2009: Banner Year for Abortions

I remember having sex-ed in junior high school, 1971.So, now we've had 4 decades -- forty years -- of sex education in the public schools, which was supposed to teach kids, among other things, about contraception and "responsible, safe" sex. Sex education was supposed to "prevent unplanned pregnancies" and in that sense was supposed to help create a world where abortion was "legal, safe and rare."And abortion clinics -- especially Planned parenthood -- they're a "service" to women, and … [Read more...]

Contraceptive Mandate “Designed” to affect Catholics

Well at least someone is getting it on the record:The federal government’s new contraceptive and sterilization insurance coverage mandate includes a religious exemption whose language was designed specifically to counter Catholic institutions’ conscience protections, one Catholic health care leader told a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee Nov. 2.The exemption’s “highly flawed” definition originated in a California debate about a state-level contraception mandate, William J. Cox, … [Read more...]

Obama Admin and HHS vs Catholic Church

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There was a lot of pretense in 2008 that Obama -- with his 100% approval rating from NARAL -- should be the choice of "intelligent" Catholics because even if he was wrong on abortion, he was "so good" on everything else -- the poor, the disadvantaged, the promise to turn back the Bush wars, close Gitmo, halt rendition, bring "transparency" and restore our "shredded constitution" -- these were all so compellingly at-one with the church that an Obama presidency would bring about the large … [Read more...]

CUA a Pontifical University: No Jesus-Free Places UPDATE

Profile on Ali Basiri, Muslim student at Catholic University

Ali Basiri, 27, prays next to his desk in his office at Catholic University. Ali is an Iranian graduate student who came there to study electrical engineering more than four years ago. Astrid Riecken / For The Washington PostThe Catholic University of America (CUA) a Pontifical University. That means this is a school established by the Holy See, and directly under its authority. As such, it cannot be true to itself while creating "Jesus-free" spaces.To demand that a Pontifical University … [Read more...]

“ABC: Anybody But Catholics”

Sister Mary Ann Walsh, Writing at the USCCB Media Blog:There seems to be a new unwritten reg at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). It’s the ABC Rule, Anybody But Catholics.It showed up in a letter from HHS’s Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) to advise the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Office of Migration and Refugee Services (MRS) that it would not receive a grant to continue its services for victims of human trafficking.The USCCB progr … [Read more...]

Coptic Christians in Egypt

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Our Coptic Brothers and sisters in Egypt need our urgent prayers need our prayers:It was against the unmistakable backdrop of St Peter’s Basilica on Wednesday that the Holy Father spoke of his deep sadness at the violence which engulfed the Egyptian capital Cairo last Sunday.26 people mostly Coptic Christians where killed when a peaceful protest by Christians demonstrating over an earlier attack on a church in southern Egypt turned violent.The Pope said he was united in sorrow with … [Read more...]

Repugnant Non-Parenting

Over on the portal page, a couple of pieces you may like, but if you only have time to read one, I urge you to read Matt Emerson's piece on selective abortion:. . .We had arrived at the future we were cautioned about, the place where human life had no value except as a field of experimentation, where men and women manufactured life like canned food. Here, in this new place, unborn babies are called "singletons" and willful killing excites all the moral energy of selling a home.You have to … [Read more...]

On Clergy, NYFD, Bloomberg Not Budging

A couple of weeks ago, I noted that Mayor Mike Bloomberg was inviting neither clergy nor First Responders to the 9/11 Memorial service in NYC.I thought public outcry might move the mule, but without any push from mainstream media, he is comfortably sticking to his guns. No clergy, no prayer, and there's no room for the First Responders, either. Only a few will be there, by special invitation.Making the point that the first recorded death at the WTC was Franciscan Father Mychal Judge, and … [Read more...]

Yes Breivik's Headshots Were for the Slaughter

When the first pictures of Anders Breivik were released, I wondered whether: "these professionally-done headshots meant for this moment? Did he have them done in anticipation of seeing them splashed all over the world and included in history books? Did he mean to look as posed as possible for posterity?"It seems that yes, yes they were posed for, for posterity."The police usually 'leak' 'retarded looking' photos to the press after raiding the cell's apartment after an operation," Brevik … [Read more...]

Prayers for Norway – UPDATED

(photosource)A day of terrible stories out of Norway:20.46 Oslo's mayor Fabian Stang said that the capital was struggling to come to terms with the idea that it had joined the list of cities targeted by bombers. "Today we think about those people living in New York and London who have experienced this kind of thing," he told Sky News. Living without any sympathy for other people, for me, it's impossible to understand. "I do not think it is possible for us to understand what has happened … [Read more...]


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