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Many of our non-Catholic friends wonder why we Catholics pay so much attention to her. They find that loyalty is puzzling, and many times they wonder if we are guilty of some idolatry of sorts.  There are scant references for Mary the Mother God in the New Testament, but she is found in the Old Testament very many times.  Dr. Brant Pitre has authored a book that shows in scriptural detail why the Catholic faithful venerates Mary.  The title of the book is Jesus and the Jewish Roots of Mary.

According to Dr. Pitre’s biblical research based on Christian typology, Mary has many characters: she is the new Eve, the new Ark of the Covenant, the Mother of God.   According to Dr. Pitre, ...

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A true story…This happened to me yesterday 3.20.2020.

Bill M. called me around 11:47 yesterday to ask if I was going to Planned Parenthood with him?  Bill goes everyday Monday through Friday from 2 to 3 PM.  I have been going with Bill on Fridays for the past 3 weeks of Lent to stand at the entrances and pass out pro-life materials and pray the rosary.  It is part of my Lenten journey this season.  I asked if he was okay with me riding with him to Providence considering the Coronavirus distancing recommendation.  He said he didn’t mind, if I didn’t.  I told him I was not sick; he also said that he was not sick at all.  I agreed to .........

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February 7, 2020 @ 9:59 AM · a matter of perspective, Catholicism

Pro-lifers: the trend is our friend.

The trend is your friend is a classic stock market pearl of wisdom.  It means that an existing trend is likely to continue and worthy of your attention.  The declining trend in the number of abortions in the USA has decidedly been in the pro-life camp.  Although the number of abortions is still much too high, the direction the trend is taking is encouraging.  

The reasons for this downward trend are still not clear, but I think the following could be considered:  prayers, the increased closures of abortion clinics, the legislative effort by many states to stiffen abortion rights by adding restrictive measures to existing laws and regulations, the work of ...

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Denny Dillon
Rhode Island
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