(c) Mary TV 2014
April 29, 2014
St. Catherine of Siena
Dear Family of Mary!
“Dear children! Open your hearts to the grace which God is giving you through me, as a flower that opens to the warm rays of the sun. Be prayer and love for all those who are far from God and His love. I am with you and I intercede for all of you before my Son Jesus, and I love you with immeasurable love. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (April 25, 2014)
On this feast of St. Catherine of Siena, I thought it would be lovely to share this prayer written by St. Catherine to Our Lady. This prayer comes from the deeply mystical heart of Catherine and reveals Our Lady in all her beauty! We are so blessed to have such a Mother with us, interceding for us and loving us immeasurably!
MARIAN PRAYER OF SAINT CATHERINE OF SIENA (A.D. 1347-1380)
O Mary, temple of the Trinity.
O Mary, bearer of fire.
O Mary, dispenser of mercy.
O Mary, restorer of human generation,
because the world was repurchased
by means of the sustenance
that your flesh found in the Word,
Christ repurchased the world
with his Passion
and you with your suffering.
O Mary, peaceful ocean.
O Mary, giver of peace.
O Mary, fruitful land.
You, O Mary,
are that new plant
from which we have the fragrant flower of the Word,
only-begotten Son of God,
because this Word was sown in you,
O fruitful land.
You are the land and the plant.
O Mary, vehicle of fire
you bore the fire hidden
and veiled beneath the ash of your humanity.
O Mary, vase of humility,
in which there burns the light of true knowledge
with which you lifted yourself above yourself
and yet were pleasing to the eternal Father;
hence he took
and brought you to himself,
loving you with a singular love.
With this light and fire of your charity
and with the oil of your humility,
you drew and inclined His divinity
to come into you,
although He was first drawn to us
by the most ardent fire of His inestimable charity.
Today, O Mary,
you have become a book
in which our rule is written.
In you, today,
is written the wisdom of the eternal Father.
In you, today,
is manifested the strength and freedom of all humankind.
I say that the dignity of humankind
is manifested because when I look at you, O Mary,
I see that the hand of the Holy Spirit
has written the Trinity in you,
forming in you the Incarnate Word,
the only begotten Son of God.
He has written for us
the wisdom of the Father,
that is, the Word.
He has written for us his power,
because he was powerful
in effecting this great mystery.
And He has written for us
the clemency of that Holy Spirit,
because only through grace
and the Divine clemency
was so great a mystery ordained and accomplished.
But today I ardently make my request,
because it is the day of graces,
and I know that nothing is refused to you, O Mary.
Today, O Mary,
your land has generated the Savior for us.
O Mary, blessed are you among women
throughout the ages.
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
©Mary TV 2014
PS. If you haven’t watched this weeks “Fruit of Medjugorje” take the time to do it. There are four short testimonies that will touch your heart. We see in them the motherly love of Our Lady so powerfully present in Medjugorje. We all need this Mother!
“Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world.”
Blessed John Paul II
LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report
Monday, April 28, 2014
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• Judge Censors Black Pro-Lifer Who Criticized NAACP’s Pro-Abortion, Denies His Free Speech
• Woman Who Wanted Abortion to Star on TV Show Rejects Abortion After Feeling Her Baby Kick
• Google Bans Ads From Pregnancy Centers After Lobbying From Pro-Choice NARAL
• MSNBC Panel Calls Pro-Life Republicans White Supremacists
More Pro-Life News
• She Rejected Abortion After Rape, Then The Rapist Sought Custody of Her Daughter
• Mother Killed Her Newborn Baby Because He Looked Too Much Like Her Ex-Boyfriend
• Wife of Pro-Life Advocate Who Felt His Baby Kick Just Before He Was Murdered Gives Birth
• Doc Who Killed Woman in 33-Week Abortion Botches Seven Abortions in Two Years
• Woman Who Killed Her Babies and Packed Them in Boxes Charged With Six Murder Counts
• Pro-Choice Group Says Torn, Bloody Babies are Safe and Better For Women
• He Was Pro-Choice on Abortion Until His Daughter Was Born Prematurely
• A Man With Alzheimers Gets His Speech Back When Playing With A Dog
• College Students Celebrate Abortion With Coat Hanger Display
• Ex-Abortion Clinic Worker: We Gave Women Anesthesia and Had No Idea What We Were Doing
• Gosnell Movie Beats Spike Lees Crowdfunding Record, But Mainstream Media Yawns
• Activist: Lives of Insects Matter More Than People Because There are More of Them
• Battle Continues Over Law That Could Close Mississippis Last Abortion Clinic
Judge Sides With NAACPs Attempt to Silence Black Pro-Lifer
A judge has issued a ruling in the NAACP lawsuit against a black pro-life leader who exposed its pro-abortion views in an article appearing at LifeNews.com.
In February, the NAACP threatened to sue LifeNews.com and Ryan Bomberger, a LifeNews blogger , for a column that took the civil rights organization to task over its abortion position. The NAACP is upset about a column Bomberger wrote at LifeNews titled, NAACP: National Association for the Abortion of Colored People, which notes the organizations 44th Annual Image Awards. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/28/judge-sides-with-naacps-attempt-to-silence-black-pro-lifer/
Woman Who Wanted Abortion to Star on TV Show Rejects Abortion After Feeling Her Baby Kick
The aspiring glamor model in England who said she wants to get an abortion so she can star on a reality television program has rejected abortion and decided to keep her baby. Josie Cunningham, 24, is a mother of two but wanted to abort her third baby so she could appear on Big Brother.
This time next year I wont have a baby. Ill be famous instead, she said at the time. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/28/woman-who-wanted-abortion-to-star-on-tv-show-rejects-abortion-after-feeling-her-baby-kick/
Google Bans Ads From Pregnancy Centers After Lobbying From Pro-Choice NARAL
Google has banned ads from pro-life pregnancy centers that offer women and their unborn children abortion alternatives. The decision came after extensive lobbying from a national pro-choice group, NARAL, that appears to favor just one choice, abortion.
Upset that pregnancy centers were allowed to bid on the keyword abortion clinics, along with facilities that kill unborn children in abortions, NARAL launched a national campaign to complain to Google. Now, the national search engine company has banned the ads. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/28/google-bans-ads-from-pregnancy-centers-after-lobbying-from-pro-choice-naral/
MSNBC Panel Calls Pro-Life Republicans White Supremacists
On the Sunday, April 27, Melissa Harris-Perry show, during a discussion of new laws restricting abortion in Mississippi and Texas, guest Chloe Angyal of Feministing.com ridiculously saw white supremacy in Republican state legislators who had worked to reduce abortion, and asserted that these GOPers should be ashamed of themselves.
Marcus Mabry of The New York Times stated the legal question was at what point will the Supreme Court say the state impediments to a womans ability to get an abortion actually represent illegal actions? http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/28/msnbc-panel-calls-pro-life-republicans-working-to-stop-abortions-white-supremacists/
She Rejected Abortion After Rape, Then The Rapist Sought Custody of Her Daughter
In 31 states, rapists are allowed to seek custody of the children born as a result of their crime. Ten years ago, Shauna Prewitt was raped, and at that time many people in her life encouraged Shauna to abort her daughter, but she knew that was not the right choice for herself or for her child.
Having made the courageous decision to raise her daughter as a 21-year-old single mother, Shauna had her share of difficulties to surmount, and to add to insult to injury, her attacker sought custody of their daughter when she was born. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/28/she-rejected-abortion-after-rape-then-the-rapist-sought-custody-of-her-daughter/
Wife of Pro-Life Advocate Who Felt His Baby Kick Just Before He Was Murdered Gives Birth
Nathan Trapuzzano was a young 24-year-old man who served as a sidewalk counselor at a local abortion clinic in Indiana and had a baby on the way. Tragically, he was murdered in a shooting while out walking his neighborhood.
Eight months pregnant, Jennifer revealed she told Nathan, 24, that she wouldnt be able to live without him. As they embraced, he laughed, hugged her, felt their baby kick and told her not to be silly. A short time later, while jogging outside of a store, he was mugged and shot and killed. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/28/wife-of-pro-life-advocate-who-felt-his-baby-kick-just-before-he-was-murdered-give-birth/
Mother Killed Her Newborn Baby Because He Looked Too Much Like Her Ex-Boyfriend
A mother wrapped her newborn baby boy in a bag and left him int he street to die because he looked like her ex-boyfriend. Ana Rosa Mora, 18 and from Chicago, is now facing murder charges related to the case of infanticide.
Mora worried the baby boy looked too much like her former boyfriend and that the resemblance would be off-putting to her current boyfriend. So, after she gave birth last weekend, she left the baby to die and the baby was found by a construction worker a few hours later. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/28/mother-killed-her-newborn-baby-because-he-looked-too-much-like-her-ex-boyfriend/
Doc Who Killed Woman in 33-Week Abortion Botches Seven Abortions in Two Years
An ambulance arrived at LeRoy Carharts Abortion and Contraception Clinic of Nebraska in Bellevue on Saturday, March 26, 2014, and transported yet another a patient to a nearby hospital. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/28/doc-who-killed-woman-in-33-week-abortion-botches-seven-abortions-in-two-years/
Woman Who Killed Her Babies and Packed Them in Boxes Charged With Six Murder Counts
The woman who killed six of her babies and packed them in boxes was officially charged today with six counts of murder. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/28/woman-who-killed-her-babies-and-packed-them-in-boxes-charged-with-six-murder-counts/
Pro-Choice Group Says Torn, Bloody Babies are Safe and Better For Women
Voice of Choice sent out a tweet, arguing that abortion should remain legal, for the safety of women. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/28/pro-choice-group-says-torn-bloody-babies-are-safe-and-better-for-women/
He Was Pro-Choice on Abortion Until His Daughter Was Born Prematurely
At first glance, Joel Patchen might seem like a regular dad a busy, smiling man with an active family. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/28/he-was-pro-choice-on-abortion-until-his-daughter-was-born-prematurely/
A Man With Alzheimers Gets His Speech Back When Playing With A Dog
Lisa Abeyta has been caring for father who was recently diagnosed with Alzheimers disease. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/28/a-man-with-alzheimers-gets-his-speech-back-when-playing-with-a-dog/
College Students Celebrate Abortion With Coat Hanger Display
The New York Times is on an anti-human exceptionalism crusade. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/25/new-york-times-writer-wants-human-rights-for-chimps-none-for-unborn-babies/
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 several thousand dollars? Contact LifeNews at firstname.lastname@example.org about having LifeNews Editor Steven Ertelt speak at your event.
College Students Celebrate Abortion With Coat Hanger Display
Cemetery of Innocents displays are certainly a popular way for groups to communicate their pro-life message on campus, while demonstrating the sheer magnitude of how many lives abortion claims. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/28/college-students-celebrate-abortion-with-coat-hanger-display/
Ex-Abortion Clinic Worker: We Gave Women Anesthesia and Had No Idea What We Were Doing
Meet the Abortion Providers and Abortion the Inside Story are companion documentaries that must be seen by anyone who wants to understand the issue of prenatal homicide. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/28/ex-abortion-clinic-worker-we-gave-women-anesthesia-and-had-no-idea-what-we-were-doing/
Gosnell Movie Beats Spike Lees Crowdfunding Record, But Mainstream Media Yawns
Spike Lee and Phelim McAleer are both film-makers whove both achieved something unique: each has successfully raised $1.4 million to finance his movie through crowdfunding a campaign seeking donations from the public. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/28/gosnell-movie-beats-spike-lees-crowdfunding-record-but-mainstream-media-yawns/
Activist: Lives of Insects Matter More Than People Because There are More of Them
A few years ago, some wag created a parody website called The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Insects. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/28/activist-lives-of-insects-matter-more-than-people-because-there-are-more-of-them/
Battle Continues Over Law That Could Close Mississippis Last Abortion Clinic
The courtroom was packed today as a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard a challenge to a Mississippi law that requires abortionists to have admitting privileges at a local hospital. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/28/battle-continues-over-law-that-could-close-mississippis-last-abortion-clinic/
- Stay voids 3 legal same-sex ‘marriages’ in Tennessee
- Straight talk about gay Republican Congressional candidate Carl DeMaio
- Teen sisters lead ministry for pregnant moms
- New paper exposes hidden agenda of the Sex Ed Establishment
- “Man-up” labeled as offensive language at Duke University
- NY bill would bar condoms as proof of prostitution
- Missouri governor faces impeachment over pro-gay ‘marriage’ executive order
- Pope Francis: St. John Paul II was ‘the pope of the family’
- Scientists create take-home fertility test for men
Three same-sex Tennessee couples’ marriages — granted recognition last month by a Nashville federal judge — are once again legally void after the state’s attorney general won a stay from the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Ohio.
Gay Republican candidate Carl DeMaio is under attack from Democrats for his Republican status.
Judah and Annika, two teenage sisters from New Mexico, have – to this day – thrown fifty baby showers through their own pro-life ministry called Showers of Grace.
Comprehensive sexuality education often goes unchallenged – until people discover what it teaches. Now a new paper explains the politics behind the curricula and why so many people are upset.
A new word-discouragement campaign at Duke University has labeled phrases such as “Man Up,” “That’s So Gay,” and “Don’t Be a Pussy” offensive language that “delegitimizes” homosexuality and oppresses and insults people.
New York City spends more than a million dollars every year to distribute free condoms to combat unintended pregnancies and diseases such as AIDS. Yet city police are allowed to confiscate those very condoms as evidence of prostitution.
Republicans in the Missouri State House have brought three charges of impeachment against Democratic Governor Jay Nixon. The main charge relates to an Executive Order by Nixon that allows same-sex couples who “marry” in other states to file tax returns jointly in the state.
Pope John Paul II was the “pope of the family” declared Pope Francis Sunday to great applause as he canonized the late pontiff along with Pope John XXIII before a packed congregation in St. Peter’s Square that overflowed across the streets of Rome.
Two former Sandia National Laboratories scientists have come up with what they say is a take-home fertility test for men, the Albuquerque Journal reported Friday.
After an emotional phone call from Father Ed, he also sent me the email below:
“Oh my God, Thank you!!!! I don’t know how to repay your kindness and generosity. I am shocked and so very blessed. Please keep praying for me, especially during this Easter time. God bless all of you and again thanks! Father Ed”
I want to express again our thanksgiving for the outpouring of love and generosity for the thousands of Catholic priests who contact us for support. It is because of you that we are able to care for Jesus Christ the Resurrected High Priest by caring for so many of His priests experiencing difficulties.
Opus Bono Sacerdotii
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No More Gosnells – Pass House Bill 1762
Contact: Mike McMonagle, Pro-Life Coalition of Pennsylvania, 215-393-3610
HARRISBURG, Penn., April 28, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ — The following is submitted by the Pro-Life Coalition of Pennsylvania:
Press Conference and Rally
Main Capitol Steps
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
The purpose of this event is to promote the passage of H.B. 1762, Admitting Privileges Legislation. This bill would require abortionists to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the abortion facility where they wish to commit abortions. The investigations into the Kermit Gosnell West Philadelphia abortion facility have recommended such a requirement. Maggie Sweet, the Lehigh Valley Director of Silent No More (a pro-life advocacy organization of post-abortion women) and Mary Jo Cunningham from Pro-Life Berks will serve as the main speakers at this event. Their message is that Gosnell was not alone in the abortion industry’s abuse of women.