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  • Boy Scout Troops Prepare to Abandon BSA If Policy Changes Are Adopted
    Post by Stu Nolan, 1/29/2013

    “In response to an (http://www.scouting.org/MembershipPolicy.aspx) announcement by the Boy Scouts of America that its Executive Board is considering leaving to local chartering organizations the discretion to allow participation by the homosexually active, the letter below was sent today to the BSA office of the Shenandoah Area Council and to the Arlington Diocese Catholic Committee on Scouting, as well as the National Catholic Committee on Scouting. You can read more about the BSA's contemplation of institutional suicide (http://www.wnd.com/2013/01/why-are-boy-scouts-contemplating-suicide/) here. ... ”

  • Graphic Abortion Images at the March for Life
    Post by Noreen Daly, 1/23/2013

    “For all those who have ever gone to the March for Life in DC, are familiar with the section of the parade along the side of the road which displays the giant graphic abortion posters as well as the various other similar signs and posters scattered throughout the event. For all those who haven't been to the March but are familiar with these abortion images, are also most likely familiar with the surrounding controversy regarding the use of such images. ... ”

  • A Real War On Women
    Post by Noreen Daly, 1/18/2013

    “Cultural preference for male children is prevalent in many areas of the world such as the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Some of these governments even enforce mandatory abortion laws which has lead to an imbalance in the ratio between men and women. However, even in places where abortion is illegal, such as India (except in the case of danger to the mother's life, rape, babies with birth defects and cases where the mother is under 18), cultural problems mixed with new technologies have lead to the death of over 500,000 babies girls every year. For this reason, determining the sex of the child is illegal,however, as Catholic Online reports in its (http://www.catholic.org/international/international_story.php?id=49326) January 15th article "Lawmakers say the rules against sexing children before birth are not being enforced." The cultural pressures to produce male children is so great that mothers obtain illegal sex-selective abortions. ... ”

  • An Encouraging Sign
    Post by Matthew Milhon, 1/15/2013

    “TIME magazine has taken up abortion as the subject matter of its first cover story for the New Year, and the headline might surprise you. "40 Years Ago, Abortion-Rights Activists Won An Epic Victory With Roe V. Wade: They've Been Losing Ever Since." ... ”

  • Media Accuses the Pope of Attacking Capitalism in 2013 World Peace Day Message
    Post by Noreen Daly, 1/5/2013

    “Did Pope Benedict really attack Capitalism in his 2013 World Peace Day Message? ... ”

  • Hurricane Sandy Meets the Blessed Virgin
    Post by Noreen Daly, 11/28/2012

    “In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the neighborhood of Breezy Point in Queens (New York City) was left leveled, yet among the ruins stands a statue of the Virgin Mary, still erect and wholly untouched. (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204349404578100720297180506.html?KEYWORDS=EA+CARMEAN+JR) See photo. This remarkable survival of the statue has led locals to dub it the Virgin Mary of Breezy Point. Though the rendering of Mary has not moved or changed, it is almost as if we are seeing the statue for the first time. Everything else has been burned, knocked down, and washed out to sea; Mary is all that remains. Perhaps God is reminding us that our materialist obsessions are temporal, and therefore will be swept away soon enough. Our hearts must reside in our faith, and not in material security, or we will be washed away, as well. ... ”

  • Electing Genuine Leadership
    Laws Must Protect Life and Religious Liberty - Post by Stu Nolan, 11/5/2012

    “In the wake of unprecedented attacks on the religious liberty of Americans by the current executive branch and its administrative agencies, and in the midst of a prolonged period of economic angst, most of us rightly perceive a need for genuine and effective leadership in the White House. Such leadership must respect the right to life and the religious liberty rights of the faithful. ... ”

  • Opposition to Anachronistic Family Models
    Post by Matthew Milhon, 11/5/2012

    “On Friday, November 9th, the German parliament narrowly passed legislation proposed by Chancellor Merkel that created a new child-care subsidy for parents who choose to care for their children at home rather than in a day-care facility. The subsidy, slated to take effect in August 2013, entitles parents ?100 per month for each child between the ages of 15 months and three years that is cared for at home, the payment is scheduled to rise to ?150 per child in 2014. ... ”

  • Memento Mori
    Post by Matthew Milhon, 11/2/2012

    “Memento Mori, be mindful of death. The Latin phrase is said to have originated in ancient Rome where a servant would follow behind a victorious general, as he was paraded through the squares of the city, whispering in his ear ""Respice post te! Hominem te esse memento! Memento mori!" Look behind you! Remember that you are a man! Remember death; the purpose being to humble the great general, so that he would not forget that his glory will count for nothing against death. ... ”

  • Reading the Catechism for the Year of Faith
    Post by Matthew Milhon, 10/22/2012

    “With his Apostolic Letter Porta Fidei (The Door of Faith), issued Oct. 11, 2011, Pope Benedict XVI declared that a Year of Faith would begin on Oct. 11, 2012. The Holy Father called this Year of Faith so that the Church as a whole could experience a sort of reconversion through a deeper knowledge and relationship with Jesus Christ. One particular way the Holy Father has asked us to observe this Year of Faith is through study of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. A daunting task for some, reading the Catechism has never been easier due to an online initiative that makes it possible to read small portions every day that would culminate in reading the entire Catechism in the course of one year. ... ”

  • Bullying Churches Into Silence This Election Year
    Post by Matthew Milhon, 10/16/2012

    “It is common knowledge that religious organizations are not allowed to endorse a particular political candidate or party lest they endanger their 501(c)3 status. However Americans United for Separation of Church and State (AU), the gold standard in self-described "nonpartisan educational organizations dedicated to preserving the constitutional principle of church-state separation", have taken it upon themselves to send a letter entitled Election Season 2012 to over 60,000 religious leaders nationwide notifying them that they could be in violation of the IRS's "no politicking" rule if they engage in any activity "designed to influence the outcome of a partisan election." AU cautions their readers to be conscious of the seriousness of their claims because violations could result in danger of retroactive tax payments, audits, and even revocation of their tax exempt status. ... ”

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