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December 16th, 2008


The Gang - 1988

It took twenty years. But the abortion mill, Medical Options, seen above at its previous location being picketed by the original Danbury Gang in 1988, has finally closed its doors as of October, 2008, on the feast day of OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE! Who says prayers don’t work? So it takes a while sometimes.

We often wondered over the years why God took so long – were we not praying right? – did we chat too much between prayers? – was God waiting for greater numbers?  When Medical Options moved from the above location on Mill Plain Road to its 135 Main Street office right across from the Police Station “the gang” went along.  There it was, doing business on MAIN STREET, between two CATHOLIC CHURCHES!! Where were the crowds that should have protested this killing of babies for cash?

Over the years prayerful people came and went, some for a decade of the rosary, some for a decade of years.  We are sure that Father Bill Smith, featured in a previous post, must have had something to do with the final closing.  He was older than anyone and more faithful than anyone, and he had to travel all the way from Norwalk to be with us.    Thank you, Father Bill, for your inspiration and giving our motley crew an aura of respectability.

At its October, 2008, convention the Connecticut Right to Life Corporation honored the Danbury Gang with the Frank Haggerty Award, a pewter platter, nicely inscribed.  Over the years seven regular “picketeers,” including our beloved Father Bill, had died without seeing their prayers answered.

Our Pewter Plate

Our Pewter Plate

We do not know if Medical Options is closed for good or will pop up someplace else.   They did not tell us they were going, or why, or where.  We did not see them leave.  But we were told by a friend in a neighboring store that they left ON THE FEAST DAY OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE!  How cool is that?  Many years we  would gather and pray on her feast day with a huge OLG banner.  On other days we had a smaller picture of OLG.  We said so many Hail Marys that our Protestant friends protested!  They feel there is something wrong about the ratio of one Our Father to ten Hail Marys.  It doesn’t seem to help much to explain that while we are saying the ten Hail Marys were are supposed to be reflecting on various events in the life of Christ.

HAIL MARY!   Daughter of the Father, mother of the Son, spouse of the Holy Spirit! Of course God will listen when Mary intercedes!


Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.  Amen

October 15th, 2008


When John heard in prison about the deeds of the Christ he sent word by his disciples and said to him, “Are you he who is to come or shall we look for another?”  And Jesus answered them, “Go and tell John what you hear and see, the blind receive their sight and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised up, and the poor have good news preached to them.”  Matthew 11: 2-5

I doubt very much if the message of Jesus would have caught on like it did were it not for the signs and wonders that he performed. To this day the signs and wonders that accompany the “good news” (or gospel) give witness to the divinity of the Christ. For example, since Mary appeared to Bernadette in 1858 and the spring sprang up where none had been before, millions have visited the Grotto in Lourdes, France, to bathe in the healing waters. Many have claimed healings of one sort or another and the Lourdes Medical Bureau of doctors was formed to investigate claims of miracles. Only 68 so far have been called medically inexplicable. Because of the difficulty of proving a healing of any sort, healings are not my favorite sort of miracle. Real though they may be, they require testimonies and medical documents, and there always remains the question of mind over matter — a psychosomatic healing that can be labeled natural rather than supernatural.

In his book Miracles C. S. Lewis writes: “I use the word Miracle to mean an interference with Nature by Read the rest of this entry »