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!
Since the announcement of the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy, the Left has been obsessed with Roe vs. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion throughout pregnancy. With invocations of Armageddon and cries that the sky is falling, voices of the Democratic Party, Planned Parenthood, and numerous other abortion-supporters are painting nightmare scenarios of the disappearance of Roe vs. Wade, and along with it, of any semblance of women’s rights in America.
We at Priests for Life are grateful and encouraged by the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, and are encouraging others to support him with confidence. That’s because Priests for Life has personally experienced Kavanaugh’s constitutional leadership. He was one of the appellate judges who helped Priests for Life during our battle with President Barack Obama’s overreach in his HHS mandate. Obamacare was bent on forcing our Catholic pro-life organization to act contrary to our mission and our consciences and offer abortifacients in our healthcare plan. Kavanaugh defended our religious freedom.
Independence Day is one of my favorite days of the year, and my work in the pro-life movement has only made that more and more true each year. The great American holiday of July 4th is very much a pro-life holiday.
This past Thursday, the US Supreme Court issued its ruling in Minnesota Voters Alliance v Mansky, regarding a Minnesota statute which prohibited "political attire" from being worn at the polling location on Election Day. The decision has important implications for pro-life groups and Churches relative to the midterm elections this year.