Hail Mary Song For Sr. Lucia Of Fatima
Something different for this May 13….
Sent from France
BREAKING: “Kermit Gosnell was convicted of murder for severing the necks of just-born babies, but those babies would have died just as painfully if he had killed them inside the womb, as most late-term abortionists do,” commented National Right to Life President Carol Tobias. “The result is the same for the baby whether it meets its end in a shabby clinic like Gosnell’s or a brand new Planned Parenthood facility — a painful death.”
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abortion is murder and a ” death sentence for the unborn” and the born
The following comes to mind:
“And the Lord said to him: If I find in Sodom fifty just within the city, I will spare the whole place for their sake.”
well, we got 40,000 here….. are they enough?
May 12 2013: Rome, Italy March for Life against abortion
Make no mistake, Italy and specifically Rome are the headquarters of Catholicism, but they are also becoming one of the most secular and anti-Christian locations in Europe.
Pressure from a left-wings-Berlusconi-haters-controlled media and masonic-radical-obama-inspired psudo-catho-politicians are trying, and for most part already succeeded, to take control of institutions, laws, and various aspects of the country, and turn it in a weird mix of atheistic/anti-catholic/islamic nation, and a place kermit gosnell could call home.
(see the famous photo of emma bonino performing abortion with a bicycle pump)
Most significant, therefore, the large number of participants yesterday May 12 2013 at the third: Rome: Marcia per la Vita, March for Life: around 40,000 people, as oppose to last year 15,000, from various countries, see France and Poland, and notice the presence of S. Em. Rev.ma Card. Leo Burke also.
( and the reference to Saint Pio X)
not surprising the newspaper titled the article:
“Italy is not dead yet.”
Pope Francis-effect, maybe?
abortion is murder and a ” death sentence for the unborn” and the born
“Why is May chosen as the month in which we exercise a special devotion to the Blessed Virgin? The first reason is because it is the time when the earth burst forth into its fresh foilage…The blossoms are upon the trees, and the flowers are in the gardens. For such gladness and joyousness of external nature is a fit attendant on our devotion to Her who is the mystical rose and the house of gold.”
~ Cardinal John Henry Newman ~
Pope Francis: Pro-Abortion Politicians Ineligible for Communion
The text states, in part, “[people] cannot receive Holy Communion and at the same time act with deeds or words against the commandments, particularly when abortion, euthanasia, and other grave crimes against life and family are encouraged. This responsibility weighs particularly over legislators, heads of governments, and health professionals.”
The Priests for Life leader said, “At a Mass during which our new Pope emphasized the duty public officials – and all the rest of us – have to protect the weakest among us, Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi have the audacity to receive Communion while publicly renouncing their responsibility to protect the weakest among us.”
“Some Church leaders mistakenly think we are advocating the use of the Eucharist as a ‘weapon.’ In fact, we are defending the Eucharist from being used as a political tool. These politicians have no respect for what the Eucharist means: an integral, consistent union with Christ and with all our brothers and sisters. To receive Christ while rejecting the unborn is a slap in the face to both,” he added.
abortion is murder and ” a death sentence for the unborn” and the born.
What we have lost…and the Road to Restoration 2/5
A Saint a day: May 13
St. John the Silent
452 - 558
Bishop of Colonia in Palestine and a hermit. Born in Nicopolis, Armenia, he established a monastery at the age of eighteen. Appointed a bishop at the age of twenty-eight, he spent nine years in his office before retiring to Jerusalem to embrace the eremitical life. Through a vision, he found his way to the monastery, or laura, of St. Sabas, asking to be walled up and living for seventy-five years as a silent recluse.
John was born in 454 AD in Nicopolis, Armenia. He came from a family of mainly generals and governors. His parents died when he was eighteen and he built a monastery where he stayed with ten young monks. Under John’s direction, they led a life of hard work and devotion. He obtained a reputation for leadership and sanctity, which led the archbishop of Sebaste to consecrate him bishop of Colonia in Armenia. John was only twenty-eight at the time and had no desire to be bishop. John was bishop for nine years then decided to stop due to his desire for secluded life and inability to stop certain evils. Uncertain of his future vocation, he went to Jerusalem.
In 503 AD., certain turbulent disciples forced St. Sabas to leave his Laura. St. John went into a neighboring wilderness, where he spent six years in silence, conversing only with God and eating only the wild roots and herbs which the desert provided. When St. Sabas was brought back to his community, he found John in the desert and convinced him to return. John had become used to speaking only with God and found only bitterness and emptiness in anything else. He treasured obscurity and humility so he wanted to live unknown to men but, he was unable to do so. He returned with St. Sabas and lived in his cell for forty years. During this time, he did not turn people away who desired his instruction. One of these people was Cyril of Scythopolis who wrote about John’s life. The two men first met when John was ninety and Cyril was sixteen. Cyril had asked him what to do with his life. John recommended he join the Laura of St. Euthymius but Cyril did not listen. Instead, he went to a small monastery on Jordan’s banks. He fell ill there and deeply regretted not listening to John. While there, John appeared to him in a dream and after scolding him for not obeying said that if he returned to St. Euthymius’ monastery, he would get well and find his salvation. The next day he did so and was well again. John died in 558 AD at the age of one hundred and four. He lived in solitude for seventy-six years interrupted only for the nine years he was bishop.
Feast Day, May 13
St. Peter Julian Eymard, of France, had a strong devotion to the Holy Eucharist and Our Lady and began his priestly life in the Society of Mary. “But his h…eart burned with the desire to establish perpetual adoration of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament exposed upon a royal throne and surrounded by a large court of adorers. On February 2, 1851, at the shrine of Fourvière, the most Blessed Virgin had made him understand its necessity. ‘All the mysteries of my Son have a religious order of men to honor them. The Eucharist alone has none … .’ After several years of prudent reflection and interior combat, encouraged by Pope Pius IX, he founded the Congregation of the Most Blessed Sacrament at Paris on May 13, 1856” (St. Peter Julian Eymard: Apostle of the Eucharist Novena, p. 20).