Thursday, September 30, 2010

Are you praying for Christopher Hitchens?

At the Cennacle Sunday talk given by Fr Bonaventure, FI at the Marian Friary of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Griswold, we were reminded of the conversion story of hardened atheist Alfonse Ratisbonne. His friend who had been praying for him for some time, asked him to sit in a church while he spoke to the priest in the sacristy.
When the man emerged, Ratisbonne had undergone a radical transformation, for he said, "how this man (his friend) has prayed for me". He became an ardent Catholic from that moment on, having received the extraordinary grace of instantaneous conversion and infused knowlege (he learned the truths of the Faith instantly from God, not through study).
That is what I am interceding to God for a radical conversion to Catholicism for  Christopher Hitchens, who wrote "God is not Good" and persists in his sinful denial of God's existence.
I want him to be a sign of contradiction which will bring many more atheists to Holy Mother Church.
His heart is touched by charity, I heard from a friend who had a chance to meet him alone.
Hitchens recently told the AP that the people praying for him fall into one of three groups. The first are those who delight in his suffering and might wish to hasten his death. The second are those who want Hitchens to have a conversion experience. And the third group consists of those who are asking God to heal him.
I think we should be praying for a radical conversion, then, if God wills it, a miraculous healing so that he can spend the rest of his long life as a sign of he power of God.
Read the entire article on Renew America.
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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

ICEL translation to include chants in Latin and English

During the end of Pope John Paul's pontificate, my prayer group was blessed to have a writer for "The Wandererer" with extraordinary insight into the Church. He said, that if Pope Benedict were elected, he would be the pope of the liturgy as John Paul was the pope of the people. On 7/7/07 we saw the wonderful Motu Proprio freeing the Latin Mass from unnecessary restrictions, now we are about to see a new English translation of the Mass. 
 Catholic Culture says,
The new English translation of the Roman Missal-- hailed by Helen Hull Hitchcock of Adoremus as “accurate, reverent, and beautiful”-- will include texts and music for chants in English and Latin. 
Having instilled  a love for traditional hymns and chant, and Mass in the Extraordinary Form in my daughters, I haev been anxious to see the Mass restored to its ancient splendor in most parishes, so that others may realize just what they are witnessing when they attend Holy Mass. 
I am waiting in joyful hope!
Read the entire story at Catholic Culture.

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Friday, September 24, 2010

Women terrorized by Chinese One Child Policy for 30 years

from Bradley Mattes, Life Issues Instittute

Imagine being fined – three, even four times your annual income – for having a baby a year too soon. Imagine having to raise your second child in secret. Imagine fearing a simple walk through town, knowing, at any moment, you might be plucked from the street, thrown into a truck, and forced to watch your unborn baby die. Now imagine that’s reality. Because for millions of families, it is.
This week marks the 30th anniversary of China ’s mandatory one-child policy. Incidentally, this week we’re also filming an emotional round of interviews on the topic for an upcoming episode of Facing Life Head-On. One researcher told us that seeing the saddened faces of women who had been forced into abortions they did not want – some as late as eight and nine months into the pregnancy – not only broke his heart but changed his views on abortion, too.
The very number of those saddened faces is staggering. In America , we’ve lost about 50 million babies since abortion became legal in 1973. In far less time, the Chinese people have suffered some 400 million abortions. (That’s more than the entire population of the United States !) Is it any wonder then that China also has the highest female suicide rate in the world? That’s certainly no coincidence.
Incredible suffering persists for those families. Sadly, we are not just allowing it to happen; we are paying for it. Millions of US dollars go to the United Nations Family Planning Fund, a group closely linked to carrying out the communist government’s coercive policies. Years ago, thanks to the courage of pro-life leaders, the US stopped sending money to groups promoting abortions – and certainly those loathsome enough to insist on forced abortions, sterilization and infanticide. But with the swipe of a pen, President Obama wasted no time in allowing those funds to freely flow once again. This is blood on our hands.
Ironically, so-called "pro-choice" organizations are remaining deadly silent as millions of women are forced to have abortions. But Americans can no longer ignore the responsibility we share in this global loss. That’s why our team is working hard to educate political leaders about the tragedy of abortion, both in the US and beyond.

Ultimately, population control advocates messed up their math. It’s not the number of babies born that is the problem. It’s each baby killed, each man and woman coerced, and each US dollar paying for the terror that is one too many. Until that stops, we certainly won’t. Please join us. Together, we’ll save lives all around the world.

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Ave Maria Home Banquet Sat Sept 25 features Fr Benedict Groeschel

Maternity Home is Working to Open in Eastern Conn.
Contact: Darlene
NORWICH, Conn., Sept. 23 /Christian Newswire/ -- Ave Maria Home Banquet Saturday September, 25 at the Holiday Inn at 10 Laura Blvd. Norwich, Conn. between 6 and 10 pm.
Fr. Benedict Groeschel, President, of the board of Good Counsel Homes of New York, will be the featured speaker at the Banquet. Good Counsel Homes has a successful track record of helping homeless pregnant women.

Fr. Benedict Groeschel C.F.R, best-selling author and beloved spiritual teacher, writer, and Psychologist is popular around the world for his bold and powerful witness to the Gospel. For many years, Fr. Groeschel has tirelessly worked with the poor and needy, spoken to tens of thousands of Catholics, and written numerous articles and books. He is a powerful witness with a life time of serving the homeless and homeless pregnant women.

Darlene Wagner, chairman of the Board of Directors of Ave Maria Home said, "We are committed to meeting the needs of pregnant homeless women who at times are pressured into an abortion because of their desperate situation. We need to establish a culture of Life over a culture of death and reverse the destruction that is exacerbated by abortion because of the desperation of living on the streets."

Although the Pro Life community does support programs that care for pregnant women, they are not set up to help pregnant women who are homeless in Connecticut. There are hundreds of maternity homes in the country, Connecticut has only two and this will be the third in our state. Eastern Connecticut is a large area and many homeless pregnant women live under bridges with the rest of the homeless population at large.

Ave Maria Inc. is working to open a maternity home in Eastern Connecticut and is a 503 (c) (3) charitable organization. They have a lease pending on a home in Wauregan, CT and are presently awaiting its approval. They continue to reach out for a suitable location that is affordable or given without cost.

This Banquet is part of an effort to raise awareness of the serious problem of homelessness among pregnant women in Eastern Connecticut and our concern for them. You may contact them or send a donation to the Ave Maria Home Development Office, Box 166,122 Valley St. Willimantic, CT or call 860-456-3165. Tickets are also available.
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Republican Contract to include social issues

Thank you Rep Mike Pence (R, IN) for insisting that support for traditional marriage and a statement against federal funding of abortion be included in this election campaign. These issues were NOT included in the highlly successful 1994 "Contract with America", but thanks to Mike Pence, and the Tea Party, the GOP is recalling who puts them in office.
Phyllis Schlafly reminds us in World Net Daily (link here ) of why leaving behind the social issues is bad for America in more ways than one.
The fiscal conservatives who argue that only money issues should be part of political debate should face the reality that social issues are the chief purpose of President Obama's big-spending bills. The decline in marriage and the increase in illegitimate births (41 percent last year of all U.S. births) are the principal cause of the growth of the welfare state.

Federal taxpayers are now providing some or all the living expenses for 40 percent of Americans through means-tested handouts, mostly to the unmarried. This is the actuality of Obama's boast to Joe the Plumber to spread the wealth around.

The Obama Democrats know which side their bread is buttered on: 70 percent of unmarried women voted for Obama in 2008, and Obama's strategists want to increase that number. They even put a marriage penalty in Obamacare.
But still, as Catholics, our main concern is for souls, not money.
 Read about NJ Governor Chris Christie who has allowed his faith to detemine his actions as govenernor. This is commentary is from Barb Kralis,
Roman Catholic Gov. Christie is the first Republican to win a statewide election in N.J. in 12 years! Christie chose not to move his wife and 4 kiddos into the official governor's mansion but remain in their original Mendham, N.J. home. He was a top Fund Raiser and a political adviser for Geo. W. Bush's 2000 Presidential campaign. Christi's history/record for successful convictions of public corruption persons is unprecedented - 130 wins without losing a single case. He is a bulldog. He is the bain of the ACLU, which hates his authorizing warrantless cellphone tracking of 79 people, all leading to convictions of criminal liberals. Boo hoo hoo.
"I am pro-life. Hearing the strong heartbeat of my unborn daughter 14 years ago at 13 weeks gestation had a profound effect on me and my beliefs." He favors restrictions on abortion such as banning the procedure popularly known as partial-birth abortion, requiring parental notification, and imposing a 24-hour waiting period.
Christie Veto Shuts Down Abortion Clinics in NJ, National Review Online

It is possible that Planned Parenthood will go banckrupt in New Jersey thanks to this new Catholic Republican governor.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tea Party forcing GOP to be true to pro-life platform

My first experience of Tea Party Patriots was in Providence on April 15, 2009. I looked among their signs as I as photographing, and saw only two pro-lifers. Not that I am against fiscal responsibility and lower corruption in governtment, but it takes more than money to make me pick up a picket sign. It takes a life or death issue like abortion or euthanasia. Then I will travel hundreds of miles to influence lawmakers.

So I was excited at the strenghth of the Tea Party when I crossed paths with them in DC last September, but not yet convinced they were MY party. Now, Jill Stanek, has written a column in WND which has me convinced that they are going to save this nation. Not only will they save us from financial suicide, but they are providing us with true leadership from pro-life women like Carly Fiorino, and Christine O'Donnell who are replacing the RINOS and CINOS (Catholic in name only). Jill Stanek said she
didn't realize until MSNBC liberal host Rachel Maddow incredulously pointed it out last week that five GOP tea party-backed U.S. Senate candidates are pro-life with no exceptions: Sharron Angle of Nevada, Ken Buck of Colorado, Joe Miller of Alaska, Christine O'Donnell of Delaware and Rand Paul of Kentucky.

This is huge. The rape/incest exception is the other side's primary weapon to keep compassionate Americans from completely turning against legalized abortion. If pro-aborts lose that one, there's not much left in their arsenal.

Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards understands, hence her frantic email alert Monday calling this development, "not just crazy – truly frightening."
This news may send Richards over the edge: New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino is pro-life without exceptions, too.
And, of course, there is the superfluity of pro-life female candidates, causing many to proclaim this "The Year of the Pro-Life Woman."
Aside from Angle and O'Donnell, the two other pro-life U.S. Senate candidates are Carly Fiorina of California and Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire. At present all 17 female senators are pro-abortion, including the four Republicans.

Read it here.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Pope Benedict was addressing Obama in the UK

Read Bill Donohue's comments on the significant omission of references to God when Obama was quoting the Declaration of Independence. He rewrote a well known founding document just to leave out references to God. He said "endowed (BY OUR CREATOR was omitted) with certain inelienable rights". Sorry, I just don't buy the fact that he made a mistake. He's far too calculating for that. And his fourth church appearance in 19 months with news cameras trailing behind doesn't make up for it. Obama wants to appear religious while at the same time expunging true participation of religious thinkers in the public debate.

 Pope Benedict, in his Westminster Hall address this week in London, discussed the crucial role religious belief plays in civilizing the culture, and the mistake civilizations make (20th century totalitarianism, financial meltdown due to unbridled greed) when God is leff out of the discussion. Far from suggesting the US or the UK adopt any one creed to run their government by, he merely meant that a reasonable discussion of ethics cannot exclude a discusson of the natural law, a common belief that our rights come from God and that he has written a code of ethics on the human heart. Is there anyone out there who needs to be taught "thou shalt not kill"? When God is excluded from the public square, man is left to his unruly passions, and the results are too often disasterous (abortion, euthanasia, financial meltdown).

Here are Bill Donohues' comments:
On September 15, President Barack Obama addressed the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's 33rd Annual Awards. In his remarks, he made reference to the Declaration of Independence. He said, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, endowed with certain inalienable rights: life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness."
Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the president's words:

There are several errors here, though only one that really matters. On a small scale, Jefferson chose "unalienable" instead of "inalienable," and following the word "rights" there is no colon: instead it should read, "that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness." What really matters, however, is the omission of any reference to God: after "equal" it should read, "that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights…."

Some are blaming the president for this error, but it is his speech writers, and those who vetted his address, who are to blame. The prepared remarks, as released by the White House, omit the word "Creator." Since this got by so many in the White House, it makes us wonder whether only incompetence was at work. While Obama may be given a pass, it is striking nonetheless that this omission got by a former constitutional law professor.

There are four references to God in the Declaration. God is the author of the "laws of nature and nature's God"; he is the "Creator" who "endowed" us with "unalienable rights"; he is "the Supreme Judge of the world"; and he provides "the protection of Divine Providence." As a former professor of political science, I made sure my students understood this, but evidently none of those who write or vet the president's speeches learned this in college. They should pay more attention, especially given the suspicion that Obama likes his religion lite.
Here is the text of Pope Benedict's speech to British government officials at Westminister Hall;  read this part in particular;
The inadequacy of pragmatic, short-term solutions to complex social and ethical problems has been illustrated all too clearly by the recent global financial crisis. There is widespread agreement that the lack of a solid ethical foundation for economic activity has contributed to the grave difficulties now being experienced by millions of people throughout the world. Just as “every economic decision has a moral consequence” (Caritas in Veritate, 37), so too in the political field, the ethical dimension of policy has far-reaching consequences that no government can afford to ignore. A positive illustration of this is found in one of the British Parliament’s particularly notable achievements – the abolition of the slave trade. The campaign that led to this landmark legislation was built upon firm ethical principles, rooted in the natural law, and it has made a contribution to civilization of which this nation may be justly proud.

The central question at issue, then, is this: where is the ethical foundation for political choices to be found? The Catholic tradition maintains that the objective norms governing right action are accessible to reason, prescinding from the content of revelation. According to this understanding, the role of religion in political debate is not so much to supply these norms, as if they could not be known by non-believers – still less to propose concrete political solutions, which would lie altogether outside the competence of religion – but rather to help purify and shed light upon the application of reason to the discovery of objective moral principles. This “corrective” role of religion vis-à-vis reason is not always welcomed, though, partly because distorted forms of religion, such as sectarianism and fundamentalism, can be seen to create serious social problems themselves. And in their turn, these distortions of religion arise when insufficient attention is given to the purifying and structuring role of reason within religion. It is a two-way process. Without the corrective supplied by religion, though, reason too can fall prey to distortions, as when it is manipulated by ideology, or applied in a partial way that fails to take full account of the dignity of the human person. Such misuse of reason, after all, was what gave rise to the slave trade in the first place and to many other social evils, not least the totalitarian ideologies of the twentieth century. This is why I would suggest that the world of reason and the world of faith – the world of secular rationality and the world of religious belief – need one another and should not be afraid to enter into a profound and ongoing dialogue, for the good of our civilization.
Reason, enlightened by faith has guided all that is good in Western Civilization. Obama and his ilk are trying to expunge faith not only from the current dialouge, but from history itself. How ironic, that it was men fo faith like William Wilberforce and Dr Martin Luther King Jr. whose Christian faith led them to fight discrimination against Africans, would not have a seat at the table in Obama's world.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Big discusion on prenatal testing and Down syndrome at New York Times

Amy Julia Becker, author of the blog Thin Places has managed to post something pro-life over at Motherlode, the parenting blog of the New York Times. She asks for our support, in the comment box, so she can do it again. She has decided NOT to test for Down syndrome in her third pregnancy despite the fact that her daughter Penny has Down syndrome, giving her an increased chance (notice I didn't say "risk") of having another child with designer genes. She, like many of us who realize how lucky we are to have children with Down syndrome say to those who utter threats, SO WHAT! We would welcome another child with the sensitivity, the charm, the gentleness, the sense of humor that my child has. Many people within our culture, and particularly those within the medical establishment, think that Down syndrome is a burden. Even pro-life advocates talk about those who “suffer” from Down syndrome. With language of suffering and lists of problems, it is no wonder that women abort when faced with the news that their child has an extra 21st chromosome. And yet this automatic assumption that Down syndrome brings with it only tragedy belies the studies that demonstrate the positive impact children with Down syndrome have within their families, the ever-increasing potential for learning and participation in community life, and the testimonies of adults with Down syndrome that theirs is a life worth living.
I love what she says here about the culture:
Many people within our culture, and particularly those within the medical establishment, think that Down syndrome is a burden. Even pro-life advocates talk about those who “suffer” from Down syndrome. With language of suffering and lists of problems, it is no wonder that women abort when faced with the news that their child has an extra 21st chromosome. And yet this automatic assumption that Down syndrome brings with it only tragedy belies the studies that demonstrate the positive impact children with Down syndrome have within their families, the ever-increasing potential for learning and participation in community life, and the testimonies of adults with Down syndrome that theirs is a life worth living.

Go on over there and chime in, the vast majority of the comments are positive, but those who rate are negative.
UPDATE Sept 16: Gabbi's essay, which I reposted as a comment on this site, was highlighted by the blog administrators! That means they find it uniquely interesting!! What good taste they have!
That beautiful essay keeps touching hearts, five years after it was written. Go over there, login and give my girl a thumbs up!
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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Abortionists who kill women: will they face criminal charges?

Well abortion is legal, and women are dying. Only not in the back alley, they are dying in state sanctioned if not state inspected abortion mills. No wonder Virginia State Attorney General Cuchinello is calling for more stringent standards for abortion mills. Look at the list of criminals below who call themselves pro-woman!

from Operation Rescue:
 A press conference will be held in Annapolis, Maryland tomorrow to discuss recent events that include the suspension the medical licenses of three Maryland abortionists, one New Jerseyabortionist, and the conviction of manslaughter of a fifth abortionist in Massachusetts.
Press Conference Details:
WHEN: Wednesday, September 15, 2010, at 11:00 AM
WHERE: In front of the State House located on State Circle in Annapolis, Maryland
WHO: Troy NewmanOperation Rescue; Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Christian Defense Coalition; Peter Shinn, Pro-Life Unity; Jack Ames, Defend Life; Rachel Sargent, Cherish Life Ministries; Michael Martelli, Living Hope for Life; Others
Yesterday, Massachusetts abortionist Rapin Osathanondh pled guilty to one charge of manslaughter for his criminal negligence in the abortion death of Laura Hope Smith in 2007. He is scheduled to be sentenced today to three months in the County jail, four months of house arrest, and three years of probation.
"Osathanondh's mansaughter conviction should encourage prosecutors across the nation to criminally charge other abortionists who are breaking the law," said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. "It is the only way to protect women from suffering at the hands of these dangerous and predatory abortionists, on which traditional forms of discipline simply do not work."
Last week, Maryland suspended the medical license of Romeo Ferrer, who killed Denise Crowe in 2006, declaring that Ferrer presented such a danger that "the public health, safety or welfare require emergency action in this case."
Maryland also suspended the medical licenses of Utah abortionist Nicola Riley and Delaware abortionist George Shepard for their participation in an illegal late-term abortion scheme that landed one woman in the hospital with life-threatening injuries. That scheme was operated by the notorious Stephen Chase Brigham, whose New Jersey license has been suspended effective Thursday.
The pro-life groups plan to discuss the crisis of illegal abortion activity and other abuses that currently define the abortion industry, and will call for criminal charges against the four abortionists who were suspended last week.
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Thursday, September 09, 2010

Horrific legacy of feminism

Neglect, abuse, and just being ignored. This was Rebecca Walker's life.
Now she's everything her mother isn't; a happy mother to a son who luxuriates in his mother's love.

 Renowned author of The Color Purple, Alice Walker was an abominable mother. Why?
Radical feminists reject their children, considering them parasites. Margaret Sanger neglected her poot little daughter so badly she died of pnemonia. Rebecca Walker raised herself, and now enjoys motherhood despite the best efforts of her mother to dissuade her. When her grandson was born, Alice Walker cut Rebecca out of her will. And they haven't spoken since.
Rebecca says,
I was raised to believe that women need men like a fish needs a bicycle. But I strongly feel children need two parents and the thought of raising Tenzin without my partner, Glen, 52, would be terrifying.

As the child of divorced parents, I know only too well the painful consequences of being brought up in those circumstances. Feminism has much to answer for denigrating men and encouraging women to seek independence whatever the cost to their families.

My mother's feminist principles coloured every aspect of my life. As a little girl, I wasn't even allowed to play with dolls or stuffed toys in case they brought out a maternal instinct. It was drummed into me that being a mother, raising children and running a home were a form of slavery. Having a career, travelling the world and being independent were what really mattered according to her.

This is the legacy of the author of the book the librarian of my daughter's former high school is pushing.
A Catholic girls high school, taught by nuns in full habit, who foolishly trust a liberal librarian. She tells the girls not to read the lesbian scene on page 47. (Don't worry, they can find it by the creases in the page.)
Such a shame that what could be a good Catholic school has such teachers corrupting young women.
And entire generation of women have been devastated by the angry women of the 1970's.
Feminism is an experiment with disastrous consequences. And women bear the brunt of them.
Read the entire article here.

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Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Rebecca Hagelin gets it

Somehow the readers of National Catholic Register didn't understand the importance of language when discussing a vulnerable population like children with Down syndrome. Register contributor and Faith and Family editor Danielle Bean and I called them to task here and here for their concern about political correctness when all we were asking for is a little sensitivity.
When celebrities use the word 'retard' as a pejorative, or write a filthy song like "Down Sydrome Girl" about a young woman with Down syndrome, I see this lovely innocent face of my eight year old and cringe.
Over 90% of babies with Trisomy 21, or Down syndrome are aborted, by people who don't think of them as fully human. Each time we join in the mockery of a person with Down syndrome, their personhood status in society is diminished.
Rebecca Hagelin shows in this opinion piece in the Washington Times, that she gets it.
For preborn children with disabilities, our culture's desire for perfect children too often proves deadly. Prenatal testing, now routine, spots markers of future disability or disease. Sometimes that testing saves lives. Most often, however, a prenatal diagnosis of disability such as Down syndrome spells death.

Children like Michael tend to suffer a gruesome fate. Nearly nine out of ten mothers who receive the news that they are carrying a child with Down syndrome choose to abort the pregnancy. They're afraid of the burdens, real and imagined, that accompany a less than perfect child.

Even our language betrays our conditional acceptance of children. How often do we ask a pregnant woman, "Do you want a boy or a girl," only to have her reply, "Either one … as long as it's healthy." Too often, the caveat is a sign of the mindset that rejects less than perfect children.

Well stated, Rebecca. Language reveals the contents of the heart. We watch our language, and we just might find ourselves becoming better people. Thanks to our special needs brothers and sisters.

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If you think they deserve it

So many before have said that people who are not perfect, blonde, Aryan, politically correct, intelligent, white, are life unworthy of life. Now we ask you; if people with 47 chromosomes are worth the time, funds and effort to research new treatments to help them think more clearly, and live more independently.
This person says a resounding, "YES"!
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Monday, September 06, 2010

Teenage Blessed to be named September 25

Chiara Luce was a beautiful teenager of deep faith, vibrant health and good Catholic family. She loved sports, was very popular and wanted to be a flight attendant. One day, while playing tennis, she discovered excruciating pain in her shoulder, and painful bone cancer was discovered. She died after suffering herooically, uniting her pain with Christ, and experiencing deep joy.
But the story doesn't end there.
A young man with fatal meningitis was spontaneously healted after praying for her intercession, she will be beatifed on September 25, 2010. Teenagers can see  Chiara as a role model for a young woman who realized that no matter how young or promising you are, you ultimately belong to God, and that His plan far surpasses any you many have for your life.
See the entire story at the Archdiocese of Denver website.
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Saturday, September 04, 2010

Get your Mother Teresa Stamps on September 7th

When I met Thomas Peters of American Papist, at the Catholic New Media Celebration in Boston, I was thrilled that he remembered me from 2009 when we both received the Pro-life Blog Award from the American Life League. I am such a small fish and he is well, a celebrity. It shows his gracious humility.

 But there's another reason to love Thomas Peters, his passion for the Faith. He gave a talk about the power of the New Media to influence the culture,and launch grassroots activism,  and used the campaign to support the Mother Teresa stamp as an example of how we Catholics, can use our voices in the new media and can affect the climate in America.
Brian Burch has teamed up with Thomas at Catholic Vote Action, and reminds us to claim our victory of obtaining the Mother Teresa stamp by buying as many of them as possible and making them a historic bestseller.

“This is incredible.”

Those are the words of a Director with the United States Postal Service after being told that over 146,000 people signed our petition in support of the Mother Teresa stamp.

This is truly inspiring.
I am happy to report that I will be on hand to represent you and CatholicVote at the formal introduction of the Mother Teresa stamp on Sunday. The Postal Service will unveil the stamp at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., exactly 13 years after Mother Teresa died on September 5, 1997.

Your efforts have proved the power of CatholicVote’s grassroots activism! We refused to stay silent while a small, but very vocal minority tried to stop the celebration of this amazing and holy nun.
As we said at the time our petition was launched, “Not this time. Not with Mother Teresa.”

Let’s show the Postal Service how much enthusiasm there is for Mother Teresa. The stamp goes on sale nationwide on Tuesday, September 7. Don’t forget to visit your local post office next week and buy lots of Mother Teresa stamps!
Thank you again for all your efforts in making this effort such a big success.
Brian Burch


CatholicVote Civic Action
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