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Why Pro-Lifers Should be Concerned About Medicaid Expansion

Michael New writes:

Last Thursday Alaska Governor Bill Walker announced that he would use his executive authority to expand Alaska’s state Medicaid program under the federal Affordable Care Act. Walker’s proposal would extend Medicaid eligibility to all Alaskans earning less than 133 percent of the poverty line. Walker reported that he sent a letter to the Alaska legislature’s Budget and Audit Committee, giving legislators the required 45-day notice of his plan. The committee can make recommendations, but Walker said he has legal authority to move forward without the legislature’s approval.
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Sherry on Planned Parenthood Vid: A Call to Others

Yes.

There's a new Planned Parenthood video, even more telling than the last. But I posted my piece on Saturday (a low traffic day normally) and in light of this new expose, it's even more important that these people receive our earnest prayers. Dr. Mary Gatter, Planned Parenthood Federation of America's Medical Directors' Council President wants a Lamborghini. All I can think is, "But for Wales." So I'm relinking to my Saturday piece, Prayers and Fasting in hopes of getting more people to publicly adopt a specific abortionist they will pray and fast for over the course of the next year. It is not shocking that people sell other people for money, or parts for money. We do this as a culture without thinking about it. We sell human eggs, we sell sperm. We sell wombs. We sell porn (selling the outside while destroying the inside). What we don't do is sell pieces...of people. Except here, we do. Why? Because they've convinced themselves, these children are not people.
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The First Modern Genocide Started on Bastille Day

The French Revolution launched the first modern genocide, aimed at Christians. John Zmirak reports:

Tuesday, July 14 probably passes without much fanfare in your home, but the date, Bastille Day, marks the beginning of the greatest organized persecution of Christians since the Emperor Diocletian. This day, the beginning of the French Revolution, also planted the seeds for the murderous ideologies of socialism and nationalism that would poison the next two centuries, murdering millions of believers and other innocent civilians. Between them, those two political movements racked up quite a body count: In Death By Government, scholar R. J. Rummel pointed out that during the first 88 years of this century, almost 170,000,000 men, women and children have been shot, beaten, tortured, knifed, burned, starved, frozen, crushed, or worked to death; or buried alive, drowned, hung, bombed, or killed in any other of the myriad ways governments have inflicted death on unarmed, helpless citizens or foreigners. But the first such modern genocide in the West took place in France, beginning in 1793.
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Miria Via, Belmont Abbey College and the Catholic Stories not Being Told

Pretty amazing.

One of those speakers was the President of the College Dr. Bill Thierfelder, and author of the book Less than a Minute to Go the secret for success in sport business and everyday life. who after the event was over was engaged in conversation in the same area where I was uploading my video when I heard something that made me leap out of my chair.
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Christian Polish ‘heroes’ honored for rescuing Jews during Shoah

Gratitude.

In poignant ceremony, 50 aging ‘Righteous Among the Nations’ thanked for risking lives during World War II
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Pope on Communist Crucifix: “It Wasn’t An Offense”

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Medical Student on Abortion: You'll See Arms and Stuff

And stuff, y'know. Like yada yada. Live Action News reports:

In 2008, the Reproductive Rights Action League (RALY) at Yale held an abortion workshop to commemorate Roe vs. Wade. It was also sponsored by Yale Medical Students for Choice. The participants received training in how to do abortions. They simulated abortion procedures with abortion instruments and papaya fruit. One of the organizers, a medical student named Rasha Khoury, said the following in an article about the event in Yale Daily News. She was talking about the remains left in the suction device after an abortion: It’s not as scary as it seems. It’s just blood and mucus. You’ll be able to see arms and stuff, but still just miniscule.
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20 Week, 5-Month Abortion Limit Bill Heads to Scott Walker’s Desk

A good start.

This afternoon the Wisconsin State Assembly passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The legislation previously passed the State Senate and now heads to the Governor’s desk. In March, Gov. Scott Walker sent an open letter in firm support of the legislation, saying, “I will sign that bill when it gets to my desk and support similar legislation on the federal level. I was raised to believe in the sanctity of life and I will always fight to protect it.”
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Patrick Reilly: In Light of Court Decisions, Catholics Must Preserve Catholic Education

The Cardinal Newman Society reports:

Despite serious challenges facing Catholic education in the aftermath of the recent Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage, Cardinal Newman Society President Patrick Reilly told Jason Calvi of EWTN News Nightly that Catholics must preserve Catholic education. “The truth is still the truth and we have to keep teaching it,” Reilly stated in the interview that aired Wednesday. “We have to teach a new generation.” “There’s no one that can take that right and that necessary action of Catholics away from us,” he said.
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ACLU Loses Lawsuit in Attempt to Force Catholic Hospital to Do Abortions

I love it when the bad guys lose:

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is certainly no stranger to clashing with the Catholic Church over its pro-life position. This is especially the case when it comes to Catholic hospitals refusing to perform abortions. A lawsuit from 2013 over such an incident has now been thrown out by a federal judge in Michigan.
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Florida's Abortion Waiting Period Law Goes Into Effect

The Catholic Herald reports:

A new Florida law establishing a 24-hour waiting period for women seeking an abortion came into effect last week. Gov Rick Scott signed the measure, known as HB 633, into law in June. The bill had major support in the state Legislature, passing 77-41 in the House and 26-13 in the Senate. Rep Jennifer Sullivan, House sponsor of the Bill said its purpose is not to change access or to shut down clinics. She said: “It’s just common courtesy to have a face-to-face conversation with your doctor about such an important decision – especially for such an irreversible procedure as an abortion. “The purpose of this bill is to empower women to make an informed decision, versus a pressured, rushed, unexpected one.”
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Fordham's Theology Chairman Marries Same-Sex Partner

The Cardinal Newman Society reports:

The Episcopalian marriage of Fordham University’s theology chairman to his same-sex partner, just one day after the Supreme Court’s marriage ruling, begins a new flood of challenges to Catholic identity that most Catholic colleges and universities are unprepared to face, warns Cardinal Newman Society President Patrick Reilly.
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The Brilliant @Michael_J_New Says Conservatives Are Well Placed to Push Back on Marriage

He's got three reasons to support his thesis.

During the past few days a number of commentators have discussed the numerous parallels between the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Obergefell v. Hodges and the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. In neither case was the majority opinion grounded in the U.S. Constitution. Additionally, social conservatives are likely feeling a similar sense of disenfranchisement and betrayal. Social conservatives should, however, take heart. We are now in a much better situation today than we were in 1973. This is for three reasons:
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Hilarious conversation between St. Therese of Lisieux and a Facebook scammer!

Funny stuff.

On Facebook this is my profile pic: Therese_von_Lisieux (1) It is a picture of St Therese of Lisieux. So you can imagine my surprise when I received a personal message telling me this: “Hello. How are you doing? nice to meet you my dear i got Attracted in your good looking profile and really wish if we can be friend.”
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Take Down the Fascist, Anti-Christian Gay-Pride Flag

John Nolte's turnabout is fair play:

Under the banner of what is dishonestly called a gay pride or gay “rights” flag, hate, fascism, and intolerance has festered for years, specifically against Christians and conservatives. Under the auspices of a “rights and equality” symbol, Leftists have been on a rampage to take way the rights of others through bullying, lies, and online terrorism. The list of misdeeds and victims resulting from an increasingly emboldened Big Gay Hate Machine continues to grow. Under this banner of hate, people are outed against their will, terrorized out of business merely for being Christian, bullied and harassed for thoughtcrimes; moreover, “hate crimes” are being manufactured to keep us divided, Christians are refused service, death threats are hurled, and Christianity is regularly smeared as hate speech. If individuals wish to fly this symbol of hate, oppression and bigotry on their own property, that is their choice in a free country. It is unconscionable, however, that this symbol of intolerance is allowed to fly above government-owned buildings.
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Court Uses Old Anti-Catholic Law to Rule Out Vouchers

This is outrageous.

Colorado’s Supreme Court has struck down a far-reaching school voucher program used by one of the state’s largest school systems, ruling that it illegally diverts taxpayer money to religious schools. Officially, the voucher program created by the Douglas County School District in 2011 offers money for students to attend any private school, but more than 96 percent of participants prior to the program’s suspension in 2011 chose religious schools. In response to the staggering numbers, a coalition including the ACLU, Taxpayers for Public Education, the Americans United For Separation of Church and State sued, arguing the program was illegal, and the state’s high court finally agreed Monday.
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Robert George: The Court Has Spoken, Fight It

It's the new Dred Scott.

Dred Scott v. Sandford was the infamous case in which the Supreme Court of the United States, usurping the constitutional authority of the people acting through their elected representatives in Congress, purported to deny the power of the United States to prohibit slavery in the federal territories. It is very much worth recalling that Dred Scott was not just a case about slavery. It was a case about the scope and limits of judicial power. It was a case in which judges, lacking any warrant in the text, structure, logic, or historical understanding of the Constitution, attempted to impose their own favored resolution of a morally charged debate about public policy on the entire nation.
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George Weigel on Cdl. Kasper's Theory of Democracy

I guess he thinks democracies can't get it wrong:

A few weeks ago, after Ireland voted to approve so-called “same-sex marriage,” a correspondent sent me an e-mail quoting Cardinal Walter Kasper’s comment on the result: “A democratic state has the duty to respect the will of the people, and it seems clear that, if the majority of the people wants such homosexual unions, the state has a duty to recognize such rights.” I certainly hope the cardinal was either misquoted or mistranslated. For that comment, taken at face value, would suggest that a distinguished theologian-bishop has seriously misunderstood the nature of democracy and the Church’s teaching about just political communities.
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Vatican Supports ‘Morality Clauses’ for Catholic School Teachers, Study Finds

The Cardinal Newman Society reports:

“Morality clauses” and high standards for Catholic school teachers are not radical new policies as portrayed by secular news media, but simply implement what the Vatican has been demanding for several decades, reveals a timely new report from The Cardinal Newman Society. “The Vatican has consistently recognized that teachers—lay, clerical or religious—have an essential role in Catholic education and must serve as witnesses to the faith, in both word and deed,” writes Dr. Jamie Arthur, director of the Newman Society's Catholic Education Honor Roll, in her study titled, The Call to Teach: Expectations for the Catholic Educator in Magisterial Teaching.
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Don’t Buy the Same-Sex Marriage Tidal Wave Illusion

Cathy Ruse reminds us that the people didn't choose this.

If same-sex marriage comes to America, it will not be because Americans asked for it. In the last 15 years the question was put to the people in nearly every state of the union. Even in liberal states like California, even on ballots in purely democratic primaries, the people voted overwhelmingly to keep the definition of marriage unchanged. Gay activists were confident going into many of these contests because the polls promised them big wins. Yet when people stepped into the ballot box, man-woman marriage won. Polls are one thing. Polling places are another.
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