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Sunday, November 05, 2006

Voting for LIFE

It has been said that we get the leaders we deserve. It has also been said that those who do not learn from history are doomed to be beat up by it--or killed by it.

I would suggest that those who do not see the writing on the wall can bend over and kiss their rear ends goodbye, because that's what's happening in our culture.

Folks, this is a culture of death, and the apathetic majority are so wrapped up in the lie and dictatorship of relativism that they can't sort out one coined phrase from the other. They are glassy-eyed staring zombies, their ability to think critically short-circuited by the propaganda perpetuated by detractive politicians and their lackeys.

People are saying they won't vote because of all the negative ads. Don't you realize that's what they (the politicians) want? They don't want us to think...no, that would be dangerous. Because if we, the American public, suddenly wakes up to what's going on, then we'll vote not only with our hands, with our pens, and in the polls, but we'll vote with our feet.

I have been preparing a talk this week on Catholic Social teaching, and in reading this information, I have come to realize that it belongs out there NOW, not on Wednesday after the votes have been counted and the winners declared.

People, make no mistake...everything you vote on must have a foundation of life...does this affirm life...or does it reduce life to a manufactured process?

It is with great dismay that I watch the coming elections, for I fear that the great apathy of our country will give us the leadership we deserve, and in the process, underscore the death so many are crying for. People don't understand "proportionate reasons", they don't understand that the only reason they have a right to vote is because they have LIFE, and they are using this gift to vote for death in the form of same-sex marriage, abortion, and embryonic stem cell research.

I cannot underscore this enough: The measure of any society is within that society's affirmation of life...or their reduction of life to a dish named Petrie in a manufacturing process worthy only of Hitler's labs in the 9th circle of Hell.

In this country, life has been relegated to a "choice" to get rid of a bit of tissue. It has been relegated to labs that "create" life and then genetically pick and choose, then use something like a turkey baster to "implant" that life while several of those lives are lost in the process when they leak out or are not implanted.

Embryonic stem cell research..quite the hot-button issue. It is a pathology which has no life in it, and rather, treats life like a battery. Think of the movie, "Matrix", in which human beings were placed in fluid-filled coccoons, attached to complicated machines and used as batteries to power a machine-dominated "society". Compare embryonic stem cell research...they implant an egg with a sperm, which by the way, is what determines the gender of the embryo they have now created. Those foundational cells, those miraculous twines of DNA, already have a pattern of life, a determined gender, determined personality, and a very complicated pattern of replication which results only in a human fetus, which is viable at 20 weeks.

Embryonic stem cell research demands that, in order to "harvest" the stem cells for their money-mongering, name-dropping mad-laboratory experiments, that the new life must die. They literally suck the life of that baby into a needle in order to create tumor-infested failures, and they in turn take this information and tell us that the results are "promising". There has NEVER been any promising results from embryonic stem cell research.

They take advantage of suffering, ill-informed souls such as Michael J. Fox and use them to exploit this damning Nazi-type of experimentation, filling the ears of the ignorant with sweet nothings while sending the souls of the unborn back to God...which in turn will affect our final Judgment.

In essence, these "scientists", these "politicians" are pissing on our collective legs and telling us it's raining.

If we want bologna, we'll go to Germany and make a sandwich.

If we want truth, we'll demand it....and now is the time.

The reality is that this society has no respect for life...how many babies are killed because no one wants to "push" their values? How many people are laboring under the idea that killing their child is the only "choice?" How many women are suffering the effects of poisonous chemicals, reslting in breast cancer, cervical cancer, and STD's, all because society dictates that it's healthy to have sex...and lots of it, with as many people as possible? Not the ones who are dying...or dead...funny how the dead can't speak to us and impart the truths of their lives and their deaths.

How many embryos, that is, children, babies, with an actual gender determined once that "conception" occurs, even in a petrie dish, have to be used as batteries to power a machine designed by the devil and perpetuated by the ignorant?

How long are we going to acquiesce to the smoke being blown up our asses and call it "sunshine"?

There is no sunshine in our political system unless we stand up and demand that life be respected, that life be affirmed, and use this as the ultimate test as to whether someone is worthy of office.

Now go out there and VOTE for LIFE!

5 comments:

Cathy_of_Alex said...

Awesome post, Adoro.

Anonymous said...

hello..
this post has nothing to do with what you wrote about... was wondering if you could post the mary undoer of knots novena? i read on your posts that you had done it last year... couldnt find it anywhere online and am not from the States so cannot buy it..
thank you... God bless~

Adoro Te Devote said...

Anon,

Thanks for the comment/question. I actually don't have the official Mary Undoer of Knots novena...the novena I prayed (and still pray) is a series of 12 Memorares followed by "Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for us, St. Philomena, Pray for Us", for 9 days. I do recommend this novena.

If you are looking for the official novena, try to find it on www.spiritdaily.com That site has links to various novenas if you page down and that's where I first heard of Mary, Undoer of Knots...right around the end of August 2005.

God bless!

Anonymous said...

Here is the Novena requested.

Prayer to the Virgin Mary as Untier of Knots
Holy Mary, full of the presence of God, during your life
you accepted with great humility the holy will of the father
and the legacy of your Son our Lord Jesus Christ, and evil
never dared to entangle you with its confusion. Since then
you have interceded for all of our difficulties as you did
at the wedding feast of Cana. With all simplicity and with
patience, you have given us an example of how to untangle
the knots in our complicated lives. By being our mother
forever you arrange and make clear the path that unites us
to Our Lord.
Holy Mary, Mother of God and ours, with your maternal heart,
untie the knots that upset our lives. We ask you to receive
into your hands (here mention your prayer request) and
deliver us from the chains and confusion that restrain us.
Blessed Virgin Mary, through your grace, your intercession
and by your example, deliver us from evil, and untie the
knots that keep us from being united to God. So that free
of all confusion and error, we may find him in all things,
keep him in our hearts, and serve him always in our
brothers and sisters. Mother of Good Counsel pray for us.
Amen.
We begin with our daily prayers, making the Sign of the Cross and praying the Act of Contrition so that God will enter our hearts, and he will brings us near to the Virgin Mary.
The Sign of the Cross
In the name of the Father, and
of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.
Act of Contrition
O my God, I am heartily sorry for
having offended you, and I detest
all my sins, because of Your just
punishments, but most of all because
they offend You, my God, who are
all-good and deserving of all my love.
I firmly resolve, with the help of
Your grace, to sin no more and to
avoid the near occasion of sin.
Amen

Blessed Virgin Mary, the one who unties the knots, in marriage, in people and of nations, I offer you this novena
requesting the following intentions:
(mention here the favors that you wish to obtain)
________________________________________
First Day
Bible reading:
...« and now she will bear a son. You shall call him 'Jesus' for he will save his people from their sins.»
( Mathew 1, 21 )
Brief Reflection:
Our Lord Jesus, was born of the flesh and blood of the Holy Virgin Mary, spouse of the Holy Spirit. Jesus, untied the
tongues of the mute, the obstacles to the paralytics, he remove the yoke of the oppressed , and he liberated the
sinners with his death. Jesus, through his Death and Resurrection is the Great Untier of Knots of our humanity united to
sin. His Mother, first disciple and coore-demptrix, will untied our knots.
( Brief meditation: meditate with one decade of the Holy Rosary: One Our Father, 10 Hail Mary’s, One Glory be and
the Prayer to “The Virgin Mary untier of Knots”)
Our Father
Our Father, Who art in heaven;
hollowed be thy name;
Thy kingdom come;
Thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. Amen.

The Hail Mary
Hail Mary, full of grace,
the Lord is with thee;
blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now
and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Glory Be
Glory be to the Father and to
the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
as it was in the beginning, is now
and ever shall be, world without
end. Amen

`Pray to the Virgin Mary Untier of Knots´
!
(Mother Three Times Admirable!)
________________________________________

Second day:
Bible reading:
...« And the Angel said to her in reply, ”The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the most High will
overshadow you. Therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God.
( Luke 1, 35 )
Brief Reflection:
The Holy Spirit, Third Person of God, overshadowed the womb of the Virgin Mary full of grace, and the power of
the most High was with her so that she would give birth to our savior made man. That is why the Virgin Mary is
blessed and holy. In her, The Son of God inhabited. ¡ Who better than his Mother, to aid us and help us to
dismantle our tangled conflicts!
( Brief meditation: meditate with one decade of the Holy Rosary: One Our Father, 10 Hail Mary’s, One Glory be
and the Prayer to “Our Virgin Mary untier of Knots”)

Our Father, Who art in heaven,.....
The Hail Mary
Hail Mary, full of grace,.....
Glory Be
Glory be to the Father and to...
`Prayer to the Virgin Mary Untier of Knots´
((Mother Three Times Admirable!)
Mother of the Good Counsel !
________________________________________

Third day:
Bible reading:
« Mary said, “ Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.
“Then the Angel departed from her.” » ( Luke 1, 38 )
Brief Reflection:
The Virgin Mary meekly undergoes the designs of God, alt-hough with certain reservations. ".. How can this beif
I do not know man?…she accepts, with some concerns. How many doubts will we have when we have moved
away from God, and in our mistakes, we have knitted a useless cobweb of knots. Let us give our griefs to the
council of Mary.
( Brief meditation: meditate with one decade of the Holy Rosary: One Our Father, 10 Hail Mary’s, One Glory be
and the Prayer to “Our Virgin Mary untier of Knots”)


Our Father
Our Father, Who art in heaven,.....
The Hail Mary
Hail Mary, full of grace,.....
Glory Be
Glory be to the Father and to...
`Prayer to the Virgin Mary Untier of Knots´
((Mother Three Times Admirable!) Mother of Good Counsel !, Mother of Divine Grace.


Fourth day:
Bible reading:
« 15 When the angels had left them and gone back to heaven, the
shepherds said to one another, "Let us go as far as Bethlehem and
see what the Lord has made known to us." 16 So they came
hurriedly and found Mary and Joseph with the baby lying in the
manger. 17 On seeing this they related what they had been told
about the child, 18 and all were astonished on hearing the
shepherds.19 As for Mary, she treasured all these messages
and continually pondered over them.» (Luke 2, 15-19)

Brief Reflection:
They went to Bethlehem, where they found the Child, “The word made flesh", the only Truth. Let us walk through
our desert, that with the guidence of the Archángel Raphael, that we may come closer to Mary Mother of the
Church, and with her to Jesus. Little by little, the knots of error that make us prisoners will be untied.
“The Truth shall set us free”. Let us walk in confidence towards our liberation.”
( Brief meditation: meditate with one decade of the Holy Rosary: One Our Father, 10 Hail Mary’s, One Glory be
and the Prayer to “Our Virgin Mary untier of Knots”)
Our Father
Our Father, Who art in heaven,.....



The Hail Mary
Hail Mary, full of grace,.....
Glory Be
Glory be to the Father and to...




`Prayer to the Virgin Mary Untier of Knots´
(Mother Three Times Admirable!) Help of All Christians.
________________________________________
Fifth day:
Bible Reading:
« 7 Ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened. 8 For everyone who
asks, receives; whoever seeks, finds; and the door will be opened to him who knocks. » (Mathew 7, 7-8)
Brief Reflection:
( The Heart of Mary is opened to us, like the door to heaven. We only need to ask for her help and her maternal
arms will open for our tor-tured spirits. In her we will find the solution to our problems, balm for our pain, and
answers to our doubts. Mary our help, intercede for us.)
( Brief meditation: meditate with one decade of the Holy Rosary: One Our Father, 10 Hail Mary’s One Glory be
and the Prayer to “Our Virgin Mary untier of Knots”
Our Father
Our Father, Who art in heaven,.....
The Hail Mary
Hail Mary, full of grace,.....
Glory Be
Glory be to the Father and to...
`Prayer to the Virgin Mary Untier of Knots´
(Mother Three Times Admirable!) Door to Heaven, Consolation of the Afflicted.
________________________________________

Sixth day:
Bible reading:
4 Jesus replied, "Woman, your thoughts are not mine! My hour has not yet come." 5 However his mother said to the servants, "Do what-ever he tells you." (John 2, 4-5)
Brief Reflection:
In the wedding feast of Cana , the patient Virgin Mary interce-des for the guest. With this act, she inaugurates her
Mediation between the Son of God and men. The faithful servant of the Lord, is our most humble and maternal
servant, in our afflictions, despairs, tribulations and wrongs doings. She is the Mediatrix of all graces, to which
we commend ourselves in our intricate problems, that with her maternal hands, she will untie the knots that
still imprison us.
( Brief meditation: meditate with one decade of the Holy Rosary: One Our Father, 10 Hail Mary’s, One Glory be
and the Prayer to “Our Virgin Mary untier of Knots”)
Our Father
Our Father, Who art in heaven,.....
The Hail Mary
Hail Mary, full of grace,.....
Glory Be
Glory be to the Father and to...
`Prayer to the Virgin Mary Untier of Knots´
(Mother Three Times Admirable!) Mother of Divine Grace.
________________________________________

Seventh day:
Bible reading:
“ It was now about noon and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon.”(Luke 23, 44)
Brief Reflection:
The Father’s will is about to be acomplished; Our Lord Jesus Christ will die on the cross for our salvation, in the
promise of his Resurrec-tion. From the darkness the light will shine to illumine us, freedom from darkness.
We already see our problems with more clarity. Our ties loosen, in the measure in which they conform to the
Lamb of God that takes away the sins of the world. At this time we are closer to his Mother, the Virgin Mary.
( Brief meditation: meditate with one decade of the Holy Rosary: One Our Father, 10 Hail Mary’s,
One Glory be and the Prayer to “Our Virgin Mary untier of Knots”)
Our Father
Our Father, Who art in heaven,.....
The Hail Mary
Hail Mary, full of grace,.....
Glory Be
Glory be to the Father and to...
`Prayer to the Virgin Mary Untier of Knots´
(Mother Three Times Admirable!) Mother of Christ.
________________________________________

Eighth day:
Bible reading:
« 26 When Jesus saw his Mother, and the disciple whom he loved, he said to his Mother, "Woman,
there is your son." 27 Then he said to the disciple, "There is your mother." And from that moment the
disci-ple took her to his own home. » (John 19, 26-27)
Brief Reflection:
At the moment Jesús went to the Father, he leaves us in the care of his Mother. It is the greatest legacy that Jesús
left to Our Virgin Mary, and when he points out to the disciple he loves, he gives her custody of the whole
humanity. She will be our Advocate, Helper, Benefac-tress, and Mediatrix. The handmaid of the Lord, will
grant us freedom through her intercesión, she will untie the final knots that make us prisoners.
( Brief meditation: meditate with one decade of the Holy Rosary: One Our Father, 10 Hail Mary’s, One Glory be
and the Prayer to “Our Virgin Mary untier of Knots”)
Our Father
Our Father, Who art in heaven,.....
The Hail Mary
Hail Mary, full of grace,.....
Glory Be
Glory be to the Father and to...


`Prayer to the Virgin Mary Untier of Knots´
(Mother Three Times Admirable!), Mother of Christ, Help of All Christians.
________________________________________

Ninth day:
Bible reading:
« 14 All of these together gave themselves to constant prayer. With them were some women and also Mary,
the mother of Jesus, and his brothers...» and »when the day of Pentecost arrived, all were filled with
the Holy Spirit.» (Acts 1:14 and 2:1-4)
Brief Reflection:
Our Father sends the Holy Spirit on the feast of Pentecost , that will feed us in our faith. This is the same faith
that with Mary’s maternal help, will remove the bonds that keep us prisoners. With the light of the Holy Spirit
we see in meridian clarity which of our anguishes had our spirit trapped. The guidance of Saint Michael the
Archangel has always been certain, Saint Gabriel the Archangel will announce my freedom and Saint Michael
the Archangel, will protect me from any attack. The Evil one (the serpent), overpowered by the presence of Mary,
lies at her feet, made into a useless knot, unable to touch us.
( Brief meditation: meditate with one decade of the Holy Rosary: One Our Father, 10 Hail Mary’s, One Glory be
and the Prayer to:
“Our Virgin Mary untier of Knots”)
Our Father
Our Father, Who art in heaven, .....
The Hail Mary
Hail Mary, full of grace, .....
Glory Be
Glory be to the Father and to ...
`Prayer to the Virgin Mary Untier of Knots´
(Mother Three Times Admirable!) Mother of Christ, Help of All Christians.
END
________________________________________

Adoro Te Devote said...

Thank you, anon!

Where did you find this? Incidentally, recently I found a booklet and was going to write it up and post it. It does differ from your, though, and I'd like to also be able to post the painting of Our Lady Undoer of Knots.

Is there a link somewhere, or did you write that up and copy/paste into the combox?