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Open Letter to Rob Schenck: Why Overturning Roe v. Wade is Good for Women, Children and Society


LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report

Friday, May 31, 2019

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Top Stories
CBS, NBC May Join Netflix and Disney in Boycotting Georgia After It Banned Abortions
Disney Threatens to Boycott Georgia But Partners With China, Which Forces Women to Have Abortions
Missouri Judge Stops State’s Bid to Shut Down Planned Parenthood, Won’t Become First Abortion-Free State
Gov. Gavin Newsom Welcomes Women to Have Abortions: Come to California to Kill Your Baby

More Pro-Life News
Trump Slams Democrats on Abortion: “Their Radical Position on Abortion is Horrible”
New York Times Tries to Dehumanize Unborn Babies, Calls Baby’s Heartbeat “Embryonic Pulsing”
Mike Pence Tells Justin Trudeau Trump Admin Will “Always Stand for the Sanctity of Human Life”
Justice Clarence Thomas Was Right: Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger Was a Racist

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CBS, NBC May Join Netflix and Disney in Boycotting Georgia After It Banned Abortions

In recent years, Georgia has become something of a second home for Hollywood as the state has opened itself up to filmmakers. 


Disney Threatens to Boycott Georgia But Partners With China, Which Forces Women to Have Abortions

The Walt Disney Company is considering boycotting Georgia over its new abortion law, even as Disney profits from doing business in China, a notorious human rights violator.

Missouri Judge Stops State’s Bid to Shut Down Planned Parenthood, Won’t Become First Abortion-Free State

The last abortion clinic in the state of Missouri will not shut down this week even though the Planned Parenthood abortion facility has injured 74 women in botched abortions, failed health inspections and run afoul of state health and safety laws.

Gov. Gavin Newsom welcomed women to come to California to abort their unborn babies in response to other states’ efforts to ban abortions.


 

Trump Slams Democrats on Abortion: “Their Radical Position on Abortion is Horrible”

It’s a “horrible” position to take, President Donald Trump said Thursday.

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Mike Pence Tells Justin Trudeau Trump Admin Will “Always Stand for the Sanctity of Human Life”

Vice President Mike Pence defended the rights of unborn babies in front of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday.

 

Justice Clarence Thomas’s opinion slamming eugenic abortions in a recent Indiana case struck a nerve with abortion advocates this week.

MORE PRO-LIFE NEWS FROM TODAY

Hollywood Loves Abortion Because The Entertainment Industry Wants Sex Without Consequences

Hillary, Chelsea Clinton Plan to Launch Feminist Movie Production Company

Martin Luther King Jr’s Niece: Clarence Thomas Was Right About Abortion’s Racist History

North Carolina Will Vote June 5 to Override Gov. Cooper’s Veto of Bill to Stop Infanticide

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Netflix Employees Donated $20,000 to Planned Parenthood Abortion Business in 2018

Brian Sims Tells Pro-Life Woman Asking About His Abortion Views: “Get a Life”

Nebraska Legislature Passes Pro-Life Bill to Save Babies From the Abortion Pill

Hospital Staff Caught on Video Bullying and Restraining Patients With Learning Disabilities and Autism

Kansas Supreme Court Decision Creating “Right” to Abortion Shows Why State Constitutions Matter

 

 


The Coming of the Holy Spirit
Bronze Relief on Apparition Hill, Medjugorje
by Carmelo Puzzolo

May 31, 2019
Novena to the Holy Spirit, Day 1
Springs of Living Water!
 
Dear Family of Mary!
 
Today we begin the Novena to the Holy Spirit which will culminate with the Feast of Pentecost! This year I want to keep the readings and prayers simple and short. We will consider a message from Our Lady of Medjugorje, read a scripture and then pray a prayer to the Holy Spirit.
 
Let’s ask Our Lady to guide us in this novena, preparing us as she prepared the Apostles in the upper room on that first Pentecost!
 
Our Lady spoke to us on April 2, 2014:
 
“Dear children, with a motherly love I desire to help you with your life of prayer and penance to be a sincere attempt at drawing closer to my Son and His divine light – that you may know how to separate yourselves from sin. Every prayer, every Mass and every fasting is an attempt at drawing closer to my Son, a reminder of His glory and a refuge from sin – it is a way to a renewed union of the good Father and His children. Therefore, my dear children, with hearts open and full of love, cry out the name of the Heavenly Father that He may illuminate you with the Holy Spirit. Through the Holy Spirit you will become a spring of God’s love. All those who do not know my Son, all those thirsting for the love and peace of my Son, will drink from this spring. Thank you. Pray for your shepherds. I pray for them and I desire that they may always feel the blessing of my motherly hands and the support of my motherly heart.” (April 02, 2014)
 
This reminds me of Jesus’ words in John, Chapter 7:

On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and proclaimed, “If any one thirst, let him come to me and drink. He who believes in me, as the scripture has said, `Out of his heart shall flow rivers of living water.'” Now this he said about the Spirit, which those who believed in him were to receive; for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified. (Jn 7: 37-39)

When we are filled with the Holy Spirit, our hearts become springs of living water, springs of the love of God, which flow out on those who do not know the love of Jesus. The Holy Spirit makes us capable of loving others. This is a great thing. We can change the world, if we learn to love and are empowered to love by the Spirit.
 
Prayer:
O Holy Spirit,
Uncreated Love of the Ever-blessed Trinity,
you are living Water and living Fire.
Fill my heart with the streams of your grace,
and make it clean before you.
Fill my heart with the fire of your love,
and burn up all the dross in it,
that it may be bright in your eyes.
Lord Jesus, let your Holy Spirit
dwell ever more and more in my heart.
Amen

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2019
 

“Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world.”
Saint John Paul II
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California Catholic Daily

Dear Reader,

Our line-up for today includes:

Attempt to legalize abortion, gay marriage fails in Mexico: National Front for the Family: “Mexico doesn’t need colonizing ideologies imposed on it such as that of gender. What Mexico needs is a culture of life and of the family.”

“Abortion is an act rife with the potential for eugenic manipulation”: Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas warns colleagues that sooner or later high court must address the issue

UCSF Medical Center abandons plans to affiliate with Dignity Health: Cites concerns over Catholic health care system’s refusal to perform abortions, sterilizations, sex-change procedures and euthanasia

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Recent posts you might have missed from hli.org . . .
Is it true that there are consumer products that use aborted fetuses? Short answer: yes. Read the details here and download a list of products to avoid.
“Health of the mother” is one of the most common reasons used to justify abortions. But what percentage of abortions are really medically necessary?
What’s altruistic surrogacy? Our guide defines this artificial reproduction method plus outlines norms and moral concerns that this growing trend raises.
Birth rates are dropping across the world. Children signal economic prosperity, hope in the future. What does the Church say to a demographic winter?
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LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report

Thursday, May 30, 2019

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Top Stories
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards Signs Bill Banning Abortions When Unborn Baby’s Heartbeat Begins
Disney Threatens to Stop Filming in Georgia if New Abortion Ban Goes Into Effect
World’s Smallest Surviving Premature Baby, Weighing Less Than 9 Ounces, Heads Home From Hospital
Pregnant Legislator Breaks Down in Tears as She Speaks Against Illinois Bill for Abortions Up to Birth

More Pro-Life News
Georgia Prosecutors Threaten to Ignore Abortion Ban, Let Abortionists Get Away With Killing Babies
Abortion Clinic in Peoria, Illinois Will Close Down, Saving Babies From Abortions
Netflix Continues Filming Shows in Middle East, Where Abortion is Illegal, Despite Boycotting Georgia
Justin Trudeau Responds to New American Pro-Life Laws: Canada “Will Always Defend” Abortion
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Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards Signs Banning Abortions When Unborn Baby’s Heartbeat Begins

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards today signed the bill banning abortions when an unborn baby’s heartbeat begins.Click to Read at LifeNews.com


Disney Threatens to Stop Filming in Georgia if New Abortion Ban Goes Into Effect

One of the biggest companies in the world dedicated to children’s entertainment is threatening to boycott Georgia over its new pro-life law.Click to Read at LifeNews.com

Abortion Clinic in Peoria, Illinois Will Close Down, Saving Babies From Abortions

An Illinois abortion facility announced plans to close its doors soon, apparently due to a lack of business.Click to Read at LifeNews.com

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Netflix Continues Filming Shows in Middle East, Where Abortion is Illegal, Despite Boycotting Georgia

Netflix plans to step up production in the Middle East, notably Jordan and Egypt, where abortion is illegal, after mulling a company boycott in Georgia on account of the “heartbeat” abortion bill.Click to Read at LifeNews.com

 

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he plans to take time away from his international trade meeting with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to complain about the pro-life laws in America.Click to Read at LifeNews.com

MORE PRO-LIFE NEWS FROM TODAY

Planned Parenthood Lied: Thousands of Women Did Not Die From Illegal Abortions

Elizabeth Warren Wants Federal Government to Take Away States’ Rights to Pass Pro-Life Laws

CNN Host Alisyn Camerota: Why Shouldn’t We Just Abort All Babies With Disabilities?

ABC Claims When an Unborn Baby’s Heartbeat Begins is Just What Some People “Believe”

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Taxpayers Spend $100 Million Funding Research With Aborted Baby Parts, It’s Time to Stop That

Here’s Big Abortion’s Back-Up Plan Should Roe v. Wade be Overturned

Iowa Judge Blocks New Law Defunding Planned Parenthood Sex Ed Programs Targeting Kids

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Claims Pregnant Women are Not “Mothers”


The Promise from on High
(C)Mary TV

May 30, 2019
The Ascension of the Lord

Dear Family of Mary!

I get a bit cross-eyed on the Feast of the Ascension because some dioceses transfer the feast to Sunday. But for me it makes sense to have it on Thursday!! And then we have 9 days for the Novena for the Holy Spirit before Pentecost. So, let’s celebrate the Ascension today at least in our reflection!

The Gospel for today:

Jesus said to his disciples: “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be preached in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. And behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you; but stay in the city, until you are clothed with power from on high.” 

Then he led them out as far as Bethany and lifting up his hands he blessed them. While he blessed them, he parted from them, and was carried up into heaven. And they returned to Jerusalem with great joy and were continually in the temple blessing God. (Luke 24:46-53)

Power from on high!! The Promise of the Father! This is the gift that Jesus won for us. The Holy Spirit given to us as our indwelling Lord. We receive everything we need in the plan of God through the Holy Spirit. Without the Spirit, we can do nothing. We are blind and weak, as far as the heavenly realities are concerned. Without the Holy Spirit we have very little to offer Our Lord. Our Lady tells us how much we need the Holy Spirit:

May 25, 1993 “Dear children! Today I invite you to open yourselves to God by means of prayer, so the Holy Spirit may begin to work miracles in you and through you. I am with you and I intercede before God for each one of you because, dear children, each one of you is important in my plan of salvation. I invite you to be carriers of good and peace. God can give you peace only if you convert and pray. Therefore, my dear little children, pray, pray, pray and do that which the Holy Spirit inspires you. Thank you for having responded to my call.”


Even as Jesus was ascending to His Father, He made sure that His disciples understood that He was not going to leave them orphaned. He was sending the Holy Spirit to be with them as guide, teacher, power, and love in their lives. Our Lady urges us to open ourselves to God by means of prayer so the Holy Spirit will begin to work in us and through us. What will He do? Miracles!!

We will begin the Novena to the Holy Spirit tomorrow! Get ready!!!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2019

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


 

 


LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report

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Top Stories
Louisiana Legislature Passes Bill Banning Abortions When Unborn Baby’s Heartbeat Begins
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Claims Pregnant Women are Not “Mothers”
Nancy Pelosi Calls Herself a “Devout Catholic” Even Though She Supports Abortions Up to Birth
Washington Post: Planned Parenthood CEO Leana Wen Lied About Women Dying From Illegal Abortions

More Pro-Life News
Missouri Gov: Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic is So Dangerous for Women It’s “Reckless” to Keep It Open
Radical Illinois Bill Would Repeal Parental Notification and Ban on Partial-Birth Abortions
Abortion Advocates Threatened to Rape Pro-Life Legislator’s Wife After He Voted for Abortion Ban
Abortion Activist Hits Pro-Lifer With Cane After He Says “Have Mercy on These Babies”
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Louisiana Legislature Passes Bill Banning Abortions When Unborn Baby’s Heartbeat Begins

The Louisiana legislature today gave its final approval to the heartbeat bill to make it the next state to ban abortions this year.Click to Read at LifeNews.com


Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Claims Pregnant Women are Not “Mothers”

“(A) woman who exercises her constitutionally protected right to terminate a pregnancy is not a ‘mother,’ ” she wrote.Click to Read at LifeNews.com

Nancy Pelosi Calls Herself a “Devout Catholic” Even Though She Supports Abortions Up to Birth

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday accused Alabama Republicans of “hypocrisy” for passing a law banning abortion without exceptions for rape and incest.
Click to Read at LifeNews.com

The Washington Post fact checker slammed Planned Parenthood with its worst rating this week for claiming thousands of women died from illegal abortions annually prior to Roe v. Wade.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

 

Missouri Gov: Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic is So Dangerous for Women It’s “Reckless” to Keep It Open

In advance of a court hearing today, Missouri’s governor said that Planned Parenthood’s sole remaining abortion clinic in the state is so dangerous for women that it’s “reckless” to keep it open.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

Radical Illinois Bill Would Repeal Parental Notification and Ban on Partial-Birth Abortions

The national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) slammed radical legislation passed by Illinois lawmakers to expand abortion on demand through birth, allow non-doctors to perform abortions, repeal the state’s ban on partial birth abortion, and more.Click to Read at LifeNews.com

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Abortion Advocates Threatened to Rape Pro-Life Legislator’s Wife After He Voted for Abortion Ban

Abortion advocates claim to support women but it appears some only support abortion and violence.Click to Read at LifeNews.com

 

Abortion activists turned violent Tuesday in Mississippi during a rally to protest the new state heartbeat law.Click to Read at LifeNews.com

MORE PRO-LIFE NEWS FROM TODAY

Planned Parenthood’s Most Dangerous Abortion Clinic May Lose Its License, Making Missouri Abortion Free

Ginsburg Saying Pregnant Women Aren’t Mothers Insults Moms Whose Babies Died in Miscarriage

Satanists Will Challenge Supreme Court Ruling Requiring Burial of Aborted Babies

“Big Fertility” Makes Billions Mass Producing Human Embryos and Destroying Them in Experiments

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Gucci Celebrates Abortion at Latest Fashion Show With “My Body, My Choice” Outfit

Supreme Court Upholds Pro-Life Law Requiring Proper Burial or Cremation for Babies Killed in Abortions

Supreme Court Blocks Indiana Law Banning Abortions on Babies With Down Syndrome. For Now

Illinois House Passes Bill Legalizing Abortions Up to Birth, Making “Fundamental Right” to Abortion