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Wednesday, December 24, 2014


Reprinted with permission from Witness

(Editor's note: The pro-life movement is weaker in Canada than in the U.S. in the sense that it lacks support from some Church leaders, and its legal standing is much less secure.)

Mary Wagner arrested outside abortion "clinic" ~ a report from Radio Maryja, Poland

posted by Barona

Photo: Mateusz Marek, Nasz Dziennik
From Radio Maryja, Poland: 

Mary Wagner, the Canadian pro-life defender, will, most likely, spend the holidays [lit. holy days] in prison. She was arrested yesterday, Dec 23, 2014, and charged with the obstruction of a business. 

Mary Wagner went to an abortion clinic in Toronto to talk with women who had scheduled to kill their unborn children on the day of Christmas Eve.  Her hope was to save at least a few children. In an interview with pro-life defender, Jacek Kotula, Mary stated that she had informed her mother about the arrest. 

 "This is a sad news. There, the  abortion clinics are constantly operational, there is no Christmas, there is no freedom, there all the time is the killing of innocent children.  Mary could not just look at this, and for some time she has gone to clinics, prayed and converted girls; urging them to ensure that they do not kill their children. Yesterday she was arrested. I am in contact by email with Mary Wagner's parents.  They requested of us Poles, for prayers for her; that, at our Christmas Eve vigil suppers, we pray for her, and to be with Mary, for this will be another Feast Day spent in jail", said Jacek Kotula. 

Mary Wagner,  for prayer and conversation with women at abortion centres had previously been imprisoned for more than two years. She shared her life's testimony during her visit to Poland this past October.
(Trans. Barona)
Please pledge to pray the Rosary for Mary and her intentions @Twitter #rosaryformary

See also Witness' article, Poland is Praying for Mary Wagner

Fr. Paul Nicholson was with Mary Wagner when she was arrested. This is from his Facebook page: 

Early this morning, I was with the remarkable Mary Wagner, as she prepared to rescue mothers from committing the abomination of abortion. She enters the abortion mill and presents each tragic mother with a rose, gently admonishing her to think over her scheduled abortion. She is direct, but she is very gentle. We were only a small little group, as we went out to support Mary. She was eventually arrested and taken into custody. The three big police officers, who came to collect, seemed to be as cold as a day in December. But I am sure something inside them felt, that this was no ordinary prisoner. She, like the unborn child, was an intruder. She, like the unborn child, had to be removed. Mary expressed the radical form of solidarity. She will be spending Christmas in prison, as a prisoner of conscience. Will you spread the news that Mary has made herself a victim with all the little victims of abortion? Or are you too concerned about what people will think of your Facebook posts? Look, we all are subject to human respect, but at least we should be brave enough to publicly praise such a modern day hero. Think of Mary Wagner when you are with family and friends this Christmas. She deserves your respect!Remember the babies who have no one to speak for them.

Fr. Nicholson has made a YouTube Editorial Concerning the Event: Solidarity with the Babies: The Heroism of Mary Wagner

Reprinted with permission from Vox Cantoris of Toronto, www.voxcantor.blogspot.ca

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Mary Wagner - Heroine for Christmas, heroine for Christ!

While we are busy preparing all our Christmas treats and gifts, yesterday on December 23, someone else prepared some gifts. Her name is Mary Wagner and she is a heroine for life. In the early hours of the morning, Mary prepared roses and little cards which she would give as gifts to women causing her to be placed under arrest for violating a 35 year-old "temporary injunction" against the civil right of standing in front of an abortuary. Mary crossed into the so-called "bubble-zone" and entered within its doors. The zone is to keep any person from counselling or praying or quietly standing within it away from any abortion mill in Ontario. Three burly officers "as cold as December" to quote Father Paul Nicholson, arrested Mary and led her away.

This is not the first time, Mary has spent time in jail before for protecting children, aiding women and trying to force the courts to overturn this unjust injunction. She is a champion of human and civil rights and lawful civil disobedience.

Mary has chosen the better part. She has chosen to spend her Christmas in jail from where she does her best work counselling and praying for the women there and helping them resist the temptation to kill their babies.
Mary Wagner previously incarcerated for pro-life witnessing outside abortion clinics
Use this hashtag #RosaryforMary to pledge to pray a Rosary for Mary on Twitter.
If you don't know the Rosary, any prayer for Mary is welcome.
God is the Father of all mankind!
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