In Pro-Life News…

Not that we’ll be forming our consciences or making moral decisions based on polls, but here’s some encouraging news. PRINCETON, NJ — A new Gallup Poll, conducted May 7-10, finds 51% of Americans calling themselves “pro-life” on the issue of abortion and 42% “pro-choice.” This is the first time a majority of U.S. adults have […]

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Beacons of Light

American politics seem to be taking a decided turn against life. A number of President Obama’s new policies and nominations are an offense to what we hold dear–especially the sanctity of human life. There are beacons of light. Many Catholics have been angry that our bishops haven’t loudly and definitively reaffirmed the Church’s teachings on […]

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A Catholic Bishop Interviews Obama?

Well, almost. Bishop Thomas Tobin of the Diocese of Providence conducts an imaginary interview with President Obama. Go read it. Just a snippet: TOBIN: But the use of tax dollars to pay for abortions is very controversial. It’s a divisive policy. It violates the conscience of millions of Americans who respect life and oppose abortion. […]

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Gallup Poll: Good News?

A new poll from Gallup indicates that 58% of Americans disapprove of President Obama’s decision to allow funding for overseas family planning groups that provide abortions. This was one of seven items covered by the poll, which surveyed American approval for some of Obama’s first actions as president. It received the lowest approval of all […]

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On FOCA: From the Bishops

Cardinal Francis George, Archbishop of Chicago and president of the USCCB, made a strong statement to President-elect Obama and the recently elected members of Congress. The statement was written “at the request and direction of all the Bishops” and was released at the close of their fall meeting. He offers the bishops’ congratulations to our […]

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Fighting FOCA

The Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA; S. 1173, H.R. 1964) is again before Congress, and the results of Tuesday’s elections greatly increase the probability that FOCA will become law. Our president-elect, Barack Obama, has promised to sign FOCA. We need to make sure that he doesn’t have the chance. The USCCB’s FOCA Fact Sheet (PDF […]

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