In today's 2nd reading, Saint Peter reminds us, "For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that be the will of God, than for doing evil." (1 Peter: 3-17) Do we really suffer while out on the sidewalk? This past winter was very cold, so we may have suffered a little from the cold. Now, that the weather is so beautiful we won't suffer from the cold. Perhaps, the real suffering we experience on the sidewalk is from what we know happens within the walls of Planned Parenthood: Young mothers are injured emotionally, spiritually and sometimes physically; Young fathers' hearts are broken and the lives of such precious babies still being formed within their mothers' wombs are ended very abruptly! So - we must come to the sidewalk to witness for Christ's Gospel of Life because "...it is better to suffer for doing good, if that be the will of God, than for doing evil."
Please come to the sidewalk this week!
Monday, 5/26 - HOLIDAY! Please pray from home or better yet in front of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.
To sign up for hours, go to: vigilforlife.org/calendar/
monthview or call Gwen Finnegan at (608)393-8545 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Griswold v. Connecticut anniversary prayer vigil and event will be held outside of Planned Parenthood on
Brief history on Griswold v. Connecticut (from http://thepillkills.org/
Dr. C. Lee Buxton, Yale Medical School's OB-GYN department chairman, and Estelle Griswold, executive director of Planned Parenthood, open four Planned Parenthood clinics in Connecticut, where the use of birth control is illegal. They are arrested and the Griswold v. Connecticut case begins to work its way through the court system.
Serious side effects from the pill, such as blood clots and heart attacks, begin to be publicized. Searle receives reports of 132 blood clots, 11 of which were terminal, but denies that they are caused by the pill.
The U.S. Supreme Court decides Griswold v. Connecticut by overturning the law prohibiting the use of birth control, thereby decriminalizing poison in the form of the pill."
It is no surprise that Planned Parenthood was behind the creation and legalization of the birth control pill.
Come out to hear from Emma Scuglik of Pro-Life Wisconsin and to learn more about Griswold v. Connecticut and the devastating effects of the birth control pill so you can bring an awareness of what you learn to others.
Pro-Life Teen Retreat
Join Pro-Life Wisconsin youth for a fun day of education, networking with other pro-life youth, prayer, and spiritual strengthening! Recommended age range 14-17.
"Be a forceful witness of love for life, which is God's gift to you. Be a prophet of life! Then your words and deeds will give hope for those who have no hope." St. John Paul II
Witness prayer by St. John Paul II
Beloved God, thank you for the gift of life. Help me
to use it well, not just for myself but for all of those
you place in my path. May my words and deeds offer
hope, and may I never dampen the spark of hope in
others. Give me courage, please, that I might go out
and be a witness by sharing the good news that you
are a God of love and life.