July 16, 1994
Be Grateful My Child, for the
Blessings I Send You
Messenger: God is giving me
everything I need.
Jesus speaks: The very hairs of your head are
numbered, I allow all
that is happening to you. Do you look for that which you do not have?
that which I am giving you. Do you seek love and miss the love that is
Do you want things given the way you want, or are you accepting the
are? This is willfulness. You think things should be this way, yet
that way and you become frustrated. I give you all you need. It is in
acceptance of all things that you grow in your relationship with Me.
Do not be
willful and expect things the way you think they should be. You are
so much love in your life today from others, and you are looking for
way you want it. I love you and I love you through others. Look at the
am sending you. Accept all others the way they are. I give to you
your needs. Do you love Me?
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I give you so much love in your world and in all
those around you. Take the blinders off of your eyes and see the gifts
pouring out to you this day. Pray to the Holy Spirit for vision. God
so. God is caring for your needs this day. In your willfulness you
your way. Accept the love I pour out to you. Accept all others as they
Strive to give love as I give to you. I am your God and I love you
undying love. You are Mine, child, I love you so.
transfixed the Heart of Jesus (cf. Jn 19,34) and pierced the soul of our Lady according to the prophecy of Simeon (cf. Lk 2,35).
Fr. Joseph Fessio, a former student of Cardinal Ratzinger, speaks out
on ‘modern day passion narrative of the Vicar of Christ’
FRANCISCO, March 30 /Christian Newswire — As nearly one billion
Catholics enter Holy Week, their chief shepherd faces attacks in
newspapers, blogs, twitter posts, and television and radio news.
Unfortunately, the primary news sources repeatedly fail to report
accurate timelines and crucial details. The impression is left that Pope
Benedict XVI is part of the problem, rather than leading the way to
solving it. Consequently, concerned Catholics and others are agitated
Pope Benedict’s former student speaks out in
support of the Pope and responds to the lack of responsible journalism
on this story. Benedict the XVI is only infallible as an authoritative
teacher of the Faith, not as an administrator,” says Jesuit Father
Joseph Fessio. “He certainly may have made some mistakes, even serious
ones, in the 33 years since he was first made a bishop. But there is no
evidence for the ones he’s being blamed for in the media; for those who
know the facts, the evidence leads to just the opposite conclusion. Like
the Master he serves, he’s also, after 33 years, being publicly
scourged, this time with words."
Comments from Pope Benedict’s media detractors have been severe. Fr.
Fessio says he admires how, in the midst of this very public suffering,
the Holy Father continues to underscore his firm commitment to address
the issue of clergy sexual abuse and the underlying problems that gave
rise to it. For example, last weekend, the Holy Father released a
pastoral letter to Catholics in Ireland regarding the developments there
and the Holy See press office has continued to update the media in this
Fr. Fessio is founder and editor of Ignatius Press, which is the
primary English-language publisher of Pope Benedict XVI’s writings. He
is also publisher of Catholic World Report magazine, the leading
Catholic news and commentary journal in the U.S. Father Fessio wrote his
doctoral dissertation under Pope Benedict (then Professor Joseph
During Ratzinger’s time as Prefect for the Congregation of the
Doctrine of the Faith at the Vatican, Fr. Fessio maintained contact with
his former teacher, collaborating with him on several important
projects, and was a prominent defender of Ratzinger against his critics.
Fr. Fessio is a member of the Joseph Ratzinger "student circle," which
continues to meet annually with Pope Benedict.
pro-life leader praises majority of country’s states for adopting legal
protection for unborn, calls on rest of states to follow suit
City, Mexico, Mar 29, 2010 (CNA) — In a recent article for the
newspaper, El Grafico, Mexican pro-life expert Carolina
Beauregard applauded actions by 18 of the country’s 31 states to
establish legal protections for the unborn and encouraged the remaining
13 states to pass similar pro-life laws.
Beauregard, who advises several Mexican pro-life
groups, wrote that the constitutional reforms protecting life in 18
Mexican states advanced with the overwhelming majority of political
parties and strong support by the people. She added that support for the
right to life is on the rise, despite efforts by some groups in
“Lawmakers are seeking to protect the lives of the unborn and the
mother at the same time,” she explained, noting that in some states,
women who undergo an abortion are sentenced to community service instead
of a prison term.
Beauregard called on all organizations in Mexico to safeguard the
right to life, underscoring that “we should reflect on the kind of
society that we want — one in which life is valued and defended above
from St. Peter’s Square
release from H2onenews
Benedict XVI’s liturgical celebrations of this
year’s Holy Week and Easter will be broadcast live on the Internet,
brought about by Pope2You (www.pope2you.net) — a multimedia initiative
of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications that was launched in
May to bring the Holy Father’s message to young people — and H2onews
(www.h2onews.org), a Catholic multimedia news agency.
Through this combined effort, a result of the collaboration between
the Vatican Television Centre, the Holy See’s Internet service and
H2onews, users will have access to the videos of the live broadcasts
from St. Peter’s Square, pictures and other on-line news reports, and
can choose to listen to live audio commentaries in one of 5 languages:
English, French, Italian, German and Spanish.
Dear Fellow Catholic,
Pope Benedict has never fled from the wolves, and he remains dedicated to renewing Christ’s Church built
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AVE MARIA, Fla.,
/Christian Newswire/ — Fr. Frank Pavone, National
Director of Priests for Life, will be the celebrant and
homilist tonight at the Annual National Mass for Terri’s
Day at the Ave Maria Oratory of Ave Maria University in
"On March 31, five years ago, Terri Schiavo died a court
mandated and government enforced death," said Fr.
Pavone. "I saw for myself, as I held her hand and prayed
at her bedside that this death was not ‘peaceful’
and ‘beautiful’ as euthanasia advocates want us to think.
Moreover, as health care is placed more and more in the
hands of the government, we have to be more vigilant
than ever to protect the Terris of today and tomorrow."
"Terri’s Day" was established by Terri’s family and Priests
for Life to foster education, prayer, and activism to
counter discrimination against the disabled. We urge
Churches, schools, organizations, families, and
individuals to observe this day. Suggested prayers and
activities are at www.TerrisDay.org.
The National Mass for Terri’s Day will be held tonight,
March 31, at 5:00 pm, at 5040 Ave Maria Boulevard,
Ave Maria, FL 34142. A light reception will follow.
Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life
organization dedicated to ending abortion and
euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.