In Pennsylvania's

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The Disrespect for the Sanctity of Human Life is Appalling! How will we fare at the final judgment, if we don't cry out?

As per Human Life Action (a partner agency of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops),
  • " The National Institutes of Health, (NIH), has recently announced its intention to lift its moratorium on funding research that involves injecting human embryonic stem cells into animal embryos thus creating part-human and part-animal organisms known as chimeras. This means that, for the first time, the Federal government will begin spending taxpayer dollars on the creation and manipulation of new beings whose very existence blurs the line between humans and non-human animals. Public comments in opposition to this unethical research are currently being accepted. However, the window to act is tight; comments close on September 6 at midnight. Comments may be submitted electronically or by mail. A suggested message and instructions on how to submit comments, as well as further information about the ethical issues involved in the research may be found in the Human Life Action Center here."

Also in the news....

FW: Tell your state House member: Please do not co-sponsor Planned Parenthood resolution


From: Maria
Sent: ‎8/‎31/‎2016 9:32 AM
To: gallagher@paprolife.org
Subject: Tell your state House member: Please do not co-sponsor Planned Parenthood resolution

Dear Pro-Life Leaders,

 

Pennsylvania State Representative Madeleine Dean is circulating a co-sponsorship memo for a resolution that would honor Planned Parenthood (See http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/Legis/CSM/showMemoPublic.cfm?chamber=H&SPick=20150&cosponId=20656 .)

 

Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion operation in the nation, taking the lives of innocent preborn children each year. According to Planned Parenthood's own report, the organization performed more than 327,000 abortions in fiscal year 2014. That is more than 327,000 precious unborn babies who died in Planned Parenthood facilities.

 

Planned Parenthood has also left countless numbers of women to grieve children lost to abortion.

 

For the sake of children and women in Pennsylvania, please call and email your state representative with this urgent message: "Please do not co-sponsor Representative Madeleine Dean's resolution to honor Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood takes the lives of innocent preborn children and leaves women to grieve children lost to abortion."

 

If you don't know who your state representative is, or you need contact information, please visit http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/findyourlegislator/#address .

 

Thank you for making these critical calls and sending these important emails!

 

All the best,

 

Maria V. Gallagher

Legislative Director

Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation

www.paprolife.org

717-541-0034

 

 

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

National Institute of Health wonders if it's OK to cross humans & animals!

As per Human Life Action (a partner agency of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops),
  • " The National Institutes of Health, (NIH), has recently announced its intention to lift its moratorium on funding research that involves injecting human embryonic stem cells into animal embryos thus creating part-human and part-animal organisms known as chimeras. This means that, for the first time, the Federal government will begin spending taxpayer dollars on the creation and manipulation of new beings whose very existence blurs the line between humans and non-human animals. Public comments in opposition to this unethical research are currently being accepted. However, the window to act is tight; comments close on September 6 at midnight. Comments may be submitted electronically or by mail. A suggested message and instructions on how to submit comments, as well as further information about the ethical issues involved in the research may be found in the Human Life Action Center here."


Also in the news....

Did a Catholic healthcare org just agree to hand out contraception under pressure from the ACLU? (LifeSiteNews, 8/29/16)

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/catholic-healthcare-group-takes-over-clinics-that-offer-artificial-contrace

"The Lord is near to all who call upon Him."

Memorial of Saint Gregory the Great, Pope and Doctor of the Church(9/3/16)

"The Lord is near to all who call upon Him."

In the news....

Monday, August 29, 2016

“It is not lawful for you to have your brother’s wife.”

Memorial of the Passion of Saint John the Baptist (8/29/16)

"It is not lawful for you to have your brother’s wife."

In the news....

New study confirms higher risk of mental health disorders after abortion (LiveActionNews, 8/26/16)

http://liveactionnews.org/new-study-confirms-higher-risk-of-mental-health-disorders-after-abortion/#disqus_thread

Saturday, August 27, 2016

"The Father of orphans and the Defender of widows is God in His holy dwelling. God gives a home to the forsaken; He leads forth prisoners to prosperity."

"The Father of orphans and the Defender of widows is God in His holy dwelling.  God gives a home to the forsaken; He leads forth prisoners to prosperity."

In the news....

  • Pope Announces Theme for 50th World Day of Peace [1/1/17] (Zenit, 8/26/16
  • Polish Parishes Renew Consecration on Today’s Feast of Our Lady of Czestochowa (Zenit, 8/26/16)

  • Memorial of St Monica:  "...God chose the foolish of the world to shame the wise...” (8/27/16)
  • Memorial Mass for Theresa Snyder: Our Lady of Good Counsel, 2nd Street Pike, Southampton, Pa (Monday Aug. 29th, 9 :00 a.m.)
  • "This Labor Day, we draw our attention to our sisters and brothers who face twin crises—deep trials in both the world of work and the state of the family....Saint John Paul II reminded us that human labor is an essential key to understanding our social relationships, vital to family formation and the building up of community according to our God-given dignity....In our call to rebuild community on a firmer foundation, we must rely upon the sister principles of solidarity and subsidiarity" (USCCB, 9/5/16).
  • National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children (9/10/16)

 

State Life and Marriage/Family Legislative Issues

Click to Email the governor, as well as all of Bucks County's representatives and senators in Harrisburg, on pro life and pro marriage / family concerns.  Issues raised by the Pa Catholic Conference, the Pa Pro Life Federation and Pa Family.org could be summarized as:

Federal Issues

Click to Email Pa's Congressional Delegation, asking for support of positions backed by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.


Pa’s Delegation in D.C.
The 2016 Omnibus spending bill did NOT  include ANDA, but passed  the   House and  Senate
As per the USCCB, Support CWPIA (Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act; HR 1299/ S667)
 “If passed, the [Maloney] amendments could infringe upon religious liberty of federal contractors, critics say” (CNA / EWTN News, 5/27/16).
As per the USCCB, Support FADA (First Amend-ment Defense Act; HR2802/ S1598)
1.    Bob Brady (D)
Voted
Yea
Voted Nay

Voted Yea
Voted Yea


2.    Chaka Fattah (D)
Voted
Yea
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3.    Mike Kelly (R)
Voted
Noe
Voted Yea
Sponsor
Voted Noe
Voted Noe
Co-
Sponsor

4.    Scott Perry (R)
Voted
Noe
Voted Yea

Voted Noe
Voted Noe
Co-
Sponsor

5.    Glenn Thompson (R)
Voted
Yea
Voted Yea
Co-Sponsor
Voted Noe
Voted Noe
Co-
Sponsor

6.    Ryan Costello (R)
Voted
Yea
Voted Yea

Voted Yea
Voted Yea


7.    Pat Meehan  (R)
Voted
Noe
Voted Yea

Voted Yea
Voted Yea


8.    Mike  Fitzpatrick (R)
Voted
Yea
Voted Yea
Co-Sponsor
Voted Yea
Voted Yea


9.    Bill Shuster (R)
Voted
Noe
Voted Yea

Voted Noe
Voted Noe


10.  Tom Marino  (R)
Voted
Noe
Voted Yea
Co-Sponsor
Voted Noe
Voted Noe
Co-
Sponsor

11.  Lou Barletta  (R)
Voted
Noe
Voted Yea
Co-Sponsor
Voted Noe
Voted Noe


12.  Keith Rothfus (R)
Voted
Noe
Voted Yea
Co-Sponsor
Voted Noe
Voted Noe
Co-
Sponsor

13.  Brendan Boyle (D)
Voted
Yea
Voted Nay

Voted Yea
Voted Yea


14.  Michael Doyle (D)
Voted
Yea
Voted Nay

Voted Yea
Voted Yea


15.  Charlie Dent  (R)
Voted
Yea
Voted Yea

Voted Yea
Voted Yea


16.  Joseph Pitts   (R)
Voted
Yea
Voted Yea
Co-Sponsor
Voted Noe
Voted Noe
Co-
Sponsor

Voted
Yea
Voted Nay

Voted Yea
Voted Yea


18.  Tim Murphy  (R)
Voted
Yea
Voted Yea
Co-Sponsor
Voted Noe
Voted Noe
Co-
Sponsor









·     Bob Casey (D)
Voted Yea






·     Pat Toomey   (R)
Voted Noe







Pa’s Delegation in D.C.
As per the USCCB, support the Sentencing Reform Act (HR3713).
As per the USCCB, support the Corrections and Recidivism Reduction Act (HR759).
As per the USCCB, support the Second Chance Reauthorization Act (HR3406).
1)    Bob Brady (D)
Co-sponsor

Co-Sponsor


2)    Chaka Fattah (D)


Co-Sponsor


3)    Mike Kelly (R)





4)    Scott Perry (R)





5)    Glenn Thompson (R)





6)    Ryan Costello (R)





7)    Pat Meehan  (R)





8)    Mike  Fitzpatrick (R)





9)    Bill Shuster (R)





10)  Tom Marino  (R)


Co-Sponsor


11)  Lou Barletta  (R)





12)  Keith Rothfus (R)





13)  Brendan Boyle (D)





14)  Michael Doyle (D)


Co-Sponsor


15)  Charlie Dent  (R)





16)  Joseph Pitts   (R)










18)  Tim Murphy  (R)











·     Bob Casey (D)





·     Pat Toomey   (R)







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