Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Baby Joseph Dies Peacefully at Home With Family

For Immediate Release: Baby Joseph Dies Peacefully at Home With Family

Baby Joseph Dies Peacefully at Home With Family

Baby's life extended for seven months after hospital refused to perform a tracheotomy

Contact: Kristina Hernandez, 703-373-0632;

ST. PETERSBURG, FL., Sept. 28, 2011 -- The Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network wishes to express their grief for the Maraachli family on the death of their baby, Joseph Maraachli ("Baby Joseph"). Baby Joseph passed away last night.

"It was a privilege and an inspiration for me to meet the Maraachli family and see their dedication to care for and love their precious boy, regardless of his disability," said Bobby Schindler, the brother of Terri Schiavo and Co-Executive Director of Terri's Life & Hope Network. "All the parents wanted was to bring their baby home. By their example, they showed the world what it means to love unconditionally. May we all learn from their example."

This past February, Schindler traveled to London, Ontario Canada, on two occasions to join the family of Baby Joseph, who at the time was pleading with the London Health Sciences Centre to bring Baby Joseph home so that he could spend his remaining days with his family. The Canadian hospital, along with the courts believed it would be best to terminate Joseph's life, despite the wishes of his parents, and refused to perform a common tracheotomy that would extend his life.

 After many weeks of public pressure, London Heath Sciences Centre released Baby Joseph and he was taken to SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center in St. Louis.

The successful tracheotomy was performed at the St. Louis hospital and Baby Joseph was released, spending the last seven months being cared for by his family.

The Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network was established by the family members of Terri Schiavo to protect the rights of people with cognitive disabilities. It has communicated with and supported more than 1,000 families, and has been involved in hundreds of cases since Terri's Death. Terri's Life & Hope Network was the recipient of the Gerard Health Foundation Life Prizes Award for their efforts in protecting the value and dignity of the profoundly brain injured.

May he rest in peace. I am praying for all, his family and their friends, that they may also find peace and comfort in the Lord.

God bless!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Defending Our Faith Conference

This looks interesting, and I think I would enjoy attending. Look into it, if you are in the area!

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We have Aux. Bishop Don Hying who is devoutly Catholic, Jim Blackburn from Catholic Answers, and Fr. Matthew Widder who is a new, young Associate Priest at St. Mary's in Hales Corners.

Relevant Radio is our sponsor.

This is a  Conference that teaches straight from the Catechism.

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Are you interested in promoting this at your Parish?  If so, email and request a Media Kit.  A Media Kit includes 20
flyers, 10 postcards, and a copy of the Parish Bulletin to give to our Bulletin editor.
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Call:   414-241-1347

Find out the WHY behind the core teachings of the Catholic faith?  Attend the 2011 Defending Our Faith Conference November 19th, 2011 with Auxilary Bishop Don Hying of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Jim Blackburn from Catholic Answers, and Fr. Matthew Widder from St. Mary's. 

You will learn how to defend Catholic teachings to believers and non-believers, at least 10 Responses to debunk common objections to the faith, and to be confident in defending why you are faithful to the Catholic Church and Her teachings.  

Register online today at or call 414-241-1347.

Parish Bulletin Announcement
Defending Our Faith will be defending Mary, defending the Eucharist, and defending the Church.  
The Defending Our Faith Conference defends the Catholic faith by using Catholic Apologetics. 

Auxiliary Bishop will be defending the Catholic Church's Teaching on Mary.  He will answer why we pray the Rosary, why we pray to Mary, and why Mary is so important to Catholics. 

Jim Blackburn will give us a better understanding of the Eucharist from the Biblical perspective.  Catholic's are known for not knowing the Bible, but Jim Blackburn will show how the true Presence of the Eucharist is Biblical through and through.

Father Matthew Widder
will explain why we need the Church.  Many believers and non-believers do not see a need or desire for the Catholic Church, however, Father Matthew Widder will give an extraordinary insight to why the Catholic Church is an absolute necessity in today's world.

Register for the Defending Our Faith Conference, space is limited.
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Defending Our Faith Conference:
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Only $30/person
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