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Friday, January 31, 2014

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• Nancy Pelosi Will Receive Planned Parenthood’s Top Margaret Sanger Award
• Baby Born at 27 Weeks Via C-Section After Mother Declared Brain Dead
Abortion Activist Sandra Fluke “Strongly Considering” Run for Congress
• Police Had to Form Human Shield Around Pro-Lifers to Protect Them From Abortion Activists

More Pro-Life News
• Planned Parenthood Billboard Near School Tells Kids: “Getting It On Is Free”
• Deaf Seattle Seahawks Player Gives Super Bowl Tickets to Deaf Twins

• An Accidental Tale of the Beauty and Selfless Love that is Adoption
• “Kid President” Tells Babies on the Day of Their Birth, “We’re Glad You’re Here”
• Women’s Cancer Center Closes Thanks to Obamacare
• Abortion Advocates Reduce Killing an Unborn Baby to a Puppet Show

• Man Gets 25 Years After Raping His Daughter, Taking Her for Abortion to Hide Crime

• 38 Belgian Pediatricians Oppose Measure Allowing Doctors to Euthanize Children

• My Son Has a Super Power: Down Syndrome
• Just 60 Percent of Americans Know Roe v. Wade is About Abortion
• Pro-Life Leaders Slam Networks for Pitiful March for Life Coverage
• Pro-Life Movement Has Been Successful Despite the Obama Administration
• You Are the Same Person Now as You Were in Your Mother’s Womb
• Judge Allows Ohio Late-Term Abortion Biz to Stay Open



Nancy Pelosi Will Receive Planned Parenthood’s Top Margaret Sanger Award
Nancy Pelosi will receive the Margaret Sanger award — the top honor given out by the Planned Parenthood abortion business.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America announced today that House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi will deliver remarks at the organization’s Annual Gala in Washington on march 27, where she will receive the award. Planned Parenthood is awarding Leader Pelosi the Margaret Sanger Award, the organization’s highest honor, “in recognition of her leadership, excellence, and outstanding contributions to” the pro-abortion movement during her career. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/01/31/nancy-pelosi-will-received-planned-parenthoods-top-margaret-sanger-award/

Baby Born at 27 Weeks Via C-Section After Mother Declared Brain Dead
With so many expressing disgust over a Texas hospital maintaining a brain dead woman named Marlise Munoz because she was pregnant, I became aware of a remarkably similar case last year that had a much happier ending. (See You Tube imbed below.)

From the 11/13/13 Daily Mail story: A baby which was 15 weeks old when its mother was declared brain-dead was delivered by Caesarean section at 27 weeks, after doctors kept the mother alive on life support. The Hungarian doctors who delivered the baby in July believe the birth is one of only three such cases in the world… http://www.lifenews.com/2014/01/31/baby-born-at-27-weeks-via-c-section-after-mother-declared-brain-dead/

Abortion Activist Sandra Fluke “Strongly Considering” Run for Congress
Abortion activists Sandra Fluke, best known for pushing the HHS mandate that forces religious groups to pay for birth control and abortion-causing drugs, is “strongly considering” a run for Congress.

From The Blaze: Sandra Fluke said she’s “strongly considering running” for Henry Waxman’s House seat after the longtime California Democrat announced he would retire from Congress this year. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/01/31/abortion-activist-sandra-fluke-strongly-considering-run-for-congress/

Police Had to Form Human Shield Around Pro-Lifers to Protect Them From Abortion Activists
This Saturday, we took some of our new student leaders into chaos.

After an exhausting week here in Washington, our team headed to San Francisco to distribute 5,000 I am the Pro-Life Generation signs and meet hundreds of our student leaders at the 70,000-person Walk for Life. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/01/31/police-had-to-form-human-shield-around-pro-lifers-to-protect-them-from-abortion-activists/

Looking for an inspiring and motivating speaker for your pro-life event in 2014? Don’t have much to spend on a high-priced speaker costing thousands of dollars? Contact LifeNews at news@lifenews.com about having LifeNews Editor Steven Ertelt speak at your event.


Planned Parenthood Billboard Near School Tells Kids: “Getting It On Is Free”
A Planned Parenthood billboard near a school in Memphis, Tennessee is drawing heavy criticism from local parents, who are upset by the message it’s sending their kids.

The billboard has the message “Getting It On Is Free” and a picture of a condom — something residents of a south Memphis neighborhood don’t like. The billboard has only been up one week and is already generating controversy. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/01/31/planned-parenthood-billboard-near-school-tells-kids-getting-it-on-is-free/

Deaf Seattle Seahawks Player Gives Super Bowl Tickets to Deaf Twins
Earlier this month, Duracell produced a commercial featuring the deaf Seattle Seahawks player, Derrick Coleman. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s a must watch. And if you have seen it, watch it again. We filled you in on Coleman’s back-story when the Duracell ad was initially released:

The 23-year-old California native defied the odds by pursuing sports despite coaches who couldn’t communicate well with him, and people who picked on and didn’t understand him. Coleman completed incredible football careers in both high school and college (UCLA), but his first try at the NFL after college didn’t work out. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/01/31/deaf-seattle-seahawks-player-gives-super-bowl-tickets-to-deaf-twins/

An Accidental Tale of the Beauty and Selfless Love that is Adoption
“Adoption is real–and it’s forever.” – Dr. Bill Platypus, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood: Season 16, Episode 4: “Families”

I’ll talk to anyone. No, really. I chat up the other shoppers in line at the grocery store, then carry on a conversation with the cashier and the fella bagging the groceries. I’m Facebook friends with a couple I met on the four-hour bus ride home from last year’s March for Life. So it was this year.

http://www.lifenews.com/2014/01/31/an-accidental-tale-of-the-beauty-and-selfless-love-that-is-adoption/

“Kid President” Tells Babies on the Day of Their Birth, “We’re Glad You’re Here”
The “Kid President,” of YouTube fame, releases periodic speeches to boost the morale of humanity in general. Sometimes, his messages are directed at specific groups. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/01/31/kid-president-tells-babies-on-the-day-of-their-birth-were-glad-youre-here/

Women’s Cancer Center Closes Thanks to Obamacare
The War on Women is supposedly waged by pro-life advocates opposing abortion and the Obama administrations HHS mandate forcing religious groups to pay for abortions and birth control. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/01/31/womens-cancer-center-closes-thanks-to-obamacare/

Abortion Advocates Reduce Killing an Unborn Baby to a Puppet Show
Following President Obama’s State of the Union address, there was the Republican response by pro-life Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/01/31/abortion-advocates-reduce-killing-an-unborn-baby-to-a-puppet-show/



Man Gets 25 Years After Raping His Daughter, Taking Her for Abortion to Hide Crime
A 39-year-old California man faces 25 years in prison after she raped and impregnated his daughter and then took her to a hospital for an abortion to attempt to hide the crime. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/01/31/man-gets-25-years-after-raping-his-daughter-taking-her-for-abortion-to-hide-crime/

38 Belgian Pediatricians Oppose Measure Allowing Doctors to Euthanize Children
Is it desirable to extend the law on euthanasia to minors if a large number of experienced caregivers, who, day after day, care for seriously ill children and are able to relieve their pain? http://www.lifenews.com/2014/01/31/38-belgian-pediatricians-oppose-measure-allowing-doctors-to-euthanize-children/

My Son Has a Super Power: Down Syndrome
“If you want to know what people really think about kids with Down syndrome, tell someone you’re thinking of getting one.” http://www.lifenews.com/2014/01/31/my-son-has-a-super-power-down-syndrome/

Looking for an inspiring and motivating speaker for your pro-life event in 2014? Don’t have much to spend on a high-priced speaker costing thousands of dollars? Contact LifeNews at news@lifenews.com about having LifeNews Editor Steven Ertelt speak at your event.


Just 60 Percent of Americans Know Roe v. Wade is About Abortion
Another year begins and the U.S. Supreme Court rulings legalizing abortion are still in place, although much altered since 1973. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/01/31/just-60-percent-of-americans-know-roe-v-wade-is-about-abortion/

Pro-Life Leaders Slam Networks for Pitiful March for Life Coverage
One week later, and the networks have long forgotten about their scant coverage of the March for Life – after all, they have a whole year before they have to ignore it again. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/01/31/pro-life-leaders-slam-networks-for-pitiful-march-for-life-coverage/

Pro-Life Movement Has Been Successful Despite the Obama Administration
Last week on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., hundreds of thousands of marchers soldiered together in near-zero wind chill temperatures to send an annual message of silent witness to the President, the Congress and especially the Supreme Court:. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/01/31/pro-life-movement-has-been-successful-despite-the-obama-administration/

You Are the Same Person Now as You Were in Your Mother’s Womb
There has been some confusion on some of my articles as to what it means for humans to have an inherent nature as rational agents, so I’d like to take the time now to expound upon just what is meant by an inherent nature, as well as the concept of capacities and what they have to do with human personhood. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/01/31/you-are-the-same-person-now-as-you-were-in-your-mothers-womb/

Judge Allows Ohio Late-Term Abortion Biz to Stay Open
Hamilton County Judge Jerome Metz has stayed an order issued by the Ohio Department of Health to close a late-term abortion clinic in Sharonville, Ohio, operated by Martin Haskell. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/01/31/judge-allows-ohio-late-term-abortion-biz-to-stay-open/

 

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New Year, One Month Gone…

January 31, 2014 A.D.

Two-thousand and Fourteen, a new year, and already we are at the end of the first month. Where has the time gone?

Grave marker in Medjugorje

A grave marked by a Cross in Medjugorje near sunset.
Medjugorje speaks to us not only about life, but also about the twilight
of life and this age, where we are headed, and the question arises: how are we preparing?
Already 1/12 of the new year is gone, and each month will leave us as
quickly as the first. As time moves ahead, one second at a time, never
stopping, but continuing its course, we move close to the events
foretold in Medjugorje, events that will change the world, not only
spiritually, but also physically. Medjugorje visionary Ivan stated in
2011:

“Many pilgrims, even priests, don’t
understand why Our Lady has been coming every day, what She could be
saying to me every day and what I have to say to Her every day. I have
to tell you we talk a lot!! One day when things are revealed, you
will understand, your eyes will be opened. When we see the physical changes that will happen in the world, we will understand why She came every day.”
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Then Ivan clarified:

I am not talking about the secrets. The time before us is one of great responsibility.”1

Therefore, with the secrets of Medjugorje, there are things that
may precede them, perhaps as forerunners, and it is for us to use this
time well. Are we following the prompting of our hearts to grow in
conversion, and then to grow in a simpler way of life physically? It’s
not about saving yourself, but rather placing yourself in a position to
be used by Our Lady for the conversion of the world. A Friend of
Medjugorje addresses the state of the world, in yesterday’s Mejanomics broadcast. You can listen to the Mejanomics broadcast titled, “The State of the World,” by clicking to visit here.


 


 
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A Florida man who became infamous for slipping his girlfriend an abortion-inducing drug was sentenced to nearly 14 years in prison on Monday, a move that required a fair amount of legal gymnastics and is spurring renewed efforts in Florida to pass legislation which will make it easier to punish the intentional harming of an unborn fetus. Read more…

Smashing the spectrum of pre-born personhood denial

Having dissected both the facts and the reasoning behind pro-abortion writer Bob Seidensticker’s characterization of the pro-life movement as dominated by insensitive males, I’d like to take one last post to examine his central theory of pre-born life, the “spectrum argument.” Read more…

Sarah Silverman’s Jesus doesn’t understand biologyBy now you’ve probably heard that Sarah Silverman released an offensive video about being visited by “Jesus F***ing Christ.” Silverman is in a category that is hard to exactly call atheist, because if she really didn’t believe in God, she probably wouldn’t have such a problem with him. Anyway, in her video, she asks Jesus, “When does life begin?” His answer was totally Silverman-esque, but failed to take into account actual basic biology. Read more…
A father’s promise leads to a remarkable life of love, sacrifice
For 31 years, Mikey Cortez lived in a coma-like state. At age seven, he was the victim of a drunk driver who stole the lives of his older brother and three other relatives. After doctors told his father Paul that his son might not live, he fell to his knees, took Mikey’s hand, and prayed. Read more…
Salon writer believes abortion is a human sacrifice and she’s okay with that

What do we say, then, of mothers like Mary Elizabeth Williams, who believe that fetuses are living human beings, that the fetuses they have carried or will carry are their living babies, but in the same breath announce that those children’s lives are not as valuable as their own? Are they brave? Are they selfless? Do they know the true meaning of motherhood? Read more…

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Planned Parenthood, First and Grape streets, San Diego
January 30, 2014

First and Grape streets

First and Grape streets

The following comes from a Jan. 25 email.

Today had beautiful weather downtown, but unfortunately it was extremely busy for PP. We had four Prayer Warriors who offered prayers for the workers and customers.

A woman in her 60s walking her dog came up to me and told me that I should be ashamed of myself because this “was a woman’s right, because it was her body,” and I responded “it’s a woman’s right to kill her child?”  She walked off.

A black woman came up to PP with three cute boys in tow, the oldest of which I would say was maybe seven or eight years old.  I offered her information, and she said “That’s crazy!  I don’t believe in abortion!  He could be the President!” and I said “That’s true! You never know!”  If ever there was a common sense reason not to abort your child, she said it. Only God knows the future.  She was only there for a short time and then left.  Her car wouldn’t start, and one of the guards helped her with jumper cables to get her car started.  I told him I was proud of him for doing a good deed, and we both laughed.

Another woman came up, and I offered her information saying “Please give this to anyone you know who may be pregnant, that she may give her child a chance at life,” and she stopped and looked at the bookmark with the picture of the six-week ectopic pregnancy.  She said, “OK, I will, but this picture is too much.” I replied,  “But that is the reality.”  She took the information and walked in.  Not long after, she came out, and told me  “I didn’t do it.” I said, “So you changed your mind?” and she said, “Yes.”  Someone came by in a little bit and picked her up and she left.

 


A priestly blessing

The power of Jesus Christ…

(c)Mary TV 2013

 J.M.J

January 31, 2014

St. John Bosco

 

Dear Family of Mary!

 

Novena for Priests – Day 8

 

“…Pray for those whom my Son has chosen that they can always live through Him and in Him, the High Priest. Thank you.” (March 2, 2012)

 

Sr. Briege McKenna:

 

One final thought about faith and priestly ministry. A priest, as I have said, gets his power from God in the Sacrament of Holy Orders, from the Holy Spirit who speaks to him in prayer and to him through the church. His power comes from his union with God through prayer. He does not get power from the theological studies or academic degrees. While study is important and while we need theologians and scholars, knowledge can never replace faith, can never replace being one with God through prayer and relying on him exclusively.

 

It is the power of Jesus Christ that converts and transforms people…The Cure of Ars is a good example of a priest who relied solely on the power of his Lord. John Vianney was nearly refused ordination because he was such a poor student. Yet, once ordained and filled with the power of the priesthood, he became known by people throughout the world for his wisdom and pastoral insights in the confessional. People came to Ars, France, from throughout the world to confess to him, to ask him for prayer.

 

Priests should never feel inadequate because they may lack doctorates or other recognized educational achievements. Once ordained, the sacrament contains the power the priest needs for his mission in the church. (Sr. Briege Mckenna. “Miracles Do Happen”. P. 81)

  

A PRAYER FOR PRIESTS 


Keep them, I pray Thee, dearest Lord. Keep them, for they are Thine
The priests whose lives burn out before Thy consecrated shrine.

Keep them, for they are in the world though from the world apart.

When earthly treasures tempt, allure – Shelter them in Thy heart.

Keep them and comfort them in hours of loneliness and pain,

when all their life of sacrifice for souls seems but in vain.

Keep them and remember Lord, they have no one but Thee.

They have only human hearts, with human frailty.

Keep them as spotless as the Host, that daily they caress;

their every thought and word and deed, deign, dearest Lord, to bless.

 

(found at:  http://www.motherteresa.org/11_Priests/YearPr_7.html)

 

 

The power of the priest comes directly from Jesus, who lives and works through him as he administers the Sacraments and prays with his people. We can meet you, Jesus, in the priest. We thank you, Jesus, High Priest, for giving us your beloved sons, the priests!

 

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

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