October 22, 2014

Invitation to the Sanctity of Life Prayer Vigil in Washington, DC [VIDEO]

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Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman watches in vain. Sanctity of Life Prayer Vigil: Please join us for an evening of prayer on Sunday, January, 23, 2011. St. Nicholas Cathedral, Washington, will be open for the vigil from 8 pm to 11 pm for prayer. Come and go as you please and invite everyone in your group, before or after dinner, Orthodox and non-Orthodox. There will also be … [Read more...]

The Unborn Paradox

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This is a thoughtful essay that I was surprised to see in the New York Times. I've watched some of the MTV segments Douthat mentions below that deal with the reality of teenage pregnancy. You see the wisdom of young mothers giving their child up for adoption. By Ross Douthat | New York Times The American entertainment industry has never been comfortable with the act of abortion. Film or … [Read more...]

Pence Condemns New Use of Tax Dollars for Obama Care Abortions

Remember the promises? No government funds for abortions. Source: gop.gov We must stop this immoral offense against human life and against American taxpayers. Washington, DC - U.S. Congressman Mike Pence, Chairman of the House Republican Conference, released the following statement today in response to the Obama Administration spending $160 million on a “high risk” insurance program … [Read more...]

Current statistics on abortion

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Italian Baby Aborted at 22 Weeks for Cleft Palate–Born Alive, Left to Die

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From: Second Hand Smoke (Wesley J. Smith) This is what Western Civilization is becoming. From the story: A baby found alive nearly a day after a failed abortion in Italy had been rejected by his mother because he had a cleft lip and palate, according to reports. The 22-week infant was found breathing a day after the operation. He died one day later in intensive care at a hospital … [Read more...]

Bringing humanity back to the abortion debate

This is the next stage in the great abortion debates. ++++++++++++ Mark A. Theissen Washington Post Can an unborn child feel pain? That question will dominate the abortion debate in America for the next several years thanks to Gov. Dave Heineman of Nebraska. Last week, Heineman signed the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act into law, banning abortions in Nebraska at and after 20 … [Read more...]

Gianna Jessen, defender of life

When our hierarchs proclaim that clergy have no place in the bedroom (a facile and sophomoric distinction drawn from the tawdriest corners of pro-abortion polemics) because they have no courage and refuse to uphold the moral tradition regarding abortion, what do they say when confronted with Gianna Jessen? Bravo Gianna! Gianna Jessen from LMF CAM on Vimeo. … [Read more...]

Leadership: Is the microphone on?

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Fr. Basil Basil Biberdorf over at The Orthodox Leader laments the Orthodox silence on the recent health care legislation. Some of Fr. Basil's comments: The recent turmoil surrounding the recent passage of healthcare legislation by the United States Congress is providing ample opportunity to look at the absence of Orthodox leadership. Despite the scandalously equivocal language used by the … [Read more...]

Ukrainian Orthodox Church makes public its resolution on abortions and same-sex marriages

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"Putting a homosexual marriage on the same level with a conventional one is a conscious destruction of fundamental public morals providing a basis for a global demoralization of society." On 21 January 2010, the Theological and Canonical Commission at the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church made public its Resolution on abortions and same-sex marriages. The document is timed to the … [Read more...]

Robert P. George: Why I signed the Manhattan Declaration

Peter and Helen Evans are posting interviews with signers of the Manhattan Declaration. The latest is Robert P. George. They have around 20 interviews including some Orthodox signers on their site www.peterandhelenevans.com. … [Read more...]

Met. Jonah: Why I signed the Manhattan Declaration

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Met. Jonah explains why he signed the Manhattan Declaration. H/T Peter and Helen Evans Interviewer: Why did you sign the Manhattan Declaration? Met. Jonah: ...I believe in the same basic principles that are enunciated in the Manhattan Declaration. I believe also that many of them are the basic teachings of the Church regarding human life and how we are supposed to live -- first … [Read more...]

Letters to Metropolitan Gerasimos and Rep. Dina Titus

From the Solomon Hezekiah blog: His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco 245 Valencia Street San Francisco, CA 94103 Your Eminence As an American member of the Greek Orthodox Church currently living abroad, I was appalled when I learned that a member of your diocese serving in the United State House of Representatives, Dina Titus, publicly … [Read more...]