Annual Right To Life Mass in St. Patrick’s Cathedral

The Annual Right To Life Mass celebrated in St. Patrick’s Cathedral will be held on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 10:15 AM. As in previous years, the Hibernians will assemble at the North side of the Cathedral, process in together and be seated in reserved seats up front with The Sisters of Life.  An informal breakfast will be held following the Mass.  See the flyer for more information or contact Tom Beirne.

Tom Beirne
Chairman of Catholic Action,  NY State Board
National Chairman, Hibernian Hunger
Ancient Order of Hibernians
tombeirne4@hotmail.com

NY Hibernians March for Life

The Annual National March for Life took place on Friday, January 27, 2017 in Washington, DC.  AOH State officers and members of the AOH and LAOH marched along with thousands more to show the Order’s support for the Unborn.

NYS AOH Board members (l-r) John Manning, NYS Treasurer; Timothy McSweeney, NYS President; Thomas Beirne, NYS District 4 Director and Keith Reynolds, NYS Organizer

 

Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) televising some of the many NYS AOH and LAOH members, including NYAOH State Chaplain Father Henry Reid who joined thousands of other marchers in Washington for the Annual Right to Life March.

 

The National AOH Board was well represented: (l-r) Dennis Parks, National AOH Director; Daniel O’Connell, National AOH Vice President; Timothy McSweeney, National AOH Organizer/NYS AOH President; and John Patrick Walsh, National AOH Pro-Life Chairman

 

Additional televised coverage of the NY AOH and LAOH contingent.

 

Syracuse Right to Life March

On Saturday, January 21, the Syracuse N.Y. Ancient Order of Hibernians: Commodore John Barry Division #2, and the Syracuse Ladies AOH participated in the Annual Right to Life March in downtown Syracuse N.Y.  Over 300 people took part in a 30 minute procession which began at 12 noon and ended in Columbus Circle in downtown Syracuse.  A short ceremony was then held that included speakers from several Pro-Life organizations.   Also in attendance at the march were the following New York State Hibernian officers: President Tim McSweeney, Secretary Tom Lambert and District 3 Director Tim Kirwan. The National AOH was represented by Director Liam McNabb.   The Syracuse AOH expresses our thanks to our National and State officers for their support.

Photos provided by Dick Lowery, Pro-Life Chairman of the Syracuse, N.Y., AOH Commodore John Barry Division #2

2017 National March for Life

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— Protect and Celebrate Life —

The National March for Life will be held on Friday, January 27, 2017 in Washington, DC. The theme for this year’s march is “The Power of One”  — One person can make a difference in the world, whether in the life of one person or many. Sadly, in the U.S. alone, 1 million babies are not even given the opportunity to live and change the world each year. Building a culture of life and ending abortion takes each and every person. Starting with your family or neighborhood, our collective efforts will change hearts and minds, save lives, and build a culture of life. 

The March for Life continues to be a leader in the pro-life community and it is our goal to continue fight and inform the public on how we can overturn Roe v. Wade. Our job is not done until the voiceless have a voice that is heard. Realizing that no sound action can grow out of a vacuum of purpose, in 1974 the March for Life formulated and included in its charter of incorporation. Purposefully, the Life Principles are not framed in the negative tone of “thou shalt not,” and are framed in the positive tone of duty and responsibility of each human being and of society (source: March for Life).

Syracuse Pro-Life March

Pro LifeThis year marks the 44th  anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision. The ruling struck down the laws of 50 states and legalized abortion throughout the United States. On January 21, 2017 the Syracuse Right to Life Association will be sponsoring the annual Pro-Life March in downtown Syracuse as a silent protest against the devaluing of innocent human life. 

The Syracuse Ancient Order of Hibernians has participated in this event in past years. We would like to invite all AOH brothers, friends and family to take part in the 2017 march. We would be honored if you joined us. The march begins at 12:00 noon, Saturday, January 21. We will meet at the Museum of Science & Technology (former Jefferson St. Armory) located in the Armory section of downtown Syracuse, 500 South Franklin St., Syracuse, NY. Typically our members gather at the site around 11:45 am. Marchers will walk to nearby Columbus Circle near the Immaculate Conception Cathedral.  The actual march takes about 15 minutes with a brief ceremony to follow. Feel free to bring your division’s banner to the march.

For more information feel free to contact Dick Lowery at lowedj@aol.com.

Yours in Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity,

Richard J. Lowery Jr.
Pro-Life Chairman
Ancient Order of Hibernians
Commodore John Barry Division #2
Syracuse, New York

The Annual National March for Life 2016

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Schedule of Events

Right To Life Breakfast at The Irish Channel Pub & Restaurant

500 H Street NW in Washington D.C.

AOH Respect Life Mass at St. Mary’s Church located across the street from breakfast

March For Life Formation Point

G.A.R. Memorial at corner 7th Avenue & Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Please remember to wear your AOH Sashes and bring your parade banners and flags!!!

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The Annual National March for Life

March for LifeThe Annual National March for Life will take place on Friday, January 22, 2016 in Washington, DC.  Members are urged to march and to show their and the Order’s support for the Unborn.

The day will begin with the Right To Life Breakfast at The Irish Channel Pub & Restaurant located at 500 H Street NW in Washington D.C.  Following the breakfast, their will be an AOH Respect Life Mass at St. Mary’s Church located across the street from breakfast venue. The March For Life formation point will be at the G.A.R. Memorial at the corner of 7th Avenue & Pennsylvania Avenue NW.

Members are asked to coordinate their travels with thier local divisions and counties. Also be advised that many area churches run trips to this important event.  Please remember to wear your AOH Sashes and bring your parade banners and flags.  Help the AOH make a statement about the sanctity of life!!

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Pray for the Unborn

NYS Catholic: Right to Life Poll

As pro-abortion advocates continue to push for the so-called “Reproductive Health Act,” a new statewide poll reveals that voters overwhelmingly oppose expanding the state’s abortion laws and, indeed, favor greater restrictions on abortion than what is already in law.

While a majority of respondents (55 percent) described themselves as “pro-choice,” two out of three (66 percent) said there is sufficient access to abortion in the state. When informed of the actual number of recorded abortions each year (111,000), the number of people who agreed there is sufficient access to abortion rose to 79 percent, with only 7 percent of respondents disagreeing that there is sufficient access to abortion in the state.

The survey, conducted January 27 through January 31, 2013, by McLaughlin and Associates, found that only 17 percent of likely voters approve of unlimited abortion on demand through the ninth month of pregnancy, which would be permissible under the “Reproductive Health Act.” Conversely 80 percent of voters disapprove of such a policy, 61percent of them strongly.

Read More at NYS Catholic.

Support Camp Esther

In 2009, when I was serving as National Pro-life Chair, I was knee deep in the fight to defeat the President’s Health care proposals. The reason, I gave as stated at the time, was that it would break a long held Federal policy (The Hyde Amendment) by allowing federal money to flow to fund abortions for the first time in three decades. Since 2009, the administration has launched an assault on the Catholic Church through forcing Catholic hospitals and schools to pay for birth control in direct contradiction to church teachings and past government policies. The US Conference of Catholic Bishops and the AOH rightly opposed both.  

More recently, the Supreme Court upheld all of this by affirming the Constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. In the ruling itself Chief Justice John Roberts (a Roman Catholic) wrote the quote above, placing the onus on all of us. His position essentially is that elected leaders make laws, and that elections have consequences. We should not count on the courts to bail us out.

It is for these reasons that I write to you today to urge you to lend your support to Camp Esther. Camp Esther is a pro-life youth boot camp co-sponsored by The State Board and New York State Right to Life. Young people will travel to upstate New York on August 17-19th, to learn about the cause of life and most importantly how to become activists for life. Recent events show that we need to support Camp Esther and our pro-life youth now more than ever!

     If you are as outraged about recent events as I am, I ask that you make a small financial contribution to support Camp Esther. Through the efforts of the State Board and a few local jurisdictions we have collected roughly $2000. More support is still needed to make Camp Esther a success.

Please send a personal donation and encourage your division to do so in the amount of $50, $100 or $250 or whatever you can afford. This is an important time for the Pro-life movement and we need all hands on deck.

Donations should be made out to New York State Right to Life and sent to my attention at 42 E.Parkwood St. Albany NY 12203.

     Thank you for your time and for your consideration.

 

Yours in our motto

Matt Nelligan

Pro-life Chair

New York State Board

Ancient Order of Hibernians