- World’s oldest woman has 73 grandchildren
- Will slippery slope of ‘end of life planning’ lead Medicare to cover assisted suicide?
- Let’s tell the truth about vaccines
- Theology of the Body vs. eugenics and genetic modification
- Top psychiatrist: Transgenderism is a mental disorder
|World’s oldest woman has 73 grandchildren
Leandra Becerra Lumbreras was reportedly born in the year Queen Victoria celebrated her Golden Jubilee and has 73 great-grandchildren
|Will slippery slope of ‘end of life planning’ lead Medicare to cover assisted suicide?
Five years after it exploded into a political conflagration over “death panels,” the issue of paying doctors to talk to patients about end-of-life care is making a comeback, and such sessions may be covered for the 50 million Americans on Medicare as early as next year.
|Let’s tell the truth about vaccines
After decades of ignoring the issue, Nature, the world’s leading science journal, has finally acknowledged that creating life-saving vaccines from tissue from aborted human fetuses is a deeply controversial ethical issue.
|Theology of the Body vs. eugenics and genetic modification
“To the one, a Down syndrome child (for instance) is a genetic scandal, one who should probably be destroyed in the womb as a kind of oblation offered up to the social good and, of course, to some immeasurably remote future; to the other, that same child is potentially (and thus far already) a being so resplendent in his majesty, so mighty, so beautiful that we could scarcely hope to look upon him with the sinful eyes of this life and not be consumed.”
|Top psychiatrist: Transgenderism is a mental disorder
Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the former psychiatrist-in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital and its current Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry, said that transgenderism is a “mental disorder” that merits treatment, that sex change is “biologically impossible,” and that people who promote sexual reassignment surgery are collaborating with and promoting a mental disorder.
MEDIA APPEARANCE ALERT
National Right to Life President Carol Tobias will be on ABC’s “This Week” tomorrow morning (Sunday, August 31)
“This Week” airs Sunday mornings on ABC stations nationwide. Please check your local listings for airings in your community.
“…Everything around you is passing and everything is falling apart…”
Our Lady of Medjugorje September 2, 2011
August 29, 2014 A.D.
September 2, 2011
Tonight Our Lady appeared to Ivan during his prayer group meeting on top of Apparition Mountain. Pilgrims started to arrive near the statue around 6:00 p.m. and a continuous stream of pilgrims ascended the mountain right up to the time of the apparition. It was a beautiful night with the sky full of stars. Rosaries were continuously prayed until the singing began at around 8:30 p.m. Ivan then announced that we would be praying the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary in preparation for Our Lady’s apparition. Our Lady appeared to Ivan around 10:00 p.m. and the apparition lasted over 8 minutes. The following is Ivan’s description of the apparition:
“Briefly I would like to describe to you what is the most important from tonight’s meeting with Our Lady. Also tonight Our Lady came to us happy and joyful. At the beginning, as always, She greeted all of us with Her Motherly greeting, ‘Praised be Jesus my dear children.’ After that She continued, with Her arms extended, to pray over all of us for a while. She especially prayed over all of you here who are sick. Then for a long time Our Lady prayed for peace, for peace in the world. Then Our Lady blessed all of us with Her Motherly blessing, and She also blessed everything you brought to be blessed. I also recommended all of you, all of your needs, your intentions, and your families, and especially all of you, the sick present here. After that Our Lady continued to pray for a while over all of you and then left in that prayer, in an illuminated Sign of the Cross, with a greeting, ‘Go in peace my dear children.’ I would especially like to emphasize that also at tonight’s meeting Our Lady, for a long time, especially prayed for peace. Thank you.”
Pictures from the August 29, 2014 Apparition in Medjugorje
A pilgrim knelt before the large wooden crucifix on top of Apparition Mountain hours before Our Lady’s apparition tonight, August 29, 2014. Tonight, Our Lady again asked for prayers for peace, for peace in the world. This has been Her request throughout the summer and watching the daily deterioration of peace around the world, we understand from Our Lady’s words that peace is greatly threatened in this time. In the early years of the apparitions in Medjugorje, there were many physical miracles and supernatural phenomenon that took place. These events confirmed to those who experienced them that Our Lady was truly appearing in Medjugorje. It was not uncommon for the villagers to see Our Lady on top of Cross Mountain below the Cross, Her veil blowing in the wind. The visionaries were pressed by many to ask Our Lady if it was truly Her that they saw. She responded:
December 31, 1981
Ivan asks Our Lady if it is really She appearing at the foot of the cross.
Tonight, in response to Our Lady’s request, we should place ourselves before a cross or crucifix and plead with Jesus to forgive the world its sins. It is only through the forgiveness of our sins that we can achieve peace. This is what the world has forgotten, and because there is no true recognition and repentance of sin, there is no peace.
A beautiful late summer sky spread across Medjugorje this evening, August 29, and led pilgrims who were waiting for Our Lady’s apparition to spend their time in contemplation of God’s creation. Our Lady said:
March 25, 1990
A Friend of Medjugorje speaks often of the need to recognize our own sinfulness and to regularly repent of our sins through Confession. He says:
“…Not acknowledging sin and denying sin leads us in the wrong direction. Living the Commandments is not simply stating, “I keep them.” Living the Commandments is recognizing that often we don’t keep them, that we have broken them in our lives, and that we acknowledge that we have sinned against them. That is the road to waking up, which will lead to God rescuing our nation from its present course of suicide. The recognition of what sin is and being sensitive enough to repent and confess our weaknesses will lead us towards the right direction. That is what it means to keep the Commandments. Wisdom can then be obtained of how to gain authority over wickedness.”
Why is it that Christians always seem to be on the losing side of every conflict in today’s culture? We do not have the power of God with us because we do not stand before Him with pure, humble and repentive hearts. We must change the direction of our lives and follow the wisdom of Our Lady who said. “You will not have happiness on this earth, neither will you come to Heaven if you are not with pure and humble hearts, and do not fulfill the law of God…” February 2, 1990
The beauty of the sunset over Medjugorje tonight helps to open the heart to prayer. The youngest Medjugorje visionary, Jakov Colo, explained how Our Lady taught them how to do this, in beautiful simplicity:
“My true life began when I was ten years old, at that precise moment, when I truly experienced Jesus and the Gospa, when I felt them in my heart. The Gospa invited us to pray. She said: “Dear children, pray with your hearts, feel the joy, the peace and the peace that prayer brings. May prayer become your joy, because you cannot pray if you think that you must pray.” The heart needs to feel the need to pray, then prayer will become joy.”
“When the Gospa told us this, I asked myself as a child how it was possible to pray with the heart, how this should happen. I realized that prayer with the heart was a gift from God, a gift that God wishes to give everybody. I said to God and to the Gospa: “Dear God, dear Gospa, from now on I wish to pray with my heart, I wish to feel prayer in my heart, I wish to feel the joy of prayer, I wish to feel peace in prayer.” Then I began to pray and, slowly, I felt the joy of prayer. I searched for a place where I could pray and I didn’t find it difficult to pray anymore. We all need to ask the Gospa to help us pray with our hearts so that we may feel the beauty of prayer.”
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LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report
Friday, August 29, 2014
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• Texas Judge Strikes Down Pro-Life Law That Closed Abortion Clinics
• Mother of Abortion Activist Who Attacked Pro-Lifers Sues Pro-Life Group for Emotional Distress
• Mother Wants $6 Million in Wrongful Life Suit, She Wishes Her Baby Was Never Born?
• Planned Parenthood Raising $16 Million to Keep the Senate in Pro-Abortion Hands
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• Hey PBS, There is No Compassionate Way to Kill Babies in Abortion
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• Three of Her Siblings Were Killed in Abortions: My Grief is Real
• Do All Human Beings at All Stages of Life Have Rights, or Just Some?
• Planned Parenthood Calling Abortion a Voluntary Miscarriage is Patently Offensive
• 1,000 Babies are Killed in Abortions in Germany and Austria Daily
• 32 Women Have Died From Legal Abortions at Hospitals in India Since 2008
• Pro-Life People Need to Support Tennessees Amendment 1
• $28 Million Planned Parenthood Medicaid Fraud Case Can Move Ahead
• Tireless Pro-Life Advocate Cookie Harris, Wife of Pro-Life Congressman Andy Harris, Passes Away
Texas Judge Strikes Down Pro-Life Law That Closed Abortion Clinics
A Texas judge has blocked a pro-life law credited with closing multiple abortion clinics and cutting abortions 13 percent, saving an estimated 9,900 babies from abortion. The admitting privileges portion of the law was the portion responsible for closing abortion clinics.
Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
Mother of Abortion Activist Who Attacked Pro-Lifers Sues Pro-Life Group for Emotional Distress
An abortion supporter attacks a group of pro-life advocates in Columbus, Ohio and was recently ordered to pay restitution in the case. Now, in a strange twist, the abortion backers mother has filed suit against the pro-life group claiming emotional distress from the publicity surrounding her daughters assault of their members.
Mother Wants $6 Million in Wrongful Life Suit, She Wishes Her Baby Was Never Born?
More details are coming in about an outrageous lawsuit in South Africa that has the mother of a child with Down syndrome suing on her 6-year-old sons behalf for damages because she would have had an abortion had she known her son had Down syndrome.
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Planned Parenthood Raising $16 Million to Keep the Senate in Pro-Abortion Hands
Faced with clinic closings and legislative defeats, Planned Parenthoods political arm (Planned Parenthood Action Fund) is in the process of spending $16 million in this falls races. To gin up contributions, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards has sent out a fiery but fact-challenged appeal fundraising letter to would-be supporters.
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Hey PBS, There is No Compassionate Way to Kill Babies in Abortion
The pro-life community is up in arms about taxpayer-funded PBS plans to televise a movie on Labor Day glorifying late-term abortions. As LifeNews.com has reported, After Tiller profiles and promotes Warren Hern, Shelley Sella, LeRoy Carhart, and Susan Robinson, some of the last third-trimester abortionists left in the United States.
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Pro-Abortion Activists Play Glorifies Do-It-Yourself Abortions
So the headline in the New York Times reads Young, Fearless and Not Into Dragons: Ruby Rae Spiegels Play Dry Land Confronts Abortion. You know the Times would drool over any play about abortion (unless, of course, the mother chooses not to abort).
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My Teen Mom Was a Convicted Drug User, Should I Have Been Aborted?
What exceptions do you make? What about a teenaged girl whose been testing positive for heroine and has been in and out of jail? Should she have had the choice to abort me?
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Three of Her Siblings Were Killed in Abortions: My Grief is Real
Sara is one of many siblings of aborted babies who has struggled with the loss of their family members. She is different from Renee and Donna in that the babies she mourns were her fathers.
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Do All Human Beings at All Stages of Life Have Rights, or Just Some?
Is there no scientific answer to when life begins? That depends, of course, on what one means by life. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/08/29/do-all-human-beings-at-all-stages-of-life-have-rights-or-just-some/
Planned Parenthood Calling Abortion a Voluntary Miscarriage is Patently Offensive
Moral theologian William Smith once commented that all social engineering is preceded by verbal engineering. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/08/29/planned-parenthood-calling-abortion-a-voluntary-miscarriage-is-patently-offensive/
1,000 Babies are Killed in Abortions in Germany and Austria Daily
Flanked by 120 law enforcement officers, 300 pro-life demonstrators marched the streets of Salzburg, Austria in peaceful solidarity. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/08/29/1000-babies-are-killed-in-abortions-in-germany-and-austria-daily/
32 Women Have Died From Legal Abortions at Hospitals in India Since 2008
The Hindu has written that the city of New Delhi, India is reporting that 32 women have died since 2008 from abortions performed at government hospitals. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/08/29/32-women-have-died-from-legal-abortions-at-hospitals-in-india-since-2008/
Pro-Life People Need to Support Tennessees Amendment 1
Of the 144 different measures so far on election ballots this November across the country, one of the most important is Tennessees Amendment 1. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/08/29/pro-life-people-need-to-support-tennessees-amendment-1/
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.
$28 Million Planned Parenthood Medicaid Fraud Case Can Move Ahead
The lawsuit from a former Planned Parenthood abortion clinic manager who sued the abortion giant accusing it of engaging in massive fraudulent activities can move forward. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/08/29/28-million-planned-parenthood-medicaid-fraud-case-can-move-ahead/
Tireless Pro-Life Advocate Cookie Harris, Wife of Pro-Life Congressman Andy Harris, Passes Away
Cookie Harris was a native of Puerto Rico and attended Notre Dame of Maryland University. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/08/29/tireless-pro-life-advocate-cookie-harris-wife-of-pro-life-congressman-andy-harris-passes-away/
- Being open to life, whatever it looks like
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- Porn industry plagued by HIV outbreak
- My 7-year-old son found porn on his iPod, even with a filter
|Being open to life, whatever it looks like
“Perhaps you know what that wait is like; that indefinite wait for the rest of your family to start being. Maybe you’ve watched the months pass on the calendar as you tried for a first or second child, measuring your life in nine month increments that always plan for the possibility, but haven’t reached the reality of that little one in your arms. Five years, I waited for something to happen. “
|Jill Duggar, Derick Dillard ecstatic about pregnancy
The couple, who were married on June 21 this year, shared adorable pictures from their recent pregnancy photo shoot about their baby announcement through Instagram.
|Porn industry plagued by HIV outbreak
Pornographers in California’s nefarious billion dollar smut industry are taking a cold shower. The “Free Speech Coalition,” the porn industry’s trade group, has called for a halt to all to productions after one performer tested positive for HIV.
|My 7-year-old son found porn on his iPod, even with a filter
“I could have entitled this blog post “The Day My 7-Year-Old Discovered Porn on His iPod” but it might look like I’m trying to one-up that other Mom. Which I’m not. Because, trust me, this is one Mom competition I’d rather lose.”
August 29, 2014
The Passion of St. John the Baptist
Dear Family of Mary!
“Dear children! Pray for my intentions, because Satan wants to destroy my plan which I have here and to steal your peace. Therefore, little children, pray, pray, pray that God can act through each of you. May your hearts be open to God’s will. I love you and bless you with my motherly blessing. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (August 25, 2014)
This message is a serious one. It comes at a moment when the world is tense. Fear and anxiety are washing over us. But we have been given all we need to defend ourselves from these weapons of the devil. We have been given prayer, the sacraments, Holy Mass, the Bible, forgiveness and God’s peace. Our Lady’s school is a defense against all of the enemy’s strategies.
Jelena Vasilj once received instruction from Our Lady about how to maintain peace. There is no date on these words, but they were in the 80’s when she received locutions:
“Christians make a mistake in considering the future because they think of wars and of evil. For a Christian, there is only one attitude toward the future. It is hope of salvation.”
“Your responsibility is to accept Divine peace, to live, and to spread it not through words, but through your life.”
“The only attitude of the Christian toward the future is hope of salvation. Those who think only of wars, evils, punishment, do not do well.”
“If you think of evil, punishment, wars, you are on the road to meeting them. Your responsibility is to accept Divine peace, live it and spread it”
I am especially helped by this one sentence: “The only attitude of the Christian toward the future is hope of salvation.” These words of Our Lady should immediately refocus us on what our true future is… Heaven and life eternal with God. We must look up. We must look far ahead and see the place prepared for us by Jesus. That is our future. That is our joy. To live with Jesus forever in heaven is what should be in our viewfinder.
With that attitude we can face each day with strength and perseverance.
Let us pray for a renewed heavenly perspective, a way of seeing things that keeps our final destination in view at all times. We are destined for salvation! What blessed children we are.
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
©Mary TV 2014
“Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world.”
Saint John Paul II