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  • Catholic priest praises embattled evangelical pastor

    08/17/2013 8:43:03 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 18 replies
    Renew America ^ | 8-17-13 | Matt C. Abbott
    From Catholic World News (Aug. 16): Citing the Alien Tort Statute, which became law in 1789, a U.S. district judge has ruled that a Ugandan umbrella LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) organization may sue an American evangelical pastor in U.S. court for allegedly committing 'crimes against humanity.' The Alien Tort Statute (ATS) permits foreign citizens to sue U.S. citizens in U.S. courts for actions 'committed in violation of the law of nations or a treaty of the United States.' According to the court decision, Scott Lively, a Massachusetts pastor, reportedly traveled to Uganda, spoke out against homosexuality, linked...
  • James Bond: heroic spy or womanizing killer?

    11/26/2012 8:06:12 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 27 replies
    Renew America ^ | 11-25-12 | Matt C. Abbott
    Yes, there are far more pressing matters in the world than the escapades of the fictional 007, but, hey, if the Vatican's official newspaper can devote five articles to the latest James Bond flick, I don't feel too guilty devoting one measly column to it. I've always had an aversion to the James Bond character, and I suppose it has more to do with the fact that he's a glorified womanizing/fornicating spy who will kill at the drop of a hat versus a chaste spy who will "merely injure" at the drop of a hat. To me, the Bond movies'...
  • Tiller supporter: 'You people disgust me'

    06/06/2009 6:15:30 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 62 replies · 2,092+ views
    Renew America ^ | June 3, 2009 | Matt C. Abbott
    I love it when a reader decides to send a nasty e-mail from his company e-mail address in response to one of my columns. In this case, the e-mail came from Brian Sturtevant of Southern California Edison, who obviously disdains pro-lifers. Mr. Sturtevant wrote: 'You people disgust me. Although, I suppose we should all thank exchange for the murder of one American hero, we now have a National Martyr who will serve as an effective recruitment tool for the rights of women for decades to come. I expect to see all of you pushed back into the cave from...
  • "Remembering" Joseph Cardinal Bernardin

    08/19/2006 6:23:27 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies · 2,781+ views
    Renew America ^ | August 18, 2006 | Matt C. Abbott
    Few would dispute that the late Joseph Cardinal Bernardin exercised great influence in the Catholic Church in the U.S. Sadly, however, that influence was not for the good of the Church. The following are pertinent excerpts from Randy Engel's new book The Rite of Sodomy. Chapter 15 The Special Case of Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Introduction This segment on Joseph Cardinal Bernardin was originally incorporated into the previous chapter on homosexual members of the American hierarchy. However, because of his extraordinary influence on AmChurch, I decided Cardinal Bernardin deserved a chapter all his own. To do real justice to Cardinal Bernardin...
  • Attorney: priests claim 70 percent of U.S. bishops are gay

    08/02/2006 1:34:57 PM PDT · by Coleus · 38 replies · 1,200+ views
    MichNews ^ | 04.12.06 | Matt C. Abbott
    The following is an edited update from Catholic attorney Sharon Bourassa regarding the situation in the Miami archdiocese. (Note: This statement contains a graphic description.) “On March 21, 2006, Stephen Brady of Roman Catholic Faithful drove from Illinois to Fort Lauderdale to meet with Christifidelis members from All Saints Parish and parishioners from several other parishes -- St. Elizabeth of Hungary, St. Vincent and St. Augustine's.  The subject of Brady's visit was to discuss strategies for dealing with the ‘gay subculture’ that has infiltrated the Miami archdiocese (as well as many other dioceses across the U.S.), abuse of parish monies,...
  • From heavy metal to a love for Christ

    03/19/2006 9:23:51 PM PST · by Coleus · 12 replies · 353+ views
    Renew America ^ | 03.18.06 | Matt C. Abbott
    Rick Ryan was once the drummer for a "glam" metal band called Hatrik. Now, many years later, he is a devout Catholic, aspiring priest and an effective sidewalk counselor in Chicago. Rick has had his hand in the saving of babies from abortion, one of whom I featured in a previous column. More recently, an abortion-seeking couple that Rick had counseled and brought to The Women's Center came to have their picture taken with him — with their baby! When sidewalk counseling, Rick brings out a large wooden plaque of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Interestingly, the couple's baby was born...
  • Former actress works to overturn Roe vs Wade

    06/19/2005 12:45:32 PM PDT · by Coleus · 23 replies · 1,678+ views
    Spero News ^ | 06.06.05 | Matt C. Abbott
    Former actress works to overturn Roe vs Wade Spreads new evidence of the physical, emotional, and psychological damage to women who have experienced abortion   Monday, June 06, 2005 by Matt C. Abbott Caron Strong is a former actress who has appeared on TV and in film. She's the mother of a young daughter, Cayla, her pride and joy. Caron recently became the national director of mobilization for Operation Outcry: Silent No More (, an organization "working to overturn Roe v. Wade in light of new evidence of the physical, emotional, and psychological damage to women who have experienced...
  • Pro-abortion nuns to speak at Wisconsin parish

    02/11/2005 11:23:14 PM PST · by Coleus · 29 replies · 731+ views
    Renew America ^ | 02.06.05 | Matt C. Abbott
    Pro-abortion nuns to speak at Wisconsin parish Matt C. Abbott Matt C. AbbottFebruary 6, 2005 Catholic and pro-life activist Darla Meyers sent me a notice that Sisters Brigid and Jane McDonald, CSJ, will be speaking on "Living Non-Violence in a Violent World" at a conference at St. Patrick Church in Hudson, Wis. (a parish in the Diocese of Superior) on Feb. 19. On the surface, it looks fine. But these nuns are notoriously left-wing, believing, among other things, that legalized abortion is "crucial," though they are supposedly "troubled" by abortion itself. In addition, Sister Jane has been quoted as saying,...