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J.M.J

 

October 1, 2014

St. Therese of the Child Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church

 

Dear Family of Mary!

 

“Dear children! Also today I call you to also be like the stars, which by their light give light and beauty to others so they may rejoice. Little children, also you be the radiance, beauty, joy and peace – and especially prayer – for all those who are far from my love and the love of my Son Jesus. Little children, witness your faith and prayer in joy, in the joy of faith that is in your hearts; and pray for peace, which is a precious gift from God. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (September 25, 2014)

 

On this special day, the Feast of St. Therese of the Child Jesus, let’s remember the moment when Our Lady appeared to St. Therese, and healed her of a terrible disease. Therese’s description of that moment is beautiful, and reminds me of the description Our Lady is giving us in this message of how we should be!

 

Fr. Hardon tells the story this way:

 

Until Thérèse was nine years old, her sister Pauline took the place of her mother. But in 1881 when Pauline entered the Carmel at Lisieux, her younger sister felt the shock so severely that she came down with a nervous malady from which according to human calculations she was never to be cured. She seemed to be almost constantly in delirium. The doctors were perplexed about the nature of the sickness, but were sure that it could not be cured.

 

During moments when the pain was less severe, she found special delight in weaving garlands of flowers for Our Lady’s altar. “We were then in the beautiful month of May, when all of nature was adorned with the flowers of springtime; only the little flower was languishing and seemed destined to die. That is until she received sunlight from above, and that sunlight was the miraculous statue of the Queen of Heaven.”

 

Often in the course of her illness, she turned towards the statue of Our Lady and asked to be cured. Her father wrote to Paris to have some Masses celebrated in the Sanctuary of Notre Dame des Victoires, asking for the cure of his “poor little queen.” At the same time a novena was begun to the Blessed Virgin, but no sign of improvement. In fact, Thérèse became steadily worse until she could not even recognize those who stood beside her. Finally, on the Sunday before the novena ended, during a spasm of delirious pain while her sisters were praying before the statue of the Immaculate Heart, “I also turned to our Heavenly Mother,” she relates, “begging her with all my heart to have pity on me. All of a sudden the statue became alive! The Virgin became beautiful, so beautiful that I could never find words to express it…But what penetrated to the roots of my being was her ravishing smile. At that moment all my pains vanished.” (Ibid., 51)

 

http://www.therealpresence.org/archives/Saints/Saints_027.htm  

 

Our Lady smiled on Therese, and she was healed!! “Little children, also you be the radiance, beauty, joy and peace – and especially prayer…” Our Lady’s smile brought with it all the radiance, beauty, joy and peace that God had filled her with. She who is full of grace, smiled, and that grace radiated upon little Therese and brought the healing God had for her.

 

Isn’t that what Our Lady wants to happen through us? She wants us to become full of God’s grace, and become His smile for others. She wants us to radiate God’s love. We can be His smile for others through our faith, our prayer, our joy, and our love.

 

“Little children, witness your faith and prayer in joy, in the joy of faith that is in your hearts; and pray for peace, which is a precious gift from God.”

 

May we become God’s smile on earth for those who need so much to receive it!

 

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

©Mary TV 2014

 

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LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

For pro-life news updated throughout the day, visit LifeNews.com.

Top Stories
• Sandra Cano, Doe of Doe v. Bolton Abortion Case, Passes Away
• Mother Who Killed Her Three Little Girls Aged 3, 2 and 2-Months Old Pleads Not Guilty
• He Raped a 13-Year-Old and Then Sued for Custody When She Rejected Abortion
• Women Should Have the Same Rights as Men, But First They Have to be Born

More Pro-Life News
• Congresswoman’s Miracle Baby Lives 14 Months After Doctors Said She’d Die
• She Was Going to “Get Rid of the Problem” With an Abortion, Then Someone Helped Her
• 14-Year-Old Helps Her Sister Give Birth on the Interstate, Uses Shoelace to Tie Off Umbilical Cord
• Ultrasound of Unborn Baby Gorilla Sparks Excitement as Unborn Baby Humans Die in Abortions
• He Told Her She Had to Have an Abortion, But Changed His Mind When This Happened
• Hillary Clinton Pushes Abortion on a Global Scale

• Justice Ginsburg Trashes Texas Pro-Life Law Closing Abortion Clinics, Should Recuse Herself

• How Obamacare Funds the Nation’s Largest Abortion Business
• Jane Shopping Site Launches Fundraiser for Pro-Abortion Group Girls, Inc
• If Planned Parenthood Collapses, So Does the Abortion Industry
• Netherlands: Euthanasias Increase 15% as Doctors Target Mental Health Patients

• Australian Officials Investigate Dr. Death’s Role in “Killing” 20 People
• Maine Governor Paul LePage: “I Am Against the Killing of Babies” in Abortions

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Sandra Cano, Doe of Doe v. Bolton Abortion Case, Passes Away
When most Americans think of abortion, they frequently refer to the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case that legalized it. However, it is a lesser known case that helped make abortion so prevalent: Doe v. Bolton.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/30/sandra-cano-doe-of-doe-v-bolton-abortion-case-passes-away/

Mother Who Killed Her Three Little Girls Aged 3, 2 and 2-Months Old Pleads Not Guilty
In a shocking case of murder and infanticide Carol Coronado, 30, was arrested earlier this year on suspicion of murder at her home in Torrance, California. She stands accused of killing her three little girls, aged three, two and two-months old but has now pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/30/mother-who-killed-her-three-little-girls-aged-3-2-and-2-months-old-pleads-not-guilty/


He Raped a 13-Year-Old and Then Sued for Custody When She Rejected Abortion
A sexual predator in Maine raped a girl when she was 13 and 14-years-old and, after she became pregnant and rejected an abortion, he filed a lawsuit seeking custody of the baby. Now, the Maine Supreme Court has decided that Richard Sullivan is not entitled to custody.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/30/he-raped-a-13-year-old-and-then-sued-for-custody-when-she-rejected-abortion/

Women Should Have the Same Rights as Men, But First They Have to be Born
Emma Watson. Who doesn’t love her? Emma Watson seems to be strong lady who has carried herself with poise and grace even whilst being in the spotlight. I love her acting, applaud her drive to get her university degree, and truly respect her quest to make a difference in this world by serving as the U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/30/women-should-have-the-same-rights-as-men-but-first-they-have-to-be-born/

 

Congresswoman’s Miracle Baby Lives 14 Months After Doctors Said She’d Die
When she was pregnant with her daughter Abigail Rose Beutler, doctors told Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler, a pro-life Republican from Washington state, that her baby had a potentially fatal diagnosis that would claim her life shortly after birth.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/30/congresswomans-miracle-baby-lives-14-months-after-doctors-said-shed-die/

She Was Going to “Get Rid of the Problem” With an Abortion, Then Someone Helped Her
Kathy was scared and confused the day she came to the Pregnancy Resource Center of the South Hills searching for help regarding her unplanned pregnancy. Thoughts swirled through her head — about her father who had abandoned her…her mother who struggled to put food on the table…her grandparents who were already burdened with their own financial challenges. How disappointed they all would be in her.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/30/she-was-going-to-get-rid-of-the-problem-with-an-abortion-then-someone-helped-her/



14-Year-Old Helps Her Sister Give Birth on the Interstate, Uses Shoelace to Tie Off Umbilical Cord
In a heroic act to help her big sister, a teenage girl assisted in giving birth to her baby on the interstate and used her own shoelace to tie off the umbilical cord.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/30/14-year-old-helps-her-sister-give-birth-on-the-interstate-uses-shoelace-to-tie-off-umbilical-cord/

Ultrasound of Unborn Baby Gorilla Sparks Excitement as Unborn Baby Humans Die in Abortions
Pele, a 12-year old western lowland gorilla, is set to give birth next month at Busch Garden’s in Tampa, Florida. The Busch Garden’s is a theme park home to one of America’s largest zoological institutes and houses more than 2,700 animals.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/30/ultrasound-of-unborn-baby-gorilla-sparks-excitement-as-unborn-baby-humans-die-in-abortions/

He Told Her She Had to Have an Abortion, But Changed His Mind When This Happened
The abortion crisis takes more lives globally than war and disease combined. The numbers can be overwhelming … so the solution must start with prayer. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/30/he-told-her-she-had-to-have-an-abortion-but-changed-his-mind-when-this-happened/

Hillary Clinton Pushes Abortion on a Global Scale
In 2012, Mitt Romney’s history at Bain Capital was scrutinized with an 80 percent zoomed in magnifying glass. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/30/hillary-clinton-pushes-abortion-on-a-global-scale/



Justice Ginsburg Trashes Texas Pro-Life Law Closing Abortion Clinics, Should Recuse Herself
In a recent interview with Jeffrey Rosen of The New Republic, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had harsh words for a Texas law regulating the health and safety of abortion clinics that is almost certainly headed to her desk. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/30/justice-ginsburg-trashes-texas-pro-life-law-closing-abortion-clinics-should-recuse-herself/

How Obamacare Funds the Nation’s Largest Abortion Business
On September 24, TIME published an article by Quinn Cummings about illegal abortion. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/29/rebutting-times-argument-making-abortions-illegal-doesnt-make-them-go-away/

Jane Shopping Site Launches Fundraiser for Pro-Abortion Group Girls, Inc
I just received a disturbing e-mail from Jane.com. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/30/jane-shopping-site-launches-fundraiser-for-pro-abortion-group-girls-inc/

Looking for an inspiring and motivating speaker for your pro-life event in 2014? Don’t have much to spend on a high-priced speaker costing several thousand dollars? Contact LifeNews at news@lifenews.com about having LifeNews Editor Steven Ertelt speak at your event.


If Planned Parenthood Collapses, So Does the Abortion Industry
Had Planned Parenthood gone under in 1986, the abortion industry would hardly have noticed. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/30/if-planned-parenthood-collapses-so-does-the-abortion-industry/

Netherlands: Euthanasias Increase 15% as Doctors Target Mental Health Patients
The 2013 Netherlands euthanasia report was released yesterday indicating a 15% increase of reported euthanasia deaths. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/30/netherlands-euthanasias-increase-15-as-doctors-target-mental-health-patients/

Australian Officials Investigate Dr. Death’s Role in “Killing” 20 People
Notorious Australian euthanasia campaigner Philip Nitschke has been in the news again. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/30/australian-officials-investigate-dr-deaths-role-in-killing-20-people/

Maine Governor Paul LePage: “I Am Against the Killing of Babies” in Abortions
With only 35 days until Election Day, Planned Parenthood’s campaign to elect pro-abortion candidates in November is in full swing. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/30/maine-governor-paul-lepage-i-am-against-the-killing-of-babies-in-abortions/

 

   
   


 


 

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How American parenting is killing the American marriage

“Sometime between when we were children and when we had children of our own, parenthood became a religion in America.”
Cosmo Attacks Jessa Duggar’s ‘Radical,’ ‘Deranged,’ ‘Extreme’ Pro-Life Views

Once Cosmo decided to endorse politicians in their rag, writers have been more blatant in their abuse of Christians, conservatives, and anyone else who doesn’t adhere to their extreme feminist politics.
College offers instruction in ‘threesomes,’ casual sex

The University of New Mexico has launched its first-ever “Sex Week” observance this week with a controversial agenda that includes workshops such as “How to be a Gentleman and Still Get Laid,” and “Negotiating Successful Threesomes.”
Euthanasia’s damage to the human soul

Belgium isn’t the only place where euthanasia is legal, but it certainly seems the place, along with the Netherlands, where the envelope gets pushed the farthest.
Women postponing motherhood…forever

When the economy tanks, women have fewer babies. But what happens in the following years, when conditions improve?
A massive new study suggests that for some U.S. women, living through a recession can mean they will never have children.
AAP: Injectable, implanted sterilization for teens, tweens?

The American Academy of Pediatrics says its top choices for teen birth control are implants or intrauterine devices.

 


 



Cardinal Newman Society
September 30, 2014
Dear friends,

fatherWe received word from the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal that Father Benedict Groeschel, C.F.R., fell and reinjured the same arm that was hurt in his accident ten years ago.

One of his brother friars, Fr. Glenn Sudano, related that Fr. Groeschel is in much pain, and that they are asking for the intercession of Venerable Solanus Casey, a former roommate of Fr. Groeschel who is up for beatification, in his healing.

Father Groeschel was a very close advisor and friend to The Cardinal Newman Society until he retired a few years ago, and we owe him a debt of gratitude for his tireless work and prayers on behalf of faithful education. 

Now he needs our prayers. 

Will you do me a favor?  Will you please join me in praying the following prayer for Father:

O Gracious and loving father,
we humbly implore You
to look kindly upon Your son and servant
Father Benedict Joseph.

Invoking Your Divine Mercy,
we ask that You manifest in a unique, evident, and wonderful way
relief from the burden of his present illness and injury.

As we approach Your Holy Majesty
with certain faith, sure hope, and full confidence,
we beg to obtain this special grace;
so that he may receive even now
a foretaste of the full reward
that awaits him in the future.

We entrust this prayer in a special way
to Your dedicated and faithful servant,
Father Solanus Casey.

May this holy friar,
who so inspired Father Benedict here on earth,
now powerfully intercede for him from heaven.
Amen.

May God bless you!

Sincerely yours in Christ,


Patrick Reilly
President



 


 Lobos of Death: A Look at the Radical Abortion Agenda at the University of New Mexico
September 30, 2014

By Tara Shaver, Project Defending Life

 

Albuquerque, NM- The University of New Mexico (UNM) is at the heart of the abortion industry in the Land of Enchantment.

 

During our four years of work in Albuquerque, the home of the Lobos, we discovered that the abortion culture is deeply entrenched at this publicly-funded institution and expanding – all at taxpayers’ expense.

 

Little can New Mexico afford to pour hundreds of thousands of hard-earned tax dollars in to UNM’s abortion business. It is one of the poorest states in the nation, ranking Number 1 for child hunger and Number 2 for adult hunger according to the Huffington Post. In 2013, New Mexico ranked last in the nation for child well-being, climbing only one spot to 49th in 2014.

 

Could it be that New Mexico’s flagship institution is contributing to these troubling statistics by wasting its resources on its enormous abortion program?

 

 


40 Days for Life

Dear Deacon John,

 

The abortion crisis takes more lives globally than war and disease combined. The numbers can be overwhelming … so the solution must start with prayer.

As 40 Days for Life continues to grow, faithful people in new countries are taking a leap of faith and bringing this campaign to their nations. The languages are different, but the message is the same: “Pray and fast for an end to abortion.”

 

There are vigils at 297 locations in 13 countries! Find the one nearest you … and get involved!

 

Here’s the latest from brand-new campaigns in Mexico and Croatia

 

Mexico City, Mexico

 

 

There’s great news from Lourdes, who is coordinating the first-ever 40 Days for Life vigil in Mexico City.

 

“A life was saved!” she said.

 

Vigil participants watched as a couple entered the facility. A few minutes later, the young woman ran out in tears. “The girl was so sad and had panic on her face,” Lourdes said. “That touched all of the volunteers.”

 

The man really wanted her to go back inside – in fact, he said she had to go back in for the abortion. His whole attitude changed when one of the volunteers said, “That child is also yours.”

 

The couple then walked away … and never went back in!

 

 

The campaign itself got off to a great start. “We had a successful kickoff event where more than hundred people attended,” Lourdes said.

 

The first morning of the vigil, the abortion facility hired private security guards to intimidate the volunteers. They also parked cars next to the building to keep the vigil participants at a distance.

 

“The second day,” she said, “local police arrived and the volunteers felt nervous.” But it was the private guards that the officers wanted to talk to. They were told to move the cars away from the building.

 

“The volunteers were astonished,” said Lourdes. “It is really impressive what prayer can do!”

 

Rijeka, Croatia

 

 

Ante, the 40 Days for Life leader in Zagreb, has been helping 40 Days for Life spread to other Croatian cities. He had asked people in Rijeka if they wanted to participate, but at first they were hesitant.

Shortly before the campaign was to start, however, they saw the faith and courage of people in other cities and committed to the effort. They received approval from the local hospital to pray right in front of the door of the gynecology center.
“In Croatia,” Ante explained, “we don’t have abortion clinics, so we pray in front of hospitals, very far away from gynecology doors. So, Rijeka is greatly blessed to have that approval.”

 

He was able to spend some time with the volunteers in Rijeka. “After two hours, two provocateurs came, sneered at us, cursed and insulted us, took our pictures and recorded us. But they only stayed 15-20 minutes.”

 

 

Ante also met the archbishop of Rijeka. “He blessed our actions. He is the third bishop who has publicly supported the initiative.” 

 

Here’s today’s devotional from Fr. Terry Gensemer, the National Director of the Charismatic Episcopal Church for Life…

 

Day 7 intention

May we have a heart and a zeal to save the poor and release the oppressed.

 

Scripture

The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed.

— Luke 4:18-19

 

Reflection

This passage is a very familiar one. It has been preached on many occasions, even made popular in books and songs. Though the quote is about Jesus, all Christians take this commission seriously as a directive on how to reach the world with the gospel.

We, like our Savior, are to bring the good news to the poor, the brokenhearted, those in captivity, those who cannot see, and the oppressed.

The commission given to us in this passage is clearly a charge to care for those for whom God cares the most. I wonder though, whom do we look for to be touched by the Holy Spirit as we go out into the world?

Who are the poor, if not those unborn children who have been abandoned by their parents before they ever leave the womb?

Who are the brokenhearted, if not those unborn children whose only example of love is having their mother take them to an abortion clinic to be destroyed, or the mother of a child who has been deceived by everyone around her into believing that what she is doing is best for her and her child?

Who are the captives, if not those unborn children who are bound over to death by the “choice” of abortion?

Who is more blind than an unborn child in the darkness of a womb that has become a waiting room for their death?

And who is more oppressed than those unborn children whose oppression has been legitimized by their government, their church and even their family and loved ones?

 

Prayer

Lord, You empower us with Your Spirit to do your will in the earth. Send us to the poorest, the most broken, the most captive, the most blind and the most oppressed in the world, the innocent pre-born children in their mother’s wombs that are scheduled for destruction. Help us to bring them healing, liberty, sight and justice through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

 

Printable devotional

To download today’s devotional as a formatted, printable PDF to share with friends:

 

http://40daysforlife.com/media/fall2014day07print.pdf

 

For Life,
 Shawn Carney

SHAWN CARNEY

Campaign Director

40 Days for Life

www.40da


From http://cal-catholic.com/

 

University confirms insurance will cover elective abortions

Campus_image1-621x414The following comes from a Sept. 27 story in the Loyolan.

LMU’s insurance will cover faculty and staff for elective abortions effective from August 22 to the end of the policy period, the University announced.

The news was confirmed in an email sent to faculty and staff yesterday, vice president for Human Resources Rebecca Chandler confirmed that LMU’s insurance providers will now cover all procedures deemed medically necessary, including elective abortions.

This news comes in response to the letters sent out this August to insurance providers by the California Department of Managed Health Care “reversing its earlier decision authorizing the issuance and sale of health plans that excluded coverage for certain abortion services,” according to the letter.

Chandler’s email confirms that LMU and its insurance providers are now in compliance with the state ruling.

To read the original story, click here.



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