How to Explain Your Pro-Life Views in 30 Seconds

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I am pro-life because we know the unborn are alive, because they’re growing. We know the unborn are human because they have human parents, and I think human beings like me and you are valuable.

In fact, I think all human beings have an equal right to live, because they all have something special in common: they’re human. That’s why racism and sexism are wrong. Racism is wrong because it focuses on a surface difference that doesn’t morally matter and ignores the thing we all have in common, which is the thing that does morally matter: that we’re human.

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Archbishop Kurtz elected president of US bishops’ conference

BALTIMORE, MD., November 12 (CNA/EWTN News) .- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has elected Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville as its next president, giving national prominence to a prelate with significant experience in Catholic social services.

Archbishop Kurtz, 67, has served as the conference vice president since 2010. He was elected conference president at the conference’s fall assembly in Baltimore the morning of Nov. 12. He will serve a three-year term.

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Change you can believe in

Thanks to American Catholic and Babalu

Is Barack Obama the most anti-Catholic American president in living memory?

…across the whole spectrum of contemporary moral issues, he is passionately committed to a series of views which run directly contrary to those of the Church. All this has caused at least one Catholic bishop (there are probably others) to call him anti-Catholic.

As a Senator, he supported sex education, to be provided by Planned Parenthood, to children of five years old.

He consistently voted for abortion, including partial birth abortion.

He voted (twice) against Bills prohibiting public funding of abortions; he voted in favour of expanding embryonic stem cell research; he voted against notifying parents of minors who had undergone out-of-state abortions; he voted for a proposal to vote $100,000,000 for the funding of sex-education and contraceptives (including abortifacients) for teenagers; he opposed the “Born Alive Infants Protection Act” on the Senate floor and in 2003 killed the bill in committee.

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What … no Obamawicz?

During the president’s visit to Poland earlier today, I couldn’t help wondering if he would be sharing a kielbasa with some of his heretofore unknown, Polish relatives.

Alas, it was not to be. Maybe next trip!

Attorney General says the Defense of Marriage Act is the result of vehement enmity, hatred and ill will … so he won’t defend it in court.

The decision by Attorney General Holder not to defend the Defense of Marriage Act raises very grave questions.

Justifying his position, he says that in the congressional debate there were “numerous expressions reflecting moral disapproval of gays and lesbians and their intimate family relationships.”  He went on to describe this as “animus” (defined by Webster as vehement enmity, hatred, ill will)-violating the Equal Protection Clause.

“Animus” to defend a moral position based on 2,000 years of classical and Christian teaching rooted in reason and scripture?

Holder has embraced the position of Federal Judge Vaughn Walker in California that opposing so-called gay marriage can be “harmful to gays and lesbians.”  But this is like claiming that opposition to polygamy is harmful to polygamists or that laws defining marriage as the union of two people harm those who prefer to live in what are called sexual “triads” or “quadrads.”  Our historic marriage laws harm nobody–they serve husbands, wives, children, and the common good of society.

If the expression of our deepest convictions is treated as animus, our religious liberty is in peril.  We cannot fail to speak the truth even if it is labeled hate speech.

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Barack Obama: Spiritual Dilettante


Definition of DILETTANTE:

A person having a superficial interest in an art or a branch of knowledge : dabbler

Source: Merriam-Webster On-line Dictionary

LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) – Obama said that his own beliefs were grounded in his mother’s spirituality and deepened through his career in public service. Obama told lawmakers and religious leaders at the breakfast that his faith has sustained him during the trials of the presidency, including when he hears that faith “questioned from time to time.”

“We are reminded that ultimately what matters is not what other people say about us, but whether we’re being true to our conscience and true to our God,” he said.

Editor’s note: What a lifeless, lackluster exercise! Makes you wonder exactly what the real meaning of “our conscience” and “our God” is, to the President … and who wrote the speech for him.