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Sign in information will be emailed to all members prior to all Zoom meetings. Thank you for standing up for life!
 
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The document below details the true account of a woman's journey for forgiveness and mercy after multiple abortions.

atrueaccountofabortionandtheaftermath.docx

 
 
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PRO-LIFE APOSTOLATE NEWS

There are several local pregnancy help centers here in NOVA.  We highlight one of them below. If you wish to donate, we include information on how to do that as well as a list of some currently needed items. If you are a mother in need, please contact Mosaic Virginia. Their services are free and confidential.

MOSAIC VIRGINIA:  19415 Deerfield Ave. Ste 109, Lansdowne, VA 20176

mosaic-virginia.org                (703) 729-1123

Some of the services Mosaic Virginia offer include no cost pregnancy testing, childbirth preparation classes, Ultrasound services, options counseling, men's program , a client boutique where clients may shop for themselves and their babies. The boutique is stocked entirely with donations from the community.  Some items the boutique can use include:

Gift cards (Walmart, Target, Costco), pacifiers, diapers for premies, newborns and size 5, diaper rash ointment, diaper bags and baby girl and baby boy clothing sizes 0-12 months. If you wish to make a donation, this organization requests you call them at (703) 729-1124 to set up a drop off time.


Mosaic Virginia also has a wish list on Amazon. Items may be ordered and delivered directly to their Lansdowne facility. Just use this link:  https://www.amazon.com/baby-reg/mosaic-virginia-january-2023-lansdowne/2UVG3WQNTGAMT

 
 
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Spiritually Adopted Babies Update

Our spiritually adopted babies are in their eighth month. The babies continue to gain weight. Their lungs are fully developed and capable of transitioning to breathing air. As the babies stretch out in the womb, their movements are so strong they may be visible on the outside. By the end of this month, the babies may be between 16-18 inches long and weigh 4-6 pounds.

Please continue to pray the special prayer written by Bishop Fulton J. Sheen:

"Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I love you very much.  I beg you to spare the life of the unborn baby I have spiritually adopted , who is in danger of abortion.  Amen

"Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you."  Jeremiah 1:5

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Legislative Update

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With the new year comes new beginnings! Our ministry plans to take on the challenges ahead to protect the unborn. To achieve our goal, we will be holding virtual meetings.  More information on these meetings will be posted on the parish website under the Quick LinksPro- Life News and Events. If you are a member and have not received the latest email from us, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we may update your address. If you would like to join, kindly send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.and we will add you to our membership. 

 
"Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you."  Jeremiah 1:5

 

Legislative News

“Moral principles do not depend on a majority vote. Wrong is wrong, even if everybody  is wrong. Right is right even if nobody is right”.  - Bishop Fulton J. Sheen

To stay informed on legislation affecting the right to life please sign up for updates with the Virginia Catholic Conference at https://www.vacatholic.org/

  • A bold initiative in the form of a bill titled,  S.99 Life at Conception Act 2021 has been introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senator Rand Paul, Republican senator from Kentucky. Senator Paul has said “The Life at Conception Act legislatively declares what most Americans believe and what science has long known - that human life begins at the moment of conception, and therefore, is entitled to legal protection from that point forward. Only when America chooses, remembers, and restores her respect for life will we rediscover our moral bearings and truly find our way." https://www.paul.senate.gov/news/sen-rand-paul-introduces-life-conception-act

Please contact your Senators and urge them to support this bill. Their contact information is listed on the Parish website. Click on "Quick Links" and then "Pro-Life News and Events".  The U.S. Senators for the state of Virginia are:

Tim Kaine (D)

Mark Warner (D)

 

  • H.R.5-The Equality Act (117th Congress 2021-2022)

The Equality Act purports to protect people experiencing same-sex attraction or gender discordance from unjust discrimination. Although this is a worthy purpose, the Equality Act does not serve it. And instead of respecting differences in beliefs about marriage and sexuality, the Equality Act discriminates against people of faith precisely because of those beliefs.  In the process, the Equality Act codifies the new ideology of “gender” in federal law, dismissing sexual difference and falsely presenting “gender” as only a social construct. (USCCB.org)

The Equality Act discriminates against people of faith and threatens unborn life.  Tell your elected officials to oppose it!  (USCCB.org)

Most parishioners reside in the 10th Congressional District. Currently Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton is the elected representative. The U.S. Senators for Virginia are Sen. Tim Kaine and Sen. Mark Warner. Although as of this writing, this bill has been passed by the House of Representatives, please voice your opinion to Rep. Wexton. Please contact both Senators as well. 

All these elected officials can be contacted via email directly from their websites. Those websites are listed below for your convenience.

Rep. Jennifer Wexton:    https://wexton.house.gov/contact/

Sen. Tim Kaine:    https://www.kaine.senate.gov/contact/

Sen. Mark Warner:    https://www.warner.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=ContactPage

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ROE V. WADE FACTS

In the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision which legalized abortion in this country, never in the Justices' decision was abortion declared a "constitutional right". Rather, the Justices' based their decision on a previously undefined "right to privacy" which is not written in the Constitution but is a "right" in the penumbrae of the Constitution. The penumbrae are used to describe implied powers of the federal government derived from a specific rule. In this case, the "right to privacy" is implied from the First Amendment to the Constitution.

Life at Conception Act declares unborn children to be "persons" as defined by the 14th Amendment to the Constitution and therefore entitled to legal protection.  If this bill passes Congress and is signed into law by the President , then the evil that is abortion would end. Contact your U.S. Senators and your Congressional Representative and let them know your support for this bill, H.R.616 Life At Conception Act introduced in the House of Representatives on January 16, 2019. 

U.S. Senators for state of Virginia:

Senator Mark Warner (D) www.warner.senate.gov

Senator Tim Kaine (D) www.kaine.senate.gov

 

U.S. Representative for 10th Congressional District:

Representative Jennifer Wexton (D) www.wexton.house.gov

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 Support Gabriel Project

 
Please consider a gift to this worthy cause. The Gabriel Project began when a priest placed a sign in front of a Catholic Church offering parish assistance to any pregnant women in need.
 
Give a Gift for Life. Please give a Gift for Life this season to help Gabriel Project fund a mother’s maternity care. An expectant mother wrote: “I give thanks for the prayers and intervention of the people who were outside the abortion clinic and I decided to call Gabriel Project. Now thanks to them I have my first medical appointment to see how my baby is doing and it really is a blessing for everything I have received.” For more information and/or to donate: www.arlingtondiocese.org/giftforlife