Mother’s Day Dinner: Unconditional Love on Display
Join us as we honor mothers of Massachusetts for our MCFL’s 44th celebration of mothers, returning to its western Massachusetts roots this year on Thursday, October 15, from 6-9:00 pm at Holyoke’s legendary mountaintop Log Cabin.
Tickets are $50 per person.
Bus transportation will be provided from Central MA. New this year: a pro-life youth video contest!
We are especially pleased to amplify our very special guest’s call to “recognize that women become mothers the moment they are pregnant.” We are thrilled to welcome an old MCFL friend: Keynote Speaker: Evangelist Alveda C. King "who uses her God-given talents and abilities to glorify God and uphold the sanctity of life from the womb to the tomb."
Upon accepting our invitation, Dr. King wrote, “My late uncle once said, 'Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.' As our nation marks his birthday and honors his legacy, I find it fitting that I've been invited to spend time once again with you, the people of Massachusetts, as you fight for justice -- and against the injustices of the ROE Act. I recall meeting so many wonderful pro-life allies during my 2011 visit and look forward to engaging with the next generation of Massachusetts' brave advocates for the unborn."
King currently serves on the pastoral team of Priests for Life, as Executive Director of its outreach called Civil Rights for the Unborn. She is also a voice for the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, sharing her testimony of two abortions, God’s forgiveness, and healing.
The daughter of the late civil rights activist Rev. A.D. King and his wife Naomi Barber King, Alveda grew up in the civil rights movement led by her uncle, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Her family home in Birmingham, Alabama, was bombed, as was her father’s church office in Louisville, Kentucky. Alveda was jailed during the open housing movement. She sees the pro-life movement as a continuation of the civil rights struggle.
Know a promising young filmmaker? Encourage a submission to MCFL's inaugural Youth Film Contest. Winner to be announced at the dinner.
Learn more on the Contest Submission page here
500 Easthampton Rd
Holyoke, MA 01040
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To our members and advocates for life,
We understand that many of you are concerned about coronavirus (COVID-19), especially in wake of the governor's declaration of a state of emergency.
At this point, we have cancelled the Convention, taking into consideration Boston College's closure. The March 18th Lobby Day is being moved to a remote event (see my next weekly email for details). The April 2nd lobby day at the State House is also cancelled in light of the state shutting down all outside events on Beacon Hill.
Currently, our Mother's Day Dinner featuring Dr. Alveda King will still go forward in Holyoke, MA.
If anything changes, and we believe the safety of our members is at risk, we will be in touch with more updates on our later Spring calendar of outreach events.
Your health and safety, along with the health and safety of the little ones we seek to protect, is our top priority.
This situation may evolve over the next few weeks, and we’ll continue to provide all pertinent updates. For additional questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to our team by replying to this email.
Stay safe, savvy, and remember that even if you're settled at home away from the virus, you can still call and email our lawmakers using this easy to follow call script.
Yours for the most vulnerable,
C.J. Williams, Director of Community Engagement
Massachusetts Citizens for Life
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