July 2018 Face the Truth Tour in Chicago, Illinois

Matt Yonke from the Pro-Life Action League of Chicago, Illinois spoke on today’s program. Matt described last week’s Face the Truth Tour in the Chicagoland, Illinois area. He said these pictures are designed to show the humanity of the victims of abortion.

For several years, the Pro-Life Action League has shown pictures of aborted babies in public in Chicago. As with other social movements, the pro-life movement shows pictures to demonstrate the reality of abortion and how it affects children.

Did you know that drawn pictures of shackles and other aspects of slavery helped end it? Many social movements use pictures as a way to help others see what they don’t want to see.

Matt talked about how these photos have saved lives and helped move parents to repent of their crimes against their children. The Catechism of the Council of Trent teaches us that sin leaves a scar on our souls that only penance can erase.

That’s why when we do bad things, our conscience tells us we must make it up to God. Praying the rosary is a great way to do that, and will give us peace of mind and help us to draw closer to God. That’s why we should pray the rosary every day in penance and that God will help end abortion.

Even though sometimes pictures of aborted children upset people, it’s important to talk about abortion because the media and pulpits won’t. We can’t solve our problems without discussing them, and showing pictures of aborted children helps start conversations that need to happen.

Matt mentioned a visit to Belgium, a formerly Christian nation that no longer sees abortion as a sin. Perhaps if they were able to have a Face the Truth Tour, they might return to their former views on abortion.

Can Prayer Stop Volcanoes?

Saint Alphonsus and the Volcano

“Otherwise believe for the very works’ sake. Amen, amen I say to you, he that believeth in me, the works that I do, he also shall do; and greater than these shall he do.” John 14: 12

In 1779, Saint Alphonsus proved the Gospel right with 3 words and the Sign of the Cross. While visiting Naples in 1779, Saint Alphonsus  was asked to bless Mt. Vesuvius, which was about to erupt. As history teaches, the Saint said the Holy Name of Jesus 3 times, made the Sign of the Cross as a blessing, and the volcano promptly stopped.

A child prodigy, the great Saint Alphonsus Maria di Liguori (Sept. 27, 1696 – Aug. 01, 1787),   entered university at the age of 12 and completed double doctorates in canon and civil law at the age of 16. He entered the Italian Bar at the age of 19. After losing only one case in his entire career, the Saint abandoned the world, his wealthy inheritance, his title as a noble, became a priest, and founded 3 religious orders.

Having stopped Mt. Vesuvius from erupting with his prayers, what does Saint Alphonsus have to say about natural calamities like those in modern Hawaii and Guatemala? St. Thomas Aquinas teaches us that even the elements are offended by our sins, and would turn and attack us if Almighty God did not restrain them.

When we offend God, He no longer restrains the elements.

St. Vincent Ferrer says that the fires of earth are cold compared to the fires of Hell. Think of that the next time you read that the current temperature of the volcano in Hawaii is now over 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit.

Like a loving earthly father, God uses natural calamities to punish us and stop us from committing more sins that will send us to Hell. These calamities help us to recognize our faults, and to correct them. After the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster in 2011, the Prime Minister of Japan publicly acknowledged “We are being punished for our sins.”

There used to be a saying that “crime does not pay.” It would seem we are now paying for our crimes. The BBC reported that in 2017, the United States paid the highest sums in its history for the natural calamities visited upon it by the wrath of God.

There is no such thing as Mother Nature, and news commentators do the public a grave disservice by pretending that it exists. It is God who creates nature, and not fictional entities known as “Mother Nature.”

The Catholic Church teaches us that there are 4 abominations. An abomination is a type of sin that draws down the wrath of God.

These sins are:

  • willful murder (abortion and euthanasia are willful murder)
  • the Sin of Sodom
  • oppression of the poor (persecuting the homeless and those who help them)
  • depriving workers of just wages

We have now slaughtered 50 times the number of all American casualties in foreign and domestic wars. We have slaughtered a population greater than that of Canada and almost as much as the United Kingdom.

In addition. rather than condemning what God and our own nature teaches, we have pretended that 2 human creatures of the same sex can marry when obviously they cannot. This has invited the wrath of God and a host of other societal ills.

Since there seem to be no preachers who will condemn these sins, is it any wonder that God has enlisted the services of earth, wind, air, and fire to correct us? We ought to pay attention and mend our ways when we see Puerto Rico and parts of Texas and Hawaii destroyed by natural calamities.

You may wonder: why doesn’t God punish all of our sins in this life? If He did, the Catholic Church teaches, we would doubt the existence of a future life.

Is there a volcano, that is, a difficult situation, in your life? One of the most powerful methods of prayer is the rosary. For example, the USSR took over Austria in 1947, making it into one big concentration camp. The unarmed Austrians drove the Communists out of their country without firing a shot.

How did they do that? By praying the rosary in solitary and processions for the deliverance of their country from Communism.
On May 13, 1955, the Communists packed up and left Austria.

St. Francis of Assisi said that if you wish to sanctify society, you must first sanctify yourself. When you break a window, you must pay for it. Or at least repair it.

This reparation is known as penance, and we all ought to do it if we wish these calamities to stop. Even the pagans recognized that God displays his wrath through the elements, and we ought to appease Him rather than continue to offend Him.

Thus, we ought to pray the rosary for our nation that God will save it.

 

 

 

President Donald Trump and immigration, healthcare, and abortion

On today’s episode, I talked about aspects of immigration, taxation, and healthcare that you may not have heard before. Why should we care about immigration? Why don’t churches talk about abortion? What is the best way to lower healthcare costs? Tune in and find out!

What can President Trump do to end abortion?

On today’s program, I talked about the legal steps to end abortion in our country, and why it is urgent that we do so. Years ago, I co-authored the article “Abortion is not legal,” with constitutional attorney Herbert Titus, JD; and today I talked about that.

“Racketeer for Life” author Joe Scheidler

Joe Scheidler, founder of the Pro-Life Action League of Chicago, Illinois and author of Racketeer for Life, spoke on today’s program. He described how he went from being a public relations executive to saving unborn babies. Joe also talked about the National Organization for Women filed an “anti-racketeering” lawsuit against him, and his ultimate victory after 28 years of litigation.

Will Donald Trump End Abortion?

Steve Mosher from the Population Research Institute discusses meetings attended by then Presidential Candidate Donald Trump. Will he end abortion? If not, what will he do about it?

Monica Kelsey speaks

Firefighter Monica Kelsey, who was conceived in rape, speaks on today’s program. Our society pressures expectant mothers to abort their children who are conceived in rape. But we don’t punish children for the crimes of their parents.
Abortion is a horrible crime and 2 wrongs, rape and abortion, do not make a right. Monica is a kind, selfless person who is an example of good triumphing over evil. We need to support raped mothers rather than pressure them to do wrong and kill their children.

Laverne Tolbert, PhD

In this episode, former Planned Parenthood Board Member La Verne Tolbert, PhD talks about their real agenda. Did you know that New York State used to issue death certificates for aborted babies? Why did they stop? And what about those undercover videos of Planned Parenthood selling the body parts of their victims?

Will President Elect Donald Trump End Abortion?

On today’s show, Steve Mosher from the Population Research Institute spoke. We talked about how he became pro-life, what PRI does, and the myth of overpopulation. While campaigning for President, Donald Trump held several meetings with pro-life leaders on his plan to defund Planned Parenthood and other parts of his pro-life efforts. As one of those pro-life leaders, Steve Mosher attended. We talked about what Donald Trump said.

Most of all, we need to pray the rosary every day for our country, for the safety and success of our President Elect Trump, and for our salvation.