"You either belong entirely to the world, or entirely to God" - St. John Vianney""The greatest saints avoided the company of men as much as they could and chose to live to God in secret." - The Imitation of Christ Ch. 20 (The Love of Solitude and Silence)"Learn now to die to the world that then you may begin to live with Christ." - Romans 6:8"You cannot be half a saint; you must be a whole saint or no saint at all." -St. Therese of Lisieux"Whosoever, therefore, aims at arriving at interior and spiritual things, must, with Jesus, go aside from the crowd." - John 5:13"I know no surer way to discover if a person belongs to God than by finding out if he loves saying the Hail Mary and the Rosary" --St. Louis de Montfort.
"Some people are so foolish that they think they can go through life without the help of the Blessed Mother. Love the Madonna and pray the rosary, for her rosary is the weapon against the evils of the world today. All graces given by God pass through the Blessed Mother" --St. Padre Pio."Keep yourself as a pilgrim and a stranger upon earth to whom the affairs of this world not in the least belong." - 1 Peter 2:11"Our hearts were made for You, O Lord, and they are restless until they rest in you."
-St. Augustine of Hippo"Since Christ Himself has said, "This is My Body" who shall dare to doubt that It is His Body?" -St. Cyril of Jerusalem"Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you." -St. Augustine"They renounced all riches, dignities, honors, friends, and kindred; they desired to have nothing of this world; they scarcely allowed themselves the necessities of life; serving the body, even in necessity, was irksome to them . . . They were strangers to the world, but near and familiar friends to God." - The Imitation of Christ Ch. 18 (The Examples of the Holy Fathers)
Saturday, July 23, 2011
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Saturday, March 26, 2011
"Earlier this month, the sun unleashed its second X-class solar flare of the year that was aimed at Earth. X-class solar flares are the strongest types of solar flares."
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
"You will be hearing of [Rev 6:4] wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end." (Matthew 24:6)
St. Michael - "Hasten, harken, and listen to the words of warning to a generation that has become perverse, degraded - and abominations committed to offend your God. In justice and for penance, there will be visited upon your earth great trials - droughts, famine, rotting crops, hurricanes, floods, all manner of earth tremors and disturbances of nature, increasing in volume, spreading throughout your world. There will be eruptions and manifestations that shall bring terror to the hearts of many, in places that have never seen nor heard of such volume of sound and fierce eruptions of the earth.
"Be ye warned that houses will blow in the wind, and skin will dry up and blow off the bones as if it had never been. Eyes will see and still not believe, so hardened are the hearts of mankind.
"The warnings, the numerous warnings that have been given to mankind have gone by unnoticed, and man continues upon his road to his own destruction. Sins of the flesh have multiplied, and many souls are falling fast into the abyss, their eternal reward being damnation in hell." (8-21-76)
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
NancyJo Mann is one of many who has experienced both kinds of complications. Infection and bleeding followed her abortion which eventually led to a hysterectomy. Recalling her experience, she said, "Beforehand, I liked myself. I had never entertained the idea of abortion. But the minute that needle went through my abdomen, I hated it, because I knew it could not be reversed. I wanted to scream, ‘Don’t do this to me!’"
The physical complications are alarming:
Despite the use of local anesthesia, a full 97% of women having abortions reported experiencing pain during the procedure,  which more than a third described as "intense,"  "severe" or "very severe."  Compared to other pains, researchers have rated the pain from abortion as more painful than a bone fracture, about the same as cancer pain, though not as painful as an amputation. 
Studies also reveal that younger women tend to find abortion more painful than do older adults,  and that patients typically found abortion more painful than their doctors or counselors expected.  The use of more powerful general anesthetics can reduce the pain, but significantly increases the risk of cervical injury or uterine perforation. 
Complications such as these are common, as are bleeding, hemorrhage, laceration of the cervix,  menstrual disturbance,  inflammation of the reproductive organs,  bladder or bowel perforation,  and serious infection. 
Even more harmful long term physical complications from abortion may surface later. For example, overzealous currettage can damage the lining of the uterus and lead to permanent infertility.  Overall, women who have abortions face an increased risk of ectopic (tubal) pregnancy  and a more than doubled risk of future sterility.  Perhaps most important of all, the risk of these sorts of complications, along with risks of future miscarriage, increase with each subsequent abortion. 
There is strong evidence that abortion increases the risk of breast cancer. A study of more than 1,800 women appearing in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute in 1994 found that overall, women having abortions increased their risk of getting breast cancer before age 45 by 50%. For women under 18 with no previous pregnancies, having an abortion after the 8th week increased the risk of breast cancer 800%. Women with a family history of breast cancer fared even worse. All 12 women participating in the study who had abortions before 18 and had a family history of breast cancer themselves got cancer before age 45. 
Of course, death of the mother is the most serious of all complications. Over 200 women have died from legal abortions since 1973.  The risk of death increases according to the duration of pregnancy  and the complexity of the abortion technique employed. " (National Right to Life: click here for references)
Then there is the psychological damage:
"Clinical research provides a growing body of scientific evidence that having an abortion can cause psychological harm to some women. "Women who report negative after-effects from abortion know exactly what their problem is," observed psychologist Wanda Franz, Ph.D., in a March 1989 congressional hearing on the impact of abortion. "They report horrible nightmares of children calling them from trash cans, of body parts, and blood," Franz told the Congressional panel. "When they are reminded of the abortion," Franz testified, "the women re-experienced it with terrible psychological pain ... They feel worthless and victimized because they failed at the most natural of human activities -- the role of being a mother."
The emergence of chemical abortion methods poses a new possibly more devastating psychological threat. Unlike surgical abortions, in which women rarely see the cut up body parts, women having chemical abortions often do see the complete tiny bodies of their unborn children and are even able to distinguish the child’s developing hands, eyes, etc.  So traumatic is this for some women that both patients and researchers involved in these studies have recommended that women unprepared for the experience of seeing their aborted children not take the drugs.  Long-term psychological implications of this experience have not been studied.
Researchers on the after-effects of abortion have identified a pattern of psychological problems known as Post-Abortion Syndrome (PAS). Women suffering PAS may experience drug and alcohol abuse, personal relationship disorders, sexual dysfunction, repeated abortions, communications difficulties, damaged self-esteem, and even attempt suicide. Post-Abortion Syndrome appears to be a type of pattern of denial which may last for five to ten years before emotional difficulties surface. 
Now that some clinicians have established that there is an identifiable patterns to PAS, they face a new challenge. What is still unknown is how widespread psychological problems are among women who have had abortions. A Los Angeles Times survey in 1989 found that 56% of women who had abortions felt guilty about it, and 26% "mostly regretted the abortion." Clinicians’ current goal should be to conduct extensive national research studies to obtain data on the psychological after-effects of abortion.
With the growing awareness of Post Abortion Syndrome in scholarly and clinical circles, women with PAS can expect to receive a more sensitive appreciation of the suffering that they endure. Fortunately, a growing network of peer support groups of women who have had abortions offers assistance to women who are experiencing emotional difficulties.
Many post-abortive women have also been speaking out publicly about their own abortion experiences and the healing process they went through.. Women or family members seeking information about this particular outreach can contact American Victims of Abortion, 419 7th Street, NW, Suite 500, Washington, D.C., 20004.
(National Right to Life: click here for references)
So news of harm to mothers from abortion is coming as a surprise to Americans with this latest case only because the media, pro-choice politicians, and Planned Parenthood have all done their job extremely well for decades of suppressing the statistics and scuttling the facts. Let's hope and pray that the news headlines will bring awareness to the deep-seated festering cancer in our country of abortion.
Monday, January 17, 2011
As the nation pauses today to remember the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., black Americans face a racial threat from a much different source than the ones King confronted: abortion.. . . The Census Bureau, as of 2009, indicates black Americans comprise 12.4 percent of the total population of the United States, but Guttmacher’s new numbers reveal approximately 30 percent of the abortions in the United States are done on black women.