Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
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This has been one strange day. Earlier today, just after our staff conference call, US Bureau Chief Ben Johnson became violently ill with what is hopefully no more than a flu. This happened while Johnson was urgently needed because Editor-in-Chief John-Henry Westen suffered a several hours long power failure during the day, as did journalist Peter Baklinski and assistant editor John Jalsevac is off on paternity leave. His wife Cassidy gave birth last week to their third child, Therese.
Then this evening as I was preparing to to send out the news, my Internet went down (this is very rare for me) and I am using my cell phone Internet connection to complete the job. Add to that the strange crash on Friday of our very popular commenting that has still not been resolved by Disqus, and the registered members donation payments problem also still not resolved since last week by our donation processing company, and we have to wonder if we have been under some sort of other wordly attack.
Ah, never a dull moment doing this work. Seems to come with the territory.
So, the fare is a bit lighter than normal the evening, but we’ll attempt to catch up.
Thanks for the many donations that came in today. We are up to a much healthier $78,000 total and will report what comes in the mail over the next few days.
New book reports that "In the 1980s, the Catholic archdiocese of Chicago contributed to the training of Obama in the very Alinskyite radicalism that would culminate in such anti-religious measures as the HHS mandate,"
Ms. Hearst is the heiress of the company that publishes Cosmopolitan - and says she is answering God's call to join forces with model Nicole Weider, who hopes to put a stop to the corruption she experienced as a youth.
Chick-fil-A stated, the "culture and service tradition in our restaurants is to treat every person with honor, dignity and respect - regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender."
"I can say from firsthand experience in Iraq and Afghanistan ... that we haven't even begun to analyze and comprehend" the unique physical toll on women serving in continuous combat operations, according to USMC Capt. Katie Petronio.
Conference features numerous speakers who question Catholic teachings on issues such as abortion, contraception, homosexuality, and women’s ordination. Vatican's Cardinal Turkson also scheduled to speak.