Saturday, August 29, 2009

Y-LIFE Meeting Sunday, August 30th ....

It's the last meeting before the Conference!  We are meeting in the Board Room at Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut at 4:00 pm.  We would love to have you join us.  Our members range in age from 14 to 25, and we are all students.  Youth Group advisors are welcome, as well. For more information about this meeting, email us at

before 2:30 pm on Sunday.  You can also email us at the above address to get the registration form and/or the sponsorship form.  Get your registrations in soon ... space is limited!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Who said this?

"While the deep concern of a woman bearing an unwanted child merits consideration and sympathy, it is my personal feeling that the legalization of abortion on demand is not in accordance with the value which our civilization places on human life. Wanted or unwanted, I believe that human life, even at its earliest stages, has certain rights which must be recognized -- the right to be born, the right to love, the right to grow old. When history looks back at this era it should recognize this generation as one which cared about human beings enough to halt the practice of war, to provide a decent living for every family, and to fulfill its responsibility to its children from the very moment of conception."

You will be very, very surprised. Since this person died August 25, we need to pray for the repose of his immortal soul. The words you see above are not the principles he ended up living by, but their truth is as fresh today as when he wrote them in 1971.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Today's Featured Campus Pro-Life Group

What campus pro-life group has this logo? Some hints: It isn't a dog paw, a bear paw, a tiger paw or a paw paw (since that is actually a piece of fruit.) It's a lion paw! And it isn't just any lion paw, but a Nittany Mountain Lion paw.

This is the last paragraph of this campus pro-life group's mission statement:
"We are here to help. Our mission is to serve. And we will, one day, bring every person to realization of the truth that every human life is precious, to be treasured and held dear from the moment of conception to natural death."

Click here for the answer.

The next posting to this blog will be a report on the Eduardo Verastegui visit by a Y-Lifer (whichever Y-LIFE member gets the posting done first!)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Scary Science

Annie F. writes: “I read a very intriguing CNS article on stem cell research in the August 2009 Catholic Transcript (the newspaper of the Archdiocese of Hartford.) It documents yet more proof that embryonic stem cells, derived from creating a new human being and killing him or her to get the stem cells or taking a little human being who has been kept in storage because of parental abandonment or disinterest, and killing him or her to get the stem cells is completely and totally unnecessary to further the science on therapeutic use. According to the associate director of the USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities, skin cells have been found to have the full range of uses that embryonic stem cells are proposed for. There is the worry that even skin cells (a kind of IPS or Adult Stem Cell) have the potential for damage if researchers become crazy enough to try to put them in a human embryo which will lead to the change of that particular human being’s genetic make-up, affecting future generations related to that child. I was happy about the article, though, because it gives pro-lifers more proof against the practice of experimenting with embryonic stem cells.

The fact that some researchers have an incessant urge to “play-around” with human embryos is frightening. Scientists, with the research on IPSs, have found a way that does no harm and is not an ethical problem and the Dr. Frankensteins among them managed to figure out a way to do harm and create an ethical problem. The genetic change-ups resulting from this kind of experimentation, could be devastating. It seems almost as if some scientists are trying to COMPLETELY “perfect” human beings. The whole scenario reminds me of the Superman Act where Adolf Hitler tried to develop a perfect, powerful human race. Today’s researchers with the same intention are a huge step ahead of where Hitler managed to get with his insanity. Like Hitler’s victims, the human beings they intend to use have NO voice or legal rights. But unlike Hitler’s victims, today’s human victims will have their very physiological substance changed if they survive.

Not only should we monitor and protest against scientists using this amazing new discovery for evil, but we should pray for their conversion with all of our hearts. We need to be looking out for our unborn brothers and sisters.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Today's Featured Campus Pro-Life Group

What university has a pro-life group whose motto is:
"Condiscipulorum Absentium Gratia"
which translated from the Latin means
"for the sake of our missing classmates"?
Their motto is a reminder of the many lives lost to abortion every day, some of whom would have been at this particular university had they been allowed to live.

The answer is here. Don't be surprised, pro-lifers really are everywhere.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Y-LIFE publishing program book for Youth Conference

If anyone out there would like to help sponsor the Y-LIFE Pro-Life Youth Conference, we will be publishing 200 copies of a 5½” x 8½” program booklet for the Conference. The Conference program and biographies of our speakers will be spread over the whole booklet to ensure that all our supporters will have their sentiments read. We can reduce or enlarge anything you send us (without stretching or widening) to fit the space.

Contact for more information.

Anything left over after Conference expenses will go to St. Gerard's Center for Life for their ultrasound machine fund.

Friday, August 7, 2009

First Annual Y-LIFE Pro-Life Youth Conference

Y-LIFE, in conjunction with Holy Apostles Life League, is putting on the first annual
Y-LIFE Pro-Life Youth Conference
September 26, 2009
with Sean Forrest as keynote speaker. The cost is $15 per person for the whole day, and that includes a pizza lunch. If, however, cost is a problem, please contact us at the email address below and put "Conference Scholarship" in the subject line.  Also, seminarians and religious attend for free, but we would like you to send in a registration form to help with the scheduling. The Conference is geared towards high school and college students and will be held at Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut. To get the registration form and/or to get more info regarding the Conference, email us at:

Conference Schedule:

10:15 a.m.— 10:45 a.m.
Registration Check-In

11:00 a.m.— Mass
Fr. Greg Galvin, celebrant

Noon — Pizza Lunch

1:00 p.m.—2:00 p.m.
Keynote Speaker— Sean Forrest

2:15 p.m.—3:00 p.m. - Break Out Session I

choice of:
• Sr. Nancy Marie Piecewicz— Euthanasia
• Mike Barnett of American Life LeagueHow to Grow Your Campus Pro-Life Group
• Deacon John Trambley — Stem Cell Research & Bioethics

3:15 p.m.—4:00 p.m. - Break Out Session II
choice of:
• Fr. Reggie Norman — Black Genocide
• Brian Hoeing & Cal Anderson —
Two Lawyers Explain How Abortion is the Civil Rights Issue of Our Day
• Missionaries for Life— Abortion: The Personal and Medical Perspective

4:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m.
Holy Hour (including opportunity for Confession) & Closing

Thursday, August 6, 2009

What is Y-LIFE?

Y-LIFE (Youth for Life) is a recently organized student pro-life group in northwestern & north central Connecticut. As a group it seeks to foster respect for life from conception until natural death. The only way to accomplish this is to change hearts and minds with the best tool available — truth.

Many people today don’t seem to realize that, as a country, we have lost respect for human life in its most vulnerable stages. The elderly are being neglected in nursing homes and the unborn are being killed mostly because they represent an “inconvenience” to their mothers and fathers. Many young people are seeing the selfishness and chaos the current attitude is causing.

As teenagers and young adults, Y-LIFE wants to work toward restoring a culture of life where material things are NOT more important than people, and where the value of a person depends on his or her innate dignity, rather than on whether he or she is ”convenient.”

This year’s major project, in addition to the Conference, has been to raise $16,000 toward an ultrasound machine for St. Gerard’s Center for Life in Hartford, Connecticut. $12,000 has been raised as of June, 2009.