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Monday, June 30, 2014
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• Supreme Court Rules Obama Admin Cant Make Hobby Lobby Obey Pro-Abortion HHS Mandate
• Obama Wants to Force Americans to Pay for Abortion-Causing Drugs Since He Cant Force Hobby Lobby
• Hobby Lobby in Pictures: Americans Cheer and Thank God After SCOTUS Victory
• Pro-Abortion Activists Threaten to Burn Down Hobby Lobby Stores After SCOTUS Ruling
More Pro-Life News
• EWTN Wins Big Pro-Life Victory Against HHS Mandate on Heels of Hobby Lobby Decision
• Bobby Jindal Punks Obama on Hobby Lobby: Hes Googling Can an Executive Order Override Supreme Court?
• Kathleen Sebelius Totally Silent on Hobby Lobby Decision Bearing Her Name
• Justina Pelletier: No One Should Be Put Through That No One
• Gosnell Worker Who Said Baby Jumped When I Snipped Her Neck in Abortion Heads to Prison
• Judge Upholds Ohios Decision Ordering Martin Haskells Late-Term Abortion Biz Closed
• New Poll: 58% of Americans Agree All Or Most Abortions Should be Banned
• Baby Delivered at 25 Weeks After Mom Was Shot and Killed Goes Home, Born as Mom Took Her Last Breath
• Planned Parenthood Gives Clinic Award for Killing More Babies in Abortions
• Euthanasia Activists Want Nursing Homes to Starve Patients to Death
• Asheville, North Carolina Abortion Clinic Closes Down For Good
• Activists: Fish Feel Pain So Protect Them; But Ignore Babies Who Feel Pain in Abortions
• 10 Truths I Learned About Planned Parenthood at the National Right to Life Convention
Supreme Court Rules Obama Admin Cant Make Hobby Lobby Obey Pro-Abortion HHS Mandate
The Supreme Court ruled today that the Christian-run Hobby Lobby doesnt have to obey the HHS mandate that is a part of Obamacare that requires businesses to pay for abortion causing drugs in their employee health care plans.
The Obama administration was attempting to make Hobby Lobby and thousands of pro-life businesses and organizations comply with the HHS mandate that compels religious companies to pay for birth control and abortion-causing drugs for their employees. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/06/30/supreme-court-rules-obama-admin-cant-make-hobby-lobby-obey-pro-abortion-hhs-mandate/
Obama Wants to Force Americans to Pay for Abortion-Causing Drugs Since He Cant Force Hobby Lobby
So just how is the Obama administration spinning the Supreme Courts decision today that dealt it a devastating blow? Now that President Barcack Obama cant force Hobby Lobby and other companies and businesses to pay for abortion-causing drugs, hes wanting to force Americans to pay for birth control and very early drugs that may cause abortions.
The White House has quickly converted the Supreme Courts Hobby Lobby decision into a campaign-trail wedge issue, by calling on Congress to continue providing abortion-related drugs to a small number of women who work for Catholic employers. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/06/30/obama-wants-to-force-americans-to-pay-for-abortion-causing-drugs-since-he-cant-force-hobby-lobby/
Hobby Lobby in Pictures: Americans Cheer and Thank God After SCOTUS Victory
The Supreme Court gave the pro-life movement a huge victory today. It determined the Obama administration couldnt force Hobby Lobby and any other company or business that doesnt want to pay for abortion-causing drugs or birth control for its employees to obey the HHS mandate forcing it to do so.
Before and after the decision, pro-life advocates flooded the steps of the Supreme Court building with signs and pictures and led chants as the justices were preparing to hand down their decision. Afterwards, they cried tears of joy, cheered and prayed to thank God for the decision. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/06/30/hobby-lobby-in-pictures-americans-cheer-and-thank-god-after-scotus-victory/
Pro-Abortion Activists Threaten to Burn Down Hobby Lobby Stores After SCOTUS Ruling
The Supreme Court has ruled on behalf of Hobby Lobby against ObamaCare mandating them to pay for at least four drugs they deem abortive which would violate their religious freedoms! According to experts, the 5 to 4 decision applies to closely-held corporations.
Following the ruling, Twitter filled up with treats to burn Hobby Lobby to the ground. WARNING: Strong language and violence. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/06/30/pro-abortion-activists-threaten-to-burn-down-hobby-lobby-stores-after-scotus-ruling/
EWTN Wins Big Pro-Life Victory Against HHS Mandate on Heels of Hobby Lobby Decision
On the heels of the Supreme Court ruling today that the Christian-run business Hobby Lobby doesnt have to obey the HHS mandate that is a part of Obamacare that requires businesses to pay for abortion causing drugs in their employee health care plans, EWTN has won a victory of its own.
The Catholic television network is asking the courts to stop the Obama administration from enforcing the mandate against it while its own lawsuit continues. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/06/30/ewtn-wins-big-pro-life-victory-against-hhs-mandate-on-heels-of-hobby-lobby-decision/
Bobby Jindal Punks Obama on Hobby Lobby: Hes Googling Can an Executive Order Override Supreme Court?
Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana is already a pro-life rock star, but the governor may have one-upped himself with this excellent response to the Supreme Court decision today saying the Obama administration cant force Hobby Lobby to obey the HHS mandate.
Jindal may have earned the prize for the best response to the decision. Well played Mr. Governor, well-played! http://www.lifenews.com/2014/06/30/gov-bobby-jindal-punks-obama-on-hobby-lobby-hes-googling-can-an-executive-order-override-supreme-court/
Kathleen Sebelius Totally Silent on Hobby Lobby Decision Bearing Her Name
Hours after the Supreme Court knocked down Obamas contraception mandate with regard to Hobby Lobby and other small business owners, there seems to be silence from the architect of this mandate, former HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
The last post on her twitter is from June 9th so far she has not tweeted anything about this today: http://www.lifenews.com/2014/06/30/kathleen-sebelius-totally-silent-on-hobby-lobby-decision-bearing-her-name/
Justina Pelletier: No One Should Be Put Through That No One
Justina Pelletier, the teenager at the heart of a controversial case of whether or not government can take away children from their parents and make their medical decisions for them, has spoken out now that a judge has allowed her to return home safely with her parents and family. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/06/30/justina-pelletier-no-one-should-be-put-through-that-no-one/
Gosnell Worker Who Said Baby Jumped When I Snipped Her Neck in Abortion Heads to Prison
Its been over three years since the release of a Grand Jury report documenting the horrors of Kermit Gosnells abortion clinic, and since he and his wife and several workers were charged. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/06/30/gosnell-worker-who-said-baby-jumped-when-i-snipped-her-neck-in-abortion-heads-to-prison/
Judge Upholds Ohios Decision Ordering Martin Haskells Late-Term Abortion Biz Closed
Today, a Hamilton County magistrate ruled to uphold the Ohio Health Departments decision to close the Lebanon Road Surgery Center, Martin Haskells Sharonville abortion clinic, for failure to meet Ohio medical standards. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/06/30/judge-upholds-ohios-decision-ordering-nartin-haskells-late-term-abortion-biz-closed/
New Poll: 58% of Americans Agree All Or Most Abortions Should be Banned
At the National Right to Life convention last week, NRLC Executive Director, Dr. David OSteen, unpacked polling data that reveals our nations view on abortion and explains why National Right to Life supports incremental or step by step legislation. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/06/30/new-poll-58-of-americans-agree-all-or-most-abortions-should-be-banned/
Baby Delivered at 25 Weeks After Mom Was Shot and Killed Goes Home, Born as Mom Took Her Last Breath
Lailani Casara entered the world far too early on Christmas Day 2013. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/06/30/baby-delivered-at-25-weeks-after-mom-was-shot-and-killed-goes-home-born-as-mom-took-her-last-breath/
Planned Parenthood Gives Clinic Award for Killing More Babies in Abortions
Maybe youve seen those awards given to local businesses for having a certain number of accident free days or hitting certain regional or area sales quotas. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/06/30/planned-parenthood-gives-clinic-award-for-killing-more-babies-in-abortions/
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Euthanasia Activists Want Nursing Homes to Starve Patients to Death
No line in bioethics is ever fixed. Rather, the push to eradicate the boundaries that keep medical professionalism tied to Hippocratic values (sniffed at as paternalism by many in the field) continues unabated, with new boundary lines created, consolidated, and then moved again into ever-more extreme territory. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/06/30/euthanasia-activists-want-nursing-homes-to-starve-patients-to-death/
Asheville, North Carolina Abortion Clinic Closes Down For Good
On the same day as the wonderful news came of the Supreme Court ruling in favor of pro-life free speech rights outside of abortion facilities, Ashevilles only abortion clinic, Femcare, announced that it is shutting down on Saturday. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/06/30/asheville-north-carolina-abortion-clinic-closes-down-for-good/
Activists: Fish Feel Pain So Protect Them; But Ignore Babies Who Feel Pain in Abortions
Animal activists continually try to corral the acceptable methods and use of animals. Sometimes this is great.http://www.lifenews.com/2014/06/30/activists-fish-feel-pain-so-protect-them-but-ignore-babies-who-feel-pain-in-abortions/
10 Truths I Learned About Planned Parenthood at the National Right to Life Convention
Thursday night at the 44th National Right to Life Convention in Louisville, Ky., pro-life Drs. Randall K. OBannon and David N. OSteen led a workshop entitled, Planned Parenthood: Playing Politics, Selling Obamacare, But Abortion is Still the Bottom Line. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/06/30/10-truths-i-learned-about-planned-parenthood-at-the-national-right-to-life-convention/
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The Supreme Court ruled today that the Christian-run Hobby Lobby doesn’t have to obey the HHS mandate that is a part of Obamacare that requires businesses to pay for abortion causing drugs in their employee health care plans.
The Obama administration was attempting to make Hobby Lobby and thousands of pro-life businesses and organizations comply with the HHS mandate that compels religious companies to pay for birth control and abortion-causing drugs for their employees. However, the U.S. Supreme Court today issued a favorable ruling in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., a landmark case addressing the Constitutionally guaranteed rights of business owners to operate their family companies without violating their deeply held religious convictions.
Writing for the 5-4 majority, Justice Samuel Alito handed down the decision for the high court, saying, “The Supreme Court holds government can’t require closely held corporations with religious owners to provide contraception coverage.”
“HHS’s contraception mandate substantially burdens the exercise of religion,” the decision reads, adding that the “decision concerns only the contraceptive mandate and should not be understood to mean that all insurance mandates.”
June 30, 2014
(1Sa 16:7) And the Lord said to Samuel: Look not on his countenance, nor on the height of his stature: because I have rejected him, nor do I judge according to the look of man: for man seeth those things that appear, but the Lord beholdeth the heart.
FATHER CARLOS PADILLA: We would like to experience Christ’s nearness. But it is so hard to become like Christ! St. Ignatius of Antioch warned us: “Do not wish to have Jesus Christ in the mouth and worldly desires in the heart at the same time.”
We receive Communion, eat him as food. We are with him, but our feelings are not his. They are worldly. They are the feelings of that “old man” who lives within us and refuses to die.
VIA Jim J. McCrea: Is Your Striving For Perfection Authentic?
Many Christians strive for perfection, following the teaching of Jesus: “So be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect.” (Matthew 5:48).
But we have to ask ourselves: is our perfection authentic or is it something we merely imagine to be perfection? What is true perfection that is pleasing to God?
We can ask: is our perfection a help and a consolation to others or is it a burden and a sorrow to others?
EXCERPT TRACT: The Requirements For Modesty In Dress
Modesty should be promoted by mothers in their children from early infancy. Many foolish mothers train their little daughters to consider scanty attire as the normal thing. Let such mothers take to heart the serious admonition of Pope Pius XII: “O Christian mothers, if you knew what a future of anxieties and perils, of ill-guarded shame you prepare for your sons and daughters, imprudently getting them accustomed to live scantily dressed and making them lose the sense of modesty, you would be ashamed of yourselves and you would dread the harm you are making for yourselves, the harm which you are causing these children, whom Heaven has entrusted to you to be brought up as Christians.”
Purity is like a precious pearl; it is purchased at a great price, retained only with great care and watchfulness and easily lost or destroyed. Beware of pride and flattery, as arch-enemies of your purity. You may not be finely dressed or pretty and graceful; you may not have those attractions which are most admired by the world; but if you have the virtues of modesty and purity, you have something which money cannot buy and an ornament which will outlast all the fading treasures of earth. “How beautiful then is modesty and what a gem among virtues it is.” (St. Bernard, Confessor and Doctor of the Church)
Our Sorrowful and Immaculate Mother, who in all her apparitions is fully covered, is presented by her divine Son to us as the perfect model of modesty and purity. She is terribly saddened by the immodest and impure conduct so prevalent in our society. Our Lord speaks to us through His Blessed Mother in condemning the modern trends of uncovering the body. In fact, Our Lady came down from heaven to warn against this disrobing trend. Listen to what she revealed to little ten-year-old Jacinta of Fatima while she was dying in a hospital in Lisbon, Portugal, in 1920: “Certain fashions will be introduced which will offend Our Divine Lord very much. Those who serve God ought not to follow these fashions. Our Lord is always the same.” And she also revealed to Jacinta that “the sins that lead most souls to hell are the sins of the flesh.”
Now let us look at pictures of Our Lady in three of her most famous apparitions: http://olrl.org/virtues/modesty.shtml
In her appearance to Blessed Juan Diego in Mexico, she left a self portrait which has been miraculously preserved for over four centuries. It is on display in the Basilica in Mexico City. The pictures of Our Blessed Mother as she appeared at Lourdes to St. Bernadette and to the three children at Fatima are from descriptions provided by the seers. These appearances occurred over a period of more than four centuries, but see how her dress is always the same.
Let this paper be ended on a positive note. The eminent way to protect and nourish an unsullied and perfect chastity, as proven by experience time and again throughout the course of centuries, is solid and fervent devotion to the Virgin Mother of God. St. Gregory of Nicomedia encourages sinners by assurance if they have recourse to Our Blessed Mother, with a determination to amend their lives, she will save them by her intercession. To obtain favors from Our Lady, we must perform certain devotions practiced by her servants: First, to recite at least five decades of her Rosary every day. Second, to wear the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. Third, to have a picture or a statue of Our Lady in our home and recite her litany every day. There are other devotions by the servants of Mary, but most of all we should recommend ourselves frequently to her in prayer. “If you persevere until death in true devotion to Mary, your salvation is certain.” St. Alphonsus Maria Liguori, Bishop and Doctor of the Church.
EXCERPT Deseret News: Modesty means more than apparel
Walsh then shares an excerpt from the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
“Teaching modesty to children and adolescents means awakening in them respect for the human person.”
Walsh then reiterates a similar message to Craig’s.
“Modesty isn’t virtuous because it’s ‘hot,’ it’s virtuous because it’s concerned with something far greater than being hot.”
VIA YOUTUBE: Look Up!
The Desert Fathers: sayings of the Early Christian Monks: Non-Judgement
2. A brother sinned and the presbyter ordered him out of church. But Besasarion got up and went out with him, saying, ‘I, too, am a sinner.’
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This month’s archive can be found at: http://www.catholicprophecy.info/news2.html.
Freezer burn and poison take care of nearly half of frozen embryos
Karla and Jacob began dating in 2009 when they were 42 and 32 years old, respectively. After Karla was diagnosed with lymphoma, and “despite neither of them thinking the relationship had long-term prospects,” both agreed to have human embryos created from their gametes. These were frozen for later use because treatment would, unfortunately, destroy Karla’s fertility. Their relationship was short-lived, yet, Karla’s only chance of giving birth to her own genetic children remained the use of the frozen progeny resulting from this relationship.
Jacob objected and the two went to court. This May, the Illinois judge ruled that Karla can transfer the embryos in spite of Jacob’s objection to “becoming a parent.” (He is, of course, already a parent of these embryos—he doesn’t want to bear the responsibilities that would follow a live birth of one of his children). This sad case is emblematic of many of the pitfalls and ethical problems inherent in the practice of freezing embryonic human beings for in vitro fertilization.
Cryopreservation of embryos keeps them alive but development is arrested as they remain frozen in a state of suspended animation. Submerged in liquid nitrogen in a freezer, dubbed a “Concentration Can” by the great geneticist, Jerome LeJeune, cryopreservation exposes these innocents to a host of risks, offenses, and further manipulation. The techniques used to freeze embryos today involve immersion in a solution of cryoprotectant (think anti-freeze) that reduces the likelihood of lethal ice crystals being formed inside the cells. They remain frozen indefinitely, entirely beholden to the whims of parents, the clinic, or government regulation.
The most obvious offense to their human rights is that the process of freezing and thawing the embryos leads to the death of many. A recent study indicated that 46 percent will not survive the freezing and thawing process. The two primary causes of death? Formation of ice crystals (freezer burn) or cytotoxicity (poison) from the cryoprotectant. As the Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority has summarized, “Not all embryos will survive freezing and eventual thawing when they come to be used. Very occasionally no embryos will survive.” Many will lose one or two cells, with associated risks not fully understood. In short, the freezing and thawing process exposes them to serious risk of harm and death.
But even if the technology was perfected and no deaths would occur (an exceptionally unlikely scenario), these human beings are frozen against their will and not for their own good. Consent to such a procedure cannot be presumed because IVF and the freezing of embryos do not offer reasonable hope of success or great benefit for the embryo. They offer, rather, significant risks that are well above what might be reasonably considered normal. These risks are accepted because of a prior choice for IVF which is, itself, an irresponsible herculean intervention with overall embryo survival rates hovering around 5-20 percent….
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(c)Mary TV 2014
June 30, 2014
The First Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church
Dear Family of Mary!
“Dear children! The Most High is giving me the grace that I can still be with you and to lead you in prayer towards the way of peace. Your heart and soul thirst for peace and love, for God and His joy. Therefore, little children, pray, pray, pray and in prayer you will discover the wisdom of living. I bless you all and intercede for each of you before my Son Jesus. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (June 25, 2014)
We received this wonderful message on the 33rd Anniversary of Our Lady’s Apparitions in Medjugorje. As we read the message for the first time, Denis asked me what Our Lady meant by “the wisdom of living.” I told him to “Pray, pray, pray and in prayer you will discover” it. We both laughed. This is of course Our Lady’s way of constantly directing us into our own personal relationship with Jesus, with the Father and with the Holy Spirit. She never says too much. She just gives us enough information to make us wonder. And then she tells us that it is through prayer that we will understand. She is so wise!! We cannot be told such things. We must discover them through our daily walk with the Lord. He will show each one of us exactly what we need to know, uniquely for our own lives.
But, the next day at Holy Mass, I was given a clue to this question about wisdom of living. It came in the Gospel for July 26, 2014. Here is that Gospel passage:
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’
will enter the Kingdom of heaven,
but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.
Many will say to me on that day,
‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name?
Did we not drive out demons in your name?
Did we not do mighty deeds in your name?’
Then I will declare to them solemnly,
‘I never knew you. Depart from me, you evildoers.’
“Everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them
will be like a wise man who built his house on rock.
The rain fell, the floods came,
and the winds blew and buffeted the house.
But it did not collapse; it had been set solidly on rock.
And everyone who listens to these words of mine
but does not act on them
will be like a fool who built his house on sand.
The rain fell, the floods came,
and the winds blew and buffeted the house.
And it collapsed and was completely ruined.”
When Jesus finished these words,
the crowds were astonished at his teaching,
for he taught them as one having authority,
and not as their scribes. (Mt 5:21-29)
For me the anointed words of this Scripture are:
“Everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them
will be like a wise man who built his house on rock.”
The wise man builds his house on rock. This building process involves listening to Jesus’ words. And to listen means to pray over His words, to listen with our hearts. But we can’t stop there, we must then let our hearts be moved by Jesus’ words, so that we act, concretely in our personal life, we do something to make those words living. Then we will be living wisely.
It must have been arranged by the Lord that Our Lady would say this to us on the 25th and the Gospel would explain it on the 26th. Isn’t that just like the Holy Spirit? To confirm, to explain, to make clear, to shed light!! We are truly in the safe and loving hands of God.
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
©Mary TV 2014
PS. Don’t forget “Fruit of Medjugorje” tonight!!!
“Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world.”
Saint John Paul II
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- To my lost girl on her feast day
- Two teenagers who survived failed abortions speak out
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Attorneys for six death row prisoners in Arizona filed a lawsuit against state officials Thursday alleging “human experimentation” in executions.
American zoos prefer contraception over euthanasia to curb populations, prevent breeding, or preserve genetic qualities of a given species. Creatures as big as lions and hippos and as small as meerkats and mice take birth control—it’s crushed up in their feed, injected into their veins, and implanted under their skins.
The contraception mandate will not be axed completely; the Supreme Court has the power to narrow the rule’s reach.
The Supreme Court is poised to deliver its verdict in a case that weighs the religious rights of employers and the “right” of women to free, employer-funded birth control of their choice.
Yesterday morning, in a unanimous decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that struck down a Massachusetts “buffer zone” law, sidewalk counselor Eleanor McCullen won the right to speak up freely to women entering abortion centers in Massachusetts.
“Most babies don’t show up on their due dates, it’s true…but you won’t be born any other day this week or next week, because you were born into Heaven many months ago.”
My name is Courtney. I’m sixteen years young. When I was 14, I was told that I am adopted. When I was 14, I also learned that there was much more to the story of my life. Not only am I adopted, but I am an abortion survivor. When my birth mother was somewhere around 7 weeks pregnant, she had an abortion.
A candidate seeking the Republican nomination for a Wisconsin congressional seat is invoking the argument that gay “marriage” will lead to incest, saying siblings will try to marry each other if bans on same-sex “marriage” are lifted.