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In defense of girls’ and boys’ bathrooms


Newman Society files Supreme Court brief
September 30, 2016     

Dear Friend,

This may be our last protection against the Obama administration’s “transgender” bathroom rules!

A Virginia school district has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its case for bathroom privacy. The federal government’s radical gender ideology agenda is being forced upon schools nationwide, including many Catholic schools and colleges, and it must be stopped.

That’s why this week The Cardinal Newman Society and several Newman Guide colleges filed a friend of the court brief, authored by the attorneys of the First Liberty Institute, which urges the Court to take up the bathroom case.

You can read our report and find a link to the full brief here.

In addition to the Newman Society, the brief was joined by John Paul the Great Catholic University, Thomas Aquinas College, Thomas More College of Liberal Arts, Wyoming Catholic College and the Ignatius Angelicum Liberal Studies Program. We were delighted to also be joined by the National Catholic Bioethics Center and religion expert Dr. Byron Johnson of Baylor University.

The brief argues that the Education Department’s “gender identity” rules under the federal Title IX law raise significant concerns that could impact the religious freedom of Catholic schools.

Also: A Catholic school in Tennessee is being sued for telling a male student he couldn’t bring a male date to a homecoming dance. See more top news in our weekly Catholic education news roundup by reporter Matt Archbold.

Thank you so much for all you do to support our important mission. May God bless you and your family!

 In Christ,

Adam Cassandra

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Life Chain Sunday!

English: Pro-lifers from the 2004 March for Life.

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Life Chain is this Sunday

This Sunday is “Life Chain Sunday” a nationwide effort to form chains of pro-life signs in communities across the country. This is a great way to spread the pro-life message in high traffic areas and unite with tens of thousands of fellow pro-lifers across the country on one specific day to save lives and convert hearts and minds to the pro-life position.

Engaging the public at an event like “Life Chain Sunday” is not only an excellent way to get involved but it’s also a great opportunity to show the compassion and love of the pro-life movement.

To learn more about “Life Chain Sunday” and how to find one in your area or to even start one yourself, go to

Rock for Life supports this effort and we are asking you to as well. Here is how you can help and earn points for free pro-life swag:
1) Share our Facebook post for 1,000 RFL Street Team points
2) Join a “Life Chain” in your area and post a picture of yourself at a Life Chain event on social media, tag us (or use #rflstreetteam) and earn 2,000 RFL Street Team points
3) Wear your Rock for Life shirt at a “Life Chain” event and post to social media (tag us or use #rflstreetteam) and earn 5,000 RFL Street Team points.

In order to earn street team points redeemable for free pro-life swag, you must be a member of the Rock for Life Street Team. To learn how to do that go to

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40 DAYS FOR LIFE: DAY 3: Closed for the day!



Deacon John,

Your presence matters. Just ask abortion facility workers!

When the 40 Days for Life UNITED bus rolled up to each of its Thursday vigil stops in Delaware and New Jersey …

… it was met by enthusiastic prayer volunteers eager to greet our team and share the news …

… that the abortion center’s staff had left the building and closed for the day!

Not bad for just two days into the 50-state, 125-city tour!


Day 2 of the UNITED tour picked up right where Day 1 left off in the Mid-Atlantic states — it was downright soggy!

But the main thing to note about Thursday’s tour stops is that the abortion facilities were all closed when we got there!


Even howling flash-flood warning sirens weren’t enough to keep prayer volunteers away from our stop outside Planned Parenthood in Dover, Delaware.

The center was not open … but Planned Parenthood supporters braved the weather to photograph the bus!

It was a similar picture at Planned Parenthood in Wilmington. This facility closed rather than staying open when we rolled into town for Delaware’s statewide rally.


The abortion giant wasn’t exactly happy to see us … and before long, the police came. When they arrived, though, they said they were there to protect us and make sure nobody was giving us any trouble!

When we drove up to the abortion center in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, we found no one home there, either. The abortion facility’s staff had already called it a day and emptied out.


Volunteers here report witnessing 25 babies saved from abortion during the last campaign. Praise God for these saved lives … and for the faithful volunteers, including those who go out to pray all year long.

The day concluded with an incredible crowd at the statewide New Jersey rally in Morristown, along with — you guessed it — more rain!


We met Jenny, a prayer volunteer who had been indifferent toward abortion until she encountered her local 40 Days for Life campaign. She’s now a regular vigil participant. We also heard a beautifully touching post-abortion testimony from Lana of Silent No More, who moved the crowd to tears with her story of heartbreak and healing.

We’re now 520 miles into the tour. Onward to New York!


TODAY! Friday, September 30

Saturday, October 1

Sunday, October 2

See all upcoming tour stops at:


Columbia, Missouri

“We are very excited about our 15th 40 Days for Life vigil and some of the amazing things God has done in Columbia” … [more]


Birmingham, England

“Let us pray that hearts and minds are converted and that many lives are saved,” said one of the local volunteers … [more]


Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

–Matthew 6:25-26

Loving heavenly Father, help us to see the worth of all human beings by the way in which you provide for us. We would ask that you provide also the faith, grace and courage to enable us to protect that which is so precious to you.

See today’s full devotional

Find a 40 Days for Life location and join the vigil nearest you!

There are 367 from coast to coast in North America and around the world!


Shawn D. Carney

President, 40 Days for Life


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

LifeNews Report: Trump Announces Coalition to Expose Hillary on Abortion

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Top Stories
• Donald Trump Announces Leaders of Pro-life Coalition to Expose Hillary Clinton on Abortion
• Obama Admin Proposes Rule Prohibiting States From Defunding Planned Parenthood
• 5 Questions to Ask Hillary Clinton at the Next Debate About Her Abortion Extremism
• Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards Brags: “We’re Proud of” Doing Abortions

More Pro-Life News

• David Daliden’s Attorney: California AG Kamala Harris Helps Planned Parenthood Hide Body Parts Trafficking
When Scientists Created the 3-Parent Baby, They Killed 4 Unborn Children in the Process
• “Rose Lived With Us a Mere Few Hours” But Abortion Was Never an Option
• Abortion Activist: “So What if Abortion Ends a Life?” An Unborn Baby is “a Life Worth Sacrificing”

• Pro-Abortion Groups Run $300,000 Ad Campaign Trashing Donald Trump and Pro-Life Candidates
• Man Raped His Own Daughter for More Than a Decade and Then Forced Her to Have an Abortion
• New Bill Would Repeal Johnson Amendment, Protect Pastors’ Rights to Endorse Candidates
• 40 Days for Life Campaign Starts Again, Previous Campaigns Have Saved 12,000 Babies From Abortion
• Psychotherapist Relates the Chilling Story of How Her Disabled Patient Died

• Woman Takes a Job at a Medical Clinic and Then Finds Out It Does Abortions

• Euthanasia Group That Legalized Assisted Suicide in Washington Has Killed 93% of People Who Died

• New Canadian Assisted Suicide Law Will Claim Unintended Victims


Donald Trump Announces Leaders of Pro-life Coalition to Expose Hillary Clinton on Abortion
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump today announced the leaders of the new pro-life coalition dedicated to helping him expose the radical pro-abortion position of Hillary Clinton.

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Obama Admin Proposes Rule Prohibiting States From Defunding Planned Parenthood
Pro-abortion President Barack Obama has proposed a new rule that would essentially prohibit states from defunding the Planned Parenthood abortion business. Leading pro-life members of Congress is not happy about it.

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5 Questions to Ask Hillary Clinton at the Next Debate About Her Abortion Extremism
Tip of the hat to Life News for a clever, thoughtful post that ran today under the headline, “Top 10 Abortion Questions Hillary Clinton Wasn’t Asked at the Debate.“

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Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards Brags: “We’re Proud of” Doing Abortions
A recent episode of Netflix’s Chelsea, “I Was a Ticking Time Bomb,” turned into a mini abortion rally and Planned Parenthood commercial.

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David Daliden’s Attorney: California AG Kamala Harris Helps Planned Parenthood Hide Body Parts Trafficking
Life Legal informed LifeNews that it has obtained e-mails released pursuant to a Public Records Act request showing a disturbing level of cooperation.

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When Scientists Created the 3-Parent Baby, They Killed 4 Unborn Children in the Process
Fertility doctors have brought a baby to birth from an embryo created artificially with the biological substances of two women and one man.

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“Rose Lived With Us a Mere Few Hours” But Abortion Was Never an Option
As Polish abortion activists protested a bill to ban abortions and give every unborn baby a right to life last week, a grieving father responded with an emotional message about the value of his daughter’s short life.

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Abortion Activist: “So What if Abortion Ends a Life?” An Unborn Baby is “a Life Worth Sacrificing”
Three years ago, abortion activist Mary Elizabeth Williams wrote a shocking piece for Salon where she argued that abortion should be legal even though it does, in fact, kill a human being.

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Woman Takes a Job at a Medical Clinic and Then Finds Out It Does Abortions

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

Mary TV September 30, 2016 Reflection – Bishop Victor Phalana witnesses!

Bishop Victor Phalana from South Africa


September 30, 2016
St. Jerome
Dear Family of Mary!
“Dear children! Today, I am calling you to prayer. May prayer be life to you. Only in this way will your heart be filled with peace and joy. God will be near you and you will feel Him in your heart as a friend. You will speak with Him as with someone whom you know and, little children, you will have a need to witness, because Jesus will be in your heart and you, united in Him. I am with you and love all of you with my motherly love. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (September 25, 2016)
This week on Fruit of Medjugorje, we have a powerful witness from Bishop Victor Phalana, about Medjugorje and how it impacted his priesthood. He shares from his heart and it is a wonderful example of how Our Lady has created Medjugorje as a place of prayer and conversion. Here is an excerpt from his testimony in the Fruit show, Episode 233. You may want to watch for yourself at this link:


Rosie Zubac interviewed Bishop Phalana. She asked him several questions:
Is there something different about Medjugorje, that encourages conversions?
Bishop Phalana

: Yes the environment is quite different and that is what makes it different. I keep on asking myself, “But why?” “But why?” “But why?” The people who come here (Medjugorje) – you can sense – they are seeking. We realize we are all pilgrims. And we are searching for something. And when you come here, if you are searching you will become a bit more focused and you will give yourself to the experience. And what makes it different is that people come here, and maybe they have had a little bit of preparation. Many of them understand that they are not here so much as tourists but as pilgrims. Many feel that this is a holy place.
And whatever one can say about the apparitions, we all are listening together with the Church, and we are discerning with the Church about the apparitions. But all the popes, from St. John Paul to Pope Benedict XVI to Pope Francis acknowledge that it is a holy place. This is where people come to meet God and encounter God. And this encounter leads to so many conversions. So while there is no conclusion, no conclusive statement concerning the apparitions, the Popes have not discouraged pilgrims from coming because they know that it is a place where there are so many fruits!

Do you also witness this with the people you have accompanied from South Africa, that the fruits are unique?
Bishop Phalana:

The fruits are quite unique. I brought an old priest, who is 87 years old, to Medjugorje two years ago. Just before we left [for Medjugorje] he fell sick. But he wanted to come. So we came. We started in Poland with a pilgrimage, and he was admitted there to the hospital. And he came out of the hospital before he was well enough. But he said “I have to go to Medjugorje.” Then he came here, and we took him to Mass, and for just a few spiritual exercises because he wanted to rest.
Then we also took him to the clinic run by the Maltese. And there he met a very young doctor who said to him, “You know I think you are taking too many antibiotics. Then she went down and brought some probiotics, and she said “Please take these.” And then for Mass and the encounter we had to push him in a wheel chair. He was so weak. But when he returned home, he was strong! As I speak, he is celebrating his 89th birthday next month. He is walking straight. He attributes his health to Medjugorje. He says that Medjugorje helped him. He narrates an encounter with Vicka where she held him for 2 or 3 minutes, she prayed with him. And he was sobbing just like a child. And he said that is why God wanted me to go to Medjugorje. And now he is strong. He says he is going ahead with his life.
So for me personally, on my first visit, like any other priest, you go through your own moments of personal crisis where you are wondering, “Am I really called? Is this vocation for me?” You may be 20 years in the priesthood, but the questions still come at certain moments. And when I came here those questions were really going on in me.
So I went to confession, and it was a beautiful experience. You know, for us who are confessors, we also need that moment of confession. After that, we were walking around here and I saw the priest who was my confessor. I greeted him and I thanked him, and I said, “Look, that was a beautiful experience!” And he said to me, “Go to any of the shops here and buy yourself a ring, and bring it and let me bless it for you.” That was about 2005.
I went and bought the ring, and then he blessed it, and in his prayer…I think he was a priest from the United States… he said, “Lord, I pray that your priest may rediscover your love, that it is a covenantal love, that it is a spousal love.” He went on, but I can’t remember it all. But those words I remember from the prayer. I wondered why he wanted me to buy a ring!! (Laughter) Then he said, “This ring reminds you that as a priest you are married to God.”
I said that this was providence. I came here and I didn’t know what to expect. And here I am, and I meet somebody, and he said something that was medicine for my soul. Something that I just needed to know. And when I did confessions here many people kept coming back to me after confession, and they wanted to meet me and they wanted to talk to me. “This confession was different. Your prayer before absolution was clearly saying so much about what was going on in my life. How did you know?” And I would say, “No, no, no…it was just the grace of the Sacrament.” It is the grace of the moment. And so when I was praying for you, I was cooperating with the Holy Spirit in guiding you.”
When you sit there you have to give a little spiritual direction. You cannot just listen and then give absolution. And I am so grateful for the generosity of the priests who come here. There was a time when I had been in the confessional for about 5 hours. People didn’t stop. It went on and on. And I was wishing that somebody could come and rescue me! But this is a ministry that is needed. And I had to go on and do it. It is a moment of grace.
So when I was made a bishop, I had to look at my ring, my Medjugorje ring. And I said to myself, do I have to take it off now, because I will have my episcopal ring! But I said no I can’t, because for me this is not a ring I just bought. This is a ring that connects me to this place in a special way. This is the ring that reminds me of my call, of my vocation. How precious it is.
Even though you may go through a crisis as a priest, go and ask for help. You may ask family and friends for help. But it is not better than Confession. Yes, ask for advice and spiritual direction, but you can’t run away from Confession. And Medjugorje reminds us of that.
That is why I say, this is a blessed place. It is a beautiful place. When I was appointed bishop, I had just come from a pilgrimage here. And I said to Our Lady, “Why? Why me?” And up until now I still don’t know, but it is God’s choice and I have to accept it. I was taken to a diocese that had been without a bishop for 2 years and there were some painful things there. And so I asked Our Lady again, “Why me, why now? If you really wanted me to be a bishop, in the heart of your Son, according to the will of God, then why bring me here where I have to pick up the pieces and start from scratch.” And I received positivity, I received peace. You don’t have to worry; you don’t have to be anxious!
Bishop Phalana then shared about the help he got for his diocese from Medjugorje. They now share Mass stipends with his diocese. And we can support Bishop Phalana by going to this website.
Bishop Phalana also was happy to know about Mary TV. He will share about it in his diocese! And he blessed our work!
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2016

“Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world.”
Saint John Paul II
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36th Anniversary of China’s One (Now Two) Child Policy — Forced Abortion Continues; 23 Million Abortions a Year

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NEW YORK. China’s One Child (not Two Child) Policy turns 36 this week (September 25). Reggie Littlejohn, President of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, stated, “The One (now Two) Child Policy has been responsible for hundreds of millions of forced abortions and sterilizations and untold human suffering. Of great concern is the fact this year we learned that the number of abortions in China is not 13 million, but a staggering 23 million a year. It is appalling that the Chinese Communist Party has touted its “prevention” of 400 million lives through the One Child Policy as a great contribution to the fight against global warming.”

In China, abortion has little to do with a woman’s choice. The world was shocked in 2012 when the photograph of Feng Jianmei lying next to her forcibly aborted baby emerged through Women’s Rights Without Frontiers into Western media, showing millions the true face of Chinese population control.

Forced abortion continues under China’s new Two Child Policy. On July 22, 2016, for example, a Guangdong couple was told they must have an abortion or both lose their government jobs. The wife was eight months pregnant. Read more.


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Judie Brown: “Abortion propaganda breeds death and sadness”

Judie Brown
Judie Brown
September 28, 2016

Lies repeatedly told will become truth for those not educated in God’s truth. We cannot continue to allow the culture of death to seep into the minds and hearts of our children.

It never ceases to amaze this grandmother of 12 that the same arguments we heard in the late sixties when we began the quest to expose the truth about abortion continue to be unchanged. Oh the hyperbole of the pro-abortion death squads has gotten more outrageous, but the apathy among our citizens has matched them at every juncture.

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