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Father Richard Heilman: Make America Holy Again Spiritual Warfare Campaign

October 21, 2018 5:19 pm

  Reflections “It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor.” – George Washington “Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable.” –George Washington “Oh, eternal and everlasting God, direct my thoughts, words and work. Wash away my sins in the immaculate blood of the Lamb and purge my heart by Thy Holy Spirit. Daily, frame me more and more in the likeness of Thy son, Jesus Christ, that living... View Article

Is there an ‘unmet need’ for contraception and abortion in Africa?

October 19, 2018 12:19 pm

“Women with unmet need for contraception rarely say that they are unaware of contraception, that they do not have access to a source or supply, or that it costs too much.” Even going back to 1995–2005 they note that women rarely cited a lack of access or cost as a reason for not using a contraceptive method. Instead, they report that women express concerns about the side effects and health risks associated with modern contraceptive methods and “In Africa, opposition to contraception is somewhat more frequently cited as a reason for non-use than in earlier years.” This is important. The issue... View Article

Pro-life Catholic women support Trump’s efforts to defund Planned Parenthood

October 19, 2018 11:34 am

Catholic women in the pro-life movement are applauding the Trump administration’s proposed changes to the Title X family planning program. They argue the changes would protect women and give them safer options for family planning. The new regulations would eliminate the requirement that doctors provide abortion and birth control referrals at patients’ request, leaving the decision to make referrals or not up to individual doctors and would block the availability of federal funds to family planning providers like Planned Parenthood that also offer abortion services, a longtime goal of the pro-life movement. See link from America Magazine

Catholic Medical Association Speaks Out Against Fellow Medical Organization’s Decision to Take a “Neutral Stance” on Physician-Assisted Suicide

October 17, 2018 10:46 pm

Press Release PHILADELPHIA, PA – OCTOBER 17, 2018 – The Catholic Medical Association (CMA) today expressed deep disappointment and concern over the American Academy of Family Physicians’ (AAFP) decision to officially take a “neutral stance” on physician-assisted suicide. The move marks a shift in the American medical communities overall long and deeply held opposition to PAS. “It is quite startling that the AAFP would be so diametrically opposed to the medical communities historical and long-standing opposition against physician-assisted suicide. It is in direct violation of the “do no harm” Hippocratic Oath. We at the CMA are dedicated to preserving life from birth to natural... View Article