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Planned Parenthood community organizers: Infiltrating and organizing to destroy youth and families
Saint Michael the Archangel High School
Compelling arguments against kids taking cell phones to school
American Life League reboots its ALL Pro-Life Today newsletter.
Pray and Fast for Our Bishops: a campaign to strengthen our bishops in sanctity and wisdom
Another enemy of the church is infiltrating Catholic social justice groups
Homily for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
2014.10.20 - 9:00am - Father William Kuchinsky
On this mountain the LORD of hosts will provide for all peoples a feast of rich food and choice wines—juicy, rich food; and pure, choice wines.

Wow! Not just rich food and choice wines, but JUICY rich food and PURE, choice wines. Sounds like heaven, doesn’t it? read more...
Pope beatifies Paul VI at remarkable synod's end
2014.10.20 - 12:00am - Philly.com
Pope Francis on Sunday beatified Pope Paul VI, concluding the remarkable meeting of bishops debating family issues that drew parallels to the tumultuous reforms of the Second Vatican Council that Paul oversaw and implemented.

Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI was on hand for the Mass, which took place just hours after Catholic bishops approved a document charting a more pastoral approach to ministering to Catholic families. read more...
Babies born alive during abortion will receive no help from the Council of Europe, documents show
2014.10.20 - 12:00am - Rob Gasper
The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe is unwilling to take up the issue of babies who are born alive and left to die or killed after an unsuccessful late-term abortion.

Reports from medical workers suggest that many of children born alive during botched abortions are “evacuated” along with hospital waste or left to die in another hospital room or in a storeroom, despite signs of life. Others receive lethal injections or are smothered. read more...
Synod final document reaffirms Church teaching: 3 contentious paragraphs remain
2014.10.20 - 12:00am - LifeSiteNews
The final document of the Extraordinary Synod was released Saturday as the Synod Fathers voted to approve all 62 paragraphs, but with three paragraphs not receiving the normally required two-thirds majority vote.

The three paragraphs, which in the past would not have been included in a final synod report, speak of: 1) permitting certain remarried divorced Catholics to receive communion after a period of penitence, 2) invoking a deeper call to understanding of the issue of spiritual communion for the divorced and remarried and 3) receiving homosexuals "with respect and gentleness." However, the document has removed the much-criticized language that spoke of "valuing" the homosexual orientation. read more...
When children die, where is God?
2014.10.16 - 9:00am - Nancy Valko, RN, ALNC
On October 18, 2012, we lost our 6-year-old grandson Noah after a long and often brutal battle with a rare autoimmune disease called familial HLH (Hemophago-cytic lymphohistiocytosis). Less than two months later, on December 14, 2012, 20 children around our Noah’s age—along with other victims—were viciously gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School by a disturbed young gunman. While the Sandy Hook tragedy affected the whole country and Noah’s death affected a smaller group of family and friends, I kept hearing the same question: Where is God or does He even exist?

The answer is that God is where He always has been when we grieve and suffer: with us and even carrying us through the roughest times, as the famous “Footprints in the Sand” poem depicts.1 But what does that really mean? read more...
Planned Parenthood is the sex mafia
2014.10.15 - 11:00am - Michael Hichborn
In June of this year, Pope Francis delivered a powerful message to members of a notorious crime syndicate in Calabria, Italy. The ‘Ndrangheta is believed to be wealthier and more powerful than the Sicilian mafia. During a Mass he said in the town of Sibari, Pope Francis stated, “Those who follow the path of evil, like the mafiosi do, are not in communion with God; they are excommunicated!” Pope Francis went on to explain: “When instead of adoring the Lord, one substitutes the adoration of money, one opens the path to sin, personal interests, and exploitation. . . . When one does not adore the Lord God, one becomes an adorer of evil, like those who live lives of crime and violence.”

Pope Francis delivered these words just as we were preparing our Defend the Family campaign, which is focused on asking the Holy Father to declare Planned Parenthood an enemy of the Church. When the Holy Father made these remarks, the words leapt off the page as if to confirm the work we were doing. It immediately became clear that Planned Parenthood is the sex mafia, and deserves no less of a condemnation. read more...