“The Drop Box” Is a Great Film; And Soon, It May Be a Reality in Indiana

Drop Box - Pastor Lee

"The Drop Box" will be opening in theaters tomorrow for a limited three-day engagement.  You really should try to see the film, which tells the story of South Korean pastor Lee Jong-rak's efforts to save babies who might otherwise be abandoned on the streets.  Pastor Lee builds a "drop box", a rudimentary wooden box with a bell, in the wall of his home in Seoul, South Korea.  There, mothers can place their babies knowing that their own identity will remain anonymous, and that the babies will … [Read more...]

Rest In Peace, Dr. Jack Willke, Father of the Pro-Life Movement

Dr. John C. Willkie

Yesterday Dr. John Willke, known worldwide as the Father of the Pro-Life Movement, passed away unexpectedly at his home at the age of 89. *     *     *     *     * I was in college in about 1970, when I first learned of the pro-life work of Dr. John Willke.  One winter's evening, a spokesperson for Dr. Willke's recently founded organization Right To Life was invited to address my undergrad sociology class.  He brought with him a slide show which explained several ways that pregnancies could be … [Read more...]

Archbishop Cordileone Defends Teacher Morality Clause in Open Letter to Legislators

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Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, archbishop of San Francisco, has issued a measured, respectful, yet strong response to an open letter from eight California legislators.  The legislators had demanded that the archbishop revoke an archdiocesan policy which requires teachers in Catholic schools to be respectful of Church teachings.Archbishop Cordileone is known as a lover of the Church, and a staunch defender of Catholic teaching.  In his role as chairman of the United States Conference of Cath … [Read more...]