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Pro-Life Protests and Events at the Republican National Convention in NYC (Updated)
Various | 08.25.04

Posted on 08/25/2004 3:39:23 PM PDT by Coleus

Edited on 09/01/2004 9:32:55 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

See post #38 for update

American Life League's Crusade for the Defense of Our Catholic Church  will be sponsoring two important Pro-Life Protests on Monday and Tuesday of next week during the Republican National Convention

  1. The first one is a protest of Planned Parenthood's Republicans for Choice "Big Tent" Extravaganza on Monday August  30th, 2004,  at 7:30 PM at the Beacon Theatre. 2124 Broadway, 74th Street & Broadway,  New York City.

  2. The other protest is Tuesday Aug. 31st starting at 5:30 pm.  Another "Big Tent" deal. The Republican Big Tent Celebration is a gathering of pro-abort Republicans at The Sky Club - 200 Park Ave., 56th Fl. at 45th between Vanderbilt and Lexington.  We will be gathering at the Vanderbilt entrance.  I will have signs & T-Shirts available. 

Joseph Starrs
Director of American Life League's
Crusade for the Defense of Our Catholic Church
540-659-4171

Also, these events below are sponsored by NYC's Pro-Life Organizations:

August 27 (Friday): 
7 to 8:30 p.m.  Kick-Off Pro-life Rally. Speakers: Randall Terry, Pat Mahoney, Chris Slattery, priests and others @ St.Malachy's RC Church (the Actor's Chapel),   239 West 49th Street (between 8th & Bdwy).  For all these pro-life events during the convention time, you can consult Chris Slattery, the head of six crisis pregnancy centers in New York City, SlatteryNY@aol.com,
Expectant Mother Care

August 27 (Friday): 9 p.m. Pro-life prayer vigil at Madison Square Garden, 33rd Street & Seventh Ave.

August 28 (Saturday):  12 noon.   Counter demo to Pro-Abort March from Brooklyn to Manhattan City Hall. Assemble on Manhattan Side of Brooklyn Bridge at noon.  Prayer, pickets, and interviews at City Hall Park and at base of Brooklyn Bridge on Manhattan side.

August 28 (Saturday): Midday, prayer vigil at Madison Square Garden. Exact location to be decided.

August 28 (Saturday): 7 to 9 p.m. 2nd pro-life rally at St. Malachy's Church (see August 27, above).

August 29 (Sunday): 11 a.m. Sidewalk picket to counter Anarchist March near Madison Square Garden, exact location to be decided.

August 29 (Sunday): 3 p.m. Ground Zero Call to Repentance Prayer Vigil on Church Street between Liberty and Vesey Streets.

August 29 to September 3 (Sunday through Friday): Sunday from 10 to 2; Monday through Thursday 9 to 6; Friday 10 to 2. The Convention Shops will be open. The New York Hilton, Rhinelander Gallery, 2nd Floor, 1335 Avenue of the Americas (6th Ave) at 53rd Street. Best-selling authors will appear among the souvenir merchandise. Collectibles! Don't miss this.

August 30 (Monday): 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Pro-life demo and prayer vigil at Planned Parenthood Margaret Sanger Manhattan Abortion Mill, Bleecker St. @ Mott St., north of Houston St. 

August 30 (Monday): about 11 or 11:15 a.m. Return to Madison Square Garden area for pro-life demo and press conference. Exact location to be decided.

August 30 (Monday): 7:15 p.m.  Counter demo to Planned Parenthood "Stand-Up for Choice--Big Tent Republicans for Choice Extravaganza"--outside Beacon Theatre at 2124 Broadway at 74th St. Pro-Abort entertainment includes Moby, Kathleen Turner, Lou Reed, and less. Honorary Chairs include Susan Sarandon,  Janeane Garofalo, Rita Moreno, Ossie Davis, and Melissa Etheridge.

August 30 to September 2 (Monday to Thursday): GOP Convention, NYC.

August 31 (Tuesday): 3 p.m.  Faith, Family and Freedom Rally to celebrate President George Bush @ Waldorf Astoria Hotel , 301 Park Ave (Please RSVP to CStieber@GeorgeWBush.com.  Make sure to include your Name, mailing address, and phone number.  for security purposes. Organized by Bush-Cheney '04)

August 31 (Tuesday): 5:45 p.m. Counter demo to Republicans for Choice  black-tie fundraiser at The Sky Club - 200 Park Ave. @ 200 Park Ave, Met Life Building, Vanderbilt St. entrance. Pro abort cosponsors are Mayor Bloomberg and Governor George Pataki.

September 1 (Wednesday):  They'll All Be At The Conventions   Invitation

Make your reservation now for "The Life of the Party" Party during the Republican National Convention September 1 - New York City

Come meet Ann Coulter and Colleen Parro

Celebrate LIFE
at the Republican National Convention!
and honor the following pro-life congressmen:
Senator Sam Brownback (KS) Rep. Melissa Hart (PA) Rep. Duncan Hunter (CA) Rep. Steve King (IA) Rep. Marilyn Musgrave (CO) • Rep. Mike Pence (IN)  Rep. Joe Pitts (PA) • Rep. Chris Smith (NJ)


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1 posted on 08/25/2004 3:39:26 PM PDT by Coleus
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2 posted on 08/25/2004 3:42:25 PM PDT by Coleus (Brooke Shields killed how many children? http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/1178497/posts)
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To: Coleus; american colleen; sinkspur; Lady In Blue; Salvation; Polycarp IV; narses; SMEDLEYBUTLER; ...
Come meet Ann Coulter

Reason enough to attend!!!

Catholic Ping - let me know if you want on/off this list


3 posted on 08/25/2004 4:19:19 PM PDT by NYer (When you have done something good, remember the words "without Me you can do nothing." (John 15:5).)
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To: Coleus
Beautiful thread, Coleus!

I have one more to add:

Catholic Outreach Event with Sean Hannity

Thursday, September 2
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Westin Hotel Times Square
The Broadway Ballroom (3rd Floor)
270 W. 43rd Street

To RSVP: Catholics@GOPTeamLeader.com or 866-743-3428

4 posted on 08/25/2004 6:04:15 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: All
ALERT

Some of these address have changed. I will post corrections shortly.

5 posted on 08/25/2004 6:41:31 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: firebrand
The American Life League's events are unchanged.

PLEASE NOTE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT MEETINGS NOT AT ST. MALACHY'S

Additions and Changes are in RED.  To be on the safe side, check this thread for updates  and just double check everything and cross reference from the original post.  Sorry for any inconvenience, it's all for the cause.

1. Friday night, 7-8:30 PM August 27 Pre-Convention Kick-Off Pro-Life Prayer and Planning Meeting. Speakers: Rev. Pat Mahoney, Randall Terry, Chris Slattery, Dr. Paul de Vries, priests and others NEW LOCATION: Lower Level of The Lamb's Building @ 130-132 West 44th St. Between 6th & 7th Aves. in the New York Divinity School

2. Friday night, 9PM August 27th Candlelight Prayer Vigil at Madison Square Garden NRC location 33rd St & Seventh Ave. Immediately after this event the whole area is to be closed.

3. Saturday mid-day, August 28th, Counter Demo to Pro-Abort March from Brooklyn to Manhattan City Hall . Assemble on Manhattan Side of Brooklyn Bridge at Noon. Prayer, pickets & interviews at City Hall Park and at base of Brooklyn Bridge on Manhattan side

Cancelled: August 28 (Saturday): Midday, prayer vigil at Madison Square Garden. Exact location to be decided.

4. Saturday night, August 28th 7-9PM, Pro-Life Prayer and Planning Meeting:
NEW LOCATION:
Lower Level of The Lamb's Building at 130-132 West 44th St. Between 6th & 7th Aves. in the New York Divinity School.

5. Sunday morning, August 29th 11AM, Sidewalk Picket to Counter Anarchist March near Madison Square Garden, exact location TBD

6. Sunday afternoon, August 29th 3PM, Ground Zero Call to Repentance Prayer Vigil on Church St. between Liberty and Vessey Streets

7. Sunday evening, August 29th 5-6PM, Opening Mass for the Convention at Church of Our Saviour, Park Ave. @38th St. followed by reception from 6PM-7PM

August 29 to September 3 (Sunday through Friday): Sunday from 10 to 2; Monday through Thursday 9 to 6; Friday 10 to 2. The Convention Shops will be open. The New York Hilton, Rhinelander Gallery, 2nd Floor, 1335 Avenue of the Americas (6th Ave) at 53rd Street. Best-selling authors will appear among the souvenir merchandise. Collectibles! Don't miss this.

8. Monday morning, August 30th 7AM-9:30AM Planned Parenthood Margaret Sanger Manhattan Abortion Mill Prayer Vigil at Bleeker St. at  Mott St., north of Houston St., Margaret Sanger Square, 26 Bleeker St., 10012

9. Monday late morning, August 30th, 11-11:15 AM Return to Madison Square Garden area for Demo and Press Conference Location TBD

10. Monday late afternoon, August 30th, 4PM Mass, Fr. Frank Pavone, Celebrant, Church of the Holy Innocents, 128 West 37th Street Between Broadway & 8th Ave.

11. Monday night, August 30th 7:15PM, Counter-Demo to Planned Parenthood "Stand-Up for Choice-Big Tent Republicans for Choice Extravaganza"-outside Beacon Theatre at 2124 Broadway at 74th St. Pro-Abort entertainment includes Moby, Kathleen Turner, Lou Reed and less. Honorary Chairs include Susan Sarandon, Janeane Garofalo, Rita Moreno, Ossie Davis, and Melissa Etheridge.

12. Tuesday afternoon, August 31st at 3PM "Faith, Family and Freedom" Rally to celebrate President George Bush @ Waldorf Astoria Hotel - 301 Park Ave (Please RSVP to CStieber@GeorgeWBush.com. Make sure to include your Name, mailing address, and phone number. for security purposes-organized by Bush-Cheney '04. Photo ID Required. No large bags allowed)

13. Tuesday late afternoon, August 31st, 4PM Mass, Fr. Frank Pavone, Celebrant Kipps Bay Room, Ramada New Yorker, 481 8th Ave

14. Tuesday night, August 31st at 5:45PM Counter demo to Republicans for Choice  black-tie fundraiser at The Sky Club - 200 Park Ave., Met Life Building on Vanderbilt St. entrance Pro abort co-Sponsors are Mayor Bloomberg and Governor George Pataki

15. Wednesday afternoon, September 1st 1-3PM "The Life of the Party" Party @ Tavern on the Green-Central Park at West 67th St. $125 per ticket .Featuring Ann Coulter, Miss America 2003 and Out-standing Pro-Life members of Congress RSVP by 8/25 to (800) 339-4016 sponsored by Republican National Coalition for Life.
Celebrate LIFEat the Republican National Convention! and honor the following pro-life congressmen: Senator Sam Brownback (KS) • Rep. Melissa Hart (PA) Rep. Duncan Hunter (CA) • Rep. Steve King (IA) Rep. Marilyn Musgrave (CO) • Rep. Mike Pence (IN)  Rep. Joe Pitts (PA) • Rep. Chris Smith (NJ)

16. Wednesday late afternoon, September 1st, 4PM Mass, Fr. Frank Pavone, Celebrant, Church of the Holy Innocents, 128 West 37th Street Between Broadway & 8th Ave.

17. Thursday morning, September 2nd 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Republican National Convention Catholic Outreach Event on at the Westin Hotel Times Square, Ballroom 3rd Fl. Featuring RNC Chairman Ed Gillespie, Sean Hannity, and various Catholic legislators RSVP to Catholics@GOPTeamLeader.com or call (866) 743-3428. Photo ID Required. No large bags allowed)

18. Thursday late afternoon, September 2nd, 4PM Mass, Fr. Frank Pavone, Celebrant, Church of the Holy Innocents, 128 West 37th Street Between Broadway & 8th Ave.

6 posted on 08/25/2004 8:15:34 PM PDT by Coleus (Brooke Shields killed how many children? http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/1178497/posts)
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To: Coleus
There will be pro-death, pro-pedophile, pro-drug, pro-communists, pro-homo, pro-crimminal, pro-earth worm worshiping and pro- every kind of lower life form known to man protesting on behalf of the Democrats. One of each type will be seen by the entire country. It won't be a pretty sight.
WARNING - not to be viewed by children.
7 posted on 08/25/2004 8:33:13 PM PDT by concerned about politics ( Liberals are still stuck at the bottom of Maslow's Hierarchy)
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To: Coleus

'Bout time to set fire to someone's "big tent;"

metaphorically speaking, of course.


8 posted on 08/25/2004 9:52:35 PM PDT by Redbob
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To: Coleus

BTW, what's wrong with using the normal fonts?

Going for the "Mia-T Obnoxious Appearance Award?"


9 posted on 08/25/2004 9:54:23 PM PDT by Redbob
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To: Coleus

I'll be at the Lonegan table at the Sept. 1 luncheon.


10 posted on 08/25/2004 10:46:42 PM PDT by Ziva (Steve Lonegan for NJ Governor (loneganforgovernor.com))
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To: Coleus

bump


11 posted on 08/25/2004 10:58:39 PM PDT by victim soul
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To: Coleus

If we're going to attend just one, do you have a recommendation? New York is just an an hour and a half Amtrak away from Philly, but I don't think my blood pressure could take more than one trip.


12 posted on 08/26/2004 5:48:18 AM PDT by old and tired
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To: old and tired

The RNCLife event at Tavern on the Green is the loveliest one, but it is $125.


13 posted on 08/26/2004 7:50:45 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: firebrand

Be aware...the pro-abortion event on Tues Aug 31 at the Sky Club STARTS at 5:30 PM and runs until 7:30 PM, according to the invitation.

Your protest was to start at 5:45...so you may want to move it up a bit.

RSVPs are suppose to be made to 877-467-2464 or choice@gopchoice.org


14 posted on 08/26/2004 8:22:40 AM PDT by Gopher Broke (Put your BUSH 2004 sticker/static on your car NOW)
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To: Gopher Broke; Coleus

Thank you. I'll let Chris Slattery know.


15 posted on 08/26/2004 8:28:39 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: firebrand

I'm not so interested in hobnobbing with other pro-life conservatives. I'd rather give a public witness, if possible. In Philly for the 2000 convention, we had a life chain that stretched up and down the Parkway down past the convention center. Each of us held the same sign - Abortion Kills Children. It was a very powerful witness. (Of course, with the MSM blackout the only press we got was a brief, though positive, mention by Police Commissioner Timoney on Larry King). Is there anything like that?


16 posted on 08/26/2004 9:38:57 AM PDT by old and tired
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To: old and tired

I would go for one of the counterprotests to the "Big Tent" functions. The one at the black-tie event maybe. We will almost certainly confront some pro-aborts at that: Vanderbilt Avenue entrance to the Met Life Building, August 31, at 5:15. The other one that sounds like your kind of event would be the one outside the Beacon Theatre, on Broadway on the Upper West Side. (Vanderbilt Avenue is the street on the west side of Grand Central Terminal.)


17 posted on 08/26/2004 9:52:09 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: firebrand
Thanks. we'll probably go to either the one at the Met Life Building or the protest outside the Margaret Sanger clinic.

See you there!

18 posted on 08/26/2004 10:00:54 AM PDT by old and tired
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To: old and tired

Good for you for going to the one that starts at 7 a.m.!


19 posted on 08/26/2004 1:38:04 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: Coleus

thanks for posting the schedule. I'm flying out from san francisco with a friend. we'll try to make some of these protests. good luck.


20 posted on 08/26/2004 1:55:08 PM PDT by bgcountry187 ("...Freedom has been attacked and Freedom will be defended..." -President Bush)
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To: Coleus; All
Dont forget the pro-abortion "WISH LIST" is having some type of and event too, a breakfast on September 1st:

8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. SHERATON NEW YORK HOTEL 811 Seventh Ave., New York City

http://www.thewishlist.org/RWBBreakfast.htm

The "Wish List" works to elect pro-death GOP women to the Congress and local office.

The Republican Majority for Choice, the second group on the Crusade's list of targets, who are having the dinner on August 31st at 5:30, call the Wish List their "strategic partners."

21 posted on 08/26/2004 1:56:32 PM PDT by Scholastic
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To: Scholastic; firebrand

Thanks for the info.


22 posted on 08/26/2004 2:04:29 PM PDT by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, birds, algae)
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To: Scholastic
The freeper breakfast is 9 a.m. that same morning.

Slattery and the RightMarch people don't seem to have anything planned for the Wish List breakfast.

23 posted on 08/26/2004 2:36:06 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: All

The freeper breakfast is 9 a.m. on Thursday, September 2, at Pigalle, 48th Street and Eighth Avenue. Lawgirl or clyde260 will be putting up a thread about the breakfast soon.


24 posted on 08/27/2004 7:21:24 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: Coleus; All

I have heard that Sean is "not confirmed" for this event.


25 posted on 08/27/2004 10:40:07 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: Coleus; All

There is now a prolife demo planned for Wish List. I'll post the info a little later.


26 posted on 08/27/2004 10:41:39 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: Coleus; All

Where were you guys? Excellent kickoff rally, candlelight vigil, and today a counterdemo at the Brooklyn Bridge. After all Coleus's beautiful posting, you're not going to show up at these things?


27 posted on 08/28/2004 12:04:12 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: NYer

So . . . I'm not Catholic, but I'm vehemently pro-life (anti-baby-killing). Would I be welcome? Would an avowed protestant, or even a pro-life atheist, for that matter, feel comfortableattending? 'Cause it sounds more like a Catholic pep rally than a pro-life protest . . .


29 posted on 08/30/2004 11:36:40 AM PDT by LibertyGirl77
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To: MHGinTN; Coleus; nickcarraway; narses; Mr. Silverback; Canticle_of_Deborah; ...

From: Colleen Parro, Executive Director
Republican National Coalition for Life
http://www.rnclife.org/

To: Friends of RNC/Life

Today, at the opening session of the 2004 Republican National Convention, the Delegates voted to accept the report of the Permanent Committee on Resolutions (Platform Committee) by acclamation.

Phyllis and I have spent the past week working to ensure that the pro-life plank remains strong and unchanged and we were successful once again.

Family Research Council had a very strong presence here in New York as well, and contributed to the outcome of the plank dealing with the issue of homosexual marriage as well as the life issues.

Gary Bauer also came in to do media interviews and assist with the Platform work.

The 2004 Platform carries the unequivocal support of the Republican Party to the policy that marriage in the United States is a contract between one man and one woman.

It is clear that the powers-that-be in the Republican Party understands and recognizes that a successful outcome in November depends on the Party's firm commitment to efforts to secure legal protection for the unborn and to a constitutional amendment stating that marriage is between a man and a woman.

However, the language dealing with embryonic stem cell research is not satisfactory. In fact, an amendment calling for a ban on research that involves the killing of human embryos was prevented from coming to a vote, and Platform Committee Chairman Senator Bill Frist made a lengthy speech about why embryonic research must, in his opinion, continue.

So, from the perspective of the fate of the human embryo and efforts to make the platform consistent with respect to the fundamental right to life, we still have a lot of work and education to do!

Here in New York and indeed, on the talking-head shows during the past few days, we have been bombarded with suggestions that former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani may be the Republican nominee in 2008. Others are suggesting NY Governor George Pataki. Both of these men are strongly pro-abortion and, as such, they cannot achieve the presidential nomination of the Republican Party, as their pro-abortion predecessors former Gov. Pete Wilson and Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter discovered in 1996.


THE LIFE OF THE PARTY PARTY
Our party is oversold by nearly 200 people! Once again, the pro-life event will be one of the best and most popular parties of Convention week. Tavern on the Green has opened two more rooms to accommodate our nearly 600-person crowd and we will be installing a video feed in order that the overflow crowd will be able to view the program and hear the band. As as always, we are thrilled to be able to present to the world an event that showcases the popularity for the pro-life cause within the Republican Party. Many media outlets will be covering THE LIFE OF THE PARTY PARTY, so watch for it in your local newspaper!


30 posted on 08/30/2004 9:55:46 PM PDT by cpforlife.org (The Missing Key of the Pro-Life Movement is at www.CpForLife.org)
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To: Coleus
I would love to go. I can't.

I have already had the honor of meeting Ann, but would love to meet her again.

I'd say with the attempted inclusion of Planned Parenthood into the Republican Party, the tent is getting FAR too big for my taste.

Do we have to include the whole freakin' universe including the freakin' freaks?

31 posted on 08/30/2004 11:16:06 PM PDT by TOUGH STOUGH (Vote for anyone but Arlen Specter in November.....)
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To: LibertyGirl77

I am vehemently pro-life and Catholic. I am also very sensitive to making non-Catholics and the non-religious feel excluded. This sounds like it would be a FUN event and I bet there are Catholics and non-Catholics attending who would make you feel most welcome.


32 posted on 08/30/2004 11:22:04 PM PDT by TOUGH STOUGH (Vote for anyone but Arlen Specter in November.....)
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To: LibertyGirl77; NYer; cpforlife.org

Well, an observant Jewish Freeper will be at the RNC for life Event to see Ann Coulter.

Are Ann Coulter, Colleen Parro of RNC for Life and Phyllis Shafley of Eagle Forum Catholic, I don't know?

Randall Terry of Operation Witness is Protestant.

There were many people of all faiths at the Beacon Theater last night protesting the planned parenthood supporters and movie stars. Nobody really asked what religions the people were, I know a Jewish Freeper was there as well as some Black Protestants. And one pro life protestant went inside to disrupt the planned parenthood party.

Where did you get the notion that these are Catholic Events?

I thought the title of the thread was "pro life events" not Pro life Catholc Events


33 posted on 08/31/2004 9:14:49 AM PDT by Coleus (Brooke Shields killed how many children? http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/1178497/posts)
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To: LibertyGirl77; Ziva

So . . . I'm not Catholic, but I'm vehemently pro-life (anti-baby-killing). Would I be welcome? Would an avowed protestant, or even a pro-life atheist, for that matter, feel comfortableattending? 'Cause it sounds more like a Catholic pep rally than a pro-life protest . . .


Ziva, you're Catholic now?


34 posted on 08/31/2004 10:01:07 AM PDT by Coleus (Brooke Shields killed how many children? http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/1178497/posts)
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To: cpforlife.org

=== So, from the perspective of the fate of the human embryo and efforts to make the platform consistent with respect to the fundamental right to life, we still have a lot of work and education to do!

Expectation of consistency in the actions of Key Republican Leaders might be a step in the right direction.

Anyone know what in the world "forced" George Bush to pull the trigger on legitimizing ESCR?


35 posted on 08/31/2004 12:24:52 PM PDT by Askel5 ( Cooperatio voluntaria ad suicidium est legi morali contraria. )
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To: Askel5

"Expectation of consistency in the actions of Key Republican Leaders might be a step in the right direction.

ABSOLUTLY!

"Anyone know what in the world "forced" George Bush to pull the trigger on legitimizing ESCR?"

For starters Pragmatic Secular Humanism.


36 posted on 08/31/2004 5:41:57 PM PDT by cpforlife.org (The Missing Key of the Pro-Life Movement is at www.CpForLife.org)
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To: Coleus

Glad you are doing this. Keep up the good work!


37 posted on 08/31/2004 8:05:21 PM PDT by Bellflower
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To: Blue Jays; Constitutional Patriot; Jan from Jersey; Qwinn; willyboyishere; peter the great; ...
This list will be updated, check for changes before you go.

 

Wednesday Morning, September 1, 8:00 am -  9:00 am
Counter Demo to "Wish List" Fundraising Breakfast honoring Sue Kelly and Nancy Johnson, Congresswoman at Sheraton New York Hotel, 811 7th Ave. . Between 52nd & 53rd.

Wednesday, September 1, 11 am - 1pm, Debate begins at 11:15.  The Federalist Society Debate: Up for Grabs: The Supreme Court and the 2004 Elections Debate.   Please join the Alliance for Justice and the Committee for Justice as they present a debate on the battle for the federal judiciary, featuring Elizabeth Cavendish, Interim President of NARAL Pro-Choice America and Victoria Toensing, Chief  Counsel to Senate Intelligence Committee.  Marriott Marquis Hotel, west side of Broadway, between 45th and 46th Streets.  Refreshments, No RSVP, Free

Wednesday, September 1, 4 pm  Catholic Mass
Fr. Frank Pavone, Church of the Holy Innocents, 128 West 37th Street Between Broadway & 8th Ave

Wednesday, Evening, September 1, 6:30pm - 7:30pm  Counter Demonstration to the NOW Pro-Abortion, Anti-Bush Protest in Central Park.  We will meet at the entrance to the park at 5th Ave. & 90th Street.  Make and bring signs if you can.



Thursday morning, September 2nd 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Republican National Convention Catholic Outreach Event on at the Westin Hotel Times Square, Ballroom 3rd Fl. Featuring RNC Chairman Ed Gillespie, Sean Hannity, and various Catholic legislators RSVP to Catholics@GOPTeamLeader.com or call (866) 743-3428. (Photo ID Required. No large bags allowed)

Thursday, late afternoon, September 2nd, 4PM Mass, Fr. Frank Pavone, Celebrant, Church of the Holy Innocents, 128 West 37th Street Between Broadway & 8th Ave.

Thursday Evening, September 2nd, 8-11 pm
Tribute to Ronald Reagan- Life Convention Feed at New Yorker Hotel on 8th Ave. and 34th St. 3rd. Floor Herald Square Suite. RSVP (405) 640-9219

38 posted on 08/31/2004 9:34:04 PM PDT by Coleus (God gave us the right to life and self preservation and a right to defend ourselves and families)
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To: Coleus

Good work!


39 posted on 09/01/2004 7:30:59 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember; afraidfortherepublic; Alas; al_c; american colleen; annalex; ...


40 posted on 09/01/2004 9:29:48 AM PDT by Coleus (God gave us the right to life and self preservation and a right to defend ourselves and families)
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To: Coleus; All
Great work! You make us so proud.

Mass, Fr. Frank Pavone, Celebrant, Church of the Holy Innocents

There isn't a more appropriate Parish name for the circumstances.
41 posted on 09/01/2004 9:50:59 AM PDT by cpforlife.org (The Missing Key of the Pro-Life Movement is at www.CpForLife.org)
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To: Coleus

Pro-Life Churches Should Get Busy Conducting Voter Registration Drives

http://www.lifenews.com/nat775.html

by Father Frank Pavone
September 1, 2004

LifeNews.com Note: Father Frank Pavone is the national director of Priests for Life.


Recently, Priests for Life put out another call nationwide for Churches to do voter registration drives. This activity simply consists of giving Church members the opportunity to fill out the voter registration forms at the back of Church. The forms take about a minute or two to complete.

It is perfectly legal for a Church to conduct a non-partisan voter registration campaign. "Non-partisan" means that it is not limited to people of any given party. In fact, nobody who is eligible under Federal and state law is excluded.

Voter registration drives in the Churches are also fully consistent with the Gospel and with the call that the Pope and bishops have been making to us to get involved in the electoral process. Jesus commissioned his apostles to make disciples of all the nations and to teach them to carry out all His commands. The work of the Church is not simply to bring people to believe, but also to carry out the Lord's teachings. The Gospel transforms society and renews the face of the earth. That includes renewing the face of leadership, laws, policies, and political life.

The Pope, even in his encyclical on the Eucharist, urges us not to neglect the duties of our citizenship, and the bishops remind us in Living the Gospel of Life that "every voice matters in the public forum; every vote counts."

So we are good to go, legally and spiritually. What keeps us from actually doing it?

One of the obstacles is an excessive fear that some dioceses and parishes have of working
with "outside groups." Some, for example, may not want to do a "Christian Coalition" voter registration drive, or a "Priests for Life" or "National Right to Life" voter registration drive.

Of course, parishes and dioceses are free to work with whom they choose. But that's not really the issue, because the decision not to work with a particular group does not absolve a Church of its duty to equip its members to be active voters. Voter registration drives are not inherently linked with any group. Voter registration is an activity that citizens do and that Churches have the right to facilitate. The activity is not owned by the Church or by any outside group. We at Priests for Life -- along with many other national groups -- promote awareness of the need to do voter registration, and share information on how to carry it out. It is the role of the local diocese and parish to then pick up the ball and run with it. If they are afraid to do so, they should admit that, rather than disguise their fear with the excuse that they cannot work with a particular group.

Meanwhile, we will not be afraid to call on everyone to register as many voters as possible -- with or without the help of the Churches. Even night clubs have been conducting voter registration drives, to protect certain immoral activities. Will they do better than God's Church?


42 posted on 09/01/2004 9:53:14 AM PDT by cpforlife.org (The Missing Key of the Pro-Life Movement is at www.CpForLife.org)
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To: Coleus

There was a spontaneous (?) prolife counterdemonstration outside Tavern on the Green today, because pro-aborts were there to greet us when we arrived for the RNCLife luncheon. The prolifers were LaserLock, Lifeboat Louie, and some people I didn't know.


43 posted on 09/01/2004 3:24:14 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: firebrand

for the record, Sean Hannity did not show


44 posted on 09/04/2004 9:05:33 PM PDT by patsw
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To: patsw

did you go?


45 posted on 03/19/2006 1:51:04 PM PST by Coleus (What were Ted Kennedy & his nephew doing on Good Friday, 1991? Getting drunk and raping women)
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