And Now It Begins: Catholic Groups Rise Up to Replace the Boy Scouts

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Within twenty-four hours of the Boy Scouts’ big announcement that they will open the membership to openly gay Scouts, fathers and concerned citizens are stepping up with plans to organize new ways to gather young males around the campfire for marshmallows and song.  I thought it would happen—but I’m amazed, frankly, that it’s happening so soon.I was going to tell you about two of the existing boys’ groups, which have a well-defined mission statement and a history of successful retreats and ca … [Read more...]

In Michigan, Pro-Lifers Surge Forward to Resist the HHS Abortion Mandate

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“People don’t want to pay for other people’s abortions.” That’s Barbara Listing, president of Right To Life of Michigan, explaining to reporters why the pro-life organization is sponsoring an initiative which would require health insurance companies to offer elective abortion coverage in an optional rider, not in the basic health insurance policy.  Individuals and businesses would be able to select abortion coverage under all private and public insurance plans, but would not be required to pu … [Read more...]