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July 27, 2017

Dear Family of Mary!

“Dear children! Be prayer and a reflection of God’s love for all those who are far from God and God’s commandments. Little children, be faithful and determined in conversion and work on yourselves so that, for you, holiness of life may be truth; and encourage each other in the good through prayer, so that your life on earth may be more pleasant. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (July 25, 2017)


“Be prayer…”

What does it mean to “be prayer”? Prayer is a noun that denotes an action – to pray. Prayer is an act of communicating with God. So how can we be “an act of communicating with God.” Well, it would seem that if we pray almost continuously we might become prayer! The act of praying constantly begins to define who we are.

Certainly we would all like to be prayer. But is it possible? I found these entries in the Catechism of the Catholic Church that give us a little idea of how we can pray a lot, throughout our day.

“Today”
2659 We learn to pray at certain moments by hearing the Word of the Lord and sharing in his Paschal mystery, but his Spirit is offered us at all times, in the events of each day, to make prayer spring up from us. Jesus’ teaching about praying to our Father is in the same vein as his teaching about providence:12 time is in the Father’s hands; it is in the present that we encounter him, not yesterday nor tomorrow, but today: “O that today you would hearken to his voice! Harden not your hearts.”

2660 Prayer in the events of each day and each moment is one of the secrets of the kingdom revealed to “little children,” to the servants of Christ, to the poor of the Beatitudes. It is right and good to pray so that the coming of the kingdom of justice and peace may influence the march of history, but it is just as important to bring the help of prayer into humble, everyday situations; all forms of prayer can be the leaven to which the Lord compares the kingdom.

I like this simple explanation. We have only now, this moment, for sure. And in each moment we can choose to relate to God, to call out to Him, to praise and thank Him, to ask Him into our lives. This is how we become prayer. Moment by moment!
 
Our Lady gave us another message about being prayer. It is a beautiful invitation to be prayer!

August 25, 2015 “Dear children! Also today I am calling you to be prayer. May prayer be for you the wings for an encounter with God. The world is in a moment of trial, because it forgot and abandoned God. Therefore, you, little children, be those who seek and love God above all. I am with you and I am leading you to my Son, but you must say your ‘yes’ in the freedom of children of God. I intercede for you and I love you, little children, with an endless love. Thank you for having responded to my call.”


May we seek and love God above all. Then moment by moment we will pray!

 
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©MaryTV 2017

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From July 27 to August 6, 2017:
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Elderly Pro-Life Sidewalk Counselor Acquitted Despite Accusations at Notorious Wichita Venue

 

Contact: Tom Ciesielka, 312.422.1333, tc@tcpr.net

 

(July 26, 2017 – Wichita, KS) Thomas More Society attorneys have achieved victory on behalf of pro-life sidewalk counselor David Schmidt. Schmidt, who volunteers with Kansas Coalition for Life, was acquitted of battery on July 25, 2017, by a Sedgwick County District Court jury.

The charges against Schmidt, who is 74-years-old and largely blind, arose from a dispute over pro-life signage outside of Wichita’s South Wind Women’s Center.  South Wind is well known for being the abortion facility previously run by notorious late-term abortionist George Tiller.

 

On the day in question, South Wind clinic security guard John Rayburn approached Schmidt’s sign, which was on the ground near Schmidt in the public right of way, and announced his intention to take it. Schmidt objected and physically resisted the guard’s effort to remove the sign. Rayburn then had Schmidt charged with assault.

 

A judge ruled that the guard had no right to interfere with Schmidt’s sign, and that Schmidt had the right to use reasonable physical force in defense of it. Subsequently, the Kansas jury found that Schmidt was reasonable in the amount of force he used.

 

Schmidt is one of many sidewalk counselors who volunteer their time to the Kansas Coalition for Life. A group of approximately 75 volunteers rotate throughout the week to provide a constant presence outside of South Wind’s abortion center. They display coalition-owned signage as they pray and share life-affirming messages with the public. The volunteers’ primary purpose is to inform and assist abortion-minded women who are entering the clinic.

Thomas More Society attorney Martin Cannon defended Schmidt against the battery charges arising from his pro-life witness outside of the South Wind abortion facility.

 

 

About the Thomas More Society

The Thomas More Society is a national not-for-profit law firm dedicated to restoring respect in law for life, family, and religious liberty. Headquartered in Chicago and Omaha, the Thomas More Society fosters support for these causes by providing high quality pro bono legal services from local trial courts all the way up to the United States Supreme Court. For more information, visit www.thomasmoresociety.org.


40 Days for Life

Dear Friends,

 

This fall, 40 Days for Life turns 10 years old as a national and international movement. This campaign started in College Station, Texas and has now gone to 715 cities in 44 countries.

 

Today we honor those leaders and volunteers who have passed away from this life after working so hard to save unborn children from abortion. 

 

This week we lost one who, behind the scenes, made 40 Days for Life a reality — my friend Mr. Emil Ogden.

  

If you have seen God use 40 Days for Life where you live, it is because God used Mr. Ogden to get this effort off the ground. He was a firm believer in that first campaign in his hometown of College Station.

 

When I asked Mr. Ogden for the seed money to help launch 40 Days for Life nationally, he responded by saying, “I have a good feeling about this.”

 

He gave the first donation to 40 Days for Life … and it was more than he had originally pledged, because he believed that local people wanted to end the injustice of abortion where they live.

 

Mr. Ogden is featured in the 40 Days for Life book. He grew up very poor and served in World War II. He always put his faith in God as the ultimate guide of his life. When he went into the oil business, he sometimes experienced failure. When he did well he gave his money away … and when he failed he remembered where he came from. 

 

Mr. Ogden was always trying to bring those around him closer to Christ — and his classic personality gave those around him insight to the cause of his joy. I saw Mr. Ogden in many social and professional situations, and the dignity of human life was always a topic he brought up to everyone he encountered. 

 

Mr. Ogden represents so many of the wonderful people that pray and work to end abortion where they live. He also represents the generation that fought in World War II — we lose many of them every month. He is survived by his wonderful wife of 69 years, Clementine, and his six children, 23 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. 

 

He was pro-life to the core … and today we highlight his life, which was behind the scenes, but it impacted the world. Mr. Ogden was involved in many things, but his heart was with the unborn — and that is seen in the 13,305 babies we have seen saved from abortion through 40 Days for Life campaigns.

 

Mr. Ogden never retired and he did a lot in his later years, including finishing college. He is an example that we should spend all of our days speaking up for those who cannot speak for themselves. 

 

Let his life be an inspiration to you as we enter one of the largest 40 Days for Life campaigns ever on September 27. Your prayers and efforts are often behind the scenes — and that is precisely what God will use to end abortion.

 
For life,
Shawn Carney
President, 40 Days for Life
 


Dear Friends of One More Soul and Radio Maria,

The Earth seems to be spinning at warp speed these days. It is a challenge for me to keep up to all the good and bad news that affects the Cultures of Life and Death. Therefore I have pulled 7 stories that are of particular interest to me-and I hope also to you.
I invite you to click on any of these links to learn more about the following topics:

Miracle boy Noah Wall gets a hug from his devoted mother, Shelly (Image: newcastle chronicle)
May God bless us.

 

Steve Koob, Director

One More Soul, and Host
“The Quest for a Culture of Death in America”
steve@omsoul.com

Black Pastor Slams Abortion: 1,800 Black Babies Killed in Abortion Each Day


LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

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

Top Stories
• Charlie Gard’s Mom Shouts “What If It Was Your Child” After Judge Says Charlie Will Die in Hospice
• Senate Votes Down Amendment to Defund Planned Parenthood and Repeal Obamacare
• Charlie Gard’s Parents Receive Hate Emails: You’re “Selfish Frauds” Who “Don’t Give a S— About Charlie”
• Trump: Pro-Abortion Lisa Murkowski, Who Opposed Defunding Planned Parenthood, “Really Let Down the Nation”

More Pro-Life News
• Charlie Gard’s Parents Tell Judge They Have a Doctor for Hospice Care at Home
• Another Charlie Gard? Father of Daughter in Similar Circumstance Says Doctors are Leaving Her to Die
• Judge Will Decide Today if Charlie Gard Can Go Home, “We Promised Him We’d Take Him Home”
• Planned Parenthood is Now Pushing its Sex Agenda on Pre-Schoolers
• Black Pastor Slams Abortion: 1,800 Black Babies Killed in Abortion Each Day
• Sick: Used Suction Abortion Machine For Sale on eBay
• Missouri Gov. Signs Bill Protecting Pregnancy Centers From Being Forced to Promote Abortion
• Canadian Law Says a Baby Doesn’t Become a Human Being Until She is Outside Her Mother’s Body
• Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Slashes Hours at Clinic, Puts Building Up for Sale
• San Francisco City Board Approves Huge New Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic
• The Abortion Industry: A Pioneer of Fake News
• Australia Plan to Legalize Assisted Suicide is Only the Beginning

Charlie Gard’s Mom Shouts “What If It Was Your Child” After Judge Says Charlie Will Die in Hospice
Charlie Gard’s mother Connie Yates today left a courtroom in tears after the judge in the case said Charlie would have to die in a hospice.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.


Senate Votes Down Amendment to Defund Planned Parenthood and Repeal Obamacare
The U.S. Senate today voted down an amendment that would have repealed Obamacare in 2 years and defunded the Planned Parenthood abortion business.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Trump: Pro-Abortion Lisa Murkowski, Who Opposed Defunding Planned Parenthood, “Really Let Down the Nation”
Sen. Lisa Murkowski fired back Wednesday saying she was more concerned with governing than reelection after President Trump targeted her on Twitter over her healthcare votes.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

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.

Charlie Gard’s Parents Tell Judge They Have a Doctor for Hospice Care at Home
The parents of Charlie Gard say they have found a doctor willing to look after the 11-month old boy so they can spend time with him at home away from the hospital during his final days.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

Another Charlie Gard? Father of Daughter in Similar Circumstance Says Doctors are Leaving Her to Die
The dedication and perseverance of Charlie Gard’s parents have inspired another British family to fight for their seriously ill daughter.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

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.

Judge Will Decide Today if Charlie Gard Can Go Home, “We Promised Him We’d Take Him Home”
Today Charlie Gard’s parents should find out if their last request for their 11-month-old infant son will be granted.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

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Planned Parenthood is Now Pushing its Sex Agenda on Pre-Schoolers
The abortion business Planned Parenthood now is targeting the youngest school children of all with its sex agenda.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

San Francisco City Board Approves Huge New Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic

 
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LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

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

Top Stories
• Hospital Refuses to Allow Charlie Gard to Go Home Claiming His Ventilator Won’t Fit Through the Door
• Charlie Gard’s Parents: Hospital Making It Difficult to Take Him Home
• Senate Advances Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Business
• Planned Parenthood Claims Genitals Do Not Determine Someone’s Gender

More Pro-Life News
• Charlie Gard’s Parents Will Ask Court to Allow Him to Come Home to Die
• Media Covers Baby Orca’s Death More Than Fight to Save Charlie Gard’s Life
• CLOSED: Planned Parenthood Stops Doing Abortions at Indiana Clinic Because It Can’t Protect Women’s Health
• Abortion Activist Amanda Marcotte Claims Pro-Lifers are “Exploiting Charlie Gard” for “Propaganda”
• Head of Planned Parenthood Clinic Aborting Babies for 17 Years is “Incredibly Proud” of His Work
• Planned Parenthood Headquarters Injures Two More Women in Botched Abortions
• Neurologist Says Videos of Teenager Declared “Brain Dead” Show She is Still Alive
• Abortionist Caught With Bloody Surgical Instruments Covered in Human Tissue Faces Trial
• That Courts Held Charlie Gard Hostage Shows the Failure of Socialized Medicine
• Doctor Told Mom She Was “Selfish” for Not Killing Her Disabled Daughter in an Assisted Suicide
• New York Times Cheers WNBA for Embracing Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

Hospital Refuses to Allow Charlie Gard to Go Home Claiming His Ventilator Won’t Fit Through the Door
Frankly, if I had not closely followed the way the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London had treated the parents of little Charlie Gard, I would not have believe what took place this morning.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.


Charlie Gard’s Parents: Hospital Making It Difficult to Take Him Home
Charlie Gard’s parents say the hospital where he is at is making it difficult to take him home.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Senate Advances Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Business
The US Senate today voted to advance a bill that would defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Planned Parenthood Claims Genitals Do Not Determine Someone’s Gender
In its latest updated guidelines about how to talk to preschool-aged children about their bodies, Planned Parenthood denies science by suggesting parents teach their children that genitals do not determine someone’s gender.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

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.

Charlie Gard’s Parents Will Ask Court to Allow Him to Come Home to Die
Charlie Gard’s parents have a final request for their son: the chance to take him home to die.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

Media Covers Baby Orca’s Death More Than Fight to Save Charlie Gard’s Life
When it comes to the value of life, the networks are prioritizing a baby animal above a baby human – down to the very minute.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

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.

CLOSED: Planned Parenthood Stops Doing Abortions at Indiana Clinic Because It Can’t Protect Women’s Health
The Planned Parenthood facility in Merrillville, Ind. has been forced to suspend abortion procedures after losing its back-up doctor with admitting privileges as required by Indiana law.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

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Abortion Activist Amanda Marcotte Claims Pro-Lifers are “Exploiting Charlie Gard” for “Propaganda”
Take it from a liberal media expert: pro-life conservatives are really “vampiric” “vultures” who “exploit” “dying babies” to create their own “spectacle.”

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Doctor Told Mom She Was “Selfish” for Not Killing Her Disabled Daughter in an Assisted Suicide

 
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LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

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

Senate Advances Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Business
The US Senate today voted to advance a bill that would defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com
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