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Since offering his recommendations to cut the federal budget, Rep. Paul Ryan, chairman of the House Budget Committee, has been accused by the Catholic Left of destroying Medicare and ending funding of programs to help those in poverty. That none of this is true was explained clearly by Quin Hillyer in “The Catholicity of Paul Ryan’s Budget” published at Catholic Advocate. (more…)
Even though the votes are stacked against passing legislation in the Senate this Thursday to de-fund Planned Parenthood, Senator Roy Blunt (R, MO) is taking the opportunity to educate his colleagues about Planned Parenthood’s use of our tax dollars. (more…)
The late Rev. Robert Drinan, S.J., (1920-2007) invented the modern pro-abortion Catholic politician. Father Drinan served as Dean of Boston College Law School for 14 years before serving 10 years in the House of Representatives, ending his career by teaching 26 years at Georgetown School of Law.
His was a distinguished career marred by the fact that, during his entire career, Father Drinan so fiercely advocated the right to abortion that he created the template for all the pro-abortion Catholic politicians to follow. (more…)
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.
Enter your e-mail address below to give yourself a reminder. Then come back on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 to participate.
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…)
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.
By Stephen Phelan
Analysts on the Hill are offering predictions about what a badly chastened lame duck Congress might attempt to do before some 65 or so of them have to clean out their offices. One possible scenario is that Democrats may try to jam through some overdue budget legislation — work put off not only so that incumbents could go home and try to save their jobs, but also so they could postpone adding to the obscene federal deficit until after the elections. (more…)
By Deal Hudson
Anna C. Little, the Republican candidate in highly diverse New Jersey’s 6th Congressional District, has an energy and intelligence that is infectious.
On issues from the defense of life and immigration to Obamacare, she speaks with incisive authority. (more…)
From Jack Smith at the Catholic Key Blog comes an important report on a story from the diocesan newspaper of the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Remember this is Nancy Pelosi’s diocese and one of the most “progressive” in the country.
Smith writes about a former friend and colleague, George Wesolek, who serves as Director of the Office of Public Policy and Social Concerns for the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Wesolek, Smith explains, “is no conservative, but rather that type of thoroughgoing pro-life, Catholic social justice advocate that is much talked about but rarely evidenced.”
Wesolek wrote a column in Catholic San Francisco that Smith describes as dropping “a bomb.” Wesolek writes:
So now we have some nuns accusing the bishops of lying about abortion. Are you shocked? Don’t be because this has been going on for a long time.
For years, most of the leadership of the LCWR and the Catholic hospitals (most of which are owned by these very same LCWR leaders) have been advancing a view of Catholic social teaching that reflects a vision that they learned in the 60s and 70s – a tired feminism that distorts the role of women and has at its center the freedom of women to “choose” to kill the infants in their womb if they so desire.
This view rightly offers deep concern for justice for the poor and vulnerable, but like so many in this age-group, minimizes or trivializes the unborn. “Network,” the Washington, D.C. lobbying arm of the LCWR does not include pro-life legislation as part of its work. If it does at all, it distorts the term “pro-life” to be so ambiguous and far-reaching that it includes everything. Thus, the sisters can say with a straight face that the current health care legislation is “life-affirming.”
Read the rest here.