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Eduardo Verastegui Predicts End of Abortion in America (5375)

Bella star tells Denver crowd: 'I think we will see regeneration and the end of abortion in this country.'

02/01/2012 Comments (10)
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DENVER (CNA)—Former Mexican soap-opera-star-turned-pro-life-activist Eduardo Verastegui told a crowd of more than 500 that he thinks abortion in the U.S. will one day come to an end.

“I think we will see regeneration and the end of abortion in this country,” he said at a sold-out Jan. 26 fundraiser for Lighthouse Pregnancy Center in Denver.

Verastegui gave his testimony about growing up in a pro-life country and eventually seeing Mexico City legalize abortion.

“Pro-choice, pro-life, all that; all those terms in Mexico didn’t exist until a few years ago, when Mexico City passed that horrible law.”

Although abortion was legalized in Mexico City in 2007, 19 states have since passed...READ MORE

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Susan G. Komen Cuts Ties to Planned Parenthood (5938)

But the breast cancer foundation still denies the abortion link

02/01/2012 Comments (13)
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Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the leading fundraiser for breast cancer research in the country, will stop providing funds to the country’s leading abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, according to a Jan. 31 announcement.

Komen, famous for its “pink” campaigns to raise awareness about the risks of breast cancer and raise money for research, provided annual grants to support breast screening at various Planned Parenthood affiliates.

Last year, Komen adopted a policy against giving any funds to organizations currently under investigation by local, state or federal authorities. Planned Parenthood is under investigation on several fronts, most notably by Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Fla., chairman...READ MORE

Filed under abortion, abortion-breast cancer link, breast cancer, planned parenthood, susan g. komen for the cure

Proud to be Catholic, Catholic Maryland, Famous Former Soccer Player Enters a Seminary, and more! (7819)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

02/01/2012 Comment

Catholic Maryland. Click on the link by John Whitehead to learn more.

Proud to be Catholic - Charla, Catholic Sistas

Catholic Maryland - John Whitehead, Once I Was A Clever Boy

Former Norwich Footballer’s Entry Into Seminary Brings Back Memories - Dylan Parry, A Reluctant Sinner

Saving Souls Amid the Sales Racks - Teresa Tomeo, OSV Newsweekly

The Troubling Error of Rene LeBouvier and the De-Baptism Movement - DavidLGray.info

Implement the Motu Proprio: A Bishop Speaks - Shawn Tribe, New Liturgical Movement

Back to the Future in Ireland - Dr. Jeff Mirus, Catholic Culture/On the Culture

Waiting for Death? - Fr. Bevil Bramwell OMI, The Catholic Thing

Vatican Fears the Rebellion of Austrian Priests - Guido Horst, La Stampa/Vatican Insider

The Persecuted...READ MORE

Filed under catholic blogosphere, catholic maryland, iraqi christians, ireland, motu proprio, rene lebouvier

Is Denial of Life-Saving Care for Mentally Disabled Girl a Sign of Things to Come? (6228)

Philadelphia hospital won’t discuss the case, but medical experts view the situation cautiously.

02/01/2012 Comments (10)
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Amelia Rivera

– Courtesy of wolfhirschhorn.org

PHILADELPHIA — When Joe and Chrissy Rivera sat down with a physician at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to talk about their child’s medical prognosis, the couple had no inkling they were about to become part of a heated national debate.

Their 3-year-old, Amelia, has a rare genetic disorder, Wolf Hirschhorn syndrome, a condition caused by missing chromosomal material. It causes mental disabilities and may include other birth defects. Amelia’s kidneys were failing, and she would need a kidney transplant sometime within the next year or so.

As described in a blog post by Chrissy Rivera, a high-school English teacher, the doctor, who is not named, placed two sheets of paper on the...READ MORE

Filed under amelia rivera, children's hospital of philadelphia, end-of-life decisions, healthcare, medical ethics, quality of life

Angels in Africa (3088)

British Catholic's charity organization helps children with disabilities in Tanzania.

02/01/2012 Comments (1)

Matthew McIlvenna

– Courtesy of Friends of the Children of Tanzania

Matthew McIlvenna, a Catholic from Britain, was inspired by his faith to found a charity to help children with disabilities in Tanzania. Called Friends of the Children of Tanzania (FOCT), it is a U.K.-based non-governmental organization that provides aid to faith-based action groups on disability in the northwest of the country, around Lake Victoria. It has helped forge a network of Christian denominations and a Muslim non-governmental organization to work for the benefit of Tanzania’s poverty-stricken children with special needs, whom he describes as the “poorest of the poor.”

McIlvenna has worked many years for the U.N. World Food Program and spent much of the past 20 years based in...READ MORE

Filed under africa, catholic aid, catholic church, charity, ecumenism

My Sister the Hermit, Pro-Life or Anti-Abortion Who Decides?, A Pro-Life Rap Song, and much more! (2252)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

02/01/2012 Comments (1)

My Sister the Hermit. Click on the link by Theresa Thomas to read more.

My Sister the Hermit - Theresa Thomas, Integrated Catholic Life™

Pro-Life or “Anti-Abortion”? Who Decides? - Richard Gerard Evans, Catholic Boy Richard

Abortion, Rape, Redemption Tackled in Pro-Life Rap Song - Peter Baklinski, LifeSiteNews

Perfection: Thomism and the Spiritual Life - Super Trad Mum, Etheldredasplace

Three Prophesies About Christ That Couldn’t Have Been Made Up - Joe Heschmeyer, Shameless Popery

Envy is The Diabolical Sin - Msgr. Charles Pope, Archdiocese of Washington

Review: Convenient TLM “Travel” Altar Card set for Mass Kits - Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, What Does The Prayer Really Say?

St. Thomas Aquinas On Suicide: Three Reasons It Is Unlawful to Kill Oneself - Saint...READ MORE

Filed under anti-abortion, catholic blogosphere, christopher west, envy, hermit, joe pots, spiritual life, st. thomas aquinas, suicide, thomism

Southern Bishops Say They Return from Rome Energized for a Year of Faith (2528)

Pope Benedict expresses interest in EWTN during ad limina visits.

01/31/2012 Comments (1)
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Pope Benedict XVI during a recent meeting at his private library in the Vatican.

– Stefano Dal Pozzolo - Vatican Pool via Getty Images

ROME—The bishops of several southern U.S. states say they are returning home from their ad limina visit to Rome refreshed and ready to evangelize.

One bishop reported that Pope Benedict XVI expressed interest in progress at the Eternal Word Television Network, based in Irondale, Ala., and the parent company of the Register.

“I think we just felt so energized by being present with the Holy Father,” Archbishop Thomas Rodi of Mobile, Ala., told EWTN News on Jan. 27.

“He is such a gracious man, a great man, a welcoming man. And I just feel very affirmed in my role as a bishop and now look forward to returning to Alabama so I can share that with the people of God.”

Archbishop Rodi and 21 of...READ MORE

Filed under ad limina visits, archbishop thomas rodi, bishop robert baker, bishops, eternal word television network, ewtn, hispanics, new evangelization, pope benedict xvi, vatican

Rubio Introduces Bill to Protect Church Organizations Against Obama's Mandate (11093)

HHS contraceptive requirement, with narrow exemption, 'tells us a lot about the administration's overreach in all parts of our lives,' Florida senator says.

01/31/2012 Comments (23)
Courtesy of the Office of Sen. Marco Rubio

Sen. Marco Rubio

– Courtesy of the Office of Sen. Marco Rubio

WASHINGTON — Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., introduced the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 2012 today, marking the GOP’s first legislative response to the Obama administration’s regulation requiring coverage of contraception and sterilization for all private employer health plans.

The bill is designed to repeal the narrow religious exemption included in the federal rule. Approved on Jan. 20, it has since been denounced by Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and more than 100 bishops throughout the nation.

In a statement released Jan. 31 marking his sponsorship of the legislation, the freshman senator described the...READ MORE

Filed under abortion, barack obama, bishops, catholic, congress, contraception, contraceptive mandate, health and human services, health care reform, healthcare

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