Why he’s no longer pro-life: the “misadventures of Tim Ryan”

The once pro-life congressman switched sides last week—and now here’s some reaction and analysis from Kristen Day of Democrats for Life in The Hill:  His pronouncement is a symptom of a larger problem within the Democratic Party – the abortion litmus test. Democrats once held a 292-seat majority in the U.S House with 110 pro-life [Read More...]

Meet the Jewish boy who grew up to be a married Catholic priest

I remember posting on (then-Deacon) Paul Schenck when he was ordained. He’s back in the news again;  a local paper in Pennsylvania covered his recent appearance at a Theology on Tap and discussed his work for pro-life causes: The Rev. Paul Schenck is a married Catholic priest. You may think that’s a poorly written sentence that should [Read More...]

Catholic congressman Tim Ryan: “Why I changed my thinking on abortion”

From HuffPo:  Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), a longtime opponent of abortion, announced in an op-ed on Tuesday that he now supports abortion rights after having talked to women in difficult circumstances throughout his home state. “I have sat with women from Ohio and across the nation and heard them talk about their varying experiences: abusive relationships, financial [Read More...]

One priest’s stunning pro-life witness

Fr. Mario Majano by Pete Baklinski / LifeSiteNews From LifeSite News:  When he was a young boy, Fr. Mario Majano, 28, used to think a hero was someone out of an action comic book, a “flash, bang, superpower” kind-of-person. As he grew older, Fr. Majano believed a hero to be someone who put themselves in harm’s [Read More...]

Pro-life feminism: “Taking feminism back from those who corrupted it”

View image | gettyimages.com From Huffington Post:  While Republican lawmakers squabbled over a single bill banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, the anti-abortion movement’s leadership found common ground Wednesday discussing long-term strategy at a summit in the nation’s capital. Much media attention focused on the annual March for Life, when tens of thousands of anti-abortion protesters converged Thursday on [Read More...]

On Roe v. Wade: “We shall overcome”

“We shall overcome the indifference only by love. A love that will allow us to see in every unborn child a precious gift, a fellow human being. We must direct our love and attention to wherever life is most threatened and show by our attitudes, words and actions that life is precious, and we must [Read More...]

Gloria Steinem slated to speak at Catholic college

Gloria Steinem at a news conference for the Women’s Action Alliance in 1972, via Wikipedia The news was announced in September: Famed writer, lecturer, editor and activist Gloria Steinem will speak at St. Norbert College on April 21, 2015. Steinem’s appearance will come during a week-long residency at the college by renowned public intellectual bell [Read More...]

Bishop declines governor’s inauguration invitation because of abortion stance

From The Providence Journal:  Roman Catholic Bishop Thomas J. Tobin said Monday he rejected an invitation this past weekend to attend Governor-elect Gina Raimondo’s inauguration, because of her stance on “the grave moral evil” of abortion. “Over the weekend I did receive a formal written invitation to the Inauguration, the courtesy of which I appreciated,” [Read More...]

Ricki Lake producing documentary on the dangers of birth control pills

From The Papist:   Earlier this year she announced plans to produce an investigatory documentary on hormonal birth control.  What Upton Sinclair did in the Jungle to expose dark corners of the meat packing industry, and what Eric Schlosser did in Fast Food Nation to shine light into the fast food industry, so now Rikki Lake is seeking to do for the Billion dollar [Read More...]

To life: Maryland governor commutes all of his state’s remaining death penalty cases

Details:  In one of his final acts of governor of the state of Maryland, Martin O’Malley has commuted the sentences of four death row inmates to life without parole. The likely 2016 presidential candidate helped shepherd in the abolition of the death penalty in his state in 2013, arguing that it wasn’t a deterrent for criminals, could [Read More...]


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