Brett Favre’s wife, Florida pastor co-write book about living through difficult times

Divinityandbeyond.com reports:

“A few weeks ago, Deanna Favre and Florida Pastor Shane Stanford (see video below) published a book about living through tough times.

“Her tough times, she says, included battling breast cancer, prescription drug addiction and difficulties in her marriage to Minnesota Vikings’ quarterback Brett Favre.”

Read more: http://www.divinityandbeyond.com/?p=2520

Regional radio personality Scott Hennen interviews Bristol Palin on Inforum.com webcast

Scott Hennen and Bristol Palin

Bristol Palin said she’d like to see her mother run for the White House, calling controversial former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin “awesome for this country.”

“I know she’s qualified to do the job,” Bristol Palin said in a 15-minute interview webcast live Thursday afternoon at Inforum.com.

She also talked about “Dancing with the Stars,” her work as an abstinence advocate, her son and more.

Palin, who travels to deliver a pro-life, pro-abstinence message, was in Fargo Thursday night as the featured speaker at a fundraiser for The Perry Center, a West Fargo home for unwed mothers.

Read the story and watch the full interview: http://www.inforum.com/event/article/id/293976/

Palin, who travels to deliver a pro-life, pro-abstinence message, was in Fargo Thursday night as the featured speaker at a fundraiser for The Perry Center, a West Fargo home for unwed mothers.

Bishop Samuel Aquila: ‘There can be no backing away in the public square from the call to proclaim the dignity of human life’

In a talk presented at the Sept. 22 Gospel of Life Prayer Breakfast in St. Louis, Mo., Rev. Samuel Aquila, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Fargo, said, “There can be no backing away in the public square from the call to proclaim the dignity of human life from the moment of conception to natural death.”

Bishop Aquila addressed “attacks against life” in society today, including legalized abortion, euthanasia, fertility treatments that disregard the dignity of human embryos, embryonic stem cell research, “unjust distribution of resources, rampant promiscuity that diminishes the truth and meaning of human sexual intimacy, human trafficking, drug trafficking” and terrorism. He also spoke of the tragedy of professed Catholics and Christians who say they are personally opposed to abortion yet publicly support the so-called “right” to abortion.

Read the full press release from the Fargo Diocese: http://www.fargodiocese.org/News/PressReleases/10-09-24GospelOfLifeTalk.pdf

Read the full text of Aquila’s talk: http://www.fargodiocese.org/Bishop/Homilies/GospelOfLifeInTheChurchAndWorld.pdf

Shanley-Sullivan schools chaplain talks about ’40 Days for Life’ on Catholic television network

Rev. Charles LaCroix, chaplain at Fargo’s Shanley/Sullivan Catholic schools, recently appeared on the program “Life on the Rock” on Eternal Word Television Network. He spoke about the “40 Days for Life” anti-abortion campaign. If the video doesn’t appear below, you can watch it at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xfqs1P8ghxM

Red River Women’s Clinic draws dueling demonstrations

PHoto by David Samson / The Forum

Hundreds of people marched quietly through downtown Fargo in a procession Sunday behind a statue of the Virgin Mary and a cross in a “Walk with Christ for Life.”

The Eucharistic procession, led by Bishop Samuel Aquila, began after a Mass at the Cathedral of St. Mary and paused in front of the Red River Women’s Clinic, North Dakota’s only abortion provider.

In front of the clinic, a group of pro-choice supporters staged their own service, as the two opposing sides over abortion recited their prayers in peaceful but determined defiance of one another.

Read the full Forum story: http://www.inforum.com/event/article/id/292687/

Talk about it: http://topics.areavoices.com/2010/09/26/red-river-womens-clinic-draws-dueling-demonstrations/

Fargo clinic scenes a window on abortion debate

Pastor Dave Motta leads prayers

The 40 Days for Life anti-abortion campaign began yesterday (Wednesday). The North Dakota part of that campaign includes a 40-day, non-stop prayer vigil at the Red River Women’s Clinic in Fargo. Here’s an expert from the Forum’s story on the first day of the protest:

“JL Beers serves burgers and brews next door.

“Cars roll past it down First Avenue North.

“And everyday life swirls around the Red River Women’s Clinic in downtown Fargo as if unaware of the profound ideological collision happening on the sidewalk.

“As they do most days of the year, protesters gathered outside North Dakota’s only abortion facility on Wednesday. But the morning’s collection of about 100 people marked the first in a 40-day, nonstop prayer vigil that is part of the international 40 Days for Life campaign against abortion.”

Read the full story: http://www.inforum.com/event/article/id/292163/

Fargo Diocese Bishop Aquila encourages priests, faithful to pray outside abortion facility

Samuel J. Aquila, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Fargo

In a late August letter, Fargo Bishop Samuel Aquila asked the priests of the Catholic Diocese of Fargo to schedule at least one hour of prayer outside North Dakota’s only abortion facility during the upcoming 40 Days for Life North Dakota campaign. He also encouraged parishioners to do the same.

The 40-day campaign of prayer, fasting, community outreach and peaceful vigil on the sidewalk outside the Red River Women’s Clinic in Fargo begins Sept. 22.

Bishop Aquila also announced that he will lead the annual Walk with Christ for Life procession to the clinic on Sept. 26 and that he has scheduled an Oct. 28 hour of personal prayer outside the facility.

Life Walks benefiting FirstChoice Clinics set for Sept. 25

The FirstChoice Clinic Life Walk begins at 9 a.m. Sept. 25 at Lindenwood Park in south Fargo. Registration, and refreshments are served at 8:30 a.m.

Walks will also be held at Sertoma Park in Bismarck and Ruger Park in Devils Lake, N.D.

The event benefits FirstChoice Clinics.

Call (701) 237-5902 or visit www.firstchoiceclinic.com for more information.

Rick Warren tweets: 'Eyesight is fine'

Megachurch pastor and author Rick Warren Tweeted yesterday: "I’m back in service. Eyesight is fine. Will preach this weekend on what pain can teach us Thanks for your prayers everyone!"

Last Thursday (07/22/2010) morning, Warren, author of "The Purpose-Driven Life" and founder of the Saddleback Community Church, tweeted, "My eyes were severely burned by a toxic poison.Hospitalized Mon.Excruciating pain.Now home.Pray my sight loss is restored."