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Month: October 2013

ACLU Asks Federal Court to File “Friend of the Court” Brief in Support of Obama Administration’s Contraception Mandate

ACLU Asks Federal Court to File “Friend of the Court” Brief in Support of Obama Administration’s Contraception Mandate

For Immediate Release October 23, 2013 Contact: Robert Muise, Esq. rmuise@aflc.us (734) 635-3756 Washington, D.C. (October 23, 2013) — The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which bills itself as the “nation’s guardian of liberty,” filed a motion in D.C. federal court on Monday, asking that the court grant it permission to submit a “friend of the court” brief in favor of the recently announced regulations enforcing the Obamacare contraceptive services mandate against religious organizations. In the case at issue, Priests…

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Ask “what must I do for you” and not “what will I do with you?”

Ask “what must I do for you” and not “what will I do with you?”

Once President John F. Kennedy said “ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country?” I’ve been considering these words more and more these day. I’ve also been considering the words of Pope Francis who is encouraging us not to condemn people but rather to pray for others. The Bible teaches us to even pray for our enemies. Often, we encounter people who do not think as we think, who do not…

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12 Years a Slave: Man’s (and Woman’s) Inhumanity to Humanity

12 Years a Slave: Man’s (and Woman’s) Inhumanity to Humanity

Recently I joined members of my family to view the new movie “Twelve Years a Slave” directed by Steve McQueen and starring Brad Pitt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong’o, and an overall stunningly talented cast. Warning: film contains visually graphic images, violence, some nudity. While I actually wasn’t emotionally prepared to see the movie, I am convinced that it should be considered an essential finale to an erstwhile trio of “Lincoln”, “Django” and now “Twelve Years a Slave”. This could be…

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Not created with illness, but vaccinated or implanted with one?

Not created with illness, but vaccinated or implanted with one?

“I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well.” Psalm 139:4 Vaccines and donated stem cells can contain Human DNA traits of hosts: While I definitely haven’t read the huge file of the HHS Mandate affordable health care act, I’m wondering where vaccines and stem cell research fit in with this overhaul which is at the core of the recent government shutdown? Often when I…

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Dear President and Congress: Good Government Protects Everyone

Dear President and Congress: Good Government Protects Everyone

Jeremiah 22: 3 “This is what the LORD says: Be fair-minded and just. Do what is right! Help those who have been robbed; rescue them from their oppressors. Quit your evil deeds! Do not mistreat foreigners, orphans, and widows. Stop murdering the innocent!” (NLT) “…Man is a child of God, made in His image, and therefore must be respected as such….And when we truly believe in the sacredness of human personality, we won’t exploit people, we won’t trample over people…

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2014 VALUES VOTER SUMMIT: STANDING FOR FAITH, FAMILY AND OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL

2014 VALUES VOTER SUMMIT: STANDING FOR FAITH, FAMILY AND OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL

REMARKS BY DR. ALVEDA C. KING OCTOBER 11, 2013 As we stand together today, praying for faith, family, and opportunity for all, we can only be amazed by the hope that is rising among “We the People.” As I approach my tenth year as Director of African American Outreach for Priests for Life, I look back at how far we’ve come – but I don’t look back for long! Because at the same time, I know how far we must…

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Put the Political Strife Out to Pasture

Put the Political Strife Out to Pasture

I have few regrets in my life. At the top of the list is the demise of two children in my womb, and one miscarriage. Next to that, I regret having said to a group of peers that my Uncle M. L. (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.) was a Republican. I said that without having all the facts. My Grandfather, Dr. Martin Luther King, Sr. was a registered Republican. Uncle M. L. was an independent, who in his own words…

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Priests for Life Congratulates Rep. Chris and Marie Smith

Priests for Life Congratulates Rep. Chris and Marie Smith

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: October 9, 2013 Contact: Leslie Palma 347-286-7277 Pro-life warriors to receive Evangelium Vitae Medal from Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture STATEN ISLAND, NY – Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries, issued the following statement today after learning that New Jersey Rep. Chris Smith and Marie Smith, founder and director of the Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues, have been named the 2014 recipients of the Envangelium Vitae…

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The HHS Mandate and The Creepy Government Shutdown

The HHS Mandate and The Creepy Government Shutdown

For death has crept in through our windows and has entered our mansions. It has killed off the flower of our youth: Children no longer play in the streets, and young men no longer gather in the squares. – Jeremiah 9:21 NLT America, not only do our children not play in the streets, they shoot each other in the classrooms. Don’t think that anyone is safe just because some of us can afford gated mansions, armored cars, private schools and…

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National Prayer Service to Include Award for Host of Emmy Award-winning Pro-life Television Series

National Prayer Service to Include Award for Host of Emmy Award-winning Pro-life Television Series

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: October 8, 2013 Contact: Leslie Palma 347-286-7277 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Brad Mattes, CEO of the Life Issues Institute, will be honored with the National Pro-Life Recognition Award, given annually by the National Pro-Life Religious Council. Mr. Mattes will receive the award during the 20th annual National Memorial for the Preborn and Their Mothers and Fathers, to take place from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Jan. 22 in the DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. Father Frank Pavone,…

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