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Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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• Hospital Stops Abortions After Every Single Doctor Signs Pledge Refusing to Do Them
• While People Complain About Harambe the Gorilla’s Death, Thousands of Babies are Aborted
• The Life of the Child Was More Valuable Than the Life of Harambe the Gorilla
• Prominent Pro-Life Attorney David French Recruited as Conservative Alternative to Donald Trump
More Pro-Life News
• Clinton Campaign Attributes Mounting Problems to the “Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy”
• My Boyfriend and I Decided to Have an Abortion, But a Simple Prayer Changed Everything
• I Was Kicked Out of My Class’ Facebook Page Because I’m Pro-Life
• Television Producer Wanted to Show an Abortion on Air, But Something Amazing Prevented It
• Abortionists Fight to Keep Dismembering Unborn Babies and Tearing Off Their Limbs
• What? Her Premature Baby Survived But That Only Made Her More Pro-Abortion
• Head of Planned Parenthood Investigation Slams Democrats: You Can’t Handle the Truth
• Late-Term Abortion Clinic That Killed Woman in 33-Week Abortion Caught Operating Without Permit
• Pro-Life Clinic Offering Women Real Choice Opens Next Door to Abortion Clinic
• Jews and Atheists Say Abortion is Morally Acceptable, Protestants, Catholics and Mormons Say No
• Planned Parenthood Releases New Movie That Portrays Pro-Life People in a Despicable Way
• Why are British Midwives Being Forced to Assist With Abortions?
Hospital Stops Abortions After Every Single Doctor Signs Pledge Refusing to Do Them
A hospital in Poland has stopped doing abortions after every single physician there signed a pledge refusing to do them. This good news is a lesson for the United States and other countries where abortion is legal — that getting doctors to stand up for life and the Hippocratic Oath is a method of protecting women and unborn children even within the confines of legalized abortion.
While People Complain About Harambe the Gorilla’s Death, Thousands of Babies are Aborted
Over the weekend, the nation became engulfed in a massive debate about a gorilla at the Cincinnati zoo who was shot and killed after a baby boy accidentally tumbled into his sanctuary.
The Life of the Child Was More Valuable Than the Life of Harambe the Gorilla
I hoped to avoid comment on the killing of Harambe the gorilla. But I keep getting asked, so here goes.
Prominent Pro-Life Attorney David French Recruited as Conservative Alternative to Donald Trump
The conservative leaders of the #NeverTrump movement are reportedly trying to recruit pro-life attorney David French as a conservative alternative to presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
Clinton Campaign Attributes Mounting Problems to the “Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy”
With the conventions of both political parties coming closer and closer, and with the infighting between Hillary Clinton and Democratic Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders growing more vituperous by the day, it can’t be a good sign for the former Secretary of State when the editorial page of the Washington Post rips into her, as does sympathetic Post columnist Dana Milbank, and even Democratic flack NBC’s Chuck Todd voices skepticism.
My Boyfriend and I Decided to Have an Abortion, But a Simple Prayer Changed Everything
A few years ago, I met a young man who was raised Catholic. Jeremy ended up coming to our church through a mutual friend, and we became friends.
I Was Kicked Out of My Class’ Facebook Page Because I’m Pro-Life
Abortion is mandatory at Planned Parenthood. In 2011, the abortion business began requiring that all of its affiliates do abortions; and this week, the effects of that mandate continued with a new mid-west merger.
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May 31, 2016
Babies lost to the slaughter of abortion, contraception, and in the science lab should not be remembered on just one day a year. If we want to change hearts and minds – and save lives – we must remember them each and every day.
Priests and Vocations…
Ivan Prayer Group Medjugorje May 30, 2016 A.D.
May 30, 2016 A.D.
It was a beautiful, clear night in Medjugorje, as pilgrims from all over the world slowly gathered on top of Apparition Hill to join Ivan’s prayer group in singing and prayer in preparation for Our Lady’s apparition to Ivan. The singing began at about 8:45 p.m. At about 9:30 p.m., Ivan announced that we would be praying the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary. At the end of the Rosary, all grew quiet as Our Lady appeared to Ivan, around 10:00 p.m. The apparition lasted several minutes. The following is Ivan’s description of tonight’s apparition:
“Also today, after the meeting together with Our Lady, I would like to bring closer to you and to describe tonight’s meeting to you. Also tonight Our Lady came to us joyful and happy and She greeted all of us, at the beginning, with Her motherly greeting, ‘Praised be Jesus my dear children.’ Then, for a longer while, she prayed over all of us here with Her arms extended, and then She prayed especially over the sick who are present here. Then Our Lady prayed especially for the priests and vocations in the Church. 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 us here and she left in that prayer, in an illuminated Sign of the Cross, with a greeting, ‘Go in peace my dear children.’ I would like to emphasize especially that Our Lady today especially prayed for priests and vocations in the Church.”
Tonight Our Lady prayed especially for priests and vocations. A Friend of Medjugorje tells us that good vocations come from good families. In a very real way tonight, Our Lady, the Mother, by Her praying for priests and vocations, is in reality praying for good families to spring up, to be renewed and to be the Church of the future. Our Lady’s children today, are the Church tomorrow.
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|Bishop Paprocki: We Ask You to Use the Correct Bathroom
Bathrooms Now Legislated? Who knew?
by Bishop Thomas John Paprocki, Catholic Times:
My dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
Once again common sense has been turned on its head in our culture, this time by transgender activists agitating for people to be able to use the bathroom that they feel corresponds emotionally to their self-identified gender rather than the anatomical gender of their biological sex. The issue has emerged prominently in recent national and local news.
Obama and the Civil Rights of Transgender People
In North Carolina, in response to an ordinance adopted in Charlotte that would have allowed transgender people to use whatever bathroom they wanted, the state legislature passed a law in March blocking local governments from enacting rules that grant such privileges to transgender people. A similar law recently passed in Mississippi allows people to withhold services from lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals on religious grounds. In response, President Barack Obama has said that these laws in North Carolina and Mississippi are “wrong” and “should be overturned.” The Obama administration used the Department of Justice to warn the state of North Carolina that its new law limiting bathroom access violated the civil rights of transgender people.
Here in Illinois, in response to a federal complaint, the Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 in suburban Chicago earlier this year granted a transgender student, who was born male but identifies as female, limited access to the girls locker room at Fremd High School. Similarly, a transgender student at a Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200 school has been granted access to a locker room designated for the opposite sex. The Chicago Public Schools have announced that their students, teachers and staff could use whichever restroom matches their self-selected gender identity.
Nearby in central Illinois, a transgender student at Williamsville High School who was born with female anatomy but identifies as a male recently resolved a complaint filed in October with the Illinois Department of Human Rights. The school had previously provided a private bathroom for the transgender student, who complained that this was unacceptable, saying, “It made me feel like I was being treated differently and ostracized.” So now all transgender students at Williamsville High School will have access to the restroom and locker room facilities of the gender they identify with emotionally, not the biological gender that they were born with.
Earlier this month, a group of Illinois students and parents sued the Obama administration over its stance on transgender students’ access to school bathrooms and locker rooms, arguing that the U.S. Department of Education is illegally forcing local authorities to let children use facilities that correspond to their subjectively chosen gender identity. The complaint alleges that the federal government has violated students’ fundamental right to privacy and parents’ constitutional right to instill moral standards and values in their children.
It is a Mental Illness
The transgender activists would have you believe that their politically correct ideology is based on science; however, the American College of Pediatricians has pointed out that transgenderism is classified as a mental illness and therefore has warned legislators and educators that conditioning children to accept transgenderism as normal is child abuse. They advised, “When an otherwise healthy biological boy believes he is a girl, or an otherwise healthy biological girl believes she is a boy, an objective psychological problem exists that lies in the mind, not the body, and it should be treated as such.”
Dr. Paul McHugh, psychiatrist-in-chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital, was so concerned about the psychological origins of gender-identity disorder that he halted the practice of sex-reassignment surgery at his institution. He concluded that the research demonstrated that Johns Hopkins should no longer participate in what he called “unusual and radical treatment” for “mental disorders.”
Destroying the Very Essence of the Human Creature
The Catholic Church has some clear teachings on transgender issues. Catholics are called to treat everyone with compassion. Yet the church maintains that people may not change what Pope Benedict XVI called “their very essence.” In a speech at the Vatican on Dec. 23, 2008, Benedict directly addressed transgender issues by cautioning Catholics about “destroying the very essence of the human creature through manipulating their God-given gender to suit their sexual choices.”
Your Gender is a Gift from God
Similarly, in his encyclical Laudato Si, issued last year on the environment, Pope Francis called for men and women to acknowledge their bodies as a gift from God which should not be manipulated. “The acceptance of our bodies as God’s gift is vital for welcoming and accepting the entire world as a gift from the Father and our common home,” the pope wrote, “whereas thinking that we enjoy absolute power over our own bodies turns, often subtly, into thinking that we enjoy absolute power over creation” (no. 155).
In his recent apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love), Pope Francis warns that gender ideology “denies the difference and reciprocity in nature of a man and a woman and envisages a society without sexual differences … It is one thing to be understanding of human weakness and the complexities of life, and another to accept ideologies that attempt to sunder what are inseparable aspects of reality. Let us not fall into the sin of trying to replace the Creator. We are creatures, and not omnipotent. Creation is prior to us and must be received as a gift. At the same time, we are called to protect our humanity, and this means, in the first place, accepting it and respecting it as it was created” (no. 56).
Here in the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois, we ask that people respect these teachings of the Catholic Church in their use of facilities in our churches and schools. People who are confused about their gender identity — especially children and adolescents — should be treated with compassion and provided counseling rather than being further confused by activists promoting their political ideology.
May God give us this grace. Amen.
May 28, 2016
The story of David Daleiden, founder of The Center for Medical Progress, has recently developed a new twist. Best known for his investigative journalism, Daleiden, with the help of collaborators, used hidden cameras to document the untold story of Planned Parenthood’s baby body parts business. The CMP document How Planned Parenthood Profits from Fetal Tissue ‘Donation’contains copious footnotes and reads like a textbook case of discovery regarding how the business is conducted.