Category Archives: Legislation

Obama and the Disillusionment of America

We have come a long way since the rock-solid convictions of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and the high hopes of John F.Kennedy’s aim-for-the-moon and “ask not” rhetoric. The anniversaries we have just celebrated seem like they come from another country, not just another time. Call it the disillusionment of America. And Obama may have disillusioned more [...]

12 Must-Read Quotes From Bishop Paprocki’s Same-Sex Marriage Exorcism

  In a much-publicized event on Wednesday that coincided with Governor Pat Quinn signing gay marriage into law in Illinois, Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield led the faithful in “Prayers of Supplication and Exorcism in Reparation for the Sin of Same-Sex Marriage.” In his homily at the service, Bishop Paprocki demonstrated once again why he [...]

Top 10 Scholarly Tweets About the Body

Live tweeting an academic conference is a strange, self-contradictory thing to do. Creating a top 10 list from the tweets is probably worse. But here I go. Notre Dame’s Center for Ethics and Culture presented its celebrated Fall Conference Nov. 7-9.  The Fall Conference is a remarkable event, an ecumenical and interdisciplinary investigation of an [...]

Who Pays for Human Rights?

It is mildly heartening that the European Parliament “rejected” a bill that “as a human rights concern, abortion should be made legal, safe and accessible to all.” I say “mildly” and use quotes around “rejected” since you’d think calling infanticide a “fundamental human right” would yield zero Yea votes. Nay. The “murder is a fundamental [...]

BREAKING NEWS: Senate OKs resolution to allow priests back on military bases

On Monday, and again on Thursday, CatholicVote blasted messages to our members, asking them to call their two Senators to pass a resolution so that Catholic priests could say Mass on military installations. They finally got the message. From the AP: Military chaplains will be able to offer worship services to members of the armed [...]

Paul Ryan, Statesman

In yesterday’s Wall Street Journal, Congressman Paul Ryan made the case for a compromise to end the government shutdown, address the approaching debt limit, and start down the path to long-term fiscal sanity. Our government may be in the midst of a crisis, but Ryan also sees opportunity—there is something to be gained for both [...]

20-Week Abortion Bans Enjoy Broad Support

Legislation that would ban abortion after 20 weeks of gestation has become a top priority for pro-lifers in 2013. In the past few years,  at least 10 states have passed such bans.  The debate over a 20 week abortion ban in Texas  – recently signed by Governor Rick Perry – received nationwide attention this summer.  Additionally, U.S. Senator Marco [...]

Pro-Life Victory: New Law Requires Ultrasound

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed a law on Friday that requires women seeking an abortion to have an ultrasound performed on their unborn child. The law went into effect on Monday. The law also requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of an abortion clinic. According to [...]


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