Today, on the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Feast of the Birth of John the Baptist, SCOTUS overturned Roe vs. Wade.

The Feast of the Birth of John the Baptist is always on June 24th, but the Feast of the Sacred Heart doesn’t usually coincide. It happens each year on the Friday after the second Sunday after Pentecost.

I think it is unspeakably beautiful that the SCOTUS announcement is today. In the Gospel of Luke, we read that the barely pregnant Mother of God went to visit her post-menopausal cousin Elizabeth, who was six months along with her miracle son, who we know as John the Baptist. The moment Mary called out a greeting to Elizabeth, fetus John recognized embryo Jesus as the Messiah. What other evidence does any Christian need to know with certainty that we must protect life from the moment of conception?

Mary Visits Elizabeth. During those days Mary set out and traveled to the hill country in haste to a town of Judah, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the infant leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth, filled with the holy Spirit, cried out in a loud voice and said, “Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For at the moment the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy. Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled.” – Luke 1:39-45 (NABRE)


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3 responses to “HALLELUJAH!!!!!

  1. Praise the Lord God, indeed!

    And you, and all this, makes me consider changing to Catholicism.

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    • chrissythehyphenated

      ::vbg:: Let me know if you have any questions! I taught RCIA for 5 years, so I’m a good resource. 🙂


  2. I really appreciate in-the-womb reactions.

    Went to a harp concert (Joel Andrews) and our not-yet-first-born, maybe eight months, started kicking and wiggling. Milady placed my hand on her belly. Astonishing.

    With the twins, I’d usually come to bed long after MiladyJo was asleep. I’d snuggle up to her, hand over her belly, and almost always one of the twins would start kicking “hello.” Later figured out which one of the boys that was.

    There are many “reasonable explanations” for unborn John’s kicks of recognition – “fetus was triggered by Elizabeth’s hormone releases relating to her cousin visiting…” like that. Whether unborn John’s seeming reaction to the presence of unborn God-and-Man Jesus augers for “personality begins at conception” – and therefore enters into the question of abortion – is a pretty long extrapolation. I’m not saying the deduction is wrong, only that it’s not reasoned, empirical proof; as with most matters spiritual, the final analysis is not something we get from intellectualizing, but how we see things spiritually.

    John started jumping when Jesus came by? I have no question the report is true!

    The Baptist and cousin Jesus is a remarkable history all by itself.

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