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  • [Barf Alert] After abortion loss, Irish prelates look to pope’s vision of ‘pro-life’

    05/27/2018 6:15:06 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Crux ^ | May 27, 2018 | Christopher White
    In the wake of Ireland’s decision to legalize abortion, two of Ireland’s leading prelates are encouraging the country’s Catholics to embrace a vision of supporting life that aligns with what Pope Francis has dubbed as “missionary discipleship.” In a homily on the Feast of the Blessed Trinity at the National Marian Shrine in Knock, Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh recalled Francis’s first Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium (“The Joy of the Gospel”), which has often been described as the blueprint for his papacy.“Pastoral ministry in a missionary key seeks to abandon the complacent attitude that says: ‘We have always done it this way.’...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Irish Catholics Worried, Dismayed After Abortion Vote

    05/27/2018 4:51:45 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    The Stream ^ | May 27, 2018 | Gregory Katz
    Irish Catholics attending Sunday Mass were disappointed with the result of a referendum in which voters opted to legalize abortion and think it reflects the weakening of the Church — a situation that was unthinkable in Ireland a generation ago. There was no mention of the referendum during the sermon at St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral, but it was weighing heavily on the minds of some worshippers as they left the Mass in central Dublin. Ireland voted by a roughly two-to-one margin Friday to end a constitutional ban on abortion, and parliament is expected to approve a more liberal set of...
  • Islamic spokesman calls [called] for No vote in abortion referendum

    05/27/2018 2:48:12 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 26 replies
    Irish Times ^ | May 22, 2018 | Patsy McGarry
    Dr Ali Selim: “The Eighth Amendment protects pregnant women against taking a hasty decision.” Repeal of the Eighth Amendment “is not compassionate. It is cruel. It gives licence for murder,” Dr Ali Selim of the Islamic Cultural Centre in Dublin’s Clonskeagh has said. Abortion without restriction up to 12 weeks was “abortion for no reason,” he said. “Bearing in mind their difficult circumstances, the Eighth Amendment protects pregnant women against taking a hasty decision,” he said. “ The right decision is the decision that one takes when one is not under pressure of any type. That said the women’s...
  • Celebs Slam Trump Admin. Rule Separating Abortion Clinics from Federally Funded Facilities

    05/27/2018 7:49:19 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 26, 2018 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Hollywood celebrities are coming to the aid of the abortion industry following the Trump administration’s announcement of a new rule that ends the notion that abortion is health care or family planning and requires abortion facilities to be physically and financially separate from federally funded family planning centers. The new rule, which can be read at the website of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), bars recipients of federal Title X family planning funds from referring women for abortions and – for abortion providers that also offer family planning services – also requires completely separate facilities for these...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Catholic’ Ireland Falls Into the Sea

    05/26/2018 8:06:25 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | May 26, 2018 | James Bogle
    Ladies and gentlemen,It looks as if the Republic of Ireland has – very decisively – decided to vote down the 8th Amendment and so withdrawn protection from the most vulnerable of all Irish citizens – the unborn. has, after holding out for many years, finally decided to join the mainland European rush to self-immolation.What is worse is that, in most countries, abortion was imposed by the judicial and/or legislative elite whereas Ireland’s own people have chosen this route, themselves, by referendum.It is tempting to say “I told you so – this is the end result of their infernal rebellion, murderous civil...
  • What Ireland is now Celebrating...culture of death

    The tender and delicate woman among you, which would not adventure to set the sole of her foot upon the ground for delicateness and tenderness, her eye shall be evil toward the husband of her bosom, and toward her son, and toward her daughter, And toward her young one that cometh out from between her feet, and toward her children which she shall bear: for she shall eat them for want of all things secretly in the siege and straitness, wherewith thine enemy shall distress thee in thy gates.(Deuteronomy 28:56-57)But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not...
  • Abortion stigma is gone, says Irish PM after vote

    05/26/2018 5:54:44 PM PDT · by massmike · 44 replies ^ | 05/26/2018 | Robin Millard
    Ireland on Saturday voted to erase the stigma and burden of shame from hundreds of thousands of women who secretly had abortions, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said. Speaking after a landslide referendum in favour of repealing the republic's ban on abortions, Varadkar said Ireland had emerged from the shadows and come of age. "Today is an historic day for Ireland. A quiet revolution has taken place," he said in a speech at Dublin Castle, where the referendum result was declared, showing 66 percent had voted to repeal the constitutional ban on abortions. Varadkar, Ireland's first gay prime minister, came to...
  • [Catholic Caucus] IRELAND: a post-mortem examination - by Roberto de Mattei (Revisited)

    05/26/2018 10:09:52 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 43 replies
    Rorate Caeli / Roberto de Mattei ^ | May 26, 2018 | New Catholic /
    IRELAND: a post-mortem examination - by Roberto de Mattei (Revisited) Almost exactly three years ago, in May 2015, following the "same-sex marriage" referendum in Ireland, Roberto de Mattei made his "post-mortem examination" of the formerly Catholic powerhouse. On this sad Saturday, as vote tallies confirm that an overwhelming majority of Irish voters chose to remove the 8th amendment of the Irish Constitution, we take a moment to revisit his piece. What did the 8th amendment say exactly? These words: The State acknowledges the right to life of the unborn and, with due regard to the equal right to life of...
  • Ireland Vote to Legalize Abortion Called a “Tragedy of Historic Proportions.”

    05/26/2018 8:44:06 AM PDT · by Morgana · 50 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | May 26, 2018 | Steven Ertelt
    Leading pro-life campaigners from around the world are dismayed at the results from Ireland today, which show that the long-time pro-life nation has abandoned its legal protections for unborn children and will eventually approve legislation that will legalize abortions on babies as old as 6 months. To say that the pro-life movement is in a state of shock and disappointment this morning would be to understate the situation. At the same time, pro-life advocates promised to be vigilant against abortion and to help women find pro-life solutions in unplanned pregnancy situations. A leading pro-life group said Saturday that Ireland’s decision...
  • My Thoughts on Ireland’s Future

    05/26/2018 8:33:33 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 12 replies
    Computing Forever via YouTube ^ | May 26, 2018 | Computing Forever
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  • Irish Times exit poll projects Ireland has voted by landslide to repeal Eighth Amendment

    05/25/2018 4:07:07 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 35 replies
    Irish Times ^ | May 25, 2018 | Pat Leahy
    Ireland has voted by a landslide margin to change the constitution so that abortion can be legalised, according to an exit poll conducted for The Irish Times by Ipsos/MRBI. The poll suggests that the margin of victory for the Yes side in the referendum will be 68 per cent to 32 per cent – a stunning victory for the Yes side after a long and often divisive campaign. See here for liveblog coverage of events across Friday in the referendum vote.
  • Exit poll: Ireland projected to overturn abortion ban in landslide vote

    05/25/2018 2:51:45 PM PDT · by mooncoin · 118 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/25/2018 | John Bowden
    Ireland has voted in a landslide to overturn the country's decades-old ban on abortion in a major victory for abortion rights activists, according to an exit poll from The Irish Times. A poll conducted on Friday by Ipsos/MRBI for the Times as voting commenced suggests that as much as 68 percent of voters chose to support the referendum overturning the ban, compared to just 32 percent who voted to keep the practiced banned.
  • Cecile Richards: Women ‘Not Free’ Without Abortion

    05/25/2018 1:09:29 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 24, 2018 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Former Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards said women are dependent on abortion for their freedom because, without it, they cannot control their own bodies. “If you can’t control your own body, you are not free,” Richards said. “That is a fundamental issue, and I don’t think we can, like, make any bones about that.” Richards was interviewed by former Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams, reports MRC NewsBusters’ Katie Yoder, who also notes the unlisted YouTube video of the interview. The former head of America’s largest abortion vendor has been promoting her new book, Make Trouble, since she stepped down from...
  • Royal Wedding Bishop to Lead Anti-Trump Protest

    05/24/2018 10:30:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    Bishop Michael Curry is using the attention he received while presiding over the Royal Wedding to lead a new anti-Trump protest. According to sources, Curry and other Chrisitan leaders will host a candlelight vigil to protest the “dangerous crisis of moral and political leadership at the highest levels of our government and in our churches” — crises that put “the soul of the nation and the integrity of faith” at stake. The event will kick off with a church service beforehand right in front of Lafayette Square, which is across the street from the White House. Who’s going?
  • Urgent prayers needed for Ireland today!

    05/25/2018 2:54:27 AM PDT · by edwinland · 21 replies
    Vanity ^ | May 25, 2018 | Vanity
    Prayers needed for Ireland to defeat the attempt to change its constitution, which currently contains explicit protection for the lives of the unborn. Ireland is voting today in a referendum backed by the pro-abortion lobby, which would essentially allow virtually unrestricted abortion up to 6 months. Please pray the referendum is defeated. And if you have any friends or relatives in Ireland please call them today. The polls are open now.
  • Pro-Life Activist Left Confused After Pro-Choice Protester Calls Her ‘Racist’: ‘You Realize[tr]

    05/24/2018 12:15:06 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 15 replies
    AtlantaBlackStar ^ | 5/24/2018 | Tanasia Kelley
    A pro-life activist found herself the target of loud, accusatory chants by a group of pro-life protesters last week, who dubbed her a “racist” and “sexist” for not supporting a woman’s right to choose. Intersectional feminist club “The Women’s Collective” gathered at the University of Sydney Thursday, May 17, to protest a talk by Life Choice Australia director Rebecca Gosper titled, “Abortion: The Exploitation of Women,” The Daily Wire reported. Footage of the campus protest shows the band of feminists shouting chants and waving signs in an effort to make their message loud and clear outside the anti-abortion event. Some...
  • Trump: “As the Lord Says in Jeremiah, ‘Before I Formed You in the Womb, I Knew You’”

    05/24/2018 7:47:33 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 24 replies ^ | 5/24/18 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    ( - Speaking at the annual gala of the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List on Tuesday night, President Donald Trump cited Jeremiah 1:5 in explaining his belief that “every life is totally worth protecting.” “As the Lord says in Jeremiah, ‘Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you; before you were born, I set you apart,’” said Trump. “When a mother and a father hold a new baby in their arms, they are changed forever.” “When we look into the eyes of a newborn child, there is no doubt we see the beauty of the human soul and...
  • The Adopted Girl Trump Praised Tuesday Night is More Special Than He Knew

    05/24/2018 7:24:58 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 23 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | May 23, 2018 at 3:39pm | Rachel del Guidice
    Adopting a daughter has changed her life and opened her eyes to the beauty of adoption, one mother says. Finding out the baby was addicted to an opioid couldn’t dim that beauty, the mother said in an interview with The Daily Signal. “I can’t even tell you or measure the amount of joy that she has brought to us,” Lisa Alexander, who adopted 4-year-old Katharine with her husband Bruce, said in the phone interview Monday. “When I first saw Katharine, it was very, very similar to having a birth child, like your own child,” Alexander said. “I think [that’s] what...
  • Father Who Raped His 11-Year-Old Daughter, Took Her for Abortion, May Finally Go to Prison

    05/24/2018 12:34:51 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | May 11, 2018 | Steven Ertelt
    A father of an 11-year-old girl in West Virginia who was arrested and ultimately indicted after arranging for an abortion following a case of pregnancy following incest may head to prison — butnot for the initial crime. As LifeNews reported, Michael and Amanda Adkins were arrested on charges of child neglect causing the risk of injury. While some licensed medical professionals were involved in getting information to authorities, WSAZ-TV indicates the abortion clinic in Charleston that did an abortion did not report the clear case of statutory rape. The indictment charged Michael Joe Adkins with incest, first-degree sexual assault and...
  • Parents Outraged After 7th Graders Taught “Graphic” Sex Ed Lesson by Planned Parenthood Partner

    05/24/2018 12:19:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | May 23, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    A group of Pennsylvania parents expressed outrage this week after learning that their seventh-grade students were taught a “graphic” sex education lesson by a group that partners with Planned Parenthood. KDKA News reports parents at the Hazelwood location of Propel Charter School in Pittsburgh said their young students were told graphic details about oral sex during a recent science class. The parents recently met with the principal to discuss their concerns. A parent who asked to remain anonymous told the news outlet what her daughter told her about the class: “‘We said we didn’t know what it meant, and he...