The Importance of Ecumenical Dialogue

The Importance of Ecumenical Dialogue
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Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Pro-Lifers Give Double In Response, To pro-abortionists

Having spotted pro-death supporters on twitter, in Cardiff planning to give money to bpas, because of 40 Days for Life, I thought I'd re-post this blog post from Good Counsel. Do keep an eye on their blog at the moment, as their When Pro-Choice Means No Choice, articles are very good.

"Dear Friends,
It's back, our fundraising campaign which runs during every 40 Days for Life Campaign.
During "40 Days", women are called away from the selfish act of abortion to a selfless and sacrificial acceptance of Motherhood in difficult circumstances.
Can we pro-lifers match their sacrifice?
This is why we are asking pro-lifers to give double during 40 Days for Life.
We have already had 7 turnarounds in the first 4 days of 40 Days for Life. We also had 2 turnarounds today from a Helper's of God's Precious Infants Vigil. All 9 of these women need concrete practical and financial support, and that is on top of another harvest of turnarounds just before 40 Days started as well as our normal stream of visitors seeking assistance in difficult pregnancy situations.
Can we help them?
Yes with a little support from you.
And please sign up for our 40 Days Campaigns at Whitfield St and Ealing [see here for other locations]
Thank you and God bless"

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Highly Successful First London GK Chesterton Meeting

The first 'meet up and discus' your favourite Chesterton piece of work, took place in Wandsworth on Sunday 3rd February. As 50% of the members attended, more than expected, we had to move to a different Public House, so that we could all be seated!

It was brave of Rick to risk this venture, as he had no idea if anyone was interested. William arrived with a bag full of books, which he was told, by me, was against the rules (bring your favourite piece of work). He told us that he is to Marry later this year, and is getting rid of one copy of any books that he and Lucy both own, for a small donation to the Chesterton Society, much cheering! And so I went home with a Chesterton and Belloc book!

Rick went for GKC's, The Ball and The Cross, as his favourite, William opted for the poem, A Hymn of The Church Militant and I after much agonising went for The Nepoleon of Notting, and even read a small bit about the meeting with the President of Nicaragua.(http://ecumenicaldiablog.blogspot.co.uk/2010/06/nicaragua-will-be-pro-life.html) And one Priest sent in via email; "My top three (I think) - 1. Anything in 'Orthodoxy', 2. Lepanto, 3. Thomas Aquinas"

When will the next meeting be? I don't know, but a Saturday would be good for me. Where will it be? I don't know, but Wembley would be very good for me, but Central London would be fine. Just sign-up here and you will be informed.

And let's have no talking while I read the menu! I saw 'Pasta' looked up chatting away, glanced at the menu and spotted duck and Stilton in the same meal, put my finger on that and continued to talk/listen. The waiter arrived, I ordered the duck & Stilton thing and was horrified when a salad come back!

Monday, 11 February 2013

Four London Pro-Life 'Rallies', All On One Day!

Four London Pro-Life 'Rallies'
Tuesday 12th February
The 40 Days for Life Rallies are starting at;
7pm at 26-27 Bedford Square WC1B 3HP
8pm at 108 Whitfield Street, W1T 5EA
8pm at 87 Mattock Lane, Ealing W5 5BJ
There are 128 abortions every day in London, please attend at least one of these events. Pro-Death supporters are planning a counter 'demo' at Bedford Square so it is important to have a good Pro-Life turnout.
There is also an IHOPE 'rally'
The schedule for the IHOPE Prayer Procession Vigil on the 12th Day February
11:45 - Gather on Westminster Bridge, London SE1 7UT
12:00 - Begin: Middle on Westminster-Bridge (Big Ben-side) Rosary-Procession to Southwark Catholic Cathedral, Westminster Bridge Road SE1 7HY
12:30 Holy Mass at Southwark Catholic Cathedral finish at 13:00
13:00 Rosary Prayer Procession to Newhams Row SE1 3UZ which is the HQ of IPPF (International Planned Parenthood Federation).
13:30 Arrive at Newhams Row SE1 3UZ where we pray until 14:30
14:30 Return to Southwark Catholic Cathedral
15:15 End of procession
 
We will have with us an icon of the Mother of Life, rosaries, the Union Jack and other national flags of those present and representing the global struggle. We have no permission to carry any other banners, posters etc. of any sort. Please remember our battle is spiritual and our weapons are prayers for all who are involved in abortion therefore we must remain in this state in mind, heart and spirit. Our prayers will be answered for we pray for a enlightenment of the mind and conversion of heart for IPPF workers.
 
IPPF in Brief
International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is the world's largest abortion provider and has a large number of organisation that make up its federation such as FPAs (Family Planning Association of India, South Africa, Ireland etc.). IPPF is gets most of its finance through governments including USA, UK, EU, UN. The USA alone gives over $200 million annually which funds their business model that feeds on itself. Namely Sex instruction (in schools etc), which stimulates sexual activity, contraception to protect against the consequences of the activity and abortion for when contraception fails. IPPF's claim that abortion is a woman's human right but never considers the girls that have been aborted. Abortion is directly responsible for the gender imbalance in many countries such as India and China where 100s of millions of girls have been aborted. IPPF promotes the use of condoms to stop the spread of STDs but never informs their clients/users that condoms are totally ineffective against the most common STDs (especially amongst teenagers) such as (HPV) Human Papilloma Virus and Chlamydia which we are told is the main cause of cervical cancer which is deadly for so many women. IPPFs claims that their services reduces maternal mortality but countries where abortion is heavily restricted such as Ireland have much lower maternal mortality than the UK and the rest of Europe.
IPPF has its headquarters in London and yet has no abortion facilities in the UK, however it has many affiliates such as Marie Stopes International, BPAS and the NHS where most abortions are done. Margaret Sanger, who was a racist and believed that only the fit should be allowed to live, founded IPPF and its mission it would appear is to kill as many unborn, disabled and so called 'unwanted' babies since these were considered 'unfit'

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Cardiff, Wales, 40 Days For Life, Wales!

This Lent, from February 13th - March 24th, our community will be one of many cities joining together for the largest and longest coordinated pro-life mobilization in history -- the 40 Days for Life campaign.
40 Days for Life is a focused pro-life effort that consists of:

We are praying that, with God's help, this groundbreaking effort will mark the beginning of the end of abortion in Cardiff -- and throughout Wales. Here are the details of the vigil beinf held in Cardiff this Lent. Go to the website of your local vigil and click on the vigil schedule to sign up to cover some of the hours needed. 6,749 babies saved ... 27 abortion centers closed by God through 40 Days for Life, World wide!

Cardiff
Clare Jackson 07580275698
Email: clare40dfl@gmail.com

Oh, it does seem that some vigils will also take place in England and elsewhere, details below.

London Whitfield Street
Eddie 07932105696 or 02077231740
Email GCNVigil@yahoo.co.uk

London Ealing
http://40daysforlife.com/london-ealing/
Justyna 07540286688 or 02077231740
GCNVigil@yahoo.co.uk

London Bedford Square
http://www.40daysforlife.com/london/
Robert - 07947698195
Email - 40daysforlifelondon@gmail.com
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/pages/40-Days-for-Life-London/114071638700765

Birmingham
http://www.40daysforlife.com/birmingham-uk/
Isabel - 07773501721 or Aline - 07861005895
Email - 40daysforlife.bham@gmail.com
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/?sk=events&ap=1#!/event.php?eid=158146297591490

Brighton
http://www.40daysforlife.com/brighton-uk/
40daysforlifebrighton@gmail.com

Leamington Spa
http://40daysforlife.com/leamingtonspa/
Eera 07801819855
40dfl.lspa@gmail.com


Manchester
http://www.40daysforlife.com/manchester-uk/
John 07909 920 739
E-mail: 40d4l.mcr@cathfell.co.uk

Milton Keynes
http://www.40daysforlife.com/miltonkeynes/
Andy Burton 07765 884791
ajlburton@gmail.com

Southampton
http://www.40daysforlife.com/southampton/
Email: souuk40dfl@yahoo.com

For America, Australia, Canada, Nigeria, Poland, Russia, South Africa and Spain see here.