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
New York Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo will likely run for President in 2016. His favorability ratings are at record highs, he’s led some of the most productive legislative sessions in New York state history and he can deliver an impressive speech – a not so unimportant skill in this day and age.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
At this point it’s impossible to tell if he’ll win, but ... More
Last year Planned Parenthood performed 333,964 abortions. that’s one abortion every 94 seconds, for an entire year.
Ninety-two percent of pregnant women who walk into a Planned Parenthood clinic for services get an abortion.
By contrast PP made only 2,303 adoption referrals, or one every 3 hours and 40 minutes, the amount of time it took them to do 145 abortions.
This rise in abortions... More
From Time's coverage.
The Jan. 14 cover of Time Magazine states, “40 Years Ago, Abortion-rights Activists won an Epic Victory With Roe v. Wade. They’ve Been Losing Ever Since. “
Of course Time magazine is right. It is axiomatic, it is the story of our times, it is the thing every pro-lifer knows: We’re winning this battle.
I can’t understand why colleagues of mine are doubting this... More
Bitterly, that is. Pro-abortion activists are losing? Really? If you believe that, I’ve got a bridge to sell you. Cheap.
After the election, I wrote about how the campaign had in fact been about values, just not values that I and other pro-lifers hold. In fact, we’d been too silent. For at least the second cycle of national elections, we – as part of the family values movement &... More
You’ll never believe he said it.
President Obama is responsible for some of the most moving pro-life rhetoric I’ve heard:
This is our first task: caring for our children. If we don’t get that right, we don’t get anything right. That’s how, as a society, we will be judged.
[. . .]
If there’s even one step we can take to save a child, then surely we have an obligatio... More
On Friday, we were all shocked and stunned to hear of the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. It was an unspeakable crime.
Every time I see a headline of human tragedy, particularly involving large numbers of innocent people, I can’t help putting it in the context of abortion. There’s a noon Mass that I sometimes frequent and one of the attendees, when asked to share additional prayers f... More