Occupy Life

From a friend’s FB page: Related: Student with Down Syndrome Crowned Homecoming King [Read more...]

Shock: child hit by van, left for dead, bystanders do nothing

What happens when a country like China has widespread abortion and a “one-child” policy? Things like this: It begins last Thursday when a two-year-old girl totters into a narrow lane in a wholesale market in the thriving industrial city of Foshan in Guangdong Province and is hit by a small, white van. The driver pauses, [Read More...]

Worth a thousand words

From Fr. Frank Pavone’s Twitter feed this weekend: [Read more...]

Report looks at questions surrounding Priests for Life financial records — UPDATED

While the standoff between Fr. Frank Pavone and his bishop appears to be at an impasse, (and some observers still find the whole thing far too murky) the local newspaper in Amarillo takes a closer look at the financial records of Priests for Life.  Some details will be familiar to those who have been following [Read More...]

Bishop Zurek on Fr. Pavone: "I am seeking clarification and answers…"

Bishop Zurek has posted a public statement on the Diocese of Amarillo website.  Most important part: As a diocesan bishop, I am obligated to show concern for the well being and ministry of all our priests.  I support with no exception the various ministries that the priests of our Diocese carry out for the Common [Read More...]

Pro-life activist: graphic images will remain in Amarillo

Images of aborted fetuses put on public display have sparked controversy lately — but the man behind them has no plans to remove them. Details: Lori Saunders shielded her 8-year-old daughter’s eyes as the trio of trucks left the Westgate Mall area. “Our children shouldn’t be subject to these graphic images,” Saunders said. “Nobody should [Read More...]

Respect life: the Church's evolving views on capital punishment

While the Catholic Church has does not forbid the death penalty under all circumstances, it has voiced strong and growing opposition to the practice, as Catholic News Service reports: Because the church has only in the past few decades begun closing the window — if not shutting it completely — on the permissibility of the [Read More...]

Clarification from Bishop Zurek on Fr. Pavone

On the Amarillo Diocese website: UPDATE: Canon lawyer Ed Peters has some analysis. UPDATE II: Comments closed. When you reach a point where people are beginning to compare Fr. Pavone’s situation to Jesus headed to Calvary, things are seriously off the rails. [Read more...]

Ed Peters and Al Kresta on the Pavone-Zurek standoff

There’s a lively and intelligent debate about the Pavone-Zurek standoff simmering in a couple corners of the blogosphere, with broadcaster Al Kresta and canon lawyer Dr. Ed Peters staking out very different opinions on the matter. After Kresta interviewed Fr. Pavone for his radio show, Peters offered some pointed criticism.  And yesterday, Kresta responded: Calling [Read More...]

Quote of the day

“Viewing life as a “zero sum” game, in which advancing one’s interests requires putting aside the needs of others, can lead to callous unconcern for anyone who is especially weak, defenseless, and in need of our help. The unborn child, the aging parent who some call a “burden” on our medical system, the allegedly “excess” [Read More...]


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