Abortion Industry Suffers Big Loss in Court

A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals delivered a major setback to Planned Parenthood when it ruled against the abortion industry’s attempt to stop implementation of a new rule regarding Title X family planning that prohibit taxpayer money from being used by clinics that support abortion.

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State of Missouri Refuses to Renew Abortion Clinic License

Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

Even though a judge ruled on Friday to keep the last abortion clinic in Missouri open temporarily, the state is refusing to budge on its demands that the clinic must meet regulatory standards before its license can be renewed.

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Simple and teachable

June 23
“An intelligent mind is simple and teachable; it sees its faults and allows itself to be guided. A mind that is dull and narrow never sees its faults even when shown to them. It is always pleased with itself and never learns to do right.”
-St. Teresa of Avila
Today’s Reflection:
We often become ensnared by distractions and circumstances that tempt us to forsake our commitment to pray. Ask yourself, “How can I increase my resolve?”

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I love you

June 22
“I love you and pray for all of you as if you were my own, and you are.
To young kids, I’m a grandmother, to others a mother, to most of you a nun, and to all of you a friend. God loves you.”
-Mother Angelica
Today’s Reflection:
Mother Angelica was spiritual mother to all. Ask God to show you today how He wants you to answer the call to spiritual motherhood today.

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Supreme Court Delivers Two Decisive Victories for Religious Freedom

As the Supreme Court comes to the end of this, the justices handed down two rulings that deliver victories to Christians against atheist activists who were trying to strip the words “In God We Trust” from US currency and have a World War I memorial in the shape of a cross removed from public property.

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Transformed into Him

June 21
“Mary makes herself completely available as the soil, she allows herself to be used and consumed so as to be transformed into Him.”
-Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI)
Today’s Reflection:

Have I surrendered myself completely to God so that I may be used and consumed by Him, so as to be transformed into Him?

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New Age Self-Help Guru in a Heap of Trouble

Motivational speaker Tony Robbins (photo courtesy of Randy Stewart via Wikimedia Commons)

Tony Robbins, a popular motivational speaker and self-help guru who counsels his fans on the science of personal achievement may need to take some of his own advice as he struggles to recover from accusations of sexually abusing followers to labeling fans who underachieve as “losers.”

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We shall gain hearts

June 20
“By union with God we shall gain hearts… Without this union we will but
make a little noise.”
-St. Julie Billiart
Today’s Reflection:
Lord Jesus, show me your heart for the people you put in my life as spiritual sons and daughters. Mary, pray for me, that I might radiate your motherly love. Amen.

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