As the smoke clears and the wounded are tended to following the horrific bombing in Boston yesterday, the case of America’s most prolific serial killer, Kermit Gosnell, has been once again pushed to the back of our collective consciousness. Yesterday’s tragedy, so raw and present in the minds of post-9/11 Americans, leaves little room in our thoughts for the details of Gosnell’s... More
I think we have, in our hands, an achievable way of changing America in a way that will seem as sudden and earth-shaking as the 1960s civil rights revolution or the 1989 anti-Communist revolution.
But first I think it’s important to give some context. What needs to be saved about the American culture in the first place? The family.
A nation is only as strong as its foundation, and for a society,... More
It’s worth noting, isn’t it? That if Romney had won the election, there would be no talk of false ‘accommodations’ with the HHS mandate. The mandate would be gone.
And we also wouldn’t have this…
The President of the United States recorded a message for NARAL Pro-Choice America, which celebrated the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade on Tuesday.
“To everyone at N... More
The list of Democrats who were once pro-life but abandoned women and children in order to grab political power is sadly very long.
Ted Kennedy, Al Gore, Dick Durbin, Dick Gephardt, Dennis Kucinich…
…and now Rep. Stephen Lynch.
You see, there’s a Senate race in Massachusetts now that John Kerry is over at the State Department. Lynch was once pretty solid on life, but over the year... More
Abortion does not save lives. It ends them. 55 million over the past 40 years to be precise.
But that irrefutable fact didn’t stop MSNBC host Toure Neblett this past week from thanking God that abortion is legal, and that in some ways it saved his life.
Just how did it save his life? you’re probably wondering.
I’ll let Mr Neblett explain:
15 years [ago] I was in a committed relationship with... More
Not everyone in this country sees eye to eye on the topic of abortion. Got it. But this new ad from Center for Reproductive Rights in support of Roe is simply creepy.
Did Mehcad Brooks start his acting career doing ads for sleazy dating websites/pay-per-call numbers? How I’d wish they’d edited out a few of those mmmm-mmmm-mmms at the end. They just don’t s... More
The horror felt is real, because the carnage of massacre was horrifying.
Twenty young children, slain for no good reason. Adam Lanza just decided they were inconvenient to him. It was horribly wrong to do this. What Lanza did was wrong not because the parents of those children loved them and wanted them to remain alive. What Lanza did was wrong because each those children was an individual, uniqu... More
We can’t expect to win hearts and minds with only facts and figures. We need to tell stories. Jesus Christ didn’t only dictate what we ought to do. He would tell parables or stories to win people over to the truth. (I wrote about this recently in a column for Catholic Pulse.)
Well, one bishop understands this point powerfully. Rather than simply stating the doctrine of the Church or ex... More
“Along with traditional means such as witness of life, catechetics, personal contact, popular piety, the liturgy and similar celebrations, the use of media is now essential in evangelization and catechesis. Indeed, “the Church would feel guilty before the Lord if she did not utilize these powerful means that human skill is daily rendering more perfect”. The media of social commun... More
Today marks 40 years since the Supreme Court decisions Roe and Doe which allowed for abortion at any time during gestation for any reason.
I’ll be on CNN “Newsroom” just after 9 a.m. ET to discuss some follow up ideas to my piece from last week. No, I don’t agree with Time magazine. I don’t think abortion advocates are losing. Witness the most recent elections a... More