The following are some of the highlights from the daily email briefing about news and events, which I send out to some of my friends and contacts (if you’re interested in subscribing to the daily mailing, leave your email address in the comments box):
1. Kathryn Jean Lopez explains the significance of the debate over the Protect Life Act, and about the stark difference in worldview of the two sides.
2. Sr. Mary Ann Walsh of the USCCB hits the Administration hard over its anti-Catholic agenda behind HHS’s denial of a contract to the bishops’ migration agency for helping victims of trafficking.
3. A number of Catholic institutions (including the Knights of Columbus, the USCCB and several universities) take out an ad condemning the HHS contraception mandate.
4. Francis Beckwith on the President’s illiberal attitude towards religion.
5. I decline to read the Huffington Post, and I won’t link to it so as not to endanger anyone’s soul. But Tom Peters reads it, and has this piece about an anti-Catholic screed from the top official of the pro-”gay” Metropolitan Community Church, who also happens to be an advisor to the President. Tom’s summary is worth reading because the Reverend says openly what the forces of “tolerance” are rarely honest about — their desire to force the Church out of the public square and penalize us for “discrimination”.
6. Amnesty International used to be a legitimate human rights organization, until they decided that unborn children were either not human or didn’t deserve rights. Now they’ve descended into madness, advocating the arrest of former President Bush. No word on when they’ll ask for charges against state sponsors and facilitators of human rights abuses like sex-selection abortion.
7. Portland, Oregon, is experiencing a continued rise in suicide rates — in a state that has legalized assisted suicide . You mean encouraging death may lead to more death? Who could have known?
8. A public school teacher expresses her religious views about homosexuality on her personal Facebook page. The government responds by investigating her, advocacy groups call for her to be fired. At least the ACLU is sticking up for her.
10. Either they’re so blinded by sin that they don’t see the disconnect, or they see it and their hearts are so hardened that they just don’t care. California has banned minors from using tanning beds, even with parental consent — but of course a minor can still get an abortion without even notifying a parent.
11. How to respond when somebody argues that abortion, divorce, and same-sex “marriage” are private matters that don’t affect others.
12. Ireland continues to defend its pro-life laws against pressure from the UN.