Googles Sets up a ProLife Search Engine

by Steve Ray on June 8, 2006

Want to search the web using the best search engine?

Want to donate money to ProLife causes every time you search the web?

Then take 2 seconds to sigh up for the Google ProLife Search Engine! Click on the image to go straight to Google ProLife!

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{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

Paul Ackermann July 6, 2007 at 1:03 PM

Why is the search engine not working? It has been down for 2 days.

Lori July 6, 2007 at 10:16 PM

I haven’t been able to use Pro-Life Search engine for 3 days :( … What gives?
I pray it will be up and able to generate donations again soon! Thanks.

Carmen Janik July 7, 2007 at 8:23 AM

Same question as Paul Ackermann – why is the search engine not working? Will it be accessible anytime soon?

Susan Swehla July 11, 2007 at 8:53 AM

Did either of you or anyone else order the Essential Classics of Catholic Spirituality that they (Prolife search) were offering back in January? I have saved several email correspondence from the two men that founded the website concerning the Classics. I ordered them and never received my first two books and they have not made good on their promises for the books or a refund. I fear that perhaps they have turned off their website so people can no longer contact them about this. What started out as a good thing has turned sour.

Doyle Chadwick July 11, 2007 at 5:17 PM

Same question……. my browser always times out lately when trying to reach them. If they are unable to maintain their site, I’d expect at least an announcement.

Doyle Chadwick July 11, 2007 at 5:42 PM

Well this is interesting, my previous comment disappeared. Well, here’s a new one: I just tried to find a way to ask Google what happened to ProLifeSearch.com, and guess what? Google has gotten so BIG that we little people cannot communicate directly with them anymore. We cannot even ask them what happened to the website of theirs that we liked to use. They will not allow us to ask.

Well, I for one will be looking for another search engine, and I’ll use google to find it.

Mike July 11, 2007 at 10:12 PM

I hope that prolifesearch.com returns! I think we need organizations that openly embrace a culture of life.

Maybe we should pray for their success?

Geraldine E. Duzenack July 15, 2007 at 10:51 AM

What happened to ProLife Search.com. My browser cannot get it to come up anymore.

Gerrie

Sandy July 17, 2007 at 5:01 PM

I’m very concerned now……not only is their website down but I am now getting emails from “Jack” with links to student loan information and other “advertisements”. I am not pleased! I joined ProlifeSearch with the best of intentions and now it seems my loyalty is being turned against me! I will email this “Jack” to see what happens…..

Sandy

Susan July 18, 2007 at 1:39 PM

Again folks, as my July 11 post stated, I believe something is wrong with these people. From my end of it, they took my trust and then my money and I never received my books that I ordered from them. I don’t want to think badly of people. However, I have had several email correspondences with Joe from “Prolife Search.com,” one half of the duo and he kept promising to send my refund. This is also happening to four other people that I know of and I don’t know how many more out there are trying to reach them too. Then I received those email advertisements from Jack the other half of the duo. When I saw Prolife search in my inbox, I got a little excited for I thought it was an explanation and apology from them about the Essential Classics of Catholic Spirituality that they were selling back in January of this year. But alas, it was the advertisements. I don’t know what to think anymore.

Michelle July 27, 2007 at 8:01 AM

Did anyone stop to think that maybe their site was shut down by a virus? It has happened time and time again to many other reputable sites. And due to the volume of money they were donating to this fantastic cause, I’m sure they have been inundated with emails and questions as to why things aren’t running anymore. Give them some time, and prayer, and hopefully they will be up and running again soon!

Bryan Cross August 1, 2007 at 2:50 PM

Now it redirects to beachofstone.com. Hmmm.

- Bryan

Brian Harris August 9, 2007 at 10:28 AM

Dear Friends,
Count me as another who pre-paid for my Essential Classics of Catholic. Guess what? No books and no response from our ‘brothers from Bolingbrook,’ Jack and Joe.

If anyone knows how to go about seeking a refund, please let me know. They don’t respond to my emails, of course.

Brian Harris
Nashville TN

Jen V. August 10, 2007 at 11:00 AM

I have been trying to contact the men for some time now. I have been in contact with Patte Gradwell, their secretary?, and she also has had trouble reaching the men. I do have some info that I have pieced together from Google searches and am planning to post it on my blog this weekend.

Jen V. August 11, 2007 at 10:46 PM

I have posted all that I know about the Essential Classics on my blog.

Mary R August 16, 2007 at 1:04 PM

Anyone know anything???? I am getting the same thing as all of you (redirects to beachofstone.com) I want my prolife search back!!!!

Susan August 28, 2007 at 9:44 AM

A friend of mine received this today. I didn’t get one because I have changed my email address since Prolife search went down. They probably sent it to my old address. This is for your own information and discernment.

From: Jack Manhire – Catholic Classics [mailto:registerclassics@prolifesearch.com]
Sent: Monday, August 27, 2007 2:51 PM
To: Jo Chafen
Subject: What happened to ProLifeSearch?

We apologize for the lateness of this email, and for the dropped
responses and follow-up tasks that have affected some of you. I
(Joe Hanley) would like to accept personal responsibility for these
failures, and I can only tell you again that I’m sorry. Personal
issues got me very off track, and I did not communicate outwardly
or complete the follow-ups I promised you, I ask your forgiveness.
We will take care of your requests and communication right away
from this point on.

As you most likely realize even before receiving this note, PLS has
had a long interruption in our mission–and our communication–and
we’d like to use this email for three things:

1. First and foremost, apologize for some problems over the past
months

2. Next, update you on the PLS operation

3. Finally, and importantly as well, initiate effective follow-up to
any communication and requests you have back to us

Bad news before details… as many or you have already noticed, the
ProLifeSearch website is no more. Here’s what happened:

Regarding our operations, it has taken us awhile to put some of the
pieces of ProLifeSearch back together again. . . including those
who purchased the books.

This was too long so it is
Continued in next posting–

Susan August 28, 2007 at 9:44 AM

As many or you have already noticed, the ProLifeSearch website is
gone. We’ll get to how that happened in a minute.

But first, regarding the books: When we took the orders for the
leather-bound books we divided the money received two ways. The
first went to the publisher to produce the books. The second part
went immediately to our pro-life charities.

We then began having trouble with our publisher. For one reason or
another they kept giving us excuses as to why the books weren’t
ready yet. Days turned into weeks which turned into months. By
the time we demanded our money back for a job not completed, the
publisher was completely non-responsive. Since this publisher is
overseas, it will end up costing us more to sue the publisher for
performance than what we paid them.

So all of the money sent to the publisher is gone. The money not
sent to the publisher went to our pro-life charities and hopefully
did a great deal of good for Life.

Of course some of you would like refunds for the money you paid, as
you should. We do not feel right asking for the money back from
our charities, and the rest of the money is in the publisher’s
pocket. So we (Jack and I) will personally pay those people back
who request a refund out of our own pockets. We just ask that you
have patience. We simply cannot afford to refund everyone at once.
As money becomes available, we will make good on our promise
though.

—continued with next posting

Susan August 28, 2007 at 10:06 AM

Those people who have already requested refunds will receive checks
within one week. Anyone requesting a refund now or in the future
will receive that within 21 days of getting the request to us.

Some of you may feel a certain relief knowing that your money went
to help Life. If you do not wish to request a refund, you do not
have to do anything. If you do wish to get a refund, please email
us at plsrefunds@gmail.com or write us at 542 N. Ashbury Ave,
Bolingbrook, IL 60440.

Now the website itself: Sadly, the bottom line is that some of the
web developers we hired for this project left our employ and
changed all of the passwords to the site. This meant that for
months we could not access the site, change the site, or post any
new information on the site. It also meant that we could not
access our list of book purchasers to notify them of the problems
we were having.

As we tried to force the new passwords from these developers, the
URL — http://www.prolifesearch.com — expired, and it seems some rock and
roll site was all too ready to snatch it up because of all the
traffic we created over the past 2 years.

Legally, the site now belongs to that organization. We have tried,
but we cannot get it back.

The good news is that during our operation, through your support,
we were able to generate over $20,000 for Pro-life charities. Good
was done, and we accept responsibility (and apologize to all of
you) for a rocky wind-down to our efforts.

Of course, we also hope that we might have inspired others to come
up with their own ideas on how to blend every day activities and
our cause for Life so that those charities on the front line of the
fight have what they need to continue their good work each and
every day.

I am a little sad to have to say good-bye. But ProLifeSearch was
never about Jack and Joe. It was always about you. You are the
ones who made any good works we did possible. And for that I just
want to say Thank You.

Please go forth and continue to fight the good fight.

God bless you all,

Joe Hanley
Jack Manhire

Jim Nolan September 21, 2007 at 1:36 PM

Wanted to let you know the new version of this site is Prolifeinternet.com — the old one shut down and this one is doing the same thing. Every time someone searches, the proceeds go to pro-life efforts.

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