E-Newsletter: July 15, 2015

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Shocking Video Implicates Planned Parenthood In the Sale of Aborted Baby Body Parts...

Watch the summary videos of specific undercover meetings (with Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Senior Director of Medical Services, Planned Parenthood Federation of America) from the Center for Medical Progress's Human Capital project documenting Planned Parenthood’s sale of baby body parts-a practice that is illegal. Planned Parenthood's national president, Cecile Richards, is also seen in the video, praising this horrific practice.

Full footage for each encounter is also available here...

Sign the Petition to Have Congress Investigate Planned Parenthood

Special Conference Call for Clergy About This Issue:
Join Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, who has been on the inside track of the project revealed yesterday about the sale of aborted baby body parts by Planned Parenthood, for a webcast for clergy about these revelations.

The webcast will discuss:

  1. What should we know about what Planned Parenthood is doing?
  2. What should we say to our people?
  3. What can we do to stop the gruesome sale of baby body parts?
The webcast will take place at 3:00 PM ET on this Friday, July 17, 2015 and will last for 45 minutes.

Connect to the webcast using this link  or go to to sign up.

Join the Legislative Advocacy Network
Visits During Congressional Recess
August 10th -September 7th, 2015

If you would like to receive special electronic updates on important information and calls to action on national and state-wide legislation affecting family life and respect life, please join our Legislative Advocacy Network by clicking on the link below.   

Join the Legislative Advocacy Network

Also, if you would like to participate in Legislative Visits with our Congressional Representatives during the Congressional recess from August 10-September 7, 2015 and are not a part of the Legislative Advocacy Network, please join now and also call our office at 407-658-1818 x2086 or email to let us know dates and times that work best for you!  Visits will occur during the business day.

Information on Catholic Days at the Capitol 2016 is now available.
  It is very early this year:  February 16, 17, and 18, 2016 and so the DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION will be January 11, 2016.  To download a Registration Form and Waivers, please visit our website  The links to the forms are available on the front page.

"In the Catholic tradition, responsible citizenship is a virtue, and participation in political life is a moral obligation." - Faithful Citizenship, no 13


Helpers Mass Schedule for 2015-2016

The next Helpers’ Mass and Rosary procession will be held at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church (4545 E Anderson Road, Orlando, FL) Saturday, October 3, beginning with Mass at 8:30 AM.   Following Mass, we will drive to the Orlando Women's Center abortion facility on Lucerne Terrace and pray the rosary. Please join us in praying for the protection of human life. For more information, contact the Office of Advocacy and Justice; 407-658-1818 x2086 or at 

Complete 2015 - 2016 schedule here!

2015 FL Respect Life Conference 
October 23 & 24 Tallahassee


Download a Registration Form Here or Register Online Here!
For more information, please contact:

Deacon Ray Aguado


2015-16 USCCB Respect Life Program
Every Life is Worth Living!


Respect Life Sunday is October 4, 2015 
*Parish Packets have been ordered and will be mailed out over the summer after we have received them from the USCCB.

Rachel's Vineyard
Post-Abortion Retreat

October 23-25, 2015 at San Pedro Center in Winter Park.  If you have been affected by abortion and need healing, community and the love of God, this retreat is for you.  This confidential retreat offers a safe, non-judgmental environment where women and men find healing and reconciliation for the most painful experience of abortion.  The cost for this weekend retreat is $270.  *Do not let financial struggles deter you from applying, as scholarships are available based off of financial need.   
For more information or to register, please contact Michele Gill or Jessica Cuadros at 407-504-0677 or at  You may also visit for information about Rachel's Vineyard.


Ribbon-Cutting / Grand Opening Celebration
Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 3:00 pm

441 Maitland Avenue, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701


Take a break this Saturday and come as you are to help us celebrate the Blessing and Official Opening of Life Choices Women's Center's new home!  Take a look around and enjoy something refreshing to eat and drink. Say hello to neighbors and friends; and you might even want to spend a few minutes in our chapel to say a prayer for the innocent little ones we are fighting to save from the evil next door. We are really looking forward to seeing you there!

Help Meet The Fundraising Goal for this New Center




Legislative Advocacy

Death Penalty/Restorative Justice

Aging & Elder Care

Environmental Issues
More Conferences/
Educational Opportunities

Upcoming  Events


Legislative Visits during US Congressional Recess:   Various Dates August 10-September 7, 2015

National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children:  September 12, 2015 @ Holy Family
Catechetical Sunday:  September 20, 2015   Theme:  Safeguarding the Dignity of Every Human Person
40 Days for Life:  September 23 - November 1, 2015

Helpers Masses/Rosary Processions:
10-3-15    Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, Orlando & Orlando Women's Center on Lucerne

            11-7-15    Holy Family Catholic Church & Planned Parenthood on Tampa Avenue

w/ Bishop Noonan at St Mary Magdalen & All Women's Center on Maitland Avenue

            1-2-16      Incarnation Catholic Church & Planned Parenthood on Tampa Avenue

            2-6-16      St Augustine Catholic Church & All Women's Center on Maitland Avenue

Holy Saturday Prayer Service w/ Bishop Noonan @ St James Cathedral & 
                            Orlando Women's Center on Lucerne Terrace

Respect Life Sunday:  October 4, 2015  Theme:  Every Life is Worth Living!
Life Chain: October 4, 2015 (Alternate Date 10-25-15)

Florida State Respect Life Conference - Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, October 23-24, 2015
Rachel's Vineyard Post Abortion Retreat:  October 23-25, 2015 - San Pedro Center

Youth for Life Rally: November 7, 2015, Holy Family Catholic Church 4:30-9:00PM

End of Life/Living Will Forum:  November 7, 2015, St Anthony's Church,
                                                     Lakeland 7PM-8PM

National Night of Prayer for Life:  December 8-9, 2015, Holy Family Respect Life Ministry

CDAC & March for Life Registration Deadlines:  January 11, 2016
March for Life St Augustine:  January 16, 2016
Registration Deadline January 11, 2016
Christian Unity Celebration:  January 22, 2016 @ St Jude Maronite  7PM-9 PM

Youth Rally & Mass for Life & March for Life, Washington DC:  January 22, 2016  (Ticket Request for event DUE NO LATER THAN October 5, 2015 to Office of Advocacy and Justice)
FL Pilgrim Mass at MFL in Washington DC (Basilica Crypt): January 23, 2016 (Tentative)
Central Florida Celebration of Life:  January 29, 2016 - Teen Program Only - Evening
                                                             January 30, 2016, First Baptist Orlando Student Ctr 1-4:30 PM

40 Days for Life:  February 10-March 20, 2016
Catholic Days at the Capitol:  February 16-18, 2016 Registration Deadline January 11, 2016

CCHD Media Arts Contest:  March 1, 2016 Deadline for Submissions 

Laps for Life:  April 16, 2016 @ Bishop Moore High School   8 AM - 2PM NEW DATE

Florida State Respect Life Conference - Diocese of Orlando:  October 14-15, 2016     

Teachers, Youth Ministers, Catechists, & Homeschoolers


Based on Pope Francis' new encyclical, Laudato Si', this FREE event is open to all Diocesan High School Youth and will feature MUSIC, FOOD, SPEAKERS, GAMES, and EXHIBITORS.  Youth MUST be accompanied by appropriate number of Safe Environment Trained Adults or Youth Ministers.

Event Schedule:
4:00—4:30 PM       Registration, Exhibitors, and Band
4:30—4:50 PM       Welcome & Ice Breakers
4:50—5:20 PM       Keynote Speaker: Ingrid Delgado
5:20—5:40 PM       Simulation Game
5:40—5:50 PM       Video Summary of Simulation Themes
5:50—6:50 PM       Pizza, Band, Exhibitors
6:50—7:05 PM       The Price is Right!
7:05—7:20 PM       The Hunger Game!
7:20—7:50 PM       Destiny: My Mission If I Choose To Accept It…
7:50—8:00 PM       Move to Church
8:00—9:00 PM       Closing Liturgy w/ Bishop John Noonan



The Pope’s Prayer Intentions for July

The Pope's general prayer intention for July is:
"That political responsibility may be lived at all levels as a high form of charity."
His mission intention is:
“That, amid social inequalities, Latin American Christians may bear witness to love for the poor and contribute to a more fraternal society."

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Our mailing address is:
Office of Advocacy and Justice
Diocese of Orlando
1819 North Semoran Boulevard
Orlando, FL  32807
or 407.658.1818 x 2086
407.282.2891 (Fax)

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