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Newtown, Gun Laws, Peace & the Abortion Connection?
Courageous Priest ^ | December 22, 2012 | Sister Mary Rose Reddy, DMML

Posted on 12/22/2012 12:53:05 PM PST by NYer

Rochester, NH – It is the time of our visitation as a nation. We are grieving the brutal murders of the children in Newtown. Who could refrain from crying—seeing their beautiful pictures? Even the president cried; yet consider this terrible irony:

After the Federal Born Alive Infants Protection Act had passed the Senate 98-0 and the House by an overwhelming majority and was signed into law on August 5, 2002, then Illinois State Senator Barack Obama voted against an identically worded Act in the Illinois Senate (SB 1082) in March of 2003. From 2003-2008, Barack Obama dishonestly insisted that he would have supported the Federal Born Alive Infants Protection Act if the Illinois version had been the same. Obama refused to back down from this falsehood until it was irrefutably proven that the bills were identical.

What makes a child a child? Why is it okay to let babies die– or worse to directly murder them by abortion– and yet to be horribly outraged by the Newtown murder of their slightly older peers? Don’t they both have beating hearts?

No number of gun laws or security measures will bring peace back to our schools and country until the atrocity of abortion in all cases is done away with. We don’t have the “right” to kill any child no matter how hidden he or she is from our view. On January 22, 2013, we will mark the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion. Since then we, as a nation have murdered 50 million boys and girls through abortion. Each one of us is guilty because there is no one who could not have done a little more at least by way of prayer, sacrifice, or witness to help defend these children. We have more blood on our hands than Nazi Germany, and yet we wonder why there is so much violence, unhappiness, and lack of peace.

“The judge is standing at the door” (James 5:9). This Christmas Season will we open our hearts to the Prince of Peace through humility and repentance? He is hidden within the womb of the pregnant teenage girl and her poor workman husband. They are knocking at our door looking for a place to stay. Is there any room within?

TOPICS: Current Events; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
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1 posted on 12/22/2012 12:53:09 PM PST by NYer
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To: netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; Litany; SumProVita; ...

Okay to shed tears at the memorial service for 20 slain children yet refuse to protect the lives of those who survive an abortion. Hypocrite!

2 posted on 12/22/2012 12:55:18 PM PST by NYer ("Before I formed you in the womb I knew you." --Jeremiah 1:5)
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We are appalled that the bodies of these innocents were riddled with multiple bullets but turn a blind eye and deaf ear when their brains are suctioned out and their bodies torn apart in the name of ‘choice.’

3 posted on 12/22/2012 1:04:40 PM PST by spirited irish
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This is the exact reason why he is called ‘the father of lies’ ~ you can’t believe anything Obamugabe says ~ ever!

4 posted on 12/22/2012 1:11:12 PM PST by muawiyah
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Even the president cried;

I wanted to believe his tears were sincere, then he wiped them away with his middle finger.......hard to believe he has a sincere bone in his body.

5 posted on 12/22/2012 5:20:02 PM PST by Gerish (Feed your faith and your doubts will starve to death.)
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Sister Says LCWR Doesn’t Represent Women Religious

Posted on July 12, 2012 by SBrinkmann

A member of the Daughters of Mary, Mother of Healing Love, has issued a public statement in which she welcomes the Vatican’s action against the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) saying that the dissident organization does not represent her or thousands of other nuns.

Sister Mary Rose Reddy

Referring to the eight-page statement recently released by the Office of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, Sister Mary Rose Reddy, DMML, debunks LCWR claims that the document disparages women religious.

“Actually the contrary is true; the document praises the legitimate contributions of women religious over the years,” she writes.

“At the same time as the Holy See praises these legitimate accomplishments it rightfully criticizes destructive aberrations in authentic religious life that have developed in and through the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR).”

She goes on to cite some of the LCWR errors that the Vatican rightfully addresses in their statement: , such as the diminution of the Christological center and focus of religious consecration that has occurred under their leadership; destructive teachings, dissent from the Church’s position on women’s ordination and the correct approach to ministry to homosexual persons, and it’s silence on issues concerning the sanctity of life from birth to natural death.

“Having been a professed religious Sister for more than 29 years I welcome this statement of the Holy See. We, the Daughters of Mary, Mother of Healing Love (along with hundreds and probably thousands of other women religious), do not feel at all represented by the LCWR. We consider that the vocation of women religious is to personify the Church as Bride. The Bride is submissive to Christ, the Head (as particularly represented by the Pope and the magisterium). Through this powerful charism of submissive obedience, entrusted particularly to women religious in imitation of the exalted Mother of God, the life of Christ is brought to birth and nurtured in multitudes of hearts. Thank you, Pope Benedict XVI and the Holy See for protecting the authentic charism of women religious which we receive as an eternal gift from Christ the Bridegroom.”

Sister Reddy is a founding sister of the Daughters of Mary, Mother of Healing Love, an order devoted to housing children who have been victimized by trauma, abuse and neglect. They are popularly known as the “Running Nuns” because of their habit of running every day to help relieve the anger and stress of the victimized children.

She published this article because she “feels so strongly that we need to speak out for the many Sisters who love and support our Holy Father and the magisterium.”

© All Rights Reserved, Living His Life Abundantly®/Women of Grace®

6 posted on 12/23/2012 3:08:23 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Thank you for posting that article about Sister Mary Rose Reddy.

7 posted on 12/23/2012 11:03:20 AM PST by NYer ("Before I formed you in the womb I knew you." --Jeremiah 1:5)
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