From Mike McMonagle
Since late November 2014, some leaders in the pro-life movement at the local, regional and national levels have been meeting to discuss and plan possible activities before, during, and after the World Meeting of Families (WMF) and Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia during the last week in September 2015.
We are doing so:
1) to seize the opportunity to spread the pro-life message and grow the pro-life movement and
2) to fulfill the moral obligation to use this event and visit to focus the attention of the Church and the secular culture on the killing of approximately 300 children by abortion each week in Philadelphia and to do our best to mitigate this killing.
We are considering numerous activities, which will be presented in future correspondence.
We have agreed that our spiritual activities are as equally important as our outreach activities, and our activities during the week of the WMF. We have also agreed that the principal component of our spiritual activities will be an appeal to Divine Mercy for ourselves, our families, our Church, our city and the world through consecration to our Blessed Mother under the title of the Immaculate Conception, followed by an appeal to perform works of Mercy, such as protecting mothers and children from abortion.
Our activities commence with an appeal to the owners and operators of the abortion chambers in Philadelphia to close during the WMF. I am attaching a draft of a letter from Rev. Patrick Mahoney (a Presbyterian minister, who lives in the D.C. area) that makes this appeal.
On Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 10:00 AM Philly Alive will conduct a press conference and public witness at Planned Parenthood's abortion chamber at 12th and Locust Streets to present this appeal. Kim Savage has agreed to serve as our local spokeswoman and Pat Stanton will lead the public witness. I am attaching the draft of a sign that we will be displaying at this event that summarizes the message of Philly Alive.
Please attend this event and pray for its success. Also, please contact me if you are interested in participating in the activities of Philly Alive.
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