Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Help Defend Pro-Life Prayer Vigils

Order The Attack on the Family and the European Response today to receive it in time for Christmas - authored by the ProVita association in Italy it makes a valuable Christmas present to inform family members, friends or work colleagues about the major moral and social battle of our time. 

From: John Smeaton at SPUC <>
Date: 27 November 2017 at 19:05
Subject: Action Alert: Respond to the latest attack on pro-life vigils

Write to your MP about Amber Rudd's review into "harassment and intimidation" 
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Action Alert: Respond to latest attack on pro-life vigils.

27 November 2017
The Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, has announced a review into "harassment and intimidation near abortion clinics."
Dear SPUC Supporter,

I am writing to you about an extremely urgent matter – the latest attack on pro-life vigils.  Peaceful, pro-life vigils outside abortion centres and hospitals have saved thousands of babies and their mothers from abortion. But now these life-saving, prayerful vigils are under attack from the highest authority.  

On Sunday 26 November 2017, the Home Secretary, Amber Rudd MP,announced a review into “harassment and intimidation near abortion clinics”.

This review will:

  • Gather evidence from police forces, healthcare providers and local authorities.
  • Gather ‘detailed evidence and firm recommendations’ to allow the government ‘to take the right action to tackle this problem’.
  • Consider what further action the government can take, which could include bolstering or creating new police and civil powers.

Key points to note:

  • The review makes no reference to consulting with the pro-life groups which run the vigils.
  • The review is based on the assumption that harassment and intimidation are taking place. In fact, pro-life acts of witness in Britain are well-known for their peaceful, prayerful nature.
  • The basis of the review is not if anything more is needed in addition to existing legislation against harassment and intimidation, but what more needs to be done. 
  • Vulnerable women, under pressure to abort, will suffer if pro-life vigils are shut down, by denying them vital information which may persuade them to keep their baby.
Ms Rudd’s assessment of what actually happens at pro-life vigils is misleading. The outcome of the review has been prejudiced. Please ask your MP to write to Amber Rudd objecting to the terms of this biased review.    

 To help you write your letter I am attaching:

This Home Office review is a wholly inappropriate response to small numbers of prayerful people who offer leaflets to women. These leaflets let women know where they can get help, which they cannot get anywhere else. Please make this your number one pro-life priority. Nothing is more urgent.

Please send any responses you get from your MP to SPUC.

With my very best wishes,

John Smeaton

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

One Million Russian Voices

A petition of more than one million signatories is being handed to President Putin today, calling for a complete and total ban on abortion in Russia. That’s the same as more than half-a-million people in Britain petitioning for a complete ban on abortion, and is the biggest petition to government in Russian history.
The signatures were collected by more than 5,000 activists from the Russian Pro-Life association ‘Za Zhizn’.
The Russian Pro-Life association works hard every day to save unborn children: they advise pregnant women in difficulty, offer economic support and even provide homes for young mothers and destitute families. As well as providing direct support to help mothers keep their babies, they carry out constant cultural and informational activities including conferences, exhibitions, round-tables, and street leafleting.
Our Russian friends are asking for the prayers, moral support and publicity of the pro-life environment around the world on this auspicious day.
One important way that you can help build the pro-life movement is to educate family members, friends and work colleagues. 'The Attack on the Family and the European Response' is an excellent resource that makes an ideal present for Christmas.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

The Order of Mass (Tridentine) in Latin and English

The Order of Mass is a very useful pocket-size booklet containing the text to follow and pray the Ordinary of the Mass. 

Ideal for those learning to follow the prayers of the Mass, and for anyone who doesn't have or forgets to bring along their own hand-missal. "The Introit, Collect, Epistle, Gradual, Gospel, Offertory and Communion Verses, with the Secret and Post-Communion, vary according to the day or feast. The varying portions of the Mass here given are taken from the Mass of the Blessed Trinity."

With an imprimatur from 1931.

Paperback. Laminated card cover. Pocket-size 4" x 6". 44pp.