Monthly Archives: January 2011
The Catholic Advocate State of the Union Live Blog is back by popular demand. Join Deal Hudson and Matt Smith along with leading pro-life activists and journalists for a LIVE discussion during President Obama’s State of the Union on Tuesday, January 25, 2011.
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The Live Blog will launch around 8:30 p.m. EST and run until 1/2 hour after the State of the Union.
In the aftermath of the 2010 elections, political observers immediately turned their sights toward the 2012 presidential election. The strength of Republican efforts in 2010 has provoked much discussion as to what could happen in 2012. (more…)
The Dominant Issue of Abortion (Chapter IV)
“Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable. Direct abortion, that is to say, abortion willed either as an end or means, is gravely contrary to the moral law” (CCC 2271). (more…)
The Protect Life Act is an effort to fix the abortion language in the Obama health care bill.
Many may remember when President Obama told America on September 9, 2009 – “…and one more misunderstanding I want to clear up – under our plan no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions, and federal conscience laws will remain in place.”
Relying on an Executive Order is not effective in protecting the sanctity of life in the Obama health care law.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) even acknowledges the bill “was profoundly flawed in its treatment of abortion, conscience rights,…” In a May 20, 2010 letter announcing support for the Protect Life Act, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities, implored Members of Congress to “…help give us a reformed health care system that respects the life, health, and conscience of all.”
The Protect Life Act is a positive step in restoring the Hyde amendment language to the health care bill and protecting the unborn.
Click here to contact your Member of Congress and urge them to support the Protect Life Act.
Click here to read our press release on the legislation being re-introduced on January 20, 2011.
Congressman Chris Smith (R, NJ-04), Chairman of the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus, originally introduced the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” on Thursday, July 29, 2010.
In a letter to his colleagues asking them to become an original co-sponsor of the legislation, Congressman Smith writes:
“For over 30 years, a patchwork of policies has regulated federal funding for abortion. Together these various policies ensure that the American taxpayer is not involved in funding the destruction of innocent human life through abortion on demand.” (more…)
WASHINGTON – Catholic Advocate Voice enthusiastically endorses the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” and “Protect Life Act” re-introduced today by Bipartisan Congressional Pro-life Caucus Co-chairs Congressman Chris Smith (R, NJ-04) and Congressman Dan Lipinski, (D, IL-03), and Congressman Joe Pitts (R, PA-16). (more…)
Catholic Advocate Voice urges members of the U.S. House of Representatives to support H.R. 2 which would repeal and replace the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” (PPACA).
For Catholics, a key part of the vote will be consideration of H. Res. 9, which instructs relevant House Committees to replace PPACA with legislation that achieves certain goals including to “prohibit taxpayer funding for abortions and provide conscience protections for health care providers.”
Click here to read the press release.
Catholic Advocate to Score Vote on H.R. 2 for 2012 Voter Guide
WASHINGTON – Catholic Advocate Voice urges members of the U.S. House of Representatives to support H.R. 2 which would repeal and replace the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” (PPACA).
For Catholics, a key part of the vote will be consideration of H. Res. 9, which instructs relevant House Committees to replace PPACA with legislation that achieves certain goals including to “prohibit taxpayer funding for abortions and provide conscience protections for health care providers.” (more…)
Our Public Witness (Chapter III)
Should a political candidate talk publicly about his faith? Should an elected official allow his or her faith to inform political decisions? These are questions that have been discussed for decades, but the debate has grown more heated in recent years. (more…)