October 6, 2020

While we wait for the final results of the presidential election, here is some good news regarding how our endorsed candidates did this past election:

The RTLACO endorsements for the fall turned out pretty strongly.

Of the 35 candidates they endorsed, 27 were successful (77.1%)

3 of 5 Congressional wins (60%)  (Hagan and Weber lost)

1 of 2 Ohio Supreme Court (50%)  (French lost)

14 of 17 Ohio House wins (82.4%)  (Manley, Logan and Lacko lost)

4 of 4 Ohio Senate (100%)

3 of 4 Ohio Appeals Judges (75%) (Kovoor lost)

1 of 3 State Board of Education seats (33.3%)  (Hood and Nicks lost)

 

All of the Lake County candidates that were endorsed by us won! Congratulations to these candidates and let us pray that they do God's work while in office!

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SAVE THE DATE! 
Lake County Right to Life and Cleveland Prays for Life are teaming up and combining the Winter Life Event and 40 Days for Life Spring campaign
kick off rally on  Sunday, February 14, 2021. 
Stay tuned. We have secured a special guest speaker who will be talking about human sex trafficking and abortion, both of which are huge problems in the state of Ohio. More info to follow. Mark your calendars now!


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"It's A Matter of Life..."by Denver Sallee


"Hope deferred makes the heart sick..." Proverbs 13:12

The word heart in the passage embodies not only the mental or emotional core but the whole inward person. If something "makes the heart sick," it causes despair and affliction. The Good News Bible Translation renders the verse like this: "When hope is crushed, the heart is crushed." Hope deferred can lead to depression, anxiety, and the making of bad decisions. When we wait for a good thing for so long that desire and expectation turn to hopelessness, we can become spiritually dried up and vulnerable to the enemy's attacks.

The continuing tragedies of young people taking their own lives (we have had 5 in the past month in our rural, Ohio county) are a direct consequence of the hope being removed from their lives. The hope that was present a few short years ago when God was still allowed in their schools; the hope that was present before one political party removed all mention of God from their platform; the hope that was present when human life was valued and celebrated and not dismissed as something to be discarded if it were deemed inconvenient and unworthy of any effort to sustain it; the hope that was present when the American family was recognized as a core necessity to sustain a stable society and culture. The hope that is now not only "deferred "' but seemingly "permanently absent " as our youth contemplate what their lives will be.   I weep pondering the loss of hope for my grandkids and their peers and shudder at what may await  them. 

Summarized simply:   
"No hope, no God. Know hope, know God. " 

Knights of Columbus Announce Pro-Life Essay Contest



(Geneva, Ohio, 21 OCT 2020) To help inspire future leaders of the pro-life movement, the Knights of Columbus, Geneva-Madison Council 5286, announce a 2020 Pro-Life Essay Contest for students in grades 7 through 12. Essays submitted should address this question: Why are you pro-life?

Senior Essay Contest - Grades 10 - 12
Junior Essay Contest - Grades 7 - 9

Prizes for both groups are:
First Place - $100
Second Place - $75
Third Place - $50

Essay Guidelines

1.  Essays must answer the question: "Why are you pro-life?"
2.  Essays must be 300-500 words in length.
3.  Use no smaller than 12 pt. font.
4.  Cite any sources used.
5.   Please do not include artwork or pictures.
6.   Essays should be submitted by 11:59 PM, November 30th, via email to Cue_5286@twc.com.
7.   The email must include the following: full name, full mailing address, phone number, student's grade level, student's date of birth, parent/guardian's name, and word count.

 Judges for the essays will include the Grand Knight of the Geneva-Madison Council (with 39 years of teaching experience), the Pastor of Immaculate Conception Church (Madison), the President (or Principal) of St. John School, and a local pro-life advocate.  Winners for each grade level will be notified and announced not later than December 19th, depending on the number of entries received. First prize winners will be invited to present their essays at the Council's March for Life, planned for January 23rd in Geneva.

The format for this contest mirrors that of The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC). Since the NRLC will run their contest this year from Dec. 20, 2020 to Jan. 21, 2021, any essays submitted for the Council's contest, even those who do not win a prize locally, can be submitted independently for consideration by NRLC. (See the NRLC rules at: https://www.nrlc.org/students/essaycontest/ )

For any questions, students, parents and teachers should contact the Council's Life Programs Director at Cue_5286@twc.com.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Rosary for Life every Saturday 9:30am at Preterm.

February 14, 2021, SAVE THE DATE, LCRTL's Annual Winter Life Event/40DFL Kick off Rally.

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LET US PRAY

For Zak Raddell's healing.
For Jacqui Fetsko's parents', (Fred and Julie Walz) healing.
For healing of the extreme division that exists in our nation.