Entries Tagged ‘Catholic News Agency’

Colorado Planned Parenthood blames personhood initiatives for two clinic closures

roe-and-colorado-blogWell, God works in mysterious ways.

Poor planning by Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, ironically due to two successful attempts to preserve its bottom line, has resulted in overextending itself to the point it has to close two of its 23 clinics. At least that’s PPRM’s claim. From the Colorado Springs Independent, August 14:

It’s been widely reported that in 2008 and 2010, opponents of personhood greatly outspent supporters.

And they won easily. In 2008, Amendment 48 failed 73.2% to 26.8%. In 2010, Amendment 62 failed 70.53% to 29.47%.

But the victories have come at a cost, particularly to Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, which is gearing up for another fight should Brady backers get enough signatures by early September to qualify for the ballot. PPRM spokesperson Monica McCafferty notes that her organization led the funding in both campaigns, which together cost about $3 million.

Stanek weekend question II: Do you agree no one who worships the God of Abraham could possibly have voted for Obama?

Failing-Church-plant

Louie Verrecchio is one of Catholic News Agency’s longest running columnists. He wrote an oped this week, reposted by American Life League, that contained several strong statements and one profound one, underlined. Verrecchio was writing to Catholics but Protestants could certainly be included in much of his denouncement.

43 Catholic institutions file lawsuits against HHS contraception mandate

From Modern Healthcare, today:

Catholic institutions across the country filed 12 federal lawsuits against HHS alleging the department’s mandate over contraception coverage for employer-provided health plans violated their religious freedoms.

The plaintiffs include 11-hospital Franciscan Alliance, Mishawaka, IN, and five-hospital Catholic Health Services of Long Island (NY).

The lawsuits were filed on behalf of 43 Catholic hospitals, schools and churches across the nation in U.S. District Court in eight states and in Washington, D.C.

War erupts between Obama administration and Catholic groups: Bishops threaten lawsuit

The Washington Post is reporting this morning about a “contentious battle” emerging between Catholic groups and the Obama administration over a multitude of issues ranging from Obamacare, abortion, contraception, to even human trafficking. What brought the fracas tumbling out into the street was apparently a decision by the Department of Health and Human Services three […]

Stanek weekend question: Is NFP a form of contraception?

The word “contraception” simply means “anti-conception.” Its dictionary definition: “Intentional prevention of conception or impregnation through the use of various devices, agents, drugs, sexual practices, or surgical procedures.” The Catholic News Agency reported August 23: The developer of new fertility management software says it is becoming the “new face” for natural family planning. It can assist […]

Kmiec resigns, Obama shuns

UPDATE 5/3, 11:46a: I forgot to mention that Kmiec wanted his resignation effective on the date of the Feast of the Assumption, August 15, but the State Dept. rejected that request and bumped up his last day by 2-1/2 months to May 31. 5/2, 7:36p: This is so rich. Again we see what goes around […]

Planned Parenthood promotes holiday abortion spirit with “Choice on Earth” cards and gifts

In years past Planned Parenthood marketed their “Choice on Earth” holiday cards on a much grander scale. When 1st offering them in 2002, then-PP CEO Gloria Feldt became belligerent about the negative public reaction, stating, “Our supporters are so energized by the vicious criticism of our holiday card that we’re printing additional cards and limited-edition […]

The emerging European pro-life movement

I ate dinner last night with Youth Defence conference attendees from Belgium, France, Germany, and, of course, Ireland. I learned that Marches for Life have begun springing up all over Europe just in the past 5 years. For instance, from ABS-CBNnews.com, April 13, 2010:


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