Party once embraced Catholics but no more By Dave Andrusko For those of us of a certain age, Archbishop Timothy Dolan’s op-ed in Friday’s Wall Street Journal, “The Democrats Abandon Catholics,” was painfully accurate, in fact excruciatingly so. The Democratic Party has sold its institutional soul lock, stock, and barrel to the Planned Parenthoods and NARALs …Continue reading "Archbishop Dolan charges Democrats have slammed the door on Catholics"
By Simon Caldwell Editor’s note. This appeared in The Catholic Herald. A Canadian cardinal has condemned proposals to permit the euthanasia even of children, telling Catholics the plans should “shock us to the core”. Cardinal Thomas Collins, the Archbishop of Toronto, said moves to set up a legal framework for a highly permissive euthanasia regime …Continue reading "Cardinal urges Canadians to fight euthanasia proposals"
By Dave Andrusko Anyone who’s read NRL News Today for very long knows I am in the tank for Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia. Although a Protestant myself, I learn something important about how to understand pro-life issues every time I read his column in the “Catholic Philly.” With the 2014 mid-term elections rapidly …Continue reading "Archbishop Chaput on “Public witness and Catholic citizenship”"
By Ernest Ohlhoff Editor’s note. Elsewhere today we are commenting on a remarkable column by Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia. It is a reflection on “Living the Gospel of Life: A Challenge to American Catholics,” which the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops produced in 1998. Ernest Ohlhoff, Director of Outreach for National Right to …Continue reading "A Challenge to American Catholics"
By Dave Andrusko For months leading up the 40th anniversary of the wretched Roe v. Wade decision we ran dozens and dozens of stories to help put the January 22, 1973 decision in context. In the three weeks + since, NRL News Today has continued what has evolved into what will be a year-old series …Continue reading "Evangelicals, Catholics, and abortion"
By Dave Andrusko More data from Gallup confirms that President Barack Obama’s standing with Catholics is deteriorating. Catholics make up almost one in four voters in the United States today. Gallup’s daily tracking poll shows that Obama and pro-life Mitt Romney are tied at 46% each among Catholic registered voters. In 2008 Obama defeated John …Continue reading "Catholic Vote Split Evenly Between Obama and Romney, Gallup Says, Went for Obama by Nine Points in 2008"
By Dave Andrusko http://twitter.com/daveha As we discussed yesterday, the only way President Obama prevails on his bogus “compromise” is if opponents buy into the media portrait of the opposition losing steam (see The Hill newspaper) or losing heart (take your pick). But as a number of Tuesday’s National Right to Life News Today stories conclusively …Continue reading "Nearly 6 in 10 Catholics Disapprove of Obama’s Job Performance"
By Susan E. Wills Despite stinky weather impeding travel from many parts of the country, Catholic pilgrims from all over the United States gathered in Washington to take part in liturgies, conferences, and youth rallies January 21-23, in advance of the March for Life. The enthusiasm and numbers of Catholic pilgrims is, of course, a …Continue reading "Catholics Come to DC to Pray and Witness for Life in Huge Numbers"