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Friday, May 31, 2013

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• Vote Next Week on Congressional Bill Banning Abortions at 20 Weeks
• Planned Parenthood Abortionist Who Reused Blood-Stained Gloves Faces Complaint
• Girl Scouts Join Planned Parenthood at Huge Pro-Abortion Conference
We Must Stop Kermit Gosnell’s Colleagues Douglas Karpen and LeRoy Carhart

More Pro-Life News
• Pope Francis: Baptize Babies of Unwed Moms, They Had Courage to Reject Abortion
• Georgetown’s Catholic Standing Challenged After Pro-Abortion Speaker
• Blind Chinese Woman Sells Four Newborn Children, Husband Can’t Hold Job

• Obama to Spend Second Term Packing Courts With Liberal Activists

• Not Just Gosnell: No Such Thing as a “Humane” Abortion
• Human Development 101 for Scientists and Abortion Backers
• Congressman’s Human Cloning Ban Would Actually Ban Human Cloning
• Women Deliver Conference a How-To on Breaking Abortion Laws
• United Methodist Church Only Condemned Gosnell After Pro-Life Pressure
• Planned Parenthood Sues to Overturn Parental Notification on Abortion
• Princess Mary of Denmark: Right to Abortion “At the Core of Human Life”
• Toronto Hospital Dehydrating Children to Death, Says Quality of Life Too Low




Vote Next Week on Congressional Bill Banning Abortions at 20 Weeks
Members of a U.S. House committee will cast a vote on a congressional bill that would ban abortions nationwide at 20 weeks of pregnancy.

The House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, chaired by bill author Rep. Trent Franks, an Arizona Republican, will hold a markup on H.R. 1797 on Tuesday. After lawmakers debate the bill, a vote is expected. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/31/vote-next-week-on-congressional-bill-banning-abortons-at-20-weeks/

Planned Parenthood Abortionist Who Reused Blood-Stained Gloves Faces Complaint
Planned Parenthood abortion practitioner Timothy Liveright faces an official complaint from the Delaware Attorney General’s Office for injuring and mistreating women to who came to Planned Parenthood for abortions.

The attorney general’s complaint cites him for unprofessional, incompetent and negligent conduct at Planned Parenthood’s Wilmington, Delaware abortion clinic and calls him a “clear and immediate danger to the public.” http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/31/planned-parenthood-abortionist-who-reused-blood-stained-gloves-faces-complaint/

Girl Scouts Join Planned Parenthood at Huge Pro-Abortion Conference
Tell me who you hang out with and I’ll tell you who you are.

Anna Maria Chávez, CEO of Girl Scouts USA (GSUSA), offers this pithy saying as her favorite quote. In order to figure out who the Girl Scouts are, I suppose we must follow Ms. Chávez’ logic and look at the organizations that GSUSA associates with. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/31/girl-scouts-join-planned-parenthood-at-huge-pro-abortion-conference/

We Must Stop Kermit Gosnell’s Colleagues Douglas Karpen and LeRoy Carhart
Abortionists like Kermit Gosnell and Douglas Karpen are more common than you think.

They aren’t exceptions, they’re the rule. Unsafe conditions and barbaric practices in abortion clinics are an epidemic, not a random occurrence. The blood splattered walls and freezers full of children do not just exist in a few clinics in Pennsylvania and Texas. They’re in clinics across the nation from Illinois to Virginia. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/31/we-must-stop-kermit-gosnells-colleagues-douglas-karpen-and-leroy-carhart/



Pope Francis: Baptize Babies of Unwed Moms, They Had Courage to Reject Abortion
Pope Francis has an encouraging message for single mothers who rejected an abortion: your baby is welcome for baptism.

The Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano indicates that, during a private mass at his residence, Pope Francis relayed the message: http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/31/pope-francis-baptize-babies-of-unwed-moms-they-had-courage-to-reject-abortion/

Georgetown’s Catholic Standing Challenged After Pro-Abortion Speaker
Should Georgetown University be able to call itself a Catholic university in good standing? A new canon law petition says no, since the college has repeatedly had pro-abortion speakers — including HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

“Do alumni, students, faculty and parents have a right to be heard, when a Catholic university repeatedly violates its Catholic identity?” asks Patrick Reilly of the Cardinal Newman Society, a Catholic educational watchdog group. “That’s the question at stake at Georgetown University.” http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/31/georgetowns-catholic-standing-challenged-after-pro-abortion-speaker/

Blind Chinese Woman Sells Four Newborn Children, Husband Can’t Hold Job
On the heels of international news about a newborn baby who was found in a sewage pipe after being born alive and flushed down the toilet comes another tragic story from China.

A blind Chinese woman has admitted she sold four of her children because her husband is unable to keep a job to provide for their family. The London Daily Mail newspaper reports that Du Xiurong, from Shibei Village in Mianyang sold the four children between 2005 and 2012. The sold kids include three girls and one boy. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/31/blind-chinese-woman-sells-four-of-her-children-husband-cant-hold-job/

Obama to Spend Second Term Packing Courts With Liberal Activists
If you don’t like the court’s decisions, change the people making them! That seems to be Barack Obama’s philosophy, as he gets ready to pick one of the biggest fights of his presidency with Republicans. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/31/obama-to-spend-second-term-packing-courts-with-liberal-activists/


Not Just Gosnell: No Such Thing as a “Humane” Abortion
Much attention has rightly gone to the horrible practices of convicted murderer Kermit Gosnell, who aborted babies alive, stabbed them in the back of the neck with surgical scissors, and snipped their spinal cords. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/31/not-just-gosnell-no-such-thing-as-a-humane-abortion/

Human Development 101 for Scientists and Abortion Backers
Embryology text books will tell you that when fertilization is completed, an embryo is formed. That, is, a new individual organism exists–which remains the same organism until death. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/31/human-development-101-for-scientists-and-abortion-backers/

Congressman’s Human Cloning Ban Would Actually Ban Human Cloning
Congressman Andy Harris (R-MD) has reintroduced a true ban on human cloning to the U.S. Congress. H.R. 2164, Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2012, would ban human cloning all over the U.S. This is actually a remarkable bill. Why? Because most other “bans on human cloning” do nothing of the sort. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/31/congressmans-human-cloning-ban-would-actually-ban-human-cloning/

Women Deliver Conference a How-To on Breaking Abortion Laws
Abortion was rarely mentioned by dignitaries on stage during the international webcast portions of Women Deliver, a global conference on family planning. The non-webcast breakout sessions, however, featured late-term abortionists, radical activists describing how to skirt abortion laws, and World Health Organization experts promoting their how-to-do-abortions manua. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/31/women-deliver-conference-a-how-to-on-breaking-abortion-laws/

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United Methodist Church Only Condemned Gosnell After Pro-Life Pressure
The D.C. lobby office of the United Methodist Church, the General Board of Church and Society (GBCS), has finally broken its silence about the “health care” offered by abortion and infanticide provider Kermit Gosnell. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/31/united-methodist-church-only-condemned-gosnell-after-pro-life-pressure/

Planned Parenthood Sues to Overturn Parental Notification on Abortion
The Planned Parenthood abortion business has always been against allowing parents to be notified when their minor daughter is considering an abortion. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/31/planned-parenthood-sues-to-overturn-parental-notification-on-abortion/

Princess Mary of Denmark: Right to Abortion “At the Core of Human Life”
Drawn by the promise of helping poor women, over 3,000 power-brokers, policy-makers and aid workers gathered in Kuala Lumpur this week for Women Deliver, a global conference on women’s health. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/31/princess-mary-of-denmark-right-to-abortion-at-the-core-of-human-life/

Toronto Hospital Dehydrating Children to Death, Says Quality of Life Too Low
The following article represents a synthesis of the findings, with commentary by myself about the study. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/31/toronto-hospital-dehydrating-children-to-death-says-quality-of-life-too-low/

 

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HLI LogoThis week’s Spirit & Life is by Father Shenan J. Boquet, president of Human Life International.


Spirit & Life is the weekly e-column of

Human Life International. 

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A People Who Can’t Say “No”

Dear deaconjohn,

The annual celebrations of the Church are her way of bringing the temporal and the eternal into conversation, allowing us to, if you will, listen in to what Our Lord is telling the Church, again. Today’s Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary is another such occasion, an especially poignant one for those who answer the Church’s call to defend human life, marriage and family.

Mary’s complete openness to God and His holy will are reflected in her haste to the home of Elizabeth. This is not a mere visit between two mothers or relatives, but a profound joyful sharing in the fulfillment of God’s promise of salvation carried in Mary’s womb. Indeed, upon hearing Mary’s greeting, the babe within Elizabeth’s womb leapt for joy!

The meeting between the two saintly women was also the first meeting between Our Savior and the one whom Scripture foretold would pave His way. While we can’t reduce the entire depth and beauty of this encounter to our struggle today, I think it’s fair to say that on the question of the humanity of the preborn child and on the goodness of his life, God has spoken quite clearly.

If you’ll allow me, I’d like to take the message of this great meeting a further step that may not necessarily be obvious at first. While absolutely affirming the humanity of the unborn child and the joy spontaneously expressed by those who love God, we also see as the Gospel unfolds that John the Baptist expressed his love for God by preaching a radical message of repentance. His love did not lead him to pat everyone on the back and say “The Lord is coming and it’s all gonna be fine! Compromise with the culture and get along! Just chill!”

Yet many Christians are acting as if this is what Christ wants — just to find accommodations with a culture that is increasingly at odds not only with God’s law, but with God Himself. How else do we understand the baffling decision by the Boy Scouts to undermine their own principles and allow “openly homosexual” children, children mind you, to be scouts?

Sustaining and nourishing a Culture of Life is not possible until we acknowledge there are realities and behaviors harmful to us — as individuals and a society — and embrace with a total yes the teachings of Jesus Christ. For a long time, the Scouts bucked the public pressure brought by a small minority of radicals — radicals who will never be long appeased by any compromise — to drop their Christian identity.

BSA’s principles teach scouts to be obedient to God; however, these same Scouts now find themselves in an organization that is wavering on a key moral issue. While the resolution itself stopped short of an open endorsement of homosexual activity, it does represent the abandonment of any principle that the organization can later call upon to resist what will soon again be massive pressure to allow openly homosexual Scout leaders. And inevitability, scouts will pose questions to their leaders about homosexuality. Will they be told it’s wrong to act on such feelings and attractions? Moreover, should not young boys struggling with sexual orientation/identity be guided from a potential danger and pointed towards the good?

Let’s remember that the Catholic Church counsels love for those struggling with a homosexual orientation, but is firm in her teaching that acting on those inclinations is morally illicit, just as any non-marital sexual activity is.

The dilemma for BSA will continue because the toxic culture cannot accept that there are limitations. There is never enough. To welcome young boys into the BSA and provide them with a healthy approach to life, including the proper role of human sexuality, is not acceptable to those who can’t say “No.” One can imagine that troop leaders will soon be required to attend “sensitivity seminars,” and to defend homosexual actions and identity. Eventually the BSA that has identified the importance of being reverent to God and His laws will compromise even further.

It is a slippery slope to be sure, and it is in no way an act of courage that they have demonstrated to their young scouts. Instead of being a remedy to the corrosive influences upon young boys and men, their decision only weakens their stance against an increasingly toxic culture.

Am I being unreasonable? Let me answer the question with another: can you name one major moral compromise that did not lead to further ones, and to major societal problems as a result? Consider: It was once believed that if restrictions on divorce were minimized that marriage would be better protected and the number of divorces would lessen. Yet nearly half of marriages end in divorce. What about contraception? It was said that if we legalize contraception it would limit the number of abortions, and marriage would be strengthened. Yet we have seen abortion rates skyrocket, promiscuity now being treated as a positive by the “experts” who teach sex “education” in our schools, STD rates are through the roof and there is further confusion about the nature of marriage and really any male/female relationship.

Instead of acknowledging the beauty of the sexual act expressed between husband and wife, society continues to relegate it to a recreational activity without limitation or consequence. Liberation from all restraints is the new “good.” This is what happens when we are unable to say “No” to our appetites. And when a person doesn’t have the freedom to say “No,” he doesn’t really have the freedom to say “Yes” either, since he is at the mercy of his appetites.

So we must be able to say “No” to certain things if we’re to say “Yes” to what is truly good for us. This “Yes” is grounded in humility, a humility that acknowledges a profound truth outside of man, which guides and sustains. This truth as revealed in Jesus Christ leads us to true freedom — liberation from the shackles of original sin. When we, like Mary, say, “Yes” to God and His commands we open ourselves to an abundance of grace. This grace enables us to recognize the path of Life and joyfully avoid the empty potholes caused from selfishness and rebelliousness.

Reconstruction of the culture is possible. It cannot be built upon the slippery slopes fashioned by half-heartedness and indifference to truth. It requires a total “Yes” to courage, humility and desire for the truth.

We pray that the Boy Scouts will remember what has made them unique and effective among other institutions, and those who are active with the Scouts should let them know that they’re starting down a path from which it is very difficult to return.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

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Father Shenan J. Boquet
President, Human Life International


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Planned Parenthood abortionist cited by Delaware’s attorney gen.

Posted: 31 May 2013 11:31 AM PDT

he Delaware Attorney General’s Office has filed a complaint against a former Planned Parenthood abortionist, accusing him of a laundry list of dangerous medical practices and labeling him “a clear and immediate danger to the public.”

20 Week Abortion Ban: Pro-Choice Feminists Miss the Point About Rights

Posted: 31 May 2013 05:07 AM PDT

In other words, abortion supporters believe ending “unwanted pregnancies” is a justified feminist issue because a child has no right to be in the womb once the mother decides she does not want it there, giving rise to the term “pro-choice.”

13-year-old girls are having multiple abortions, doctors in Nepal say

Posted: 31 May 2013 01:26 AM PDT

Doctors in Nepal have said that abortion in the tiny country is so out of control that they are threatening to withhold services if the government does not take action.

Leaked documents prove abortions at Catholic hospital

Posted: 31 May 2013 01:16 AM PDT

Barcelona’s Sant Pau Hospital, which is co-administered by the Catholic Archdiocese of Barcelona, killed an unborn child earlier this month in a pre-scheduled abortion based on the “suspicion” of deformities that normally do not pose a medical danger to the mother.

Sebelius trolling for ObamaCare funds?

Posted: 31 May 2013 01:11 AM PDT

Congressional Republicans on Thursday escalated their call for an independent investigation into whether Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius broke the law when she sought donations from private companies for an independent ObamaCare project.

Nigeria passes pro-marriage bill

Posted: 31 May 2013 01:09 AM PDT

Nigeria’s House of Representatives voted Thursday to ban gay ‘marriage’ and outlaw any groups actively supporting gay rights, endorsing a measure that also calls for 10-year prison sentences for any “public show” of affection by a same-sex couple.

Targeting of crisis pregnancy centers draws sharp criticism

Posted: 31 May 2013 01:02 AM PDT

A bill introduced in congress allowing the Federal Trade Commission to investigate crisis pregnancy centers has sparked a fiery reaction that abortion clinics warrant far greater scrutiny.

LA schools teaching students to declare ‘STD status’ via text message

Posted: 31 May 2013 12:58 AM PDT

The Los Angeles Unified School District is taking part in a program to educate middle and high school students about how to share their HIV and STD statuses with their cell phones.

Study documents abortion’s global health threat to women

Posted: 30 May 2013 11:02 PM PDT

A new study released during the 66th annual World Health Assembly identified and exposed what it claimed to be the harmful and often overlooked impact that abortion has on women’s health.

Ill Salvadoran woman denied abortion to have C-section

Posted: 30 May 2013 06:59 PM PDT

A chronically ill Salvadoran woman who was denied the means to kill her baby despite her high-risk pregnancy said she will undergo a premature Caesarean section next week to end a case that drew international headlines.

 
 
         
 
 
                                               
 
 
 
 
 
End of the Marian Month of May
 
 
Pope Francis leads the recitation of the Holy Rosary ending the Marian Month of May in San Peter’s Square.
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 

DEACON FOR LIFE: Lifeissues Newsletter #630.

 

Lifeissues.net: clear thinking about crucial issues

Dear Friends for Life,

Keeping parents in the dark is one of Planned Parenthood’s hallmarks. Most parents are still unaware that this week there will be a hearing in the K-12 subcommittee of the South Carolina legislature on the so-called Healthy Youth Act (H3435) that would mandate only Planned Parenthood-style “safe sex” education for minors and vulnerable teens, certify only teachers who teach a specific list of programs, and make abstinence education programs illegal.

Read more herehttp://www.stopp.org/article.php?id=11888

“Laws pass when parents don’t object; says one or two phone calls can derail sex ed program.” Brad Victor said that the most liberal sex ed laws in the nation were driven through easily because there was no parental outcry. A “Sexuality Education Specialist” with the Oregon Department of Education, Victor was introduced at the beginning of the Oregon Adolescent Sexuality Conference as being with WISE of Oregon, an acronym for “Working to Institutionalize Sex Education.” Victor described how laws requiring sex education starting in kindergarten and condom demonstrations in sixth grade were pushed through with the greatest of ease when parents’ voices were not heard in opposition at the state board level.

Read more here. http://www.stopp.org/article.php?id=11951

God Bless,
Jerry Novotny, OMI

 

Last week –>ITEM #6: The War on HIV

(The Difference is LIFE) “The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.” – Hugh Whites.

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Lifeissues.net Newsletter #630
June 2, 2013

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(TABLE OF CONTENTS):

1. The New Unmarried Moms
2. Many Successful Gay Marriages Share an Open Secret
3. The Country of Death: 40 years, 330 million abortions, 196 million sterilisations
4. As Support For Gay Marriage Grows, An Opponent Looks Ahead
5. Hello baby! Incredible 3D scans allow parents to see foetus SMILING and MOVING in stunning detail
6. Why is Canada’s parliament tip-toeing around sex-selective abortion?
7. Elder abuse caught on video, elder abuse incident is not isolated
8. Protect children from internet pornography, report demands
9. Doctor: Abortion Not A “Viable Treatment Option” to Save Women’s Lives
10. Later Abortions Linked to Psychological Problems, More Ambivalence
11. If Your Child Is Gay?
12. Advice for 21st century young women


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(Life):Orphaned and homeless in North Korea –  Abandoned by her parents, Yoon Hee lived on the streets of North Korea before she fled her homeland. View video.

Full story of Yoon Hee on edition.cnn.com/2013/05/13/world/asia/north-korea-orphans/index.html?hpt=hp_c1

 

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ITEM #1: The New Unmarried Moms

20-somethings are driving America’s all-time high level of nonmarital childbearing, which is now at 41% of all births, according to vital-statistics data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sixty percent of those births are to women in their 20s, while teens account for only one-fifth of nonmarital births. Between 1990 and 2008, the teen pregnancy rate has dropped by 42%, while the rate of nonmarital childbearing among 20-something women has risen by 27%. The shift of unmarried parenthood from teens to 20-somethings is in part an unexpected consequence of delaying marriage.

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ITEM #2: Many Successful Gay Marriages Share an Open Secret

The swing towards Thailand is the direct result of a decision by India to only grant medical visas for surrogacy to heterosexual couples who have been married for at least two years.

Related Articles:

The road to same-sex marriage was paved by Rousseau

Gay marriage: a case study in conformism

Gay marriage is not just a social revolution but a cosmological one

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ITEM #3:  The Country of Death: 40 years, 330 million abortions, 196 million sterilisations

Stepping back, the question emerges: “What, exactly, distinguishes the culture of death in the West from the culture of death in China?”

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ITEM #4: As Support For Gay Marriage Grows, An Opponent Looks Ahead

Gallagher only started speaking against gay marriage in 2003, when, she says, she could no longer avoid it. She’d spent the prior decade publically warning about the decline in marriage in general — how the sexual revolution, feminism and divorce were threatening the institution and children. Then gay marriage lurched out as the biggest threat of all.

Related Articles:

Gay marriage, then group marriage?

UPDATED: 1.4 million French march against gay ‘marriage’; police tear gas crowd, children

Here comes everybody: divorced, gays, sinners, a couple saints


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ITEM #5: Hello baby! Incredible 3D scans allow parents to see foetus SMILING and MOVING in stunning detail

A blurry blob on a hospital screen is the first view most expectant parents get of their child. But new state-of-the-art imaging software is now able to map a foetus in incredible detail. The software takes a conventional 3D ultrasound scan and adds colour, skin texture, lighting and shadows.

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ITEM #6: Why is Canada’s parliament tip-toeing around sex-selective abortion?

Debate is being stifled because the government is afraid to touch the third rail.

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ITEM #7Elder abuse caught on video, elder abuse incident is not isolated

A Peterborough Ontario Newspaper reported on the elder abuse of Hellen MacDonald, who was living in a long-term care room. Her son Camille Parent was upset about the care of his mother and decided to install a hidden camera to uncover what was happening to his mother.

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ITEM #8: Protect children from internet pornography, report demands

Report finds evidence of a high correlation between exposure to violent and sadistic images and behaviour.

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ITEM #9: Doctor: Abortion Not A “Viable Treatment Option” to Save Women’s Lives

Tells Legislators That Performing Abortions “Would Entail Undue and Dangerous Delay” in Providing Life-Saving Care for Women.

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ITEM #10: Later Abortions Linked to Psychological Problems, More Ambivalence

This week experts testified before a Congressional subcommittee on a bill that would ban abortions nationwide past 20 weeks. A 2010 study of women who had abortions found that women undergoing later abortions face increased psychological risks, are more likely to be ambivalent about having an abortion and are more likely to need counseling and support.

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ITEM #11: If Your Child Is Gay?

Every parent owes the same love and support to a gay child as to a straight child. In fact, all of us, parents or not, owe the same respect to gays as individuals as we do to heterosexuals as individuals. That does not mean, however, that marriage needs to be redefined. It does not mean that, other things being equal, it is not best for a child to have a male and a female parent.

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The last 50 years have transformed the way men and women look at themselves and each other — both willingly and grudgingly – provoking existential self-examination unprecedented in human history. I’m speaking of what we’ve termed the sexual revolution, ushered in by the combined influences of the birth control pill and feminist activism.


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Our Lady is with us!

J.M.J.

 

May 31, 2013

The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

 

Dear Family of Mary!

 

“Dear children! Today I call you to be strong and resolute in faith and prayer, until your prayers are so strong so as to open the Heart of my beloved Son Jesus. Pray little children, pray without ceasing until your heart opens to God’s love. I am with you and I intercede for all of you and I pray for your conversion. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (May 25, 2013)

 

Our Lady tells us, “I am with you and I intercede for all of you and I pray for your conversion.” She often tells us that she is with us. It may seem inconsequential. She says it so often. But I think we need to stop and think about her statement more carefully. “I am with you…” Especially on this beautiful feast day, The Visitation.

 

“Mary set out and traveled to the hill country in haste to a town of Judah, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth.” (Luke 1:39-40) 

 

St. Luke tells us that Our Lady set out. She made a decision when she heard about the pregnancy of Elizabeth, her cousin. She decided she needed to make the trip to visit her. It was a long trip. She was poor, and had to make her way by foot, probably. But she went in haste, because she wanted to help Elizabeth, who was older and pregnant for the first time. Our Lady went to help.

 

Our Lady now visits us. She makes the decision to come to us and to help us. We need her help, because we are all weak, suffering, confused, wounded, and at risk in this world. She comes to us in haste, whenever we call for her help. She comes to help us.

 

“When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the infant leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit, cried out in a loud voice and said, “Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?”  (Luke 1:41-43)

 

At Mary’s coming, Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit! She recognized Mary as the mother of the Messiah. And her son, John, was filled with the Spirit as well. When Our Lady comes to us, she brings the Holy Spirit to us. She is always accompanied by the Holy Spirit, because she is united to Him so closely. We can be filled with the Spirit at Mary’s coming to us, if we open our hearts to Him. If Our Lady is with us, the Holy Spirit is with us too!

 

It seems that we should be as surprised at Mary’s coming as Elizabeth was. “And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?” We deserve to have Mary visit us much less than Elizabeth did. They were cousins, and the Angel Gabriel had told Our Lady about Elizabeth’s pregnancy. Good reasons for coming. But we, well we are undeserving sinners who do not merit such a visit. But Our Lady comes because she loves us. She comes to draw us close to herself, to comfort us, to pray for us and to intercede for our conversion. She comes to rescue us in these days.

 

“And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?” Whenever we hear Our Lady say that she is with us, this exclamation should flow from our lips. How can it be??? How can Mary, the Mother of Jesus, come to me?? Incredible!

 

And Our Lady replies every time with these incredible words:

 

And Mary said:
“My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord;
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.
From this day all generations will call me blessed:
the Almighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his Name.

He has mercy on those who fear him
in every generation.
He has shown the strength of his arm,
he has scattered the proud in their conceit.
He has cast down the mighty from their thrones,
and has lifted up the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent away empty.
He has come to the help of his servant Israel
for he has remembered his promise of mercy,
the promise he made to our fathers,
to Abraham and his children for ever.”  (Luke 1: 46-55)

Our Lady came to Elizabeth because she was sent by God. He chose her and favored her with His love. He sent her to help Him give His mercy to those who fear him, to lift up the lowly, feed the hungry, and help His people according to His promises. He sent her to Elizabeth, and He sends her to us, to raise us up, heal us, and show us the way. She comes to bring us Jesus, as she brought Jesus to Elizabeth and John, and to fill us with the Holy Spirit. She comes because she love us.

 

On this Visitation Day, we thank you, Mother Mary, for coming to us. Stay with us. Never leave us. We love you.

 

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

©Mary TV 2013

 

PS.  We will stream the apparition to Mirjana, live from Medjugorje on June 2, 2013.  Streaming will begin at 8:00 am (2:00 am EDT) and the apparition will happen around 8:45 am (2:45 am EDT).  May the graces of this Visitation of Our Lady be a moment of joy for all of us!
 

 

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 “Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world!”

Blessed John Paul II  –
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LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report
Thursday, May 30, 2013

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Current Headlines

Top Stories
• Autopsy Confirms 33-Week Abortion Led to Young Woman’s Death
• Mother of Baby Rescued in Sewage Pipe Regains Custody, Father Identified
• Douglas Karpen Snipped Babies’ Necks Worse Than Gosnell, Is Anyone Noticing?
Obama’s Motorcade Confronted With Pictures of Abortion Victims

More Pro-Life News
• FBI Targets Pregnancy Center That Saved 42,000 Babies From Abortions
• Melinda Gates, Planned Parenthood and Hillary Clinton Push Illegal Abortions
• IRS Agent Who Wrote Threatening Letters Gets Promotion, Now a Supervisor

• Premature Newborn Comes Back to Life in Mother’s Arms After Pronounced Dead

• Planned Parenthood Has Never Rebuked Lobbyist Who Defended Infanticide
• Independent Payment Advisory Board’s Death Panels Should Not be Implemented
• Gosnell Will Plead Guilty to Writing Thousands of Illegal Drug Prescriptions
• Remembering When an Abortionist Carved His Initials Into Patient’s Abdomen
• IPAB Death Panels Stuck as GOP Leaders Refuse to Name Members
• Abortions May Take Away Some Women’s Only Chance to Have Children
• ACLU Supports Sex-Selection, Race-Based Abortions
• California Assembly OKs Bill Allowing Nurses to Do Abortions
• Homes for Unwed Mothers Provide Hope for Moms and Their Babies
• Louisiana House Passes Bill to Ban Dangerous Webcam Abortions
• 64 Texas Legislators Ask Perry for Special Session for Pro-Life Bills
• Arizona Will Fight in Court for Its Right to De-Fund Planned Parenthood




Autopsy Confirms 33-Week Abortion Led to Young Woman’s Death
The Maryland Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has released the autopsy report on the death of Jennifer Morbelli, which again confirms the young woman died on February 7, 2013, from complications to a 33-week abortion done by late-term abortion practitioner LeRoy Carhart.

Jennifer McKenna Morbelli, a 29-year-old woman from New Rochelle, New York died from a botched 33-week abortion. The medical examiner’s office confirmed a botched 33-week abortion killed the young woman. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/30/autopsy-confirms-33-week-abortion-led-to-young-womans-death/

Mother of Baby Rescued in Sewage Pipe Regains Custody, Father Identified
The mother of the baby who has received international attention after he was flushed down the toilet and found in a sewage pipe has regained custody of the child.

The unnamed mother claims the incident was an accident. She also claims she wanted an abortion but was unable to afford one. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/30/mother-of-baby-rescued-in-sewage-pipe-regains-custody-father-identified/

Douglas Karpen Snipped Babies’ Necks Worse Than Gosnell, Is Anyone Noticing?
If Americans found the Gosnell trial disturbing, there can be no words to describe Douglas Karpen’s abortion clinic in Houston, Texas. Operation Rescue has been on the scene for years, working to stop Karpen. Thanks to Operation Rescue’s Abortion Whistleblowers Program, four women who previously worked for Karpen at the Aaron Women’s Clinic have come forward to describe their horrific experiences.

Like many abortionists, Karpen has had a string of problems at his clinics. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/30/douglas-karpen-snipped-babies-necks-worse-than-gosnell-is-anyone-noticing/

Obama’s Motorcade Confronted With Pictures of Abortion Victims
President Barack Obama and Rep. Nancy Pelosi came to Chicago yesterday for a Democratic Party fundraising event, and the Pro-Life Action League was there to confront the presidential motorcade with pictures of aborted babies—victims of the “choice” that Obama and Pelosi, et al. so stridently support.

Protest of Obama and PelosiWhen we arrived at the Hilton & Towers shortly before 4:00 to set up for our protest, we found that Chicago Police had set up metal fencing all along Michigan Avenue directly in front of the hotel, effectively eliminating our intended protest area. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/30/obamas-motorcade-confronted-with-pictures-of-abortion-victims/

FBI Targets Pregnancy Center That Saved 42,000 Babies From Abortions
Based in New York City, the Expectant Mother Care-EMC FrontLine Pregnancy Centers has helped more than 42,000 women find abortion alternatives. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/30/fbi-targets-pregnancy-center-that-saved-42000-babies-from-abortions/



Melinda Gates, Planned Parenthood and Hillary Clinton Push Illegal Abortions
It’s being billed as “the largest global event of the decade to focus on the health and empowerment of girls and women.” But it is also very obviously a conference designed to reduce populations of developing nations by promoting a Western-style sexual revolution via chemical contraceptives, access to abortion-on-demand including, the promotion of the chemical abortifacient misoprostol in countries where abortion is illegal, and sex education for youth.

On Tuesday more than 4,000 delegates from 145 countries attended the launch of the third Women Deliver conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/30/melinda-gates-planned-parenthood-and-hillary-clinton-push-illegal-abortions/

IRS Agent Who Wrote Threatening Letters Gets Promotion, Now a Supervisor
Operation Rescue has learned more about the death of an abortion patient at a shoddy Baltimore abortion clinic located in a residential condo complex. The operating license of that facility, Associates in OB/GYN Care, is currently suspended after state inspectors determined that it posed a danger to the public.

Computer aided dispatch transcripts show that a 911 call was placed from 3596 N. Calvert, Suite 110, in Baltimore on February 13, 2013, at 12:49 pm for a patient who was unconscious and not breathing. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/30/irs-agent-who-wrote-threatening-letters-gets-promotion-now-a-supervisor/

Premature Newborn Comes Back to Life in Mother’s Arms After Pronounced Dead
A premature newborn in Australia, born along with his twin sister at just 27 weeks’ gestation and weighing in at only two pounds, was pronounced dead by his physician after medical staff tried for twenty minutes to revive him. Jamie Ogg, now a little over three years old, is alive today only because of the undying love and affection of his mother.

According to the U.K.’s Daily Mail, when Jamie was pronounced dead, the doctor handed him to his mother, Kate, so that she could say goodbye to her son. Kate took Jamie into her arms and tearfully caressed her tiny son. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/30/premature-newborn-comes-back-to-life-in-mothers-arms-after-pronounced-dead/

Planned Parenthood Has Never Rebuked Lobbyist Who Defended Infanticide
In a now-infamous Planned Parenthood video, the organization betrayed its love for abortion-above-all-else when a representative, testifying against language in Florida HB 1129, proudly admitted to the Florida legislature that Planned Parenthood takes issue with allowing infants born alive after failed abortions to be transported to a hospital. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/30/planned-parenthood-has-never-reversed-lobbyist-who-defended-infanticide/


Independent Payment Advisory Board’s Death Panels Should Not be Implemented
Recently the debate about “death panels” has been heating up as Republican Congressional leaders express their opposition to implementing the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) by refusing to appoint members to serve on it. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/30/independent-payment-advisory-boards-death-panels-should-not-be-implemented/

Gosnell Will Plead Guilty to Writing Thousands of Illegal Drug Prescriptions
There were broad hints from Kermit Gosnell’s attorney on the day the abortionist was convicted of three counts of first degree murder that his client would plead guilty to charges that he operated what the grand jury described as a “pill mill.”. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/30/gosnell-will-plead-guilty-to-writing-thousands-of-illegal-drug-prescriptions/

Remembering When an Abortionist Carved His Initials Into Patient’s Abdomen
Although not widely known, there is a long and sordid history of bizarre behavior by abortionists. In other words, Kermit Gosnell is by no means an “outlier,” as pro-abortion groups insist he is. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/30/remembering-when-an-abortionist-carved-his-initials-into-patients-abdomen/

IPAB Death Panels Stuck as GOP Leaders Refuse to Name Members
I have advocated here and elsewhere for the forced stillbirth of the Independent Payment Advisory Board, due to go into action later this year. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/30/ipab-death-panels-stuck-as-gop-leaders-refuse-to-name-members/

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Abortions May Take Away Some Women’s Only Chance to Have Children
One common tale that women are told, over and over, is that we can have it all. We can go to college, have a fabulous career, and then, whenever we’re ready, get married and have a family. Why rush things? We have our whole lives ahead of us. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/30/abortions-may-take-away-some-womens-only-chance-to-have-children/

ACLU Supports Sex-Selection, Race-Based Abortions
The ACLU can be counted on to advocate on behalf of culture of death issues. Now, it is suing to overturn Arizona’s ban on sex and race-based abortion.. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/30/aclu-supports-sex-selection-race-based-abortions/

California Assembly OKs Bill Allowing Nurses to Do Abortions
The California state Assembly on Tuesday voted to expand abortions in California to allow nurses to do surgical abortions, even though licensed physicians kill and injure women in abortions. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/30/california-assembly-oks-bill-allowing-nurses-to-do-abortions/

Homes for Unwed Mothers Provide Hope for Moms and Their Babies
The building at 6339 N. Fairfield Avenue in Chicago has long been a center of service and dedication. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/30/homes-for-unwed-mothers-provide-hope-for-moms-and-their-babies/

Louisiana House Passes Bill to Ban Dangerous Webcam Abortions
The Louisiana state house has approved a bill that would prohibit the controversial use of webcam abortions. This legislation protects women from those in the abortion industry who seek to profit from RU 486 abortions by providing sub-standard care to women. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/30/louisiana-house-passes-bill-to-ban-dangerous-webcam-abortions/

European Parliament to China: Stop Harassing Chen Guangcheng’s Family
On Monday, May 20th, European Parliament’s President Schulz met at the EP’s plenary session at their headquarters in Strasbourg, France. Upon Vice President Scott McMillan’s request, Schulz released a statement about Chen Kegui and Chen Guangcheng’s family’s continued harassment and receiving of threats from the Chinese government. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/29/european-parliament-to-china-stop-harassing-chen-guangchengs-family/

64 Texas Legislators Ask Perry for Special Session for Pro-Life Bills
Texas Right to Life is so proud of the Pro-Life Whip in the Texas House of Representatives, Representative Bryan Hughes, who drafted and circulated the following letter for signatures from his colleagues to urge Pro-Life Governor Rick Perry to again lead on protecting Life. 64 of the 150 House members joined Pro-Life Whip Hughes on the letter. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/30/64-texas-legislators-ask-perry-for-special-session-for-pro-life-bills/

Arizona Will Fight in Court for Its Right to De-Fund Planned Parenthood
Despite the fact that the U.S. Supreme Court would not take a case this week concerning Indiana’s battle to de-fund Planned Parenthood, the state of Arizona plans to keep fighting taxpayer funding of the abortion corporation. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/30/arizona-will-fight-in-court-for-its-right-to-de-fund-planned-parenthood/

 

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