of people with Down Syndrome, which has largely gone unreported in the media and uncondemned from our pulpits.

As per this past Wednesday's edition of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Online News, October is Down Syndrome Awareness month. We can recapture the truly progressive spirit which cherishes all human life, especially the most vulnerable among us.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Watch the 10/14/10 Murphy-Fitzpatrick debate

The 10/14/10 Murphy-Fitzpatrick debate can be viewed online: http://www.pcntv.com/pcnplus/index.html?pages/election2010/8thdistrictdebate1013_str.html.


As you will see, Congressman Murphy comes across in this debate as embarassingly ill-equipped. By his own ready admission, Patrick Murphy had difficulty graduating from Archbishop Ryan High School and gaining admission to King's College. At the time of his graduation, his alma mater was considered to be among the least impressive of American law schools. Other than for his experience in the military, his work credentials were also extremely limited, before election to one of the highest offices in the land. In sum, Patrick Murphy went to Congress as a prime candidate for manipulation by others. Is it possible that Patrick Murphy has even been deluded into believing that his anti-life positions are acceptable for Catholics in public office?

Does the clergy of the 8th congressional district love Patrick Murphy, pre-born children, and the rest of us enough to publicly correct his egregious errors?

"Were he not to experience scandal at the public support of attacks on human life & the family, his conscience would be uninformed or dulled"

I am forwarding a copy of the 10/9/10 address by Archbishop Raymond Burke, prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, to Human Life International. His comments were absolutely powerful, challenging "the hypocrisy of Catholics who claim to be practicing their faith but who refuse to apply the truth of their faith in their exercise of politics, medicine, business, and the other human endeavors....The obedience of faith obliges us in all situations of life, also in situations in which it is most difficult to do what God asks of us. Ultimately, the obedience of faith could require martyrdom." Not exactly a feel good, "I'm OK, You're OK" sort of homily! Archbishop Burke specifically talks of "self-professed Catholics, who sustain and support the right of a woman to procure the death of the infant in her womb, or the right of two persons of the same sex to the recognition which the State gives to a man and a woman who have entered into marriage. It is not possible to be a practicing Catholic and to conduct oneself publicly in this manner."
The archbishop also offers clarification about the nature of scandal - a clarification which can be uncomfortable, to say the least: "To ignore the fact that Catholics in public life...who persistently violate the moral law regarding the inviolability of innocent human life or the integrity of the marital union, lead many into confusion or even error regarding the most fundamental teachings of the moral law, in fact, contributes to the confusion and error, redounding to the greatest harm to our brothers and sisters, and therefore, to the whole nation. The perennial discipline of the Church, for that reason among other reasons, has prohibited the giving of Holy Communion and the granting of a Church funeral to those who persist, after admonition, in the grave violation of the moral law." In offering those words, it seems quite reasonable that Archbishop Burke would have easily recalled two recent funerals in Massachusetts for professed Catholics & long time advocates of abortion (While Senator Ted Kennedy was certainly well known at the time of his death, younger Catholics may not have been familiar with Father Robert Drinan, SJ's career as a U.S. congressman.). We can certainly not know the state of someone's soul at the moment of their death, but "The person in question bears a heavy responsibility for the grave scandal which he has caused. The responsibility is especially heavy for political leaders. The repair of such scandal begins with the public acknowledgment of his own error and the public declaration of his adherence to the moral law."
(Oh and by the way, is Canon 915 followed in our own archdiocese?)
Among many Catholics trying to defend the sanctity of human life & marriage/family, there sometimes exists a perception that they are not receiving clerical support. Archbishop Burke comments that "One of the ironies of the present situation is that the person who experiences scandal at the gravely sinful public actions of a fellow Catholic is accused of a lack of charity and of causing division within the unity of the Church....Were he not to experience scandal at the public support of attacks on human life and the family, his conscience would be uninformed or dulled about the most sacred realities."


Archbishop Burke's 10 9 10 Address

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

"I like your crucifix. I got one as well."

You may be interested in reading "Same Names, Changed Turf" (NY Times, 10/12/10); the article happens to describe how Patrick Murphy is using his alleged Catholicism to woo voters:

Susan B. Anthony List


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Most Rev. Joseph C. Bambera
Bishop of Scranton
300 Wyoming Ave
Scranton, Pennsylvania 18503

Your Excellency:

On September 26th, I requested that a public statement be issued, with regard to Senator Robert Casey's vote for the Defense Authorization bill. A vote for that bill was tantamount to a vote for abortions in military hospitals. The pro life community of Catholics and others of good will was firmly opposed to that bill as written. When I phoned last week, your secretary assured me that I would be hearing from you.

Your Excellency, consequences of Senator Casey's ongoing betrayal of the most vulnerable Pennsylvanians are becoming more apparent. In fact, it appears that three Catholic hospitals in your diocese are about to be lost forever; they may very well wind up in the hands of individuals who will permit abortions. Despite denials from such individuals as Sister Carol Keehan, many view the need to sell these hospitals as a direct consequence of “ObamaCare" and a start of things to come. All the while claiming to be pro life, Senator Robert Casey defied the analysis of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and voted for ObamaCare (cf., http://spectator.org/archives/2010/10/11/the-presidents-nun-obamacare-s).

Governor, U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative, Pa. Senator, & Pa. Representative

On November 2nd, citizens of Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district will be voting for Pennsylvania's Governor, one of our two U.S. Senators, and our representative in the U.S. House of Representatives. In addition, citizens of the 8th congressional district will be voting for a Pennsylvania State Senator (District 6, 10, 12, 0r 24)

and a Representative in the Pennsylvania House (District 18, 29, 31, 140, 141, 142, 143, 144, 145, or 178). The below information has been pulled from the Pennsylvania Pro Life Federation's "Voter Guide 2010":

Faithful Citizens in Pennsylvania's 8th Congressional District should also be aware of what has happened thus far with the proposed Pennsylvania Marriage Amendment in the Pennsylvania Senate:

Faithful Citizens in Pennsylvania's 8th Congressional District should be aware of what has happened thus far with HB 1163 in the Pennsylvania House:

Friday, October 8, 2010

No Hitters & Perfect Games

With one of only two "no hitters" in post season play and one of only twenty "perfect games" in major league history, Roy Halladay is having quite a season!

In 140 seasons, there have been 500,000 major league baseball games. Out of a half million games, there have only been twenty "perfect games" - super no hitters, if you will. In addition to being a no hitter, a perfect game is where a pitcher has allowed no one to reach base - not by a hit, walk, hit batter, or error. It's only happened eight times in the National League. Amazingly, two of those eight perfect games were thrown by Phillies' pitchers. The other Phillies' perfect game came almost a half century ago....

Even in 1964, it was unusual for a major league pitcher to have seven children. Yet, the Phils had an ace with a genuine family man reputation. On Father's Day, 32 year old Jim Bunning loaded his kids in the car for a trip to Shea Stadium, where he was scheduled to pitch that afternoon (In 1964 & 1965, the New York Mets' home was adjacent to the World's Fair grounds. Michelangelo's Pieta was there at that time.).
With post game media frenzy following his perfect game, the Bunning kids had to wait for another day to get to the World's Fair!

In 1996, Jim Bunning was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. In 2004, Jim Bunning was elected to his second term in the United States senate. According to CatholicAdvocate.com, Senator Jim Bunning of Kentucky is one of only six Catholics in the United States Senate to have a voting record which is perfectly consistent with the teachings of his Church.
One day, our Lord will be calling for Jim Bunning (like He will for each of us), out of the bullpen of this life. To Jim Bunning, it is easy to imagine that our Lord will say: "Well done, good and faithful servant." Come Judgment Day, Jim Bunning's other "perfect" record will be of far, far greater significance than the game he played in 1964.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

"It is proper for the noblest hearts to discover the most urgent need of their epoch and to consecrate themselves to it."

On Divine Mercy Sunday 2010, a priest from the Diocese of Palm Beach recalled words "of the famous French priest, Lacordaire, in speaking of the pathway to holiness: 'It is proper for the noblest hearts to discover the most urgent need of their epoch and to consecrate themselves to it' [emphasis added]....many of those who strive for holiness today will consecrate themselves to the most urgent need of our epoch: namely, putting an end to the wholesale slaughter of the innoncents by modern day Herods and Pharoahs." The priest goes on to offer a deeply disturbing, yet profound challenge to all of us:

  • "it is only the united Christian church, expressed most completely in the authority of the Catholic Church, that has the spiritual resources to end the culture of death; a work which it could accomplish overnight if it were to fully 'consecrate itself' to the mission of driving out the demon of child sacrifice from our land. It is painfully evident to any objective observer that the Church has not yet fully taken up this mission. In fact, the lack of unity of Catholics in this country is largely responsible for the prolongation and intensification of the culture of death since the 70s. When Catholic bishops publicly contradict each other on the appropriateness of the nation's Abortionist-in-Chief receiving an honorary degree at a prestigious Catholic university; when 54% of so-called Catholics vote for the most pro-abortion President and elect the most radical Congress in American history; when Catholic doctors prescribe abortifacient birth control, and Catholic hospitals look the other way with a wink and a nod at sterilization and abortion referrals from within their walls; when Catholic women pour into killing centers at the same rate as the pagan generation we are immersed in; when alleged Catholic politicians and public figures use their high profile positions to aid and abet the prevailing evils of our day--the Church has clearly become part of the problem instead of being the solution to these evils. The Church at all levels, from the bishops to the people, has clearly failed to understand the demonic nature of the industry that practices its evil right down the street from many Catholic churches. It has also failed to marshall the spiritual resources at its disposal to stop it"

In his book, the priest reminds us that "spiritual warfare is not a material form of warfare. As such, there is never any justification or excuse for violence of any sort, and anyone who would use the Church or the tenets of spiritual warfare to justify violence is simply making an illegitimate argument for change that the Church neither makes nor accepts....Prayer is the primary weapon of spiritual warfare when understood as an act of the whole Church. Lay persons pray powerfully when they stand in front of abortion centers and plead for the lives of the unborn, but they need the leadership of the clergy to guide them in the formal prayers of the Church at these clinics [By the way, 40 Days for Life efforts continue at Comley Road, Warminster and nearby Trenton.]....Other types of spiritual warfare are the various means of witness and conscientious objection that have a public character."

Now, if we believe that there will indeed be a Judgement Day, how can any Catholic remain on the sidelines? If we believe that there will be a Judgement Day, how can we let any of those whom we love fall into an abyss?On his own campaign web site, Congressman Patrick Murphy flagrantly defies the teaching of his Church and attacks his opponent for following those very same teachings! By his own ready admission, Patrick Murphy had difficulty graduating from Archbishop Ryan High School and gaining admission to King's College. At the time of his graduation, his alma mater was considered to be among the least impressive of American law schools. Other than for his experience in the military, his work credentials were also extremely limited, before election to one of the highest offices in the land. In sum, Patrick Murphy went to Congress as a prime candidate for manipulation by others. Is it possible that Patrick Murphy has even been deluded into actually believing that his anti-life positions are acceptable for Catholics in public office?

There are many who believe that clerical silence, with regard to Patrick Murphy, is coming from a fear of alienating "Catholics" who reject the teachings of their Church. Does the clergy of the 8th congressional district love Patrick Murphy, pre-born children, and the rest of us enough to publicly correct egregious errors?

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

"Responsible Citizenship"

There is a wonderful item about "Responsible Citizenship" in this week's bulletin from Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Doylestown.
The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference's Voter Guide Bulletin Insert

is now available; it looks at candidates for the statewide positions of governor and the U.S. senate. Information on candidates for other offices (i.e., the U.S. Congress & the Pennsylvania legislature) is available from the Pennsylvania Pro Life Federation and the Pro Life Union of Southeast Pennsylvania.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

"Social Justice: Take Back the Term from the Thieves and Build a New Catholic Action"

As per Deacon Keith Fournier,

"The Social Doctrine of the Catholic Church is the key to building a new culture of life.

"Some have begun to use the phrase 'Social Justice' in a disparaging manner. They want to expose the error committed by some who have stolen the term 'Social Justice' to hide a 'leftist' political agenda. There are others who use it but reject the existence of objective moral truths....some words and phrases must be rescued when they are stolen. Social Justice is such a term. It lies at the heart of the Social Doctrine of the Catholic Church and, properly understood, is key to building a new culture of life....

"This social doctrine confronts the current 'Dictatorship of Relativism' and insists there are unchangeable truths which can be known by all. They provide a framework for structuring our social life. The foundational truth is the dignity of every human person at every age and stage. This human dignity is present in every person because we are all made in the Image of God. It demands respect for every human life whether that life be in the first home of the womb, a wheelchair, a jail cell, a hospital room, a hospice, a senior center or a soup kitchen.

"Another truth is that marriage is between one man and one woman, intended for life, and ordered toward the bearing and raising of children in the family. Marriage is not some social construct which can be redefined by courts or legislatures. It is also another example of a word we must not give up! It is the foundation for family and family is the first society, first church, first school, first economy, first government and first mediating institution.

"Another truth is that all human persons created in the Image of God, are created for one another and called to community. We can never fully experience human flourishing outside of social relationships. These relationships are perfective of our human person. The human person is by nature - and grace - made for relationship. The first community which humanizes and civilizes us is the family.

"This social doctrine rejects any notion of 'freedom' which begins and ends with the isolated, atomistic, person as the measure of its application. Authentic human freedom must be exercised within a moral constitution, choosing what is good and what is true. Otherwise it becomes a counterfeit and enslaves. It must also recognize our obligation in solidarity to one another. We are our brother/sister's keeper.

"This social doctrine offers principles to help us order our economies. It does not propose any particular economic theory. Rather it insists that every economic order be at the service of the human person, human freedom, human flourishing and the family. We are called to give a love of preference to the poor, recognizing our solidarity with them. This call to solidarity is to be applied through the application of the principle of subsidiarity, rejecting all forms of dehumanizing collectivism.

"The market economy has been recognized in recent social teaching as having a real potential for promoting all of these goods - when properly understood and morally structured. However, the Catholic Church does not take a position on which economic theory is the 'best' among many. She properly stood against the materialism of the atheistic Marxist system. She properly cautions Nations which have adopted a form of liberal capitalism that there are dangers in any form of 'economism' or materialism which promotes the use of persons as products and fails to recognize the value of being over acquiring.

"The truths and principles contained within Catholic social doctrine are not merely "religious" positions, in the sense that only religious people need assent to them. They are revealed by the Natural Law and can be known through the exercise of reason. The truths are true for all people and for all time. The Church calls us to offer them as leaven to be worked into the loaf of human culture. We are called to build a just and human society."

"What you need to know for the Nov. 2 election!"

As per yesterday's edition of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Online News,

  • "The fall 2010 edition of LifeLines, the full-color newspaper of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation, was mailed last week to donors across the Commonwealth. If you haven't seen it, you may view it by clicking.... There is news and information you don't want to miss--especially regarding the November 2nd general election....
  • "October is Respect Life month. If you'd like bulletin inserts celebrating the right to life for your church congregation, please e-mail lifelines@paprolife.org. Please specify if you'd like the full size (8 1/2 x 11 inch) or the half-page size. The inserts can be easily printed and copied from your personal computer."
As the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference's Voter Guide Bulletin Insert

is only looking at candidates for the statewide positions of governor and the U.S. senate, voter information from the Pennsylvania Pro Life Federation and the Pro Life Union of Southeast Pennsylvania will also be vitally important to your parishioners.

The 10 Commandments

The Beatitudes (from "Jesus of Nazareth")

Christifideles Laici

Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church

Our representation in D.C....

Click the below image, to check on the status of federal legislation:
Click the below images, to ascertain what pro-life and pro-marriage/family legislation is being sponsored or co-sponsored (as well as what legislation is NOT being sponsored or co-sponsored):
https://www.congress.gov/member/brian-fitzpatrick/F000466?q={%22search%22:[%22brian+fitzpatrick%22]}&r=1

To check U.S. House votes:

To check U.S. Senate votes:

Contacts:

Bucks County in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Bucks County in the Pennsylvania Senate

Contacting Our Governor

717 787 2500 or governor@pa.gov.

Contacting Our Bishops