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From 40 Days For Life: DAY 24: “Four confirmed saves!”

 

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This is a busy campaign … and today we are going on a quick tour!

Enjoy these snippets of good news from the front lines — where lives are being saved in 375 cities during this record-sized campaign!

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Greensboro, North Carolina: Saves in the South

Thanks be to God for our faithful volunteers! Prayer is powerful. We can report four confirmed saves in the last two weeks!

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Manhattan, New York: Big turnout in the Big Apple

Huge response in front of Planned Parenthood on Margaret Sanger Square! There were 94 praying at 40 Days for Life in New York City!

(Margaret Sanger was the eugenicist, racist founder of Planned Parenthood. You can learn more about her in this 40 Days for Life podcast episode.)

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Nashville, Tennessee: Delayed results in Music City

We were at Planned Parenthood when a young couple stopped by and told us that they decided not to go into Planned Parenthood because we were there praying. They showed us their baby in the back seat — about 6-9 months old!

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Fayetteville, Arkansas: Two babies saved

Praise reports: An abortion-minded client had been saving money for an abortion, but she ran out of time and is going to parent. Another client said she always thought she would abort but she has decided she can’t do it. Praise God for His convicting power!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan: Cold and rainy

Despite the drizzly day and the cool weather, participants came to the vigil in front of Heritage Abortion Clinic to pray with Bishop David Walkowiak. Bishop Walkowiak said those present were “a hardy crowd!”

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Canton, Ohio: A few good Knights

The Knights of Columbus drive from Alliance each campaign once a week to pray at Planned Parenthood. A gentleman stopped and thanked them for being there. He even offered to buy them supper. One of the Knights writes, “Just wanted to pass that on to you. People are thankful that we are doing what we are doing.”

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Albuquerque, New Mexico: Five spared

Great news! The lives of five children in the womb were saved — and five women were saved from the pain of abortion this week in Albuquerque. Praise God!

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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.

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For life,

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Shawn Carney

President, 40 Days for Life

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Mary TV: October 20, 2017 – Update from Denis – Be ready! This is a turning point!

Mary TV!
Be connected!
The sunset over Mary TV Building, Medjugorje
Our Lady over  Mary TV’s studio
(Explained on the home page of Marytv.tv – very bottom)
October 20, 2017

 

Dear Children of Our Lady of Medjugorje, Family of Mary TV:
 
This Tuesday, October 24, Mary TV will be LIVE Streaming “A Prayer for Peace” in Vienna’s St. Stevens Cathedral.  
 
Featured speakers include the Pastor of St. James Church in Medjugorje, two cardinals and Medjugorje visionary Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti…. 4:00-9:00pm Vienna Time (10:00am to 3:00pm EDT in the US). Here is the schedule:
 
Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! Cathy and I just returned from the most wonderful pilgrimage with Tom and Mary Matasso and many of Mary TV’s shipmates! Our whole time together was overflowing with grace!  Thank you for your prayers – and for your donations. I’ve got to tell you what your prayers and donations have accomplished for Our Lady!  
 
As soon as we arrived in Medjugorje Tom and I headed to Mary TV’s studio…. He was excited to show me the new technical equipment your donations made possible, right after Our Lady had told us in her message, “Be ready! This is a turning point!”
 
Tom told me: “Four years ago a digital TV station control room cost $1,500,000 ($US).   Today,” gesturing with a sweep of his hand towards all he equipment before us, “a full blown digital TV station control room costs $35,000!”  
 
I had asked you for $35,000 and you came through! Your donations gave this gift to Our Lady!  I wish you could have seen all the beautiful, grateful faces of people expressing gratitude for Mary TV.  Due to your generous donations Medjugorje is coming into homes throughout the world.  
 
I could tell you many stories. I’ll conclude with just one: With Mary TV’s very competent technical crew in Medjugorje running things smoothly, Tom had the leisure to just sit back and do some thinking “outside the box”…. (Remember, this is the guy who built the first all digital TV station in the US – TXCN of Dallas!)! With the prayer of Medjugorje going on around him (our studios are right next to the Church) he got the idea to put together from existing equipment sitting on a shelf not being used for anything, a new POV camera that would go up closer to Our Lady’s statue on Apparition Hill. Discovering that Sony doesn’t make a POV box big enough (no one does) Tom and Kiki went to a local plumbing store, purchased 10” drain pipe and made their own! The lens still needs fine tuning but there it is!  Take a look at the top of Mary TV’s web page:
 
 
IT’S TIME TO FINISH OUR DOWNSTAIRS TV STATION! The station has been “on hold” for 14 years (we’ve been waiting for the money). It’s time! The facility is huge….20 foot ceilings! The main film studio can hold 150 people!  
 
FIRST: we need a $30,000 to fix a serious water leak (our studio is so deep into the ground, during the rainy season water comes into the floor).
 
SECOND:  $25,000 to finish the electrical, lights, spray the walls and put floors in the engineering room, control room, and the two studios.
 
THIRD: $15,000 for new cameras. We need 3 TV cameras at $5,000 each. (As noted in the third paragraph above, technology is getting better and cheaper – changing, I’m told, every three months! A television camera that used to cost $100,000 now costs $5,000 (and it’s a much better camera now)!
 
FOURTH: $5,000 to put in two bathrooms….
 
$75,000 DOES IT ALL (the price of Mary TV’s first camera)!  
 
OUR LADY NEEDS YOU NOW! GO OUT AND FIND A DONOR!!!!!! (Donations are tax exempt)  
 
How you can help:
 
“The source of grace is here, but you, dear children, are the vehicles transmitting the gifts. Therefore, dear children, I am calling you to work responsibly. Everyone will be responsible according to his own measure. Dear children, I am calling you to give the gift to others with love and not to keep it for yourselves,” (May 8, 1986 message from our Mother).
 
“BE READY! THIS IS A TURNING POINT!” (6/2/17).
 
Thank you and God bless you!
 
Denis Nolan
MaryTV.tv

Mary TV: October 20, 2017 Reflection – Worry

(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2017

 

J.M.J.
October 20, 2017
St. Paul of the Cross
 
Dear Family of Mary!

“…My children, do not waste time thinking about the future, worrying….” (October 2, 2017)


Caryll Houselander speaks about worry this way:

 
Your final question is “How not worry?”!
 
Well if only I had an answer to meet that, how gladly I would give it to you, and apply it to myself! But of course there is no shortcut to not worrying.
 
It does not necessarily imply want of trust; in fact, it may be that what God asks of you is to accept it, and not to worry about worrying!
 
Trust does not, of course, mean that you trust God to remove the causes of worry, though if you persevere in prayer in spite of all setbacks, he may do that; but trust really means that, however impossible it is to realize this emotionally, your will accepts as a certainty that whatever God allows to happen is, in his plan of love, what is really best for you and those whom you love.
 
“Surrender” to God’s will does not of course mean being able to want disaster!
 
It does mean believing, blindly of course, that whatever happens, and whatever you feel about it, you are in his hands, and so are those you love.
 
The more you say, “I must not worry,” the more you will: I think it better simply to offer the worrying to God…
 
I have the temperament which just has to face the worst possibility, and I think, when one does, one realizes that the very worst can be accepted. My way is to say in every emergency, “Now what is the worst that can happen?’ and then, “So what?” That works with me. (From “The Letters of Caryll Houselander: Her Spiritual Legacy. Sheed and Ward LTD. 1965)
 
I love Caryll Houselander. She just says it like it is!!
 
Have a wonderful weekend!!
 
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
Mary TV 2017

 

PS. Announcing a weekend retreat in South Bend, Indiana:
Jim Brown (Fruit shows 29, 44 and 199)
“Surrender and Accept Jesus’ Invitation to the Banquet”
Friday, November 10 to Sunday November 12, 2017
Hosted by Queen of Peace Ministries
PO Box 761, Notre Dame, IN 46556
Call for more information: 574-288-8777
Seating is limited!! Sign up today!

“Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world.”
Saint John Paul II
Be connected!
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LifeNews: Abortion Rate Drops 25% as More Babies Saved From Abortions

 


 LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report
Thursday, October 19, 2017

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

Top Stories
• Abortion Rate Drops 25% Over Last 6 Years as More Babies Saved From Abortions
• Appeals Court Stops Judge’s Order Forcing Trump Admin to Facilitate Illegal Immigrant’s Abortion
• UN Slams President Trump for Cutting $31 Million From Its Abortion Agenda
. Mother Shares Heartbreaking Photos of Her Stillborn Daughter Who Was Poisoned in the Womb

More Pro-Life News

• Abortionist: “I Painstakingly Removed a Fetus Part By Part at 23 Weeks” With “Boundless Compassion”
• Labor Unions Give $2 Million to Planned Parenthood and Pro-Abortion Groups

• Late-Term Abortion Clinic Kills Baby in Abortion Then Harvests Baby’s Body Parts for Research
• Former Planned Parenthood President: Abortion is About “Liberation for Women and Expressing Our Sexuality”
• Woman Defends Aborting Her Baby: “I Don’t Feel Guilty I Had an Abortion, I Feel Guilty I Got Pregnant”
• Planned Parenthood Doesn’t Really Speak for Most Women. Here’s Why
• There are So Many Abortion Clinics in the U.S. the Average Woman Lives Just 10 Miles From One
• If Abortion is “Safe” Why Have 51 Ambulances Rushed to Abortion Clinics After Botched Abortions This Year?
• Two Abortion Clinic Staffers Have a Change of Heart and Quit Their Jobs
• Women’s Blog Reveals the 20 Best Cities to Kill Your Baby in an Abortion
• Poland Prime Minister: Ban Abortions on Babies With Down Syndrome. “I Oppose Eugenic Abortion”
• Biased Oireachtas Committee Votes to Not to Retain Ireland’s 8th Amendment Protecting Babies From Abortion

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Abortion Rate Drops 25% Over Last 6 Years as More Babies Saved From Abortions
Pro-life advocates have made a lot of progress changing hearts and minds for life in the past decade.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.


Appeals Court Stops Judge’s Order Forcing Trump Admin to Facilitate Illegal Immigrant’s Abortion
An appeals court has stopped a judge’s order issued yesterday forcing the Trump Administration to facilitate an abortion for an illegal immigrant.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

UN Slams President Trump for Cutting $31 Million From Its Abortion Agenda
Every year, the United Nations Population Fund publishes a glossy report describing how its fertility reduction approach will help solve the problems facing the world.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Mother Shares Heartbreaking Photos of Her Stillborn Daughter Who Was Poisoned in the Womb
Just one week before her due date, British mom Gabriella Morley lost her unborn baby girl to a rare liver condition that basically poisoned her in the womb.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Abortionist: “I Painstakingly Removed a Fetus Part By Part at 23 Weeks” With “Boundless Compassion”
From “Being an abortion doctor has taught me a lot about life,” The Guardian, June 22, 2015.

Cl i ck to Read at LifeNews.com

Labor Unions Give $2 Million to Planned Parenthood and Pro-Abortion Groups
The biggest labor unions have long had ties with top pro-abortion organizations.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

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Late-Term Abortion Clinic Kills Baby in Abortion Then Harvests Baby’s Body Parts for Research
A late-term abortion clinic in New Mexico faces a lawsuit after it killed a baby in an abortion and then harvested the baby’s body parts for research — without the mother’s consent.

Cli ck to Read at LifeNews.com.

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Women’s Blog Reveals the 20 Best Cities to Kill Your Baby in an Abortion

Poland Prime Minister: Ban Abortions on Babies With Down Syndrome. “I Oppose Eugenic Abortion”

Biased Oireachtas Committee Votes to Not to Retain Ireland’s 8th Amendment Protecting Babies From Abortion

 
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From 40 Days For Life: DAY 23: Two quit … one never started

 

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More good news today …

… we’ve learned that two more abortion business workers have had a change of heart and quit the industry!

In all such cases, we keep the specifics confidential. Former workers often face criticism, rejection from friends … and sometimes even the threat of lawsuits from their former employer.

Please keep these workers in your prayers as they continue the path to healing.

This now makes 156 abortion employees who’ve experienced conversions and left their jobs during 40 Days for Life campaigns!

We also know of one case during this campaign where a person arrived for a job interview at an abortion center – but after speaking with 40 Days for Life participants, this person left without even walking into the building!

The prospective job applicant was greeted by a volunteer who said that God had a better job waiting somewhere else – a job that truly involved helping the sick and hurting.

That brought tears to the applicant’s eyes.

Pray for those who have left the abortion industry … and listen to the story of a Planned Parenthood manager who had a conversion — and then led a 40 Days for Life campaign!

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St. Paul, Minnesota

When a vigil participant in St. Paul approached a woman outside Planned Parenthood, she offered two brochures – including one that’s specifically about the abortion pill.

“I told her to be sure to read the information,” the volunteer said. She also encouraged the woman to visit a nearby pregnancy help center.

As the woman left Planned Parenthood an hour later, she asked how to get to “that place” – meaning the pro-life resource center.

She wasn’t sure Planned Parenthood had been completely truthful with her about the side effects of the abortion pill. They apparently told her there were no side effects.

“She read the brochures while she was waiting and she knew they had lied to her,” the 40 Days for Life participant said. “I told her that she had made the right decision and she would never regret it.”

The young woman nodded her head in agreement … with tears streaming down her face.

“Once again, thank you God!” said the St. Paul volunteer.

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San Luis Obispo, California

While several people stood in prayer outside Planned Parenthood in San Luis Obispo, a pickup truck parked nearby.

Stickers on the vehicle identified the driver as a Korean War veteran – which proved to be true when a man got out wearing a vest covered with military patches.

“I need to tell you this,” he said. “My mother was 16, unmarried and pregnant. It was really tough; nobody was there for her. She decided to keep the baby, like you’re praying for, right? Well … it was me.”

Driving by the vigil made him think of his mother. “I’m grateful every time I think of her. She kept me. Thanks for what you’re doing!”

With that, he smiled … jumped back into his truck … and drove off.

“We don’t know much about him,” said one of the San Luis Obispo team members. “Of course, we know he fought for his country – for us. He risked his life … and we are grateful. We are grateful, too, that his mother chose life.”

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But the Lord said “You have had pity on the plant for which you have not labored, nor made it grow, which came up in the night and perished in the night. And should I not pity Nineveh, that great city, in which are more than one hundred and twenty thousand persons who cannot discern between their right hand and their left, and much livestock? Should I not be concerned about that great city?”

Jonah 4:10-11

Gracious God, loving our enemies seems like one of most difficult things you could ask of us. Please remind us that this is how you love and that if you ask it of us then you will give us the grace to do it.

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For life,

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Shawn D. Carney

President, 40 Days for Life

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Mary TV: October 19, 2017 Reflection – Open your heart to Jesus

(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2017

 

J.M.J.
October 19, 2017
Sts. John de Brebeuf, Isaac Jogues, and companions
 
Dear Family of Mary!
 
“…And my Son, who is of the eternal now, He is speaking to you with words of life and is sowing love in open hearts. Therefore, I am imploring you, apostles of my love, have open hearts always ready for mercy and forgiveness. According to my Son, always forgive your neighbors, because in that way peace will be in you…” (October 2, 2017)
 
The saints we celebrate today are very good examples of Our Lady’s words to us. They had open hearts, filled with the words of life and love. They were ready to give mercy and forgiveness, always forgiving their neighbors and seeking the way of peace. They did not run from martyrdom but accepted ill treatment for the sake of the souls of their flock.
 
Fr. Isaac Jogues chose to give himself up to the Iroquois, saying, “It must be,’ I said in my heart, ‘that my body suffer the fire of earth in order to deliver these poor souls from the flames of hell. It must die a transient death, in order to procure for them an eternal life.'” (recorded by Fr. Jerome Lalemant, S.J.)
 
Only the Son could instill such love in a heart. Only Jesus can give us the courage to suffer for others, to forgive and to love with our eyes on heaven. Jesus alone can fill our hearts with such mercy.
 
On my long flight home from Medjugorje, I glimpsed a movie the depicted the fate of missionaries in Japan in the 1800’s. They were tortured endlessly. But the movie failed to capture the presence of Jesus in the martyrs, the love and power that Jesus instills in hearts that are open to Him. It made the martyrdom merely a test of will power. On our own we cannot love, forgive or suffer for Jesus. Only Jesus’ love and mercy in us can overcome such things.
 
Our Lady wants us to realize that we need to open our hearts to receive Jesus in them, every day, to open and receive Him. He is our only strength and love.
 
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2017
 
PS. Announcing a weekend retreat in South Bend, Indiana:
 
Jim Brown (Fruit shows 29, 44 and 199)
“Surrender and Accept Jesus’ Invitation to the Banquet”
Friday, November 10 to Sunday November 12, 2017
Hosted by Queen of Peace Ministries
PO Box 761, Notre Dame, IN 46556
Call for more information: 574-288-8777
 
Seating is limited!! Sign up today!

“Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world.”
Saint John Paul II
Be connected!
www.marytv.tv

LifeNews: Catholic Bishop: You Can’t be Catholic and Support Abortion

 


Catholic Bishop: You Can’t be Catholic and Support Abortion
Bishop Michael Campbell of Lancaster said abortion was a “foundational issue”.


LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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

Top Stories
• Judge Orders Trump Administration to Facilitate Illegal Immigrant’s Abortion
• After Pro-Life Advocates Pray at New Abortion Clinic, It Cancels Every Abortion Appointment
• Catholic Bishop: You Can’t be Catholic and Support Abortion
. Pro-Abortion Students at a Catholic University Vandalize Display of Crosses to Remember Aborted Babies

More Pro-Life News

• Woman Kills Her 14-Month-Old Daughter Because She Wanted a Boy Instead
• Hillary Clinton Staffer’s Hateful Election Rant: “I Wake Up and Go to Sleep Angry”

• Activist Defends Women Having Multiple Abortions: OK to Get Rid of “Pregnancies They Don’t Want”
• My Wife Was Pregnant After a Brutal Rape and Encouraged to Abort, Here’s How We Responded
• Government Bureaucrats Propose Banning Surgeries for Smokers and Overweight People
• Will The Alexander-Murray Health Care “Deal” to Salvage Obamacare Also Fund Abortions?
• George Soros’ Daughter Donates $500,000 to Planned Parenthood’s Political Group
• Satanic Temple Co-Founder: We Fight Pro-Life Laws to Promote Separation of Church and State
• Studies Show Birth Control and Contraception Don’t Reduce Unintended Pregnancies
• Oregon Residents Forced to Send $20 Million to Planned Parenthood and $500,000 For Abortions There
• Pro-Life Ed Gillespie and Pro-Abortion Ralph Northam Battle in Close Virginia Governor’s Race

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Judge Orders Trump Administration to Facilitate Illegal Immigrant’s Abortion
A federal judge nominated by Barack Obama today ordered the Trump Administration to allow an undocumented teenage girl in the state of Texas to have an abortion that could be funded partly at taxpayer expense.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.


After Pro-Life Advocates Pray at New Abortion Clinic, It Cancels Every Abortion Appointment
A well-attended press conference and candlelight prayer vigil were held by pro-life activists at the Wildwood Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, where abortionist LeRoy Carhart had planned to conduct late-term abortions beginning yesterday.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Pro-Abortion Students at a Catholic University Vandalize Display of Crosses to Remember Aborted Babies
Late Monday night, vandals at St. Louis University, a Catholic university in St. Louis, destroyed a Cemetery of Innocents display.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Woman Kills Her 14-Month-Old Daughter Because She Wanted a Boy Instead
In a tragic case full of twists, prosecutors in Glasgow, England, have charged 28-year-old Sadia Ahmed with murdering her 14-month-old daughter in April 2016 by placing a cushion over Inaya Ahmed’s face and shaking her.

Cl i ck to Read at LifeNews.com

Hillary Clinton Staffer’s Hateful Election Rant: “I Wake Up and Go to Sleep Angry”
It was supposed to be an upbeat story in Women’s Health magazine about how to take your anger and convert it into something useful.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

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Activist Defends Women Having Multiple Abortions: OK to Get Rid of “Pregnancies They Don’t Want”
Women should not be judged for aborting multiple unborn babies, argues Carrie Purcell, a research associate at the University of Glasgow.

Cli ck to Read at LifeNews.com.

My Wife Was Pregnant After a Brutal Rape and Encouraged to Abort, Here’s How We Responded
I understand what women mean when they say that men don’t have as much of a right to talk about abortion after rape as it doesn’t have anything to do with them.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

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Liberals Exploit Illegal Immigrant to Push Free Abortions for Non-Citizens

Oregon Residents Forced to Send $20 Million to Planned Parenthood and $500,000 For Abortions There

Pro-Life Ed Gillespie and Pro-Abortion Ralph Northam Battle in Close Virginia Governor’s Race

 
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