The question of Governor Cuomo and excommunication

In the wake of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s radical proposals on reproductive health—which I preached about here—some people have started to say: “Enough.”  A few are even calling for his formal excommunication: The governor and his legislative lemmings just passed a draconian gun control bill designed to protect the children of New York. Almost in the same breath, [Read More...]

After abortion: “I was standing alone in a sterile room wearing a hospital gown…”

I doubt you’ll read anything more harrowing or heartbreaking  than this remembrance by Katrina Fernandez of her abortion, which begins: With the upcoming March For Life, the topic of abortion seems to be every where at the moment. Because of this it’s been on my mind daily. Perhaps these daily reminders is what triggered the [Read More...]

“I Like Adoption”: this may be the most pro-life, pro-family video you will see

Take a few minutes and marvel at the Dennehy family below, in the short film “I Like Adoption.” Details: As you watch the story unfold, you see a family with a mixture of children the world would consider “normal” and those without limbs that many today would discard as a “burden”. To Michael and Sharon [Read More...]

What we have come to: hospital to stop delivering babies over drop in births, Obamacare

Details:  A southwestern Pennsylvania hospital will stop delivering babies after March 31 because its obstetricians are either leaving or refocusing their practices, and because hospital officials believe they can’t afford it based on projected reimbursements under looming federal health care reforms. The Windber Medical Center, about 60 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, is losing two obstetricians [Read More...]

An approach to prayer as old as time—and timely

This afternoon, I received an e-mail from a parish in Queens, encouraging me to take part in the March for Life later this month, and it included a link to the international abortion counter. The what? Check this out.  It tracks the number of abortions worldwide every second, and continually refreshes. It was modeled on [Read More...]

What we have come to: Belgian brothers choose euthanasia over going blind—UPDATED

This is both heartbreaking and appalling.  From The Age in Australia: Identical twins have been killed by Belgian doctors in a unique case under the country’s euthanasia laws. The 45-year-old brothers from the Antwerp region were born deaf and sought euthanasia after finding that they would also soon go blind. They told doctors that they [Read More...]

Must-see video: the remarkable ministry of Project Rachel

The good people at Rome Reports have put together the brief video below, which helps explain the work being done by this outreach to women (and men) who have gone through the experience of abortion. As Project Rachel’s website explains: Abortion is an extremely unnatural experience for a woman’s body and her maternal instinct. Negative [Read More...]

Engaging the opposition: Cardinal Dolan shows how it’s done in his letter to Governor Cuomo

With a grateful h/t to my blog neighbor Frank, here’s the text of the letter from Cardinal Timothy Dolan to New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo, following Cuomo’s “State of the State” message.    Dear Governor Cuomo: Congratulations on your third State of the State message earlier today. There is much to cheer in your report, and [Read More...]

Victory: Priests for Life wins exemption from HHS mandate

Details:  A pro-life Catholic group has won a legal battle in court to get an exemption from having to comply with a federal Health and Human Services contraception mandate. The mandate compels some religious employers to pay for and refer employees for birth control, abortion-causing drugs and contraception in violation of employers’ religious beliefs. Last [Read More...]

Report: Obamacare could drive religious order out of the U.S.

Details, from the Daily Caller:  A religious order of nuns is concerned about its future presence in the United States because of Obamacare’s impact on its charitable operations. The Little Sisters of the Poor told The Daily Caller that it may not qualify for a long-term exemption from Obamacare’s healthcare mandate. The law requires the [Read More...]


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