Family Life International for a visit to Good Counsel Network Ireland. The two men are devoted to the pro life cause, and are a testimony by their family examples. Both family men live the truth with their wives and children. Both men have been blessed by God with large families. Their Catholic pro life outlook enables them to receive all the gifts that God so dearly wants to impart to them. The Kolbe Center and Family Life International occasionally work together for the common good. Like the parts of the body of Christ working in tandem, increasing optimized bodily functionality.Hugh Owen of the Kolbe Center joined Greg Clovis of
Where does Greg Clovis fit into the pro life ministry equation?
Greg Clovis is the director of Human Life international UK, aka Family Life International. HLI is a world recognized Catholic pro life ministry founded by Fr Paul Marx. Mr Clovis arranges many pro life & pro family seminars in the UK. He is the father of 10 children, 4 of whom have entered religious life. For a Catholic Dad, Greg Clovis is obviously doing his maths right. He desires for all Catholics to know their faith well, which channels into a Catholic pro life ethos. This year Greg has arranged two successful conferences in London inviting international speakers such as Hugh Owen and Michael Voris. Mr. Clovis’s composite pro life approach allows for a wider audience catchment that offers something for everyone. Good Counsel Network UK attend these conferences looking to both learn from them and win over pro life volunteers.
Where does Hugh Owen fit in to the pro life ministry equation?
Hugh Owen has a very unique pro life story that runs like a potentially good Arcadia movie production. His father, Sir David Owen was the 1st ever general secretary to International Planned Parenthood. Sir David died suddenly in the 1st year of holding this position, which led his son Hugh towards the Catholic Church. Hugh Owen later noticed the link between evolutionists philosophy, and the pro-choice ideation. For this reason and more, Hugh set up a counter evolution ministry. The Kolbe Center is the counter evolution ministry that provides a platform for the spread of pro life virtues and a pro Catholic society. Contact Good Counsel Network for details on the Greg Clovis and Hugh Owen Irish visit.
When we put our faith in God, things really happen. The closure of abortion services in Central London’s Bedford Square is a fine example. Crisis Pregnancy volunteers have stationed themselves outside this abortion mill for 13 years. The hope that Good Counsel Network UK had for its closure has come to fruition. It is a remarkable victory with Heaven’s help. The combination of crisis pregnancy counselling, prayer vigils and raising public awareness has paid off. The fruits of consistent voluntary efforts and effective spiritual strategy are plain to see. God has delivered pro lifers in London a great victory.
Effective strategy in Bedford Square via spiritual warfare
Crisis pregnancy volunteers are an effective antidote for women considering an abortion. Good Counsel Network in the UK have helped many pregnant mothers outside Bedford Square Abortion Clinic. The volunteers were a thorn in the side of the BPAS run termination centre. But what has been a constant source of support over the years has been the spiritual strategy employed at Bedford Square. Ireland pro-lifers can take a leaf from this case study. Cross party support pro-life groups helped to bring closure to the abortion services. This cross section of Catholic ministries and communities worked for 13 years in alternate stages to bring an end to abortion in Bedford Square. The backdrop of constant action was crisis pregnancy volunteers, counselling women in need of support.
The sequence of spiritual events at Bedford Square
Saturday vigils began in the late 1990’s. Public novena’s began in 2005. A twice yearly 40 day for life vigil began in 2011. Bedford Square was consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary that same year. Good Counsel Network UK began week day vigils in 2011. In 2012 a Bishop of West Minister arrived in Bedford Square as a show of public support for the Abortion closure demands. At the close of the 2013 forty day lenten vigil, BPAS announced the ending of abortion services in central London. Praise God for this wonderful victory, and may your desire to volunteer with Good Counsel become a reality.
pro-life volunteering at Good Counsel Network Ireland could well be for you! The Good Counsel Network, aka The Women’s Counselling Network was set up in Dublin in 1995 with a handful of volunteers. As the success of the work became apparent over the years many more people were attracted to pro-life volunteering. Good Counsel Network became established in Ireland, the UK, Austria, Spain and Belgium.Want a challenge? Want rewards that are literally out of this world? Yes? Then
Our mission is clear cut
Women facing crisis pregnancies can be under tremendous pressure due to the attitudes of society, family circumstances, peer influence, financial difficulties and so on. By the time we meet them, most are suffering from abortion tunnel vision and are therefore not open to any other options. They may have family concerns giving rise to stress in relation to their pregnancy. There may be subtle pressures in work not to get pregnant for career reasons.This is what makes the work at Good Counsel Network so challenging. Together, we make make the difference, and help women in crisis pregnancies.
Are you considering volunteering?
It is great that you want to volunteer and build a broad Good Counsel Network support base. We’ve had many challenges over the years, and always managed them. Pregnant women need our support. Together we can evaluate their needs, give them material support, a friendly voice and hope for the future. We get great satisfaction when we know we have helped a mother bring her child into the world. The mother too has no regrets, as a gift of life becomes her reality.
How to volunteer to Good Counsel Network Ireland
If you feel called to help women facing a crisis pregnancy through pro-life volunteering, do contact us. We’d like to hear from you, and what you can bring to the table. We have other volunteers who can show you the ropes as you get trained up. We’d like to thank you in advance for having responded to the call.
The importance of crisis pregnancy counsel volunteering
Women facing a crisis pregnancy need the right information, and need it fast. They may be mulling over their situation to the point that they are not able to think straight. Protection of the unborn maybe the last thing on their mind. Very often, a crisis pregnant woman is going it alone. Her boyfriend has let her down, abnegating his responsibilities as a father. The family may not know of her pregnancy, due to fear of rejection. The employer might not have time for employees who are expecting a child. This is where our volunteers can give them invaluable assistance regarding a way forward. Good Counsel Network have some helpful suggestions.
Helpful knowledge for crisis pregnant women
Giving helpful information depends on the situation. If a crisis pregnant woman is not employed, there are a number of financial supporting programmes available. There is: (1) Supplemental Welfare allowance; (2) A medical Card, (3) Rent allowance or Mortgage Interest supplement, (4) Domestic allowance for essential parental items. If a crisis pregnant woman is employed, she has recourse to: (a) Maternity Benefit; (b) Health and Safety benefits; (c) maternity leave entitlements; and (d) unpaid leave entitlements. Advising women facing a crisis pregnancy in this way gives them positive options. A voluntary counselor can put expectant mothers in touch with a local social welfare officer. They may also contact the Maternity Benefit Section of the Department of Social Protection. These are only some of the advice you as a volunteer can impart to women facing a crisis pregnancy. There are other voluntary counselling measures, which Good Counsel will discuss in another blog post.
Women facing a crisis pregnancy may not be in a financial position to have a baby. Or they may have family concerns giving rise to stress in relation to their pregnancy. There may also be other pressures, like careerism in their work place.
We welcome your consideration to volunteer with Good Counsel to help build a broader counselling support base. You may not have the ability to deal with difficult cases. But your pro-life volunteering presence is all it needs to begin helping crisis pregnant women. These women deserve our non judgmental support. And being part of a team enables our volunteers to compliment & supplement the work at hand.
The Christ Centred approach to voluntary work
Adoration is a powerful spiritual approach to pro-life volunteering. At Good Counsel Network, we believe that adoration has an important role for supporting women facing a crisis pregnancy. Our centre has a discreet adoration chapel, so our volunteers can align their works to Christ. This is important from two perspectives. The 1st importance is that Christ is Our King and He will support our efforts. Jesus gives us courage and wisdom to help pregnant women in need. The 2nd importance is the location of the adoration chapel. By having adoration in the centre’s discreet chapel room, it imbues the purpose of our Good Counsel charism. Pro-life volunteering at our ministry comes with the sense of mission and of God’s will. With these 2 perspectives comes a 3rd fruitful development. That fruit being a fraternity of volunteers. Pro-life volunteering builds up God’s Kingdom.
How do I volunteer to Good Counsel Network Ireland
It is easy to volunteer to our Good Counsel Network. We are always happy to have new volunteers help women face their crisis pregnancy. If you feel called to help women facing a crisis pregnancy through pro-life volunteering, we are interested. If you feel called to street contact, and / or private in house adoration, we’d like to hear from you. Contact us by email, leave us your details and we’ll respond. You can visit our pro-life volunteering centre over a cup of tea, and meet our voluntary directors. We look forward to your support. If you cannot volunteer in the ministry at an active level, consider giving us a donation to help support women face their crisis pregnancies. Together we can support pregnant women without recourse to abortion.
Good Counsel Network Ireland are now online. This is great news for unexpectedly pregnant women in Ireland. We are here to help women through their crisis pregnancy in a compassionate, non-judgemental and professional way. Women today are often sold the idea of having a free choice, yet so many make the same bad choice on the back of pressure from peers who do not have their best interests at heart. Many women choose abortion and find themselves having later regrets. They have to live the consequences and conceal this aspect of their life. Those who advocate abortion for these vulnerable women do not have to live with the choice of terminating their pregnancy. They do not have to live with future complications in reproductive health and they do not have to brood over what may have been.
Good Counsel Network supporting crisis pregnancy
Good Counsel Network Ireland are here to help women residing in Ireland to make an informed decision on their pregnancy. We believe that every woman has the right to have all the available facts at their disposal in relation to abortion. Good Counsel Network believes that the dignity of the mother and her developing child should be respected equally. We are here to support vulnerable women who are at a crisis in their lives. It is our desire that every woman comes through their crisis pregnancy with the best outcome for them and their unborn baby.
You can help women who are facing a crisis pregnancy today
Maybe you have experienced the prospects of abortion in your life, but had got the right support from friends. Perhaps you have been spared of the resultant consequence of going ahead with an abortion. You may feel inspired & empowered to help other vulnerable women come to terms with their crisis pregnancy. Why not consider becoming a prayerful community partner for Good Counsel Network Ireland. Your prayers for vulnerable women considering an abortion are much needed. You can also donate to this cause, helping pregnant woman in a crisis get the basic support they deserve. Alternative to these, you can like the Good Counsel Facebook page, follow on twitter, or circle us on Google+. This will help build our online presence, and have a beneficial effect in terms of making Good Counsel Network known to women who are facing a crisis pregnancy. Book mark our blog section for your weekly updates from Good Counsel. Chow for Now.