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‘Radicalized’ Girls Scouts of America Triggers National Cookie Boycott

February 1, 2014 World News Comments Off

Thursday, January 30, 2014 – By Paul E. Rondeau The leadership of Girl Scouts of America, once a trusted purveyor of American values, has been moving to the left for over a decade. However, GSUSA’s local and national growing partnership with abortion industry leader Planned Parenthood has raised the ire of local and national pro-life leaders to the point that they are now calling for a boycott of the iconic Girl Scouts’ annual cookie sale. “I am offended that the Girl Scouts honor pro-abortion activists like Wendy Davis and Kathleen Sebelius and hold them up as leaders to be emulated by our young women and girls,” said John Pisciotta, director of Pro-Life Waco, who is spearheading the effort.   Wendy…Continue Reading

Obama Promotes Homosexuality And Universal Preschool In State Of The Union – Again

January 30, 2014 World News Comments Off

BY BEN JOHNSON Wed Jan 29, 2014 17:37 EST Tags: barack obama, state of the union address WASHINGTON, D.C., January 29, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The annual State of the Union Address is a time for the president to unveil his political agenda for the coming year and ask Congress to pass it. But President Obama largely showed the nation how he would work around the institution through executive orders and regulations – boasting of his dedication to homosexuality and federally funded preschool, as he did last year. At no point did he directly address abortion, something he avoided last year as well. He took the opportunity of the nation’s most-watched political speech to say that ObamaCare is “fixing” the nation’s…Continue Reading

Catholic Universities: Identity, Faith, and Power

January 29, 2014 World News Comments Off

January 28, 2014 We are fighting to preserve and recover the Catholic faith in our schools precisely because it has been replaced by “Catholic identity.” Dr. Eric Cunningham  In the 1960s and ’70s, the name Marshall McLuhan became a household word for the bourgeoisie of the western world, and something of a mantra for its intelligentsia. McLuhan’s ground-breaking and often prophetic insights into the transformative effects of mass media and technology upon human consciousness gave him a rare status among professional academics—not only was he a professor of English in the every-day world, but a rock star in the realm of pop culture. While my own research in literature and postmodern culture has brought me into contact with McLuhan’s work…Continue Reading

Breaking: House passes ‘No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act’

January 28, 2014 World News Comments Off

  BY DUSTIN SIGGINS Tue Jan 28, 2014 17:52 EST     WASHINGTON, D.C., January 28, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – By an overwhelming margin of 227-188, the U.S. House of Representatives has passed H.R. 7, the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.”   Passed through the House Judiciary Committee on January 15, the Act would permanently enact several pro-life policies. The most prominent of these is the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits federal funding for abortion except in cases of life of the mother, rape, and incest. Currently, the Hyde Amendment is approved annually.   H.R. 7 also prevents federal funding of health plans that include coverage for elective abortions, and eliminates federal funds for use by the District of Columbia for…Continue Reading

Why Don’t We Hear More Sermons on Marriage and Contraception?

January 26, 2014 World News Comments Off

By Carson Holloway As Stephen White noted, Cardinal O’Malley of Boston is quite right to suggest that liberal institutions like the New York Times give far more evidence of being obsessed with same-sex marriage and contraception than does the Catholic Church.  Still, in his remarks on the question of “obsession” the Cardinal raised some questions that might be appropriate to pursue further.  He said the following as a way of showing that the charge of “obsession” is off the mark:   The normal Catholic in the parish might hear a sermon on abortion once a year. They’ll never hear a sermon on homosexuality or gay marriage. They’ll never hear a sermon about contraception. But if you look at the New…Continue Reading

A Catholic Professor Wants The Pope To “Rethink” Abortion.

January 26, 2014 World News Comments Off

  The CWR Blog Gutting Gutting Fr. Joseph Fessio, SJ, responds. January 24, 2014 11:12 EST By Carl E. Olson This week marks the 41st anniversary of “Roe v Wade,” and so one of the contibutors to the New York Times wrote a piece titled, “Should Pope Francis Rethink Abortion?” Would you be aghast and amazed if you learned that the author believes that, yes, the pope should change his mind—and the teaching of the Church—about abortion? No? Would it surprise you at all to know that the author of the piece in question is a Catholic and a professor of philosophy at the University of Notre Dame? Hmmm. The author, Dr. Gary Gutting, is indeed a professor at Notre…Continue Reading

An Eventful Vatican Year Raises The Profile Of The Catholic Press

January 25, 2014 World News Comments Off

 By Francis X. Rocca Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Few probably know it outside the ranks of the craft, but February is Catholic Press Month, when the church in the United States and Canada recognizes the importance of Catholic media and members of the Catholic media reflect in a special way on their service to the church. These are not easy times for Catholic journalism, which no less than its secular counterpart has been deeply unsettled by technologically driven changes in how readers and viewers receive and share information. The disruption seems bound to continue indefinitely and there is no consensus about where it will lead.

Supreme Court gives Little Sisters Temporary Protection From Contraception Mandate

January 25, 2014 World News Comments Off

BY JOHN HENRY WESTEN Fri Jan 24, 2014 17:26 EST WASHINGTON, D.C., January 24, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Despite the best efforts of the Obama Administration, the Supreme Court of the United States decided on Friday afternoon to temporarily block enforcement of the Affordable Care Act on behalf of the Little Sisters of the Poor. The new ruling allows the religious order to avoid the crushing penalties of failing to adhere to the mandate while their legal challenge proceeds by informing the HHS in writing that they are a non-profit group “that hold

Obama on The anniversary of Roe vs Wade . . . Opportunities to Fulfill Their Dreams

January 23, 2014 World News Comments Off

From the White House Web Site . . . “Today, as we reflect on the 41st anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, we recommit ourselves to the decision’s guiding principle: that every woman should be able to make her own choices about her body and her health. “We reaffirm our steadfast commitment to protecting a woman’s access to safe, affordable health care and her constitutional right to privacy, including the right to reproductive freedom. “And we resolve to reduce the number of unintended pregnancies, support maternal and child health, and continue to build safe and healthy communities for all our children. Because this is a country where everyone deserves the same freedom and opportunities to fulfill…Continue Reading