Archive for December, 2016

Join me for the National Prayer Service on January 27 in Washington, DC

Friday, December 30th, 2016

2017 Happy New Year

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

As I wish you a Happy New Year, please take a moment to consider a special invitation.

Please join me in Washington, DC on Friday, January 27 for the National Memorial for the Pre-Born and Their Mothers and Fathers to be held from 8:30-10:30 am at DAR Constitution Hall, 1776 D St., NW (18th and D St).

This will be a powerful time of prayer, praise and worship and is always a time of inspiration and renewed focus on our mission.

Pam Tebow (mother of Christian athlete Tim Tebow) will be one of our inspirational speakers. Our special musical guest will be Ryan Bomberger of the Radiance Foundation and we will once again welcome Tony Melendez (the famous guitarist with no arms).

Clergy of all denominations are invited to join me in participating in a special way by processing in, sitting on stage and proclaiming an assigned prayer or scripture reading. There will also be prayer in unison. You are asked, when applicable, to wear appropriate clergy vestments and symbols. Clergy may contact if they wish to participate in this way.

May I also ask your assistance in publicizing this event by way of your websites, email lists, social media accounts, etc? The website for this event is

I hope you will join me for this time of prayer as we prepare to march with hundreds of thousands of others to show our love for our unborn brothers and sisters. The defense of the unborn is in fact the civil rights movement of today and all we do in the pro-life movement must be sustained by prayer.

God bless you…
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Saturday, December 24th, 2016


Civil Rights for the Unborn wants to wish a very Merry Christmas to all our friends and supporters!

Please enjoy the holidays and let’s remember to pray for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all people from the womb to the tomb as we celebrate Christmas and look forward to a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

“For God so loved the world that he sent his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” – John 3:16

Please enjoy this from 700 Club – Christmas with the Kings

And don’t forget to say Merry Christmas again!

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Let’s Say “Merry Christmas” Again!

Friday, December 9th, 2016
Front Left To Right: Alveda King (Director of Civil Rights for the Unborn), Dean Nelson (Board Chair of the Douglass Institute) and Day Gardner (President of the National Pro-Life Union). Back: Rev. Walter Hoye III (Founder of Issues4Life)

Front Left To Right: Alveda King (Director of Civil Rights for the Unborn), Dean Nelson (Board Chair of the Douglass Institute) and Day Gardner (President of the National Pro-Life Union). Back: Rev. Walter Hoye III (Founder of Issues4Life)

Friends, just after Thanksgiving, my good friend Dr. Day Gardner called me and said: “We need to say Merry Christmas again.” I totally agreed.

We quickly called our partners in Christ Rev. Dean Nelson and Rev. Walter Hoye to get the ball rolling and Christmas Bells ringing. The Movement has legs now.


Together we, Day, Alveda, Dean and Walter are promoting the letter Walter has written below to Pastors. Join us as we celebrate Christmas by signing on sharing the letter far and wide.

God bless you,
Evangelist Alveda King


Dear Pastors, community leaders and all believers …

Brothers and Sisters, Merry Christmas in the mighty and matchless name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, as we prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ, let us remember the reason Christ was born and the price He paid for the sins of the world as the Holy and Spotless “Lamb of God” slain before the foundation of the world. Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, born of the Virgin Mary, lived and died that the world would have a second chance at eternal life in Heaven.

Lifting up the name of Jesus in the public square, especially this time of year has and is the practice of billions around the world. December 25th (“Christmas Day”) has been a federal holiday in the United States of America since June 28th, 1870, when Congress created the original four holidays (“New Years Day”, “Independence Day”, “Thanksgiving Day” and “Merry Christmas.” Indeed, celebrating “Christmas”, the birth of Christ, is as American as it gets.

As Christians let us reject the trend to substitute “Happy Holidays” for “Merry Christmas”.

As Christians let us remember the admonition of Christ Himself in Luke 9:26 and boldly proclaim “Christ is the reason for season” by saying “Merry Christmas” as we consecrate His holy and miraculous birth in the language of our everyday lives.

Is saying “Merry Christmas” demanding that non-Christians convert to Christianity?

No! Of course not.

Just as someone in the Jewish faith who says “Happy Hanukkah” isn’t demanding that Christians or non-Christians convert to Judaism, neither are Christians who say “Merry Christmas” demanding that non-Christians convert to Christianity.

When we Christians greet the world with “Merry Christmas” we are openly expressing to the world that we believe in Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Savior. Not only is the public expression of our faith in Christ encouraged in the Bible, it is one of the fundamental freedoms we have and enjoy as Americans.

So let us reject the trend to say “Happy Holidays” or any other substitution for “Merry Christmas” and both faithfully and fearlessly say “Merry Christmas”.

May God richly bless you and yours.

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Dioceses of Spokane and Yakima Host Rachel’s Vineyard Training in Washington State

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016


Date: December 6, 2016

Contact: Leslie Palma

Dr. Theresa Burke, founder of Rachel’s Vineyard, the largest ministry devoted to healing after abortion, just returned from Washington State, where she led a training for clergy. Three dioceses were represented – Spokane and Yakima in Washington and a diocese in Nigeria.

A total of 66 people attended the training in Wenatchee, WA, including 24 clergymen, four deacons’ wives and Sister Mary Rosanna Emenusiobi from Nigeria. She works full time in Nigeria’s largest pro-life, pro-family educational group, Family-Light of the Nation Foundation.

This training was the brainchild of Teresa Drollman, who helped organize 40 Days for Life and has been working to start a new Rachel’s Vineyard retreat site in Wenatchee. Chancellor Monsignor Robert Siller and Father Osmar Aguirre helped plan the conference along with the Rachel’s Vineyard team.

Yakima Bishop Joseph Tyson was also instrumental in making the training happen. Bishop Tyson has initiated a program called Prepares, a nurturing response of the Catholic community to provide families the supportive services needed to help ensure healthy childhood development from pregnancy to age five. For more information click here:

“Father Peter Steele, ordained in May, told me this training was invaluable, and ten clergy want to be on the new teams in Washington state,” Dr. Burke said. “This was a valuable trip to help a new team that seeks to offer English and Spanish retreats. There is a very large population of immigrant workers in agriculture who live in Wenatchee and Planned Parenthood is very active in advertising abortion to them. It’s our goal to start a vibrant Latino ministry as well as the new English-speaking retreats.”

Rachel’s Vineyard weekend retreats for healing after abortion are presently being offered at 375 sites across the United States and in over 70 countries, and the ministry continues to expand its outreach. Some Rachel’s Vineyard retreats are hosted by church-based ministries, counseling outreach programs, diocesan Respect Life offices, and crisis pregnancy centers. It is offered in both Catholic and interdenominational settings. Some 33 Catholic dioceses in the United States officially host Rachel’s Vineyard sites.

“People who come to Rachel’s Vineyard will meet people who care about them and the child or children lost to abortion,” said Father Frank Pavone, Pastoral Director of Rachel’s Vineyard. “The retreats are led by those who know the way of healing, and are ready to welcome all into a journey that leads to mercy and peace.”

The ministry’s hotline number, for those in need of healing, is 877 HOPE 4 ME (877-467-3463).

Rachel’s Vineyard, which enjoys the strong personal support of Pope Francis, is a ministry of Priests for Life. For more information on the ministry, go to

Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit

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December Shockwaves Focuses on Healing Available to Everyone Impacted by Abortion

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

SPACERHealing the Shockwaves of Abortion, an initiative to raise awareness of the various groups of people impacted by the loss of a child to abortion, in December calls on all priests, pastors and clergy members to preach about the healing power of the Lord in this season of Advent.

“December, and the Advent season, lead us to cry out, “Come, Lord Jesus!” Aware as we are of the many wounds abortion brings, we are more deeply aware of our need for the Savior who comes with healing in his wings,” said Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life and pastoral director of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, which launched Shockwaves nearly two years ago.

Georgette Forney, president of Anglicans for Life and co-founder of Silent No More, noted that for mothers and fathers who have lost a child to abortion, December can bring about a melancholy tied to the awareness that someone is missing from the family celebration of Jesus’s birth.

“I often wonder what my baby’s First Christmas ornaments on the tree would look like, and what she would be doing now,” she said. “It is in these moments when I am most grateful that Jesus came to save a sinner like me.”

Janet Morana, executive director of Priests for Life and co-founder of Silent No More, said that for Catholics, Pope Francis’s recent announcement that all priests throughout the world will continue to be authorized to bring people to full reconciliation after the sin of abortion dovetails nicely with the December Shockwaves theme, Come Lord Jesus!

“The international conversation sparked by the pope’s announcement raises awareness that abortion is a sin that impacts the Church as well as society,” she said. “Forgiveness is available to all who seek it, no matter how they may have been complicit in abortion.

Kevin Burke, co-founder of Rachel’s Vineyard and a Shockwaves architect, said “The Advent and Christmas seasons can be a time of abundant grace and new opportunities for spiritual growth, healing and joy, even for those harmed by the loss of a child to abortion. In fact, this loss can lead us to a deeper faith.”

Healing the Shockwaves of Abortion is an international educational and pastoral effort, launched in January 2015 by the Silent No More Awareness Campaign with the aim of raising awareness about and ministering to a wide variety of groups of people who are impacted when a child is killed by abortion. These groups include mothers, father, grandparents, siblings, survivors, friends, pro-life advocates and those who perform or advocate abortion.

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The Greater Good, a Dream Unfolds

Monday, December 5th, 2016


Dr. Ben Carson has accepted what turns out to be another unconventional cabinet position offer from President-elect Donald Trump; that of HUD Secretary.

Dr. Carson wants to “make a significant contribution particularly by strengthening communities that are in need.” He has said: “We have much work to do in enhancing every aspect of our nation and ensuring that our nation’s housing needs are met.”

In light of all of this, I’m still watching, thinking and praying… At age 65 I’ve been dreaming of retirement. In the midst of that dream, I’m now considering that the President-elect and many of his silver haired appointees must have been dreaming of resting too at some point. Many of them have lived on this earth at least six or seven decades. Yet, they threw their hats in the ring with bigger dreams for a better world, a better quality of life for everyone [born and unborn].

Moses and Aaron were 80 and 83 when God sent them before Pharaoh. Apostle Paul was also no spring chicken at the height of his ministry…

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If there’s anything to be learned in these history making moments, it’s that age is relative in the spiritual theme of things. God uses the young and old for His Divine Plans.

My dad, Rev. AD King, and my uncle, Rev. MLK, were both 39 when they were martyred in the 20th century Civil Rights Movement. Lord Jesus was around 33 at the time of His sacrificial crucifixion and resurrection. Yet as it’s already been pointed out, God also uses the aged in the “Big Picture.”

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There’s an old song… We’ll Understand It Better By and By…

Honestly, many of us don’t know what’s around the corner [although God’s genuine prophets have some divine insight; and even the soothsayers are trying to understand].

One thing is for sure; we need to keep praying.

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5

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Priests for Life Asks Court to Wait Until After Inauguration for Action on #HHSMandate Case

Thursday, December 1st, 2016


December 1, 2016

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Priests for Life, one of the first of scores of organizations and ministries to launch a federal challenge against the HHS Mandate, announced today that status reports were filed yesterday in the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Both the government and the plaintiffs urged the court to delay any further action on the case for another ninety days, that is, until well after the Trump Administration has come into power.

Priests for Life, together with the Archdiocese of Washington and several other petitioners, have a consolidated case which the US Supreme Court considered in its last term and then sent back to the Court of Appeals, along with five other cases being considered by three other appellate courts. A total of 37 petitioners were heard by the Supreme Court in these cases.

“As far as the courts are concerned, this case is still not resolved. We have been doing what the Supreme Court asked, that is, engaging in conversations with the government regarding how this mandate needs to be changed to protect our religious freedom. The government also asked the public to weigh in with comments on the matter.

“But now, with the recent electoral victories for the pro-life side, we are confident that the Trump Administration will resolve this case by doing away with the HHS mandate, so that no citizen ever feels forced between following the law and following his/her faith,” Fr. Pavone explained.

In its status report, the government stated, “The Departments are evaluating the information submitted to determine whether changes to the current accommodation regulations should be made and, if so, to inform the nature of those changes.”

Meanwhile, the status update on behalf of Priests for Life and the Washington Archdiocese stated, “Plaintiffs-Appellants remain hopeful that the Government will modify its regulations in a way that will accommodate Plaintiffs-Appellants’ religious objections, thus resolving the case without further litigation.”

Fr. Pavone added, “The government has often told us that it does not understand our religious objections, despite the thorough explanations we have given them. But in the end, I have told them that their duty is not to understand our beliefs but rather to protect them.”

We commend to the prayers of all believers the swift resolution of this HHS mandate controversy and the full protection of everyone’s religious freedom. See prayers for this intention at

To read the status updates and other information about the case, please see

Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit

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