Peace begins in the womb

Catholic women pray the rosary together outside Planned Parenthood in downtown San Rafael on first day of 40 Days for Life campaign

In a county where expressions of opposition and resistance are a standard feature of the local landscape, three Catholic women praying the rosary quietly together outside the Planned Parenthood facility in downtown San Rafael elicited strong emotions on Sept. 26. It was the first day of the 40 Days for Life campaign, an international pro-life campaign to end abortion that runs … [Read more...]

40 Days for Life campaign begins in over 400 cities

According to its own figures, 40 Days for Life outreach has helped save over 14,600 lives from abortion

The 40 Days for Life 2018 fall campaign began on Wednesday, claiming groups in a record 415 cities are taking part.   “The momentum in the pro-life movement is ours to keep or lose,” Shawn Carney, president of 40 Days for Life, said Sept. 23. “We are going all in this fall.”   “We have received more media coverage, conducted more leader training, and offered more free … [Read more...]

Founder of 40 Days for Life enters Catholic Church on Easter

David Bereit, founder of the well-known pro-life ministry: “After years of prayer, discernment, and a whole lot of wrestling with God, I was received into full communion with the Catholic Church at last night's Easter Vigil”

David Bereit, the founder of 40 Days for Life, entered the Catholic Church on Easter, giving thanks for the inspiration of influential Catholics, including his wife and children. “After years of prayer, discernment, and a whole lot of wrestling with God, I was received into full communion with the Catholic Church at last night's Easter Vigil,” wrote Bereit in an April 1 … [Read more...]

“I wish someone had been here when I had my abortion. I wouldn’t have done it.”

Sharing God's mercy with a post-abortive woman

As we enter the last two weeks of the international 40 Days for Life, 287 babies have already been saved from abortion. Find your nearest 40 Days for Life location and sign up, help women and save lives. A young woman rolled down her window at 2322 Butano Drive, the location of our Sacramento 40 Days for Life. She reached out to take the packet of information, which includes … [Read more...]

It’s my life!

Pray that woman does not return for an abortion

Dear Pro-life friends, Because certain people are trying to block the efforts of sidewalk counselors to save mothers and babies from the horrors of abortion, we are keeping the dates, times, and locations of where we are counseling confidential. The notes below may come from one or more locations during the week. Some specifics have been omitted to protect the identity of … [Read more...]

40 Days for Life starts tomorrow

41 locations in California

Dear Pro-life friends, 40 Days for Life is perhaps the most attended pro-life event at the parish level in the country. It is an opportunity for everyone in the pews to take a stand for life. It is simple: come out to peacefully pray in front of one of the 41 abortion centers in California where 40 Days for Life has a campaign starting this week.  Pray for the women going in, … [Read more...]

Mom pregnant with twins chooses life for her babies

How you can help

At the Sidewalk recently, a father came out to talk with us.  His wife was inside about to abort their twins. They were unemployed and homeless.  Desperate.  By the grace of God and the power of prayer, this couple changed their mind and have chosen life for their twin babies- a little girl and a little boy, now 17 weeks along, due to be born on Valentine's Day 2018. How can … [Read more...]

“Catholics must come to grips with the issue of abortion”

More than 50 brave rain for candlelight procession closing Spring 2017 campaign of 40 Days for Life in San Jose

A candlelight procession brought to a close the Spring 2017 campaign of 40 Days for Life, the sixteenth campaign held in the Diocese of San Jose. More than fifty people braved the rain for the walk from Saint Leo the Great Church, down Race Street to Planned Parenthood on The Alameda, for a final prayer service. “It was a peaceful, prayerful walk, as we gave public witness to … [Read more...]

Why these women skipped out on surgical abortion day

Halfway through 40 Days for Life: four women walk out of abortion clinic and into Turning Point Pregnancy Resource Center

Report from the third week of March, 2017 We are halfway the Spring campaign of 40 Days for Life. Prayers on abortion day really do make a difference. Last week at FPA on Tuesday, which is surgical abortion day, 4 women who had appointments at FPA walked out and went into Turning Point Pregnancy Resource Center, which is located next door to the abortion clinic. Two of the … [Read more...]

Giving back the rosary is a bad sign

Prayers are needed for a situation that is still unfolding

Report from the first week of March, 2017 Dear Pro-life friends, A couple and their male friend were walking toward the abortion clinic when a counselor greeted them and offered them some information.  The driver spoke English, but the couple spoke only Spanish. The counselor handed her Spanish versions of the brochures. They stopped and listened as the counselor … [Read more...]