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From Fr. Corapi:

Please read this and forward to all your loved ones, friends, and anybody who may not understand what is at stake!

Fr. Corapi produced a half hour video today that all Catholics (and Americans) should see. It expounds upon what Bishop Rene H. Gracida just said boldly in a recent radio spot. (He is the Bishop that ordained Fr. Corapi a Deacon).

"This is Bishop Rene H. Gracida, reminding all Catholics that they must vote in this election with an informed conscience. A Catholic cannot be said to have voted in this election with a good conscience if they have voted for a pro-abortion candidate. Barack Hussein Obama is a pro-abortion candidate."

This video is offered for FREE on the internet - no cost, so you have no excuse not to spread the word! There are two ways to view this very powerful Father Corapi video:

  1. For Free: We have posted it in a three part series on YouTube. You can view the YouTube viewing page by clicking here. (does not take you to the YouTube website but is totally FREE)

  2. For Weekly Wisdom users: You can view the entire video in high quality, uninterrupted in full screen by clicking here. (requires Weekly Wisdom subscription)

  3. For Radio Stations wishing to broadcast or if you want to distribute via email, etc: You can download an mp3 file suitable to air by clicking here.
Also EWTN will air Eleventh Hour Election Alert as a special on Nov. 3 at 5:30pm EST and Nov. 4 at 11:00am EST - so let anybody you know who doesn't have a computer!
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Fr. Corapi has sent the following missive to the troops in the Church Militant:

Among the most important titles we have in the Catholic Church for the Blessed Virgin Mary are Our Lady of Victory and Our Lady of the Rosary. These titles can be traced back to one of the most decisive times in the history of the world and Christendom. The Battle of Lepanto took place on October 7 (date of feast of Our Lady of Rosary), 1571. This proved to be the most crucial battle for the Christian forces against the radical Muslim navy of Turkey. Pope Pius V led a procession around St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City praying the Rosary. He showed true pastoral leadership in recognizing the danger posed to Christendom by the radical Muslim forces, and in using the means necessary to defeat it. Spiritual battles require spiritual weapons, and this more than anything was a battle that had its origins in the spiritual order—a true battle between good and evil.

Today we have a similar spiritual battle in progress—a battle between the forces of good and evil, light and darkness, truth and lies, life and death. If we do not soon stop the genocide of abortion in the United States, we shall run the course of all those that prove by their actions that they are enemies of God—total collapse, economic, social, and national. The moral demise of a nation results in the ultimate demise of a nation. God is not a disinterested spectator to the affairs of man. Life begins at conception. This is an unalterable formal teaching of the Catholic Church. If you do not accept this you are a heretic in plain English. A single abortion is homicide. The more than 48,000,000 abortions since Roe v. Wade in the United States constitute genocide by definition. The group singled out for death—unwanted, unborn children.

No other issue, not all other issues taken together, can constitute a proportionate reason for voting for candidates that intend to preserve and defend this holocaust of innocent human life that is abortion.

I strongly urge every one of you to make a Novena and pray the Rosary to Our Lady of Victory between October 27th and Election Day, November 4th. Pray that God’s will be done and the most innocent and utterly vulnerable of our brothers and sisters will be protected from this barbaric and grossly sinful blight on society that is abortion. No woman, and no man, has the right to choose to murder an innocent human being.

May God grant us the wisdom, knowledge, understanding, and counsel to form our conscience in accordance with authentic Catholic teaching, and then vote that well‐formed Catholic conscience.

Please copy, email, link and distribute this article freely.

God Bless You
Fr. John Corapi


As for the power of the rosary, CAF poster 'insight' shared the following:

Will be happy to join the Election Novena. Glad to see another Blue Army Member, and thanks for some of the History on the Rosary. John Haffert’s (founder of the Blue Army of Fatima) confessor and “lifelong friend”, Father Vernard Poslusney has had great audio on the Power of the Rosary:

007A Mary, Mother of God's People.mp3

007B Mary, Mother of God's People.mp3

Wikipedia has a wonderful page dedicated to Haffert. There is an audio file there of him giving a talk on Fatima. He is one of the most powerful and charismatic people I have ever heard, no wonder he built up the Blue Army of Fatima membership to 25 million signed members. (link in Media section).

If you're not big on praying the rosary, maybe now is the time to start. If you need some audio to help guide you on your morning commute, here are a few:

Rosary Prayers (PDF File)

Joyful Mysteries:
Scriptural | Download MP3

Luminous Mysteries:
Scriptural | Download MP3

Sorrowful Mysteries:
| Download MP3

Glorious Mysteries:
Scriptural | Download MP3

Bonus Audio:

The Rosary Brings Direction

Bringing the Mysteries to Life

Alternate MP3 Rosaries:
Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary, prayed by all of the seminarians of Cardinal Glennon College, along with the College Director, Fr. Timothy Cronin.

Join the second graders from Holy Trinity School as they pray the Joyful Mysteries - just six days after having received their First Holy Communion!

Here's the Novena prayer:
Our Lady Of The Holy Rosary Novena Prayer

My dearest Mother Mary, behold me, your child, in prayer at your feet. Accept this Holy Rosary, which I offer you in accordance with your requests at Fatima, as a proof of my tender love for you, for the intentions of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in atonement for the offenses committed against your Immaculate Heart, and for this special favor which I earnestly request in my Rosary Novena: (Mention your request).

I beg you to present my petition to your Divine Son. If you will pray for me, I cannot be refused. I know, dearest Mother, that you want me to seek God’s holy Will concerning my request. If what I ask for should not be granted, pray that I may receive that which will be of greater benefit to my soul.

I offer you this spiritual “Bouquet of Roses” because I love you. I put all my confidence in you, since your prayers before God are most powerful. For the greater glory of God and for the sake of Jesus, your loving Son, hear and grant my prayer. Sweet Heart of Mary, be my salvation.
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Do yourself a favor and register at their site so you can download the audio.

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Is McCain ideal? No.
Is McCain better? You betcha.
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Intro by Fr. John Riccardo:

Click below to play podcast.

Download | Duration: 01:25:46

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From a modern Saint and an otherwise brilliant man:

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From the ISI:

Natural Law, God, and Human RightsNEW
Robert P. George, Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University
Princeton University



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This is him:

"Spread the wealth around"

Also: Who is the New Party?
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I'll try and get back to some Catholic clips in the next post, but you really ought to hear these two audio clips.

First, an audio clip from Laura Ingram:

Fight on the Right: Laura v. Heather MacDonald! - Oct 15, 2008

Heather MacDonald on Sarah Palin and Obama.

Second, Howard (I can't believe I'm posting something of his) Stern -- HT to Mark Shea:

Now you can worry.
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Here are some talks from FOCUS - Fellowship of Catholic University Students:

Curtis Martin - Vision For Life
Dr. Edward Sri - The Courage to be Catholic
Dr. Edward Sri - The New Rosary in Scripture
Dr. Jonathan Reyes - Be Conformed to Christ, Transform the Culture
John Zimmer - Breaking the Da Vinci Code
Sean Innerst - Reasons for Hope
Tim Gray - Manna for the Mission

Dr. Jonathan Reyes - The Cross and Christian Maturity: Life in Christ after College
Scott Powell - What's so New about the New Evangelization?
Msgr. Stuart Swetland - Life After Graduation
Sister Mary Gabriel, S.V. - Perfect Love Casts out all Fear: Promoting Life with the Heart of Christ
Dr. Edward Sri - Praying the Rosary Like Never Before
Dr. Francis Beckwith - Responding to Challenges to the Pro-Life View in the College Classroom Fr. Kevin Augustyn - Early Church Model for Evangelization
Kristen Fausey - Suffering and the Strength to Change the World
Jim Jansen - Ecumenical Pyromania

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AmPap writes the following:
AmP reader Bryan:

Please pray for us in the State of Washington, as we have a very difficult initiative on our ballot, known as I-1000, which would legalize assisted suicide. It is going to be very tough to defeat, although many people are working hard. Here is the website with more info:

Also, here is a good homily by a good young priest in our archdiocese (mp3 here).

You should also know that our Gubernatorial election is going to be very important as well. It's a Pro-Choice Catholic Democrat (Christine Gregoire) vs. a Pro-Life Catholic GOP Candidate (Dino Rossi). This is a rematch of the 2004 election which was decided by a mere 100 votes.

You heard the man. Now get going.
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In addition to doing daily prayer podcasting, you'll find comments and commentators like the following:

I love this fellow - his videos are all great. He’s smart, lively, charismatic and courageous as hell. This 9.5 minute riff is astounding. He covers all the bases from the spurious, politically expedient, manipulative, baseless and contrived charges of racism (because it is racist to tell the truth about Obama, if it’s not “positive”, you know) to Pamela Anderson (made me laugh out loud) to liberal “open-mindedness” and absolutely throws down the gauntlet, challenging liberals, and particularly minority Democrats, to look at where they are and how they got there. Stunning. Applause!
The Anchoress...for all your election news. Well...almost.
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If you can understand Chinese, have I got a priest for you! Fr. Anthony Ho.

About the good padre:
Father Anthony Ho, a Roman Catholic Priest of the Archdiocese of Vancouver. Born in Hong Kong in 1976. Attended Catholic high school ran by the Salesians Fathers. Started thinking to be a priest because of the influence of the Salesians priests. Came to Canada in 1993. Serving the Church as Catechism teacher and prayer group leader. Entered the Seminary in 1998. Ordained a priest on May 30th, 2006 at St. Anthony's Parish, Vancouver. Served as Assistant Pastor at Corpus Christi Parish, Vancouver, from 2006 -2008. Now serving as Assistant Pastor at St. Patrick's, Vancouver.
Here's a sample:

27 Sunday A (Chinese).mp3

...but if you can't understand Chinese, here's the version in English:
27 Sunday A (English).mp3

And another link to a wider catalog of his talks (English and Cantonese).
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I've blogged about the Grassroots Films folks before -- they're absolutely, without a doubt, the single best religious film production folks out there. If you don't believe me, just check out their most recent video, The Catholic Vote:

They did this video for the (please visit) and I think you'll agree that it's better than pretty much everything else on the Christian market. If you're going to do any sort of video anything or know folks who do, please use them!
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From Pat Madrid's website, and thanks to reader Paul:

In an effort to help raise awareness among Catholics and other Christians about the importance of voting pro-life, here is a 10 minute non-partisan discussion of key Scripture verses pertaining to abortion.

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