Category Archive: Life

Mar 25

Living Rosary set for May 31 at St. Francis of Assisi Parish

Join us for the annual Living Rosary at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 31st, at the Grotto for Life at St. Francis Parish. Please bring your image of Our Blessed Mother to carry with you as we pray and to place at the altar for the annual blessing.

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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Feb 09

Spiritual Adoption Program returns for second year

For the second year, Witness to Life is participating in the Spiritual Adoption Program. Last year, individuals and families joined us in this campaign, praying for more than 100 spiritually adopted babies. After choosing a name for their adopted baby, they got a prayer card after Masses, added the name of their baby to their parish …

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Feb 09

40 Days for Life marks 15th local campaign

Witness to Life encourages its members and supporters to participate in the local 40 Days for Life spring campaign that involves 40 Days of praying and fasting for an end to abortion. Vigil participants are needed to fill 24 one-hour shifts for each day of the campaign. Dozens of babies were saved from abortion while …

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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 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 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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Nov 06

Thank you for voting pro-life!

A message from the California ProLife Council: Final results for the 2014 California General Election will not be fully tallied and confirmed until after November 5th. Yet almost 50 pro-life candidates secured their seats in this election! Please see here for a listing of all the races we won this year. While there were some pro-life losses …

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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 24

Vote pro-life with help of voters guides

Two voters’ guides that show where candidates for local and state offices stand on life issues are available for those seeking this information before casting their votes in the mid-term elections on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014: California_Pro-Life 20141024voters_guide_no_judges Additionally, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops have made the “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship” guides available …

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