First pro-life club meeting held at Elgin Community College in Illinois

Dolores Weber is a dedicated young pro-lifer who is trying to make a difference in her community.

The pro-life signs and slogans she posted all around the school campus have so far attracted about a dozen new members. Of course, some of her posters have been torn down or had ‘counter messages’ written on them like, “Abortion has been around for thousands of years, do you think making it illegal will make a difference.”

Dolores would be the first to tell her detractors that the answer to that question is an unqualified “Yes”!

One women shared the heart-rending personal testimony of being five months pregnant, with twins, and then being forced by her family to abort. A comprehensive Power Point presentation, along with a horrors of abortion “exhibit book” were used to better inform club members of the actual scope of the abortion problem in Illinois, America, and the world.

The student government had a few tricks up their sleeves, probably in the hopes of getting rid of her, but Dolores hung in there. Soon, after just about everyone in the school office got to know her, she finally obtained all the necessary approvals.

At one point in the process, a young man asked Dolores what group she represented. Hearing that it was the pro-life club, he loudly replied that he could not support the pro-life cause because he believed in the ‘exception in cases of rape and incest’. At that moment, a nearby woman stepped up and even more loudly exclaimed, “I am a product of rape!”

Jill Stanek, the nationally known pro-life advocate and nurse, who personally witnessed infanticide being committed in one of our  local hospitals, and publicly spoke out against it, is scheduled to talk about ‘Death in the Delivery Room’ at the May meeting.

Please pray for an end to abortion and for the continued success of the Elgin Community College Pro-Life Club.

Catholic Family Conference Elgin Community College July 25-27


“The Universal Call to Holiness”
July 25-27, 2008
Elgin Community College

Elgin, Illinois

Join fellow faithful Catholics at the North Central Catholic Family Conference. For one low price, you and your family will experience reverent liturgy, an outstanding selection of vendors and an impressive line-up of today’s most inspiring Catholic speakers! This year’s conference promises to be one of the most inspirational and enlightening events you and your family will ever attend

Everyone’s welcome at the 2008 North Central Catholic Family Conference. You’ll enjoy special programs for children, teens and adults, Daily Mass and Confession, Benediction and Adoration and much more.

We have attended every one of these and they have all been wonderful. Stop by and see us at the Apostolate for Family Consecration exhibit in the vendor area.

For complete info, go to

or call 815-965-5011.
Submitted by Chuck H.