In Michigan, Feminists Refuse to Protect Women

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Do Michigan’s feminists REALLY care about women? In the ‘70s, when abortion proponents were making the case for legalized abortion across the land, they argued that passage of Roe v. Wade would ensure needed safeguards for women seeking to terminate a pregnancy.  “No more back alley abortions!” was their mantra.  Once abortion was legalized, they reasoned, women would no longer be forced to abort their unwanted children in unsafe, unlicensed facilities staffed by untrained, uncaring practitio … [Read more...]

CATHOLIC WITNESS IN A NATION DIVIDED (Build the Church, Bless the Nation)

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“Our problem isn’t in Washington; it’s in our parishes.  Only if we first build the Church can we, will we, bless the nation.”  --Al Kresta Al Kresta, host of the popular “Kresta in the Afternoon” broadcast on Catholic radio and President and CEO of Ave Maria Communications, is talking about the Catholic vote in the 2012 election.  In November, according to the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, forty percent of Mass-attending Catholics voted for President Obama, a self-identified champion … [Read more...]

Destroyed by Fire, Greek Orthodox Church Undergoes Massive Restoration

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In December 2002, just a few days before Christmas, a fire gutted the sanctuary of Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, one of the state’s largest Orthodox churches.  The front vestibule was destroyed by fire; and smoke and water damage compounded the problem.  Estimates of the damage reach as high as $3.5 million.With no suitable worship space, the community was forced to hold its 2002 Christmas liturgy on folding chairs in the gymnasium.  From the start, parish me … [Read more...]