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(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2017
 
J.M.J.

September 28 2017
St. Wenceslaus, St. Lawrence of Ruiz and companions
Dear Family of Mary!

“Dear children! I am calling you to be generous in renunciation, fasting and prayer for all those who are in temptation, and are your brothers and sisters. In a special way I am imploring you to pray for priests and for all the consecrated, that they may love Jesus still more fervently; that the Holy Spirit may fill their hearts with joy; that they may witness Heaven and Heavenly mysteries. Many souls are in sin, because there are not those who sacrifice themselves and pray for their conversion. I am with you and am praying that your hearts may be filled with joy. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

(September 25, 2017)

Traci sent us this most joyful response to Our Lady’s message:    

I wanted to write so much about this.  I love this message. BUT what do I say?

There is nothing funner then practicing renunciation out of love for Jesus. You ask me my hobbies…that is it! There are so many fun ways to do it. One time when I was praying the Rosary my bangs were tinkling my forehead…a lot. I just let them do it and kept praying. I felt like God’s heart poured out like a river.

If we can just get ourselves calmed, with forgiveness, and in enough peace, then we can focus on offering even the smallest of sacrifices with joy and love, and then, well, what else is better! The joy and peace just flow into my heart and so many others are helped because I choose not to eat ice cream when I seriously want it.   Or when I was so thankful to be hungry or sick or abandoned and abused…. because our Love is a crucified Love.

It means we can give everything out of Love. The less others think of us, the less success we have, our illness, our poverty, and even every success can be glorified now. There is nothing better than loving God and He gave us the easiest way to do it. The Mother said “You helpless ones start helping!”

So let’s not feel sorry for ourselves in the least. It makes us unthankful. The world tells us to feel bad when these things happen but the world doesn’t know Jesus, Who gave everything for us. So everything we give to Him turns into joy. Let us rejoice in every sacrifice. Our Love is a crucified Love.

Thank you Traci! Beautiful!!


I believe that we can make a difference, through love. By loving Jesus, and sacrificing out of love for Him, hearts can be opened and lives changed. Here is the message Traci quoted from, which says so much to us:
 

July 4, 1985 “Dear children! I thank you for every sacrifice you have offered. And now I urge you to offer every sacrifice with love. I wish you, the helpless ones, to begin helping with confidence and the Lord will keep on giving to you in confidence. Thank you for having responded to my call.”


We may be helpless, but we can help!! We can make a difference for souls. Let’s do it!!

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


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LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

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

Top Stories
• President Donald Trump Will Sign Pro-Life Bill Banning Late-Term Abortions After 20 Weeks

• What if the NFL Players Were Protesting Abortion Instead?
• Abortion Activists: No, Unborn Babies Don’t Feel Pain in Dismemberment Abortions
. Congressman Slams Painful Late-Term Abortions: “What About the Humanity of the Unborn?”

More Pro-Life News
• Only Seven Countries in the World Allow Abortions After 5 Months, Including the U.S.
• Liberals Reject Woman to Head Committee on Women Simply Because She’s Pro-Life

• Children’s Minister Aggressively Pushes to Legalize Abortions Killing Children
• As Babies Die in Abortion, Law School Will Hold Symposium on the “Rights of Nature”
• Doctors Caught Doing Illegal Sex-Selection Abortions, But No Action Taken
• Abortion Clinic That Killed Woman in Botched Abortion Wants to Avoid Health and Safety Standards
• Biggest 40 Days for Life Pro-Life Prayer Campaign Ever Begins in 375 U.S. Cities and 24 Countries
• Pro-Life Judge Roy Moore Defeats Luther Strange as Republicans Voice Their Displeasure With Congress
• MP Plans to Exploit Bill Combating Domestic Violence to Ban Pro-Life Vigils
• Pro-Life Advocate Ends 10-Day Hunger Strike After Politicians Refuse to Watch Video of an Abortion
• Liberals Hijack Miss America Pageant, If You’re a Pro-Life Conservative You Probably Won’t Win
• Indiana Will Appeal Ruling Overturning Ban on Abortions of Babies With Down Syndrome

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September Life News Special:

President Donald Trump Will Sign Pro-Life Bill Banning Late-Term Abortions After 20 Weeks
A bill proposing to ban late-term abortions is a “high priority” for President Donald Trump, according to one pro-life leader who met with him recently.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.


What if the NFL Players Were Protesting Abortion Instead?
NFL players across the country are refusing to stand and put their hand on their heart during the national anthem.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Abortion Activists: No, Unborn Babies Don’t Feel Pain in Dismemberment Abortions
Of all the indefensible claims made by abortionists, there are some that apparently even they can’t bring themselves to take seriously — or argue in court.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Congressman Slams Painful Late-Term Abortions: “What About the Humanity of the Unborn?”
One U.S. politician is challenging the media to accurately report on a bill he hopes will show the “humanity of the unborn.”

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Only Seven Countries in the World Allow Abortions After 5 Months, Including the U.S.
While Senate Republicans may as well have embarked on a suicide mission after this week’s health care debacle, House conservatives are doing all they can to salvage the party’s reputation.

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Liberals Reject Woman to Head Committee on Women Simply Because She’s Pro-Life
Canadian Liberal MPs walked out of a meeting Tuesday in protest of a pro-life woman who was nominated to lead a committee on women’s issues.

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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.

Children’s Minister Aggressively Pushes to Legalize Abortions Killing Children
Ireland’s Children’s Minister has been pushing aggressively to strip unborn children of their right to life – the opposite of what her title suggests.

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As Babies Die in Abortion, Law School Will Hold Symposium on the “Rights of Nature”
The movement to grant “nature” human type rights continues with insufficient pushback.

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.

Pro-Life Advocate Ends 10-Day Hunger Strike After Politicians Refuse to Watch Video of an Abortion

Liberals Hijack Miss America Pageant, If You’re a Pro-Life Conservative You Probably Won’t Win

Indiana Will Appeal Ruling Overturning Ban on Abortions of Babies With Down Syndrome

 
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Every Church and Every Christian Called to Stand Against the Continuing Murder of Innocent Children this Sunday — Abortion Must End
Alone they cry, more millions die, their blood flows into night,
As darkness from a grievous peace consumes the village light;
The court, the jail, the market, the school, the civic club, the church
Abide amidst grim harmony and heed not mercy’s search.

How craftily passivity can bind our mind and heart
If we due graced with good intent do not due grace impart;
What else as calm as apathy can feed a holocaust
That guards death’s bridge of unity but flees once love has crossed?

National Life Chain Sunday 2017 – October 1

For locations and time in the U.S. and Canada, see www.LifeChain.net

Contact: Royce Dunn, Director, Life Chain, 530-674-5068Royce@NationalLifeChain.org; www.LifeChain.netwww.NationalLifeChain.org

MEDIA ADVISORY, Sept. 27, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — On October 1 National Life Chain Sunday 2017 will conduct our 30th annual prayer witness on “village” sidewalks throughout America and Canada. Our witness, Lord willing, will again change hearts, save lives, and further unveil the grievous curse of legal child killing in our two nations. The duty of ending the killing rests foremost with the church Christ founded and that is now entrusted to us. Were our resolve and courage anchored, God would redeem our limitations and grant victory for His glory.

When, then, will we of the Western democracies, the staunch advocates of human rights, discern our submission to the spiritual powers that create and nourish holocausts? When will we realize that it does “take a village,” an entire village, to sustain the carnage devouring our culture? Each village segment must contribute, either actively or passively, to the “grievous  peace” that holocausts require. To succeed, holocausts must first subdue their chief opponent, the church; and the Western pulpit and pew began their incremental surrender years ago, as seen during U.S. slavery and Nazi aggression.

Will we permit today’s holocaust to profane God’s name interminably? Will law enforcement safeguard, evermore, the killers’ clinic doors and then punish lifesavers who interfere nobly and non-violently? Can no injustice shame us? Can no moral cause gain our sacrificial commitment? If abortion law were extended to two-year-olds, like unto Herod’s decree, would we resist or yield? Are preborns less deserving of life than two-year-olds? As to why we fail to shield our nation’s at-risk little ones, the answer has yearned to convict us in the U.S. for a half-century (1967-2017). We do not shield the defenseless children because we do not love them-the same reason why the church did not shield America’s slaves.

Participation on National Life Chain Sunday 2017 will again rely heavily on pastoral leadership in each city and town. Please pastors, preach Life and implore your congregation to stand with those “led away to slaughter.” Defy the dark powers that are binding the church. Shatter the “deadly peace” in your local “village.” Lead your congregation to your sidewalks on October 1 and lift up a witness for God to use as He purposes. Might the recent eclipse and current fires, hurricanes, earthquakes, and war threats be alerting us?

Life Chain, while only a step, is a bold step. It is prayerful, peaceful, and adheres to a sturdy Code of Conduct. With over 25,000 Chains held in the U.S. and Canada since 1987, no Chainer has been charged with an illegal offense, and God has protected us masterfully, year by year. Please join us on October 1.

One may view National Life Chain Sunday’s daily growth at www.LifeChain.net.


 

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The biggest 40 Days for Life campaign yet is finally here …

… and we need YOU to step forward in faith to pray and fast for an end to abortion!

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40 Days for Life begins TODAY — and continues through November 5 — in more than 375 locations across the United States and 24 other countries … including multiple locations in nations such as Canada, Colombia, Croatia, Mexico, Romania and the United Kingdom!

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It’s important to prepare your heart for the campaign — this is, after all, a spiritual battle we are entering — so that’s the topic of this week ‘s edition of the 40 Days for Life podcast:

https://40daysforlife.com/2017/09/26/podcast-88/

It is because of your prayers that God has provided so many blessings — with 13,305 lives that have been saved from abortion … 154 abortion workers who’ve experienced conversions and left their jobs … and 90 abortion centers that have closed forever after 40 Days for Life vigils outside their doors.

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Greenland, New Hampshire

We’re used to seeing pictures of snow at the 40 Days for Life vigil in Greenland. But Jackie in Greenland says this campaign kicked off “on a sweltering, humid sunny day with temperatures rising to unseasonable upper 80s.”

So … folks gravitated towards “the bit of shade we could find.”

The rally focused on assistance available to women in unplanned pregnancies — “many options available free of charge in our local pregnancy resource centers,” Jackie said.

“We added the abortion pill reversal hotline to our list of resources,” she said, and an upcoming post-abortion healing retreat was highlighted.

“The majority of cars passing buy gave positive waves and thumbs up signs,” Jackie added, “which is always encouraging!”

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Colorado Springs, Colorado

“We are off to a good start!” said Michele in Colorado Springs, which is beginning its 18th 40 Days for Life campaign.

“At our kickoff, we were in competition with a cement mixer that was pouring a new sidewalk,” she said. “We had a bullhorn, so we prevailed over the noise.”

On the way home, one rally participant saw a pregnant woman with a sign asking for help. The volunteer told the woman about the local pregnancy center and other forms of assistance that are available locally.

“It is a reminder to be aware at all times of people who are in need of help,” Michele said. “Perhaps the best help isn ‘t giving them money, but leading them to a place in the community where they can receive ongoing support.”

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Blow the trumpet in Zion! Proclaim a fast, call an assembly. Gather the people, notify the congregation. Assemble the elders; gather the children and the infants at the breast … Let the priests, the ministers of the Lord, weep and say, “Spare, O Lord, your people.”

—Joel 2:15-17

Lord, we ask for the strength, courage, wisdom, determination and stamina to carry out this mission according to Your will. Guide us, we pray, as we go forth and proclaim Your truth.

See today’s full devotional

Sign up … and come out to pray! Here is the link to find your closest 40 Days for Life vigil:

https://40daysforlife.com/browse-campaigns/

For life,

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Shawn Carney

President, 40 Days for Life

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(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2017
 
J.M.J.

September 27, 2017
St. Vincent de Paul

Dear Family of Mary!

“Dear children! I am calling you to be generous in renunciation, fasting and prayer for all those who are in temptation, and are your brothers and sisters. In a special way I am imploring you to pray for priests and for all the consecrated, that they may love Jesus still more fervently; that the Holy Spirit may fill their hearts with joy; that they may witness Heaven and Heavenly mysteries. Many souls are in sin, because there are not those who sacrifice themselves and pray for their conversion. I am with you and am praying that your hearts may be filled with joy. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (September 25, 2017)

 
“Dear children! I am calling you to be generous in renunciation, fasting and prayer for all those who are in temptation, and are your brothers and sisters….”
 
Our Lady is calling us to a very special ministry in this message. It is the grace of joining in the rescue mission for souls. She sees all the souls who in our day are inundated with temptations: temptations from without, through the media, through materialism, through our drug culture, through atheism and all the other faithless and Godless endeavors that surround us, and temptations from within, through loneliness, abandonment, abuse, despondency and despair. There are many, many souls who are sorely tempted in these days. And yet there are so few who can give them hope and the way out.
 
But we are being called to offer up our sufferings, our fasting, our prayers and little sacrifices for them, to stand as a bulwark between these souls and the enemy who would like to convince them to despair.
 
St. Faustina received this very ministry from Jesus, early in her consecrated life. Here is how she describes it:
 
My Jesus, I will now strive to give honor and glory to Your Name, doing battle till the day on which You yourself will say, enough! Every soul You have entrusted to me, Jesus, I will try to aid with prayer and sacrifice, so that Your grace can work in them. O great lover of souls, my Jesus, I thank You for this immense confidence with which You have deigned to place souls in our care. O you days of work and of monotony, you are not monotonous to me at all, for each moment brings me new graces and opportunity to do good. (Diary 245)

St. Faustina understood that her prayer and sacrifice could help souls to withstand temptations and find faith. And she wanted very much to be part of the fight for souls. We are now being called to join in that fight. It is not easy, because we may not see the effects of our sacrifices and prayers on this earth. The souls saved may be hidden from our eyes. But through faith we know that Our Lady would not ask us to sacrifice and pray for souls if it was impossible to be any help!

So, together, let’s begin to understand this call. We can help our brothers and sisters who are in danger. Our prayers and sacrifices are works of rescue!

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


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LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

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

Top Stories
• Senate Pulls Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood as John McCain, Rand Paul and Susan Collins Oppose It

• Cecile Richards Celebrates Defeat of Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood: “It Would Have Caused Suffering”
• Hillary Clinton: Any Woman Who Voted for Donald Trump “Disrespected Themselves”
. Trump Admin Defunds Planned Parenthood: Abortion Biz Loses Millions to Push Obamacare

More Pro-Life News
• Catholic Church Leader: “All Other Rights” Flow From the Right to Life
• Man in So-Called “Persistent Vegetative State” for 15 Years Shows Signs of Consciousness

• Woman Cut Pregnant Mom’s Throat So She Couldn’t Scream While She Cut Out Her Baby From Her Womb
• Former Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic Managers Tell Pro-Lifers to Pray and End Abortion
• Ireland Will Vote Next Year on Legalizing Abortion, Overturning Law Saying Unborn Baby Has a Right to Life
• Planned Parenthood Defends Doing Dismemberment Abortions as One of the “Safest” Abortion Procedures
• Rape Survivors Who Rejected Abortion Forced to Move Event After Abortion Activists Threaten Violence
• Buddhist, Muslim and Christian Religious Leaders United to Oppose Legalizing Abortion in Sri Lanka
• 3,800 Babies Will Die in Abortions if Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner Signs Bill for Taxpayer Funding
• Abortion Practitioners Often Suffer From Mental Disorders. Here are Some Examples

Respect Life Month Resources
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September Life News Special:

Senate Pulls Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood as John McCain, Rand Paul and Susan Collins Oppose It
Senate Republicans have officially pulled the plug on the reconciliation bill that would defund Planned Parenthood and repeal portions of Obamacare.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.


Cecile Richards Celebrates Defeat of Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood: “It Would Have Caused Suffering”
Cecile Richards today celebrated the defeat of the bill to defund Planned Parenthood.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Hillary Clinton: Any Woman Who Voted for Donald Trump “Disrespected Themselves”
Hillary Clinton suggested last week that husbands pressured their wives to vote for her opponent in the 2016 election.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Trump Admin Defunds Planned Parenthood: Abortion Biz Loses Millions to Push Obamacare
President Donald Trump’s administration has been cutting off various streams of taxpayer funding to the abortion chain Planned Parenthood.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Catholic Church Leader: “All Other Rights” Flow From the Right to Life
A Catholic Church leader urged the United Nations on Monday to recognize that the right to life is the most fundamental of all human rights.

Cl i ck to Read at LifeNews.com

Man in So-Called “Persistent Vegetative State” for 15 Years Shows Signs of Consciousness
A 35-year-old man who had been in a persistent vegetative state (PVS) for 15 years has shown signs of consciousness after receiving a pioneering therapy involving nerve stimulation.

Cl i ck 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.

Woman Cut Pregnant Mom’s Throat So She Couldn’t Scream While She Cut Out Her Baby From Her Womb
Two years ago, a New York woman who was nearly 9-months pregnant died after a childhood friend cut her unborn baby from her womb in an attempt to pass the infant off as her own.

Cli ck to Read at LifeNews.com.

Former Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic Managers Tell Pro-Lifers to Pray and End Abortion
I want to share words of encouragement from two former Planned Parenthood managers in this brand-new video!.

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.

Pro-Life Student Leader: “Planned Parenthood Doesn’t Speak for This Generation. This Generation is Pro-Life”

Abortion Practitioners Often Suffer From Mental Disorders. Here are Some Examples

 
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It really is go time!

And on the eve of the start of the largest 40 Days for Life campaign yet … I want to share words of encouragement from two former Planned Parenthood managers in this brand-new video!

To watch … click on the image below …

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… or go to:

https://40daysforlife.com/2017/09/26/former-managers/

Through 40 Days for Life, it’s possible to prayerfully reach out and change hearts and minds — women who are pondering abortions … passersby on the street … and even the people who work in the abortion business and see your public witness through the windows of their buildings.

Prayer. Does. Work!

I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for this campaign to get started!

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Farmington, New Mexico

A new 40 Days for Life team in Farmington is ready to go!

Originally, there hadn ‘t been a vigil scheduled in Farmington … because Planned Parenthood had decided that its abortion referral center would shut down this month.

But then after the abortion giant announced the closure, some deep-pocketed donors bailed it out. The office, Planned Parenthood trumpeted, would remain open.

40 Days for Life supporters in New Mexico were not going to take that news sitting down … and they immediately went out and started planning their local vigil.

The campaign kicked off on a cold, rainy day. “We had about 60 people in attendance,” said Sarah in Farmington. “It was a great event. A Catholic priest, a Baptist pastor, and two New Mexico state representatives all spoke.”

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Nairobi, Kenya

Many of the international 40 Days for Life campaigns face special challenges. That is the case for the volunteers who will be praying outside the Marie Stopes headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.

Marie Stopes is a London-based chain that is trying to extend its outreach in Africa and Latin America. Many activists speculate the organization is encouraging abortions in places where they are illegal.

In fact, one group — CitizenGO – Africa – has even delivered a petition to Kenya’s ministry of health, demanding that Marie Stopes’ license be revoked and calling on the health secretary to close the Marie Stopes offices.

Marie Stopes advertises “pregnancy solutions” on the streets of Nairobi, encouraging women to call them for appointments.

Please pray for Nairobi — and all 40 Days for Life campaigns!

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If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and forgive their sin and heal their land.

— 2 Chronicles 7:14

Heavenly Father, we cry out for Your mercy and ask you to remove the scourge of abortion from our land. Use us as your vessels, Lord, to bring the light of Your truth to our nation once again.

See today’s full devotional.

Please find the location nearest you … and join your hometown vigil tomorrow:

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For life,

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Shawn D. Carney
President
40 Days for Life

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