Ana Maria Archila writes in USA Today (October 1, 2018) about her confrontation of Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, urging him to vote against Brett Kavanaugh. She said she was following Christine Blasey Ford’s example of telling her story “to protect our country.” She writes, “I asked him how he could live with himself, as a father of daughters, knowing that Kavanaugh allegedly violated a young girl.”
How do we “pray to end abortion?” There are very specific contours to this multi-faceted intention, and in this third part of this series, we continue to explore what they are.
How do we “pray to end abortion?” There are very specific contours to this multi-faceted intention, and in this second part of this series, we continue to explore what they are.
A topic central to ending abortion, and so high on the priority list of pro-life activities, is praying to end abortion. In this series of articles, I want to talk more specifically about how exactly we do that.
Twenty-five years ago, I first sat down in a tiny, borrowed office in a rectory of my home town of Port Chester, N.Y. I had no staff and I didn’t even know how to turn on the computer. I sat at the desk and said to the Lord, “Now, we begin.” It was my first day as the leader of a two-year-old organization known as Priests for Life.
Most of us are familiar with the term, “census” because we are familiar with the Christmas story of the Roman census that brought Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem. Every ten years, we also have a census in the United States. It serves to update population statistics and demographics, and also regulates the best way to distribute federal funds to local communities.
No matter how much money, Hollywood glitter, political power and media dominance “pro-choice” advocates enjoy, they cannot take the stigma out of abortion.
The Pope has updated the Catechism of the Catholic Church to strengthen the Church’s opposition to the death penalty. Rather than saying it should only be used in extreme circumstances, the Church is saying it should not be used at all, while preserving, of course, the right of the state to protect its citizens from wrongdoers.
The Trump administration is at it again, praise God!