God at the Movies

There’s been quite a buzz about the new film October Baby, now in theaters across the nation.  Surprisingly, the story of an abortion survivor’s quest for meaning and identity had the “second highest per-screen” grossing after the much anticipated Hunger Games.  Rotten Tomatoes reports a 94% audience approval rating, although most of the reviews indicate […]

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President Obama’s Accommodation/Compromise

Links to items regarding the latest in the religious freedom attack against Catholics: The National Right to Life Committee calls the “compromise” announced today by President Obama a “scam”–”You Must Pay, but Nobody Pays”–which will make it possible for abortion-on-demand to eventually be covered by insurers as well. Read the NRLC’s news item here. CatholicVote.org posts […]

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USCCB on the Komen Foundation

    Just days ago, it was announced that the Susan G. Komen for the Cure had restructured its grant criteria in a way that would effectively defund Planned Parenthood. But Planned Parenthood was not about to let anyone escape without exacting retribution. Under sustained assault by Planned Parenthood and its allies in the media, […]

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A Strange and Stark Dichotomy

Today CUF member Michael Forrest shared with us this interesting observation:“ While waiting with my son before he had an x-ray this morning, I saw this prominently displayed expression of concern for the well-being of “your unborn child.” At New England Orthopedics, they are concerned about even *potential* harm to unborn children from x-rays. But […]

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End-of-the-Week Round-Up

Bishop Robert F. Vasa, from the Diocese of Baker, Oregon, writes about human dignity and immigration in his latest column in the Catholic Sentinel, “Rights are not derived from law, but from human dignity.” I do not think the church would propose hiring “coyotes” to help bring people to the United States illegally. Yet, once […]

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Toward an End to Abortion?

Some hopeful considerations on a rainy (at least here in Steubenville) Tuesday morning. American Papist offers 5 reasons (based on recent headlines) why he thinks pro-life advocates are being successful in killing abortion. A snippet: 3. Planned Parenthood and abortion activists are desperate to shut down these pro-life pregnancy centers. But all this has done (besides […]

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As the signature dries…

As President Obama signed the healthcare bill into law, the USCCB released a statement from Cardinal Francis George, president of the USCCB. A few highlights: Why the bishops support reform of our healthcare system: “so that all may have access to the care that recognizes and affirms their human dignity.” Why the Catholic bishops have […]

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