Visit http://www.TheRadianceFoundation.org ::: Adoption unleashes purpose. My birth mom could never have known how her singular decision would impact, literally, millions. Despite the horror of being raped, she courageously chose to give me life. There will never be enough words to thank her, but I’m grateful that she gave me an opportunity to show the beauty of Possibility.
From Catholics Come Home Blog…
As of today, Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha and Blessed Marianne Cope are now Saint Kateri and Saint Marianne!
Read a little about the lives of these holy women of God.
“She reminds us that Jesus came for all people in every age, but especially for the lowly, whom God loves in a special way.” -Archbishop Chaput, speaking about St. Kateri
Saints Kateri and Marianne, pray for us!
Fr. Pavone hits the nail on the head.. Catholics who vote to support abortion rights cannot be called “Catholic” in the real sense.
And they cannot receive communion. To receive the Eucharist implies that you accept all of the teachings of the Catholic Church. Catholics who support abortion obviously do not accept the teachings of the Church.
What if a candidate supported terrorism? Would citizens say, “Well, I disagree with you on terrorism, but what’s your health care plan? Maybe we can work together on some social programs. After all, terrorism isn’t the only issue.”
The parallel, of course, is abortion. “Typically, the skull is brought out in fragments rather than as a unified piece” (Baby-killer Martin Haskell, in 1999 Court testimony in Wisconsin, regarding legal abortion). How can anyone make the case that this skull-cracking, which is still legal, is less violent than terrorism? How can anyone make the case that we can tolerate it while we work with the candidate on “social” programs? The heart of what is “social” is that it respects the other person – and that means not cracking their skull. We fight terrorism, and rightly so. But when we allow abortion at the same time, the evil we fight becomes merely a reflection of the evil we do.
Mass for Life and Liberty from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC – Archbishop William Lori – 2012-10-14
via Ignatius Press
But I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child… By abortion, the mother does not learn to love, but kills even her own child to solve her problems. And, by abortion, that father is told that he does not have to take any responsibility at all for the child he has brought into the world. The father is likely to put other women into the same trouble. So abortion just leads to more abortion. Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use violence to get what they want. This is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion.
“We cannot solve all the problems in the world, but let us never bring in the worst problem of all, and that is to destroy love. And this is what happens when we tell people to practice contraception and abortion.”
—Blessed Teresa of Calcutta
Quoted in Msgr. Leo Maasburg’s book “Mother Teresa of Calcutta: A Personal Portrait”. See more at www.MotherTeresaStories.com
Paul Ryan has been beat up by some Catholic leaders for the way he applies Catholic Social Teaching. We take a look at what Catholic Social Teaching really is.
I put this up a few months back.. It bears repeating…
This kid is amazing… Lila Rose, you are an amazing young woman, amazingly blessed and an amazing blessing!
Lila Rose founded Live Action, a pro-life nonprofit which specializes in investigative journalism, media and youth education. Lila has led undercover investigations exposing corruption and illegal activity at Planned Parenthood, the nation’s biggest abortion chain. America’s Survival, Inc. does not support or oppose any candidate for political office, but offers this presentation for educational purposes only.
In preparation for Election Day, the Knights of Columbus is calling its members and all the faithful to join together in a novena to the Holy Trinity through the maternal intercession of the Blessed Mother, under her title of the Immaculate Conception, patroness of the United States.
On the nine days leading up to Election Day — beginning on Sunday, Oct. 30 and concluding on Monday, Nov. 7 — please join me and Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William Lori in invoking the intercession of Mary, the Immaculate Conception, for our country.
In 1791, America’s first bishop, John Carroll, entrusted the country to the Blessed Mother, and in 1846 the bishops of the United States reaffirmed that dedication, declaring Mary as patroness of the United States under her title of the Immaculate Conception.
The novena prayer can be found HERE.
The Novena Prayer