(LifeSiteNews) — A petition in support of a pro-life Catholic priest facing charges from the Biden administration garnered nearly 7,000 signatures in its first 24 hours. As of this writing, it has now exceeded 8,000 signatures.
LifePetitions launched the petition after a Pennsylvania court handed down a split ruling against Father Christopher “Fidelis” Moscinski, a pro-life activist and member of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal.
Father Fidelis 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 in 2021.
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.
Sign the petition to let Fr. Fidelis know you support him and are praying for him.
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.
SIGN THIS PETITION TODAY to tell Fr. Fidelis you stand with him and his courageous fight!
He along with other Red Rose Rescuers regularly enter abortion centers with red roses and pro-life literature to hand out to women, persuading them to choose life for their unborn children.
Father Fidelis was previously arrested for rescues in Ohio in June 2021 and New Jersey in January 2020.
The Biden administration also recently charged the priest and other pro-life activists for Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act (FACE) violations, days after the FBI raid on the home of Catholic dad of seven Mark Houck.
Father Fidelis spoke with LifeSite’s Jim Hale shortly after the court decision:
He 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.”
The pro-life priest added: “The most important thing is that we do this all with love. Not out of frustration or anger, or judgment. We just realize, we’re instruments of the Lord in all of this.”