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  • Brittany Maynard Won’t Kill Herself November 1: “Doesn’t Seem Like the Right Time Now”

    10/30/2014 9:16:04 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 35 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/30/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Brittany Maynard has officially decided to delay her decision to kill herself under Oregon’s assisted suicide law on November 1. She says it “doesn’t seem like the right time now” to end her life.Although cancer patients and pro-life groups have tried to talk her out of the decision, it now appears Maynard may have either been used by assisted suicide advocates to promote their agenda or may have been a part of a plan working in concert with them to attempt to legalize assisted suicide in additional states.The 29-year-old terminally ill patient made nationally-discussed plans to take the lethal pill...
  • Abortion in America: A costly choice (VERY "pro-choice" column)

    10/29/2014 5:34:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Economist ^ | October 27, 2014
    FOR women living in large swathes of the American South, it is increasingly difficult to terminate an unwanted pregnancy. Onerous new rules and regulations are forcing abortion clinics to shut down in states across the region. A Texas law passed last year has already forced nearly half of the state’s 40 clinics to close. Only eight would still be in service had not the Supreme Court intervened on October 14th to block temporarily parts of the law. Remaining clinics are reporting longer waiting lists, with women travelling greater distances (and sometimes across state lines) to get the procedure. Similar rules...
  • How to Keep Your Relationship Pure

    10/29/2014 4:17:36 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    chastity.com ^ | no date provided | Ann Marie Williams
    Why do we keep making the same mistakes? How do I stay pure with all of today’s modern pressures? In reality, it boils down to two main concepts: Lead Us Not into Temptation Remember that line from the Our Father? It doesn’t say “lead us not into sin” but “lead us not into temptation.” See, we aren’t called merely to stay away from sin; we are called to avoid temptation. To do otherwise is asking for trouble. Imagine you are watching TV and a news alert flashes across the screen: “Rabid dogs loose in your neighborhood. Do not go near...
  • Three brothers ‘abused 54 girls in Rotherham - but remain at large’ ( UK )

    10/29/2014 1:14:17 PM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    Sheffield Telegraph ^ | 28 October 2014
    Three brothers alleged to have abused more than 50 girls in Rotherham remain at large - despite police being told about their activities more than a decade ago, it has been claimed. A former Rotherham Council researcher said mentions of the brothers, who are of Pakistani descent, featured ‘very heavily’ in a dossier she produced for police in 2001 on suspected abusers in the town. But the information was never acted upon - and the researcher has told MPs that the men have never been prosecuted for the alleged abuse, despite facing other charges on different criminal matters. In her...
  • Mother Wins Case to Kill Her Disabled Daughter

    10/29/2014 12:02:10 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 44 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/29/14 | Cassy Fiano
    (LiveActionNews) — The ethical problems with euthanasia have been detailed at Live Action News extensively. People with disabilities, people suffering from mental illness, people who were just lonely or old but otherwise healthy, even children — all can be euthanized in countries like Belgium and the Netherlands. That’s not good enough for the assisted suicide lobby though, which continues to campaign for the right to kill increasingly more people, from the disabled to the poor.This slippery slope is now headed for the United States, with cancer patient Brittany Maynard saying she will kill herself on November 1, and until then,...
  • Fact: 94% of Pregnant Women Who Went to Planned Parenthood Got an Abortion

    10/29/2014 11:55:13 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 12 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/29/14 | Kristin Hawkins
    So Planned Parenthood says that that only three percent of all Planned Parenthood health services are abortion services. Makes abortion seem pretty rare for Planned Parenthood doesn’t it?Here is Planned Parenthood’s Annual Report from 2012 to 2013. This pie chart represents every single service Planned Parenthood performed during that year, and this slice of the pie represents the number of abortion services they provided in comparison to all the procedures they performed.And this clearly shows that abortion services were only 3% of the total pie. Right?So then why are pro-life groups claiming that this 3% number is misleading? What’s their...
  • NY State blesses ‘incest’ marriage between uncle, niece

    10/29/2014 9:29:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 69 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 29, 2014 | Julia Marsh
    The state’s highest court has toppled a cultural taboo — legalizing a degree of incest, at least between an uncle and niece — in a unanimous ruling. While the laws against “parent-child and brother-sister marriages . . . are grounded in the almost universal horror with which such marriages are viewed . . . there is no comparably strong objection to uncle-niece marriages,” Tuesday’s ruling reads.
  • Why defending marriage is a pro-life issue

    10/29/2014 5:59:09 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 3 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/28/14 | Voice of the Family
    This past weekend saw the 2014 Faith of Our Fathers conference, held in Knock, Ireland, and organised by the Catholic Voice newspaper. John Smeaton, chief executive of the Society for the Protection of the Unborn Children (SPUC) and the co-founder of Voice of the Family, delivered an address entitled Why defending marriage is a pro-life issue (full text). In his address, Mr Smeaton explained: Statistical evidence on abortion clearly shows that marriage as an institution protects children, both born and unborn. [Also], same-sex marriage represents an attempt to redefine marriage, thus undermining marriage and family life, as a growing body of academic research clearly shows. It is...
  • ‘Magical’ Planned Parenthood gala rakes in $1.3M

    10/29/2014 5:50:48 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 9 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/28/14 | Kirsten Andersen
    NOTE: Readers may require a barf bag to get through this post.  If you’re on an airplane, check the seatback pocket in front of you.  If you’re anywhere else … good luck. What do you think of when you hear the word “magical"?  Childlike wonder?  Fairy dust?  Unicorns?  Santa Claus?  Disneyland?  Narnia?  How about abortion? No?  Well, writer Shelby Hodge disagrees with you.  In a fawning article for Culturebeat Houston, she recently covered Planned Parenthood of the Gulf Coast’s annual fundraising gala, giving her piece the unbelievably adulating title, “Magical Planned Parenthood gala transcends party lines and raises $1.3 million.”...
  • Former Abortion Clinic Worker: “I Can Still Hear the Sounds of Babies’ Skulls Being Crushed”

    10/28/2014 11:59:41 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 19 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/28/14 | Sarah Terzo
    (LiveActionNews) –On Wednesday, former Planned Parenthood director and pro-life activist Abby Johnson sent out a letter describing the retreat that her organization, And Then There Were None, recently held. Her letter is an eloquent plea to pro-lifers to support workers who are fleeing the abortion industry and suffering emotionally because of what they experienced.She included some testimonies from the workers, including: I can still hear the sound of babies’ skulls being crushed. By its very existence, And Then There Were None gives a challenge to the pro-life movement – are we pro-life only for the babies, or are we pro-life...
  • Man Who Sexually Abused 8-Year-Old Kept Abusing Her for Years After Abortion Clinic Ignored It

    10/28/2014 6:59:22 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 14 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/27/14 | Carole Novielli
    p>In May 2010, Douglas Wayne Ring was arrested after sexually abusing a female relative for years after he took the teen for an abortion.Authorities say the attacks began when the girl was 8 years old and continued until she was 20. According to reports, the victim became pregnant three times starting when she was 16.The first time she testified that she after she discovered that she was pregnant Ring took her to a clinic in Houston where she had an abortion.Life Dynamics, an organization located in Denton, Texas reviewed hundreds of criminal cases where adult men were raping their young...
  • The Special Treatment Homosexuals Demand

    10/27/2014 7:35:52 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 25 replies
    The New American ^ | 10-26-14 | Selwyn Duke
    There is one particular thing that illustrates better than anything else the unreasonableness — and some would say gall — of homosexuality activists. It’s not demanding that bakers, shirt printers, and wedding planners be party to events and expression deeply contrary to their principles, as offensive as that is. What I speak of is something even more fundamental, something again brought to light by the recent Vatican synod on the family. As many know, the synod made news with an unwisely released and widely misrepresented mid-term report containing language that the secular media interpreted as signaling church capitulation on the...
  • Abortion Clinic Worker Quits After Seeing Aborted Babies, “They Were The Faces of God’s Children”

    10/27/2014 12:16:40 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 35 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/27/14 | Steven Ertelt
    The pro-life movement is blessed to have quite a number of former abortion practitioners, abortion clinic operators, and abortion facility staff who are now passionately pro-life. They are some of the leading figures talking about the horrors of what goes on in abortion clinics — where unborn babies and women are both violated by abortions.In many cases, what led them to exit the abortion industry was a confrontation with abortion itself and a final awakening of their senses that they were involved the the sad and tragic destruction of human life.On her Facebook page, Abby Johnson shares the story of...
  • Refusing to Marry Same-Sex Couples Isn’t Religious Freedom, It’s Just Discrimination

    10/26/2014 9:58:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 23, 2014 | Sally Kohn
    A ‘Christian’ wedding chapel—a private business—in Idaho is suing for the right not to marry gay couples. There is no such right. Yet.The first thing you need to know is that most “wedding chapels” are not actually chapels. They are private businesses, sometimes run by ordained ministers who are thus licensed to perform marriage ceremonies, but just as often run by Elvis impersonators. Thus, the question of how marriage-equality laws apply to private wedding chapels is ostensibly a question of under what circumstances the government can lawfully step on a for-profit company’s blue suede shoes. Ground zero for this debate...
  • Future Abortion Doctor: “Seeing an Arm Being Pulled Through the Vaginal Canal Was Shocking”

    10/26/2014 4:14:01 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 10 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 10/24/14 | Sarah Terzo | Washington, DC |
    Future Abortion Doctor: “Seeing an Arm Being Pulled Through the Vaginal Canal Was Shocking” by Sarah Terzo | LifeNews.com | 10/24/14 4:28 PM(LiveActionNews) — Men and women who are considering providing abortions as a career must overcome their natural revulsion to witnessing violence. They must silence their consciences and prepare themselves to participate in the destruction of human life on a daily basis. If they cannot do this, they will not be able to perform abortions. Here are quotes from four people – two medical students, a doctor, and a would-be Planned Parenthood director, going through this process.1.) A doctor...
  • My son with Down syndrome is not a burden to his family

    10/11/2014 6:06:56 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    live action ^ | Cassy Fiano
    It’s not unusual to hear people talk about aborting their baby with Down syndrome because it is the “merciful” thing to do. One woman wrote about her decision to abort her baby with Down syndrome because of the “suffering” the baby and her family would be forced to endure, and somehow still has the audacity to claim that she “loves” her son. To her, she was making some kind of noble choice because he otherwise would have had a miserable, empty, meaningless life. Richard Dawkins caused a huge controversy when he argued that it was immoral to knowingly give birth...
  • Charlotte Was Born at 24 Weeks When Abortion’s Legal For Any Reason, Look at Her Now

    10/26/2014 4:01:46 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 6 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/22/14 | Sarah Zagorski | Washington, DC |
    Charlotte Was Born at 24 Weeks When Abortion’s Legal For Any Reason, Look at Her Now by Sarah Zagorski | LifeNews.com | 10/22/14 3:32 PMEarlier this year, the Women Speak Out PAC, partner of the Susan B. Anthony List, (SBA) launched an ad exposing Sen. Kay Hagan’s (D-North Carolina) support for late-term abortion. SBA works to elect pro-life candidates and in November, North Carolina will decide if they are going to elect pro-abortion Sen. Kay Hagan or pro-life Thom Tillis to Congress.The ad features Ned and Rebecca Ryun who open up about their daughter’s premature birth. Their daughter was...
  • Women Defend Aborting Their Babies With Down Syndrome: “Having a ‘Tard’ is a Bummer for Life”

    10/23/2014 3:12:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    Life News ^ | 10.23.14 | Sarah Terzo
    Rayna Rapp, a former abortion clinic worker, interviewed women getting genetic testing to find out if their babies would be disabled or have a genetic problem. Here are some things that people said about why they would abort a down syndrome baby: “The bottom line is when my neighbor said to me: “Having a “tard,” that’s a bummer for life.” … downsyndromebaby30“I have a cousin, my mother’s sister’s son, he’s retarded and 38. Oh, it isn’t Down’s, it’s something else. He’s done fine, he’s likely to live a normal life, to die at 80. But it’s really messed up the...
  • Politics and Religion Pt. 1

    10/25/2014 10:53:35 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 8 replies
    Tim Staples' Blog ^ | September 29, 2014 | Tim Staples
    Politics and Religion Pt. 1 Catholic Answers published its now-famous “Voter’s Guide for Serious Catholics” back in 2004 (updated in 2006) that has now sold millions of copies with millions more having been distributed for free. In that document, for which Catholic Answers has taken a lot of flack by the way, we give guidance to Catholics in voting so that, quite frankly, Catholics will “vote like Catholics,” yet, we do much more than just that. We give instruction, in complete harmony with the teaching authority of the Church, as to the most important moral issues of our day that are politically in play....
  • Fetus-phobia has taken over the media

    10/24/2014 11:55:19 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 7 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/24/14 | Gualberto Garcia Jones, J.D.
    Every single day over 3,000 unborn children in the United States are brutally murdered by having their limbs literally torn and ripped apart.  This is the cold hard truth, and although every year there are hundreds of pro-life laws attempting to confront this dark reality legislatively, you will almost never hear a positive news story about pro-lifers. I believe that Heather and Brady's story needs to be heard and that the political media should be chastised for burying and distorting it. In the spring of 2013, I drafted and was one of the two proponents of the Colorado Brady...
  • Ten ways media spin abortion as ‘moral,’ ‘social good’

    10/24/2014 6:07:46 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 6 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/23/14 | Katie Yoder
    A new book – a gospel of responsibility-free sex – defines abortion as “right,” “good” and “moral.” It’s what’s “best for kids” and it’s all about a woman’s “unalienable right” to pursue happiness.  When Katha Pollitt, an outspoken feminist and columnist for The Nation, published “Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights” on Oct. 14, the journalists used it as a launching pad for their latest abortion obsession: no-fault abortion. Pollitt’s book “reframes abortion” as “a moral right with positive social implications.” And since nobody ever went broke telling the self-obsessed what they want to hear, the book has received rapturous praise from the feminist left. Here, as given to us by Pollitt’s media...
  • Mom Regrets Not Aborting Son With Down Syndrome: I Would’ve Killed Him if I Could

    10/23/2014 9:15:24 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 111 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/23/14 | Steven Ertelt
    For the second time in two weeks, a mother has given a shocking and heartbreaking interview in which she admits she would have taken the life of her disabled son in an abortion if she had it to do all over again.Gillian Relf, 69, regrets having her son, Stephen, who is 47, because he has Down syndrome and requires constant and daily care. She worries about what will happen to her son when she dies.Relf starts with an embarrassing anecdote about how her son refused to sit in his seat on an airplane as they prepared to leave London for...
  • In passionate ruling, federal judge upholds Puerto Rico’s marriage protection law

    10/23/2014 7:30:09 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 20 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/22/14 | Kirsten Andersen
    'Recent affirmances of same-gender marriage seem to suffer from a peculiar inability to recall the principles embodied in existing marriage law,' wrote Perez-Gimenez In a rare court victory for supporters of true marriage, a U.S. District Judge this week upheld the legality of Puerto Rico’s marriage protection law, which defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman.  In his 21-page decision, Judge Juan Perez-Gimenez passionately defended true marriage and delivered a scathing rebuke to his colleagues across the nation who have overwhelmingly ruled to overturn state bans on same-sex “marriage” in the wake of the U.S. Supreme...
  • Rotherham child sexual abuse scandal is tip of iceberg, says police chief ( UK )

    10/23/2014 6:55:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 15 October 2014 | Randeep Ramesh
    Child exploitation is a hidden crime, and offences at home are the biggest concern, says Norfolk chief constable Simon Bailey. There will be more Rotherham-style child sexual exploitation scandals unearthed in the coming months as the “stone is lifted” on the scale of abuse perpetrated on the young, one of Britain’s top police officers has warned. In an interview with the Guardian, Simon Bailey, chief constable of Norfolk police, who is the leading officer concerned with child abuse within the Association of Chief Police Officers, said that sex crimes involving children had for “too long been a hidden crime”. He...
  • California Orders Churches To Fund Abortions—Or Else

    10/22/2014 5:41:24 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/22/14
    A regulatory change in California has placed abortion in the category of ‘basic health services’ all insurance plans must cover. Even those churches buy.
  • Advice columnist: Abortion is ‘the most righteous of causes’

    10/22/2014 10:36:47 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/22/14 | Kirsten Andersen
    What’s a pro-abortion activist to do when her husband’s grandparents are “very Catholic” and pro-life? That’s the question one woman asked when she wrote to The Jewish Daily Forward's Seesaw advice column seeking guidance on how to convince her husband's grandparents to support abortion-on-demand. “I am Jewish and a longtime pro-choice activist who is married to a half-Jewish, half-Catholic man,” wrote the anonymous activist. “He was raised more Jewish than Catholic, because his Catholic dad wasn’t really into the faith. His grandparents, on the other hand, are still very Catholic and therefore very anti-abortion. I have long desired to have...
  • Chances are your teen is looking at porn. But it’s worse than that.

    10/21/2014 10:05:39 AM PDT · by Morgana · 78 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 10.20.14 | Jonathon van Maren
    I live in a quiet subdivision in rural Ontario. I mean very quiet—all summer long, I rarely saw any kids outside biking or playing street hockey or running flimsy lemonade stands or just roughhousing around outside. Then, the day school started, I was shocked when I left my house in the morning and I saw kids everywhere, backpacks in tow, heading to bus stops and walking to the nearby school. This many kids live in my neighborhood? I thought to myself. Where were they all summer? There are a number of possible answers, of course. Some were probably on vacation....
  • Mother in Coma Heard Everything, Was Scared They’d Turn Off Her Life Support

    10/21/2014 6:31:21 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 32 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/20/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Kate Allat suffered a stroke at the age of 39 and the mother spent 10 days in a coma afterwards. Now that she is past that frightful ordeal, Allat reveals in a new interview that she heard everything going on around her in her hospital room and she was fearful her life support would be turned off.Allat indicates that her mind was functioning normally during her coma but everyone around her thought she was brain-dead as she laid in her hospital bed paralyzed and unable to speak or breathe on her own. She listened in fright as medical staff discussed...
  • City Threatens to Arrest Ministers Who Refuse to Perform Same-Sex Weddings

    10/20/2014 12:08:03 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/20/14 | Todd Starnes
    <p>Two Christian ministers who own an Idaho wedding chapel were told they had to either perform same-sex weddings or face jail time and up to $1,000 in fines, according to a lawsuit filed Friday in federal court.</p> <p>Alliance Defending Freedom is representing Donald and Evelyn Knapp, two ordained ministers who own the Hitching Post Wedding Chapel in Coeur d’Alene.</p>
  • Homosexual Marriage: A Watershed Issue for Evangelicals

    10/20/2014 2:46:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | October 20, 2014 | Rob Schwarzwalder, senior vice president, Family Research Council.
    There is a point where decision on contentious, difficult issues is unavoidable. With respect to homosexual conduct, the American Evangelical church has reached that point. There is no ignoring the determination of the gay and lesbian activists to insist upon complete social and legal normalization of homosexual conduct; from the adoption of children by same-sex couples to the judicial recognition of same-sex unions as marriages every bit as complete as those enjoyed by heterosexual couples. Thus, Christians cannot avoid the need to decide which side they are on. The Supreme Court's decision earlier this month to allow current judicial rulings...
  • Euthanasia Activist Starves Herself to Death to Promote Assisted Suicide

    10/20/2014 10:50:40 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 76 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/20/14 | Dr. Peter Saunders
    A long-term pro-euthanasia campaigner has starved herself to death over five weeks because she could not have her life ended legally.Jean Davies, 86, did not suffer from a terminal illness but said her life had become ‘intolerable’ after a series of fainting spells. She died at home in Oxford on 1 October after giving an extensive interview to the Sunday Times.Mrs Davies became involved in the right-to-die campaign as far back as the 1970s and was president of the World Federation of Right to Die Societies from 1990 to 1992 and was chair of the Voluntary Euthanasia Society UK (now...
  • Euthanasia and the slippery slope: You can’t kill just one

    10/20/2014 10:41:21 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/20/14 | Eric Metaxas
    When abortion was made the law of the land, critics predicted that the number of “procedures” would multiply across America, that many would treat it as a form of birth control, and that millions of unborn babies would die. “Nonsense,” said abortion supporters. Abortion would be just for the “hard cases” so that a women would be safe from so-called “back-alley abortions.” Abortion supporters accused pro-lifers of using a “slippery slope” argument. Okay—40 years later which was right? Well, it’s pretty obvious: fifty-six million unborn children have been legally aborted since Roe v. Wade in 1973, precisely what pro-lifers predicted. Sometimes the...
  • Pornography is a tough sell

    10/20/2014 9:34:31 AM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    Chastity.com ^ | No Date Supplied | Jon Sorensen
    We all know that pornography consumption around the world is at an epidemic level, and it’s no secret that it’s having disastrous effects on relationships, marriages, and society at large. The problem is only exacerbated by the availability of pornography online. According to the website covenanteyes.com, more than 1 in 8 Internet searches are for erotic content. 67% of children admit to clearing their Internet history to hide their online activity, while 79% of accidental exposures to Internet porn among kids take place in the home. Equally disturbing is the fact that 56% of divorce cases involve one party having...
  • ‘Sibling incest should be legal,’ says Danish professor of criminal justice ethics

    10/17/2014 6:24:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    Life Site ^ | 10-17-14 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    A Danish professor of criminal justice ethics has stated that he thinks consensual sex between adult siblings should be legal. According to Thomas Sřbirk Petersen, a professor at Roskilde University, the rise in the number of births resulting from donor sperm, which has the potential to create biological siblings who are born into different families, has created a need to rethink the "old taboos" against incest. “In a society where more and more children are being conceived using donor sperm, the risk of falling in love with a stranger who turns out to be a biological sister or brother has...
  • Now more than ever, we must show the victims of abortion (Warning Graphic Photo)

    10/17/2014 7:53:31 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/16/14 | John Jansen
    Recently on the website In These Times, writer Sady Doyle comes right out and says it: “I like abortion.” Lest anyone think Doyle is being taken out of context, consider that the title of her article is, “Abortion Isn’t a Necessary Evil. It’s Great,” and the subtitle is, “Progressives should admit it: We like abortion.” This comes on the heels of Janet Harris’ widely shared Washington Post column, “Stop Calling Abortion a Difficult Decision.” To no one’s surprise, Slate (“My Year As an Abortion Doula”) and HuffPo have also recently had their own Let’s-present-abortion-as-sympathetically-as-we-possibly-can articles. And, very revealingly, America’s leading How to Get Used by...
  • Full Text of Cardinal Burke's Major Interview to Il Foglio on the Synod

    10/16/2014 10:45:22 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 6 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 10/13/14 | Alessandro Gnocchi
    The world likes Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke very little or not at all. And , if it is possible, the Church likes him even less than does the world. On the other hand, this 66 year- old American from Richland Center, Wisconsin, has done everything as a Catholic to successfully carry out his intent to set a fire under the consciences of Christians who are all too inclined to tepidity. He participates in the Marches for Life, he says that Communion is not to be given to those politicians who support abortion laws, he denounces the rapid progression of the...
  • Evidence Emerges of an Engineered Synod

    10/16/2014 7:29:54 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 21 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 10/15/14 | Edward Pentin
    More and more there is talk in Rome that this synod is being engineered by groups intent on steering the Church in a heterodox direction, and increasingly evidence is coming to light that points to it. . It still remains unclear who exactly wrote it and how many eyes had seen it before it was made public, but the strong criticisms of it from such Church leaders as Cardinals Raymond Burke and Gerhard Mueller are enough to point to a lamentable lack of scrutiny, with consequences for souls. Archbishop Bruno Forte, the synod’s special secretary, known to be a keen...
  • In the Church’s hour of greatest need, Dolan fails again

    10/16/2014 9:14:59 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 9 replies
    Seeing as this only has 500 views on Youtube, maybe most folks haven’t seen this, yet. Reader MFG sent this to me this morning. I find this interview disconcerting on many levels. First, his initial glad-handed chuminess is way over the top and appears just overtly insincere. Then he attempts constantly to minimize the divisions in the Synod and gives an unreserved approval of the attempt to redefine Church Doctrine with regard to the groinal issues so sacred to the modernists (adulterers receiving the Blessed Sacrament, regularizing and “solemnizing” divorce through reception of the Blessed Sacrament, gift-bearing sodomites, the whole...
  • MSN Headline: Vatican Alters Report Translation about Gays

    10/16/2014 9:44:06 AM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 10-16-2014 | AP
    Check it out http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/vatican-alters-draft-report-translation-about-gays/ar-BB9qgYh
  • "Synod Fathers under intense pressure from the Kasper Front to modify their views - or else"

    10/16/2014 2:53:54 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    rorate-caeli ^ | October 15, 2014
    It seems Walter Kasper's racist remarks on Africa and Africans have caused an understandable shock wave throughout the assembly. They reflect a racist, xenophobic, and anti-African mindset that has removed the Church in Africa from any participation in the Synodal administration and governance, or in the committee formed to help draft the final relatio. Other than that, Synod Fathers are being strongly pressured by the allies of the racist German cardinal, who are in the minority, to modify as little as possible the partial relatio: as Tosatti explains below, that was one of the main reasons why the racist manipulators...
  • AP confirms: "Outed" Forte exclusively responsible for "Gayspel", only ONE Father mentioned issue

    10/16/2014 2:59:51 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    rorate-caeli ^ | October 15, 2014
    FULL TITLE: AP confirms: "Outed" Forte exclusively responsible for "Gayspel", only ONE Father had even mentioned issue in Synod Hall Bruno "Outed" Forte From Nicole Winfield's Associated Press article on Synod special secretary Abp. Bruno "Outed" Forte. We post it here for the record of the history of the most embarrassing document in Catholic history, and its most infamous passage, where Forte sneaked his own "New Gospel": Erdo has already "outed" the official who wrote the section on gays, Monsignor [Archbishop] Bruno Forte, appointed by Pope Francis as the special secretary to the synod. Forte is an Italian theologian known...
  • Senate Candidate Joni Ernst Endorses Federal Personhood Bill For Fetuses

    10/16/2014 6:15:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | October 16, 2014 | Laura Bassett
    Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst said she would support a federal bill that gives legal personhood rights to fetuses from the moment of fertilization, effectively wiping out legal abortion in the United States. Ernst voted for a fetal personhood amendment in the Iowa State legislature in 2013, and she told the Sioux City Journal editorial board on Wednesday that she also would support a federal personhood measure if she were elected to the U.S. Senate. "I will continue to stand by that. I am a pro-life candidate, and this has been shaped by my religious beliefs through the years,"...
  • The Vindication of Christian Sexual Ethics

    10/16/2014 7:54:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/16/2014 | David French
    Over at The Weekly Standard, Heather Mac Donald has penned an outstanding cover story chronicling the ongoing collapse of sexual-revolution values on college campuses. It turns out that sexual “liberation” has not led to sexual fulfillment, but instead to a landscape littered with broken hearts, long-lasting psychic pain, and a consequent desperate effort to create and enforce a bizarre “neo-Victorian” sexual ethic grounded not in any real morality, but instead in an effort to use institutional power to shift the emotional, psychological, and legal consequences of sexual regret and ambiguity to men and — as much as possible —...
  • Writer: It’s Okay If an 11-Year-Old Has an Abortion

    10/16/2014 7:20:49 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 13 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/15/14 | Micaiah Bilger
    I read a lot of terrible abortion stories for my job, but some break my heart more than others.A few weeks ago, I came across a column in the New York Magazine written by an abortion doula. Curious, I clicked on the story and read about the young woman, who provides emotional support for women as they have abortions.I began to feel more and more horrified as I read about her work and her attempts to justify really terrible things. She writes: “A year ago, when I was just starting out, Mitchell met with me and the other trainees to...
  • Not All Catholic Bishops Onboard With Positive Language Toward Same-Sex Couples in Synod Report

    10/15/2014 11:30:57 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/15/2014 (1:53 PM EDT) | Stoyan Zaimov
    Pope Francis leads the synod of bishops in Paul VI's hall at the Vatican October 6, 2014. Pope Francis opened a global Roman Catholic assembly on Sunday showing his apparent irritation with Church leaders who have waged a sometimes bitter public battle between progressives and conservatives on family issues. A recently released midterm report from the Synod of Bishops on the family, which defended the traditional definition of marriage but used positive language towards same-sex couples in some situations, has garnered controversy among some bishops who say it does not accurately reflect the assembly's views. "In regard to homosexuality, there...
  • Loving Jennifer Lawrence

    10/15/2014 10:27:51 AM PDT · by Morgana · 41 replies
    Chastity.com ^ | Tom Ponchak
    This week there appeared a story about an interview that actress Jennifer Lawrence gave to Vanity Fair in the wake of having explicit photos of herself hacked and shared on the internet. The story included this excerpt: “I was in a loving, healthy, great relationship for four years. It was long distance, and either your boyfriend is going to look at porn or he’s going to look at you” (emphasis added). When I read that last line, something inside me grieved. My heart broke for Jennifer Lawrence, for our society, and for my five daughters. What have we become when...
  • City of Houston demands pastors turn over sermons [Dealing With Homosexuality]

    10/15/2014 8:14:40 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 155 replies
    Fox ^ | Published October 14, 2014 | By Todd Starnes
    The city of Houston has issued subpoenas demanding a group of pastors turn over any sermons dealing with homosexuality, gender identity or Annise Parker, the city’s first openly lesbian mayor. And those ministers who fail to comply could be held in contempt of court. “The city’s subpoena of sermons and other pastoral communications is both needless and unprecedented,” Alliance Defending Freedom attorney Christina Holcomb said in a statement. “The city council and its attorneys are engaging in an inquisition designed to stifle any critique of its actions.” ADF, a nationally-known law firm specializing in religious liberty cases, is representing five...
  • houston lgbt mayor has every legal right to prosecute christian churches for political activity

    10/15/2014 5:09:19 AM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 156 replies
    Patton@Bastogne | 2014-10-15 | Patton@Bastogne
    . 2014-10-15 Houston LGBT Mayor has EVERY LEGAL RIGHT to Prosecute Christian Churches for Political Activity First, I (Patton@Bastogne) am a pro-life anti-gay-marriage evangelical Christian. Second, (in today's news story reported by The Houston Chronicle, below) ... I am calling out the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) and their attorney Christina Holcomb ... as "Despicable Liars". ADF attorneys KNOW FULL WELL that Churches' "voluntary" acceptance of the IRS 501-C3 "federal contract" means that Christian Churches SURRENDER their rights to ... First Admendment "Free Speech" ... when practiced behind a "tax-exempt church pulpit". Period. I openly challenge the deceptive ADF organization (and...
  • Abortion Activist: Everyone Would Love Abortion if Pro-Lifers Hadn’t “Brainwashed” People

    10/15/2014 5:17:53 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 26 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/14/14 | Dave Andrusko
    I usually skim books by pro-abortionists—the arguments are repetitious and drawn from the same fetid pool of anti-child and (usually) anti-male rhetoric. But I believe I will have to read Katha Pollitt’s “Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights.”Is it because Pollitt’s book promises a breakthrough, so to speak, a new way of defending the indefensible? Not if you read the 100% sympathetic reviews that have appeared in the usual places (Slate, the New York Times, Salon, etc., etc.) But that’s not the point, although you keep hearing notions that an abortion absolutist is somehow reaching out to people who share none of...
  • October 13, 2014: The Day That Will Be Remembered for Starting the Catholic Schism?

    10/14/2014 9:10:20 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 15 replies
    Two Hearts Press ^ | 10/13/14 | Dr. Kelly Bowring
    Will today be remembered as the first day that led to the Church’s prophesied schism? Quite likely yes. By many accounts people are waking up to see that the Family Synod of October 2014 is an officially Vatican-orchestrated work of manipulation. The mid-way report was released, October 13th, a day of great spiritual significance. This report has been called an “earthquake” by one Catholic reporter, and “one of the worst official documents drafted in Church history” by John Smeaton, co-founder of Voice of the Family. He went on to say: “We urge Catholics not to be complacent or give in...