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LANSING, Michigan (LifeSiteNews) — A newly elected state representative who is organizing a Eucharistic procession on the grounds of the Michigan state capitol on Wednesday, December 7 told LifeSiteNews he wants to evangelize the Wolverine State for the Kingship of Christ.

“This particular Eucharistic Procession is first and foremost a reverent act to bring the Blessed Sacrament on to our State Capitol grounds,” Republican Jim DeSana, who will begin his first term this January, told LifeSite. “Our parish also feels it is a Statement that Jesus is our Sovereign King and our Founding Fathers never intended for God to be completely separated from every aspect of American Society. To be able pray and venerate Jesus on the very ground where our laws are passed is what we want to witness on behalf of all Roman Catholics in the State of Michigan.”

DeSana will represent the 29th district in Michigan’s House of Representatives, which is located just south of Detroit.

DeSana is a father of four boys and four girls. He also has 14 grandchildren under the age of nine. He and his wife Stephanie have been active in pro-life initiatives for many years, including Michigan Right to Life. A practitioner and strong supporter of homeschooling, DeSana attends St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in New Boston. Father John Hedges, St. Stephen’s parish priest, will be on site for the procession.

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“My goal, ultimately, is to build back up the Catholic community of Michigan,” DeSana said. “Michigan was, at one time, one of the most Catholic states in America — along with Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. We need to re-evangelize Michigan. We need people to realize that the atheistic society we have become will eventually decimate our great State.”

DeSana previously worked as a businessman before entering politics. His father James served as a state representative in the 1970s and 1980s, eventually serving in GOP Governor John Engler’s administration.

“I decided to run for office after I became alarmed at the loss of liberty we suffered at the hands of the government tyrants running the State of Michigan. I could not believe how many unconstitutional and illegal measures that were being forced upon us,” he said.

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UPDATE (1/24/23): 

Pro-life priest and Red Rose Rescuer Fr. Fidelis Moscinski has been found guilty of violating the Freedom to Access Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act. 

Yesterday Fr. Fidelis was convicted of the federal crime for a July 2022 “lock and block” rescue he conducted at a Planned Parenthood in Hempstead, New York. The priest is scheduled to be sentenced on April 24 and faces up to six months in federal prison. 

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UPDATE (10/26/22): 

A Pennsylvania court issued a split ruling against a pro-life Franciscan priest and activist arrested after he entered an abortion clinic to help women choose life.

Father Christopher “Fidelis” Moscinski was found guilty of two misdemeanor charges and not guilty of a felony trespass and a misdemeanor resist, for participating in a Red Rose Rescue at a Planned Parenthood.

Fr. Moscinski entered the clinic on August 27, 2021 with red roses and pro-life literature ready to hand out to women and persuading them to choose life for their children.

Fr. Fidelis has participated in many Red Rose Rescues at abortion centers, and for this has been imprisoned multiple times.

He was also previously arrested for trying to save babies in Ohio in June 2021 and in New Jersey in January 2020.

After the court decision, Fr. Fidelis urged people to “continue keeping all pro-lifers anywhere who are facing charges, especially federal charges, in your prayers, and that God can bring some good out of this unjust persecution.”

Sign this petition today to let Fr. Fidelis know you stand with him and his heroic fight to save unborn lives from abortion.

Fellow pro-life activist and Red Rose Rescuer Will Goodman told LifeSite’s Jim Hale that the court’s ruling to drop one felony and reject another was a “big victory.”But the crackdown on pro-lifers continues!

Just recently the Biden administration targeted Fr. Fidelis and other pro-life activists for Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act (FACE) violation charges.

This same law was also used by the FBI to raid the home of pro-life Catholic dad Mark Houck last month.

It’s really a disgrace that in America pro-lifers are increasingly being attacked and persecuted simply because they stand for life.

Fr. Fidelis Moscinski needs your prayers and support now more than ever as he continues to fearlessly battle for the unborn.

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‘Big victory’: Felonies tossed in split verdict for priest attempting rescue of unborn

BREAKING NEWS: Father Fidelis Legal Verdict reaction LIVE by Legal team

FBI charges pro-life priest with violating abortion access law one week after Mark Houck raid

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DeSana is a member of the Knights of Columbus, Michigan Sheep Producers, the Michigan Cattleman’s Association, and National Rifle Association. He told LifeSite he’s forming a brand-new Catholic caucus for all baptized Catholics in the Michigan legislature.

“The invitation will go out to any Baptized Catholic Senator or Representative. We plan to meet for Mass, for regular prayer and to inform each other how we can be faithful Catholics in our role as State legislators,” he said.

LifeSiteNews will be on the ground in Lansing Wednesday reporting on the procession, which begins at 10:45 a.m. For questions about the event, contact [email protected].

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