Tuesday, January 15, 2013

40th Anniversary of Roe v Wade

This January marks the 40th Anniversary of Roe v Wade.  

We encourage you to get involved in the pro-life movement and help educate people of all ages about the beautiful plan God has for our lives when we chose life.

Please start by watching this video.  A friend of mine helped her adopted daughter and others share their experiences and give pregnant women hope for a new life.

Pregnant? Hope for a New Life
A Celebration of Life through Adoption:

It is our hope that all women who experience an unplanned pregnancy will make a choice to be informed. 

5 Ways to Get Involved in the Pro-Life Movement

1. Get informed on pro-life issues.   Listen to a CD. Read a book.  Watch a YOUTUBE video. Check out Pro-life websites and blogs.

2. Educate others.  Share this blog page. Hand out resources such as pamphlets, articles, books, cds, and movies to help others get informed (see suggested titles below). Consider bringing "Theology of the Body" or other chastity programs to your Religious Education program or school.  Invite great speakers like Jason Everett and Leah Darrow to speak in your community.  

3. Support organizations, pregnancy centers and places that work to end abortion through financial contributions, prayers or assistance.  Volunteer at pregnancy centers in your area, helping to provide women and families with alternatives to abortion (Visit Heartbeat International to find a facility near you.)  

4. Join or start a pro-life group in your parish or school. 

5. Pray for the end of abortion – Participate in the next 40 Days for Life campaign and pro- actively pray to end abortion. 

Beginning January 19 you can join the US Catholic Bishops' Novena for Life CLICK HERE for Novena Prayers

March For Life – Jan 24 & 25 It’s not too late!

Join others in the diocese as they travel to Washington D.C. for the March for Life.  If you live in Buffalo, contact Cheryl Calire, Director Diocesan Office of Pro-Life Activities www.buffalodiocese.org/prolife (716) 847-2205.  If not, contact your diocese to join a group in your area.

"The age of casual Catholicism is over, the age of heroic Catholicism has begun. We can no longer be Catholics by accident, but instead be Catholics by conviction.” 
— Fr. Terence Henry, President of Franciscan University

Get informed. Get started…                                 

Unplanned Abby Johnson quit her job in October 2009. That simple act became a national news story because Abby was the director of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Texas who, after participating in an actual abortion procedure for the first time, walked down the street to join the Coalition for Life. 

(for kids) The Princess by Jennie Bishop: A loving king and queen present their daughter with a gift from God - her first kiss - to keep or to give away.


OctoberBaby tells the inspiring story of college student Hannah who learns she was adopted and is the survivor of a failed abortion attempt.  

CDs (also available on mp3)

Backed by statistics and armed with decades of research, Prof. Smith shows the crippling effect of the contraceptive culture on our relationship with God, our romantic relationships and marriages, the culture at large and our physical and mental health. Click HERE to order

Father Michael Schmitz tackles some of the most difficult topics in the Church today. With compassion, clarity, and humor, he shows that the Church's teachings on contraception and same-sex attraction are rooted in the yearnings for authentic love that is shared by all, who are made in the image and likeness of God. CLICK HERE to ORDER

Bernard Nathanson is an American medical doctor from New York who helped to found the National Abortion Rights Action League, but who is now a pro-life activist. He gained national attention by becoming one of the founding members of the National Abortion Rights Action League, now known as NARAL Pro-Choice America. He worked with Betty Friedan and others for the legalization of abortion in the United States. He was also for a time the director of the Center for Reproductive and Sexual Health New York's largest abortion clinic. Nathanson has written that he was responsible for more than 75,000 abortions throughout his pro-choice career. CLICK HERE to order

Building upon Blessed Pope John Paul II's writings about "the feminine genius", Colleen Carroll Campbell discusses the uniqueness of the makeup and vocation of women from God. She uses the lives of several female saints to help women recognize and use their gifts to live out their faith as Christians in the modern world. Author and columnist Colleen Carroll Campbell hosts EWTN's Faith and Culture program. Click HERE to order

To purchase these talks and many others, in CDs or MP3 downloads, visit the Lighthouse Catholic Media store by clicking here

(These CDs are very inexpensive which makes them a great evangelization and pro-life tool!  Please consider distributing far and wide)


Lifehouse Everything Skit
Video that portrays our youth getting romanced into the many temptations that life offers.

Parents, Talk to Your Teens about Sex & Chastity
Jason Evert discusses the importance of parents getting over their insecurities when it comes to talking to their teens about chastity.

Effects of Contraception on the Body's Natural Means of Attraction 
My Catholic Faith Press, in collaboration with Prof. Janet E. Smith, launched a new video, "Attraction 101: How the Pill Affects Your Dating Choices," to highlight scientific studies that prove that contraception undermines a female's natural process for attracting a compatible mate.

In the pro-life news-this is VERY encouraging!!!  Score one for Alabama!  Let's see if this woman killing her baby by smoking meth gets them talking about "her body, her choice..." - AB

Have any other resources you'd like to share? 
We'd love to hear from you.  
Please add your comments below or email us at catholicmomsconnect@gmail.com.


  1. I would love to share with you and your readers a giveaway I am doing of a pro-life novel I wrote entitled, The Life I Dreamed. It is the story of a young Catholic family and the pregnant teenager who comes to them for help. Please visit my blog (http://karilb75.blogspot.com/2013/01/a-very-meaningful-giveaway.html)
    or the book's website (http://karilb75.blogspot.com/2013/01/a-very-meaningful-giveaway.html)
    for more information.

    Thanks so much and God Bless, Kari Burke

  2. This is a fabulous book, see my blog review of it at: http://acatholichomejournal.blogspot.com/2012/07/great-book-life-i-dreamed-by-kari-burke.html

  3. Great post with some awesome resources.