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Prayer for Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel

10-4-14 Posted by Admin in Blog 0 Comments

We send our prayers to the Community of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal on the news Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel went to be with Our Lord last night. Catholic Advocate is grateful for his early encouragement of our work.

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Catholic Advocate President appears on EWTN to discuss ISIS

9-6-14 Posted by Admin in Blog, War 0 Comments

Catholic Advocate President invited on EWTN News Nightly September 5, 2014 to discuss the growing crisis with ISIS.

Pray for Peace in Iraq

The U.S. Bishops have asked dioceses to pray for peace in Iraq on Sunday, August 17, 2014. Let us join our voices together for peace and religious liberty with a special prayer written by the Chaldean Catholic Patriarch of Iraq, His Beatitude Louis Rafael Sako.

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Another Fake Compromise

7-23-14 Posted by Admin in Blog, Religious Liberty 0 Comments

The Obama Admininstration announced late Tuesday night (July 22, 2014) the ability for non-profit organizations to “opt out” of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) contraception mandate with the simple act of a “letter” to the Federal government.

This action is in no doubt a response to the recent Supreme Court ruling protecting Hobby Lobby.

We need to stay tuned and vigilant about protecting our religious liberties at every level of government. We have high doubts it will be as simple as a “letter” to preserver conscience protections for people of faith.

Victory for Religious Liberty at the Supreme Court

Victory at the U.S. Supreme Court. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act applies to closely held corporations. Hobby Lobby is not required to provide contraception coverage.

Catholic Advocate was one of the early groups raising concerns about the religious liberty and abortion funding in the health care law signed by President Obama. Today’s ruling at the Supreme Court is a positive step in protecting our First Amendment liberties.

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Voluntary Prayer…Still Legal

Today the U.S. Supreme Court upheld voluntary prayers at government meetings.

In a 5-4 rulling announced today, the case of Town of Greece v. Galloway is a victory for religious freedom.

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Saint John Paul II National Shrine celebrates canonizations

4-29-14 Posted by Admin in Blog, Catholic Church 0 Comments
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The St. John Paul II National Shrine in Washington, DC celebrated the canonization of Pope John Paul II this weekend with a name change and several other events spanning almost a full 24 hours Saturday and Sunday. The shrine, located adjacent to Catholic University and down the street from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, has been owned by the Knights of Columbus since 2011 after it was previously known as the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center. Earlier this year, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops designated it a national shrine, after it was previously an archdiocesan shrine.

Events started off Saturday with a showing of a documentary on Pope John Paul II. Later that evening, a Eucharistic Procession called “In the Footsteps of John Paul II” took place, starting at the Shrine. The procession started out by going to the Basilica before winding its way through the campus of Catholic University (with multiple stops for adoration and prayer) and then made a final stop at the Saint John Paul II Seminary before going back to the shrine.JPII_ShringBldgFront

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United Nations Attacks Vatican

2-12-14 Posted by Admin in Blog 0 Comments
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Should the Vatican bow to the heavy hand of the United Nations?

Well, if its latest repot is any indication, the UN’s “blue helmets” and gang of third world dictators think so!

In its own words, the UN now “recommends that the Holy See undertake a comprehensive review of its normative framework, in particular Canon Law, with a view to ensuring its full compliance with the Convention.” You read that correctly.

Bottom line: the UN is making crystal clear what we’ve all long suspected – it wants the Vatican to fully submit to UN authority!

Please sign this urgent petition now and call on Congress to censure the UN’s anti-Catholic power grab.

Catholic Advocate is leading the charge to fight back, but we can’t do it alone. Everything we hold dear – opposition to abortion and homosexual marriage – could soon be dictated by UN bureaucrats hostile to our faith. And we need to build our own army to fight back.

Use this opportunity to send an unmistakable message to the UN, Congress, and anti-faith bigots everywhere: we will not yield to any radical, anti-Catholic power grab!

Support the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act”

1-28-14 Posted by Admin in Abortion, Blog 0 Comments
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A game-changing pro-life initiative that you need to know about is happening right now.

The House of Representatives is considering a major new bill that will change everything.

You see, it’s called: H.R. 7, the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” and, if passed, would permanently end forced taxpayer support for abortions under Obamacare!

This is the one-shot opportunity we’ve been waiting for!

Follow this link to send a letter to your member of Congress demanding they vote for the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion.”

Friend, how badly do you want to get Planned Parenthood and other Gosnell-style abortionists out of your wallet?

How badly do you want to say “thanks, but no thanks” to forced taxpayer-funding of abortion? This is your chance.

But make no mistake: Planned Parenthood won’t let this one go without twisting arms and calling in favors while cutting smoke-filled, back room deals. With its billion dollar annual taxpayer-funded budget, the nation’s largest abortionist will not go down without a fight. And we’ll need everyone’s contribution to get this done.

We may only have one shot at this one.

The coming year…

1-9-14 Posted by Admin in Blog 0 Comments
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It’s a New Year and Congress is back in session.

The team here at Catholic Advocate is ramping up our efforts to fight for life and religious liberty in 2014. We have a lot planned for the coming year, including efforts to fight for conscience protection legislation, ban taxpayer funding of abortions, and expose how our representatives and senators have voted on issues pertaining to life, marriage, and religious liberty.

I hope you’ll join in our efforts throughout the year. We’ll keep you up to date about our activities, progress, and of course, what’s going on in Congress. In the meantime, please join our team in praying for our leaders in Congress to protect our most sacred right – life.

O Glorious St. Thomas More, Patron of Statesmen, Politicians, Judges and Lawyers, your life of prayer and penance and your zeal for justice, integrity and firm principle in public and family life led you to the path of martyrdom and sainthood. Intercede for our Statesmen, Politicians, Judges and Lawyers, that they may be courageous and effective in their defense and promotion of the sanctity of human life – the foundation of all other human rights. We ask this through Christ our Lord.