Orthodox Priest to Conduct March for Life Benediction

Source: The Times-Tribune An Orthodox priest from Jermyn will have a key role at Monday's annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. The Very Rev. Archpriest John Kowalczyk, pastor of St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Jermyn and chancellor of the Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania, will conduct the benediction preceding the anti-abortion march. The Rev. Kowalczyk said Thursday he was humbled … [Read more...]

Orthodox Lead the Tulsa Pro-Life March

Orthodox Christian led the March for Life in Tulsa, Oklahoma last Saturday. This was the second March for Life in Tulsa. George Michalopulos, a frequent contributer to the AOI Observer, is one of the organizers. Good work, George! … [Read more...]

Episcopal Assembly Responds: Remember the Victims of Abortion

It is good to see this public statement by the Episcopal Assembly released today. Hopefully it is the beginning of a unified Orthodox voice that can bring moral clarity to the larger culture. I wish the statement drew clearer distinctions but given Constantinople's statement of moral equivocation and the moral confusion it reveals, it's hard to see how clarity can come if one party insists on … [Read more...]

Jacobse. Philadelphia: The Cost of Equivocation

Why such outrage over the Philadelphia abortionist? What moral difference is there between severing the spinal cord of a newborn with a pair of scissors and dismembering a baby with a scalpel a few moments before its birth? There isn't any. Yet the outcry over the brutality indicates that the fiction of viability may be lifting, and not a moment too soon. Viability, the idea that an unborn … [Read more...]

Malkin: The Philadelphia Horror

Source National Review Online By Michelle Malkin Let’s give the “climate of hate” rhetoric a rest for a moment. It’s time to talk about the climate of death, in which the abortion industry thrives unchecked. Dehumanizing rhetoric, rationalizing language, and a callous disregard for life have numbed America to its monstrous consequences. Consider the Philadelphia … [Read more...]

Patriarch Kirill Suggests Measures to Decrease Abortions

Patriarch Kirill suggests measures to decrease abortions, back up orphans and families with many Children | Source: Interfax Moscow, January 17, Interfax – Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent Russian authorities suggestions how to improve national policy on family and childhood. As to opposing abortions, the Patriarch urged to accept departmental instruction of the Ministry of … [Read more...]

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

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...]

Orthodox Resources for Sanctity of Life Sunday

Metropolitan Jonah's Message for Sanctity of Life Sunday http://www.oca.org/news/2374 March for Life Fact Sheet 2011 http://www.marchforlife.org/content/view/69/1/ Resources for Sacred Gift of Life Sunday: Protecting the Life of the Unborn (2010) http://www.antiochian.org/sacred_gift The Sanctity of Human Life Rev. Dr. Stanley S. … [Read more...]

Wesley J. Smith: The Disturbing Rehabilitation of Dr. Kevorkian

By Wesley J. Smith | Source: The Corner When Jack Kevorkian came to the nation’s attention in the 1990s, reporters at first depicted him — correctly — as a macabre and megalomaniacal promoter of death. But he was remade into a popular icon, becoming a pet guest on 60 Minutes, treated to uncharacteristically softball interviews by Mike Wallace and fawned over by Andy Rooney, and … [Read more...]

Met. Jonah: Message for Sanctity of Life Sunday

January 23, 2011, Sanctity of Life Sunday The Orthodox Church is like St John the Baptist crying out in the wilderness, or Jesus baptizing by the Jordan. We, like them, preach a message of repentance and the remission of sins in the new desert, the decadent culture of the modern West, mired in the chaos of moral collapse. The Orthodox Church’s message is a message of hope, of healing, … [Read more...]

The Unborn Paradox

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...]

Powerful Story of a Woman Who was Aborted – but Survived [VIDEO]

Source: GodVine Her biological mother decided to have an abortion, but by a miracle of God, she survived and has grown up to be a powerful tool for the Lord. This is amazing. [flv]http://www.godvine.com/videos/2010/11/video_1289417718_abortionvid.flv[/flv] … [Read more...]