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LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

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

Top Stories
• CNN Fires Liberal “Comedian” Kathy Griffin After She Held a Decapitated Head of President Donald Trump
• Planned Parenthood to Close Three Abortion Clinics in California
• Court Stops Hospital From Removing Disabled Baby’s Life Support Over His Parents’ Objection
• Mom Says Her 23-Week Old Premature Baby Was Born Alive and Left to Die

Most People, Including 70% of Women, Want More Restrictions on Abortion

More Pro-Life News
• Planned Parenthood Kills 113 Babies in Abortions for Every Adoption Referral
• Insurance Companies Denied Patients Life-Saving Treatments But Would Pay for Assisted Suicide
• “Nonprofit” Planned Parenthood Abortion Business Makes $1.35 Billion Killing Babies in Abortions
• Pro-Life Groups Ask Justice Department to Investigate Planned Parenthood Selling Aborted Baby Parts
• Abortion Clinic Offering to Kill Baby at 30 Weeks Now Under Investigation
• Actress Judy Garland Was Almost a Victim of Abortion, Here’s How
• “Comedian” Kathy Griffin Apologizes for Holding Decapitated Head of President Trump
• Teenager Creates Web Page Celebrating Abortion by Promoting Every Abortion Clinic Nationwide
• How One Pregnancy Center is Reaching Muslim Women with the Gospel
• Kansas Legislature Passes Pro-Life Information Bill That Will Save Babies From Abortions

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Only 23% of Irish People Support Abortion on Demand, New Poll Shows


Planned Parenthood to Close Three Abortion Clinics in California
Three more Planned Parenthood abortion facilities will close this summer in California, bringing the national total up to 16.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Court Stops Hospital From Removing Disabled Baby’s Life Support Over His Parents’ Objection
In an eleventh hour action, a three member panel of the UK Supreme Court has issued a temporary court-ordered reprieve in the case .

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Mom Says Her 23-Week Old Premature Baby Was Born Alive and Left to Die
Another British mom said a hospital left her premature son to die because he was born before the legal abortion limit.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Planned Parenthood Kills 113 Babies in Abortions for Every Adoption Referral
The latest numbers from America’s largest abortion provider acknowledge a hideous truth: while Planned Parenthood claims to provide “healthcare,” it focuses on death.

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Insurance Companies Denied Patients Life-Saving Treatments But Would Pay for Assisted Suicide
A Nevada doctor recently decided to go public after learning insurance companies denied two of his patients life-saving medical treatment coverage and offered to pay for them to commit suicide instead..

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“Nonprofit” Planned Parenthood Abortion Business Makes $1.35 Billion Killing Babies in Abortions
Planned Parenthood, the mega-abortion provider, begins its latest annual report with this spit-in-your-eye assurance.

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Pro-Life Groups Ask Justice Department to Investigate Planned Parenthood Selling Aborted Baby Parts
Pro-life groups sent a letter to the U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday, asking it to continue the investigation into Planned Parenthood and its harvesting of aborted babies’ body parts.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

CNN Fires Liberal “Comedian” Kathy Griffin After She Held a Decapitated Head of President Donald Trump
Kathy Griffin is gone at CNN after a gruesome photo shoot depicted her holding a decapitated head of President Donald Trump.

Cl ick to Read at LifeNews.com.

Kansas Legislature Passes Pro-Life Information Bill That Will Save Babies From Abortions

 
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(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2017

J.M.J.

May 31, 2017
The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Novena to the Holy Spirit, Day 6

Dear Family of Mary!

July 25, 1994 “Dear children! Today I invite you to decide to give time patiently for prayer. Little children, you cannot say you are mine and that you have experienced conversion through my messages if you are not ready to give time to God every day. I am close to you and I bless you all. Little children, do not forget that if you do not pray you are not close to me, nor are you close to the Holy Spirit who leads you along the path to holiness. Thank you for having responded to my call.”


Being close to the Holy Spirit through prayer is the only way to gain understanding of the things of God. We cannot think our way into this understanding. We need personal revelation to help us truly grasp the significance and application of what God is doing in the world and in our lives. This comes through prayer and surrender to God.

And when we do receiving a light of understanding from the Holy Spirit, it knocks our socks off!!

SIXTH DAY (Wednesday, 7th Week of Easter)

If Thou take Thy grace away,
nothing pure in man will stay,
All his good is turn’d to ill.

The Gift of Understanding

Understanding, as a gift of the Holy Spirit, helps us to grasp the meaning of the truths of our holy religion. By Faith we know them, but by Understanding we learn to appreciate and relish them. It enables us to penetrate the inner meaning of revealed truths and through them to be quickened to newness of life. Our faith ceases to be sterile and inactive, but inspires a mode of life that bears eloquent testimony to the faith that is in us; we begin to “walk worthy of God in all things pleasing, and increasing in the knowledge of God.”

Prayer
Come, O Spirit of Understanding, and enlighten our minds, that we may know and believe all the mysteries of salvation; and may merit at last to see the eternal light in Thy Light; and in the light of glory to have a clear vision of Thee and the Father and the Son. Amen.

Our Father and Hail Mary ONCE. Glory be to the Father SEVEN TIMES.
 
ACT OF CONSECRATION TO THE HOLY SPIRIT
To be recited daily during the Novena

On my knees before the great multitude of heavenly witnesses I offer myself, soul and body to You, Eternal Spirit of God. I adore the brightness of Your purity, the unerring keenness of Your justice, and the might of Your love. You are the Strength and Light of my soul. In You I live and move and am. I desire never to grieve You by unfaithfulness to grace and I pray with all my heart to be kept from the smallest sin against You. Mercifully guard my every thought and grant that I may always watch for Your light, and listen to Your voice, and follow Your gracious inspirations. I cling to You and give myself to You and ask You, by Your compassion to watch over me in my weakness. Holding the pierced Feet of Jesus and looking at His Five Wounds, and trusting in His Precious Blood and adoring His opened Side and stricken Heart, I implore You, Adorable Spirit, Helper of my infirmity, to keep me in Your grace that I may never sin against You. Give me grace O Holy Spirit, Spirit of the Father and the Son to say to You always and everywhere, “Speak Lord for Your servant is listening.” Amen.

PRAYER FOR THE SEVEN GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
To be recited daily during the Novena

O Lord Jesus Christ Who, before ascending into heaven did promise to send the Holy Spirit to finish Your work in the souls of Your Apostles and Disciples, deign to grant that same Holy Spirit to me that He may perfect in my soul the work of Your grace and Your love. Grant me the Spirit of Wisdom that I may despise the perishable things of this world and aspire only after the things that are eternal, the Spirit of Understanding to enlighten my mind with the light of Your divine truth, the Spirit of Counsel that I may ever choose the surest way of pleasing God and gaining heaven, the Spirit of Fortitude that I may bear my cross with You and that I may overcome with courage all the obstacles that oppose my salvation, the Spirit of Knowledge that I may know God and know myself and grow perfect in the science of the Saints, the Spirit of Piety that I may find the service of God sweet and amiable, and the Spirit of Fear that I may be filled with a loving reverence towards God and may dread in any way to displease Him. Mark me, dear Lord with the sign of Your true disciples, and animate me in all things with Your Spirit. Amen.

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
Mary TV

“Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world.”
Saint John Paul II
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LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

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

Top Stories
• Planned Parenthood Annual Report: Abortion Biz Killed 328,348 Babies in Abortions in 2015
• Trump Drafts Rule to Overturn Obama Mandate Forcing Little Sisters of the Poor to Fund Abortions
• Liberal “Comedian” Holds Decapitated Head of President Donald Trump in Disgusting Photo Shoot
• Melania Trump Will be the First Practicing Catholic to Live in the White House Since The Kennedys

More Pro-Life News
• Couple Refuse Abortion of Baby With Anencephaly: “We’re Not Going to Stop Our Baby’s Heartbeat”
• Amazing Photos of Baby Born Prematurely at 24 Weeks Show Unborn Baby’s Humanity
• After Taking the Abortion Pill She Knew She Made a Mistake, But Her Baby Was Saved When This Happened
• How Should a Pastor Discuss Abortion With His Congregation? Here’s a Guide
• Obamacare is Imploding, Republicans Must Repeal It and Defund Planned Parenthood
• Planned Parenthood Honors Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe With Award for Promoting Abortion
• Father Frank Pavone: It’s OK to Call Me “Anti-Abortion” Because I Wholeheartedly Oppose Abortion
• 32% of People Killed in Assisted Suicides Were Actually Euthanized Against Their Will
• Pregnancy Center Opens Next Door to Abortion Clinic Killing Babies Since 1981
• Judge Prohibits Free Speech, Bans Pro-Lifers From Protesting Outside Abortion Facility

• Michigan State House Passes Bill Allowing Choose Life License Plates

Planned Parenthood Annual Report: Abortion Biz Killed 328,348 Babies in Abortions in 2015
The abortion chain Planned Parenthood finally released its annual report this week, about four months later than it usually does.

Cl ick to Read at LifeNews.com.


Trump Drafts Rule to Overturn Obama Mandate Forcing Little Sisters of the Poor to Fund Abortions
Officials in President Donald Trump’s administration are working on a new rule to protect religious groups from the HHS mandate, which otherwise could force them to provide birth control, including forms that may cause abortions, to their employees.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Liberal “Comedian” Holds Decapitated Head of President Donald Trump in Disgusting Photo Shoot
So-called comedian Kathy Griffin was seen during a photoshoot leaked online today holding up the severed head of President Donald Trump.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Melania Trump Will be the First Practicing Catholic to Live in the White House Since The Kennedys
First Lady Melania Trump confirmed on Wednesday that she is Roman Catholic, making her the first Catholic resident of the White House in over 50 years when she officially moves in later this year.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Couple Refuse Abortion of Baby With Anencephaly: “We’re Not Going to Stop Our Baby’s Heartbeat”
When Brandi and Michael Rogers learned their unborn daughter Emersyn, had been diagnosed with anencephaly, a devastating brain condition…

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Amazing Photos of Baby Born Prematurely at 24 Weeks Show Unborn Baby’s Humanity
A tiny baby girl born the size of an unborn baby at 18 weeks of pregnancy died Saturday though her parents and doctors fought to give her a chance at life.

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After Taking the Abortion Pill She Knew She Made a Mistake, But Her Baby Was Saved When This Happened
Rebekah Buell knows that fear often prompts pregnant women to consider aborting their unborn babies.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

How Should a Pastor Discuss Abortion With His Congregation? Here’s a Guide
Sometimes a pastor wants to say and do more about abortion, but is opposed by influential leaders or factions within the congregation. How can we help in a situation like that?

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Judge Prohibits Free Speech, Bans Pro-Lifers From Protesting Outside Abortion Facility

 
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In the first place…

Ivan Prayer Group Medjugorje May 29, 2017 A.D.

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May 29, 2017 A.D.

Tonight, Ivan’s prayer group met at the Blue Cross. Ivan started the Rosary at 9:00 p.m. We prayed the Joyful, Sorrowful and Glorious Mysteries tonight in preparation for Our Lady’s apparition to Ivan. Our Lady appeared to Ivan at around 10:00 p.m. and the apparition lasted for several minutes. The following is Ivan’s description of Our Lady’s apparition:

Today, as every day, I would briefly like to describe tonight’s meeting together with Our Lady. Also today 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 while, She prayed over all of us here, with Her arms extended, and She prayed especially over those of you who are sick. Then Our Lady said:

“Dear children, also today I desire to call you to put God in your lives in the first place; to put God in your families in the first place; to accept His words, the words of the Gospel and live them in your lives and your families. Dear children, in a special way, through this time I call you to the Holy Mass and the Eucharist.  Read the Sacred Scripture more in your families with your children. Thank you, dear children, 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, all the sick and those who, in a special way recommended themselves to prayer. After that Our Lady continued to pray over all of us here for awhile, and She left in that prayer, in an illuminated Sign of the Cross, with a greeting, “Go in peace my dear children.”

Blue Cross Medjugorje May 29, 2017

Medjugorje, Blue Cross on Apparition Mountain, Monday, May 29, 2017

Our Lady said in tonight’s message, to put God in the first place in our lives and our families. Many today, go about their lives believing that God is in the first place, when in fact He is taking second place, or even a worse position. A Friend of Medjugorje writes:

“…We Christians have been growing alongside pagans, laughing at their jokes, and listening to their music and entertaining ourselves with shows they produce, etc. Are we really any different from them? It is harvest time. We must distinguish ourselves by our lives as to whether we are weeds or wheat. The first monthly message to the world, after six years of apparitions, called for a radical change in life:

January 25, 1987

“…today I want to call you to start living a new life as of today…”1

 

Evaluate your life, evaulate your family. Does your life or family stand out as different, as set apart? Your life and family should not resemble the world. Evaluate. Pray. Decide. Make changes.

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Footnotes:
1. What It Means to be Chosen by God, by a Friend of Medjugorje, 1992

 



(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2017

J.M.J.

May 30, 2017
St. Joan of Arc|

Dear Family of Mary!

“Dear children! With a full heart I am asking you, I am imploring you children: cleanse your hearts of sin and lift them up to God and to eternal life. I am imploring you: be vigilant and open for truth. Do not permit for all that is of this earth to distance you from the true cognition of the contentment in the communion with my Son. I am leading you on the way of true wisdom, because only with true wisdom can you come to know true peace and the true good. Do not waste time asking for signs of the Heavenly Father, because He has already given you the greatest sign, which is my Son. Therefore, my children, pray so that the Holy Spirit can lead you into truth, can help you to come to know it, and through that knowledge of the truth that you may be one with the Heavenly Father and with my Son. That is the cognition which gives happiness on earth and opens the door of eternal life and infinite love. Thank you.” (March 18, 2015)


FIFTH DAY (Tuesday, 7th Week of Easter)

Light immortal! Light Divine!
Visit Thou these hearts of Thine,
And our inmost being fill!

The Gift of Knowledge
The gift of Knowledge enables the soul to evaluate created things at their true worth–in their relation to God. Knowledge unmasks the pretense of creatures, reveals their emptiness, and points out their only true purpose as instruments in the service of God. It shows us the loving care of God even in adversity, and directs us to glorify Him in every circumstance of life. Guided by its light, we put first things first, and prize the friendship of God beyond all else. “Knowledge is a fountain of life to him that possesses it.”

Prayer
Come, O Blessed Spirit of Knowledge, and grant that I may perceive the will of the Father; show me the nothingness of earthly things, that I may realize their vanity and use them only for Thy glory and my own salvation, looking ever beyond them to Thee, and Thy eternal rewards. Amen.

Our Father and Hail Mary ONCE. Glory be to the Father SEVEN TIMES. 
 
 
ACT OF CONSECRATION TO THE HOLY SPIRIT
To be recited daily during the Novena

On my knees before the great multitude of heavenly witnesses I offer myself, soul and body to You, Eternal Spirit of God. I adore the brightness of Your purity, the unerring keenness of Your justice, and the might of Your love. You are the Strength and Light of my soul. In You I live and move and am. I desire never to grieve You by unfaithfulness to grace and I pray with all my heart to be kept from the smallest sin against You. Mercifully guard my every thought and grant that I may always watch for Your light, and listen to Your voice, and follow Your gracious inspirations. I cling to You and give myself to You and ask You, by Your compassion to watch over me in my weakness. Holding the pierced Feet of Jesus and looking at His Five Wounds, and trusting in His Precious Blood and adoring His opened Side and stricken Heart, I implore You, Adorable Spirit, Helper of my infirmity, to keep me in Your grace that I may never sin against You. Give me grace O Holy Spirit, Spirit of the Father and the Son to say to You always and everywhere, “Speak Lord for Your servant is listening.” Amen.

PRAYER FOR THE SEVEN GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
To be recited daily during the Novena

O Lord Jesus Christ Who, before ascending into heaven did promise to send the Holy Spirit to finish Your work in the souls of Your Apostles and Disciples, deign to grant that same Holy Spirit to me that He may perfect in my soul the work of Your grace and Your love. Grant me the Spirit of Wisdom that I may despise the perishable things of this world and aspire only after the things that are eternal, the Spirit of Understanding to enlighten my mind with the light of Your divine truth, the Spirit of Counsel that I may ever choose the surest way of pleasing God and gaining heaven, the Spirit of Fortitude that I may bear my cross with You and that I may overcome with courage all the obstacles that oppose my salvation, the Spirit of Knowledge that I may know God and know myself and grow perfect in the science of the Saints, the Spirit of Piety that I may find the service of God sweet and amiable, and the Spirit of Fear that I may be filled with a loving reverence towards God and may dread in any way to displease Him. Mark me, dear Lord with the sign of Your true disciples, and animate me in all things with Your Spirit. Amen.

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
Mary TV

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



(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2017

J.M.J.

May 29, 2017
Novena to the Holy Spirit, Day 4

Dear Family of Mary!

February 25, 2005 “Dear children! Today I call you to be my extended hands in this world that puts God in the last place. You, little children, put God in the first place in your life. God will bless you and give you strength to bear witness to Him, the God of love and peace. I am with you and intercede for all of you. Little children, do not forget that I love you with a tender love. Thank you for having responded to my call.”


In our societies today, it takes great fortitude to witness to Christ. The pressure to cave in, to be silent, to hide our faith in God is very strong. The strength we receive from the Holy Spirit in prayer is essential if we are to witness. Think of the disciples in the upper room, so fearful, in prayer, waiting for the coming of the Comforter, as Jesus told them. They were transformed at the coming of the Holy Spirit. Fortitude!! This is a sign of the Holy Spirit’s action in our lives.

Novena to the Holy Spirit Day 4

  (Monday, 7th Week of Easter)

Thou in toil art comfort sweet,
Pleasant coolness in the heat,
solace in the midst of woe.

The Gift of Fortitude.
By the gift of Fortitude, the soul is strengthened against natural fear, and supported to the end in the performance of duty. Fortitude imparts to the will an impulse and energy which move it to undertake without hesitancy the most arduous tasks, to face dangers, to trample under foot human respect, and to endure without complaint the slow martyrdom of even lifelong tribulation. “He that shall persevere unto the end, he shall be saved.”

Prayer
Come, O Blessed Spirit of Fortitude, uphold my soul in time of trouble and adversity, sustain my efforts after holiness, strengthen my weakness, give me courage against all the assaults of my enemies, that I may never be overcome and separated from Thee, my God and greatest Good. Amen.

Our Father and Hail Mary ONCE. Glory be to the Father SEVEN TIMES. 
 
ACT OF CONSECRATION TO THE HOLY SPIRIT
To be recited daily during the Novena

On my knees before the great multitude of heavenly witnesses I offer myself, soul and body to You, Eternal Spirit of God. I adore the brightness of Your purity, the unerring keenness of Your justice, and the might of Your love. You are the Strength and Light of my soul. In You I live and move and am. I desire never to grieve You by unfaithfulness to grace and I pray with all my heart to be kept from the smallest sin against You. Mercifully guard my every thought and grant that I may always watch for Your light, and listen to Your voice, and follow Your gracious inspirations. I cling to You and give myself to You and ask You, by Your compassion to watch over me in my weakness. Holding the pierced Feet of Jesus and looking at His Five Wounds, and trusting in His Precious Blood and adoring His opened Side and stricken Heart, I implore You, Adorable Spirit, Helper of my infirmity, to keep me in Your grace that I may never sin against You. Give me grace O Holy Spirit, Spirit of the Father and the Son to say to You always and everywhere, “Speak Lord for Your servant is listening.” Amen.

PRAYER FOR THE SEVEN GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
To be recited daily during the Novena

O Lord Jesus Christ Who, before ascending into heaven did promise to send the Holy Spirit to finish Your work in the souls of Your Apostles and Disciples, deign to grant that same Holy Spirit to me that He may perfect in my soul the work of Your grace and Your love. Grant me the Spirit of Wisdom that I may despise the perishable things of this world and aspire only after the things that are eternal, the Spirit of Understanding to enlighten my mind with the light of Your divine truth, the Spirit of Counsel that I may ever choose the surest way of pleasing God and gaining heaven, the Spirit of Fortitude that I may bear my cross with You and that I may overcome with courage all the obstacles that oppose my salvation, the Spirit of Knowledge that I may know God and know myself and grow perfect in the science of the Saints, the Spirit of Piety that I may find the service of God sweet and amiable, and the Spirit of Fear that I may be filled with a loving reverence towards God and may dread in any way to displease Him. Mark me, dear Lord with the sign of Your true disciples, and animate me in all things with Your Spirit. Amen.

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
Mary TV

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


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We’re incredibly grateful for good friends like you. Today, I’m sharing an update from the Rimenze refugee camp, where we’re working hand in hand with the local Catholic church.  Our team on the ground says:

We are providing children with life-saving treatment every day for malaria, upper respiratory infections, malnutrition, and diarrhea. We are caring for displaced pregnant women. We’re tracing lost family members, trying to locate relatives for many of the traumatized children who arrived alone. By the grace of God, we’re doing everything we can, but the situation is critical and gets worse every day.
The reality of the refugee camp is heartbreaking. When we met Kazima she told us, “My baby is my hope. I don’t want her to die.”
I’m reaching out to you because our faith calls us to stand with the innocent, wherever they are. While your gift is helping many, two million children are on the brink of starvation.

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