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Statement of the Knights of Columbus on the March for Life

Statement of the Knights of Columbus on the March for Life
Contact: Joseph P. Cullen, Senior Communications Specialist,

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ — The Knights of Columbus applauds the administration and Congress for the actions they have taken in support of protecting the lives of the most vulnerable – the unborn – and for their public witness at the March for Life. The speeches by the President, Vice President, Speaker of the House and other elected leaders underscore an important commitment to helping save the lives of the youngest Americans. Majorities of Americans who identify as Republicans, Democrats and Independents all want to see limits on abortion. The fact that both Congress and the administration are crafting policies that reflect this consensus is encouraging and welcome. The bipartisan passage today of the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Act in the House is an important step in this regard and we urge the Senate to act quickly to take up and pass this bill.

We also want to thank the individual Knights and their families who served as marshals for the March for Life and who participated in it and in other pro-life events. We are so very proud that thousands of Knights of Columbus have volunteered to help the March for Life over these many years and have also helped organize Marches for Life all across North America – at the Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco, in Mexico City, and in the Canadian capital of Ottawa. We can find a better way than abortion. We can give hope to every woman and every child. Today, we see thousands of helping hands ready to make this hope a reality and we know there are millions more willing to give. Together we can bring change. Together we can build a new culture of life in our hearts, in our homes and in our laws.

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LifeNews: BREAKING: House Passes Pro-Life Bill, Trump Speaks to March for Life


LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report

Friday, January 19, 2018

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

Top Stories
 Hundreds of Thousands of Pro-Lifers March for Life and Mourn 60 Million Abortions
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 House Passes Pro-Life Bill Protecting Babies Born Alive After Botched Abortions

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 Vice President Mike Pence at March for Life: “We Will Restore the Sanctity of Human Life”
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 Senate Committee Approves Trump Nominee Pro-Life Gov. Sam Brownback as Religious Freedom Ambassador
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 The U.S. Has 1 Million Abortions a Year, China Has 23 Million Abortions a Year
 March for Life President Calls Opposing Abortion the “Social Justice Case of Our Time”
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 Congressman: Equal Justice for All Includes Unborn Children
 Abortion Clinic Tells Woman She Can Abort Her 21-Week-Old Unborn Baby: “It’s Your Body, Your Choice”
 Early Feminist Leaders Were Pro-Life on Abortion, Calling Abortion “Child Murder”
 Pennsylvania Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Makes $7 Million But Gets $3 Million From Taxpayers
 Terminally Ill Man Wins First Battle in Lawsuit to Force Britain to Legalize Assisted Suicide

As hundreds of thousands of pro-life people prepare to march in the March for Life, the House of Representatives voted to approve the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act — legislation protecting babies who survive abortions.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.


President Trump Slams Roe v. Wade in March for Life Address: ‘It’s Wrong. It Needs to Change”

President Donald Trump described the March for Life as a “movement born out of love” during his address to pro-life advocates Friday in Washington, D.C.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Full Text of President Donald Trump’s Speech to the March for Life: “We Will Always Defend the Right to Life”

The following is the full text of President Donald Trump’s speech to the March for Life. He is the first president to give a live-video-feed address to pro-life participants:

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

As hundreds of thousands of pro-life people prepare to march in the March for Life, the House of Representatives voted to approve the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act — legislation protecting babies who survive abortions.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Trump Tells March for Life: I Will Sign Bill Protecting Babies Born Alive After Botched Abortions

President Donald Trump today told hundreds of thousands of pro-life Americans gathered for the March for Life that he will sign a bill the House passed today to protect babies born alive after abortions.

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President Trump Makes it Easier for States to Defund Planned Parenthood

In a major decision today that will be hailed by the pro-life movement as it participates in the March for Life, President Donald Trump made it easier for states to defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business.

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Only Six Democrats Voted to Protect Babies Born Alive After Botched Abortions

With all Republicans supporting and all but six Democrats opposing, the House of Representatives today passed The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 4712) by a vote of 241-183.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Vice President Mike Pence at March for Life: “We Will Restore the Sanctity of Human Life”

Vice President Mike Pence spoke words of hope to pro-life advocates Friday at the March for Life in Washington, D.C.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

nursesNational Association of Pro-life Nurses announces the February 15 deadline for applications to this year’s $1,000 scholarship.  Interested applicants can find all the necessary information on our website.  Scroll down to the “Scholarship Application” button.

March for Life President Calls Opposing Abortion the “Social Justice Case of Our Time”

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60,069,971 Abortions in America Since Roe v. Wade in 1973


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Top Stories
 President Trump Launches New HHS Division to Protect Doctors and Nurses Who Don’t Want To Do Abortions
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 Nurse Fired Because She Refused to Refer Women for Abortions and Help Them Obtain Abortion Pills

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 Give President Trump Credit for Protecting Pro-Life Doctors and Nurses From Abortion
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 Planned Parenthood Opposes New Bill Banning Dismemberment Abortions Tearing Babies Limb From Limb
 Study Finds Post-Abortion Ministries Successfully Bringing Women Back to Christ
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 Netherlands Physicians Support Measure Allowing Doctors to Euthanize Children
 Why Doesn’t Ireland Help Women Getting Abortions in the UK Find Positive Alternatives?


President Donald Trump is launching a new division within the Department of Health and Human Services to protect nurses and doctors who don’t want to perform abortions.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.


60,069,971 Abortions in America Since Roe v. Wade in 1973

The United States marks 45 years of legalized abortion in all fifty states at any time for any reason throughout pregnancy on January 22nd, the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Woman Celebrates Her Abortion: “It Put In Place My Reproductive Priorities”

As the 45th anniversary of Roe v. Wade approaches, it remains clear that the American people do not support the infamous abortion decision.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

An Illinois nurse filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services this week after she said her employer tried to force her to help women get abortions.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Abortion Activists Vandalize Pro-Life Political Party’s Office After It Rejected Legalizing Abortion

Polish abortion activists vandalized a pro-life political party’s headquarters Wednesday as they protested a bill to protect unborn babies with disabilities from abortion.

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Catholic Bishop: “Abortion is a Uniquely Intimate Form of Violence With Bitter Public Consequences”

The “March for Life” this January, like every January over the past several decades, reminds the nation that killing an unborn child is never a private matter.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

 

Sitting in the Planned Parenthood Waiting Room to Abort Her Baby, She Left When This Happened

Almost three years ago, Nadya was sitting in a Planned Parenthood waiting room in southwest Ohio, feeling abortion was the only way she could salvage her life.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Did Planned Parenthood Exploit a Loophole to Get Taxpayer Funds to Build Its Huge New Headquarters?

Two federal lawmakers are trying to find out how deeply the abortion giant Planned Parenthood is reaping the benefits of a federal program meant to help finance the construction of schools and roads.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

nursesNational Association of Pro-life Nurses announces the February 15 deadline for applications to this year’s $1,000 scholarship.  Interested applicants can find all the necessary information on our website.  Scroll down to the “Scholarship Application” button.

Court Rules Woman Who Faked Cancer to Get Free Abortion Must Stay in Prison

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Mary TV: January 19, 2018 Reflection – Carry them in your hearts!

(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2017
J.M.J.

January 19, 2018

Dear Family of Mary!

“…As a mother I implore you not to forget those whom my Son has called to lead you. Carry them in your heart and pray for them. Thank you.” (January 2, 2018)


What a beautiful plea Our Lady made at the end of the January 2, 2018 message! “As a mother…” We all know how deeply from the heart a mother can speak to her children. She communicates with the strongest empathy and communion to her children. They are so much a part of her that they cannot ignore her pleas.

 
“I implore you not to forget those whom my Son has called to lead you.” Our Lady must hold our priests very close to her heart to make such a plea. Do not forget them! Do not let them out of your mind or your memory.
 
“Carry them in your heart and pray for them.” Indeed, carry them in your heart. To do this is to love them like your own flesh and blood. She wants us to remember them in our prayers and intercede for them often and deeply.
 
One of our shipmates had an experience in Medjugorje last fall that illustrates this call of Our Lady perfectly. She wrote:
 
Hi Cathy! Thank you for your reflection yesterday on us all being the children of the Father, it really struck a deep chord within me.
 
You may remember me, it was I who stopped you in a restaurant and asked you how you managed to look so young! [Ha ha!!]  I was then on my fourth solo trip to Medjugorje, (I always go on my own as I can never get anyone to come with me!).   For the life of me, I just couldn’t understand why I was there again; I thought I had already received all my answers and so many blessings, but here I was again, on my own.  Your article stirred up and reminded me of the reason why I was there!  One day, I was given such an overwhelming, powerful knowledge of who God the Father is; it was as if He was showing me that He too was here, with Jesus and Our Blessed Mother…. I had to come to know Him also.
 
Still having the feeling of not understanding why I was there, on the last day whilst I was at Mass and when I received the Blessed Sacrament, I decided to pray for our priests. Suddenly I was filled with so much grace that the tears flowed profusely and when I left the church, I was sobbing so much and so loud I had to take myself off towards the car park where I knew no one would hear me!   I had been praying for all priests in Medjugorje and for the ones whom I know, and one in particular who was very important to my family who had died a few years ago.  I had this overwhelming feeling that no one was praying for his soul, and my tears were for the tragedy of no one praying for those of our priests who have passed away.   I guess this is what Our Lady’s school is teaching us all, bit by bit.
 
Can I please ask you and Denis to remember me in your prayers, particularly about the times when I feel no one wants to know about Our Lady appearing in Medjugorje and the beautiful graces she and her Son and Father are bestowing on us all.
 
May God Bless you both and thank you for all that you do in Jesus’ name. Connie   
 
Thank you Connie! Amazing graces! You met the Heavenly Father in Medjugorje and received the grace of praying for our priests from the heart! Yes, we will pray for you. Thank you for sharing what you experienced in Medjugorje! We are right there with you, loving Our Lady of Medjugorje!
 
I am amazed at the power of the Holy Spirit, giving Connie the gift of prayer and tears! What a sign of God’s anointing and desire for her to pray for priests. Our Lady has asked us all to pray in just such a way. May we be given the grace of the Holy Spirit to help us pray as we aught!
 
Thank you to all of you for responding to Our Lady’s call. She needs each one of us to be docile to the Holy Spirit, so we can support her in her mission of these days.
 
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2018


 

PS.  Mike Nolan has created a new website where you can purchase and download his new CD’s, “Mary TV Soundtrack”, and “Oh Jesus, we adore you.” One idea, these CD’s might be a great gift for your priest!  They are joy-filled and prayerful.



I recommend them both highly!

“Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world.”
Saint John Paul II
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Young people at forefront of pro-life fight called ‘new Magi’ of movement

 

Tribulation Times

January 19, 2018

(Deu 30:19) I call heaven and earth to witness this day, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing. Choose therefore life, that both thou and thy seed may live:

LIFENEWS.COMTrump to Be First Sitting President to Address March for Life

OFFICIAL MARCH FOR LIFE WEBSITEhttp://marchforlife.org/

CNAMarch for Life events planned across the US

ANGELUSNEWSAbortion clinic ‘help’ vs. pro-life center love

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 Reverend George William Rutler, S.T.D.: The romantic soul of William Wordsworth thrilled over the French Revolution: “Oh! Pleasant exercise of hope and joy! . . . Bliss was it in the dawn to be alive. But to be young was very heaven!” He crossed the Channel to see it in action, but when the Terror began he fled in horror. Then there is the story of Beethoven tearing up the first page of his Sinfonia Eroica, originally dedicated to Napoleon, upon news that his hero had succumbed to the vanity of a crown. The anarchist Emma Goldman hailed the Russian Revolution, but when fact obliterated her fantasy, she acidly described the Bolshevik State “crushing every constructive revolutionary effort, suppressing, debasing, and disintegrating everything.” The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact shattered the illusions of many armchair Communists.

Disillusionment can decay into cynicism, but it can also be a salvific dose of reality. Eugenicists in the last century envisioned a demographic utopia, only to find that illusion cruelly mocked by the Nazi death camps and made macabre by abortion mills today. Arthur and Elizabeth Rathburn of Grosse Point, Michigan are just the latest of people on trial for trafficking in the body parts of unborn babies. In 2013 the FBI discovered in their warehouse over one thousand heads, limbs and organs of infants. Their indictment seems to have been delayed because of what was previously a political reluctance to implicate Planned Parenthood. Increasing numbers of our population are recognizing unpleasant truths.

Recent changes by our Executive Branch mark a shift in policy—reinstating the pro-life Mexico City Policy, moving to defund the United Nations Population Fund, expanding the religious exemption to the Health and Human Services Department’s contraception mandate, and favoring a Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act—as well as encouraging the annual March for Life this January 19, marking the 45th anniversary of the tragic Roe v. Wade decision. One does not want to be overly optimistic, but illusions are being shattered and, save for stone hearts, the consciences of many may be recognizing the consequences of naïvely underestimating the forces of evil cloaked as social progress.

The Scottish king Robert the Bruce provided a lesson in persistence. Defeated in battle, he was tempted to give up, but for three months he took refuge in a cave where he watched a spider persevere in building a web, after failing numerous times. “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, again.” The line has edified schoolchildren, but it also helped the Bruce secure his kingdom after victory at Bannockburn. Various places claim the site of the cave—Dumfriesshire, Arran Island, Craigie, Taitlin Island—but that cave is wherever people learn from their mistakes and do not succumb to cynicism. “Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching” (2 Timothy 4:2).

ARCHIVES FIRST THINGSThe March for Life in year 44 (2017) by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput

CATHOLICPHILLY.COMYoung people at forefront of pro-life fight called ‘new Magi’ of movement

MORE MARCH FOR LIFE UPDATES

14th Walk for Life continues pro-life, pro-woman message
March lauded for witnessing to life; participation in ‘9 Days’ urged
Archdiocese Of Philadelphia To Participate In 2018 March For Life In Washington D.C.
Ladder of Divine Ascent excerpt: Step 21- “On unmanly and puerile cowardice”

4. A proud soul is a slave of cowardice; it vainly trusts in itself, and is afraid of any sound or shadow of creatures.


Prayer request?  Send an email to: PrayerRequest3@aol.comThis month’s archive can be found at: http://www.catholicprophecy.info/news2.html.

9 Days for Life: Day One: For a Culture of Life

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DAY ONE:
January 18, 2018
Intercession
May a culture of life grow ever stronger in our communities.
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As Pope Saint John Paul II reminds us in The Gospel of Life, we are asked not only to love and honor human life, but also “to work with perseverance and courage” to establish “a new culture of life, the fruit of the culture of truth and of love” (no 77).
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Mary TV: January 18, 2018 Reflection – Be children!

(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2017
J.M.J.

January 18, 2018
 
Dear Family of Mary!

“…My children, be joyful in your soul, be pure, be children…” (January 2, 2018)


Be children! This mysterious request of Our Lady has echoed in my heart ever since I first read the January 2, 2018 message. It seems that being joyful in our souls, and being pure are necessary conditions to being children. All three requests are intriguing.
 
We all would love to be joyful in our souls! How can that be achieved? My soul seems to be most joyful just after I have received absolution in Confession. The grace of forgiveness floods my soul with a sense of wellbeing which can only be described as having a joyful soul! A joyful soul is a soul that is reconciled with God, and completely in His hands. And it is most completely in God’s hands right after Confession, at least for me!
 
How we would also love to be pure! Again, purity is most intensely felt after Confession, and then when we win the fight against temptation, an ongoing battle indeed. To be pure we must choose God alone, over and over again! And live in His presence continually, so that sin will have no allure.
 
But to be children! I found this message from 2013 that seems to center around this idea of being a child of God. Read it and see what you think:

December 02, 2013 “Dear children, with a motherly love and a motherly patience I am looking at your ceaseless wandering and how lost you are. That is why I am with you. I desire to help you to first find and come to know yourself, so that, then, you would be able to recognize and to admit everything that does not permit you to get to know the love of the Heavenly Father, honestly and wholeheartedly. My children, the Father comes to be known through the cross. Therefore, do not reject the cross. Strive to comprehend and accept it with my help. When you will be able to accept the cross you will also understand the love of the Heavenly Father; you will walk with my Son and with me; you will differ from those who have not come to know the love of the Heavenly Father, those who listen to Him but do not understand Him, those who do not walk with Him – who have not come to know Him. I desire for you to come to know the truth of my Son and to be my apostles; that, as children of God, you may rise above the human way of thinking and always, and in everything, seek God’s way of thinking, anew. My children, pray and fast that you may be able to recognize all of this which I am seeking of you. Pray for your shepherds and long to come to know the love of your Heavenly Father, in union with them. Thank you.”

 
Our Lady asks these things of us:

Come to know yourself and the things that keep you from knowing the love of the Heavenly Father honestly and wholeheartedly.

 
Accept the crosses in your life, with Our Lady’s help, so you can begin to understand the love of the Heavenly Father.

Walk with Jesus and Mary, as children of the Heavenly Father in one family of love.

 
Get to know the truth of Jesus, so that as children of God you can adopt God’s way of thinking.
 
Pray and fast to understand what Our Lady is saying to you!
 
To be children, it seems, we need a Father! And not just any father, but the Heavenly Father, the Father of Jesus, the Father who created us and loves us without end. And to know this Father we must have a deep knowledge of ourselves, our sins, our weaknesses and our needs. We must also know and accept our crosses which somehow are the keys to understanding the Father’s love. We need to walk with Jesus, through our lives, so that He can show us the Father! And we must learn from Jesus to think like the Father. Then and only then will we be joyful, pure children!! Then and only then our souls will be filled with joy!
 
I think it might be good to reread the message a few times and slowly meditate on the things Our Lady tells us. They are words of life, and will help us if we do! It is not a matter of words, but of prayer. God alone can teach us much of what Our Lady says in this message, personally, individually, and gently!  
 
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2018


 

PS.  Mike Nolan has created a new website where you can purchase and download his new CD’s, “Mary TV Soundtrack”, and “Oh Jesus, we adore you.”



I recommend them both highly!  

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