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  • How one skeptical scientist came to believe the Shroud of Turin

    08/04/2015 3:01:50 PM PDT · by NYer · 35 replies
    cna ^ | August 4, 2015 | Ann Schneible
    Shroud of Turin featuring positive (L) and negative (R) digital filters. Credit: Dianelos Georgoudis via Wikimedia Commons. Rome, Italy, Aug 4, 2015 / 04:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Shroud of Turin has different meanings for many people: some see it as an object of veneration, others a forgery, still others a medieval curiosity. For one Jewish scientist, however, the evidence has led him to see it as a meeting point between science and faith. “The Shroud challenges (many people's core beliefs) because there's a strong implication that there is something beyond the basic science going on here,” Barrie Schwortz, one...
  • Heres Why We Should Dress Respectfully for Mass

    08/04/2015 2:43:13 PM PDT · by NYer · 32 replies
    Women of Grace ^ | August 4, 2015 | S Brinkman
    A brief but powerful video on the reasons why we should dress respectfully for Mass is a refreshing reminder of the extraordinary nature of the Mass and the special encounter that awaits us every time we participate. Filmed by Eric Coughlin, cinematographer and owner of Two Sense Films, the four minute video features everyday parishioners getting ready for Mass and explaining why theyre taking the time to don a dress or put on a shirt and tie The way we dress for mass shows our respect for God in a lot of ways, says Trevor Stefansky, a parishioner at...
  • It was a twin: New video shows dissection of 20-week baby for parts to sell at Planned Parenthood

    08/04/2015 9:38:56 AM PDT · by NYer · 127 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 4, 2015 | Ben Johnson
    HOUSTON, TX, August 4 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – A Planned Parenthood official admits that abortionists sometimes provide “intact” babies' body for organ harvesting and experimentation, in the latest undercover video released by the Center for Medical Progress. It also includes graphic footage of investigators seeing pristine organs extracted from a 20-week-old aborted baby. The director of research for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, Melissa Farrell, told undercover investigators that abortionists are willing to alter the abortion process to obtain the body parts researchers request, or to deliver a child essentially intact. “They can make it happen,” she said. “We bake that into our contract,...
  • ISIS Forces Assyrian Christian Woman to Trample Jesus Christ's Image at Gunpoint

    08/02/2015 4:04:42 PM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies
    Christian Post ^ | July 31, 2015 | STOYAN ZAIMOV
    A Syrian refugee woman crosses into Turkey with her children at the Akcakale border gate in Sanliurfa province, Turkey, June 15, 2015. On Sunday, Turkish authorities reopened the border after a few days of closure, a security source said, adding that they expected as many as 10,000 people to come across. A Syrian refugee woman crosses into Turkey with her children at the Akcakale border gate in Sanliurfa province, Turkey, June 15, 2015. On Sunday, Turkish authorities reopened the border after a few days of closure, a security source said, adding that they expected as many as 10,000 people to...
  • Sanity in the Court: Judge Denies Claim That Chimps are Persons

    08/01/2015 3:02:56 PM PDT · by NYer · 75 replies
    Aletelia ^ | August 1, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    Though a New York judge ruled Thursday that the law still considers chimpanzees property, not people, a prominent thinker in the pro-life movement warned that attempts to raise animals to human status will continue. Wesley J. Smith, co-director of the Discovery Institute's Center on Human Exceptionalism, said Friday, "We are gratified that a court refused to declare two chimpanzees 'persons.' That is right and proper. Chimps are animals, and the 'species barrier' separating the value of humans and animals, as some animal rights advocates put it, must never be breached." "But make no mistake," Smith said. "Attempts to...
  • Having Lunch and Selling Body Parts (How abortionists can do what they do)

    08/01/2015 2:26:19 PM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies
    Aletelia ^ | August 2, 2015 | FR. FRANK PAVONE
    Of the many lessons to be learned from the undercover work of the Center for Medical Progress in regard to Planned Parenthood and organ harvesting, one is that abortion not only destroys babies and their mothers; it destroys the doctors who perform it. Many observers of the undercover video of Dr. Deborah Nucatola have marveled at how she can sit casually at lunch, eating salad and sipping wine, while talking about crushing the bodies of babies from whom she needs to extract livers and hearts to fill orders from medical researchers. How can Dr. Mary Gatter talk about wanting...
  • Syrian Christians Wed in Bombed-Out Church

    08/01/2015 2:09:30 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Women of Grace ^ | July 31, 2015
    More than 2,000 locals who were driven out of their hometown of Homs, Syria, returned on July 12 to witness a moment of sweet triumph as a young couple married inside the wreckage of their beloved church.The Daily Mail is reporting on the bitter sweet story of Fadi and Rana, 28, two refugees of the years-long Syrian civil war, who met in a refugee camp. Fadi, a university graduate who was working at a pharmaceutical factory in the city before he was forced to flee, fell in love with Rana while they were both working for the U.N. Refugee Agency.When...
  • The Trail of Fetal Body Parts in Scientific Papers (the Human Genome Project)

    07/31/2015 2:09:49 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    Catholic Stand ^ | July 24, 2015 | Stacy Trasancos
    Maybe the undercover investigation conducted by the Center for Medical Progress needed to happen so people could see and hear the gruesomeness of Planned Parenthood’s harvesting and sale of fetal body parts. Maybe it was too easy to ignore without video-taped evidence in plain, gory language. Maybe it is not enough to be outraged at abortion on its face because, I don’t know, killing is somehow worse if body parts are sold.But anyone who has followed the Human Genome Project, cloning, genetic, evolution, and stem cell research knows that the use of fetal and embryonic body parts and tissues...
  • Is Planned Parenthood Selling Fully Intact Babies Born Alive and Left to Die?

    07/31/2015 11:33:04 AM PDT · by NYer · 40 replies
    Life News ^ | July 31, 2015 | STEVEN ERTELT
    In an interview with CNN this morning, the pro-life advocate behind the four shocking videos exposing Planned Parenthood selling the body parts of aborted babies for research made a startling claim. The claim makes it appear the Planned Parenthood abortion business may be selling the “fully intact” bodies of unborn babies purposefully born alive and left to die.To set the stage, following the release of the first two shocking videos showing top Planned Parenthood doctors discussing and arranging the sale of aborted babies with actors posing as biotech firm officials, the bio0tech company StemExpress, which purchases aborted babies from...
  • 'Women Betrayed' by Planned Parenthood speak out against abortion giant

    07/30/2015 2:28:30 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    cna ^ | July 29, 2015 | Adelaide Mena
    Student-organized 'Women Betrayed' rally against Planned Parenthood at US Capitol in Washington D.C. on July 28, 2015. Credit: Addie Mena/CNA. Washington D.C., Jul 29, 2015 / 04:10 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Hundreds of women – along with scores of men – gathered in front of the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday to protest what they see as betrayal of the nation’s women at the hands of Planned Parenthood. “I have a lot of young women friends, and I’m very concerned about how Planned Parenthood might exploit them, how Planned Parenthood might exploit me if I had an unplanned pregnancy,” Christina Yao, a...
  • Mystery reliquary found under Americas first Protestant church

    07/30/2015 2:08:28 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | July 30, 2015 | Madeleine Teahan
    Historians speculate that early settler leader could have been a Catholic spy Historians have discovered four bodies and a mystery Catholic reliquary under the first English Protestant church in America.In an extraordinary turn of events, graves have been discovered under what used to be the floor of America’s first Protestant church in Jamestown, Virginia – the church where Pocahontas married the English colonist John Rolfe.The graves include the bodies of Captain William West, who was killed by Indians, Rev Robert Hunt, Jamestown’s first Anglican minister and Sir Ferdinando Wainman, the first English knight buried in America. The grave of...
  • Church in Spain declares transgendered person not suitable to be a godparent

    07/30/2015 1:48:26 PM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    The Deacons Bench ^ | July 29, 2015 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    From Huffington Post in Spain: Alex Salinas is 21 years old. He was assigned female at birth, but is now living as his authentic self as a man. He is a “firm believer” and wants to be a godparent at his nephew’s baptism but the diocese of Cadiz and Ceuta is standing in his way. According to them, he is not a “suitable” person because of the life he leads, a life not “congruent with faith.”However, they do not find their argument to be discriminatory.The diocese says that. in responding to the petition they received from Salinas to be a...
  • Court Blocks Pro-Life Group From Releasing Videos of Company Selling Aborted Babies

    07/30/2015 1:30:41 PM PDT · by NYer · 27 replies
    Life News ^ | July 29, 2015 | STEVEN ERTELT
    A court in California has blocked the pro-life group releasing undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood selling unborn baby body parts from releasing any videos regarding the middleman, StemExpress. That’s the company Planned Parenthood sells aborted babies to that, in turn, sells them to biotech firms and research universities for research.The Associated Press issued a report on what the court did: A temporary restraining order has been issued preventing an anti-abortion group from releasing any video of leaders of a California company that provides fetal tissue to researchers.The Los Angeles Superior Court order issued Tuesday prohibits the Center for Medical...
  • African Bishop Points Out Hypocrisy of Obamas Pro-Homosexual Agenda

    07/29/2015 3:11:04 PM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies
    Aletelia ^ | July 29, 2015 | DIANE MONTAGNA
    US leader stands accused of the same bullying he himself denounced on eve of African trip. President Barack Obamas cajoling of Kenyan leaders to accept LGBT rights has met with a notable backlash from African bishops and other state and religious leaders, with one African bishop drawing attention to the hypocrisy of Obama's LGBT agenda. Obama arrived in Kenya for a two-day visit on Friday, his first visit to his fathers homeland as US president, before heading to Ethiopia on Sunday for a one-day visit. At a joint press conference held with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday, Obama...
  • Knights of Columbus Unveil New Campaign to Aid Middle-East Christians

    07/29/2015 2:40:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 22 replies
    NC Register ^ | July 29, 2015
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. — As Christians continue to face unprecedented persecution — especially in the Middle East — the Knights of Columbus have announced a new campaign to send humanitarian aid and raise awareness about their plight. “Pope Francis has urged the international community to take action to help Christians in the Middle East, and as an organization that has long supported victims of religious persecution, the Knights of Columbus is responding by asking our own members, and the public at large, to help us save the lives of people who are being persecuted simply because of their Christian faith,”...
  • Truth and Tolerance: Why the Church Cant Change Her Teaching

    07/29/2015 2:31:41 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    Catholic Exchange ^ | July 28, 2015 | SAM GUZMAN
    The Catholic Church is intolerant. That simple thought, like a yellow-fever sign, is supposed to be the one solid reason which should frighten away any one who might be contemplating knocking at the portals of the Church for entrance, or for a crumb of the Bread of Life. When proof for this statement is asked, it is retorted that the Church is intolerant because of its self-complacency and smug satisfaction as the unique interpreter of the thoughts of Christ. Its narrow-mindedness is supposed to be revealed in its unwillingness to cooperate effectively with other Christian bodies that are working...
  • New York Times propaganda piece on fetal-tissue sales

    07/29/2015 7:06:26 AM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | July 28, 2015 | Phil Lawler
    Todays New York Times report on the sale of fetal tissue is the journalistic equivalent of a diet pill: a news story designed not to satisfy, but to suppress, the readers appetite for information. Lets start with the photo at the top, because although it is not part of the story, it sets the tone. Its a shot of a woman, standing alone in front of a Planned Parenthood clinic, saying the Rosary. But wait; she couldnt be alone, because the caption says she is a participant in an anti-abortion rally. So we know the photo was taken to catch...
  • Gay Catholics Push for Church Weddings

    07/28/2015 3:06:16 PM PDT · by NYer · 117 replies
    Aletelia ^ | July 29, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    When the Supreme Court ruling came down in late June, extending the right to marriage to members of the same sex in all 50 states, some observers felt that the Catholic Church was fairly immune to any requirements that it would have to allow same-sex weddings before her altars. Now, though, calls for the Church to allow such nuptials are bubbling up. How far they will get is another question. The issue was raised Tuesday by a report in the New York Times that featured gay and transgender Catholics who are making noises with the approaching visit to these shores...
  • Satanic Temple Requires Attendees of Event to Sign Over Soul to Devil

    07/28/2015 2:48:38 PM PDT · by NYer · 104 replies
    Aletelia ^ | July 28, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    The Satanic Temple of Detroit threw off protesters of their unveiling of a demonic statue by leaking word that the event would take place in one place but holding it in another. In addition, in an apparent attempt to weed out Christian moles who might disrupt the presentation of the statue, the Satanic Temple required everyone who had a ticket (for which they paid $25 and up) to sign a quasi-legal document in which they agreed to “transfer” their soul to Satan.​ “I agree that by signing this document under any name, given or adopted, actual or pseudonymous, I am...
  • Poland then. Britain now. (defending Church teachings poses new risks in Western countries today)

    07/28/2015 2:21:59 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | July 27, 2015 | Joanna Bogle
    Thirty years ago, bringing Catholic literature into Communist Poland could get you into trouble. Strangely—scarily—defending Church teachings can pose new risks in Western countries today. People place candles in Pilsudski Square to mark the fourth anniversary of the death of Pope John Paul II April 2, 2009 in Warsaw, Poland. (CNS photo/Peter Andrews, Reuters) “You will be frightened,” Alex warned, “and you will sweat. So wrap the paper in a bit of plastic, cut from a plastic bag, before rolling it up and pinning it inside your clothes.” This was useful advice, because when we stood at Warsaw Airport with...
  • PP Tries To Silence Undercover Videos By Sending Threatening Letters To TV Stations

    07/28/2015 2:12:43 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | July 28, 2015 | Caleb Howe
    On Tuesday the third undercover video of Planned Parenthood's despicable practiceswas released bythe Center for Medical Progress, but as the blog Jammie Wearing Fools highlights, some people may not see itif PP gets its way: Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota warned news outlets today that airing undercover videos from the Center for Medical Progress could violate patient privacy. Planned Parenthood says the videos violate laws however no wrong doing by the Center for Medical Progress has been proven. "The material should not be aired," states a press release sent out to the stations. Thisabsurdly transparent...
  • She Worked With Planned Parenthood to Sell Aborted Babies, Now Shes Exposing Them

    07/28/2015 9:37:11 AM PDT · by NYer · 28 replies
    Life News ^ | July 28, 2015 | STEVEN ERTELT
    Holly O’Donnell is now pro-life and is now telling the truth about how Planned Parenthood sells aborted babies. But it wasn’t always that way.In a new undercover video — the third to catch Planned Parenthood doctors selling the body parts of aborted babies — O’Donell talks about the sick ways in which the nation’s biggest abortion business exploits unborn children even after killing them in abortions.O’Donnell, a licensed phlebotomist, unsuspectingly took a job as a “procurement technician” at the fetal tissue company and biotech start-up StemExpress in late 2012. That’s the company that acts as a middleman and purchases the...
  • This is the Device Planned Parenthood is Using to Get Body Parts From Aborted Babies to Sell

    07/28/2015 9:10:51 AM PDT · by NYer · 31 replies
    Life News ^ | July 27, 2015 | JONATHAN ABBAMONTE
    A second video alleging Planned Parenthood’s gruesome selling of fetal body parts surfaced last week. And once again we find a senior executive of the organization, Dr. Mary Gatter, willing to put women’s lives at risk in order to make more money for the organization and for themselves.As Gatter explains, “I wouldn’t object to asking Ian, who’s our surgeon who does the cases, to use an Ipas [manual vacuum aspirator] at that gestational age in order to increase the odds that he’s going to get an intact specimen.”“Intact specimens”, you see, are worth more money. And Planned Parenthood gets...
  • 3rd Shock Video Catches Planned Parenthood VP Selling Body Parts of Aborted Babies

    07/28/2015 6:11:34 AM PDT · by NYer · 91 replies
    Life News ^ | July 28, 2015 | STEVEN ERTELT
    After two shocking videos caught Planned Parenthood doctors discussing and arranging the sale of body parts of aborted babies, a third video has been released today catching a Planned Parenthood vice president negotiating the sale of aborted babies and attempting to get as much money as possible from the deal.As LifeNews reported, the first video of undercover footage shows Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, describing how Planned Parenthood sells the body parts of aborted unborn children and admitting she uses partial-birth abortions to supply intact body parts.In the second video, Planned Parenthood...
  • NOW ARCHANGEL BATTLES DEVIL IN DETROIT

    07/27/2015 9:30:26 AM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    wnd ^ | July 27, 2015 | LEO HOHMANN
    After weeks of speculation and protests by Christian leaders in Detroit, the unthinkable took place.Just after 11p.m. on July 25, a satanic organization unveiled a 9-foot statue of the goat-headed Baphomet, a pagan symbol of Lucifer. The 1-ton statue features two young children looking up adoringly at the devil.Leaders of the Satanic Temple have been saying for weeks they planned to unveil the statue somewhere in Detroit and leave it there temporarily before moving it to Arkansas, where they plan to set it beside the Ten Commandments at the State Capitol. This is the same statue they attempted to erect...
  • Scientist and Stem Cell Expert Says Don't Be So Quick to Believe Vaccines Are Safe

    07/26/2015 2:12:20 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    Aletelia ^ | July 24, 2015 | ZOE ROMANOWSKY
    Dr. Theresa Deisher is no stranger to science, research, and ethics. She holds a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Physiology from Stanford University and has spent over 20 years in commercial biotechnology before founding Sound Choice Pharmaceutical Institute (SCPI),whichpromotes consumer awareness about the widespread use of electively aborted fetal material in drug discovery, development, and commercialization. Dr.Deisher is an inventor with 23 issued U.S. patents. She was the first person to discover adult cardiac derived stem cells, and has been a champion of adult stem cell research for two decades.She is also founder ofAVM Biotechnology,which isdedicated to the discovery,...
  • New York parishioners protest removal of beloved artwork from historic church

    07/25/2015 3:23:16 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | July 24, 2015 | Diogenes
    Concerned parishioners gathered outside the residence of New Yorks Cardinal Timothy Dolan on July 23, demonstrating against plans to remove a beloved icon from the Church of Our Saviour. Although Cardinal Dolan was out of town, archdiocesan officials met briefly with a few of the demonstrators, including Ken Woo, the artist who responsible for the stunning Christ Pantocrator. The meeting was described as productive, leaving some hope that the archdiocese would intervene to save the artwork. The Christ Pantocrator is the most important of a series of icons done by Woo at the request of Father George Rutler, who...
  • Catholic Family Wins Against HHS Mandate

    07/25/2015 2:47:13 PM PDT · by NYer · 27 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | July 22, 2015 | Matthew Archbold
    A Catholic politician sued the Obama administration, arguing that as a Catholic he has a right to be able to purchase health insurance that doesn't cover contraceptives, sterilization procedures, and abortifacients. Paul Wieland serves in the Missouri House. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus. He has three daughters, who, because of the actions of the Obama administration, will have access to free contraceptives. “As a parent, it is disturbing,” said Wieland in an older news report. “We value our faith and make a sacrifice to teach our children the faith, to send them to Catholic schools. We...
  • What are they doing at Church of Our Saviour? The pastor explains (Fr. Rutler's former parish)

    07/23/2015 3:02:33 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    The Deacons Bench ^ | July 22, 2015 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    >There’s been a lot of attention this week to work that’s been undertaken at New York City’s celebrated Church of Our Saviour parish on Park Avenue—for many years, pastored by Fr. George Rutler. Icons that have decorated the church walls for years were mysteriously removed and some feared a “wreckovation” was about to take place.My blog neighbor Katrina Fernandez has written about this at some length and has been following the story closely.Here’s a photo of the sanctuary from a few years back:Late today, a post appeared on the parish’s Facebook page, offering the pastor’s explanation.  Note the image below, followed...
  • Nancy Pelosi: Ignore Planned Parenthood Selling Aborted Babies, Investigate Pro-Lifers

    07/23/2015 2:19:17 PM PDT · by NYer · 31 replies
    Life News ^ | July 23, 2015 | STEVEN ERTELT
    House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi has no interest in digging deeper into the revelations that the Planned Parenthood abortion business is selling the body part of aborted babies Instead, she wants the Obama administration to investigate the pro-life activists who posed as undercover reporters to catch top Planned Parenthood doctors negotiating the sales.A second shocking video has been released showing a top Planned Parenthood official discussing and arranging the sale of body parts of aborted babies. The first video shows Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, describing how Planned Parenthood sells the body...
  • Why the Catholic Behind the Planned Parenthood Videos Went Undercover

    07/23/2015 2:00:55 PM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies
    NC Register ^ | July 22, 2015 | PATTI ARMSTRONG
    IRVINE, Calif. — With the façade of a fictitious biotechnology company, David Daleiden and his fellow investigators from the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) infiltrated the bowels of the abortion industry at its ugliest.  For 30 months, as part of their “Human Capital” investigation, they followed the trail that led to aborted babies whose parts are earmarked for sale, even while their little hearts are still beating.  “It is a paradox that we can’t have laws that recognize unborn babies as human, and yet, it is their very humanness that makes them valuable for experimentation,” Daleiden said in an interview...
  • Little Sisters of the Poor Appeal to the Supreme Court (choose faith over fines)

    07/23/2015 11:22:55 AM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Becket Fund ^ | July 23, 2015 | Stephanie Keenan
    ASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, for the second time in two years, the Little Sisters of the Poor must ask the Supreme Court to protect them from the government. The order of Catholic nuns and other non-profits have been forced to ask the Court for relief due to the government’s refusal to exempt them from a regulation that makes them choose between their faith—which prohibits them from providing contraceptives—and continuing to pursue their religious mission of serving the elderly poor (see video).“The government has lost every single time they have made these arguments before the Supreme Court—including last year’s landmark...
  • Magdala, the Home Town of Mary Magdalene, Is Being Resurrected

    07/22/2015 3:59:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    Aletelia ^ | July 22, 2015 | ZOE ROMANOWSKY
    In a place called Magdala, along the sea of Galilee, something amazing has been going on for the past nine years. The story begins in 2004 when Rev. Juan M. Solana, director of the Pontifical Institute Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center, a guest house for Christian pilgrims, was inspired to build a retreat center in the Galilee region where much of Jesus ministry took place. Four plots of land were acquired on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee near the small Israeli town of Migdal and the destroyed Arab village of Al-Majdalboth named for the ancient town...
  • Francis' image in the US: Popular but not as before

    07/22/2015 2:34:31 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Vatican Insider ^ | July 22, 2015 | ANDREA TORNIELLI
    Gallup has conducted a poll on the Pope's popularity, two months before he is due to visit New York, Washington and Philadelphia. Francis favourability rating in the US has dropped since February 2014 He is still popular, but not super-popular as he was a year ago. This is the picture that emerges from a poll conducted in the US between 8 and 12 July by consulting company Gallup.The results were published on Wednesday 22 July, just two months before Francis is due to arrive in the US, where he will be visiting New York, Washington and Philadelphia after his stop-over...
  • Pro-Life Bill Introduced in Congress to Immediately De-Fund Planned Parenthood

    07/22/2015 2:19:47 PM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies
    Life News ^ | July 22, 2015 | STEVEN ERTELT
    In the wake of two shocking videos showing top Planned Parenthood doctors arranging the sale of body parts form aborted babies, more than 80 members of the House of Representatives have introduced a bill that would immediately de-fund Planned Parenthood.Yesterday Representative Diane Black (R-TN) and 80 original cosponsors introduced H.R. 3134, the Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015, which would immediately halt all sources of Federal funding to Planned Parenthood and its affiliates for a one year period.Black, a Tennessee Republican and a nurse for more than 40 years, told LifeNews that the shocking video provides yet another reason to...
  • Planned Parenthood Worries Future Video Will Show it Dissecting Aborted Babies for Organs

    07/22/2015 2:11:14 PM PDT · by NYer · 27 replies
    Life News ^ | July 22, 2015 | JILL STANEK
    Planned Parenthood has submitted a letter to the House Energy and Commerce Committee refusing to produce its scandalized Chief Medical Director, Deborah Nucatola, at a briefing to answer questions regarding potential illegalities she admitted to in a conversationcaught on videoby The Center for Medical Progressduring anundercover investigation.In that letter, Planned Parenthoodseeksto get in front of further scandal by speculating what it thinks will be on futuredamaging investigative videos by CMP. This includes an admission that CMP investigators may have video of actual tissue procurement at a PP facility: Biomax set up exhibits at our National Medical Conference and our National...
  • Shock Video Catches Another Top Planned Parenthood Doctor Selling Body Parts of Aborted Babies

    07/21/2015 2:01:56 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Life News ^ | July 21, 2015 | STEVEN ERTELT
    A second shocking video in as many weeks has been released showing a top Planned Parenthood official discussing and arranging the sale of body parts of aborted babies. The first video shows Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, describing how Planned Parenthood sells the body parts of aborted unborn children and admitting she uses partial-birth abortions to supply intact body parts.In this video, Mary Gatter, the Medical director at Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley in Calfiornia, discusses selling aborted baby body parts with undercover investigators posing as officials with a biotech...
  • Plan Parenthood Doc Caught Selling Aborted Baby Body Parts Refuses to Attend Congressional Hearing

    07/21/2015 1:52:05 PM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies
    Life News ^ | July 21, 2015 | STEVEN ERTELT
    The first of two Planned Parenthood doctors caught discussing and arranging for the sale of body parts from aborted babies has refused a Congressional request to attend a hearing to further expose the practice at the Planned Parenthood abortion business.As LifeNews.com reported, the promised Congressional investigation of a shocking new expose’ video that caught Planned Parenthood’s top doctor describing how the abortion business sells the body parts of aborted babies has begun.House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today sent a letter requesting that the Planned Parenthood abortion business make Dr. Deborah Nucatola available to brief the committee on Planned Parenthood’s...
  • Fr. Lombardi, head of Holy See Press Office, on how he feels about Pope Francis: "Confused."

    07/21/2015 1:40:51 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | July 20, 2015 | Carl E. Olson
    The remarks come from a "National Geographic" piece, which posits that Francis was elected by "more progressive cardinals" Pope Francis speaks to journalists aboard his flight from Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, to Rome June 6. At left is Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, the Vatican spokesman. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) The August 2015 edition of National Geographic has a lengthy essay, "Will the Pope Change the Vatican? Or Will the Vatican Change the Pope?", that has some of the usual stuff—Francis emphasizes the poor over doctrine, he has lots of Protestant/Pentecostal friends, he lives simply—but also a few things of interest. For example, the...
  • Rand Paul May Use Filibuster to Try to De-Fund Planned Parenthood After Shock Video

    07/17/2015 3:33:17 PM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    Life News ^ | July 17, 2015 | STEVEN ERTELT
    After a shocking new expose’ video that caught Planned Parenthood’s top doctor describing how the abortion business sells the body parts of aborted babies Senator Rand Paul says he plans to hold up or amend legislation in the Senate in order to get a vote on de-funding Planned Parenthood.As LifeNews reported, new undercover footage shows Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, describing how Planned Parenthood sells the body parts of aborted unborn children and admitting she uses partial-birth abortions to supply intact body parts.In the video, Nucatola is at a business lunch with investigators...
  • Congress Tells Planned Parenthood Doc Selling Aborted Baby Body Parts to Appear at Hearing

    07/17/2015 2:14:38 PM PDT · by NYer · 50 replies
    Life News ^ | July 17, 2015 | STEVEN ERTELT
    House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today sent a letter requesting that the Planned Parenthood abortion business make Dr. Deborah Nucatola available to brief the committee on Planned Parenthood’s practice of selling the body parts of babies victimized by abortion. “Dr. Nucatola’s statements raise most troubling questions with regard to your organization’s practices when performing abortions and whether those practices are consistent with federal law, including those laws restricting partial birth abortions and the sale of human fetal tissue,” wrote the members of the committee in the letter to the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The members continued, “Given...
  • The Little Sisters of the Poor v. The Big Sisters of the Rich

    07/17/2015 5:18:53 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | July 16, 2015 | Carrie Gress, Ph.D.
    While Planned Parenthood does not call itself a religious order, it clearly has many of the trappings of a passionate and serious cult. Mother Celine Therese Vadukkoot addresses guests during a birthday party for centenarians Jan. 20 at the Little Sisters of the Poor's Queen of Peace Residence in the Queens borough of New York. Eight residents celebrating 100 or more years in 2015 were honored at the event. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz) It isn't every week that clear bookends of the culture war are so manifestly on display. Earlier this week the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver...
  • What a proposed US bill on religious liberty would and would not protect

    07/17/2015 4:51:40 AM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    cna ^ | July 16, 2015 | Matt Hadro
    The US Capitol building. Credit: vgm8383 via Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0). Washington D.C., Jul 16, 2015 / 07:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- With same-sex marriage now legal throughout the United States, some members of Congress are trying to protect the religious rights of those who disagree with marriage's new definition – but their efforts may be limited. The First Amendment Defense Act, introduced by Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), would prohibit “discriminatory action” by the federal government against those who believe marriage is between a man and a woman or who believe sex outside of marriage is...
  • This Jewish man survived Nazi Germany. Now he's rescuing Christians from ISIS

    07/17/2015 4:45:12 AM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    cna ^ | July 17, 2015
    George Weidenfeld at the Axel Springer 100th Anniversary Ceremony on May 2, 2012. Credit: Getty Images. London, England, Jul 17, 2015 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- George Weidenfeld was barely eighteen when Nazi forces occupied his homeland of Austria in 1938. He may not have lived to see his 95th birthday – celebrated this year – if not for the selflessness and generosity of Christians during World War II.    Weidenfeld was one of countless other Jewish youths who were evacuated from Nazi-occupied countries and resettled in England through Christian-led initiatives similar to the famous Kindertransport train program. When he...
  • Another Video Showing Planned Parenthood Selling Abort Baby Body Parts Expected Next Week

    07/16/2015 3:22:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    Life News ^ | July 16, 2015 | SARAH ZAGORSKI
    The President of Operation Rescue, Troy Newman, said that they have more undercover videos about Planned Parenthood’s abortion business they plan on releasing in the coming weeks. In fact, the group plans to drop another shocking video sometime next week. Newman worked as a consultant for the Center for Medical Progress on their three-year investigation into Planned Parenthood.Newman told the Boston Herald the following about the videos: “We have thousands upon thousands of hours of video and notes, and this is the first piece that we’re going to release. Whatever lies Planned Parenthood used to cover this up to try...
  • US House nixes funding for Komen over Planned Parenthood ties

    07/16/2015 3:04:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 16, 2015 | Steve Weatherbe
    WASHINGTON, D.C., July 16, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Pro-life Republicans in the House of Representatives amended a commemorative coin bill to cut Susan G. Komen for the Cure off from a potential $4.75 million in revenues. This because the breast cancer research charity funds Planned Parenthood (PP), America's largest abortion provider.The Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act was passed by the House 429 to 1 Wednesday afternoon after all references to Susan G. Komen for the Cure were removed. It now calls for the  minting of gold and silver commemorative coins bearing a design about breast cancer research, with the...
  • TLC cancels Duggars 19 Kids and Counting

    07/16/2015 2:56:54 PM PDT · by NYer · 50 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 16, 2015 | Dustin Siggins
    TONTITOWN, AR, July 16, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- TV's biggest family is officially off the air.Two months after TLC suspended "19 Kids and Counting," the network has formally cancelled its biggest show. "TLC and the Duggar family have decided to not move forward with '19 Kids and Counting,'" the channel told The Associated Press. "The show will no longer appear on the air."According to the Duggars, there are no hard feelings. "Years ago, when we were asked to film our first one hour documentary about the logistics of raising 14 children, we felt that it was an opportunity to share with...
  • Stem-Cell Wars Aren't Over: How "Donated" Aborted Baby Parts Are Being Used

    07/16/2015 11:42:39 AM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | July 16, 2015 | Rebecca Taylor
    I wrote this piece weeks ago. It has just now been published online. I had no idea that the Center for Medical Progress was about to drop the bomb on Planned Parenthood and their participation in the market for aborted baby parts. In case you were wondering what some companies use aborted baby parts for, read my latest at the National Catholic Register: "It has been several years since the height of the stem-cell controversy, where every day debate raged over the destruction of embryos for embryonic stem cells. These human embryos, conceived in a lab by the hundreds of...
  • UN considers reinterpreting right to life to allow exceptions for abortion and euthanasia

    07/15/2015 2:24:12 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 15, 2015 | Pete Baklinski
    GENEVA, July 15, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – A United Nations civil and political rights treaty declaring that “every human being has the inherent right to life” was on the table yesterday in Geneva for the purpose of discussing a possible interpretation that would allow signatory countries to make exceptions for abortion, euthanasia, and suicide. The 1960s treaty, affirmed by 74 countries and 168 parties, was created in direct response to Nazi Germany atrocities. A UN Human Rights Committee allowed various ‘rights’ organizations and academia a half day of general discussion during a meeting on Article 6 (right to life) of the International...
  • Lesbian appeals to Pope Francis after Catholic school fires her partner

    07/15/2015 2:19:51 PM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 15, 2015 | Lisa Bourne
    MERION STATION, PA, July 15, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – The homosexual partner of a woman fired from a Philadelphia-area Catholic school has written to Pope Francis asking for a meeting during the pope's U.S. visit, and for his intervention in the couple's situation so they will not be "condemned to live a life of exile from (the) Church."Pope Francis has been accused of sending confusing signs on the issue of homosexuality and the Church's teaching about it, and homosexual activists have frequently used him by claiming he supports their cause. But the pope has repeatedly criticized the homosexual agenda and gender...