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* May 31 – Visitation of the Virgin Mary  * Even in the most depraved executioner, a Marian fragment remains —-- A Moment with Mary --
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May 31 – Visitation of the Virgin Mary

Even in the most depraved executioner, a Marian fragment remains

Q – Pope Francis said to the priests and religious of Naples on Saturday, March 21: “A priest, a monk, or a nun who does not love the Blessed Virgin, who does not pray the Holy Virgin—who does not pray the Rosary—if that person does not want the Mother, the Mother will not give him her Son.” Can you explain this further?

R – It reminds me of the dialogue written by Bernanos in the Diary of a Country Priest. The old priest wants to share with his young colleague his mission of facilitating the work of grace in people’s hearts. “Do you pray to the Virgin Mary? Not mechanically, without thinking about it… Do you want to believe that in our old world crushed by sin, evil, and violence, there is a pure source, so clear and pure that it could not even see its own reflection, made for the sheer joy of the Father?”

… Even in the most depraved executioner, there is still a small immaculate and Marian fragment. It is our job to discover it, to bring it out of the mud, to the surface. The Rosary helps us view the world with the confidence of a God who inspired the faith of Mary. “Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you …”

Conversation with Father André Cabes, the future rector of the Shrine of Lourdes (beginning in October 2015)
March 31, 2015 (Zenit.org)

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May 30, 2015 A.D.

The following is the description of the apparition and Our Lady’s message of May 29, 2015. A Friend of Medjugorje recorded a special audio, 7 hours before Our Lady’s message was given. It is being transcribed through the weekend and will be released the first of the week. In light of Our Lady’s message, it is remarkable and prophetic. Pray until its release. – Medjugorje.com

Tonight, the most important from the meeting together with Our Lady. Also tonight Our Lady came to us joyful and happy and at the beginning, as always, She greeted all of us with Her Motherly greeting, ‘Praised be Jesus, my dear children.’ Then, for awhile, with Her arms extended, Our Lady prayed here over all of you here and She prayed especially over you who are sick present here. Then Our Lady said:


“Dear children; also today I desire to call you to pray for my shepherds in the Church. Pray, dear children, that they may accept me, that they may accept my messages, and that they live my messages – that they be carriers of my messages in this tired world. Dear children, may they, strengthened by the Holy Spirit, fortified by faith, be carriers of the New Testament and evangelization in the family. Pray, dear children, for my shepherds, and be persevering in prayer. Thank you, also today, for having responded to my call.”


Then Our Lady blessed all of us with Her Motherly blessing, and She also blessed everything you brought to be blessed. Then I recommended all of you, all of your needs, your intentions, your families and in a special way the sick. After that Our Lady continued to pray for awhile over all of you here and left in that prayer, in an illuminated Sign of the Cross, with a greeting,
‘Go in peace my dear children.’ This would be what is the most important for tonight’s meeting. Thank you.

In the Love of Our Lady,
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The best of NRL News Today for the week of May 25, 2015

With Abortion, There Are No Do-Overs

Tear3  By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation The little backward arrow icon on my emails has become one of my best friends. The official function of the icon is to “undo typing.”

West Virginia’s Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act takes effect today

WestVirginiaoverridereBy Dave Andrusko Rarely does a headline better capture the obstacles our Movement so often overcomes in winning protection for unborn children.

South Carolina Senators Send Fetal Pain Law Back to House with 4 Days Left in Session

Pain_babyCOLUMBIA, S.C.–With four legislative days remaining in the 2015 session, the South Carolina Senate gave third reading to a heavily amended Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H 3114) Wednesday and returned the bill to the S.C. House for further consideration.

See you in New Orleans

convojoin2015The National Right to Life Convention is coming to New Orleans this summer. Join the national meeting of the pro-life grassroots July 9, 10, & 11, 2015, to learn and grow together so we can be a voice for the voiceless

On-Line Pharmacy Selling Strawberry, Chocolate, and Marijuana Flavored Abortion Pills

CannabisbirthcontrolpillsreBy Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., National Right to Life In the pharmaceutical industry, as soon as someone makes a widely selling drug, it usually isn’t long before there are lots of companies trying

When an Invitation to the Prom Becomes So Much More

Mary and BenBy Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Ann Marie Lapkowicz is a friend of mine. Her daughter is now an international celebrity. The story begins when Ann Marie’s daughter Mary was in 4th grade.

‘Bully bill’ requiring pro-life centers to advertise abortion passes CA Assembly

freedomofspeech3By Susan Michelle A bill that violates the free speech rights of privately-funded pro-life pregnancy centers in the state of California by forcing them to advertise and promote abortion has now passed the state Assembly and advances to the Senate.

Group-Funding to Pay for Suicide

Money4reBy Wesley J. Smith Have we become such a degraded and life-disaffirming culture that a fundraising internet site is hosting a request to group-fund a one-way trip to a Swiss suicide clinic?

Preemie survives and thrives but this only makes her mother more supportive of “later abortions”

tinyfeetprematureBy Dave Andrusko From the pro-abortion perspective, if there is a foundational principle, it is that no matter what the outcome, the decision must always rest exclusively in the hands of the mother.

“It feels like a part of me died that day and will never return”

sadwoman025By Dave Andrusko “Since You Asked,” I gather, is a kind of advice column found salon.com. Since no one would come away thinking this is a home for card-carrying pro-life activists

New film shows the “lighter” side of assisted suicide

farewellpartymoviereBy Dave Andrusko Over the months, I’d read about “The Farewell Party,” which opened this week. The movie is set in a “Jerusalem retirement home in which one resident, an amateur inventor, devises a ‘mercy-killing machine,'”

Babies in first week feel pain new research demonstrates conclusively

newbornpain3reBy Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. This appeared on page 21 of the May digital edition of National Right to Life News. This story, and all stories in the 39-page edition, can be accessed at www.nrlc.org/uploads/NRLNews/NRLNewsMay2015.pdf

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The Flames of Love Become A Roaring Fire of Divine Love

God gave Elizabeth Kindelmann a Signal Grace for all humanity (www.flameoflove.us), but in His Infinite Love and Mercy, he gave a similar (though different) Grace to St. Therese of Lisieux.  We can hear St. Therese in her own words describe her Joy: “Jesus will come for us, far off as we are…and transform us into a flame of love…O My Jesus! That I might be that happy victim, consume your holocaust through the fire of your Divine Love…it was as if an invisible hand had plunged me entirely into the fire.  Oh! What fire and what sweetness at the same time! I was on fire with love, and I thought that one moment, one second more, I would not have been able to bear it without dying….This is my prayer: I beg Jesus to draw me into the Flames of His Love; to unit me so closely that He may live and act in me.”

Sainte therese de lisieux

From various works of St. Therese

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The grotto of the marian apparition in Tre Fon...
The grotto of the marian apparition in Tre Fontane, Rome, Italy. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

* May 30 – 4th apparition at Tre Fontane (Rome, Italy, 1947), approved  * Two white hands “removed something from his eyes” —-- A Moment with Mary --
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May 30 – 4th apparition at Tre Fontane (Rome, Italy, 1947), approved

Two white hands “removed something from his eyes”

Bruno Cornacchiola was born on May 9, 1913 in a poor agnostic family of five children. He became a Christian in an Adventist church, which was hostile to the pope.

As a radical Protestant, he intended to kill Pope Pius XII, until the Virgin Mary appeared to him at Tre Fontane (Rome) on April 12, 1947. Tre Fontane is where Saint Paul (whose name was Saul before his conversion) was beheaded.

On April 12, 1947, Bruno had taken his three children to play ball on a field near Tre Fontane; the ball was lost, a search began. Then one of the children, Gianfranco, suddenly knelt at the entrance of a grotto, saying: “The beautiful lady!” The other children came and knelt too, repeating: “The beautiful lady!” Their father tried to pull them away but they had become extremely heavy and he could not move them.

Entering the grotto, Bruno Cornacchiola had the sensation that two white hands “removed something from his eyes,” and after a moment of darkness, he saw her too … The beautiful Lady said: “You are persecuting me, stop now! Return to the holy fold. Ask the people to pray, and to recite the Rosary daily for the conversion of sinners, the unbelievers, and for the unity of Christians.”

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LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report
Friday, May 29, 2015

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

Top Stories

• Gallup Poll: 55% of Americans Want All or Most Abortions Made Illegal
• Her Husband Wanted A Boy, So She Had 18 Abortions Until She Was Pregnant With a Son
• Doctors Advised Mom to “Remove” Her “Dead” Unborn Baby, He’s Born Healthy
• Federal Court Strikes Down Pro-Life Idaho Law Banning Abortions After 20 Weeks

More Pro-Life News
• Woman Who Killed Her Six Newborn Babies Must Serve 49 Years Before First Parole Hearing
• This Amazing Teenager Just Did Something Few People With Down Syndrome Ever Do
• Doctors Told Mom Her Baby Had a Zero Percent Chance of Survival, She’s Born Healthy
• Scott Walker Doubles Down: Yes, Ultrasound Images of Unborn Babies are “Really Cool”

• On-Line Pharmacy Sells Strawberry, Chocolate, and Marijuana-Flavored Abortion Pills
• High School Quarterback Made an Amazing Promise to Girl With Down Syndrome, And He Kept It
• Activist Promotes Abortion as an Anger Management Solution for Dealing With Family Drama

• Catholic Cardinal Condemns Push to Force Pro-Life People to Promote Abortions
• Man Uses Online Fundraising Web Site to Raise Funds to Kill Himself in an Assisted Suicide
• North Carolina Senate Initially Passes Pro-Life Bill for 72-Hour Abortion Waiting Period
• Abortion Clinic That Killed Woman in Botched Abortion Botches Two More Abortions
• California Senate Committee Passes Bill to Legalize Assisted Suicide
• Euthanasia Campaigners Pushing Bill to Legalize Assisted Suicide in Ireland




Gallup Poll: 55% of Americans Want All or Most Abortions Made Illegal
A new Gallup poll finds a majority of Americans oppose all or most abortions even though some Americans who technically take a pro-life position opposing abortion wrongly think they are “pro-choice” on abortion.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/05/29/gallup-poll-54-of-americans-want-all-or-most-abortions-made-illegal/

Her Husband Wanted A Boy, So She Had 18 Abortions Until She Was Pregnant With a Son
Sex-selection abortions are an international problem — and the horrendous phenomenon is no more prevalent anywhere than in southeast Asia. There in nations like China and India, girl unborn babies are routinely aborted because cultural mores favor boys over girls. Vietnam, tragically, is no exception.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/05/29/her-husband-wanted-a-boy-so-she-had-18-abortions-until-she-was-pregnant-with-a-son/



Doctors Advised Mom to “Remove” Her “Dead” Unborn Baby, He’s Born Healthy
Understandably, medical professionals don’t like it when they are wrong about a diagnosis, especially when it relates to a woman’s pregnancy. This is because in the past doctors and hospitals have been sued for giving incorrect information to women about their unborn babies.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/05/29/doctors-advised-mom-to-remove-her-dead-unborn-baby-hes-born-healthy/

Federal Court Strikes Down Pro-Life Idaho Law Banning Abortions After 20 Weeks
A federal appeals court has struck down a pro-life law in Idaho that bans abortions after 20 weeks — just weeks after the House of Representatives passed a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks because unborn babies feel intense pain in abortions.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/05/29/federal-court-strikes-down-pro-life-idaho-law-banning-abortions-after-20-weeks/

 



Woman Who Killed Her Six Newborn Babies Must Serve 49 Years Before First Parole Hearing
Megan Huntsman, the Utah mother charged with six counts of first-degree felony murder in the smothering/strangling deaths of six newborn babies, was sentenced to life in prison in April. Now, reports indicate she will have to serve 49 years before she is eligible for parole for the first time.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/05/29/woman-who-killed-her-six-newborn-babies-must-serve-49-years-before-first-parole-hearing/

This Amazing Teenager Just Did Something Few People With Down Syndrome Ever Do
It’s the start of summer — which means it is graduation season around the county. Thousands of seniors are looking towards summer fun, college in the fall and starting to think about their futures.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/05/29/this-amazing-teenager-just-did-something-few-people-with-down-syndrome-ever-do/



Doctors Told Mom Her Baby Had a Zero Percent Chance of Survival, She’s Born Healthy
If we had a dollar for every time LifeNews has reported about stories where doctors tell parents of an unborn baby that their child had no chance or a little chance or surviving and where that baby was born healthy, we’d be rich. Today, another amazing story of defying the odds is making the rounds of social media.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/05/29/doctors-told-mom-her-baby-had-a-zero-percent-chance-of-survival-shes-born-healthy/

Scott Walker Doubles Down: Yes, Ultrasound Images of Unborn Babies are “Really Cool”
Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker went after the pro-abortion media and pro-abortion groups today in a new interview responding to their misquoting him about a comment he made saying ultrasound images are “cool.” Walker thinks ultrasound images of unborn babies are “cool” but the Planned Parenthood abortion business disagrees.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/05/29/scott-walker-doubles-down-yes-ultrasound-images-of-unborn-babies-are-really-cool/

On-Line Pharmacy Sells Strawberry, Chocolate, and Marijuana-Flavored Abortion Pills
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/05/29/on-line-pharmacy-sells-strawberry-chocolate-and-marijuana-flavored-abortion-pills/

High School Quarterback Made an Amazing Promise to Girl With Down Syndrome, And He Kept It
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/05/29/high-school-quarterback-made-an-amazing-promise-to-girl-with-down-syndrome-and-he-kept-it/

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



Activist Promotes Abortion as an Anger Management Solution for Dealing With Family Drama
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/05/29/activist-promotes-abortion-as-an-anger-management-solution-for-dealing-with-family-drama/

Man Uses Online Fundraising Web Site to Raise Funds to Kill Himself in an Assisted Suicide
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/05/29/man-uses-online-fundraising-web-site-to-raise-funds-to-kill-himself-in-an-assisted-suicide/

Catholic Cardinal Condemns Push to Force Pro-Life People to Promote Abortions
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/05/29/catholic-cardinal-condemns-push-to-force-pro-life-people-to-promote-abortions/

North Carolina Senate Initially Passes Pro-Life Bill for 72-Hour Abortion Waiting Period
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/05/29/north-carolina-senate-initially-passes-pro-life-bill-for-72-hour-abortion-waiting-period/

Abortion Clinic That Killed Woman in Botched Abortion Botches Two More Abortions
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/05/29/abortion-clinic-that-killed-woman-in-botched-abortion-botches-two-more-abortions/

California Senate Committee Passes Bill to Legalize Assisted Suicide
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/05/29/california-senate-committee-passes-bill-to-legalize-assisted-suicide/

Euthanasia Campaigners Pushing Bill to Legalize Assisted Suicide in Ireland
http://www.lifenews.com/2015/05/29/euthanasia-campaigners-pushing-bill-to-legalize-assisted-suicide-in-ireland/


 
   
   


 

 


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* May 29 – Apparition of Mary to Sister Lucia of Fatima at the Convent of Tuy (1930)  * “Why 5 Saturdays to honor Our Lady?” —-- A Moment with Mary --
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May 29 – Apparition of Mary to Sister Lucia of Fatima at the Convent of Tuy (1930)

“Why 5 Saturdays to honor Our Lady?”


Picture taken in Coimbra, Portugal, Sister Lucia’s Memorial Museum

One day, Sister Lucia (one of the three visionaries of Fatima in Portugal) was at the Motherhouse of her convent in Tuy (Spain). She had to respond in writing to a number of questions from her confessor about the reparatory devotion of the five first Saturdays of the month requested by Mary.

One of the questions was “Why five Saturdays and not nine or seven in honor of Our Lady?” At night, in the chapel, the visionary was as usual doing a holy hour, from 11:00 pm to midnight, according to the requests of the Sacred Heart at Paray-le-Monial. A divine presence revealed to her that there are five kinds of offenses and blasphemies uttered against the Immaculate Heart of Mary:

  1. Blasphemies against her Immaculate Conception;
  2. Blasphemies against her perpetual virginity;
  3. Blasphemies against her divine and spiritual motherhood;
  4. Blasphemies from those who neglect to implant in the hearts of children a knowledge and love of our her;
  5. Offenses involving the rejection and dishonoring of her images.

Reference Website of the Apparitions of the Virgin Mary in Fatima

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