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Mary TV: April 23, 2018 – My Son has permitted me to stay this long!


(c)Mater Ivankovic 2018
April 23, 2018
St. George
St. Adalbert
 
Dear Family of Mary!

“Dear children! Also today I desire to say to you that my Son has permitted me to remain this long together with you because I desire to educate you, teach you and lead you to peace. I desire to lead you to my Son. That is why, dear children, accept my messages and live my messages. Accept the Gospel, live, live the Gospel! Know, dear children, that the Mother always prays for all of you, intercedes for all of you before her Son. Thank you, dear children, for also today for having responded to my call!” (Message given through Ivan, 04/20/18)

 
Our Lady told us in this message that Jesus has permitted her to remain this long with us because of a desire she has! Jesus has been and is listening to Our Lady and giving her permission to do as she desires! She has told us that before:
 

December 25, 2002 “Dear children! This is a time of great graces, but also a time of great trials for all those who desire to follow the way of peace. Because of that, little children, again I call you to pray, pray, pray, not with words but with the heart. Live my messages and be converted. Be conscious of this gift that God has permitted me to be with you, especially today when in my arms I have little Jesus – the King of Peace. I desire to give you peace, and that you carry it in your hearts and give it to others until God’s peace begins to rule the world. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

 
Our Lady desires to give us peace, to bring Jesus to us, to lead us on the way of holiness and prayer. God supports Our Lady’s desire, and is permitting her to come to us in these days to help us to respond and convert.
 
It has indeed been a long time now! Almost 37 years!! But her desire remains the same. “Accept my messages and live my messages. Accept the Gospel, live, live the Gospel!”  She wants us to become saints! She wants us to become holy and live in the peace of holiness. Way back in 1987 she told us:

August 25, 1987 “Dear children! Today also I am calling you all in order that each one of you decides to live my messages. God has permitted me also in this year, which the Church has dedicated to me, to be able to speak to you and to be able to spur you on to holiness. Dear children, seek from God the graces which He is giving you through me. I am ready to intercede with God for all that you seek so that your holiness may be complete. Therefore, dear children, do not forget to seek, because God has permitted me to obtain graces for you. Thank you for having responded to my call.”


Our Lady wants to spur us on! To be our shepherdess, who guides and urges her flock to safety. She has continued to spur us on all these years, month after month, with messages that speak to our hearts and move us forward in conversion. She wants to do this!! God is permitting her to do it! She is free, as we are all. And in her freedom she is coming to us, choosing us in this time to be her little ones. She wants to take care of us, as a good mother, a good shepherdess does!!

All I can say is this continuing choice of Our Lady to be with us through Medjugorje, through her apparitions, through her messages and through her presence in that holy place, is a massive grace! Just watch the Fruit of Medjugorje testimonies on our web page. One after another, we see the fruit of Our Lady’s desire to be with us, each one of us, in Medjugorje!! It is mind-blowing!

Let’s thank Mother Mary today for desiring to come to us, teach us, educate us, and lead us to peace, to her Son. She desires to gather us in. She loves us. Thank you, Mother Mary!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2018

PS. Here is the link to the Fruit of Medjugorje window:
 
 
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Saint John Paul II
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April 20, 2018 – Our Lady’s apparition to Ivan


Picture taken April 20,2018 during the prayer group meeting with Ivan.
April 20, 2018

Dear Family of Mary!

Ivan’s prayer group met for prayer around the statue of Our Lady on Mount Podbrdo on April 20, 2018. At about 10:00 pm Our Lady appeared to Ivan. After the apparition, Ivan shared his experience with Our Lady and her message. Here are his words:
 
As after every meeting with our Lady, also tonight I would like to bring closer to you what is the most from tonight’s meeting. Also tonight Our Lady came to us joyful and happy and at the beginning she greeted all of us with her motherly greeting, “Praised be Jesus, my dear children!” Then with her arms extended over us here, for a longer time she prayed and then in a special way she prayed over those who are present who are sick here. And after that she said:
 
‘Dear children! Also today I desire to say to you that my Son has permitted me to remain this long together with you because I desire to educate you, teach you and lead you to peace. I desire to lead you to my Son. That is why, dear children, accept my messages and live my messages. Accept the Gospel, live, live the Gospel! Know, dear children, that the Mother always prays for all of you, intercedes for all of you before her Son. Thank you, dear children, for also today for having responded to my call!’
 
Then Our Lady blessed all of us with the Motherly blessing. She blessed everything that you brought to be blessed. And then I recommended all of you, your needs, your intentions, your families, in a special way all of those who are present who are sick.
 
After that Our Lady, for a while in a special way, prayed for peace. And after that prayer she left in an illuminated Sign of the Cross with the greeting, “Go in peace, my dear children!”   Thank you.   (Onsite English translation by Nancy Latta)


In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2018

“Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world.”
Saint John Paul II
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From USCCB: Life Issues Forum: Abortion Extremism

This edition of the Life Issues Forum is available in English and Spanish, and has been posted to our website.
The Life Issues Forum is a bi-weekly column by Pro-Life Secretariat staff addressing the latest issues on the culture of life. Columns may be reprinted as they appear here (in full and without alteration) without further permission.
In Christ,
The Pro-Life Secretariat
LIFE ISSUES FORUM                                            FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Abortion Extremism                                                                              April 20, 2018
 
By Greg Schleppenbach
To those who see abortion for what it is–an abortionist purposefully and brutally killing an innocent, defenseless human life in her or his mother’s womb, –advocating for its legality (even as a constitutional “right”) is nothing less than extremism.
So, it seems hard to imagine an even greater level of extremism being advanced by the abortion industry and its adherents in elected office, the media, and elsewhere. But the evidence is clear and plentiful.
For starters, the abortion industry has been shifting its euphemistic mantras from “freedom of choice” and “if you don’t like abortion, then don’t have one” to “abortion is health care.” This rhetorical shift is necessary for its pursuit of a more extreme policy agenda to force Americans to embrace abortion as mainstream health care and to pay for it.
This agenda includes forcing health care providers and institutions to provide, participate in, or refer for abortion–and to force all Americans to pay for abortions through their health care plans. Tragically, we can already see this agenda becoming reality. Just in the past few years, California, New York, Oregon, and Washington have begun forcing churches and/or others who oppose abortion to provide coverage for it in their health care plans. A growing number of health care providers are being forced to choose between involvement in abortion via participation or referral, or losing their jobs. Several states and municipalities have passed laws forcing pro-life pregnancy centers to tell women where they can get abortions.
The abortion industry also wants to force taxpayers to fund abortion by repealing the Hyde and Helms amendments and any other laws that prohibit use of taxpayer funding for abortions. Abortion advocates oppose bills that ban late-term abortions or prohibit abortions solely because a child is disabled or is the “wrong” sex. They even oppose bills that would require providing the same degree of care to a child born alive following an abortion as is provided to any other child born alive at the same gestational age.
All of these pro-life policies enjoy overwhelming public support that transcends an individual’s party affiliation, sex, race, and economic status. Yet, in line with its inherent extremism, the abortion industry opposes or wants to eliminate these policies.
Equally extreme is the “Women’s Health Protection Act” (S. 510/H.R. 1322), a federal bill with a title as deceptive as its provisions are dangerous. It would invalidate almost every state or federal law that seeks to restrain or regulate abortion by demanding that the law treat abortion like a routine women’s health procedure.
Abortion extremism goes beyond policy advocacy. Just one example was in the recent March 9 edition of the Washington Post: an opinion columnist proudly declared that she “would’ve aborted a fetus with Down syndrome” because, she said, “that was not the child I wanted.” It’s hard to imagine a more extreme, cold, and grotesque view than that.
I believe that most Americans would be appalled by–and oppose–an industry that embodies such extremism, if only they know about it. It’s up to us to make sure that they do.
Greg Schleppenbach (photo) is the Associate Director of the Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. For more information on how you can join in the bishops’ pro-life activities, please visit

www.usccb.org/prolife.

USCCB, 3211 Fourth Street NE, Washington, DC 20017-1194

LifeNews: Alfie Evans’ Parents Lose Supreme Court Case, Judge Says Hospital Can Yank Life Support Without Their Consent

LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report
Friday, April 20, 2018

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

Top Stories
 Alfie Evans’ Parents Lose Supreme Court Case, Judge Says Hospital Can Yank Life Support Without Their Consent
 President Trump’s Support From Christian Voters at All-Time High After Compiling Pro-Life Record
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Alfie Evans’ Parents Lose Supreme Court Case, Judge Says Hospital Can Yank Life Support Without Their Consent

The parents of little Alfie Evans have lost what may be their last ditch attempt to spare his life.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

President Trump’s Support From Christian Voters at All-Time High After Compiling Pro-Life Record

Despite constant criticism by the mainstream media, President Donald Trump has gained support among Christian voters, according to a new poll.
Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Alfie Evans’ Parents Head to European Court in Desperate Bid to Save His Life

The parents of little Alfie Evans are headed back to a European Court in a desperate attempt to save his life.

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Cecile Richards Calls Nancy Pelosi the Woman “Who Has Done More Than Anyone Else” to Advance Abortion

Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, who will be leaving the abortion giant in May, wrote a glowing profile for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in Time’s 100 Most Influential People of 2018.

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Shocking Report Shows Cancer Patients are Being Euthanized Without Their Consent

A British inquest Thursday heard how a Marie Stopes abortion clinic allegedly urged a woman to leave after her late-term abortion even though she was vomiting and swaying when she walked.

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Woman Died in the Back of a Taxi After “Extensive Internal Bleeding” From Botched Legal Abortion

A woman who died following a late-stage abortion procedure was discharged from the clinic despite vomiting and swaying so much she looked “drunk”an inquest has heard.

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Study Finds Hundreds of Mentally Ill and Dementia Patients Euthanized Without Consent

An important study was published in the Journal BMC Medical Ethics (March 5) examining nine euthanasia deaths of people with intellectual disabilities in the Netherlands.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

This Man Wants to Kill Hundreds of Unborn Children to Help People Find the Perfect Genetically-Engineered Baby

Procreation is becoming a matter of manufacturing, engineering, quality control, and other accouterments of industrial control.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

Woman With Down Syndrome Says Twitter Suspended Her Account for Tweets Opposing Abortion

College Will Discipline Pro-Abortion Students Caught on Camera Vandalizing Pro-Life Display

Pro-Life Groups Hope U.S. Postal Service Will Issue a “Choose Life” Stamp

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Mary TV: April 20, 2018 Reflection – Be the first!!


(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2018
April 20, 2018

Dear Family of Mary!

“…Apostles of my love, you must pray much and cleanse your hearts so that you may be the first to walk on the way of my Son…” (April 2, 2018)


I have had several people ask me what Our Lady means by this phrase, ‘that you may be the first to walk on the way of my Son.” Does she want us to be the “best” or the most renowned? Doesn’t she urge us to humility?

 
Good question.
 
In this part of the message Our Lady first of all calls us to “pray much”. She wants us to really give time to prayer. Over and over again, she has called us to prayer in almost every message. She has used the word pray or prayer over 2000 times in her messages. Surely prayer is at the top of her agenda for us. And with good reason. Without prayer we have no communication with God. We have no avenue for the Holy Spirit to travel on into our hearts. Prayer provides the possibility for communion with Jesus.
 
And she calls us to cleanse our hearts. She wants us to be pure, free of habitual sin, delivered of all evil inclinations and healed of the consequences of our sins. She wants us free to be children of God. Renunciation, fasting, and confession are the tools for such cleansing!
 
And then we get to the troublesome part of this message. “…so that you may be the first to walk on the way of my Son…” Once we have prayed much and cleansed our hearts, what will we be like? Will we be the greatest of those who walk the way of her Son? The best, the smartest? No, we will be the “first” to walk on the way…we will be the quickest of all to respond to the call of Jesus. We may not be the best, the smartest, the holiest to walk on the way of Jesus. But we will be the fastest to respond to Jesus when He calls us. We will be so devoted to Jesus, so ready to hear His call, that we will respond to His inspirations with alacrity. There will be no impediment to our “yes” to the Holy Spirit, nothing will be gumming up the works!

We can take St. Paul as an example. In today’s Mass, the first reading is from Acts 9:10-20. It is the account of St. Paul’s conversion. After his encounter with Jesus in the desert, St. Paul is blinded, and spends three days fasting and praying. It is a crash course in cleansing of the heart!! Then he is healed, baptized and immediately gets to work, “He began at once to proclaim Jesus in the synagogues, that he is the Son of God.” St. Paul did not hesitate, he was the “first” to walk the way of Jesus, spreading the Gospel. And he never stopped for the rest of his life on earth.

 
I think that is what it means to be the first! We must be totally surrendered to Jesus, so that whatever He asks of us, we will do. No hesitation. No balking. Always yes!!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2018

“Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world.”
Saint John Paul II
Be connected!
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LifeNews: Alfie Evans’ Father Says Vatican Hospital is “Ready to Take Alfie Immediately”

LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report
Thursday, April 19, 2018

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

Top Stories
 Alfie Evans’ Father Says Vatican Hospital is “Ready to Take Alfie Immediately”
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Alfie Evans’ Father Says Vatican Hospital is “Ready to Take Alfie Immediately”

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Outgoing Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards: “We’re Pushing Forward” to Kill More Babies in Abortions

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ABC Show “Scandal” Comes to a Close After Playing Song “Silent Night” as Character Kills Her Baby in an Abortion

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Abortion Clinic Threw Woman to the Curb Despite Vomiting and Swaying So Much She Looked “Drunk”

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Euthanasia Activist Pushes Suicide Machine With Detachable Coffin Lets You Kill Yourself

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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 news@lifenews.com about having LifeNews Editor Steven Ertelt speak at your event.

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Mary TV: April 19, 2018 Reflection – The communion which emanates from my Son!


(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2018
April 19, 2018

Dear Family of Mary!

“…Apostles of my love, you must pray much and cleanse your hearts so that you may be the first to walk on the way of my Son, that you may be the just who are united with the justice of my Son. My children, as apostles of my love, you must be united in the communion which emanates from my Son, so that my children who do not know my Son may recognize the communion of love and may come to desire to walk on the way of life, the way of unity with my Son. Thank you.” (April 2, 2018)


I must admit that I have not quite comprehended what Our Lady is asking in these lines from the April 2, 2018 message. Being cleansed and praying much makes sense. But then she talks about the justice of her Son, and being united in the communion which emanates from Jesus. This has been mysterious to me.

But I was led to a very beautiful passage from St. Faustina’s Diary that I think explains it to me. I think Our Lady very much wants us to develop a relationship with Jesus that is a complete surrender to Him. It is a giving of ourselves that makes us sacrifices to His love. We become surrendered in such a way that we live His will out of love for Him, and keep nothing for ourselves. This creates a communion, because Jesus loves us in the very same way, giving Himself completely to us. But let’s read St. Faustina’s account of this communion between Jesus and herself:

135 During the third probation, the Lord gave me to understand that I should offer myself to Him so that He could do with me as He pleased. I was to remain standing before Him as a victim offering. At first, I was quite frightened, as I felt myself to be so utterly miserable and knew very well that this was the case. I answered the Lord once again, “I am misery itself; how can I be a hostage [for others]?
You do not understand this today. Tomorrow, during your adoration, I will make it known to you. My heart trembled, as did my soul, so deeply did these words sink into my soul. The word of God is living.

When I came to the adoration, I felt within my soul that I had entered the temple of the living God, whose majesty is great and incomprehensible. And He made known to me what even the purest spirits are in His sight. Although I saw nothing externally, God’s presence pervaded me. At that very moment my intellect was strangely illumined. A vision passed before the eyes of my soul; it was like the vision Jesus had in the Garden of Olives. First, the physical sufferings and all the circumstances that would increase them; [then] the full scope of the spiritual sufferings and those that no one would know about. Everything entered into the vision: false suspicions, loss of good name. I’ve summarized it here, but this knowledge was already so clear that what I went through later on was in no way different from what I had known at that moment. My name is to be: “sacrifice.”
 
When the vision ended, a cold sweat bathed my forehead. Jesus made it known to me that, even if I did not give my consent to this, I could still be saved; and He would not lessen His graces, but would still continue to have the same intimate relationship with me, so that even if I did not consent to make this sacrifice, God’s generosity would not lessen thereby.
 
136 And the Lord gave me to know that the whole mystery depended on me, on my free consent to the sacrifice given with full use of my faculties. In this free and conscious act lies the whole power and value before His Majesty. Even if none of these things for which I offered myself would ever happen to me, before the Lord everything was as though it had already been consummated.

At that moment, I realized I was entering into communion with the incomprehensible
Majesty. I felt that God was waiting for my word, for my consent. Then my spirit immersed itself in the Lord, and I said, “Do with me as You please. I subject myself to Your will. As of today, Your holy will shall be my nourishment, and I will be faithful to Your commands with the help of Your grace. Do with me as You please. I beg You, O Lord, be with me at every moment of my life.”

137 Suddenly, when I had consented to the sacrifice with all my heart and all my will, God’s presence pervaded me. My soul became immersed in God and was inundated with such happiness that I cannot put in writing even the smallest part of it. I felt that His Majesty was enveloping me. I was extraordinarily fused with God. I saw that God was well pleased with me and, reciprocally, my spirit drowned itself in Him. Aware of this union with God, I felt I was especially loved and, in turn, I loved with all my soul. A great mystery took place during that adoration, a mystery between the Lord and myself. It seemed to me that I would die of love [at the sight of] His glance. I spoke much with the Lord, without uttering a single word. And the Lord said to me, You are the delight of My Heart; from today on, every one of your acts, even the very smallest, will be a delight to My eyes, whatever you do. At that moment I felt transconsecrated. My earthly body was the same, but my soul was different; God was now living in it with the totality of His delight. This is not a feeling, but a conscious reality that nothing can obscure.


138 A great mystery has been accomplished between God and me. Courage and strength have remained in my soul. When the time of adoration came to an end, I came out and calmly faced everything I had feared so much before. When I came out into the corridor, a great suffering and humiliation, at the hands of a certain person, was awaiting me. I accepted it with submission to a higher will and snuggled closely to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, letting Him know that I was ready for that for which I had offered myself. (St. Faustina’s Diary 135-138)
 
St. Faustina was invited to make of herself a complete offering to Jesus, so that all of her actions would be from now on subject to His will. She said that when she made that offering, she entered into communion with the incomprehensible Majesty! As Our Lady said: “My children, as apostles of my love, you must be united in the communion which emanates from my Son…” Like St. Faustina, we are being offered a life of surrender to Jesus that creates a communion of love between each of us and Jesus. This communion of love radiates from our souls to others, strengthening them and drawing them to Jesus. This communion is similar to the communion that the Father offered Our Lady at the Annunciation. When she said, “Be it done to me according to Thy word”, the communion of love was established in a spectacular way. God’s will was for Mary to be the Mother of Jesus. And a communion of love was forged that day between Mary and the entire Trinity that would reverberate throughout history. The love that radiates from that communion has drawn us all to Jesus. Our little communions with Jesus will be extensions of that great communion of love!

Well, St. Faustina said that after her yes to God, “God was now living in [my soul] with the totality of His delight. This is not a feeling, but a conscious reality that nothing can obscure.” St. Faustina was totally changed by this communion of love that she received through her yes to Jesus’ invitation. She now was conscious of God within her. It was not just a hope or desire but a reality.

 
I believe that Our Lady is moving us towards this kind of relationship with Jesus, a surrender to Him that will bond us to Him in the deepest of manners. We will become praise! We will become bearers of light and hope, because Jesus will be living within us.
 
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2018

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