Russia and Abortion  by Larry Plachno- Decades of abortion have caused major population problems for Russia. The Bolsheviks legalized abortion shortly after they came to power in 1917. By 1934, the women in Moscow were having three abortions for every live birth. Joseph Stallin, the mass murderer, was so concerned that he banned abortion in 1936 fearing a sharp decline in the Russian population. Continue reading

HHS Mandate Final Rules June 28, 2013- Bill Donohue comments on the final rules set forth today by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regarding its abortifacient mandate: The HHS mandate forcing Catholic non-profits to pay for abortion-inducing drugs, contraception and sterilization will not kick in on August 1, as scheduled; an extension has been granted to January 1, 2014. Continue reading

Abortion and Our Polarized Society  By Larry Plachno-  Is Abortion and Pro-Choice Built on a House of Cards?  Have we become two polarized factions living and fighting each other in the same country? Demographers and researchers are telling us that the United States has grown into two separate groups with essentially opposite philosophies on good and evil. Continue reading

Alberta’s Floods Cannot Destroy The Human Spirit

Alberta Ca.- By Mark Pickup-    I’m going to step away from my usual blog offerings because my Canadian province of Alberta is hurting. Floods have devastated vast areas of southern Alberta — along with the beautiful city of Calgary. See the video below. People’s homes and dreams have been destroyed. That’s the bad news. The good news is that my fellow Albertans are resilient. Whether it’s the Slave Lake fires or this latest disaster,  Albertans come together in times of need and support each other.  The human spirit is alive and well. We shall overcome. God is good. Continue reading

NYT: “Go Easy on Child Abusers”

New York- June 26, 2013-  Bill Donohue comments on the New York Times’ reaction to a TV ad calling out the New York City public schools for coddling accused sexual predators:
In today’s New York Times, there is an analysis of former CNN anchor Campbell Brown’s new group, Parents’ Transparency Project, that was established to root out public school employees guilty of sexual misconduct. This is what it says about the ad: Continue reading

Catholic Campaign For Human Development Pro-Abortion Connections Grow

Rockford, Il – ( – 6-26-2013 – by Rockford Pro-Life Initiative- It’s hard to believe the long and sad story of the Catholic Campaign For Human Development’s partnership with the abortion industry could be even more sickening. But today it got even worse. Continue reading

New Yorkers Welcome Defeat of Abortion Bill

“A Remarkable Victory for Unborn Children”

NEW YORK, June 25, 2013  Here is a statement from the New York State Catholic Conference, which represents the Bishops of New York State in public policy matters: The failure of a last-ditch hostile amendment to try to effect passage of the Abortion Expansion Act is a remarkable victory for unborn children, as well as vulnerable women and girls who so often face unrelenting societal and family pressure to abort. The result is, quite literally, the answer to prayer. More accurately, it is the answer to millions of prayers by men, women and children of every faith from every section of the state who believe in the inalienable right to life of the baby in the womb. Continue reading

Don’t Be Afraid to Go Against the Current

By Junno Arocho Esteves- VATICAN CITY, June 24, – During his weekly Angelus address on Sunday, Pope Francis reflected on what he described as Christ’s “most incisive statements:’Whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it’. Thousands of pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square to listen to the Holy Father’s words. Continue reading

Are You Singing Songs Of Dissent At Your Parish?

Rockford, Il – ( – 6-23-2012 – by Rockford Pro-Life Initiative – After Vatican II many Catholic Parishes turned away from sacred music and started using a unique brand of American folk songs with a religious theme at Mass. In many ways this was a rejection of Catholic beauty and sound theology in the music used to worship God at Mass. Continue reading

Why is Good and Evil so Black and White?  by Larry Plachno –   Those of us who work in the Pro-Life area, or in similar areas where morals come into play, are frequently chastised for being so inflexible. Why is everything so black and white? Why don’t you allow for a little “wiggle room” and some shades of gray? Continue reading