“A Romney-Ryan administration would not oppose abortion in instances of rape”

That’s the statement released by the campaign Sunday night: Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s strong views on abortion took a back seat to his new boss’s view in a Romney-Ryan campaign response to a Missouri Senate candidate’s controversial remarks about rape and abortion. The statement on behalf of Ryan and presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney said the [Read More...]

“Catholics for Obama” changes its tune

While one group of liberal Catholics is suggesting prayers for the conversion of Paul Ryan, another group that hailed Obama in 2008 as “pro-life” isn’t saying so this time. Details:  Catholics for Obama has launched its 2012 initiative with a focus on economic issues, in an apparent shift from its 2008 presentation of the presidential [Read More...]

“Mercy killing”: Is this the next pro-life frontier?

This piece in the Los Angeles Times should set off alarm bells: Murder or mercy killing? One story that dominated headlines this week raised that question in a particularly dramatic fashion: An Ohio man is accused of shooting to death his ailing wife of 45 years, possibly as part of a “death pact” promise to [Read More...]

Melinda Gates on her Catholicism, and contraception

She speaks to CNN’s Sanjay Gupta below: Details from CNN: Responding to simmering controversy among Catholic bloggers about her new birth control program, Melinda Gates — a practicing Catholic — said she will not shrink from her role as an advocate for poor women. “Part of what I do with the (Gates) Foundation comes form [Read More...]

Mother of the Year nominee: cancer survivor who refused abortion while pregnant

Wal Mart in Canada is running a Mother of the Year contest — and this nominee, submitted by one of her children, deserves a little closer attention, I think: At 8 years old, my mom was diagnosed with a stage 4 Wilm’s tumor. She had surgery, 15 months of chemo, 6 weeks of radiation and [Read More...]

NY Times: Plan B pill may not induce abortion — UPDATED

This will come as news to a lot of us who are pro-life.  But here’s what the Times is reporting: Labels inside every box of morning-after pills, drugs widely used to prevent pregnancy after sex, say they may work by blocking fertilized eggs from implanting in a woman’s uterus. Respected medical authorities, including the National [Read More...]

“This is the real war on women”

That’s how one Republican described the vote this afternoon that will not ban abortions based on sex selection: The House on Thursday fell short in an effort to ban abortions based on the sex of the fetus as Republicans and Democrats made an election-year appeal for women’s votes. The legislation would have made it a [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...]

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...]

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...]


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