Poll: number of “pro-choice” Americans at record low

Details: A record low 41 percent of Americans call themselves ‘pro choice’ on abortion, with the number sliding among independent voters, a key political group, a Gallup poll released on Wednesday showed. The results of the May poll come as abortion and contraception supporters have come under increasing pressure in Congress and across the United States. “Pro [Read More...]

Gallup: 82% of Catholics approve of contraception

Details: A new Gallup Poll has found that contraception is “morally acceptable” to 89 percent of Americans, including a top heavy 82 percent majority of American Catholics, despite the Church hierarchy’s opposition to the pill. The poll was released a day after Catholic dioceses and institutions sued the Obama administration to block a requirement that [Read More...]

Marching for life in Forest Hills

Below are some shots from this morning’s pro-life prayer march through Forest Hills, which began at my parish and ended about a half a mile away at the Women’s Health Pavilion abortion clinic. We host these marches twice a year in conjunction with Msgr. Philip O’Reilly and the Helpers of God’s Precious Infants. As is [Read More...]

Report: wrong man executed in Texas

I have to wonder how many other times this has happened. Details: He was the spitting image of the killer, had the same first name and was near the scene of the crime at the fateful hour: Carlos DeLuna paid the ultimate price and was executed in place of someone else in Texas in 1989, a report [Read More...]

For Mother’s Day: a miracle named Christian

Words can’t do justice to this beautiful, heartbreaking, inspiring video that’s now sweeping the Internet. People ask the mother all the time why she didn’t abort the baby.  Here’s her answer. Take seven minutes and watch.  Kleenex required. [Read more...]

Some pro-life activists might disagree

“Mr. Obama finally stopped temporizing and ‘evolving’ his position on same-sex marriage and took the moral high ground on what may be the great civil rights struggle of our time.” – New York Times editorial this morning. The “great civil rights struggle” of our time?  Really? [Read more...]

Kilimanjaro-climbing Iowa priest nominated to medical board

You may remember the story about Msgr. Frank Bognanno, who climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro recently.  He’s also a cancer survivor. Now he’s in the news again: Three weeks after the Iowa Senate rejected a Dubuque anti-abortion activist for a seat on Iowa Board of Medicine, Gov. Terry Branstad has nominated a prominent Catholic priest for the [Read More...]

Unborn child shot during the LA riots: “I was supposed to be dead. I have to give God thanks.”

As the media focuses attention on the 20th anniversary of the LA riots, a Los Angeles TV station tracked down the youngest victim — an unborn child shot in her mother’s womb. Details: Twenty years ago, amid the shock of the ongoing Los Angeles riots, there was a story that really grabbed headlines: The youngest [Read More...]

“Test of Fire”: Must-see video for this election year

This says it beautifully. Just watch. And then share it with someone you know. [Read more...]

Catholics who are helping turn the tide of opinion on the death penalty

Something that doesn’t get much attention, but should.  From the Washington Post: Soon, probably next week, Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy will sign into a law a bill that abolishes the death penalty in his state. When he does, Connecticut will be the fifth state to enact such legislation in as many years — and the [Read More...]