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Pro-Life This Week: November 17, 2023

Week in Review

Catholics for Choice Strikes Again, Takes Aim at the Blessed Mother

The pro-abortion anti-Catholic group ironically named Catholics for Choice has designed a Christmas sticker implying that the Blessed Mother had the right to an abortion.

Catholics for Choice has always openly mocked the Catholic faith, but this is a new low. On a page asking people to vote for their favorite Christmas stickers, the first sticker reads, “Mary Had a Choice, You Should Too.” The text is laid around a nativity scene.

This sticker is obviously offensive to our Blessed Mother but also to all Christians who believe that the birth of Christ was the single most sacred and holy event to happen on this planet. 

Catholics for Choice seems to have a running theme of attempting to cheapen Catholicism and what it stands for by continuously undermining the doctrine of the faith it claims to partake in. 

To be very clear, no Catholic can support the murder of innocent preborn children. And no Catholic can take cheap shots at our Blessed Mother and the birth of Christ with a demonic Christmas sticker. 

Hugh Brown Responds to Removal of Bishop Strickland

Hugh Brown, ALL executive vice president, responded to Bishop Strickland’s removal from his pastoral governance of the Diocese of Tyler. In an interview with American Family News, Hugh stated that, while the news is disappointing, we don’t know all the facts and need to humbly pray for the Church. 

“We don’t know the facts; we don’t know the details. We know what Bishop Strickland has said, and he’s asked us to be humble,” Brown relays. “He’s asked us to pray for the Holy Father. He’s asked us to pray for him and to pray for the Catholic Church, and that’s what we fully intend to do.”

Strickland was asked by the pope to step down from his role as bishop; according to Vatican News, he was replaced by Bishop Joe Vásquez of Austin, who is serving as apostolic administrator.

ALL in the News

Susan Ciancio, Celebrate Life Magazine editor and director of the Culture of Life Studies Program, writes a weekly commentary on timely pro-life topics. This week her commentary was published by the Catholic World Report and was entitled “Catholic Education Begins at Home.” It is linked here. She also wrote about National Adoption Day, which is November 18. This was published by Catholic 365 and can be found here.

Twice a week, Judie’s commentaries are distributed to an expansive media list. The list contains over 100 media outlets such as Fox News, The Federalist, Breitbart, and The Daily Caller, among others. Judie’s commentaries are each featured on the front page of 

Pro-Life Education

ALL’s Education Materials

Pray the Rosary to Defeat Evil: A Marian Blue Wave Prayer Companion is a beautiful prayer booklet designed to ignite pro-life warriors into spiritual action against the evils of Planned Parenthood and abortion violence. This booklet delves deeper into the mysteries of the rosary with prayers for the Marian Blue Wave intentions and includes exclusive spiritual reflections written by national pro-life leaders, including Fr. Shenan Boquet and Fr. Stephen Imbarrato. Read it when praying in front of Planned Parenthood, at Adoration, or when spending quiet time in reflection. ORDER HERE

Culture of Life Studies Program

Awaiting the Gift of Christ: Walking with the Saints This Advent will take you and your family on a spiritual journey with the stories of some amazing saints and with teaching from the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Each day’s entry contains a quote from the Catechism, a short bio on a saint, and a reflection of how that saint lived his or her life according to Church teaching. We then offer a way for you to use that saint’s example to build a culture of life in your home or community. This booklet gives you the opportunity to spend a few minutes each day of Advent reflecting upon what truly brings us joy this time of year. ORDER HERE

Pro-Life Social Media

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development Is Still Broken

Many years ago, American Life League exposed the Catholic Campaign for Human Development for providing grants to organizations promoting abortion, homosexual lifestyles, and contraception. Why was the USCCB’s anti-poverty program issuing grants to anti-Catholic organizations? 

Following our report, the CCHD promised an internal review for awarding grants. We are sad to say that the CCHD has ignored its own directives; to this day it still funds groups that oppose Catholic teaching. 

American Life League began digging into the CCHD over a decade ago. Below is the original report that uncovered failure by the CCHD. Let it serve as a warning. Until the CCHD stops funding anti-Catholic organizations, faithful Catholics should not hand over one penny to the annual parish collection.