A bill that will make it illegal to abort a fetus because of its gender is expected to come before the House of Representatives this afternoon for a vote.
Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
In the wake of the Vatican’s move to clean up the dissention in the ranks of the leaders of women religious in the U.S., the Leadership Council of Women Religious (LCWR) is considering letting go of its canonical recognition to become a voluntary organization.
At the conclusion of his weekly general audience yesterday, Pope Benedict XVI said the scandal of leaked documents and alleged corruption inside the Curia that have made headlines in recent days has brought sadness to his heart.
The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to Saint Catherine Laboure in France in 1830. The Blessed Mother asked Catherine to have a medal struck of the vision she saw. Our Lady promised that abundant graces would be bestowed on those who wore the medal.
In her vision to Saint Catherine Laboure, brilliant rays flowed from the jewels in the rings Our Lady wore on her fingers. The Blessed Mother explained to Saint Catherine:
“These rays symbolize the graces I shed upon those who ask for them. The gems from which rays do not fall are the graces for which souls forget to ask.”
Think about all of the graces we fail to receive because we do not ask for them! Which grace do you most need to receive today? Ask Our Lady – she is waiting to bestow it upon you! Over the next couple of days, journal the ways in which you have seen this grace operating in your life.
Citing reasons of faith, a state committeewoman and prominent female voice in Pennsylvania politics has decided to switch her political affiliation from Democrat to GOP, citing her Catholic faith and President Obama’s recent endorsement of same-sex marriage as the reason for the switch.
A new national probe by the pro-life action group, Live Action, has found that Planned Parenthood and other U.S. abortion providers are more than willing to assist in the termination of baby girls when their mothers want to have a boy.
The miracle of life took center stage yesterday around 4:30 a.m. when the pregnant victim of a brutal attack by the father of the child gave birth to a healthy baby boy in a Detroit hospital.
L writes: It was suggested to us that we try acupuncture to get pregnant. The theory is that it relieves stress. What are your thoughts on this and is it okay to do? Also, is a chiro okay to use for adjustments?”
Mary is referred to as the Morning Star because she heralds the Son. Read the rest…
Here is the prayer to the Holy Spirit that I prayed today on Women of Grace Live (M-F, 11:00 AM ET). As I mentioned, I can offer no attribution as it has none on the card I received. I hope it truly blesses you.
Prayer to the Holy Spirit
Come, Holy Spirit, fill my heart with your holy gifts.
Let my weakness be penetrated with your strength this very day,
that I may fulfill all the duties of my state conscientiously,
that I may do what is right and just.
Let my charity be such as to offend no one, and hurt no one’s feelings;
so generous as to pardon sincerely any wrong done to me.
Assist me, O Holy Spirit, in all my trials of life,
enlighten me in my doubts,
strengthen me in my weakness, help me in
all my needs, protect me in temptations
and console me in afflictions.
Graciously hear me, O Holy Spirit, and pour your light
into my heart, my soul, and my mind.
Assist me to live a holy life and to grow in goodness and grace.