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By William Gosset and Antonio Fragelli

 

This past Friday was a glorious day when Americans from all walks of life marched in our Capital to defend the right to life and the personhood of the unborn. The overwhelming participation of young people was astounding holding a great promise for America.

On January 27, 2017, hundreds of thousands marched in Washington, D.C. for the 44th annual March for Life to protest and make reparation for the sin of abortion. While the cynics say that Roe v. Wade is settled law and unchangeable, the multitudes that marched from the Washington Monument, up to Capitol Hill and to the steps of the Supreme Court were not deterred.

Members of the American TFP and America Needs Fatima along with the Holy Choirs of Angels Marching Band playing bagpipes, brass, fifes, and drums, joined the marchers. The music was upbeat and firm, encouraging those marching to strengthen their resolve to defeat abortion.

  

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Sister organizations from other countries joined: Aktion SOS Leben (Germany), Irish Society for Christian Civilisation (Ireland), Droit de Naître (France), Tradición y Acción (Colombia), Foundation for the Protection of Human Life from Conception (Netherlands), and Krikščionškosios Kultūros Gynimo Asociacja (Lithuania)

 

To Make America Great, Turn Back to God

Our volunteers distributed copies of their pro-life statement, “To Make America Great, Turn Back to God,” to the multitudes passing by. While acknowledging the massive conservative win last November, the statement listed those values and principles that must now be defended and promoted to take advantage of the victories.

The statement listed the demands and hopes we wished to express for the conversion of America.

“Today, thanks be to God, the conservative vote won the White House, Senate and House, and a record number of governorships and statehouse majorities. This reality has brought relief and awakened great hopes. Above all, conservatives were buoyed by the promises of President Donald Trump who assured them they would not be forgotten and that they would have a voice. Now is the time to fulfill these promises. American conservative voters must not be betrayed.”

“What moved America’s forgotten voters on November 8 was a shattered order that has affected all aspects of life. As was repeated during the election cycle, the whole system is broken, its liberal and permissive vision for society has failed and voters are desperately looking for solutions.”
A series of demands were listed beginning with:

“It must be a moral order in which leaders fearlessly do everything possible to advance the cause of life, the traditional family and Christian morals. If the nation is to prosper, it needs to return to that moral code based on the Ten Commandments and natural law that made America great. People must no longer be afraid to affirm this and stand up to a politically correct culture that claims there is no right and wrong by blurring all definitions. Without this essential component, America will not recover.”

Among America’s forgotten voters are those who fight for the most vulnerable—the unborn—demanding for them the fundamental right to life.

“Now is the time to bleach out the stain on America’s honor, its great sin against God: Roe v. Wade,” the statement concluded.

 

 

Vice President Mike Pence Speaks

Vice President Mike Pence spoke at the march, greatly increasing the enthusiasm of the pro-lifers. For them, it was a sign that their voice has a presence in the current administration.

“I’m deeply humbled to be the first vice president of the United States to ever have the privilege to attend this historic gathering,” Vice President Pence stated.

“Be assured, be assured,” he concluded, “we will not grow weary, we will not rest until we restore a culture of life in America for ourselves and our posterity. Thank you and God bless you, and God bless the United States of America.”

 

 

2017: Making Abortion Unthinkable

Entering 2017, the pro-life movement needs to redouble its efforts in the fight for life and the family. It must incessantly hold President Donald Trump’s administration to its pro-life promises. There can be no compromise, no slackening, and no apathy.

During this centennial year of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima, let us ask the Mother of God for her intercession in the fight against abortion.

 


 

 

 

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 How I tremble to think that souls can be punished for all eternity on account of the negligence of their pastor, that innocent people can be led from the path of truth because the words of the Inspired Text were never preached to them, and that the spirit of the world, and of our time especially, should pour into ill-instructed minds for want of a firm hand to check its tide. I have a sacred duty to defend the truth openly, for God will ask me to render an account for all those souls who have strayed into the ways of perdition.

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Giuseppe Melchiore Sarto was born at Riese in the diocese of Treviso in 1835 to Giovanni Battista and Margherita Sanson Sarto. His childhood was one of poverty, being the son of the village postman. Though poor, his parents valued education, and Giuseppe walked six kilometers to school every day.

The excellence he demonstrated in all of his studies was only outdone by the sterling quality of his moral character, which evinced admiring accolades from his superiors at the seminary of Padua. Ordained at the age of twenty-three in 1858, Fr. Sarto spent nine years as curate in Tombolo and then nine as pastor in Salzano, striving to be “all to all” and truly living his priesthood to the fullest. In 1875, he was named a Canon of the Cathedral of Treviso and Chancellor of the diocese. Nine years later, he was consecrated as the Bishop of Mantua. Raised to the Cardinalate on June 12, 1893, he was made Patriarch of Venice three days later.

Upon the death of Pope Leo XIII in 1903, Cardinal Rampolla del Tindaro was posed to succeed him. However, against to the protests of the conclave, Emperor Francis Joseph of Austria, making use of an age-old privilege of the Holy Roman Emperors, used his power of veto against the Cardinal, and Cardinal Sarto was elected instead. Taking the name of Pius, the new pope immediately put an end to the rights of any civil authority to interfere with a papal election.

The name of Pope Pius X is associated with the battle against the errors of Modernism attacking the Church. With the laser-like quality of a saint, the new Pope penetrated the wiles of the new “ism” to its very essence. The whole tendency of Modernism is anti-dogmatic, seeking to tailor dogma to the culture of the age through ambiguity and dilution of divinely revealed doctrine. A 1907 decree of the Holy Office condemned certain writers and propositions. This decree was followed by the encyclical Pascendi Dominici Gregis, defining the dangerous tendencies and errors of the new heresy which Pius X defined as “the synthesis of all heresies”. Strong disciplinary measures followed, one of them being the requirement for all bishops, priests, and teachers to take the “Oath against Modernism,” an oath of fidelity to the perennial teachings and doctrines of the Catholic Church.

In this first encyclical letter Pope Pius X announced his ideal to “renew all things in Christ.” In the light of this ideal, he greatly promoted the Holy Eucharist, formally recommending daily Communion when possible, and reducing the age of first communicants from adolescence to the age of reason. He also facilitated the reception of Holy Communion by the sick, and urged daily reading of the Holy Scriptures.

In 1903 the Holy Father issued an instruction on sacred music which struck at current abuses. He was also responsible for a thorough reorganization of the tribunals, offices and congregations of the Holy See.

The eleventh anniversary of his election was met with the beginning of World War I. It is said the outbreak of the war killed him: he became ill and died in 1914. He was canonized in 1954 by his successor, Pope Pius XII.

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There was once a priest who had a special devotion to the sorrows of Mary. He would often remain alone in the chapel to commiserate the sorrows of his Lady.

So intently did he meditate on the sorrows endured by Mary Most Holy that, moved by compassion, he was accustomed to wipe the face of a statue of the sorrowful Virgin with a little cloth, as though real tears flowed there.

Now this good priest became quite ill. When he was given up by his physicians, and was going to breathe his last, he saw a beautiful Lady by his side. She consoled him with her words, and with a handkerchief gently wiped the sweat from his brow.

With this, the priest was miraculously cured.

When he found himself well, he said: "But, my Lady, who are you who practice such charity towards me?" "I am she," answered Mary, "whose tears you have so often dried,” and she disappeared.

From the Glories of Mary, by St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori.

There was once a priest who had a special devotion to the sorrows of Mary. He would often remain alone in the chapel to commiserate the sorrows of his Lady.

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