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J.M.J

August 29, 2014

The Passion of St. John the Baptist

 

Dear Family of Mary!

 

“Dear children! Pray for my intentions, because Satan wants to destroy my plan which I have here and to steal your peace. Therefore, little children, pray, pray, pray that God can act through each of you. May your hearts be open to God’s will. I love you and bless you with my motherly blessing. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (August 25, 2014)

 

This message is a serious one. It comes at a moment when the world is tense. Fear and anxiety are washing over us. But we have been given all we need to defend ourselves from these weapons of the devil. We have been given prayer, the sacraments, Holy Mass, the Bible, forgiveness and God’s peace. Our Lady’s school is a defense against all of the enemy’s strategies.

 

Jelena Vasilj once received instruction from Our Lady about how to maintain peace. There is no date on these words, but they were in the 80’s when she received locutions:

 

To Jelena:
“Christians make a mistake in considering the future because they think of wars and of evil. For a Christian, there is only one attitude toward the future. It is hope of salvation.”

“Your responsibility is to accept Divine peace, to live, and to spread it not through words, but through your life.”

“The only attitude of the Christian toward the future is hope of salvation. Those who think only of wars, evils, punishment, do not do well.”

“If you think of evil, punishment, wars, you are on the road to meeting them. Your responsibility is to accept Divine peace, live it and spread it”

 

I am especially helped by this one sentence: “The only attitude of the Christian toward the future is hope of salvation.” These words of Our Lady should immediately refocus us on what our true future is… Heaven and life eternal with God. We must look up. We must look far ahead and see the place prepared for us by Jesus. That is our future. That is our joy. To live with Jesus forever in heaven is what should be in our viewfinder.

 

With that attitude we can face each day with strength and perseverance.

 

Let us pray for a renewed heavenly perspective, a way of seeing things that keeps our final destination in view at all times. We are destined for salvation! What blessed children we are.

 

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

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LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report
Thursday, August 28, 2014

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

Top Stories
• Woman Kills Pregnant Mom With Knife, Tries to Cut Her Baby Out of Her Womb
• Mom Files Wrongful Life Lawsuit Because She Couldn’t Abort Her Baby With Down Syndrome
• Doctors Told My Parents Three Times to Abort My Sister Just Because She Has Trisomy 18
• You Won’t Believe What This Little Boy Said When He Found Out His Mom is Pregnant

More Pro-Life News
• Woman Beats Toddler Son to Death, Hides His Body in a Suitcase, Dumps it in Woods
• Obama Administration Shell Game on Pro-Abortion HHS Mandate Continues
• After Battling Leukemia, He Wrote This Beautiful Song That Gives God Glory
• Benham Brothers: Pro-Life People are Not Anti-Women, We Lay Our Lives Down for Them
• Why Do We Tell Pregnant Women Not to Hurt Their Baby by Drinking But Ignore Abortion?
• Father-Son Abortionists Stop Performing Abortions at Columbus, Ohio Clinic

• Adult Stem Cells Help Totally Paralyzed Patient Walk, Embryonic Stem Cells? Zilch

• Respectable Barbarism: We Condemn Terrorism Outside the Womb, Ignore Violence Inside
• PBS Attacks Philippines for Protecting Its Pro-Life Values
• Poll Shows Most British Doctors Oppose Assisted Suicide

Woman Kills Pregnant Mom With Knife, Tries to Cut Her Baby Out of Her Womb
Several years ago a few cases cropped up in the United States of women who befriended pregnant mothers only to subject them to horrific violence resulting in their murders and the assailant attempting to cut their unborn baby out of their womb. Now, a new case has surfaced in Mexico.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/08/28/woman-kills-pregnant-mom-with-knife-tries-to-cut-her-baby-out-of-her-womb/

Mom Files Wrongful Life Lawsuit Because She Couldn’t Abort Her Baby With Down Syndrome
Atheist writer Richard Dawkins created a firestorm of controversy last week with his comments justifying the abortion of babies with Down syndrome. Now, out of South Africa, comes a story of a woman who is suing because she was unable to abort her baby.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/08/28/mom-files-wrongful-life-lawsuit-because-she-couldnt-abort-her-baby-with-down-syndrome/


Doctors Told My Parents Three Times to Abort My Sister Just Because She Has Trisomy 18
“How is Faith doing?” That is probably the question I have heard the most in the last five years. Every time I get asked that question, I have the same general answer: “She is doing okay, but the doctors still have not figured out _____.”

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/08/28/doctors-told-my-parents-three-times-to-abort-my-sister-just-because-she-has-trisomy-18/

You Won’t Believe What This Little Boy Said When He Found Out His Mom is Pregnant
A mother of two decided to announce to her kids that she was expecting another baby, but her son’s response wasn’t what she anticipated. Little Andre starts by asking, “What were you thinking? Why you have to um..just get another baby?”

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/08/28/you-wont-believe-what-this-little-boy-said-when-he-found-out-his-mom-is-pregnant/

 

Woman Beats Toddler Son to Death, Hides His Body in a Suitcase, Dumps it in Woods
In January, Rosdeep Adekoya beat her 3-year-old son to death and then buried his body in the woods. Now, the citizens of Edinburgh are upset because Adekoya was not tried for murder. Instead, she was tried for culpable homicide and will likely spend only seven years in prison.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/08/28/woman-beats-toddler-son-to-death-hides-his-body-in-a-suitcase-dumps-it-in-woods/

Obama Administration Shell Game on Pro-Abortion HHS Mandate Continues
After losing in the Hobby Lobby v Burwell Supreme Court case earlier this summer, the Obama administration has just issued new rules for the notorious “HHS Mandate,” the Obamacare provision that requires all employee health plans to include free contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/08/28/obama-administration-shell-game-on-pro-abortion-hhs-mandate-continues/

After Battling Leukemia, He Wrote This Beautiful Song That Gives God Glory
In 2004, Doran Robin was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) at age 10. ALL is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow that progresses rapidly and creates immature blood cells rather than mature ones.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/08/28/after-battling-leukemia-he-wrote-this-beautiful-song-that-gives-god-glory/

Benham Brothers: Pro-Life People are Not Anti-Women, We Lay Our Lives Down for Them
Remember the Benham brothers? They were the Christian identical twin brothers set to host a new program called Flip It Forward, the show HGTV cancelled because the hosts of the program are pro-life.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/08/28/benham-brothers-pro-life-people-are-not-anti-women-we-lay-our-lives-down-for-them/

Why Do We Tell Pregnant Women Not to Hurt Their Baby by Drinking But Ignore Abortion?
If you live in Ontario and enjoy a bottle of wine with dinner or a couple beers after getting the yard work finished, you will be exposed to an aggressive marketing campaign the next time you hit the local LCBO to purchase your booze. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/08/28/why-do-we-tell-pregnant-women-not-to-hurt-their-baby-by-drinking-but-ignore-abortion/

Father-Son Abortionists Stop Performing Abortions at Columbus, Ohio Clinic
There is more good news out of Ohio when it comes to stopping abortions. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/08/28/father-son-abortionists-stop-performing-abortions-at-columbus-ohio-clinic/

Adult Stem Cells Help Totally Paralyzed Patient Walk, Embryonic Stem Cells? Zilch
I predicted in 2013 that the company which bought Geron would restart its embryonic stem cell product human trial. Indeed, it is. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/08/28/adult-stem-cells-help-totally-paralyzed-patient-walk-embryonic-stem-cells-zilch/

Respectable Barbarism: We Condemn Terrorism Outside the Womb, Ignore Violence Inside
We’ve all been shocked by the barbarism we’ve seen committed in the name of Islam. But what about the respectable barbarism we see around us every day? http://www.lifenews.com/2014/08/28/respectable-barbarism-we-condemn-terrorism-outside-the-womb-ignore-violence-inside/

Dutch Woman Euthanized Who Feared Going to Nursing Home
It’s official. Like Belgium, The Netherlands has completely lost any sense of respect for the law and has leapt, lemming like off the moral cliff. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/08/27/dutch-woman-euthanized-who-feared-going-to-nursing-home/

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.


PBS Attacks Philippines for Protecting Its Pro-Life Values
Mark Litke hyped the “population explosion – what some are calling a crisis” in the Philippines on Sunday’s PBS NewsHour Weekend. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/08/28/pbs-attacks-philippines-for-rejecting-population-control-law-protecting-its-pro-life-values/

Poll Shows Most British Doctors Oppose Assisted Suicide
A survey of 600 physicians in Britain found that 60% opposed a change in the law to legalize physician-assisted suicide while 19% indicated that they would be willing euthanize or assist the suicide of a patient. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/08/28/poll-shows-most-british-doctors-oppose-assisted-suicide/

 


 


 

Abortion Licensing Fiasco: No Ohio Abortion Facility is in Legal Compliance

 

A special investigative report from Operation Rescue

 

August 28, 2014

 

By Cheryl Sullenger

 

Columbus, OH – What would you think if you were told that no abortion facility in your home state held a current facility license as required by law, yet all of them continued to do abortions that were technically illegal – with full knowledge of state authorities?

 

That is not simply a hypothetical situation in Ohio. It is the scandalous reality.

 

Operation Rescue confirmed this week that out of eleven abortion facilities in that state, none hold current, active Ambulatory Surgical Facility licenses. While applications for licensure or license renewal have been made by all but one abortion facility, the Ohio Department of Health has not approved or denied their licensing applications. Some have been pending for over a year – one facility has been waiting since 2012 for licensing renewal – even though the law requires that ASF licenses be renewed annually.


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Law group defends pro-life students restricted to college ‘speech zone’

A student group at the University of South Alabama is challenging the university administration after being told its pro-life display must be limited to the school’s small “speech zone.”
Surrogate mom wins custody of abandoned disabled baby

The Sun newspaper in Great Britain has reported that the biological mother of twins carried by a surrogate allegedly abandoned one of them when the child was found to have congenital myotonic dystrophy, a severe muscular condition which affects breathing. The unidentified woman took the healthy sibling home, Jane Mathews reported.
Jill Duggar of 19 Kids and Counting expecting first baby with new husband

Jill Duggar of 19 Kids and Counting fame recently announced that she and her husband of two months, Derick Dillard, are expecting their first baby. Now it seems she has named–or nicknamed, actually–her prospective bundle of joy.
The Ice Bucket Challenge’s ethical surprise

The Ice Bucket Challenge has achieved astronomical success, raising $53.3 million for efforts to find a cure to Lou Gehrig’s disease. In the Archdiocese of Denver, the superintendent of Catholic schools has taken the challenge and nominated several principals for it, but with one crucial difference.
On infertility and invisibility

“I remember that is one of the worst side effects of infertility. Not just the crazy hormone swings or the monthly disappointment or the gut-twisting ache when yet another friend calls with yet another excited pregnancy announcement.”
More smoke and mirrors from Obama on contraception mandate

Last week, the Obama administration announced — again — that it wants to achieve a “balance”: It will keep its commitment to give women free “contraceptive services” through their employers’ health plans while “respecting religious beliefs” of employers that conscientiously object. Its solution was one new regulation and the draft of another. These regulations, the seventh and eighth on this subject since 2011, are not balanced, and they are not respectful of those with sincerely held religious beliefs.
Stunning photos show how a baby fits in the womb

Have you ever wondered how your baby managed to fit inside your body? Sure, there are some amazing illustrations out there depicting how things generally fit — but what about your son or daughter in your womb?
Ted Cruz supports ALS research that ‘respects human life’

Cruz posted on his Facebook page Tuesday that he and his wife personally support the John Paul II Medical Research Institute, which conducts research into a cure for the disease “without using embryonic stem cells” and that “respects human life.”
Lifelong Effects of Abortion on Men

“Little attention is given to men when the topic of abortion is raised. Many believe since men don’t have a uterus they don’t have the right to an opinion on the matter. But a pregnancy doesn’t involve just the pregnant woman. Many people are involved – a child yet born, future and/or existing siblings, grandparents, and yes, a father.”

Detroit ISNA Conference – Stealth Jihad for The Subjugation of America

ISNA (Islamic Society of North America) will be holding its annual convention in Detroit this weekend beginning Friday, August 29 and ending September 1.  ISNA was designated by federal prosecutors as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation case, the largest terrorism financing trial in American history.   A 1991 Muslim Brotherhood memorandum introduced in that trial identified ISNA as one of its front organizations. The memorandum further stated the Brotherhood’s “work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within so that it is eliminated and Allah’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.”

Detroit ISNA Conference – Stealth Jihad for The Subjugation of America

Astonishingly, despite ISNA’s terrorist ties, former President Jimmy Carter will be the convention’s keynote speaker.  Carter, also, recently called for the legitimization of Hamas, which is listed by the US government as a terrorist organization.   In addition to Carter, several other prominent non-Muslim political leaders will be speaking at the convention.

Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of the Thomas More Law Center, a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, about an hour’s drive from Detroit, commented, “The participation of these political leaders is giving the ISNA convention the cover of respectability and as a result is enabling ISNA and other the other Muslim extremists at the convention to achieve their goal of a “Grand Jihad” to subjugate America.”

 

Logo Muslim Brotherhood

Logo Muslim Brotherhood (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

An integral aspect of ISNA’s plan for the subjugation of America is to portray itself as a peaceful, mainstream charitable institution.  It is part of the Muslim Brotherhood’s strategy of “civilization jihad.”  While most Americans are focused on violent jihad, civilization jihad is even more dangerous to American security.  According to Frank Gaffney’s Center for Security Policy, it is “a form of political and psychological warfare that includes multi-layered cultural subversion, the co-opting of senior leaders, influence operations, propaganda and other means of insinuating Shariah gradually into Western societies.” 

Erick Stakelbeck, a terrorism expert and author of the book “The Brotherhood: America’s Next Great Enemy,” compared the Muslim Brotherhood’s strategy to that of “termites.”  “The Muslim Brotherhood in America and really around the world are like termites. They burrow into a host society. They eat away at it until the day comes where they are ready to make their move.”

Siraj Wahhaj, one of the scheduled speakers at the conference, was the first Muslim cleric to deliver opening prayers to Congress.  In his prayer he recited from the Koran and asked God to guide America’s leaders “and grant them righteousness and wisdom.”  A year later, he told a Muslim audience in New Jersey that, “If only Muslims were more clever politically, they could take over the United States and replace its constitutional government with a caliphate.” He was later named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

In one of his sermons, Wahhaj said: “In time, this so-called democracy will crumble, and there will be nothing, and the only thing that will remain will be Islam.”

Abdurahman Alamoudi conducted the Muslim Brotherhood’s most successful infiltration of our political and defense establishments.  He advised Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush.  He penetrated and compromised our military and both the Democrat and Republican national organizations.   He established the Muslim Chaplain Program for the Defense Department.  He was the certifying authority for Muslim chaplains serving with the U.S. military.  He appeared with President Bush at a press conference days after the 9/11 attacks.  In 2005, the U.S. Treasury Department publicly admitted that Alamoudi was the top Al-Qaeda fundraiser in the United States.  Alamoudi is currently serving a 23-year prison sentence for his terrorist related activities.

Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi of the Muslim Brotherhood, told a youth conference in Toledo, Ohio in 1998, “We will conquer Europe, we will conquer America.”

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Blessing of the Children

Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked them, but Jesus said, “Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”


I always tell people there is no greater gift you can give someone than an authentically catholic childhood.

Here, in the nineteenth chapter of Matthew’s gospel, we have positive proof. These children
are brought to Jesus by their mothers and fathers that this holy man or wise teacher or–as we know and maybe they believed–Messiah and God might lay his hands upon them or perhaps even embrace them. And so the Church is given a manifesto. Is it not the Church, after all, known to be the body of Christ?

It is a marvelous image that Jesus should receive and embrace the children, that he should wrap his protective and loving arms around them. And that they, in all their little obedience to the prodding of their mothers, should approach him trustingly, be drawn to his body, his warmth, and even the kisses of grace that fall upon them from his head. All of this is given to us as an image of the Church’s role in the life of man.

Yet amazingly (and scandalously) the apostles try to prevent such a thing from happening. The twelve here representing the very hierarchy they will establish put themselves at odds with the very mission of the Church and are decidedly rebuked by the Lord himself. The bishops and priests of his Church are to be hospitable to even the littlest of her members–and apparently some of the most important. It is to them, in the end, to whom the Kingdom of Heaven belongs.

I imagine, too, that were we all able to approach the Lord and his Church as these children,
ready, available and willing, in innocence and trust, we too would receive such love as only the Body of Jesus Christ can give to us. We have been given much, those of us who were carried to the baptismal fount, who like these little ones were brought to the Lord’s body by our parents that he should lay his hands upon us and bless us and we should abide in the comfort of his body, the Church, and all she has to offer us, namely, the Kingdom of God.

+ Br. Joseph Michael Fino, CFR
Yonkers, NY
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