"The Quest For A Culture Of Life In America"

Steve Koob

Dear Radio Maria and One More Soul Friends,One More Soul Friends,

A Chrism Mass will replace "The Quest for a Culture of Life in America" this Holiest Week of the Liturgical Year.

In this week's news we read of a French Police Lt Col who offered to replace a female hostage being held by a jihad terrorist. In effect, he said, "I'm Going In"! "I will offer my self in exchange for this 'neighbor' I do no know--my life for hers." And he did; and his offer was accepted; his life was sacrificed; he died for his unknown neighbor. He Went In!

I am reminded of Father Maximilian Kolbe's offer to take the place of a Jewish husband and father scheduled to die by starvation in a Nazis death camp. Father Max said, "I'll Go In". The rescued man and his family attended Father Kolbe's Canonization!

The news this week tells us also about the Providence Catholic College Resident Associate (RA) who used his official RA Bulletin Board to teach that Marriage was for one man and one woman. This message was so irritating to his fellow RAs that they harassed him; even threatened him with sexual assault. Police were called to escort him to safe quarters. He sought and received strong support from Providence RI Bishop Tobin. This RA "Went In" to teach what is bedrock Catholic teaching--a teaching that apparently does not get much classroom time at PC.

Jesus left the comfort and glory of Heaven to take flesh in the womb of a virgin living in a fallen world. Jesus "Went In" to be harassed, humiliated, tortured and sacrificed for our salvation. So, this Holy Week we will relive those three (Tridium) days with Jesus and Mary that began with their first meeting 33 years before when Mary said, "Let it be done according to Your will." Mary too said, "I'm Going In!" "We are Going In together!"

The Church celebrates that first meeting of mother and son with the Solemnity of the Annunciation and Incarnation of Jesus on Monday April 9th. In Dayton Ohio, we will celebrate at Holy Angels Church at 7:00 pm with the Solemnity Mass followed by refreshments, friendship, and a presentation on Supernatural family planning by Anne Cherney. A little like Joseph and Mary's family, Dennis and Anne's family was planned by God.

Please join us! See attached flier, and resend to all your friends. Encourage your pastor to celebrate the Annunciation and Incarnation of Jesus. It is a really big deal!!!

May this HOLY WEEK be a source of many blessings for us--including the graces necessary for us to say "I'm Going In too!"

Steve Koob, Director One More Soul, and Host
"The Quest for a Culture of Life in America"


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