Today’s Pro-life Reflection: God is with us

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“And they shall name him Emmanuel, a name that means ‘God is with us'” Matthew 1:23.

Reflection: In the midst of the abortion tragedy, the Church does not point fingers of condemnation. Rather, the Church extends hands of compassion and help, to lift up out of despair those who are tempted to abort their children. The Church informs her people of the many alternatives to abortion, and says “I am with you, and will enable you to say yes to life.”

Prayer: Lord, so many are tempted to abort because they feel alone. May we reach out to them, that they may know that we and you are with them. Amen

Supreme Court Order in Priests for Life vs. HHS (Part of Zubik vs. Burwell).. Further Comments from Priests for Life

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“We are encouraged by today’s development. The Supreme Court could have ruled against us, but evidently the Obama Administration did not succeed in persuading them to do so. A split Court could also have let the lower court’s negative ruling stand, but again, they did not see fit to do that. Instead, the Supreme Court, upon receiving further briefings, vacated the lower court rulings, and offered the parties an opportunity to work out a mutually acceptable solution in the lower courts, that will both allow the government to pursue its objectives and allow us to practice our faith. We are committed to continuing that process in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit.”

 

Read the entire Statement from Priests for Life: http://www.priestsforlife.org/pressreleases/5715-supreme-court-order-in-priests-for-life-vs-hhs

Today’s Pro-life Reflection: God and man

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“There is one mediator between God and man, Christ Jesus, himself a man” (1 Timothy 2:5).

Reflection: Jesus is humanity’s only mediator with God precisely because he is both God and human, and his humanity comes from Mary. All her importance flows from her Son, and our worship of the Son naturally leads to honoring his mother. Marian devotion teaches us something about our pro-life commitment. Mother and child belong together. To hurt one is to hurt the other; to love one is to love the other.

Prayer: Mary, thank you for being the mother of Jesus, who now shares our humanity. Teach us to honor every mother and child. Amen.

NewsOne taps PFL’s Alveda King as one of Top 10 Black Women

Dr. Alveda King, Priests for Life’s full-time director of African-American Outreach, has been named one of NewsOne’s Top 10 Black Women.

In naming its “Sheroes,” the news service wrote of Dr. King: “Deemed the ‘voice of the voiceless’ and an enemy of pro-choice advocates everywhere, King, the niece of civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., believes that unborn babies have a right to life…King, a pro-life activist and evangelical minister is driven by a strong spiritual conviction which is to keep the controversial issue of abortion before lawmakers.”

Dr. King shares the honor with First Lady Michelle Obama; astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison; Liberia President Elllen Johnson Sirleaf and other women of achievement.

“At Priests for Life, we have always recognized Dr. King as a ‘sheroe,’ because she is courageous and relentless when it comes to speaking out for the unborn,” said Father Frank. “To have her recognized by NewsOne is very exciting. She deserves the honor.”

An Atlanta resident and mother of six, Dr. King is a former college professor who served in the Georgia State House of Representatives. She is a recipient of the Life Prize Award (2011), the Cardinal John O’Connor Pro-Life Hall of Fame Award (2011) from the Legatus organization and the Civil Rights Award from Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) (2011). She is a best-selling author whose books include “How Can the Dream Survive if we Murder the Children?” and “I Don’t Want Your Man, I Want My Own.”

She is an accomplished actress and songwriter. The Founder of King for America, she is also the recipient of an honorary Doctorate of Laws degree from Saint Anselm College and sits on the board of Georgia Right to Life. She is a member of the National Black Prolife Coalition, NBPC, a frequent guest on Fox News and a spokeswoman for the Silent No More Awareness Campaign.

“I am humbled and so honored by this recognition,” Dr. King said. “African-Americans need to bring an end to the abortion genocide that is decimating our community and NewsOne is helping me get that message to the people who most need to hear it. I thank NewsOne from the bottom of my heart.”

Click here to read the NewsOne story.

To learn more about Dr. Alveda King and Priests for Life’s African-American Outreach, visit: priestsforlife.org/africanamerican/index.htm

Alveda King: “Occupy” movement must turn away from violence

ATLANTA – Dr. Alveda King, fulltime director of African-American Outreach for Priests for Life, said the Occupy Wall Street movement must embrace prayer and disavow violence if it hopes to emulate the 20th century Civil Rights Movement.

“The whole Civil Rights movement was founded in prayer, in crying out to God in peace,” Dr. King said today during an interview on “Fox & Friends.” “This movement is not peaceful,” she said of Occupy Wall Street.

Dr. King, the niece of Rev. Dr. Martin King Jr., was invited on the show to discuss comments made by Rev. Jesse Jackson last week in Atlanta, comparing the two movements and insisting that Martin Luther King would have supported Occupy Wall Street.

“Rev. Jackson knows this is not the model my uncle upheld, or that my father, Rev. A.D. King, upheld,” she said. “The people who came out are hurting, they need answers. They need help, not to be incited to violence. They need a leader who is going to lead them peacefully.

Calling him “a civil wrong leader on this point,” Dr. King said, “Rev. Jackson needs to revisit his 20th century history.”

Dr. King also noted that the pro-life movement has adopted the prayerful, peaceful model of the Civil Rights movement as it works to end abortion, euthanasia, assisted suicide and killing of embryos for their stem cells.

To see the “Fox & Friends” interview, please click here: http://bit.ly/toi1by

Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.

“Redeem the Dream” conference set for Saturday in D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In conjunction with Sunday’s dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial, Dr. Alveda King, full-time director of African-American Outreach for Priests for Life, will host a panel discussion and video presentation Saturday, Oct. 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Family Research Council, 801 G Street.

“Redeem the Dream: The State of the Quality of Life in the 21st Century,” will present a frank assessment of how far African-Americans have come since Martin Luther King gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963, and how the dream has been imperiled by the abortion industry.

“The murder of millions of African-American babies by abortion was not something my Uncle Martin envisioned or would ever have supported,” said Dr. King. “He was unequivocally pro-life, and it would break his heart to know that so many African-American leaders endorse freedom of choice over the right to life.”

Co-hosting “Redeem the Dream” will be King for America, Priests for Life, Care-Net, Heartbeat INTL, Center for Urban Renewal and Education, Network of Politically Active Christians, Congress on Racial Equality, Students for Life, National Black Pro-Life Union and Protecting Black Life.

Reservations are not required for the event. To arrange an interview with Dr. King, please call Andre Kim at 347-286-7277.

Alveda King “deeply saddened” by the loss of Dr. Fred Shuttlesworth

ATLANTA – Dr. Alveda King, full-time director of African-American Outreach for Priests for Life, today commented on the passing of civil rights leader Dr. Fred Shuttlesworth.

“Dr. Shuttlesworth was a giant among Servant Christian Leaders. When our home was bombed in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963, Dr. Shuttlesworth was a source of comfort and encouragement to our family. He will be sorely missed.”

Dr. Shuttlesworth, who died Wednesday at the age of 89, worked alongside Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1963 to organize demonstrations against segregation in Birmingham. Earlier, he was one of four founding ministers of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

“My father, Rev. A. D. King, worked very closely with Dr. Fred. The staunch and courageous preacher and civil rights giant is credited as being part of the coalition that gave us the ‘Ten Commandments of the Civil Rights Movement,’ which stressed non-violence, prayer and sacrifice.

Go to priestsforlife.org/africanamerican/non-violence.htm and scroll to the bottom to see the “Ten Commandments of the Civil Rights Movement” from the text “New Day in Birmingham.”

“Redeem the Dream” Conference Postponed

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Dr. Alveda King, director of African-American Outreach for Priests for Life, has announced that the conference “Redeem the Dream: The State of the Quality of Life in the 21st Century,” set for Saturday, Aug. 27 at the Family Research Council has been postponed.

The Aug. 28 dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial on the National Mall has been postponed due to the anticipated arrival of Hurricane Irene. No new date has been announced. “Redeem the Dream” will be rescheduled to coincide with the new dedication date.

“Redeem the Dream” conference Saturday in D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In conjunction with Sunday’s dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial, Dr. Alveda King, full-time director of African-American Outreach for Priests for Life, will host a panel discussion and video presentation Saturday, Aug. 27, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Family Research Council, 801 G Street.

“Redeem the Dream: The State of the Quality of Life in the 21st Century,” will present a frank assessment of how far African-Americans have come since Martin Luther King gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech on Aug. 28, 1963, and how the dream has been imperiled by the abortion industry.

“The murder of millions of African-American babies by abortion was not something my Uncle Martin envisioned or would ever have supported,” said Dr. King. “He was unequivocally pro-life, and it would break his heart to know that so many African-American leaders endorse freedom of choice over the right to life.”

Co-hosting “Redeem the Dream” will be King for America, Priests for Life, Care-Net, Heartbeat INTL, Center for Urban Renewal and Education, Network of Politically Active Christians, Congress on Racial Equality, Students for Life, National Black Pro-Life Union and Protecting Black Life.

Reservations are not required for the event. To arrange an interview with Dr. King, please call Leslie Palma at 347-286-7277.

Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit priestsforlife.org.

Dr. Alveda King available for interviews on dedication of Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

STATEN ISLAND, NY – Dr. Alveda King, director of African-American Outreach for Priests for Life, founder of King for America and the niece of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will be doing interviews this week regarding the dedication of the long-overdue memorial for her uncle in Washington, D.C.

“As people gather in the nation’s capital to remember and celebrate the life of my Uncle Martin, it is an opportune moment to declare that were he here today, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would be standing with those working to stop the violence of abortion against children in the womb and restore them to equal protection under the law,” Dr. King said.

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial will be dedicated at 11 a.m. Aug. 28 on the National Mall.

In conjunction with the dedication, Dr. King, Priests for Life, and a host of other pro-life organizations will host “Redeem the Dream: The State of the Quality of Life in the 21st Century,” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 27 at the Family Research Council at 801 G Street. The event will include a panel discussion, video presentations and a call to action.

Dr. King is available for interviews Monday, Aug. 22; Thursday, Aug. 25 and Friday, Aug. 26. To arrange an interview, please call Andre Kim at 347-286-7277.

Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit priestsforlife.org.