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Imam Educates the President on Islam:  The Koran Promotes Terrorism and the Killing of “Innocents”
In the beginning of his speech last week on the threat of ISIS (or ISIL), President Obama told Americans:
“Now let’s make two things clear: ISIL is not “Islamic.” No religion condones the killing of innocents…”

He is wrong on both counts.  And he knows it.  He is doing a disservice to the American public and our “war” effort.  If our Commander-in-Chief refuses to honestly identify the enemy, we are not going to win this war in the long run.  That’s because even if we destroy ISIS there will be other Islamic organizations to take its place.

The reason: Islam is a religion of violence.

I can only conjecture that the President’s comments were meant to pander to American Muslims and anesthetize the American people to the true internal threat posed by Muslims within our gates.

But British Imam Anjem Choudary set the President and the American public straight in this short video clip. (Click Here)

In the clip from a recent interview on RT’s (formerly Russia Today) Worlds Apart, Choudary, told the world the truth about Islam that so called “moderate” Muslims in America have been trying to hide.

When asked if the beheading of American journalist James Foley was justified under Sharia law, Choudary said:
“Every action for a Muslim must be based on the Koran, the word of Allah and the teachings of the messenger Mohammad But those who are already Muslim must know that Allah mentions in the Koran, in fact if you look at Chapter 8 Verse 60, he said prepare as much as you can the steeds of war to terrorize the enemy. So, terrorizing the enemy is in fact part of Islam. I mean, this is something that we must embrace and understand as far as the jurisprudence of jihad is concerned.”

Regarding “innocents” there are none.

The Imam explains:

“The thing that people need to appreciate is that in war the Muslims are not distinguishing in general between civilians and military because those very civilians are those who put the people in charge and those people in charge like Obama and others are sending the troops to Muslim countries so they don’t making (sic) that distinction; let alone between people who are journalists, who are considered to the right hand in fact and the propaganda machine of the Obama Administration.”

The Koran commands Muslims to engage in a holy war (Jihad) in order to impose Islam and Shariah Law on the entire world.

“Fight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them, take them captive, harass them, lie in wait and ambush them using every stratagem of war.” (Koran 9:5)
Interestingly, the President’s counter terrorism advisor, John Brennan (now Director of the CIA), during a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, argued that the terms “jihadist” or “jihad” should not be used to describe America’s enemies.  His reason: jihad is a holy struggle and a legitimate tenet of Islam.

It sure is. And jihadists are America’s enemy.

See the video below.

 

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Power of Prayer: New Mexico Abortion Facility Fails to Open as Planned
September 16, 2014
 

Las Cruces, NM – Up before the break of dawn, Pastors Manny and Grace Lardizabal of Albuquerque were headed south. As the scenic sights of the burnished New Mexico deserts sped by, Manny and Grace prayed for God’s favor.

 

But what God did next blew them away.

 

Manny and Grace, who minister with Project Defending Life at abortion facilities in Albuquerque, were leading a team to Las Cruces, where the Texas-based abortion chain, Whole Women’s Health, had announced that it would be opening a new abortion facility on September 15. The purpose of that facility would be to target women living in Texas for abortions and thus avoid the new Texas abortion laws that had already shut down half of the abortion facilities in that state.

 

In New Mexico, there is no 24-hour waiting period to protect women from spur-of-the-moment decisions or succumbing to high-pressure sales pitches by abortion center staff only to regret it later. There are no facility safety requirements. There is no health department oversight. No inspections. No parental notification. No requirements for emergency plans when things go wrong.
Continue reading to find out what happens next!



We are God’s Plan!

 (c) Mary TV 2014

 

J.M.J

 

September 16, 2014

Sts. Cornelius, Pope, and Cyprian, Bishop , Martyrs

 

Dear Family of Mary!

 

“Dear children,  I, your mother, am coming anew among you out of love which has no end, from endless love of the endless Heavenly Father. And as I am looking into your hearts I see that many of you accept me as a mother and, with sincere and pure hearts, you desire to be my apostles….” (September 2, 2014)

 

I have transcribed another remarkable homily from English Mass in Medjugorje. It is from Mass on September 15, Our Lady of Sorrows. The priest is from England, Fr Simon Broughton, who shares very beautifully about Our Mother, Mary, in her sorrow and her joy:

 

Couple of weeks ago, I am from England, there was this good old priest. Loads of people gathered around him, and he said to them, “It is good for us to be here.” And all of a sudden a little child of about 5 or 6 years of age, tugged at his mom and said, “Mom, when can we go home?” But you and I, we are home. This is our home. And we gather with our Mother Mary today, even if she is crying.

 

When a mother cries it is for a good reason. It is either out of joy or out of sorrow. And it doesn’t matter what age we are, whether we are young or old, we seem to know when someone is crying whether it is out of joy or sorrow.

 

I’ll take you back a little, to when I was about 5 or 6 years of age, my mom and dad were struggling to pay the bills. They were struggling with everything, to be honest. And I remember mom, she was melting butter in a Pyrex dish in the oven. And even then as a young child I understood the difficulties. Mom took the Pyrex dish out of the oven, and it was very hot, and suddenly it smashed into a thousand pieces on the floor. And at once my mom began to cry. And I looked at her and I wanted to change that sorrow into joy. So immediately the 5 year old child within me said, “Mom, look! Diamonds!” And mom did exactly what you did (laugh), the tears were no longer tears of sorrow, they were actually tears of joy.

 

When we come to this place (Medjugorje) Mary wants to take our sorrow and turn it into a moment of grace, turn it into a moment of joy with the Lord. Pope Francis said just a few weeks ago, “Sometimes we need the tears in order to see Jesus more clearly.” How right and true that is. We only have to look at the world, our families, our relationships. You put the television on, read the newspapers, you listen to the radioWe are bombarded every moment with something going wrong in the world. And yet our Mother comes to us, and she comes close.

 

Yesterday was the Exaltation of the Cross, the Triumph of the Cross. Today we take our rightful place with Mother at the foot of the Cross. You see, for the early Christians, they used to say holding the Cross, almost like a taunt, they would say, “Is this the best you can do? Crucify us.” Because they knew that heaven was waiting for them. Mary calls each and every one of us to take our rightful place with her at the foot of the Cross. We cannot bypass the Cross. If we are true, we have to look at the Cross and embrace it. But we are not alone. Because Mary, our Mother, was given to us at the foot of the Cross, and it is there that we enjoy her company.

 

John was told by Jesus at the Cross, “Son, behold your mother.” “Mother, behold your son.” From that moment we are told that john took Mary into his home, in other words, into his heart. Mary has called you here to come into her heart, but she also wants you and I to take her back home, and to make a place for God in our lives back there at home. You see the world it getting it wrong, because, you see, the world is going their way, not God’s way. And it is when we walk away from God that disaster comes, destruction, sadness, sickness, everything comes. But it is when we walk with the Lord that we find joy and happiness. And we look forward to the eternal.

 

Our Mother said to us this month, “How much my heart suffers.” She tells us why her heart suffers, she says, “Because Satan wants to destroy my plan.” You are God’s plan. You are our Mother’s plan. That is why she says to you, “You are my apostles.” Apostles of lightin other words, you are to take this light from the Scriptures and live them.

 

She reminds us of our way forward in life. She says, “Prayer, conversion, fasting, penance, Eucharist.” She gives us a new way ahead in life. She gives us the way that gives life and blessing. But many of us when we come here, forget that we are God’s plan. Our Lady reminds us again, in the early days. She says to us “Without you, my plan will not come to fruition.” Each and every one of us is being called because we are children of God. And we need to realize that in our lives, each and every moment. We have to make a home with God.

 

In Argentina, there was a lady who was struck by lightning, and she was killed straight out. And she received a great grace from God. Jesus stood with her when she passed from this life into the next. And she saw the whole of the earth in darkness. And she was fearful. Then she realized that Jesus stood next to her. And He said to her, “Look.” And immediately she saw little lights around the whole of the globe. And Jesus said, “These are the people who are praying for you.” At that moment the fear left her. And she was filled with immense joy, and gratitude. She woke up in the mortuary. I wonder who got the bigger shock that day, the mortician or the Argentinian woman!

 

You see God gives us these gifts, He sends His Mother to us because he knows that you and I, we get it wrong time and time again. So we need our Mother close by us. If we listen to the voice of the Gospel, the voice of our Mother, the voice of Jesus, we will not be full of fear. We will be people full of hope, people full of life. We will be people, as our Mother says, who are apostles. The Greek word, apostolos, means to teach. She is saying to you and me, “You have been many times here, in the school of your Mother”, and now she is saying to us “Now is the time to teach one another, but not with words, but with actions, actions of love, of gentleness, and of silent prayer. And together we fulfill God’s plan. For we are God’s plan.”

 

Thank you, Fr. Broughton! Thank you!!!

 

God is so organic. He grows apostles in the seed bed of His love and mercy. He is the Creator. He can do it. We can be His plan, because He has created us with all the possibilities necessary to become His plan of blessing in the world. We have only to say “yes” and let Him work in us. This is so amazing! It is not a program set up and imposed on us from without. It is a way of being that is nurtured within us through His great love for us, His grace given to us. As we pray, fast, convert, confess, receive the Eucharist and read scripture, we are fed by the Lord and made ready. And so we become God’s plan. We are His solution for a fallen world. Because Jesus lives in us!!

 

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

©Mary TV 2014
 

 

 

“Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world.”
Saint John Paul II
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LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report
Monday, September 15, 2014

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

Top Stories
• Newly-Crowned Miss America Kira Kazantsev Worked at Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz
• Missionary Couple Heartbroken After Losing Baby in Stillbirth Learn to Trust God

• Do Gays and Lesbians Have a Place in the Pro-Life Movement?
• Woman Who Sued Doctor Who Failed to Kill Baby in Botched Abortion Settles Lawsuit

More Pro-Life News
• Doctor’s Note Required to Use Chapstick in School, Yet Abortions Available to Minors
• Teacher Sexts 14-Year-Old Then Gives Her Money for Plan B Morning After Pill
• Amazing Time-Lapse Video Shows Beauty of Life From Infancy to Old Age
• Rapist Will be Euthanized So He Doesn’t Have to Spend Life in Prison
• This Adorable Rendition of “Let it Go” by a Girl With Down Syndrome Will Make Your Day
• Abortion Safer Than Childbirth for Women? Not Where Suicide is Concerned

• Thousands Mourn Innocent Victims of Abortion on National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children

• Justin Trudeau: Abortion Trumps MPs’ Freedom of Conscience
• Losing the Abortion Debate, Planned Parenthood Abandons the Term “Pro-Choice”
• Germany Dedicates Memorial to Disabled People Nazis Killed, But is Our Abortion Eugenics Much Different?

• Texas Clinics Cut Ties With Planned Parenthood After Losing Taxpayer Funding
• Catholic Employees Fight Back Against Being Forced to Pay for Abortions
• Psychiatrist Wants to Push Mentally Ill Patients Into Assisted Suicide

Newly-Crowned Miss America Kira Kazantsev Worked at Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz
You probably know her best as the newly-crowned Miss America or the contestant who belted out the infectious pop tune “happy” as she gleefully tapped on a red solo cup. But here’s something you probably didn’t know about the new Miss America.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/15/newly-crowned-miss-america-kira-kazantsev-worked-at-planned-parenthood-abortion-biz/

Missionary Couple Heartbroken After Losing Baby in Stillbirth Learn to Trust God
Nate and Ruth Reutter are missionaries in the Brazilian Amazon rain forest. When Ruth was pregnant with their first child, the couple celebrated to raise a child in the mission field as they ministered to local people.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/15/missionary-couple-heartbroken-after-losing-baby-in-stillbirth-learn-to-trust-god/

Do Gays and Lesbians Have a Place in the Pro-Life Movement?
For decades, the pro-life movement has had an internal debate on whether gays and lesbians have a place in the pro-life community.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/15/do-gays-and-lesbians-have-a-place-in-the-pro-life-movement/

Woman Who Sued Doctor Who Failed to Kill Baby in Botched Abortion Settles Lawsuit
23-year-old Ariel Knights appears to have settled a bizarre lawsuit that saw her sue an abortion practitioner. She experienced a botched abortion, where her baby lived, and sued the abortion practitioner who performed the procedure for failing to take the live of her baby, who was six-months-old at the time.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/15/woman-who-sued-doctor-who-failed-to-kill-baby-in-botched-abortion-settles-lawsuit/

Doctor’s Note Required to Use Chapstick in School, Yet Abortions Available to Minors
A news story has been making the rounds about a ridiculous elementary school regulation against students’ use of lip balm. A fifth-grader named Grace Karaffa requested some Chapstick while on the playground and was denied.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/15/doctors-note-required-to-use-chapstick-in-school-yet-abortions-available-to-minors/

Teacher Sexts 14-Year-Old Then Gives Her Money for Plan B Morning After Pill
A Pennsylvania teacher has been accused of “sexting”, or sending sexual messages to underage students and providing a teen with money to purchase the morning after birth control pill.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/15/teacher-sexts-14-year-old-teen-then-gives-her-money-for-plan-b-morning-after-pill/

Amazing Time-Lapse Video Shows Beauty of Life From Infancy to Old Age
A beautiful new time-lapse video celebrates the beauty of life as Korean artist and illustrator Seok Jeong Hyeon transforms a baby to an old woman in minutes.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/15/amazing-time-lapse-video-shows-beauty-of-life-from-infancy-to-old-age/

Rapist Will be Euthanized So He Doesn’t Have to Spend Life in Prison
You just can’t make this stuff up.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/15/rapist-will-be-euthanized-so-he-doesnt-have-to-spend-life-in-prison/

This Adorable Rendition of “Let it Go” by a Girl With Down Syndrome Will Make Your Day
When Jennifer Jalomo posted a video of her 4-year-old daughter, Zariah, lip-singing to “Let It Go” from Disney’s Frozen, she had no idea so many people would watch it. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/15/this-adorable-rendition-of-let-it-go-by-a-girl-with-down-syndrome-will-make-your-day/

Abortion Safer Than Childbirth for Women? Not Where Suicide is Concerned
Abortion advocates (especially abortionists themselves) like to repeat the soundbite that abortion is safer than child birth. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/15/abortion-safer-than-childbirth-for-women-not-where-suicide-is-concerned/

Thousands Mourn Innocent Victims of Abortion on National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children
On Saturday, September 13, thousands of pro-lifers gathered at 132 locations throughout the United States for the second annual National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/15/thousands-mourn-innocent-victims-of-abortion-on-national-day-of-remembrance-for-aborted-children/

Justin Trudeau: Abortion Trumps MPs’ Freedom of Conscience
Where are all the pro-life politicians? http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/15/justin-trudeau-abortion-trumps-mps-freedom-of-conscience/

Losing the Abortion Debate, Planned Parenthood Abandons the Term “Pro-Choice”
Pro-choice advocates are on the ropes, which is why they’re ditching their sheep’s clothing and baring their fangs. I’ll explain why. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/15/losing-the-abortion-debate-planned-parenthood-abandons-the-term-pro-choice/

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.

Germany Dedicates Memorial to Disabled People Nazis Killed, But is Our Abortion Eugenics Much Different?
We should applaud the newest memorial in Germany. And maybe we need one of our own. I’ll explain. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/15/germany-dedicates-memorial-to-disabled-people-nazis-killed-but-is-our-abortion-eugenics-much-different/

Texas Clinics Cut Ties With Planned Parenthood After Losing Taxpayer Funding
Abortion is not health care and a handful of Texas-based clinic affiliated with the Planned Parenthood abortion business have found that out the hard way. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/15/texas-clinics-cut-ties-with-planned-parenthood-after-losing-taxpayer-funding/

Catholic Employees Fight Back Against Being Forced to Pay for Abortions
Life Legal Defense Foundation and Alliance Defending Freedom have filed a formal complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services over the California Department of Managed Health Care’s decision to force Loyola Marymount University and its employees to pay for elective abortions in their health insurance plans. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/15/catholic-employees-fight-back-against-being-forced-to-pay-for-abortions/

Psychiatrist Wants to Push Mentally Ill Patients Into Assisted Suicide
When you begin to redefine terms to permit some suicides, you have surrendered to suicide. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/15/psychiatrist-wants-to-push-mentally-ill-patients-into-assisted-suicide/

 


Woman, Motherhood, Our Spiritual Mother and The Synod on the Family

In commemoration of the September 15 memorial of the Sorrowful Mother, the “feast day of Mary Co-redemptrix,”we are happy to send you the following article entitled, “Woman, Motherhood, Our Spiritual Mother, and the Synod on the Family.” It is written in preparation for the October 2014 Extraordinary Synod on the Family and in preparation for the 2015 Ordinary Synod on the Family. It is only through a proper understanding of the nature of woman and motherhood and its appropriate appreciation that we can properly experience a renewal and restoration of authentic family life. Moreover, the sublime example and the powerful intercession of Mary, the world’s Spiritual Mother, is quintessentially needed for the sanctification of the family, the New Evangelization, and for the peace and grace so urgently needed for the family, for the Church, and for the world. -Ed.

I. Woman and Mother: Intercessor of Life and Love for the Family

Who is woman, and what is at the heart of the vocation of motherhood?

St. John Paul II captures both the nature and the vocation of woman when he writes that a woman is called to testify to the existence and the depth of the love “with which every human being—man and woman—is loved by God in Christ.”1 The specialmission of every woman is “to welcome and to care for the human person.”2 Our time in particular “awaits the manifestation of that ‘genius’ which belongs to women, and which can ensure sensitivity for human beings in every
circumstance.”3

Read more…


 (c) Mary TV 2013

 

J.M.J

 

September 15, 2014

Our Lady of Sorrows

 

Dear Family of Mary!

 

“Dear children; I am calling you and am coming among you because I need you. I need apostles with a pure heart. I am praying, and you should also pray, that the Holy Spirit may enable and lead you, that He may illuminate you and fill you with love and humility. Pray that He may fill you with grace and mercy. Only then will you understand me, my children. Only then will you understand my pain because of those who have not come to know the love of God. Then you will be able to help me. You will be my light-bearers of God’s love. You will illuminate the way for those who have been given eyes but do not want to see. I desire for all of my children to see my Son. I desire for all of my children to experience His Kingdom. Again I call you and implore you to pray for those whom my Son has called. Thank you.” October 02, 2012

 

In this remarkable message Our Lady shows us how we can understand this feast day. She tells us that only when we are filled with the Holy Spirit, led by Him, illuminated by Him, and filled with His love and humility, will we understand her. Only when we are filled with grace will we understand her pain. Then we will understand her love for all her children. We will see how much she suffers as she watches her children who do not yet know Jesus. She wants them to be saved, to be brought into God’s Kingdom. They are at risk of eternal separation from God, and many have no idea at all.

 

Our Lady must love without control, hope without certainty. She loves each person to distraction. And she sees how many of us throw that love away, through ignorance, woundedness, or attachment to sin. She joined her Son in paying the price for each soul, bearing the terrible pain of the Cross in her heart. Imagine how it must be for her to see this great gift, this great redemption go unaccepted. This must be an unbearable sorrow, and unimaginable pain in her heart.

 

And so she needs us. First she needs our hearts to be like hers, full of grace. When we are full of grace, we will understand her, and think and pray like her. Then she needs us to be her apostles and light bearers, going out to others with her love and her invitation to conversion. These poor souls have eyes but do not want to see her or her Son. They need to see us, and be attracted to God by our love and joy.

 

Let us pray:

 

Dearest Mother Mary, we thank you for coming among us. We understand that you need us and that you need us to have pure hearts. And so we ask you to pray with us for the Holy Spirit to enable us and lead us, that He will illuminate us and fill us with love and humility. We pray along with you that the Holy Spirit will fill us with grace and mercy. We want our hearts to resemble your heart. We want to understand you, to understand your pain at the loss of souls. We want to have your love for souls, so that we can help you to reach them with your love. Pray for us to be light bearers who can illuminate the way for souls who are lost in the darkness of sin. Pray for us to shine so as to open their eyes to the God of love. Give us hearts for love, hearts that are aflame with love. We cannot manufacture this love, but must receive it. Pray for an outpouring of love upon us so that we can share that love with others. We love you Mother. And we long to help you so that one day your heart will be sorrowful no more! In Jesus name, we pray. Amen

 

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

©Mary TV 2014

 

PS.  “Fruit of Medjugorje!”  Tonight!!! 8:00 pm EDT  
 

 

 

“Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world.”
Saint John Paul II
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