Our annual Pro-Life garage sale will again be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Air-conditioned Gym, 2110 S 32 avenue, Omaha
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Thursday and Friday
8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday
Pricers and Sorters needed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
8 am – noon and 6 pm to 9 pm
Ten months ago Ashley, 27, found out that she was pregnant. As a single mother to daughter, Ariana , Ashley wondered how she could handle another child.
Early ultrasounds showed that there were abnormalities with the baby and as the pregnancy progressed Ashley was told that the baby had too many things wrong with her and the doctors said that these abnormalities were not ‘compatible with life.’ More than once the doctors gave Ashley the option of terminating her pregnancy saying that it was unlikely that her baby would even survive until term, but Ashley declined.
She found out that the baby was a little girl and she named her Gianna Joann, unaware at the time that St. Gianna is the patron saint of unborn babies. Subsequent ultrasounds continued to show multiple problems. Baby Gianna was diagnosed with CDH as well as having holes in her heart and only one working lung.
As Gianna grew in utero Ashley felt her kick and move inside of her and she fell in love. Ashley became determined to keep the baby even though she knew she would not live very long even if she made it to term. At 38 ½ weeks the doctors induced Ashley and Gianna Joann was born weighing 5 lbs. 6oz and 17 inches long.
Gianna was placed directly on her mother’s chest, and, surrounded by her big sister, her grandparents and her aunt and uncle she graced this earth for short minutes before she went home to be with Jesus. In those 8 minutes Gianna was baptized, she squeezed both her mommy and her big sister’s fingers, she opened her beautiful eyes and she let out one tiny cry that her mother had so longed to hear.
After 9 long months of waiting, hoping and praying for a miracle Ashley had to say hello and goodbye to her sweet baby for the first and last time. She cradled her in her arms and bathed and dressed Gianna’s little body with the kind of tenderness that only a mother knows.
In those months of pregnancy, and against all odds, Ashley went from being a woman uncertain of her ability to mother another child, to a woman who gave herself over so completely to the pregnancy and her baby that she willingly endured the greatest pain any mother could ever know; the death of a child, in order to give Gianna a chance to live, however brief that little life turned out to be.
Ashley’s selflessness in the face of great diversity is a model to us of what it means to be a mother. While Ashley did not get the miracle she and her family had prayed for, Ashley says that she did get a ‘lot of little miracles,’ and that Gianna ‘saved her,’ in so many ways.
I write to update you on our progress and to renew a call to action as we continue our efforts to urge Congress to enact common-sense protections for pro-life health care workers. The policy of the Abortion Non-Discrimination Act is now found in the Conscience Protection Act of 2016. The bill, introduced in the House on March 22, has recently been introduced in the Senate.
Please contact your members of Congress in the House and Senate now to urge them to co-sponsor the Conscience Protection Act of 2016 (H.R.4828/S.2927). Our earlier call to action was only directed to the House, so even if you responded to a prior alert, your help is still needed today.
Tell your members that you expect them to uphold the right of conscientious objection to abortion by enacting this much-needed legislation.
On May 16, Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Archbishop William Lori, chairing the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities and Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty respectively, wrote to Senate members urging them to support and co-sponsor S. 2927. In a March 31 letter to members of the House asking them to enact H.R. 4828, they explained “When government… mandates involvement in abortion as a condition for being allowed to provide life-affirming health care services,…it not only undermines the widely acknowledged civil rights of health care providers but also limits access to good health care for American women and men.” Most health care providers do not perform abortions and choose to respect vulnerable life at its earliest stages. The government must not force them from the healing profession.
Thank you for taking action and for sharing this alert with others who stand with us in defense of life and liberty.
Together we will be heard!
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On Wednesday, ABC aired its new “sitcom” about a dysfunctional family called “The Real O’Neals.” Christians across America were offended by the constant blatant attacks on the Catholic faith throughout the show.
ABC was expecting rave reviews for their raunchy and disrespectful “comedy,” but instead they’re hearing a powerful backlash against this kind of anti-Christian trash.
Please call Hope Hartman, ABC’s Sr. Vice President of Communications at (855) 242-7422 and tell her ABC should CANCEL this show!
Nothing new here, BUT the flier spread around this Jesuit campus showed a rosary with the crucifix replaced by an IUD (a contraceptive device.) This flier – initially posted with campus approval – is highly offensive, anti-Catholic, and sacrilegious!
The Seattle University Students for Life and the Cardinal Newman Society spoke out against this scandal and the president, Fr. Stephen Sundborg, SJ, responded with orders to remove the fliers.
Shockingly, the pro-abortion event was NOT cancelled, just postponed so the students involved can “include additional viewpoints and perspectives before rescheduling it.”
Wait a bit – the right to life is not up for grabs. The pro-life truth does not need to give “equal” air time to Planned Parenthood – especially on a campus that is supposed to be Catholic.
Please help the really Catholic students at SU and contact Fr. Stephen Sundborg and urge him to cancel the event featuring Dr. Sara Penlicky, a Planned Parenthood speaker and activist. 206-296-1891
E-mail Fr. Stephen Sundborg:
See the Website, TFP Student Action Defending Moral Values on Campus
Stericycle is Planned Parenthood’s largest medical waste disposal company. If we could convince Stericycle to stop doing business with PP by disposing of aborted babies and the instruments that kill them, then PP would be stuck with freezers full of tiny babies without a way to dispose of them. Please contact CEO Charles Alutto (847-607-2004 or firstname.lastname@example.org) to demand that Stericycle stop collaborating in the abortion holocaust.
(Also, look on the createdequal.org website)
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