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3 June 2016 Proved to be a Very Special Day for World Priest Apostolate
Contact: Marion Mulhall or James Dirroff, both with World Priest, 646-355-4106,info.worldpriest@gmail.com

NEW YORK, June 30, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ — The annual Global Rosary Relay for the sanctification of priests on the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on 3 June 2016 circled the world in prayer once again, in this its seventh year, with more shrines than ever taking part in what is now recognised as a truly significant and powerful devotional initiative within the Catholic Church to recognise and bless the work of priests serving the faithful the world over.

The event took on an even greater significance this year when the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization in Rome agreed that the Annual Global Rosary Relay for the sanctification of Priests would close the three-day Jubilee for Priests at 6p.m. in St Peter’s Square on 3 June (actually on the steps of St Peter’s Basilica) with the president of the council leading the rosary on that day.

Council official Rev. Geno Sylva STD introduced the Rosary Relay for Priests, informing the gathering that the rosary relay was coming to Rome from the designated shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary, Haverstock Hill in London, England, and then continuing on to the next shrine at the Sanctuary of the Holy Family Centre in Trinidad. Archbishop Rino Fisichella, the first President of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization marked the Rosary Relay for Priests as an official Vatican event and prayed the first sorrowful mystery. A number of priests from around the world then recited the following mysteries in Latin, introducing each mystery with a short reflection in various languages. At the end of the rosary the archbishop lead the conclusion and blessing, including a prayer for Pope Francis and the singing of the Salve Regina.

For World Priest founder Marion Mulhall 3 June 2016 was a day to be treasured forever. On that day a great blessing and honour was bestowed on her and her apostolate in supporting our priests over many years when she personally met the Holy Father following the Pontifical Mass at the conclusion of the three-day Jubilee for Priests, to which Marion had been invited. Unknown to her it had been arranged for Pope Francis to receive her in St Peter’s Square, where he took her hand and embraced her warmly. “I was totally taken by surprise by this recognition and honour,” says Marion.

“To me it was a great affirmation and blessing from Our Lady, especially on Rosary Relay Day, and I was overcome with joy by the opportunity to meet the Holy Father in person. I wonder how this meeting will enhance our apostolate in the future? What blessings will be bestowed upon World Priest in the years ahead? I can still hardly believe this has happened and that our apostolate in support of priests has received such supreme recognition and blessing. This day will live with me for the rest of my life, inspiring me to work with even greater enthusiasm and dedication for a vital apostolate, reassuring me that this apostolate is not only purposeful, but that it has been appreciated at the highest level within the Catholic Church.”

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It is very unusual that we send out two posts in one week, but this is a call to action and contemplation by our Missionary of Mercy friend, Father George David Byers, and it moved me to tears. Please read and share: “Father Gordon J MacRae my best friend – The 54 day Rosary begins TODAY.”

GORDON MACRAEFather Gordon J MacRae (about) has been writing for his blog TheseStoneWalls from prison for seven years (Seven Years Behind These Stone Walls), something he’s done at the request of Cardinal Avery Dulles. There was no case presented against him in court, and the prosecutors (one who disappeared the next day and one who committed suicide) begged him to take a plea deal (at one point for no time at all), but, since he was innocent and couldn’t live with the lie, he was given a life sentence for crimes that by the reckoning of all never happened. He was wrongly convicted and wrongly imprisoned for now going on 23 years.

The CDF knows that he is innocent but does nothing to prosecute those who scapegoated him. Father Gordon knew too much of the wrong doing of those at the epicenter of the abuse crisis: Bishop John McCormack, Bishop Francis Christian and, now, imprisoned for untold numbers of crimes, Monsignor Edward Arsenault.

The conflicts of interest are many which drive this case, each one of which would make for a blockbuster film. These include the bishops and chancery officials and their various relationships with various members of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, The National Catholic Risk Retention Group, pretty much all the lawyers on whatever “side”, Attorneys General, U.S. Attorneys, Governors, priests who are guilty, the accusers and their dollars.

There has been a wide array of those writing about his case including many times The Wall Street Journal. But, you can read the stunning summary at Seven Years Behind These Stone Walls. At the end of that article, that paradigm reset button, you’ll find this Editor’s note:



Editor’s Note: Long-time TSW reader, Maria Stella, extends this invitation,

“As the next TSW post will probably be June 29, could you please add a note at the end of the post to invite supporters of Fr. MacRae to join in a 54 day rosary novena that will start on June 30, the day the first martyrs of the Holy Roman Church are commemorated? The intention is justice for Fr MacRae and that he be released from prison. Other readers may want to add their particular intentions.”


As it happens, the beginning and ending days in the Novus Ordo and the Extraordinary Form are Feast days that are most fitting:

Novus Ordo:


  • June 30 Feast of the Martyrs of the Church of Rome

  • August 22 Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Extraordinary Form


  • June 30 Commemoration of Saint Paul

  • August 22 Immaculate Heart of Mary

Father Richard Heilman has a great presentation of the provenance of the 54 day Rosary novena, made up of 3 novenas of petition and 3 novenas of thanksgiving:Roman Catholic Man.

Please, do join us. In doing so, you are also helping out true victims, who hate nothing more than the self-congratulation of those who pocket money and prestige based on hysteria over their own actual sufferings. Remember, when people get sick of false accusations, they won’t listen to real ones any more. And the whole thing begins again. No! We must take each case individually, grant due process (which has almost never been done, especially by those who trumpet loudly that it has), and respect justice. Mercy, mind you, is based on justice, and if we throw out justice, you will never see mercy, only fraud. And people suffer.

Meanwhile, Father Gordon is an instrument of grace in his prison pod, “Bravo Pod,” which is reserved for only the worst criminals. Many of them convert. Many of them belong to the Militia of the Immaculata of Saint Maximilian Kolbe. Pray for his strength and holiness. He points more people to heaven than most all priests on the outside of those stone walls.

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These Stone Walls

Commemoration of Saint Paul, Apostle

Commemoration of Saint Paul, Apostle


English: St. Paul by El Greco, c. 1608-1614. O...
English: St. Paul by El Greco, c. 1608-1614. Originally taken from artchive.com (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

El Greco's Saint Paul & Saint Peter

COMMEMORATION OF SAINT PAUL
Apostle

GREATER DOUBLE / RED
After his conversion and baptism, Paul embarked on great missionary journeys. He preached in the cities of the Mediterranean to the simple and the learned, both in the east and in the west. He offered the Jews the first chance of listening to the Gospel story, but most of them returned his love with bitter hatred. Then Paul gave himself to the Gentiles. Because of the sufferings he endured in winning his converts, the Apostle of the Nations could well say that he was their Father in Christ. In the persecution of Nero, he was condemned to death by beheading.

INTROIT
II Tim. 1:12I know whom I have believed, and I am certain that He is able to guard the trust committed to me against that day, for He is a just judge.
Ps. 138:1-2. O Lord, You have proved me and You know me; You know when I sit and when I stand.
V. Glory be . . .


COLLECT

O God, You have instructed many nations through the preaching of the blessed apostle Paul. Let the power of his intercession with You help us who venerate his memory this day. Through our Lord . . .


Commemoration of SAINT PETER

O God, You have entrusted the keys of the kingdom of heaven to Your blessed apostle Peter and have given him the power of bishop to bind or to loose. May his intercession free us from the slavery of sin; who lives and rules with God the Father . . .


EPISTLE Gal. 1:11-20

Brethren: For I give you to understand that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man. For neither did I receive it of man: nor did I learn it but by the revelation of Jesus Christ. For you have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews' religion: how that, beyond measure, I persecuted the church of God and wasted it. And I made progress in the Jew's religion above many of my equals in my own nation, being more abundantly zealous for the traditions of my fathers. But when it pleased him who separated me from my mother's womb and called me by his grace, To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the Gentiles: immediately I condescended not to flesh and blood. Neither went I to Jerusalem, to the apostles who were before me: but I went into Arabia, and again I returned to Damascus. Then, after three years, I went to Jerusalem to see Peter: and I tarried with him fifteen days. But other of the apostles I saw none, saving James the brother of the Lord. Now the things which I write to you, behold, before God, I lie not.


GRADUAL Gal. 2:8-9; I Cor. 15:10

He who worked in Peter for the apostleship worked in me among the Gentiles, and they recognized the grace of God that was given to me.
V. The grace of God in me has not been fruitless, but His grace remains in me always.


Alleluia, alleluia! V.

O holy apostle Paul, preacher of truth and teacher of the nations, intercede for us. Alleluia!


GOSPEL Matt. 10:16-22

At that time, Jesus said to His disciples, "Behold I send you as sheep in the midst of wolves. Be ye therefore wise as serpents and simple as doves. But beware of men. For they will deliver you up in councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues. And you shall be brought before governors, and before kings for my sake, for a testimony to them and to the Gentiles: But when they shall deliver you up, take no thought how or what to speak: for it shall be given you in that hour what to speak: For it is not you that speak, but the spirit of your Father that speaketh in you. The brother also shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the son; and the children shall rise up against their parents, and shall put them to death. And you shall be hated by all men for my name's sake: but he that shall persevere unto the end, he shall be saved."


OFFERTORY ANTIPHON Ps. 138:17

Your friends are greatly honored by me, O God; their pre-eminence is definitely established.


SECRET

O Lord, sanctify the offerings of Your people through the intercession of the blessed apostle Paul. The Sacrifice we offer is already acceptable to You because You instituted it; may it become even more pleasing to You through the prayers of Your saint. Through our Lord . . .


Commemoration of SAINT PETER

O Lord, we offer You the prayers and sacrifice of Your Church through the intercession of Your apostle Peter. May this Mass which we celebrate in his honor win pardon for us. Through our Lord . . .


COMMUNION ANTIPHON Matt. 19:28, 29

Amen I say to you that you who have left all and followed Me, shall receive a hundredfold, and shall possess life everlasting.


POSTCOMMUNION

We who have received Your Sacrament, O Lord, look hopefully for the prayers of Your blessed Paul. May the Sacred Rite that we have celebrated in his honor bring us healing for our own sinfulness. Through our Lord . . .


Commemoration of SAINT PETER

May our offering bring us happiness, O Lord. We praise You for the wondrous things You accomplished through Your apostle Peter and ask for forgiveness through his intercession. Through our Lord . . .

El Greco - Apostle St Peter - WGA10592
El Greco - Apostle St Peter - WGA10592 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Hospital Refuses to Provide Care for Two-Year Old with Brain Injury
 
Contact: Alexandra Snyder, Life Legal Defense Foundation, 202-717-7371

RICHMOND, Va., June 29, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- Two-year old Mirranda Lawson choked on a piece of popcorn on May 11 and was taken to Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center (VCU) in Richmond In critical condition. Since that time, the hospital has steadfastly refused to provide treatment for the toddler, saying they don't believe she can recover. However, Mirranda has already far outlived her original prognosis. Furthermore, she is moving in response to her parents' voice and requires far less medication now to remain stable than she did when she first arrived at VCU. Even though Mirranda has a serious brain injury, her condition is improving.

Mirranda's parents have made it clear to the hospital that they wish to care for their daughter at home. Home care is a common option for patients with brain injuries like MIrranda's. However, the hospital refuses to provide Mirranda with the breathing tube and feeding tube she needs to be eligible for home care. These are routine procedures that the hospital regularly performs on other patients, yet VCU will not provide them to Mirranda.

The hospital has also complained that Mirranda is taking up bed space, yet Mirranda's parents note that at least one room in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) has been vacant the entire time MIrranda has been in the hospital. Similarly, the hospital has complained about the cost of Mirranda's care, which is being paid for by insurance and copayments provided by the Lawsons. However, if VCU would only provide the procedures she needs to be transferred, Mirranda could be moved to a "step-down" or sub-acute care facility or to her home-all far less expensive options than intensive care.

Doctors at VCU have said they will agree to allow Mirranda to go home to die, but they refuse to allow her to go home to live.

In the meantime, Mirranda is not being provided with adequate nutrition or the treatment protocol she needs in order to provide the best chance of healing her brain. Other patients with similar brain injuries have shown improvement through treatment that includes thyroid and other essential hormones.

Also, the Lawsons have noted issues with the cleanliness of the equipment that is currently being used to support Mirranda's life. They feel as if the hospital is treating their daughter as a non-person.

The hospital also complains that its medical team is "suffering tremendous strain" by caring for Mirranda. However, the staff member who made this statement has never set foot in Mirranda's hospital room. Moreover, Mirranda is in the hospital's intensive care unit and medical staff In that unit are well-equipped to handle critical cases like Miranda's.

Mirranda has a serious brain injury. She should not be treated as if she were something other than a disabled child.

Mirranda's parents are working with an attorney through the Life Legal Defense Foundation to ensure that their daughter gets the care she needs. However, the hospital is pushing back and has expressed its intent to withdraw Mirranda's life support as soon as possible. Mirranda's family has created a Gofundme account to raise funds for legal fees and medical treatment going forward.

Mirranda's parents and a Life Legal Defense Foundation attorney will be available for interviews on Thursday, June 30 near VCU Medical Center in Richmond. Please call 202.717.7371 for details.

www.gofundme.com/pray4miranda

Life Legal Defense Foundation was established in 1989, and is a nonprofit organization composed of attorneys and other concerned citizens committed to giving helpless and innocent human beings of any age, and their advocates, a trained and committed voice in the courtrooms of our nation. For more information about the Life Legal Defense Foundation, visit www.lldf.org.
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LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

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

Top Stories
• Hillary Clinton: “I Will Always Stand With Planned Parenthood,” It Does “Extraordinary Things”
• Chelsea Handler Defends Her Abortions: “I Never Think ‘God I Wish I Had That Baby’”
• Black Pastor: 69 Times More Black People Die From Abortion Than Homicide
• United Way Sent $3 Million to Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz in 2015


More Pro-Life News
• Hillary Clinton Holds Swanky Campaign Fundraiser With Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards
• Media Silent as Democrats Hold Up Bill to Combat Zika Virus Over Planned Parenthood Funding
• Woman Who Killed a Pregnant Mom and Her Unborn Baby Now on FBI’s Most Wanted List
• Democrat Chuck Schumer: Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz “Can Stop Spread of Zika Virus”
• Supreme Court Decision an “Ominous Sign” That Could Force Doctors to Do Abortions
• Planned Parenthood Targets Blacks and Hispanics With Abortion, SCOTUS Just Let That Continue
• Photos of Dying Nun, Smiling and Serene Despite a Devastating Cancer, Go Viral. Here’s Why
• New Hampshire Votes to Fund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz After Republican Sununu Flip-Flops
• Woman Told She Would Never Have Children Because of Cancer Gives Birth to Healthy Baby Boy
Kermit Gosnell Files Complaint for “Sensationalizing” How He Snipped Babies Necks in Abortions
Pro-Abortion Group Complains Newspaper Rejected Ad Calling Pro-Life People “Anti-Science”

• Pennsylvania Democratic Senate Candidate Katie McGinty Opposes Dismemberment Abortion Ban

Hillary Clinton: “I Will Always Stand With Planned Parenthood,” It Does “Extraordinary Things”
Earlier this month, pro-abortion presidential candidate Hillary Clinton told activists at a Planned Parenthood abortion business rally that she would “always have your back.” She means it.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Chelsea Handler Defends Her Abortions: “I Never Think ‘God I Wish I Had That Baby’”
Pro-abortion comedian Chelsea Handler is facing criticism this week after she wrote a column defending the two abortions she had when she was just 16.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.





Black Pastor: 69 Times More Black People Die From Abortion Than Homicide
Black pastor Walter B. Hoye II wants to get on board with the #BlackLivesMatter movement, but it troubles him how the movement ignores the leading cause of death among Black Americans – abortion.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

United Way Sent $3 Million to Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz in 2015
LifeNews has repeatedly chronicled the relationship between dozens of local United Way agencies and the Planned Parenthood abortion business.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Hillary Clinton Holds Swanky Campaign Fundraiser With Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards
Pro-abortion presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is today holding a fundraiser at a swanky hotel in San Francisco with Cecil Richards, the CEO of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s biggest abortion conglomerate.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.


Media Silent as Democrats Hold Up Bill to Combat Zika Virus Over Planned Parenthood Funding
The journalists at NBC’s Today show on Wednesday offered silence as Senate Democrats held up over $1 billion in Zika funding because of concern for Planned Parenthood.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Woman Who Killed a Pregnant Mom and Her Unborn Baby Now on FBI’s Most Wanted List
And that’s something Donald Trump’s new Evangelical Advisory Board noted in a statement it issued condemning the decision.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Democrat Chuck Schumer: Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz “Can Stop Spread of Zika Virus”
If the public needs any more evidence of pro-abortion politicians religious devotion to the abortion giant Planned Parenthood, they need only listen to U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer’s recent statements about the Zika virus.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.



Her plans, involve us as individuals.

Christian Worldview

Given With Purpose

June 29, 2016 A.D.


June 29, 2016 A.D.


On the 35th anniversary of the apparitions, on June 25, 2016, Our Lady of Medjugorje said:

“…persevere in prayer so that, with you, I can realize my plans…”


Her plans, involve us as individuals.

Caritas Pilgrim in Medjugorje

A BVM Caritas Pilgrim on Cross Mountain reading, Words from Heaven, the definitive book of the Medjugorje messages. In Medjugorje, Our Lady’s words come to life, but with purpose, that She might use us to change the world.


Our Lady’s words are not given lightly; they are given for a purpose. They are given to us to effect change in us, in order for Her to realize Her plans through us. A Friend of Medjugorje gives clarity of perspective on the messages:

“…Her words will go down in history as a preface to understanding Holy Scriptures and to show us how to bring into the modern world new life which is presently dying. We are being given a preface to the Scriptures, an owner’s manual, Our Lady’s words, to the machine, the Bible, on how to use it, how to work it, how to understand it, how to make our lives better in this world through it…”1


The world will be made better through each individual who endeavors to understand the messages and live them. This is their purpose, not given lightly, but, intended to be lived responsibly. Be responsible with the messages, and change the world.

Medjugorje.com
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P.S. The September 27 – October 6, 2016, pilgrimage to Medjugorje is sold out. Pilgrims wanting to join the Sept. 27 – Oct. 6, 2016, pilgrimage are being placed on a wait list. There is still some availability left on the Oct. 26 – Nov. 4, 2016, pilgrimage to Medjugorje. Be sure to reserve your place as soon as possible. These pilgrimages fill up quickly. Call BVM Caritas Medjugorje pilgrimages in the U.S. at 205-672-2000, extension 218 or 219, or visit here to request information.


Footnotes:
1. The Importance of the Message, by a Friend of Medjugorje, October 28, 2013


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Seven Years Behind These Stone Walls





These Stone Walls, the writings of Fr Gordon MacRae from prison, began seven years ago in the ashes of injustice to become one of the most popular Catholic blogs. Please read: "Seven Years Behind These Stone Walls."
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SAINTS PETER AND PAUL Apostles






SAINTS PETER AND PAUL
Apostles




DOUBLE, FIRST CLASS / RED
Simon, a fisherman of Bethsaida, became a disciple of St. John the Baptist. Then his elder brother, Andrew, led him to Jesus, who gave him the name of Peter (Rock), making him the head of the Christian Church.
After Pentecost, the precedence of Peter in the Church was never disputed. He ruled with the authority given him by the Holy Spirit, but his rule was one of love. He evangelized various provinces of Asia Minor, and in A.D. 42 he fixed his see in Rome. From then until now each successor of St. Peter has been in turn, the Bishop of Rome. During the persecution of the Church by Nero, the Vicar of Christ was crucified, hanging head downward on his cross. His martyrdom took place on June 29, in the year 67, on the same day as that of St. Paul.


INTROIT Acts 12:11Now I know for certain that the Lord has sent His angel and rescued me from all that the Jewish people were expecting.
Ps. 138:1-2. O Lord, You have proved me and You know me; You know when I sit and when I stand.
V. Glory be . . .

COLLECT
O God, this day is sacred because of the martyrdom of Your apostles Peter and Paul. May Your Church follow the teachings of these two saints in every respect, for from them she received the faith in the beginning. Through our Lord . . .

LESSON Acts 12: 1-11
In those days, Herod the king stretched forth his hands, to afflict some of the church. And he killed James, the brother of John, With the sword. And seeing that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded to take up Peter also. Now it was in the days of the Azymes. And when he had apprehended him, he cast him into prison, delivering him to four files of soldiers, to be kept, intending, after the pasch, to bring him forth to the people. Peter therefore was kept in prison. But prayer was made without ceasing by the church unto God for him. And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains: and the keepers before the door kept the prison. And behold an angel of the Lord stood by him and a light shined in the room. And he, striking Peter on the side, raised him up, saying: "Arise quickly." And the chains fell off from his hands. And the angel said to him: "Gird thyself and put on thy sandals." And he did so. And he said to him: "Cast thy garment about thee and follow me," And going out, he followed him. And he knew not that it was true which was done by the angel: but thought he saw a vision. And passing through the first and the second ward, they came to the iron gate that leadeth to the city which of itself opened to them. And going out, they passed on through one street. And immediately the angel departed from him. And Peter coming to himself, said: "Now I know in very deed that the Lord hath sent his angel and hath delivered me out of the hand of Herod and from all the expectation of the people of the Jews."

GRADUAL Ps. 44:17-18
You shall make them prices through all the land; they shall remember Your name, O Lord.
V. To take the place of your fathers, sons shall be born to you; therefore peoples shall praise you.

Alleluia, alleluia! V. Matt. 16:18
Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build My Church. Alleluia!

GOSPEL Matt. 16:13-19
At that time, Jesus came into the quarters of Cesarea Philippi: and he asked his disciples, saying: "Whom do men say that the Son of man is?" But they said: "Some John the Baptist, and other some Elias, and others Jeremias, or one of the prophets." Jesus saith to them:"But whom do you say that I am?" Simon Peter answered and said: "Thou art Christ, the Son of the living God." And Jesus answering said to him: "Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-Jona: because flesh and blood hath not revealed it to thee, but my Father who is in heaven. And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.And I will give to thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven. And whatsoever thou shalt bind upon earth, it shall be bound also in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth, it shall be loosed also in heaven."

OFFERTORY ANTIPHON Ps. 44:17-18
You shall make them princes throughout the land; they shall remember Your name, O Lord, in every generation and age.

SECRET
May Your blessed apostles join their prayers to the sacrifice we offer to Your name, O Lord, so that it may win Your pardon and protection for us. Through our Lord . . .


COMMUNION ANTIPHON Matt. 16:18
Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build My Church.

POSTCOMMUNION
You have nourished us with the Bread of Heaven, O Lord. Shield us now against all dangers through the prayers of Your apostles. Through our Lord . . .


English: The Liberation of St. Peter Français ...
English: The Liberation of St. Peter Français : La libération de Saint Pierre (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


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LifeNews Report: 6/28/16

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LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
For pro-life news updated throughout the day, visit LifeNews.com.
Top Stories• Chelsea Handler: I Had Two Abortions at Age 16, Aborting My Babies Was a “Thoughtful” Decision
• Supreme Court Allows State to Force Pro-Life Pharmacists to Sell Abortion Pills
• Pro-Life Group Backs Donald Trump: “We Applaud His List of Pro-Life Candidates for Supreme Court”
• Senate Democrats Block Bill to Combat Zika Virus Because It Doesn’t Fund Planned Parenthood

More Pro-Life News• Supreme Court Blocks Mississippi Pro-Life Law That Could Have Closed Its Last Abortion Clinic
• Democratic Party Platform Calls for Forcing Americans to Pay for Abortions• Donald Trump’s Evangelical Advisory Board Slams Supreme Court Abortion Ruling as a “Tragedy”
• Sandra Fluke: “Next Fight” for Abortion Activists is Forcing Americans to Pay for Abortions
• Some Texas Abortion Clinics Will Remain Closed Despite Supreme Court Ruling
• Woman Put Her Newborn Baby Girl in a Plastic Bag and Suffocated Her
• Mom Lost Her Unborn Baby But Discovered a Secret Twin Still Alive in Her Womb
• Abortionist Sentenced to Prison for 18 Months for Doing Illegal Late-Term Abortions
• 20 Craziest Pro-Abortion Signs At SCOTUS the Media Won’t Show You
Abortionist Complains More Women are Not Able to Abort Their Babies
Canadian Woman Sues for the Right to Assisted Suicide Even Though She Isn’t Dying

Chelsea Handler: I Had Two Abortions at Age 16, Aborting My Babies Was a “Thoughtful” Decision
Pro-abortion comedian Chelsea Handler opened up about her two teen abortions in a new column for Playboy recently.
Supreme Court Allows State to Force Pro-Life Pharmacists to Sell Abortion Pills
Just one day after issuing a major ruling striking down a portion of a pro-life law in Texas saving thousands of babies from abortion and closing unscrupulous abortion clinics, the Supreme Court has made a second anti-life decision..




Pro-Life Group Backs Donald Trump: “We Applaud His List of Pro-Life Candidates for Supreme Court”
Just one day after a deeply disappointing decision from the Supreme Court regarding a pro-life law in Texas that saved thousands of babies from abortions, a state pro-life group has announced its support for Donald Trump for president.
Senate Democrats Block Bill to Combat Zika Virus Because It Doesn’t Fund Planned Parenthood
In their latest show of allegiance to the abortion industry, pro-abortion U.S. Senators blocked a critical aid bill to combat the Zika virus on Tuesday because it does not give taxpayer dollars to Planned Parenthood.
Supreme Court Blocks Mississippi Pro-Life Law That Could Have Closed Its Last Abortion Clinic
The U.S. Supreme Court’s liberal justices have been handing down one devastating decision after another this week.

Democratic Party Platform Calls for Forcing Americans to Pay for Abortions
The Democratic Party is planning to adopt an even more extreme platform on abortion this year.
Donald Trump’s Evangelical Advisory Board Slams Supreme Court Abortion Ruling as a “Tragedy”
And that’s something Donald Trump’s new Evangelical Advisory Board noted in a statement it issued condemning the decision.
Sandra Fluke: “Next Fight” for Abortion Activists is Forcing Americans to Pay for Abortions
The pro-abortion movement received a massive victory from the Supreme Court yesterday in striking down common sense regulations on abortion clinics to ensure they protect women’s health. After leaving women’s hung out to dry, what’s the next step for abortion advocates?

As mentioned in the first article in this series on “He and I” from our Lord to Gabrielle Bossis, He always asked her to smile at Him within her and to smile at Him in others.  He constantly reminded her that He was truly within her (with the Father and Holy Spirit) as long as we are in a state of Grace, and even when others drove Him out with mortal sin, as their Creator, there is still a trace of Him which He wants acknowledged by us in everyone whom He has created, since nothing exists without His cooperation.

Our Lord so desires this from us to comfort Him for the billions of people who never think about Him, because they either don’t know Him or don’t care to speak with Him even if they believe in His existence.  He further reminds Gabrielle that everything He does or permits is for our ultimate spiritual good for all eternity, a much greater eternal reward of Love; and therefore in those who are truly striving to please Him, He expects constant joy from us.  And His Great Joy is to see us constantly in union with Him in thought and word, and our joy to know and relish His Presence within us.  This Joy should take the form of a smile as often as we think about Him within us.  This is the sole purpose of His giving us the Gift of “He and I” through Gabrielle, so we can finally come to know and experience, truly experience, in our daily life this Joy that only God can give to those who desire to know and love Him now (as far as one can in this life) as in Heaven, and who seek to give this same Joy back to God.

Our Lord taught Gabrielle as He did St. Therese, the need for Faith and Trust.  He taught her: “Believe in My Love and you will have over and above all you ask or think….The Three Equal Persons are for you, for everyone. Try to think often of Their Presence in you. It is Love.”  Here are just a few examples of the many times He reminded her to smile:

–“Continue Me. Smile in your soul when you look at Me.”

–“Don’t aim at saying an exact number of wordy prayers. Just love me simply: a look of your heart, the tender smile of a friend.”

–“Take the little daily trials with a smile and you will dress My wounds.”

–“Today, I will take every smile of yours for Myself.”

–“Smile at everyone and I will make your smile a blessing.”

–“The joy of having more of Me brings about all other joys.”

–(Do) You understand, if you keep smiling before My face, you will always have a smile for others, and it will warm their hearts.”

–Be full of joy when you are misunderstood or overlooked, because this makes you just like Me.”