D.C. Archbishop Gregory has a “sissy fit” over President Trump praying at Catholic shrine


The President and Mrs. Trump praying at Saint Pope John Paul II Shrine

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò (former Papal Nuncio) comments: Unfortunately, the Catholic Church is led by many false pastors. Over the past twenty years, your [Archdiocese] of Washington, in particular and now for the third time, has been and continues to be deeply afflicted and wounded by false shepherds whose way of life is full of lies, deceits, lust and corruption. Wherever they have been, they were a cause of serious scandal for various local Churches, for your entire country and for the whole Church.

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Do not follow them, as they lead you to perdition. They are mercenaries. They teach and practice falsehoods and corruption!

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Video highlights of the 2014 Washington, D.C. March for Life

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Hundreds of Thousands of Pro-Lifers March for Life: Mourn 56 Million Abortions.

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Hundreds of thousands of pro-life people turned out for the annual March for Life in Washington, braving cold temperatures to take a stand for the right to life of unborn children. While marchers mourned 41 years of legalized abortion, many sounded a hopeful theme for a pro-life future and think the decision will eventually be reversed.

The Roe v. Wade decision, handed down on January 22, 1973, overturned pro-life laws offering protection for unborn children in most states across the country, and made abortions legal and virtually unlimited. Almost 57 million unborn children have been killed in abortions since.

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More proof that women priests in the Catholic Church would not improve things, in the least.

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It was sad to read the public comments of the Episcopal Bishop of Washington (Ms. Budde) denying the importance, or need for the Bodily Resurrection of Jesus from the dead,  going so far as to imply this teaching was “outlandish. ”

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Editor’s note: Be sure to see the reader comments.

The most powerful aspect of the March for Life: Standing room only in the Great Upper Church, and also filling the chapels of the undercroft.

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By: Msgr. Charles Pope

As I have remarked before, to March for Life is experience life. So many joyful Christians and others who support life gather and celebrate the glory and dignity of human life. The March is ever young, with the ranks of so many young people growing every year.

Here at my rectory are 15 fine seminarians from the Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit. Fine orthodox, and zealous men who love God and the Church and are eager to preach the Gospel and celebrate the sacraments. Almost 700 seminarians marched into the Basilica Thursday evening along with hundreds of priests, and as many as 8000 lay people, standing room only in the Great Upper Church, and also filling the chapels of the undercroft.

Today at the Cathedral I was privileged to preach to a full Church and hear powerful witness talks from Project Rachel leaders prior to the Mass. Despite cold and some light snow, I would say the crowd was close in size to last year’s 400,000.

Yes, such life, such faith and joy.

I must say however, that my joy is often tempered each year toward the end of the march when I go and try to witness to the “pro-choice” demonstrators who stand in front of the Supreme Court. I often experience great pain in this work.

To be sure they are the hardened cases, but I experience such grief after talking with them. Here are a couple of conversations as I remember them.

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13,000 faithful, 5 cardinals, 42 bishops, 395 priests, 80 deacons, 520 seminarians

Editor’s note: The Mass that is regularly celebrated in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the night before the March for Life, is truly the experience of a lifetime and it should not be missed, if at all possible.

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Washington D.C. 2013 March for Life to Protest 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

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Thousands to March to Supreme Court on January 25

Washington, D.C. – On Friday, January 25 the March for Life Education and Defense Fund will host its annual Washington, D.C. event to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision on abortion.

Each year the March draws thousands of pro-life activists and supporters from around the country to rally at the National Mall and march to the steps of the Supreme Court.

More information at www.marchforlife.org.

While the marchers will mourn the loss of the event’s founder and longtime leader, Nellie Gray, the latest news such as a recent TIME Magazine cover story indicate that the pro-life position is winning at the state and local level. A majority of Americans now self-identify as pro-life—the ‘new normal’—and many of the thousands of supporters from around the country who will travel to Washington are young people.

“The March for Life is a demonstration of unity that we need
to continue the fight to win over
 the hearts and minds
of all Americans,” said Jeanne Monahan,
President of the March for 
Life Education and Defense Fund.
“We are energized by the increasingly pro-life youth who

are keenly aware that abortion is the human rights issue of today.”

WHO: Jeanne Monahan, President of the March for Life
Pro-life leaders
Elected officials
WHERE: National Mall – Washington, D.C.

WHEN: 12:00-1:30 P.M. Rally
followed immediately by March to Supreme Court

“This year‘s March will be a significant meeting place
where pro-life Members of Congress,
leaders, students and clergymen unite
to stand up for the unborn,” said Monahan.

For further information, please contact Jameson Cunningham
or Vanessa Oblinger with Shirley & Banister Public Affairs
at (703) 739-5920 or (800) 536-5920.

www.marchforlife.org

“We serve others not because they are Catholic, but because we are Catholic.”

Washington rally brings 2,000 together in support of religious freedom

Washington D.C. corruption includes late term, at will abortions, wihtout limitations.

The reason that abortion is legal to the moment of birth in the federal capital is that a body known as the “District Council,” which operates on authority delegated by Congress, completely repealed the local abortion law.  But the responsibility for changing that rests entirely with the Congress — and the President.  Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution provides that Congress shall “exercise exclusive jurisdiction in all cases whatsoever, over such District…”

Not far from the White House, an abortion clinic sells abortions on request (credit cards or cash only) up to 24 weeks fetal age (which is 26 weeks in the “LMP” OBGYN dating system, counting from the last menstrual period, about the beginning of the sixth month), by the “D&E” dismemberment method, which involves tearing off the baby’s arms and legs by brute force.

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Vigil Mass at the Basilica is the high point of the DC March for Life


The Pro-life March, for a Catholic especially, is really more than just the March, it is a series of activities. In the days immediately before the March there are usually seminars and other focused gatherings around life and bio-ethical issues.

Then there is the great Vigil Mass for Life, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the night before the March.

The Great Upper Church of the Basilica can comfortably seat about 4,000 people. But the Vigil Mass for Life brings often 8,000 or more. People are standing in the aisles, the side chapels, in every nook and cranny.

The Sanctuary around the High Altar is packed with Bishops, priests, deacons, and seminarians from all over the country. Visible in the Church are Religious men and women in consecrated life showing a magnificent display of diversity in their habits.

The congregation is filled with men an women and young people of every age group, and every ethnic and racial diversity imaginable. If you want to know how catholic (universal) the Catholic Church really is, just come to the Basilica for the Vigil Mass for Life!

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Obama’s penchant for baby-killing apparently unaffected by White House demonstration.

Washington (CNN) — Hundreds of anti-abortion activists gathered in Washington’s Lafayette Park on Sunday on the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide.

The 90-minute program featured speakers, music and a quick march along the White House’s north gate, located in front of the park.

Many carried signs and recited prayers during the gathering, which was organized by the nonprofit group March for Life.

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Jake’s 2012 March for Life poster

Submitted by Nancy W.

Annual Washington D.C. March for Life events, January 21-23.


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Thousands to Unite in Prayer for the Sanctity of Life

On January 22 and 23, 2012, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception will host liturgies, prayer services, rosaries, Holy Hours, and confessions for the faithful who come to the March for Life. As in years past, well over 10,000 people from all over our Nation will participate in these Vigil for Life events at the Shrine. Sunday evening, January 22, 2012, at 6:30 p.m., His Eminence, Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and Chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop’s Committee on Pro-Life Activities, will be the principal celebrant and homilist for the Vigil Mass for Life. Confessions will be held from 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., the National Rosary for Life begins at 10 p.m., and Night Prayer will be celebrated at 11 p.m.

The National Prayer Vigil continues overnight with Holy Hours for Life from 12 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. At 7:30 a.m., Monday, January 23, Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, will be the principal celebrant and homilist for the Closing Mass of the National Prayer Vigil for Life. Both Masses will be broadcast live on the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN).

The Catholic University of America will house overnight pilgrims from across the United States who will participate in the Annual March for Life to demonstrate their belief in the sanctity of human life in all its stages from conception to natural death on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the United States.

A Scriptural Rosary

During his Pastoral Visit to the Shrine of Pompei in October 2008, His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, taught that the Rosary “is a precious spiritual means to grow in intimacy with Jesus, and to learn at the school of the Blessed Virgin always to fulfill the divine will.” The Scriptural Rosary book is designed to aid your prayer by providing material for reflection when meditating on each of the mysteries of the Rosary. With each of the twenty mysteries there is a Gospel passage and an excerpt from the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The Scriptural Rosary includes the Joyful Mysteries, the Mysteries of Light, the Sorrowful Mysteries, and the Glorious Mysteries. This booklet will help you participate, even from afar, in the prayers for the Sanctity of Life to take place at the National Shrine.

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Through Thursday January 26, each Scriptural Rosary booklet request will include a complimentary edition of the Magnificat for February 2012. Limit one booklet per benefactor, while supplies last.

The suggested offering for the Scriptural Rosary booklet is $10.00, including shipping and handling. As you may know, the Basilica of the National Shrine is not a parish, and receives no diocesan support. It is only through the generosity of our benefactors and Catholics like you that we are able to continue our ministry as a place of worship, pilgrimage, evangelization, and reconciliation.

To see a detailed listing of Masses and events for the March for Life at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, please visit our website at www.nationalshrine.com.

March for Life Official Site

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S/K  John Costello, PGK  KC  3148
Co-founder  www.lamarchforlfie.org

Obama admin’s idea of “freedom of religion” gets curiouser and curiouser

Minister Told He Will Face Potential Arrest for Reading Christmas Story from the Bible at Capitol Christmas Tree

Washington D.C. National Christmas tree leans to the left

The first National Christmas Tree was placed on the Ellipse south of the White House in December 1923. The tree was a 48-foot Balsam fir donated by the President of Middlebury College in Vermont. At 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve, President Calvin Coolidge walked from the White House to the Ellipse to light the tree from his native state. But that was back in 1923.

This year there were no ornaments about Christ… just Obama.

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Perhaps it’s time Catholic Charities actually became authentically Catholic again.

by Doug Lawrence

Catholic Charities is known for accomplishing much good, but what isn’t widely known is that Catholic Charities currently accomplishes a great deal of its work using funds obtained … not from Catholics … but from the federal and state government.

The natural conflict here is not difficult to identify, especially if you happen to be an opportunistic politician, from either or both parties.

The game: Do it our way (not the Catholic way) or we’ll pull your funding (which amounted to about 4.6 billion dollars last year, at the federal level alone.)

This type of institutionalized corruption and political extortion is already happening in Washington D.C. and in Illinois. Look for it to shortly make an appearance in your own community.

About the only way to fight it is to once again begin using only Catholic money to accomplish the work of Catholic Charities.

Not a bad idea!

Growing Latino Catholic Clout: Latino Catholic Association’s new Washington, DC chapter

Washington D.C., Mar 24, 2011 / 02:49 am (CNA).- The Catholic Association of Latino Leaders opened its newest chapter in Washington, D.C. on March 23, with a ceremony at the Vatican’s embassy to the United States.

Washington, D.C.’s Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl presided at the commissioning ceremony, which also featured remarks from Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles and U.S. papal nuncio Archbishop Pietro Sambi. Archbishop Gomez was among the association’s founding members at its beginning in 2007.

As an organization of the lay faithful, the Catholic Association of Latino Leaders has a twofold focus on strengthening Latino Catholics’ faith lives, and influencing the direction of American society in keeping with Catholic social and moral teachings.

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First Traditional Mass at the D.C. National Shrine’s High Altar in 45 Years

Washington, DC, January 22, 2010. The Paulus Institute announced today that on Saturday, April 24, 2010, at 1 p.m., the fifth anniversary of inauguration of Pope Benedict XVI will be commemorated in the Great Upper Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington DC, by a Pontifical Solemn High Mass in the “Extraordinary form”—commonly known as the “Traditional Latin Mass” or “Tridentine Mass”—celebrated by the Vatican prelate Darío Cardinal Castrillón Hoyos of Colombia.

Huge mosaic of Christ coming again in judgment,
seen behind the basilica’s high altar

This will be the first such Mass said at the Shrine’s High Altar in nearly 45 years. All Catholics are invited, many of whom may never have another opportunity to attend such a Mass. Cardinal Castrillón is the President Emeritus of the Vatican’s Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei (Church of God), where he assisted Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI in facilitating this Mass.

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Joe Scheidler to Fr. Jenkins of Notre Dame: “Free the N.D. 88.”

Posted by Joe Scheidler (January 25, 2010 at 4:01 pm)
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Besides being probably the largest Pro-Life March in Washington to commemorate the January 22, 1973 U. S. Supreme Court’s unconstitutional rulings that legalized child-killing in America, this year’s 37th annual March for Life afforded many opportunities to advance our cause.

There were meetings, seminars, planning sessions, talks, discussions, and even the scheduling of numerable new programs to be launched in 2010.

It wasn’t only the regularly scheduled programs that produced much positive input; but literally hundreds of discussions over the tables engendered ideas for successful activities in the coming year.

One opportunity I had fall in my lap was a chance to talk to the infamous Fr. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, who just happened to be standing near some Notre Dame students and one of the huge signs that said, “Fr. Jenkins, Free the N. D. 88,” referring to the eighty-eight pro-lifers where were arrested at Notre Dame last spring while protesting the invitation of pro-abortion Barack Obama to receive a law degree and speak at the graduation exercises.

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A Pro-Life Message from my pal, David

Hi everybody, we just returned from the 2010 Washington D.C. March for Life.

You wouldn’t know it from any national news coverage, but nearly 300,000 people (young people and older people like myself, as well as many families) prayed, marched, and made personal visits to the offices of our elected representatives.

I look forward to talking with you in person, but after you read this, PLEASE CLICK HERE to participate in the National Right to Life (NRLC) E-CAMPAIGN for Life.

There, you’ll be able to get “up to speed” on all the latest developments and be able to conveniently send emails to your elected representatives, at no cost.

I just took action on this issue and thought you might find it useful to see what I wrote:

“Dear Senator/Congressman:

Supporting the family is the primary way to ensure a bright future for America.

Illinois’ abortion rate is at a ten year high, with a 37% increase in abortions on minors, especially those younger than 14. This is totally unacceptable! I strongly urge you to oppose any health care legislation that does not contain explicit and comprehensive prohibitions against federal abortion subsidies and federal abortion mandates.

The language of the Stupak-Pitts Amendment, approved by the House of Representatives on November 7, 2009, is absolutely necessary in any health care bill. Passage of any health care bill without the “Stupak-Pitts Amendment” will be political suicide.

I need to know YOUR position on this critically important issue.

Research indicates that encouraging minors to get involved in sex before adulthood is destructive to society, and if trends are allowed to continue, nearly 65% of Americans will soon have NO extended families.

Stop trying to use band-aids as the alternative for real cures. Abortion as a form of  birth control is an abuse and misuse of America’s most important natural resource: We, the People!

It is also a grave sin.”

I encourage you not to be silent as the majority was after 1973 Roe vs. Wade. Hey, I know you love your families…Right?  Then take another important step for their future.

And if our elected representatives don’t listen to us,
WE, THE PEOPLE, WILL REPLACE THEM, IN NOVEMBER!

May all Americans accept the blessings God sends, one baby at a time.

David S.

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Pro-life marchers flood D.C. in protest of legalized abortion. Most politicians leave town!

Washington D.C., Jan 22, 2010 / 03:21 pm (CNA).- Hundreds of thousands of people are gathered in the nation’s capital today to mark the anniversary of Roe v. Wade and protest abortion in the annual March for Life. Gathering from all over the country, protesters of all ages first heard from prominent pro-life, political and religious leaders before beginning the march.

Congressman Chris Smith (R-N.J.) was among the politicians who addressed the crowd on Friday, saying, “Thank you one and all for being an important part of the greatest human rights struggle on earth – the right to life movement. By the grace of God, we stand behind, with and unabashedly for both victims of abortion – women and children.”

The sheer number of people has caused a traffic advisory to be issued for the District. The volume of protesters has also allowed for two separate marches to take place. The first route will proceed East on Constitution Avenue to First Street, NE, then South on First Street, NE, to the United States Supreme Court where they will rally and then disband.

The second march route will proceed West on F Street to 10th Street, NW, south on 10th Street to Constitution Avenue, NW,  West on Constitution Avenue to 12th Street, NW, then South on 12th Street to the National Mall, where pro-life marchers will also rally and eventually disband.

CNA contacted the D.C Metropolitan Police Department for a crowd estimate but was told that due to disputes in the past between the city and protest organizers over the amount of people gathered, they have stopped giving estimates. However, police said that the march has progressed peacefully and without indecent thus far.

According to EWTN, 300,000 demonstrators are estimated to be taking part in the March for Life.