Monday, 24 March 2014

Good Counsel Network & 40 Days for Life

40 Days for Life, the peaceful, prayerful pro-life campaign is running from March 5 to April 13. Good Counsel Network are asking for men, especially, to join volunteers praying and keeping vigil outside the Marie Stopes International West London Centre in Ealing. The clinic, in a twist of horrific irony, used to be a Christian Home of Spiritual Healing, as indicated by the plaque of St Michael below the Marie Stopes sign.

Following the success of the closure of a BPAS abortion clinic in Bedford Square, a campaign 'Ending Abortion in Ealing' hopes through prayer and witness to the sanctity of human life to see the same fate happen to the Marie Stopes clinic.

As it happens, Monday 24th March, today has been set aside by GCN as a National Day of Prayer and Fasting for Life, upon the Vigil of the Annunciation.

On the Feast of the Annunciation, a first class feast no less, of course we are expected to party as if, in the midst of a desert, Moses has just shown us the miraculous rock that will parch the thirst of the weary. Where would we be without Our Blessed Lady?! Today, however, the Good Counsel Network asks us, for the love of God and Our Lady to unite our penances and prayers with the unborn and vulnerable mothers, who are at risk from the cruel and barbaric practice of abortion.

You can donate, also, to the GCN, here, if you wish, as part of your Lenten almsgiving or if you are in the London region, or happen to be passing by, why not pray with those keeping vigil who long for an end to abortion and euthanasia.


Liam Ronan said...

A very worthy cause, Laurence. I refer back to the excoriation of the Mafia posts of late and offer this from today's Telegraph for your contemplation:

"Aborted babies incinerated to heat UK hospitals"

So much for Mafia violence and barbarity.

Celia said...

It's really important that men join these vigils-it's not just a 'women's issue'although feminists like to think it is. We need to emphasize the role of fathers much more,not simply caricature them as abusive or indifferent when their partner is pregnant.
We're having a 40 Days vigil outside the BPAS abortion clinic in Doncaster, glad to say quite a few men are turning up. And priests- which is great, it's sometimes seemed in the past that they prefer not to be involved.

Anonymous said...

Men are also needed to protect the women against attack. All of society owes these sacrificing workers for God and life.

Unknown said...

Taking part in this here in Seattle. We're enduring counter-protesters---a group of old ladies with pro-choice signs.

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