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The New Battle of New Orleans!

    This year we celebrate 200 years of the victory of the Battle of New Orleans!  The British were defeated by the good people of New Orleans, Louisiana during this Battle.   On January 7-8 while all the men were fighting the battle,  the women gathered in the evening with the Ursuline sisters to pray before the statue of Our Lady of "Prompt Succor" ( Means Quick Help.) The next morning a Mass was offered and the nuns promised to have a Mass of Thanksgiving annually if they were victorious.  That Thanksgiving  Mass is still celebrated to this day at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Prompt Succor on State St.   There were many odds against  Andrew Jackson and his men but after winning the Battle of New Orleans, Andrew Jackson publicly acknowledged that the American victory was won by heavenly intervention. This was the  miracle of New Orleans and for our country! 

    Again, Our Lady interceded when a major fire broke out in New Orleans  and threatened the city and the Ursuline Convent in the French Quarter.  One of the sisters place a smaller statue of Our Lady called the "Sweet Heart Statue" in the window seal, knelt and prayed with great confidence,
" Oh Lady of Prompt Succor, save us for we are lost." At that very instant the wind veered and the flames were blown back over their path of destruction and they soon died out.” During World War I and II many prayed to the Sweet Heart statue and she helped bring many soldiers home safely.  Of course during hurricane season in Louisiana, many of the faithful  pray to Our Lady for protection from the storm!   Our Lady of Prompt Succor is also the patroness of Louisiana!

   So today, we fight a different and new battle in New Orleans!  Approximately 1/2 mile from the National Shrine of Our Lady of Prompt Succor, Planned Parenthood is  building  a 7,000 square ft. center on Claiborne Ave.  Planned Parenthood, the nations largest abortion provider, recently stated  that New Orleans needs 2,844 abortions a year!  Ben Clapper, Executive Director of  Louisiana Right to Life stated that the number represents  approximately over a million dollars a year!   

    Planned Parenthood's bold and shocking statement should be ringing in our ears and begging the question, "Why do we, in New Orleans, Louisiana need to take  2,844 innocent, babies lives per year?"   The bottom line is that Planned Parenthood does not really care about women's health with a statement like that.  They care more about the money that is generated from the 2,844 lives of the children of Louisiana!

  To put those numbers in perspective, in the Battle of New Orleans  there were only 304 deaths total, and according to Planned Parenthood they need 2,844 deaths annually!
The sad truth is that the 2,844 number will probably grow much worse if Planned Parenthood builds their center on Claiborne Ave.

  So what should we do to stop this place of death?  We should stand up and fight like our ancestors did.  We can do several things.  Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans asked all businesses to boycott this facility. This has helped tremendously because when Planned Parenthood broke ground in Spring of 2013 they promised to have their doors opened by the end of 2014, and construction has halted because of the boycott.  Also, educate others about the facts of what Planned Parenthood intends to do.  Most importantly, we should ask for the intercession of Our Lady of Prompt Succor as we did in the battle of New Orleans!  Remember Our Lady of Prompt Succor means quick help!  So let us not forget, she has been our historical  victory! She is our help and trust in the Lord!

By Tricia Parsons, Editor



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Patroness of the State of Louisiana

Our Lady of Prompt Succor, You are after Jesus our only hope.  O Most Holy Virgin, whose merits have raised You high above angel choirs to the very throne of the Eternal and whose foot crushed the head of the infernal serpent, You are strong against the enemies of our salvation.  O Mother of God, You are our Mediatrix most kind and loving.  Hasten, then to our help, and as You once saved Your beloved City from ravaging flames and our Country from an alien foe, do now have pity on our misery, and obtain for us the graces we beg of You.  Deliver us from the wiles of Satan, assist us in the many trials which beset our path in this valley of tears, and be to us truly Our Lady of Prompt Succor now and especially at the hour of our death.  Amen.

O Mary, mother of God, who amid the tribulations of the world, watches over us and over the Church of Your Son, be to us and to the Church, truly, Our Lady of Prompt Succor; make haste to help us in all our necessities, that in this fleeting life You may be our succor, and obtain for us (here ask the particular favor you desire).  Help us to gain life everlasting through the merits of  Jesus, Your Son, Our Lord and Redeemer.  Amen.

NIHIL OBSTAT                                           
PATRICK GILLESPIE                                                    




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The Rev. Chad Partain, pastor of St. Frances Cabrini Church in Alexandria, said the next step in the “miracle” story of Daniel Brooks is collecting medical reports and witness statements that can be notarized and forwarded for consideration by the Catholic Church to determine if Brooks’ healing is the second miracle Bleesed Father Seelos needs to be eligible for canonization as a saint.

( Bob Tompkins/The Town Talk)
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Brooks, 58, had been through 16 surgeries in three different cities since his motorcycle accident in 1986.
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Pope Francis Announces  a Extraordinary  Jubilee Year of Divine Mercy

Pope Francis' Homily, "This Holy Year will begin on this coming Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, December 8, 2015 and will end on November 20, 2016, the Sunday dedicated to Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe – and living face of the Father’s mercy. I entrust the organization of this Jubilee to the Pontifical Council for Promotion of the New Evangelization, that [the dicastery] might animate it as a new stage in the journey of the Church on its mission to bring to every person the Gospel of mercy.
I am convinced that the whole Church will find in this Jubilee the joy needed to rediscover and make fruitful the mercy of God, with which all of us are called to give consolation to every man and woman of our time. From this moment, we entrust this Holy Year to the Mother of Mercy, that she might turn her gaze upon us and watch over our journey."
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National Right to Life Convention 2015
July 9, 10, & 11, 2015
New Orleans, LA

The national meeting of the pro-life grassroots is coming to New Orleans, Louisiana, this summer.  Learn and grow together so we can be a voice for the voiceless!

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Defending the Seal of Confession!

It's very similar to attorney- client, or physician- patient confidentiality! Although in this case it is a much stronger blow because it's another attack on our Religious Freedoms! Please remember to pray for Fr. Bayhi and the Baton Rouge Catholic Diocese that their case will go favorably!

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