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Christopher Bell, Author at Good Counsel

The Lord is Risen!

Posted by | Apr 16, 2017 | No Comments

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Who ever saw a dead man come back to life?

Those who were with Jesus when he raised Lazarus did. Those who saw Jesus stop the funeral cortege of the widowed mother’s son did. Those who saw the little girl arise did.  But have you?  I have not.

Yet, I do believe.

I believe on faith, but my faith is also underscored by the sight of the troubled, depressed, rejected pregnant mom who comes into Good Counsel one day, gives birth another day, and finds a new life in Christ a third day. Read More

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Father Benedict’s Good Friday Video Message

Posted by | Apr 14, 2017 | No Comments

Dear Friend,

Several years ago Good Counsel’s Joe Quattrocchi had the opportunity to chat with Father Benedict Groeschel, CFR, about a number of things including one of his favorite days of the year, Good Friday.

Father Benedict spent many years preaching at Good Friday Services but, as his health began to fade he was no longer able to do so.

Here in the last Good Friday reflection Father Benedict would make before his death in 2014, Good Counsel’s co-founder speaks about the importance of this day and how appreciative he is of all who support the work of Good Counsel.  I hope you will enjoy this video. Read More

Daystar, a Home for the Most Vulnerable Mothers & Babies

Posted by | Apr 4, 2017 | No Comments

Let’s create a new springtime for Good Counsel’s Daystar home

Just as spring has sprung, Good Counsel is looking forward to new life – a springtime – for one of our homes called Daystar.

Good Counsel’s Daystar home was started back in 1999 because I saw that many homeless, pregnant women, who suffered from a dual diagnosis, meaning a mental illness and/or an addiction, had nowhere to go.  Most residential programs throughout the country would say no for admission, particularly if a woman’s substance abuse problem was less than 30 days old.

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Please help – Winter Storm Stella Adds Urgency to 2017 Heating Campaign

Posted by | Mar 14, 2017 | No Comments

Dear Friend,

I just wanted to send all of our Good Counsel friends this very important update about our 2017 Winter Heating Appeal.

Winter Storm Stella means even bigger heating bills for Good Counsel homes and the urgency is dire.  You may have seen my important messages about Good Counsel’s 2017 Winter Heating Appeal.  Thankfully, a number of generous donors have already given more than $6,800 to date. However, since our campaign goal is $8,250, we still need to raise around $1,500 more.

Today all of our homes in New York and New Jersey are impacted by Winter Storm Stella. Fortunately, our moms and babies are warm and safe from the blizzard, thanks to all of those who have given to this year’s heating appeal. Read More

Abortion was her only option until…

Posted by | Feb 16, 2017 | No Comments

Lent is a time of compassion, mercy, and serving. Our Lord calls us to a ministry of “bringing the afflicted and the homeless into your house” (Isaiah 58:7 NAB).  And I have committed Good Counsel to that!

Here, a mother in need will find a warm and safe place, nutritious meals, and the tools and support she needs to become a great mother. Any time. Day or night.  Right now, in the dead of winter, there is a mother alone on the streets. No family. No friends. No support. No place to live. And she’s pregnant.

She thinks she only has one option: abortion. Read More

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Please Help Good Counsel With Heating Bills This Winter

Posted by | Feb 9, 2017 | No Comments

Last week I posted an important message about Good Counsel’s 2017 Winter Heating Appeal.  Thankfully, a number of generous donors gave right away, but I’m sorry to say we’re still short of our $8,250 campaign goal by more than $6,000.

Since the northeast is known to often have dangerously cold nights, putting the lives of many destitute mothers and their unborn babies at risk, Good Counsel continues its unwavering commitment to say YES to any pregnant mother in dire need. Read More

Help our moms and babies to be safe and warm this winter

Posted by | Jan 31, 2017 | No Comments

There is never a good time to be homeless and pregnant, and certainly the winter season is the WORST time!

In the northeast there are often dangerously cold evenings where both mother and baby’s health are at risk, and Good Counsel always strives to say YES to any pregnant mother in dire need.

During this winter season, Good Counsel has a goal to raise $8,250 for its Heating Campaign. That is what it costs to heat our five northern homes during these cold winter months. Can you please help our moms and babies to be safe and warm this winter? Read More

Partnering Changes Lives

Posted by | Jan 28, 2017 | No Comments

You know Good Counsel’s homes for pregnant moms and their children are open 24/7.  A woman in trouble at midnight can call and come in our door.  There is never a slow season. Every day, every week, every month, only with your help, Good Counsel staff is ready to change lives by caring for both the mother and child who enter one of our residences.

I thank God for you and that’s why I am asking you to consider becoming a Good Counsel Partner for Life.  You’ve already partnered with me in this ministry for mothers and babies. You’ve invested in life, giving desperate mothers a way to say “yes” to life for their babies.  But, today I am asking you to really make a concerted effort to change lives!

As a Good Counsel Partner for Life you will transform the life of a mother and child… every month. Read More

Our homes are at capacity – and growing!

Posted by | Jan 12, 2017 | No Comments

Dear Friend,

Without your generous financial support, 59 new babies would not have been celebrated at Good Counsel in 2016!  Your compassion helped their mothers choose LIFE. Were it not for your compassion and generosity, precious babies would never have been born.

When you give to Good Counsel, you’re welcoming a mom in crisis. You’re giving her the courage to deliver her baby. You’re making a place where she can nurture her newborn, learn to be a great mom, and become self-sufficient so that one day soon, she can step out on her own with her child. Read More

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