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Mar 24

Bakersfield Pregnancy Center to train volunteers

Witness to Life supporters have an opportunity to provide compassionate help to women and men who are facing unplanned pregnancies. The Bakersfield Pregnancy Center will train those who can commit to a few hours a week to volunteer to care for families in crisis, beginning April 21. Registration deadline is April 17; cost is $40. The …

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Dec 28

Thank you for your baby-shower donations

The Spiritual Adoption Program ended with a beautiful Baby Shower on December 26th, hosted by Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Nine mothers who chose life over abortion, received many wonderful donations for their babies. Thank you for your prayers during these past nine months and for all your love and gifts!

Nov 19

Pro-life Gettysburg Address

Today marks the 151st anniversary of the famous Gettysburg Address, which mentions that “all men are created equal.” This speech was used by Fr. Michael G. Peters to deliver an equally powerful message on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade on the steps of the Capitol in Des Moines, Iowa, in 2007. He began by …

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Nov 14

Ruling on HHS mandate: “As contrary to religious freedom as you can get”

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit today ruled against Priests for Life, saying that the regulations of ObamaCare’s HHS mandate “do not impose a substantial burden on Plaintiffs’ religious exercise.” Responding to what he calls an “unjust ruling” is Fr. Frank Pavone, the national director of Priests for Life, who in an email …

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Nov 14

Protestant author has it wrong on birth control

Mark S. Latkovic, S.T.D. a Professor of Moral Theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary (Detroit, MI), where he has taught for over 23 years, counters erroneous claims about Catholic teachings on birth control with a commentary in which he points out that sex is for both procreation and union, and that Catholics generally no longer use …

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Nov 11

November is National Adoption Awareness Month

Each year, since 1990, November is recognized as National Adoption Awareness Month. While all adoption-related issues are important, the particular focus of this month is the adoption of children currently in foster care. But did you know that before becoming a foster care child, there is a period of time, usually just a few weeks, …

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Nov 06

Brittany Maynard’s storybook death shouldn’t add support for assisted suicide

Debra Saunders’ excellent commentary about the decision of a young woman with cancer who moved to Oregon to kill herself with the help of a doctor was published in the Nov. 5 edition of The Bakersfield Californian. Among the points she made: “If Maynard died with dignity, then does that mean that others who do …

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Oct 28

Witness to Life participates in Life Chain 2014

Witness to Life friends and supporters, including Fr. Larry Toschi of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, were among hundreds of participants representing various parishes in the community who lined several blocks each of 23rd and 24th streets in downtown Bakersfield on a beautiful Sunday afternoon on Oct. 26. KERO-TV, Channel 23 reported on the event, …

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Oct 27

Prayer to Our Lady During U.S. Elections

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mother of America, we pray for your intercession in the defense of Life and Family in the United States. We pray for the election of political leaders who will respect the dignity of each person from conception until natural death. And we pray for the conversion of all Members of Congress, …

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Sep 19

Synod of Bishops on the Family: Your Prayers are Important

On Sunday, September 28, 2014, let’s join in praying for the upcoming Synod of Bishops on the Family. For more information visit the USCCB website.

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