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Members of the Marian Fathers prepare for the March for Life in Washington, D.C.

We Stand with Christ for Life

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By Melanie Williams (Jan 25, 2020)
This year's March for Life was a historic event. Not only did this annual pro-life event bring tens of thousands of attendees, but also for the first time ever, the President of the United States.

President Trump addressed the massive crowds of attendees on the National Mall before the March began. Blocks away, tens of thousands of other March attendees listened in on smart phones and speakers.

As the President addressed the crowd he said, "We are here for a very simple reason: to defend the right of every child, born and unborn, to fulfill their God-given potential. ... When we see the image of a baby in the womb, we glimpse the majesty of God's creation. When we hold a newborn in our arms, we know the endless love that each child brings to a family. When we watch a child grow, we see the splendor that radiates from each human soul. ... Together, we are the voice for the voiceless."

The theme for this year's March for Life was "Life Empowers: Pro-Life is Pro-Woman," in honor of the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, securing women's right to vote.

Commenting on this, President Trump said, "To all the women here today, your devotion and your leadership uplifts our entire nation and we thank you for that. ... [T]o all the moms here today, we celebrate you and we declare that mothers are heroes. Your strength, devotion, and drive is what powers our nation. Because of you, our country has been blessed with amazing souls who have changed the course of human history."

"We cannot know what our citizens yet unborn will achieve. The dreams they will imagine. The masterpieces they will create. The discoveries they will make. But we know this: every life brings love into this world. Every child brings joy to a family. Every person is worth protecting."

Marians of the Immaculate Conception who are stationed in Washington D.C., Steubenville, Ohio, and Stockbridge, Massachusetts, joined together at the March to, as their banner said, "Choose Mercy. Choose Life." As fellow Marchers passed by, the Marians shared the message of mercy and gave out posters with the Divine Mercy image that said, "We stand with Christ for Life."

Father Jim McCormack, MIC, house superior at the Marian Scholasticate in Washington, D.C., commented, "The energy level here is incredible. I went to the rally this morning and was blown away by the number of young people. The whole Capital One arena was full of young people. Archbishop Wilton Gregory celebrated the Mass with at least 20 other bishops and 150 priests. The papal nuncio to the United States Archbishop Christophe Pierre was also present to extend greetings from the Holy Father and a plenary indulgence that the Holy Father granted specially for this occasion. Here, now, at the March for Life, the energy level is uncontainable!"

Brother Timothy Childers, MIC, said, "Being here at the March reminds me that life is joyful. The joy that is here today makes me happy to be alive. It saddens me that people don't realize that life can be joyful. To join together today with tens of thousands of other people 'protesting' but in a joyful way, that's rare to see."

As the Marians witnessed hundreds around them standing up for life, Drew, a postulant with the Marians this year, said, "You never know where any one life is going to lead. I saw one young woman here with a sign that said, 'Life doesn't have any guarantees, but abortion doesn't give any chances.'"

With fervor, the Marian Fathers, and the thousands of others around them, marched up Constitution Avenue to the steps of the Supreme Court, in protest against Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion 47 years ago and has resulted in the loss of at least 60 million lives since then.

At the steps of the Supreme Court, Fr. Chris Alar, MIC, the director of the Association of Marian Helpers, said, "Every life march since Roe V. Wade has been important, but this year may be the most important. Why? Because we are in an election year—one when we need to stand with Christ for life more than ever. Arguably, this election may be the most important in the history of Western Civilization. Why? Because if we get a chance with the administration who will put one, maybe two more judges on the Supreme Court that are conservative and in favor of overturning Roe v. Wade, it can happen. If we don't, if this election is lost, perhaps all chance that this will ever happen may be lost. So please, go to your voting booth this year and vote for the president who is most pro-life, vote for your representatives who are most pro-life. To all of our Marian Helpers out there, to all our friends and family who spread this message of Divine Mercy, please respond this year. Be active, and stand with Christ for life."

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Susan Pepe - Feb 14, 2020

To: Dee G. and others: I read Dee's comments. Here is Truth on Donald Trump and his stance on Pro-Life: According to an article in 2-16-29-220: The article said that President Donald Trump was the First President who didn't have to be invited to the Pro-Life March in Washington, D.C. He came on his own volition. Wasn't that great?!! "President Donald Trump declared from the Podium: "We are here for a very simple reason: to defend the right of every child, born and unborn, to fulfill their God-given potential." He said: "Today, as President of the United States, I am truly proud to stand with you." He also said: "Together, we must protect, cherish and defend the dignity and sanctity of every human life." "and ..ONE LIFE CHANGES THE WORLD!" He also had new rules on Title X, whereby he unfunded Planned Parenthood. No taxpayers monies for their clinics, unless they don't refer patients for abortion. Planned Parenthood chose to drop out of federal funding because they'ed rather refer patients for abortions. Hooray for that outcome!
President Trump also contrasted his White House resume with the Democratic Party leaderships extreme positions on abortion, both in Congress and in states like New York and Virginia. He asked Congress in his State of the Union Address on 2/4/20: "to make a law ending abortion in late trimesters. He also had a mother and her two year daughter, who was born 4 months premature and who weighed only one lb. 6 oz. at birth. She chose life for her child.
President Trump made it clear that he would be enforcing federal laws on religious liberty and free speech, particularly in universities that ban pro-life speech on their campuses.

Nancy Pelosi is staunchly for abortion and has been promoting it for 20 years. She is opposed to any laws that will ban abortion. She is for euthanasia. In Obamacare, 2,000 pages worth, there is a clause for euthanizing people. I saw a newspaper article on this when Pres. Obama was in office.
I studied U.S. Constitutional Law in college. The Executive Branch is supposed to be over Congress and Judicial Branch. He's supposed to lead the nation, and be in charge of Military. Mueller Report exonerated President Trump. He was never guilty. Mueller was Director of FBI in Benghazi on 9/12/12. He pulled FBI agents off duty before Embassy attack.
sean Smith was information officer there. He told his mother via phone. He did not succumb in smoke in fire. His mother told San Diego Tribune that the "phone suddenly went dead." Ambassador Stevens did not succumb to smoke. Some Libyans took him to hospital. They said: "He was awake, he moved his head from side to side, and blinked his eyes, and was breathing." Doctor at hospital gave him 90 seconds CPR, then pronounced him "dead" of "smoke inihilitian". Terrorists had control of that hospital then. New Leader of Libya said that was pre-planned in May, 2012. Mueller did not secure site. Lots of important papers were taken. Gerherty made it to Tripoli. He was persuaded to go back to the annex, one mile from embassy, to rescue Woods. Both were killed on roof. Third person with them on roof said "it was like the terrorists knew they would be coming out on roof and was waiting for them." Smith and Stevens bodies have to be taken out of graves to see what real cause of death was. Smith's mother said in press that "Hilary Clinton killed her son." She denied it. So, do you still trust Mueller's report?
Russians did try to go into our computers. However, they did NOT collude with President Trump to get him elected. SEE: , click on top website on Google, and click on Heart, and then onto Messages: go to 10/17-19/16, and you will see a message from GOD, whereby he said he had 100 Angels of Lord per person at voting booth. This is Gospel Truth. The only way one can manipulate voting is by computer. We need to go back to paper ballots. APPs are even worse. One can change a vote on that.

President has to interact with other countries, including Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran, especially so as not to start WW III, whereby those countries would use Nuclear Weapons on us. I thought he did a great job handling Iran. Iran, China, Russia, and North Korea are in collusion with each other. Read all Messages from God from 2019 to start. That's really God talking to a Visionary, who is a future saint. All saints had communications with God, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Mary, etc. while alive. I met the Visionary and her husband and I have been to Shrine five times and have had miracles from there. You can bring your camera, and go on April 19, 2020, when another apparition will be there. 3 p.m. Only Visionary can see God, as a Holy Flame. You will feel His Presence there. If you can't go then, send your Angel there on that day. You will still get Blessings from God direct.
As for Nancy Pelosi, she is a staunchly for abortion and has been promoting it for years. She is not a real Catholic. She is full of hate and anmosity toward President Trump. She would lie like anything to get him removed as President. God said: "only President Trump is for the people." He would like ALL people united behind President Trump. I was taught to respect the President when growing up. Even the ones I didn't like or was for such as President Clinton.
Joe Biden is also for abortion, and for himself, so is Hunter Biden. Mike Bloomberg, I saw on his bio that his newspaper company is sexist. Peter is for abortion and same sex marriage, according to another article in National Catholic Register, by EWTN. He twists the Bible to show that God doesn't mind if we have abortions and same sex marriage is okay. He used to be Catholic and dropped out. He became Episcapalian instead. They back him on his views.
The Supreme Court Justices President Trump chose are all pro-life. I believe they are also Catholic.
God's Will is for ending abortion. He's working it out to do so. I did a brief on abortion being unconstitutional in college. I got an A on it. I also heard the audio cassette tape that was actually on Roe vs. Wade. Wade's attorney didn't do his homework. The Roe attorney could twist things around in order to get those justices who were for it--seven of them to see how it was okay to abort babies. She said: "life begins at the quickening, and not at conception". She also said: "The Hippocratic Oath" was obsolete. I checked that out and discovered doctors don't take the Hippocratic Oath anymore. The reason she thought it was obsolete, because it was against abortion.
God is guiding the U.S. Supreme Court to end abortion. That was good that President Trump got to choose two justices that were pro-life for the Court. Notice that Chief Justice Roberts is becoming a swing vote now.
He has to vote pro-life. In addition to the U.S. Supreme Court ending abortion, a wise man at a pro-life conference I attended, told me, that "we have to end it by Amendment". So, I propose everyone get together and get 38 States to hold a Referendum so we People can vote to have Amendments, 20 Second Bill of Rights Amendments so we People can take our country back, to become "Of The People, By the People, For the People", once again. If you sit on the sidelines and do nothing, not even vote, then the opposition side wins. We also need to check out every candidate that is running for office, and see what they are for or against, and read between the lines. Look up Burisma, and Hunter Biden, you will see that Hunter was a lobbyist before he got on the Board at Burisma. Burisma's one owner and founder has 15 investigations ongoing at his Holdings Company. Hunter is also an attorney. Burisma once was in Delaware when Hunter Biden was there. That's where they connected. Burisma;s owner was once on the Ukraine Government in high office. He also had Burisma start another company and put all his gas holdings into that company and close it right afterwards. Where did all the monies from the other countries go? He now has an office in Ukraine. The present Premier of Ukraine is pro-choice. He hasn't done anything for the people since being in office. It looks like Ukraine is corrupt. Look up History of Ukraine and Burisma and it's owner. He had a partner who was killed in a car crash.
In 2013, Joe Biden was visiting Ukraine as V.P. while his son was on the Board at Burisma? How come?
Joe Biden ran for office in 1987. He plagerized another candidate's speech, and had to drop out when the public found that out. So, do you still believe Joe Biden is okay to vote for? Obamacare should be dropped. A People designed "People's Choice Health Care Act" and it's only about 23 pages. It includes pre-existing conditions; and what's best for patient/doctor relations. and includes that insurance companies doctors on a board cannot deny paying insurance when a doctor who has a patient in front of him says that patient needs this kind of surgery or whatever. And other things. The person couldn't get Congress to even read it. Democrats were against any other health care, especially one that is for the people, and a people designed it instead of a Congress Person, because Congress is concerned about their "Legacy". So any of you would like to write Your Congress person, preferably in Senate, to put it to a vote, and get it to President Trump. So many people are in between them, including Staff, so they don't get to read it.
If you don't work in harmony with Putin, he just dismissed his entire government, he might start a war, with whomever??? President Trump does call them out on their multitude of human rights offenses. Do you think that would make them stop? NO! I am more concerned about the Democrats and their misleading the people than I am about those who are pro-life and all life. My definition of Mercy is how Jesus shows Mercy.
If one doesn't vote, it's the other side who wins, because their side voted for them! Remember that.
Oh, read: Book by Stephen Chang, "God, Donald Trump, and 2020 Election." It tells you what you will lose if you don't vote this election. He's a Christian journalist.
Sincerely, Susan Pepe

Dee G. - Feb 1, 2020

I truly think that I deserve a personal response that I should vote for Trump to have a second term in office. I am Catholic and pro-life. Have you studied any of Trump's domestic and foreign policies? He isn't our duly elected president. Do you truly believe that his Family Separation Policy is merciful if you keep in mind the yn-known number of children who have died because of his hatred of refugees and people of different colors? Is his ban on Muslim's merciful? He has said that his military service was staving off STD, he has been accused of raping countless women and and takes pride in his merciless Twitter attacks on Nancy Pelosi and other Catholic's in the House & the Senate. He has attacked Goldstar families and Goldstar widows.He denied aid to the Yukran because they wouldn't go along with his corrupt conspiracy theories concerning Hunter & Joe Biden. Biden being the best bet to free us from the tatters that he has put in our Constitution. He is a bully and a tyrant. Faithful Catholic's are discouraged from voting for the democratic nominee for president.I didn't vote in what is supposed to be a free and democratic nominee in 2016, because Russia did all that they could to get him elected by attacking our election. Trump knew and went along with this attack on our democracy and the day after the highly redacted Mueller report was released,he was on camera for all of our adversaries asking for their help to get him re-elected.I didn't vote in the 2016 presidential election and I won't be voting in the 2020 election. Faithful Catholics are told that we must vote by our conscience. How many other Catholic's had no choice in 2016 and again in 2020 will stay home and not vote again? Can you honestly tell me that Trump's Supreme Court is working to overturn Roe v.Wade or is Trump & his Republican cronies working harder to take away "Obamacare ", The Snap Program & Medicare and Social Security? How many children have died in his internment camps on our southern border? Trump is corrupt and bigot.
Please respond.
I'm certain that I am not alone in my concerns about Trump, the Supreme Court Justices he chose- not because he is truly pro-life , but because he is consumed by gaining more power, working in harmony with Putin and other ruthless dictators around the world and never calling them out against their multitude of human Rights violations of their own citizens and American citizens. Please explain to me what YOUR definition of mercy is?