|Newsletter September 2012|
National Pro-Life Report September 2012
Just four of the many comments flowing in response to the talks, workshops and healing services we had with Fr Philip Scott and Johnnette Benkovic this last few weeks.
You just had to be there
CDs a goldmine
The CDs – a veritable goldmine of unprecedented inspiration and exhilarating hopefulness – available on order form enclosed.
Healing the Father Wound, Catholic Leadership Institute, unmasking New Age, a day for men, the Women’s healing retreat and the priests’ retreat where absolute highlights.
Johnnette and Fr Philip worked hard, delivering a whopping 35 talks and homilies over two and a half weeks.
The Eucharistic healing services for both laity and the priests were the HIGHLIGHT of my 15 years involvement with HLI (Ireland). What a privilege!
I couldn’t recommend the CDs enough. After reading this report, you’ll have a better idea why. Why not order some for yourself and friends?
Heart Wounds – what causes them?The subject of healing the Father Wound was illuminating and fascinating for attendees.
Even with the very best of parents in the world – every one of us carries some degree of Father Wound.
Fr Philip Scott and Johnnette powerfully outlined what causes them, how to deal with them and how each one of was fathered (and mothered) in our childhood affects us one way of another.
The sins of others against us – whether verbal or physical, slander, abuse or unjust treatment all affects our view of ourselves, of others and of God himself, thus impacting how we relate to others. There is also the role of forgiving ourselves.
Those of us who are Fathers need to have known the love of our earthly father to be able to give our best to our own children in turn.
Our relationship with our earthly father directly affects our view of and relationship with God the Father.
How we were disciplined, whether it was administered with love or not, whether it produced good fruit or not also affects our view of self.
Fr Philip outlined that - for those who have had a less than good experience with their earthly dad – healing and restoration is possible for all concerned.
Writing down our experience, bringing it all to Blessed Sacrament, forgiveness of others and ourselves as well as prayer for healing ministry are all key components to bringing us into a greater place of wholeness.
It’s God’s plan we feel we are the ‘apple’ of our daddy’s eye – both earthly and heavenly. How does a son feel important? It is spent T-I-M-E.
Words of blessing and affirmation are pivotal. Fr. Philip asked us to consider “What words do you remember from your father?”
Fr. Philip cited the example of TV actor Burt Reynolds who reported his dad couldn’t hug, couldn’t say “I love you”, couldn’t cry together. Burt told he was “lost inside” and “I felt incomplete and empty”. They couldn’t connect.
The Father wound affects men in a way they have no direction in life, they are not empowered as men. 65% of babies in Peru, for example, are abandoned by their father before they are borne.
In Fr Philip’s experience, men who not have known the Father’s blessing are candidates for same-sex attraction.
Daughters who did not know their Father’s blessing and affirmation seek love in all the wrong places.
They dress provocatively and unchastely in a desperate attempt to attract the attention and love they were deprived off and crave.
Fr Philip told the story of his being approached by a young woman dressed like a prostitute and when he told her she had a big father wound she broke down and wept.
In contrast, family planning agencies would kit our youth with more contraceptives. What a superficial, tragic, scurrilous response.
Johnnette, her team and I travelled to Birmingham, Dublin and Limerick for presentations on the beauty and dignity of women before eventually arriving in Knock for 7 days of presentations on a whole range of themes.
Her talks were powerful and thrillingly uplifting for all present, as she led us all on a journey of greater realisation of who we are and what God’s plan is for us as men and women.It was an absolute privilege for myself and HLI (Ireland) to be the conduit for bringing “Women of Grace” to Birmingham, England for a day of most excellent talks on femininity and the mystery of woman.
Six ladies bought the “Women of Grace” facilitator kit to start Women of Grace spreading across England.
Please keep the flowering of England with “Women of Grace” in your prayers.
During the Women’s Healing retreat, Johnnette spoke of the power and symbolism of women in God’s plan for the world, highlighting how the devils fears woman when she walks in the power of her sign and symbol.
“The devil tries to get you to neutralises your ‘surrender’ symbolism which symbolises the posture of the whole human race before God” she said.
She also dealt with restoration, healing, growing in the ideal of Mary, the Mother of Christ and Marian consecration.
Listening to Johnnette directly on CD will illuminate these matters further.
Between them, Johnnette and Fr Philip gave an authoritative exposé on the new age movement including the reality of the supernatural, discernment of Spirits, unmasking the deception and healing or hoax in new age “healing”.
An eye-opening insight into the workings of the angelic realm and how dabbling in the New Age, even innocently, opens a door into the realm of the powers of darkness. All talks on CD order form enclosed.
In this new venture for HLI (Ireland), participants learnt more how to confront the Culture’s attack on the Church.
We examined how the Church views communism and other hostile influences to Christian order in society. We looked at strategies of the enemy and weapons for victory.
Breaking into groups, we were each challenged to devise our own personal action plan to make a difference on our own “part of the battlefield”.
We were reminded how the Church calls all her sons to “work together to perfect the temporal order” and that “it is not permissible for anyone to remain idle” (Christi Fidelis Laici n3)
Considering Jesus’ words “I came to cast a fire on the earth and how I wish it were blazing already” we discussed Archbishop Charles Chaput’s exhortation: “Our task is to start that blaze and then help it grow”
Then we brainstormed to come up with one step we each could do to start that blaze!
It was my ABSOLUTE PRIVILEGE to host HLI (Ireland)’s first priest/religious one day retreat.
Twenty two priests, seminarians and religious attended, a figure I was exceedingly pleased with for our first such venture.
Our wonderful priests are almost always in the position where they are expected to ‘give.’ It was an honour to facilitate an environment where, for a change, they were able to ‘receive’.
Fr Philip ministered and blessed throughout what was an inspiring day.
We in HLI (Ireland) printed 7,000 booklets exposing the truth on New Age, with permission from Simon Peter Press, publishers of Johnnette Benkovic’s Women of Grace literature. We are now the European Base for Women of Grace International.
This entire Benkovic Summer 2012 project was, I believe, greatly graced by God.
THANK YOU to ALL of you who attended or supported it. WE pray for the way ahead!!
HLI (Ireland) colleagues and myself and had the privilege to conduct a workshop on pro-life, chastity and marriage at Youth 2000’s Clonmacnoise Youth festival last month. 1100 young people attended a great weekend, addressed by Archbishop Charles Brown, Papal Nuncio.
Serious disquiet also ripples throughout the country re the expected publication of the so-called “expert group” recommendations on Ireland’s abortion situation.
It has been admitted by one Labour party TD, barrister Alex White, that Ireland is under NO obligation to legislate according to any recommendation by the European Court of Human Rights.
Serious prayer needed. Our national pilgrimage to Knock – see below - is one response of HLI (Ireland) to the abortion threat.
Please note that the 6th October date, the final first Saturday of this season – is HLI (Ireland)’s official annual pilgrimage date to Knock Shrine. The theme of this our second annual pilgrimage is ‘Our Lady’s intentions.’
It is also our final first Saturday praying for legalised abortion not to come to Ireland.
On this HLI (Ireland) pilgrimage Mass on October 6th, we will offer up the intentions of all our benefactors and friends, as well as pray for all deceased benefactors.
A FREE colouring book on Eucharistic miracles available to all children and youth attending!
We plan to have a celebratory tea, coffee and light eats afterwards.
Please do put it in your diary!! The following day is our day retreat for married couples! SEE BELOW.
HLI (Ireland) is teaming our with Nazareth Family Institute to host our Married Couples Retreat Day on Sunday October 7th, feast of the Holy Rosary.
Addressing the themes: Communication, hurt and forgiveness and love and sexuality, this marriage day, facilitated by Peter and Fiona Perrem, is sure to be an experience of strengthening and reflection in this busy world!
HLI (Ireland) is delighted to announce our first Home education information day. Home education is a growing movement in Ireland, increasingly needful in today’s social climate.
We are delighted to have special guest speaker Mike Donnelly, Director of International Affairs for the Home School Legal Defence Association (HSLDA), based in Virginia, USA.
Mike will address the topics of “Why Home School?”, “Parental rights in light of international law” and “Fathers – how to lead your home schooling families.”
Parents will give input on the day on their different approaches and curricula.
Venue: Barnacarroll Community Hall, 3 miles from Knock village, Co. Mayo. Mass in Knock Shrine.
Executive Director, HLI (Ireland)PS For your donation of €35 (£30) or more, I’m delighted to send you this amazing complimentary book: St Philomena – Powerful with God.
Declared “Wonder Worker of the Nineteenth Century” and elevated to sainthood by Pope Gregory XVI, this virgin martyr saint is revealed in this book to be especially powerful in conversion of sinners, expectant mothers, destitute mothers, marriage problems, infertility, money problems, mental illness and property deals and much more.
The discovery of her bones, dried blood and symbols of her martyrdom triggered 200 years of incredible miracles, revelations and veneration.
No request, of whatever nature, is too trivial or too important as her devotees attest.
She was loved and publicly revered by a whole series of Popes.
St John Vianney ascribed all his miracle-working to her intercession!
This easily read book, crammed with stories, will delight and inspire you to greater love of God and this wonderful saint. My own children have loved it being read to them.
Our complimentary gift to you for your donation of €35 or more to our baby-saving, pro-family work.
Every Blessing, Patrick
I’m excited! God is ON THE MOVE!
That’s right – the chaplet ‘beads’ used to pray Sr Mary of St Peters chaplet against the enemies of the Church!
These chaplets - very hard to get in Ireland – are literally a “Weapon against hell”.
Calling on God to scatter his enemies, overthrow their plans and split them up by disagreements - the chaplet prayers are EXACTLY what Ireland needs in the face of rising open godlessness in Ireland.
I have deliberately kept their price down for widespread distribution.
Order your Holy Face special chaplet beads for yourself and for your prayer group at €5 each – donation going towards projects of HLI (Ireland).
As a huge interest is expected chaplet beads will be in limited supply.
Meeting on the first Tuesday of every month (Holy Face day), for one hour with tea afterwards, Marion’s Holy Face group prays St. Therese’s prayer to the Holy Face, the Golden Arrow prayer, the Holy Face prayers from our HLI booklet, scripture and intercessions.
Switch on a light!
Would you meet with a few friends and start a Holy Face prayer group?Very simple and very effective!
Whether you’re sick, housebound or indeed fully active, what a powerful act to lift up Jesus’ Holy Face and cause his enemies to flee!
Call our office or click here to and we will send you a FREE Blessed Holy Face of Jesus image – A4 size, idea for framing.
Ideal for personal or group veneration. Also a Blessed medal, booklet and chaplet if you order.
Just tick the box(es) on the webform. Click here to order
All the talks are on CD. Click here to order conference CDs online!
Dr. Patrick Fagan of MARRI – the Marriage, and Religion Research Institute in USA - who was formerly in charge of one of the largest think-tanks of the U.S. government’s social policy wing - presented a dazzling array of statistics and evidence PROVING that:
1) • Children in intact families who pray together do better in school, have fewer drug problems, less sexual promiscuity and less crime.
Dr Fagan demonstrated that what children need most is seeing their Father loving their mother!!.
When kids see Dad loving mum EVERYONE does well!!!
“If a government is REALLY serious about child abuse, then strengthen marriage!” he exhorted.
He showed if you get kids sexually active you destroy marriage and family and then society falls into the arms of the socialist state!
"If you promote contraception, destroy marriage and annihilate religious practice then chaos follows. It is totally predictable where Ireland is going" he said.
He challenged any minister in the western world to show him data how their policies had improved behaviour!
The Church’s teaching on life-long marriage, pre-marital chastity and stable families is the THE ANSWER for societal harmony, intact family and for marital stability!
All conference talks are available on CD.
Carol Bellamy, a radical feminist and controversial United Nations figure, was instrumental in pushing for children’s sexual ‘rights’, access to media, rights against parents and establishing the destructive principal that the State was to act “in the best interests of the Child”.
In a powerful presentation, Kathy revealed how this sinister movement is getting rooted in Ireland. Another must-listen talk.
Kathy is currently writing a six part series on this subject in the free monthly Catholic Alive! Newspaper.
Dr Thomas Ward of the UK’s National Association of Catholic Families gave a superb presentation on the beautiful vision presented in Familiaris Consortio by Pope John Paul II and parent’s rights.
Pope John Paul II prophetically saw the assault on THE Family and provided this document as a vision plan for the world on God’s purposes for the family.
Yet another of the superb talks available on the CD order form.
Order all 8 CDs and get a reduced rate of €30.
Former drug company scientist Helen Ratajczak created a firestorm of debate in the vaccine-autism issue when she published her comprehensive review of autism research.
However, her 79 page review contains one detail that could easily go unnoticed - five words that reveal one of the most shocking secrets Big Pharma has ever kept from you."…Grown in human fetal tissue."
The line reads (page 70):
"An additional increased spike in incidence of autism occurred in 1995 when the chicken pox vaccine was grown in human fetal tissue"
MMR vaccines, chickenpox, hepatitis A and polio are all developed from aborted human fetal tissue sources.
Beginning Saturday June 3rd 2012 for five months, we will beseech Heaven’s blessing on our land by following Our Lady of Fatima’s request for five first Saturdays. She said she would grant the “graces necessary for salvation to all” those who celebrate the five first Saturdays, to include Holy Communion, Confession, five decades of Rosary and fifteen minutes meditation.
Come and join us and make your travel and prayer to Knock an act of reparation to God for our country.
Our Lady of Fatima revealed how the five first Saturdays were part of her remedy for world peace. Otherwise the world would be afflicted with wars and sufferings if man did not heed her messages.
Mass will be celebrated each first Saturday in the apparition chapel.
The five dates are:
Please do put them in your diary!!
HLI (Ireland)’s Annual PilgrimagePlease note that the 6th October date, the final first Saturday – is HLI (Ireland)’s official annual pilgrimage date to Knock Shrine. The theme of this our second annual pilgrimage is ‘Our Lady’s intentions.’
YOU ARE INVITED!
In this HLI (Ireland) pilgrimage Mass on October 6th, we will offer up the intentions of all our benefactors and friends, as well as pray for all deceased benefactors.
We plan to have a celebratory tea, coffee and light eats afterwards.
Johnnette Benkovic is coming back to Ireland!
Revised new dates are 25th July to 5th August.
A Blockbuster programme is in store!
Firm dates for your diary are:
• Wednesday 25th July, Dublin 7-9:30pm
Johnnette – along with co-presenter Fr Philip Scott, founder of the religious Order Family of Jesus the Healer with whom she regularly works – will address topics of Catholic leadership, confronting the attacks on the Church, healing the Father Wound, Catholic femininity, radical feminism, New Age and praying for your sons and daughters amongst many others.
WE NEED YOU!
Women of Grace - We need you!
We will need a lot of volunteer assistance over this two week period.
I need you to start fundraising for the unprecedented event in Ireland.
I’m immediately faced with flights, venues, equipment hire and much more - a lot for a small charity.
Please pray that God provides.
Specific information and venues will be confirmed.
Spread the word amongst your friends.
Patrick McCrystal Executive Director
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