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Miracle of the Sun
Pro-Life Archives Opened to Public
Dear Friend of Life,
The United States Coalition for Life (USCL) announced today - December 9, 2008 - it is opening up its vast pro-life archives to the public.
Established in 1972, the Pennsylvania-based USCL is the oldest pro-life research organization in the United States. Its research files span more than 35 years and cover all areas of pro-life concerns, which includes population control, abortion, contraception, eugenics, sterilization, euthanasia, vital organ transplantation, homosexuality, classroom sex instruction, and fetal experimentation.
According to USCL Director, Randy Engel, many of the newly released documents are one-of-a-kind and have previously not been available on the world-wide web. According to Engel, "Our archives will open up a new world of information to the next generation of pro-life advocates, and will remind veteran pro-lifers why they joined the battle in the first place."
"These priceless archives will also provide the international pro-life community with powerful ammunition to use in the world battle for LIFE," she said.
"The current website www.uscl.info was initially made possible by two grants from anonymous donors," said Engel, "but from now on, we will have to rely on the generosity of grassroots pro-lifers from around the world who make up the backbone of the Pro-Life Movement."
"We will be posting new articles as quickly as funds permit," the USCL Director said.
Featured among the new USCL postings are:
"The opening up of the USCL archives to the public also signals the return of the USCL to the pro-life scene," said Engel, a 40-year veteran of the pro-life wars.
- Los Super Machos, a blasphemous parody of the Virgin Birth. The anti-life publication carrying the parody was funded by the United States Agency for International Development.
- The famous 1969 Memorandum from Bernard Berelson of the Rockefeller Population Council to Planned Parenthood Vice-President Frederick S. Jaffe citing various means of population control including increased homosexuality and stock certificate type permits for children.
- Role of Planned Parenthood in Abortion in which Dr. George Langmyhr admits that abortion is always a necessary adjunct to any birth control program, and that abortion and abortion referrals were a part of Planned Parenthood's program even before abortion became legal.
- Two major articles on the March of Dimes which document the agency's long history of anti-life activities. "The March of Dimes Primer - the A-Z of Eugenic Abortion" is taken from the IFGR/Michael Fund website www.michaelfund.org. The Michael Fund is the pro-life alternative to the March of Dimes. The second selection is taken from The McHugh Chronicles "Who Betrayed the Pro-Life Movement? This book documents the history of the rise of the March of Dimes in Catholic circles in the United States.
"We need to refocus public attention on the two major sources of anti-life tax funding by the federal government: Title X of the Family Planning and Population Services Act and Title X of the Foreign Assistance Act, without which the Anti-Life Movement would dry up tomorrow," Engel concluded.
Contact Director Randy Engel at:
Box 315, Export, PA 15632
Phone: 724-327-7379 - e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Regarding your recent article on the Vatican approving John Lennon, did he not also sing the song with the lyrics "Imagine there's no heaven ... no religion too." Can't remember the name of it.
It doesn't seem a good thing for the Vatican to 'connect' in any way with the Beatles.
In IHS God bless,
Dear Sir or Madam,
I have some questions about the 72 preliminary documents that were prepared by the preparatory committee for the Council, as quoted in In the Murky Waters of Vatican II.
Have these documents ever been published? How would one access them for review?
Yes, they were published. They are included in the records of the preparatory phase of the Council. We have seen the complete chronicle of this phase published in many volumes in some good Catholic libraries. We believe these are the 36 volumes offered in the Vatican catalogue under the title Acta Synodalia, which you can purchase here.
What appears to be a shortened version of the same chronicle is also available on that link under the title Acta et documenta Concilio Oecumenico Vaticano II Apparando. Both works should transcribe those 71 documents you are seeking. The first volume of the latter collection reports the preparatory phase and should include those documents. Also, they should appear in the chronicle of the first session, where they were replaced by those schemata that actually entered the conciliar debate.
We would advise you not to purchase the complete works before asking the Vatican Bookstore about the actual content of the mentioned volumes.
We hope this will help you.
TIA correspondence desk
Miracle of the Sun
If the Devil can produce visions as affirmed in the article The Supernatural and the Preternatural, then how can we be sure that the vision of the "dancing sun" at Fatima was from God?
The miracle of the sun was witnessed by more than 70,000 people, as reported and pictured in the newspapers of the time - please note the two pictures here.
Further, before the miracle occurred, it had been raining for some time and the ground was muddy. After the miracle, however, the ground was dry (as was the clothing of the people in the area who were under the rain). The local population knew that it was naturally impossible for the soggy ground to dry so quickly. Such an extraordinary fact demonstrates that an intense source of heat penetrated that area during the time the people were witnessing the movements of the sun coming toward the earth. This inexplicable fact testifies to the truth of the miracle and excludes the possibility of a phenomenon of collective illusion - a hypothesis raised by some enemies of Fatima.
Therefore, the miracle of the sun could be objectively shown to have taken place, confirming the apparition of Our Lady - whom the children were actually seeing at that moment - and dismissed the possibility of an illusion of the Devil.
We hope this will confirm your faith in the miracle of Fatima.
TIA correspondence desk
Posted December 18, 2008
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