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Today's Pro-Life Reflection
(From Fr. Frank Pavone's Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day) 
October 31
"Every voice matters in the public forum. Every vote counts. Every act of responsible citizenship is an exercise of significant individual power. We must exercise that power in ways that defend human life, especially those of God's children who are unborn, disabled or otherwise vulnerable" (US Bishops, Living the Gospel of Life, 34).
Reflection: The Presidential race of 2000 was decided by fewer votes than are present in most parishes on a Sunday morning. Many other races are decided by literally a handful of votes, and sometimes by a single vote. Citizens easily underestimate the power of their vote.
Prayer: Lord, may I never fail to exercise my vote! Amen.
    


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Deacons for Life To Provide Networking and Encouragement
By Deacons for Life Posted: Monday, June 23, 2014
 
New York City -- Deacons for Life, a national ministry which is part of the Gospel of Life/Priests for Life Family of ministries, has announced a renewed launch of its efforts to network, equip and encourage deacons in their role as heralds and servants of the Gospel of Life.

A renewed website, at DeaconsForLife.org, enables deacons to obtain resources for prayer and preaching, as well as connect with national pro-life action items. Some of the projects on the horizon include:

National Voter Registration Sundays June 29 and July 6, to help voters prepare for the mid-term elections;
“Turning the Hearts of Fathers,” an effort to assist Churches to proclaim healing to men affected by abortion;
A call to the US Senate to schedule a vote on the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act;
Preparation for the National Day of Remembrance, an observance in September by which simultaneous memorial services are held at the gravesites of aborted children.

Assisting in the leadership of this effort, along with Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, are the following deacons:

Deacon Keith Fournier 
Diocese of Richmond 

Deacon Dominick Pastore 
Archdiocese of Detroit 

Deacon Tim Kennedy 
Archdiocese of Newark 

Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers 
Archdiocese of Portland

For more information, see DeaconsForLife.org.







 
 
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