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Mary TV: October 20, 2020 Reflection – For the Glory of God!

For the Glory of God!

The Glory of God!

October 20, 2020 St. Paul of the Cross, Priest
Dear Family of Mary!
“Dear children! I am with you for so long because God is great in His love and in my presence. I am calling you, little children: return to God and to prayer. May the measure of your [way of] living be love and do not forget, little children, that prayer and fasting work miracles in you and around you. May everything you do be for the glory of God, and then Heaven will fill your heart with joy and you will feel that God loves you and is sending me to save you and the earth on which you live. Thank you for having responded to my call.” September 25, 2020
“May everything you do be for the glory of God, and then Heaven will fill your heart with joy and you will feel that God loves you and is sending me to save you and the earth on which you live.”
What does this mean: May everything you do be for the Glory of God. I must say that I have lost track of this sentiment in my daily life! But doesn’t the Deacon say at the end of Holy Mass: “Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your life.” Certainly, this work of glorifying the Lord is important, even central to our lives. How could I forget it?
It occurs to me that if I lived in such a way that everything I did was for the glory of the Lord, then I would be constantly aware that somehow my behavior was a proclamation and a demonstration of how Good and Great and Wonderful God is!! Each moment could become a moment lived in the awareness that God is with me, and I am with Him, and I have the opportunity in each moment to give God the praise and thanks He is due, through my actions, my words, my thoughts, my prayers, and my desires. I would no longer be a “lone ranger” operating on my own behalf in a world that only belongs to me. I would be already in Heaven in that I would be present to God as He is present to me.
Maybe that is why Our Lady continued in the message saying, “then Heaven will fill your heart with joy, and you will feel that God loves you…” Living in the desire to glorify God in everything would naturally bring me into His presence, since I would be offering everything to Him as a gift. And then, I would receive the joy of Heaven in return, the Love of God. 
Well it sounds like a lovely way to live. Always living for the Glory of the Lord!! 
Notice that the end of that sentence says: “you will feel that God loves you and is sending me to save you and the earth on which you live.” When our hearts are filled with heaven, we see things from a different perspective. We see God acting in our poor world. We see what He is doing. And what He is doing is amazing. He is saving us and our measly planet through the coming of Our Lady. This is her Triumph. This is her time. And we are called to help her, by living our lives for the Glory of the Lord!   “May everything you do be for the glory of God, and then Heaven will fill your heart with joy and you will feel that God loves you and is sending me to save you and the earth on which you live.”
Maybe we could start practicing this way of living today. Before we begin a task, while we are doing the task, at the end of the task, may we offer it for the Glory of the Lord! It will make our every moment deeply meaningful and sweetly humble!
In Jesus, Mary, and Joseph! Cathy Nolan ©Mary TV 2020    

 
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God’s Image in a Little Girl





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40 Days For Life: DAY 27: Grandma wants daughter to abort


Praise God for amazing results as we know of 290 babies saved from abortion through your prayers since September 23!
A crying woman approached the Manchester, New Hampshire 40 Days for Life vigil. “What do you have to offer me?” she asked on-site prayer volunteers. Neither the young woman nor her husband wanted an abortion. But the expectant mom’s own mother pressured her to terminate the pregnancy The sobbing mother already had a toddler at home, and Grandma thought a second child would be too much to handle. But upon learning of the pregnancy help resources available, the vulnerable woman chose life.
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Shortly after the expectant mother arrived to Planned Parenthood, her father-in-law arrived. “The baby’s grandfather was totally opposed to abortion,” wrote Beth, the local leader. “He had just recently learned one of his daughters had an abortion.” So when his daughter-in-law chose life, the grandfather was overjoyed and stopped to thank the Manchester vigil participants.
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Concord, California Marlene reported that a “noticeably young” couple visited the Concord abortion facility. Having recently learned they were expecting, they appeared scared. Volunteers on the sidewalk ramped up their prayers–which were answered! Before long, the young mom came out of Planned Parenthood, announcing that she had chosen life. Marlene said the couple had “big smiles on their faces” as they drove off–a stark contrast from the fear with which they arrived.
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Sioux City, Iowa Neither Kristi nor her prayer partner Kristie were planning to join the Sioux City vigil one recent Saturday morning…but when the Holy Spirit called, they responded. And it’s a good thing they did. Two women passing by saw Kristi and Kristie’s “Pray to end abortion” signs at the vigil site and stopped to ask, “Why should we pray to end abortion?” In the ensuing conversation, one of the passersby admitted she was five weeks pregnant–and considering abortion. But the help offered by Kristi and Kristie persuaded her to rule out abortion as an option!
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Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who being in the form of God did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. — Philippians 2:5-8 O Lord, help us follow in the footsteps of Jesus. Let us humbly and diligently work to restore legal protection for the unborn, the disabled, the medically dependent and all innocent children of God whose lives are threatened. Let us remember the old adage that “He can never lead who has not first learned to obey.” And, Lord, grant us a peaceful heart as we labor in your name. See today’s full devotional
For life,
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President/CEO, 40 Days for Life

40 Days for Life 4112 E 29th St. Bryan, Texas 77802 United States (888) LIFE-316

Democrats Racism and African Americans

Democrats Racism and African Americans NEWS PROVIDED BY
Reverend Clenard Childress Jr.


Oct. 19, 2020

OPINION, Oct. 19, 2020 /Christian Newswire/ — The following is submitted by Reverend Clenard Childress Jr., Director of Learn Northeast, he is available for comment: I Got A Spell On You!

This delirium demonstrated by many African Americans when it comes to the Democrat Party is astounding! It reminds me of a song from way back in the 60’s by screaming, Jay Hawkins, “I Put A Spell On You,” or as the song further says, “…I put a spell on you because you’re mine…!” So it would seem, objectivity and fairness are virtues which have left the heart of people of color willing to accept the lies and blatant hypocrisy of the Democrat Party. Yes, this can be the only answer for this blind allegiance to a Party that blames you when they lose elections (Hillary Clinton) as if there wasn’t anything else about her, or her campaign, that may have caused “sane voters” to raise questions and vote the other way. “I put a spell on you because your mine!” That is exactly what the Democratic Party feels about African Americans. The DNC assumes they own the African American people so they also own your vote and practically dare you to leave the Democratic Party. Thus, people of color are forever constrained to the cotton fields and can never leave the “Plantation,” for if you leave the “Plantation,” you’re no longer Black. Just ask Presidential candidate, Joe Biden, who clearly expressed those same sentiments when he boldly proclaimed, “…If you don’t vote for me, you ain’t Black…!”

Over in Michigan, Congresswoman, Karen Whitsett, an African American of the 13th Congressional district, was censored by the District Democrat Party Organization for thanking Donald Trump for suggesting Hydroxychloroquine for her treatment for COVID-19, which she claimed (doctors agreed) saved her life! Oops! She came off the “Plantation” and the master was not pleased and punished “missy” for leaving. No outrage from any of our African American activist or women’s rights organizations. No one responded to this blatant act of bullying. Virtually no civic group came to her aid. Her crime…? Getting healed by Hydroxychloroquine and then saying “thank you” to the President who “prescribed” it.

Former Democrat Georgia State Representative, Vernon Jones, resigned in April after invoking the wrath of the party when he began to express another perspective other than the party platform. Rep. Vernon Jones broke free and escaped. “The way the Democrat Party has treated me this past week has made one thing clear: they are the bigots they claim to hate and I won’t be silent about it,” Jones said. Well, I say, he broke the spell! Also note why this black man is leaving: the hatred and bigotry within the Democrat Party.

Hey, back to Joe Biden, too many African Americans, due to the mainstream media’s false narratives, view Donald Trump as racist. Now I know he makes crude statements, and personally, I would never tease or mock anyone about a clearly deteriorating condition that is obviously taking its toll on Joe Biden. Now with that said, I still challenge African Americans regarding how can you vote for Biden, who, while a sitting Senator said, “…Integrating Black Students would turn schools into a jungle…” and “I don’t want my children to grow up in a jungle, in a racial jungle…” These comments beg the question in 2020: How in the world can the Democrat Party even present Joe Biden as a candidate for President with the hopes that African Americans would rally around him? Why? “Cause I got a spell on you! Because you re mine…!”

Now, to my biggest gripe with the Black Community: it is the tolerance, and in many cases, support of, Planned Parenthood, who is the leading killer of African Americans with a tally of well over 20,000,000 babies thus far. Why would the Black Community elect leaders who are determined to support the mandate of Planned Parenthood, when they know Planned Parenthood, by their own admission, recognize their founder, Margaret Sanger, was deeply involved in eugenics and clearly a racist and a bigot.

“The removal of Margaret Sanger’s name from our building is both a necessary and overdue step to reckon with our legacy and acknowledge Planned Parenthood’s contributions to historical reproductive harm within communities of color,” Karen Seltzer, chair of the board at Planned Parenthood of Greater New York, said in a statement. “Margaret Sanger’s concerns and advocacy for reproductive health have been clearly documented, but so too has her racist legacy.”

Black Lives Matter has not said, nor done anything, to facilitate the removal of Margaret Sanger’s name anywhere. Her bust is still in the Portrait Gallery in Washington DC. Black Lives Matter collaborates on urban projects with the leading killer of African Americans. The eugenic ideology now confessed still functions in every operation of Planned Parenthood. – “Less People Of Color.” Our democratically elected officials, predominantly elected by people-of-color, and all of this, is chiefly orchestrated by the Democrat Party. How can Black People have no outcry? Because screaming Jay Hawkins has got right….

So, Hillary Clinton, the same Hillary Clinton who blamed Black folks for not winning the 2016 election, actually received the Margaret Sanger Award. Margaret Sanger, as you know now, is the founder of the leading killer, Planned Parenthood, who just confessed publicly their racist founders’ actions. Perhaps this is as Malcolm X said, “…the chickens coming home to roost…” Hillary, you needed the black vote, but there was not enough of them left to vote for you because of the decimation of the Black community by abortion which you support! You support it so much they gave you an award! Well, you just were “awarded the no-vote” in November of 2016. I guess “what goes around comes around….”

Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton received the Margaret Sanger Award and both call Donald Trump Racist? Some African Americans call Donald Trump racist and yet he fights to have them born and experience the American Dream. Donald Trump knows of the over 1,300 African Americans that are killed each day by abortion and is trying to stop the decimation of the African American Community by abortion. Yet the facilitators, along with the victims, (not the child victim) call the liberator racist. Why? You know now why; screaming Jay Hawkins has been replaced by the Democrat Party but the song is the same!

I Got A Spell On You And You’re Mine! SOURCE Reverend Clenard Childress Jr.

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Mary TV: October 19, 2020 Reflection – Grasp the Rosary!

Grasp the Rosary!

Grasp the Rosary!

October 19, 2020
St. John de Brebeuf, St. Isaac Jogues, priests and martyrs
Dear Family of Mary!
“Dear children! Today, like never before, I invite you to prayer. Let your prayer be a prayer for peace. Satan is strong and desires to destroy not only human life, but also nature and the planet on which you live. Therefore, dear children, pray that through prayer you can protect yourselves with God’s blessing of peace. God has sent me among you so that I may help you. If you so wish, grasp for the rosary. Even the rosary alone can work miracles in the world and in your lives. I bless you and I remain with you for as long as it is God’s will. Thank you for not betraying my presence here and I thank you because your response is serving the good and the peace.” (January 25, 1991)
In 1991 the war in Bosnia/Hercegovina was looming. It would break out in full force in 1992. But Our Lady was preparing her children for this coming time of trial. How did she prepare them? Through prayer for peace. Through dependence on God. Through the prayer of the Rosary. Through her Motherly presence. And though it was a terrible trial, in the end Medjugorje was spared violence, and peace was established. 
This message can also prepare us for the time ahead. We also face uncertainties in our nations and cities. But the remedy is the same. We can listen to Our Lady’s messages and live them now, just as the villagers did in 1991. Living Our Lady’s messages helps others as well as ourselves. Our prayers are not about politics, they are about mercy. Our prayers are for peace. 
Peace is the one thing necessary right now. The frenzy that the enemy of our souls is stirring up is deadly. It will do great damage. Our Mother brings peace, which is the beginning of a great reform of her children. Her peace is the peace of a heart at one with Jesus, a heart in complete harmony with Jesus’ heart. That is the remedy. 
Those who live in Our Lady’s heart become those who bring peace to others. The Rosary is a prayer of peace, a prayer that brings calm to the soul and trust to the heart and mind. In that peace, holiness is born, conversion happens, hope erupts, and true love is revealed. The prayers of the Rosary are perfect prayers, conveying to those who pray them everything they need.
The Rosary is a peace prayer because it refers everything to the Trinity and to Our Lady. It is the platform for peace, which is what is needed today. 
Pray for the whole world! Pray the Rosary for peace. “If you so wish, grasp for the Rosary. Even the Rosary alone can work miracles in the world and in your lives…”
In Jesus, Mary, and Joseph! Cathy Nolan © Mary TV 2020
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40 Days For Life: DAY 26: Eradicating Down syndrome

As the doctor pressured her to get an abortion, Robin could feel her 23-week-old unborn son kicking within her womb.

The little boy, named Bryan, had Down syndrome, and the doctor offered the Greenville, South Carolina 40 Days for Life co-leader Robin a litany of reasons why giving Bryan life would destroy her own life:

  • “This will ruin your marriage.”
  • “Your other two sons will resent you, your husband, and their brother.”
  • “You will be stuck under a burden that cannot be taken away.”

Doctors even attempted to send her to an infamous third-trimester abortionist halfway across the country…but still she refused.

“Did I question my ability to do this? Sure, I did,” Robin said. “But I knew this baby was sent to us for a reason.

15 years later, none of the doctors’ dire predictions came to pass.

Robin’s marriage is strong. Her oldest son graduated college at 21 years old, crediting his little brother for inspiring him to persevere through his own struggles. And her middle son is a U.S. Marine protecting our freedom.

“To have terminated him would have changed my family,” Robin said.

While Robin chose life, many who receive a challenging prenatal diagnosis don’t. Iceland once claimed to be on the brink of eradicating Down syndromeby eradicating people with Down syndrome.

With so much pressure on expectant mothers to abort babies with disabilities, it seems the right to choose abortion has become an obligation to choose abortion.

Ubaté, Colombia

During the spring 40 Days for Life campaign in Ubaté, a stunned mother asked vigil participants about Down syndrome as doctors had just told her that she needed to get an abortion.

40 Days for Life volunteers prayed with the mom. She chose life, and her baby was just born!

“We are happily giving her all the support and prayers she needs for motherhood,” said Colombian campaign coordinator Pamela Delgado.

College Station, Texas

A couple approached a College Station 40 Days for Life rally to see what was going on.

“The woman was in her 40s when she got pregnant with their last three children, and with each pregnancy, the doctors told her she’d probably have a child with Down syndrome,” reported Patricia, the local leader. “With all three, she was pressured to abort by her doctors, and with all three, she refused.”

The doctors were wrong. None of the babies have Down syndrome. Even if they did, it would not diminish their value a bit. But stories like this illustrate the type of pressure placed on expectant mothers to abort babies when there’s even a suspicion of disability.

These all wait for you, that you may give them their food in due season, what you give them they gather in; you open your hand, they are filled with good. You hide your face, they are troubled; you take away their breath, they die and return to their dust. You send forth your Spirit, they are created; and you renew the face of the earth.

— Psalm 104:27-30

Beloved Father, remind us today that there is no truth but you. Do not let us fall prey to the evil one’s lie that we may choose death. Remind us right now that you, who created all life, are in control of all life, and let us choose life always. Keep lighting the pathway home, for us and for all who participate in this 40 Days for Life campaign.

See today’s full devotional

For life,

Shawn Carney
President/CEO, 40 Days for Life

40 Days for Life 4112 E 29th St. Bryan, Texas 77802 United States (888) LIFE-316

40 Days For Life: DAY 25: Sad days in England

 


These are sad days in England as the Brits lose their minds. Traditionally America’s greatest ally (after a rough start), England is butchering freedom like few other countries in the West. The British attacks on freedom of speech (which are hard to fathom) are at an all time high as they silence their own people. Britain has targeted 40 Days for Life vigils with buffer zones, which have always been unanimously rejected by the Supreme Court in America (including by Ruth Bader Ginsburg). Now, England is taking it to a new level by preventing even mentioning the issue of abortion–for or against–in newly implemented buffer zones. This is a blatant attack on freedom of speech from a nation that helped spread it around the world. This year, the BBC, the Independent, HuffPost, and the Manchester Evening News are cheerleading abortion industry efforts to enact “no-protest zones” that would ban 40 Days for Life vigils. Why is the British media falsely accusing peaceful prayer volunteers of intimidation and harassment? As I shared in a recent vlog, the abortion industry will go after anyone who accepts the scientific reality that life begins at conception–even if you’re the judicial version of Mother Teresa at a Supreme Court confirmation hearing.
If 40 Days for Life participants were routinely harassing abortion clients, there would be photographic and video evidence. Instead, the British media’s articles are accompanied by photos of vigil participants calmly standing–or even sitting in lawn chairs–and praying quietly. But those simple prayers save lives and remind even a thoroughly secular country like the UK that life is precious…and that makes the abortion industry nervous.
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Madrid, Spain Vigil participants in Madrid are also facing the threat of a buffer zone that would silence pro-life speech near abortion facilities. The government is trying to amend the abortion law so that children can get abortions without their parents’ consent, too. In spite of those challenges, 40 Days for Life is growing in Madrid. Nayeli said more than 400 volunteers have joined her vigil in spite of pandemic lockdowns. “Every day covered is a miracle,” Nayeli said. “We have been living miracles all week.”
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St. Cloud, Minnesota The St. Cloud team held a procession from an area church to Planned Parenthood, just two blocks away. “We can’t have big rallies, but we hope to have more of these processions with different churches and pastors leading,” Judy said. “This would be very powerful during the last half of the campaign.”
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Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.” — Jeremiah 1:4-5 Lord God, we confess that in You we live and move and have our being. Because You are, we are. May we find grace from You to affirm the being of every human and may we labor to make this truth known to the world around us. See today’s full devotional
For life,
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President/CEO, 40 Days for Life

40 Days for Life 4112 E 29th St. Bryan, Texas 77802 United States (888) LIFE-316

Exciting Life Walk 2020 Update

Dear friends of Mary’s Shelter,

Welcome to this year’s unique “Virtual LIFE WALK” event. Thank you to all who have already registered. Please continue to share this information with family and friends. It would be amazing to see as many folks as possible walking and/or running to help spread the word of what pro-life ministries right here in our community are doing. Join us as we partner with Bethany Christian Services and Choices Women’s Center to accomplish that goal.

I thought I would take a few minutes to share some content that might be helpful in customizing your personal fundraising page. Sharing your “why we support this ministry” goes a long way when asking your family and friends to sponsor you for this fundraiser. Once you customize your fundraising page, just copy/paste the link www.lifewalkfxbg.com into your social media and email blasts. This will hopefully make it much easier to share the information. You can share the narrative and stories below to help explain the event and encourage friends to sign up or share your personal stories about why you support Mary’s Shelter.
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Hi, I’m _____, ministry partner with the local pro-life maternity home, Mary’s Shelter, who exists to change lives of women by offering hope and life affirming choices. Mary’s Shelter acknowledges that life begins at conception and is worthy of protection. Mary’s Shelter provides housing and a Christ centered program of guidance and support for women (and any additional children she may have) facing a crisis during pregnancy. Mary’s Shelter offers women a three year stay so educational, employment and housing goals can become a viable reality. Please consider investing in this ministry by sponsoring me in this fundraising event. Together we can help more women choose life and continue to plant that seed of hope to all in our community. 
Over the past 14 years, Mary’s Shelter has given loving refuge to over 400 women, their many children and, of course, their beautiful babies. Here are just a few of their stories.
Valerie had two children when she found herself pregnant a third time. She was in a very abusive relationship and thought there was no other choice but to abort. She did not see how she could have another child living the way she was. She scheduled the abortion. Someone told her about Mary’s Shelter and after a bit of begging, she agreed to call. She was shocked to hear there was a place where she and her children could live long term, be given the time needed to make changes, be safe from the man she feared and NOT have to go through with the decision she absolutely, at the end of the day, did not want to make. Valerie went on to have her third baby, a beautiful little girl, who she is so in love with. Valerie still has a long road of healing ahead, but with God, support and prayer all is possible.
Janine has many very sad stories from her past. She has suffered from abuse her whole life. She learned she was pregnant with her first child after a very physically dangerous situation. Still, she knew from the moment she learned she was with child that she wanted to give her baby life. There was no safe place for her to do this. She came to Mary’s Shelter and the whole team rallied around her. She received love, support and safe, clean, beautiful housing. We immediately got her into counseling and helped set up her prenatal. While there are still obstacles in Janine’s life to work through, with the support received from Mary’s Shelter, she is so much more confident in her role as a mother and giving her baby the life each and every child deserves.
Inaya came to the United States from another country. She had a great education and was able to obtain employment. She had tons of support from her family, until they learned she was pregnant. Because she was not married, her family threatened to disown her if she did not abort. She chose to keep her child and her parents, in fact, did just what they said. The father of her child could offer no support so she was left alone, pregnant and could no longer keep the job she had, which required much traveling time. Her entire world turned upside down and all of sudden she was without support and homeless. It was a shocking turn of events. Inaya has been a wonderful member of the Mary’s Shelter family. She has given birth to her beautiful daughter who she cherishes. She is kind and supportive of other women in our program. While her family still does not support her, she knows she made the absolute right choice!
We hope you will find these stories inspiring, we have many more like these to share. Please let us know if you have any questions or if we can be of help in any way. Your generosity and support mean the world to our families. Please remember to send your video and pictures to #lifewalkfxbg 
Blessings and thanks,
Kathleen Wilson, DirectorMary’s Shelter

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ALL’s Pro-Life This Week – 10/16/2020

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Temporary Killings Approved

Amazing! And at the same time, frightening! During a short period of one week, we have heard pro-abortion senators railing at Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

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Week in ReviewDon’t believe everything you read or every cell phone video you see. Many times, what you see or read is carefully selected to give you an unfair perspective. That is what is happening right now in Walnut Creek. We bring you the real story.

ALL in the NewsSince the Marian Blue Wave anniversary webcast, hundreds of new partners have committed to reciting a weekly Rosary for the end to all abortion. ALL’s weekly videos and commentaries continue to reach tens of thousands of people online, and this week, Hugh Brown was featured in an extended interview with Alan Keyes about the 2020 election.

Pro-Life Social MediaImagine being so wedded to advancing abortion policy that any effort to dismantle systemic murder is viewed as “deeply personal.” Can’t the same be said for abortion violence advocates?

Video of the WeekFr. Edward Meeks says we’re Catholics first and Americans second. Fr. Edward is pastor of Christ the King parish in Towson, Maryland. On October 11, his homily focused on the anti-Catholicism of the Democratic candidates for president and vice president and the powerful dark forces in government and big tech that seek to silence the Church.

Action Item of the Week

People look at the upcoming elections and talk about the many competing issues. We submit to you today that this election is NOT about issues; it is about understanding God’s will and making it a reality. Remember, God is good . . . all the time!

40 Days For Life: DAY 24: Seek justice with peace




Thank you for the overwhelming prayers and words of support as we hire professional security at some 40 Days for Life locations! The national media attention has caused the police to respond to our needs. As violent anarchists and Antifa agitators instigate nightly riots in cities across the United States this year, “no justice, no peace” gets thrown around a lot–and accepted by many. But is that phrase true for a follower of Jesus Christ? On this week’s episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, we examine 4 responses to injustice. From peaceful vigils to protests to civil disobedience to violence, we investigate which approaches to ending injustice work, which approaches don’t work, and which approaches actually perpetuate injustice. Listen in at: 40daysforlife.com/four-responses-to-injustice And then do your part to respond to the injustice of abortion by visiting 40daysforlife.com/location and signing up to peacefully pray at a vigil near you!
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Sheboygan, Wisconsin There’s nothing more pro-life than adoption. Whether it’s a struggling mother placing her baby with a family better suited to care for a child or a family welcoming a little one in need of a home, adoption is a gift. Sheboygan vigil participant Joe knows this first-hand. Nearly two decades ago when he was a toddler, Joe’s parents traveled to Eastern Europe to adopt him from a Slovakian orphanage. Now, he’s an accomplished musician. “He’s a typical Cheesehead who loves polka music,” wrote his mother Carol. “But he chose to perform hymns and other Christian songs on the sidewalk during our 40 Days for Life vigil.” Joe brought his concertina out to the vigil site and led prayer volunteers in songs like “Amazing Grace” and “Christ is Arisen, Alleluia.” “Joe is proudly pro-life because his birth mother placed him for adoption,” Carol said. “He understands the sanctity of life in a very personal way.”

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Bratislava, Slovakia Back in Joe’s native land, it’s been a difficult fall. Many public establishments–including churches–are closed. And the maximum gathering allowed is only six people. But Slovakian pro-lifers aren’t backing down. “We still persist and pray in groups of a maximum of six people,” said Martina, the local leader. “We believe that our prayers are very important–especially in these times.”
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Now these are Your servants and Your people, whom You have redeemed by Your great power, and by Your strong hand. O Lord, I pray, please let Your ear be attentive to the prayer of Your servant, and to the prayer of Your servants who desire to fear Your name. — Nehemiah 1:10-11 We pray for your continued guidance and protection throughout the remainder of this 40-day campaign. May we be steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in Your work, knowing that our labor will not be in vain. See today’s full devotional

For life,
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President/CEO, 40 Days for Life



40 Days for Life 4112 E 29th St. Bryan, Texas 77802 United States (888) LIFE-316