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LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report

For pro-life news updated throughout the day, visit LifeNews.com.

Top Stories
• Parents Starve 22-Day-Old Baby to Death, Infant Dies in Car Seat as They Ate at Restaurant
• Planned Parenthood Annual Report: Abortion Biz Killed 327,653 Babies in Abortions in 2013
• My 14-Year-Old Daughter Was Told She Wasn’t Really Raped Because She Didn’t Have an Abortion
• Nicki Minaj: Abortion I Had as a Teenager “Has Haunted Me All My Life”

More Pro-Life News
• Brittany Maynard’s “Pro-Life” Uncle Defends Decision to Kill Herself in an Assisted Suicide
• Baby Survives Being Born 15-Weeks-Early, Now Her Family’s Helping Other Preemies
• Miracle Babies: Triplets Saved by Operation While They Were Still in the Womb
• Pope Francis: Life is Always Worth Living, Even When Seriously Ill
• New Experimental Adult Stem Cell Treatment Helps Those With MS
• In 2009 Jonathan Gruber Said There Will be Obamacare Death Panels

• Right to Privacy? Hundreds of Abortion Records Found Abandoned in Warehouse

• New Birth Control Implant Could Come With a Remote Control And Last for 16 Years
• Pennsylvania Abortions Drop to All-Time Low, Down 7% in 2013 as More Babies Saved

• Scotland MSPs Making Biggest Push Ever to Legalize Assisted Suicide
• Baby “Aborted” at 26 Weeks to Save Mother’s Life Survives, Now Healthy 10-Year-Old
• Maryland Doc Loses License After Suffocating Six People to Death in Assisted Suicides

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Parents Starve 22-Day-Old Baby to Death, Infant Dies in Car Seat as They Ate at Restaurant
On December 23, 22-day-old Betsey Stephens died from starvation and neglect after going at least seven hours without nutrition. Her parents, Ruby and Roy Stephens, discovered that their baby was unresponsive when they went to remove her from her car seat.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/31/parents-starve-22-day-old-baby-to-death-infant-dies-in-car-seat-as-they-ate-at-restaurant/


Planned Parenthood Annual Report: Abortion Biz Killed 327,653 Babies in Abortions in 2013
The abortion giant Planned Parenthood has released its 2013 annual report and the new numbers indicate it did more abortions than the year before — killing 327,653 babies in abortions while taking in millions in taxpayer funds.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/31/planned-parenthood-annual-report-abortion-biz-killed-327653-babies-in-abortions-in-2013/



My 14-Year-Old Daughter Was Told She Wasn’t Really Raped Because She Didn’t Have an Abortion
Four years ago, I was going through life like I had it all figured out — perfect family, perfect job, perfect home. Our proud military family was living the American dream — we had it all. On December 21, 2010 — the darkest day of the year, everything changed for us as a family.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/31/they-told-me-my-14-year-old-daughter-wasnt-really-raped-because-she-didnt-have-an-abortion/

Nicki Minaj: Abortion I Had as a Teenager “Has Haunted Me All My Life”
Earlier this month, pop singer Nicki Minaj became the subject of news reports when a song of hers hinted at having an abortion. Assuming she was referencing her aborted baby in the tune, the song says the baby is an “angel looking over” her brother.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/31/nicki-minaj-abortion-i-had-as-a-teenager-has-haunted-me-all-my-life/

 



Brittany Maynard’s “Pro-Life” Uncle Defends Decision to Kill Herself in an Assisted Suicide
The uncle of Brittany Maynard, the terminally ill cancer patient who committed suicide in November, has spoken out about his niece’s decision. In an interview with ABC News, Holmes admitted that he’s been pro-life his entire life but Brittany’s decision changed his mind about assisted suicide.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/31/brittany-maynards-pro-life-uncle-defends-decision-to-kill-herself-in-an-assisted-suicide/

Baby Survives Being Born 15-Weeks-Early, Now Her Family’s Helping Other Preemies
In April, Sanne Kamphorst arrived at Glasgow’s Southern General Hospital weighing a tiny 1Ib 14 oz. She was delivered 15 weeks early via emergency Cesarean section after her mother, Marloes, had an umbilical cord prolapse.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/31/baby-survives-being-born-15-weeks-early-now-her-familys-helping-other-preemies/

 


Miracle Babies: Triplets Saved by Operation While They Were Still in the Womb
Abortion advocates say unborn babies are just cells or tissue, but we know they are human beings worthy of legal protection. Further evidence of their humanity is shown in how so many babies are now operated on surgically while in the womb to correct certain medical conditions.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/31/miracle-babies-triplets-saved-by-operation-while-they-were-still-in-the-womb/

Pope Francis: Life is Always Worth Living, Even When Seriously Ill
In a year that saw assisted suicide advocates be applauded by the press, Pope Francis made some poignant commentary about the sanctity of life in his message for the World Day of the Sick, reminding the world that life is always worth living, regardless of the perceived “quality” of it.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/31/pope-francis-life-is-always-worth-living-even-when-seriously-ill/

New Experimental Adult Stem Cell Treatment Helps Those With MS
There maybe new hope for the millions of patients worldwide that suffer from multiple sclerosis, better known as MS. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/31/new-experimental-adult-stem-cell-treatment-helps-those-with-ms/

In 2009 Jonathan Gruber Said There Will be Obamacare Death Panels
Back in 09–when Obamacare advocates castigated those who worried that Obamacare would lead to rationing–Jonathan Gruber said get the law passed first, then refuse treatment later. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/31/in-2009-jonathan-gruber-said-there-will-be-obamacare-death-panels/



Right to Privacy? Hundreds of Abortion Records Found Abandoned in Warehouse
According to ABC News, hundreds of abortion records have been found in a warehouse in Houston, Texas. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/31/right-to-privacy-hundreds-of-abortion-records-found-abandoned-in-warehouse/

New Birth Control Implant Could Come With a Remote Control And Last for 16 Years
In 2018, a new birth control implant may be available that has the same effects of some forms of oral contraception. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/31/new-birth-control-implant-could-come-with-a-remote-control-and-last-for-16-years/

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Pennsylvania Abortions Drop to All-Time Low, Down 7% in 2013 as More Babies Saved
As national reports show abortions are declining to historic lows across the country, new information from the Pennsylvania health department confirms the Keystone state is a part of that trend. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/31/pennsylvania-abortions-drop-to-all-time-low-down-7-in-2013-as-more-babies-saved/

Hundreds of Teen Girls in Scotland Have Had at Least Two Abortions
Tragically, new figures out of Scotland show that hundreds of girls have had abortions before the age of 16. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/30/hundreds-of-teen-girls-in-scotland-have-had-at-least-two-abortions/

Scotland MSPs Making Biggest Push Ever to Legalize Assisted Suicide
In April, Margo Macdonald MSP passed away from Parkinson’s disease after introducing the “Assisted Suicide Bill” in Scotland; and now the Scottish Parliament is claiming that it is their most “robust” piece of assisted suicide legislation. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/31/scotland-msps-making-biggest-push-ever-to-legalize-assisted-suicide/

Baby “Aborted” at 26 Weeks to Save Mother’s Life Survives, Now Healthy 10-Year-Old
Ten years ago Norelle Smith and fiancé Sandy Cameron were told that Norelle, then 26 weeks pregnant, had toxic pre-eclampsia. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/31/baby-aborted-at-26-weeks-to-save-mothers-life-survives-now-healthy-10-year-old/

Maryland Doc Loses License After Suffocating Six People to Death in Assisted Suicides
A Maryland doctor has lost his medical license after suffocating six people to death in assisted suicides. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/31/maryland-doc-loses-license-after-suffocating-six-people-to-death-in-assisted-suicides/

 

 
   
   



 



Pray more for the family…. 

 (c)Mary TV 2014

J.M.J

December 31, 2014

New Year’s Eve

St. Sylvester I, Pope

 

Dear Family of Mary!

 

“Dear children, today I want to say thank you, thank you dear children, because you have made a choice, you have decided to live my messages. Today I invite you anew, during this time of grace, to pray more for the family and to pray for the evangelization of the family and especially to pray for young people that God may dwell in the family and occupy the first place. I am with you and pray with you. Thank you dear children for also today having responded to my call.” (December 29, 2014, Ivan)

 

Our Lady through Ivan asks us to pray for our families, for all families. Truly there is a huge battle over our families today. The young people are being torn away from their families, due to the modern, media driven and amoral society they are living in. The family has lost its cohesion. We live as individuals, going always our own way. Love and service are lost. And so Our Lady asks us to pray, and to pray hard! Here is a message she gave in 2004:

 

October 25, 2004 “Dear children! This is a time of grace for the family and, therefore, I call you to renew prayer. May Jesus be in the heart of your family. In prayer, learn to love everything that is holy. Imitate the lives of saints so that they may be an incentive and teachers on the way of holiness. May every family become a witness of love in this world without prayer and peace. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

 

Mary asks us to imitate the lives of the saints as a way to combat this disintegration of the family. Our older brothers and sisters in Christ can show us the way to holiness and wholeness if we embrace them as examples and intercessors. That is why it is such a blessing to let a saint pick each one of us at New Year’s (or at another important time each year). In this way, we gain a new intercessor and guide each year, someone to help us choose holiness!

 

Denis and I will pick our saints on New Year’s Day during our Rosary online. We have provided a list of saints that can be printed, cut out, and placed in a container. Then each member of your family can pray and pick a saint from the container (or as Denis says, the saint chooses you!)

 

Here is the URL for the saints list on the Mary TV website:

  

http://www.marytv.tv/saints-list  

A thank you is in order to Olga, our shipmate from Russia, who updated the list and reformatted it for easier printing and cutting. Thank you Olga!!

 

Don’t forget that Mary TV will stream, live, the Cenacolo Christmas Play today (December 31) at 7:30 Medjugorje Time (1:30 EST) – WEATHER PERMITTING. The forecast is for extreme cold in Medjugorje. Check the website for up to date news on the program.

 

We at Mary TV want to thank you all who have participated in these Daily Reflections, the English Masses, the Testimonies on Fruit of Medjugorje, the Silent Prayer in Medjugorje, and the Daily Rosary, Tea with Rosie, the new Internet Channel, the climbs up the mountains, and all our special events. This has been an incredible year of growth for Mary TV, due in no small part to your prayers and support!! We are looking toward even greater graces in 2015, as we embrace the Presence of Our Lady in Medjugorje, through Mary TV!

 

God bless you all, and have a very blessed New Year!!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

©Mary TV 2014

 

“Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world.”
Saint John Paul II
Be connected!
www.marytv.tv


 


LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report
Tuesday, December 30, 2014

For pro-life news updated throughout the day, visit LifeNews.com.

Top Stories
• Black Sheriff Says if Black Lives Mattered They’d Protest at Abortion Clinics
• Abortionist Who Sold Abortion Pills to Women Who Weren’t Pregnant Loses License
• CNN Names Brittany Maynard an “Extraordinary Person” in 2014 Because She Killed Herself
• Woman Pleads Not Guilty After Police Find Three Dead Babies in Closets, One Stuffed in Backpack

More Pro-Life News
• After Eight Years of Infertility, Mom Gives Birth to Two Sets of Twins
• We Asked for Your Stories of Miracle Births. The Ones You Shared Are Awe-Inspiring
• 1-Pound Premature Baby Survives as He Was Kept Alive in a Freezer Bag
• Duggar Family Legacy Continues: Daughter Jill Duggar Shows Off Baby Bump as Christmas Present
• Planned Parenthood Hires Abortion Doc Who Sang Hymns to Jesus During Abortions
• This Cellphone Company is Donating Hundreds of Thousands to Planned Parenthood

• Recent Cases Prove Babies Born to Brain-Dead Pregnant Women Can Survive

• 7 Ways Abortion Advocates Avoided Discussions in 2014 By Talking About Genitals Instead
• Activists Propose “Death Doulas” to Push Elderly and Disabled Into Assisted Suicide

• Hundreds of Teen Girls in Scotland Have Had at Least Two Abortions
• Chicago Abortion Clinic That Killed Four Women in Abortions Injures Three Women in Two Days
• Obama Administration Tricking Americans Into Funding Abortions

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Black Sheriff Says if Black Lives Mattered They’d Protest at Abortion Clinics
CNN’s Poppy Harlow interviewed Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke about the recent protests that some in the Black Community have sparked after the police related deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/30/black-sheriff-says-if-black-lives-mattered-theyd-protest-at-abortion-clinics/


Abortionist Who Sold Abortion Pills to Women Who Weren’t Pregnant Loses License
Oklahoma abortionist Nareshkumar Gandalal “Naresh” Patel has lost his medical license after the state attorney general brought charges related to his selling the abortion drug to women who were not pregnant.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/30/abortionist-who-sold-abortion-pills-to-women-who-werent-pregnant-loses-license/



CNN Names Brittany Maynard an “Extraordinary Person” in 2014 Because She Killed Herself
The media’s worship of the euthanasia movement is really becoming evident. CNN has named Brittany Maynard one of its “11 Extraordinary People of 2014.” I guess that means people who decide to go naturally–no matter how courageous their struggle–just aren’t worth noticing.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/30/cnn-names-brittany-maynard-an-extraordinary-person-in-2014-because-she-killed-herself/

Woman Pleads Not Guilty After Police Find Three Dead Babies in Closets, One Stuffed in Backpack
A Massachusetts woman has pleaded not guilty after authorities found the bodies of three dead babies in closets in her home. One of the babies reportedly lived for hours after birth. Erika Murray told police one of the three dead babies found in her squalid home was born alive and lived for a number of days before she discovered the infant dead.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/30/woman-pleads-not-guilty-after-police-find-three-dead-babies-in-closets-one-stuffed-in-backpack/

 



After Eight Years of Infertility, Mom Gives Birth to Two Sets of Twins
Her stunned face went viral earlier this year when Ashley and Tyson Gardner found out they were pregnant with quadruplets. More precisely, they were pregnant with a rare pregnancy involving two set of twin babies.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/30/after-eight-years-of-infertility-mom-gives-birth-to-two-sets-of-twins/

We Asked for Your Stories of Miracle Births. The Ones You Shared Are Awe-Inspiring
When you hear the words “miracle birth” around Christmastime, you might think of one particular birth—the one that happened more than 2,000 years ago in Bethlehem involving a virgin mother named Mary.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/30/we-asked-for-your-stories-of-miracle-births-the-ones-you-shared-are-awe-inspiring/

 


1-Pound Premature Baby Survives as He Was Kept Alive in a Freezer Bag
On December 22, 2013, Ellis Rogers’ life was saved after nurses placed him in a freezer bag to protect him from hypothermia. His parents, Emma and Matthew Rogers were concerned for their son’s life when Emma’s water broke five months early and she had to deliver him at 24-weeks fetal age.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/30/1-pound-premature-baby-survives-as-he-was-kept-alive-in-a-freezer-bag/

Duggar Family Legacy Continues: Daughter Jill Duggar Shows Off Baby Bump as Christmas Present
Jill Duggar, daughter of Bob and Michelle Duggar from the reality show, 19 Kids and Counting, celebrated Christmas with her family and shared with the world that she and her husband, Derrick are thankful for their baby that’s on the way.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/30/duggar-family-legacy-continues-daughter-jill-duggar-shows-off-baby-bump-as-christmas-present/

Planned Parenthood Hires Abortion Doc Who Sang Hymns to Jesus During Abortions
Planned Parenthood abortionist Timothy Liveright, a former abortionist at Planned Parenthood of Delaware, has been hired by a new Planned Parenthood affiliate to do abortions. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/30/planned-parenthood-hires-abortion-doc-who-sang-hymns-to-jesus-during-abortions/

This Cellphone Company is Donating Hundreds of Thousands to Planned Parenthood
CREDO, a wireless carrier with mobile, long-distance, and credit card services, is on a mission to fund abortion through donations to groups like Planned Parenthood. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/30/this-cellphone-company-is-donating-hundreds-of-thousands-to-planned-parenthood/



Recent Cases Prove Babies Born to Brain-Dead Pregnant Women Can Survive
In previous articles, LifeNews has covered stories of babies who’ve survived after their mothers were declared “brain dead.” http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/30/recent-cases-prove-babies-born-to-brain-dead-pregnant-women-can-survive/

7 Ways Abortion Advocates Avoided Discussions in 2014 By Talking About Genitals Instead
Ah, 2014, we are sad to see you go. You’ve really thrown abortion advocates on their heels. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/30/7-ways-abortion-advocates-avoided-discussions-in-2014-by-talking-about-genitals-instead/

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Activists Propose “Death Doulas” to Push Elderly and Disabled Into Assisted Suicide
The Hippocratic Oath is one of the last remaining impediments to the complete deprofessionalization of medicine. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/30/activists-propose-death-doulas-to-push-elderly-and-disabled-into-assisted-suicide/

Hundreds of Teen Girls in Scotland Have Had at Least Two Abortions
Tragically, new figures out of Scotland show that hundreds of girls have had abortions before the age of 16. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/30/hundreds-of-teen-girls-in-scotland-have-had-at-least-two-abortions/

Chicago Abortion Clinic That Killed Four Women in Abortions Injures Three Women in Two Days
When Pro-Life Action League national director Joe Scheidler arrived December 20 at the Albany Medical/Surgical Center abortion clinic . http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/23/chicago-abortion-clinic-that-killed-four-women-in-abortions-injures-three-women-in-two-days/

Obama Administration Tricking Americans Into Funding Abortions
Alliance Defending Freedom, the Charlotte Lozier Institute, and the Family Research Council voiced concern to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/23/obama-administration-tricking-americans-into-funding-abortions/

 

 
   
   

 

 


From http://cal-catholic.com/

Planned Parenthood, El Cajon

The following comes from a Dec. 27 email from the Helpers of God’s Precious Infants.

 

Today at FPA was a typical day. There were three counselors and up to about ten prayer warriors on the sidewalk throughout the morning.  Most couples took the information but continued on to the mill. Several couples shook their heads and refused any information.  We had a chance to speak again with different individuals waiting in the parking area who were there to “support their friends”.  They listened and many agreed they didn’t want this to happen, but couldn’t convince their friend not to go into the mill. We could only ask that they read through and keep the handouts, and we pointed out the post-abortion counseling information on the back of the pink handout.

A girl whom two of the counselors spoke with back in November, text messaged one of the counselors earlier this week telling her that she decided to keep her baby and that she is now three months pregnant.  When she left us at FPA, the counselors were unsure. One counselor had given the girl her phone number, letting her know that if she needed someone to talk to, they could meet up some time. She has decided to take the counselor up on this and they are planning to meet this upcoming week for coffee. The counselor stopped in at Life Choices in Poway and was given a bag full of things for the four-month-old baby the girl already has.

Recently a high school senior approached one of our Saturday prayer warriors on the sidewalk outside the El Cajon Planned Parenthood.  His girlfriend is pregnant and they were contemplating abortion.  He remembered seeing a group of people praying on the sidewalk in front of Planned Parenthood and decided to go there and see if he could talk with someone. The prayer warrior spent two hours talking with the man and he decided to talk with his girlfriend about life for their baby.  Both the young man and his girlfriend have been in contact with our sidewalk counselor and she is helping them to get settled with all the things they need.

Thank you all for your continued prayers throughout this year in front of the abortion centers in San Diego County.  As a reminder, the following four clinics are where we are concentrating our efforts.

 

San Diego Planned Parenthood – First and Grape Street just north of downtown.  Surgical abortions done every day except Sunday.

Family Planning Associates (FPA) 7340 Miramar Road (at the pyramid building).  Surgical abortions done Saturday mornings.

North County Women’s Medical Clinic 120 South Craven, San Marcos. Surgical abortions done Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon.

El Cajon Planned Parenthood – 1685 East Main Street, El Cajon, chemical abortions, open Monday through Sunday.


(c)Mary TV 2014
Ivan speaking this fall in Medjugorje
Pray more for the family…. 

J.M.J

Sixth Day within the Octave of Christmas

 

Dear Family of Mary!

 

On December 29, 2014, at 10:00 pm, Our Lady appeared to Ivan Dragicevic during the meeting of his prayer group on Apparition Hill.  After the apparition Ivan shared about his encounter with Our Lady:

 

Today, like every day after the meeting with Our Lady, I would like to describe to you what is most important.  Also today Our Lady came to us joyful and happy, and she welcomed all of us with her motherly greeting: “Praised be Jesus, my dear children!”  Then Our Lady said:

 

“Dear children, today I want to say thank you, thank you dear children, because you have made a choice, you have decided to live my messages. Today I invite you anew, during this time of grace, to pray more for the family and to pray for the evangelization of the family and especially to pray for young people that God may dwell in the family and occupy the first place. I am with you and pray with you. Thank you dear children for also today having responded to my call.” 

 

After that Our Lady prayed for a period of time over all of us here with her hands outstretched.  She blessed us all with her motherly blessing and she blessed everything you brought for her to bless.  I also recommended all of you, your needs, your families, and all that is in your hearts.  Our Lady knows our hearts better than anyone else.

 

After that Our Lady continued to pray over all of us and then she left in prayer in the light and the sign of the cross, saying “Go in peace, my dear children!”

 

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!  

Cathy Nolan

(c)Mary TV 2014 

 

PS. The Cenacolo Christmas Play, at St. James Church, will be streamed, live, at 7:30 pm Medjugorje time (1:30 pm Eastern Time US) on New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2014 at www.marytv.tv !!!

 

PPS.  You might enjoy the short video at the top of our web page, www.marytv.tv !!  It is a beautiful Christmas greeting prepared for all of you by our team!!   

 

“Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world.”
Saint John Paul II
Be connected!
www.marytv.tv


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El Greco’s Evangelist

 
Paint. Paint the soft lines
of damp cheeks across a canvas.
Paint the little hand, the deep
eyes and the orb.
Splash some color along the curve
of her neck and suggest
the wafting scent of his musty flesh,
the earth soiling her mantle’s hem,
the wet hay and animal sweat.
Fill out her rounded face
and his chubby legs. Paint well
her ponderous humanity and his
unquestioned divinity
and her smile, Luke. Paint her smile
and we shall see
how well your lazy eye can see.


+ Br. Joseph Michael Fino, CFR
Yonkers, NY
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El Greco

El Greco (Photo credit: Wikipedia)