Sunday, May 06, 2007

Catholics Battling For The Unborn On Many Fronts

Right now there's a load of news, stories and articles of interest pertaining to Catholic efforts to protect the Unborn.

From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, more on Archbishop Raymond Burke who resigned from the Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center Foundation after its board refused his demands to drop musician Sheryl Crow from a hospital fund-raising event because of her support for embryonic stem cell research.

The story provides some history on the Archbishop's efforts over his last three years in St. Louis to avoid scandal involving Catholic politicians, particularly on the issue of abortion.


Matt Abbott reports on a story brewing over pro-abortion Senator Hillary Clinton's appearance at a lunch benefit for the Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, "a Catholic institution ... committed to raising public awareness of the plight of all of society's hurting youth in order to encourage support of programs that would enable them to begin healing." Talk about the irony!

Courageous Father Tom Euteneuer, president of Human Life International, has weighed in on the matter.


Surprise! A pro-abortion senator has been prohibited from speaking at a Catholic high school graduation. Where did this happen? Again, Archbishop Raymond Burke's diocese.

(CNA).- A Catholic all-girls high school withdrew its invitation to Sen. Claire McCaskill to speak at this year’s graduation ceremony because her positions on abortion and stem cell research are not in line with the teachings of the Catholic Church.
Naturally, the Daily Kos felt it necessary to come to Senator McCaskill's rescue. Their defense is a glimpse into the mindset of the child-killing advocates. Needless to say, they don't appreciate the Archbishop's spine.


A week ago Thursday in Augusta, Maine, scores of people descended on the State House to lobby for and against a bill that would have the state fund abortions for poor women.
"Abortion is not a fundamental human right," Bishop Richard Malone of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland told the crowd. "Pregnancy is not a disease, nor is it a disorder that needs eradication."

Malone told participants -- many of whom wore red stickers printed with "Not My $'s" -- that the issue is about the sanctity of life, not charity, as the bill's supporters would like people to believe.


Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver, delivered a notable address recently at the John Cardinal Krol Conference in Philadelphia. The address, entitled "Religion and the Common Good" was published this week in First Things Journal. It's a worthwhile read if you'll take the time, particularly if you're not too familiar with the term "The common good."

Here's an excerpt:
The “common good” is more than a political slogan. It’s more than what most people think they want right now. It’s not a matter of popular consensus or majority opinion. It can’t be reduced to economic justice or social equality or better laws or civil rights, although all these things are vitally important to a healthy society.

The common good is what best serves human happiness in the light of what is real and true. That’s the heart of the matter: What is real and true? If God exists, then the more man flees from God, the less true and real man becomes. If God exists, then a society that refuses to acknowledge or publicly talk about God is suffering from a peculiar kind of insanity.

Yes. A peculiar kind of insanity that gives mothers the legal right and protection to kill their unborn children.


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