February 23, 2017

 

Ohio Pastor Protection Receives Unprecedented Support


The Catholic Conference of Ohio, which includes every Catholic bishop in Ohio, has urged Ohio Representatives to support the Ohio Pastor Protection Act (HB 36).  Jim Tobin, on behalf of the bishops stated in oral testimony, "Every bishop in Ohio is supportive of the passage of the Ohio Pastor Protection Act."
 
As, Rep. Vitale (R-Urbana) explains, "This is an exceptional moment." Rep. Vitale, who is the sponsor of the Ohio Pastor Protection Act said, "This is very rare for the Catholic Church to advocate for a specific bill. The bishops will advocate for policies but rarely on bills."
 
The Ohio Catholic Bishops represent 2.3 million Catholics in Ohio, which is roughly 20% of Ohio's population.
 
The Ohio Pastor Protection Act is a short bill that is less than two pages. The bill states, if a pastor or church property does not wish to perform or partake in a marriage ceremony against their deeply-held religious beliefs, they cannot be sued. It says nothing more.
 
You can read this short bill for yourself at the following link HERE and see the official testimony from the Ohio Bishops.

If you support this legislation, the Ohio House of Representatives need to hear from you. You can go tohttp://www.ohiohouse.gov/, put in your zip code and email or call, expressing your support for the Ohio Pastor Protection Act (House Bill 36) or call 1-800-282-0253 to reach your Representative by this Friday, February 24 at 4pm.

(from VoteVitale.com)

 

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40 Days for Life Kickoff Rally at Gesu Church

 
We will Kickoff  the 2017 Spring Campaign next Tuesday, February 28, at Gesu Church beginning at 7:00 pm. The guest speakers for the evening will be Bishop Roger Gries and Pastor Walter Moss. 


The Kickoff Rally will be held in the basement of Gesu Church located at 2470 Miramar Blvd., University Heights, 44118. The parking lot is accessed by two driveways off Miramar Blvd.


Food and beverage will be available prior to the start of the rally, so plan to arrive early to prepare a plate and grab a beverage. 

DIRECTIONS: Look for the 40 Days for Life signs on the bell tower side of the church that will direct you to the entrance which is closest to the basement stairs  and elevator. 

 

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SAVE THE DATE!

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Please join us for the viewing of The Euthanasia Deception documentary. This will be followed by a group discussion and light refreshments.

This event is FREE, but you must register by March 11. Contact Jacqui Fetsko at lcrtl@ncweb.com or 440-255-5257.

Where:Holy Transfiguration Byzantine Catholic Parish 5768 Andrews Rd, Mentor, OH
When: Saturday, March 18, 2017
Time: 7-9pm

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Lake County Right to Life's Sixth Annual Essay Contest

Open to all high school seniors residing in Lake, Ashtabula and Geauga counties.

Requirements: Write a 500-750 word essay on the topic: “A growing percent of young Americans consider themselves pro-life. How does a young person translate that belief into action?”Please note that grammar, spelling, clearness of thought, originality and impact on the reader are looked at when the essay is judged.

Deadline: Must be postmarked no later than April 21, 2017.
All submissions must be typed and signed by the student. Please attach student name, phone number, mailing address and name of the attending high school on a separate page. Please mail submissions to:

Lake County Right to Life
ATT: Jacqui Fetsko
65 Square Drive
Madison, OH 44057


Winners will be announced no later than May 19, 2017.
Prizes:
1st Place: $500.00
2nd Place: $250.00
3rd Place: $100.00

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Please consider donating toiletry items, baby hats and booties for our local sidewalk counselors! They are distributed to Moms who choose life for their children! You can drop them off at the office, 8558 Mentor Ave., Mentor, Ohio 44060. Please call ahead at 440-255-5257 to make sure someone is there to receive the donations.

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SAVE THE DATE! MARCH 10-11, 2017

Go HERE for tickets!

 

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2017 Spring - Vigil Locations & Details


Family Planning, 54 S. State Street, Painesville, OH 44077
Location Contact:  Renee 440-520-3493
Parking:  Street or to the right of Bada Bing Pizza - 36 S. State Street Park in the middle of the parking lot (2 hour parking)
Restrooms:  Bada Bing Pizza
40 DFL Signs:  Call Renee – 440-520-3493 or Lake County Right to Life - 8562 Mentor Avenue, Mentor  440-255-5257
Schedule Online:  www.40daysforlife.com/painesville (copy and paste link in your browser)

Preterm, 12000 Shaker Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44120
Location Contact:  Peggy  216-382-9170
Parking:  Street parking on Shaker Blvd, cars must be moved from 4-6:30pm daily or they will be ticketed. During this time parking is available at Perfect Peace Baptist Church, 12001
Shaker Blvd. or Our Lady of Peace Church.
Restrooms:  Our Lady of Peace – East 126 & Shaker
40 DFL Signs:  Our Lady of Peace – left side of vestibule
Schedule Online:  www.40daysforlife.com/cleveland (copy and paste link in your browser)

Planned Parenthood, 25350 Rockside Rd, Bedford Hts, OH 44146
Location Contact:  John  216-641-6587
Parking: Cannon Road Beverage – NE corner of Rockside and Aurora Road – far east corner of parking lot by sidewalk.
Restrooms: Speedway gas station
40 DFL Signs:  Call John @ 216-641-6587
Schedule Online:  www.40daysforlife.com/bedfordheights (copy and paste link in your browser)

 

 

 

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"It's A Matter of Life..."by Denver Sallee
 
Politicians in both political parties urge people defending the sanctity of human life to work together to find "common ground" on the abortion issue. Such abstract rhetoric has no substance and abjectly denies the fact that there is no "common ground". What common ground could possibly exist when the humanity of an unborn child isn't recognized? There is no common ground between heaven and hell,  light and darkness, good and evil and certainly not between either defending or destroying innocent children. These concepts are contradictory by their very nature and have no common ground.  St. Paul tells us that "light and darkness have nothing in common" (2 Corinthians 6:14) Each and every day, we must preach the Truth of the Gospel of Life because light and darkness have everything in common if we allow the light to be eliminated.