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Doctor Urged Pope John Paul II’s Mother to Abort Him

According to a new book, ‘The Mother of the Pope’, her doctor advised her to abort the future pope when she was pregnant with him. Evidently, she suffered from the after-affects of rheumatic fever, which often include damage to the heart valves. 

In the days before antibiotics, rheumatic fever was fairly common. Damage to the heart valves was treated mostly by bed rest and efforts not to strain the heart. Pregnancy, as anyone knows, puts a strain on the entire body. I would guess that this is what led the doctor to advise abortion to the pope’s mother. 

Emilia Kaczorowska refused the doctor’s advice and gave birth to a baby boy that she and her husband named Karol. She survived the pregnancy, but died nine years later, leaving the little boy without a mother.

Blessed John Paul II was a great pope. Among other things, his fearless stand for the sanctity of human life ennobled and empowered a worldwide resistance to the evils of abortion, euthanasia, embryonic stem cell research, and the many ways in which humanity attacks the dignity and value of those who can’t fight back. 

Judging by his mother’s courageous determination to give him life, the apple did not fall far from the tree. 

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Date a guy who aims to be a Job 29 Man.  Do you know the characteristics of a Job 29 Man? Well.. Let me tell you.
He is the kind of guy who would rather stay at home reading his bible on a Friday night and spending time with God worshiping Him than to be out partying with a group of friends on a Friday night.
He is the kind of guy who constantly longs for God’s presence and who walks closely with Him. He desires for his heart to be transformed into His. Even if life gets tough, he knows that The Mighty One is holding his every moment and nothing seemed to be too difficult for him.
He is also a genuine follower of Christ. He knows that in order to be a great leader, he needs to learn how to be a genuine follower. Don’t be surprise if this guy is well respected and everyone greets him & honors him. That’s because whenever he speaks, he speaks with love and grace. And when he walks, he walks with confidence and boldness Just like King David, he knows that his identity isn’t based on his height or stature, but on Christ alone.
With that said, he is also very passionate about Jesus and His Gospel. You’ll know that he is because he will find a way to always help other people. He will help that blind lady cross the street and become her eyes, or even help that lame old man to stand up and be his feet. He will also stand up for those who are being mocked and persecuted. Even if it means him getting hurt, he will not fight back just like how Jesus did not fight back when He was being brutally tortured and beaten to death. That’s when you’ll know he is a solid follower of Christ. 
Also don’t forget, if ever you get to sit next to him during worship, watch and observe him how he worships God. . I’m talking about eyes closed, hands raised or perhaps you’ll see him open His bible and even read and then next thing you know, he’s on his knees crying. It’s contagious! So you want to make sure you sit next to him during worship coz man, He knows how to worship Jesus with such reverence and awe
One of the coolest things about a Job 29 Man is that he knows that he’s not perfect. He acknowledges his flaws and mistakes. But that doesn’t bother him because he knows that he is constantly being renewed everyday by His perfect Savior Christ. So it’s normal for him to be prideful sometimes, but whenever that happens, he immediately repents and turns his eyes to God. 
Another thing about a Job 29 Man is that unlike any other guys, he has made a covenant with his eyes to not look at any woman lustfully. He knows that your beauty is far more than what you look like on the outside, it’s about letting Jesus shine from the inside. So for him, what matters is your heart, not any of your body ‘parts’
So Ladies, If you end up dating this kind of guy, a Job 29 Man, consider yourself blessed because you know God gave him to you. The LORD has specifically hand picked him just for you and prepared the both of you for each other. He’s not the kind of guy who jumps from one girl to the other. No, he is patient and he waits upon the LORD and His perfect timing. He embraces Matthew 6:33 ‘to seek Him first and His kingdom and let the other things be given at the right time’
So Ladies, if you’re single and not married and you have the desire to be married one day, this is probably the right time to for you to pray for your Job 29 Man. Why? Because this man is going to be the man who will love you, lead you, help you, defend you, cherish you, adore you, raise your future kids and teach them the way of Jesus.
So yeah, date a guy who has all these God-given characteristics. Someone who is a Job 29 Man. Or better yet, 
.. marry a guy who loves Jesus.. period.

Date a guy who aims to be a Job 29 Man.  Do you know the characteristics of a Job 29 Man? Well.. Let me tell you.

He is the kind of guy who would rather stay at home reading his bible on a Friday night and spending time with God worshiping Him than to be out partying with a group of friends on a Friday night.

He is the kind of guy who constantly longs for God’s presence and who walks closely with Him. He desires for his heart to be transformed into His. Even if life gets tough, he knows that The Mighty One is holding his every moment and nothing seemed to be too difficult for him.

He is also a genuine follower of Christ. He knows that in order to be a great leader, he needs to learn how to be a genuine follower. Don’t be surprise if this guy is well respected and everyone greets him & honors him. That’s because whenever he speaks, he speaks with love and grace. And when he walks, he walks with confidence and boldness Just like King David, he knows that his identity isn’t based on his height or stature, but on Christ alone.

With that said, he is also very passionate about Jesus and His Gospel. You’ll know that he is because he will find a way to always help other people. He will help that blind lady cross the street and become her eyes, or even help that lame old man to stand up and be his feet. He will also stand up for those who are being mocked and persecuted. Even if it means him getting hurt, he will not fight back just like how Jesus did not fight back when He was being brutally tortured and beaten to death. That’s when you’ll know he is a solid follower of Christ.

Also don’t forget, if ever you get to sit next to him during worship, watch and observe him how he worships God. . I’m talking about eyes closed, hands raised or perhaps you’ll see him open His bible and even read and then next thing you know, he’s on his knees crying. It’s contagious! So you want to make sure you sit next to him during worship coz man, He knows how to worship Jesus with such reverence and awe

One of the coolest things about a Job 29 Man is that he knows that he’s not perfect. He acknowledges his flaws and mistakes. But that doesn’t bother him because he knows that he is constantly being renewed everyday by His perfect Savior Christ. So it’s normal for him to be prideful sometimes, but whenever that happens, he immediately repents and turns his eyes to God.

Another thing about a Job 29 Man is that unlike any other guys, he has made a covenant with his eyes to not look at any woman lustfully. He knows that your beauty is far more than what you look like on the outside, it’s about letting Jesus shine from the inside. So for him, what matters is your heart, not any of your body ‘parts’

So Ladies, If you end up dating this kind of guy, a Job 29 Man, consider yourself blessed because you know God gave him to you. The LORD has specifically hand picked him just for you and prepared the both of you for each other. He’s not the kind of guy who jumps from one girl to the other. No, he is patient and he waits upon the LORD and His perfect timing. He embraces Matthew 6:33 ‘to seek Him first and His kingdom and let the other things be given at the right time’

So Ladies, if you’re single and not married and you have the desire to be married one day, this is probably the right time to for you to pray for your Job 29 Man. Why? Because this man is going to be the man who will love you, lead you, help you, defend you, cherish you, adore you, raise your future kids and teach them the way of Jesus.

So yeah, date a guy who has all these God-given characteristics. Someone who is a Job 29 Man. Or better yet, 

.. marry a guy who loves Jesus.. period.

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When I think of the Eucharist, and look at my life as a priest, as a Bishop and as the Successor of Peter, I naturally recall the many times and places in which I was able to celebrate it. I remember the parish church of Niegowić, where I had my first pastoral assignment, the collegiate church of Saint Florian in Krakow, Wawel Cathedral, Saint Peter’s Basilica and so many basilicas and churches in Rome and throughout the world. I have been able to celebrate Holy Mass in chapels built along mountain paths, on lakeshores and seacoasts; I have celebrated it on altars built in stadiums and in city squares… This varied scenario of celebrations of the Eucharist has given me a powerful experience of its universal and, so to speak, cosmic character. Yes, cosmic! Because even when it is celebrated on the humble altar of a country church, the Eucharist is always in some way celebrated on the altar of the world. It unites heaven and earth. It embraces and permeates all creation. The Son of God became man in order to restore all creation, in one supreme act of praise, to the One who made it from nothing. He, the Eternal High Priest who by the blood of his Cross entered the eternal sanctuary, thus gives back to the Creator and Father all creation redeemed. He does so through the priestly ministry of the Church, to the glory of the Most Holy Trinity. Truly this is the mysterium fidei which is accomplished in the Eucharist: the world which came forth from the hands of God the Creator now returns to him redeemed by Christ.
Pope John Paul II, Ecclesia de Eucharistia, par. 8 (2003)

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In some places the practice of Eucharistic adoration has been almost completely abandoned. In various parts of the Church abuses have occurred, leading to confusion with regard to sound faith and Catholic doctrine concerning this wonderful sacrament. At times one encounters an extremely reductive understanding of the Eucharistic mystery. Stripped of its sacrificial meaning, it is celebrated as if it were simply a fraternal banquet. Furthermore, the necessity of the ministerial priesthood, grounded in apostolic succession, is at times obscured and the sacramental nature of the Eucharist is reduced to its mere effectiveness as a form of proclamation. This has led here and there to ecumenical initiatives which, albeit well-intentioned, indulge in Eucharistic practices contrary to the discipline by which the Church expresses her faith. How can we not express profound grief at all this? The Eucharist is too great a gift to tolerate ambiguity and depreciation.

Pope John Paul II, Ecclesia de Eucharistia, par. 10 (2003)

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Celebrating my Birthday, I look for Jesus! He is the resurrection!

Feel so blessed to be celebrating my birthday on an Easter. New Hopes, New life! May God shine more in me. Cheers!

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It was April 2, 2005 when Pope John Paul II breathed his last. I could still remember how sad I was that I was not able to see him in my lifetime. He was the Pope while I was growing up, and his witnessing for Christ have become so relevant to me that I wanted to know the God he loves so much. 

Now, April 19, 2014, a day before my birthday, I was so blessed to finally get the chance to get close to his relics. These includes his skullcap (notice how the mother Mary is at the background even though I took a shot of the skullcap without realizing she was there—- Pope John Paul II is not Pope John Paul II without the blessed mother), his rosary, pieces of his chasuble, cassock, a piece of cloth from his deathbed, and some strands of his hair. There was also the chair he sat on when he came to the Philippines in 1981. And a cloth with a drop of his blood.  

Easter Sunday is my birthday, the mother of all celebrations in the Catholic church, and despite my tragedy at the start of this year, I am experiencing a renewal of hope, through the sacrifice of our Lord for me in His resurrection.

One of my surprises is the Totus Tour of the relics of Pope John Paul II.

Flashback: 2005. On April 20, 2005 Philippine time, (April 19, 2005 in Vatican) the “Habemus Papam” was finally announced after a long period of waiting. On my birthday, a new pope was declared. :) an equally awesome Pope he turned out to be. I do miss Pope John Paul II, but his successor was a follower of his, and has beatified him in a short span of time. 

To me, this birthday is so meaningful. My journey with God is a difficult road to take, but with Him on my side, I can withstand every trials that come my way. Thank God for the Easter Birthday. And thank God for this Marian Pope.

A week from now, on April 27, 2014, he will be declared a saint on the feast day of the Divine Mercy—- how cool can that be???? St. John Paul II the Great!

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