Religious freedom, religious hostility and hope: 20 things that caught my attention today
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Often, women in unplanned pregnancy are rushed towards abortion. We think they deserve better. When a woman has an ultrasound on our Stork Bus, we give her a simple gift: the truth. She sees it on the screen and hears it in the heartbeat. And suddenly, abortion is unthinkable. pic.twitter.com/d7tfuTAtTr
– Save the storks (@savethestorks) July 1, 2021
The total number of baby lives saved by the Sisters of Life is immeasurable. The religious life of deep prayer and the inspiring public message of hope is probably changing the hearts and minds of hundreds of women in pregnancy crisis around the world. Of course, these may never register as statistics, or appear on the doorsteps of nuns in distress. But transformed by this prayer and this deep message, we can imagine how these women lovingly raise their babies instead of having an abortion. The official number of lives saved by the Life Sisters is huge, unsurprisingly, up to 8,000 babies alone saved over the past decade, given the current number of women in pregnancy crisis that the Sisters of life now serve every year. (And that official number may be a conservative estimate.)
You can learn more about the Sisters of Life directly from them by listening to their Podcast Let love.
5. Robert P. George: Eggs must go
Roe has to go. It is morally and, more specifically for the Court, constitutionally indefensible since the time it was made.
There is no constitutional right to elective abortion on any responsible reading of our national charter; that this “right” was unconstitutionally fabricated by the Supreme Court in what John F. Kennedy and Democrat-appointed dissenting judge Byron White denounced as a “crude act of judicial power”; and that Roe and subsequent cases based on it should be set aside. Reversing Roe is the only path compatible with the rule of law and fundamental justice.
6. Bishop Robert Barron: Bishop: Will Catholic Democrats support protections for babies who survive abortion?
All genuine dialogue implies a certain will to give and to receive. Over the years, I have participated in a number of ecumenical and interfaith dialogues. No one expected the participants in these exchanges to take a stance of religious neutrality, but at the very least, there was a shared feeling that we could find points of contact.
As I said, the church is happy to consider any proposal that would place restrictions on the death of unborn children. We are ready to reach out. But if protecting the life of a baby who is struggling to breathe, after surviving a brutal attack on his life, is too far a bridge for pro-abortion-rights politicians, then I ask again, what are we talking about? And let’s be honest, with regard to the considered baby, all the standard justifications for aborting a child – he is not really a person, he is not capable of independent existence, he does not experience any sensation of pain. , etc. – simply fall.
So can I challenge the pro-abortion rights Catholic politicians and can I be very specific? If you are truly interested in engaging with the church on this crucial issue, show some courage and support legislation that is born alive. If you can take that small step in protecting innocent lives, I’ll know you’re serious about the conversation.
7. Melinda Henneberger raises questions that pro-lifers should pray about: What Would Missouri Lawmakers Do To End Abortion? Everything but what it takes
And as New York Times pro-life columnist Ross Douthat written in april, if abortion were truly banned in the United States, the massive infusion of social funds needed to make a comprehensive ban work by doing so much more to support women and families “would require a different Republican party than what exists today.” hui ”.
If you hated abortion so much, gentlemen, then you would think about it.
However, it is much cheaper and more politically advantageous to tackle family planning instead. So now Parson, who allows the same Midwestern Ayatollahs whose fundamentalism amazes him so much, has promised to do so.
“Missouri House and Senate leaders are working closely with Governor Parson to put in place a REAL plan to, once and for all, fund Planned Parenthood in the state of Missouri,” Rowden said in his article on Facebook, adding that he hoped this effort “actually deals a fatal blow to Planned Parenthood. I’m ready to deliver the final blow.”
Then funding for child care, mental health and addiction and other programs that would be needed to make abortion unnecessary, right?
At least 75 attacks on Catholic properties have taken place since May 2020, according to a USCCB page who follows media reports of damage to church property. The USCCB page logs incidents in 24 states. Almost half of the incidents listed involved damage to a statue on church grounds, with about one in six incidents involving arson or possible.
Another incident occurred on June 28, when a church in Denver has been disfigured by graffiti which appeared to have a possible connection with the controversy in Canada over the recently discovered graves of former government-owned, Catholic-operated Indian residential schools.
Single mother Bri was visiting the pediatrician with her 15-year-old, a child struggling with anxiety, when the doctor said, “If you don’t assert your daughter’s gender identity, or if you give her the help she needs, herself, you are going to feel terribly guilty.
Bri, who asked the Post to only publish her nickname for fear of being branded a fanatic and doxxed by transgender rights activists, was horrified – not just by the insinuation that her teenage girl would kill herself if she didn’t. not made the transition, but also by the fact that the general practitioner launched the warning in front of them both.
Miguel Bezos, a Cuban immigrant who married Jeff Bezos’ mother after his divorce, pledged the money to the Salesianum School in Wilmington, Delaware, where he graduated in 1963.
“We have been blessed in a significant way,” Miguel Bezos said in a statement. “One of them, very early in my life as a refugee, was to have arrived at the Salesianum school and to be part of the Casa de Sales where I was surrounded by other young refugees who were having the same experience. scary.
#Pope: Let us insistently offer this prayer for the Middle East and for the beloved country of Lebanon, a treasure of civilization and spirituality which has radiated wisdom and culture over the centuries and bears witness to a unique experience of peaceful coexistence. pic.twitter.com/ZdLf34etPH
– Catholic Press Service (@CatholicNewsSvc) July 1, 2021
I firmly believe that the world would be a better place if everyone went to bed an hour earlier than usual.
– Father Brian O’Brien (@frobrien) June 30, 2021