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Still Support Abortion?


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The split second a life is conceived, its eternally there. You can not go back and make it any different. Life is alive and growing. Abortion can NEVER un conceive a life. It only ends it senselessly. Abortion is not a magical pill that makes everything never have exist in the first place. Having one, it adds 10 fold to the suffering the woman is already experiencing.

A message for ANYONE who STILL supports Abortion:

In a post Titled:
I Had a Secret Abortion at 18, and the Baby Parts Selling Scandal is Crushing Me

A “comment” was made by a woman that hits to the very heart of how women who support abortion today have lost their compassion.

EDITING OUT her name: “I’m not in your shoes, but I do t think you should despair. The scandal isn’t really a scandal – and any tissues donated from any source help save and improve countless future lives. You are also worth much more than a frail piece of tissue that separates “virgins” from “non-virgins.”” END QUOTE

To which I NEEDED to share and know needs to be shared here: – You stated: “I’m not in your shoes”. EXACTLY You are not. But I am in her shoes. Women like you should be ashamed of yourselves. If you don’t have a heart to understand the loss, realize you also don’t have the heart, nor the experience to give ANY advise to women who do. You prove you support something you don’t understand. Understand this. A women who has an abortion is always a mother. Will always be a mother. The second a life is conceived, it just doesn’t disappear and go away. One SPLIT SECOND of life in the womb of a woman, is eternal and nothing can change that. You can go back to your false concerns and false ideology that if I kill my child it never existed. To a women who realized this child will always be alive, that will never work. Nothing makes a life, never exist. For women who HAVE had an abortion, who now realize the ramifications of their decision, I offer you:

If you or someone you know is suffering after abortion, confidential non-judgmental help is available. Call Project Rachel’s national toll-free number: 888-456-HOPE (-4673) or visit HopeAfterAbortion.org.

Spanish-speakers may visit EsperanzaPosaborto.org

This is the mentality of the pro abortion culture. Its all about me, me, me. If I kill it, no one will ever know. If I have an abortion, it will just all go away. Wake up time. It doesn’t. That child is always the answer to the question gnawing at the soul: What am I missing?

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ENOUGH! End Abortion #ProtestPP


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#StMichaelFastforLife begins today. If you missed it, its okay, start now. See HERE

Tomorrow – Protest Planned Parenthood

WHAT: Protest PP’s harvesting and selling of aborted baby parts
WHERE: Over 300 Planned Parenthood facilities across America
WHEN: August 22, 2015 from 9:00am-11:00am
CONTACT: Email or call 773-777-2900

Find a Planned Parenthood in your area tomorrow, and JOIN the protest.
CLICK HERE to find the protest near you.

St. Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do thou,
O Prince of the heavenly hosts,
by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan,
and all the evil spirits,
who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls. Amen

O glorious prince St. Michael,
chief and commander of the heavenly hosts,
guardian of souls, vanquisher of rebel spirits,
servant in the house of the Divine King
and our admirable conductor,
you who shine with excellence
and superhuman virtue deliver us from all evil,
who turn to you with confidence
and enable us by your gracious protection
to serve God more and more faithfully every day. Amen

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Mea Culpa


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I don’t believe in coincidences, as I have said many times before. Today on my FB page, I posted this, due to being fed up with the total lack of responsibility we have taken lately in regards to blaming the Catholic Church, Priests, Bishops, Cardinals and even our Holy Father for everything gone wrong for so long. Here me now, WE ARE THE CHURCH. We only have ourselves to blame for the things wrong within our family’s who are not living the faith, for our lack of being Catholic role models as parents to our Children and what we as the laity need to do very quickly, is to understand that we CAN change this, simply by saying YES LORD once again by truly living the faith.

Posted on FB today:

“Rant of the day AIMED at the Catholic Laity who find a constant NEED to blame the Priest for not speaking about Abortion, Homosexual Unions and other obvious Mortal Sins during the Homily at Holy Mass. Here’s the issue I have with this entire group who constantly complain about it. As Catholics, we KNOW all the issues mentioned ARE mortal sins. As does ANYONE who is Catholic as they are “core” commandments. Why do we sit here and blame the “Priests” for not teaching this, when WE KNOW ourselves already, they are wrong and sinful and why are we blaming Priests for not teaching this, when the reality is, this NEEDS to be taught IN THE HOME because most Catholics only see the Priest on Sunday for at most a 20 minute homily (that SHOULD be on the Gospel and readings that week, so we can contemplate it in our lives and live it ) when WE as THE CHURCH, the Laity are ALSO responsible for KNOWING the faith and TEACHING our Children so as they can also LIVE IT. We only have ourselves to blame for all this lack of faith and morals. Stop blaming our Lords priests for the job we never did. PAX”

To which a comment was made by a friend:

“Because Other Priests are also The complaining. Alot of Prolife Priests Would like to See more preaching by Their fellow Priests. I think to some extent it’s on the money. Overkill is probably someone who has a grudge to Bear. There is a gray area.”

To which I answered:

“I do agree with that Dave. I also believe that the Word of our Lord is alive and in every aspect of our lives and society, and the message we hear should be brought into the public aspect of our lives each and every second, but, the problem comes from so many who do live as if the faith belongs strictly in the pew. If we were ALL living the faith, teaching it to our children to live it and they were, the world in which we live, in exile, would be a much different place. That being said, I also believe everything happens for a reason and what is taking place with the entire Planned Parenthood fiasco, SHOULD be enough to break open the hearts of the faithful, with zeal and love to KNOW they don’t have to be told 24/7 strictly by the Priest in a Homily, when we know that being brought “into communion” means we understand the evil of this sin, the ramifications of it, and the need to stop it, all while STILL learning other aspects of our Catholic faith (the cornucopia) through Holy Mass, as when we do focus on one thing in particular, we do end up eating only one thing from the table of plenty that is our Lord.”

Shortly after this post, a Priest friend posted on his page this FANTASTIC video, that NEEDS to be seen by the laity which reminds us, we should ALL get back to “work”. Its OUR fault! Its OUR fault! Its OUR most grievous fault.

Thank you LORD for another soul who sees the problem today and feels a need to fix it. Glory to God.

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Feast Of The Transfiguration


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“Today the Lord Jesus Christ shone with splendor on the mountain, his face like the sun and his clothes white as snow.”

We made it to Chapel of the Rock. It was a blessing to see our Lord up on top of the hill adjacent to St. Catherine of Siena. I was not expecting that. More over, as I woke this morning, very early, the magnitude of the entire trip hit me as today is the Feast of the Transfiguration.

Lots to ponder and far to much to write about. Being able to capture what our Lord is revealing to me in this trip, is just going to take more time. I had not known about the statue at the top until I had gotten there. It only hit me this morning as to what it all means to me.

Thank you Lord for the days you have given to me, so to see you in all, love you in all, and serve you in all.

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Today’s King Herod


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REPENT

I need to share with you today, the O’Carm reflection of Lectio Divina, which is no different then what you see today in the way our government refuses to do what is right an just for all people, and pass laws for their own personal gains, for their own personal agendas, and refuse to do what is right and just. The public outcry against abortion and the need to ban all funding to Planned Parenthood but rather, the secular slanted legal system along with the words directly from the nations leaders, going out of their way to silence the souls who made the videos, rather then doing what needs to be done for the children being slaughtered today. The pushing for homosexual marriage, which does not exist in the first place. The blatant stealing of innocence from children by means of forcing the “teaching” of sex education to the youngest in society and so much more that literally MIRRORS what had taken place in nations that have been crushed through all history.

You see the “faithful” obtaining information from “secular” society on matters of “faith” rather then going to the source of their “faith”, therefore becoming secularized and not growing in faith. I highly advise Catholics NOT to listen to the secular sources for any information concerning our faith, but turn directly to the Church and the Vatican for ALL information. Grow in the faith, not in the Religion of Nationalism.
Repent!

3) Reflection
•Today’s Gospel describes the way in which John the Baptist was the victim of corruption and of the arrogance of the government of Herod. He was killed without a process, during a banquet of the king with the great of the kingdom. The text gives us much information on the time in which Jesus lived and on the manner in which power was used by the powerful of that time.

• Matthew 14,1-2. Who is Jesus for Herod. The text begins by informing about the opinion which Herod had of Jesus: “This is John the Baptist himself, he has risen from the dead, and that is why miraculous powers are at work in him”. Herod tries to understand Jesus starting from the fear which assailed him after murdering John. Herod was very superstitious and hid his fear behind the ostentation of his riches and of his power.

• Matthew 14, 3-5: The hidden cause of the murdering of John. Galilee, the land of Jesus, was governed by Herod Antipas, the son of King Herod, the Great, from the year 4 BC until the year 38 AD, after Christ. Forty-three years in all! During the time of the life of Jesus, there were no changes of government in Galilee! Herod was the absolute Lord of everything, he did not render an account to anyone, he did whatever passed through his mind. Arrogance, lack of ethics, absolute power, without control from the people! But the one, who commanded in Palestine since the year 63 before Christ, was the Roman Empire. Herod, in Galilee, so as not to be dismissed, tried to please Rome in everything. Above all, he insisted on an efficient administration which would bring riches to the Empire. His concern was his own promotion and his security. For this reason, he refrained from any type of subversion. Matthew says that the reason for murdering John was because he had denounced Herod, because he had married Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip. Flavio Joseph, a Jewish writer of that time, says that the true reason for the imprisonment of John the Baptist was the fear of Herod that there would be a popular revolt. Herod like to be called the benefactor of the people, but in reality he was a tyrant (Lk 22, 25). The denunciation of John against Herod was the drop that caused the glass to overflow: “It is against the Law for you to have her”. And John was put in prison.

• Matthew 14, 6-12: The plot of the murderer. An anniversary and a festive banquet, with dances and orgy! Mark says that in the feast were “the great of the court, the officials and the important people of Galilee” (Mk 6, 21). This is the environment in which the murdering of John the Baptist is planned. John, the prophet, was a living denunciation of that corrupt system. This is why, he was eliminated with the pretext of a problem of personal revenge. All this reveals the moral weakness of Herod. So much power accumulated in the hands of one man incapable to control himself! In the enthusiasm of the feast and of the wine, Herod makes a promise by oath to Salome, the young dancer, daughter of Herodias. Superstitious as he was, he thought that he had to maintain this oath, and respond to the caprice of the girl; and because of this he ordered the soldier to bring the head of John on a tray and give it to the dancer, who then gave it to her mother. For Herod, the life of his subjects was worthless. He disposes of them as he disposes of the staircases in his house!
The three characteristics of the government of Herod: the new Capital, large estates, and the class of functionaries:

a) The New Capital. Tiberiade was inaugurated when Jesus was only 20 years old. It was called like that in order to please Tiberius, the emperor of Rome. It was inhabited by the lords of the earth, the soldiers, the policemen, the unscrupulous judges (Lk 18, 1-4). The taxes and the products of the people were channelled toward it. It was there that Herod made his orgy of death (Mk 6, 21-29). Tiberiades was the city of the palaces of the King, where those who wore soft, delicate dresses lived (cf. Mt 11, 8). It is not known by the Gospels that Jesus entered this city.

b) The large estates. Scholars say that during the long government of Herod, the large estates grew causing harm to community property. The Book of Henoch denounces the lords of the land and expresses the hope of the little ones: “And then the powerful and the great will no longer be the lords of the land”. (Hen 38,4). The ideal of ancient times was the following: “Each one will peacefully sit under his vine and nobody will frighten them” (1 Mac 14,12; Mi 4,4; Zc 3,10). But the politics of the government of Herod made this ideal impossible.

c) The class of functionaries. Herod created a whole class of functionaries faithful to the project of the King: the Scribes, the merchants, the lords of the land, the officers of the market, the tax collectors, the militia, the policemen, the judges, the local heads,. In every village there was a group of persons which supported the government. In the Gospels, some Pharisees appear together with the Herodians (Mk 3, 6; 8, 15; 12, 13), and that shows the alliance between the religious power and the civil power. The life of the people in the villages was very controlled, both by the government and by the religion. Much courage was necessary to begin anything new, as John and Jesus did! It was the same thing as attracting to self the anger of the privileged ones, both from the religious and the civil powers.

Repent and BELIEVE

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