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-OPERATION HOLY PRESENCE-

with Our Lady for Our God

Missionary Catholics United For Life
An all-volunteer grassroots organization - we have to be!
Founded by lay-order religious, faithful to the Magisterium of the holy Roman Catholic Church

Memorare

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.

"It is not enough to discover Christ - you must bring Him to others!  The world today is one great mission land, even in countries of long-standing Christian tradition." -- Pope John Paul II


Missionary Catholics United for Life
Operation Holy Presence


Mission:
To unite all Catholic Pro-Life individuals, families, groups and organizations, lay associations, Home Schoolers, Christian Youth and College Organizations to participate in Operation Holy Presence, whose expressed goal is to visit our elected officials at their offices in the U.S. Capitol Complex, and to present them with a signed petition to support the reversal of Roe v. Wade and to defend the dignity of all human life from the moment of conception until natural death as another step forward in ending all legalized abortion.

First and foremost, we encourage your support for the annual March for Life and participation in Operation Holy Presence if possible on that day. In addition and most importantly, we urge all pro-life supporters to participate in Operation Holy Presence on another date by organizing a field trip to the offices of their Representatives and Senators within the Capitol Complex and to tour our beautiful U.S. Capitol Building while Congress is in session as an advocate for life. In addition to experiencing the interior splendor of the Capitol Building through the eyes of faith, these field trips will provide an important and interesting civics lesson for future leaders of America, further increasing a pro-life presence in Washington, D.C. on a day-by-day basis. 

All participants in Operation Holy Presence are asked to sign the Visitors Petition (pdf or doc) urging Congressmen and Senators to support the reversal of Roe v. Wade and to defend the dignity of all human life from the moment of conception until natural death.  Participants are also requested to sign an official Pledge Form (pdf or doc) with a respectful understanding that they will participate in a quiet Christ-like manner with generosity of heart and a tenderness of spirit either while waiting outside or visiting the Capitol Building or the Capitol Complex. Petitions are to be delivered to the offices of their respective Congressmen and Senators which are located within the Capitol Complex. We suggest that participants in Operation Holy Presence refrain from public prayer or displaying any signs or banners while waiting outside or visiting the Capitol Building or the Capitol Complex. However, wearing shirts, hats, jackets and badges identifying your group and private prayer is encouraged.

Congress is in session throughout the year; however recess varies according to holidays, national elections and national emergencies. The telephone number to the Capitol switchboard (1-202-224-3121) will provide the current Congressional schedule and specific office locations of the Congressmen and Senators.  According to the new U.S. Capitol Visitor Center for January 2009, all U.S. citizens are welcome to go directly to the offices of their Representatives and Senators without making prior arrangements.

Visitors are encouraged to take a free guided tour of the U.S. Capitol Building via the new
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center (1-202-226-8000).  Please note that free tours must be arranged in advance of your visit of the U.S. Capitol Building. Search Congress to find the Representatives or Senators for your area. Also, additional information can be obtained for individuals, families, and small groups visiting the offices of their Representatives and Senators.   

Also, there are many other wonderful points of interest located in and around our nation's Capital for all to view. We suggest that you set time aside to visit the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception for Holy Mass and meals. The telephone number to the National Shrine is 1-202-526-8300.
 

 

A letter from John Paul II, February 20, 1999 to Cardinal William Henry Keeler, Archbishop of Baltimore and former Chairman of the U.S. Bishops' Committee for Pro-life activities states, "All pro-life action must be both educational and political. There must be a thorough catechesis on the Gospel of Life at all levels of the Catholic community. Catholics imbibe much of their surrounding culture, and therefore this catechesis needs to challenge the prevailing culture at those points where human dignity and rights are threatened. Such a catechesis has as its goal that shift of perception and a change of heart which accompany true conversion (cf. Eph 4:23). The call to conversion must ring out in your homes, in your parishes and in your schools, with complete confidence that the Church's teaching about the inviolability of life is deeply in tune with both right reason and the deepest longings of the human heart. This educational effort will increasingly open the way for Catholics to exercise a positive public influence as citizens of their country, without false appeals to the separation of Church and State in a way that consigns the Christian vision of human dignity to the realm of private belief. The choice in favour of life is not a private option but a basic demand of a just and moral society."

In addition to our Holy Father, we wish to thank every devoted lay person, priest, deacon and religious and all our faithful pro-life leaders, Cardinals and Bishops involved in earnest in this pious movement to end the unimaginable crimes against human life. God is with us.

Let us collaborate with Our Lady, our Mother and Queen of all virtues in giving glory to God by modeling Christ. And, let us pray always and say the holy rosary with confidence as we work together as a country for the support and the success of Operation Holy Presence as another means of bringing to conclusion the culture of death. 

Let us go now in peace to love and serve the Lord. 

O’Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to Thee. 

 

Bulletin Board


MARCH FOR LIFE 2013
Video



Archbishop Charles Chaput on Catholic Voter Responsibilities




BENEDICT  XVI

Lord, source of eternal life and truth, give to your shepherd Benedict XVI a spirit of courage and right judgment and a spirit of knowledge and love.  By governing with fidelity those entrusted to his care, may he as successor to the Apostle Peter and Vicar of Christ build your Church into a sacrament of unity, love, and peace for all the world.  We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. 



A short but beautiful video on St. Catherine Laboure, Our Lady and the Miraculous Medal
Have you ever heard of Our Lady of America?  Click here for the details.
More on Our Lady of America: enjoy the
video




U.S. Bishops Response to HHS Contraception Mandate
video


National Center for Policy Analysis:  Health Care Reform
Who Wins and Who Loses?

8 Ways That Health Care Reform Will Affect You
20 Ways Obamacare Will Take Away Our Freedoms

 


Catholic Church Teaching on Marriage
USCCB

National Organization for Marriage

Please take a few moments to read and sign The Manhattan Declaration today.



                        "ANY COUNTRY THAT ACCEPTS ABORTION IS THE POOREST OF THE POOR"                           
MOTHER TERESA
 

Brace yourself.  This video shows the reality of abortion.  It contains graphic images.
Anti Abortion Video
The womb was made to be a safe haven for babies not a Dachau or Auschwitz, etc.
How can such violence to an unborn baby proceed from the heart of man?
Dear Brothers and Sisters, how can we allow this in America?



* * *  UNCOMMON KNOWLEDGE  * * *
Interview with Supreme Court Justice
Antonin Scalia


PRESIDENT OBAMA....AMERICANS....."DO NOT CONSIDER OURSELVES A CHRISTIAN NATION."
Listen to David Barton's uplifting interview

 

National Catholic Bioethics Center
Resources on human dignity in health care and the life sciences in union with the teachings of the Catholic Church
 

"We must trust the teaching of the Church to guide us in serving humanity." 
Please read the scholarly facts on stem cell research from
Father Tad Pacholczyk, Ph.D. 



Dignitas Personae (The Dignity of a Person)
Vatican document raises warning on bioethics

A beautiful article written by former Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Rick Santorum
 

Why This Scientist Believes in God


Summary of Vatican Document

"The Search for Universal Ethics: A New Look at Natural Law"

 

NCRegister LifeSiteNews ACLJ Becket Fund

 

"THE BUTTERFLY CIRCUS"
A 20-minute movie to inspire us




Pastoral Letter on Chastity by Bishop Joseph Martino

Impressive U of P study makes a case for abstinence-only educational programs



"The Elephant in the Room"
Article by former Senator Rick Santorum

 


* * *  A POWERFUL CASE FOR LIFE VIDEO WITH ABORTION SURVIVOR GIANNA JESSEN * * *
 Part I--Part II 



Catechism of the Catholic Church: The Virtues
Click
Here For A Special Gift
Click Here For A Shortcut to A Better You
Catechism of the Catholic Church: What is Truth?


Series on "Standing Fast" by Father Angelo Mary Geiger, FI

 

 - More Hope for Our Lady -
Video I - Video II



"This is the greatest human rights movement of all time"
Father Frank Pavone



Black Pastor Warns Obama not to Preside over
"Genocide" of American Blacks



* A Glimpse of Religious Liberty Under Fire *
 

 

 
Civil Unions: "It is legitimate and necessary to ask oneself if this is perhaps part of a new ideology of evil
 perhaps more insidious and hidden, which attempts to pit human rights against the family and against man."
 
John Paul II "Memory and Identity"

Remember, the Church teaches to love the sinner not the sin.




Discover Our Lady's Prerogatives
Begin here
Visit Air Maria for more insight on Our Lady.
 


An elementary look at Moral Relativism

When we insist on doing it our way and not God's way, or when we try to have it both ways,
 or when we determine what we think truth should be, we are participating in moral relativism. 
Dear brothers and sisters, moral relativism is condemned by the Church.
Lord, give us your children, the gift of obedience which is the beginning of wisdom.


The Call for Chastity
Every person with a well formed conscience (faith-filled or not) understands that sex outside of marriage is a sin, even in this day and age.
  Please parents, take great care to promote chastity to your precious children to protect them from the consequences of the prince of darkness.  
Let us ask Our Holy Mother to defend us, teach us virtue and send us Her grace to live in the light of His presence.

 

A Shocking Reality

  • When a man abuses a woman it is because he has an impure mind.

  • Another way of saying this is to say that he has sins of impurity.

  • No matter how it is said, the Church knows this to be true.

  • Statistics show that abuse is on the rise.

  • Therefore, we have a lot of work to do to reverse this shocking reality.

  • With Our Lady, let us pray for guidance and trust in His Providence.
     


Please pray this
Consecration to Our Lady
Patroness of the United States


"We are living in a spiritual Hiroshima" by Peter Kreeft


Watch The Truth


- A Very Special Homily -
For every suffering soul who has ever been touched by a personal catastrophe, please visit
this powerful
video and allow this holy priest to give you hope.
more


Remember
Terri Schiavo

 

Away from the Church?  Please Come Home where you belong.

 


 The Declaration of Independence of the Thirteen Colonies
In CONGRESS, July 4, 1776
"...We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator
 with certain inalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
 

 

A Loving Reminder

  • Justice - the very word itself is derived from God. 

  • The principal outcome of private judgment is license.

  • Taking God out of the equation when deciding an issue equals a mere opinion. 

  • To confound truth with personal opinion is the greatest temptation and a sin of pride.


 

Lord, from our hearts we pray that You will rest Your holy hands upon all our brothers and sisters involved in abortion.  Fill their minds with Your wisdom that they will come to know that You reward virtue; bless them with many prosperous opportunities to redirect the talents which You have given them, for Your glory Lord.  And please Lord, bless them with Your peace.  Amen.  

 

    Visit United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
for Old Testament Litany for Life.
   
  



"The Tending of God's Garden"
An edifying must-read article for the Culture of Life
by Father Angelo Mary Geiger, FI
Part 1: Part 2: Part 3:

More must-read Culture of Life documents:

Chastity and Homosexuality   The Love of Husband and Wife   Embryonic Stem Cells


 

Dear friends: for hope and inspiration for the reversal of Roe v. Wade, please visit the National Archives & Records Administration (NARA) to read about the Dred Scott Decision on why and how it was overturned.




Suggestions to Empower Clergy

  • Simply remind your congregation/students from time to time, "Remember...this is a pro life parish/school."

  • Gently explain to your congregation/students the idea to be personally opposed to abortion and at the same time support it politically is a morally schizophrenic idea.

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God Bless America



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