[Last Chance] End funding “sex-change” surgery on children

We have a second chance in the State Senate to stop your tax dollars from being used to fund harmful and irreversible “sex change” surgery on children in 2018.

 

While we informed you earlier this week about efforts in the House to end this funding, the State Senate will again be voting on the renewal of the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which in its current form would continue Governor Wolf’s additional coverage of “sex change” surgery for children.

 

The Latest on CHIP Funding for “Sex Change” Surgery:

Recently, the House had a timely opportunity to end the current practice of paying for controversial, irreversible “sex change” surgeries on kids. They were set to vote on a bill to reauthorize CHIP – HB 1388 – that was already amended by the state Senate with language that would reverse the current policy to include such coverage, something Gov. Wolf unilaterally added to the program last year.

 

We are sorry to report that the House Republican Leader, Rep. Dave Reed, removed that prohibition in the House Rules Committee before sending HB 1388 to the House floor for a vote to reauthorize CHIP, but without ending taxpayer coverage of these surgeries.

 

This left House members with a choice of voting to fund the CHIP program as presented to them without the opportunity to reverse the Wolf administration policy – or the untenable position of voting against providing insurance for needy children. The weakened bill passed unanimously and was sent back to the Senate, where it awaits action.

 

The time is short – CHIP must be renewed by December 31st  and the Senate is only in session for one more week — but we need your help to get the Senate to restore the language to end the Wolf administration’s coverage for “gender reassignment” surgery on children.

 

ACTION. WE NEED YOU TO TAKE 2 STEPS:

  1. Contact your own State Senator. Tell your Senator that you do not want your tax dollars paying for sex change surgeries on children through the CHIP program. The time to end that practice is now, before year’s end. To email, use our Citizen Action Center at tinyurl.com/stopharmingchildren.

 

  1. Contact the Senate Majority Leader, Sen. Jake Corman.Ask him to restore the language of HB 1388 that would remove CHIP coverage of controversial, harmful “sex change” surgeries. His phone number is (717) 787-1377. He will also receive your email through our Citizen Action Center so be sure to take that action.

 

Thank you for making these contacts. I’ll keep you updated on the latest developments.

 

Sincerely,

Tom Shaheen, Vice President for Policy

Pennsylvania Family Council

[Action] PA House to vote on funding “sex-change” surgery

Your State Representative will be voting as early as today (Tuesday, December 5th) on a new bill that would end tax dollars paying for irreversible and harmful “sex change” surgery.

 

Description: Image removed by sender. Stop paying for harmful sex change surgeryLast year, Governor Tom Wolf unilaterally mandated the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to cover children’s “sex change” surgery and related services. And your tax dollars are also paying for these irreversible surgeries on adults through Medicaid.

 

House Bill 1933 (HB1933) – led by State Representative Jesse Topper (R-78th District) – would end taxpayer funding for this harmful and costly surgery and related services.

 

Please contact your State Representative and ask them to end taxpayer funding for “sex change” surgery by supporting HB1933. To email your State Representative, use our Citizen Action Center at tinyurl.com/SupportHB1933.

 

And please encourage friends and family to do the same – click here to forward this email.

 

Thanks for your contacting your State Representative about HB1933 and we will be sure to keep you posted on the latest developments.

 

Sincerely,

Description: Image removed by sender. Tom Shaheen

Thomas Shaheen, Vice President for Policy

Pennsylvania Family Council

 

Death of Monsignor John J. Miller, Pastor Emeritus of St. Frances Cabrini Parish

Please remember in your prayers the soul of Monsignor John J. Miller, who died on Friday, December 1, 2017.

 

A viewing will be held on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, at the James J. Dougherty Funeral Home, 2200 Trenton Road, Levittown, PA .

 

Reception of the Body will be held on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at 9AM in the Chapel of St. Martin of Tours at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary. A viewing will follow until his 12 noon Funeral Mass.

 

Condolences may be sent to:

Mrs. Elizabeth Leonard

1654 Dogwood Drive

Garnet Valley, Pa 19060

Saint Hilary of Poitiers Rectory

 

[URGENT] Vote Expected TODAY on Pro-Life Bill

The House Health Committee is expected to vote TODAY on Senate Bill 3 (SB3) – finally updating our state law to end late-term and dismemberment abortion. If passed, the full PA House may vote on this as early as tomorrow (Tuesday, Dec, 5th).

 

Would you please do two things:

  1. Contact your State Representative in support of SB3.
  • Our records show that your State Representative is John T. Galloway (717) 787-1292.
  1. Recruit three others to do the same.

 

Senate Bill 3 (SB3) was passed by the Senate in February and is now coming up for an expected vote in the House. Planned Parenthood and other extreme abortion activists are pushing hard against this legislation so we need your help on this bill now more than ever.

 

It is utterly absurd that Pennsylvania abortion law, which was last changed nearly 30 years ago, still permits late-term abortion.

 

  • “In the United States, most pediatrics and obstetrics societies agree that 22 weeks of gestation is the lower threshold of viability…” (CNN – 11/11/17)

 

 

  • Emma, Leah, Will, Callie, Sofia, Jackson….all children born at 24 weeks and earlier that are now thriving. Thirty years ago, babies born at 24 weeks were very unlikely to survive. Today, the majority of babies born at 24 weeks are now saved. (See their stories: pafamily.org/life)

 

  • Only 7 nations out of 198 allows elective abortion past 20 weeks – a list that includes Communist China, North Korea and the United States. “It seemed extreme for just seven countries out of 198 to allow elective abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. But upon further digging, the data back up the claim.” (Washington Post 10/9/17)

 

To note, here in the United States, there are now 21 states that have already updated their abortion law to end late-term abortion.

 

 

Not only would SB3 update state law to end late-term abortion but would also ban the barbaric practice of dismemberment abortion.

 

  • “The fetus, in many cases, dies just as a human adult or child would: It bleeds to death as it is torn apart limb by limb. The fetus can be alive at the beginning of the dismemberment process and can survive for a time while its limbs are being torn off.” – Justice Anthony Kennedy

 

  • A former abortion doctor, who performed over 1,200 abortion, describes a form of dismemberment abortion called Dilation & Evacuation (D&E) in a video interview (Warning: Disturbing animation).

 

Please contact your State Representative in support of SB3. Hundreds of both late-term & dismemberment abortions happen in Pennsylvania every year. With your help, we can change that.

 

Thank you for taking action and for your help in ultimately working to save lives here in Pennsylvania.

 

Sincerely,

2017 Catholic Charities Appeal Goal Achievement

 

Congratulations to the Saint Frances Cabrini community on exceeding your Catholic Charities Appeal (CCA) Parish Goal of $21,591, by raising $22,118 to date!

 

We express our gratitude for your continued generosity. By meeting your goal, you have shared in the collective efforts of the Catholic Church in “Giving Hope to All.”  Your kindness will support tens of thousands of people through countless organizations and ministries throughout the greater Philadelphia area.

While your generous call to love and action is greatly appreciated, we encourage you to remain involved in the Catholic Charities Appeal. Through your generosity, help us to inspire others to fulfill the needs of our larger community. Together, we can be the tangible expression of Christ’s message of love and unity.

Again, thank you for your support of the Catholic Charities Appeal!

To learn more about the CCA, please visit https://www.catholiccharitiesappeal.org/, like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/catholiccharitiesappeal/, and follow us on Twitter (@catholicappeal).

 

In gratitude and prayers,

David Ripsom

Tell Sen. McConnell and Speaker Ryan to quit protecting perverts in Congress

The Congressional swamp has surrounded itself with a legal apparatus known as the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995. This law is designed to protect sex offenders in the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and other federal agencies from public scrutiny. Congress has also been funding a U.S. Treasury account to pay off claims for congressional acts of sexual harassment and other discrimination claims.

Until recently, the political establishment on both sides of the aisle has kept the morally problematic aspects of the law from the public. Earlier this month, Laura Ingraham, Fox News host of The Ingraham Angle, revealed in her report that Congress has been using taxpayer funds to settle sexual harassment claims against members of Congress and other federal employees. Ingram reported that over $15 million in taxpayer funds have been paid to settle the claims.

Sign the petition and tell Senate Majority Leader McConnell and House Speaker Ryan:

The Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 willfully created the ability of Congress and other employees under the jurisdiction of the Office of Compliance (OOC) to have their acts of sexual harassment and related settlements concealed from the taxpayer.

As an act of government responsibility, accountability, and transparency, release the names of Congressional members and other employees who remediated and settled sexual harassment claims under the OOC, along with the amount of claims paid from the U.S. Treasury.

During President Bill Clinton’s first administration, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) sponsored the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995. This legislation created the political apparatus for members of Congress to cloak sexual harassment settlements in a shroud of secrecy. The bill was introduced on January 4, fast-tracked through the Senate and the House, and signed into law by Pres. Clinton on January 23. See the existing members of Congress who voted for this bill as well as a video of the press conference led by S en. Grassley the day before he presented the bill.

The United States Congress Office of Compliance (OOC) Board issues legal rulings related to sexual harassment claims. Financial settlements for sexual harassment reached by the OOC must be approved by the chairman and ranking member of the House Administration Committee, who is Rep. Gregg Harper (R-MS). He would approve any disbursements from the U.S. Treasury for OOC settled claims for sexual hara ssment.

Sign the petition and tell Sen. McConnell and Speaker Ryan to release the names of Congressional sex offenders.

If our mission resonates with you, please consider supporting our work financially with a tax-deductible donation. The easiest way to do that is through online giving. It is easy to use, and most of all, it is secure.

Tim Wildmon, President American Family Association

 

Archdiocese Offers Opportunity for Bidders to Own Historic FIAT 500L Used by Pope Francis During 2015 Philadelphia Visit

 

Today, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced that it is auctioning a FIAT 500L used by Pope Francis for transportation during his historic visit to Philadelphia in September 2015. The auction is being conducted in partnership with Charitybuzz. Bidding opened this morning at 9:00 a.m. and will last through December 20th at https://www.charitybuzz.com/papalfiat.

Net proceeds will benefit the 2017 Catholic Charities Appeal (CCA). This appeal provides the support needed to tens of thousands of people through countless organizations, programs and ministries throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The beneficiaries are grouped into five key areas: Education; Social Services; Evangelization, Parish and Spiritual Life; Clergy and Local Mission Activities. Those who receive assistance and support from these ministries come from a broad array of faith traditions.

The attached news release has been distributed to the media by the Office for Communications and contains additional information.

 

Sincerely in Christ,

Rev. Msgr. Daniel J. Sullivan

Vicar for Clergy

ACTION ALERT: Call for Public Comments on the HHS Contraception / Abortifacient Mandate


I write to ask you to take a moment of your time to register your support  for a recent action by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) which provided religious and moral exemptions to the Obamacare Contraceptive Mandate
. HHS has called for the public to submit comments by 11:59 PM EST on December 5. Over 10,000 comments opposing this return to common sense have already been submitted by the public. It is critical our voices are heard too.Please take action now.
On October 6, 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued two interim final rules that, together, create a broad religious and moral exemption from the HHS contraceptive Mandate. Although this action does not rescind the Mandate itself, it does give religious and moral objectors immediate relief from its onerous burdens. HHS has called for public comments about this policy change, and we urge you to offer comments in support of the exemptions before the public comment period ends on December 5. We have prepared comments for you to send with a quick click.

The USCCB has submitted comments that you can read here andhere. Please add your voice to theirs and let the Trump Administration know that although we still urge the Administration to reconsider and rescind the Mandate, as long as the Mandate is in place these broader exemptions are laudable and mark a return to common sense. Click here to learn more and to send your comments.
 

LADIES NIGHT OUT ! Friday December 1st!

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Breakfast with Santa Tickets Available in the Rectory!

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