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On Palm Sunday, our Holy Father Benedict XVI explained the promise of God contained in the joyous shouts of those who welcomed Jesus into the city of Jerusalem:
The answer is found throughout Scripture, which reminds us that the Messiah fulfills the promise of God’s blessing, God’s original promise to Abraham, father of all believers: “I will make of you a great nation and I will bless you … and by you all the families of the earth shall bless themselves” (Gen 12:2-3).
Though all the Church will pass through the darkness of Holy Thursday and the Passion of Good Friday, we advance towards Easter with the hope that God fulfills His promises.
As Benedict XVI explained, that promise is a “drawing to Himself humanity of every age and offering to all the gift of redemption.” Every age! That means even our own, the age of the 21st century with all its dangers, challenges, and opportunities.
We at Catholic Advocate have created this apostolate in response to His promise and to our obligation as Catholics to participate thoroughly in the political process.
Please join us this Easter in praying for the future of our nation and our Church and that all of us will affirm the hope that God’s blessings will be in our future, each and every day.
A CALL TO CATHOLIC CITIZENSHIP
Join us in Washington D.C. on January 24, 2012
We would like to invite you to a very special day-long event in DC the day after the March for Life. The event is for Catholic voters and activists looking to get more involved in the political process, along with anyone who will be dealing with Catholic voters. In fact, several of our speakers will be prominent evangelicals who understand the crucial importance of the Catholic vote.
It’s no secret that liberal pro-abortion groups were successful in fooling Catholics in 2008. This time Catholic Advocate will stand in the way of their deceptions by helping to equip you and thousands of other activists to reach Catholic voters with the authentic social teaching of the Church about political participation. Will you join us for this important event?
Click here to register today.
The Indiana General Assembly passed state-level legislation during their last session similar to Rep. Mike Pence’s effort on the federal level to de-fund tax dollars to Planned Parenthood.
Then this afternoon, the Obama Administration sent a letter to the State of Indiana stating they have denied approval of Indiana’s State Medicaid plan which prohibits state and federal funds administered by the state from going to entities that perform abortions or maintain or operate facilities where abortions are performed, except for hospitals or ambulatory surgical centers.
Such a move by the federal government today against Indiana might shift this fight into the courts. Stay tuned…
Here is how the news was reported by the Associated Press: (more…)
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 Death Penalty (Chapter VIII)
“Assuming that the guilty party’s identity and responsibility have been fully determined, the traditional teaching of the Church does not exclude recourse to the death penalty, if this is the only possible way of effectively defending human lives against the unjust aggressor” (CCC 2267).
Capital punishment is probably the most misunderstood moral issue in the Catholic Church. This confusion stems from the change made in the Catechism in 1997 to bring the teaching into conformity with the encyclical Evangelium Vitae (1995). (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…)
Population (Chapter VII)
“Thus the Church condemns as a grave offense against human dignity and justice all those activities of governments or other public authorities which attempt to limit in any way the freedom of couples in deciding about children” (Familiaris Consortio, 30). (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…)