Notre Dame’s Poor Judgment

Last Friday, Notre Dame University announced that President Obama accepted their invitation to speak at commencement this May. The University will also be awarding the president an honorary doctor of laws degree. From The Observer Online: “The invitation of President Obama to be our Commencement speaker should in no way be taken as condoning or […]

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Another Beacon

In his latest column for The Catholic Sun, Bishop Thomas Olmsted asks, “What should science trump?” His question was prompted by President Obama, who, on Monday, signed an executive order providing federal funding of embryonic stem cell research. In his remarks at the signing, President Obama said, “This Order is an important step in advancing […]

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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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See You at the March!

Some of the CUF staff will be attending the March for Life in Washington, DC, tomorrow.  Forecast: Sunny and cold, with highs in the low 40s (not accounting for wind chill).  Look for our CUF signs . . . we’ll have some extras! And, as one CUF staffer mentioned, if we’re lucky, the Inauguration porta-potties […]

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New Online at CUF.org

We’ve got some new Lay Witness web exclusives over at CUF.org. Most of them share the pro-life theme of our January/February issue. Find out if your senator or representatives are cosponsors of the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) Protecting Healthcare Providers’ Conscience Rights by Deborah Sturm, R.N. Sturm is secretary of the National Association of […]

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Blessing for Babies in the Womb

Here’s a neat piece of news from the U.S. bishops’ fall meeting: They have approved a blessing service for children in the womb. Catholic News Service reports: To fill a gap in existing prayer books, the U.S. bishops Nov. 11 overwhelmingly approved a liturgical service in English and Spanish for blessing children in the womb. […]

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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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