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A strong, pro-family woman

If you haven't already, this is your LAST CHANCE to donate to our fall 2022 fundraising campaign.
We have $1,565 left to raise. Please donate today if you can >>

Good news this week with the election in Italy of a conservative coalition at the head of which will most likely be placed, as Prime Minister, Georgia Meloni, the leader of the "Brothers of Italy" party. Meloni is a strong woman who does not hesitate to denounce the pro-abortion and anti-Christian elite in the West, as she reminds us of the need to stand up to these ideologues who want to indoctrinate our children with LGBTXYZ nonsense and promote limitless abortion.

Watch this lady speak during a speech for a pro-life conference in Italy in 2019:

Read her words carefully, they are worth pondering:

"Why is the family an enemy [for our opponents]? Why is the family so scary? Because it defines us. Because it is our identity. Because everything that defines us is now an enemy for those who would like us to have no identity. Whether we are simply perfect slaves or consumers. And so they attack national identity, they attack religious identity, they attack gender identity, they attack family identity.

I cannot define myself as a Christian, an Italian, a woman, a mother. No. I must be citizen X, gender X, parent 1, parent 2… I must only be a number. Because when I'm just a number, I won't have any identity or roots. Then I will be a perfect slave at the mercy of financial speculators. The perfect consumer.

And that is why we inspire so much fear in them. This is why this event [a pro-life conference] today inspires so much fear. It's because we don't want to be numbers. Because we defend the value of the human being, of each human being. Because each of us has a unique genetic code that is not reproducible. And whether we like it or not, it's sacred.

We will defend it. We will defend God, country and family. Those things that disgust those people so much. We will do it to defend our freedom, because we will never be slaves or mere consumers at the mercy of financial speculators. This is our mission. That's why I came here today. Chesterton wrote more than a century ago: “Fires will be kindled to testify that two and two are four. Swords will be drawn to show that the leaves are green in summer”. This moment has arrived. And we are ready! ". (source)

Of course, she's been given, and will be given every possible label: supporter of fascist leader Benito Mussolini, radical right-winger, etc. Don't be swayed by this, and above all don't expect the people in power and their anti-Christian, pro-abortion, pro-LGBT, pro-euthanasia, media mouthpieces to welcome politicians who, like Meloni, want to fight the evils of our time.

At Quebec Life Coalition, we salute Meloni's commitment to fighting the Culture of Death that attacks family and faith, and we encourage her to persevere against the relentless attacks of her adversaries, who are also ours.

We are at the end of our fundraising campaign for fall 2022; we are at 90% of our goal. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, to everyone who contributed. However, we still have $1,565 to go. Now is the time to give if you haven't had the chance to contribute yet.

If you can, please donate today.

Yours for Life,


Georges Buscemi, President
Quebec Life Coalition / Campagne Québec-Vie

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Here's the rest of our Pro-Life Team

Last week, I introduced you to two of the 6 full-time staff members at Quebec Life Coalition; we’re a team fighting for Faith, Life and Family in Quebec, so that all of Canada can benefit. Today I’ll present the other four:

Augustin

Augustin has been with us for about four years. He works for us as a journalist and a translator, bringing to Quebec the most pertinent news about faith, life and family to a province that rarely hears about such topics in its mainstream and even alternative media. He knows up close about the beauty and challenges of a Culture of Life: He is one of 9 siblings in a family that cares for 2 Down's syndrome individuals. His mother Dominique translates for us about 20 hours a week.


Augustin (at right) ready to attend some meetings at the UN in New York City, with other pro-lifers.

(There are only 3 days left to our fall fundraiser; if you have given already, our warmest thanks! If not, we need about $4,350 to reach our $15,000 goal. If you want Quebec and Canada to be Pro-Life, please give today.)

Joanna

Joanna has come on board with us late this summer as a journalist, photographer, and graphic designer. She made the jump because she wanted to be in a workplace that aligned with her values ​​in a world that doesn’t seem any longer to differentiate between good and evil. She says she was guided to apply to work at QLC during a prayer novena to St-Joseph. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Major in Psychology) from McGill University in 2012, having also acquired a degree in Communications and a certificate in Graphic Design. She has also worked in photography for over 10 years.

Arpad

We recently hired Arpad to be our director of political operations. Arpad was already involved in the pro-life movement, in his spare time, for the past few years. Two and a half years ago, he realized the influence that Christians in Quebec can have in the political process, which convinced him to start getting involved in politics. He has volunteered for pro-lifer Pierre Lemieux’s federal Conservative party campaign in 2019 and volunteered on Leslyn Lewis’s leadership campaign in 2020. His goal is to do his utmost so that in the next federal election in 3 years, all Christians and pro-lifers in Quebec will have a candidate in their riding who represents their values. 

Georges

I began my work at QLC as a grad student at McGill university. I had just joined the campus pro-life group—Choose Life McGill—and had watched a video of babies having been killed by abortion. I could no longer sit at a coffee shop writing about philosophy when I knew that a few blocks away someone was tearing a baby to pieces, and I was doing next to nothing about it. So I started organizing 40 Days for Life prayer campaigns outside of Montreal’s Morgentaler facility. We have since done about 20 of these. I became president of our organization in 2009. We have grown from 2 full-time to 6 full-time workers in the meantime. But we need your help to keep growing, praying and working towards a pro-life Quebec!

This is me with a 100% legal “Pro-Vie” (“Pro-Life” in French) licence plate. I never dared install it on my minivan because of the doubts I have about the insurance company covering the very probable graffiti and even fire damage that my vehicle would get due to the “provocative” message on its plate. If anything, our continuing work at QLC will make it possible for people like me to be openly Christian and pro-life in Quebec, without fear of reprisal!

Our fundraiser has so far been a great success. Over 130 people have given almost $11,000 dollars. We are only $4,350 away from our $15,000 goal! If you have already given, we thank you for your trust and your commitment to Life. If you haven’t given already, now is the time to help us towards our goal. Give today if you can.

God bless,


Georges Buscemi, President
Quebec Life Coalition / Campagne Québec-Vie

p.s This just in: Pro-life MP Kelly Block has an urgent message she has asked Quebec Life Coalition / Campagne Québe-Vie to send to you. She wants you to tell your MP to vote "yes" on Bill C-230 which will be voted on soon, after its 2nd reading on Thursday. This bill is about defending the Charter Rights of medical workers who object to taking part in any form of euthanasia or assisted suicide. Please contact your local MP today!

p.p.s. We could not do this work without you. Please give what you can, if you want Quebec and Canada to be Pro-Life.

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New Year - New Ambitions

Dear Friends of Life,

I would first like to wish you a good and holy New Year ! May God give you, throughout this year, the strength to bear witness by your actions, your thoughts and your words that Life always wins over death.

And as it is customary at the beginning of each New Year to make resolutions, I am sharing those of Quebec Life Coalition for 2016.

First, it is our intention to launch a broad-based popular instruction movement on fundamental topics, such as: 1) the rules of thinking, argumentation, logic; 2) the existence of God, of the immortal soul and free will and consequences that flow therefrom; 3) the arguments in favor of life and of marriage and against abortion, euthanasia and other attacks on the sacredness of life. That's why, from the beginning of this year, we will focus on the development of simple and short presentations we can do with various groups on these topics. Next, we plan to produce videos of these presentations which will be accessible to a wider audience.

Second, it seems to us extremely important to seize the opportunity provided by this Year of Mercy announced by Pope Francis to address the issue of post-abortion pain and healing and forgiveness offered by Jesus Christ. In a letter published on the occasion of this Year of Mercy which began Dec. 8, Pope Francis writes:

I think in particular of all the women who have resorted to abortion. I am well aware of the pressure that has led them to this decision. I know that it is an existential and moral ordeal. I have met so many women who bear in their heart the scar of this agonizing and painful decision. What has happened is profoundly unjust; yet only understanding the truth of it can enable one not to lose hope. The forgiveness of God cannot be denied to one who has repented, especially when that person approaches the Sacrament of Confession with a sincere heart in order to obtain reconciliation with the Father. Therefore, we propose to all the representatives of Christian communities who are willing to develop with us a pastoral plan for women and men wounded by abortion to contact us.

Third, we will continue to work tirelessly to advance the promising project of a center for pregnant women in difficulty in Montreal. Located in the rectory of a parish in the Mile End district (near the site of our prayer vigils for the end of abortion), this project is making great strides. This month (January 2016), we expect to set up an interim board. A team of volunteers is in place and the renovation of the premises is already underway. Especially at this time we ask your prayers for this project. We will keep you informed of its progress throughout 2016.

Click here to give today to the Quebec Life Coalition.

Fourth, here's a 2016 project close to my heart, but particularly difficult to achieve: the creation of a political option that is fully pro-life and pro-family for the 2018 elections (provincial) and 2019 (next federal election). We wish to develop, of course with the help of many others, an electoral option which, although it cannot reasonably hope to win an electoral victory (or even, in the short or medium term, elect one MP), would still represent a decent choice for people of good will, the other political parties being too deeply compromised. The first third of 2016 will be a period of reflection and consultation to find out which track to take to present to the voters of Canada and Quebec an electoral option which is pro-God, pro-family and pro-life in the next elections.

There are many other events and projects in sights for 2016: the court trial to recover the right to be present outside of some abortion mills of Montreal will continue; the National March for Life 2016 will be held in Ottawa in May and we will promote it, like last year, organizing charter buses; our website which in 2015 was visited by over 2 million people will continue to be updated with articles translated by a team of over 25 translators. And much more!

However, all our achievements of last year and those anticipated for this year are only possible through your generosity. We hope that you will continue to support our efforts both materially (with your gifts, your volunteer time and your advice) and spiritually (prayers, masses, etc.).

May 2016 be a year full of Life for you!

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Georges Buscemi, President, Quebec Life Coalition

P.S. We have been receiving a lot of mail these days. Be assured that we read each letter even though we do not always have time to answer them quickly. Thank you for your support!

 

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Mother Russia has it Right

Top scientists meet in Moscow, tell Russian government: Fetus is human. Ban abortion.

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This headline appeared atop an article written by LifeSiteNews writer Steve Jalsevac about a conference he recently attended in Russia.

The purpose of the conference attended by persons from about 16 countries was to show that "science overwhelmingly confirms the humanity of the unborn child from the moment of conception – and to demand that prenatal infanticide be banned in the country."

As Russian penal law states that "the moment when life begins should be determined by the best scientific evidence," two dozen scientists from around the world gathered to give reasons why life begins at conception.

The symposium proceedings will presented to the Russian government.

The LifeSiteNews article may be read here.

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Celebrating Life in July

Hi friends of life,

celebrate-life1.jpgAs the long days and warm temps of summer are upon us, time for Bar-B-Qs and camping, to enjoy life, there are three events i wish to invite you to partake in  over the next couple of weeks.

First, Michel Cacchione will lead an evening of prayer at Saint-Sylvain church this coming FridayJuly 2. The program consists of adoration, mass and fellowship. It all begins at 7 pm (750, boul. Saint-Sylvain, Laval, near Concorde blvd.). All are invited.

Secundo, on Saturday, July 11, 2015 join us for a hike and a picnic for life. We will meet at Saint Joseph's Oratory for the 10 am mass and head out afterwards towards  to the cathedral. The path to be followed for this ninety minute hike remains to be determined, though sauntering through the Cote-des-Neiges cemetery is a possibility. At the cathedral will meet for a picnic in one of the local parks.

Finally, on Monday, July 13, 2015, an evening commemorating the Blessed Virgin under the titles of Rosa Mystica and Our Lady of Guadalupe is being organized at Notre Dame Porte d'Aurore church (métro Jolicoeur). Prayers and hymns begin the evening program at 6:15 pm. and this will be followed by a personal testimony - I.e., an account from a personal devotion to the Blessed Mother. Mass will follow at about 7:45 pm with fellowship afterwards at about 8:30 pm.

Three events set to celebrate and to promote respect for life. Hope to see many of you.

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Federal election in sight

Dear Friends of Life,

Would you consider voting for me in the next federal election?

This past month I was privileged to meet with the leader of the Christian Heritage Party of Canada (CHP), Mr. Rod Taylor. Travelling from Ottawa to the Maritimes, he stopped off in Montreal and we spoke for several hours discussing among other things the possibility of me running under the CHP banner in the forthcoming federal election, set for October 19, 2015.

FOUR-PRONG CAMPAIGN

Is running as a candidate in a federal election relevant to the work that we at the Quebec Life Coalition are doing – i.e., fostering respect for life from conception to a natural death?

I think so, as your support permits the QLC to battle the culture of death in four ways.

First, there is prayer. Through our conscious contact with God in prayer we try to discern His will to bring about a civilization of love, slaying the dragon that is abortion along with its partners.

The QLC is also involved in education. Compiling newsworthy stories on our website, organizing yearly congresses, making public presentations, supporting youth and young adults with their projects are all examples of educational initiatives we are involved with.

Helping Women. For over three years, we are working to make abortion unthinkable with services such as a toll-free help phone line and a post-abortion ministry.

POLITICAL ACTION

Finally the fourth way we confront the culture of death is politically. We collaborate in planning the yearly National March for Life in Ottawa. Also, you are not unfamiliar with the petition campaigns we have organized against abortion funding, the Quebec euthanasia legislation, and the Supreme Court of Canada ruling on assisted suicide.

Further, regarding the Quebec legislation, we ran a candidate during the 2011 provincial election as a means to inform the electorate not remain silent as the four main political parties were about this issue.

As 2015 is another election year, no federal party, except for the CHP, has a pro-life platform.

As we at the Quebec Life Coalition work to promote the respect for life, the political process is an important tool for championing the plight of the unborn.

WHY NOT THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY OF CANADA?

First, the CHP is the only pro-life party in Canada.

The Conservative Party of Canada of Mr. Harper, safe for a few backbenchers, has not dealt with the daily slaughter of our most vulnerable Canadians. Canada is the only democratic nation in the world without any law protecting unborn children for the full nine-month term. Incidentally, last month, I received a phone call from a woman in France six-months pregnant who wanted to travel to Canada to abort her child as French forbids abortion after 22-weeks.

So I ask: would you consider voting for me in the forthcoming federal election in order that the unborn, and the other vulnerable members of our society, have a voice in Parliament?

As always, we thank you for your support, in both prayer and in kind, as we plan to run and / or support candidates in the forthcoming election.

May our Lord bless you and your loved ones.

Yours in Christ Jesus,

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Brian Jenkins

Outreach Coordinator

Quebec Life Coalition

 

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Quebecers March on Ottawa

Dear Friends of Life,

Something most unusual happened while bicycling one early Saturday morning.

My attention was drawn to an object falling some fifty yards ahead of me.

As I approached the spot on the roadway where it had landed, a second fell nearby on the sidewalk. To my surprise and puzzlement, I saw two tiny infant squirrels, both visibly shaken by the experience – whimpering, struggling to move, the one on the sidewalk the worst off.

Looking upward into the tree from whence they had come, my bewilderment continued as a third was being tossed, landing on the grass several feet from where I stood.

Wondering how to help, I was immediately confronted by the culprit. An adult squirrel came down the tree and began to inflict additional harm to the one near the trees.

To my surprise witnessing these acts of cruelty had aroused more visceral reaction in me than the fate that happens on a daily basis to members of my own specie through abortion and euthanasia.

Writing on the latter topic, McGill ethicist Margaret Somerville observes:

From a human point of view, for euthanasia, I would say if we legalize this now, how do you think your great-great-grand-children are going to die? Why have we held on trust this value that we must not intentionally kill each other for thousands of years, and then at the beginning of the 21st century, we throw that out and say, “What were we talking about?” I was debating an Australian politician who said that when we pass our best-before date, we should be checked out as efficiently as possible. We are not products to be kicked out of the supermarket of life.


As a society have we lost all visceral sense to the tragedies occurring to our own kind and substituting this for that to the lower creatures.

Somerville seems to think so.

Whether you believe in human exceptionalism matters – that humans are different in kind from other animals – or are we just different in degree? I believe that not seeing humans as special in some ways is currently the world’s most dangerous idea. If you’d do it to your dog, you’d do it to your mother. I think this is the single, biggest, values-ethical-moral-philosophical decision of the 21st century. If we legalize euthanasia, I can’t believe the Supreme Court has done this. I was asked to help draft legislation, only by people who are concerned about it, not by the government. I wrote a letter to Justice Minister Peter MacKay and said you can’t go with this. I thought he should use the notwithstanding clause.
It is a momentous decision. It’s a seismic shift in our most important foundational values, the respect for life.

The Judeo-Christian worldview is an affirming one, in which mankind is made in the image and likeness of God. Our origin is first and foremost the result of a loving God wishing to have us share in His plan of creation, a plan in which love is central and paramount rather than random processes and chromosomal mutations that the secular evolutionary people espouse.

We do not deny evolutionary model is but critically view it as a theory which our intellect can inspect, evaluating its foundational truths.

In addition to our reasoning capacity, the Judeo-Christian worldview is not a predetermined, wound up unfolding but one in which volition plays a role. As free agents we elect between good and evil, right and wrong in our deliberations of exercising our values.

I pray that we do not lose our compassion for all of God’s creation – animal, vegetable, and mineral, nor neglect that for the highest among these – our brothers and sisters.

Yours in Christ Jesus,

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Brian Jenkins,
Outreach Coordinator
Quebec Life Coalition 

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National March 4 Life - Chartered Buses


Let Life Win

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Dear Friends of Life,

Blessed Easter greetings to you and your loved ones.

Our Lord is risen. He has broken the bonds of death, bonds which we have all inherited from our fore parents. Today, thanks to your generous support of our work, Our Lord lives and is active, sending workers into His vineyard to console and support the wounded.

EMMANUEL

Recently I got to see firsthand how God is among us, acting through four workers to provide this healing consolation and support to those who have experienced an abortion.

I am blessed to know Jennifer (not her real name) - mother, wife, pro-life warrior and woman of faith.

Jennifer is also post-abortive. Having had two abortions some fifteen years ago, she has lived with the consequences – emotional and spiritual wounds.

On an early Monday morning, I receive a call from her. Her voiced is strained. She tells me about the deep regret she is experiencing and asks if I can come over.

I am no sooner there that she shares about an incident from the day before. An exchange over the Internet had reopened the wounds of her abortion experiences, wounds festering all day and into the night, resulting in a restless night. The next day isn’t much better and so she calls.

Well into our conversation, she expresses a desire to go to mass. Packed into the car and thirty minute later, we enter the church and arrive for communion.

I’m the second worker our Lord has sent to this mother, the first being the Internet blogger.

After mass, the third worker appears. Sonya, a dear friend of Jennifer’s, does not usually attend this service and yet there she is on this particular day. The two women share privately. Tears well up in Jennifer’s eyes.

Conversation over, Jennifer seeks out the vicar for a blessing – the fourth worker. Rather than acquiescing immediately to Jennifer’s request, the minister notices her tears and asks what’s wrong. So begins a conversation that lasts no less than three hours.

I am enriched by the experience in two respects. On the one hand, Jennifer’s humility and faith inspires me. In her distress, and guided by her faith, she sought help, reaching to both to individuals and to Our Lord.

Also, God provided four caring workers, docile to His promptings and permitting that His healing gift of consolation be administered. These persons were willing to be "disturbed" from the normal course of their lives so as to participate in God’s mission to redeem the world.

The moral of the story is we never know how Our Lord will use us to further his aim of providing each and every one of us with a life of plenitude. Multiple persons enter and leave our lives. How do these contribute to furthering providential care? How much do we contribute to their providential care?

Yours in Christ Jesus,

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Brian Jenkins, Outreach Coordinator, Quebec Life Coalition

P.S. Our court challenge continues. Over the past few weeks we have met with our lawyer on several occasions to prepare our case against the immoral imposition of an injunction zone, preventing us from praying and helping abortion-bound men and women on the streets of Montreal. As a result, expenses are incurred and so your support in paying our legal fees would be most helpful. Thank you

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A Politician's Choice

When Faced with Hard Choices... Let Life Win.

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The outspoken Member of Parliament for Kitchener-Centre, Stephen Woodworth, is featured as the first testimonial in a series of 8 videos designed to promote awareness and attendance at the 2015 National March For Life in Ottawa.

Over 20,000 Canadians will assemble at the Prime Minister's doorstep on May 14th this year and demand legal protection for all human beings - born or waiting to be born.

The video series will include testimonials from all walks of life who were faced with a hard choice, but Let Life Win. These testimonials will include federal politicians, young women in crisis pregnancy, families urged to abort their children because of severe medical diagnosis and women facing difficult social circumstances

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