Harrison Butker’s Speech

On May 11, 2024, the NFL Kicker for the Kansas City Chiefs, Harrison Butker gave a very compelling speech to the graduates of Benedictine College. His speech ranged from the various vocations of the religious life, family life, and ultimately, true manhood. Below is an excerpt from his commencement speech, focusing on family and true masculinity!

Harrison Butker
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Pancake Breakfast 2024!!!

A huge thank you to all who helped make our annual pancake breakfast a major success! Proceeds were at their all-time highest of $1459!

Thank you for all your generosity!

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St. Joan of Arc prays and brings a dead baby back to life so that it might be baptized. -Baby said to have been dead for 3 days

In the Spring of 1430, Joan had just arrived in Lagny-sur-Marne, France, where she was to lead the French forces there against the English. It was there, in the midst of war, that the miracle occurred.

According to her own testimony, she was called upon to join some other young women who were praying in a Church beseeching God and the Blessed Virgin Mary on behalf of a dead baby, that it might be revived long enough to baptize it. Here is Joan’s own testimony
“I was told that the girls of the town were gathered before the statue of our Lady and wanted me to come and pray to God and our Lady to bring a baby back to life. So I went and prayed with the others. And finally life appeared in him, and he yawned three times. Then he was baptized, and soon afterwords he died, and was buried in consecrated ground.

For three days, I was told, he had shown no signs of life, and he was as black as my jacket. But when he yawned his color began to come back. And I was on my knees there with the other girls, praying before our Lady.”

To read more about this amazing Saint, visit the link down below!

https://www.mysticsofthechurch.com/2015/06/the-unique-spiritual-events-in-life-of.html

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Why is Baptism Necessary for Salvation?

Did Jesus really mean water to be essential for the Baptism He instituted? He did. When He
started His public life Jesus came down and stood in water, in the River Jordan, where John was
baptizing. He wanted, thereby, to let us know what Baptism was to mean in the Catholic Church
forevermore. Baptizing forever means pouring water on you, or sprinkling you with water, or
dipping you in water.
As John the Baptist was baptizing Jesus, John said to Him, “I ought to be baptized by thee, and
comest thou to me?” Then Jesus said, “Suffer it to be so now. For so it becometh us to fulfill all
justice.” (Matt. 3:14,15.)
Unfulfilled justice is the state of justification. Fulfilled justice is the state of salvation. What
Jesus is saying to us, at His own baptism by John in the River Jordan, is that justification is now
being turned into salvation with the aid of water.
Jesus goes so far as to praise and belittle John the Baptist in terms of this very rite of Baptism.
He says of John the Baptist, “Amen I say to you, there hath not risen among them that are born
of women a greater than John the Baptist: yet he that is the lesser in the Kingdom of Heaven is
greater than he.” (Matt. 11:11.) John the Baptist’s greatness came not from being born in the
state of justification. It came from being admitted into the Kingdom of Christ in salvation.
If Jesus was baptized with water to fulfill all justice, how shall we have justice fulfilled in us
without Baptism of Water?
There are only three birthdays commemorated by the Church in the liturgical year. All other
saints in Heaven are commemorated on the days of their death. The three birthdays the Catholic
Church celebrates are those of Jesus, Mary and John the Baptist. The crown of these three
birthdays, of course, is the birth of Christ, the born One, Who was born for the rebirth of the
world.
The eighth of September is the most beautiful human birthday in the whole year. It is the
birthday of Mary, the Mother of God. June twenty-fourth is the birthday of the most beautiful
sheerly human boy that could be. It is the birthday of Saint John the Baptist, who was sanctified
in his mother’s womb, when Mary, with Jesus in her womb, visited Elizabeth.
Mary gave birth to Jesus. John the Baptist baptized Him. Baptism is a virginal birth, and Jesus’
birth was for a virginal Baptism. Birth and Baptism go together in Christian regeneration, and in
Christian salvation. Natural birth is belittled in terms of baptismal birth. Jesus calls Baptism,
“being born again of water and the Holy Ghost.”
If in admiration of the power of water in Baptism, you are going to ask me, “How do you expect
water to do so much?, I cannot answer you. I would never ask water to do so much. I would
never think of that. But Jesus has asked water to do so much! As a matter of fact, He has asked
water to do so much that when He gives the components of our foundational Sacrament — one
of earth and one of Heaven — even though you might think it irreverent, Jesus mentions the
water first and the Holy Ghost second! “Unless a man be born again of water and the Holy
Ghost, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God.” (John 3:5.) That is how important water is!

Without Baptism of Water, you never can receive any of the other sacraments. All the Apostles
had to be baptized. They were not in the state of mortal sin. But, they had to be baptized. From
this need we can see the difference between justification and salvation.
I have told you this many times: Were I not to have been baptized by water, my ordination to the
priesthood would be invalid. Suppose I never knew I had not been baptized? Well, I would never
know I was not a priest. That is how important Baptism of Water is.
Can you not have Holy Orders of Desire? No! Are the Sacraments being tampered with in the
United States today? Yes! Is the Faith practically gone? Yes!
When the Holy Ghost came down at Pentecost and flooded the first Christians with light,
probably many made perfect acts of love. Why did Saint Peter add Baptism of Water? Why did
he say, “Do penance, and be baptized every one of you!” (Acts 2:38.) Why did he undertake to
baptize three thousand people in one day?
Why, as we learn in the Acts of the Apostles, was Saint Paul struck down by a blinding light and
told to go over to Damascus and have water poured on his head? Why was Cornelius at Caesarea
told to send for Saint Peter, and why was Saint Philip transported to Gaza to baptize the
Ethiopian eunuch? Why were these baptizing’s necessary? Why all this “waste” of water and
energy?
Why did Saint Martin of Tours raise a catechumen from the dead, and baptize him? Why did the
North American martyrs come over here, if unbaptized Indians could make perfect acts of love?
The Indians poured scalding hot water on one of the North American martyrs, Saint John de
Brebeuf, by way of ridiculing the Baptism of Water he was preaching. Why did the Church allow
this torture to be provoked, if the waters of Baptism are non-essential to Indian salvation?

Do not think, my dear children, that the waters of the world, which God took such great care in
making and arranging in the initial days of creation, were not made for some supreme purpose.
They were not made for mere reservoir reasons. They were made for redemptional reasons. They
were meant to be the waters of salvation. And that is why, for all the monotonous simplicity that
that water has in itself, God the Father has given it such variety and importance.
There is not one place in the world where you could go and say, even to the most ignorant native,
“You must be baptized by water and the Holy Ghost,” and hear him reply, “What is water?”
Water is the greatest physical need our nature has by way of refreshment. When men lie on the
hot sands of the desert, parched and feverish, they do not cry out for money or gold or diamonds
or any fantastic forms of food. They cry for water.
Water is somehow the history of the world: in the Flood; in the passage of the Chosen People
through the Red Sea; and in all journeys, discoveries and explorations. It is impossible to spoil
water, for no matter how much filth you pour into it, you need only drop it on the earth and let it
sink into the ground, and it will purify itself and return to you in the spring and fountain, as pure
and virginal as it was originally created.
Indescribable as this essentially colorless, odorless, tasteless, and unshaped substance is, God lets
it roam through our world in all manners and varieties so as to give interest and color and light to
our thoughts and prepare them for the initial overture of salvation. A dehydrated mind cannot
function physically, cannot think imaginatively, and cannot be saved in apostolic challenge.
“As the hart panteth after the fountains of water, so my soul panteth after Thee, O God!” (Ps.
41:2.)
Water supplies us with a whole reservoir of thoughts and words so that Christianity shall have a
vocabulary which the world could never improve on. Water is the brook and the well and the
spring and the fountain and the pond and the lake and the river and the gulf and the strait and the
bay and the sea and the ocean. Yes, and water is the whirlpool and the eddy and the falls and the
torrent and the geyser. It is surf, foam, breaker, wave, roller, brine, mist, dew. It is hail, snow,
frost, slush, and sleet. It is ice, icicle, and iceberg; rainbow, cloud, and steam. The swimmer
dives and splashes in it. The sailor travels on it. Water is what makes things damp, wet, and
soggy; and it sprinkles the world, laves it, and rinses it, for there is never an end to what it can
do.
Water is one of the world’s greatest natural mysteries. And when God’s only Begotten Son,
Jesus Christ, entered our world to talk our language and take us on our own terms, He used as the
first instrument of our sanctification that which was most natural for us to know and understand.
He saw water all around us and did not despise it. He turned it into the child’s Sacrament, the
same Jesus who said, “Unless you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter
into the Kingdom of Heaven.” (Matt. 18:3.) He took water and sanctified it with spiritual power.
He transformed it into the Sacrament of Baptism, by the union of water and the Holy Ghost.

When Christ died on the Cross, and the centurion pierced His side with a spear, there flowed out
blood and water. (John 19:34.) All Christ’s blood flowed out for our salvation. A little water
followed, to indicate the simple requirement of Baptism. Imagine blood and water ever having
any higher meaning in the whole of Holy Scripture than they have as they flow from the Sacred
Heart of Jesus.
Saint John, the beloved disciple, was the one who saw this blood and water flow from the heart
of Our Saviour after He had died:
John 19:35. And he that saw it, hath given testimony; and his testimony is true. And he
knoweth that he saith true; that you also may believe.
It is the same Beloved Disciple who concludes his beautiful revelation from God known as the
Apocalypse, with these words and so ends the whole of Holy Scripture:
Apoc 22:1. And he showed me a river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from
the throne of God and of the Lamb…

  1. He that hurteth, let him hurt still: and he that is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he
    that is just, let him be justified still: and he that is holy, let him be sanctified still…
  2. Blessed are they that wash their robes in the blood of the Lamb: that they may have
    a right to the tree of life, and may enter in by the gates into the city.
  3. Without are dogs, and sorcerers, and unchaste, and murderers, and servers of
    idols, and every one that loveth and maketh a lie.
  4. I Jesus have sent my angel, to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the
    root and stock of David, the bright and morning star.
  5. And the spirit and the bride say: Come. And he that heareth, let him say: Come. And
    he that thirsteth, let him come: and he that will, let him take the water of life, freely.
  6. For I testify to every one that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book: If any
    man shall add to these things, God shall add unto him the plagues written in this book.
  7. And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God
    shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from these
    things that are written in this book.
  8. He that giveth testimony of these things, saith, Surely I come quickly: Amen. Come,
    Lord Jesus.
  9. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

(All excerpts from Bread of Life by Father Leonard Feeney)

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A Beautiful Message

Courtesy of the Reverend Father Charles Jan DiMascola, below is an email as well as a beautiful truth from the famous singer Andrea Bocelli:

Greetings:  The item below about the great singer Andrea Bocelli made me stop……. and I remembered: There is a cartoon that shows a man railing against God and shouting:  “Why haven’t you ever given us anyone to cure cancer, make world peace and help us save the environment!??” God answers….“I did send them……. YOU aborted them!”  When you think that in the USA alone, we murder/abort OVER 3,000 babies a day….A DAY!!!!!!!. one has to wonder what we have lost, what talent and greatness we have murdered!!!!! God bless you, Fr. Charles sent from the former Planet known as Pluto

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SJB Formal Dinner

On January 28th, despite the quick moving snowstorm, the Pro-Life League hosted it’s first ever Formal Dinner! Celebrating 25 years of this League, it was a joy and an honor to share this fantastic meal cooked by Mrs. Clarissa Small. We are truly blessed to have an amazing chef as a part of our school’s community! Throughout the course of the event, there was a wonderful and insightful talk by our guest speaker, Father Steven Scarmozzino, OSB, as well as an excellent musical performance by a handful of league members, who sang an original piece dedicated to the lives of the unborn. To conclude the night was a home-produced movie by some students and members as well as a delicious and beautiful cake, made by Christine, owner of Simply Sweet by Christine in Leominster!

On behalf of the League, thank you to all of our donors and to everyone who contributed to make this dinner a possibility! A HUGE thank you to Mrs. Small for her efforts as chef! Thank you to Mrs. Pascal Traylor for transforming our gym into a beautiful venue! Thank you to the Brothers and Sisters, especially Sister Marie-Jean who so kindly coordinated the event, and the rest who allowed the use of their kitchen space and their property! Thank you Father Scarmozzino for your wonderful speech to us all! And thank you to all the students and members who helped with serving and set up! This wouldn’t have been possible without all of you!

Mrs. Clarissa Small
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Flag Raisings!

In Billerica, the Ostrowski family was blessed to witness an amazing flag raising! Their town was permitted to fly a beautiful Pro-Life flag, calling attention to the very important necessity of protecting human life from the very beginning! Below is a video of the event!

Flag raising video; awesome sweatshirts!! 🙂

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Some Exciting News!

The beginning of the school year brought about an amazing change to the Pro-Life League! We have managed to put our billboards around our towns and cities, spreading the message in a Post-Roe America! As a school, we have begun weekly 5K runs wearing the LifeRunners jersey. Feel free to join us: Wednesday afternoon for the boys and Friday afternoon for the girls!

Friday run, directed by the Dragas Family!

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Pro-Life Annual 5K Race

Our 2023 5K Race for Life was a major success this year! A great big thank you to Cecily Rochman, who brought in the most sponsors for our event, and congratulations to our winners.

We run to be a witness to those who see us, so that they can come to learn the truth about the abortion mills. Planned Parenthood needs to be exterminated, and the only way to do that is to offer prayers and sacrifices while publicly standing up for our beliefs. With the grace of God, and the help of Jesus through Mary, we pray that the evils of abortion may soon end in our country and that we restore the rights of all men, women, and children, both born and unborn.

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Pro-Life 5K Race 2023

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Pro-Life Chalk Competition

The Students For Life have issued a Pro-Life art competition. Participating individuals are to submit their chalk designs made on pavement and the best piece wins a prize. The Saint John the Baptist Pro-Life League is competing as well. So far we have two entries completed.

For more information on this challenge, please visit the article posted by Students For Life: https://studentsforlife.org/

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Lenten Prayer Campaign

Tuesday, March 22, 2022, SJB Pro-Life League along with Bishop McManus hosted a prayer campaign at Planned Parenthood in Worcester. Along with the students, many others also participated in this peaceful protest against the evils of abortion. It was such a fitting time due to it being the season of Lent when we must offer both prayer and sacrifice. This campaign will certainly not be held in vain.

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2022 March For Life and Thank You Video

January 21, 2022, after a year without the annual March For Life in DC, IHM School was happy to make an appearance once again. Braving the elements of January weather, these members of the Saint John the Baptist Pro-Life League trudged through the streets of our capital, spreading awareness to the horrors of abortion. The trip was a success and everyone returned home safely.

Also a huge thank you to our patrons who were able to make this trip possible. You are fighting for an amazing cause!

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Upcoming Events [April 2022]

We have two major Pro-Life events that are to take place in April, which all are invited to attend. We hope to see you there!

APRIL 1ST — Doctor Pat Castle, founder of Liferunner Organization, will be a guest speaker at MacIsaac Hall. For those wishing to attend, the presentation begins at 1:45 pm.

APRIL 26th — Annual 5K Pro-life run. All are welcome to run or walk for such a great cause and patrons are accepted.

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A Visit From Students For LIfe

October 25, 2021, Miss Mariah McCarron of the Students For Life campaign was invited to Immaculate Heart of Mary School to inform the members of the Pro-Life League of Pro-Life apologetics. She did a wonderful job in teaching us the proper way to further ensure the plea of the Pro-Life cause. At the end of the event, Miss McCarron was introduced to the 2021-2022 officers and director for the Saint John the Baptist Pro-Life League.

For those further interested in the work done by the Students For Life, a link to their website is provided below:

https://www.prolifeleague.com/admin



SJB Officers and Director with Miss McCarron
SJB Officers with Miss McCarron

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40 Days For Life Prayer Campaign with Bishop McManus

October 12th, 2021, Immaculate Heart of Mary School Students, proud members of the Saint John the Baptist Pro-Life League, were seen praying in front of Planned Parenthood, located in Worchester. Bishop McManus also joined the prayer campaign, leading those present in the Rosary and the Divine Mercy Chaplet. Despite the opposing forces–both visible and invisible–the students were not moved but continued to stand fast.

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Fox News host makes must-see emotional plea to end abortion

Below, Ben Domenech, an American writer, blogger, editor, and television commentator, gave a small but impactful plea on Fox News about the parasite of abortion. It is such a shock that the video was not censored, given that today anything against popular opinion is completely suppressed.

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IHM October Bazaar

On October 9th, 2021, the annual fall bazaar was held at Immaculate Heart of Mary School. During this day of festivities, the Pro-Life League was hard at work, distributing popcorn as a fundraiser for the upcoming March For Life trip to Washington D.C. Business boomed and many donations were made! In addition to the fundraiser, we were privileged to meet two families who had just welcomed a new member! What a great way to strengthen the Pro-Life cause!

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Pro-Life March and Poster Contest, Worcester, MA 2021

In January 2021, students and faculty of the Immaculate Heart of Mary School marched down Main Street in Worcester, along with many other pro-life citizens, to protest the aborting of innocent young children. Below is a great video of the event put together by Brother Anthony.

The Diocese of Worcester, around the same time as the March, launched a Pro-Life poster contest for grades 7 through 12. Immaculate Heart of Mary School had many great entries. Caroline Towne (Grade 7) and Agnes Sales (Grade 8) each won prizes on the Diocese level.

Below is a slideshow of all the IHM Pro-Life poster entries.

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To Awaken Conscience – Catherine Ruth Pakaluk, Ph.D.

https://mailchi.mp/7742dd12483f/statement-of-conscience-to-awaken-conscience

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Vaccines and Covid19

Vaccinations have become a huge moral issue especially with the talk of a Covid Vaccine in the works. To get a better grasp on this issue, we can look to Bishop Athanasius Schneider, who made a few statements about vaccinations including those with fetal parts. Here is a link to further investigate this alarming controversy –

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The Pro-life League Contest

This year a few of the juniors and seniors had a great opportunity to make it into the final rounds of the St. John the Baptist Pro-life League public speaking contest. This contest was designed to help students defend the Pro-Life league. I had the great honor to help think of this contest and to participate in it, along with other members of the Pro-Life League. Everyone should have the chance to be the voice for the voiceless.

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Looking at the Pro-life World

This article was written by M.D. Coronavirus and the Pro-Life Cause A few months ago, no one gave any thought to the new virus which is now called COV-ID 19. Now it has become a worldwide pandemic that is extremely … Continue reading

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Abortion Vs. COVID-19

This article was written by an IHM senior (K.O.) Every Human Life and Freedom  According to worldometers.info as of today, April 21th, 2020, the worldwide number of deaths through suicide this year, at 327,588 lives, is greater than the combined … Continue reading

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Special Olympics at Assumption College

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This short article was written by K.O.. About a month ago, on March 7th, a few of the Brothers, Dr. Panek, the boy’s Eagles basketball team, and a couple of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Students and parents were able … Continue reading

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Pro-Life Essay

This essay was written by T.W., our first-place winner of the 9th and 10th graders Pro-Life Essay Contest. Since we were children, our parents and the Catholic Church taught us to respect humanlife. All through our childhood, we honored and … Continue reading

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Fight For Life!

This essay was written by N.H., our third-place winner of the 9th and 10th graders Pro-Life Essay Contest. Life. The value of it. I’ve been thinking about how much life means. To the people I love. To me. Every day … Continue reading

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Interviewing Alexander

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Students at IHM School had a wonderful privilege of speaking to Alexander Tschugguel via Skype on February 13, 2020. Alexander is the young man from Vienna who threw the idolatrous Pachamama statues into the Tiber. Now he directs the St. … Continue reading

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Alumna Speaker

B.V. is an alumna of Immaculate Heart of Mary School (2012) and currently the Assistant Director of Pure in Heart in America as well as the director of formation for Pure in Heart nationally. (Pure in Heart is an international community of young adults, ages 18-35, who proclaim the virtue of chastity and uphold the dignity of every human person.) Here you see B.V. speaking to the high school girls at IHM.

Thanks, B.V., your words were inspiring! Thanks for coming!

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Opening Speech

This speech was given by the St. John the Baptist Prolife League president. (M.D.)

     Good Morning! Thank you all for being here today at our first Prolife assembly of the 2019-2020 school year. I consider it a great honor to be head of the St. John the Baptist Prolife League, and I am eager to continue working with the new vice president, the new treasurer and the new secretary in the future. We re off to a great start this year, with three major events which have greatly contributed to the success of our Prolife League in particular. 

     First, our trip in September to pray outside Planned Parenthood went very well, despite the disturbances on the sidewalk. Thank you to all those who led the decades, hymns, and prayers. I am grateful for your participation. Our Vice President and I were interviewed by the press later that day on why we were praying on the sidewalk, and we were able to give witness to the Prolife cause, which was a very good and rewarding experience. The article was later posted on Facebook and got a lot of comments, both positive and negative. That experience made me consider more deeply why I am Prolife, and I think that it is good for all of us to see whether we are sincerely committed to taking a stance for life.

    At the bazaar this year the Pro-life league received a record-breaking $1100, a huge success. We got a lot of signatures to stop our tax money from going to Planned Parenthood. Thank you to everyone who helped at the Pro-life booth or who went around asking people for signatures.

     Our most recent event, going down to Worcester and praying with the Bishop, was also very successful, and there were no verbal disturbances that day, although the construction company picking the same hour to work on Pleasant Street. I wonder, if it could have been more than just a coincidence. It was so good to see so many people praying there, including students from other schools in the area.

     This year, I would like to ask you to participate when we have a Pro-life event, whether it be helping at the pancake breakfast or leading a decade of the rosary when we go down to Worcester. It is not always easy, but your efforts contribute in some way to the success of the Pro-life movement, which is greatly increasing, especially with the David Daleidan trail in California. For summer reading this rear we had to read a book about Catholic Street evangelization, and I greatly admired the people in the different stories for their moral courage in fighting for what is right and leading others to the truth. While we as students might not always have the opportunity to verbally contest the right to life, we can participate in small ways and prepare ourselves for when we do get challenged. We live in a society that has forgotten what true love is, and we need to show that we do care for others who do not have a chance, especially unborn babies.

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Update in the Pro-Life World

It is to Our Lady, that we need to pray to so that people see the wrong of abortion.

This speech was given by one of the high school students at IHM.

        Here is just a little update of the Pro-Life movement that is spreading throughout the world. A few days ago in Brisbane Australia, there was a billboard put up right next to an abortion clinic. This billboard was advertising the new movie ‘Terminator’. Now if people consciences were not on the guiltier side then this billboard would mean nothing to them. however since we all kno0w what goes on in these clinics this ‘Terminator’ billboard caused a bit of an uprising. 

     It was reported that an employee of the clinic said: “It is unfortunate and obviously inappropriate.” Why would these people care if a poster for evil killer robots was outside a “woman’s health clinic.” It only goes to show that these people know what they are doing is wrong, and that it goes against moral standards.

     Another thing I would like to share is how normal people are taking a stand in there everyday life. In February of 2019, a couple from Virginia saw a sign that said New York had just legalized abortions up to birth. When they saw this they were heart broken. This couple decided to make a sign that said: “Please don’t abort, we will adopt your baby”. They posted a picture of themselves holding the sign on their Facebook page and very soon this photo went viral. One woman contacted them to adopt her baby, but do to the couple joy, the woman decided to keep the baby instead of letting the baby be adopted. Now this couple has helped many women who have contact them about adoption there baby.

     Some may think that their prayers and showing up outside an abortion clinic does not do a lot. But this is wrong. there is a proven 75% no show rate when people are standing outside the clinic praying. Every time you pray to defend the unborn, you help to save lives little by little. Even if we do not see the result, it is there. If we pray for these unborn babies, God will take care of the rest.

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Turning the Tide

Speech was given by Vice-President.

   The Pro-Life cause is one very close to my heart and I am very excited and grateful to be Vice President this year. Some of the great things are going on in the Pro-life world right now and it is our duty to continue the fight to end abortion in our culture. it is tough but we can do it as the angel Gabriel told Our Lady: “Nothing is impossible with God”. Some of you may know about the signature drive going on right now to end taxpayer-funded abortions. Planned Parenthood is raking in the cash right now – our cash – our tax dollars – and that needs to stop. With your help, it cans top – soon!

   We need to turn this tide of innocent blood by prayer and sacrifice, and lots of it. I encourage you to offer your daily rosaries or decades for the Pro-life intention. What do I mean by that? Ask God – beg Him – to have mercy on the souls of mothers, father, abortion workers, innocent babies and all those struggling with difficult decisions right now. The importance of Prayer cannot be stressed enough, for, although we are told time and again in todays culture that nothing is impossible.We must remember that ultimately we are in God’s hands. We can’t rely on our own strength. we can and will win this battle, but not o n our own terms and not on our own strength and not because nothing is impossible, but because nothing is impossible with God.

I’m looking forward to a great year of working together towards our goal of ending the culture of death and fostering a new culture of life in our society. Thank you! Now I would like to turn the talk over to out President.

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Pro-Life League At IHM Bazaar

Some of the high students helping out with the Pro-Life booth.

Some of the students helped out the Pro-life booth at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Bazaar. The goal of this event was to raise money for the students trip to the march for life. Also they were trying to get money to stop tax dollars for paying for abortions in MA. 

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Johnny Apple Seed Festival​

Some of the students of IHM and two sisters of the St. John the Baptist ran booth at the Johnny Apple Seed Festival. The goal was to obtain signatures to stop tax dollar paying for abortions in Ma. The Pro-Life League worked with other adult volunteers involved in the signature drive.

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IHM Prays at 40 Days for Life.

Students out front of Worcester’s Planned Parenthood

All of the high school students and teachers from IHM went to the Forty Days for Life to pray out front of Planned Parenthood in Worcester, MA. The purpose of this was to pray the rosary for the souls of the unborn babies, for the parents of theses unborn babies and also for the workers for Planned Parenthood so that they will see the wrong in what they are doing.

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Separation of Church and State

Separation of Church and State

The idea of Church and State have been a great controversial between Catholics today. Many Catholics have the wrong idea that the Church have power over the State will lead to corruption and violence, but this is entirely wrong. In fact, it is the completely opposite of what the unity of Church and State has to offer for civilization. The Church has always been a center of morals in the past, it retained virtue and spread the faith to the hearts of many, and the importance of the role of the Church in checking the actions of the State can only be clearly seen when it is lost.

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Roe v. Wade, America’s Most Unconstitutional Law

Roe v. Wade, America’s Most Unconstitutional Law

            The court case of Jane Roe vs. Henry Wade could be considered as the most unconstitutional case ever reaching the supreme court. Jane Roe, whose real name was Norma McCorvey, wanted an abortion. She claimed to have been attacked by a gang in Georgia, and she wanted to not be responsible to have the child from the attack. Years after the court case she appeared on the channel ABC for an interview. When asked if this is actually how she got pregnant, she admitted that the information for the pregnancy of “Jane Roe” was not accurate. This proves that the law allowing millions of children to die each year was brought about by lies. The estimated number for the number of children that die each day in the United States due to abortion is 3,000. That means that about1,095,000 children die each year in the United States alone. (How)

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Roe v. Wade is Unconstitutional

Roe v. Wade is Unconstitutional

            In the year 1969, Norma McCorvey, a woman from Texas, wanted to have an abortion. She was the daughter of an alcoholic mother and frequently got into trouble. She had already given birth twice and given up both babies for adoption. At this time abortion was legal in Texas  but only for the purpose of saving the mother’s life. After unsuccessfully trying to get an illegal abortion, she was directed to two lawyers; Linda Coffee and Sarah Weddington, who had been looking for a case like this to challenge the laws restricting access to abortion. Norma, who was now called by the name Jane Roe in order to hide her identity,  sued the District Attorney of Texas, Henry Wade in 1970 and finally went to the Supreme Court.  (Summary)

 On January 22, 1973, the  Court declared that a woman’s right to make her own medical decisions, including the choice to have an abortion, was protected by the Fourteenth  Amendment. It also concluded that the Constitution requires states to permit abortion for any reason. American people are not allowed to legally protect human beings in the womb from acts of violence that kill them, as long as the mother gives permission. Likewise, the court decided that in the first trimester of a woman’s pregnancy, the mother could decide if she wanted an abortion. In the second trimester, the government could determine abortion although it couldn’t ban it in order to protect the mother’s health. In the third trimester, the government could forbid abortion if the fetus could live unless it is to save the mother. (Stark) (Three)

The Fourteenth Amendment impart states, “ No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property without due process of law;nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” This means that all human beings have the right to life, or have the right to be heard of what they think. Any baby who is killed because of abortion, is denied that right. (14th)

 The Supreme Court based their decision on this Amendment. But, as it is stated above, no state shall deprive any person of life, liberty, or property; and the Court used that to make their decision. Right there is a contradiction. The Supreme Court is saying one thing while the Fourteenth Amendment, created by our Founding Fathers of this county,is saying another. As the Court ruled, one has to assume that the Fourteenth Amendment is to prevent Americans from protecting unborn children and that the Fourteenth Amendment means something different from what the American people decided on when it was written. In the 1800’s, the legislature of Ohio wanted to pass laws banning abortion. Just a few months before, during the same legislative session the Fourteenth Amendment was ratified. This proves what the Fourteenth Amendment really states. If the legislature of Ohio wanted to pass laws banning abortion right after the Fourteenth Amendment was ratified, then they must have known what the Amendment was aiming at when it described that no state shall deprive any person of life. (Stark)

In conclusion, the Court’s decision of Roe v. Wade was unconstitutional because it went  against the Fourteenth Amendment, which was ratified  to save lives not to abolish them.Before this case, abortion was illegal, except when it was to save the mother.But this incident opened the doors to abortion, making it legal in the United States. Furthermore, abortion is wrong and it is murder, and we should think of all the unborn children today who do not  have a chance to live and to work for their Creator.  “ Before I formed thee in the womb of thy mother, I knew thee: and before thou camest forth out of the womb, I sanctified thee, and made thee a prophet unto the nations.” Jeremias 1:5  (Stark) (Three)

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Roe v. Wade: A Modern Controversial Topic

Roe v. Wade: A Modern Controversial Topic

Roe v. Wade was a major Supreme Court case in 1973 in which “Jane Roe,” the assumed name of Norma McCorvey, sued her local district attorney in Dallas, Texas, Henry Wade,for refusing to permit her to have an abortion whenever she wanted. “Roe”claimed that she had this right by the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

The14th Amendment to the United States Constitution states that “no state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges…of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property without due process of law….” “Liberty” does not necessarily imply privacy, as the Supreme Court understood it (liberty). Liberty, as they understood it meant that anyone could do anything he wanted to, and that if a woman wanted to be rid of the “inconvenience”of an extramarital or otherwise unwanted child, and she were not allowed to,that would be depriving her of her “liberty.” The definition of liberty as I,as a Catholic, understand it is doing what we wish while following the natural law. The Constitution actually says nothing whatever about privacy,but when the 14th Amendment guaranteed the idea of liberty,Justice Harry Blackmun, pro-abortion justice on the Supreme Court, said that that was “broad enough to encompass a woman’s decision whether or not to terminate her pregnancy (Carroll, 419).”

The “right to privacy,” according to Janet Smith,originally meant simply the right “to have such things as one’s journal or conversations kept private (Adkins).” However, after that was established, the Supreme Court used the right to privacy as a “wild card that permits the courts to advance a very liberal…agenda (Adkins).” This means that, by the right to privacy, not only abortion, but also homosexuality and contraception are permissible. However, we are not at liberty, by the teachings of the Catholic Church, to commit these great evils.

A woman has just as much liberty to get an abortion as she has to murder someone, yet the government denies her that“right,” for the simple reason that murder is wrong and evil. The U.S.Government could just as well deny a woman the “right” by “liberty” to have an abortion as commit homicide, and if it could be proved to the Government that abortion truly is evil, then it might prohibit abortion completely and permanently.

It is known that the United States Constitution says that all men have the right to “Life and Liberty.” Therefore,if it can be proven that unborn babies are life, then they, by the same document whose 14th Amendment supposedly has the ability to sign away their lives, are protected and, if killed, born or unborn, are really civilly murdered.

The case of Roe v. Wade had some strikingly childish and ignorant arguments. For example: Texas, a state which was predominantly against Roe, said that life begins at the moment of conception and that therefore the unborn have as much right to legal protection as the born. The Supreme Court’s response was that that “ ʻdifficult questionʼneed not be resolved [and that man’s knowledge is not developed enough] to speculate the answer (Mayer).” This does not follow for two reasons. First,this is not a “difficult question.” The fact that life begins at the moment of conception had already been determined before 1973, and therefore, man’s knowledge was certainly “developed enough” to know this. Also, the principle by which men should really go is better safe than sorry. The example given in the above-cited article by Mr. Peter Kreeft is, if a hunter sees movements in the thicket, but is not sure if it is caused by another hunter or a deer,would it not be better not to shoot in case it is a hunter? By the same reasoning, if the
Supreme Court was right in saying that man does not know whether or not life begins at conception, would it not be advisable to preserve that unknown existence in the event that it is alive? However, that would be needless anyway because we today know for a science-proven fact that life absolutely does begin at the moment of conception (Mayer).

In addition to the above fact, the whole concept of “my body, my choice” can be easily disproved today by modern science. When unborn babies have been studied and examined, it has been shown that they have DNA, and, what is more, their own unique DNA. That makes them their own, separate, individual human beings with their own bodies. As well as this, pregnant women, as a general rule, do not have four arms, four legs, and two heads. So the pregnant woman cannot say“my body, my choice” because it is not her body!

Roe v. Wade is unconstitutional, according to the Catholic Church, because when the Supreme Court decided that it was perfectly permissible for “Roe” to have an abortion if she so wished, they were either 1) obeying the Constitution but denying that the unborn fetus was a human, or 2) admitting that the unborn baby was really a living human but denying it the rights granted it in the U.S. Constitution.

A little-known fact about the case was that McCorvey (“Roe”) did later become a devout Catholic, left her highly-paid job at an abortion clinic, and eventually became a great leader in the pro-life movement, which shows how even the most stained souls can be drawn back to faith by God’s grace (Mayer).

In conclusion, Roe v. Wade was unconstitutional because the United States Constitution gives all living men and women the right to Life and Liberty. One who denies a woman an abortion is not violating her right to liberty, because liberty is not just doing what we want to, but doing the will of God freely. Roe v. Wade violated the right to Life because we know, and even the secular world had known for over half a century, decades before Roe v. Wade,that all human beings, born or unborn, are Life, created in the Image of God.

Adkins, Annamarie. “Janet Smith on the Right to Privacy.” EWTN Global Catholic Network: Catholic TV, Catholic Radio, and Catholic News, 17 Oct. 2008, www.ewtn.com/library/ISSUES/zjansmithpriv.HTM.

Carroll, Anne. Christ and the Americas. TAN Books and Publishers, 1997.

Mayer, R. (2017, February 21). Seven Important Facts to Know About Roe v. Wade | Catholic Answers. Retrieved from https://www.catholic.com/magazine/online-edition/seven­important-facts-to-know-about-roe-v-wade.

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Our Lady of Guadalupe Stops Aztec Satanic Rituals AND Planned Parenthood.

Our Lady of GuadalupeThe year is 1487.  The place is a little settlement in what is now Mexico, known as Tenochticlan, capital city of the Aztec empire.  It is here that the most brutal and vicious act ever known by man is performed: that of deliberately slaughtering helpless people.  The Aztecs believed that in order to satisfy the wants of their gods, they were required to make a sacrifice of human life.  Thus, in the year 1487, thousands of unwilling victims were dragged to the top of a pyramid, laid upon a flat ritual stone table, there to have their chests cut open, and their hearts ripped out.  Their bodies were then thrown down from the top of the pyramid.

It sounds horrific and gruesome, and is repulsive just to think about it.  Yet it sounds frighteningly familiar.

Now the year is 2011.  The place is a little building on a street in Worcester, or Fitchburg, or any other city in the United States.  Once again, it is here that the same brutal deed is occurring: taking the lives of thousands of unprotected people.  In our own day, many Americans believe that in order to satisfy the wants of their own passions and desires, they must reject human life.  Just like the Aztec human sacrifices, abortion slaughters thousands of people every day.  Upon a flat operating table the victim is placed, there to be taken from its mother’s womb and its body to be thrown away.  However, in this instance, the situation is much worse.  The horrific crime of abortion requires the consent of not just a complete stranger to the defenseless victim, but that of the victim’s own mother.  The victim, a tiny baby not yet born, is voiceless in the decision of its own life, relying on its mother to save it and keep it from all harm.  Unfortunately, it is, not always, but often the mother herself who abandons her child to the knife of the abortionist.

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Eighth Annual Pro Life Essay Contest WINNER!

The Effects of Abortion on Our Society

By Veronica

Brother and Sister
Brother and Sister

 It was a crisp, clear January morning, the first week of the New Year. The cool air brought about by the mild winter made for a pleasant start for the new workday. Two Department of Public Works workers from Milford, Massachusetts set off in their garbage truck to collect trash going along their usual route. Halfway through with their daily routine, the men made a horrific discovery; one that would strike the state with tragedy and remorse. Continue reading

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