Columnists/Ann Barrick
Updated: April 5th, 2013
An ‘unofficial’ 40 Days for Life
ANN BARRICK
Thursday, 05 September 2013
The topic for my previous September columns has been about the upcoming 40 Days for Life campaign, asking people to get involved in maintaining a prayerful presence outside the Center for Choice. When that abortion business closed in June, I thought to myself, “No 40 Days for Life to organize this...
ANN BARRICK
Friday, 02 August 2013
The Center for Choice finished with abortions earlier than usual on the evening of May 30, the first day of the Sacred Heart Novena. Those of us praying outside began the Divine Mercy Chaplet, and what happened next took us quite by surprise: A work...
ANN BARRICK
Friday, 07 June 2013
Every Friday morning, a few men pray and sidewalk counsel outside the Center for Choice for two hours while abortions take place. They can become discouraged, as many often do, because there is little proof that what they are doing is making a differ...
ANN BARRICK
Friday, 03 May 2013
When I was a little girl, I loved to read the story of Our Lady of Fatima over and over. I would imagine how wonderful it must have been to be one of the three shepherd children to whom our Blessed Mother appeared in 1917. In my youthful innocence, ...
ANN BARRICK
Friday, 05 April 2013
Recently I was asked by someone I thought was pro-life about the options for women who choose life for their babies rather than abortion. It wasn’t the first time I’d been asked that, so I realized many people must not know about the many opportu...
ANN BARRICK
Friday, 01 March 2013
In early February, a young woman in New York was expecting her first child — a girl — in less than two months. She and her husband had already named their daughter and registered for baby items at a few stores. Then they found out that she had ...
ANN BARRICK
Friday, 01 February 2013
Twenty-five years ago this month, I received the phone call that turned my world upside down. In the early hours of a Sunday morning, I was told that my 6-year-old nephew was in the hospital with a sudden brain bleed and wasn’t expected to live. Le...
ANN BARRICK
Friday, 04 January 2013
This month we commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s legalization of abortion in the United States. On Jan. 22, 1973, both Roe v. Wade and its companion case Doe v. Bolton were allowed to “stand” and thus changed the face of Am...
ANN BARRICK
Friday, 07 December 2012
I love the shepherds in the Christmas story. There they were, minding their own business when, lo and behold! An angel appears to them “bringing tidings of great joy.” At first they were struck wi...
ANN BARRICK
Friday, 02 November 2012
A few years ago, I contacted a priest to lead the 40 Days for Life final event. He couldn’t because he would be leading a service at the cemetery for All Souls Day. His “no” became the inspirati...
ANN BARRICK
Friday, 05 October 2012
Although we are non-confrontational when we pray and counsel outside local abortion centers, we are still occasionally met with hostility and mockery. One recent evening, a man yelled at me, using ...
ANN BARRICK
Friday, 07 September 2012
Summer has ended, school has begun, and preparations are under way for the upcoming 40 Days for Life, which is to begin Sept. 26 and end Nov. 4. It was only five years ago when the first national pro-...
ANN BARRICK
Thursday, 02 August 2012
“We’re life-flighting you to University of Michigan Medical Center.” As soon as those words were spoken to my husband in the wee hours that Wednesday morning, we asked for a priest so Jeff coul...