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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

I Am Overwhelmed by 55 Million Babies Killed Since Roe v. Wade

January 21, 2014 World News Comments Off

    BY KRISTAN HAWKINS Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 1/22/13 11:40 AM What can I say that hasn’t already been said about today?   Yesterday evening, I was sitting in my living room working while watching my sons play. I began to think about what my life would have been without them. How different I would be. How their lives have already made this world a different place since they were born. How much I would hurt if I had chosen abortion.   Then, I thought of the more than 55,000,000 lives that have been taken in the U.S. since 1973, and I became overwhelmed at the tragedy. Tragedy for the babies, their mothers, their fathers, families, and us.…Continue Reading

FINAL MEETING OF THE INTERNATIONAL INVESTIGATIVE COMMISSION ON MEDJUGORJE

January 20, 2014 World News Comments Off

Vatican City, 18 January 2014 (VIS) – The director of the Holy See Press Office, Fr. Federico Lombardi, S.J., confirmed that yesterday, Friday 17 January, the final meeting was held of of the International Investigative Commission on Medjugorje, instituted by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith under the presidency of Cardinal Camillo Ruini. The Commission has completed its work and, as anticipated, the results of the study will be submitted to the competent jurisdiction of the aforementioned Congregation.

The life and family stands of a few of Pope Francis’ new cardinals

January 18, 2014 World News Comments Off

BY HILARY WHITE ROME January 17, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – This past weekend, the Vatican announced Pope Francis’s choices for his first consistory, the men he has chosen to raise to the Sacred College of Cardinals. The list of new names includes 19 bishops, of whom three are already over the age of 80, making them ineligible to vote in an election of a new Pope. Several of these bishops are well known for their strong stances on the issues that are dearest to pro-life and pro-family activists. Archbishop Mario Aurelio Poli Among the 16 Cardinal Electors, Pope Francis’s replacement in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Archbishop Mario Aurelio Poli, has been described as the most “Bergoglista” of the group, that is, the…Continue Reading

Bishop Who Escaped Abortion After Doctors Said He’d Be a “Freak” Will Lead March for Life

January 18, 2014 World News Comments Off

  by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 1/17/14 3:58 PM     There are thousands, perhaps millions of people who could have become abortion victims because their parents were informed by their doctors that they would have physical or mental health issues after birth. Bravely, those parents decided not to have an abortion and, in many cases, those unborn babies before perfectly healthy people.   Bishop Andrew Cozzens is one such person. LifeNews has profiled this bishop who escaped abortion and now he’s given an interview to CatholicVote to share the rest of the story. Next week, he will lead students from Benedictine College at the March for Life.    

The Demonstration in Rome: Burke, the only Pastor among his Sheep

January 15, 2014 World News Comments Off
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Yesterday [Saturday, January 11, 2014], there was a public demonstration in the Piazza Santi Apostoli led by “Manif pour Tous—Italia”*, in defense of the natural family and against the approval of a law concerning homophobia, now in discussion in the Parliament.  The purpose of the demonstration (just like those in the past organized in the whole of Italy) is to safeguard freedom of thought and opinion (Article 21 in the Italian Constitution), and to safeguard the natural family, of which the Constitution speaks in Articles 29, 30 and 32, based on marriage between a man and a woman.

Cardinal Rigali joins hundreds of pro-lifers in prayer outside Knoxville Planned Parenthood

January 15, 2014 World News Comments Off

BY DUSTIN SIGGINS   Tue Jan 14, 2014 17:28 EST     KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE, D.C., January 14, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On Saturday, one abortion clinic in Knoxville experienced the power of prayer, as hundreds of pro-life activists spent an hour asking God for His intercession.   Led by Cardinal Justin Regali, Archbishop Emeritus of Philadelphia, protestors gathered for the fourth annual Rosary for Life, which was held in front of a Planned Parenthood clinic for the first time. From 2010 to 2012, participants had prayed in front of Volunteer Women’s Medical Clinic. That clinic closed in 2012 after the state passed laws requiring that doctors at abortion clinics have hospital admission privileges.

Okla. gay marriage ban struck down; ruling on hold

January 15, 2014 World News Comments Off

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — For the second time in a month, a federal judge has set aside a deeply conservative state’s limits on same-sex marriage, this time in Oklahoma. U.S. District Judge Terence Kern on Tuesday struck down Oklahoma’s voter-approved ban, but headed off any rush to the altar by putting the effects of his ruling on hold while state and local officials complete an appeal. Like the federal judge who reversed Utah’s gay marriage ban in December, Kern determined that Oklahoma’s constitutional amendment violated the U.S. – See more at: http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/okla-gay-marriage-ban-struck-down-ruling-hold#sthash.3k2aDzft.dpuf