Action: Thank Democrats Who Just Supported A Marriage Vote in Minnesota

As Josh already noted, defenders of marriage scored a big victory in Minnesota this weekend, when their State House voted to pass a bill already passed by their State Senate to allow Minnesotans to vote on the definition of marriage in 2012. Minnesota now joins Indiana, Maryland, Rhode Island and North Carolina which have seen progress made towards protecting marriage this year (pray that New York... More

Updated (2): In MN, A Legislator Insults and Threatens a Parish Priest over Marriage Vote (+How We Can Respond)

I wrote yesterday about the efforts in Minnesota to pass a bill that would allow the people of that state to vote to define marriage in 2012, and noted that the Minnesota Catholic Conference is supportive of these efforts. As part of this initiative, one local Catholic pastor, Rev. John Echert of Holy Trinity/Saint Augustine Parish, wrote his representative —Freshman State Rep. John Kries... More

BREAKING: USCCB calls for defunding Planned Parenthood

“At a Time of Painful Budget Cuts, Defunding Planned Parenthood ‘Not One of Those Hard Choices'” The bishops speak: In an April 13 letter to the U.S. House of Representatives, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston urged Congress to vote for a resolution to ban federal funding of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. In the midst of a budget debate involving shar... More

*UPDATE* Not a Typo! Norwich Diocesan Newspaper notes pro-abortion AG invited to speak to Catholic grade schoolers

UPDATE: Please see below for an important update to this story. A surprised reader of Four County Catholic – the official newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Norwich, CT –  just contacted me and pointed out this news item in the most recent April 2011 issue: … “protecting a woman’s right to choose”? How did that get past the editor? And why is a known advocat... More

Update 2: When it comes to saving embryos, Campbells Soul is mmm, mmm good! *Solae Too* (Pepsi, Kraft, & Nestle, not so much)

{This post has been updated with more info as well as email addresses & phone numbers. Update 2 – Solae has announced they have severed ties as well!} Yesterday I noticed some disturbing headlines such as “Company Uses Cells from Abortions to Test Artificial Flavors.” A pro-life group has called for a boycott of food companies that maintain a business relationship with the gu... More

Dueling Tours: First Photos of Pro-Life/Planned Parenthood Rally (+CatholicVote members sighting!)

As I wrote earlier today, Planned Parenthood has sent out their own “Big Pink Bus” to follow LiveAction/SBA’s pro-life bus tour around the country. Of course, us taxpayers are paying for the Planned Parenthood bus. (I’m calling it the “PeptoBus” – because what Planned Parenthood does should make us sick to our stomach!) Here are some of the first photos to... More

Video: Bayer’s Totally Vapid, Hyper-Consumeristic Contraception Commercial

This commercial for Bayer’s contraception-on-steroids product “Beyaz” perfectly portrays the selfish – even solipsistic – lifestyle made possible and promoted by the contraceptive mentality: What lies these young women are being fed about how to pursue happiness and fulfillment. I’d recommend hoping over to this videos YouTube page and “Dislike”-ing... More


Dissent: Catholic Parish in Minneapolis to host Gay & Lesbian fundraiser with “same-sex marriage activist” pastor

UPDATE: I have been informed that the Archdiocese of St. Paul – Minneapolis has just now been informed of this. They are looking into it now. Please prayerfully support them as they pursue a pastoral solution. UPDATE 2: Gay & Lesbian Fundraiser at Catholic Parish in MN *CANCELED* ORIGINAL POST: Why is a Catholic parish in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis hosting a Gay &... More

ACTION: Fight to defund Planned Parenthood will focus on 13 Senators

Taxpayers won an important victory in the U.S. House by garnering the votes needed to cut federal funding to Planned Parenthood for the rest of this year. The battle now turns to the United States Senate.  Getting the 51 votes to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood will be extremely difficult. Not all Senate Republicans are pro-life and not every Senate Democrat is 100% pro-abortion. Some hav... More

US Bishops ask Americans to get behind Protect Life Act

This was sent out by the USCCB’s pro-life office: The Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) welcomed the approval in committee of the Protect Life Act (H.R. 358). Sponsored by Rep. Joseph Pitts (R-PA) and Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL) and 123 co-sponsors, the Protect Life Act would apply longstanding federal policies on abortion funding, and consci... More



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