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Massachusetts Citizens for Life will have a table at the fourth annual Weekend 4 Life in Massachusetts' historic City of Presidents, where we will join pro-life advocates Kristan Hawkins, Mother Olga of the Sacred Heart, Angletta Georges, Arryn Vogan, Brandon Fits, and Mayor Thomas P. Koch, and many organizations.
April 10, 2023
Learn about our bills, read fact sheets and talking points, and watch for ways to help advance our efforts on Beacon Hill.
Teach our youth: Distribute MCFL's Fetal Development Booklets
We designed these FREE factual tools just for teens, since Massachusetts schools' science curriculum does not include the basics of prenatal biology. We need your help getting them into the hands our our state's young adults.
Celebration of Pregnancy Resource Centers: Saturday, June 17
Details forthcoming about this joyous statewide party.
Student Summer Academy: June 27-29
High school and college students will learn how to be informed, courageous, compelling and compassionate pro-life advocates during this FREE three-day training session. Offered this year at three sites including the Cape, MetroWest & western MA. Details and registration here!
Pro-Life Booth at The Big E: September 15-October 1
Visit MCFL and pick up swag at this longstanding and beloved West Springfield tradition.
50th Anniversary Pro-Life Gala: Saturday, October 14
THE celebration of the year, held at the Newton Marriott. Watch our keynote speaker announcement. Online reservations available August 1.
Return to this page for updates throughout the year.
We are grateful to our members and supporters, whose financial contributions alone allow us to hold these events and advocate for life on Beacon Hill.
Please make your own gift today.
Previous events this year
Young Adult Pro-life Meetups: Thursday, February 23; Wednesday, April 26
Quarterly Virtual Speaker Series
Dr. George Delgado, medical director of Abortion Pill Reversal (APR) and of Culture of Life Family Health Care, will present and take your questions via Zoom on Tuesday, February 28 at 7:00PM.
Ryan T. Anderson & Alexandra DeSanctis, of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, headline our June 6 event. Register today!
Catholic Life Eucharistic Congress: Saturday, March 4
Springfield's MassMutual Center. MCFL is proud to sponsor this day of inspiration, education & prayer.
Annual MCFL Convention: Saturday, March 18
We look forward to seeing you at Assumption University, Worcester from 9AM-4PM. Presentations by Kristen Day, Democrats for Life executive director; The Honorable Thomas Koch, Mayor of Quincy, MA; Kathryn Jean Lopez, National Review editor-at-large; Michael New, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Social Research at Catholic University of America & associate scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute; and Carol Tobias, National Right to Life president. Free admission. Advance registration required. Seating is limited, so register now!
Worcester Catholic Men's Conference: Saturday, March 25
Assumption University, Worcester. MCFL is proud to sponsor this daylong opportunity for men to gather in support of life.
Did you ever wonder how to talk to someone about post-abortion healing? Join the South Shore Chapter of Massachusetts Citizens for Life for this presentation by Marianne Luthin, Director of Project Rachel of the Archdiocese of Boston.
Sheraton Hotel, Springfield, MA. We are honored to welcome Kathi Aultman, M.D. as our keynote speaker. A physician and mother who once performed 1st and 2nd trimester abortions regularly, Dr. Aultman came to understand the humanity of the unborn and horror of abortion.
January 13, 2023
We are excited to attend the Worcester Catholic Women's Conference on Saturday, October 1st at 7:00 AM St. Joseph's in Webster MA. This year's theme is "Embrace the Cross." For more information about the event please visit: https://wcwconference.com/
September 28, 2022
We are excited to announce that we will be at the 2022 Eastern States Exposition "The Big E" on Friday, September 19th to Sunday, October 2nd in West Springfield.
More information to follow.
September 01, 2022
Please note a new time & location for this event due to predicted rain for Saturday.
2022 Night 4 Life, Saturday, October 1st, at 1 PMMarriott Boston, Quincy1000 Marriott DriveQuincy, MA 02169
For more information about the event please visit: https://www.night4life.com/
August 30, 2022
You are cordially invited to our Pro-Life Fundraising Banquet on Thursday, October 6th at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at the Four Points by Sheraton in Norwood, MA.
Rev. Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph.D.
Fr. Pacholczyk directs the NCBC’s certification program in health care ethics. A priest of the Diocese of Fall River, Massachusetts, he has given several hundred presentations and participated in debates and roundtables on contemporary medical ethics and bioethics throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. He has taught bioethics at St. John’s Seminary in Boston; Pope St. John XXIII Seminary in Weston, Massachusetts; Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Connecticut; Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis; St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia; and The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.
Fr. Pacholczyk has degrees in philosophy, biochemistry, molecular cell biology, and chemistry. He later earned a PhD in neuroscience from Yale University, where he focused on cloning genes for neurotransmitter transporters which are expressed in the brain. After working several years as a molecular biologist at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Fr. Pacholczyk studied for five years in Rome at both the Gregorian University and the Lateran University, where he did advanced work in dogmatic theology and bioethics, examining delayed ensoulment of the human embryo.
He has testified before state legislatures during deliberations over stem cell research and cloning. He writes a syndicated monthly column on bioethics that appears in more than forty US diocesan newspapers as well as newspapers in England, Poland, and Australia. He has appeared in numerous media outlets, including NBC, ABC, CNN International, National Public Radio, the Wall Street Journal, the Dallas Morning News, and the New York Times.
(Bio retrieved from the National Catholic Bioethics Center.)
August 23, 2022
By Myrna Maloney Flynn, MCFL President
As far as this business of solitary confinement goes, the most important thing for survival is communication with someone . . . It makes all the difference. -John McCain
Joy’s text said the package arrived just in time. I'd sent her several issues of MCFL’s member magazine featuring her daughter, Hope, who was diagnosed at 12 weeks gestation with an occipital encephalocele, meaning her brain developed outside of her skull. Joy and her husband were told their child was “not compatible with life” and were advised to abort. Now five months old, Hope defied the odds. As I write this, the family is on their way to Boston for Hope’s first surgery this week. They wanted to make sure our magazine got to family and friends before they left.
Please keep Hope, her doctors, and the Dupells in your thoughts and prayers.
About an hour after I sent my April 11 email, in which I shared the compelling story of a Springfield teen who’d recently chosen life for her son, I received a response from a new MCFL member and volunteer named Faith Delaney, who wrote, “MCFL helped me when I was pregnant at age 23, unwed, and my boyfriend wanted me to get an abortion. I was pro-life and followed my beliefs. . . My son is now 32, I went to law school, and have a successful practice in Merrimack Valley. I will donate again but would like to speak to teens when we are allowed to gather.”
Our summer magazine issue will include Faith’s story, along with several other timely, informative, and inspiring pieces. We have chosen to highlight the women of Massachusetts’ pro-life movement, past and present. I got a sneak peek at the contents last week; the issue's going to be one of our best.
The magazine is just one MCFL membership benefit. Members receive voting privileges, ultimately electing the organization’s Board members at our Annual Meeting (due to the pandemic, this will likely be held in the second half of 2020). And when MCFL heads to Beacon Hill, we go on behalf of those who cannot speak for themselves, but we also represent our members at the State House and fight on their behalf. In fact, despite the shutdown, my team and I continue our first-of-its-kind strategic lobbying effort with partner organizations and will soon deliver this united message to state representatives on behalf of our thousands of supporters: “Say No to ROE!”
Perhaps the benefit most coveted by our members, though, are the advance event invitations they receive to our well-known and much-anticipated gatherings.
- Members in 2020 will have first dibs on a seat at a November 10th Harvard debate between international pro-life activist Stephanie Gray and campus abortion rights supporters;
- Our members are already looking forward to one of MCFL’s most influential traditions, the Massachusetts March for Life, to be held November 7;
- Members out west will welcome Alveda King on October 15 to celebrate our postponed Mother’s Day Dinner;
- And, of course, MCFL members receive advance invitations to our premier event: the annual fundraising banquet, to be held on Thursday, September 17 at the Four Points Sheraton. It is my honor to announce Melissa Ohden as our keynote speaker.
Melissa is the survivor of a failed saline infusion abortion in 1977. Despite the initial concerns regarding her future after surviving the attempt to end her life at approximately seven months gestation, Melissa has not only survived but thrived. She is a Master’s-level prepared social worker, the author of You Carried Me: A Daughter's Memoir, and the founder and director of The Abortion Survivors Network. Melissa is a frequent contributor to pro-life news outlets and a regular guest on radio and television programs around the world. Fulfilling the purpose that she believes God set out for her when He saved her from the certain death of the abortion attempt, Melissa is truly a voice for the voiceless.
If you’re an MCFL member, then you can relate to the value membership brings. If you’re not, I hope you will join today—to experience our events in a new way, to expand your knowledge though our magazine, to influence MCFL’s leadership and, with your powerful vote, propel this phenomenal organization toward a forward-thinking, vibrant, lifegiving new decade.
I wish you a wonderful week! As we each continue our confinement, I hope you receive all varieties of communication from friends and family, as I have, that make you laugh, prompt a good deed, elicit a prayer, and ensure our common survival.
April 28, 2020