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LOUISIANA IS FOR LIFE

And the sky is the limit!

Received from unidentified sender, believed photographed in New Roads, Louisiana area in 2016

VOTE "YES" TO THE

LOVE LIFE AMENDMENT!

Please read and pray with Deuteronomy, Chapter 30.  Especially consider and attend to Verse 19: 

"I call heaven and earth today to witness against you: I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Choose life, then, that you and your descendants may live,"

It is indeed a tearful matter to turn toward the curse of death.  When so doing, we not only cause the death of a great nation, and of others, but our own personal death as well.  Let us muster the strength through Grace to move to  "Reverse the Curse" of death and instead turn toward the "Blessing of Life".

We have a race to run in Louisiana in the name of LIFE! We are a State of Life!

The current race officially started on 09.09.2020 for the Memorial of St. Peter Claver. 

It is a Race for Life! Run it well!

Many souls depend on you to act in your particular area of influence!

Bishop Shelton Fabre (Bishop of the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux) shared and challenged all of us to a day of prayer and fasting on September 9, 2020 in the name of St. Peter Claver (a saint dedicated to serious "Life" issues of his time).  For what Bishop Fabre has to say about that, click here

The Spiritual Bulletin Board of Louisiana is requesting that you continue to pray and fast.  There is no reason to cease those actions (at levels appropriate for you due to your age and health needs) as we get closer to November 3, 2020.  In fact, it is very important that you do.

There are many issues of Life that each face from conception to death.  One particular issue has a very important "action date" coming up on the 3rd of November in Louisiana in 2020.  Let us come together to get this underlying issue of "Life at Conception" established by amendment.  Without this underlying issue being addressed to its fullest, the other issues of LIfe never become a reality to a "person" conceived in time.

LOUISIANA LOVE LIFE AMENDMENT

Election day on Tuesday, November 3, 2020

For all information on the Love Life Amendment, click here.

LOUISIANA BISHOPS SUPPORT THE LOVE LIFE AMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION on the Ballot November 3rd. The Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops strongly supports the Love Life Amendment, which would successfully amend the Louisiana Constitution and thereby continue to strengthen our commitment to end abortion in our state. Citizens of our state will have the opportunity to affirmatively state that they “Love Life” on November 3–the same day as the United States presidential election–by favoring this amendment.  As Catholics, we are called to ensure that life is indeed valued and that the dignity of all is upheld. This is the foundational principle of our social teaching and must be intentionally considered in all that we do.  Passage of the Love Life Amendment would have a dual effect. 

Primarily, it will ensure that the State of Louisiana cannot establish a right to abortion.

Secondly, it will prohibit the funding of abortion through taxpayer dollars within our constitution. Without such an amendment, the invalidation of the many anti-abortion laws we have all advocated so strongly for in Louisiana remains a possibility.  The Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops therefore enthusiastically supports the Love Life Amendment, and encourages all to approach this initiative with a formed conscience and a commitment to defend the sanctity of human life and uphold the dignity of all people.

(As reprinted from the bulletin of St. Francis de Sales Catheral in Houma, LA.)

           For much more on the amendment, click here.

                 September 23rd begins 40 Days of Life

                 FOR ALL INFORMATION, CLICK HERE.

There are major liturgical feast days leading up to this election and the Louisiana vote for LIFE; whereby, the Mystical Body of Christ (Christ mystically on the face of the earth today) may work together in a special way:

November 1, 2020 - All Saints Day (Church Triumphant)

November 2, 2020 - All Souls Day (Church Suffering)

November 3, 2020 - Memorial of St. Martin de Porres (a member of the Church Trimphant with Election Day falling on his feast day).  That is not by accident!

Read the life and trials of St. Martin de Porres, click here.

Received from unidentified sender, believed photographed in New Roads, Louisiana area in 2016

To fully prepare for those three big days, let us not forget to call on the Church Angelic on these liturgical days:

September 29, 2020 - Feast of St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael

October 2, 2020 - Memorial of Guardian Angels

LOUISIANA!

THIS IS A "TESTING TIME" FOR THE CHURCH AND THE STATE!  OUR STATE WAS IN "SACRAMENTAL EXILE" FOR MONTHS! 

FIRST TEST = CORONAVIRUS!

SECOND TEST = NOVEMBER 3, 2020!  A date to decide for Life or death!

NEXT TESTS = UNKNOWN AND YET TO COME!  Much will depend on what we decide on November 3, 2020.  We will decide our own destiny.

We are being tested as a state and country and individually.  Please consider listing to this Paul Harvey You Tube presentation that can be freely found on the internet.  It should speak loudly to each of us.  To see it, please click here.  His message is timeless and should get one thinking, praying and voting "YES" on November 3rd!

SACRED HEART OF JESUS

PRAY FOR US!


 

FRIDAY, JUNE 19TH WAS THE

SOLEMNITY OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS

Go to the legend above and visit the website page titled:

Louisiana - Holy Water Blessing

to see what began that day!

That work continues until today as the Holy Water reaches the Gulf of Mexico!

         LIKE THE APOSTLE IN THE STORM,

HOLD ONTO JESUS!

STAY FOCUSED ON HIM.  NOT THE WAVES!

Assurance of God's Protection

Psalm 91: 1-16

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High, who abides in the shadow of the Almighty, will say to the Lord, "My refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust." For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence; he will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor the destruction that wastes at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand; but it will not come near you. You will only look with your eyes and see the recompense of the wicked. Because you have made the Lord your refuge, the Most High your habitation, no evil shall befall you, no scourge come near your tent. For he will give his angels charge of you to guard you in all your way. On their hands they will bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone. You will tread on the lion and the adder, the young lion and the serpent you will trample under foot. Because he cleaves to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name. When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will rescue him and honor him.  With long life I will satisfy him, and show him my salvation.