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Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the politics of abortion:

 

The birth control pill became commercially available in 1960, and in 1973 abortion was legalized. Those on the left who have been pushing for a libertine culture have won the PR battle on contraception (most Americans are okay with it), but they have lost the PR battle on abortion (most Americans want limits on when and why it should be performed).

The public has been trending pro-life in recent years. Technology is one reason why: baby pictures in the womb are convincing. This has upset the abortion industry, forcing them to develop new strategies. One preferred tactic is to include abortion-inducing drugs in public policies that allow for contraception.

The Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate promoted by the Obama administration was designed to force all employers, including Catholic ones, to provide contraceptives in their insurance plans. They did not include abortion. However, they did include abortifacients, or abortion-inducing drugs. Why?

The Obama officials knew that abortion is viewed very differently than contraceptives, so that is why they left it out of the HHS mandate. They could have stopped right there—forcing employers to pay for contraceptives but not abortion. But they did not. They were bent on including abortifacients in their policy. In doing so, they showed their true colors: As I have been saying for years, the HHS mandate was never about contraceptives—it was always about abortion.

The long-term goal of pro-abortion activists is to have nationwide tax-funded abortions without any restrictions whatsoever. But they can’t get that now, which explains why they have settled for public funding of abortifacients.

Regrettably, some on the pro-life side have failed to see what the pro-abortion game plan is. That includes the University of Notre Dame.

In February 2018, Notre Dame president Father John Jenkins announced that the university would start providing coverage for what he called “simple contraceptives.” He said the plan would not cover abortifacients. If he thought this policy would prove to be non-controversial, he was wrong. Not only did some Notre Dame students, faculty, and alumni not agree with funding contraceptives, those on the pro-abortion side were livid. They sued because abortion-inducing drugs were not covered.

They didn’t wait long: their suit was filed in June, just four months later. Their incremental approach—push for abortifacients but not abortion—was exactly what the HHS mandate provided. Recently, on January 16, Notre Dame lost in district court in its bid to have the case dismissed. Jenkins should have known that the Left will never be appeased—they always want more.

Leading the charge for abortifacients in the school’s healthcare policy are Irish 4 Reproductive Health (a far-left student association), Americans United for Separation of Church and State (an anti-Catholic organization), the National Women’s Law Center (a radical feminist entity), and the Center for Reproductive Rights (an extremist pro-abortion institution). The students receive funding from the taxpayer-funded giant, Planned Parenthood, and Catholics for Choice (a Catholic-bashing group).

What unites the four groups suing the University of Notre Dame is their contention that abortifacients are a form of birth control and should therefore not be excluded in a policy that allows for contraceptive coverage.

Irish 4 Reproductive Health calls for a “comprehensive” policy that addresses “reproductive healthcare.” Americans United says Notre Dame is denying “certain forms of birth control.” The National Women’s Law Center says the policy does not fund “birth control guaranteed to them by the Affordable Care Act.” The Center for Reproductive Rights uses the identical language.

Are abortifacients really analogous to the pill as a form of birth control? Or are they really abortion-inducing medications?

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says, “There is no scientific evidence that FDA-approved emergency contraceptives affect an existing pregnancy; no EC is classified as an abortifacient.”

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops disagrees, saying there is much confusion over what constitutes an abortion. “HHS uses it to describe only the disruption of an already implanted pregnancy. However, because a human life begins when sperm and egg meet to form a new living organism, the moral problem of abortion arises whenever a drug or device destroys the new embryonic human being, for example by preventing his or her implantation in the uterine wall needed to survive.”

Who does the pro-abortion industry agree with? For them, the question is irrelevant. They maintain that abortion, abortifacients, and contraceptives are all the same: they are a form of birth control.

Planned Parenthood says, “The Paragard [copper] IUD is the most effective type of emergency contraception. It works up to 5 days after unprotected sex, and keeps on preventing pregnancy for up to 12 years.” That puts them in partial agreement with the bishops—it is an abortifacient. But, of course, unlike the bishops, they are okay with that.

NARAL Pro-Choice, the other abortion behemoth, says, “Emergency contraception (EC), sometimes called ‘the morning-after pill,’ is birth control that significantly reduces the chances of becoming pregnant if taken soon after sex.” So it agrees with the bishops that EC works as an abortifacient, but it also celebrates its usage as a form of birth control.

The National Women’s Liberation says, “We want free and full access to all forms of birth control, including contraception and abortion.” The linkage is similarly acknowledged.

Interestingly, the idea that abortion is a form of birth control was rejected in 2016 by pro-abortion politician Nancy Pelosi. This earned her the wrath of her fans at NARAL. What gives?

Pelosi, who calls herself a Catholic, is constantly under criticism for her pro-abortion stance, so it behooved her not to be seen as a proponent of the position that “abortion is a form of birth control.” NARAL was free to say what it believes.

Casting abortion as a form of birth control is nothing new. In 1968, five years before Roe v. Wade, the Task Force on Family Law and Policy issued a report to the Citizens’ Advisory Council on the Status of Women (a group established by President John F. Kennedy). It argued in favor of repealing state abortion laws, calling abortion “an alternative to other contraceptive methods” (my italic).

Two years after Roe, in a journal published by an institution affiliated with the Department of Health and Human Services, a study was done on the “effectiveness of abortion as a form of birth control.”

In 1992, Dr. Susan Allen, a physician with the Feminist Women’s Health Center in Atlanta, and a practicing abortionist, flatly admitted that “Abortion is a form of birth control.”

The pro-abortion students at the University of Notre Dame, and their pro-abortion allies, are ultimately determined to sell the notion that abortion is a form of birth control. But because there are some nervous Nellies out there (e.g., Pelosi), they are now settling for equating abortifacients with contraceptives. It’s time to unmask these activists. It is not the pill that fires them—it’s abortion.


Luke 1:39-44 If you look at the sequences of the texts around this story, Mary was only days old pregnant when she went to Elizabeth. Yet, Elizabeth spoke of the embryonic child as “My Lord”)

“In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a town in Judah, and she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit, and she exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! And why is this granted to me that the mother of my Lord should come to me?


LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report

Friday, January 31, 2020

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Top Stories
WATCH: Here’s the 30-Second Pro-Life Super Bowl Commercial Fox Rejected
Joe Biden Claims He “Respects Religious Freedom,” But Will Force Christians to Fund Abortions
Shame on Fox for Rejecting Pro-Life Super Bowl Commercial, Running Drag Queen Ad Instead
Belgium Clears Doctors Who Euthanized Woman Just Because She Was Depressed

More Pro-Life News
Kansas Governor: Women Would be in the “Dark Ages” if They Couldn’t Kill Their Babies in Abortions
President Trump Fights for Unborn Children and Pro-Life Americans
TikTok Un-Bans Pro-Life Group’s Account Hours After Pro-Lifers Flood it With Criticism
Pastor Confirms: “The Bible Makes it Clear Human Life Begins at Conception and All Human Life is Precious”
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WATCH: Here’s the 30-Second Pro-Life Super Bowl Commercial Fox Rejected

The simple, yet profound ad makes people think about the injustice of abortion without mentioning the word.


Joe Biden Claims He “Respects Religious Freedom,” But Will Force Christians to Fund Abortions

Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden is claiming that he would “respect religious freedom” as president

Shame on Fox for Rejecting Pro-Life Super Bowl Commercial, Running Drag Queen Ad Instead

To the power brokers who determine which ads are approved for the Super Bowl, drag queens, social justice warriors and gun control advocates are not at all controversial.

A jury in Belgium have cleared the cleared all three doctors in the euthanasia death of Tine Nys (38, pictured in middle) who was diagnosed as autistic to qualify for euthanasia.

Kansas Governor: Women Would be in the “Dark Ages” if They Couldn’t Kill Their Babies in Abortions

Pro-abortion Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly slammed a proposed constitutional amendment Thursday that would make it clear that there is no right to abortion in Kansas.

One week ago today, I had the honor of standing on stage at the 47th annual March for Life as President Donald J. Trump addressed the massive crowd.
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TikTok Un-Bans Pro-Life Group’s Account Hours After Pro-Lifers Flood it With Criticism

The power of social media was on display Friday as video sharing platform TikTok was deluged with criticism from pro-life people worldwide and ultimately changed its decision to ban the pro-life group LiveAction from using its platform.

 

Pastor Confirms: “The Bible Makes it Clear Human Life Begins at Conception and All Human Life is Precious”

Pastor Robert Kujawski believes the Bible is clear about abortion – and science is, too.


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January 31, 2020
St. John Bosco, priest

Dear Family of Mary!

“Dear children! Today I am calling you to pray even more, until you feel the holiness of forgiveness in your heart. There must be holiness in the families, little children, because there is no future for the world without love and holiness – because in holiness and joy, you give yourselves to God the Creator who loves you with immeasurable love. This is why He sends me to you. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (January 25, 2020)


“This is why He sends me to you”:


1. To call you to pray even more… (Our Lady’s most important call is prayer because everything flows from our relationship with God in prayer.)
 
2. To help you to feel the holiness of forgiveness in your heart. (In prayer we perceive that we have sinned and can repent.   We also perceive that we have been harmed by the sins of others, and we can forgive them. Forgiveness changes everything. There is no feeling as life-giving as having been forgiven and being able to forgive.)
 
3. To help you build holiness in your family. (Through our experience of forgiveness – God’s forgiveness and our own, we can begin to live holy lives in our families.)

4. To keep you humble by reminding you that you are little children! (We are at our best when we realize we are children of God.)
 
5. To build a future in you through love and holiness. (Without a future, life has no meaning. Our future is with God.)
 
6. To give that future to the whole world through your love and holiness. (We can share our future joy with others, until the whole world realizes there is eternity with God.)
 
6. To show you how to give yourself to God the Creator through joy and holiness. (In holiness, we learn to give of ourselves until we are completely given to our Lord.)
 
7. To help you to discover the immeasurable love of God. (Heaven!!!)

Thank you, dearest Mother, for sharing your heart with us. Thank you for teaching us how to return to Jesus, how to accept His love and forgiveness, and how to open our hearts to joy! Thank you for being sent by God, for coming to us in Medjugorje. Thank you!!!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2020

PS. Mirjana will have her monthly apparition on Sunday, February 2. I will send out the message as soon as I can. And the video of her encounter will be posted on Mary TV! www.marytv.tv
 

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LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report

Thursday, January 30, 2020

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Top Stories
Bernie Sanders Will Sign Executive Order on Day 1 Forcing Americans to Fund Planned Parenthood
Bloomberg’s $10 Million Super Bowl Ad Says He’s “Fighting for Every Child,” But He Supports Abortion
Fox Deceived Pro-Life Group About Its Super Bowl Commercial, Falsely Claimed Ads Were Sold Out
Democrats Sue to Force U.S. to Ratify ERA, Allowing Unlimited Abortions Up to Birth

More Pro-Life News
Methodist Pastor Prays for Women to Have the Right to Kill Their Babies in Abortions
Elizabeth Warren Promises Not to Spread Misinformation, But Says Abortion is Like “Getting Your Tonsils Out”
Abortionist is Still Aborting Babies Even Though His Medical License Has Expired
Pro-Life Democrat: Democrats are Such “Abortion Extremists” More People Will Leave the Party
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Bernie Sanders Will Sign Executive Order on Day 1 Forcing Americans to Fund Planned Parenthood

One of the top agenda items on his list is forcing Americans to fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business.


Bloomberg’s $10 Million Super Bowl Ad Says He’s “Fighting for Every Child,” But He Supports Abortion

Mike Bloomberg will be running a $10 million Super Bowl ad saying he’s “fighting for every child.”

Fox Deceived Pro-Life Group About Its Super Bowl Commercial, Falsely Claimed Ads Were Sold Out

Responding to pro-lifers’ outrage this week, FOX Sports said it did not have ad space in the 2020 Super Bowl to fit in a pro-life commercial from Faces of Choice.

Three pro-abortion Democrat leaders filed a lawsuit this week to force the United States to ratify the pro-abortion Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to the Constitution.

Methodist Pastor Prays for Women to Have the Right to Kill Their Babies in Abortions

A United Methodist pastor in Florida stirred up dissension in the state legislature Wednesday when he openly prayed for the “right” to abort unborn babies.

Elizabeth Warren is confused. Yesterday she made a promise to not spread misinformation. But, when it comes to abortion, she is one of the biggest distributors of misinformation.
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Abortionist is Still Aborting Babies Even Though His Medical License Has Expired

An abortionist who works at the Hagerstown Reproductive Health Services in Hagerstown, Maryland, has been doing so on an expired medical license since September 30, 2019.

 

Pro-Life Democrat: Democrats are Such “Abortion Extremists” More People Will Leave the Party

Pro-life Democrats do exist. They are many, and they want their party to represent their voices, too.


There must be holiness in the families…
(c) Mary TV/ Mateo Ivankovic 2017

 

January 30, 2020

Dear Family of Mary!

“…There must be holiness in the families, little children, because there is no future for the world without love and holiness – because in holiness and joy, you give yourselves to God the Creator who loves you with immeasurable love….” (January 25, 2020)


Our Lady often reminds us that our families must be holy. She knows that so much depends on the family. The family is the place where life begins. The family is where God’s great design for the human race is enacted, as we co-create with Him our children. The family is where community is first experienced. The family is where prayer exists, between husband and wife, and with the children, every day. God is present in that prayer. And in the family the faith is shared and grows.

Humanity depends on these families. Our Lady knows how crucial it is that there are good and holy families in the world.

Fr. John Hampsch, C.M.F. authored a beautiful prayer for the healing of the family, and indeed the extended family. It is powerful. Let’s pray this prayer for our families, asking that holiness will grow in our families, and love and joy will follow:

 
 
PRAYER FOR HEALING YOUR FAMILY TREE     
Heavenly Father, I come before you as your child, in great need of your help; I have physical health needs, emotional needs, spiritual needs, and interpersonal needs. Many of my problems have been caused by my own failures, neglects, and sinfulness, for which I humbly beg your forgiveness, Lord. But I also ask you to forgive the sins of my ancestors whose failures have left their effects on me in the form of unwanted tendencies, behavior patterns and defects in body, mind and spirit. Heal me, Lord, of all these disorders.

With your help I sincerely forgive everyone, especially livings or dead members of my family tree, who have directly offended me or my loved ones in any way, or those whose sins have resulted in our present sufferings and disorders. In the name of your divine Son, Jesus, and in the power of his Holy Spirit, I ask you, Father, to deliver me and my entire family tree from the influence of the evil one. Free all living or dead members of my family tree, including those in adoptive relationships, and those in extended family relationships, from every contaminating form of bondage.

By your loving concern for us, heavenly Father, and by the shed blood of your precious Son, Jesus, I beg you to extend your blessings to me and to all my living and deceased relatives. Heal every negative effect transmitted through all past generations and prevent such negative effects in future generations of my family tree.

I symbolically place the cross of Jesus over the head of each person in my family tree, and between each generation; I ask you to let the cleansing blood of Jesus purify the bloodlines in my family lineage. Set your protective angels to encamp around us, and permit Archangel Raphael, the patron of healing, to administer your divine healing power to all of us, even in the area of genetic disability. Give special power to our family members’ guardian angels to heal, protect, guide and encourage each of us in all our needs. Let your healing power be released at this very moment, and let it continue as long as your sovereignty permits.

In our family tree, Lord, replace all bondage with a holy bonding in family love. And let there be an ever-deeper bonding with you, Lord, by the Holy Spirit, to your Son, Jesus. Let the family of the Holy Trinity pervade our family with its tender, warm, loving presence, so that our family may recognize and manifest that love in all our relationships. All of our unknown needs we include with this petition that we pray in Jesus’ precious name. Amen

St. Joseph, Patron of family life, pray for us.     
Rev. John H. Hampsch, C.M.F.

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
(c)Mary TV 2020 

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

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

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Top Stories
Fox Allows Super Bowl Ad With Drag Queens, Won’t Approve Pro-Life Commercial
CNN Host Don Lemon Refuses to Apologize for Belittling Trump Supporters as Stupid Illiterates
President Trump Helps Texas Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz, Money Will Go to Real Health Care
Gloria Steinem: Saving Babies From Abortion is “Patriarchy,” Pro-Life People are Like Hitler

More Pro-Life News
Tom Steyer Claims President Trump Has “Tortured Children,” But He Supports Killing Babies in Abortion
Woman Claims God Told Her to Kill Her Baby in an Abortion: “I Asked Him to Show Me a Sign”
Baby Born With Brain Outside His Skull Celebrates His First Birthday After Mom Rejects Abortion
Virginia Senate Passes Bill to Overturn Every Pro-Life Law Saving Babies From Abortion
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Fox Allows Super Bowl Ad With Drag Queens, Won’t Approve Pro-Life Commercial

FOX Sports apparently has no problem airing controversial ads during the 2020 Super Bowl — just not a pro-life commercial.


CNN Host Don Lemon Refuses to Apologize for Belittling Trump Supporters as Stupid Illiterates

During his opening monologue for Tuesday’s CNN Tonight, Lemon refuses to apologize.

Whether intentionally or not, feminist icon Gloria Steinem completely misunderstands what is at the heart of the pro-life movement.

Tom Steyer Claims President Trump Has “Tortured Children,” But He Supports Killing Babies in Abortion

Tom Steyer, the billionaire Democrat presidential candidate, is attempting to assert the moral high ground against President Donald Trump.

The realization that an abortion destroys the life of an innocent, unborn child is a painful one, and sometimes women try to block the pain of their abortions with excuses fed to them by the abortion industry.
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Baby Born With Brain Outside His Skull Celebrates His First Birthday After Mom Rejects Abortion

Texas mom Omobolo Gordan just wants the world to know that her son’s life is valuable even though he has a disability.

 

Virginia Senate Passes Bill to Overturn Every Pro-Life Law Saving Babies From Abortion

Virginia Democrats are fast-tracking a series of pro-abortion bills that would overturn basically all of the pro-life laws in the state.


May they find strength and renewal in the Holy Spirit.

Day Nine:
January 29, 2020
Intercession
May all who defend life find strength and renewal in the Holy Spirit.
Prayers
Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be
Reflection
God has carefully, tenderly created every person in His own image and likeness, to be in a loving relationship with Himself. From each tiny child knit within a mother’s womb, to every person approaching death, all are loved perfectly and completely by God. “It is therefore a service of love,” Pope Saint John Paul II explains, “which we are all committed to ensure to our neighbor, that his or her life may be always defended and promoted, especially when it is weak or threatened [emphasis added]” (Evangelium vitae 77).
In a world in which the most vulnerable are so often overlooked and disregarded, Christ calls us to embrace and uphold the unconditional dignity of every human life. In answering this call, we help to build “a new culture of life, the fruit of the culture of truth and of love” (EV 77). May the Holy Spirit continually renew us as we strive to faithfully defend God’s gift of life.
Acts of Reparation (Choose one.)
  • Do you love your cup of tea or coffee? Abstain from caffeine today, or try your coffee black.
  • “Unplug” for some time, and reflect on how God may be asking you to help build a culture of life in your home, workplace, or Church community.
  • Offer some other sacrifice, prayer, or act of penance that you feel called to do for today’s intention.
One Step Further
Watching the news and reading headlines, we may often feel helpless in the face of heartbreaking lack of respect for human life. When our efforts to make a difference feel small, it’s important to remember that changing the culture is a process of conversion that begins in our own hearts. It includes a willingness to be instructed by the Holy Spirit and a desire to be close to Jesus—the source of joy and love. “How to Build a Culture of Life” briefly explains where to start.
Evangelium vitae (The Gospel of Life), no.77 © 1995, Libreria Editrice Vaticana. Used with permission. All rights reserved. Models used for illustrative purposes only. iStock.com / SergeyIT. All rights reserved. Copyright © 2019, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Washington, DC. All rights reserved.
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Let no soul fear to draw near to Me
(c) Mary TV/ Mateo Ivankovic 2016

 

January 29, 2020

Dear Family of Mary!

“Today I am calling you to pray even more, until you feel the holiness of forgiveness in your heart….”

   

The holiness of forgiveness!! We should all long to feel this holiness. We will never want to NOT feel it once we do!! Jesus became one of us in order to bring forgiveness to us, the kind of forgiveness that will endure. It will carry us into heaven. His forgiveness is beyond all the possibilities that we can think of in our human finiteness. Jesus’s forgiveness is complete, unwarranted, and at the cost of His own life on the Cross. His forgiveness brings us into the heart of the Father, who is that very Father who welcomed home the prodigal son. So feeling the holiness of forgiveness for each one of us is holy ecstasy!!

Jesus told St. Faustina about His forgiveness in the revelation of His Divine Mercy:

(699) On one occasion, I heard these words: My daughter, tell the whole world about My inconceivable (138) mercy. I desire that the Feast of Mercy139 be a refuge and shelter for all souls, and especially for poor sinners. On that day the very depths of My tender mercy are open. I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the Fount of My Mercy. The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment. On that day all the divine floodgates through which graces flow are opened. Let no soul fear to draw near to Me, even though its sins be as scarlet. My mercy is so great that no mind, be it of man or of angel, will be able to fathom it throughout all eternity. Everything that exists has come forth from the very depths of My most tender mercy. Every soul in its relation to Me will contemplate My love and mercy throughout eternity. The Feast of Mercy emerged from My very depths of tenderness. (139) It is My desire that it be solemnly celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter. Mankind will not have peace until it turns to the Fount of My Mercy. (St. Faustina’s Diary, 699)

Our Lady has called us to pray even more, because she wants to envelop as many souls as possible in the Mercy of her Son while there is still time!! Let’s all pray even more!!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2020

“Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world.”
Saint John Paul II
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Tribulation Times
January 29, 2020

(Psa 6:2) Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am weak: heal me, O Lord, for my bones are troubled.

POPE FRANCIS: “I pray for the people who have become ill because of the virus that has spread in China. May the Lord welcome the dead in his peace, comfort the families and support the great work already put in place by the Chinese community to fight the outbreak.”

HEADLINE: Wuhan coronavirus: China will contain ‘demon’ outbreak, Xi Jinping says as death toll mounts


VIDEO: One day in Wuhan through a photographer’s lens

ASIANEWS.IT
Coronavirus contagion in China continues with 106 victims

Chinese health authorities are revising upwards the death toll from the coronavirus that is spreading across the country: to date, 106 deaths have risen sharply compared to 81 yesterday. Regarding the number of total infections, the National Health Commission reports that there are 4,515 confirmed cases. In just 24 hours, 1,680 more people contracted lung infection. According to the government agency, there are almost 7 thousand other suspected cases and awaiting clinical confirmation.

This morning because of the epidemic, Beijing postponed the beginning of the spring semester for schools and universities across the country. At the moment, students are on vacation for the Chinese New Year and the Ministry of Education has not made public a date for the resumption of lessons. School leaders are required to “ask students not to go out, gather together, hold or participate in centralized activities,” reads a government note.

At today’s meeting, the National Health Commission announced that another 6,000 medical staff members have been mobilized to combat the spread of the virus in the epicenter of the epidemic – Hubei province. To limit population flows and facilitate checks, yesterday the communist regime decided to extend the holidays by three days. They should originally have ended on January 30th.

The virus, which first appeared in the city of Wuhan, has been identified in more than a dozen other countries. Last week Beijing isolated Hubei province in the largest registered quarantine operation and is building two new hospitals to treat patients with the virus. The government plans to finish building the structures in 10 days. President Xi Jinping created a special committee to deal with the epidemic.

SOUTH CHINA MORNING POSTWuhan virus: a visual explainer

CDC NEWSROOM2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Updates

SCIENTIFIC AMERICANStopping the Coronavirus: Have We Learned the Lessons from SARS?

UCANEWS REPORT
Chinese churches suspend Masses as deadly coronavirus spreads

Hankou Diocese in Hubei province has announced the suspension of community activities in all its parishes as the province is on high alert to check the virus. Restoration programs will be notified separately, it said in a notice.

St. Ignatius Cathedral of Shanghai Diocese in Xujiahui on Jan. 22 said it will be temporarily closed and no prayer services or Masses will be conducted during Chinese New Year.

Holy Family Catholic Church in Wuchang, which is just across the Yangtze River from Wuhan, has issued a notice suspending all Masses temporarily following a government directive.

Ningbo Diocese in Zhejiang province has asked parish priests not to distribute communion on tongues from Jan. 22 as a preventive measure. “The church members shall receive the Eucharist in their hands,” it said in a notice seeking parishioners’ prayers to end the epidemic.

A Hubei priest, who asked not to be named, told UCA News that although the situation is “very serious,” churches should not stop Masses. “In the current situation, shouldn’t we pray more?” he asked.

A Catholic layman in Hebei, identified only as Paul, said he was “worried that the authorities would use this to crack down on the Church.”
“If it spreads quickly and uncontrollably, church meetings and gatherings may be banned. Authorities may also use this a pretext to crack down on the Church more severely,” he said.

HEADLINES OF CONCERN

Wuhan virus could infect 150,000 people a day
WHO Admits to Error in Its Risk Assessment of China Coronavirus
Virus-hit Wuhan has two laboratories linked to Chinese bio-warfare program
Ladder of Divine Ascent excerpt: Step 27- “On holy stillness of body and soul”

68. Faith is the wing of prayer; without it, my prayer will return again to my bosom. Faith is the unshaken firmness of the soul, unmoved by any adversity. A believer is not one who thinks that God can do everything, but one who believes that he will obtain all things.


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Hundreds of Millions of Girls Killed in China, Where Are the Feminists?


LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

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Top Stories
Fox Refuses Pro-Life Group’s Super Bowl Commercial Featuring Abortion Survivors
Pete Buttigieg Refuses to Condemn Infanticide, Won’t Say if He Disagrees With Ralph Northam
President Donald Trump Has Stood Strong Against Abortion, Supported Human Rights for Unborn Babies
Doctors Told Parents to Abort Their Disabled Baby: “Get Rid of It and Try Again.” They Refused

More Pro-Life News
President Donald Trump Has Become the Most Pro-Life President Ever
Her Mother Was Poor, Married to an Alcoholic and Pregnant With Her 6th Child. But She Rejected Abortion
Planned Parenthood Injures Woman in Botched Abortion, She’s Rushed to Hospital Hemorrhaging Blood
Amazing Time-Lapse Video of Mom’s Entire Pregnancy Gets Millions of Views
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Fox Refuses Pro-Life Group’s Super Bowl Commercial Featuring Abortion Survivors

Over the weekend, pro-abortion Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg created a nationwide controversy when he refused to welcome pro-life Democrats into the party.


Pete Buttigieg Refuses to Condemn Infanticide, Won’t Say if He Disagrees With Ralph Northam

A student activist attending the 47th annual March for Life Friday said a pro-abortion protester threatened to “f***in’” slit her throat.

President Donald Trump Has Stood Strong Against Abortion, Supported Human Rights for Unborn Babies

The president’s historic address is just the latest example of the administration’s commitment to protecting children and limiting abortion.

Nicole Adame’s 24-week ultrasound was supposed to be a joyous appointment where she and her husband would learn their baby’s sex.

President Donald Trump Has Become the Most Pro-Life President Ever

The leader of the Free World came to the March for Life—and we as a nation will never be the same.

A personal connection to their cause drives her daily, Heritage Foundation President Kay C. James told a gathering of young, pro-life Americans in Washington.
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Planned Parenthood Injures Woman in Botched Abortion, She’s Rushed to Hospital Hemorrhaging Blood

In a scene that has been replicated thousands of times at abortion facilities across America, an ambulance and fire unit responded to a 911 call for help on December 18, 2019, when a woman who had undergone an abortion experienced “possibly dangerous” hemorrhage.

 

Amazing Time-Lapse Video of Mom’s Entire Pregnancy Gets Millions of Views

There have reportedly been millions of views! Here’s why.