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as a flower opens to the warm rays of the sun!”
April 30, 2013
Dear Family of Mary!
“Dear children! Pray, pray, keep praying until your heart opens in faith as a flower opens to the warm rays of the sun. This is a time of grace which God gives you through my presence but you are far from my heart, therefore, I call you to personal conversion and to family prayer. May Sacred Scripture always be an incentive for you. I bless you all with my motherly blessing. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (April 25, 2013)
“As the flower is eager for the sun, so my heart is for You.” (St. Faustina, 1808 Diary) This is the kind of heart Our Lady is eager for us to have. She wants us to love her Son with every fiber of our being, to long for Him with every breath we take. That kind of love comes with time, as we get to know Him. Once we really know Him, we can’t help but to love Him.
Our Lady has suggested that we spend time with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament in order to get to know Him. She gave us excellent guidance in this process of getting to know Jesus in this message from 1995:
“Dear Children! Today I invite you to fall in love with the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar. Adore Him, little children, in your Parishes and in this way you will be united with the entire world. Jesus will become your friend and you will not talk of Him like someone whom you barely know. Unity with Him will be a joy for you and you will become witnesses to the love of Jesus that He has for every creature. Little children, when you adore Jesus you are also close to me. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (September 25, 1995)
“Jesus will become your friend…” Can we call Jesus our friend? Do we know Him that well? Have we spent the kind of time with Him that it takes to become friends? Does He know us through and through, and do we know Him that way too? Is Jesus the first person we go to with our joys, our sorrows, our ideas, and our hopes? Do we converse with Him? Can He count on us when He needs us? Do we turn to Him in need as well?
Time in Adoration, quiet time of being present to Jesus as He is present to us, is the way to become His friend. Time in Adoration is the way to bond with Jesus, to make ties of love. “Unity with him will be a joy for you…” As we adore Jesus, we become identified with Him, one of His number, one of His family. We live the bond of love with Jesus. And that unity brings with it the Kingdom of the Father. We begin to live as Jesus would have us live, and that means we begin to love. Jesus just sinks into our souls, as we adore Him.
Our Lady also told us:
“Dear children! I call you to work on your personal conversion. You are still far from meeting with God in your heart. Therefore, spend all the more time in prayer and Adoration of Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar, for Him to change you and to put into your hearts a living faith and a desire for eternal life. Everything is passing, little children, only God is not passing. I am with you and I encourage you with love. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (March 25, 2008)
In Adoration, Jesus can change us and put into our hearts all that we need to become holy. Like flowers, we need to open to the rays of His love, and allow Him to change us with the raw power of His glory, present though hidden in the Blessed Sacrament.
Let’s pray for one another, that we can find more time to be with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament! With His help we will find a way to become His friend!
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
©Mary TV 2013
|Evil Never Sleeps
By Father Richard Perozich
I have a good life: food on the table often prepared by parishioners, decent health, fraternal love expressed openly by my parish family, bills paid, and in general a personal peace. Yet in the dark of the early morning I cannot sleep in my comfortable bed in a newly remodeled rectory. My thoughts and emotions are racing inside me. I sit before the Blessed Sacrament in my chapel for an hour and a half without peace.
What bothers me is my enemy’s glee over its continuing victories over me in injustice. The injustices include an outrageous $1.6 million settlement to victims of sexual abuse. They also include the San Diego City Council’s participation in an organized effort by practicing homosexuals to use Council influence to destroy marriage and give rights to sexual perversion. In part it is also a movement to silence the Catholic Church in its mission of mercy and truth by the promotion in Congress of a bill which would penalize as a hate crime criticism of sexuality outside the marriage of a man and a woman, and force us to hire sexually immature people with gender identity disorders as if they were normal.
My frustration includes the movement in the political arena to export sexual perversion and killing of babies in the womb to Latin America with funds from the U.S. government. It also includes making rich lawyers, politicians, doctors, nurses, judges who use the political system for personal gain.
I felt like the Psalmist in 39:3-4:
‘Dumb and silent before the wicked, I refrained from any speech. But my sorrow increased; my heart smoldered within me. In my thoughts a fire blazed up, and I broke into speech.’
In Psalm 37: 7-10: ‘Be still before the LORD; wait for God. Do not be provoked by the prosperous, nor by malicious schemers. Give up your anger, abandon your wrath; do not be provoked; it brings only harm. Those who do evil will be cut off, but those who wait for the LORD will possess the land. Wait a little, and the wicked will be no more; look for them and they will not be there.’
Psalm 73 taught me, in 16-27: ‘Though I tried to understand all this, it was too difficult for me, Till I entered the sanctuary of God and came to understand their end. You set them, indeed, on a slippery road; you hurl them down to ruin. How suddenly they are devastated; undone by disasters forever! They are like a dream after waking, Lord, dismissed like shadows when you arise. Since my heart was embittered and my soul deeply wounded, I was stupid and could not understand; I was like a brute beast in your presence. Yet I am always with you; you take hold of my right hand. With your counsel you guide me, and at the end receive me with honor. Whom else have I in the heavens? None beside you delights me on earth. Though my flesh and my heart fail, God is the rock of my heart, my portion forever. But those who are far from you perish; you destroy those unfaithful to you.’
How did we get to this point in America?
We, whose nation was founded by God-fearing men and women escaping oppression of English tyrants of the 16th through 18th centuries? Where did we go wrong? Why did this happen?
Matters of justice concern what is due to the other. The other for us first of all is God. While we never can render Him complete due, we can offer Him what is required by the demands of justice: sacrifice. The one sacrifice which can offer God what is due is the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, wherein we imperfect people unite ourselves with the perfect sacrifice, that of Jesus the Savior. In our other affairs, we conduct ourselves with justice by rendering to others what is their due based on God’s laws, and not on the others’ demands or desires.
Man’s Laws, Must Be Based On God’s laws, Not His Own Self Willed Laws!
In order to render justice, man has to have a certain governance based on God’s laws over man’s self, his family, and his political world. Some of you tell me, ‘I hate politics,’ and then you try to avoid it. You do only at your own peril by letting others make decisions for you.
Satan Tempts Man To Act Against God In Three Realms: Personal, Family, And Political.
One area of action concerns oneself. A human being is responsible to God, to himself, and to the society in which he lives to act according to the natural law of God. A man is a unity of body and spirit; he must care for both. Bodily care includes nutrition, cleanliness, exercise, proper behavior to defend against disease and harm, and to act for the common good. Spiritual care includes the relationship with God, prayer, developing the intellect, the emotions, and the will.
A second area of concern is the ‘domestic’ realm — the family in which we live and our particular relationships in that family. Justice means rendering to each family member his due attention, affection, and approval for acting in true charity according to God’s natural law.
A third area of life is the political realm wherein we live with others and play our part in the development of a just society based on natural law, and not on a false system which demands we give people whatever they wish.
Regarding the self, humans are tempted to act against the natural law by the devil, worldly manipulation, and human unruly passions. At the same time God speaks in the conscience to each human being where the law is written in his heart. Thus in the privacy of a man’s own world he must live according to God’s ways to express true justice to himself and the society in which he lives.
In the home, the domestic realm, each person owes the others justice due them by their proper relationships in the family. The father must look out for the needs of wife and children. The wife owes her allegiance to the husband in being the heart of the family. The children owe obedience to the parents.
In the political realm, those in leadership are responsible for the just needs of the citizenry, which is not to say to give to each person or group what they may demand, but to insure opportunity, equal application of the natural law and not invent laws based on whim.
Our difficulties Lie In Injustice In All Three Realms.
In the personal realm, the false idea of individual rights has usurped the individual’s need to do justice. Selfishness expresses itself in sexual licentiousness, in lack of volunteerism to the community, in seeking one’s advantage over the other, in power, possessions, prestige.
In the domestic realm, divorce for selfish reasons has divided families, caused adultery, broken relationships, and has destroyed the lives of children. Lack of attention to the natural law of man united with woman has led to fornication, adultery, homosexuality.
In the political realm, the rejection of the natural law in favor of creation of rights based on individual whims has created a dependency and demand on government, weakening the whole society.
In looking for self gain and rights over justice, people have elected politicians who grant them what the people want. The Democratic Party currently has been infiltrated by selfish people who demand that individual rights be created for them where none exist in the natural law. The Republican Party is moving in this direction because they see the gains of their rivals. It was a legislature and a Catholic governor who invented a new law against the Church to permit re-filing of abuse claims. These officials were elected by a large number of Catholics who prostituted their vote for other gains, allowing vocal and powerful groups to push their agenda through these politicians.
Catholics, while not a majority, still remain a large number. Our complacency has permitted pornography, homosexuality, adultery, divorce, fornication, social engineering of our children in schools.
It is time to understand our faith and to rally around Christ with other Christians to bring our faith and the natural law to the political realm. In the domestic realm, Catholics need to live holy married lives with the justice toward the spouse and child above the person’s idea of rights. In the personal realm, each needs to confess sin and to put on Christ once again.
Evil never sleeps.
It is trying to silence and destroy our Church. Now is the time to cling to Jesus, rally as Church, and live our Catholic beliefs in the personal realm, the family, and all of society. To fail to do so and to insist Catholic politicians do the same is to have a silenced, impotent Church, persecuted by sinners. Catholics, claim the dignity that is yours. Live your faith in every part of your life. Jesus is with you in this struggle.
Originally posted at: les-femmes-thetruth.org
LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report
Monday, April 29, 2013
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• Gosnell Attorney Closes: No Evidence Babies Alive When Necks Snipped
• Gosnell Staffer Who Pretended to be Doctor Requests Acquittal
• Abortion Doctor: I Would Leave Babies to Die Born Alive After Abortion
• Planned Parenthood CEO Lied About Not Knowing of Gosnell Horrors
More Pro-Life News
• Abortion Advocates Want Americans to Ignore Kermit Gosnell
• Former Clients Slam Abortion Doc OK With Infanticide: Worst Day of My Life
• Good Morning America: 109 Minutes on Other Trials, Zero on Gosnell
• Abortion Doc Who OKd Infanticide Backtracks, Calls Pro-Lifers Terrorists
• Back Alley Abortions or at Kermit Gosnell s Front Door: No Difference
• Video: More People Know Reese Witherspoon Arrested Than Kermit Gosnell
• Ad Exposing Planned Parenthood Sex Ed for Kids Images Rejected, Too Shocking
• No Major Religion Has Ever Blessed Abortion Like Obama Did
• 45 Years of Abortion in the UK, Killing 200,000 Babies a Year
• Obama s Planned Parenthood Love Fest Forgets Sanger s Racist Ties
• 7,684,662 Abortions Since UK Abortion Act Approved 45 Years Ago
• Poll: 55% of Americans Don t Know Planned Parenthood Does Abortions
• Australian Doctor Who Refused Sex-Selection Abortion May Lose License
• Abortion Activists Exploit Case of Woman With Life-Threatening Pregnancy
• Vermont House Votes Tuesday on Bill to Legalize Assisted Suicide
• Ireland Supreme Court Rules No Right to Assisted Suicide
• Europe s Decline: Involuntary Euthanasia and Organ Harvesting
Gosnell Attorney Closes: No Evidence Babies Alive When Necks Snipped
The defense attorney for abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell presented his closing arguments to the jury today and claimed there was no evidence the babies whose necks Gosnell snipped were alive at the time he snipped them.
Jack McMahon attempted to make the case to the jury today that workers for Gosnell are exaggerating the importance of movements in babies Gosnell killed. He was already successful in getting three of the seven murder counts dropped related to the babies. Now he hoped they will find him not guilty on four murder charges. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/04/29/gosnell-attorney-closes-no-evidence-babies-alive-when-necks-snipped/
Gosnell Staffer Who Pretended to be Doctor Requests Acquittal
During closing arguments today in the murder trial of abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell, one of his staffers who pretended to be a doctor has asked the judge to be acquitted.
O Neill is on trial with Gosnell on charges of theft by Deception, Conspiracy to commit theft, Racketeering, Conspiracy related to corruption, Perjury, and False Swearing. Today in the closing arguments, the attorney for Gosnell co-defendant Eileen O Neill requested an acquittal and said there is no crime called practicing medicine without a license. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/04/29/gosnell-staffer-who-pretended-to-be-doctor-requests-acquittal/
Abortion Doctor: I Would Leave Babies to Die Born Alive After Abortion
In a second undercover video Live Action has released in two days, another abortion clinic staffer acknowledges leaving babies to die following failed abortions. The videos show there are other abortion clinics, abortion practitioners and staff who, like Kermit Gosnell, would leave babies to die after failed abortions.
First, the pro-life group released a video showing an abortion facility staff member saying an unborn child born alive after a botched abortion should just be flushed down the toilet. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/04/29/top-doctor-i-would-leave-babies-to-die-born-alive-after-abortion/
Planned Parenthood CEO Lied About Not Knowing of Gosnell Horrors
The CEO of Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania has been caught lying about whether her abortion business know of the horrors that took place at Kermit Gosnell s abortion facility in her area. A pro-life blog uncovered the discrepancies today.
Planned Parenthood has already been connected to Kermit Gosnell in one way via a grisly abortion experiment he conducted on women back in the 1970s. Now a previous denial of the horrors has been exposed. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/04/29/planned-parenthood-ceo-lied-about-not-knowing-of-gosnell-horrors/
Abortion Advocates Want Americans to Ignore Kermit Gosnell
The trial of Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, facing the death penalty for the deaths of four infants and one woman in his clinic, is over. America has moved on.
It s exactly what the pro-abortion contingent wants. They want Gosnell out of the news because they want abortion out of the news. Ongoing discussion provokes thought about the status quo. And pro-aborts want to keep things as they are. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/04/29/abortion-advocates-want-americans-to-ignore-kermit-gosnell/
Former Clients Slam Abortion Doc OK With Infanticide: Worst Day of My Life
Cesare Santangelo of the Washington Surgi-Clinic has been exposed as having no problem with allowing unborn babies to die following failed abortions. While the undercover video of him admitting it is shocking, former clients of his may not be surprised.
The described their experiences with the abortion practitioner as rough, saying he game them counsel before the abortion and one woman called it the worst day of my life. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/04/29/former-clients-slam-abortion-doc-ok-with-infanticide-worst-day-of-my-life/
Good Morning America: 109 Minutes on Other Trials, Zero on Gosnell
Forty two days ago, on March 18, 2013, abortionist Kermit Gosnell went on trial, charged with the grisly murder of multiple babies and a patient. Yet, in the seven weeks that followed, ABC News has permitted no coverage, discussion or mention of the case, not even a single utterance of Dr. Gosnell s name.
But that s not due to lack of interest in shocking criminal cases. Over the same 42 days, the Media Research Center found that ABC s Good Morning America has aired 41 stories about one per day on other sensational criminal cases, including the Amanda Knox re-trial and the Jodi Arias case, totaling 109 minutes of coverage. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/04/29/good-morning-america-109-minutes-on-other-trials-zero-on-gosnell/
Abortion Doc Who OKd Infanticide Backtracks, Calls Pro-Lifers Terrorists
A Washington, D.C.-based abortion practitioner caught on video promoting infanticide has given an interview in which he backtracks from doing so and lashes out at pro-life advocates. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/04/29/abortion-doc-who-okd-infanticide-backtracks-calls-pro-lifers-terrorists/
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Back Alley Abortions or at Kermit Gosnell s Front Door: No Difference
At The Wall Street Journal, James Taranto, a self-described member of the mushy middle on abortion, writes. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/04/29/back-alley-abortions-or-at-kermit-gosnells-front-door-no-difference/
Video: More People Know Reese Witherspoon Arrested Than Kermit Gosnell
In interviews that shouldn t be all that surprising given the horrible media coverage of the Kermit Gosnell murder trial and the American cultural obsession with celebrities, more people know Reese Witherspoon was arrested recently than know of the infamous abortion practitioner. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/04/29/video-more-people-know-reese-witherspoon-arrested-than-kermit-gosnell/
Ad Exposing Planned Parenthood Sex Ed for Kids Images Rejected, Too Shocking
Last week American Life League tried to run a full page ad in the New York Times and Washington Post that showed images from actual Planned Parenthood sex education materials for kids as young as 10 years old. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/04/29/ad-exposing-planned-parenthood-sex-ed-for-kids-images-rejected-too-shocking/
No Major Religion Has Ever Blessed Abortion Like Obama Did
Rep. Trent Franks, an Arizona Republican, has introduced a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy based on scientific evidence showing unborn children feel pain. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/04/29/no-major-religion-has-ever-blessed-abortion-like-obama-did/
45 Years of Abortion in the UK, Killing 200,000 Babies a Year
The 45th anniversary of the implementation of Britain s Abortion Act passed on Saturday unnoticed by the national media. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/04/29/45-years-of-abortion-in-the-uk-killing-200000-babies-a-year/
Obama s Planned Parenthood Love Fest Forgets Sanger s Racist Ties
I love you! shouted one of the rapturous faithful at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/04/29/obamas-planned-parenthood-love-fest-forgets-sangers-racist-ties/
7,684,662 Abortions Since UK Abortion Act Approved 45 Years Ago
The 45th anniversary of the legalization of abortion in England was this past weekend and more than 7.6 million unborn babies have lost their lives in the United Kingdom since that time. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/04/29/7684662-abortions-since-uk-abortion-act-approved-45-years-ago/
Poll: 55% of Americans Don t Know Planned Parenthood Does Abortions
Half of Americans don t know Planned Parenthood does abortions let alone that it is the biggest abortion business in the United States. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/04/29/poll-55-of-americans-dont-know-planned-parenthood-does-abortions/
Australian Doctor Who Refused Sex-Selection Abortion May Lose License
Victoria, Australia has an oppressive abortion law that requires all doctors to either perform one when asked, or if opposed, find a doctor who will. In other words, the cost of being a licensed doctor is being complicit in the taking of human life. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/04/29/australian-doctor-who-refused-sex-selection-abortion-may-lose-license/
Abortion Activists Exploit Case of Woman With Life-Threatening Pregnancy
The case of Savita Halappanavar, whose death pro-aborts blame on Ireland s pro-life laws. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/04/29/abortion-activists-exploit-case-of-woman-with-life-threatening-pregnancy/
Vermont House Votes Tuesday on Bill to Legalize Assisted Suicide
The Vermont state House will vote tomorrow on a measure that would make the third, following Washington and Oregon, to legalize assisted suicide. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/04/29/vermont-house-votes-tuesday-on-bill-to-legalize-assisted-suicide/
Ireland Supreme Court Rules No Right to Assisted Suicide
The Irish Supreme Court upheld the decision of the lower court that there is no right to assisted suicide in Ireland, and that the principle of equal treatment does not confer a right to assisted suicide. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/04/29/ireland-supreme-court-rules-no-right-to-assisted-suicide/
Europe s Decline: Involuntary Euthanasia and Organ Harvesting
I have a long article out in the current (May 2013) First Things magazine detailing the never-ending expansion of euthanasia in Europe, to the point that there are few medicalized killings that are not allowed. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/04/29/europes-decline-involuntary-euthanasia-and-organ-harvesting/
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(1Th 5:6-10) Therefore, let us not sleep, as others do: but let us watch, and be sober. For they that sleep, sleep in the night; and they that are drunk, are drunk in the night. But let us, who are of the day, be sober, having on the breast plate of faith and charity and, for a helmet, the hope of salvation. For God hath not appointed us unto wrath: but unto the purchasing of salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us: that, whether we watch or sleep, we may live together with him.
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…That is, the “time of mercy” we are in has an end; it is not indefinite, and depends upon our response to Heaven. And we must readily admit that we have not responded to the warnings and messages of Our Blessed Mother as we should have. We have not listened to nor recognized divine warnings, whether from the popes or the prophets, to bring the world back from the brink. And therefore, like the Prodigal Son, we must begin to reap what we have sown, now that the world is collectively broke—financially and most significantly, spiritually. But like the Prodigal Son, it will be precisely in chastisement that the world’s eyes will be opened, and we will be granted one last opportunity to either return home to the Father… or remain separated from Him for eternity…..
I know the words above will be alarming and even frightening to some readers. And so, by God’s grace in the days to come, I wish to write you more frequently, as my spiritual director has asked me to do. I will try, then, to keep my writings shorter. In them, with God’s help, I hope to ground your heart—not in fear—but in authentic hope that grants us a divine perspective of all things.
You are precious to me, reader… so precious to Jesus. I thank God that I have been able to share in the kind of love that St. Paul had for his readers. We will not be abandoned in these times! There is a great grace coming to the Church that will change everything. And so, turn your hearts toward Jesus, fix your eyes upon Him, join the hand of your Mother, and pray, pray, pray. For in prayer, God unites us to Himself, clothes us in armour, and grants us all the graces we need to remain faithful participants in the Kingdom.
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Thoughts and Sayings of Saint Margaret Mary: Self-effacement–Detachment
16. No longer heed the feelings of immortified nature, nor the suggestions of self-love, which clamors to have, to pssess, to keep and to hoard up. Let it cry out as much as it likes; we belong to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and we must have only what He wishes us to have, and be glad to be like Him, stripped of all things.