The following article originally appeared in the Winter 2017 issue of the MCFL News magazine, a perk of membership mailed out quarterly to all members.
By Rob Hale
The Eastern States Exposition, also known as “The Big E,” draws nearly a million people to West Springfield, Massachusetts, annually. Starting the second Friday after Labor Day and running continuously for the next 17 days, the Big E provides a variety of family entertainment amid a historic agricultural fair designed to showcase New England businesses and industries. Since the late 1970s, the MCFL’s pro-life booth has been a visible part of this exhilarating scene.
In a sprawling brick and steel building, tucked in among scores of vendors hawking everything from cowboy boots to vacuum cleaners, MCFL has maintained a continuous, dignified, educational and informational presence where passers-by can stop to ask a question, look closely at the life-size models of pre-born babies in their mother’s uterus, or pick up some pro-life literature.Read more
Although weather kept many away, pro-lifers once again gathered to celebrate LIFE and reiterate their willingness to defend it at MCFL’s Annual Assembly for Life. Rev. Nicholas Granitsas opened with prayer. MC Claudette Petra Joseph was excellent. Tom Harvey led attendees in patriotic songs. Keynote speaker Prof. Anthony Esolen inspired us and made us think. Fr. Mullen motivated our generosity. His Eminence Sean Cardinal O’Malley thanked pro-lifers for their continued defense of life and closed the meeting with a prayer.
Throughout, wonderful music was provided by the Crosses and Anthonys.Read more
The Assembly For Life is always a special time for Bay State Pro-lifers. We gather, commemorate, recharge, get inspired to continue the fight. This year’s assembly was especially good. The theme: Massachusetts at the Supreme Court was very well addressed by both keynote speakers, Francis Fox, Esq. and Philip Moran, Esq., who spoke on the historic FEC v. MCFL case and the current McCullen v. Coakley buffer zone case, respectively. EMCEE Jaymie Stuart Wolfe was fantastic as usual and the Montrose School Treblemakers once again gave an excellent performance. The attendees were also led in beautiful prayers by members of the clergy.
Many people showed up to Faneuil Hall despite the cold. If you weren’t able to attend, you should consider coming next year.Read more
A photo from our 40th Annual Assembly for Life at Faneuil Hall in Boston
Despite various challenges this past weekend was an excellent weekend for the pro-life cause. On Friday thousands upon thousands marched in Washington to support the rights of the weakest and most vulnerable among us, the unborn, to live. It isn’t always easy to stand against the horror of abortion but more than half a million people braved the cold to do just that!Read more