Friday, January 11, 2008

Pro-life News for January

We had another stellar meeting on Wednesday with an amazing speaker! I'm sure we'll remember his words of wisdom for a long time to come.

Here is the pro-life info for this month.

March for Life - Olympia
The March for Life will be on a Tuesday this year. St. Mark's and St. Cecilia's Churches have buses going. Contact either one to get a seat.

Life is Sacred Conference 2008
Please mark your calendars for January 26. The conference will be held in the Portland Expo Center and speakers will include Bobby Schindler (brother of Terri Schiavo) and Jill Stanek, a labor and delivery nurse who exposed her hospital's anti-life actions and policies. The event is being sponsored in part by St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Camas, WA. Visit their website for more information.

It's About Life Conference
Don't miss the 4th annual It's About Life Conference on February 23, 2008 at St. Joseph's Parish in Kennewick. Speakers include Fr. Frank Pavone, Georgette Forney, and Wesley J. Smith. Please contact the parish for more information.

Assisted Suicide in Washington State
An initiative has just been filed for assisted suicide in Washington state. An organization has been formed to fight this bill. Visit their website for more information: Washington Coalition Against Assisted Suicide.

Prayer Requests
Please pray for Virgil, a man who was very active in the pro-life movement in Washington. He went home to God on January 5. His funeral will be at St. Rita's Catholic Church (Hill Top area, 1403 South Ainsworth, Tacoma, 98405) on Monday, January 14 at 1:00 pm. Everyone is invited.

Please also pray for Kathy McEntee, the President of the March for Life in Olympia and previous YFL speaker. She had a severe stroke on January 11. Let's ask God to keep her and her family close to Him during this time. Updates will follow as they're received.