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Month: April 2012

BREAKING: Pepsi Stops Using Aborted Fetal Cell Lines to Test Flavors

BREAKING: Pepsi Stops Using Aborted Fetal Cell Lines to Test Flavors

After months of pro-life protests and opposition, PepsiCo has indicated it will alter its contract with biotech firm Senomyx Inc., which uses cells from a baby killed in an abortion to conduct flavor testing. The second-largest beverage company in the world contracted with the firm in a $30 million deal in August 2010 and once Debi Vinnedge of the pro-life group Children of God for Life uncovered the connection, numerous pro-life groups, including LifeNews, joined together to promote a boycott…

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Consider the Ant . . .

Consider the Ant . . .

“Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise…” Proverbs 6:6 “Ants are creatures of little strength, yet they store up their food in the summer…” Proverbs 30:25 People often ask me what I do when I’m not out speaking, or teaching, or preaching, or prolife crusading… Well, today, I considered the ant. And the beetle. And the roses. And my mama. Also, I do washing, cooking, cleaning, and just plain ordinary tasks. I also work on…

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Am I Unemployable in the Spirit Realm?

Am I Unemployable in the Spirit Realm?

During my morning meditation, reading a message from Oswald Chambers, a point really stood out: “There are some people who are totally unemployable in the spirit realm. They are spiritually feeble and weak and they refuse to do anything unless they are supernaturally inspired… If you make a god out of your best moments, you will find that God will fade out of your life . . .” In the midst of all of the national concerns about the economy…

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Obama Lawyers Desperately Try to “Dismiss” Lawsuit By Pro-Life Catholic Group Against ObamaCare

Obama Lawyers Desperately Try to “Dismiss” Lawsuit By Pro-Life Catholic Group Against ObamaCare

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: April 26, 2012 Contact:Leslie Palma 347-286-7277 Staten Island, NY — Priests for Life, a New York-based international pro-life organization of Catholic clergy and laity, today announced that the Obama Administration’s lawyers are trying desperately to “shut down” the lawsuit that’s been filed to stop ObamaCare from violating the conscience and morals of America’s Catholics. The lawsuit, Priests for Life v. Sebelius, seeks to permanently block the implementation of the HHS mandate that imposes clear violations of…

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Doonby and October Baby

Doonby and October Baby

See Doonby and October Baby soon… I recently had the opportunity to view Doonby and October Baby. Doonby left me thinking, and October Baby left me reaching for my tissue box. Both films are valuable life affirming must sees. Remember how excited we were when Bella, Juno and other films came on the scene? Well, the films just keep on coming. October Baby and Doonby are welcome additions to the growing cadre of prolife films that are sweeping the nation…

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My Special Tour of Sandy Ground Historical Society Museum

My Special Tour of Sandy Ground Historical Society Museum

Story written by Leslie Palma-Simoncek, Director of Communications at Priests for Life Dr. Alveda King, director of African-American Outreach for the Staten Island-based Priests for Life and niece of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was given a special tour of the Sandy Ground Historical Society Museum in Rossville by Sylvia D’Allesandro, executive director, who grew up in the community and is linked to several of its founding families. Dr. King, an Atlanta resident, watched the 20th century civil rights…

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The Contraception Trap

The Contraception Trap

I came across this blog a couple of days ago and I wanted to share it with you. Enjoy! by Jennifer Fulwiler Earlier this week, the Washington Post ran a story about efforts within the Church to modernize the image of Natural Family Planning. Religion writer Michelle Boorstein interviewed Ashley McGuire, Dr. Janet Smith, me, and a few other folks to get a feel for how modern Catholic women view NFP. (I wrote a clarification of some of my quotes…

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Fr. Pavone To LCWR: Priests for Life Will Work “Side by Side” With Women Religious To Proclaim A Pro-Life Message

Fr. Pavone To LCWR: Priests for Life Will Work “Side by Side” With Women Religious To Proclaim A Pro-Life Message

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: April 19, 2012 Contact: Leslie Palma 347-286-7277 STATEN ISLAND, NY — Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, issued the following comment today on the Vatican’s assessment of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR): “As a pro-life ministry dedicated to fully activating the Church to end abortion and euthanasia, Priests for Life is grateful to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith for the assessment it has issued of the Leadership Conference…

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The Right to Have Sex

The Right to Have Sex

Please allow me to begin this discussion from a Bible perspective. In Genesis 1:28, God said “be fruitful and multiply.” Soon after, God created the first marriage between the Man Adam and his Wife Eve. They were the world’s first married couple, and the gave us the first historical record of the marriage and family model. From this model, we receive the marriage between one man and woman model for our foundational marriage model. Sex between a husband and a…

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