Friday, May 11, 2012

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VIDEO: America’s oldest Catholic university honors one of the Church’s greatest enemies – John Jalsevac

Supermodel: Ignore your kids on ‘No Mother’s Day’ to support global abortion access

Ben Johnson Fri May 11 17:45 EST Abortion

Christy Turlington Burns encourages moms to “disappear” Sunday to support UN-backed “family planning” and population control measures.

Catholic Pelosi: ‘my religion compels me’ to support same-sex ‘marriage’

Kathleen Gilbert Fri May 11 17:20 EST Homosexuality

Pelosi has previously used her Catholic faith to justify strongly supporting legalized abortion.

Self-professed pro-choice ‘terrorist’ pleads guilty to issuing death threats: cyanide found in home

John Jalsevac Fri May 11 11:33 EST Abortion

Ted Shulman has repeatedly issued death threats against leading pro-life figures, including Fr. Frank Pavone, Troy Newman, Robert George and Jill Stanek.

Whistleblower claims Texas abortionist violating ultrasound law, doing illegal late-term abortions Fri May 11 16:25 EST Abortion

Douglas Karpen has a long and disreputable history as an abortionist, including two patient deaths and numerous abortion-related injuries.

Pope to U.S. bishops: reform of Catholic universities the ‘most urgent challenge’

Hilary White, Rome Correspondent Fri May 11 10:38 EST Faith

Instances of dissidence between bishops and academics, "can easily be exploited to compromise [the Church's] authority and her freedom,” the pope said.

Mayor, United Church minister: ‘Forces of darkness’ trying to defund Planned Parenthood

Ben Johnson Fri May 11 10:29 EST Abortion

The former Planned Parenthood chairman and current United Church of Christ minister has been mayor of Grand Rapids since 2004.

Archbishop Prendergast dissects ‘my body, my choice’ slogan at March for Life Mass

Thaddeus Baklinski Fri May 11 14:07 EST Abortion

"Our decisions have an impact beyond the limits of our own bodies, our own selves," the archbishop told the standing-room-only crowd.

VIDEO: In-depth report on the Canadian March for Life – Day 2

John Jalsevac Fri May 11 09:52 EST Abortion

A video report showing the nearly 20,000 pro-lifers who showed up for the March, as well as highlights from activities throughout the day.

Chen Guangcheng’s nephew charged with manslaughter

Kathleen Gilbert Fri May 11 18:50 EST Abortion

Chen Kegui had defended himself after government officials broke into his home and beat him while searching for Chen Guangcheng.

USCCB statements on other political topics are harming the campaign for religious freedom

Phil Lawler Fri May 11 17:12 EST Opinion

If the US bishops are serious in their desire to preserve religious liberty, the USCCB must stop issuing statements that distract attention from that cause.

Fill out a form and change your gender: new law passed by Argentinean congress

Matthew Cullinan Hoffman Fri May 11 16:35 EST Homosexuality

The bill also mandates free 'sex change' operations at taxpayer expense. The bill passed the senate in a 55-0 vote.

Catholic schools must give ‘balanced perspective’ on gay ‘marriage’: Welsh education minister

Hilary White, Rome Correspondent Fri May 11 13:48 EST Homosexuality

Catholic schools in England and Wales had alerted their students to a pro-family petition, and read a letter supporting marriage from the pulpits.

Abortion goes against everything being a woman is about

Mary Anne Fri May 11 13:12 EST Opinion

Motherhood is the most amazing thing that a woman can do in this world. Just think about it: we can nurture and protect another human life!

Since when is murder a solution to illness?: babies with a fatal diagnosis have a right to life

Niamh Ui Bhriain Fri May 11 12:38 EST Opinion

It comes down to this: whatever the crisis, we can find a better answer than abortion.

Study: Pro-life parental involvement laws reduce teen-suicide rates

Michael New Fri May 11 10:03 EST Opinion

This study contributes to a growing body of peer-reviewed research which documents the positive public-health impact of pro-life parental-involvement laws.

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