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St. Augustine: What Has Been Injured Shall Be Renewed

August 28, AD2015 2 Comments
St. Augustine: What Has Been Injured Shall Be Renewed

I had made a point of not watching the recent videos exposing the barbaric evils of Planned Parenthood and Stem Express, put out by the Center for Medical Progress. You find out what is in them without that. Why expose myself to seeing images I would not be able to erase from my mind? Why […]

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Combatting Planned Parenthood: How To Serve and Protect Life

August 26, AD2015 0 Comments
Combatting Planned Parenthood: How To Serve and Protect Life

I met my husband because of the pro-life movement — I interviewed him for a radio story as I was covering a 40 Days for Life campaign. Since then I’ve attended countless 40 Days for Life rallies, prayer events, pro-life talks and parties — and all as a participant instead of as a reporter. Unfortunately, […]

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Planned Parenthood Protest: Educating One Heart At A Time

August 24, AD2015 5 Comments
Planned Parenthood Protest: Educating One Heart At A Time

*On Saturday, August 22, 2015, the Respect Life Committee of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church (my own parish!) hosted one of hundreds of nationwide protests against Planned Parenthood, calling for an end to its federal funding. When my friends and I arrived at Planned Parenthood’s Arizona headquarters in Phoenix, there were already plenty of […]

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Why Research on Aborted Babies Is Wrong

August 23, AD2015 2 Comments
Why Research on Aborted Babies Is Wrong

Planned Parenthood has vehemently defended its practice of selling (yes, selling) the body parts and tissue of aborted babies to biomedical companies for use in scientific research. (In fact, Catholic Stand’s Editor Emeritus, Dr. Stacy Trasancos, has already written several articles detailing how the practice of using aborted fetal tissue for research has been quietly ongoing for […]

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A Few Questions for Planned Parenthood…and Ourselves

August 22, AD2015 4 Comments
A Few Questions for Planned Parenthood…and Ourselves

The seven undercover videos of a behind-the-scenes look at Planned Parenthood that have recently been released by the Center for Medical Progress have sickened many of us. I just shudder every time I think of those images of human babies lying strewn out in a “pie dish,” as they call the specimen trays, cut up […]

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We Will Be Seen As Barbarians Because Of Abortion

August 22, AD2015 23 Comments
We Will Be Seen As Barbarians Because Of Abortion

The Republican presidential debate from a few weeks ago was largely devoid of any significant moment. There was, however, one candidate that actually said something quite profound about the future of our country. Discussing his stance on abortion, Florida Senator Marco Rubio noted, “I believe that every single human being is entitled to the protection […]

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Same-Sex Marriage: Every Cake You Bake

August 19, AD2015 4 Comments
Same-Sex Marriage: Every Cake You Bake

We read, see, and hear a growing accumulation of stories in the news of small businesses being persecuted for not providing services to celebrate a same-sex marriage. Photographers, restaurants, inns, and bakeries are the initial targets; some law suits have had great success. It is an eerie echo of the Police song: Every move they […]

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Laughing at Dead Babies: The Avenging Conscience

August 18, AD2015 6 Comments
Laughing at Dead Babies: The Avenging Conscience

A while back, I read a disturbing blog post by Abby Johnson, former director of a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic and author of the book, UnPlanned. She recounts her early experiences in the clinic: It took a few weeks before I got the alarm code to our clinic. I guess it takes that long for them […]

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Dr. Ben Carson: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

August 18, AD2015 35 Comments
Dr. Ben Carson: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

With the crowded Republican field, one would assume that someone will surely stand out as the pro-life candidate. After all, most if not all of them have spoken out against abortion. Yet, what appears to be pro-life on the surface doesn’t necessarily make the cut once the details come to light. Dr. Ben Carson: The Good One […]

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Reflecting on “Living Like Paul”

August 17, AD2015 4 Comments
Reflecting on “Living Like Paul”

It is hard to believe but it has been nearly seven months since my friend Paul Coakley went to receive his eternal reward. His wife, Ann, has asked people to write about how they have since been “living like Paul.” It is difficult to explain how I have been doing this without going into the background. […]

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Planned Parenthood: The Price of Justice

August 17, AD2015 0 Comments
Planned Parenthood: The Price of Justice

  Recent videos, recorded by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), will continue to add to the mounting disapproval of Planned Parenthood’s (PP) methods of providing what they refer to as women’s healthcare. It appears the winds of change might begin to blow are blowing in a new direction now, and though this is cause […]

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Selling Baby Body Parts: What a Difference a Video Makes

August 7, AD2015 7 Comments
Selling Baby Body Parts: What a Difference a Video Makes

For the past few days the Center for Medical Progress has released a total of five videos, spotlighting the horrific happenings at Planned Parenthood (PP). The documented fact that unborn babies have been experimented on, their parts used for everything from vaccines to taste-testing soda and cosmetics, comes as no surprise to those deep in the trenches […]

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My Plea For “Unknown Heroism”

July 31, AD2015 1 Comment
My Plea For “Unknown Heroism”

When I was a child, my parents never fought in front of me, never anything stronger than a cross or stern word now and then. That doesn’t mean they didn’t occasionally argue. My bedroom was next to theirs; we shared a wall. I could hear them raise their irate voices with each other late at […]

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Contemporary Culture Wars: Is History Repeating?

July 26, AD2015 14 Comments
Contemporary Culture Wars: Is History Repeating?

Lately, there is a lot of talk within Christian circles how to live the Faith in the midst of a morally-decaying (and increasingly hostile) Western culture.[i] I would like to join the fray and add some of my own observations. There is an old saying, “Every analogy limps” and another that says, “History does not […]

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The Trail of Fetal Body Parts in Scientific Papers

July 24, AD2015 26 Comments
The Trail of Fetal Body Parts in Scientific Papers

Maybe the undercover investigation conducted by the Center for Medical Progress needed to happen so people could see and hear the gruesomeness of Planned Parenthood’s harvesting and sale of fetal body parts. Maybe it was too easy to ignore without video-taped evidence in plain, gory language. Maybe it is not enough to be outraged at […]

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Is Marriage a Lifestyle or Something More?

July 16, AD2015 17 Comments
Is Marriage a Lifestyle or Something More?

The Supreme Court’s recent rendering on same-sex marriage continues to be met with mixed emotions. Many feel this was the correct decision since those who practice a same-sex lifestyle should be entitled to the same rights as heterosexuals. Others feel that the institution of marriage was dealt, yet another, critical blow. Regardless of one’s position, […]

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Pope Francis Has Single-Handedly Destroyed Catholicism AGAIN

June 25, AD2015 148 Comments
Pope Francis Has Single-Handedly Destroyed Catholicism AGAIN

I’ve previously written about how Pope Francis had single-handedly destroyed Catholicism, and now it’s happened AGAIN. I’m sure you’ve heard about Pope Francis’ recent encyclical Laudato Si’, in which the Holy Father commands that every Catholic, upon pain of excommunication, MUST believe that climate change/global warming is a scientific reality, caused entirely by Catholics, and that only the Democrats […]

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