The inherent value of human life, at every stage and in every circumstance, is not a sectarian issue any more than the Declaration of Independence is a sectarian creed.      We call on U.S. Catholics, especially those in positions of leadership … to recover their identity as followers of Jesus Christ and to be leaders in the renewal of American respect for the sanctity of life.      No one, least of all someone who exercises leadership in society, can rightfully claim to share fully and practically the Catholic faith and yet act publicly in a way contrary to that faith.      We cannot simultaneously commit ourselves to human rights and progress while eliminating or marginalizing the weakest among us. Nor can we practice the Gospel of life only as a private piety. American Catholics must live it vigorously and publicly, as a matter of national leadership and witness, or we will not live it at all.     Key Quotes From the US Bishops' Statement: Living the Gospel of Life: A Challenge to American Catholics (November 1998)
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The ideal politician for me is the one who has concern about your soul – that you have freedom of religion, peace and joy, work, security and assurance.” “Pray before you vote – vote in the name of God. Pray that we will once again be a nation under God. Be brave, speak out for Jesus – tell the world how wonderful He is. Visit him! By your example will all men know. Words don’t mean much, example speaks a thousand words. I love you but God loves you lots. Don’t forget that.”
                                                                                                  Mother M. Angelica, P.C.P.A.

 

PRO LIFE ROSARY NOVENA
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UPCOMING PROGRAMS
The World Over
Syndicated columnist and author Patrick J. Buchanan and radio talk show host Laura Ingraham join us for a World Over election wrap-up show
Nov 7 at 8 PM ET & 5 PM PT
OTHER RESOURCES
Chaput RENDER UNTO CAESAR: Serving the Nation by Living Our Catholic Beliefs in Political Life by Archbishop  Charles J. Chaput
EXCERPT: " .. People who take God seriously will not remain silent about their faith. They will often disagree about doctrine or policy, but they won’t be quiet. They can’t be..." :: MORE
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Olmstead CATHOLICS IN THE PUBLIC SQUARE
by Bishop Olmstead
EXCERPT: " ..The Catholic Church is actively engaged in a wide variety of important public policy issues including immigration, education, affordable housing, health and welfare..." :: MORE
 

 


 


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Abortion

BISHOP DORAN'S HOMILY

Bishop Doran’s homily at the Family Celebration October 05, 2008  Audio red arrow  |  Video red arrow

OPEN LINE - Colin B. Donovan, STL

~What are the consequences of voting pro-abortion? - Audio red arrow

~Catholic charitable activities are often ignored and misrepresented when pro-abortionists defend their position - Audio red arrow

~Colin asks what’s not to understand about Our Lord’s phrase “Whatsoever you do to the least of my brethren”, whether today with abortion or in Central Europe in the 1940’s - Audio red arrow

LIFE ON THE ROCK

Billy Valentine, Students for Life of America - How to transform our culture especially through this election - Video:  100k red arrow  300k red arrow

OPEN LINE -  Fr. Mitch Pacwa

Fr. Pacwa responds to the question why we should vote pro-life if abortions will take place anyway. - MP3  red arrow

RESPECT LIFE SUNDAY

A Pastoral Letter from Bishop Martino to the Diocese of Scranton Read red arrow
PATRICK MADRID

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THRESHOLD OF HOPE

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OPEN LINE -  John Martignoni

How abortion should be a discrimination issue in this year’s Presidential election. - Audio red arrow
FR. ANTHONY MARY'S HOMILY
Fr. Anthony's homily on Aug. 27th dealt with politicians and abortion. -
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OPEN LINE
Barbara McGuigan lists restraints that would be removed should a radically pro-abortion candidate be elected into office and passes the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA). - Audio red arrow

THE GOOD FIGHT

Barbara McGuigan and her guest, Dr. Davenport, discuss what will happen to medical practice should a pro-abortion candidate get elected - MP3  red arrow
THRESHOLD OF HOPE
Fr. Mitch Pacwa - Catholic Politician's Abortion Statements a Scandal - Flash Video red arrow

OPEN LINE- Mitch Pacwa
Conscience vs Feelings - MP3
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Complex Issues - MP3
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BISHOP MORLINO'S HOMILY
Bishop Morlino talks about Speaker Pelosi and Sen. Biden
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Marriage

BISHOP OLMSTEAD'S  STATEMENT ON MARRIAGE

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Life OPEN LINE - Colin B. Donovan, STL

When Life Begins - Audio red arrow

THRESHOLD OF HOPE - Fr. Mitch Pacwa
"The Government Should Defend Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness .."

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THE GOOD FIGHT

Barbara McGuigan and her guest, Mark Brumley, discuss the five non-negotiables and why this election is so different. - Audio red arrow

War OPEN LINE -  Colin B. Donovan, STL

Distinguishes between killing the innocent vs. war and the Principle of Double Effect - Audio red arrow

OPEN LINE -  Fr. Mitch Pacwa

Iraq War - Audio red arrow
OPEN LINE- Patrick Madrid
Legitimate self-defense and Just War Theory - MP3
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Voting Fr. Peter Carota
Pray the 15 decades of the Rosary in the days leading up to the election. -Audio red arrow

OPEN LINE -  Colin B. Donovan, STL

Online Resources on Catholic Voting - Audio red arrow

OPEN LINE -  Patrick Madrid

Practical Tips on Voting Well - Audio red arrow

OPEN LINE - Patrick Madrid
How to Vote with a Clear Conscience - Audio red arrow

THRESHOLD OF HOPE

Fr. Pacwa asks: Is there ever a time when it’s OK to not vote or pencil in a different candidate? - Audio red arrow

Economy OPEN LINE -  Colin B. Donovan, STL

Colin clarifies that political, social and economic systems are only imperfect means to an end, not our salvation.- Audio  red arrow

Colin reflects on what the Church’s social teaching is and on the common good in the political and economic orders - Audio red arrow

 

DVD’s and Books on these issues are available from EWTN Religious Catalogue  
The American Catholic VoterTHE AMERICAN CATHOLIC VOTER

George Marlin traces the political and electoral history of American Catholics from the founding of Maryland to the election of George W. Bush. It is an inspiring story of the struggles and triumphs of ethnic Catholics and how they were able to become the swing vote that has determined the outcome of numerous elections. Hardcover. 400 pages.

 
FORBIDDEN GRIEF – DR. THERESA BURKE

This is a haunting review of Dr. Theresa Burke's experience in counseling hundreds of women for abortion-related emotional problems. Dr. Burke exposes the obstacles in the way of post-abortion healing, reviews the full range and depth of post-abortion adjustment problems and illustrates how we can create a more understanding and healing society. Paperback. 327 pages.
 
Catholicism for DummiesCATHOLICISM FOR DUMMIES

Fr. John Trigilio and Fr. Kenneth Brighenti present the rich tapestry and history of the Catholic Church - from doctrines to devotions. Written in an informal, easy-to-understand manner, this book provides an in-depth description of the Catholic Mass, the Seven Sacraments, the liturgical calendar, the duties of the clergy, and much more! Paperback. 414 pages.
 

Being Human: 40 Days for Life DVDBEING HUMAN: 40 DAYS FOR LIFE - DVD

This program focuses on the everyday, ordinary people who - by relying on Christ - help save lives from abortion through prayer and activism. Includes interviews with three volunteers: a businessman, a mother and a college student. Features expert commentary. 30 min.

 

Healing The Culture: A Pro-Life PhilosophyHEALING THE CULTURE: A PRO-LIFE PHILOSOPHY - DVD

Fr. Robert Spitzer discusses his deep convictions about the purpose of life, the common good and the means of achieving a healthy future for our society. Engaging the audience in "how-to" steps for spreading a pro-life, anti-euthanasia and optimistic message to the 21st century, he discusses the meaning of life and human freedoms. 5 Discs. 8½ hrs.

 

Pro-Life is Pro Love DVDPRO-LIFE IS PRO-LOVE - DVD

This is a reality-based teaching tool designed by Fr. Daniel Mode to provide high school students with a firm grounding in the Church's pro-life principles. It is a four year program that instructs students throughout their high school years, training them in evangelization, defense of the pro-life position and much more.  1 disc. 2 hrs.

 

 

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Catechetical References:

Responses to Catholic Politicians on Abortion arrow
Moral Duties Concerning Voting
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Frequently Asked Questions

Brief Catechism on Voting arrow
Fr. Stephan Torraco's Brief Catechism on Voting

Joint Statement  from Bishop Kevin Farrell and Bishop Kevin Vann  arrow

Our Moral Responsibility As Catholic Citizens  arrow
A joint pastoral letter by Archbishop Joseph Naumann and Bishop Robert Finn addressing the responsibility to be well informed voters.
Bishop Holley Calls on Black Community to Overcome Abortion
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Bishop Martin D. Holley, Auxiliary Bishop of Washington, issued a statement responding to a report by the Guttmacher Institute, Planned Parenthood’s research branch, showing that black women have abortions at five times the rate of white women.

Bishop Finn of Kansas City, MO: "Can a Catholic Vote in Support of Abortion?"  arrow
When a candidate regards the unborn child as unworthy of the defense of law, then he or she asks us to join them in ignoring the lessons of history by which African Americans in this country were once regarded as...

Bishop Hermann: ‘I thought you should know’ arrow
Judgment Day is on its way

Archbishop Edwin O'Brien of Baltimore: "God's Great Gift"  arrow

Worthiness to Receive Holy Communion: General Principles arrow

Prayers:
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Novena for the election of good governmental officials at all levels of government

Lepanto - Rosaries for a Pro-life victory in election  arrow

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