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Spirit & Life: Consecration is the Answer

 

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These last few days in Rome have been both difficult and edifying. As leaders come together for the Rome Life Forum and today’s March for Life, there is both a certain sense of urgency and a shared sense of faith and trust in Our Lord.

There is much to say here – far more than this space allows. So forgive me as I move much too quickly through a number of subjects whose unity I’d like to focus on today, even if we can’t get into the depth each deserves.

His Eminence Raymond Cardinal Burke made a stirring call yesterday for the consecration of the world, including Russia by name, to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the Mother of Our Lord. Faithful Catholics the world over recognize the formula as the one given by Our Lady of Fatima if the worst calamities were to be avoided. It was edifying to see the cardinal set aside the controversies over previous consecrations of the world, as these are a distraction and sometimes seem to have an ideological character. In truth, there is no controversy or ideological nature to doing the will of God, including the Holy Father’s renewing the consecration of the world to the Immaculate Heart, and naming Russia as specifically requested by Our Lady. Families renew their consecrations every year. These were never meant to be a “once and done” affair, but a complete turning of hearts and minds – a giving of hearts and minds – to God that marks a permanent shift in the orientation of our lives.

By giving hearts and minds to God in consecration, we are spiritually set aside for a special purpose-God’s special purpose in our lives. We set a course toward Him both personally and for whomever we are given in our spiritual care. Mothers and fathers do it for their children, bishops do it for their dioceses and all under their care, and the pope does it for the entire world. We’ll return to this in a moment, keeping in mind the nature of consecration as an intentional act that sets the consecrated one aside, that opens us to God’s will more completely.

Stay with me as I shift gears here for a bit, before bringing everything back together. Just before the March for Life we learned that the Trump Administration had re-enacted and expanded the Mexico City Policy. You’ll recall that this is the policy that was first created by President Reagan, and that has since been revoked by every democrat president immediately upon taking office and reinstated by every republican in the same manner. And let’s be clear about this-its re-instatement is an anti-abortion act, and its revocation is a pro-abortion act.

Yes, pro-abortion. Not just pro-choice. What the executive order has done historically is to remove federal funding from groups who perform and promote abortion-the funding being from a certain set of funds administered by the State Department under USAID and similar international aid programs. But the Trump Administration has extended the order to preclude funding any abortion-promoting groups throughout all international spending – affecting a pool of money far beyond the originally limited funds handled by the State Department to all international funding, extending even into those funds spent by the Department of Defense. As we learned with an announcement from the Trump Administration this past week, the amount of funds now containing the abortion exclusion is now over eight billion.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Father Shenan J. Boquet
President, Human Life International
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LifeNews Report: Pope Francis: No Research Justifies Killing Human Embryos


LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report

Friday, May 19, 2017

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

Top Stories
• Pope Francis: No Research Justifies Killing Human Embryos, Unborn Babies “Precious in the Eyes of God”
• Abortion Advocates Say “Women and Children Will Die” Because Trump Defunded Intl Planned Parenthood
• Planned Parenthood Abortion Business Closes Two Clinics in Colorado
• Raped 10-Year-Old Girl Who Aborted Her 20-Week-Old Baby Now Undergoing Counseling

More Pro-Life News
• Fertility Doctor Used His Own Sperm to Get Patients Pregnant
• Liberal Village Voice Falsely Claims “The Bible Doesn’t Prohibit Abortion”
• Planned Parenthood Just Told Girls To “Slay” In a Sick Show of Irony
• 10 Most Ironic Things Abortion Activists Have Said or Done
• Woman Has an Abortion Because She Wants to Party and Go Sailing
• Former Abortion Clinic Staffer: Here’s How We De-Emphasized Adoption to Sell Abortions
• Congressman Gives Eye-Popping Lecture on the Problems With Legalizing Assisted Suicide
• The Real “War on Women” is Christian Women Who are Tortured for Their Faith, Not Laws to Stop Abortion
• Gloria Steinem Brags About Her Abortion, But She Won’t Let You Call Her “Pro-Abortion”
• Media Pushes Commercial Surrogacy: “Carrying Someone Else’s Child Should be Celebrated, and Paid”

• Inmate Who Sued Prison for $1.5 Million Because She Couldn’t Abort Her Baby Loses Her Case
• Alaska Legislator Introduces Bill to Define Unborn Baby as a Person and Ban Abortions

• Canadian Doctors Will Leave if Forced to Participate in Assisted Suicides

Pope Francis: No Research Justifies Killing Human Embryos, Unborn Babies “Precious in the Eyes of God”
With so many unborn babies being aborted every year, it can be easy to forget that countless others are being destroyed while they still are embryos.

Cl ick to Read at LifeNews.com.


Abortion Advocates Say “Women and Children Will Die” Because Trump Defunded Intl Planned Parenthood
Earlier this week, the Trump administration released an executive order expanding the Mexico City policy.

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Planned Parenthood Abortion Business Closes Two Clinics in Colorado
Two more Planned Parenthood facilities announced plans Friday to close their doors, this time in Colorado.

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Raped 10-Year-Old Girl Who Aborted Her 20-Week-Old Baby Now Undergoing Counseling
The 10-year-old Indian girl who had a 20-week abortion after being raped is undergoing counseling at a local hospital.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Fertility Doctor Used His Own Sperm to Get Patients Pregnant
Dr Jan Karbaat was a leading fertility doctor in The Netherlands in the 1980s.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

Liberal Village Voice Falsely Claims “The Bible Doesn’t Prohibit Abortion”
An abortion advocacy group made up of Judaeo-Christian religious leaders wants the public to believe that the Bible supports their pro-abortion position.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

Planned Parenthood Just Told Girls To “Slay” In a Sick Show of Irony
Ah, word choice. That tiny detail, that ruiner of political careers, those Fruedian slips that often cause us to reveal our innermost feelings despite our best efforts to hide them.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

10 Most Ironic Things Abortion Activists Have Said or Done
The pro-choice movement is often illogical. Here are ten examples of the irony that abounds among its proponents.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Media Pushes Commercial Surrogacy: “Carrying Someone Else’s Child Should be Celebrated, and Paid”

Inmate Who Sued Prison for $1.5 Million Because She Couldn’t Abort Her Baby Loses Her Case

 
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Looks like collusion – 19 May 2017

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Dear Reader,

Our lineup for today includes:

Looks like collusion: Planned Parenthood drafted “video tape law” used to charge pro-life journalists

 


Cal State San Marcos sued over refusal to fund pro-life student group: University gives $300,000 to Gender Equity and LGBTQA centers, $0 to Students for Life

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pope Francis: No research justifies destruction of human embryos: Meeting a group of people suffering from Huntington’s Disease, Pope Francis told them that despite their illness, they are “precious in the eyes of God”

Mary TV: May 19, 2017 Reflection – Pure love…


(c)Matero Ivankovic 2016

J.M.J.

May 19, 2017

Dear Family of Mary!
 

August 2, 2007 “Dear children, Today I look in your hearts and looking at them my heart seizes with pain. My children! I desire from you unconditional, pure love for God. You will know that you are on the right path when with your body you are on the earth, and with your soul you are always with God. Through this unconditional and pure love, you will see my Son in every person. You will feel in union with God. As a Mother I will be happy because I will have your holy and unified hearts. My children, I will have your salvation. Thank you.”


Here is St. Faustina’s experience of pure love for God:
 
The desires of my heart are so great and incomprehensible
That nothing can fill the abyss of my heart.
Even the most beautiful things, gathered from all over the world,
Would not for a moment fill Your place for me, O God.

With one glance, I penetrated the whole world,
And I found no other love like the love of my heart.
Therefore, I looked into the world of eternity because this one is too small for me.
My heart has desired the love of the Immortal One.

My heart has sensed that I am a royal child,
That I have found myself in exile, in a foreign land.
I see that the heavenly palace is my home;
Only there will I feel as in my own fatherland.

You Yourself have drawn my soul to You, O Lord;
O Eternal Word, You Yourself have stooped to me,
Giving my soul a deeper knowledge of Yourself.
Behold, the mystery of love for which You have created me!
 
Pure love has made me strong and brave.
I fear neither the seraphim nor the cherubim, standing with sword in hand,
And I pass over with ease where others tremble,
Because there is nothing to fear, there where love is the guide.
 
And suddenly the eye of my soul came to rest upon You,
O Lord Jesus Christ, stretched upon the Cross.
Here is my Love, with whom I will rest in my grave,
This is my Bridegroom, my incomprehensible Lord and God. (1632 Diaryof St. Faustina)

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

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VICTORY! Planned Parenthood Closing Abortion Clinics in Multiple States

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LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report

Thursday, May 18, 2017

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

Top Stories
• Planned Parenthood Closing Multiple Abortion Clinics in Iowa After State Defunds It
• Planned Parenthood Abortion Business Closing Three Clinics in New Mexico
• Two States Now Planned-Parenthood Free as Abortion Business Closes More Clinics
• Planned Parenthood Colluded With California Attorney General to Target Activists Behind Undercover Videos

More Pro-Life News
• Rosie O’Donnell’s Clueless Tweet Trashing President Trump Shows She Needs A Civics Class
• Pro-Abortion Democrat Legislator Claims Killing Babies in Abortion is Safer Than Vasectomies
• University Gives $300,000 to Gender Equity and LGBTQ Centers, Denies Money to Students for Life
• Politifact Admits Planned Parenthood is the Nations Biggest Abortion Business
• Woman Defends Killing Her Baby: “I Don’t Regret My Abortion, So Don’t Expect Me to Feel Bad”
• Planned Parenthood Video Claims Pregnant Students Can’t Go to School and Have a Baby
• Sitcom “Mom” Sends Its $250,000 Emmy Award Winnings to Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz
• ACLU and Planned Parenthood Fighting for Teens to Get Secret Abortions Without Their Parents Knowing
• Abortionist Who Has Killed Thousands of Babies Beat His Wife and Put a Gun to Her Head
• Australia Pushes Assisted Suicide With Euphemisms That Cover Up the Killing

Planned Parenthood Closing Multiple Abortion Clinics in Iowa After State Defunds It
The abortion chain Planned Parenthood announced plans Thursday to close four Iowa clinics as a result of a new state law that defunds it.

Cl ick to Read at LifeNews.com.


Planned Parenthood Abortion Business Closing Three Clinics in New Mexico
Planned Parenthood is not giving the public the whole story.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Two States Now Planned-Parenthood Free as Abortion Business Closes More Clinics
Wyoming and North Dakota. If we were playing Jeopardy, that would be the answer and the question would be.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Planned Parenthood Colluded With California Attorney General to Target Activists Behind Undercover Videos
A public records request made by Operation Rescue has yielded e-mails and other documents that show a close working relationship between Planned Parenthood and the California Attorney General’s office, especially when it comes to countering pro-life efforts.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Rosie O’Donnell’s Clueless Tweet Trashing President Trump Shows She Needs A Civics Class
Former talk show host Rosie O’Donnell has been quite vocal on Twitter about her dislike of President Trump.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

University Gives $300,000 to Gender Equity and LGBTQ Centers, Denies Money to Students for Life
Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against California State University–San Marcos.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Politifact Admits Planned Parenthood is the Nations Biggest Abortion Business
After his research, Politifact Wisconsin’s Dave Umhoefer concludes the assertion that “Planned Parenthood is the biggest abortion provider in the country” is “one of those truisms that is basically, well, True.”

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Australia Pushes Assisted Suicide With Euphemisms That Cover Up the Killing

The Phone Call That Changed Everything – “You’re Already a Mom”

 
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Mary TV: May 17, 2017 – Update from Denis – “This time is my time!”

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May 17, 2017
Dear Family of Mary,

I sense Our Lady’s great joy these days. We can be assured everything is progressing according to the Father’s plan. “This time is my time!” she told us in a message 20 years ago!!!! And just before the Pope’s Envoy came to Medjugorje: You are not alone; I am with you through the grace which the Most High gives me for you and your descendants.”
Fr. Leon gave some light regarding the Pop’s recent remarks in his “Snippet” before English Mass today (http://marytv.tv/?page_id=258 ), and went on to say more in today’s “Tea with Rosie: News from Medjugorje”: http://marytv.tv/?page_id=184  
The Pope ended his remarks on the plane flying back from Fatima to Rome by mentioning the trusted bishop that he had sent to Medjugorje, and that Bishop Hoser may have something to say on behalf of the Pope at the end of his mission this summer. Let’s not forget what Archbishop Henryk Hoser has already said to us from Medjugorje:
“You should be carries of joyful news: you can say to the whole world that in Medjugorje there is a light… To invoke the Queen of Peace, the Mother of God, is important.  It is this aspect of Medjugorje which is utterly important.  That call that is so intense here is so important for the whole world… We need a heavenly intervention.  And the presence of the Blessed Mother is one of these interventions. It is God’s initiative.  Therefore, I would like to encourage and fortify all of you on behalf of the Pope, as his emissary.” Archbishop Henryk Hoser, Papal Envoy to Medjugorje, in April, 2017, addressing the Franciscans, parishioners and pilgrims in Medjugorje
 
God bless you!
Denis Nolan
MaryTV
PS. You might also like to note Andrea Tornielli’s article on this subject that appeared in yesterday’s “La Stampa,” Rome’s major newspaper:
MISSION STATEMENT: MARY TV is a lay apostolate founded to put at the Gospa’s service (Our Lady’s service) modern communication technologies to bring her presence in Medjugorje – and her school in Medjugorje – to the world.
“Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world.” 
Saint John Paul II
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Mary TV: May 18, 2017 Reflection – Remain in my love….


(c)Matero Ivankovic 2016

J.M.J.

May 18, 2017

Dear Family of Mary!
 
Today’s Gospel reading is one of the shortest of the year. But it is also one of the most profound:
 
Jesus said to his disciples:
“As the Father loves me, so I also love you.
Remain in my love.
If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love,
just as I have kept my Father’s commandments
and remain in his love.

“I have told you this so that
my joy might be in you and
your joy might be complete.” (Jn 15: 9-11)

There is a connection of love in God’s economy. The Father loves Jesus. Jesus loves us as the Father loves Him. And we love them both back, by keeping their commandments. We love the Father and Jesus by having hearts like their hearts. Hearts that give, forgive, serve, and choose life. Our Lady has spoken about this chain of love:

January 25, 2016 “Dear children! Also today I am calling all of you to prayer. You cannot live without prayer, because prayer is a chain which brings you closer to God. Therefore, little children, in humility of heart return to God and to His commandments so that with all of your heart you are able to say: as it is in Heaven so may it be on earth. You, little children, are free to in freedom decide for God or against Him. See where Satan wants to pull you into sin and slavery. Therefore, little children, return to my heart so that I can lead you to my Son Jesus who is the Way, the Truth and the Life. Thank you for having responded to my call.”


Living God’s commandments is the way to align ourselves with Heaven! It is the way to put things right. And then we will live in God’s love. Of course we can only do the best we can, but Jesus already knows that and provides what is lacking by His mercy.

 
Here is an interesting message from 2012:

December 25, 2012 Our Lady came with little Jesus in her arms and she did not give a message, but little Jesus began to speak and said: “I am your peace, live my commandments.” With a sign of the cross, Our Lady and little Jesus blessed us together.

You see! Baby Jesus’ words are so clear, so simple! He is our peace; we must live His commandments to enter that peace. Remaining in the love of the Father and the Son is peace. It is life on earth as it is in heaven. Our Lady is with us to bring us into that peace, to help us remain in God’s love, to live the commandments. She is here to help us.

Let us remain in Jesus’ love always.
 
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2017

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Saint John Paul II
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