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Part 2 of 3 of our "NUMBERS DON'T LIE" video series, called "NUMBER ONE KILLER". It exposes the epidemic of abortion in the black community. The Nat'l Black Prolife Coalition calls out black leaders who have betrayed their community by either their silence or complicity with the issue of abortion. Media created by http://www.TheRadianceFoundation.org LEARN more about the history of Planned Parenthood at http://www.toomanyaborted.com More


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“Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave…”
Philippians 2: 5-6
July 31, 2011
Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola
Dear John,
St. Ignatius began as a military soldier. Wounded in battle, he examined his life. Led by the Spirit he then put all his energy in the service of God and the Church. Reflecting on his own experience, he wrote the Spiritual Exercises, arguably the most significant retreat manual in the Catholic Church. He founded the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and sent missionaries such as St. Francis Xavier throughout the known world. Generosity and magnanimity in the service of God would be his hallmark, and one that every person should strive to practice.

Dear Lord,
Teach me to be generous.
Teach me to serve you as you deserve.
To give and not to cost the cost,
to fight and not to heed the wounds;
to toil and not to seek for rest;
to labor and not ask for reward,
save that of knowing that I am doing your will.
Amen.
Prayer in harmony with the life, spirit and work of St. Ignatius Loyola
Rev. Peter Schineller, S.J., CMMB Board of Directors

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As the Vatican continues its international Commission investigating the ongoing apparitions of Medjugorje, under the leadership of Cardinal Camillo Ruini and the CDF, the Holy See should not ignore an important, but little known, fact about these Marian apparitions. They were confirmed as being authentic by the main visionary of Fatima, Sister Lucia dos Santos, who not only confirmed but also reported experiencing apparitions of Our Lady of Medjugorje in the convent.

According to Sister Lucia’s own nephew, Father Salinho — a Salesian priest who lives in Portugal — Sister Lucia continued receiving visions of the Virgin Mary long after 1917, and some of these apparitions of the Virgin spoke to Sister Lucia of the Madonna’s continued work in Medjugorje. This report of Father Salinho’s was documented by the French author Sister Emmanuel Maillard in her book Medjugorje, Triumph of the Heart! (Queenship, 2004), a revised edition of Sister Emmanuel’s earlier popular work, Medjugorje: the 90s. Pope John Paul II met with Sister Emmanuel, was given a copy of her earlier book, and therefore this knowledge – between Fatima’s main visionary and the apparitions in Medjugorje – may not have been foreign to the Vatican.
Continue reading this important article here: http://www.medjugorjemiracles.com/2011/07/fatima-visionary-saw-and-confirmed-…


 
Topic:
Feast day – July 30th

 

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Quote:
Father Pietro Bernardi, O.F.M. Cap, postulator
It is almost impossible to say how much Father Leopold loved the Madonna. The tone of his voice when he spoke of her, the light in his eyes when he looked at a picture of her, cannot be put into words at all. You would have to have seen him in order to comprehend something of the ardent love for Mary in the heart of this Capuchin.
 
Meditation:

Ferdinand Holboc
During his assignment at the friary in Thiene, near Vicenza, in the years 1906 to 1909, Father Leopold often helped the lay brothers humbly with the household chores, washed the dishes, cleaned the cells, and set the table. Since his soul was turned constantly toward God, he wanted them to pray during their work, especially the Litany of Loreto. At the invocation "Cause of our joy"

, he interrupted his work, lifted his eyes to heaven, and remained for a while in this attitude, as though enraptured. Once a confrere asked him, "Father Leopold, why do you interrupt your work at this invocation of the Litany of Loreto and raise your eyes to heaven?" At that he exclaimed, "O Madonna, the Madonna, the cause of our joy!" Then he remained looking up to heaven for a long time,

  

his face beaming.

Ferdinand Holbock, New Saints and Blesseds of the Catholic Church Vol I,(Ignatius Press), 

 

226-7.

 

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Resolution:
What did St. Leopold have to be joyful about? He was only four feet six inches tall. His dream of 

 

missionary work was 

 

never fulfilled. Instead he spent hours every day in the Confessional. In fact, at his canonization John Paul referred to Saint Leopold as "the Confessor." How many crosses did he bear in hearing so many confessions?

 

I will imitate St. Leopold who during his work paused at the invocation Cause of our Joy and looked up to heaven. I will ask him to explain this mystery to me and teach me to find my joy in Our Lady.

 
Marian Vow:

Ferdinand Holboc
Mary stood by him at all times, consoled him during the terrible spiritual trials, restored peace to his tortured soul, strengthened him in his physical sufferings, and helped him to give fresh courage to the sinners and unfortunates who came to him and to lead them back to the right path.
Ferdinand Holbock, New Saints and Blesseds of the Catholic Church Vol I,(Ignatius Press), 

 

227.

 
I give this resolution to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
 
Thanks be to God for graces received.
 

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From Pat Davis:

When you carry a Rosary, Satan has a headache.
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When you use it, he collapses.

When he sees you praying it, he faints.

Let us pray the rosary every time, so that he’ll keep fainting.


Did you also know that when you are about to forward this message, Satan will try to discourage you?

Forward it anyway and help hasten the triumph of Mother Mary!
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Send this to your prayerful friends and see how the Holy Spirit works! 

There is a great deal to gain and absolutely nothing to lose! 

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Hi Everyone,

Imagine what might happen if every Catholic in the world would pray a Rosary on the same day! We have an example in October of 1573, when Europe was saved from the invasion of the mighty Turkish fleet, by the praying of the Rosary by all Christians! 

So, on July 30 2011, let us all pray a Rosary for peace in the world and the return of moral values into our communities. If possible, please pray your Rosary between Noon and 3:00 pm.

Also, please forward this message to every Catholic on your address list, and ask them to pass it along to every Catholic on their lists. Let’s unite in praying one of the most powerful prayers in existence, for these intentions, on one of the holiest days in our Church year. 
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God bless us all!


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Dear Friend in Christ,

Everyone loves children, right? Who could not love children? Please take a few moments to watch this video and pass it on to your friends and family.

GOD Bless you and your loved ones,

Michael Voris
~senior executive producer, RealCatholicTV.com


LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report
Friday, July 29, 2011

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

Current Headlines

Top Stories
• NARAL Blasts 2012 Republicans for Pro-Life Abortion Views

• Perry Challenged to Back Federal Amdt Stopping Abortions

Polls Show Obama s Popular Support at Historic Low Levels
• Appeals Court Upholds Pro-Life Pastor s Free Speech Rights

More Pro-Life News
• Ignore Man Behind Curtain, Planned Parenthood is About Abortion
• Planned Parenthood Webcam Abortion Safety Study Not Credible
• Catholics for Ron Paul Effort Supports His Pro-Life Stance
• Planned Parenthood Like Joe Camel Selling Sex, Abortion to Kids
• Colorado Catholic Hospital Facing Protest Over Abortionist
• Pro-Life Girls Protest Abortion Again After Strip Search Incident
• Man Can Keep Up Billboard Condemning Girlfriend s Abortion
• UN Youth Conference Ignores Concerns From Pro-Life Attendees
• Treating Advanced Breast Cancer With Adult Stem Cells


NARAL Blasts 2012 Republicans for Pro-Life Abortion Views
Leading pro-abortion group NARAL released a report today on the Republican presidential hopefuls and the organization says essentially all of the Republican presidential candidates are pro-life on abortion.

With the exception of former Gov. Gary Johnson of New Mexico and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who is not regarded as a likely presidential contender, none of the 15 Republicans who are running or have hinted at a bid for the GOP nomination are acceptable to NARAL. That confirms, for pro-life voters, that the field is made up of pro-life advocates who have track records supporting pro-life bills and laws and who would represent a marked changed from the extensive pro-abortion policies President Barack Obama has implemented during his tenure in the White House.

NARAL has identified the 12 most prominent potential contenders as presenting what it calls a threat to women s access to abortion and family-planning services.

NARAL Communications Director Ted Miller, in a press briefing today, told reporters, As the campaign evolves and one of these candidates emerges, we will be comparing his or her [record on abortion rights] to Baa s. This first look at the candidates comes just days before the Iowa straw poll that will take place in Ames.

Melissa Moskowitz, deputy policy director and general counsel for the group added that NARAL believes all of the Republican candidates are anti-choice. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/07/29/naral-blasts-20120-republicans-for-pro-life-abortion-views/

Perry Challenged to Back Federal Amdt Stopping Abortions
This week, Texas governor and potential Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry took a states rights position on abortion saying states should have the ability to ban abortions. Now, a pro-life organization is challenging him to go a step further by endorsing a federal Constitutional amendment that would offer legal protection for unborn children.

As LifeNews reported, Perry told ABC News about the need for the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision to be reversed and for states to be able to protect unborn children, saying, You either have to believe in the 10th Amendment or you don t.

You can t believe in the 10th Amendment for a few issues and then [for] something that doesn t suit you say, We d rather not have states decide that, he added.

Today, Susan B. Anthony List president Marjorie Dannenfelser responded to these statements. She pointed out that Perry, at a recent event for pro-life Hispanics in Los Angeles, said, Somehow, the folks in Washington have forgotten, or chosen to ignore, the overriding responsibility of every government: to protect citizens at every stage in life, especially those who cannot protect themselves.

Dannenfelser told LifeNews she appreciate s Perry s pro-life convictions and abortion opposition, but wants him to understand that support for a federal role in protecting unborn children is important. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/07/29/perry-challenged-to-back-federal-amdt-stopping-abortions/

Over Coffee (We Shared Our Secrets), a novel, follows six post-abortive women who find hope and healing in a Bible-based support group. Powerful pro-life message! Donate copies to pregnancy resource centers post-abortion ministries. To order, visit www.JulieSurfaceJohnson.com.

Polls Show Obama s Popular Support at Historic Low Levels
New polling data from multiple sources shows pro-abortion President Barack Obama hitting his lowest levels of support at any time point in his presidency.

Gallup tracks daily the percentage of Americans who approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing as president and its results are based on telephone interviews with approximately 1,500 national adults. The new Gallup survey out today shows 50 percent of Americans disapprove of the job Obama is doing while just 40 percent approve.

Obama hit a 50 percent disapproval level in Gallup s survey just once in August 2010 and his approval rating has never dropped to 40 percent before.

The numbers come before today s difficult economic news showing GDP rising lower than expected and the Dow dropping significantly on the news. The survey also is conducted with only adults rather than registered or likely voters and polls using voters or those most likely to turn out for an election typically show better numbers for Republicans. That makes it so Obama s numbers may be worse off than the meager 40 percent approval rating he received from Gallup.

The Gallup survey follows a late July poll of 1,500 registered voters by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press that finds support for Obama among independents has fallen from 42 percent in May to 31 percent while his disapproval with them has shot up to 54 percent. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/07/29/polls-show-obamas-popular-support-at-historic-low-levels/

Appeals Court Upholds Pro-Life Pastor s Free Speech Rights
The liberal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a unanimous 3-0 decision late yesterday in a case involving pro-life pastor Walter Hoye and Oakland s denial of his free speech rights in the context of abortion.

Hoye, a pastor who has highlighted the problem of high abortion rates in the African-American community, saw his rights to provide abortion alternatives information to women outside local abortion facilities denied when Oakland city officials passed the buffer law preventing him, or any pro-life advocate, from coming within 8 feet of the abortion center or women heading to it.

In issuing the opinion in Hoye v. Oakland, the appeals court agreed with the Life Legal Defense Foundation, a pro-life law firm representing Hoye, in seeing the ordinance as an unconstitutional infringement of free speech. We agree with Hoye that there are grave constitutional problems with the manner in which the City has understood and enforced its Ordinance, the court, led by Circuit Judge Marsha S. Berzon, wrote.

The court reversed the district court s determination that the ordinance is valid as the city applies it, because the City discriminates in enforcing the ordinance against Hoye but not other speakers. The City only prosecutes persons for approaching women within the bubble zone if they are trying to persuade the woman not to have the abortion while abortion center staffers and others facilitating abortions can approach and give the women whatever message they want often urging women to ignore Hoye. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/07/29/appeals-court-upholds-pro-life-pastors-free-speech-rights/

Tennessee Right to Life is seeking Director for medically-licensed pregnancy center in urban area near Nashville abortion facility. Management experience and previous involvement with Right to Life affiliate are desired along with proven ability to implement Board-established priorities in diverse, metropolitan area. Contact TRL for job description info@tnrtl.org

Ignore Man Behind Curtain, Planned Parenthood is About Abortion
Margaret Sanger, founder of what is now today s Planned Parenthood Federation of America, made no secret about her reasons for wanting to expand the availability of birth control and abortions in the United States. In her book Birth Control Review, Sanger explains that the purpose of birth control was to create a race of thoroughbreds.

She was a staunch advancer of the cause to create a perfect race of people. She believed the only way to accomplish her goal was to prohibit, or at least discourage, certain groups of people which she called, human beings who never should have been born, from reproducing. Sanger saw birth control and abortion as the most effective means of accomplishing her goals, and thus Planned Parenthood was born (no pun intended).

For decades, Planned Parenthood has branded itself as an organization primarily concerned with women s access to safe and affordable health care as opposed to revealing openly to the public its abortion centered business model. For decades the organization has been telling the public, Sure, we do abortions, but mostly we are a low-cost health clinic. This attempt to direct people s attention to something positive the organization claims it is doing reminds me of something

The great and powerful Oz.

The man behind the curtain that convinces Dorothy and her trio of friends that he is going to grant them all the things they came to ask of him, as it turned out, was not the wizard he fools all of Oz into thinking he is. He was only a mortal man using deceptive trickery to fool the world into seeing what he wanted them to see.

In much the same way, Planned Parenthood s abortion driven agenda is really the force or the man behind the curtain leading the organization; it is not the pro-woman mantra they simply use as a tool of disguise. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/07/29/ignore-man-behind-curtain-planned-parenthood-is-about-abortion/

Planned Parenthood Webcam Abortion Safety Study Not Credible
Planned Parenthood recently released information to the media that researchers said Planned Parenthood s webcam abortions were safe. The research is not credible as it comes from a radical abortion activist group called Ibis Reproductive Health, which focuses on promoting medication abortions (also known as RU-486 or chemical abortions.)

Who is Ibis Reproductive Health? Ibis a radical abortion activist group.

Ibis focuses on promotion of medication abortions:

Ibis #1 accomplishment listed on their website is: Expanding access to medication abortion. According to the Ibis website, Ibis founder Charlotte Ellertson had a special focus on emergency contraception and medication abortion and was instrumental in achieving the regulatory, clinical and policy changes that made these methods more widely available to women around the world. (Source: www.ibisreproductivehealth.org) http://www.lifenews.com/2011/07/29/planned-parenthood-webcam-abortion-safety-study-not-credible/

Catholics for Ron Paul Effort Supports His Pro-Life Stance
Congressman Ron Paul s presidential campaign announced today a new effort oriented towards gaining the support of catholic Republicans in his bid for the GOP nomination to face pro-abortion President Barack Obama.

Paul has been organized both nationally and in leading primary and caucus states like Iowa and New Hampshire and his pro-life views on abortion go along with his fiscally conservative views to attract a core following of supporters. His backers hope to add to it with Catholic voters by emphasizing his longstanding pro-life voting record and views as a physician who is pro-life.

The coalition aims to recruit national political, community and opinion leaders who identify both as Catholics and Ron Paul supporters.

To a devout Catholic, or any person of faith, the fact that Ron Paul s political positions are unwavering is appealing and admirable, said Matt DeVries, who serves on the Catholics for Ron Paul national advisory board.

Dr. Paul s record on the sanctity of life cannot be questioned. I appreciate that he offers pro-life advocates new ways of thinking on this important issue, such as through affirming states rights, DeVries, who serves as a Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Council 10282 out of All Saints Catholic Church in Des Moines, continued. DeVries is also a Ron Paul campaign co-chairman for Iowa s 3rd congressional district. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/07/29/catholics-for-ron-paul-effort-supports-his-pro-life-stance/

Planned Parenthood Like Joe Camel Selling Sex, Abortion to Kids
Remember Joe Camel? Remember the furor over Camel brand cigarettes and their cartoon icon being used to market something dangerous and deadly to children? We were concerned that something children were doing in the present moment might well come back to bite them three or four decades later in the form of cancer, heart disease, and stroke. Rightfully so. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/07/29/planned-parenthood-like-joe-camel-selling-sex-abortion-to-kids/

Colorado Catholic Hospital Facing Protest Over Abortionist
A Catholic hospital in Colorado will face protests next Thursday by pro-life advocates who are upset that it has in its employment an abortion practitioner who works at Planned Parenthood. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/07/29/colorado-catholic-hospital-facing-protest-over-abortionist/

Pro-Life Girls Protest Abortion Again After Strip Search Incident
The pro-life girls and other pro-life advocates who were shacked and subjected to strip searchers after protesting abortion in Maryland a few years ago are back to protest again now that courts have ruled in their favor. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/07/29/pro-life-girls-protest-abortion-again-after-strip-search-incident/

Man Can Keep Up Billboard Condemning Girlfriend s Abortion
A state judge in New Mexico has ruled that a man can keep up, for now, the billboard he paid for that condemns his girlfriend s apparent abortion an advertisement that has generated national controversy. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/07/29/man-can-keep-up-billboard-condemning-girlfriends-abortion/

Young People Take Pro-Life Message to UN Youth Event
The enthusiastic voices of pro-life youth from around the world dominated the events of this week s High Level Meeting on Youth at the United Nations, drawing the attention of UN bureaucrats and delegates alike. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/07/28/young-people-take-pro-life-message-to-un-youth-event/

UN Youth Conference Ignores Concerns From Pro-Life Attendees
When a young person attending this week s UN Youth Conference stood to ask a question and identified himself with a pro-life NGO, the moderator of the side event informed him that the panel was not interested in hearing his perspective. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/07/29/un-youth-conference-ignores-concerns-from-pro-life-attendees/

Treating Advanced Breast Cancer With Adult Stem Cells
Stanford doctors have shown that women with advanced breast cancer show greater survival when treated with aggressive chemotherapy and their own adult stem cells. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/07/29/treating-advanced-breast-cancer-with-adult-stem-cells/



 

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