Friday, September 15, 2017 at 12:00 PM through October 02, 2017Eastern States Exposition Center in West Springfield, MA
The Big E, Massachusetts' own state fair, is coming again this fall, and once more, Massachusetts Citizens for Life will have its own booth for the duration of the show. We will need 102 volunteers to man the booth for the entire time the fair is open, to witness to the value of life and be a resource to those who come. All volunteers will get free admission to the fair. For more about the Big E itself, see their web site.
Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 08:30 AM · $5.00 USDHoly Name Parish Center School in Fall River, MA
You've read her columns on our web site and perhaps saw her speak at our 2015 Convention. Nancy Valko, RN, will speak at the Greater Fall River Chapter of Massachusetts Citizens for Life on September 23, about "Fighting Back: One Nurse's Battle with the Culture of Death." The $5 ticket includes light refreshments and the lecture. Click to download a flyer with registration form to mail in with your $5 for your ticket.
Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 12:30 PM · $5.00 USDCorpus Christi Parish Center in East Sandwich, MA
You've read her columns on our web site and perhaps saw her speak at our 2015 Convention. Nancy Valko, RN, will speak at the Cape Cod Chapter of Massachusetts Citizens for Life on September 23, about "Fighting Back: One Nurse's Battle with the Culture of Death." The $5 ticket includes lunch and the lecture.
RSVP by September 16 for a chance to win a gift basket.
Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 04:00 PMBetania 2 in Medway, MA
4pm Mass followed by guest speaker Teresa Tomeo, best-selling author and syndicated Catholic radio show host of “Catholic Connections” and TV show host of “The Catholic View for Women”. The 40 Days for Life fall campaign will run September 27 to November 5. For more details: visit www.40daysforlife.com.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 10:30 AMMassachusetts State House in Boston, MA
The Joint Committee on Public Health will hold public hearings and hear testimony on the End of Life Options Act (S1225/H1194), which would legalize doctor-prescribed suicide. We will ask members and supporters to come to the State House and pack it to show our opposition. More details HERE.
Sunday, October 01, 2017 at 01:00 PMBoston Common in Boston, MA
The annual Mass. March for Life is scheduled for Sunday, October 1, 2017, 1-4pm beginning at the Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common. See our Event page for details.
Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 06:00 PM · $75.00 USDTiffany Ballroom, Four Points by Sheraton in Norwood, MA
With Keynote Speaker: Peter Kreeft, Ph.D.
Peter Kreeft, Ph.D., is a professor of philosophy at Boston College. He loves his five grandchildren, four children, one wife, one cat, and one God. His 75 books include:
- Handbook of Christian Apologetics
- Christianity for Modern Pagans
- Fundamentals of the Faith
There is one and only one reason why people argue about whether human personhood begins at conception: because some people want to justify abortion. The issue, the personhood of the fetus, is triply crucial. It is crucial for abortion, abortion is crucial for medical ethics, and medical ethics is crucial for the future of our civilization.
Abortion is a clear-cut evil. Anyone who honestly seeks "peace on earth, good will toward men" will see this if only he extends it to include women and children. Especially Christians should see this very clearly, for their faith reinforces their natural reason and conscience, a faith that declares that every human being is sacred because he or she is made in the image of God. The fact that some people controvert a position does not in itself make that position intrinsically controversial. People argued for both sides about slavery, racism and genocide too, but that did not make them complex and difficult issues.
First, the personhood of the fetus is clearly the crucial issue for abortion, for if the fetus is not a person, abortion is not the deliberate killing of an innocent person. All other aspects of the abortion controversy are relative to this one; e.g. women have rights—over their own bodies but not over other persons bodies. The law must respect a "right to privacy," but killing other persons is not a private but a public deed. Persons have a "right to life," but non-persons (e.g. cells, tissues, organs, and animals) do not.
Second, abortion is a crucial issue for medical ethics because the right to life is the fundamental right. If I am not living I can have no other rights. The two sides on this issue are more intransigently opposed to each other than on any other issue—rightly so, for il lifers are right abortion is murder, and if pro-choicers are right pro-lifers are fanatic, intolerant and repressive about nothing.
Third, medical ethics is crucial for our civilization, for our lives are more closely touched here than by any economic, political, or military issue.
State Award Recipients
Robert W. Joyce, Esq.
Ignatius O'Connor Award
John "Jack" Rowe
Peggy McCormack Award
Regional Award Recipients
South Shore Chapter
Rev. Andrew Johnson
Greater Fall River Chapter
Peggy McCormack Braintree/Weymouth Chapter
Salad: Tiffany salad of mixed field greens with honey chive dressing, tomatoes, bell peppers, asparagus spears, cucumbers, ripe olives and red onion
Entree: 12 oz. Prime Rib of Beef with au jus and horseradish cream
Dessert: Strawberry Grand Marnier cake
Entree is gluten free. Vegetarian entree and gluten free dessert options available upon request before event.
RSVP by Friday, October 17. Seating is limited, so don't wait!