Tuesday, February 21, 2017

What happened to Roe?

Woman involved in Roe v. Wade died Saturday
Norma McCorvey. (Photo)
Norma McCorvey, the Jane Roe behind the landmark pro-abortion case in the U.S., died Feb. 18. So why are pro-lifers mourning her death?

Opinion writer Melissa Clement explains:

"As I sat listening to Miss Norma, I was overwhelmed with the burden she carried.
She told her story of meeting with Sarah Weddington and the other attorneys, the Roe v Wade decision, her coming out as Roe, her strident advocacy for the legalization and normalization of abortion, her conversion to seeing the humanity of the unborn caused by the patient and loving efforts of young pro-lifers, her acceptance of Christ and her lifetime efforts to reverse a Supreme Court decision that she felt she caused."
Read the full opinion piece here.

For more about McCorvey's conversion check out this article by the Catholic News Agency.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Bishop: Iraqi Christians 'celebrated when Trump won'

Iraq prelate supports a preference for minorities fleeing genocide
Archbishop Bashar Warda of the Chaldean Archeparchy of Erbil, Iraq. (Credit)
Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil says the U.S. president's executive order, which some have criticized as a travel ban or discrimination against Muslims, actually brings "renewed hope" to persecuted minorities.
"Most Americans have no concept of what it was like to live as a Yazidi or Christian or other minority as ISIS invaded. Our people had the option to flee, to convert, or to be killed, and many were killed in the most brutal ways imaginable."
The executive order gives priority to minority refugees fleeing religious persecution. He said that is good news for persecuted Iraqis who have been hoping for help from America.
"I am happy an American president finally realizes there are Christians - and other religious minority groups - here who need help. This is an important step forward, and it means a good deal to the displaced people here. We have felt like we were forgotten by the United States until now."
While he agrees the executive order should have been clearly explained to the public, he wonders why protests against it became so heated.
"I wonder why all of these protesters were not protesting in the streets when ISIS came to kill Christians and Yazidis and other minority groups. They were not protesting when the tens of thousands of displaced Christians my archdiocese has cared for since 2014 received no financial assistance from the U.S. government or the U.N."
Calling the order a "Muslim ban" actually hurts Christians, he said. Continue reading here.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Small Alaskan community shows pro-life colours

Palmer residents host their own March for Life for first time
While massive crowds took to the streets in Washington, D.C., during the March for Life in January, a small community in Alaska decided to participate from afar for the first time.
"Each year, since Roe vs. Wade was decided, hundreds of thousands of pro-life Americans have made their way to Washington, D.C., to demand an end to abortion," a statement from the group said.

"D.C. is a long way for we Alaskans to travel, so why not stay closer to home and still share the same message: abortion is a travesty of epic proportions and it must be stopped!"
More than 300 people came out to protest abortion. More on their snowy protest here.

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