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January 2015 - Good Counsel

We Marched for Life; Now Let’s Work for Life!

Posted by | Jan 27, 2015 | No Comments

Last Thursday marked the 42nd March for Life and what an awe-inspiring witness to the Culture of Life! Now what? We have the rest of 2015 to put our witness into action.

Our Executive Director and Co-Founder, Chris Bell, was interviewed by Teresa Tomeo on EWTN the morning of the March – check out the video below. The message has to get out that there is help for every woman in a crisis pregnancy, no matter where she lives.  Good Counsel is just one ministry, but we network with nearly 300 maternity homes throughout the country and more than 3,000 pregnancy resource centers. Any woman, anywhere who calls our 24/7 helpline will find concrete help, hope, and love for herself and her baby.

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Father John Paul Knows All About #GC30!

Posted by | Jan 20, 2015 | No Comments

Fr. John Paul, Servant of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, and Chris Bell, Co-Founder of Good Counsel

Good Counsel would not exist were it not for our co-founders, Chris Bell & Fr. Benedict Groeschel, of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. 30 years ago Chris asked Father Benedict, “why isn’t anyone doing anything” about the homeless, pregnant women he encountered every day. Father Benedict answered, “I’ll help you do something!”

Though we still feel the loss of Father Benedict, his spirit lives on as we work every day to help women in need, women who have faced too many closed doors until they came to us. Because of your assistance the last three decades, we have never said no to any woman who needed us – that is something to celebrate! Read More

Babies live, babies die: Where are you?

Posted by | Jan 20, 2015 | One Comment

Babies, and those who are lost to abortion, are ever remembered every day by prolifers throughout the world. In the United States, we remember most especially on January 22nd  when the largest and longest human rights march in Washington D.C. continues as thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands, gather marking the 42nd year since an abominable U.S. Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade Read More

What is #GC30?

Posted by | Jan 16, 2015 | No Comments

Alveda says Happy Anniversary Good Counsel!

Dr. Alveda King knows…

2015 is an exciting year for all of us at Good Counsel because we are celebrating 30 years of helping homeless, pregnant women choose life!

We have lots of exciting events coming up and there will be many opportunities for you to join us in the celebration.

Stay tuned to our blog, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and join us on Pinterest so you don’t miss out on anything.

Be Our Guest!

Posted by | Jan 16, 2015 | No Comments

Please join us on March 21, 2015 for a special event in honor of our 30th Anniversary! Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, New Jersey. Mass will be followed with a luncheon at the Archdiocesan Youth Retreat Center, Kearney, New Jersey at 1:00 PM. RSVP here.

We hope to see you there! Read More

42 Years

Posted by | Jan 13, 2015 | One Comment

Our nation is in mourning. Thousands of lives have been lost each and every day since the passage of the Supreme Court decision to legalize abortion 42 years ago in Roe vs. Wade.

42 years

The mothers and fathers of the millions of aborted children are walking around with deep wounds, sometimes only known to themselves.  They are weighed down by the guilt and shame they have come to find are a part of their everyday life. But, they are not alone in their mourning. Read More

Top 10 Stories in 2014

Posted by | Jan 9, 2015 | No Comments

We launched our Good Counsel Blog a few months before the beginning of 2014. We have enjoyed sharing stories all year about our events and news. As we look back, however, our most popular blogs are always the stories about our moms. Though their stories are sometimes tough to read, each woman takes a giant leap when she steps through the door of a Good Counsel home. It is a leap of faith, but they are always caught with love.  Thank you for making their happy endings possible!

And now… our top 10 stories from 2014! Read More

Tears of Joy at Christmas

Posted by | Jan 8, 2015 | No Comments

We cannot express our gratitude enough to our many donors and supporters who made Christmas at all four of our homes a beautiful and blessed celebration. Our moms were just stunned and overjoyed at your generosity. Some of our moms came to Good Counsel with literally nothing but the clothes on their backs. Read More

Women’s Health Care Can Embrace Life

Posted by | Jan 5, 2015 | No Comments

In an article in the National Review Online earlier this month, Kathryn Lopez tells the story of how the National Gianna Center for Women’s Health came to be. Anne Nolte, M.D., Director of the Center is a friend to Good Counsel and as Chris Bell says, “Dr. Nolte is always available to help any woman in a crisis pregnancy and willing to advise and encourage what’s best no matter how difficult the situation.”

What the Gianna Center contradicts is the widespread belief that abortion is the only option when a difficult situation arises. Read More

Good Counsel Turns 30 in 2015!

Posted by | Jan 3, 2015 | No Comments

We are so excited for the new year here at Good Counsel Homes.  We are eager to celebrate 30 years of helping homeless mothers, babies, and children!  There will be lots of exciting events on the calendar and news to share.  We’ll be sharing updates on some of our moms and babies who have moved on from Good Counsel to a new life, a life that would not have been possible if not for you, our friends, supporters, and donors. Read More

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