Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $17,790
20%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 20% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Articles Posted by Mrs. Don-o

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • No Matter the Question, Contraception’s the Answer

    07/14/2018 1:16:41 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 35 replies
    C-Fam Friday Fax ^ | July 13 2018 | Rebecca Oas, Ph.D.
    Family planning advocates are working hard to position contraceptives as the key to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As an event on Tuesday demonstrated, however, their arguments collapse under closer scrutiny. The Wilson Center event was the third in a series focusing on the benefits of family planning for peace and security, societal resilience, and global development. Similar to previous events, the panelists stressed the importance of access to family planning and estimated the cost savings of reductions in fertility, but glossed over how to push more contraceptives in a world approaching market saturation. In a departure from...
  • Taking Life out of the Court’s Hands ('Efrat' Yad Chava Jewish Baby Fund)

    07/13/2018 4:21:36 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | July 9, 2018 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    “Comedians” are making jokes about getting your abortions now, before Donald Trump’s latest Supreme Court appointment takes the right away. A new series of emojis indicate that a woman won’t have sex with a man who supports said nominee. Headlines declare, “There’s a Special Place in Hell for Women Who Gut Abortion Rights...But wait.... ... Who are we and who do we want to be? People who let the Court determine things we really should be talking about on a more intimate level, or people known for stepping up to the plate when life gets hard? Friends who just returned...
  • Canadian Jesuit asks order to make stopping abortion world-wide top priority

    07/12/2018 7:02:02 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 11 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | Jul 11, 2018 | Lianne Laurence
    OTTAWA, July 11, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — A Canadian Jesuit who has fasted and prayed on Parliament Hill for nearly 30 years to end abortion has blasted his order for being silent on “the worldwide genocide of the preborn” for the same length of time. Fr. Tony Van Hee, who will be 83 in September, also issued a heartfelt plea in a February letter to Jesuit superior general Fr. Arturo Sosa Abascal that the Jesuits make ending abortion a top priority. It was his personal response to Abascal’s request for proposals by January 2019 for new “universal apostolic preferences” to...
  • Brett Kavanaugh has been nominated. What’s the future of Roe vs. Wade?

    07/10/2018 2:23:52 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 45 replies
    "America" - Jesuit magazine ^ | July 09, 2018 | The Editors
    President Trump’s nomination of D.C. circuit court Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the seat on the United States Supreme Court vacated by Justice Anthony Kennedy may furnish the fifth vote needed to overrule Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark ruling that legalized abortion in every jurisdiction of the United States. Judge Kavanaugh is a textualist who is suspicious of the kind of judicial innovation that led to the court’s ruling in Roe. That decision removed a matter of grave moral concern—about which there was and remains no public moral consensus—from the democratic process. Reversing Roe will not make abortion...
  • Intrinsically disordered (CDF is Still Catholic)

    07/07/2018 5:45:25 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 11 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | Thursday, July 5, 2018 | Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
    Intrinsically Disordered CONGREGATION FOR TH DOCTRINE OF THE FAITH July5, 2018 At the present time there are those who, basing themselves on observations in the psychological order, have begun to judge indulgently, and even to excuse completely, homosexual relations between certain people. This they do in opposition to the constant teaching of the Magisterium and to the moral sense of the Christian people. A distinction is drawn, and it seems with some reason, between homosexuals whose tendency comes from a false education, from a lack of normal sexual development, from habit, from bad example, or from other similar causes,...
  • How Should Catholics Respond to the Pope’s ‘Paradigm Shift’? ("Resistance")(Catholic Caucus)

    07/05/2018 6:34:30 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 20 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | July 5, 2018 | Edward Pentin
    In view of the “paradigm shift” taking place during this pontificate, one that breaks with the Church’s teaching and tradition, how should a Catholic respond? Is it legitimate to resist Church authority, including even the Pope? Chilean author José Antonio Ureta offers some in his new book, Pope Francis’ Paradigm Shift: Continuity or Rupture in the Mission of the Church? — An Assessment of his Five-year Pontificate. Mr. Ureta, what made you want to write this book? I think a lot of ordinary, good Catholics are distressed with all the changes they see with this papacy.... Some of them say:...
  • Americans Are Having Fewer Babies. They Told Us Why. (NY Times)

    07/05/2018 2:53:18 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 167 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 5, 2018 | Claire Cain Miller
    Jessica Boer, 26, kissing her cat Kip at her home in Portage, Mich. Like an increasing number of people in her generation, she does not plan to have children. “Now we know we have a choice,” she said.Wanting more leisure time and personal freedom; not having a partner yet; not being able to afford child-care — these were the top reasons young adults gave for not being sure they wanted children, reports a new survey conducted by Morning Consult for the NYT. About a quarter said they expected to have fewer than they wanted. The largest shares said they delayed...
  • Study: teen pregnancies fall after cuts to birth control budgets

    07/02/2018 4:24:04 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 5 replies
    Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | June 1, 2017 | Simon Caldwell
    The rate of teenage pregnancies in Britain has fallen to its lowest level since 1969 Evidence suggests pregnancy rates fell sharply in those areas where budgets were most aggressively cut Government cuts to the funding of sex education and contraceptive services have contributed to a drop in the rates of teenage pregnancies to their lowest level since 1969, a new study has found. The findings by two academics have added to a growing body of research which is exposing the failings of decades of sex education policies. Family planning gurus have argued since the 1970s that teenage pregnancies could be...
  • Our Pro-Life Future: A plan for building on anti-abortion successes

    06/28/2018 8:31:32 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 6 replies
    First Things ^ | June 2018 | Rachel MacNair
    A few years back, I saw an anchor on network news observe that the average age of abortion doctors was above sixty, and there weren’t many such doctors left. Then I saw something I was entirely unaccustomed to seeing on network news: a story about Project Rachel, and how it was helping post-abortion women. There was also a remark about how sonogram pictures of the fetus were a new technology influencing opinion. Then they showed a picture of such a sonogram. This was unprecedented. It is quite clear that the behavior surrounding abortion is changing. Abortions used to be...
  • I wanted to become a Catholic. But first I had to give up the Eucharist and porn

    06/26/2018 8:57:37 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 49 replies
    America Magazine ^ | June 25, 2018 | Jacob Turnrose
    At the start of the fall semester of my senior year of college, I was receiving the Eucharist every day. The problem was, I was not Catholic. I had begun attending daily Mass four months before, drawn less by the Catholic faith than by the soothing regularity of the liturgy. Whenever the host was administered, I went up with the rest of the parish and received it without a second thought. But by September, I could no longer plead ignorance. I had begun to participate in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and was learning about church doctrine and...
  • Bishop suggests excommunication for Catholics implementing border enforcement

    06/21/2018 6:41:20 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 88 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | June 21, 2018 | Deal Hudson
    (Newsmax) – Last week, Bishop Edward Weisenburger of Tucson called upon his fellow bishops to issue a "prophetic statement" on immigration that would support "canonical penalties for Catholics who are involved" in implementing President Trump's immigration policy. Why would the thought of excommunication even enter the mind of Bishop Weisenburger? Does he mean to say that any Catholic Border Patrol Agent or ICE Officers enforcing the law are "obstinately preserving in manifest grave sin"? If so, what is the "grave sin" that meets the criterion of excommunication according to Canon 915? The 19,500 employees of the U. S. Border...
  • Mrs. Don-o's Letter on the "BORDER CRISIS" to the TN Cath. Public Policy Commission (SJW Lobbyists)

    06/21/2018 8:29:18 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 58 replies
    Mrs. Don-o's Social Justice Brain | June 21, 2018 | Mrs. Don-o
    To: Jennifer Murphy JMurphy@tncppc.org 128 Allendale Drive Nashville Tennessee 37205 615.356.8184 Tennessee Catholic Public Policy Commisssion Nashville, TN Dear Jennifer Murphy, I need to be better informed on the issue of humane and just border security and the protection of children. I have been prayerfully following this Border Crisis issue day by day. I clearly need a more adequate understanding. Perhaps you could clear up some questions which have been on my mind, and the minds of others as well. 1) Wasn't there a ruling in Federal Court some 20+ years ago (the Flores Settlement) --- and some subsequent rulings...
  • Seize Ivy League Dorms and Give Them to Immigrant Families

    06/20/2018 2:55:46 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 30 replies
    The Stream ^ | June 19, 2018 | John Zmirak
    Branford College residence, Yale University Earlier this week, I addressed the national hissy fit over separating children from adults who claim to be their parents at U.S. borders. I noted what happened before the U.S. started doing that. Under Obama, we unwittingly handed thousands of children to slave labor operators or sex traffickers. Because they claimed to be their parents. Even Obama felt constrained to stop doing that. He put in place the policy which Trump is now enforcing. Bush-era laws and crackpot court decisions won’t let the government hold children with their parents while we evaluate their asylum...
  • Is Pope Francis the Last Hope for Life and Family in Argentina? [Cath Cauc]

    06/19/2018 4:26:56 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 15 replies
    thatthebonesyouhavecrushedmaythrill.blogspot.com ^ | June 18, 2018 | Laurence England
    Laurence England at "The Bones" blog writes: A source in Argentina has provided me with some perceptive observations on the recent intervention from Pope Francis timed - to many commentator's bewilderment - after the recent vote in Ireland and the more recent parliamentary vote in Argentina on liberalising abortion laws in these respective countries. Perhaps unsurprisingly, 'our man in Argentina' places the sudden papal defence of the unborn in the light of politics surrounding the bill approved at the Deputies House and is about to be voted in the Argentinian Senate. A Little History of Argentinian Politics Firstly, a brief...
  • Gay couples can’t make real families; abortions are like the Holocaust · PinkNews Reports on Francis

    06/18/2018 4:56:44 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 18 replies
    pinknews.co.uk ^ | June 17, 2018 | Josh Jackman, PinkNews
    (Note that this is from the point of view of a LGBT publication in the U.K.) Pope Francis has condemned same-sex parents and abortion in a series of scathing comments. It had been hoped that the Pope was in the process of softening the Catholic Church’s position on LGBT rights, particularly as it was just last month that he told Juan Carlos Cruz, a gay survivor of sexual abuse by a prominent Chilean priest: “God made you like this and loves you like this and I don’t care.” However, during unscripted remarks at Forum delle Famiglie, an Italian group for...
  • Extreme body modification: Amputees risk death by cutting off own limbs (Sex "reassignment" too)

    06/17/2018 8:35:47 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 43 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 16th June 2018 | Tom Fish
    Forget extreme plastic surgery, tattoos and piercings - a minority are taking body modification to the next level - by voluntarily cutting off their own limbs. A body modifier has exclusively revealed how his "extra" limbs feel alien, and has resorted to the drastic measure of self-mutilation - because he actually want to be disabled. Dr. Michael First, a professor of psychiatry at Columbia University, has led investigations into this bizarre and extremely rare psychiatric condition which he is calling body integrity identity disorder (BIID). Also known as amputee identity disorder, it gives people a fierce desire to rid themselves...
  • Mrs. Dono's Leaflet to Catechists

    06/15/2018 6:26:10 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 41 replies
    a tiny whispering sound | June 16, 2018 | Mrs Don-o
    Pay close attention to your life and your teaching. Persevere in these things, because if you do so, you will save both yourself, and those who listen to you. 1 Timothy 4:16 Dear fellow catechists, How do you feel when you read headlines like these? "Purge" at Vatican Doctrine Office Are We Still "One, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic"? Parish Displays Banner for "Pride Month" Divorce - Remarriage: the New Normal? Doctrine Chief Sees "Well-Defined Attack on Doctrine" USCCB Fires Doctrine Chief Humanae Vitae to be Revisited, Revised Vatican Spokesman: No Comment Church Should Apologize on Sex, Gender Last Rites for Voluntary...
  • Church attendance linked with reduced suicide risk, especially for Catholics, study says

    06/11/2018 1:22:59 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 171 replies
    LA Times ^ | Jun 29, 2016 | Melissa Healy
    Against a grim backdrop of rising suicide rates among American women, new research has revealed a blinding shaft of light: One group of women — practicing Catholics — appears to have bucked the national trend toward despair and self-harm. Compared with women who never participated in religious services, women who attended any religious service once a week or more were five times less likely to commit suicide between 1996 and 2010, says a study published by JAMA Psychiatry. [snip] Among devout Catholic women — those in the pews more than once a week — suicides were a vanishing phenomenon. Among...
  • Climate Change Has Run Its Course (WSJ)

    06/05/2018 7:30:30 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 66 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 4, 2018 | Steven F. Hayward
    Climate change is over. [snip] Judged by deeds rather than words, most national governments are backing away from forced-marched decarbonization. ...President Trump’s ostentatious withdrawal from the Paris Agreement merely ratified a trend long becoming evident. [snip] Climate alarm is like a car alarm—a blaring noise people are tuning out. This outcome was predictable. Political scientist Anthony Downs described the downward trajectory of many political movements in an article for the Public Interest, “Up and Down With Ecology: The ‘Issue-Attention Cycle,’ ” published in 1972, long before the climate-change campaign began. ...Mr. Downs discerned a five-stage cycle through which political issues...
  • Catholics: "God can’t solve problems, only party can," read posters in China

    06/05/2018 5:00:32 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 12 replies
    Vanguard (Nigeria) ^ | May 23 2008 | Tony
    Pope Francis has urged Chinese Catholics on Wednesday to show they are in full communion with the Holy See. The appeal is coming amid what appears to be another stall in the Vatican’s longstanding attempts to reach a deal with Beijing over bishop nominations. Francis made the comments during his general audience, noting that many Chinese Catholics will be marking a feast day dedicated to the Virgin Mary this week in Sheshan, near Shanghai. Francis prayed that all Chinese faithful “can live their faith with generosity and serenity, and can make gestures of fraternity, harmony and reconciliation in full communion”...