|Posted by mwhomes on September 25, 2012 at 3:35 PM||comments (0)|
Dear Pro-life American,
Tragically, over 4,000 babies are aborted every day in our nation.
That's over 1.6 million every year!
But by passing a Life at Conception Act you and I can end abortion in America!
The Supreme Court itself admitted in Roe that once Congress establishes the personhood of unborn children, they must be protected by the 14th Amendment to the Constitution which explicitly says: “nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty or property.”
Since the Supreme Court is waiting for someone to tell them who the law counts as persons, let’s not wait another minute!
Your petition will let your Senators and Congressman know that their constituents support full protection for the unborn and that they must stand for life in Washington.
After signing the petition, please consider chipping in with a donation of $10, $25 or more to NPLA. No matter the amount you give, your donation will be matched by a generous supporter!
Click here to sign the petitin now!
United States Senator (R-KY)
Life at Conception Act Petition to:
Your U.S. Senators and Representative
Whereas: Because of Roe v. Wade, more than 56 million unborn children have died through abortion; and
Whereas: In Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court declared it could not resolve "the difficult question of when life begins" – and on the basis of this unresolved question, declared a new "right to abortion" based on a "right of privacy"; and
Whereas: The 14th Amendment to the Constitution states: "nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty or property, without due process of law, nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the law"; and
Whereas: In Roe, the Supreme Court admitted: "If . . . personhood [for the unborn] is established, the appellant’s case, of course, collapses, for the fetus’ right to life is then guaranteed specifically by the [Fourteenth] Amendment..." (Roe v. Wade [410 US 113 at 156-7]); and
Whereas: Science is clear that human life begins at conception when a new human being is formed; and
Whereas: The American people oppose abortion-on-demand and want innocent human life to be protected especially when it is most defenseless; and
Whereas: It belongs to Congress to resolve the question the Supreme Court said IT cannot resolve; and
Whereas: A Life at Conception Act, by declaring that unborn children are persons legally entitled to constitutional protection, will rescue millions of unborn children from dying by abortion-on-demand;
Therefore: I urge you to cosponsor and cast every vote for a Life at Conception Act, and to do everything necessary to win ultimate passage in the United States Congress.
|Posted by mwhomes on September 23, 2012 at 9:25 PM||comments (0)|
Dear Pro-Life Friend,
As many of you know already there is a '40 Days for Life' movement going on in Council Bluffs starting next Wednesday the Sept 26th with a Kick-off event on the eve (Tuesday the 25th) at 5:30pm until 7:30pm at Gabriel's Corner. Please come and help our event get a great start with you presence and prayer.
The web site for this event with all information needed as well as web sign-up is: http://www.40daysforlife.com/councilbluffs/
We are asking for your participation in this event as we protect Life as God intended. God calls us to protect the innocent and speak out for them for they have no voice.
Gabriel's Corner is the sponsoring group and organizer in coordination with the national 40 Days for Life organization. Between 300 and 400 hundred cities across the country will join us simultaneously in this effort to bring awareness to the plight of the innocent babies yet in their mothers womb and to bring an end to abortion.
40 Days for Life Council Bluffs, Dir. for Communications
Questions call (402) 452--7837 the 40 Days for Life CB hotline
"We cannot do great things on this earth, only small things with great love!"
|Posted by mwhomes on May 18, 2012 at 8:30 PM||comments (0)|
Funeral arrangements for our Founder, Father Norman U. Weslin:
Father Norman U. Weslin, age 81 of Traverse City, MI, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at Cherry Hill Haven.
He was born August 29, 1930 in Iron River, MI to Oscar and Hilma (Waurinen) Weslin. He attended the Iron River Schools, graduating from Iron River High School with the Class of 1948. Following graduation, he enlisted in the Army in August 1948 and entered into Officer’s Candidate School and was commissioned First Lieutenant in 1951. He continued to move up in ranks throughout the years and retired honorably in 1968 with a rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
Norman married the former Mary Lou Miller on August 25, 1951 at St. Agnes Catholic Church of Iron River. His assignments in the Army took them to the far east and throughout the United States and Panama. Mary Lou preceded him in death in on July 2, 1980.
In 1982, after receiving his Master’s Degree in Theology, he applied to enter the priesthood. He was ordained as a Catholic Priest on July 10. 1986 in Ponce, Puerto Rice with the Oblates of Wisdom.
Norman converted his home to “The Mary Weslin Home for Pregnant, Unwed Mothers.” He also founded the pro-life organization, “The Lambs of Christ.” He worked with Mother Theresa for nine months counseling alcoholic and drug addicts in the slums of New York. He was heavily involved with Right to Life and other organizations protesting abortions.
He was a former member of St. Agnes Catholic Church of Iron River and the Knights of Columbus,
He is survived by his son, Jon (Anne) Weslin of Gillette, WY; daughter, Anna Weslin of Colorado Springs, CO; granddaughter, Colleen Weslin; great grandchildren, Conor Jon Weslin, Molly Marie Kuhbacher, Emily Ann Wanke, and Ethan Erin Wanke; sisters, Elvie (Wayne Sullivan), Lila (John Smith) and Nancy Pearson.
He was also preceded in death by his grandson, Erik in 2009 and siblings, Bill, Wilma and Ruth.
Visitation: Monday, May 21, 2012 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Jacobs Funeral Home, Iron River.
Funeral Service: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Iron River, with Rev. Gregory Veneklase and Msgr. John McCarthy concelebrating the Mass of Christian Burial.
Interment: Stambaugh Cemetery, Iron River . The West Side Veterans will accord Military Rites at the graveside.
|Posted by mwhomes on May 18, 2012 at 1:05 PM||comments (0)|
We received some sad news last night. As you may know, Father Weslin has been in a nursing home in Michigan and has been in failing health. He passed away on May 16th at 8:39 p.m. Eastern time - which must have been a joyous time for him. We envisioned him being greeted by his beloved Mary Lou and by Mary, his 12 Star General, as well as a host of babies who he tried to save while on earth.
Divine set-ups were working for him that day - Christine & Roger Wilson went to visit him and were there when he passed away - such a blessing. Our Mary Weslin Home group was meeting last night when we got the call - how appropriate that we should all be together at a meeting when he passed away so he could be there with us in spirit.
We do not know funeral arrangements yet, but he will be buried in Iron River, Michigan, where his wife Mary Lou is buried. We will pass along information as we receive it.
May he rest in peace.
|Posted by mwhomes on August 23, 2011 at 11:20 AM||comments (0)|
First floods, and now stormy weather in Iowa. This time we weren’t so lucky and our home suffered some hail damage. Three windows were broken by large hail, but fortunately only the outer panes were broken and the inner panes are still intact. The vinyl siding on the north side of the house is peppered from hail damage. We have some spare siding and are hoping it is enough to replace the damaged panels. It will just take a lot of sweat equity. One of our trees lost a large limb but providentially it fell in just the right spot and didn’t do any damage to the house. The roof and entire yard is riddled with twigs and leaves that were blown from trees – we will be working in the next few days to clean up the mess the storm made. We also have hail damage to the windshield of our van and that will need to be replaced. Of course insurance deductibles are higher than the damage. Another challenge to overcome, but our Lord has been good to us and He’ll help us get through this, too. It could have been so much worse. Watch this KETV video showing some of the damage elsewhere. Click here for an atricle that appeared in the Daily Nonpareil, our local paper. Considering what could have happened, we faired pretty well. If you would like to help us in some way, please contact us or make an online donation.
|Posted by mwhomes on August 23, 2011 at 11:15 AM||comments (0)|
Renovation of the basement is underway! Peter Jacobsen from Treynor, Iowa, who attends St. Albert’s Catholic School, organized a group of Scouts for his Eagle Scout project to turn a large room in the basement into a bedroom for mothers. He and fellow scouts worked to put up drywall and insulation, under the supervision and with the help of Rick McDonald, contractor, who volunteered his time as well. Rick is the Assistant Grand Knight for the Knights of Columbus at Queen of Apostles Church. At this time, the drywall is in place and the walls are painted. Peter is now searching for a donation of carpeting to finish off the room. Hats off to Peter and Rick and crew! We really appreciate the help and look forward to having the room ready for mothers soon. We are hoping to furnish the room with a donation of furniture. Stay tuned for pictures of the completed project on our website soon.
Our next project will be putting a bathroom in the basement. We have a plumber who is willing to volunteer his time – we just need help paying for materials. We would really appreciate help with this project. If you would like to help us in some way, please contact us or make an online donation.
|Posted by mwhomes on July 12, 2011 at 11:35 AM||comments (0)|
Congratulations to our founder, Fr. Norman U. Weslin, O.S., who will celebrate his 25th Anniversary as a Roman Catholic Priest on Sunday, July 10th! In addition to being the founder of the Mary Weslin Home, he is an awesome pro-life supporter who has spent many long hours in front of abortion mills praying and trying to convince pregnant mothers to change their minds to let their babies live. Hats off to Padre Weslin! May God grant you many more years of priestly life. Below are some pictures from the celebration.