“Costa Rica’s Constitutional Court has issued ruling upholding the right of a Catholic radio station to broadcast spots opposing in vitro fertilization that were censured by the government in June of 2011.
The Court ruled that Radio Fides had the right to air the fourteen radio spots that are part of a series entitled, “My Life is Non-Negotiable.”
“The court ruled that Radio Fides was within its rights to air the spots and it ordered the State to pay compensation for any damages caused by the government censure.
Granados said the intention of Radio Fides in airing the spots was “to educate Catholics so that they know and understand what in vitro fertilization is and why we are against it.”
“Here in Costa Rica, thanks be to God, in vitro fertilization is not permitted. Life is protected both in our constitution and in our laws. And so we were only echoing that, and consequently we were censured,” he added.
Granados said the station has prepared a new series of ads against in vitro fertilization, but this time geared towards defending Costa Rica against a lawsuit filed by the Inter-American Human Rights Commission, which is pressuring the country to legalize the practice.
The spots will feature testimonies of women who have used other ethically viable methods to achieve pregnancy such as Naprotechnology.”
Pray that Costan Ricans stand up to the Culture of Death. Planned Parenthood and UNFPA is trying to sue Costa Rica for not allowing IVF. Please read and call the United Nations to Complain about these coercive tactics that violates Costa Rica’s Sovereignty. Thank you.
Keep up the fight – Costa Rica. I will not forget your friendship and needs. You are always, in my prayers. Pray for my country, too. We’re in this together. Together, we are a humble force, to be reckoned with. God’s Will is Perfect. Follow Him! Listen to Radio Fides and your Cardinals, Bishops and Priests. Become a saint, yourself. Do everything with love, prayer and avoid sin, because you love God, and because, He Loves U. So do I.
Post Script: I guarantee this … for God’s sake…I Will NOT Be Silent!
If you speak Spanish listen to Costa Rica’s Catholic Radio Station called “Radio Fides.” If you have money, please donate and see what you can do to help Radio Fides, fight the Culture of Death, in their country.
La Negrita is the Patroness [Patron Saint] of Costa Rica. Her Feast Day is August 2. This Past August 2, 2011 was the 375th Anniversary of La Negrita revealing her love of Costa Ricans. I wish to implore her help to love Costa Ricans too, and their Catholic Culture.
The Basilica of Our Lady of the Angels is consecrated to the Virgin of Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles, a small representation of the Virgin Mary carrying the infant Jesus, said to have been discovered by a peasant girl in Cartago.
The story goes that the little girl found the small statue on a rock and took it home. The next morning she found that the statue was not there but back at the rock, so she took it to the priest and he locked it in a small box. The next morning the statue was back at the rock. During the construction, the church was destroyed by earthquakes many times; so it was finally decided to move it to the location were the statue was found and they were able to finish construction.
Many people think that the earthquakes were signs that the Lady of Los Ángeles wanted the basilica built there.
August 2 is the Virgin of Los Angeles Day in Costa Rica and people from all over Costa Rica and the world make their pilgrimage to honor the virgin of Los Angeles.
[Note: The norms and grants of indulgences were completely reformed by Pope Paul VI after the Second Vatican Council in his Apostolic Constitution "Indulgentiarum Doctrina" (1967), and the Portiuncula Indulgence was again confirmed at that time. According to the Enchiridion Indulgentiarum, the Catholic faithful may gain a plenary indulgence on 2 August (the Portiuncula) or on such other day as designated by the local ordinary for the advantage of the faithful, under the usual conditions (sacramental Confession, Holy Communion, and prayer for the intentions of the Supreme Pontiff), by devoutly visiting the parish church, and there reciting at least the Lord's Prayer and the Creed. The Indulgence applies to the cathedral church of the diocese, and to the co-cathedral church (if there is one), even if they are not parochial, and also to quasi-parochial churches. To gain this, as any plenary indulgence, the faithful must be free from any attachment to sin, even venial sin. Where this entire detachment is wanting, the indulgence is partial.]
" The “door of faith” (Acts 14:27) is always open for us, ushering us into the life of communion with God and offering entry into his Church. It is possible to cross that threshold when the word of God is proclaimed and the heart allows itself to be shaped by transforming grace. To enter through that door is to set out on a journey that lasts a lifetime." Benedict XVI