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Vortex

Dear Friend in Christ,

Just how the leaders of the Church "dialog" with the world. The approach of being "positive" (meaning – refusing to call a sin a sin) has been an epic failure. Just look at Ireland and New York for two stellar examples. Please watch this latest episode of The Vortex and pass it along to your friends and family.

GOD Bless you and your loved ones,

Michael Voris
~senior executive producer, RealCatholicTV.com


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Thursday, June 30, 2011

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• Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Responds to Live Action Expose

• Planned Parenthood Receives Kansas Abortion License, Won t Sue

Bachmann: Devastating Miscarriage Shaped Pro-Life Abortion Views
• Polls Have Rick Perry in Second in Republican 2012 Primary

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• New Hampshire Must Re-Vote on De-Funding Planned Parenthood
• Christie Asked to Veto Planned Parenthood Funding Again in NJ
• South Dakota Judge Halts 72-Hour Abortion Waiting Period Law
• Huntsman Takes Heat for Not Signing Pro-Life Pledge, Hits Back
• Delaware May Up Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Funding 25%
• Arizona Planned Parenthood Sues Abortion Drug Safety Rules
• Kansas Will Hold Hearing on Law Shutting Abortion Centers
• Abortion Advocates Target Pro-Life Rep. Allen West for Defeat
• Iowa OKs Abortion Funding Limits, Ultrasound for Women

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Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Responds to Live Action Expose
The Planned Parenthood abortion business has responded to a new expose video from Live Action showing its staffers admitting it doesn t need taxpayer funding because legitimate medical centers offer the same kind of health care.

Undercover phone calls released yesterday show Planned Parenthood of Indiana abortion business staffers admitting that they are not the only source of women s health care for women on Medicaid, even though denying women heath care has become the thrust of its argument against losing taxpayer funds.

One reason Planned gives in a new response for why it needs taxpayer funding is that it offers different services from other Medicaid providers. However, federally-funded non-abortion health care clinics offer all of the services Planned Parenthood does, and more, with the exception of abortions. That makes it appear Planned Parenthood is saying it needs state taxpayer funding in Indiana because it does abortions.

Planned Parenthood s new statement says: We focused on helping our patients even those posing as patients to find reproductive health care during the short period of time we were unable to provide services covered by Medicaid. We maintain, as we ve said all along, that just because there are other providers does not mean they offer the same patient-friendly hours, are accepting new Medicaid patients or offer the same services that PPIN offers.

Live Action president Lila Rose, in an email to LifeNews, says the video showing Planned Parenthood deceiving the public and lawmakers into believing the abortion business is vital to women s health is accurate. Rose said there are 800 other facilities in Indiana that take Medicaid, provide the same services, and most likely offer those patient-friendly hours everyone reportedly loves at Planned Parenthood. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/06/30/planned-parenthood-abortion-biz-responds-to-live-action-expose/

Planned Parenthood Receives Kansas Abortion License, Won t Sue
Planned Parenthood will receive a license after all and will withdraw its lawsuit, slated for a hearing on Friday. However, two other abortion centers did not get licenses and are moving forward with their lawsuit. President and Chief Executive Officer Peter Brownlie said Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri told AP late Thursday that the state health department granted it a license reversing earlier reports that it would not receive one The other two abortion centers have not yet been inspected but do not believe they will receive licenses.

Brownlie indicates Planned Parenthood has received a one-year license to do abortions in Kansas under the new law. Acceptance of the license came after state health officials visited the abortion business a second time late Thursday.

Notwithstanding that the regulations are burdensome and unnecessary, the findings of the inspection indicate what we have known and said throughout this process, Brownlie said in the statement. Planned Parenthood operates with the highest standards of patient care and has rigorous safety procedures in place.

The statement also had the abortion business director attacking pro-life Gov. Sam Brownback.

This is radical, extreme government intrusion into private health care, Brownlie said. It seems Brownback is against more government regulations unless the regulations suit his agenda.

Kansans for Life responded to LifeNews, saying, This afternoon Kansas granted Planned Parenthood a facility license under the new law which begins tomorrow. Frankly, securing a license was never seriously in doubt and they knew it but used it for political purposes to re-position themselves as the victims of political persecution prior to their having to return to criminal court in Johnson County on July 15th after a two year interruption caused by former Attorney General Steve Six. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/06/30/planned-parenthood-receives-kansas-abortion-license-wont-sue/

Bachmann: Devastating Miscarriage Shaped Pro-Life Abortion Views
Campaigning in South Carolina, Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann said a devastating miscarriage helped shape her pro-life views on abortion. The compelling personal story ties in to her rationale for becoming a foster care mom.

While on the campaign trail in Rock Hill, South Carolina, the Minnesota congresswoman revealed she had a miscarriage decades ago and that the event led her to solidify her pro-life views and prompted her and her husband to become a foster home to 23 children over the years.

After our second child was born, we became pregnant with a third baby, Bachmann said, according to a Politico report. And it was an unexpected baby, but of course we were delighted to have this child. And the child was coming along, and we ended up losing that child. And it was devastating for both of us, as you can imagine if any of you have lost a child.

She said the miscarriage also prompted Bachmann and her husband Marcus to re-evaluate their personal and professional life goals.

At that moment we didn t think of ourselves as overly career minded or overly materialistic, she said, according to Politico. When we lost that child, it changed us. And it changed us forever.

We made a commitment that no matter how many children were brought into our life, we would receive them because we are committed to life, she added. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/06/30/bachmann-devastating-miscarriage-shaped-pro-life-abortion-views/

Polls Have Rick Perry in Second in Republican 2012 Primary
The buzz about pro-life Texas Gov. Rick Perry potentially entering the race for the Republican presidential nomination has him shooting up to second place in a new Fox News poll of Republicans nationwide.

Perry, who has a long record of pushing pro-life legislation on abortion and recently spoke in favor of life at a pro-life event for Hispanics in Los Angeles, trails only Mitt Romney. The former Massachusetts governor pulls in 18 percent to 13 percent for Perry in the Fox News poll.

Behind the two state executives, pro-life Rep. Michele Bachmann receives 11 percent of the Republican support and pro-abortion former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani takes in 10 percent, even though it appears unlikely he will run and even more unlikely that he would earn the nomination after failing to get more than one delegate in the 2008 contest.

Sarah Palin, the pro-life former vice presidential candidate took in 8 percent in the new nationwide survey, pro-life Rep. Ron Paul received 7 percent, pro-life businessman Herman Cain received 5 percent and three pro-life advocates tied with 3 percent apiece: former governors Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota and Jon Huntsman of Utah and former Speaker Newt Gingrich.

Rick Santorum, the pro-life former Senator from Pennsylvania received 2 percent and pro-abortion former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson received just one percent. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/06/30/polls-have-rick-perry-in-second-in-republican-2012-primary/


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New Hampshire Must Re-Vote on De-Funding Planned Parenthood
Last week, the members of the Executive Council rejected a taxpayer funded contract with the Planned Parenthood abortion business but it appears the members will have to vote again on voiding the 1.8 million contract.

In a move that generated little media attention or focus, New Hampshire became the latest state to scrap taxpayer funding of the Planned Parenthood abortion business when members of a panel voted 3-2 to revoke the funding. Members of the Executive Council said they made the decision because Planned Parenthood does abortions and spends large amounts of money paying its administrators huge salaries and lobbying the state government.

The Executive Council voided the contract with Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (PPNNE) with Councilor Dan St. Hilaire of Concord casting a vote against the contract along with David Wheeler of Nashua and Raymond J. Wieczorek of Manchester. The Union Leader indicated Raymond S. Burton of Bath and Chris Sununu of Newfields supported funding the abortion business.

Now, the New Hampshire Journal obtained an e-mail from Health and Human Services Commissioner Nick Toumpas, a Democrat, to council member Wheeler that it says makes it appear the council will have to re-vote on the state contracts, giving Planned Parenthood a second chance to make its case. In his letter, Toumpas admits HHS used strange budget numbers concerning the contracts and the newspaper says the wrong numbers are being used as an excuse to require a second vote. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/06/30/new-hampshire-must-re-vote-on-de-funding-planned-parenthood/

ACTION: Contact members of the Executive Council at http://www.nh.gov/council/ and ask them to vote against the Planned Parenthood contract.

Christie Asked to Veto Planned Parenthood Funding Again in NJ
Governor Chris Christie is getting a request from the leading pro-life group in New Jersey to, once again, veto state taxpayer funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion business.

The New Jersey Senate passed the measure to restore the $7.5 million in funding 26-13 with all of the Senate Democrats voting to restore the Planned Parenthood funds along with Republicans Diane Allen and Jennifer Beck.

Two of the abortion business centers closed last year following the first veto of the funding.

New Jersey Right to Life is calling on the pro-life governor to line item veto $7.5 million out of the state budget for Planned Parenthood family planning clinics at a time when the state still faces a difficult financial situation. The organization says fraudulent activity, poor health and safety inspections, expose videos showing it looking the other way at sex trafficking and the fact that it is the leading abortion business should disqualify it from receiving state funds.

Yesterday, the Democratic-controlled Senate and Assembly passed their own budget which contains $7.5 million in taxpayer funds for Planned Parenthood family planning clinics, NJRTL director Marie Tasy said in an action alert email to her group s members. Please email and call Governor Christie today and ask him to please line item veto the $7.5M out of the budget for Planned Parenthood. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/06/30/christie-asked-to-veto-planned-parenthood-funding-again-in-nj/

ACTION: Contact the governor at http://www.nj.gov/nj/feedback.html

South Dakota Judge Halts 72-Hour Abortion Waiting Period Law
A judge in South Dakota issued a temporary injunction to halt enforcement of a new pro-life law in South Dakota that was scheduled to take effect tomorrow had it not been for a Planned Parenthood lawsuit.

Chief Judge Karen Schreier issued a written ruling today voiding the longest abortion waiting period in the country 72 hours. The measure also helps women find abortion alternatives. The ruling prevents the law from going into effect while the lawsuit continues.

She indicated the abortion business is likely to win its case in court and provided several ways in which she believed the law is unconstitutional making it appear that she will likely issue a ruling striking down the law once she holds oral hearings on the lawsuit. Schreier claims the law violates a woman s 1st and 14th amendment rights.

The law in question, which takes effect July 1, would require women considering an abortion to visit a crisis pregnancy center before going to an abortion business to get counseling on abortion s alternatives as well as the risks associated with having one. The idea behind the bill which goes further than legislation in other states is to get women tangible pregnancy help and support that they won t normally find at an abortion center. The counseling would not require any out of pocket expense on behalf of the women considering an abortion. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/06/30/south-dakota-judge-halts-72-hour-abortion-waiting-period-law/

Huntsman Takes Heat for Not Signing Pro-Life Pledge, Hits Back
Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman has officially missed the deadline the pro-life organization Susan B. Anthony List gave him to join five other GOP presidential candidates in sighing a pro-life pledge on abortion. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/06/30/huntsman-takes-heat-for-not-signing-pro-life-pledge-hits-back/

Delaware May Up Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Funding 25%
Pro-life advocates in Delaware are urging voters in the state to contact their state legislators and oppose a 25 percent increase in state taxpayer funding for the nation s biggest abortion business. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/06/30/delaware-may-up-planned-parenthood-abortion-biz-funding-25/

Arizona Planned Parenthood Sues Abortion Drug Safety Rules
Planned Parenthood of Arizona has filed a lawsuit against the state seeking to overturn important health and safety rules the state legislature approved to protect women using the dangerous abortion drug RU 486. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/06/30/arizona-planned-parenthood-sues-abortion-drug-safety-rules/

Kansas Will Hold Hearing on Law Shutting Abortion Centers
State officials in Kansas have announced they will hold a public hearing on a new health and safety law that is already responsible for closing one abortion center that can t ensure it protects women s health. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/06/30/kansas-will-hold-hearing-on-law-shutting-abortion-centers/

Medicaid Abortion Funding Holds Up Iowa State Budget Deal
A battle over whether taxpayers should be forced to pay, via Medicaid, for abortions done at University of Iowa Hospitals is threatening to hold up a deal between state House Republicans and state Senate Democrats on the state budget. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/06/29/medicaid-abortion-funding-holds-up-iowa-state-budget-deal/

Abortion Advocates Target Pro-Life Rep. Allen West for Defeat
Pro-life freshman Representative Allen West, a Florida Republican, has been a target of pro-abortion forces since the day he first announced his 2010 candidacy for Congress. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/06/30/abortion-advocates-target-pro-life-rep-allen-west-for-defeat/

Iowa OKs Abortion Funding Limits, Ultrasound for Women
Republicans and Democrats in the state House in legislature have agreed to a compromise that secures limits on taxpayer funding of abortions in the state and allows women a chance to see an ultrasound before an abortion. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/06/30/iowa-oks-abortion-funding-limits-ultrasound-for-women/



 

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Ivan States Physical Changes Will Happen in the World

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 June 30, 2011 A.D.

AFriend of Medjugorje wrote 30 years of Apparitions 2 months ago in April 2011. The writing begins with the the questions: 

Do you not wonder why Our Lady has been coming to us for 30 years?

Why so long? 

Why so many messages?

What is Our Lady’s purpose?

A Friend of Medjugorje goes on to answer these questions clearly about the future and what Our Lady will do physically with the culture. A Friend of Medjugorje has written more on the Medjugorje messages than anyone else in the world. His writings are strongly followed, giving spiritual formation to people all over the world based in Our Lady’s messages.

It is widespread reported by MaryTV, that on June 24, 2011, Ivan shared in his chapel the following. Ivan stated: 

“These apparitions of Our Lady are a great crossroads…” for mankind.

Ivan continued that the apparitions are:

“…a new call, a new way, a new future for mankind.  But how aware are we of the messages? Do they go to our heart?  Do we live them?  For thirty years we have had a message, you could say, each day from Our Lady.  Can we live these messages in one life time?”

Ivan continues: 

“For a few years we had a message every Thursday and then we had a message once a month.  Why?  Our Lady was giving us more time to understand each message.  It is important to use our time well, to live the messages.”

Speaking about the future Ivan stated:

“Many pilgrims, even priests, don’t understand why Our Lady has been coming every day, what she could be saying to me every day and what I have to say to her every day.  I have to tell you we talk a lot!! One day when things are revealed, you will understand, your eyes will be opened.  When we see the physical changes that will happen in the world, we will understand why She came every day.” 

Regarding this statement about physical changes Ivan stated:

”I am not talking about the secrets. The time before us is one of great responsibility.”


A Friend of Medjugorje’s writing, 30 Years of Apparitions is not a doom and gloom writing and in light of Ivan’s above comments about physical changes, A Friend of Medjugorje gives you the “why’s” to the above questions that appear in the beginning of 30 Years of ApparitionsYou can download FREE, 30 Years of Apparitions or order in bulk by visiting here. 

Another writing by A Friend of Medjugorje that talks about physical changes coming, and many readers relay is prophetic, is the book It Ain’t Gonna Happen. It is a must read for our times. Click here to order in bulk or to download.

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NEW YORK TIMES IS GAY CRAZY

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows:
 
There is only one newspaper in the U.S. that has a story today about the Gay Softball World Series—the New York Times. And it wasn't buried: it's on the front page. The story is about the purging of heterosexuals and bisexuals from the competition (whatever happened to inclusion and diversity?). There is also a story about gay activists in Rhode Island who are against the religious liberty protections included in a civil union bill. Meriting much attention is the right of a salsa dancer from Venezuela fighting deportation: he claims he is married to a Jersey boy and can stay, and with the help of the Obama administration, it looks like he will.
 
There is a feature story on Brian Ellner's successful campaign to get gay marriage approved in New York. We learn that he graduated from Dartmouth and Harvard Law School, but it wasn't easy for him: after his parents divorced, he spent some time with his unemployed father before settling down with his mother who was on her third marriage. The story on a fundraiser to discourage homosexuals from killing themselves noted the appearance of Johnny Weir, "the flamboyant figure skater" who "arrived in sequined hot pants.
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A White House reception for gays was attended by columnist Dan Savage "who 

arrived with his husband" (that would appear to make Dan the bride). In an article on flashy new names for paint, it mentions a color called Genteel Lavender, about which a young actress astutely noted it should be called, "My Gay Best Friend." 
 
In 2000, New York Times reporter Richard Berke told a gay crowd that "on any given day, three-quarters of the people who decide what goes on the front page are 'not-so-closeted homosexuals.'" Interestingly, to this day, the Times has never printed Berke's remark. Yet in the last six months alone, it has mentioned the word "gay" 1170 times. This compares to 666 times in the Washington Post; 524 in theChicago Tribune; 499 in the Los Angeles Times; and 214 in USA Today. Actually, the gap is wider. The "Home" section of today's New York Times has a picture of a guy who looks gay, but never mentions the word. But it quotes him as saying, "My partner, Brian, is a fantastic cook." I knew it.
 
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“Profoundly unjust law”

Oakland bishop, speaking for USCCB, says New York legislature ignored ‘common good’ by approving same-sex marriage

News release from USCCB 

WASHINGTON – In response to last Friday’s enactment of a law redefining marriage in the State of New York, Bishop Salvatore J. Cordileone, chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, expressed “grave disappointment with the legislature’s abandonment of the common good.” 

“Marriage, the union of a man and a woman, forms the foundation of social well-being by promoting love and respect between the two most fundamental representatives of the human community,” he said. “The institution of marriage also affirms the vital and unique importance to children of receiving care from both their mother and father together. Making marriage law indifferent to the absence of either sex creates an institutional and cultural crisis with generational ramifications yet to be seen. To eliminate marriage’s very essence – its essence as the union of husband and wife – from its legal definition is to ignore not only basic anthropology and biology but also the purpose of law generally. Law is meant to uphold the common good, not undermine it. Now, New York’s government will be forced to ignore that children have a basic right to be raised by their mother and father together. Also, as demonstrated in other states where marriage redefinition has occurred, officials there will be in a position to retaliate against those who continue to uphold these basic truths. This is a mark of a profoundly unjust law. 

The bill, entitled the Marriage Equality Act, was passed by a margin of 33 to 29 votes in the state senate and signed into law on June 24, four days after the legislative session was supposed to have ended. It dictates that “a marriage that is otherwise valid shall be valid ?regardless of whether the parties to the marriage are of the same or different sex.” The bill also directs that all other laws dealing with marriage or gender-specific subjects be reinterpreted to include two persons of the same sex who have obtained a marriage license. 

While the legislature included exemption language to give some protection to religious organizations — language made public only in the last hours before the vote — its actual legal effect will have to be scrutinized. Nonetheless, Bishop Cordileone noted, “Marriage is a fundamental good that must be protected in every circumstance. Exemptions of any kind never justify redefining marriage.” 

Thousands of people at the grassroots level contacted key legislators in New York, urging them to oppose redefining marriage. “Those courageous legislators and active citizens in New York who defended marriage should be applauded for their inspiring witness,” Bishop Cordileone said.



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June 30, 2011
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Dear Family of Mary!

"Dear children! Give thanks with me to the Most High for my presence with you. My heart is joyful watching the love and joy in the living of my messages. Many of you have responded, but I wait for, and seek, all the hearts that have fallen asleep to awaken from the sleep of unbelief. Little children, draw even closer to my Immaculate Heart so that I can lead all of you toward eternity. Thank you for having responded to my call." (June 25, 2011)

The Blessed Virgin Mary is the secret weapon of God! In these terrible times when it seems that common sense and faith have disappeared, God is sending his secret weapon to save the world. The "Woman" of Genesis 3:15 is with us these days, in the most extraordinary way! She is present in Medjugorje. You can't see her, or hear her, but you definitely can feel her. She is there. And the power of her presence changes you.

This is something I heard over and over again in Medjugorje, during the 30th Anniversary. Each pilgrim I met had a story to tell and it always revolved around their experience of Our Lady in Medjugorje, of her love, her comfort, her ability to bring about conversion, her power to change the heart. If I took the time to let the conversation deepen, I would discover a beautiful encounter with Our Lady at the heart of every story. It was amazing!

I have gathered many of those stories, and will share them as the days unfold. But one that stands out to me is the last story I received. I was standing in line in the Frankfurt airport, waiting to board the plane, when I started talking to a group of people next to me. I asked them where they had been and they said, "Medjugorje!" They began to explain to me that they were all cousins and second cousins and aunts and uncles. About 30 all together, they had gone to Medjugorje as a family trip. I dug a little further and found out that the reason they all went to Medjugorje was their grandmother! I was intrigued, so I asked to meet her. She was not far away in line, so I had a talk with her.

Her name is Ann Hodes, and she is the mother of 11, grandmother of about 55, and great grandmother of about 11 (I will have more accurate stats when I talk to her again.) She and her husband began going to Medjugorje in the 90's. They realized that it was the best place to find God. So they began taking family members to Medjugorje. After her husband's death, Ann continued to bring family members to Medjugorje, using a small inheritance from her mother to send all of her children, and many of her grandchildren to Medjugorje. She told me that it is the best investment she has ever made. It is an investment in the future! You could see the fruit of that investment on the faces of her descendants in the airport. Such a happy and beautiful group!

Ann's incredible generosity is an example for all of us! She is living life as Jesus asked us to live it, with no fear. Today is Thursday, the day we read Matthew 6:24-34. Ann serves only one master, the Lord. She has not spent time worrying about her future, what she will eat or drink or wear. She has spent her time and energy building the future, one descendant at a time, by taking them to Medjugorje, where they can experience Our Lady and be healed and filled with joy! She is an example to all of us. She seeks the Kingdom of God, not just for herself but for her whole family.

In Jesus and Mary!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2011

 
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Sixth Circuit’s Obamacare Decision on the Way to the Supreme Court—How YOU Can Help

Thursday, June 30, 2011

People - Obama - pointingYesterday, in a split 2-1 decision, a divided panel of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the constitutionality of Obamacare in the case of Thomas More Law Center v. Barack Hussein Obama, the first case to challenge the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. 

The Thomas More Law Center will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review the case.  And your help is needed.

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This is the first case on Obamacare decided by a federal appellate court.  Judge Boyce Martin, a Carter appointee and Judge Jeffrey Sutton, a George W. Bush appointee, upheld the individual mandate of the Act under Congress’ Commerce Clause power. Judge James Graham, a Reagan appointee, dissented.

BUT THIS CASE IS MORE THAN JUST ABOUT HEALTH CARE.

If this decision is allowed to stand, we will no longer have a limited federal government of enumerated powers or even a representative form of government—we will have Congressional tyranny.   Most members of Congress who voted on the Act had not even read the 2000 page bill and some didn’t care whether it was constitutional.  Nancy Pelosi, then Speaker of the House, stated that Congress had to pass the bill so that the people could find out what’s in it.

We are heartened by the strongly worded dissent of Judge James Graham, the Reagan appointee.  He echoed the Law Center’s primary concern and the reason we filed this lawsuit in the first instance.  Here are some quotes from Judge Graham’s dissent:

  • “If the exercise of power is allowed and the mandate upheld, it is difficult to see what the limits on Congress’s Commerce Clause authority would be.  What aspect of human activity would escape federal power? . . .  To approve the exercise of power would arm Congress with the authority to force individuals to do whatever it sees fit. . . .”
  • “To the fatalistic view that Congress will always prevail and courts should step back and let the people, if offended, speak through their political representatives, I say that ‘courts were designed to be an intermediate body between the people and the legislature, in order, among other things, to keep the latter within the limits assigned to their authority.’ . . .  In this arena, the ‘public force’ is entrusted to the courts.”
  • “I believe the [Supreme] Court remains committed to the path laid down by Chief Justice Rehnquist and Justices O’Connor, Scalia, Kennedy, and Thomas to establish a framework of meaningful limitations on congressional power under the Commerce Clause.  The current case is an opportunity to prove it so.” 

Even Judge Sutton acknowledged that this is a case that the Supreme Court would likely review, noting that “we at the court of appeals are not just fallible but utterly non-final in this case.”  He also noted that the Supreme Court should “either stop saying that a meaningful limit on Congress’s commerce powers exists or prove that it is so.” 

Click here to read entire Court of Appeals opinion.

If you are concerned as I am about the unresponsiveness of our federal government to the people’s wishes on health care, please consider making a donation to TMLC and our appeal of Obamacare.

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Richard Thompson, President & Chief Counsel
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I sent an instant e-protest message to the Beck Center for the Arts – because they’re showing Jerry Springer: The Opera, which is full of profanity, nudity and blasphemous content against Our Lord Jesus Christ and the Catholic religion.

I hope you will too.

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New York

 is front and center in the news again.  Last Friday, by a vote of 33-29, New York joined Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and the District of Columbia in legalizing same-sex marriage. 

 

Even though this may seem to be a crippling blow in the fight to maintain the sanctity of marriage, this is by no means the end.  We need to remember, as Senator Ruben Diaz, Sr., a Democrat from the Bronx said, "God, not Albany, has settled the definition of marriage a long time ago."

 

National Organization for Marriage (NOM) founding Chairman Prof. Robert George and co-writer of the Manhattan Declaration said in a recent interview in the National Review, "It is worth noting that what has happened in New York will have at least one significant good effect for the pro-marriage cause.  It will re-nationalize the marriage issue and propel it into the 2012 presidential primaries and general election."

 

We must stand firm in our beliefs as they are being challenged from all sides.  George reminds us that, "As we fight in other states and at the national level to prevent the redefinition and legal abolition of marriage, it is important to remember that this is merely the first step in a much larger struggle to renew and rebuild a healthy marriage culture."

 

As we continue to fight to rebuild marriage, let us not forget to take action.

  1. Read the full interview of Dr. George in the National Review here and pass it around to your friends.  Let's make this viral.
  2. Keep praying for Dr. George and others like him who are taking a firm stand to protect marriage. 
  3. Tell those you know about the Manhattan Declaration and encourage them to sign it. 

 

Thank you for standing with the Manhattan Declaration as we continue to engage with culture about the sanctity of life, dignity of marriage, and religious liberty.

 

 

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From: Dominic Chiango

Father Don Stefano Gobbi, who had received 604 prophetic messages
between July 7, 1973 and December 31, 1995, and was instrumental in
bringing about 6000 worldwide prayer groups to help the world to
prepare for the return of Jesus, has passed away on this Wednesday,
June 29, 2011.

The Marian Movement of Priests


Father Stefano Gobbi was born on March 22, 1930, in Dongo, Italy, a village near Como, the lake region north of Milano. He is a member of Company of Saint Paul, the first Pontifical Secular Institute founded in 1920 by the then Archbishop of Milano, Cardinal Ferrari, recently beatified by Pope John Paul II.
Before his ordination to the priesthood in 1964, he managed an insurance agency. He holds a doctorate in sacred theology from the Pontifical University of the Lateran in Roma.

It was on May 8, 1972 while praying at the Chapel of the Apparitions at Fatima that the Mother of God impressed upon Father Gobbi her desire that he start the Marian Movement of Priests. Reassured by an unmistakable sign that it was God's will, and with the approval of his spiritual director, he and two other priests launched the Movement on October 13, 1972.
It was exactly 55 years since the stupendous miracle of the sun at Fatima had underlined the importance and urgency of the message Our Lady has been commissioned to bring to earth.

From a very humble beginning, the Movement has spread throughout the entire world.
Father Gobbi has been receiving "interior locutions" messages from Our Blessed Mother, since 1973. It is the instrument chosen by Our Lady to carry her voice to the hearts and souls of her beloved children, a guide for helping them to live the consecration to her Immaculate Heart. Her messages reveal her maternal plan to lead all souls back to Jesus.
The messages have been published in diary format under the name "To the Priests, Our Lady's Beloved Sons".
The messages contained in this book must be understood not as words spoken directly by Our Lady, but received, in the form of interior locutions, by Don Stefano Gobbi. Their publication is in conformity with the directives published by Pope Paul VI on the 14th of October, 1966.

The Godly coincidence is that Father Gobbi had a massive heart attack
on Sunday, June 19, the Solemnity of the feast of The Most Holy
Trinity.

Today, it was determined that he was brain dead resulting in the
removal of his feeding tube at 12 noon, after which time he died at 3
PM at the time of Divine Mercy. The time frame of Jesus' death.

The Eucharistic celebration of his life will be this Saturday, July 2
on the feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the person shown in
Genesis 3:15 who will tread on Satan's neck. and the same woman of
Revelation 12, with her prototype depicted in 2nd Kings 2:19, as all
kings of the old testament had a "Queen Mother", the highest place of
honor, where she interceded for the subjects of the king, who gladly
granted her requests.

Here is one of the end time prophecies received by Fr. Gobbi on
December 5, 1994.

"I confirm to you that, as a result of the great jubilee of the year
two thousand, there will take place the triumph of My Immaculate
Heart, of which I foretold you at Fatima, and this will come to pass
with the return of Jesus in glory, to establish His Reign in the
world. Thus, you will at last be able to see with your own eyes the
new heavens and the new earth."

Unfortunately, the above "locution" message was misinterpreted because
the Italian word "PER" was used as "BY" …… By the great jubilee
year 2000, instead of the proper translation being "by way of" or "as
a result of" this great year of jubilation, the 2000th year of
celebrating Christ's birth as Savior of the world.

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