While the theme of Catholic education was played out with chalkboards, the ringing of a school bell that called guests to dinner, and a blending of voices from the choir representing all six Catholic high schools, Major League Baseball scored a few points too.
The eighth annual Friends of the Poor Walk brings together Catholics who support the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and benefits the work its nearly 7,000 volunteers at 85 parish-based Vincentian conferences of charity carry out daily to support those in need.
SCOTTSDALE — Fr. Don Calloway, MIC had a message for the more than 1,100 people who packed into the DoubleTree Resort Aug. 21-23 for a three-day Marian Conference. “We need Our Lady in a big way, probably more than we’ve ever needed her before.” He referred to “so-called gay marriage” and the series of recent videos casting light on the trafficking of unborn body parts by employees of Planned Parenthood, calling the organization “a bastion of evil, it is a place of darkness and death.” He also praised the effort that saw over 300 protests earlier that morning against Planned Parenthood.
Thousands attended rallies throughout the country in response to a series of undercover videos released by the Center for Medical Progress that showed Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of organs from aborted children.