Brown, Judie
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As president and founder of American Life League , Judie Brown focuses on the urgent need for America to restore respect for innocent human beings--in society, in the law and in daily life. American Life League began in 1979. It is the nation's largest grass-roots pro-life educational organization, with more than 300,000 American families supporting its work in prayer and with donations.

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Articles

New! Euthanasia and the Silent Pressure to Die

The ongoing debate regarding assisted suicide (a.k.a. euthanasia) represents a discussion with no clear resolution.

Date posted: 2017-09-17

Talk about Babies

Congressman Trent Franks recently wrote about babies diagnosed with Down syndrome and their value to family and society. He understands this value firsthand because of his brother Bruce, who had Down syndrome and passed away 15 years ago.

Date posted: 2017-09-02

A Pile of Dead People

Whoever is true to life, however hard and barren it may be, will discover in himself fountains of very real refreshment. The world will give him more than he ever imagined possible.

Date posted: 2017-09-01

Pandemic of Hate

The news media's ongoing discussion of racism and hate speech has become nothing more than white noise, with conversation and debate fueled by political rhetoric rather than by an honest analysis of the root causes of man's disdain for his fellow man.

Date posted: 2017-08-30

A Nation on the Edge

The dire state of our nation, exemplified by the twisted beliefs and ideologies of too many folks, has become all too prevalent recently. And if we are not careful, the actions that take us to the edge will push us over it.

Date posted: 2017-08-16

Charlie Gard's Symphony

Charlie Gard was eleven months old when his life was snuffed out because of a court ruling deeming it advisable to deny this beautiful little boy the ability to breathe with the use of a ventilator.

Date posted: 2017-08-14

Planned Parenthood Deals in Filthy Lucre

In light of the United States Senate's latest back and forth on defunding Planned Parenthood, it's important to understand the dollar web that sustains this giant death machine. Planned Parenthood has tentacles everywhere, and the money stream is ominous.

Date posted: 2017-08-03

Planned Parenthood's Clandestine Activities

Planned Parenthood will stoop to any level required to make money, whether the focus is on the free market or on access to government dollars - meaning your tax dollars and mine.

Date posted: 2017-07-31

A Tiny Piece of Truth

Scientifically, the tiny piece of truth about your personal DNA is that you have had it ever since you were created by your mother and father. The same is true of every human being.

Date posted: 2017-07-19

Abortion Begs the Question: Is Hell Real?

The subject of hell always raises eyebrows. Nobody wants to hear about it, and many people do not even believe it exists. In our modern culture some believe the word "hell" represents nothing more than a scare tactic or a fable of long ago.

Date posted: 2017-07-17

Inalienable Right to What?

When we talk about the inalienable right to life, what exactly do we mean?

Date posted: 2017-07-15

The Three Percent Serial Killer

When The Babylon Bee published the satirical piece entitled "Serial Killer Released after Explaining Murder Was Only 3% of What He Did," a strange reaction occurred in my brain as I thought about Planned Parenthood's phony claim that only three percent of its business is aborting children.

Date posted: 2017-07-05

Planned Parenthood: A Vile Rot

It came as no surprise to Stop Planned Parenthood International founder Jim Sedlak that Planned Parenthood closed 10 clinics in four states in a span of less than one week!

Date posted: 2017-06-02

Is Murder Right or Wrong?

A recent research study found that whether something is right or wrong is a matter of opinion, especially if you happen to be 35 years of age or younger. The idea that something is always wrong or always right does not apply in this era of moral relativism.

Date posted: 2017-05-23

Heroic Mothers Inspire Us

Mother's Day is Sunday. This is a day that always brings sweet memories to many of us.

Date posted: 2017-05-12

Politics: The Lies That Linger

In case you have not heard by now, Planned Parenthood may or may not continue to be funded by our tax dollars. This means that every day, unless the US Senate concurs with the US House, 888 babies will die!

Date posted: 2017-05-09

A Malignancy Known as Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood's vision of itself versus the actual reality of what it does on a daily basis leaves one not only dumbfounded with disbelief, but sickened as well. Just what is it about this nefarious organization that average folks don't seem to understand?

Date posted: 2017-05-06

Planned Parenthood's Playbook

If the game were chess, Planned Parenthood would have just checkmated the king. The Republican effort to defund Planned Parenthood appears to have stalled again. Thanks to an all-but-salivating media, PP has won the contest of words and public perception.

Date posted: 2017-04-28

Justice for David Daleiden

The shameless persecution of Daleiden and his collaborators is not designed to induce a just conclusion. Rather, the purpose is to shut down truth, no matter the cost. "Instead of launching into a probe of the 'ethical editing' of the videographers, why don't we investigate the ethical ramifications of dismembering aborted children for science? Instead of coining body parts 'tissue,' how about we call it what it really is - a child? Instead of placing value on a child's body parts after an abortion, how about we place value on the child's life?"

Date posted: 2017-04-19

'Mary Kills People' Is Euthanasia Propaganda

Television dramas are taking on controversial subjects with greater frequency these days, and the new Lifetime program Mary Kills People is no exception. The trouble is that this one mirrors a growing attitude in today's culture that those who are in need of relief from suffering should be put down in a way similar to the family pet.

Date posted: 2017-03-31

She Had an Abortion to Protect Her Baby from PAIN!

Abortion has become synonymous with many things in our morally devastated culture, but a Missouri woman's assertion that she had her preborn baby aborted to save her from pain because she learned that her pregnancy will have complications shocked even me!

Date posted: 2017-03-31

Aping the Human Person

While animal welfare is a very urgent concern for some in the philosophical and political community, there is a point in their arguments that represents a bridge too far. One such example of this is the statement that some animals deserve the protection of nonhuman personhood.

Date posted: 2017-03-11

Dr. Mildred Fay Jefferson: Ending Abortion Was Always Her Goal

Mildred Fay Jefferson, MD (1926-2010) was a heroine extraordinaire to all of us who knew her, who listened to her powerful speeches, who read her inspiring pro-life quotes, and who recognized her passion for putting an end to the act of abortion once and for all.

Date posted: 2017-03-10

Misguided Feminism

LifeNews featured a disturbing story last week about a woman named Lyz Keating. According to the story, Lyz "admitted she had an abortion for convenience, and said she has no regrets. To her, getting food poisoning was worse than aborting her unborn child."

Date posted: 2017-02-22

'There Are a Lot of Killers'

Perhaps the only difference between Russian "killers" and our own is that, here in America, the killers are defined as medical professionals who provide a reproductive health service to their customers. Chilling but true.

Date posted: 2017-02-22

Personhood: A Challenge to the Intellect

Prior to January 22, 1973, states had a patchwork of legal protections for the preborn, but nothing was consistent among the laws in the United States.

Date posted: 2017-02-21

Souring the Milk of Human Kindness

The threat of euthanasia, including physician-assisted suicide or abusive use of palliative care, is always with us. But recently it seems to be taking on a new urgency.

Date posted: 2017-02-18

New Congress Continues Old Ways to Betray Babies

It is time to stop the silliness. It is time to get real. It is time to understand that because we are defending defenseless preborn children, we cannot ever agree to a compromise which condemns certain babies to death.

Date posted: 2017-02-03

Archbishop Carlson Defends Life

You may have heard of sanctuary cities and thought the term only applied to a city that protects illegal immigrants. But if you thought that was the case, you would be wrong - at least when it comes to St. Louis, Missouri.

Date posted: 2017-01-24

| Love Life? Tell Its Beautiful Story!

Telling a beautiful story always brings out the best in us and it usually brings joy to those who hear it. When we tell the beautiful story of God's gift of life, we are moving the entire effort forward rather than backward. We are, after all, first and foremost disciples of truth, love, and life - of Christ yesterday, today, and forever.

Date posted: 2017-01-24

Pope Francis and the Era of Confusion

Did Pope Francis really change Catholic teaching on Holy Communion for divorced and remarried Catholics? On homosexual marriage? On divorce? These sorts of questions are common these days. The short answer is no. What follows is the longer one.

Date posted: 2017-01-17

Baby, We've Got Your Back!

Planned Parenthood's slightly despondent president, Cecile Richards, had a lot to think about when she learned that her gal Hillary suffered a defeating blow this week. What to do, she wondered? So she promptly sent out an e-mail to her supporters that told us a whole lot about her game going forward.

Date posted: 2016-11-19

A Joyful Response to Dastardly Deeds

During this month of political maneuverings it might be easy to overlook the challenges that face those who work to restore respect for the gift of human dignity bestowed by God on every human being. Nevertheless, these challenges are real and ever present.

Date posted: 2016-11-17

Justice Cannot Exist without Truth

David Daleiden, director of the Center for Medical Progress, recently wrote in a press release: "The justice system must cut the Gordian knot of the unconstitutional prior restraint blocking the release of the videos, and we will not stop until our First Amendment rights, and those of all Americans, are vindicated."

Date posted: 2016-10-26

Planned Parenthood: A Century of Lying to Women

Even the US Congress is celebrating the fact that Planned Parenthood will soon celebrate the 100th anniversary of its war on women, expectant mothers, and preborn babies. Of course the friends of Planned Parenthood do not refer to this ominous anniversary in those terms.

Date posted: 2016-10-26

Safe Havens for Patients at Risk of Imposed Death

It has become apparent that brain death diagnoses are being made so quickly that in many cases, the patient is given no opportunity to prove the doctors wrong. Often times the diagnosis is made within hours of their loved one being admitted to the hospital. All in what seems to be an effort to harvest the patient's organs. If families object, and want to try different treatment options, the hospital will either override the family, or will place enormous pressure on them to rapidly accept the hospital's decision.

Date posted: 2016-10-15

Catholic Sex Ed Ills Have an Antidote

The Vatican's sex education program entitled The Meeting Point seems to have collided head on into parental rights right here in the United States

Date posted: 2016-09-27

Deadly Lies That Kill Babies

The pregnancies that are not being acknowledged as existing are still pregnancies. The babies whose silent deaths are never tabulated are still babies who die because of long-acting reversible contraception. Lying about it does not change the truth of it.

Date posted: 2016-09-19

Catholicism in Crisis

San Martin appears to suggest that even sexually explicit pictures used in the program at various points are not really offensive if one takes the program as a whole and understands that "the units have a common thread, a metaphor of the human person as a 'tent.'" But our analysis of the program sheds a different light - tent or no tent.

Date posted: 2016-08-28

Abortion Is America's Great Sin

We know that the antidote to abortion is to be truth-tellers with love in our hearts and education on our minds. We have the tools to teach truth. All we have to do is use them in a way that assures that aborting children is no longer America's great sin.

Date posted: 2016-08-20

Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger, and the FACTS

Sanger shaped the eugenics movement in America and beyond in the 1930s and 1940s. Her views and those of her peers in the movement contributed to compulsory sterilization laws in 30 U.S. states that resulted in more than 60,000 sterilizations of vulnerable people, including people she considered "feeble-minded," "idiots," and "morons." She even presented at a Ku Klux Klan rally. The facts about the location of specific Planned Parenthood offices/clinics tell a disturbing story.

Date posted: 2016-08-20

Zika Virus Opportunists

The headlines and lead stories on the latest Zika virus outbreak are concerning, especially to those who are pregnant or have young children.

Date posted: 2016-08-19

Raising Kaine, Despising Christ

Senator Tim Kaine has been nominated for the position of vice president of the United States. As a nonprofit educational organization, ALL does not comment for or against any political candidate. But, as a Catholic organization, we do comment on any candidate who claims to be a faithful Catholic and publicly acts contrary to the teachings of the Church. This commentary is intended to call on Senator Kaine to obey Canon 916 and on all bishops and priests to obey Canon 915.

Date posted: 2016-08-02

Truth and Freedom under Attack in America

Two days ago the United States House of Representatives voted 245 to 182 to pass the Conscience Protection Act "to prevent governmental discrimination against providers of health services who decline involvement in abortion, and for other purposes."

Date posted: 2016-07-25

Margaret Sanger's Negro Project Is Alive and Well

Planned Parenthood does not want you to know that genocide is not only prevalent, but is pushed on a daily basis in our country.

Date posted: 2016-07-25

A Supreme Court Act of Sinister Proportion

Perhaps amidst all the kerfuffle created by Monday's Supreme Court decision on abortion regulations in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, many failed to notice the draconian decision the Court handed down the following day.

Date posted: 2016-07-11

Current Evils and Courageous Catholic Bishops

The Catholic Church has some clear teachings on transgender issues. Catholics are called to treat everyone with compassion. Yet the church maintains that people may not change what Pope Benedict XVI called "their very essence."

Date posted: 2016-06-26

The Little Baby and the Great Ape

We live in an age where the rights of animals appear to have caught the imagination of many, leading one to wonder what has happened to the moral compass in our land.

Date posted: 2016-06-24

Deadly Lies That Kill Babies

The pregnancies that are not being acknowledged as existing are still pregnancies. The babies whose silent deaths are never tabulated are still babies who die because of long-acting reversible contraception. Lying about it does not change the truth of it.

Date posted: 2016-06-06

Fetal Tissue Research: What Really Works May Surprise You!

Once again the practice of using aborted preborn babies for their body parts and tissues has made the news. This time the reporting is based on a sickening congressional letter addressed to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and signed by 98 members of Congress.

Date posted: 2016-05-15

Stage Three Cancer of the National Psyche

Stage three cancer that has spread to surrounding tissue. It is an extremely serious situation for the patient. In the case of America's ability to fight off the evils of today, it would be safe to say that we are at that tipping point in our cultural cancer. We are killing what little is left of the goodness, moral backbone, and abhorrence of evil that once made this nation great.

Date posted: 2016-05-05

Congress Investigates Heinous Crimes

The Committee on Energy and Commerce in the US House of Representatives has convened a Select Investigative Panel to probe the marketing and sale of aborted baby body parts.

Date posted: 2016-05-05

Truth Always Gets Mutilated in a Vacuum

Nothing shocks us any longer, but some things force us to see the actual hideousness of what some describe as business as usual. Three separate incidents underscore my point.

Date posted: 2016-04-21

Abortion from the Abysmal Depths

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen once asked a rhetorical question with a not so far-fetched answer. He wrote, "Why are those who are notoriously undisciplined and unmoral also most contemptuous of religion and morality?"

Date posted: 2016-03-26

American Catholic Bishops and Yet Another Scandal

Over the past 30 years or so, there appears to have been a shift in the way Catholic bishops in America handle things that were at one time deemed scandalous.

Date posted: 2016-03-20

Parents and Teachers: Take Control of Your Children's Education

We have been blind. As we work diligently to educate the public about the horrors of abortion and the threats to human dignity, the culture of death has crept into our schools, working to destroy the innocence of our children.

Date posted: 2016-03-18

Stopping the Culture of Death Trajectory

It doesn't take a physicist to figure out that our planet is collapsing under the weight of a culture steeped in gook! It's like quicksand; it sucks you in before you know what's happening.

Date posted: 2016-03-17

Abortion's Cruel and Inhumane Face

All of this should be shocking to the average American, and difficult to understand. How could we as a nation have grown so bloodthirsty, so callous in our regard for human beings, so blasé about something as violent as abortion? The answer is that it has taken years to get to this point.

Date posted: 2016-02-29

Birth Control, Alcohol, and Common Sense

The minds of women who plan to get pregnant are flooded with concerns about the growing baby. One such concern involves drinking alcohol while pregnant.

Date posted: 2016-02-28

Zika Virus Opportunists

As we strive to support those seeking ethical responses to the dreaded virus, we are ever mindful of the fact that the end game is not ending the pregnancies of women possibly exposed to the virus, but ending the mosquito at the heart of the epidemic.

Date posted: 2016-02-27

Planned Parenthood at the Nexus of Evil and Ignorance

Events of the past week seem to intersect at the corner of morally bankrupt and socially corrupt. Let me explain.

Date posted: 2016-02-06

Racial Discrimination Escalating

Cultural silence on the subject of Racial Eugenic Targeted Abortion is deafening and yet RETA is not only a fact, but also a very good example of racism.

Date posted: 2016-01-31

Childhood Vaccines and the Murky Waters of Religious Freedom

America is fast becoming a nation where religious freedom rights are challenged and at times denied. Such is the case involving parents of children who do not want to have their children vaccinated. These parents not only have grave concerns about the welfare of their children, but sound arguments for protecting them from vaccination.

Date posted: 2016-01-18

Human Dignity Is Not Trending

Our challenge is to persist in unmasking the real culprits in a culture that resists truth, avoids self-sacrifice and ultimately has lost sight of the divine. Never give up pursuing every effort to bring human dignity back into focus and trending loud and clear

Date posted: 2015-12-29

Techno-Babies

David and Melissa Pineda wanted desperately to have another child. In 2013 the couple went to Dr. Rifaat Salem for an IVF treatment that they hoped would give them their fourth child. But what happened soon after nearly broke their hearts.

Date posted: 2015-12-11

When Is Abortion Not a Sin against the Creator?

We know that abortion is a lie; the murder of an innocent person at any stage is wrong. It is a crime against God.

Date posted: 2015-11-24

Contraceptive Pills and Catholic Nuns

The Little Sisters of the Poor are making headlines once again. Their case against the coercive Obama contraceptive mandate is heading for the United States Supreme Court and all eyes are on the women who have chosen to follow God's law, not Obama's anti-Catholic mandate.

Date posted: 2015-11-24

The New Reich: Demons on the Loose

The decline in morality in America today, starting with ignorance toward the humanity of the preborn child from which flows the evils of Planned Parenthood and its allies, can only lead one to conclude that, without God and His laws, demonic influences will continue to grow among us.

Date posted: 2015-11-19

Nothing Natural about 'Natural Death'

Recently the culture of death took the ambiguous term "natural death" and adapted it to fit into its roadmap to hell.

Date posted: 2015-11-17

In America, the Master of Evil Reigns

Astounding as it sounds at first, there is no doubt that outrage over the killing of the innocent no longer exists in America. Examples of this are legion, but I will cite a few that have occurred recently.

Date posted: 2015-11-05

The Good Shepherd, Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted

Bishop Olmsted is no stranger to pastoral care for the flock that Christ has given him. A hero on many fronts, he has always embraced truth.

Date posted: 2015-10-18

Planned Parenthood's Cruella De Vil

You will probably remember the Disney character Cruella De Vil as the main evil character in the 1961 animated Disney classic 101 Dalmatians. Her name, a play on the words cruel and devil, stops us in our tracks.

Date posted: 2015-10-18

Deaf, Dumb, and Blind Media

Planned Parenthood is worried about the media finding out that it is actually marketing the body parts and cells of preborn babies once those children are aborted.

Date posted: 2015-10-14

Deaf, Dumb, and Blind Medi

Planned Parenthood is worried about the media finding out that it is actually marketing the body parts and cells of preborn babies once those children are aborted.

Date posted: 2015-09-23

One of These Things Is Not Like the Other!

Hearings examining the evidence, voices telling the truth, and videos proving the depraved practices of America's largest abortion chain should all serve to open hearts and minds—and to encourage us to make changes.

Date posted: 2015-09-23

Pope Francis, Abortion, and Mercy

If the most recent Center for Medical Progress video does not confirm the worst suspicions regarding the callous disregard for human personhood that has infected America's body politic, then there is no hope for humanity. In this video, we see a continuum of moral deterioration driven by profit, science, and hubris.

Date posted: 2015-09-07

America's Real Crisis

If the most recent Center for Medical Progress video does not confirm the worst suspicions regarding the callous disregard for human personhood that has infected America's body politic, then there is no hope for humanity. In this video, we see a continuum of moral deterioration driven by profit, science, and hubris.

Date posted: 2015-09-05

Why you should teach fetal development to your young children

It's hard to keep young children from being traumatized by the horrors of the abortion industry and the culture of death. But the reality is that, sooner or later, your kids will learn about abortion. Here are a few steps you can take to ensure that your children have a firm foundation in the Culture of Life.

Date posted: 2015-08-23

All Babies Want Us to Tell the Truth

The past couple of weeks have filled the airwaves with the truth about what Planned Parenthood's many medical practitioners do to "serve" the public. A gory picture is emerging as we witness the disturbing conversations from videos issued by the Center for Medical Progress.

Date posted: 2015-08-23

Latest Planned Parenthood Project: Cut Up That Baby and Sell His Parts!

While Mr. Ferrero defines what is discussed in the video as "scientific research," many of us would call it murder in the first degree. To use the parts of one human being's body to allegedly research treatment for another person's condition is beyond the pale!

Date posted: 2015-08-23

The Arsenic of Human Kindness

The Washington Post has a way with words when it comes to topics such as euthanizing the elderly and the dying. A recent headline, "A Humane Way to End Life," caught my eye because of the underlying message that assisted suicide is actually a good idea.

Date posted: 2015-08-21

Abortion in Overdrive

Over the past few weeks it has become abundantly clear that the tipping point for the radical abortion machine is upon us - and it's a frightening image.

Date posted: 2015-08-21

Driving the Stake into Its Heart

It has now been five videos, but in reality it has been nearly 100 years, and still the beast that devours our preborn children and the souls of our living children prowls this earth.

Date posted: 2015-08-21

Lashing out at a Lion

Heroic Catholic leader Cardinal Raymond Burke has recently become the target of vitriolic language among those who have chosen to fashion the argument that Catholic teachings are out of date and represent "hatred and bigotry."

Date posted: 2015-08-20

Acting to Expose the Pill

It is no secret that American Life League has been hard at work exposing the facts about the birth control pill ever since our first educational efforts took shape in the early 1980s. This is because we know that it is impossible to end the killing of the preborn if one fails to expose the pill, which is also deadly to children prior to birth.

Date posted: 2015-08-20

Plugging the Cultural Dam

Considering the direction society has taken in the last 30 days - or should I say the direction that five members of the United States Supreme Court are dragging us - perhaps it is time to do some thinking.

Date posted: 2015-08-10

Plugging the Cultural Dam

Considering the direction society has taken in the last 30 days - or should I say the direction that five members of the United States Supreme Court are dragging us - perhaps it is time to do some thinking

Date posted: 2015-07-13

Ruthless Sympathy

What is happening in our country when killing is preferable - and acceptable - to selfless love for the suffering? Too many instances lately shine a light on the depravity of this behavior and on our ever-declining treatment of our fellow human beings whom we call "expendable."

Date posted: 2015-06-23

CRS Smells Like Rotten Eggs

Homosexuality is the issue; it should have been the single focus of Woo's comments, and her position should have been consonant with Catholic teaching. To wit, homosexuality is a grave moral disorder. Contrary to Woo's comments, there is nothing complex about this at all.

Date posted: 2015-06-23

Does that Baby Feel Pain?

Abortion affects everyone. Dr. Bernard Nathanson showed that the child in the womb silently screamed and tried desperately to get away just before his life was terminated.

Date posted: 2015-06-03

Planned Parenthood and Tuskegee - No Difference

In 1932 an experiment by our government involved a group of 600 impoverished black men, most of whom had the sexually transmitted disease syphilis, all of whom became human guinea pigs used at taxpayer expense for reasons that are both atrocious and inhumane.

Date posted: 2015-06-02

Babies 'Incompatible with Life'

Geneva Declaration on Perinatal Care affirms the truth that total protection for each and every preborn child from creation to death is logical, reasonable, and unassailable.

Date posted: 2015-05-31

Science Run Amok

Examine The New Catholic Encyclopedia entry on human embryology and read the illustrations. You will find it to be a goldmine of information and the education each of us needs in this struggle. Then share it - and related articles - with those who want to end the scourge.

Date posted: 2015-05-11

Catholic Bishops - Please Do Not Be Silent!

Children who are raised in a Catholic environment have the singular blessing of being around ordained priests, and often bishops, who shine the light of truth by their actions and their words. That is the way it should be. But all too often that blessing becomes a curse if the wrong lessons are being taught and the wrong deeds are being observed.

Date posted: 2015-05-11

Catholic Bishops Who Dishearten

Catholic leadership often creates a level of discomfort among those of us who believe that today's culture wars require saints and martyrs rather than politicians masquerading as bishops and priests.

Date posted: 2015-04-26

If Only Granny Were a Wild Animal!

It becomes clearer every day that if Granny were not a human being, her chances of being protected from evil acts designed to take her life would be far better

Date posted: 2015-04-26

Making Babies without God

Catholic bishops in Poland do not mince words when it comes to sending a clear message on a subject as fundamental to Catholic teaching as the practice of making babies by artificial methods. Recently, when Polish lawmakers chose to debate a proposal regarding this matter, "the Polish bishops conference issued a strong statement on the moral dangers of artificial procreation techniques like in vitro fertilization and so-called 'surrogacy.'" Poland's Catholic bishops pointed out that good can never be achieved by using evil means.

Date posted: 2015-04-26

Archbishop Cordileone and the Lost Sheep

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has stepped out in faith and justice and in defense of Catholic high school students' rights to be educated according to Catholic doctrine.

Date posted: 2015-03-22

A Child Is Never a Burden

The stories of heroic mothers rarely appear on the nightly news, even when they include prominent figures like Genevieve Shaw Brown, Travel and Lifestyle Editor for ABC News.

Date posted: 2015-03-22

Two Parents, Multiple Parents, Human Clones, Scientific Deceptions, and Nightmares!

Something absurd has been happening in Great Britain for the past five years or so. Researchers have been playing with human genes and cells to an extent that was known and understandable only to those familiar with professional research papers. But now the facts about the so-called "3-parent embryo" are out. And we should be concerned.

Date posted: 2015-03-05

A Cold, Cold Heart

There ring in my childhood memory the songs of Hank Williams - songs my dad loved to listen to as he strummed his guitar. One in particular was a classic called "Cold, Cold Heart." As I sit and think about it, I realize that those three words truly define the cultural attitudes of our day toward those in our midst who require care, unselfish love, and time.

Date posted: 2015-03-05

Bringing Abortion out of the Closet?

Planned Parenthood executives never cease to amaze me with their rhetoric, their lies, and their unashamed enthusiasm for aborting babies. Just recently I was once again astounded after reading Darrah DiGiorgio Johnson's guest commentary in a local newspaper

Date posted: 2015-03-05

Measles Vax: a Not So Innocent Shot in the arm

To hear the major media tell it, the brouhaha over the MMR vaccine is really nothing more than a misunderstanding created by a former Playboy bunny, Jenny McCarthy, and her allegedly trumped up claims about the connections between autism and the vaccine.

Date posted: 2015-03-05

The Pill and the Big Chill

Freezing out the truth has long been a part of the persona that identifies Planned Parenthood and its allies. This particular characteristic - fabrication instead of confirmation - goes all the way back to the first days of Margaret Sanger's public life.

Date posted: 2015-03-05

'Volunteering' to Die

The life of a human being is something that should be treasured, valued, and respected. Yet we don't see that in today's society when it comes to a tiny preborn baby, a terminally sick individual, an elderly person, or anyone deemed unworthy or unwanted. More often than not, these people are seen as expendable or "better off dead." We must change this twisted mindset.

Date posted: 2015-02-07

Shepherds Who Rock Our World

We are proud of the actions of clergy who stand up for the truths of the Church and who, despite backlash from secular society, refuse to back down. This is truly what it means to lead. And we must strive to follow this lead - not only in our own hearts, but with our own voices.

Date posted: 2015-02-07

The Cuomo Effect: Catholic Bishops, Politics, and Christ

Defending Christ in the Eucharist is something that no clergy should be afraid to do. When we receive His most precious body and blood, we must do so reverently and free from mortal sin. This includes all Catholics and anyone who calls himself a Catholic. To receive Our Lord in any other way is sacrilege.

Date posted: 2015-02-07

Values, Acts of Torture, and Obama

Though we may hear news stories that disturb us, let us not lose perspective. There are stories we rarely hear, stories of torture that happens every day in our country. We cannot forget the tiny cries that come from mouths that have been silenced all too soon.

Date posted: 2014-12-24

Caring for the Dying Means Not Intentionally Killing Them

Caring for a sick or dying loved one is stressful and confusing in itself, but add the stressors of dealing with a doctor or hospital who may not have the patient's best interests at heart, and it becomes even more traumatic. Questions abound and answers must be sought. But where to begin?

Date posted: 2014-12-19

Archbishop Blase about Sacrilege

Receiving the body of Christ nourishes the mind, body, and soul. Communion must be received with reverence and upon a soul free from mortal sin. Our clergy cannot take this responsibility lightly and must teach the importance of this from the pulpit. For if they do not, who will?

Date posted: 2014-12-19

False Narratives a Pox on America

We've heard a lot about excessive force lately. But, in reality, those who fight day in and day out for preborn babies know all too well another meaning of excessive force. We see each and every day the slaughter of countless babies, yet this lawful practice is allowed to continue. What can be worse than excessive force perpetrated upon the smallest and most innocent of all?

Date posted: 2014-12-19

'I can't breathe': The plight of the preborn

This past year has seen race relations decline as a result of a well-orchestrated attempt by a corrupt government that wants to divide us at all costs. And the propaganda peddlers known as the news media are making it more obvious than ever that they get most of their talking points from the Obama administration.

Date posted: 2014-12-19

Babies, Plan B, and Abortion

In many things in life it's prudent to have a backup plan-a contingency for when things may not go as you had hoped or expected. Such is not the case when it comes to the life of a child. This child, created in the image and likeness of God, is a human being from the very moment he is created. Emergency contraception can take his life. And that is no backup plan.

Date posted: 2014-12-19

The Big Scare in Obamacare

People are made in the image and likeness of God and have intrinsic value. Human life and human dignity must never be compromised - especially not to save money. As we see more and more what Obamacare does, we start to realize just how we and our loved ones are in jeopardy.

Date posted: 2014-12-01

The Real War on Women

A short video not only inspires, but shows the truth about the world in which we live - a world where babies are systematically murdered. It will open your heart; it will open your mind.

Date posted: 2014-12-01

The Doggie in the Window, the Baby in the Grave

Some things in life are difficult to understand, but the fact that a baby lives and grows inside his mother is not one of those things. What is difficult to understand is why hundreds of thousands of people have cried out about the life of one dog. Where is the outcry for the thousands of babies killed every day? Where are our priorities?

Date posted: 2014-11-20

Pediatricians Suggest Kids No Different than Fido

In this ever-changing world in which contraception is pushed from many fronts, we find that we must now add the pediatrician's office to the list. Parents, beware. Make it a point to know what goes on when your child talks with his doctor.

Date posted: 2014-11-20

Hypocrisy and Zero Tolerance Policies

Our culture has become one of violence - violence toward women, toward children, and toward innocent preborn babies. This disregard for human life and the well-being of others is disturbing, and a trend we must right before our society falls deeper into the chasm of self-destruction.

Date posted: 2014-09-30

Death Peddlers Have No Shame

Those who kill preborn babies may have no shame, but we who fight to give voice to these innocent children certainly do. We watch in horror as minute after minute, day after day, and week after week, babies are killed and discarded. The trail of blood is sickening - and it's a trail that we must work unceasingly to stop.

Date posted: 2014-09-30

Making a Choice: Defend the Family or Defend Evil

Sometimes we hear or see things that leave us incredulous. Such an experience happened to me recently when LifeSiteNews reported that a Catholic bishop in France issued a statement in opposition to those who oppose the legalization of same-sex marriage. The bishop is reported to have claimed that such demonstrations perpetrated "violence against homosexuals."

Date posted: 2014-09-14

Cardinal Dolan's Pink Shamrock

The beautiful green shamrock is equated with Irish pride no matter where one goes, and on March 17, St. Patrick's Day, the "wearin' of the green" has always been so much fun that even those of us who are not Irish love being Irish for the day. But March 17, 2015, will be different - at least in New York City - thanks to the politically correct Catholic cardinal Timothy Dolan.

Date posted: 2014-09-14

Hospital Privileges for Killers

We must watch where we focus our energies. We must always be the voice of the preborn. And we can never allow compromise.

Date posted: 2014-09-14

America's Fear of Children

We witness today a growing trend toward love of self and disdain for those who get in the way of self - be they children, the infirm, or the elderly. Our "me" society seems to be losing the vision of a healthy, happy family, and instead focusing on hedonistic pleasures geared at destroying the family. If we continue in this fashion, the loudest sound we will hear will be the weeping of souls.

Date posted: 2014-09-14

Propaganda Film Humanizes Slaughtering Children

Abortion is a horrifying, tragic act that takes the life of a child who depended on his mother to care for him. Instead, his life is literally torn apart. A new PBS movie airing this holiday weekend attempts to humanize the monsters responsible for this slaughter. What can we do about this?

Date posted: 2014-09-14

Miscarriage: The Heartbreak and the Lies

Suffering the loss of a child through miscarriage is a tragedy that evokes a great sadness. The direct killing of a child through abortion is also a tragedy. Knowing that some Planned Parenthoods now refer to an abortion as a "voluntary miscarriage" is sickening and further compounds the heartbreak of losing a child.

Date posted: 2014-08-25

Ignorant Slaves

Our society has devolved to a place of entitlement and selfishness - a place where people feel we should get what we want when we want it no matter what. And if this object of our desire is not exactly as we wish, we just throw it away. Sadly, this includes innocent little babies.

Date posted: 2014-08-25

Another Georgetown Outrage

What has happened to childhood? What has happened to respect for families and their abilities to teach children morality? And why should an institute, let alone a Catholic institute, recommend introducing concepts and material regarding sexuality to very young children? It boggles the mind and sickens the soul. Instead of forcing our children to grow up so fast, we should be encouraging them to enjoy their childhoods and preparing them for a life with Christ.

Date posted: 2014-08-25

Mothers against Children

In our selfish world, we see motherhood scoffed at, we see babies thought of with disdain and discarded. We see people show more concern for the well-being of animals than for human life. It's a sickness that has slowly crept into the mindsets of people - young and old - and it's a sickness we must find a cure for if we are ever going to break this cycle and make people understand that the lives of all human beings are sacred.

Date posted: 2014-08-25

Planned Parenthood and Tuskegee -- No Difference

It used to be said that it takes a village to raise a child. And it was not only comforting, but the norm, for people other than parents to watch out for children, no matter who they were. Not so the case today, where we see a vile and indecent organization attempting to lure children away from parents and into a life of immorality.

Date posted: 2014-08-25

Horror, Exile, and Death

Atrocities against human beings occur every day worldwide. Often we hear an outcry when an offense is especially egregious. But what could be more egregious than the wanton slaughtering of innocent babies or than the premature death of those who are ill? Let us examine the actions, or the inactions, of our daily lives. Souls are at stake.

Date posted: 2014-08-25

I Am Not a Rug!

Animals, especially those that are threatened or endangered, deserve our care and protection. But we must not close our eyes to humanity-to life that grows within a woman's womb. Defenseless babies are regularly killed and discarded without much thought or concern. It is time to stop their slaughter.

Date posted: 2014-08-25

God Is Not Welcome Here

Like a small child who tells his parent, "I can do it myself," man has repeatedly pushed God away. We seem to be telling God the same thing, yet it's not just independence we want from Him; it's autonomy and control. We are telling God we have no use for Him any longer. We now see the destruction this causes - in lives, in families, in society. When will it end?

Date posted: 2014-07-27

The Not-So-Great British Influence

The lack of respect for life exists not only in America, but in other countries as well. We see this in a recent assisted suicide proposal and in the widespread support for it in England. It seems the culture of death epidemic knows no boundaries.

Date posted: 2014-07-27

Humanity of the comatose denied by inhumanity of euthanasia

I was happy to see the pontiff address the derogatory nature of the term "vegetative," and "vegetable," and how some people use these words to cast doubts on the value and personal dignity of people in comatose states.

Date posted: 2014-07-27

Modern Day Eugenics

Eugenics is the study of methods to improve the human race by controlling reproduction.

Date posted: 2014-07-27

The Time has Come to Admit the Truth

The mantra of today's society tells us to tolerate changes in morality. But when we allow morality to fade, the face of God is obscured and His teachings lost. The result is a society also lost.

Date posted: 2014-07-27

Rushing the Innocent to Die

The culture of death is increasingly prevalent in today's society and around the world. It can be seen in the lack of respect and dignity shown for preborn babies, for the sick, and for the dying. But this need not be the case. For those who do not have voices, we must speak. For those who do have voices, we must augment them so they are heard. Life is precious. Life is a gift. It is not for us to take away from anyone.

Date posted: 2014-07-27

Supreme Court 'Burwell v. Hobby Lobby' Decision and Lies?

Judie Brown reacts to yesterday's SCOTUS decision and explains the truth about hormonal contraception - a truth that many do not understand. A truth that many do not want to hear.

Date posted: 2014-07-27

Wireless Birth Control Is No Fantasy

It seems that organizations are so anxious to provide birth control to women that they are even willing to now use microchips implanted in the human body to dispense it. It may sound crazy or futuristic, but it may become reality. Imagine the implications of doling out a hormone with just a remote control.

Date posted: 2014-07-27

Destroying Innocence One Child at a Time

On a daily basis, we see the innocence of children eroded. Television, Internet articles, and social media combine to allow children to enter a world of sexualization at an earlier age---and adults and parents just seem to accept this. Indeed, even some embrace it and welcome it into their schools and their homes. When will we realize the damage we are doing? When will we say enough is enough?

Date posted: 2014-07-13

Mother Mary: Planned Parenthood's Nemesis

Just as an earthly mother takes care of her children, so does our Blessed Mother. She is there for us in times of sadness, in times of despair, and in times of happiness as well. Her love is unceasing. This is why ALL has asked for her help in saving innocent preborn babies. Peacefully and prayerfully protesting, while asking for the intercession of our Blessed Mother, has borne fruits we never could have imagined.

Date posted: 2014-07-13

Casey Kasem: A Legend Dies a Sad Death

When a family member suffers, or is sick and dying, it is natural to want him to have the best care possible. But we must understand what proper care includes. A recent and tragic example explains why end-of-life care that supports the dignity of Christ's children is of utmost importance

Date posted: 2014-07-13

Tolerance as Moral Principle

It seems to be the mantra of today's society that we are told to be tolerant and to just accept the changes in morality that occur almost daily. Belief in God's commandments is scoffed at. Holding fast to faith is looked down upon. When we allow morality to fade away and tolerance to take over, the face of God is obscured and His teachings lost. The result is a society also lost-a society aching and hurting.

Date posted: 2014-07-13

Stop Big Abortion

Big Abortion flourishes because not all human beings are valued. Big Abortion flourishes because a preborn baby's life is not given the respect it deserves. Today's hedonistic and selfish society cannot seem to grasp the horror that, with every abortion, a preborn baby is slaughtered. Can we combat this? There are ways.

Date posted: 2014-07-13

A Planned Parenthood Parable

Planned Parenthood tries with all its might to persuade people to its side, to lead them to think and believe that there is nothing wrong with aborting a child. The organization has even brought in "clergy" to attempt to justify its own agenda. Planned Parenthood does not want you to know the truth. In fact, PP is scared that you will find out the truth.

Date posted: 2014-06-15

Catholic Bishops and Grave Responsibilities

Catholic clergy must lead their flock, must not turn a blind eye to the tenets of the faith. They must stand up when an injustice is done and show the great power of Our Lord. Is this being done today?

Date posted: 2014-06-15

Misery and Joy in a Lost City

In a city that's gone bankrupt and is riddled with violence, it's easy to get lost in hopelessness. But one organization wants to change this. One organization wants to bring hope and love to women and babies by teaching the value of preborn life. So although devastation abounds, optimism is not dead.

Date posted: 2014-06-15

'Hateful', 'Racist', and Other Malicious Labels

At American Life League, we spend a great deal of time choosing our words, particularly when we are talking about the most fundamental concerns confronting the culture today. So it was with a great deal of appreciation that I read these words written by our director of outreach, Rey Flores.

Date posted: 2014-06-15

The Death Penalty and Justice for All

The skewed view of injustice in our country should make everyone take a step back and look hard at what it truly means to value the dignity of each and every human being. Yet we don't see an outcry when innocent babies are aborted each and every second of the day. Babies cannot speak for themselves, so it is up to us to speak for them. True injustice lies in the silence.

Date posted: 2014-06-15

Asexual Human Reproduction

It is imperative in today's world to have a good understanding of science and the terms frequently used. Today's commentary explains these terms and helps us understand why some of the old terminology is no longer appropriate.

Date posted: 2014-06-14

Two Popes and Today's Sexual Chaos

On Sunday, history will be made as Pope Francis will canonize two new saints - Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II. This significant day is also a day to reflect upon their lives and to remember the contribution they made, not only to the Church, but to the world as well.

Date posted: 2014-06-14

Advance Directives Are a Bad Idea

End-of-life care is a crucial component to healthcare and one that has received much attention lately. With the push for people to sign advance directives, and many not knowing the implications of their signature, education is key.

Date posted: 2014-05-11

Beware! Your Signature Could Kill You!

Some say ignorance is bliss, but when it comes to your health, ignorance can be a death sentence. With the changes in the medical community and its policies, this is certainly no time to plead ignorance. We must educate ourselves, our aging parents, and our families as to our wishes and to Church teaching. Today's commentary will help us along this path.

Date posted: 2014-05-11

A Little Thing Called the Pill

Our society has taken a step away from what used to be thought of as the joys of motherhood and has firmly planted that foot in the weeds of selfishness. Gone are the days of giving selflessly to a family. Here are the days of doing what you want when you want. All with the help of a tiny pill that can magically make problems go away. But is that really the case?

Date posted: 2014-05-02

Surrogate Parenting is Wrong

Women selling their bodies as vessels has become an increasingly common commodity in today's society. But the moral implications are far - reaching, and the emotional tolls are becoming visible. When science trumps God's plan, and aims to override His will, calamity is sure to result.

Date posted: 2014-04-13

The Obama Mandate and Political Power

Lent is about halfway through, and we draw nearer to the day when Our Lord gave His life to save us from our sins. Yet our society daily tempts us to draw closer and embrace those sins. In fact, it is doing almost everything in its power to discard morality and God.

Date posted: 2014-04-13

Catholics Must Be Courageous

It can be difficult to stand up for our faith, for what is right and good, for what we know to be the will of God. We need good leaders - clergy who will set that example and show us the way, but we cannot rely only on them. We must also set the example. We must have the courage to take the lead so that others may do the same. And it is only in God that we will find this strength.

Date posted: 2014-04-12

Transhumanists say no to death

As a society, we are pushing God further and further away from us. We put our faith in science when we should be putting it in God. We are even allowing science to take the place of God. If we continue on this path, we must be aware that, when we intentionally force God out of our lives here on Earth, we may be condemning ourselves to eternal life without Him as well.

Date posted: 2014-04-12

When a Human Being Is Not

For those of us who realize the truth - that life begins the moment a child is created - arguments suggesting otherwise are inane. When we hear the assertion that a human being is not alive until he is born - despite his beating heart, moving limbs, functioning organs, and so on - we wonder how anyone could believe this lie. The fundamental right to life is denied every second of every day in America because of this lie and we must not allow this insanity to continue.

Date posted: 2014-04-12

Deconstructing God's Plan

Love the sinner, hate the sin. That is something we are taught from the time we are children. But, in today's society, we are now taught to tolerate the sin, embrace the sin, or even advocate for the sin. If we dare to mention that a type of behavior is sinful, we are castigated and branded intolerant. As we regularly see, Catholic clergy often do not give voice to God's word and God's will. Consequently, we now live in a society where it is the peoples' will that rules. Why have we silenced God?

Date posted: 2014-04-10

It's Judgmental, Hateful, and Intolerant!

It seems that, lately, those who agree that abortion is a woman's choice are the only ones who are allowed to speak out. If you are pro-life and state this, or hold a sign to make others aware, then you are labeled intolerant, hateful, or hurtful. But we cannot stop using our voices, for the people we speak for do not have voices yet. They are the ones being slaughtered. And we are the ones who must protect them.

Date posted: 2014-02-27

Contraception is the Root Cause of Abortion!

Imagine that your doctor has just given you the terrific news that your annual checkup went well and that all of your tests show that you are in perfect health. Then imagine that he hands you a script and says, "Take this every day. It has many side effects, including lethal ones." You would be loath to begin this regimen. Yet, this is what countless women do each day when they use contraception to "prevent" a pregnancy.

Date posted: 2014-02-25

Perverse Fruits of IVF

The medical community touts in vitro fertilization as something great, something amazing. But it omits the fact that this procedure is not victimless. Neither is it moral or ethical. Today's commentary explores the words of Pope John Paul II and the Church and explains what every Catholic should know.

Date posted: 2014-02-23

Socially Polite Child Abuse

Most people will decry the abuse of a child and say that it's one of the worst things a person could do to another. So why aren't these same people crying for the protection of preborn babies - babies who suffer the worst child abuse of all? Thousands of babies are killed every day in America, yet very few condemn this or try to stop it. And the sad fact is that this terrible trend may only get worse unless we can change minds and hearts.

Date posted: 2014-02-20

Forty-One Years Later the Cruelty Rages

Forty-one years have passed since the Supreme Court took away the rights of an innocent class of people and allowed them to be killed at will. Forty-one years of suffering have ensued. In addition to the millions of babies murdered, countless families - mothers, fathers, siblings, grandparents, and other family members - must live daily with the tragic loss of a child killed before he was born. But it is not too late to change minds and hearts - to open them to a love for each and every human being. It is never too late to teach human beings how to love one another

Date posted: 2014-02-19

Skewed Numbers Equal More Dead Babies

Interpretation of data is of utmost importance when looking at the latest Guttmacher report. To understand the enormity of how many babies are aborted each year, read today's commentary. We must work to protect all human beings - born and preborn. This tragedy - these killings - must be stopped.

Date posted: 2014-02-18

Baby Pandas, Human Babies, and the Press

A sweet newborn baby being loved and doted upon, every movement and sound watched and carefully noted. Sounds like a typical newborn human baby, but in this case, we are talking about a baby animal. Recently we were given a sad example of just how much more our society values animals than preborn babies. This discrepancy should sicken your stomach, should make you think, and should lead you to action.

Date posted: 2014-02-17

Talking about Abortion

Shortly after the most recent study indicating that women who are seeking abortions are not moved to change their minds after they view an ultrasound, Slate's Katy Waldman weighed in with her view.

Date posted: 2014-02-15

We Must First Have Mercy

In order to effect change, we must act upon the words of mercy spoken by Christ and the successors of Peter. We must love and care for all of God's children, with no exceptions, and we must teach others to do the same. If we do this, and help others do this as well, our society will hopefully move away from the culture of death in which it has become entrenched and move toward a culture of life.

Date posted: 2014-02-11

Talking about Abortion

Every life - born and preborn - has value and must be treated with dignity and respect. Abortion is the direct taking of a precious life - and an act that often destroys other lives as well. But abortion is not something to be silent about. We must talk, we must teach, we must listen. And most of all, we must forgive.

Date posted: 2014-01-18

Sorry, Baby, You Don't Exist!

Spilled coffee, ice having to be scraped off of a windshield, and a fender bender on the way to work - all are scenarios that cause inconvenience or that we wish hadn't happened. But, just because we didn't intend for them to happen, does that mean they don't exist? Of course not. So why, when a baby is created - intentionally or unintentionally - do people think of him as nothing more than an inconvenience? How can a baby's life be likened to something like one of the scenarios above? And how can people have the audacity to think that no life exists when one clearly does?

Date posted: 2014-01-18

Formed in the Womb? It Makes No Sense

The weight of words is significant and what we choose to say or convey to others often determines what they believe. So we must choose our words well, and with sufficient knowledge, so that there is a true understanding of the truth - especially when it comes to matters related to Christ and His teachings.

Date posted: 2014-01-18

Jahi McMath: A Precious Living Human Being

A young child's life is threatened. Her family is devastated and suffering. Imagine the possibility of losing a child - something no family should ever go through. And then imagine having to fight in court for her life.

Date posted: 2014-01-18

Wishing You a Filthy New Year?

It is that time of year to evaluate your life, to examine behaviors, and to determine how to make the next year better. Today's commentary shows us how Planned Parenthood plans to spend its next year - and future years.

Date posted: 2014-01-01

Is There Still No Room for Him at the Inn?

Our Lord Jesus Christ, who created us in His image and likeness, came into the world as a tiny baby over 2,000 years ago to save us from sin. We rejoice at this gift, at this perfect act of love. This Christmas season, let us open ourselves fully to Him, let us allow into our hearts the love He shares with us each and every day, and let us shower that love on all those around us.

Date posted: 2013-12-25

One child changes: No effect?

Though we may not always understand the pope's actions, we must trust him to do God's will. God's will is not always clear to us right away, so often we must silence our hearts and listen, for when God speaks, we must be ready to hear.

Date posted: 2013-12-23

POLST-Let the Signer Beware!

It's normal to want to trust your doctor's advice, to heed his every word when it comes to your own care, or the care of a loved one. You know he has taken the Hippocratic Oath and you believe he has your best interests at heart. But is that always the case? What happens when you have a serious or terminal illness? Will he still give you the care that everyone deserves? When it comes to POLST forms, education is key.

Date posted: 2013-12-21

Contraceptive Worshippers Decry Fairness

Two cases coming before the Supreme Court are a reflection of the morality inherent in our society today. Rampant sexuality and the use of contraceptives seem to be the new norm. And many think their right to contraceptives should be provided by our tax dollars. What example will the court provide?

Date posted: 2013-12-21

Fluke's Gimmick

It is a sad moment in history when a government calls upon a lone woman to testify about contraception and attempts to tell the country she is representative of women. Where is the person they asked to testify about morality and about the sanctity of life? This deliberate attempt to alter morality and to squash the words and will of our Lord is becoming rampant today and the results are sickening. We must make our voices heard or this will not just be a fluke; it will be the norm.

Date posted: 2013-12-21

The Billionaire's Club: Philanthropy or Mischief?

A group of immensely wealthy individuals pledge to give at least half of their money to the needy. It's an incredible gift of generosity. Yet what if these monetary gifts hurt more than they help? What if the money goes to services that destroy families and kill babies? Our country is in a sad state of affairs when we must worry about philanthropy like this.

Date posted: 2013-12-01

Obama Healthcare Law Sentences the Innocent to Death

We all have reason to fear for the future - for our families and for children not yet conceived. Insurance is supposed to protect people, to proffer health and well-being. Yet with the installation of Obamacare, the opposite will occur. Countless lives will be lost and destroyed, and we will watch our country sink further into an abyss of immorality.

Date posted: 2013-12-01

Why Is that Baby an Enemy?

Many people today have a skewed idea as to who the enemy is when it comes to abortion. Most think it's the baby - the defenseless child who is a "burden," who is unwanted or sick or just a victim of bad timing. Yet they don't understand that this baby is a human being - a human being who is made in the image and likeness of Our Lord and who deserves the life he has been given. No, the baby is not the enemy. We must look inward to see the enemy, for the enemy is each and every one of us who make excuses and who allow or encourage this slaughter to continue.

Date posted: 2013-11-25

The Miracle of Human Creation

A beautifully made video illustrates the beginnings and development of human life. This kind of tool is important in the education and enlightenment of others about the humanity of God's children at all stages.

Date posted: 2013-11-09

Challenging Children to Chastity

Parents are the first teachers their children will ever have. But once these children enter the world of school and peers, there are other influences that are pressed upon them. For too long, parents have handed off education responsibilities to others and have remained blind as to what the children are seeing, allowing harmful and potentially fatal subjects to be taught to them. It is time for parents to take responsibility and arm children with the abilities to make moral decisions.

Date posted: 2013-11-09

Why Doesn't Pope Francis Do Something?

Through His commandments and the tenets of the Church, God lays out a plan for how we should live in order to attain eternal life. All we need to do is listen and then act. Yet, all too often, people don't want to listen, and they definitely don't want to act. They are then left to wonder what happened.

Date posted: 2013-11-03

Call it Human Trafficking or Human Junking - The Result Is the Same

Not only are some people content with stealing the lives of preborn babies for their own selfish ways, but now there is a growing trend of stealing children's organs so that others may buy them. This sick practice shows just how depraved society can be when it comes to our fellow human beings.

Date posted: 2013-11-03

Let's Not Tolerate the Intolerable!

Christ is truly present - body, blood, soul, and divinity - in the Holy Eucharist. We must venerate His presence, honor Him for all He has done for us, and remain reverent at all times. Yet, too many do not take His presence seriously. Some even mock Him. Now is the time for each of us - both clergy and lay people - to stop this disgrace and return the respect to Our Lord that He deserves.

Date posted: 2013-11-03

Sexual Behavior and the Absence of Common Sense

We seem to be losing the ability to determine what is really best for our minds, bodies, and souls. Instead, we focus on the here and now. We seek pleasure at all costs -- and with dire consequences.

Date posted: 2013-10-19

Breeding Lethal Attitudes

When you tell someone something repeatedly and over many years, they come to believe it. That seems to be the case with the acceptance of contraception and abortion. No longer is the senseless slaughter of the innocent an outrage. It is a "choice" - an opinion that changes depending on who holds it.

Date posted: 2013-10-19

Mercifully Killing Our Cat

When we repeatedly devalue human beings, we learn to be cold and unfeeling about their importance and worth. When we hasten death, or care more about animals, we lose sight of the face of God. Each and every human being deserves respect and deserves to live the life God intended. It is our job to preserve that gift of life, not cruelly snuff it out.

Date posted: 2013-10-19

Our Morally Fractured Society

The words of Pope Francis and Archbishop Charles Chaput should give us pause this weekend and make us think about the growing trend in our society to devalue human beings and treat them like playthings. We must not only think about the innocent souls we are discarding like trash, but about our own as well.

Date posted: 2013-10-19

To Kill or Not to Kill: It All Depends

It seems that it's becoming easier to pick and choose when we should take the life of a human being - and that all too often those people who are chosen to die are the elderly, the sick, or the preborn. God has bestowed life upon us all and we must respect and honor the life of each and every person at all times.

Date posted: 2013-10-19

Catholic Relief Services: A Pox on the Church?

Catholic organizations and entities must strive to uphold Church teachings in all ways at all times. How long can we tolerate an evil marring the Church by one of its own - and one who, despite repeated communication, consistently denies any wrongdoing?

Date posted: 2013-10-04

Obamacare, Catholics, and Jesus Christ

Leadership and education. Two things not seen in abundance from the Church's clergy today. When Catholics don't know or understand the Church's teaching on matters such as contraception, abortion, the sanctity of marriage, or euthanasia, lack of education is to blame. While Catholics do have a responsibility to educate themselves, it is also the responsibility of priests and bishops each Sunday - and throughout the week - to teach. Circumstances are dire, and souls are at stake. If we continue down this path, we risk losing the salvation Christ shed His precious blood to give us.

Date posted: 2013-10-04

America's Struggle with Moral Gravity

In a culture with so many shades of gray and with people caring mainly for themselves and looking out for their own interests, is it any wonder that most people are able to accept the slaughter of preborn babies in at least some cases? When will people wake up and realize that this death sentence imposed upon preborn babies is a sickening act that will lead to the downfall of morals within our society?

Date posted: 2013-10-04

The Human Machine?

Man is created in the image and likeness of God. All life, at every stage, has value and should be cherished because he is a child of God. Yet, more and more frequently, we see children tossed aside, children abused, children unwanted, and children created in labs. We see traditional families broken apart and even scoffed at. We see chaos reigning and a love of human life dwindling. What is it that man has become?

Date posted: 2013-09-21

On Abortion, Johnny Cannot Get His Facts Straight

We all realize theoretically the importance of language and the necessity for accuracy, but unfortunately these concepts do not always get applied when it comes to the real world. When discussing the stages of life and how they apply to human beings, there can be no room for error. There can be no misunderstanding of facts and no misrepresentation of the facts to others. Lives are at stake.

Date posted: 2013-09-21

Syrian Children v. American Children

No matter which adjective you put in front of the word "children," it does not add to or take away from the importance or sacredness of each and every one of their lives. Syrian children, American children, preborn children - all their lives have value and deserve respect and protection. Yet it seems, to some, that there is a hierarchy to this value. And this mindset is lethal.

Date posted: 2013-09-07

Social Media, Dehumanization, and First Words

God has instructed us to take care of our fellow man. The Golden Rule instructs us to do unto others as we would have done to us. Yet time after time people think not of others, but only of themselves. Selfish wants and needs come before anything or anyone else. It's time we get away from this "me" culture and begin to truly understand and live what it means to put others before ourselves - and this must include each and every preborn child.

Date posted: 2013-09-07

Blinded by Truth

The word justice is frequently thrown around, but not often understood. When will people come to realize that, through every act of abortion, a child is brutally murdered? Our selfish and "me" society teaches people that this act is acceptable, and certainly not one that should be spoken out against. We must right this wrong, and put our nation back on a path of respecting and valuing all life. Too many have suffered already.

Date posted: 2013-09-07

Martyrdom in America

Maintaining courage in faith - something the apostles had to learn and also something that we must learn. Our Lord shows us what we need to do, but we do not always listen. There are many great examples to draw from and today's commentary highlights some of them. If we are to truly live the life that Christ wants us to, we will learn from what these men have done and apply this to our lives.

Date posted: 2013-09-07

A Gut-Wrenching Failure

Mandated coverage for birth control is disturbing enough, but when Catholic leaders and healthcare providers don't stand up for Catholic teachings and proclaim the evilness of this mandate, something is seriously wrong. Though they may find it difficult, the leaders of the Church must join together and speak out in protection of the sanctity of all life. If they don't speak out now, what the future may hold will not only sicken our bodies, but will sicken our souls.

Date posted: 2013-08-27

A Single Term Makes All the Difference

A human being is a human being from the moment he is created. This scientific fact cannot be changed or stunted based on a survey or on someone's opinion. People must come to understand this basic fact, for lives depend on it.

Date posted: 2013-08-26

Imposing Death with Quality Control Standards

After numerous years of devaluing life, our society hardly thinks much of it anymore. Babies are killed before they take their first breath of air and the sick and elderly are discarded and thought of as useless to society. Anyone not deemed "perfect" can now be thrown away like trash - and more and more people are thinking this is perfectly okay. The gift of life is no longer precious.

Date posted: 2013-08-19

Trading on Human Greed

Thinking only of yourself and your own wants and needs puts you above all else, which means that you take the place that rightfully belongs to God. When you do things to serve only yourself, or take actions that hurt others because of your selfish ways, you not only hurt others, but you put your soul in jeopardy. Greed hurts many people, yet often people don't understand that it's their very selves that are hurt the most.

Date posted: 2013-08-18

Excuse Me! This Is a Baby, Not a Policy Issue

The life of every baby - born or preborn - is precious. Yet people still don't seem to understand that a preborn baby deserves all the rights of any born person. And it seems like many people don't want to see this. Their selfish ways cloud their judgment and blind their eyes to the truth about these gifts from God.

Date posted: 2013-08-18

The Culture's Casual Descent into Oblivion

Just as the proverbial frog does not understand he is about to perish as the water he is in is slowly approaching a boil, many Catholics do not understand that their souls are in jeopardy as they slowly begin to accept societal norms rather than Church teachings. When faith is not strengthened during Mass and through the words of Church leaders, Church members begin to decay.

Date posted: 2013-08-17

Counterfeit Catholics

The teachings of our Lord and our Church are something every Catholic should take very seriously. These truths must not be distorted and twisted. Yet this is exactly what many people and organizations do--and without a thought that these actions are putting their souls in jeopardy.

Date posted: 2013-08-17

Aborting Justice Over Dead Bodies

In our society, an entire group of people are dismissed and denied the most basic right - the right to life. And, day after day, laws are continually formed and twisted so that preborn babies are thought of as nothing and discarded as trash. A society cannot function when so many members are thrown away. A society cannot function when so many members are looked upon as burdens and as objects of disgust.

Date posted: 2013-07-31

Conscription into Maternity - Say What?

Instead of being cherished and revered, motherhood has, to some, become something to abhor and criticize. With an administration telling women that babies can be a "punishment" and with commercials touting the benefits of birth control, it's no wonder young women are growing up confused and uncertain about what it means to be a mother. If we are to change this mindset, we must teach our children to think for themselves, and we must show them how truly amazing new life is.

Date posted: 2013-07-31

Rejecting Virtue Is Violent to the Core

The growing trend today is for people to focus a great deal of time and effort on strengthening their bodies. While this is an important thing, we cannot focus only on our shells to the detriment of our souls. Spending time strengthening our inner person, our true selves, is much more important because all eternity depends upon it.

Date posted: 2013-07-31

Doctor Executioners

The word "physician" has historically connoted a feeling of trust, of comfort, and of reassurance. A doctor must care for his patients, must do his best to heal them, and must never put them in harm's way. But is this the case today? Are all physicians to be trusted? Are all of them valuing the lives of each and every patient- born and preborn, sick and healthy - and practicing medicine accordingly? Sadly, the answer is no.

Date posted: 2013-07-31

Catholic Relief Services Masters Blowing Smoke

Christ and His Church deserve strong leaders who are not afraid to stand up for the teachings that many today scoff at and deride. These leaders must be fearless and must uphold all that the Catholic Church has taught. When they do not, confusion abounds and souls are lost. Today's commentary addresses the repercussions of the actions of Catholic Relief Services and stresses the importance of Catholic organizations following Catholic Church teachings.

Date posted: 2013-07-13

The Scandal within Catholic Relief Services

A Catholic organization must be exactly that. It must stand for Catholic values and teachings and never waver one iota from them. Today's commentary addresses one such Catholic organization that does not follow Church teachings. Therefore, we must ask ourselves how it can rightfully call itself Catholic.

Date posted: 2013-07-13

Final HHS Mandate furnishes freedom from God, not in God

The country founded on religious beliefs and that adopted a motto saying that we trust in God has become weak and lost. No longer do we trust in God. We trust in money, in pleasure, in politics, but not in what really matters and not in what will save our souls. We cannot continue to live like this.

Date posted: 2013-07-13

'Gay' Marriage and Contraception

As our country slides deeper into a moral abyss, many stand by, either gaping at these changes or passively watching them happen. Neither of these responses are effective in teaching morality or the truths of the Catholic Church. To effect change, we must first understand why these things are happening.

Date posted: 2013-07-13

Pelosi's Sacrament of Choice--Abortion

We need Catholics in politics who adhere to the teachings of the Church, not who pick and choose what they want to believe and support at any point in time. Yet we see these people every day, those who claim that abortion should be a woman's "choice," for example. And nary a word is said from the bishops who should be striving to save each and every soul.

Date posted: 2013-07-11

Dying For the Truth

Do we have the courage to stand up for our faith and for the truths taught to us by the Church - rather than some warped version we might find easier to believe and follow? Today's commentary gives an example of one woman who was not afraid to stand up for our Lord and His teachings. And it shows how she paid the ultimate price for her faith.

Date posted: 2013-06-21

America the Ugly

We currently live in a nation where morality is routinely discarded and pleasure is sought and revered at all times. If anyone dares to speak out against this type of thinking, he is branded narrow-minded or intolerant. What happened to our beloved country that was founded on Christian principles? How has our nation's behavior become so appalling?

Date posted: 2013-06-21

Catholic Church Succumbed to Contraceptive Mandates Years Ago

Public opinion and the whims of the people cannot and should not dictate what the clergy of the Church will allow or advocate. Our Church was founded on the truths taught by Christ and from these truths we should never waver. When we see priests, bishops, archbishops, or cardinals allowing modern-day beliefs to come before Church teachings, we see very clearly that there is a problem in leadership. And if our leaders seem confused, where does that leave the people?

Date posted: 2013-06-21

Tragedy in a Test Tube

Frozen eggs, babies created by science, money dictating whether or not a couple can have a baby. All things that go against the natural law. Whatever happened to babies created out of love and in the context of marriage? Gone are those days, as is seen in today's commentary.

Date posted: 2013-06-21

Planned Parenthood's Long-Standing War on God

As individuals, we have the right to be discerning and choose where we send our money and how we spend it. But this is not always so with our tax dollars. Obscene amounts of our money each year go toward funding Planned Parenthood - the organization that profits on the deaths of babies. But we do have a voice and we can use it. Today's commentary addresses this and encourages us to be vocal when it comes to telling our representatives how to spend our hard-earned money.

Date posted: 2013-06-21

No Superhero Will Defend the Babies Today!

For decades, people have been enthralled by the actions of superheroes. We read comic books, watch shows on TV, and spend millions at the theatres to see new movies. But when it comes to real life, very few people step up to superhero status. Many who work tirelessly in pro-life positions can be seen as superheroes, but to combat the evil so rampant in society, we need more.

Date posted: 2013-06-21

Holocaust Then and Now

After World War II, we swore we'd never allow genocide and mass murder to occur on that scale again. We thought our eyes had been opened to the atrocities. But it's been happening here in the United States for over 40 years now. Each and every day countless babies are murdered before they even have a chance to breathe air. And each and every day, people passively accept this as a "right." Today's commentary addresses this horrifying reality.

Date posted: 2013-06-21

A Cardinal Flub

In Pope Francis, we have seen an excellent example of the kind of leader our Church needs. This is not always the case with other members of the clergy, especially here in the United States. If we cannot find the truth, wisdom, and understanding of Church law from those we should look up to in the faith, then how can we ever expect anyone else to understand or follow? When leadership crumbles, so do the people. And we see a massive amount of crumbling today.

Date posted: 2013-05-25

A Gosnell Lesson

While we were all horrified by the actions of Kermit Gosnell, we should likewise be horrified by the millions of babies killed since abortion was decriminalized, and by the number of lives lost because of contraception. A baby is a baby from the moment he is created, but most people either choose to ignore that fact or remain uneducated. We must learn from the horrors we have seen and vow to do whatever we can to ensure that life, in all stages, is respected and protected.

Date posted: 2013-05-19

The Pope, a Cardinal, and Courageous Deeds

Throughout history, during scandals and difficult times, men have stood up for what is right and for what should happen according to God's will and the natural law. Today is no different, though we do not see this heroism as often as we should. Yet, in recent days, we have seen wonderful examples of this.

Date posted: 2013-05-19

Motherhood Has Become a Cultural Anomaly!

Mother's Day is Sunday. Traditionally, it is a day to honor and respect all that mothers do and sacrifice for the sake of their children. And while this day is important, special, and necessary, we can't help but wonder what our country would be like if we celebrated mothers every day. If mothers and babies were held in the highest regard, as they should be, each and every day of the year, think about the lives that could be spared. Think about the heartache that would not come about because a mother chose to abort her child. That would truly be a celebration.

Date posted: 2013-05-19

Plan B Contributes to Twisted Diversity

When a society teaches its children to value things above people and to value personal pleasure above all else, what is the result? A society of people who no longer care about their own health, well-being, or future, or about the well-being of others. This misguided notion of what is important leads them into a dangerous lifestyle, and this is where a seemingly innocuous little pill enters. Yet if you delve into this pill - not only what it does, but what it represents - you will find a horror story to rival some of the best. Except that this is reality.

Date posted: 2013-05-19

Beyond IVF: The adoption option

Vicki McCaffrey's first moment of motherhood began halfway around the world, when a caretaker placed a 10-month-old baby girl into her arms. It seemed like it had taken her forever to get there. Vicki was raised in upstate New York, as a Byzantine Catholic in a strong, faithful, multigenerational Catholic home. In her grandmother, Vicki found a spiritual anchor that kept her from drifting or questioning her faith. But it wasn't always smooth sailing.

Date posted: 2013-05-16

Are Gosnell's Coldblooded Acts a Logical Result?

We all know how easy it is to become sensitized to something -- whether it be violence on TV, song lyrics on the radio, or something else entirely. But what kind of nation do we live in when we find the majority of people sensitized to the killing of innocent babies? For 40 years now, it has been legal for a mother to have her tiny child killed. For 40 years, too few tears have been shed for these babies. And now we discover a man like Kermit Gosnell, who devalues life so much that he stabs it out of a baby with a pair of scissors. This is what the last 40 years has brought us. What will happen in the next 40?

Date posted: 2013-05-04

'Flush it' Down the Toilet

How does humanity get to the point where a person can actually feel comfortable telling another human being to flush her baby down the toilet? This sickening remark, and the mentality behind it, are permeating our society. As we see more and more houses of horror, we realize just how unconcerned most people are about human life, and we have to wonder how bad it will get.

Date posted: 2013-05-04

Obama's Achilles' Heel -- Preborn Babies

Amidst the nation's numerous tragedies occurring today, we find our president willing to comfort the victims and rush to their aid. While this is both necessary and most certainly appreciated by those suffering, we must not forget those tiny victims of the nation's most appalling tragedy -- the victims of abortion. Not merely forgotten by our president, these innocent victims have been brushed aside and considered only a problem to dispose of -- problems that necessitate not even a second thought.

Date posted: 2013-04-29

Population Planning Won't Balance Budgets

As states seek to balance budgets, population planning groups are touting abortion and contraception as money-saving measures. According to their crude calculus, Medicaid-paid births to poor mothers strain the social safety net and must be reduced. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, for example, claimed that money would be saved if fewer babies were born. The Guttmacher Institute insists that "the [contraceptive] services provided at publicly funded centers saved the federal and state government an estimated $4.3 billion" in pregnancy- and infancy-related healthcare costs.

Date posted: 2013-04-24

It's a Gosnell World

What is it that makes mainstream media all but ignore the horrors perpetrated by Kermit Gosnell? What is it that makes most Americans have only a passing interest, if any, in this gruesome case? And what can be done to change this?

Date posted: 2013-04-24

Messaging

All day long we are bombarded by message - from the TV, Internet, friends, family, and newspapers. Often we hear them, but don't really think. And therein lies the proble - the growing inability to think and to include morality and God's will for humans into our thoughts and beliefs.

Date posted: 2013-04-20

The power of social media

This past week, we saw how a simple Internet-based effort initiated by three of our pro-life colleagues from across the country put social media to work for pro-life efforts in an organized and effective manner. The whole purpose was to hold the mainstream news media outlets accountable for not reporting on what could be one of the grisliest criminal trials in American history. As most of you already know, the infamous abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell is on trial in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for several gruesome murders of babies outside the womb.

Date posted: 2013-04-20

Call it What You Will, Promiscuity Is Bad News!

We have become a society of people mostly concerned with only the wants and needs of our own selves. If a baby is inconvenient in any way - created at the "wrong time" or deemed not "perfect" - many people jump at the chance to "get rid of the problem." This despicable attitude toward children, if not altered, will lead to the downfall of humanity.

Date posted: 2013-04-20

The Results of Slicing and Dicing Babies

The murder of a human being is a tragic, horrible crime. Lives are shattered, people mourn. In cases where multiple people are murdered, our nation's press pounces like a hungry cat. But what about when multiple tiny babies are murdered and discarded like trash? Where is the outrage? Today's commentary examines the case of Kermit Gosnell - a murderer of the most innocent among us.

Date posted: 2013-04-20

The terrible consequences of forced abortion of the disabled

U.K. Independence Party (UKIP) candidate Geoffrey Clarke recently sparked outrage by calling for the forced abortions of unborn children diagnosed with Down syndrome, spina bifida, or any "similar syndrome which, if it is born, will render the child a burden on the state as well as on the family." UKIP suspended him, and Clarke apologized, saying that he expressed his views poorly and does not believe in compulsory abortion. Whether he does or doesn't, there are plenty of people worldwide who do believe that children with disabilities should be eliminated before birth.

Date posted: 2013-04-20

Secular second thoughts on the sexual revolution

The disruptive results for individuals and society spawned by the revolution in attitudes and behavior regarding sex, marriage, family, and childbearing that erupted a half-century ago have become too obvious to ignore. These things were predictable -- in fact, some people actually predicted them from the start -- but by now their impact has grown so painfully apparent that even secular voices are being raised in alarm. The problems are increasingly visible in the United States. They include an aging population with fewer young workers to support the elderly, along with a disturbingly high incidence of disabilities among children born to parents who put off having them until their 30s and 40s and then, in many instances, resorted to drugs or reproductive technologies to achieve pregnancy.

Date posted: 2013-04-20

Planned Parenthood Lies, Cheats, and Steals

"The law has a word for someone who lies, cheats, and steals. That person is called a criminal. Yet when an organization such as Planned Parenthood takes actions that mirror a criminal's, people look the other way, the government willingly hands it money, and supporters cry out about the unfair treatment it receives. If we are to stop these crimes committed by Planned Parenthood, we must teach, we must open eyes, and we must expose its secrets.

Date posted: 2013-04-20

Adoption care for Christians

I recently heard an adoptive mother say, "When we brought our daughter home, we couldn't afford a babysitter, so we just had to tough it out. We wondered why people didn't help more. It felt like they didn't care, which really hurt." This statement broke my heart because this mom is my friend.

Date posted: 2013-04-20

Intellectual Fog of Death

When we look around our country and see people mired in actions that hurt or maim themselves, put their health in jeopardy, or kill an innocent baby, we must wonder where all the morals have gone. We see an increase in sexually transmitted diseases, an increase in the use of emergency contraceptives, and a decrease in the respect for life. This fog is covering us and, unless we take actions to clear it, will envelop and choke us.

Date posted: 2013-04-20

Where Have All the Children Gone

Are events in the Chicago area a hint of what will happen in the future in our nation? As our country falls deeper and deeper into moral insanity, people must fight harder to not be swept away into this seemingly bottomless pit.

Date posted: 2013-04-20

The language of life

Planned Parenthood has seen the polling data and is backing away from the term "pro-choice." This is not surprising. You cannot claim to support a woman's "right to choose" unless you fill in the blank and say what she can choose. In the case of abortion advocacy, the "right to choose" means the right of a woman to choose to kill her unborn child. Who is comfortable supporting that?

Date posted: 2013-04-19

A Holy Week reflection

As we are about to begin the last days of Holy Week, we must reflect upon all Jesus Christ has done for us and how He expects us to live our lives. It is a time to recognize His role in everything we do. It is a time for prayer, fasting, and action.

Date posted: 2013-04-19

What Is in an Egg Besides Trouble?

The constant devaluing of human life is sinking daily to a new low. With widespread appreciation for techniques that manipulate and destroy human embryos, our society grows farther and farther away from truly appreciating and respecting every human being.

Date posted: 2013-04-19

American Catholic Bishops and the New Normal

As Catholics around the world rejoice at the election of a new pope, Americans worry about the leadership in our country by our bishops. We read canon law and wonder why it isn't always being upheld. We question those in politics who claim to be Catholic, yet who trounce on the faith.

Date posted: 2013-04-19

In the Footsteps of Saint Peter

Last week, the Holy Spirit inspired dozens of men to elect a new leader for the Catholic Church. Though speculation abounded as to which of the cardinals would become the next pope, we trusted that God had a plan. God knows and understands the trials facing the Church and her people, and He gave us Pope Francis - a man drawing inspiration from a saint who gave up everything for God and the Church.

Date posted: 2013-04-19

Heroism in the Face of Scandal

During a time when our Church is so often fraught with negativity, we must applaud those clergy who are standing up for the faith. Though they may be criticized by others, we must be the ones who praise them for their unshakable qualities that help guide us toward a path that Christ wants us to follow.

Date posted: 2013-03-31

Identifying the Human Being Requires No Debate

There should be no debate when it comes to a human life. Once a child is created, he is a person from that moment onward -- a person who deserves both respect and protection. Yet in today's world, he has little of either. Abortion takes countless lives day after day and, unless we as a society come to realize the value of a person -- no matter how small, no matter what stage of development -- babies will never be safe.

Date posted: 2013-03-31

Proposing that Society 'Reduce' Evil

The evil and the horror that are abortion and the blatant disregard for the value of human life cannot be overcome by merely reducing their amount. When people continually commit atrocities, lives are continually lost. The only way to combat this is to completely eradicate this evil.

Date posted: 2013-03-05

A Brilliant Teacher Steps Down from the Papacy

As the Church prepares for the election of a new pope, we reflect upon the inspiring works and teachings of Pope Benedict XVI. We thank God for his service and his dedication to our faith and to the people of the world. We continue to pray for him as he leaves the papacy, and we pray for the cardinals as they choose a new pope.

Date posted: 2013-03-05

Abortion is Crippling Honesty

If we lie to ourselves long enough, we will begin to believe those lies. And after 40 years, enough people believe the lies of abortion that they are hardly concerned about the loss of a baby. When babies die, these people chalk it up to choice. No one wants to hear the realities of abortion - that the result is a dead child, and sometimes a dead mother as well.

Date posted: 2013-03-05

Are Catholics Getting What We Deserve?

With Obamacare and the HHS contraceptive mandate looming, many eyes seem to be opening for the first time about the destructiveness of these laws - not just for human life, but for conscience rights as well. It will likely be a tough road ahead - one fraught with many obstacles. But we must persevere in both action and prayer. We must speak up and encourage others to do the same. For if we do not, what outcome should we expect?

Date posted: 2013-03-05

Fixing our Kids

Today's commentary advises us to take a step back and look at the next generation that we are attempting to raise. Do we see a generation of young people concerned about their health, about academic success, about future families, about morality? Or do we see these same children living in the here and now, and only for their own selfish needs? And how do we go about fixing this devastating societal problem? Judie Brown offers words of encouragement.

Date posted: 2013-02-17

Driving Out Demons

When leadership fails, those following often tend to fail as well. Our country and our Church cannot survive without strong leaders - and we need them now more than ever. Today's commentary addresses this and encourages us to take action through fasting and prayer so that the leaders within the Church will heroically defend the Church and Christ's teaching.

Date posted: 2013-02-17

The Fluke Doctrine

Today's commentary addresses the sad fact that one woman's words and desires can not only influence so many, but be said to be a model for women everywhere. What's even more tragic is that so many misguided souls listen to, and believe, her. This is why we must listen to the voice of another woman - a woman who lives and teaches Christ's truths - for a clear understanding about the moral decline of society today. For it is only when we hear the truth that we will be able to live the truth.

Date posted: 2013-02-17

Obama Mandate - Extermination of Religious Freedom

After countless months of protestations and lawsuits related to Obama's contraceptive mandate, a "compromise" has been issued. Yet has anything really changed because of this compromise or will employers still be forced to violate their consciences when it comes to insurance plans?

Date posted: 2013-02-17

How the USCCB Reacts to the Diabolical

Once a child is created, he is a human being who should have all the rights of those who have lived to be born. But this is not the case. The taking of an innocent life has always been, and will always be, an evil act. Yet too many people either don't care or are too busy to worry about something that may or may not directly affect them. They fail to understand how abortion affects everyone. This lack of understanding can be traced back, in part, to lack of good leadership within the Church.

Date posted: 2013-02-17

The Roe Enigma: What the Pew Survey Tells Us

A recent survey regarding opinions about abortion shows just how little Americans know about the preborn baby and his humanity. Most see abortion as merely an issue to be debated, yet they fail to recognize that the life of a human being hangs in the balance of this debate.

Date posted: 2013-02-17

Abortion and America's Dirty Little Secret

As thousands march today to commemorate the day the Supreme Court legalized the murder of preborn babies, we must take a look at the road that led here. We must look at how we could have become a nation that so callously disregards the most innocent among us. Judie Brown's insights may surprise you.

Date posted: 2013-02-17

40 Years Later: Reflecting on 'Roe' and 'Doe'

For 40 years, America has allowed the legalized killing of the most innocent among us. Millions upon millions of babies have been slaughtered under the guise of women's "rights." As we lament the anniversary of the court cases that brought us here, we reflect upon what we must now do to change, to heal, and to save lives.

Date posted: 2013-02-01

The Contraceptive Imperative

You don't have to go out of your way today to be confronted with the subject of contraception. In November 2012, the United Nations Population Fund issued its annual report entitled "By Choice, Not by Chance," describing contraception as a global "right" for women, and calling for the removal of all social and financial obstacles to access to its presumed benefits. In the very same month, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists publicly called on the federal government to permit over-the-counter sales of birth control pills.

Date posted: 2013-01-24

The Governor and the Cardinal - Buddies or Not?

In all areas of life, people need to look to the actions of a strong moral leader. This is especially true within the Catholic Church, where a growing number of people are ignorant of what the faith actually teaches. This is why those who lead the Church must publicly stand for the faith and live and teach according to the laws of God.

Date posted: 2013-01-24

The Down syndrome community's abortion rift

It all comes down to abortion. That's what my late father-in-law always said. No philosophical disagreement, no policy debate, no theological quibble rivals our fundamental and unbridgeable divide on the question of abortion. No other issue carries half as much baggage in the public mind. Not taxes, not healthcare, not immigration, not war, not peace. In the final tally, it all comes down to abortion. This disease has so infected the body politic that it has begun to make bitter enemies even out of those with seemingly aligned interests. Don't believe me? Consider the strange case of the competing Down syndrome booklets.

Date posted: 2013-01-24

Planned Parenthood's Latest Twist

When it comes to the actions of Planned Parenthood, we must all be aware and informed. And it is our responsibility to make others aware as well. We cannot sit idly by and wonder what's happening if we choose to ignore the evidence presented to us daily by those who understand.

Date posted: 2013-01-24

Mortal Life without End? Really?

A "perfect" person with no flaws, no illnesses, super strength, and a long life. Sound great in theory, doesn't it? Who wouldn't want to eradicate suffering and loss? But think of the cost and the different kind of loss that would result. With these "superhuman" characteristics come the loss of free will, the loss of our uniqueness, and the loss of what makes us human. God has created us in His image and likeness. If we strip ourselves of that and become essentially robots, where will that leave us? More importantly, where will that leave our souls?

Date posted: 2013-01-24

What the heck does homosexuality have to do with the pro-life movement?

People often wonder why many people involved in the pro-life movement are also interested in homosexuality-related issues. They especially wonder if defending traditional marriage really has anything to do with being pro-life. The answer to this is simple: Being pro-life is much more than saving babies. It's also about fighting for the flourishing of the human person every step of the way, from conception, through birth, through childhood, through adulthood, till natural death.

Date posted: 2013-01-24

Love, Justice, and the Dying

Love, kindness, and compassion. These are words that seem to be finding their way out of the treatment process when it comes to dealings with someone suffering from a terminal illness. We must always remember how truly important and vital each human being is - no matter the stage of life.

Date posted: 2013-01-24

The Affordable Care Act and its unaffordable costs for human life

Speaking to an audience at Oxford University, Bishop Anthony Fisher of the Diocese of Parramatta, Australia, declared, "The elderly are not a problem, a market, a budget: They are real individuals, our own people, our ancestors, in due course-ourselves."

Date posted: 2013-01-24

Expert testimony before school board points out folly of PP sex ed

The road to victory is paved with many battles. When articulate community members come forward to speak out against Planned Parenthood at every corner, it is a victory in the making. That was the case in Portland, Oregon, on December 3 when the school board entertained comments on the topic of Planned Parenthood's Teen Outreach Program (TOP) in the public schools. The abortion giant is using taxpayer dollars to train the teachers and provide the curriculum, which includes after-school excursions with the Planned Parenthood teachers. If you are fighting Planned Parenthood in your school, or plan to, we highly suggest listening to the testimony presented here.

Date posted: 2013-01-24

Human Rights or Human Wrongs?

The line between what is an acceptable and moral practice is continually blurred, and may soon be nonexistent. In our "me first" society, it is expected that we can do whatever we want, whenever we want, with our bodies because, after all, they are our bodies and no one can tell us what we can or can't do. And so science marches along. Science can be a great thing, and miracles happen every day in the field of science. But just because we can do something doesn't mean we should do it.

Date posted: 2013-01-24

The journey of infertility: Walking with the Church to find solutions, wisdom, and peace

It's personal. It's painful. And for the millions of people affected by infertility, it can also be very isolating. For those who have never experienced the sorrow and complexity of this condition, it's impossible to truly comprehend the degree of suffering it causes. I had considered myself empathetic to those who couldn't conceive, but I didn't fully understand what they were going through until it happened to my husband and me.

Date posted: 2013-01-02

Are Catholic colleges suffering an identity crisis?

When parents send their children to college, they expect them to grow emotionally and intellectually, and to develop into healthy adults. When a child is sent to a Catholic college, the expectations are even grander. Parents expect that their children, who are immersed in Catholicism, will grow spiritually as well. Through theology classes, enriching dorm life, and extracurricular activities, children should flourish in the faith. Yet, what exactly are our children learning?

Date posted: 2013-01-02

Planned Parenthood in Houston hiding sex ed involvement--again

Parents and other concerned citizens in the Cy-Fair School District of Houston, Texas, launched a website, recently to expose the graphic It's Your Game sex ed curriculum developed by the University of Texas Prevention Research Center (UTPRC). According to Jennifer Fleck, our contact in Houston, Planned Parenthood subsequently rewrote the information on its website that tied the abortion giant to the curriculum and took down the It's Your Game videos from the Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast website in an apparent attempt to hide its involvement in the UTPRC curriculum. As of December 17, Planned Parenthood had eliminated the It's Your Game videos that were previously on the Planned Parenthood website.

Date posted: 2013-01-02

Can a man die twice? The problem with 'brain death'

Boxer Hector Camacho died on [November 24, 2012], his doctor said. "His death was reported by Dr. Ernesto Torres, the director of the Centro Medico trauma center in Puerto Rico, who said Camacho had a heart attack and died a short time later after being taken off life support." This is confusing, because the same doctor had announced on Thursday that Camacho was "brain dead." If "brain death" really is death, then the doctor appears to be saying that Camacho died twice, which is absurd. Can a dead man have a heart attack? Would it be medically significant?

Date posted: 2013-01-02

Christmas means opening our hearts to all

I was listening to a young woman on the radio. She talked about her childhood memory of receiving a Christmas shoebox. It was filled with toiletries, things for school, and a small gift. She said the shoebox brought such joy to her. She has never forgotten that Christmas. It was touching to hear her reminisce. The shoebox required so little from the giver yet gave such joy to a child. Christmas can bring out the best in people.

Date posted: 2012-12-29

Pro-life or pro-choice: American life in the balance?

Has there ever been a time--ever--when government defined certain people as less worthy than other people and it ended well? A slave was never less human than the plantation owner: We just acted that way because it was politically and economically expedient. Leave it to politicians and who knows where political compromise may lead in American life.

Date posted: 2012-12-29

Jindal's Witches' Brew: Deconstructing Catholic Teaching

There's no shortage of Catholics serving in political offices. Knowing that should be comforting. But there is a shortage of Catholics who adhere to, and stand up for, Catholic teaching - and that should give us chills. In today's culture, where pretty much anything goes, we need Catholic leaders who will lead, not cower to organizations such as Planned Parenthood.

Date posted: 2012-12-29

Human Embryos as Hors D'oeuvres

It seems that, as a whole, our country is getting really good at fooling itself into thinking whatever it wants and justifying whatever actions it wants to take. There is no right and wrong, only what feels good. There are no values about the sanctity of life, only what's best for "me." Morality has nearly gone the way of the dinosaurs. So what do we do now?

Date posted: 2012-12-29

There's room at this inn: Mary's Shelter

David Bereit said, "I have been to over 400 cities in the US, and I have never seen a shelter like Mary's Shelter." Most of the more than 100 alumni of the Mary's Shelter program have found jobs and housing after their stay, and have become contributing members of society. All have obtained an education and a new, healthy sense of self. Mary's Shelter staff and volunteers impress upon the residents the importance of fulfilling their obligations as mothers, and women who have multiple children discover and develop their ability to care for their entire family. Many of the alumni have gone on to marry and have more children.

Date posted: 2012-12-25

Planned Parenthood and allies: Large doses of steroids 'extremely safe' for teens

Twelve organizations signing a December 7 letter to HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius are on record saying that the steroidal concoction known as Plan B, a so-called "emergency contraceptive," is "extremely safe for teenagers to use." The letter petitions Sebelius to remove age restrictions on over-the-counter purchases of the so-called emergency contraceptives, saying that unfettered access to Plan B to "women of all ages" would result in fewer unintended pregnancies. Currently, those below the age of 17 cannot purchase Plan B without a prescription. Of course, Planned Parenthood is among the signers. Joining Planned Parenthood is the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)--not a surprise, since the organization recently called for pediatricians to prescribe emergency contraception in advance for teens so they could use it "in case of unprotected sex."

Date posted: 2012-12-13

Can You Spell Insane?

It seems that nearly every day we are bombarded with stories that show a blatant disregard for morality, for human life, or for religion. Those who believe in these truths are made to feel outcast and are often looked down upon. It's almost as if the whole nation has gone crazy.

Date posted: 2012-12-13

New Rules of Engagement: Christ Instead of the Modern State

Our task is to form citizens who will no longer be willing to sell their birthright for a mess of pottage (Heb 12:16), citizens who will believe God instead of the world, who will trust God instead of the world, who will serve God instead of the world. We must create a culture in which lies, subterfuge, and empty materialistic promises cannot move sufficient numbers to support worldly power without forcing the state to reveal itself in a blatant show of force. In the Church herself, we must create a culture in which the first recourse of all will be a recourse to Christians, in which collaboration with evil will be considered a betrayal of Christian responsibility, and in which persistent public collaboration with evil will result in exclusion from communion with Christ.

Date posted: 2012-12-13

The Poisonous Candy: Emergency Contraception for Kids

Children grow up too fast and the few years they have when they can actually be children should be nurturing and character-forming. Today's world pushes children to grow up and make adult decisions well before they are able, and where this is most prevalent is in regard to sexuality. This is becoming the case at an alarming rate.

Date posted: 2012-12-13

Lurking in the shadows: Planned Parenthood 'rights' destroy society

It should come as no surprise to anyone that there now arises a cry for contraception and other "sexual rights" to be recognized, provided, and enforced as basic human rights. Today's orchestrated efforts by International Planned Parenthood Federation, the United Nations Population Fund, and their many allies to proclaim and enforce "sexual rights" as basic human rights is a continuation of an ongoing plan to restructure the family that emerged almost a century ago.

Date posted: 2012-12-13

Moral Illiteracy's Solution

It's easy to lay blame for the moral decline of society on any number of things and people. And a lot of things and people are to blame. But assigning blame does nothing to solve the problems that now engulf our country.

Date posted: 2012-12-13

Women Have Become Instruments of Sorrow

Little girls used to dream of the day when they would meet a man, fall in love, get married, and have children of their own. They would live their lives with a man who cherished them, loved them, and honored them. And this was reality for countless women--in the past. Today's reality is far askew of this and it makes this desire seem almost like a fairy tale. What has happened to our society to effect this change?

Date posted: 2012-12-04

IVF as Science Fiction

The mentality that having a child is a project or an achievement is becoming more prevalent in our society. Gone seem to be the days where babies are seen as a blessing from God--no matter the gender, the eye color, or the level of ability they can attain. We now must watch as scientists work toward "creating" that "perfect" child--no matter the cost. And what exactly will this do to our society in the future?

Date posted: 2012-12-04

Planned Parenthood expands reach with federal sex ed money in Virginia

Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Virginia has received government funding that enables it to expand its systematic sexualization and degradation of 9th graders in the Newport News public schools with "risk reduction" sex education.

Date posted: 2012-12-04

Current Outrages Expose Ethical Paralysis

What do womb rentals, a book, rainbow families, and science all have to do with each other? All are examples of the way our society's morals and ethics have declined in recent years. And all are things that we cannot sit around and watch happen without uttering a word.

Date posted: 2012-11-24

The National Memorial for the Unborn: A tale of miracles, repentance, and redemption

The sign at the entrance of the National Memorial for the Unborn, located in Chattanooga, Tennessee, greets visitors with these words: "'The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the Lord of hosts; and in this place will I give peace' (Haggai 2:9). Welcome ... the gates and doors of the National Memorial for the Unborn are always open ... please enter in peace."

Date posted: 2012-11-24

The Fallacy of Catholic Relativism

Being a faithful Catholic means showing our faith both publicly and privately, not merely when it's convenient or easy. Living our faith is often difficult, but Jesus never promised us it would be easy. Instead, He promised us the ultimate reward if we choose to follow His commands and live a life in accordance with His will. And this is what we should be striving for with every action, with every breath, and with every word that leaves our lips.

Date posted: 2012-11-24

The Tragic Results of Planned Parenthood's Political Victory

Our children are inundated with propaganda that tells them that promiscuity and sexual experience are part of growing up and exploring their worlds and their lives. They are told that any behavior or feelings are right and good and that no one, not even parents, should tell them otherwise. They are taught to trust only their feelings or to close their minds to others who do not view abstinence as something for which to strive. And because of this, children are hurt and babies are murdered. Today's commentary addresses this mindset, brought upon by none other than Planned Parenthood and its advocates.

Date posted: 2012-11-24

Abortion and women's equality

In the last decade or so there has been a shift in the kind of argument usually advanced by abortion advocates. The new approach is to argue that laws against abortion violate the Equal Protection clause of the 14th Amendment ("nor shall any state deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws"). In other words, without access to abortion (they argue) sexually active women will be subject to the burdens of pregnancy and the immediate responsibility for child care in a way that men will not, and will therefore be less able to compete in society-and less in control of their destiny. So, they conclude, laws against abortion deny women the equal protection of the law and are unconstitutional.

Date posted: 2012-11-24

Post-Election Grunge and Glory

This past Tuesday was an opportunity for Catholics to publicly show their faith and determination to ensure that this country head forward in a manner consistent with the dignity of life for all people. While many did, it was not enough. But the fight is not over and we should never take defeat in stride. Today's commentary examines what we need to do and how we can proceed, even when faced with this difficult journey.

Date posted: 2012-11-24

Planned Parenthood emboldened by election results

Planned Parenthood posted a new banner [pictured right] following Tuesday night's Obama victory. Obama is pictured victorious and waving to a cheering crowd. As the avowed enemy of Christ's Church takes his place on the throne of Baal, we weep. Persecution like the Church in America has never known is coming. Planned Parenthood played a central role in Obama's first presidential term and in the framing of Obamacare, and dominated this presidential campaign. These are the days that Christ prophesied on his way to Calvary, when people will say, "Blessed are the barren, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed." At that time people will say to the mountains, "Fall upon us!" and to the hills, "Cover us! for if these things are done when the wood is green what will happen when it is dry?" I truly believe if the people who elected Obama to another term had an inkling about what they have done, they would ask the mountains to fall on them and the hills to cover them.

Date posted: 2012-11-24

The Trouble with Transhumanism

Sometimes an article cuts through the fog of public debate and discourse to capture the true essence of a movement or belief system. Recently, a transhumanist named Kyle Munkittrick posted just such an article at the Discover magazine website, encapsulating in a nutshell everything that is wrong with transhumanism (about which nearly everything is wrong). For those who may not know, transhumanism is a Utopian social movement and philosophy that looks toward a massive breakthrough in technological prowess, known as "the singularity," that will open the door for transhumanists to "seize control of human evolution" and create a "post human species" of near immortals. Don't roll your eyes. Transhumanists believe in their ageless post-human future with a desperate passion that borders on - and often serves as a substitute for - religious faith

Date posted: 2012-11-15

'The Right Choice': One mother's loving message touches the lives of millions

A mother's love is more powerful than any force on earth. In March of this year, that love led Lacey Buchanan of Woodbury, Tennessee, to post a video of her son on the YouTube video website and GodTube (a Christian version of YouTube). On YouTube, Lacey's caption for her video states, "This is my plea to anyone considering abortion. Rethink your decision, no matter the circumstances. I am so glad I chose life!" On GodTube, her video is titled The Right Choice and features this caption: "This video is about my son, Christian, and the decision I made to give him life, when others were telling me to abort him. He is an amazing little boy who has God all over him, and I want to share him with the world!"

Date posted: 2012-11-15

Peter Singer's Utopia

We live in a world where animals and bodies of water are regarded with more respect and reverence than a preborn human being. What's worse is that very few people find anything disturbing about this. Today's commentary addresses this and shows why this outlook is leading to the increased downfall of morality in our country - and why it may lead to the downfall of our country itself.

Date posted: 2012-11-04

Parents, beware: Planned Parenthood pushing TOP program

With both parents working and the harried lifestyle that invariably follows when mom heads off to work every day, the question arises: Who is minding the children? Enter Planned Parenthood, pushing wheelbarrows of money provided to it by the federal government - money derived from the toil of those parents who are struggling to provide the best life they can for their children. Planned Parenthood is using this money to partner with school districts in its disgusting "comprehensive" sex education programs, banking on the fact that parents are too busy making a living to do a thorough examination of what their children are being taught at school. One of those programs is TOP (Teen Outreach Program), which is spreading throughout the nation at an alarming rate.

Date posted: 2012-11-04

Coercion v. tolerance: The real crisis in public life

We've been fighting legal abortion with little or no success for a very long generation now, and we've rightly regarded it as a horrific scourge, a massive breakdown of the public order. Perhaps this is why we have been slow to recognize and oppose the sea change that is taking place in American politics right now - the enormous, incalculable shift in government from permitting evil to enforcing it.

Date posted: 2012-11-04

Extremism as the Excuse

Words are powerful tools - tools that can be used for both good and evil. Words can inspire. Words can hurt. And words can be twisted. Today's commentary examines the words of men who intended to inspire and offer hope in a time of great tragedy. Yet their words were twisted and used for evil.

Date posted: 2012-11-04

Targeting the black community - Part II

Eugenics is alive and well and, in more cases than not, blacks are their targets. In 2005, Life Issues Institute completed a study that concluded there is a strategic intent behind Planned Parenthood's placement of its abortion facilities. In 2011, Life Dynamics concluded that race is a factor in the location of abortion centers, with the lion's share of them located in urban areas where blacks reside.

Date posted: 2012-11-03

Targeting the black community - Part I

The deliberate targeting of the black community by Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry has resulted in a kind of bloodletting that is unprecedented to any known human attack in modern history. Even Hitler was unable to wreak the level of havoc that has occurred since the Supreme Court legalized the taking of innocent life in the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.

Date posted: 2012-11-03

'It's Your Game' sex ed program targets 7th and 8th graders

Planned Parenthood is on the prowl again, with a sex ed program called It's Your Game: Keep it Real, targeting 7th and 8th graders with a curriculum based on videos and computer games. The Norwich City School District in New York posts on its website a note from the 7th grade health class: "We're excited this year to welcome Planned Parenthood into Health Class." The post contains a "summary" of the It's Your Game program that in no way prepares parents for what will be taught to their children by these Planned Parenthood operatives. "The curriculum, which will be facilitated by trained educators from Planned Parenthood, focuses on healthy relationship strategies and risk reduction strategies that have been proven to delay sexual behaviors among adolescents," the summary says

Date posted: 2012-10-24

Negotiating Your Way to Hell

In just a few short weeks, our nation will be casting votes in both local and national elections. While some may act disinterested or think these elections hold little importance, we must realize that the opposite is true. Our country cannot, and should not, be run on policies created outside of God's law and with no respect or attention given to the truths taught by Our Lord. This will only lead to our nation's downfall. What do we do in order to cast a vote in accordance with these truths?

Date posted: 2012-10-24

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development - An Update

Today's guest commentary discusses the ongoing financial support by the Catholic Campaign of Human Development of organizations that are not worthy to receive its funds. American Life League has been compiling information and is nearly ready to release what it has found. Read on for more about one specific recipient of this funding.

Date posted: 2012-10-24

Fungible Human Rights for Negotiable Human Beings

Somehow we, as a human race, have gotten it into our heads that babies are either something to be desired or not, something to be controlled or destroyed, or something to be tinkered with. Gone is the notion that human beings are created in the image and likeness of God and, thus, should be respected and cherished. Here are the days of doing whatever we want with our bodies and the babies created - no matter how - for whatever selfish reason we may deem acceptable.

Date posted: 2012-10-09

Forgiveness and the Cross

We are commanded by God to love one another: "I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another" (John 13:34). And He tells us, "If anyone says, 'I love God' but hates his brother, he is a liar; for whoever does not love a brother whom he has seen cannot love God Whom he has not seen" (1 John 4:20). I set out for a nearby abortion business, to pray to end the tragedy of abortion - to pray against the darkness and evil that has been preying, for a generation, upon the nations and their people. But what began as simply an outing to pray became a test of my own heart.

Date posted: 2012-10-08

Dysfunctional America

What do assisted suicide and an advertisement about drowning have in common? Both are indicative of the decline of morals that our society faces today. Both should make our hearts sink and our blood boil. And both are reasons for people to stand up and proclaim that they've had enough - that all human beings deserve life and that no one, no matter how small or how sick, is exempt.

Date posted: 2012-10-06

Pushing abortifacient IUDs and implants on adolescents

Planned Parenthood has long sought to control population via invasive and dangerous IUDs and contraceptive implants, but the high cost of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) safeguarded most young girls and women. In addition, horror stories about bad experiences with IUDs and contraceptive implants are so common that most women are leery of them. (See the comments on Abby Johnson's blog in response to her post "IUDs...the worst choice," for one scary story after another.) In fact, in 2009, only 8.5 percent of contracepting women and girls used LARC. Planned Parenthood is on a mission to change that

Date posted: 2012-10-06

In Vitro Fertilization: The Human Cost

For the couple who desperately wants a child, in vitro fertilization often seems like a good option. Many couples go into the procedure with limited knowledge and a tremendous amount of hope. But they do not realize the sad reality that, while the procedure may result in the birth of a child, it will result in the death of children as well. Today's guest commentary examines why the Catholic Church is opposed to this procedure and why one doctor chose to leave his practice because of this.

Date posted: 2012-10-06

Hitting on Women with Deadly Force

The deadly force needed to murder a woman is far greater than the deadly force needed to murder a preborn baby, for the force needed to murder a preborn baby is merely thesize of a pill - or a matchstick. We call the person who uses deadly force on a woman a murderer. Yet we call the people who use deadly force on preborn babies Planned Parenthood, abortionists, and even nurses. These people and these organizations seek out women and adolescent girls to hit on - to prey on - and never look back once they have struck.

Date posted: 2012-10-06

Changing the world for one child

In my little world of Hanalei, on the island of Kauai, Carmen Swanson is known as a great hugger. Smiling, she wraps her arms around a taro farmer who is a special friend. He pauses from his toil to receive the hug, standing in the midst of fields that spread like a patchwork quilt over the feet of thickly forested mountains. I can't take my eyes off my daughter, as her sturdy dark arms reach around the farmer's even darker stomach, well greased with palm oil. As I watch, I'm thronged by memories. My daughter is 10 years old, but I see her as a baby, when she was sick, malnourished, and surviving on the edge in Central America. And I (her prospective adoptive mother) had just been diagnosed with cancer.

Date posted: 2012-10-06

African Cardinal: Conspiracy to Contracept Could Lead to Destruction

Why does an American woman, who claims to be Catholic, think that she must push contraception in a faraway continent? Do the people there even want what she has to offer or is she merely imposing her will, and that of others with the contraceptive mentality, on the masses? Today's guest commentary addresses how this push can only lead to the detriment of African society.

Date posted: 2012-10-03

Dying to Be Politically Correct

It used to be that doctors and hospitals did everything in their power to uphold the Hippocratic Oath and do no harm. Patients and their well-being came first, and the sick and dying were cared for with love and respect. But things have changed. We now see patients and their families pushed to become organ donors or to sign orders that allow themselves or their loved ones to "die with dignity," thereby freeing up a hospital bed for the next patient. This scary scenario is all too prevalent in our society.

Date posted: 2012-10-02

Media-Perpetuated Hostility

In a world where known abortion survivors can be called liars by news sources, and more air and press time are given to trivial matters such as food consumption rather than the life of a child, it is no wonder that our society is in such trouble. A constant barrage of sick, immoral, and unethical practices invades every aspect of our days. We are told by the media to be "progressive" or to "get with the times." But there is no getting with the times when it comes to the life of a child. No matter the stage, a child is a unique individual who deserves the life God intended.

Date posted: 2012-09-22

Demagoguery Leads to Loss of Freedom

Addressing the fact that many Catholic politicians openly support abortion, writer and FOX news analyst, Bill O'Reilly, challenged Church authorities to stop remaining silent on the matter. Today's commentary addresses some of the recent comments made by Catholic women in politics and cautions us about continuing down this path - for it is a path that could possibly lead to our downfall.

Date posted: 2012-09-22

Former Komen exec ready to fight 'Planned Bullyhood'

Take this, you bully! With the release of her new book, Planned Bullyhood, Karen Handel delivers a gut punch to Planned Parenthood following vicious attacks on her by the abortion giant and its allies. Handel is the former senior vice president of public policy at Komen for the Cure. Her book tells the fascinating inside story of Komen's struggle to rid itself of the Planned Parenthood stench that plagued Komen for years. The fight climaxed at the end of January 2012 when the Associated Press released - at the behest of Planned Parenthood - an article saying Komen was pulling funding from the abortion giant.

Date posted: 2012-09-22

Planned Parenthood postures for bigger place at the trough

A hog never backs away from the trough, and neither does Planned Parenthood. Raging like a boar in a perpetual feeding frenzy, the abortion giant obsessively gnashes, grunts, bullies, and pushes, caring not who it tramples to get a bigger share of the spoils. Witness Planned Parenthood of the Heartland's latest ploy in Tulsa, Oklahoma to add a few medical services in order to gain a bigger place at the government trough, via Obamacare and spin-off funding.

Date posted: 2012-09-22

The 'ART' Baby and God: Why IVF Is Wrong

Many people see in vitro fertilization as an acceptable means to an end - a baby who could not previously have been conceived. But what all does IVF really entail? What happens to the babies created who are not implanted? Today's commentary addresses why the Church condemns this practice and offers hope to those who cannot conceive - hope that does not involve the death of an innocent child.

Date posted: 2012-09-22

Prescription for Death

What does an upcoming vote in Massachusetts have to do with society's increasing disregard for God and His laws? Today's commentary addresses this timely subject and cautions us to reflect upon how the actions we take in November will impact our society and our lives.

Date posted: 2012-09-22

Planned Parenthood's war on the family

Behind Planned Parenthood's favorite slogan, "Every child a wanted child," is a sinister agenda that strikes with deadly force at the child-the very heart of the family. The late 1960s was a time when our brothers and best friends were disappearing from our ranks as they headed to Vietnam. Many never came back; others were forever horribly wounded - physically, spiritually, and emotionally. The war was front and center in the news every day, and we watched the horrors of war live and in color on our televisions.

Date posted: 2012-09-22

A Glimpse of Hope in the Dark Morass

With many people out to "change" or to impose their own beliefs on the Church, it is easy to see why some may be very confused - not only about what the Church teaches, but about what they should believe. The most salient way to eliminate this confusion is for the leaders of the Church to stand firmly and publicly for all the tenets of the Church and let it be known to all that the Church will not compromise in situations that go directly against Church teaching.

Date posted: 2012-09-22

The Cardinal and the Impudent

Various statements attributed to Cardinal Timothy Dolan continue to create concern among Catholics and frustration among those of us who can see the double standard that is being applied when the theology of tolerance becomes an avenue for a seat at the table of human power. One of the pro-life movement's most stalwart legal scholars shares his views with Judie Brown on this burning subject.

Date posted: 2012-09-22

Planned Parenthood cancer screening initiative a farce

Planned Parenthood Federation of America and various affiliates have released scads of stories over the past week touting a new breast cancer initiative. The $3 million it says will fund the initiative is the amount Planned Parenthood claims it raised in four days in response to the Susan G. Komen Foundation's quickly-rescinded announcement that it would stop funding the abortion giant. So, what about this huge investment of $3 million Cecile Richards says she is earmarking for breast cancer screening and education? To put it in perspective, Planned Parenthood's total income in 2010 was 1.04 billion dollars. The three million dollars it says it will commit to the breast cancer initiative is nine-tenths of one percent of its total annual income.

Date posted: 2012-09-22

Rape, Pregnancy, and a Woman's Freedom

Because of the remarks of a member of Congress, rape has been a much-discussed topic lately. Today's guest commentary addresses his remarks and helps us understand that, while rape is an abhorrent crime, any resultant pregnancy need not be seen that way. In fact, in the words of one woman who has a child conceived in rape, the child brings her "unimaginable joy."

Date posted: 2012-09-22

She's Still There

My friend's husband called to break the news that my friend, Christina, was in a long-term care center because she was in a coma. I didn't get all the details. I think the shock hit me so swiftly that I hardly heard what he said. Something about taking a fall on steps, hitting her head, spending a length of time in a hospital, and then being transferred to this care center. "Nothing the doctors can do for her," Pete told me. "The prognosis is bad. No point in visiting her. She wouldn't know you were there." Everything in me clenched up. There was no way I wasn't going to see her. I had to go as soon as I could. "If it's OK with you," I told him, "I'd like to see her anyway."

Date posted: 2012-09-22

Dr. Grant Clark: A journey from death to life

The life of Dr. Grant Clark, of Depoe Bay, Oregon, calls to mind Saint Augustine's words: "Our hearts are restless till they rest in Thee." Decades ago, just a few years after finishing medical school, he began committing abortions. He only recently broke his silence about that dark chapter in his long medical career, because, he explained, "What the Lord has put me through ... was gradual. ... It takes courage to admit you were a murderer."

Date posted: 2012-09-18

The Elephant and the Human Baby

What do elephants have to do with human babies? Do elephants and other animals deserve as much concern as a human being? This commentary addresses a recent article in which some people seem to think so.

Date posted: 2012-09-18

The legacy of Dr. Jerome Lejeune

Jérôme Jean Louis Marie Lejeune - the man they came to honor - was the pediatrician and geneticist who, in 1958, working from the discovery that humans have 46 chromosomes, found the extra chromosome on the 21st pair that causes what was then called "mongolism" and is now called Down syndrome (after the British doctor John Langdon Down, who, in the mid-1800s, described the physical characteristics associated with this disability). Until Dr. Lejeune's discovery, the syndrome had wrongly been attributed to maternal syphilis.

Date posted: 2012-09-07

Thank God Hippocrates Was Pagan

First, do no harm. This is one of the basic tenets of the Hippocratic Oath that all doctors take. They promise to harm no one, to take care of all. So we put our trust in them to do as they promise. But are some doctors finding a way to get around this?

Date posted: 2012-09-07

Obama's War on God

The latest news on the infamous Catholic Campaign for Human Development is more proof that the agency made a wrong turn a long time ago and may never recover.

Date posted: 2012-08-23

Becoming a mother to my husband: The highest call to love

"To love and to cherish ... for richer or poorer ... in sickness and in health ... till death do us part." Those lovely words, so familiar from the traditional exchange of marriage vows between a man and woman, laid the foundation of unconditional love that framed our joyful marriage of 16 years. The word "matrimony" derives from the Latin word mater ("mother") and the Latin suffix monium (which signifies an action, state, or condition). In other words, "matrimony" implies becoming a mother. But I never imagined I would become a mother to my husband.

Date posted: 2012-08-23

A Still Very Serious Problem in the Catholic Church that Needs to Be Dealt With

When Church members dissent from Church teaching and go their own way, chaos and confusion reign. And not only do people get hurt, but Christ's Church suffers as well. Today's guest commentary addresses the rampant problem of homosexuality within the Church and explains the importance of adhering to Church teaching.

Date posted: 2012-08-23

'Unworthy to Be Lived' and POLST

Anyone who enters a hospital or is suffering from a serious illness or accident need beware of the POLST form, for their very lives depend upon whether or not this form is completed and followed. Today's commentary addresses this and cautions us to be aware of what it entails so that we can educate not only ourselves, but our loved ones as well.

Date posted: 2012-08-23

Rejecting In Vitro Fertilization for All the Right Reasons

People do not understand the tragic consequences of in vitro fertilization. They see that a child has been created, but they do not see that children have been destroyed. Today's commentary discusses just how prevalent IVF is and shows that there is an alternative, an alternative in which children do not have to die.

Date posted: 2012-08-23

The imaginary war on women

The term "war on women" has taken on a life of its own in political and media circles. The question is, where did it come from and why should we care? California's pro-abortion senator Barbara Boxer was the first to spread the term via Twitter. Boxer "tweeted" six different questions and MoveOn.org spread the word. Voila! War on women became a feminist battle cry.

Date posted: 2012-08-23

Who Is Really Responsible?

People learn by example, and people are easily influenced. This is why Planned Parenthood has such an easy time spreading its distorted view of sexuality. To many, what PP espouses seems easier, is more gratifying, and goes along with the "me" attitude that many in our society have. This is all the more reason for those who understand this atrocity to spread the real truth-to stand up and say that these actions and attitudes are getting people killed. Literally.

Date posted: 2012-08-21

The unheard-of holocaust: Abortifacient contraception

This commentary is published in honor of the 44th anniversary of Pope Paul VI's courageous and prophetic encyclical on the regulation of birth, Humanae Vitae, issued on July 25, 1968. It's especially timely in light of the Health and Human Services mandate forcing all health insurance plans to cover sterilization, contraception, and abortion-inducing drugs and devices, and the fact that, tragically, many Catholics resort to these anti-life measures, in violation of Church teaching and natural law.

Date posted: 2012-08-21

Attention Pro-Lifers! Can We Afford to Ignore the Obvious?

Biotechnology has made drastic advances over the past few years. This fairly new specialty which, oddly enough, began with the study of the fermentation process associated with brewing beer, is today all about genetic engineering - be it of plants or human beings. Biotechnology encompasses everything from making a baby in a test tube to creating a human being like Superman through the use of nanotechnology.

Date posted: 2012-08-20

The pill kills women and babies

Evil comes in many clever disguises. In the case of the concoction of steroidal hormones known as "the pill," evil is packaged and sold as a panacea for the world's problems and as women's ticket to freedom. In reality, the death-dealing birth control pill has spawned an immoral society obsessed with self. This selfishness is destroying women, babies, families, and the nation.

Date posted: 2012-08-20

One Hell of a War

The shortest sermon I ever heard was given on the hottest day of summer. After the gospel, the priest wiped his brow with a cloth, stood at the podium for a moment, and said, "It's hot out. But hell is damned hot!" At the start of every summer, as I engage in the annual thermostat war with my family, I think about the reality of how much worse hell is than the discomfort of summer humidity.

Date posted: 2012-07-25

The Obama Mandate and Birth Control

June 7 marks the 47th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court Griswold v. Connecticut decision. Griswold set the precedent for the bogus claim that the U.S. Constitution grants individuals the right to privacy in matters of sexual practices.

Date posted: 2012-07-25

Planned Parenthood wishes you 'Happy Masturbation Month'

When Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida tweeted "Happy Masturbation Month" to drive young people to its disgraceful website to encourage and teach the specifics of masturbation, it wasn't an original idea.

Date posted: 2012-07-25

The Most Horrible Thing About Ethics

Religion and morals set a standard of ethics that should remain static over time. We base our actions and beliefs on the teachings of an all-loving God who knows what is best for us. Yet, somehow, there are many in our society who are taking this power away from Him and who think they know better what should and should not happen when it comes to life and death decisions - or when it comes to the creation of a baby.

Date posted: 2012-07-25

Human Beings Are Never Vegetables. Ever.

What happens when human beings are no longer considered human beings or valued as such? When people are ill, disabled, or otherwise considered "damaged" or "imperfect," they often seem to lose the status of being a human being. And that is where our society has gone incredibly wrong, for every human life is precious - whether that life is waiting to be born or whether that life is lying in a hospital bed.

Date posted: 2012-07-25

Trashing Human Rights in Oklahoma

The recent decision of the Oklahoma Supreme Court should give us all reason to pause and reflect on what this country holds dear - and what the morals are that we're passing on to our progeny.

Date posted: 2012-07-25

Destroy the family and you will destroy the nation

Planned Parenthood v. motherhood: Destruction of family equals destruction of the economy

Date posted: 2012-07-25

A Response to Recent Attacks on Catholic Teaching

NCR's official endorsement of a direct attack on the Church's teaching authority is, to be blunt, an endorsement of a materially schismatic act and a participation in that act.

Date posted: 2012-07-25

The Economic Impact of Abortion

Dennis Howard, director of ALL's Associate group The Movement for a Better America, recently received a letter requesting information on the impact of abortion on our tax dollars. Dennis' answer is instructive.

Date posted: 2012-07-25

The Bullying that U.S. Law Protects

In a country that sees no problem with killing its own children, is it any wonder that we have a serious problem with other forms of bullying and aggression? When we give little to no value to the weakest and smallest among us, it becomes harder to value anyone. Today's commentary addresses this and explains why a fundamental change is needed in our society if we are to thwart all forms of violence toward our fellow human being.

Date posted: 2012-07-25

Swimming in what we do not recognize: Planned Parenthood's deadly sea of 'sexualityism'

Planned Parenthood is using the U.S. government to force sexualityism on our society and is relying on the sick culture it has created to bludgeon the Catholic Church and religious freedom.

Date posted: 2012-07-25

When the Womb is a Battlefield

A baby is a blessing. Sadly, that mentality seems to be a thing of the past. Instead, today a baby is often thought of as an intrusion, an annoyance, or a thing that can be discarded at any time and for any reason-especially if he does not meet society's standards of normalcy. Today's commentary addresses this mentality and explains why this attitude must change if our society is to ever find peace. We must help people realize that, truly, a baby is a blessing.

Date posted: 2012-07-25

Parents: Sex ed raped the minds of our children

Parents could tell something was wrong with the children when they came home from school. They were quiet and withdrawn, embarrassed, and didn't want to talk about what had happened. When Curtis and Jean Pannkuk began questioning their young daughter, they discovered that her elementary school principal had instructed her that day in how to perform oral and anal sex. The traumatizing instruction was delivered as a part of state approved sex education that was orchestrated, developed, pushed, and policed by Planned Parenthood, NARAL Pro-Choice Washington, SIECUS, and a host of other agencies.

Date posted: 2012-07-25

Catholic Conscience Betrayed

Today's commentary addresses something we should all be concerned about. Not only are the conscience rights of Catholics and other religions being threatened, but our very morals are as well. Furthermore, many Catholics just do not understand the ramifications of putting chemicals -- like the pill and morning-after pill -- into their bodies.

Date posted: 2012-07-25

Millions of tax dollars for Planned Parenthood public school malevolence

According to a June 5 CBS report, Planned Parenthood has set up offices inside a public high school in a minority neighborhood in Los Angeles that has a notoriously high teen pregnancy rate. Planned Parenthood, of course, claims it is there to lower the teen pregnancy rate.

Date posted: 2012-07-25

Emergency Contraception, Pseudo-Science, and Media Bias

Here's an interesting case study in news coverage of scientific issues: The New York Times has given prominent attention to a report that "emergency contraceptive" pills may not be abortifacient. Setting aside the merits of the argument, the Times story is significant in itself because it acknowledges the real concerns of pro-lifers that the emergency contraceptives cause abortions. Even the headline refers directly to the controversy: "Abortion Qualms on Morning-After Pill May Be Unfounded."

Date posted: 2012-07-25

3,500 Ways to Avoid Genetic Imperfection

The field of science has made countless advances over the last few decades -- many of them beneficial and worthy of accolades. Yet, not all of these advances are for the betterment of human beings. Today's commentary examines a recent breakthrough that purports to give parents an image of their preborn baby and his predicted health. But what is the cost?

Date posted: 2012-07-25

Breaking Through the Abortion Nightmare

Changing hearts one person at a time. That's what Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood worker, is trying to do with her new venture. Understanding the fear and pain abortion workers face as they contemplate leaving the known for the unknown, Johnson wanted to find a way to help each and every one.

Date posted: 2012-07-25

Dr. Lanfranchi: The Perilous Pill

Dr. Angela Lanfranchi is an expert on the perils of the pill. Her first patient was a young woman who had a stroke because of pill usage and as a result was hemiplegic (paralyzed on one side of her body). Now a breast surgeon, Dr. Lanfranchi spends her days operating on cancerous breasts. Many of her patients have been duped by Planned Parenthood and its cohorts into believing that the birth control pill is the ultimate good, and that any risks that accompany it are so small as to be inconsequential.

Date posted: 2012-07-25

The $45 Trillion Elephant in the Living Room

Many people do not realize how integral the family is to our society. Today's guest commentary examines this and explains just how necessary a respect and love for all humans -- both born and preborn -- and a respect for the family is, and how this lack of respect leads to a decline in society.

Date posted: 2012-07-25

Obama's Gendercide Hypocrisy

In 1973, the Supreme Court told the citizens of our country that it's legal to kill a preborn child. Now, with the ability to determine if that preborn child is a boy or a girl, our citizens are being told it is legal to kill that child if the parents are not happy with the sex of the baby. So a child can be murdered just because she is a girl or he is a boy.

Date posted: 2012-07-25

Catholics and the Heretical Agenda

American Life League is hosting its annual Pill Kills symposium in Washington, D.C. All are encouraged to attend to learn more about, not only the detrimental effects of the pill, but also about why the Church does not condone its use. Today's commentary addresses this and encourages clergy within the Church to be stronger leaders when it comes to teaching about the pill.

Date posted: 2012-07-25

When you're dead, you're dead; when you're'brain dead,' you're alive

The medical community began to use the term "brain death" in the late 1960s. A new medical procedure that began around that time was organ transplantation. Organ donation and "brain death" are closely related. To be able to donate vital organs, such as the heart, lungs, whole liver, kidneys, or pancreas, the patient must still be alive.

Date posted: 2012-07-25

Moral Relativism: No More Lies

For many, it seems like living a moral life may be a thing of the past. The ability to discern the difference between right and wrong, to act upon Church laws or commandments, and to accept consequences for one's actions has taken a backseat to doing what feels good and to having fun. There are more gray areas than ever before and, if you don't see them, you are oppressing those who believe they have the "right" to choose, to have a good time, or to do what they want with their bodies. But we must understand that there is a clear right and wrong. There is a moral standard that we should all strive to live by. Without this understanding -- and actions taken because of it -- our society will crumble.

Date posted: 2012-07-25

Caravan for Life: A pilgrimage of hope for the Philippines

Most American pro-lifers are well aware that Planned Parenthood Federation of America is America's biggest abortion, contraception, and sex education enterprise, and that it receives hundreds of millions of U.S. tax dollars each year. But many are unaware that PPFA has also been heavily involved in population control efforts in foreign countries for 40 years.

Date posted: 2012-07-25

Who Is Really Responsible?

People learn by example, and people are easily influenced. This is why Planned Parenthood has such an easy time spreading its distorted view of sexuality. To many, what PP espouses seems easier, is more gratifying, and goes along with the "me" attitude that many in our society have. This is all the more reason for those who understand this atrocity to spread the real truth - to stand up and say that these actions and attitudes are getting people killed. Literally. Today this commentary addresses this and explains how we all must take it upon ourselves to be an example of God's will for how we live our lives.

Date posted: 2012-07-24

The Folly of Pandering to Public Opinion

The Bible teaches the parable of the shepherd who lost a sheep and, through this, we have come to realize just how valuable and special each and every soul is to our Lord. The loss of even one sheep - one soul - is not acceptable. Thus is the case with abortion. The loss of one human life can never be acceptable or considered okay, no matter the circumstances. In a few weeks, voters in Florida will decide whether to approve an amendment to the state constitution.

Date posted: 2012-06-23

Organ Transplants, 'Brain Death,' and Church Teaching

When an organ transplant counts as a success, and the failure to obtain a vital organ may mean the death of another patient, doctors will always be under pressure to declare a potential donor dead. The "brain death" diagnosis makes it far easier for a doctor to reach that conclusion - and there are multiple different standards for "brain death," creating confusion and multiplying the possibilities for abuse. In the early 21st century, when the medical profession has shown an alarming propensity for exploiting one human person to benefit another, we should demand more rigor in defining death.

Date posted: 2012-06-02

The Herx Case: Is it About God's Law or Politics?

Like a good teacher who holds his students accountable for their actions, the Catholic Church must also hold its members accountable for their actions. And those who belong to the Catholic Church must adhere to its laws, for these laws are not arbitrary. The laws of the Church are the will of our Holy Lord. Today's commentary addresses a recent event that occurred when someone employed by the Catholic Church chose to break a Church law. Read on for more about this timely story.

Date posted: 2012-06-02

Transforming today's nursing homes

Is it possible to celebrate life when you are elderly, frail, and living in a nursing home? Staff at hundreds of nursing homes around the country now answer this question with a resounding "Yes!" They are transforming their institutions into truly homelike environments where residents experience the joys of life.

Date posted: 2012-05-26

America's Cultural X Factor

In today's selfish, me-first society, Our Lord often gets pushed aside - or out of the picture totally. Because we have the free will to push Him aside, God allows us to do this. But He is always there, waiting patiently to be invited back. And when we invite Him in, or back, amazing and miraculous things can happen. Read today's commentary to find why it is so important to invite Our Lord into our lives and into the fight against those who devalue and disrespect life.

Date posted: 2012-04-30

Planned Parenthood 'Man up Monday' campaign has nothing to do with manning up

So Planned Parenthood's war on women continues. To the nation's largest abortion chain, "manning up" does not mean taking responsibility for what you have done, or taking care of the women you injured and the children you may have had a hand in creating. It means making sure the man has not "caught" anything from his hookup. And he gets half-price testing as part of the bargain. No mention is made of the women who have been used and dumped, and no offer is made for half-price testing for them.

Date posted: 2012-04-30

None Dare Call It Apostasy

On the cross at Calvary, there were two men crucified next to Our Blessed Lord. To His right was St. Dismas, a good thief, who repented of his sins and begged forgiveness. To His left was Gestas, a rebel who mocked Our Lord, challenging Him to reject His cross and save the three of them from their physical sufferings and death. The example of these two men calls to mind the divisions Jesus spoke of when He said that He would separate the wheat from the chaff and the lambs from the goats. On one side is salvation; on the other is death and everlasting fire. Today, this division is becoming abundantly clear.

Date posted: 2012-04-30

Bishop Jenky Confronts Evil

Calling Catholics to act in defense of the Church is not a political question, it is an inspiring ideal that we only wish was being replicated in every diocese throughout the nation. Bishop Daniel Jenky is a brave hero and we are grateful to God for his rousing call to action.

Date posted: 2012-04-30

Bishops File Appeal in Defense of Reason and Truth

Now more than ever, our bishops and other Church leaders need our prayers and support. Obama's insurance mandates and other government programs are in a position to remove conscience protections and the rights of religious organizations to follow their teachings regarding contraception and abortion. We cannot allow this to happen.

Date posted: 2012-04-26

Cardinal Burke Expels the Demon of Doubt

Speaking powerful words of clarity, Cardinal Raymond Burke explains why Obama's mandate regarding mandatory coverage for birth control cannot be accepted, endorsed, or followed by members of the Catholic Church.

Date posted: 2012-04-26

God's handiwork: The heavenly assignment of a special child

My husband and I walked into the hospital's neonatal intensive care unit with only one thing on our minds: our 12-day-old son, Joseph. Nine days earlier, we'd been told that our dreams of watching our only child take his first steps, hearing him call us Mommy and Daddy, and cheering him when he hit a baseball would never be realized. He'd been diagnosed with Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome, a disorder occurring worldwide in less than 2,800 births per year. It's caused by part of the fourth chromosome breaking off, but since neither heredity nor environment had caused this, we wondered why we'd given birth to a child with an illness so rare that doctors described it as akin to being "struck by lightning".

Date posted: 2012-04-26

Of Planned Parenthood, Melinda Gates, Millstones, and God

Leaders assume a huge responsibility when they take any kind of leadership role. Ideally, a leader should be strong, honest, fair, and uphold a moral standard that would serve our Lord and follow His commandments. Yet all too often we see leaders who are quite the opposite. So it is of utmost importance that, when deciding about whether or not a person is the right one to follow, we examine his behaviors and actions, rather than blindly follow. And, if a change in leadership needs to be made, we must not be afraid to make it.

Date posted: 2012-04-26

Planned Parenthood bypassing parents and school boards by texting kids

Calling America "one of the most backward Western developed countries," as far as access to "sexual and reproductive health care," Cecile Richards recently played Pied Piper to students at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. She met with over 300 Princeton students over a 2-day period - one-on-one and in small groups - where she spoke, ostensibly, on "Keeping Politics out of Women's Health."

Date posted: 2012-04-26

Planned Parenthood and Cohorts Churn out National Standards for Public Schools

Once again, Planned Parenthood is knee deep in a coalition with government officials and morally bereft sex-pushing organizations, to the great detriment of American schoolchildren. The group is pushing to define and standardize the sex ed core curriculum, content, and skills for students in K-12. The National Sexuality Education Standards are published by The Future of Sex Education (FoSE) Initiative, a partnership involving Advocates for Youth, Answer, and the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S. (SIECUS). All three organizations are intricately intertwined with Planned Parenthood.

Date posted: 2012-04-26

An Attack on Women? The Tangled Web of Lies!

In today's often selfish, me-first society, where a person's own wants and needs come before that of family, children, or the best interest of someone else, the truth about contraception is either rarely seen or is scoffed at. When a woman does not want to become pregnant, she happily pops a pill. When a man is afraid of having a child or having more children, he encourages contraception - a regular dose of the pill or the emergency morning-after pill. And if that doesn't work, then murdering the baby is a legal option. Never once do these people think of God's will for a family, for the baby they may have created, or for the health of the woman ingesting caustic chemicals into her body. Even the government is justifying this behavior and wants to pay for it. But what is the truth about birth control pills?

Date posted: 2012-04-26

Pro-Life Warriors in Waco, Texas

John Pisciotta and the crew at Pro-Life Waco are busy pro-life warriors! On the first Sunday of each month, for one hour in the afternoon, the group sponsors a monthly Life Chain at the intersection of Valley Mills and Waco Drives. Members gather in a parking lot, distribute signs and, with the help of "Carolyn" the pro-life truck, make a strong statement that abortion and the promotion of promiscuity are not accepted in their community.

Date posted: 2012-04-26

Obama's video in support of Planned Parenthood: Rapid fire deception

You can't fool all the people all of the time, but President Obama and Planned Parenthood have honed deception to a fine art. Witness the recent video released by Obama which regurgitates, in less than two minutes, the most common lies that we have heard ad nauseam in support of Planned Parenthood and abortion. The supportive comments below the video show that Obama and PP can fool a lot of the people a lot of the time.

Date posted: 2012-04-26

'Hooking Kids on Sex'

Just after Planned Parenthood revealed to the world how it treats "friends" like the Susan G. Komen Foundation, American Life League released an explosive new report that showed how Planned Parenthood exposes children to sexual material in order to seed a generation of sex addicts who will become future customers for the abortion giant.

Date posted: 2012-04-26

Quit the Catholic Church? Go Right Ahead!

When professed atheists begin suggesting to Catholics in name only that it's time for them to leave the Church, there is something really good happening in America. Those who profess their faith and know the teachings of the Church, and love her because of them, should take heart because the enemy is exposing his sordid underbelly - and it isn't very appealing.

Date posted: 2012-04-26

The Suffering that Precedes the Joy

In His hours of suffering and pain before death, Christ was always the faithful Son, doing the will of His Father regardless of the outcome. The lesson we learn from the Passion and death of our Lord is that only in uniting our will to His - even if that means suffering - can we ever hope to be granted the glory of spending an eternity with Him in paradise.

Date posted: 2012-04-11

Lost and found: My unrecognized Grace

Daffodils trumpeted, white lilies sang with spotted tongues, and the church vibrated with resurrection and redemption-of all humankind and all creation. But it was hard for me to join the Easter celebration. The joy of new life was palpable yet unbearable, because I was mired in a Good Friday sense of loss I couldn't shake. A few weeks earlier, my first pregnancy ultrasound had cast doubts on the health of the baby I was carrying. We were told that if the baby survived, he or she would probably be very disabled. We were then given a week of waiting for another ultrasound appointment.

Date posted: 2012-04-06

A pro-life approach to suicide prevention

Pro-lifers have been valiant in the long struggle against doctor-assisted suicide. Although they have lost battles in Oregon, Washington, and Montana, they have held the line in other states. Strong coalitions across political and religious lines have been one key to that success. Another key: promoting better care of people who have severe disabilities, better pain control, and good hospice care. But what about other kinds of suicide? What about the lonely and depressed widower who is tempted to do himself in? The mental patient who wants to leap from a bridge or high building? The drug addict who contemplates death by overdose? Despondent teenagers who think about hanging themselves? All of these folks need help, too!

Date posted: 2012-04-06

The Absurd Results of Techno-Science

As scientific advances are made, nearly on a daily basis, scientists seem to be forgetting about the humanity inherent in people. If they can pioneer some new form of science, or "create" a person in a lab, then they are more than willing to do so - no matter the cost. When people are treated as commodities, everyone suffers.

Date posted: 2012-04-05

The Grim Truth Is No Laughing Matter!

Serious matters deserve serious attention. But when light is made of the taking of a precious human life, the world should be both shocked and offended. And when a human life is compared to that of an animal, we should stand up and proclaim the sanctity of every person's life. But is this happening in today's world? Or are most people laughing at the jokes and letting the atrocities slide?

Date posted: 2012-04-04

Abortion is a Criminal Act

It's something that many have been in denial about for decades - the fact that a preborn baby's life begins at his biological beginning. Many lies are perpetuated about the innocent preborn baby, but that's what they all are - lies. The child is, indeed, fully alive and deserves to be protected, nurtured, and loved.

Date posted: 2012-04-03

'The Depths of Haughty Disdain' Starring Barack Obama

Two films - one real, yet containing misleading information; the other hypothesized, yet would contain only truths. In today's society, it is imperative to understand the difference between a fact and what others want you to believe.

Date posted: 2012-04-03

IVF's Barren Wasteland

It's tragically apparent that, in today's world, many people will stop at nothing to get what they want - even if it involves the destruction of a human life. People, so desperate for a baby, either don't realize, don't understand, or don't care that IVF destroys babies. This article and educates the reader about what really happens during in vitro fertilization. It then offers hope about a kind of fertility treatment that holds all lives sacred.

Date posted: 2012-04-03

The Gospel of Fluke

The Obama administration has recently used one woman's testimony to account for the beliefs of many. And this is something that is not acceptable - to women and Catholics alike.

Date posted: 2012-04-03

Obama Agency Rules PepsiCo Cannibalizing Aborted Fetus is 'Ordinary Business'

The use of aborted fetal cells in the research and development of PepsiCo's food products continues to shock and disgust people throughout the world. This unconscionable act is now deemed as an acceptable business venture by the Obama administration. Read more about what PepsiCo is doing, how it affects all of us, and what we can do.

Date posted: 2012-04-03

A Chilling Reminder of America's Double Standard

Whatever happened to standing up for what's right and what's good-for taking a strong and public stand against behaviors and actions that go against God's laws? Is it so politically incorrect these days to apply morals to our society-and for our leaders to do the same?

Date posted: 2012-04-03

Big Bird's Catholic Doctrine Game: One of These Things Is Not Like the Other

Today's commentary reflects on some recent events that have elicited various responses from members of the Catholic Church. As we all know, it is not always easy to stand up for what is moral or for what the Church teaches. Yet, in times of moral crises, it is the leaders of the Church who must stand tall and proclaim the truth-and who should give us the strength to do so as well. For to do anything else would be an abomination of our faith.

Date posted: 2012-04-03

Reasons why the pro-life movement is winning

The decades of legal abortion may appear to be a stalemate; however, the pro-life movement is encouraged. Just look at the Waco area. Our abortion provider, Planned Parenthood in Waco, was part of a four clinic alliance just a year ago. Today, clinics in Marlin, Groesbeck, and on Columbus Avenue are closed.

Date posted: 2012-04-01

Safety in a Morally Corrupt Environment

A recent study is attempting to convince Americans that obtaining an abortion is actually a safe alternative to giving birth. But those of us who know, understand, and value human life know that this is a ridiculous conclusion.

Date posted: 2012-04-01

Mainstreaming Depravity

Planned Parenthood has attempted to insinuate itself and its beliefs into countless aspects of our children's lives. In this commentary, you will see how Planned Parenthood has broken into an organization that was once revered for its betterment of young women.

Date posted: 2012-04-01

People Are Silently Dying for Big Money

Touted as a dream and as a breakthrough in science, and funded in part by the federal government, human embryonic stem cell research is a topic many people do not understand. While finding cures for diseases and ailments is a laudable aspiration, this cannot be done at the expense of a human life. And that is what we are, indeed, talking about when we discuss the use of human embryonic stem cells.

Date posted: 2012-04-01

Different Name but Same Mission

With the local community's support, LifeChoices Women's Care served more than 1,200 women and children in 2011. Many of these women would have chosen to abort their babies if it were not for the ministry.

Date posted: 2012-04-01

Contraception: The Avoidable Taproot

It's something infrequently taught. It's something often intentionally avoided. But it's something of vital importance - vital not only to a woman's life and well-being, but to that of her future children and of her marriage.

Date posted: 2012-04-01

Dark Times Require Bright Light

When dark times come, and they will, it is not only comforting, but necessary to rely on the Lord and His teachings.

Date posted: 2012-04-01

A Rousing Game of 'Go Fish' -- I Mean 'Go Wish'

We now have a new card game to play in 2012 - a frightening game called 'Go Wish'

Date posted: 2012-02-12

Stop the Madness -- One Person at a Time

In times when it may seem that hope is lost or despair prevalent, even just a lone voice of optimism can make a difference.

Date posted: 2012-02-12

Truth Makes the Enemy Cower

As we come closer to the time where we adore the precious Baby Jesus born in a manger, we are constantly reminded of those babies in danger of not being born at all. People who believe a woman has the "right" to choose whether her baby lives or dies do not understand that each and every person is a creation of God-fully alive from the moment of his or her biological beginning.

Date posted: 2012-02-12

The Eleven-Year-Old 'Woman'

Though the government decided that Plan B should not be available as an over-the-counter drug, there are still concerns about what the future may hold.

Date posted: 2012-02-12

Planned Parenthood's Disdain for Catholics

It is clear that there is disdain for the beliefs and practices of Catholicism within the halls of Planned Parenthood. This is exhibited in a recent letter on its website regarding birth control. Underneath, there are boxes to check that help identify the responder. Catholicism is the only religion mentioned. Read the commentary for more on Planned Parenthood's persistent attacks on Catholics.

Date posted: 2011-12-06

Thanksgiving: Human Rights and the Confused

Thanksgiving is a day to reflect on the immense blessings in our lives. We do so knowing that all is possible only through Our Lord. Yet we long for the day when we will give thanks for laws that finally recognize that every human being, no matter how he is created or what stage of life he is in, has value and is protected under the law.

Date posted: 2011-12-01

Find Me Somebody to Organ-Rob -- Alive or Dead

Organ-robbing is something that, in polite company, is referred to as organ donation or organ removal from a "dead" body or some similar term. The idea is to persuade the public that donating a vital organ is a brilliant idea, and since the person making the donation is dead, who's to care? Well, folks, you should care. You should care a lot, because, many times, in the process of vital organs going to someone in need, the donor's life is ended.

Date posted: 2011-12-01

Repudiation of Human Rights Must End

The existence of a human being as a living, breathing person residing in his mother's womb is a fact. This fact is not something that will change. All humans are alive from the moment of their biological beginning and this truth must be acknowledged by all if they are ever to get the human rights they deserve.

Date posted: 2011-12-01

Planned Parenthood's Core Principle: The Ethics of Misinformation

Just as the proverbial wolf hid in sheep's clothing, so Planned Parenthood hides behind deceptive words and actions. No matter the evidence compiled against the organization, it claims it is there to serve and help women. Yet, for those who know and truly understand, there is no help that Planned Parenthood gives that anyone should want. Its ethics are skewed, its morals non-existent.

Date posted: 2011-12-01

CCHD: Evidence, Dismissals, and Clarifications

Imaging buying an apple from an orchard, biting into it, and discovering that the apple is full of worms. You'd be upset, wouldn't you? In fact, you'd probably take the apple to the farmer, point out that the apple is full of worms, show him your receipt, and ask for a refund. Now imagine that instead of making amends, the farmer started telling you about how his staff is thoroughly committed to picking only the best apples and that his orchard has a rigorous policy in place to make sure that apples with worms are not sold from his orchard. I imagine that you'd be furious! The fact of the matter is that this is the general modus operandi of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) when it responds to charges that its grantees are involved in the promotion of the culture of death.

Date posted: 2011-12-01

At Planned Parenthood, Demons Are Not Confined to Halloween

Incredible as it seems, there is more gore spewing from Planned Parenthood's inner sanctum each passing day. Let's begin in Kansas where documentation is destroyed and late-term abortionists are held in the highest esteem. It seems that all of the records required by law to ensure that Planned Parenthood was complying with the law, regarding the case former Kansas attorney general Phill Kline had brought against Planned Parenthood and its cohorts, have been shredded! Yes, you got it. They are no more.

Date posted: 2011-12-01

The Problem with Half-Truths and IVF

Usually touted as a wonderful advance in the field of medicine, IVF's hidden atrocities and dangers are seldom discussed. IVF is seen as a "miraculous" way for people to have a child when creating this child without intervention has not happened. But IVF is much more than the creation of a child in a petri dish and its ramifications should leave you feeling somber and outraged.

Date posted: 2011-12-01

Down Syndrome Unalienable Right to Life

Our right to life is so important that it is mentioned in one of our country's most important documents. But is this right negated when the life to be defended is considered undesirable? The amount of preborn babies killed because they may be born with Down syndrome is frightening.

Date posted: 2011-11-30

The Pill: Demanding Honesty Leads to Justice

First among the "ten reasons" is the indisputable fact that women who are on the pill have a far greater risk of having breast cancer. This is a clinically proven fact that has been frequently denied by those in the feminist movement and the medical community - including the government-controlled National Cancer Institute.

Date posted: 2011-11-30

'Abortion' May Not Be What You Think

Without words, society as we know it would not function. But, even more important than words is the meaning of those words. When our language is too ambiguous or does not adequately describe something it must describe, confusion abounds. We find this occurring in many areas of life, including pro-life terminology.

Date posted: 2011-11-30

Manic Disdain for Our Fellow Man

Today's news abounds with stories of apathy or outright disdain for our fellow human beings - whether born or preborn. The prevailing thought seems to be that, if these humans don't meet the "right" criteria for how a life should be led, that life is somehow less valuable. Many people fail to understand that no life is more valuable than any other.

Date posted: 2011-11-29

Suicide Prevention or Assisted Suicide?

The taking of one's own life is nothing but a tragedy. Helping someone to take his life only compounds this tragedy. As we see in today's guest commentary, there are many who advocate for just this thing - assisted suicide. As the author explains, all life must be valued - whether this life is healthy or sick. Read on for more on this timely subject.

Date posted: 2011-11-29

Freedom of Religion Act

With much focus on same-sex marriages and equal rights to same-sex couples and those in the GLBTQ community, the focus on the true meaning of marriage and on God's will often gets lost.

Date posted: 2011-11-22

Twin Killings: Haggling over Price

Bioethicists have already conceded that killing an unborn child for reasons that have nothing to do with saving the mother's life or even her health is acceptable. They've given their sanction to medical procedures that make this procedure inevitable. Now they are haggling over details - how patients' desires should be worded before they write the permission slip.

Date posted: 2011-11-05

Pro-Life Activism Hones in on Changing the Culture, We Ask, 'Where Are All the Men?'

We cannot effect change if we never attempt to do so. Today's commentary reminds us that several important days are forthcoming-days when we can make our voices heard as a community, as a family, and as a nation. Do not hesitate to speak. Do not hesitate to cry out for the babies who are not able to do it themselves. Read on to find out how you can do this.

Date posted: 2011-10-26

Planned Parenthood's Garden: The Fruits of Reproductive Freedom

People are often loath to admit or understand how much Planned Parenthood is enmeshed in our society. They cannot see the correlation between what Planned Parenthood sells as "family planning" and the subsequent decline in family morals.

Date posted: 2011-10-26

The Extremism of Defending Human Rights

Is it extreme to defend the life of someone who cannot speak for himself? Is it extreme to want human rights for all people - whether born or not yet born? For those who work tirelessly to speak for and advocate for those who cannot voice their horrors at being mercilessly killed, it is nothing more than doing what should be done for a fellow human being in need.

Date posted: 2011-10-26

The Right to Squash Right Reason

For those who are pro-life and in the medical profession, conscience protection is something that is non-negotiable. But recent actions by HHS have left us concerned that we will no longer have these conscience protections available.

Date posted: 2011-10-26

'Bloodmoney': How the abortion industry really works

Make no mistake. Abortion is big business. Really big business. Planned Parenthood and other abortion perpetrators are huge profit centers. Doctors get rich. Those who run abortion businesses make a very good living. Bloodmoney: The Business of Abortion, a pro-life documentary released last year, makes these facts perfectly clear.

Date posted: 2011-10-26

Raising pro-life children

My middle son, Nicholas, has always enjoyed listening to the Catholic Channel on satellite radio. Once, as we waited for his favorite show to start, we caught the end of the previous one. The topic was abortion. After a few minutes, he piped up from the back seat of the car and said, "Mommy, if you're for abortion, you can't really be Catholic." How true are his words!

Date posted: 2011-10-26

A Beast

Has America lost the ability to discern between what's right and what's wrong? Has sin become so commonplace that, like an unseen beast who lurks in a dark corner, we do not notice it until it overpowers us? Today's guest commentary examines the role of sin, and thus abortion, in our lives and explains how we can work to slay this beast.

Date posted: 2011-10-13

Planned Parenthood's Construction Job

Planned Parenthood has its tentacles in nearly all aspects of life. Yet its efforts have not been a solitary movement. This organization has had help-help from a government that continues to fund its licentious behavior.

Date posted: 2011-10-13

Better Off Dead?

Human life is always precious and should be looked at as a blessing and a gift from God. It is not for humans to decide who should live and who should die.

Date posted: 2011-10-13

Planned Parenthood's Amnesia

Planned Parenthood would like for people and communities to think that its motives are good and that its intentions are noble. But its actions, both past and present, prove the opposite to be true.

Date posted: 2011-10-10

Lack of knowledge KILLED three of my babies

In 1973, at age 33, I was happily married and had three young children, but we wanted to wait a while before trying for another baby. So, I went to my obstetrician-gynecologist for help in postponing pregnancy, and he "helped" me by inserting an intrauterine device. He did not explain to me that the IUD's sole purpose is to prevent the embryonic baby from implanting in the womb and that the IUD almost always causes the death of a developing boy or girl through early abortion.

Date posted: 2011-10-10

Consumerism in the Womb

God's creation of humans and of everything in this world is a perfect act of love on His part. Everything he has done for us stems from His fatherly love. Yet humans have tried to usurp this power by not only using artificial means to create humans, but by taking life before a natural death as well. When this happens, tragedy is likely to result.

Date posted: 2011-10-10

Are Human Rights Just Mere Words?

Jesus taught us to do unto others as we would have done unto us. It doesn't seem like much to ask-to treat others kindly, with the love and respect that we would hope to get. Yet, many in today's society see no other way than to put themselves first. Everything that happens, bad or good, is about "me."

Date posted: 2011-10-10

The Carnegie Stages

Upon further study and consultation with those who understand human embryology far better than I do, it is clear that accurate language demands that we set the record straight so that "Caylee Anthony" reflects what the Carnegie stages - to which I referred - actually tell us about the human being.

Date posted: 2011-09-05

Introduction to Abortion -- A Crisis of Facts

Whether the consumer is using ella or a simple birth control pill, the result can be the death of a human being.

Date posted: 2011-09-05

Two Reasons Same-Sex Marriage Is Gaining Ground

Catholics have not done a good (or even adequate) job of addressing the attacks on marriage. These attacks continue to grow stronger and, without an understanding of how to defend marriage and the reasons behind the break-down of marriage, we will continue to see our culture slide into the anti-marriage mentality. Before I get into the reasons why same-sex marriage is gaining ground, we need to explore some of the fundamental reasons why same-sex "marriages" are not good for those in them or society.

Date posted: 2011-08-02

It's Christian to Kill!

It is helpful for the newcomer to these brazen examples of dissent and disregard for truth to understand that the horror of permitting an abortionist to hold any sort of position in a Catholic hospital is overshadowed by the obvious fact that the diocese has no problem with it.

Date posted: 2011-08-02

The Erosion of Human Rights

In an era awash with concern for civil guarantees, is it possible that science and medicine actually erode human rights? Difficult to believe, but that is exactly what is happening. And we refer not only to the devaluing of the life of a fetus, but to the systematic erosion of rights for those already born.

Date posted: 2011-08-02

How Can There Be Too Many Children?

So many people mistakenly think that espousing the Church's teaching on contraception and openness to life means that you have to have as many children as humanly possible, or that you will have a baby every year.

Date posted: 2011-08-01

Ignoring Human Rights Has Become the American Way

Aborting a person is not a crime. Ingesting drugs which negatively affect a child who could have survived the womb is a crime. The end result is really quite simple: human rights are merely a matter of opinion.

Date posted: 2011-07-12

Intellectually Sabotaging Human Persons

Intellectual honesty, unambiguous language, and persistence will pay life-saving dividends. On the other hand, intellectual sabotage is deadly.

Date posted: 2011-07-07

Dear Catholic Bishops: Love the Sinner, but Hate the Sin!

I will always be an opponent of those that do harm to the teachings of the Catholic Church no matter the misguided intent, no matter how politically correct, no matter the action or inaction.

Date posted: 2011-07-05

Tinkering with the Lives of Children

Whether talking about IVF, asexual reproduction, or abortive birth control chemicals, tinkering with the lives of children is wrong. Scientists, doctors, and ethicists must join together to affirm life, affirm human rights, and stop discussing ways to kill or manipulate the human person.

Date posted: 2011-07-01

Contraception: Morally Wrong in Every Circumstance

Intellectually, this is not a hard teaching to understand. The reasons for the Church's position on contraception are based on nature and stamped right into our very bodies. The problem lies with our constant battle with concupiscence and the disordering of our desires caused by original sin.

Date posted: 2011-06-30

Selective Perspectives on Child Abuse

Justice cannot be done until the courts admit that child abuse, before or after birth, is a tragedy that should be punishable under the law. This is not a question of capital punishment; it is a question of honesty.

Date posted: 2011-06-29

Eulogy for the Martyred Children

The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered this sermon at the funeral of the little girls who were killed on 15 September 1963 by a bomb as they attended the Sunday school of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.

Date posted: 2011-06-28

Myopic Zeal in an Honest World

The human personhood effort, on the other hand, is not myopic. It is grounded in scientific truth, human decency, and a belief that human rights, equal rights, and civil rights apply to every human individual regardless of his age, health, residence or condition of dependency.

Date posted: 2011-06-27

The Value of Human Life

In order to bring back protection for the [preborn], which involves fighting the powerful abortion lobby and activist judges, Reagan said, quoting Mother Teresa, we must become "a soul of prayer," In fact, we must be like William Wilberforce and his friends, who, Reagan recalled, prayed for decades for the end of British slavery. "Let his faith and perseverance be our guide," Reagan wrote.

Date posted: 2011-06-24

The Economy of Sex

The new sexual economy is especially disadvantageous to any woman who wants to remain a virgin until her wedding day, Mark Regnerus said. These women essentially never enter the sex market, but instead "hold out for the highest price for sex, which is marriage."

Date posted: 2011-06-24

Loving Our Enemies to Life!

Christ was explaining to His disciples that, while it is very easy, and certainly not praiseworthy, to love those who love us back, it is quite difficult to love those whom we find hard to take. That includes people who have a fascination with the culture of death or who lack the faith and confidence that God really is the author of every human being's life.

Date posted: 2011-06-24

The US Economy -- Bullishness Based on Babies

It seems a bit counter-intuitive to discuss reasons to be optimistic about the US economy. Every day we hear reasons to fear the worst - high unemployment figures, two costly wars and, of course, that mind-boggling amount of debt.

Date posted: 2011-06-24

The Difference Faith Makes

Every child is created special, with awesome purpose and amazing potential. Children are the most precious and promising ingredient in this mixed up world you live in down there on earth.

Date posted: 2011-06-23

To Clone or Not to Clone: Take a Poll?

According to this poll, 84 percent of Americans oppose human cloning.

Date posted: 2011-06-23

Planned Parenthood and the 'Homo Sapiens Parasite Problem'

Yesterday, I heard the most terrifying words come out of the mouth of a young woman who, on a video, was describing her chosen brand of contraception. She said by subjecting herself to this contraception she would avoid the "Homo sapiens parasite problem."

Date posted: 2011-06-23

The 97 Percent Fight

The figure first emerged as Planned Parenthood, feigning that the fight against its taxpayer funding is all about abortion, began publicly proclaiming that only three percent of its services were abortions. That meant 97 percent of what it does is not about abortion.

Date posted: 2011-06-23

A Difference without a Distinction

I recently heard a guest on a political talk show trying to defend taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood by saying that we should worry less about abortion and concentrate on helping people who are "already here."

Date posted: 2011-06-23

The Ethic of Death Is Not a Work of Fiction

Being ill or diagnosed with a serious or terminal disease is frightening enough. But when doctors or hospital staff deem that certain life-sustaining treatment is unnecessary, it is even more frightening. Humans have been blessed with life - and that life should be cherished from his/her biological beginning until a natural death. Death should not be hastened because a hospital bed is needed for another or because an illness will soon take a life anyway. Read more for Judie Brown's insights on this important subject.

Date posted: 2011-06-23

The Pill Kills Marriage

Therefore We base Our words on the first principles of a human and Christian doctrine of marriage when We are obliged once more to declare that the direct interruption of the generative process already begun and, above all, all direct abortion, even for therapeutic reasons, are to be absolutely excluded as lawful means of regulating the number of children. Equally to be condemned, as the magisterium of the Church has affirmed on many occasions, is direct sterilization, whether of the man or of the woman, whether permanent or temporary.

Date posted: 2011-06-23

More Likely to Be Aborted Than to Be Born

Pro-life billboards across the nation are igniting controversy by providing data about the alarmingly disproportionate numbers of African-American babies aborted each year.

Date posted: 2011-06-23

Why Are People So Angry with Planned Parenthood?

Anyone paying attention to events in Washington, DC and around the country has become acutely aware that thousands of people, and many elected officials, are very upset with the organization known as Planned Parenthood Federation of America - and its many nationwide affiliates. They are so upset that they are trying to cut off all taxpayer money to the group.

Date posted: 2011-06-23

The Bishops and Palliative Care

Physician assisted suicide is euthanasia; bringing about the death of a patient by any act of omission or commission is euthanasia; euthanasia is murder.

Date posted: 2011-06-22

Planned Parenthood Ties Itself in Knots of Deceit to Justify Population Eradication

Unless Planned Parenthood's indoctrination and population eradication is curtailed, the population pyramid will reverse itself worldwide. And when it does, it's a safe bet that PP will turn its attention to eliminating the inconvenient elderly. After all, generations that have allowed their own children to be aborted and contracepted out of this world should expect that they will be eliminated by the children they have schooled in the culture of death

Date posted: 2011-06-04

Aborting Honesty with Factoids

Language is a thing of beauty. It can transform hearts, lift spirits and declare love. But language isn't always used for the beautiful things in life. Language can be warped and twisted to suit the needs and desires of even the cruelest and most misguided people. Sadly, this is seen daily when dealing with advocates of abortion.

Date posted: 2011-05-18

The White Man's New Burden: Abortion and Population Control

A disturbing trend in population control threatens not only the babies themselves, but their families, their communities and even the economy. When babies are not revered and cherished as a gift, but seen only as a burden, society will suffer dire consequences.

Date posted: 2011-05-17

Peel Back the Facade of Compassion

All human life is sacred. Whether that life is developing in his mother's belly or whether that life is suffering from a debilitating disease, all life should be valued, respected and protected. Today's guest commentary examines euthanasia and abortion and explains why these violent acts must be stopped.

Date posted: 2011-05-16

32 Infant Deaths Since 2000

Cribs with a side rail that moves up and down so parents can lift children from them more easily [have been] banned under legislation aimed at reducing infant deaths.

Date posted: 2011-05-12

The Cover-Up of Abortion's Real Risks (II)

Even though over the past decade 26 states have passed Woman's Right to Know legislation, which attempts to shed a little light on the very real risks of even early-term abortion, most of the informed consent literature continues to maintain that these procedures - especially those early in the pregnancy - are little more dangerous than having a tooth filled. The possibility of infection in one's gum is of far less future concern to the patient, however, than an infection in one's reproductive system.

Date posted: 2011-05-11

The Cover-Up of Abortion's Real Risks (I)

Abortionists in this country are actively burying risk research just as tobacco companies did many decades ago. There are now literally piles of genuine medical research which show what most would deem dire elevated risks from abortion - not just to the baby killed in the procedure - but to the woman and also to the future siblings of the aborted baby.

Date posted: 2011-05-10

OBL v. APB -- Murderer v. Murdered

Such hypocrisy confronts pro-lifers every day and the hour for correcting this fatal flaw is late.

Date posted: 2011-05-09

It's My Body and I'll Lie If I Want To

That particular pop hit was a bit strange with its message that a person could actually conduct a pity party during a celebration.

Date posted: 2011-05-06

My Beating Heart

I never had the honor of talking to Dr. Bernard Nathanson. But someone told me once that he asked Dr. Nathanson about his remorse after performing thousands of abortions. Many of us that have once been in the abortion industry are frequently criticized for our public "lack of remorse."

Date posted: 2011-05-05

Semantics

According to the Nomina Embryologica Committee there is no such thing as a "pre-embryo." The term is scientifically inaccurate, misleading and a complete myth. There is, rather, an already existing, new living human embryo, a human being that begins to exist immediately at fertilization or cloning.

Date posted: 2011-05-04

They Know a Good Lie When They Tell One

In a pathetic attempt to cover up the fact that morning-after pills, emergency contraceptives and most birth control pills are actually early-term abortions, the abortion lobby is now attempting to redefine pregnancy.

Date posted: 2011-05-03

Sleepless Nights and the Fear of Dying

A recent headline brought a chilling awareness that life is no longer valuable at any stage. The headline from a British newspaper reads, "Fearful elderly people carry 'anti-euthanasia cards.'"

Date posted: 2011-05-02

Simply Tucker'd Out

In today's compelling guest commentary, Ryan Bomberger, cofounder of The Radiance Foundation, decries the horrific numbers of babies, especially black babies, who are aborted each year. His life spared because his mother chose life for him, Bomberger has made a difference in the world and a significant impact on our society. Read further for his words of wisdom.

Date posted: 2011-04-29

What Is Abortion?

Abortion is an intrinsically evil act that gravely violates the dignity of an innocent human being by taking his or her life.

Date posted: 2011-04-28

Battling Big Abortion

Despite efforts to suggest otherwise, the Pence Amendment does not reduce funding for cancer screenings or eliminate one dime of funding for other important health services to women; the money that does not go to Planned Parenthood as a result of the Pence Amendment will go to other organizations that provide these services.

Date posted: 2011-04-27

Planned Parenthood's Long-Standing War on God

We find it increasingly absurd that the taxpayer in America is funding this so-called charity that preys on children in the classroom, singles in its clinics and allegedly religious people who are misguided into thinking that Planned Parenthood services are the antidote to satisfying sexual desire while avoiding pregnancy, marriage or the accusation of infidelity.

Date posted: 2011-04-26

Catholics Crucify Christ Even Now

Christ on the Cross is the salvation of the human race, the remedy for all our ills. He went voluntarily to Calvary, so that whosoever believes may have eternal life, so that he might draw all men to himself . . .

Date posted: 2011-04-21

Creeping Crud from the Culture of Death

If we were discussing an aging piece of cloth we might suggest that the material had become incompatible with existence due to the threadbare nature of its appearance. But we are not talking about an old coat. We are talking about the growing individual and collective disdain for moral absolutes that have existed for more than 2,000 years.

Date posted: 2011-04-19

The Eleven-Year-Old Sexologists

The scholastic problems in today's schools cannot be corrected by spending more money for buildings, equipment and teachers. They can only be corrected by removing the sex education interferences that make students uneducable.

Date posted: 2011-04-18

Euthanasia as "Comfort"

When you look out your window next time as the sun is slowly setting, reflect on the glorious nature of God's creation. Reflect also on folks like Faye Girsh, who take no such comfort in nature's majesty, and who spend their leisure time thinking up ways to end the lives of others - the most integral part of God's creation. This latest innovation is a doozy!

Date posted: 2011-04-14

Pro-Life Foibles Like Fertilization and Heartbeat

In a time when confusion abounds regarding what it means to be truly pro-life, we should heed the advice and warnings of those who truly understand all aspects of respect for human rights, dignity and personhood. In today's commentary, Judie Brown uses concrete examples from recent events to illustrate the importance of using correct terminology-and the potentially catastrophic consequences of failure to do so.

Date posted: 2011-04-13

Algebra and the Defunding of Planned Parenthood

While the Senate voted to continue funding Planned Parenthood, the fight is far from over. To have passed in the House and to have such a close vote in the Senate is something to be quite proud of - and shows that Planned Parenthood should be afraid. We are getting the word out that this organization is evil and that it does not deserve taxpayer funds.

Date posted: 2011-04-12

Planned Parenthood's Millions Still Missing

If the Government Accountability Office doesn't know how much federal money Planned Parenthood has been given, how in the world can the taxpayers know?

Date posted: 2011-04-06

The Continuing Battle to End Taxpayer Funding of America's Sleaze Factory

It is imperative that we all take action. We cannot sit idly by while hoping that "someone else" will call, or "someone else" will write, or "someone else" will make a difference. We are the ones who will make a difference. And we are the ones who must take the action.

Date posted: 2011-04-05

Planned Parenthood Never the April Fool--Until Now!

American taxpayers have to stop being the April Fool and expose Planned Parenthood for the anti-family, anti-health organization it really is.

Date posted: 2011-04-01

The Federal Government's Addiction to Planned Parenthood

The American taxpayer should be the last person on earth expected to subsidize any activity that is in any way racially motivated. There is no doubt that the nuclear family is the cornerstone of American society and that programs such as those encompassed by Planned Parenthood's agenda are designed to cripple, if not destroy, it.

Date posted: 2011-04-01

Defund Planned Parenthood to Stop its Far-Reaching Tentacles

Planned Parenthood has been given billions in tax dollars, yet it lacks accountability for this money. A report from the Government Accountability Office gleaned from Planned Parenthood's Single Audit Act reports show that Planned Parenthood failed to account for $1.3 billion dollars in government funding received between the years 2002-2008.

Date posted: 2011-03-31

Revealing Video Shows the Truth About Planned Parenthood

By simply using a lovely little black bunny and a blender, the creative genius at American Life League developed a 30-second message about why the government should not fund Planned Parenthood. The message is so explosive that it has driven the enemies of moral sanity nuts! For that we are eternally grateful, but it's just the beginning.

Date posted: 2011-03-28

New York City's Number One Public Enemy: Preborn Children!

Expectant Mother Care (EMC) is one of the most successful crisis pregnancy organizations in the entire country. Now in its 27th year of operation, EMC has served over 100,000 clients, saved more than 32,000 preborn children and continues to grow daily.

Date posted: 2011-03-24

Martyrdom for Life

Building a culture of life is not something for the weak of heart; that is well known among those of us who have labored in the pro-life vineyard for so many years. However, it is also something that requires a complete understanding of what is at stake if we fail to do our utmost.

Date posted: 2011-03-22

A Person Is a Person

Personhood has been the cornerstone of American Life League's mission since its founding in April of 1979. At that time we used the word "conception" to define the beginning of a human being's life. Over time we realized that "conception" had been co-opted by the pro-abortion movement for the purposes of marketing the pill.

Date posted: 2011-03-04

Pope John Paul II and Excusing Abortion

The title of this article, part II in a series, is an oxymoron. On the one hand you have the Catholic Church's Vicar of Christ on earth, who speaks authoritatively in matters of faith and morals; on the other hand you have a despicable act of murder that some suggest the pope condones in certain political situations. That makes no sense unless a manipulation of language trumps truth.

Date posted: 2011-03-03

Abortion, Pro-Lifers and a Rash of Relativism

Over the past few months I have observed a growing tendency among pro-life Americans to gravitate toward compromise. The confusion that this is causing not only amazes me, but saddens me as well. So let's review some basic facts that cannot be disputed.

Date posted: 2011-03-02

Defund Planned Parenthood to Stop its Far-Reaching Tentacles

In light of recent events, and because thousands of people contacted their Representatives, the House has voted to cease the disbursing of federal funds to Planned Parenthood - at least through September 30 of this year. The next hurdle is to educate those in the Senate so that they, too, vote to defund Planned Parenthood.

Date posted: 2011-03-01

The Quandary: Savior Siblings v. Human Dignity

A little less than a month ago a baby boy was born in France, which of itself is not really big news. The reason why he was born, however, makes his birth shocking news - though the practice that led to his birth has been growing in popularity for many years.

Date posted: 2011-02-26

Why Are More Black Babies Targeted for Abortion?

Most recently in North Carolina, upon learning that Planned Parenthood was apparently using the name Tharrington Medical Clinic to renovate an old Pizza Hut building and turn it into an abortion clinic, Pastor Hunter became angry. "I refuse to sit back and let an organization founded by a racist sneak into our town and set up a shop to murder babies." The "racist" he is referring to is, of course, Margaret Sanger who, in her quest to rid the world of minorities and the poor, focused a great deal of her attention on the black community.

Date posted: 2011-02-15

Enabling Abortion by Default

Something dramatic needs to happen to restore awareness in the public arena. Each child is a person, and we must begin to speak and act like we know that each innocent preborn child has human rights that must not be denied.

Date posted: 2011-01-27

Vatican's Partial-Personhood Language a Scandal

Partial-personhood is not what the Catholic Church teaches; the Church clearly defends and has always defended the right to life of every innocent human being prior to birth. The Vaticans verbal manipulators should stop ignoring the truth, cease the cover-up and abandon their politically motivated agendas.

Date posted: 2011-01-26

Catholic Hospitals and the Intent to Kill

The hospital's statement employs nuanced rhetoric to describe the actions taken to provide care to the expectant mother by terminating an eleven-week pregnancy in order to save her life. Note that the hospital does not address the two patients involved in the decision, but rather relegates the preborn child to the status of a problem that required a surgical intervention.

Date posted: 2011-01-24

Stem Cell Deceptions: Making Silk Purses from Cow Dung

The facts about stem cell research are not complicated. For example, we know that a stem cell taken from someone's bone marrow or from the cord blood stored after a baby is born is a stem cell without ethical problems. Such stem cells have been the source of some incredibly amazing progress toward treatment and healing, as evidenced by onestudy that indicates that the use of adult stem cells for treating heart disease can have positive results.

Date posted: 2011-01-21

Is God Naked?

As someone who is constantly focused on the dignity of the human person and the truth that, without God's gift of life, not a single human being would exist, I was intrigued by the title, "Is God Naked?" You will find much to think about in this reflection.

Date posted: 2011-01-20

Is it a Baby or a Number?

Douthat closed with these words, "This is the paradox of Americas unborn. No life is so desperately sought after, so hungrily desired, so carefully nurtured. And yet no life is so legally unprotected, and so frequently destroyed."

Date posted: 2011-01-12

Planned Parenthood Hates God

Clearly there is a total disconnect among these abortion fanatics that not only shapes their actions but puts countless young people in great jeopardy.

Date posted: 2011-01-11

It's All about Sex at Planned Parenthood

Archbishop Timothy Dolan responded immediately upon hearing the news that 41 percent of pregnancies in New York end in abortion. He told the press, That 41 percent of New York babies are aborted - the percentage even higher in the Bronx and among our African-American babies in the womb - is downright chilling.

Date posted: 2011-01-10

Perinatal Hospice and Lessons from the Past

Angela Baird teaches us even now that it is never a good idea to affirm the desirability or the legality of a crime against God, against humanity, against reason. I believe with all my heart that we pro-life Americans can do better. We can make a difference and we can turn our nation around only when we stop doing what we think the Supreme Court expects and begin doing what we know God expects.

Date posted: 2011-01-07

Lovers of the law despise babies

Let us embrace as our goal for this new decade the challenge of helping lovers of the law see that unconditional love for human persons will expose injustice, right wrongs and will ultimately rewrite bad law.

Date posted: 2011-01-06

Human Personhood v. Conflict of Interest

When thinking about resolutions for 2011, remember that it is our responsibility to speak for the preborn babies and to ensure their protection. In Gods eyes, all human persons are equal and deserving of the life He gave. We should take this new year and resolve to demand that our voices be heard. For, if we do not, the voices of preborn babies will forever remain silenced.

Date posted: 2011-01-05

Taxpayer - Funded Crimes Against Humanity

It is time to stop the madness. Taxpayer - funded crimes against humanity will cease to exist when and only when Planned Parenthood is turned away from the taxpayer dollar spigot.

Date posted: 2011-01-04

Organ Wagon Coming Your Way? It's No Hurdy Gurdy Man!

One of the most remarkable public relations features of the culture of death is the innovative manner in which they attempt to sell the public on their "compassion."

Date posted: 2011-01-03

Having A Large Family Is A Crime!

Fisher told Behar that the problem with having children is that there are far too many people on the planet and those who make the choice to be childless are actually doing a great service to the world.

Date posted: 2011-01-02

Who Should Live? Who Should Die? Take A Poll!

One of the most remarkable aspects of the digital information age is the ongoing use of polls - designed, I suppose, to make people feel like their opinion really matters.

Date posted: 2011-01-01

Latex Treachery: A Tale of Betrayal

While it is difficult for some to understand how it could come to pass that a newspaper identified as part of the Vatican communications department could, in fact, work to intentionally misrepresent papal statements, it is not hard to sort out once we realize that the politics of the Vatican are no different than the politics in Washington, D.C. There are those who intentionally work at altering and corrupting Catholic teaching.

Date posted: 2010-12-25

Economics of Life-Taking... When Isn't It Murder?

There is a serious danger on the horizon for America's aging population. There was a time when most Americans respected the dignity of our elders; today, far too many in positions of power have only respect for economic measures that make it increasingly palatable to dismiss from life those who are creating economic burdens for others. Like Nicholas Tonti-Filippini, we must all speak out so that even the smallest and sickest among us are assured the right to live.

Date posted: 2010-12-25

Demonizing Human Persons, Denying Human Rights

A glance through any major newspaper and the reader will find outrage regarding countless topics. But where is the outrage regarding abortion? Where is the outrage when a doctor, who has sworn to protect lives, opens new clinics to destroy them? As pro-life Christians, we must lift our voices up at every chance and create that outrage that seems to be lacking in mainstream media.

Date posted: 2010-11-23

Ticktock, Lie to a Mother, Kill a Baby … Ticktock

If you ever wondered what makes an abortion doctorÅfs brain tick, we may have come up with an answer that surprised even those of us who thought we knew!

Date posted: 2010-11-09

The Silent Screams of the Children Nobody Hears

The subject of fetal pain, and the manner in which political operatives within the pro-life movement have handled it, have always been a source of interest and sorrow for me. Now is the perfect time to examine the so-called "fetal pain" proposition from a perspective that is not often discussed - the perspective of the preborn child.

Date posted: 2010-11-09

Just Take a Pill For That

The solution: women must stand up and say they will no longer be human guinea pigs for the culture of death! They must refuse to just take a pill for that. After all, pregnancy is natural; dying of cancer or killing one's baby is tragic.

Date posted: 2010-10-26

Pushing Evildoers Off The Cliff ... Of Taypayer Funding

The denial of those in the industry that they are, in fact, killing people proves that it is a blood sacrifice to the devil. There is no other description for a business that profits from lies, abuse and death. And there is no other organization in the United States that can take credit for being the world's leading proponent of child killing. That "honor" belongs to Planned Parenthood - and a dastardly badge of evil it is.

Date posted: 2010-10-25

Manipulation of Nature

God's design for a perfect love to create life is being overlooked more and more these days. With the increase of in vitro fertilization and the legalization of human embryonic stem cell research, it's plain to see how God's plan is being thwarted. If we continue to honor men who value profits more than life, the loss of life will become even more staggering and the moral repercussions incomprehensible.

Date posted: 2010-10-24

Options and the Right to Live

If you thought the debate over providing a patient food and water had ended with Pope John Paul II's 2004 address to health care professionals, you are sadly mistaken. The Holy Father clarified Catholic teaching, but even his profound words did not end the ongoing discussions which are taking on more innuendo and less fundamental ethical guidance as time progresses.

Date posted: 2010-10-23

The Crowning Insult to Mother Teresa

Blessed Mother Teresa said, The greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a direct war, a direct killing - direct murder by the mother herself.

Date posted: 2010-10-18

Hardness of Heart V. Undeniable Truth

The pressing need to convince a broken world that human persons have a right to be respected from the beginning of their existence grows more serious with the passing of each day. All one needs to do is read the silly remarks of pro-abort leaders claiming that they speak for all Americans who, they say, are totally opposed to protecting innocent children prior to birth.

Date posted: 2010-10-16

When Abortion is an Act of Kindness!

I chose to write about Virginia Ironside because of two appalling statements she made about abortion and child murder - under the guise that her actions would be compassionate.

Date posted: 2010-10-15

Breast Cancer Awareness: An Ounce of "Prevention" is Worth a Pound of "Cure"

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time that we turn our attention to a devastating disease that strikes one out of every nine of our mothers, aunts, wives, sisters, cousins, daughters, and friends. Naturally as we focus on this terrible disease we concern ourselves with raising money to fund research for a cure. This is as it should be. However, precious little attention is paid to getting out the word on what the scientific community has already discovered relative to prevention.

Date posted: 2010-10-01

Human Personhood Exposes the Culture War Farce

When one is dealing with human procreation, it is a known scientific fact that "fertilization results in the formation of a new genetically unique living single-cell human organism, a human embryo or human being at the single-cell stage."

Date posted: 2010-09-27

Komen, Planned Parenthood and Catholic Ethicists = A Very Bad Heartache

There is a huge problem with the alliance that has been forged between Komen and Planned Parenthood. It is our recommendation that people steer clear of Komen fundraisers and choose instead to address the facts about the link between abortion and breast cancer. By doing so we would be following Christ who teaches in John 8:32, "The truth will make you free."

Date posted: 2010-09-24

The Mounting Body Count Planned Parenthood Denies

Based on the dubious distinction of being a not-for-profit charity that has garnered more than $152 million from this slaughter, it is perfectly clear that Planned Parenthood is committed to increasing its abortion business at all costs, even if it means deceiving the public.

Date posted: 2010-09-23

Organ Transplants Can Kill People

Debating the wisdom of organ transplantation has finally become a matter of public discussion. The fact that it has taken forty years to get to this point is disturbing. The delay is, if nothing else, a testimony to the slithery nature of views propounded by organ donation proponents. But we are finally having honest discussion in the public square.

Date posted: 2010-09-21

When Truth Becomes Debatable, Death Happens

When is an act of abortion anything less than the direct murder of a preborn child? The answer to this question is never.

Date posted: 2010-09-16

Contraception: A Stumbling Block to Ending Abortion

Until such time as Catholic leaders are of one mind on the intrinsically immoral nature of contraception and its identity as the root cause of abortion, the pro-life movement will continue to spin its wheels politically. You cannot have two kinds of truth, one for doctrine and another for politics. Such a situation does not represent a charism; it represents a victory for the devil.

Date posted: 2010-09-14

A Crazed Gunman V. The Human Person

James Jay Lee was not operating in a vacuum. Quite the contrary, individuals with similar viewpoints, though apparently not as radical or physically violent in their behavior as Lee, are making statements that convey this same diabolical hatred toward the human person.

Date posted: 2010-09-03

The New Contraceptive Order Can Only Kill Itself

The New Contraceptive World Order holds these tenets: Sex is a sterile recreational activity. "Safe" sex (meaning sex with a condom) has no significant negative consequences. Marriage is not necessary for either sexual activity or childbearing. And unlimited sexual activity is an entitlement for everyone old enough to give meaningful consent.

Date posted: 2010-08-27

Twisted perspectives on religious freedom

"There can be no freedom apart from or in opposition to the truth, the categorical - unyielding and uncompromising - defense of the absolutely essential demands of man's personal dignity must be considered the way and the condition for the very existence of freedom."

Date posted: 2010-08-25

Contraception: The Bacteria Devouring America's Soul

It's high time many more Catholic leaders in the U.S. stood up and clarified the difference between good and evil, right and wrong, sinfulness and sinlessness. Why?

Date posted: 2010-08-23

Planned Parenthood: The Biggest Pig at the Trough

If Planned Parenthood - a tax-exempt organization bankrolled to a staggering extent by the government - won't hand over its internal audits or let the public know the details of its operations, our government should stop handing over the taxpayers' hard-earned dollars to the organization.

Date posted: 2010-08-20

God is Laughing! Why Aren't You?

The victory with a clothing company, the affirmation of the right to defend life by wearing a T-shirt to school, and the dignity of being part of a ministry of love are all cogs in the wheel of pro-life work that keep rolling, keep moving forward toward victory and keep growing stronger because we believe in God's gift of human dignity.

Date posted: 2010-08-17

Humanae Vitae Priests: Defenders of Women

How many of us, though, have had to watch friends trapped in deteriorating contraceptive marriages circling "the drain," while the one person with the moral authority to truly make a difference - the pastor - refuses to help? For the clergy to approve of contraceptive acts, whether actively or through a conniving silence, means among other things refusing women the basic and most fundamental help they need, i.e., the recognition of their basic vulnerability. It also means the refusal to stand by them at all costs.

Date posted: 2010-08-17

Good Catholics cannot be Pro-Choice

God's law in the Old Testament is clear and unambiguous: You shall not kill. Jesus is even more demanding: Every one who is angry is liable to judgment.

Date posted: 2010-08-17

Scandal Kills Babies and Souls

The old adage tells us that silence is golden. But that is far from the truth when this silence results in the promulgation of sin.

Date posted: 2010-08-17

Saint John Fitzgerald Kennedy or The Devil in Disguise?

For the record, the moral teachings of the Catholic Church come from the inspired word of God, Christ Himself, tradition and popes who are infallible in matters of faith and morals. We all know that, if the Church had been left solely in the hands of uninspired men, she would surely have gone the way of nothing more than a historical footnote by now.

Date posted: 2010-08-13

IVF Baby Has Baby: Firsts Have Enormous Significance For Human Personhood

It was interesting to read Elizabeth Comeau's Boston Globe article about her new baby and her own notoriety as the first baby born in the United States as a result of in vitro fertilization. The very fact that she wrote about her son helps put the good and the bad of IVF into the proper perspective.

Date posted: 2010-08-11

Choosing To Deceive One's Self About Abortion

But as long as mainstream America argues that the abortion "choice" affects nobody but the chooser, human beings are going to die, families are going to be destroyed, subsequent children are going to suffer and all manner of sadness is going to plague our nation. What else can we expect?

Date posted: 2010-08-10

Catholic Heroes and Villains

In other words, what were once identifiably Catholic health care institutions could become totally secularized for thirty pieces of silver, which in today's market is worth $25 million! Some would define the exchange of Catholic identity for money as cooperation with the devil; others would defend it as good business practice.

Date posted: 2010-08-04

Ethics, Morality and In Vitro Fertilization

Clearly, there is hope for the couple facing infertility, and among the decisions that the couple has to make, one cannot overlook the choice to adopt a child rather than seek a medical solution to the problem of infertility. But one thing is clear. As long as in vitro fertilization and its progeny bring in the big bucks, there won't be a huge outpouring of support from the medical community for those who, like Dr. Hilgers, believe in solving problems naturally instead of using technologies that are fraught with danger and disappointment.

Date posted: 2010-08-03

A Bull in Catalonia V. A Preborn Baby in America

In the United States, life is not as sacred or as precious as a Catalonia bull. Here, every preborn baby is subject to a life or death decision based on how he or she was conceived, whether or not somebody besides the purchaser of the abortion is paying the final bill and how the expectant mother defines her child.

Date posted: 2010-08-02

Abortion's Fundamental Deception

The fact is that those who advocate the killing of the preborn child are the very same people who would deny that a preborn human being is a person. PP and its cronies are committed to deception, for if they were not, they would never defend an act that kills someone by claiming that it was something else entirely. If this sounds like double-talk to you, then you understand the fundamental problem with abortion -- abortion is a lie.

Date posted: 2010-08-02

The New Morning-After Pill … Another Killer

It is fortunate for the preborn in this particular case, at least, that a cry has already arisen within the pro-life community. Leaders are pointing out that this pill (EllaOne) is so similar to RU-486 that it could be described as the junior abortion pill. Wendy Wright of Concerned Women for America told the Washington Post: "With ulipristal, women will be enticed to buy a poorly tested abortion drug, unaware of its medical risks, under the guise that it's a morning-after pill."

Date posted: 2010-07-19

In Vitro Fertilization - Why Not Tell the Truth?

Practitioners admit that, no matter how hard they work with couples who want to employ IVF technology, only 50 percent of their efforts actually succeed in producing the much-desired preborn child. And then, to hear that 80 surgical abortions occur annually on babies created using the technology, mainly for "social" reasons, shocks even the practitioners. They "will choose to end this life [they] took so much trouble, and in many cases spent so much money, to create."

Date posted: 2010-07-05

Suicide as Prime-Time Entertainment

Tragically, the morbid appeal of killing the ill and the elderly seems to be growing. Not only that, but there doesn't seem to be much of a public outcry about it, and maybe that's the most ominous news of all.

Date posted: 2010-06-30

Is Every Human Being Really Human?

Unfortunately, people who wish to confuse the public have victimized the word "conception." Thus, the use of this word has become problematic, for we know that there are human beings who do not begin their lives according to the sexual method of procreation, but rather come into being by what is defined as asexual means.

Date posted: 2010-06-30

Fetal Pain, Maternal Suffering or Human Rights?

The solution is clear. Human rights must be our focus. The right to have one's life protected by law is the most fundamental human right that exists. It starts with recognizing every person from his biological beginning as an equal member of society.

Date posted: 2010-06-29

The Living Will is Not About Living

Don't sign a death warrant for yourself! Sign an affirmation of your human dignity - sign a Loving Will. If you have already signed a living will, amend it. It's never too late -- if you are still breathing.

Date posted: 2010-06-28

Intent to Confuse?

One would think that the pro-Sister McBride forces would soon get so sick of beating a dead horse that they would finally let up on Bishop Olmsted and his honest, caring message about the intended abortion that occurred last year in a Catholic hospital in the diocese of Phoenix, Arizona. No such luck. These communicators of false information are up to their eyeballs in bad theology and are wreaking so much havoc that the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Doctrine issued a carefully worded document for the bishops during their meetings of this past week.

Date posted: 2010-06-25

The largest Planned Parenthood Facility

No matter how challenging this struggle to defend the human person becomes, there is one stunning aspect of it that never ceases to disgust me. And that is the actions and influences of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA).

Date posted: 2010-06-22

The So-Called Right to Die Unmasked

An article, entitled "The Humanist Case against Euthanasia", was published recently that got my attention immediately. Like the writer, who is not a religious man, I have fallen into a category of people described by the mainstream media and proponents of death with dignity, abusive palliative care and other forms of euthanasia as a religious zealot. So when I read the column, I was provoked to write about it.

Date posted: 2010-06-20

The Pill's Dirty Little Secret

I find it disturbing that after nearly 50 years, both the media and the medical establishment have failed to give a true airing to one of the pill's most dangerous side effects, namely, that "dirty little secret." What's that? The pill increases the risk of premenopausal breast cancer substantially when taken at a young age.

Date posted: 2010-06-15

The Power of Wickedness: When God is Replaced by Man

It's clear to me that between Big Brother looking in on the third world to make sure fewer babies are born and the genetic manipulators plying their trade among those seeking to achieve perfection through technology, nothing good can possibly result. But much havoc can and will continue to be wrought.

Date posted: 2010-06-15

Discrimination and Racism Coming Your Way From Culture of Death

Dr. Alveda King, niece of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called abortion "selfish," "racist," and among the worst inhumanities of our times. "Abortion and racism are both symptoms of a fundamental human error," King said, according to a released statement. "The error is thinking that when someone stands in the way of our wants, we can justify getting that person out of our lives. Abortion and racism stem from the same poisonous root, selfishness," she added. "We are all fully human. When we face this truth, there is no justification for treating those who look different than us as lesser beings. If we simply treat other people the way we'd like to be treated, racism, abortion, and other forms of inhumanity will be things of the past," she said.

Date posted: 2010-05-30

The Pill and 50 Years of Misery

Isn’t it interesting that as the United States of America approaches the 50th anniversary of this nation’s most popular recreational drug, the birth control pill, special interest media is ginning up the presses - or in this case, the web sites - with all sorts of ideas for the next 50 years. A sampling of what America’s birth control worshippers are saying may give one pause to rethink.

Date posted: 2010-05-13

Bishops Who Wear Badges Of Courage

One of the most curious things about the constant war of words that the mainstream media wages against Catholic bishops is that it never reports on the other side of a bishop's actions - the reasons why he acts in a particular way, when a bishop is faithful to Christ and His Church. And there have been several in the news recently who deserve to be admired and emulated, not scorned and rebuked.

Date posted: 2010-05-12

Let the Games Begin: God, Politics and Babies

It is very clear to me that until U.S. citizens sincerely understand and believe the undeniable truth that God is the only source of human rights, no election is going to matter - other than the one exercised by the individual who elects to follow Christ and never count the cost.

Date posted: 2010-05-12

Aborting Facts For Political Purposes

"We know that abortion is evil. We know that those who advocate it are literally working for the father of lies, and we will continue to say it. Abortion is an act that takes the life of a person and the antidote is human personhood. A focus on that child's humanity is the only educational tool that has lasting power to turn the tide. God does not expect us to engage in political bickering, nor does His Word give us permission to relegate His babies and their fate to nothing more than a mere political issue! God expects us to tell the truth. If not us, who? Personhood now!"

Date posted: 2010-05-04

Human Personhood is Imperative in the Defense of Life

Apart from all the legal strategizing, personhood is fundamentally about principle, a Catholic and universal principle that all human beings must have the rights of a person from the very first moment of his or her existence.

Date posted: 2010-03-29

Human Rights Versus the Right to Murder

The quest for personhood for all people, born and preborn, is an effort seeking justice for all, equal rights for all, human rights for all. For these reasons, it will prevail. If it does not, the liberties of this nation will never for sure. Of that, there is no doubt.

Date posted: 2010-03-05

Seeing the preborn child

What do we see at the doors of the abortuary? If we do not see the very image of God, again being sacrificed for our sins, our work is based on an incomplete vision. We will try to build a new culture of life without seeing the full reality of the evil we confront. Where will the effort take us?

Date posted: 2010-02-01

The Pluripotency Pickle: The Story of a Lie

Professor Irving warned, If the scientific and legal basis for the NIH Guidelines is that human "pluripotent stem cells" are not themselves embryos, but if it has been empirically and scientifically demonstrated here that all of these pluripotent stem cells naturally strive to become and succeed in becoming embryos themselves (which will then also be cultivated and killed), then there is absolutely no scientific or legal basis for the existing NIH Guidelines. Indeed, the very use of such cells would in fact constitute the creation of a human embryo or embryos for research purposes, and thus automatically violate the congressional ban. And today, the quagmire that surrounded the false science of the National Institutes of Health has taken on an entirely new and more horrific meaning for those of us who care about truth.

Date posted: 2010-01-04

Scientific Fraud: Ruminations on Duplicity and Its Consequesces

When I first learned that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had lied about how the birth control pill worked, way back in the mid-1970s, I was incredulous. It never occurred to me that a public official or government agency would deny the facts by simply not mentioning them. Boy, was I naïve! ... There is a flurry of news regarding the possibility that reprogrammed cells, from umbilical cord blood, could be an ethical replacement for the research currently being done using human embryonic stem cells.†Since a human embryo must die in order for his or her stem cells to be used, the use of those cells is totally unethical and immoral. So could the news about the reprogrammed cord blood cells be positive or simply another sham?

Date posted: 2009-11-05

'Pillering' Women

Webster tells us that the transitive verb "pillar" means "to provide or strengthen with or as if with pillars." At the opposite end, we find those who "piller" women - that is, they weaken them by prescribing chemicals to ingest that will eventually damage them physically, emotionally and/or spiritually. To make matters even worse, many medical practitioners do so with impunity. Indeed, the birth control pill is a recreational drug with serious side effects. The most recent example of this is the story of Patti Kelly of Austin, Texas, who.....

Date posted: 2009-09-12

Honest questions, haunting answers

God has been very good to me. But the hard lessons always come. When I came to Christ, I had much to work through. And He has done a deep work in me. But I had been on this journey for two years before He set this on my heart. I believe He knew I had to learn to trust Him enough not to run from it. That's why the timing was so important. I had buried the memory of this baby in a grave so deep that I don't even know if I ever brought the nightmare of it to the forefront of my thinking. How could I? It would have killed me. It has been 15 years since it happened.

Date posted: 2009-06-21

The Culture of Death Has No Winners

Human life is sacred because from its beginning it involves 'the creative action of God', and it remains forever in a special relationship with the Creator, who is its sole end. God alone is the Lord of life from its beginning until its end: no one can, in any circumstance, claim for himself the right to destroy directly an innocent human being.

Date posted: 2009-06-05

Contemptible Distortions and Delusions

Today, rather than clarity and pride in all things Catholic, there is dilution of what it means to be Catholic and an obvious hesitation on the part of those who lead the Church to throw down the gauntlet and demand of Catholics adherence to Church teaching. On the subject of Obama and the "honorary degree" from Notre Dame, one would have hoped that the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops would have come down hard on the administration of Notre Dame. The USCCB should make it clear that either Notre Dame rescind the invitation, or remove the word "Catholic" from any description of this football bastion that might have actually been genuinely Catholic at some point. But no, the USCCB has been eerily silent. Strange, isn't it....

Date posted: 2009-04-01

Posterity's Plague

Star Parker has been a favorite of mine for years; in fact, she spoke at one of American Life League's events in Florida ten years ago and wowed the audience with her insights. She has just had that effect on me again. Her commentary on the valiant Walter Hoye, an African American pastor who was sentenced to 30 days in jail for standing outside an inner city abortion mill holding a sign that said "Jesus Loves You and Your Baby, Let us Help You," hit the nail on the head.

Date posted: 2009-03-31

Holocaust Then and Now

We realize that there are literally millions of young people who have either never thought about the fact that a child dies during an abortion, or have grown up accepting as fact that abortion is part of health care. Anyone younger than 50 could be oblivious to the importance of protecting the rights of all persons, including those not yet born.

Date posted: 2009-03-16

Father Kuchinsky: What Can I Say?

Today I surrender any comments I might make to the profound words contained in this homily, delivered by Father William Kuchinsky on January 25, 2009 at his parish, Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Romney, West Virginia.

Date posted: 2009-02-27

'Embryos On Ice' And Other Absurdities

Of all the now familiar terms we have seen and heard applied to preborn children, perhaps the most heartless is "Embryos on ice." While the term was coined by a Raleigh, North Carolina News & Observer reporter covering fertility clinics, the idea reappeared just a few days ago in a New York Times article entitled "Parents Torn Over Fate of Frozen Embryos." The underlying idea in both articles is that parents are faced with a dilemma involving "extra" embryos that were not needed for the in vitro fertilization procedure they underwent in order to have a child. These parents - loving and well meaning, I am sure - have unwittingly contributed to the ongoing growth of the culture of death by agreeing with the hypothesis that there are embryonic children who are somehow less human than those who were implanted in their mom and brought to term. It is as if there are some embryonic children who are really children and others who are not.

Date posted: 2009-01-03

Reproduction ... And We Don't Mean Chickens

I have always been fascinated by the manner in which our opponents couch their arguments. This is particularly true in the "field" of reproductive health, which is a fairly new area of medical specialty and is fully supported and encouraged by every anti-life scientist known to man.

Date posted: 2008-11-14

Advancing the Culture of Death

When you cannot count on Catholic healthcare facilities to be Catholic, when you witness grand juries pandering to abortionists over the fine print in all those documents they had to review, when you witness politicians playing footsy with the gay rights lobby and stretching the truth regarding how AIDS is spread so as not to offend any special interest group and when you see clinical research focused on killing people because they are less than perfect in the eyes of man, it does not take much to realize that the culture of death is alive and well in America.

Date posted: 2008-11-07

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly: A Down Syndrome Tale

The news I bring to your attention today is not, to my mind, just another of those heart-wrenching accounts of the ways in which Down syndrome children are annihilated before birth. For some reason, it struck a chord in my heart that cried out for release.

Date posted: 2008-10-22

Population Control? Yes! Facts? No!

Realizing that the pro-population control forces have the ear of our current public policy makers, it occurs to me that the only way to remedy this one-sided presentation is to begin challenging the Science Olympiad status quo. We should feel an obligation to let those in charge know that we cannot understand their bias.

Date posted: 2008-09-13

'Brain Death' is Not Death

The preeminent ethical requirement for organ transplantation is the "dead donor rule," which is that patients must be declared dead before they may be stripped of their vital organs. An article in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine, this month (Vol. 359:674-675, 8/14/08),†suggests that the "dead donor rule" should be discarded. Why? Because, the article's authors are not convinced that donors are really dead.

Date posted: 2008-09-12

Abortion is always wrong

The politician's song has been sung so often for so long that it sounds quite logical - and even many fervent pro-lifers believe it. "I'm absolutely against abortion," they insist, "except, of course, in cases of rape and incest." They argue that is it somehow "compassionate" to offer the woman who is the victim of criminal activity the opportunity to eliminate the results of an immoral attack. The ultimate question, however, is "What about the baby?"

Date posted: 2008-08-20

Speaking the Gospel of Life

Near the beginning of his prolific encyclical Evangelium Vitae, The Gospel of Life, Pope John Paul II explains, "Even in the midst of difficulties and uncertainties, every person sincerely open to truth and goodness can, by the light of reason and the hidden action of grace, come to recognize in the natural law written in the heart (cf. Romans 2:14-15) the sacred value of human life from its very beginning until its end, and can affirm the right of every human being to have this primary good respected to the highest degree."

Date posted: 2008-08-19

Thank You Colorado Right To Life

It is not often that I can begin a week with a celebratory blog, but that is precisely what I am about to do. It is all thanks to the recent statement issued by Colorado Right to Life. In a public statement acknowledging the need to correct the Colorado personhood amendment's language, CRTL states the following: Dr. Dianne N. Irving, a bioethicist and professor at Georgetown University, has criticized the personhood amendment, which we support, which appears on Colorado's November 2008 ballot. Dr. Irving's moral and scientific arguments are not only valid, they are foundational to the long-term success of the personhood movement. Colorado RTL will join Dr. Irving in educating pro-lifers, the public and politicians about the sexual and asexual origins of human life that must be recognized in law for it to protect all persons. Dr. Irving's criticism illustrates Solomon's words, "Faithful are the wounds of a friend" (Proverbs 27:6).

Date posted: 2008-07-22

Pesky Little Words That Kill

Since my first days in the pro-life movement, more than 35 years ago, I have learned a great deal about rhetoric and how it can deceive even the most well meaning of people. I have also learned that there are people, especially on the pro-death side of the debate, who will go to great lengths to use words in specific ways in order to mislead the listener.

Date posted: 2008-06-27

Situation Grave

My impression from the various news reports that I read was that adults were not concerned about the driving force that would create a desire among more than 15 girls to get pregnant. Rather, it provoked discussion about whether or not it was time to start providing birth control pills on the school grounds! Now pardon me for being ignorant, but isn't there something more profoundly problematic in this situation than whether or not the pill is available? Has pregnancy become such a meaningless word that those who are older and should know better are not even concerned about the underlying causes of this crisis? What about the parents of these girls and their responsibilities?

Date posted: 2008-06-20

The Role of Conscience in a Pharmacist's Life

A pharmacist's deliberate refusal to dispense a drug on religious, moral, or ethical grounds, i.e., pharmacist conscientious objection, has been most often associated with Plan B, the emergency contraceptive, and has received considerable attention in both the lay media and in medical journal commentaries. Of all of the reasons why a pharmacist might not dispense a legally valid prescription, conscientious objection is the only one that places a pharmacist's personal views in potential conflict with the best interests of the patient.

Date posted: 2008-06-17

Remembering Is Not Good Enough

We move along in the pro-life movement at a snail's pace in so many areas, or so it seems. There are so many attacks on the sanctity of life that it is as though torrential rains of evil are falling on the human race as we rush from place to place in an effort to stem the horror, with nothing more than a small pail to assist in catching the fallout.

Date posted: 2008-06-09

Nurses Who Kill

Headlines can make us nuts sometimes; the particular headline I noticed today was nearly impossible to comprehend. Let me explain why before I tell you a bit about what I have subsequently learned.

Date posted: 2008-05-14

Birth Control Hormones are for the Birds!

Pharmaceutical companies make billions on birth control chemicals and hormone replacement therapy, so why sound alarms when it is so easy to ignore these studies and keep the results from the public? While some would say that the health and wellbeing of the nation's human beings should be the number one priority of the government, the media and big business, it has become painfully clear over the years that this is simply not the case when dealing with matters of sexual relations that involve birth control and abortion.

Date posted: 2008-04-21

Brian Bundy's Courage

Brian Bundy is a Michigan pharmacist who has refused to dispense the abortive "morning after pill." In fact he has taken his refusal so seriously that when Target fired him he chose to sue them because he believes that Target knew that his Christian faith would not permit him to dispense abortive medicines. In fact he says they knew this when they hired him.

Date posted: 2008-02-05

Plan A: Scrap Plan B

My job is to tell the truth; but I'm continually thwarted by those in the medical community and the government who make false claims that utterly disregard the dignity of the human person. Here's just the latest example. Pharmaceutical interests are pressing the Food and Drug Administration to permit the provision of certain morning-after pill concoctions over the counter, and the entire effort is based on perhaps the biggest lie ever told in the past 40 years.

Date posted: 2006-08-12

Cruel Cunning - All too often lately, reading the news gives me the chills

We live in a world that is upside down, yet far too few people seem to care. And that troubles me. We go along, doing what we do, never stopping to question the media reports that suggest this topsy-turvy reality is the proper direction for culture, our nation and our very lives.

Date posted: 2005-07-24

Something to think about

Every single day in the U.S., thousands of God's children die. They are destroyed by in vitro fertilization labs. They are extinguished during their first days of life by the birth control pill, the I.U.D., the morning-after pill, Depo-Provera, Norplant and other chemicals. They are ripped apart by various types of surgical abortion.

Date posted: 2002-04-13

If I am morally bound to never use contraceptives, what am I to do?

The more that you learn about each other, how you function and what it means to anticipate the possibility of procreating another human being, the better you will understand each other, respect each other, and share in the true meaning of the body as nature intended.

Date posted: 2001-12-31

Naturally Spacing Children

A married couple sincerely seeking the will of God makes a genuine commitment to always include His will in their marital relations. During this process their love for each other grows. The reason is clear: marriage and conjugal love are, by their very nature, ordained to procreation.

Date posted: 2001-12-30

Contraceptive Pills and Catholic Nuns

The Little Sisters of the Poor are making headlines once again. Their case against the coercive Obama contraceptive mandate is heading for the United States Supreme Court and all eyes are on the women who have chosen to follow God's law, not Obama's anti-Catholic mandate.

Date posted: 2001-12-29

Contraceptive Pills and Catholic Nuns

The Little Sisters of the Poor are making headlines once again.

Date posted: 2001-12-28