Day 14…Thanks to St. Peter Parish in Steubenville, St. Matthew Parish, dedicated team members and faithful volunteers!

Then Jesus told his disciples, “If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.

Matthew 16:24

There are moments when we take up that cross by defending the innocent unborn lives, and we join together as a prolife body, that victory seems nearer; that we are destined by the grace of Almighty God to win this battle for life. I notice it when we attend the March for life in Washington, DC, or Harrisburg…and it was ever present during the procession to Liberty Avenue from Epiphany Church after the opening Mass for this campaign.

…marching into battle with The Eucharist and Our Lady of Guadalupe leading the faithful; the Blessed Sacrament; body, blood, soul, and divinity of Jesus Christ and the Rosary of Our Lady, Mother of the Eucharist, before us.

I was wondering who else was there? I mean the hosts of heavenly help that fight the war against the powers and principalities of darkness. At least 200 guardian Angels for sure!

Joshua 5:13–15

13 When Joshua was by Jericho, he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, ca man was standing before him dwith his drawn sword in his hand. And Joshua went to him and said to him, “Are you for us, or for our adversaries?” 14 And he said, “No; but I am the commander of the army of the LORD. Now I have come.”

Psalm 91:11-13 – “For God commands the angels to guard you in all your ways. With their hands they shall support you, lest you strike your foot against a stone.


Beth and Shawn came in from Ohio with me this morning, our trio representing St. Peter’s in Steubenville. Sue showed up with Bill and Anthony arrived, as well. We spoke to and handed out materials to several people, passers-by and PP clients. Not much negativity, thank goodness. Most of our shift was uneventful. Only about 4 young ladies went in before the next shift arrived.
Anthony led all four sets of the Holy Rosary Mysteries.
The predicted rain held out until later in the morning. As the skies darkened, we stowed some of our gear back at the Little Lamb shop.
Prayers, please, for Anthony. His surgery is scheduled for next Tuesday. Prayers, also, for the other Bill, who stops by most mornings before heading out to do errands. Today, he was on his way to the doctor’s office to address memory loss – a result of a concussion last month.


This is the “before” picture, friends from Steubenville Sean, Beth, Bill and Tracy along with Meredith, Karen Linda and Anthony.

Unfortunately, it was a busy morning. 

This is the ” after the rain came” picture. Jackie joined us just in time to see the lightning and hear some thunder. We got most of our supplies in the closet, so no problem, and Sheila and Rose were on the job when I left.

 If you have to be at the saddest place in Pittsburgh,  it’s such a blessing to be with wonderful co-workers


It was a normal day on the sidewalk, still fairly busy despite some pouring rain and a passing thunderstorm. A woman who was passing by stopped to talk for a few minutes. She looked at the signs and started crying, feeling the pain of what happens to babies who are unwanted by their mothers and/or fathers. She took a few brochures to share with young women who may need help.

Pro-lifers are like ducks! The rain runs right off! Thanks for the witness today!

As you can see the sidewalk is empty. Just Sandy, Kim and I today. Barb was also there passing out information and speaking with passers by. I am thankful for Sandy Kim and Barb and for the rain holding off…. But, I want to share the sidewalk with more souls praying to soften hearts and change minds. God in Heaven, give us more workers for the cause that we hold dear… an end to abortion. Amen


There was the usual after school foot traffic of young students (mostly boys) headed to the bus stop a few doors down from PP, very polite youngsters.

Bill had a conversation with a “gentleman”who was in favor of abortion, and wanted to talked about all the suffering, etc. When the mention of God or Savior came up, he gaffed and Bill sent him on his way.  Approximately 3 couples left PP, none accepted information.

A very intoxicated man screaming nonsense planted himself on the milk case for about 15 minutes, he could really scream!

Information was offered to all the exiting workers, but none accepted any.

Respectfully submitted,


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