- TV Shows Featuring Nudity Highlight Culture’s Crisis of Truth
- UNIVERSITY TO OFFER ‘GENDER-OPEN’ RESTROOMS
- Sister loves baby brother too much to let him grow up
- Sandra Fluke’s biggest donor is … Sandra Fluke
- Euthanasia Movement Defends Pushing People to Starve Themselves to Death
- Babies will still die in Mississippi abortion clinic
|TV Shows Featuring Nudity Highlight Culture’s Crisis of Truth
A tawdry and titillating TV trend is under way. Seven—that’s right, seven—shows are being rolled out on cable and satellite channels featuring one central theme: complete nudity.
|UNIVERSITY TO OFFER ‘GENDER-OPEN’ RESTROOMS
Northwestern University will offer “gender-open restrooms” to its students this fall.
|Sister loves baby brother too much to let him grow up
Little Sadie, 5, is grappling with the big questions at an early age. In this YouTube video, she heartbreakingly tells her family she doesn’t want her little brother to grow up.
|Sandra Fluke’s biggest donor is … Sandra Fluke
Liberal darling and free-birth-control advocate Sandra Fluke is her own biggest donor in her state Senate race, according to official California campaign finance reports.
|Euthanasia Movement Defends Pushing People to Starve Themselves to Death
I am not sure why so many “science” bloggers and writers want to opine on ethics. Perhaps having to be objective and purely evidence based gets boring.
|Babies will still die in Mississippi abortion clinic
A federal Appeals Court has struck down a Mississippi law that would have shuttered the state’s only abortion clinic.
“Father Jim” is a senior priest suspended under terms of the Dallas Charter, barred from ministry and from defending his good name due to a claim from 1972.
Editor’s Note: The following guest post by “Father Jim” was received as a comment on a recent post at These Stone Walls. Due to its length and subject matter, we are posting it as a guest post with Father Jim’s permission, but we have shielded his identity because his case is still pending at the Holy See.
July 30, 2014
IN the over 900 writings on this website, I have mentioned Medjugorje relatively few times. I have not ignored it, as some wish me to, for the simple fact that I would be acting contrary to Sacred Scripture which commands us not to despise, but test prophecy. In that regard, after 33 years, Rome has intervened several times to prevent this alleged apparition site from being shut down, even going so far as to take authority for the authenticity of the apparitions away from the local bishop and into the hands of the Vatican and her commissions, and ultimately the Pope himself. Neither can one ignore, without a certain intellectual dishonesty, the numerous statements from not only cardinals and bishops, but from St. John Paul II himself that were positive, if not outright celebratory of this unofficial Marian shrine (seeMedjugorje: Just the Facts Ma’am. Pope Francis has yet to make a public pronouncement, but is known to have allowed the seers of Medjugorje to speak in his jurisdiction while he was a Cardinal.)
While I’ve shared my own experiences of Medjugorje in the past (see That Medjugorje) as well as a powerful encounter of Divine Mercy there (see Miracle of Mercy), today I am going to speak to those who want to see Medjugorje shut down and mothballed.
What are you thinking?
|Loving One’s Enemies (Matt 5:43-48)
God has many enemies; the atheist who mocks him, the agnostic who is indifferent and the lapsed that is worldly minded. Each in their own way has marked themselves against God. Yet God in return loves them and asks the same of us in return. We who have fewer enemies and whose enemies are less passionate and less violent are called to imitate God. Our hearts, like his, are meant to become a wide open space where even our enemies can come and take refuge.
+ Fr. Jeremiah Myriam Shryock, CFR
(c) Mary TV 2014
July 30, 2014
St. Peter Chrysologus
Dear Family of Mary!
“Dear children! You are not aware of the graces that you are living at this time in which the Most High is giving you signs for you to open and convert. Return to God and to prayer, and may prayer begin to reign in your hearts, families and communities, so that the Holy Spirit may lead and inspire you to every day be more open to God’s will and to His plan for each of you. I am with you and with the saints and angels intercede for you. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (July 25, 2014)
On June 25, 2014 Our Lady announced to us: “The Most High is giving me the grace that I can still be with you and to lead you in prayer towards the way of peace.” It seemed that she was even a bit surprised that she was able to remain with us. Her continued presence with us in Medjugorje is a sign to us that God has not given up on us yet!
Indeed Our Lady told us on July 25: “You are not aware of the graces that you are living at this time in which the Most High is giving you signs for you to open and convert.” Indeed, one of the chief signs that God is giving us at this time is the continued presence of Our Lady in Medjugorje! Her presence is a sign to us to convert and to be open to God’s will in our lives. Our Lady’s presence is a grace beyond measure for each of us. If we are not aware of the immensity of this grace, we have truly grown dull witted!
Truly this is a time of great grace. Though we may not “feel” this grace, or understand it, there is one way to measure it. St. Paul wrote, “…where sin increased; grace abounded all the more.” (Rom 5:20) Truly in our day sin has increased, violence and strife are overflowing. And so grace abounds all the more, because God will not be outdone. He is pouring out graces upon us to help us in this battle. And through our Lady’s presence in Medjugorje we can receive those graces in abundance.
And so Our Lady calls us to “return to God and to prayer.” This is the way to respond to grace. We must return to our faith, to our deepest faith that God exists. And we must turn to God in prayer, opening our hearts to Him with expectant faith, that we will receive what we need in this time.
Our Lady is trying to rouse us, to wake us up. We may be tired out from the struggle. We may be growing cool in our zeal. Our hearts may be turning inward, losing perspective. We may be disheartened. Whatever is drawing us away from our commitment to the Lord and to prayer, we need to renounce it. This is no time to give up!! Our Lady is with us, the saints and angels are with us. It is as if a vast army has been gathered at this moment in time, and we are key players in that army. We, the Church Militant, are standing at the head of the army of God, positioned to do battle for heaven, and to win souls for eternity. God sent Our Lady to rally us. We can’t give up now. This is our hour!
“The Most High is giving me the grace that I can still be with you and to lead you in prayer towards the way of peace.”
Our fight is a fight for peace. May we respond to Our Lady’s call!
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
©Mary TV 2014
Novena Day 4:
We pray that we may place our trust in the blessed hands of the priests. (March 2, 2014)
Our Father… Hail Mary… Glory be…
Let us pray: O Jesus, our great High Priest, hear my humble prayers on behalf of your priests. Give them a deep faith, a bright and firm hope and a burning love which will ever increase in the course of their priestly life.
In their loneliness, comfort them. In their sorrows, strengthen them. In their frustrations, point out to them that it is through suffering that the soul is purified, and show them that they are needed by the Church; they are needed by souls; they are needed for the work of redemption. Amen.
“Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world.”
Saint John Paul II