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Archbishop Pietro Parolin, a highly respected career Vatican diplomatAugust 31, 2013 By Robert Moynihan, PhD.

New Vatican Secretary of State Named Today the speculations turned out to be true. Pope Francis appointed Archbishop Pietro Parolin, 58, to be his Vatican Secretary of State, making Parolin the #2 man in the Vatican after the Pope himself. The appointment, announced this morning in Rome, will take effect on October 15

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An Extraordinary Grace for our Times
The Role of God’s Mother: the Flame of Love

Our Blessed Mother:

“The Flame of Love full of blessings springing from My Immaculate Heart…must go from heart to heart.  It will be the Great Miracle of light blinding Satan.  It is the fire of love and peace among men; and we will suppress fire with fire: the fire of heat with the fire of Love, so that many souls can be saved from eternal damnation.  I am asserting that there has never been before such a similar outpouring.  It is the greatest miracle I am doing.  I obtained this grace on your behalf from the Eternal Father by virtue of the five Blessed wounds of my Divine Son.”

Our Lord:

“I could compare this torrential flood of Grace to the first Pentecost.  It will submerge the earth by the power of the Holy Spirit.   All mankind will take heed at the time of this great miracle.  The torrential flow of the Flame of Love of My Most Holy Mother is coming.  The world which is darkened already by a lack of Faith will undergo formidable tremors and then people will believe!…This renewing of the earth tested by suffering will take place through the power and imploring force of the Blessed Virgin!

Word of our Lord and our Lady to Elizabeth Kindelmann (fully approved with the marks of faithfulness by the Church).  We would urge you to go for a free Book with the nihil obstat and imprimatur on this extraordinary grace and to understand and experience this grace of protection for your Faith.  Family prayer groups are urged.

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Belgian docs looking to euthanize, harvest organs from disabled patients

Posted: 31 Aug 2013 08:22 AM PDT

“I can think of nothing more dangerous than making mentally ill and despairing disabled people believe their deaths have greater value than their lives. Well one thing, perhaps: Having a society accept the idea that it can benefit at the expense of people in desperate need of care–and whose care is very expensive.”

Kansas radio station to hawk abortion ads

Posted: 31 Aug 2013 08:21 AM PDT

Ads for an abortion facility will soon fill Kansas airwaves, after a Clear Channel radio station has changed its policy, according to a pro-life group.

Police threaten pro-life sidewalk chalkers

Posted: 31 Aug 2013 08:19 AM PDT

On Thursday night, the Stand True Missionaries went sidewalk chalking at 3:30 in the morning, covering the streets and sidewalks of Troy with pro-life messages for the Gentlemen of the Road, Mumford and Sons Festival.

The transgender culture wars

Posted: 31 Aug 2013 08:16 AM PDT

A few weeks ago, readers of the New York Post were confronted with a story whose sensational title was characteristic of the tabloid: “I’m a Guy Again! ABC newsman who switched genders wants to switch back.”

Judicial activism in action

Posted: 31 Aug 2013 08:14 AM PDT

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will become the first Supreme Court member to conduct a same-sex marriage ceremony Saturday when she officiates at the Washington “wedding” of Kennedy Center President Michael M. Kaiser.

‘To defend marriage, the truth is enchanting enough’

Posted: 31 Aug 2013 07:45 AM PDT

I do not claim to know why Bottum—the former editor of First Things, a longtime ally of people on the front lines in the battle to defend marriage—wrote this astonishing essay. But I do know how the publication of that Commonweal piece will change his life, in ways that he could and should have expected.

Iowa Board Votes to Bar Abortion Pill System

Posted: 30 Aug 2013 12:35 PM PDT

The Iowa Board of Medicine voted Friday to end a unique system in which doctors use the Internet to distribute abortion-inducing pills remotely to patients at clinics across the state.



         National Right to Life News This Week!

Editor’s note. While my family and I are on vacation, we are running some of our favorite NRL News Today stories from the last four months, entries from our “Roe at 40″ series, and an occasional update.


Fascinating research demonstrates unborn children can learn

ultrasoundhappyre By Luis Zaffirini A group of scientists at the University of Helsinki has published findings in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that show that children are capable of learning and retaining information much earlier than previously believed possible


Planned Parenthood: We Have a Job to Do

ThinkPP By Carol Tobias, NRLC President Earlier this month, the District of Columbia announced that it was giving $375,000 to the local Planned Parenthood affiliate to help enroll people in Obamacare. Planned Parenthood will be a “navigator”

16 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Life Before Birth

unbornbabymonthbymonth_4   We all began our journey from the moment we were conceived. Here’s some of the facts of life you may not know about your time in your mother’s womb.


Born with Cerebral Palsy, Expected to Die, Young Man Today Attending College on Academic Scholarship

Dalton McBeath By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research When you’re dropping your daughters off at college, the last thing you expect to do is to run into a great pro-life story.

Requests for euthanasia in Belgium are rarely refused

Euthanasia7 By Alex Schadenberg A study published in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management,“Process and Outcomes of Euthanasia Requests Under the Belgian Act on Euthanasia: A Nationwide Survey,” found that only 5% of requests for euthanasia in Belgium are refused.


Dehydrated Patients May be Aware!

Elderly woman's hand By Wesley j. Smith Imagine you are in a hospital or nursing home with a brain injury. Doctors say you are “not there,” but you are. And you hear doctors tell your family to stop giving you food and water!

Suicide Advocates Seek to Influence Institute of Medicine

Wesley J. Smith By Wesley J. Smith The euphemistically named Compassion and Choices–spawned out of the old Hemlock Society–is funded in the millions by those who want to make assisted suicide the law of the land.


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Medjugorje Headlines

Our Lady prays for Holiness in Families and for Youth

August 30, 2013 A.D.

As summer begins to yield to fall, tonight the air was chilly yet refreshing at the Blue Cross on Apparition Mountain where Our Lady appeared to Ivan just before 10:00 p.m. By 7:00 p.m., many pilgrims had already staked out the spots that would be closest to the Blue Cross where Our Lady would appear, and a few thousand pilgrims began to sprinkle in to the area surround the Blue Cross over the next 3 hours. Ivan’s prayer group led the crowd in a rosary in preparation for the apparition. The apparition began with silence but was quickly interrupted by the screaming of a demonic, which however lasted for only a minute. The apparition lasted approximately 9 minutes. After the apparition to Ivan on August 30, 2013 on Apparition Mountain, which took place just before 10:00 p.m., Ivan said:

“I would like to especially set out what is the most important from tonight’s meeting together with Our Lady. Also tonight Our Lady came to us joyful and happy and at the beginning, She greeted all of us with Her Motherly greeting, ‘Praised be Jesus, my dear children.’ Then She extended Her hands over all of us and for a longer time prayed over all of us here. She especially prayed over you sick present here and over the priests.

“Then Our Lady blessed all of us with Her Motherly blessing, and She also blessed everything you brought to be blessed. After that, Our Lady for a longer time especially prayed for holiness in families and for the youth.

“I then recommended all of you, all your needs, your intentions, your families and in a special way, all of the sick present. After that, Our Lady continued to especially pray for the families and then left in an illuminated Sign of the Cross with a greeting, ‘Go in peace my dear children.’

Pictures from the Apparition in Medjugorje August 30, 2013

Ivan prayer group August 30, 2013 in Medjugorje

A young woman, tucked away from the crowds who gathered for tonight’s apparition at the Blue Cross, reads and prays by the light of a lantern as she prepares for Our Lady. These moments of prayer are critical for every single person as it is in our prayer that we plant the seeds of Our Lady’s words into each of our hearts. If we stood in a large dark room, the darkness could be penetrated by a single lighted candle. Our Lady has come to bring light into our darkness, or as Ivan recently said, to wake us up from our spiritual comas:

“In these years, Our Lady is waking us up from spiritual coma that this world is in. And She would like to strengthen us in our faith and in our prayer. I pray that each one of us will answer Our Lady’s invitation, that we will accept Her messages, and that all together we will become co-creators of a better and more beautiful world, a world that is worthy of the children of God. These days when you are here I pray that you will plant a good seed and I hope that that seed will fall to the fertile soil and it will bear a good fruit, a beautiful flower. The time we live in is the time of responsibility. We need to be responsible. Our Lady is inviting us to responsibility, that we may accept the word of Christ in a responsible way, that we may accept Her message, the Good News, and to carry that Good News into the world so that we will actively participate in prayer, in the evangelization of this world, in families. Let us decide for peace. Let us decide for God. Only in God do we have our true and genuine peace. Dear friends, may it be so.”

Medjugorje visionary Ivan to pilgrims on June 6, 2013 in Medjugorje

Sunset at Ivan's Prayer Group, August 30, 2013

Tonight’s sunset casted brilliant shades of color over Medjugorje to warm the soul, but gradually those colors faded, as the light faded, into darkness and into night. God speaks to us through His creation, with every sunrise and sunset. Our Lady said:

September 25, 1998

“… Little children, you seek signs and messages and do not see that, with every morning sunrise, God calls you to convert and to return to the way of truth and salvation…”

A Friend of Medjugorje wrote recently the following:

“Our Lady said on June 25, 1993

“…these times are particular…”

Our Lady’s phase for us in this particular time is bringing us out of the gray zone, with a call to all children of the world, a clear illumination of how to imitate Her Son. Our Lady wants us to see, again, that where black and white meet, there is a distinct line, not moveable. No more of living the light and dark together. Purify ourselves from all darkness. When you are asleep or half awake you cannot identify the darkness in you, that even as a Christian, you have aspects of unbelief. As we fast, pray, do penance and live peace, we can see that grayness is no longer acceptable and rapidly—very rapidly, is disappearing. People must decide for a future with the light or without the light.”

A Friend of Medjugorje from his writing: “ What Colors Mixed Make Gray?”

Child at Ivan's Prayer Group, August 30, 2013

It’s a fast day, even for little children, in Medjugorje. A little boy holds a chunk of bread while playing with a flashlight, oblivious to the purpose of why he has been brought to the Blue Cross on Apparition Mountain tonight. It may be years before he understands how blessed he was to be in Our Lady’s presence on August 30, 2013, at tonight’s apparition in Medjugorje. Yet, even though he lacks understanding, his parents are raising him in living Our Lady’s messages—which includes building in him the love of bread on Wednesdays and Fridays. In the Caritas Community, it is by the witness of the adults that the children also participate on fast days. If a child sees that fasting is a positive experience for the adults around him, he will naturally go towards wanting to be a part of that experience. On the other hand, if fasting is done with complaining and negative feelings, a child will learn not to want to fast. All of our children regularly see bread being made in their own kitchens, love smelling it while its baking, and with hands outstretched are ready to receive a warm chunk of bread as readily as if it were a piece of candy. Fasting for our children has always been “a way of life”—built into the fabric of their lives from the very beginning. How much easier it will be for them to embrace fasting when they become adults, then for us who had to “discipline” ourselves, after our conversion, to build fasting into our lives.

P.S. There is still time to call in to Caritas to sign up for the 9-day bread and water fast beginning on September 26. You can call Caritas in the US at 205-672-2000. More information about the 9-day bread and water fast with the fasting prayers can be found by visiting here…

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Judie Brown
Judie Brown
August 31, 2013

The word justice is frequently thrown around, but not often understood. When will people come to realize that, through every act of abortion, a child is brutally murdered? Our selfish and “me” society teaches people that this act is acceptable, and certainly not one that should be spoken out against. We must right this wrong, and put our nation back on a path of respecting and valuing all life. Too many have suffered already.

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