Greetings to All the Helpers of God’s Precious Infants throughout the world. It has been my distinct pleasure to join with some of you on the Sunday weekly Zoom conference calls since April of this year. I have enjoyed hearing from those on the call, and I have heard from people throughout the United States, Canada, England, Albania, and even Australia. As I am not able to travel as much as I used to; this
has been a good way for me to stay in touch with the Helpers from all over the world. I would like to invite any reader of this newsletter to join us on the call ......
Usually, when someone says: “I was born for this,” they are speaking of some extraordinary or amazing moment, when they feel more alive, more loved, more appreciated than they may feel at other times in their lives. The fact is that that truth is contained within each moment. Each moment is sacred to each one of us -hoovering the carpet, washing the dishes, cleaning the toilet, waiting in traffic, sitting
in the dentist’s chair - you were born for this. Each moment has never been done before, and is never going to be done again. There is an essential link between each moment and the one that preceded it and the one that follows it. Most importantly love can only happen in this moment ......
Last month, the Supreme Court turned down permission for me to appeal my case, even though the Court of Appeal avoided some of the most important issues in their judgment last year. Most frustratingly, the Supreme Court didn't provide any reasons for its decision, and so we don't know why it was not accepted.
However, the good news is that the Supreme Court does not have the final say on cases involving Human Rights. Because my case involves the right to freedom of expression and freedom of religion, we can take it to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. After reflecting with my legal team on whether to appeal the case further, I am excited to announce that we have decided to take the case to Strasbourg.
Saturday 20 July saw Bishop Thomas McMahon (Emeritus of Brentwood) celebrate Holy Mass for the Helpers at St Thomas’ Church, Woodford, lead our Procession from the church and stay for the whole vigil outside Marie Stopes in Buckhurst Hill. Look at the great photos!