Posted by: Anita H | September 2, 2017

Labor Day-The dignity of human labor

“The economy must serve people, not the other way around. Work is more than a way to make a living; it is a form of continuing participation in Gods creation.”      USCCB


“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.” Mt 11:28




Please join fellow St. Theresa parishioners for the 28th annual Life Chain! It will take place on Sunday, October 1st from 2:00-3:30 pm at St. Theresa’s Church along Merle Hay Road. We stand in solidarity for all the lives that God has created and quietly pray for an end to abortion and for help for vulnerable mothers and babies. Service hours are available for students who attend.

Life Chain will take place rain or shine. Stand with us as we give glory to God and thank Him for both the born and the preborn! If you have any questions, e-mail Rachel Egan at See you there!


“Standing Ground: NFL Pro Says Yes to Life!”


This year’s Keynote Speaker Matt Birk  is a Super Bowl champion and courageous pro-life leader! A Harvard graduate in economics, he was voted among the top ten smartest student athletes in America. Birk has stood his ground publicly for his strong pro-life/pro-marriage views.


After the Ravens’ 2013 Super Bowl win, he declined to meet then-President Barack Obama with his teammates because the President had proclaimed, “God Bless Planned Parenthood” in a speech. Birk stated, ”It was because of my Catholic faith and my pro-life convictions, but ultimately, it was because of my kids.”


Incredible pre-dinner offer for students who have a paid ticket to the dinner:
Catch a pass, toss the ball and learn about football and faith with our champ! IFL will escort the students to and from the playing areaat the hotel: 4:45 pm-5:15 pm.

Register Now 

We welcome individuals, couples and especially, we ask that you might serve as a table sponsor (seats total of 8 guests), bringing family, friends, students and the clergy to celebrate Iowa’s pro-life wins this year and to learn more about the mission of IFL!



Court to decide on three-day waiting period before an abortion
We are waiting for a Polk County District Court’s decision in a lawsuit against the three-day waiting period in Iowa’s new 20-week abortion ban. The court case was brought by Planned Parenthood and the ACLU. The prohibition on abortion after 20 weeks remains in place while the waiting period before an abortion has been held up by the Iowa Supreme Court.

Pope Francis orders Belgian Brothers of Charity to stop offering euthanasia

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Iceland isn’t ‘eradicating’ Down syndrome — it is killing every person who has it

A recent CBS News episode of “CBSN: On Assignment” has garnered some disturbing headlines this week with an episode entitled “The country where Down syndrome is disappearing.”

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Patricia Heaton blasts Iceland for aborting every single baby with Down syndrome: They’re ‘killing everybody that has it’

On Tuesday, “Everybody Loves Raymond” actress Patricia Heaton blasted a CBS report detailing how Iceland is “on pace to virtually eliminate Down syndrome through abortion.”

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4d9f8b24-bbc8-480f-b03e-782268fc50ffWhy Mahatma Gandhi was pro-life

Gandhi was a devout believer in Ahimsa, or the way of non-violence to be observed towards all human beings. It should be no surprise, then, that he opposed abortion.

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NFL star Benjamin Watson: Abortion is ‘the ultimate form of racism’

A professional football star is exposing Planned Parenthood’s origins in the racist views of founder Margaret Sanger.

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8 ways the pro-life movement has succeeded in the past decade – and why we can’t quit now

The pro-life movement has come a long way in the past ten years, and these achievements are worth celebrating! While we celebrate, let’s remember that we can always do more. Our fight against the human injustice of abortion is far from over.​

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We end this month’s blog with Pope Francis prayer intention for September 2017:

‘For parishes at service of mission’
 “That they not be simple offices, but that animated by a missionary spirit, may be places where faith is communicated and charity is seen.”

Click here to watch the Pope’s Prayer Intention for September



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