Week in Review – Diocese of Culiacán Enforces Canon 915 on Pro-Abortion Politicians; Arkansas City Declares It’s a ‘Pro-Life City’
Strong Catholic leadership is coming out of the Diocese of Culiacán in the Mexican state of Sinaloa.
After Sinaloa voted to legalize abortion up to 13 weeks, the Diocese announced that Catholic politicians who voted in favor of the law will not be able to receive the Eucharist or be godparents.
According to the National Catholic Register, Father Miguel Ángel Soto Gaxiola, director of the Culiacán Commission for Life, Family, Youth and Laity, made the announcement, citing that the lawmakers are currently in an unworthy state to receive Holy Communion.
Father Soto Gaxiola stated: “In the Magisterium of the Church, the value of life has always and at all times been defended from its conception until its natural death.”
His letter continues to denounce the belief that a person, specifically a lawmaker, can “personally” oppose abortion but continue to vote for and support legislation that allows for the killing of babies.
Father Soto Gaxiola concludes: “Answering the question: Can a deputy or any person who professes to be a Catholic, while openly cooperating or legislating against life, receive Holy Communion? No. You cannot approach Sacramental Communion. Nor that person can be a godparent or companion of other people who want to receive other sacraments such as baptism.”
The Catholic Diocese of Culiacán should serve as an example for American bishops who preside over abortion-supporting Catholics.
In early March, the Arkansas town of Leslie declared that they are officially a pro-life city.
On March 7, the Leslie City Council passed Resolution No. 108, “affirming the commitment of the City of Leslie, Arkansas, to protecting the unalienable right to life of every person; and declaring the City of Leslie, Arkansas, to be a pro-life city.”
According to Life News, last year the Arkansas Legislature passed into law Act 392 of 2021 proposed by Rep. Kendon Underwood (R–Cave Springs) and Sen. Gary Stubblefield (R–Branch). The law affirms that cities and counties can designate themselves as pro-life.
Life News reports that, so far, 18 counties and 10 cities and towns in Arkansas have passed resolutions recognizing preborn children and affirming that they are pro-life.
ALL in the News – Planned Parenthood’s ‘Ice-Cream Truck’ Makes Headlines—But So do ALL Executives; Hugh Brown Interviews on VocalPoint
Once a week, ALL’s Celebrate Life Magazine posts an editor’s blog on its website. The content can range from helpful advice to deep dives into current events. This week’s blog featured a disturbing story about Planned Parenthood’s use of an ice cream truck—for condoms. The blog was featured onLifeSiteNews.
Hugh Brown, ALL executive vice president, gave an interview with Church Militant on Planned Parenthood’s demented “ice cream truck” scheme and their various anti-life agendas.
Hugh also interviewed with Jerry Newcomb on the show VocalPoint, discussing Biden’s SCOTUS nominee and his ever-persistent push for abortion. The bi-monthly STOPP Report was published on Wednesday, March 9. The headline article, “Checking Facts”, points to the hypocrisy in the website “FactCheck” giving PP a higher rating than pro-life group Live Action. The STOPP Report also details a heart-breaking 911 call from a botched abortion, as well as a detailed breakdown of pro-life happenings around the country.
Twice a week, Judie’s commentaries are distributed to an expansive media list. The list contains over 100 media outlets such as Fox News, The Federalist, Breitbart, and The Daily Caller, among others. Judie’s commentaries are each featured on the front page of ALL.org. Each commentary is also featured as a part of Judie’s recurring column on Renew America.
Video of the Week – Classroom Sex Education is Dangerous; Here’s Why
Florida lawmakers introduced a parental rights bill that supposedly bans public schools from discussing sexuality in grades K-3. Marxist groups went ballistic, branding it the “Don’t Say Gay” bill.
While keeping K-3 classrooms free from sexual content is a good thing, we remind parents that ANY classroom discussion of sexuality is entirely hazardous to a child’s well-being.
Action Item of the Week – There is Still Time to Join ‘40 Days for Life’!
There’s still time to find a peaceful prayer protest near you! The start of Lent also marked the start of the annual pro-life peaceful prayer campaign, 40 Days for Life. The event runs from March 2 through April 10.
According to the website, “40 Days for Life is an internationally coordinated 40-day campaign that aims to end abortion locally through prayer and fasting, community outreach, and a peaceful all-day vigil in front of abortion businesses.”
With a continual presence at Planned Parenthood and abortion mills for 40 days straight, this prayer campaign aims to shut down all of them through a local peaceful presence. Use their helpful vigil finder to find a 40 Days campaign near you!
Pro-life Social Media – The abortion giant’s boss, Alexis McGill Johnson, decided this was a cool idea
Leave it to Planned Parenthood to turn our childhood symbols into a perverse campaign for abortion violence! Remember the familiar sound of the ice cream truck as it approached your house? Planned Parenthood’s ruining that, too.
The abortion giant’s boss, Alexis McGill Johnson, decided this was a cool idea:
Ice cream, you scream, we all scream for abortion rights!— Alexis McGill Johnson (@alexismcgill) March 12, 2022
Catch us around SXSW and stop by to grab some free Bans Off swag, condoms, and education on the cold hearted policies of the Texas legislature. #BansOffOurBodies #SXSW pic.twitter.com/vGvF8WWg6r
A closer look.
They outlawed using cartoon characters to sell tobacco, as it was actually targeting children. This is no different. What an awful thing to do.— Virginia Titterington (@RNRetVirginiaT) March 14, 2022
It’s no surprise, really. Planned Parenthood has been targeting children for decades—get their attention today so that they can be Planned Parenthood customers tomorrow.
So is there any actual ice cream or is this just a creepy van— Vanessa Santos (@Vanessasantosxo) March 14, 2022
Would it matter if it DID contain ice cream?
What about the baby’s scream? Do you hear them?— MintTeaRosa (@MintTeaRosa1) March 14, 2022
Ghouls. Every last one of you.— Kelekat 😼Meow 🐘=🦏 (@KeleJohnson) March 14, 2022
Gross. Meteor of death, hurry up and strike.— RJ (@T_rex_27) March 15, 2022
Gross. Demonic too.— Monkey Man (@ceilingfanspoon) March 14, 2022
Same vibe, yes?