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Microchimerism and the Blessed Virgin Mary

 

It is interesting how modern day science tends to prove what the Catholic Church has been teaching for century after century, and others have been denying. The following is another example. If we believe Jesus ascended into Heaven, the science of Microchimerism is a good reason why Mary was assumed into Heaven.

First of all, what is microchimerism? Microchimerism is the harboring of small numbers of cells that originated in a genetically different individual. During pregnancy some cells travel from the mother to the fetus and from the fetus to the mother. Surprisingly, a small number of the mother's cells persist in her offspring, including into the child's adult life. Also a small number of cells from the baby remain in the mother for many years. It has only recently become apparent that naturally-acquired Microchimerism is common in humans. During pregnancy, a two-way traffic of immune cells which can multiply and establish long-lasting cell lines are immunologically transferred.

After giving birth, most women carry fetal immune cell lines. Every child leaves within his mother a microscopic bit of himself. Also every pregnancy, brought to delivery or not, leaves a small amount of its own cells within the body of the mother - and those cells remain within her forever. In other words, after giving birth Mary, the mother of Jesus, carried the cells of Jesus in her body for her entire life.

Maternal immune cells are also found in the offspring; therefore, Jesus carried the cells of Mary His entire life - even in His ascension into Heaven.

Another way of looking at this is to realize the Blessed Virgin Mary was the tabernacle of Jesus both before and after the birth of Jesus. Elizabeth Scalia wrote an interesting article on this called Better Theological Living. As she points out, "The thing about microchimerism is that it so profoundly explains and justifies our dogma that it should be included in our Mariological catechesis, where people can both appreciate a demonstration of how science and religion can complement and complete each other, and marvel in awestruck wonder that our Church had reasoned out this reality long ago and without the aid of microscopes."

She also states, "In the Book of Psalms we read about how the Holy One will not undergo corruption (see 16:10). Christ's divine body did not undergo corruption. It follows that His mother's body, containing cellular traces of the Divinity (and a particle of God is God, entire) could not be permitted to decay, either. The science makes the theology accessible, because, suddenly, there is no need for guessing: at her Dormition, Our Lady's body, holding Christ within it, could not remain on earth; of course, it would have to join itself to Christ in the heavenly dimension."

When we receive the Holy Eucharist at communion we temporarily become the tabernacles of Jesus. Mary was a true tabernacle even before Jesus was born. This scientific discovery strongly reinforces the reasoning behind the Catholic Church's teaching on the Immaculate Conception and the Assumption of Mary.

Jim Fritz



Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

 

As Western intelligentsia and media elites continue to focus upon the fake and inflated refugee crisis among Palestinians, the world's real refugee crisis, now described as the worst since World War II, is that of Syrian Christians and Yazidis persecuted by ISIS and migrating to Europe by the hundreds of thousands. The cause of this catastrophe is not difficult to grasp unless we rely on the mainstream media, not only today, but also yesterday; that is, the yesterday of 100 years ago.

In the 1930s Hitler took advantage of the silence of the media when planning the extermination of the Jews. He was not troubled about anger or retaliation because of his wicked strategies since he was aware of the world's muteness on the matter of Turkey's 1915 slaughter and genocide of Armenian Christians. He said, "Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?" Since no one did, Hitler well knew he could annihilate the Jews without arousing the world's wrath.

April 24, 2015, marked the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the 1915 genocide of the Armenian people by the Turkish government, or more succinctly, the genocide of Armenian Christians by the jihadist government of the Islamic Young Turks. Such evil as was done to Armenian Christians at the hands of Islamic hatred has rarely been seen in the history of mankind, but then, since its beginning, Islam has been defined by its vicious inhumanity of bestial force against civilized societies.

The Young Turks promoted the idea of Ottomanization, that is, creating a homogeneous Turkey of one race, one language, and one religion - Islam. By 1914, with the new slogan, "Turkey for the Turks," the Young Turks began ordering the confiscation of Christian property, then the wholesale slaughter and exile of Turkey's Christian population began. Between 1915 -1917 mass arrests, heinous torture and murder of Christians took place all over Macedonia. The prominent of the towns and villages were first to be arrested and exiled to the interior, or killed outright.

One can receive a sound education on the Armenian Genocide by going to YouTube's various videos and documentaries on the subject, one of which is 90 minutes long. Photographs prove the horror of the truth. The cruelty and wickedness seen in pictures while ignored by the Western media is shocking - Christian clergy, professors, doctors and lawyers from Istanbul made to march through the streets with their feet nailed to iron horseshoes, 16 Armenian Christian girls crucified by the Turks. "Each girl had been nailed alive upon her cross, spikes through her feet and hands, only their hair blown by the wind, covered their bodies." They had refused to convert to Islam, so were raped and crucified. The 1915 photos of the crucified girls can be seen on Google Images.

Since the slaughter and annihilation of the Armenians was successful, the Turks next exterminated Pontic Greek Christians, erasing their long history from the face of the earth by dismantling their churches, homes and villages and letting the Christians' cultivated land and orchards go to waste. Nothing is left. No one tells that history better than Thea Halo in her book, Not Even My Name, the amazing story of her mother's life as a Pontian Greek whose entire family was killed by the Islamist Turkish government. Thea's mother, Sano Halo, born in 1909, recently died in 2014 at the age of 105. This book is recommended reading for anyone wanting to know the truth from an actual living witness uprooted from her home, and, as a child, watching everyone she loved slaughtered or dying of disease from starvation while being marched to the desert. Of those who made it to the desert, all that was left were their dried, sun-bleached bones lying in the sand.

Today's current lack of concern that the United States government seems to have for persecuted Assyrian Christians in Iraq and Syria is likewise deplorable. Their 1915 killing by the Turkish Islamic government is identical to that of the Armenians and Pontian Greeks. Chicago attorney, Robert W. DeKelaita, tells the story of his grandfather's escape from the killing grounds of the Assyrian Genocide. "(My grandfather) had to carefully step over the dead bodies of his relatives and friends as he made his escape from the Assyrian village of Mar Bishu in 1915. Turkish and Kurdish irregulars bombed or pillaged their village nestled in the mountains east of the Hakkari Mountains, killing everyone because they were Assyrian Christians."

Along with 1.5 million Armenians and Greeks of Anatolia, the Ottomans extinguished 750,000 Assyrian lives and one million Greeks, Albanians, Serbs and Bulgarians. Men, women, and children were shot or hacked to pieces, their blood soaking the earth of their ancestors. Others were taken and tortured and murdered because they refused to convert to Islam. Women were raped to death, children beheaded, men castrated, disemboweled then slaughtered. Meanwhile our Muslim - friendly president, Barack Hussein Obama, is persecuting Assyrian Christian Robert DeKelaita for helping Assyrian Christians trying to escape evil at the hands of the demonically inspired religion of Islam.

Today a massive sea of humanity flows into Western Europe; however not all of them are persecuted Christians and Yazidis. Most are Muslims. In 1683 the Battle of Vienna, instigated by the Turks for entrance into Europe proper from Asia Minor through the Balkans, marked the historical end of the expansion of the Ottoman Empire into Europe. The Islamic army got as far as Vienna where they were stopped by Jan Sobieski (a Pole) and his small army. Three hundred years later, today's descendants of those same Europeans of yesterday are allowing Muslims into Europe thereby negating everything for which their forefathers died.

Blogger Andrew Biezad (www.onepeterfive.com) says about today's situation, "While American and Western European governments are saying this is a 'refugee crisis' and the news media, like good propagandists, run images of a few poor women and children, they neglect to show the rest of the situation. Not displayed is the mass of overwhelmingly young, healthy, well-dressed males, carrying the latest smart phones yelling Allahu Akbar. These men have come to rampage, riot and destroy in the name of Islam. This is not normal migration, this is an Islamic hijra.

"The idea of the hijra pertains to the movement of a group of Muslims from a predominantly Muslim area to a predominately non-Muslim area with the goal of establishing Islam's dominance in it. The first hijra conquered Jerusalem in 638. The second hijra conquered Constantinople (now Istanbul) in 1453. According to certain voices in the Islamic world, the third and final hijra will be Rome and the Catholic Church which is the main obstacle impeding Islam's domination of all humanity. Therefore, tomorrow, the Christian faithful must not only be converted to Islam, but their sacred spaces must be taken from them and given to the Dar al-Islam the House of Islam." As for America's future, President Clinton's former Islamic advisor and convicted Al Qaeda financier Abdurahman Alamoudi said, "This country (America) will become a Muslim country."

Because of the media's and Islam's shared hatred of our Judeo-Christian God, the media turns attention away from today's Christian Genocide, thereby manifesting its silence on the issue. As it concentrates on Bruce Jenner's new transgendered facade with his carefully chosen lipstick color highlighting his high feminine cheekbones, Kim Kardashian West's "lacy look over her baby bump," and covering up Hillary Clinton's wiping her server clean - "What? With a cloth or something?" - today's current genocide of Christians in the Middle East prophesies tomorrow's genocide of the rest of us, wiping us clean off the face of the earth with the cloth of Islam.

Yesterday's history of Christian blood running in ancient city streets should have predicted today's Middle East slaughter of Christians by Islamic hatred. Tomorrow's future was predicted on August 9, 2014, by Archbishop Amel Nona, Chaldean Archbishop of Mosul, now exiled, when he said, "Our sufferings today are the prelude of those you, Europeans and Western Christians, will also suffer in the near future. Your liberal and democratic principles are worth nothing here. You must consider again our reality in the Middle East, because you are welcoming in your countries an ever growing number (millions) of Muslims. Also you are in danger. You must take strong and courageous decisions, even at the cost of your principles. You think all men are created equal, but that is not true: Islam does not say that all men are equal. Your values are not their values. If you do not understand this soon enough, (tomorrow) you will become the victims of the enemy you have welcomed in your home."

And as the song says, "Tomorrow is only a day away."

 

Susan Matthiesen



Morning Prayers

from

Catholic Prayer Book for the Marine Corps

 

+ In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost, Amen.

My God, I offer Thee this day,

All I shall do, or think, or say.

Uniting it with what was done,

On earth by Jesus Christ Thy Son.

O my God, I believe in Thee, because Thou art truth itself.

O Lord God Almighty, Who hast brought us to the beginning of this day, defend us in the same by Thy power, that we may not fall this day into any sin , but that all our thoughts, words and works may be directed to the fulfillment of They Will.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

O Lord, hear my Prayer.

And let my cry come onto Thee.

Inflame our veins and our hearts with the fire of Thy Holy Spirit that we may serve Thee with a chaste body and please The with a clean mind.

O almighty an eternal God, Who by salutary continence does heal both soul and body, let the healing of Thy mercy come to the aid of the weakness of our nature: that the dignity of human nature which was wounded by excess, may be cured by the practice of healing temperance, through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Our help is in the name of the Lord

Who hath made heaven and earth

Preserve us, O Lord, from all dangers of soul and body: and by the intercession of the glorious and blessed Mary, the ever virgin Mother of God, of blessed Joseph, of the blessed Apostles, Peter and Paul, of blessed (Name your patron saint) and all the saints, grant us health and peace.

St. Michael, Captain of the heavenly armies, watch over us. Lord, have mercy on us.

Teach us, good Lord, to serve Thee as thou deservest; to give and not to count the cost; to fight and not to heed the wounds; to toil and not to seek for rest; to labor and not to ask for any reward, save that of knowing we do thy will. Amen

May the Lord bless us and defend us from all evil, and bring us to eternal life: and may the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Save thy servants, trusting in Thee, O God.

Give us peace in Thy strength.

 

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