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Senate Republicans drop religious freedom amendment – 08 Dec 2016

California Catholic Daily

Dear Reader,

Our lineup for today includes:

Senate Republicans drop religious freedom amendment: Democrats threatened to hold up the $618.7 defense authorizations bill unless the amendment was removed

Dance, music and prayer at 85th annual procession and Mass in East LA: More than 30,000 faithful from Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles counties marched down East Los Angeles streets on Dec. 3 to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe

Latin mass coming to El Segundo: Will be at St. Anthony’s starting Jan 1, 2017

[Video] Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Mary TV: December 8, 2016 Reflection – The Immaculate Conception

Immaculate Heart of Mary

(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2016
J.M.J.

December 8, 2016
Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
 
Dear Family of Mary!

Today we celebrate a great mystery! Our Lady was immaculately conceived! By a prevenient grace of God, she was shielded from original sin, the inheritance of all men. This great grace was granted so that she would be pure and ready to receive Jesus as her son. Our Lady cooperated with this great grace, and remained sinless her entire life.  She received the gift of the Immaculate Conception from God, and she gave the gift of her Immaculate Heart back to God.  She always chose purity and God’s will, and so her heart is Immaculate!

I don’t think we can imagine such a thing.

Now Our Lady longs to draw us close to her Immaculate Heart. She wants to protect and guide us through her heart. She wants us to draw graces from her heart. She wants us to find refuge in it. The Immaculate Heart of Mary is a gift to us, to help us travel through our lives. It is a light for us. A hope for us. A joy for us! (For Tolkien fans, I think Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart is like the Vial of Galadriel. It is a light in the darkness, to guide us as we travel in this dark world.)

Today we can pray with joy and thanksgiving for the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary by honoring her Immaculate Heart. Here is a consecration prayer to the Immaculate Heart of Mary given to Jelena Vasilj:


19th century painting of Our Lady.
19th century painting of Our Lady. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary 
(Given by Our Lady to Jelena Vasilj, 11/28/1983)

O Immaculate Heart of Mary, overflowing  
with goodness, Show us your love for us.  
May the flame of your heart, Oh Mary,  
Descend upon all peoples.  
We love you immensely.  
Impress in our hearts a true love.  
May our hearts yearn for you.  
Oh Mary, sweet and humble of heart,  
Remember us when we sin.  
You know that all mankind are sinners.  
Through your most sacred and maternal heart,  
Cure us from every spiritual illness.  
Make us capable of looking at the beauty of your maternal heart,  
And that, thus, we may be converted  
to the flame of your heart. Amen

And here are five messages from Our Lady about her Immaculate Heart that we might meditate on during a Rosary:

Wednesday, December 7, 1983  
The vigil of the Immaculate Conception, To Jelena:  
“Tomorrow will really be a blessed day for you, if every moment is consecrated to my Immaculate Heart. Abandon yourselves to me. Strive to make your joy grow; to live in the faith, to change your hearts.”

November 25, 1994 “Dear children! Today I call you to prayer. I am with you and I love you all. I am your Mother and I wish that your hearts be similar to my heart. Little children, without prayer you cannot live and say that you are mine. Prayer is joy. Prayer is what the human heart desires. Therefore, get closer, little children, to my Immaculate Heart and you will discover God. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

August 25, 2000 “Dear children! I desire to share my joy with you. In my Immaculate Heart I feel that there are many of those who have drawn closer to me and are, in a special way, carrying the victory of my Immaculate Heart in their hearts by praying and converting. I desire to thank you and to inspire you to work even more for God and His kingdom with love and the power of the Holy Spirit. I am with you and I bless you with my motherly blessing. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

September 25, 2009 “Dear children, with joy, persistently work on your conversion. Offer all your joys and sorrows to my Immaculate Heart that I may lead you all to my most beloved Son, so that you may find joy in His Heart. I am with you to instruct you and to lead you towards eternity. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

January 25, 2012 “Dear children! With joy, also today I call you to open your hearts and to listen to my call. Anew, I desire to draw you closer to my Immaculate Heart, where you will find refuge and peace. Open yourselves to prayer, until it becomes a joy for you. Through prayer, the Most High will give you an abundance of grace and you will become my extended hands in this restless world which longs for peace. Little children, with your lives witness faith and pray that faith may grow day by day in your hearts. I am with you. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

Oh, Immaculate Conception, Mary, our Mother, Pray for us!!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2016

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LifeNews Report: Macy’s: We No Longer Donate to Planned Parenthood

Photo of Historical Plaque on sidewalk in fron...

Photo of Historical Plaque on sidewalk in front of Macy’s (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

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

Top Stories
• Macy’s: We No Longer Donate to Planned Parenthood Abortion Business
• Ohio Legislature Approves Bill to Ban All Abortions After an Unborn Baby’s Heartbeat Begins
• Actress Sofia Vergara’s Embryo Daughters Sue Her for the Right to Live
• Trump Names Pro-Life Gov Terry Branstad Ambassador to China, Where Population Control Continues

More Pro-Life News

• Whoopi Goldberg Complains About Pro-Life Mike Pence Becoming VP: “Watch Your Uterus!”
• High School Principal Caught on Video Stealing Student’s Pro-Life Sign, Blocking Pro-Life Display
• New York Mayor Promises City Will Pay for Abortions if Planned Parenthood is Defunded

• Meet Baby Austin, Born at 25 Weeks When Babies Can Still Legally be Aborted
• Singer John Legend Claims Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz “Protects People’s Rights”
• Wisconsin Allows Drivers to Purchase “Choose Life” License Plates for Their Vehicles
• Couple Uses Pictionary Drawing to Reveal They’re Pregnant But Their Friends Can’t Figure It Out
• Hospital Kills 23-Year-Old Woman in Botched Abortion, Husband Says “I Have No Words to Express My Anger”
• Two Days After Roe, the New York Times Said Pro-Lifers Should “Move On.” We’re Not Going Anywhere
• Texas Gives Women Considering Abortion a Brochure Confirming Abortion Raises Breast Cancer Risk

• Canadian Bill Would Allow Pregnant Women to Start Maternity Benefits 7 Weeks Sooner

• Thousands of Pro-Life People in Malawi March Against Legislation to Legalize Abortion

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Macy’s: We No Longer Donate to Planned Parenthood Abortion Business
Another large corporation has decided to cease donations to the Planned Parenthood abortion business.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.


Ohio Legislature Approves Bill to Ban All Abortions After an Unborn Baby’s Heartbeat Begins
Last Tuesday, the Ohio state legislature gave final approve to legislation that would ban all abortions after an unborn baby’s heart begins to beat.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

 

Actress Sofia Vergara’s Embryo Daughters Sue Her for the Right to Live
The two daughters of actress Sofia Vergara and her ex-fiance Nick Loeb filed a lawsuit this week to ask a court to grant them a right to live.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Trump Names Pro-Life Gov Terry Branstad Ambassador to China, Where Population Control Continues
President-elect Donald Trump today named pro-life Iowa Governor Terry Branstad as his ambassador to China.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Whoopi Goldberg Complains About Pro-Life Mike Pence Becoming VP: “Watch Your Uterus!”
Wednesday on The View, the panel made some wild predictions about what would happen during Donald Trump’s presidency.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

 

High School Principal Caught on Video Stealing Student’s Pro-Life Sign, Blocking Pro-Life Display
The Fort Wayne Public School Board has received a letter from the Thomas More Society demanding an apology for the alleged disturbing misconduct of South Side High School Principal Carlton Mable.

Cli ck to Read at LifeNews.com.

New York Mayor Promises City Will Pay for Abortions if Planned Parenthood is Defunded
New York City has a notoriously high abortion rate at 60 percent of its birth rate. For black babies, the rate is even higher.

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Meet Baby Austin, Born at 25 Weeks When Babies Can Still Legally be Aborted
Baby Austin, christened “Preemie Prince” by some, was born in July 2016 weighing just 1 pound, 14 ounces after 25 weeks in the womb.

C lick to Read at LifeNews.com.

Texas Gives Women Considering Abortion a Brochure Confirming Abortion Raises Breast Cancer Risk

Our Lady has words for us.

Christian Worldview

 

15 Minutes

December 7, 2016 A.D.

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December 7, 2016 A.D.

Our Lady comes in this, Her time, to speak to us about the most important things. The things that She asks of us are for our own good, even if they are difficult at first.

Our Lady at the Blue Cross in Medjugorje

A pilgrim unburdens their heart to Our Lady in Medjugorje

Our Lady has words for us. Her words are the change us, in order to change the world. We do not have to do anything grandiose, but do as Our Lady asked us in 1985:

December 7, 1985

“I have only one wish for tomorrow’s feast. I ask of you to find at least a quarter of an hour for you to come before me and entrust your problems to me. No one will understand you as I do.”

Fifteen minutes to release the burdens that are a weight, and which keep you from flying above your problems. Why is this important? Because without having to do anything grandiose, we are a part of something that is grandiose.

“…The magnitude of Medjugorje is understood when one realizes that Medjugorje is a critically important practice play of giving witness to those of the future who will experience the fullness of the rule of the antichrist…”1

A Friend of Medjugorje
From, Your Voice
November 2, 2016

A pretty big thing to be a part of and which the future peoples will look back at those of today who responded to Our Lady. Why let everyday troubles keep you blinded, binded and burdened? Fifteen minutes – mark it on your calendar, plan it ahead of time, go off to a corner away from people and be with your Mother.

Medjugorje.com
Caritas of Birmingham
Operated by the Community of Caritas

Footnotes:
1. Your Voice, Medjugorje Headline, a Friend of Medjugorje, November 2, 2016

 

San Francisco parishes host pilgrims to Walk for Life West Coast – 07 Dec 2016

California Catholic Daily

Dear Reader,

Our lineup for today includes:

San Francisco parishes host pilgrims to Walk for Life West Coast: Students who travel hundreds of miles to the event need a place to stay

One of these 21 men and women will be Trump’s first Supreme Court pick: During a recent interview with Sean Hannity, Trump announced he’s narrowed his original list of 21 people to “probably three or four”

Federalist criticizes newspaper’s claim on abortion-climate change moral equivalence: “If you are a devout Roman Catholic, or even just someone who follows the Catholic Church with any interest, you will know what a jaw-dropper this claim is”

Mary TV December 7, 2016 Reflection – Breaking the bread with Jesus

(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2016

 

J.M.J.

December 7, 2016
St. Ambrose
 
Dear Family of Mary!
 
“Dear children…. That is why, you my children, apostles of my love, with soul and heart invoke the name of my Son. He will have the words of light for you. He manifests Himself to you, He breaks the bread with you and gives you the words of love so that you may transform them into merciful acts and, thus, be witnesses of truth…” (December 2, 2016)


How Jesus breaks the bread, manifests Himself, gives words of love and light, and transforms us into mercy doers and witnesses of truth:


That very day two of them were going to a village named Emma’us, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. While they were talking and discussing together, Jesus himself drew near and went with them.  But their eyes were kept from recognizing him.

 And he said to them, “What is this conversation which you are holding with each other as you walk?” And they stood still, looking sad. Then one of them, named Cle’opas, answered him, “Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?”  And he said to them, “What things?” And they said to him, “Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people, and how our chief priests and rulers delivered him up to be condemned to death, and crucified him. But we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since this happened. Moreover, some women of our company amazed us. They were at the tomb early in the morning and did not find his body; and they came back saying that they had even seen a vision of angels, who said that he was alive. Some of those who were with us went to the tomb, and found it just as the women had said; but him they did not see.” 
 
And he said to them, “O foolish men, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?” And beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.

So they drew near to the village to which they were going. He appeared to be going further, but they constrained him, saying, “Stay with us, for it is toward evening and the day is now far spent.” So he went in to stay with them. When he was at table with them, he took the bread and blessed, and broke it, and gave it to them. And their eyes were opened and they recognized him; and he vanished out of their sight.

They said to each other, “Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the scriptures?” And they rose that same hour and returned to Jerusalem; and they found the eleven gathered together and those who were with them, who said, “The Lord has risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon!”  (Luke 25: 13-34)
 
Our Lady wants us to keep our hearts open as we walk along the road together.  Jesus may draw near and walk with us!
 
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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