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Heart-rendering Sculpture titled "Memorial for Unborn Children" by Martin Hudaeck


Martin, who named the work “Memorial for Unborn Children,” said the sculpture also “expresses hope which is given to believers by the One who died on the cross for us, and showed how much He cares about all of us.”  


The memorial is one that invokes forgiveness and healing to post-abortive mothers and fathers.  Click here to read more..






Have you ever had an abortion and wanted someone to talk to-

-someone who gets it-

-someone who understands what you went through-

-someone else who had an abortion and can talk with you about your experience?

If so, then come to the


Rachel's Vineyard Retreat

Please Call Today (717)788-4959

#1 for English and #2 for Spanish

Come let the healing begin!

www.rachel's vineyard.org

Everything is totally confidential! 

For more information please contact Joanne Meehan at jcmeehan@comcast.net or call/text (717) 491-6495


The Dangers of the Birth Control Pill

Did you know?

​In 1965 The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology "quite abruptly accommodated birth control promoters by publishing a new definition" of conception.  The new definition was defined as the implantation of a fertilized ovum.  Implantation of a fertilized ovum takes place several days after fertilization. Until this date, all medical communities were in agreement that a pregnancy began at conception, which was the same as fertilization, when the egg and the sperm meet to form a new unique human being.  The reason for the new definition was CRITICAL in getting Christians to use oral birth control pills and the IUD.  But the dark truth was the birth control pill and the IUD were abortifacients.  If fertilization occurred while using these contraceptives the fertilized ovum would be unable to implant into the lining of the uterus because the side effects of these drugs and devices made uterine lining hostile to new life.   Therefore these early pregnancies ended in early abortions.  

1.  Women taking oral contraceptives are more likely to be treated for depression.  (Many studies have shown this correlation.  However, a recent study done in Denmark on over one million women over 19 years shows teenagers between 15 and 19 on oral contraceptives are at an 80% increase for depression.)
2.  The Birth Control Pill is group 1 carcinogen according to World Health Organization.  As such, the pill shares the same cancer-causing classification as tobacco, asbestos and diesel exhaust.  During the month of October do you see any information about the link between the Pill and Cancer?
3.  The Pill can terminate a woman’s natural hormone production, compromise future fertility, trigger polycystic ovarian syndrome and reduce serotonin and melatonin.
4.  The Pill can cause insulin sensitivity, nutrient deficiencies, gut issues, candida (yeast infection) overgrowth, lowered muscle gain from exercise, higher risk of stroke and heart disease, reduced bone density and changes to immunity.   

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Find out more about Undefeated Courage by visiting their website at​ ​www.undefeatedcourage.org


                                                                                                 Saturday, September 21, 2019
                                                                                                               8:30AM- 1:00PM
                                                                                  Our Lady of the Visitation Catholic Church
                                                                                  305 N. Prince St. Shippensburg, PA 17257

Join us for a multi-generational family conference for high-school-age teenagers to senior citizens. Our featured speaker will be Dr. Monica Miller, noted author, activist and university professor.

Amid a torrent of ever-sharpening cultural divisions, the event aims to educate, unify and energize by affirming the transformative power and moral urgency of the pro-life message; exploring its indispensable centrality in fostering healthy, loving families and repairing our culture; and by building awareness of significant pro-life triumphs & challenges in the law & media.

Check-in and registration will begin at 9:15AM at the conclusion of Mass. Cost of attendance is $20 per person ($15 for additional family members) and includes light breakfast and lunch; pre-registration is highly recommended but same-day registrants are welcome. To pre-register please go to eventzilla.net and search for the event Rediscovering the Pro-Life Family. 

Monica Migliorino Miller, Ph. D., our keynote speaker, is a nationally-known pro-life leader, founder and director of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, active in the pro-life movement since 1976. She is a Professor of Theology at Madonna University in Livonia, MI, and author of several published books, including "Sexuality and Authority in the Catholic Church" and "Abandoned: The Untold Story of the Abortion Wars."

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Educate Yourself with the Beautiful Teachings

of the Catholic Faith! 

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HUMANAE VITAE


EVANGELIUM VITAE


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Our Lady of the Visitation's Pro-Life Ministry is dedicated to protecting all human life, from conception to natural death. We seek to bring the Gospel of Life to our parish through prayer, education and support of various pro-life organizations such as Undefeated Courage, Pregnancy Ministries, Inc. (PMI), Carlisle Area Family Life Center, Rachel’s Vineyard, Life 30:19 and the PA Pro-Life Federation. 


We see women and men as victims deceived by a culture of death that normalizes abortion, assisted suicide and euthanasia as safe and compassionate medical procedures.  On the contrary, the pain caused by abortion and other life ending practices sends shock-waves through our society.  Families are destroyed, mental health is compromised, and addictions are formed.  Abortion and contraceptives are destructive to women and the people that love them.  This destruction aims to destroy the sacred truth that our bodies, made in the image and likeness of God, are meant to express and bring forth love and life. 

 
All parishioners of OLV are welcome to attend our meetings and become a member of the group. Meetings are  held on the second Tuesday of the month in the church social hall at 7 pm.  Children are always welcome. 


Our Lady of the Visitation Catholic Church 

Shippensburg, Pennsylvania

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