Evil international abortion promoter hopes to re-brand abortion as a good, moral choice.

Given the gruesome nature of their work, it is not surprising that these hardened abortion activists were there to be inspired. Ann Furedi was head cheerleader for that job. As the CEO of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service, which provides about one quarter of all British abortions and specializes in late-term abortions, Furedi has been one of Britain’s most vocal abortion-on-demand advocates for decades. She is also a notorious Leftist who used to edit Living Marxism and married the British Revolutionary Communist Party leader. Her opening plenary talk, believe it or not, was entitled “The Moral Case for Abortion.”

Having to contend with “all those Lennart Nilsson photos of a 17 week-old fetus sucking its thumb,” has made abortion activists like us “necessarily a little bit apologetic,” she complained. “It’s not surprising that a lot of young people are not enthusiastic about abortion. They’re not enthusiastic about killing unborn babies.”

What’s more, she went on, it hasn’t helped that “most women who come to our clinics are there because they are in personal need, not because they are pro-choice.” So what is a self-respecting abortionist to do? For far too long, said Furendi, the abortion movement has let religious anti-choice extremists dictate the agenda. But now the time is ripe to claim that “abortion is right.” She touted the work of Catholics for Choice in undermining the Church’s moral authority.

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Editor’s note: This woman is a dedicated Marxist and an ardent promoter of death, who would like nothing better than to make all men and women equally and totally miserable, until all of mankind eventually disappears from the face of the earth.

Not coincidentally, that also happens to be the ultimate objective of Satan, the devil!

Was the Wrong Catholic Priest Sent to Prison?

Gordon MacRae, Prisoner No. 67546, has now been in prison for 18 years. Nearly 30 years have already passed since his charges were claimed to have occurred – charges that new evidence shows were highly doubtful. New Hampshire prosecutors were willing to let MacRae out of prison 16 years ago had he been willing to forgo trial and stand before Judge Brennan to utter a single word, “guilty.”

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What to do when the “Good News” is regarded by much of the world as “old news”?

The Synod on the New Evangelization ended on Saturday in Rome. Something like 260 bishops (and 400 total participants) assembled from every continent. Their deliberations occasionally rose to real insight and eloquence. The pope himself seemed pleased – which should count for a lot in anyone’s book.

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USA Today Topography of Faith

Click here and then simply “mouse over” to see how various faiths and traditions break down, state  by state.

Submitted by Joan V.

Read the Catechism in a Year – Daily lessons sent to you via email – Absolutely FREE.

For this Year of Faith, Pope Benedict has encouraged you to study and reflect on the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Well, here’s an easy and free way to do it. Simply enter your email address and – starting October 11, 2012 – you’ll start getting a little bit of the Catechism emailed to you every morning. Read that little bit every day and you’ll read the whole catechism in a year. Cool, right?

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Winning Illinois for Life is possible

We can do it.  We can win Illinois.  When you see the map it turns out that Illinois is really a red stateexcept for Cook County and a couple of blue counties way downstate.  In order for that to happen eachand every one of us has to step up to the plate.  Our grandmothers and great-grandmothers fought for the invaluable right to vote.  They were abused, went to jail, and were fed slop, but they prevailed.  DoNOT let anything keep you from casting that precious vote!  And please vote with an informedconscience.  For the record – this is just my own thoughts and opinions and does not represent any organization that I am affiliated with.

This year the Bishops have tried very hard to clarify that all issues do not carry the same weight.  There is a difference between “prudential judgment” and “binding principles”.  There is not really aCatholic/Christian consensus on what is the best way to help the poor for example.  Some could decide that the answer is more food stamps while others could try to increase jobs.  Both have merit and can fall under the guidelines of solidarity and subsidiarity (meaning it can be better handled locally than at the federal level).  There are certain issues that are non-negotiable, however.  Abortion, euthanasia,embryonic stem cell research, human cloning, and same sex marriage are issues that areintrinsically evil.  By their very nature they can never be supported or accepted by faithful Catholics and any people of faith.

Archbishop Chaput says that if Catholics had walked away from the Democrat Party when they gotworse and worse on the abortion issue that the Party would never have gotten to the state it is in today. Believe me, it’s not your father’s party.  Just look at the party platforms for both parties.  The differences are shocking.  Not that party is the basis for your vote but you have to admit that the Democrats have sold out the Catholics who once were their main constituency.  Please inform your conscience.

First of all what conscience is not.  It is not your feelings or opinions.  It is an activity of your intellectin judging the rightness or wrongness of an action.  It is the voice of truth within you.  Our guidance has not always been as clear as it is this year.

In 1983 Cardinal Bernardin issued his Seamless Garment statement.  He said, “If one contends, as we do, that the right of every fetus to be born should be protected by civil law and supported by civil consensus, then our moral, political and economic responsibilities do not stop at the moment of birth. Those who defend the right to life of the weakest among us must be equally visible in support of the quality of life of the powerless among us, the old and the young, the hungry and the homeless, the undocumented immigrant and the unemployed worker.  Consistency means that we cannot have it both ways.  We cannot urge a compassionate society and vigorous public policy to protect the rights of the unborn and then argue that compassion and significant public programs on behalf of the needy undermine the moral fiber of the society or are beyond the proper scope of governmental responsibility.”

There was many a Catholic politician who stood on that platform for years.  Excusing his “pro-choice” votes because he was so good on the anti-gun issue or feeding the poor.  Later in his life Cardinal Bernardin expressed regret that his thesis had caused so much confusion.  He said that he had neverintended to imply that all moral issues carry the same moral weight.

Some of you may remember that in 2004Cardinal Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI) sent a letter to the bishops of the United States reaffirming the evil of abortion and euthanasia.  At the end of the letter he added a postscript – Note Bene – that said,

“A Catholic would be guilty of formal cooperation in evil, and so unworthy to present himself for Holy Communion, if he were to deliberately vote for a candidate precisely because of the candidate’s permissive stand on abortion and/or euthanasia.  When a Catholic does not share a candidate’s stand in favor of abortion and/or euthanasia, but votes for that candidate for other reasons, it is considered remote material cooperation, which can be permitted in the presence of proportionate reasons.”

That means something of equal importance.  Can you think of anything that is equal to the killing of 3,300babies each and every day, day after day, year after year?  I really can’t – but apparently a lot of Catholics could.

This is from the Faithful Citizenship document from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops for this year.  It may still be a little ambiguous for some but at least it does point out that some things areintrinsically evil.  You hardly have to be told that, though, do you?

“As Catholics we are not single issue voters.  A candidate’s position on a single issue is not sufficient to guarantee a voter’s support.  Yet a candidate’s position on a single issue that involves an intrinsic evil,such as support for legal abortion or the promotion of racism, may legitimately lead a voter todisqualify a candidate from receiving support.”  Faithful Citizenship USCCB 2007/2011

Since it is difficult for the average citizen to find accurate information about how the many candidates stand on the life issues, Illinois Citizens for Life has prepared non-partisan voter information based on responses to a questionnaire, public statements, and/or voting records.  This guide is not an endorsement and may not be used to advance the candidacy of any individual.  For information please access the ICL web site at www.icl-life.com or call 630-852-5448 for assistance.  Thank you for taking this seriously.  I truly is a matter of life and death

If you’re not sure of just how pro-abortion this President and his administration are you can go towww.LifeNews.com  to see 241(!) appointments, regulations, executive orders, bill signings, etc. that further abortion in this country. They all have links that you can verify for yourself or to convince someone else.  Click here These actions. If a screen pops up inviting you to sign up for their e-newsletter you can just close it and proceed.  If you decide you would like to receive pretty much daily pro-life news I would recommend www.LifeSiteNews.com instead, just my personal preference.  Both are good though.

Article by Carol Wright

Submitted by Daria S. 

An excellent collection of pro-life voter information from my friend Nancy W.

This is a brief video of Nurse Jill Stanek who testified before Congress and in the Illinois General Assembly when the Born Alive Infant Protection Act was being considered. In Illinois Senator Obama was the only State Senator who rose to defend the practice of inducing early labor and allowing the premature baby to die in the closet with the soiled linens. Is there anyone else who is that pro-abortion? Jill was fired from her job at Christ Hospital when she blew the whistle on the practice but was present when President Bush signed the federal BAIPA bill. Click here for the video. 

My one problem with this video is that they use a full term baby to illustrate the practice. I guess it would be pretty hard to get a tiny preemie that could be used to make the point. That doesn’t take away in the least from the truth of this video. If you want to see for yourself the history of this bill you can Google Born Alive Infant Protection Act and click on Jill Stanek. There used to be a recording of President Obama in his own voice making the case for why a woman’s decision should be honored if her intent was to have an abortion and the child somehow survived. Intrinsically evil enough for you??

We could devote many paragraphs to what else is wrong in the country but I don’t want to make this political. Please do pray about this election. We can sit back in our living rooms and fret about some of this stuff or we can make sure that we get out and vote and vote our values. If you can possibly enlighten anyone on these issues, your neighbors, your own family members please don’t be shy. This is a war we’re in and we owe it to future generations to straighten this mess out. We do outnumber Cook County and we have had Republican governors over the years. Anything is possible.

When we walk into the voting place we are not Democrats or Republicans, liberals or conservatives, we are Catholics and people of faith. I am trusting in the Lord that He will hear our sincere prayers and heal our land. In fact I’m predicting a landslide. I think those Chick-fil-A people who came out in droves to show that they were tired of being called bigots for their deeply held biblical beliefs will stand in line all day to vote if they have to. We need each and every one of us to do our part. Prayer and action!!

There will be a Novena of Holy Hours for the 2012 Election at St. Petronille Church. 420 Glen Wood Avenue, in Glen Ellyn, on Monday, November 5th from 9:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m., ending with Benediction. The Patriotic Rosary will be prayed every hour on the hour before the Blessed Sacrament. Please come and implore the Lord to turn our country around.

We are also concerned at how the HHS Mandate will affect our religious liberties and the future of our Catholic Church and all religious institutions.. The parishioners of St. James the Apostle and St. Petronille will be given insight into this by the Hon. Peter Breen, Acting President of Lombard and Attorney with the Thomas More Society. His presentation will be given at the Parish Center of St. Petronille Parish, 420 Glenwood Avenue, on Tuesday, October 30th, at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome and encouraged to learn more about why other faiths have joined the Catholic Church in suing our own government to preserve our religious freedoms. There are over thirty lawsuits to date. Please invite your friends of other faith communities as well. We are so pleased that Wheaton College has joined in the lawsuits. This talk is open to anyone from the surrounding communities who want to learn more.

The price of freedom is vigilance. We have to get rid of this Mandate or religious institutions will be closing their doors.

And this is just a little gift to faithful Catholics. It is excerpts from strong Bishops who are giving clear, moral guidance to Catholic Voters. We are thrilled at their courage and wisdom. They are not being “political” they are being shepherds:

“Of all the issues we face, abortion is the most serious. Legalized abortion is an insult to the God who creates life and a gross injustice to the young persons whose lives are destroyed. If the right to life is not assured, then no right is safe. The basic human rights pertain to our nature as human beings; they are not the product of legislatures or courts, nor can they be taken away by the government.” – Bishop R. Daniel Conlon, Diocese of Joliet, Illinois www.dioceseofjoliet.org

“The question to ask is this: Are any of the candidates of either party, or independents, standing for something that is intrinsically evil, evil no matter what the circumstances? If that’s the case, a Catholic, regardless of his party affiliation, shouldn’t be voting for such a person.” – Archbishop William Lori, Diocese of Baltimore, Maryland

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/313468/baltimore-archbishop-catholic-voters-cant-vote-candidate-who-stands-intrinsic-evil-kat

Journalist: “Is it ever licit for a Catholic to vote for a pro-abortion candidate. Is it ever valid?”

“No. You can never vote for someone who favors absolutely the right to choice of a woman to destroy a human life in her womb. Where you don’t have any candidate who is proposing to eliminate all abortion [voters may] choose the candidate who will most limit this grave evil in our country. But you could never justify voting for a candidate who not only does not want to limit abortion but believes that it should be available to everyone.” – Cardinal Raymond Burke

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OK514UNkvfU

“I certainly can’t vote for somebody who’s either pro-choice or pro-abortion. Jesus tells us very clearly that if we don’t help the poor, we’re going to go to hell. But Jesus didn’t say the government has to take care of them, or that we have to pay taxes to take care of them. Those are prudential judgments. You can’t say that somebody’s not Christian because they want to limit taxation. To say that it’s somehow intrinsically evil like abortion doesn’t make any sense at all.” – Archbishop Charles Chaput, Diocese of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/abp-chaput-on-voting-for-obama-i-certainly-cant-vote-for-somebody-whos-pro

“One might argue for different methods to address the needs of the poor, to feed the hungry and to solve the challenges of immigration, but these are prudential judgments not intrinsic evils… You need to think and pray very carefully about your vote, because a vote for a candidate who promotes actions or behaviors that are intrinsically evil and gravely sinful makes you morally complicit and places the eternal salvation of your own soul in serious jeopardy.” – Bishop Thomas Paprocki, Diocese of Springfield, Illinois

http://ct.dio.org/bishops-column/59-think-and-pray-about-your-vote-in-upcoming-election/text.html

“Other pieces of legislation touch on the building of a good and just society and may be open to prudential judgment, … [but] ’Forming Consciences’ tells us that in the political debate today there is no other issue that rises to this level of moral certitude: Abortion is always wrong. To support political platforms that protect so-called ‘abortion rights’ is to participate in the inexorable conclusion: many, many innocent unborn children will be killed. Sometimes a single issue will be so important it overrides a whole range of lesser issues.” – Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, D.C

http://www.priestsforlife.org/magisterium/bishops/wuerl-faithful-citizenship2.htm

“Could a Catholic in good conscience vote for a candidate who supports legalized abortion when there is a choice of another candidate who does not? Could a voter’s preference for the candidate’s positions on the pursuit of peace, economic policies, health care, etc., overcome a candidate’s support for legalized abortion? The Catholic voter must ask and answer the question: What could possibly be a proportionate reason for the more than 45 million children killed by abortion? We cannot conceive of such a proportionate reason.” – Archbishop Joseph Naumann & Bishop Robert Finn, Diocese of Kansas City, Kansas

http://www.catholic.org/politics/story.php?id=29432&page=2

“In all of Church teaching, the Life Issues, particularly the protection of unborn children against the crime of abortion, has to be our greatest priority. This is an ongoing slaughter of 4,000 children every single day for the last 40 years. If we support and promote persons who have pledged to extend it and intensify the slaughter, then we bear great responsibility with them.” – Bishop Robert Finn, Diocese of Kansas City, Kansas

http://www.priestsforlife.org/magisterium/bishops/bishop-finn-kansas-city.htm

“While there may be many legitimate ways to address the needs of our neighbors, there are some actions which are always and everywhere immoral. As Catholics, we must recognize that not all issues carry the same moral weight. The continuing slaughter of innocent children through legal abortion—to take the most appalling example of such “intrinsic evil”—is a grave offense against God and our own human dignity, and cries out for justice. Accordingly, “the moral obligation to oppose intrinsically evil acts has a special claim on our consciences and our actions.”

“Those who knowingly, willingly and directly support public policies or legislation that protect and perpetuate such injustice cooperate with that grave evil. Candidates who promise to support the common good, while at the same time glossing over their support for intrinsic evils such as abortion, perpetrate a lie. Catholic candidates who do so are also a cause of scandal among the faithful”. – Illinois’ Catholic Bishops

http://www.ilcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/Oct14-21ElectionMoralClarity.pdf

“A committed and convinced Catholic is always pro-life on the issue of abortion and euthanasia, and that includes in the voting booth.” – Archbishop Dennis Schnurr, Diocese of Cincinnati, Ohio

http://wearethelightbrigade.blogspot.com/2005/01/october-time-to-reflect-on-human.html

“The failure to protect and defend life in its most vulnerable stages renders suspect any claims to the ‘rightness’ of positions in other matters affecting the poorest and least powerful.” – USCCB

http://www.archsa.org/FaithPublicLife/documents/LIvingtheGospelofLIfeaChallengetoAmericanCatholics.pdf

“It is my responsibility to remind you that, for us Catholics, some issues are simply never morally acceptable. The taking of an innocent human life, whether inside the womb or not, and up until natural death, is always and everywhere intrinsically evil. Such issues as embryonic stem cell research and attempts at human cloning are also direct attacks against the dignity and uniqueness of human life made in the image of God. Finally, preserving the dignity of traditional marriage is of central importance and must never be undermined because marriage is a cornerstone of any stable society. Any attempts to re-define marriage as something other than between a man and a woman, should be vigorously opposed by a Catholic as contrary to reason, the natural law, and the divinely revealed truths of the Bible. Beyond these fundamental issues, and closely related to them is the issue of religious liberty – our ability as Catholics to live our lives publically according to our faith and morals at all levels of society.As Catholics we must first consider the various candidates and party platforms in light of those immutable issues I have mentioned above. Then, in good conscience, we must give preference to the candidate who does not oppose our God given moral principles”.[TJL] – Bishop Felipe J. Estévez, Diocese of St. Augustine, FL

http://www.dosafl.com/NewsBriefs.asp?ArticleID=1048

“When we were working on the document ‘Faithful Citizenship’, and the issue of whether or not a person’s adamant pro-abortion position was a disqualifying condition, the general sense was ‘yes that is a disqualifying condition’.” – Bishop Robert F. Vasa, Diocese of Santa Rosa, CA

http://www.tldm.org/News12/BishopVasaProAbortionCandidatesAre’Disqualified’.htm