Day 14: St. Louise de Marillac Catholic Church, Upper St. Clair

 

 “Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill.”

The acronym, K.I.S.S., comes to mind when I try to read anything related to decisions in man made law.  It can be very confusing to read the briefs and summaries of Roe v Wade.  And the sad fact for our nation is that the decisions rendered were based on lies that were presented as fact. God in his infinite wisdom gave us 10 simple rules by which to live. Life gets complicated when we stray from them. The Torah has 613 commandments and people question living by them.  Jesus, of course,  turned those upside down when He arrived on the scene as written in John 3:16:

 For God so loved the world,that he gave his only begotten Son,
  that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

Currently, the law in America, based on the interpretation of  the United States Constitution ( a relatively simple document) by seven of nine Supreme Court Justices, gives license to kill the unborn.  Killing humans was legal for a period of time in Germany too.  But man made  laws change based on those in  leadership.  This past week in Germany, no longer under Nazi rule,  a 94 year old man was arrested “for his part as a Nazi SS officer in murdering over 3,681 people at Auschwitz.”  

Could it be that  one day the directors of abortion clinics would  be tried for murder?  The headline on CNN on May 14, 2013 read:

 “Doctor found guilty of first-degree murder in Philadelphia abortion case”

How much simpler could He have made  the law than “thou shall not kill”?

We are that stupid and perverse generation of which the Bible teaches in Matthew 17:17:

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 O faithless and perverse generation! He seems to include in this denunciation all who were present – the father, scribes, people, apostles, especially the nine. Want of faith as pertained to all. He often refers to the general body of his bearers by the term generation (comp. Matthew 11:16; Matthew 12:29, etc.). (summary from search engine)

14And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying,15Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water. 16And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him. 17Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me. 18And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour.19Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out? 20And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.

 21How beit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.

For a change, the weather at PP was not a problem.  Still cold, but balmy compared to last Tuesday when it was 30 degrees colder.  It was St. Louise day to witness & Al was joined by Liz and her husband and another man named James. He said PP was rather busy. I arrived at 8:50 so Al was able to catch the 9 a.m. bus for home. I was soon joined by Bill H., Beth and Randy & Joe from St. Louise. The men and I prayed 2 rosaries while Beth passed out literature and tried to talk with the girls going into PP. Around 10 a.m. a lady and a married couple from St. Louise arrived. A middle aged man walked by, insisting that “abortion doesn’t happen. God would not allow such a terrible thing to continue. It is a story made up by the news media.” We could not convince him otherwise. If only his fantasy was true! A young man, nicely dressed, came down Liberty and, although there was room to walk between Randy & Joe and the snow, he forced his way between them, pushing them both. He then continued on his way. That could be construed as assault, but I didn’t think of that until later. I wonder if he is the same man who was very rude when he came by the other day. God bless Cil & her friend who showed almost 15 minutes early to relieve me.

Sally

 
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Jim and Al take the early shift.
Aimee, Joyce, Rick and another prayer volunteeer
Aimee, Joyce, Rick and another prayer volunteeer
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Sue and shift manager, Cil. Picture taken courtesy of Dean.

Actually, for a Tuesday it was pretty quiet at P.P., not much traffic.

Sue from St. Bernard stood with me early on, later Carol, Dorothy, Tom, Rich and Sister Faith from St. Louise prayed with me. Also, Mimi stopped by and prayed with us toward the end of my shift.

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Dean standing vigil.
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Tom, Dorothy and Carol from St. Louise.
Lisa, from Word of God, and Angela, Mary from St Louise.  I am grateful to have them with me on  this messy,  rainy day!  There has not been much traffic in and out of the clinic this afternoon. IMG_20150303_161253_825
Lisa from Word of God in Braddock and Angela Mary from St. Louise
Lisa from Word of God in Braddock and Angela Mary from St. Louise
 
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Rich and Sister Faith from St. Louise are happy to be witnessing for life.

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Ann, member of St. Benedict the Abbott, and Andy, from St. Louise de Marillac, joined in the vigil. 
They joined me till 7 pm.  
Ann from St. Benedict and Andy from St. Louise
Ann from St. Benedict and Andy from St. Louise
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My thanks to the three others who were pray warriors with me for the majority of the shift.
A lot of workers going back into PP – there must have been a meeting tonight.
A tip for shift managers – bring a baggie of rock salt.  The sidewalks were dangerous.  If everyone brought a little – we could at the very least make it safe for ourselves and those that pass by.
Peace,
Lisa
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Shift manager Lisa with Tom, Debbie and Jack!

Thank  you to all who stood in the rain today.  Snow is in the forecast.  It must be winter!!

Prayers and thanksgiving,

Marian Carlino

One thought on “Day 14: St. Louise de Marillac Catholic Church, Upper St. Clair

  • March 13, 2015 at 5:07 am
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    Let us pray pray for the expectant mothers and fathers contemplating abortion. God Bless

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