THE UNBORN BABY: Watched by the White House, Blessed by the Church

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ASTONISHING:  Just in time for Mother’s Day, the Washington Free Beacon has broken the news that although a baby can be aborted up until the ninth month in Washington DC, the White House Visitors Office requires that an unborn child must be counted as a full human being when its parents register for a White House tour.  HEARTENING:  Just in time for Mother’s Day, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops have published the recently approved Rite for the Blessing of a Child in the Womb. *     *  … [Read more...]

BREAKING: Michigan Appeals Court Protects Pastoral Communications


The Michigan Appeals Court has ruled this morning in favor of confidentiality, in a landmark case involving communication between clergy and church members. The case involves Samuel Bragg, a member of Metro Baptist Church in Belleville, Michigan.  Bragg was still a teenager in 2007 when, it is alleged, he sexually assaulted a 9-year-old girl at the church.  When Bragg’s mother found out about it two years later, she took 17-year-old Samuel with her to meet with their pastor, Rev. John Vapr … [Read more...]