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...]

Pittsburgh hospital sends Christmas babies home in stockings

Photo: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Adorable. From The Daily Mail:  Babies born at a Pittsburgh hospital are heading home with their parents in tiny stockings. The Magee-Women’s Hospital at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center snapped photos of the tots lined up in the stockings, each with a green or red hat atop their [Read More...]

Do Catholics support torture?

Is the pope Argentinian? From The Washington Post:  According to a new poll released Tuesday by The Washington Post and ABC News, a majority of Americans believe that torture of suspected terrorists can be justified — even in the wake of graphic revelations by a Senate Intelligence Committee report of exactly what such tactics look like. A majority [Read More...]

14-year-old boy executed for 1944 murder is exonerated

From CBS News:  A 14-year-old South Carolina boy who was quickly convicted of murder and then executed in 1944 has been posthumously exonerated. Judge Carmen Tevis Mullen vacated George Stinney, Jr.’s conviction on Wednesday, stating that the boy’s prosecution was marked by “fundamental, Consitutional violations of due process.” According to the judge’s order, Stinney, who [Read More...]

Cardinal Dolan severs ties with Fr. Frank Pavone’s Priests for Life

From Religion News Service:   In the latest clash between the Catholic hierarchy and one of the church’s leading anti-abortion crusaders, New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan accused the Rev. Frank Pavone of continuing to stonewall on financial reforms, and Dolan said he is cutting ties with his group, Priests for Life. In a Nov. 20 letter to other U.S. bishops, [Read More...]

Bishop Lynch: “I am convinced that many so called Pro-Life groups are not really pro-life but merely anti-abortion”

Remarkable to read words like this coming from a Catholic bishop in the United States. Here’s Bishop Robert Lynch, from St. Petersburg: I am convinced that many so called Pro-Life groups are not really pro-life but merely anti-abortion. We heard nothing from the heavy hitters in the prolife movement in the last week when Florida last [Read More...]

New app helps track best times to conceive

NFP on your smartphone? Sounds like it:  Glow, the fertility tracking iOS app co-founded by Max Levchin, is making its debut in the app store today. The app was first introduced earlier this summer by Levchin to a surprised audience at the D11 conference, where the crowd was likely not expecting to hear the co-founder of PayPal and [Read More...]


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