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   LIVING  FAMILY TREE - PRAYERS
what must we teach our children - future generations?


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~ LIVING FAMILY TREE ~
  TEACHING OUR 
CHILDERN ABOUT FREEDOM
IF WE DONT, WHO WILL?
FREEDOM IS NOT FREE: We owe it to our children about how our ancestors not only said yes to life but fought and died for our freedom today. We are called to pass this precious gift on to our children and then on to their children. 
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Regardless of our beliefs, we are called in unity as Christians, Jews, Mormons - all - who are members of the faith community, to find out what is happening to destroy our Constitutional and moral rights one step at a time. This 2012 HHS issue is not the first issue  nor will it be the last. Ronald Reagan said it well. 
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FREEDOM IS NOT PASSED
 THROUGH THE BLOODSTREAM OR DNA
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free. (Ronald Reagan)

FIRST THEY CAME FOR THE CATHOLICS
'We do not exaggerate when we say that this is the greatest threat to religious freedom in our lifetime. We cannot help but think of the words attributed to German pastor Martin Niemoeller, reflecting on the Nazi terror:  (some quote Communists, others say Socialists) - shared by Chuck Colson.
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First they came for the Socialists, and I
did not speak out — 
Because I was not a Socialist.
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Then they came for the Trade Unionists, 
and I did not speak out — 
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
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Then they came for the Jews, and I did 
not speak out — Because I was not a Jew.
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Then they came for me — and there was 
no one left to speak for me.

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FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS
read these responses from leadership
and share them with your children and grand children
especially see what the bishops said early on:
 PRESIDENTS   -   FIRST AMENDMENT  - BISHOPS
learn more about this horrific law and how it denies
 us the right to follow our conscience as believers. 
HHS MANDATE LINKS  -  SCRIPTURE
COMMENTS - WHAT DOES 'TOP SACRED MEAN?
especially for those who have had a miscarriage, assisted
 in abortions or had an abortion, please read:
FORGIVENESS / RECONCILIATION




~ PRESIDENTS on LIFE ~
WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." (Declaration of Independence primarily drafted by Jefferson and adopted by the Second Continental Congress, July 4 1776
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FIRST AMENDMENT 
The First Amendment to the United States Constitution is part of the Bill of Rights. The amendment prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, 
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infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances. (First Amendment of the United States Constitution, assuring religious freedom in American law - adopted December 15, 1791.) 
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BIRTHPLACE 
OF RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE 
In 1645 a group of Protestants raided St. Mary's City MD and captured the Catholic priests and leaders in the colony and took them back to England for trial but were found not guilty. Because of this, St. Mary's City is now considered to be the birthplace of religious tolerance in British North America. The Maryland Toleration Act, passed in 1649 is believed to have influenced the writing of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, assuring religious freedom in American law. (adopted on December 15, 1791.) 
see 
THE APOSTLE of MARYLAND 
FATHER ANDREW WHITE (1579-1656)

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THOMAS JEFFERSON
“The care of human life and happiness and not their destruction is the first and only legitimate object of good government.”
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RONALD REAGAN
“I've noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born.”
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“Make no mistake, abortion-on-demand is not a right granted by the Constitution. No serious scholar, including one disposed to agree with the Courts result, has argued that the framers of the Constitution intended to create such a right.”
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“We cannot diminish the value of one category of human life – the unborn – without diminishing the value of all human life.”
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Abraham Lincoln recognized that we could not survive as a free land when some men could decide that others were not fit to be free and should therefore be slaves. Likewise, we cannot survive as a free nation when some men decide that others are not fit to live and should be abandoned to abortion or infanticide.”
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Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.
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GERALD FORD
 Each new life is a miracle of creation. To interfere with that creative process is a most serious act. In my view, the Government has a very special role in this regard. Specifically, the Government has a responsibility to protect life – abortion on demand is wrong.”
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GEORGE W BUSH
“We must appreciate the dignity of life in all its seasons, even the path of the elderly in the twilight of their years, to work toward the day when every child, born and unborn, is welcomed to life and protected by law.”
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“Its important to promote a culture of life. A hospitable society is a society where every being counts and every person matters. The ideal world is one in which every child is protected in law and welcomed to life.”
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GEORGE H W BUSH
“I want - to share with you my deep personal concern about our American tragedy of abortion on demand. We are concerned about abortion because it deals with the lives of two human beings, mother and child. - I think the Supreme Court's decision in Roe versus Wade was wrong and should be overturned.
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MILITARY CHAPLAINCY
GEORGE WASHINGTON, VALLEY FORGE 1778
"The Commander-in-Chief directs that divine services be performed every Sunday at eleven o'clock in each bridge which has chaplains... While we are duly performing the duty of good soldiers, we are not to be inattentive to the highest duties of religion." 
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Our Continental Congress created the military chaplaincy on July 29th, 1775.  General George Washington, known to wander into the woods to pray at Valley Forge, was instrumental in instituting our chaplaincy as a key pillar of our nation's military -- a historical tradition going as far back as the Roman Empire.


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~ BISHOPS COMMENTS / HHC ~
JAMES FRANCIS CARDINAL STAFFORD
“For the next few years, Gethsemane will not be marginal. We will know that garden,” Stafford said, comparing America’s future with Obama as president to Jesus’ agony in the garden. “On November 4, 2008, America suffered a cultural earthquake.” (11/19/2008)
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FRANCIS CARDINAL GEORGE (CH)
Cardinal George was quoted in 2010 - but the quote below was incomplete. Read his whole quote reflecting what human history has taught us. 
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"I expect to die in bed, 
my successor will die in prison and 
his successor will die 
a martyr in the public square"
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CARDINAL GEORGE CONFIRMS 
"I am (correctly) quoted as saying that I expected to die in bed, my successor will die in prison and his successor will die a martyr in the public square. What is omitted from the reports is a final phrase I added about the bishop who follows a possibly martyred bishop: 
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BUT READ WHAT HE ADDED 
REGARDING HUMAN HISTORY
“His successor will pick up the shards of a ruined society and slowly help rebuild civilization, as the church has done so often in human history.” What I said is not “prophetic” but a way to force people to think outside of the usual categories that limit and sometimes poison both private and public discourse."
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FIRST TIME IN OUR HISTORY
Also regarding this is the first time in the history of the United States that a presidential administration has purposely tried to interfere in the internal working of the Catholic Church, playing one group off against another for political gain. 
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TIMOTHY CARDINAL DOLAN (NY)
Never before in history has the Federal Government forced citizens to directly purchase what violates our beliefs" (Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of NY)
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 PSALMS 139 13-16
13  You formed my inmost being; you knit me in my mother's womb. 14  I praise you, so wonderfully you made me; wonderful are your works! My very self you knew; 15  my bones were not hidden from you, When I was being made in secret, fashioned as in the depths of the earth. 16 Your eyes foresaw my actions; in your book all are written down; my days were shaped, before one came to be
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JOHN CARDINAL O'CONNOR (NY)
‘It is my very sincere prayer that if I live for a week, if I live for twenty years, my last breath will be in support for the sacredness of every human life.’ George W Bush added: As a country, we too, must keep our pledge to the first guarantee of the Declaration of Independence. “




~ HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES ~
  FOLLOWING LINKS: 
GOOD RESOURCES 
Learn more about the HHS Mandate and First Amendment Rights and how it affects the rights of all people of faith, regardless of denomination or beliefs. Write your Senators and Congressmen and pray, pray, pray! 
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2 CHRONICLES 7:14. 
'If my people, which are called by my name shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.'
ONLY A DELAY ---- HERE COMES EVERYBODY
Unconscionable to force citizens to buy contraceptives against their will No change in limited exemption, only delay in enforcement Matter of freedom of conscience, freedom of religion. See links below for more info: 
LIST OF BISHOPS COMMENTS   -   USCCB - BISHOPS
  Marco Rubio Introduces the RELIGIOUS FREDOM RESTORATION ACT 2012 bill to Reverse Contraception Mandate on Religious Employers
MARCO RUBIO
RECLAIMING  OUR  CONSTITUTION.
REad some interesting history of our Constitution dating back to the 1100s. 
CONSTITUTION
UNDERMINING OUR MISSION
“By making this insurance coverage mandatory, our government has violated the consciences of people of faith and infringed on our rights to practice our religious beliefs,” Father Henry’s statement said. “Mandatory contraception and sterilization coverage in college student insurance plans force Catholic colleges to undermine our missions as Catholic institutions.”
FRANCISCAN UNIVERSITY
TO HELL WITH YOU 
It is really hard to believe that it happened. It comes like a slap in the face. The Obama administration has just told the Catholics of the United States, “To Hell with you!” There is no other way to put it. Bishop David Zubik of Pittsburgh 
DIOCESE OF PITTSBURGH
MILITARY CHAPLAINS
Remembering our service personnel fight and die for our freedom, why were the Bishops and Chaplains ordered not to read this Edict?  A severe assault on Religious freedom and liberty. Bishop Broglio:
ARCHDIOCESE OF MILITARY
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INFRINGEMENT ON RIGHTS
The Catholic bishops of the United States are speaking out clearly -- both individually and collectively -- against the unjust HHS mandate due to its infringement on conscience rights and religious liberty. 
USCCB
AND IF THEY REFUSE? - YOU WILL BE FINED / TAXED?
And if they refuse? The Wall Street Journal estimates that the penalties to an organization of Catholic Charities' size could be as much as $140 million a year in fines. "That means millions less for struggling families, for refugees, for the sick and elderly and for the other needy Americans who benefit from their good works." 
WALKING A FINED LINE




~ SCRIPTURE ~
PRAY, PRAY, PRAY
Pray the life of Christ through the rosary and unlock the power of the gospel mystery into your heart. 

2 MAC 7:28
28 I beg you, child, to look at the heavens and the earth and see all that is in them; then you will know that God did not make them out of existing things. In the same way humankind came into existence.
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WISDOM 1:13-15
For he fashioned all things that they might have being;  and the creatures of the world are wholesome, And there is not a destructive drug among them nor any domain of the nether world on earth,  For justice is undying.
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HEBREWS 11:1-3
FAITH OF THE ANCIENTS
 1 Faith is the realization of what is hoped for and evidence of  things not seen.  2 Because of it the ancients were well attested.3  By faith we understand that the universe was ordered by the word of God, so that what is visible came into being through the invisible
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MATTHEW 18:19-20
"If two of you shall consent upon earth concerning anything whatsoever they shall ask, it shall be done to them by My Father who is in heaven. For where there are two or three gathered in My name, there am I in their midst.
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HOSEA 4-6
"People perish for the lack of knowledge"
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... bind me forever ...
"O Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, I would like to be filled with love for You; keep me closely united with You, may my heart be near to Yours. I want to be to You like the apostle John. O Mary of the Rosary, keep me recollected when I say these prayers of yours; bind me forever, with your rosary, to Jesus of the Blessed Sacrament. Blessed be Jesus, my love, blessed be the Immaculate Virgin Mary." Pope John XXIII, Journal of a Soul




~RESPONSES ~
  WHAT ARE WE 
TEACHING OUR CHILDREN? 
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TOP SACRED
Years ago my mother shared with me these words from Sam Levinson:  "I believe that each newborn child arrives on earth with a message to deliver to mankind.  Clinched in its little fist is some particle of yet unrevealed truth, some missing clue which may solve the enigma of man's destiny.  [each newborn] has a limited amount of time to fulfill its mission and it will never get a second change - nor will we.  [each newborn] may be our last hope.  [and] must be treated as top sacred." Margot' B.
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ARE YOU 
WILLING TO LIVE WITH THIS?
What he announced on friday places the cost of these abhorant acts onto the insurance agency.  Guess who ultimately pays?  Are you willing to live with this?  He has provided us one year to figure out how to violate our rights and conscience.  This is a fundamental lack of respect for the basic human right of religious liberty. +++ Shared by Mary E
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HE JUST DOESN'T GET IT!
Besides the dollars and cents, and who pays for it... he just doesn't get it.  He still is forcing Catholic Agencies to not only buy into insurance that covers these acts but requires owners to tell their employees about it.  This president reminds me of King Henry the 8th.  He is literally telling the people he leads what he says is moral and ethical is above what God tells us is.  You have to follow your concience.  If you want to speak out, go to www.usccb.org/conscience.  +++ shared by a retired SEAL TEAM 6 MEMBER 
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UNION DUES
While we are on the subject, I dont like the fact that my union dues, I have not option but to pay, go to support the party that supports abortion. +++ MC
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MORE FUEL FOR THE FIRE
The Susan G. Komen Foundation
Originally founded to raise money to find a cure for breast cancer.  The foundation at one point ended it's funding for Planned Parenthood (PP) and then reversed that decision due to pressure from pro-abortion leaders.  The foundation has now restricted its funding to PP for the use in breast cancer screenings.  PP is the leading provider of abortion and contraception in America.  At this point in time, PP is only able to refer mamograms, not actually facilitate them. +++ NM
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RESPONSE OF MILITARY CHAPLAINS
We have been a service family all of our lives and this edict that the Chaplains were told they could not read the letter from their Bishop really raises the red flag and wakes up the sleeping. These are the people who fight and die for our freedom!  Whats wrong with this picture! +++ John B
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ARE WE NUTS? (In a nutshel):
BEFORE Friday's announcement: that federal regulations related to his new health care plan will definitely require the Catholic Church in America to provide for health care insurance, for the vast majority of its employees, that will cover contraception – including drugs that cause abortion – and sterilization. 
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AFTER Friday's announcement:  that federal regulations related to his new health care plan will definitely require the Catholic Church in America to provide for health care insurance, for the vast majority of its employees, that will cover contraception – including drugs that cause abortion – and sterilization. +++ shared by Elizabeth M. 
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ABORTION - WHO GETS SAVED?
Nancy shares with us: A worried woman went to her gynecologist and said:  'Doctor, I have a serious p...roblem and desperately need your help! My baby is not even 1 year old and I'm pregnant again. I don't want kids so close together.' So the doctor said: 'Ok and what do you want me to do?'  She said: 'I want you to end my pregnancy, and I'm counting on your help with this.'
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The doctor thought for a little, and after some silence he said: 'I think I have a better solution for your problem. It's less dangerous for you too.' She smiled, thinking that the doctor was going to accept her request. 
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Then he continued: 'You see, in order for you not to have to take care of 2 babies at the same time, let's kill the one in your arms. This way, you could rest some before the other one is born. If we're going to kill one of them, it doesn't matter which one it is. There would be no risk for your body if you chose the one in your arms.'  The lady was horrified and said: 'No doctor! How terrible! It's a crime to kill a child!' 
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'I agree', the doctor replied. 'But you seemed to be OK with it, so I thought maybe that was the best solution.'  The doctor smiled, realizing that he had made his point.   There is no difference in killing a child that's already been born and one that's still in the womb. The crime is the same! 
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Love says, 'I sacrifice myself for the good of the other person.' Abortion says, 'I sacrifice the other person for the good of myself.' +++ shared by Nancy L

WHATS NEXT?





~FORGIVENESS ~
    ABORTIONS 
AND NAMING THE UNBORN
We understand more now than ever before that an abortion stops a beating heart. we also understand that there are two victims, the baby and the mother. What is past is past. If you have had an induced abortion, turn to God through reconciliation and forgiveness. Forgive yourself. Name your child.
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MISCARRIAGES
We lost 3 babies to miscarriages and because of healing advice from a Priest we have now named them, Leah, Paul Philip and James and include them in our family prayers. And we ask them to intercede for their brothers and sisters! (they are included as 3 buds on our family tree)

ASSISTED IN INDUCED ABORTIONS
If you have been or are now involved in induced abortions or in harvesting fetus for medical reasons, please reconsider your position through prayer and reconciliation. 
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Remember that God turns all evil into good. Is it possible that we may cry out to the miscarried and aborted unborn to intercede for our nation? (a wonderful place to remember them in prayer, as buds on the family tree.)
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GENERATIONAL HEALING
Sometimes there is a need for Generational Healing or Healing of the Family Tree. Many books have been written recently on the subject of Healing the Family Tree regarding sins committed by past relatives that may affect our lives today. (Fr Francis McNutt and John Hampsh)  This would not be the same as 'Original Sin' (Adam and Eve) that affects our human condition. We have the gift of Baptism and Reconciliation to helps us along the way. 
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HEALING MASSES
We have also been involved in Healing Masses given by the Fraternity of Priests and other diocesan groups. You may want to check into these options in your area.
 


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