Just How “Pro-Life” Is Mitt Romney?

Romney with a baby

As the election nears, some in the liberal media are pointing an accusatory finger at Mitt Romney’s alleged “pro-life wiggle.”  He is, they claim, obscuring his stance in a shameless attempt to pander to women voters.  He’s all over the map, they allege—first saying he is pro-life, then refusing to consider legislation which would, in fact, limit the number of abortions.“Wiggle”?That’s why it’s great that Lifenews.com reprinted in its entirety a campaign letter in which Romney outlines hi … [Read more...]

Happy 100th Birthday to the Smiling Pope!

Pope John Paul I

Pope John Paul I, had he lived, would have been 100 years old on October 30, 2012.Bishop Albino Luciani had been Patriarch of Venice for nine years when he was elected to the papacy in 1978, succeeding the deceased Pope Paul VI.  He was quickly dubbed “The Smiling Pope,” popular with the public for his gentle disposition and winsome smile.  He took the name of Pope John Paul.But the new Pontiff served only 33 days in the papacy before his unexpected death on September 28, 1978.  In that b … [Read more...]

That They May All Be One: From the Reformation to Christian Unity

PREFACE Almost 500 years ago—on October 31, 1517—an Augustinian monk named Martin Luther posted his Ninety-Five Theses on the Wittenberg door.  Looking ahead to the 500th anniversary of what is today called the Reformation, Lutheran and Evangelical churches are even now planning for a grand celebration to mark the date. According to the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD), the great Reformers—Luther, Melanchthon, Zwingli, Calvin and others—are among the prime sources of ideas in religious, poli … [Read more...]