Thursday, December 28, 2006
From a Jewish point of view, Stiller’s comment conveys a strange sense of emptiness, a tinge of sadness—since our tradition views Friday night – the Sabbath – as by far the most significant, most “exciting” night of the week. Though he often portrays Jewish characters on screen (even playing a likeable, lovesick rabbi in Leap of Faith), Stiller’s mother (the gifted comedienne Anne Meara) is Irish Catholic and he claims no particular affiliation with the religious tradition of either parent. It’s not surprising that he’d feel no particular compunction to celebrate Friday night as a special occasion with his family, but his implication that weekends at home count as boring and indistinguishable highlights the deeper need for Sabbath commitments." to read more of Michael Medved's commentary on the Sabbath observance visit:
Townhall.com::A comedian's sigh, the 4th Commandment, and a better New Year::By Michael Medved:
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
A TRIBUTE TO FATHER NOVIELLO _ Father Anthony Noviello, age 90, died Friday morning, December 15th , 2006, after being stuck by a car during an early morning walk near his Williamsport home. We shall greatly miss you, dear Father Noviello! Father lived an exemplary life as a true Priest of God. He devoted himself for the salvation of those under his care and for all he met. He loved people and worked tirelessly instructing others concerning Church Teachings. He took seriously and preached the heavenly message of the Blessed Virgin of Fatima. One of Father's many legacies was his founding of the annual Rosary Rally in Wyoming Valley. Each year Father would purchase advertising Billboards and would rent the Ica-Rama to accommodate the thousands of pilgrims. Father would literally 'walk the extra miles' in procession through the streets prayerfully, to end abortion. Father Noviello was a master of languages and could superbly explain a particular situation. He would courageously give a most educated discourse on the evil of abortion even in the midst of controversy. Father Noviello was the first true friend of the Pro-Life Center. Many years ago he gave the needed confidence to our President in opening the Center. He was a Priest who practiced what he preached, generously and spontaneously donating to a pro-life project such as sponsoring a whole Bus to the March For Life. Father Noviello was a penitential Priest, one who quietly carried his cross in life. Father Noviello is in the glory of the Father and can now do more for the causes near to his heart. May his reward be great. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
We believe in a culture of life--that every human life is a beautiful, sacred, unique child of a loving God.
We believe in justice for all--at all times.
We believe in liberty.
But the central institutions that best transmit these values--the family and the culture--are under withering attack." TO READ MORE VISIT:
Brownback Enters Presidential Race -- GOPUSA:
Friday, November 17, 2006
Townhall.com::Like it or not, public schools define American culture::By Phyllis Schlafly:
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
"Police say the woman arrived the next day after the procedure complaining of severe pain. Workers at the clinic explained to her that the doctor was not available and she'd have to wait.
The woman was taken into a recovery room and according to witnessess, gave birth in the clinic.
''Employees cut the umbilical cord, put the baby in a bag and walked away with it,' Hialeah Lt. Ralph Gracia said." to read more visit cbs4.com - Dead Baby Found In Abortion Clinic, Clinic Closed:
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Pennsylvania Republican Party :: News Item
When our forefathers voted by paper ballot...at least their votes counted. Through fraud, mechanical error, or voters not understanding how to use the machines, how many votes willnot count?
Philadelphia Daily News | 11/07/2006 | A STUNNING CALL
Sunday, November 05, 2006
Just consider the people who help to make up the heart and soul of the Democratic Party: Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, John Kerry, Ted Kennedy, Hillary Clinton, Michael Moore, Keith Olbermann, Alcee Hastings, Marion Berry, Rosie O’Donnell, Barbara Boxer, and Barbra Streisand.
Compare that list to some of the more notable Republicans: George W. Bush, Denny Hastert, Bill Frist, Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, Sean Hannity, Rudy Guiliani, George Allen, Kay Bailey Hutchison, Dick Cheney, John Cornyn, and just about every country music singer in America." To read the entire article visit:
Townhall.com::Place your bets on the grown-ups::By Mike Gallagher:
Thursday, November 02, 2006
While Chris Carney’s political ads describe him as a man with "family values", Carney’s Federal Election Commission Report paints a different picture. Carney has taken contributions from a set of Congressmen who share a radical, left wing, pro-abortion set of values.
Loretta Sanchez, a member of the pro-abortion caucus in Congress, gave Carney a $1,000.00 contribution on 9/28/06.
The National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) is one of the groups responsible for promoting the legalization of abortion. NARAL still influences legislators today and has made contributions to Allyson Schwartz for Congress, Nancy Pelosi and Doris Matsui in 2005. Allyson Schwartz made a $2,000.00 contribution to Carney on 5/22/06, Nancy Pelosi contributed $2,000.00 to the Carney Campaign on 9/11/06 and Ms. Matsui gave him $1,000.00 on 9/07/06.
The National Organization for Women is another abortion-promoting organization that has endorsed a number of candidates for Congress including Mike Honda, Zoe Lofgren, Lois Capps, Lucille Roybal-Allard and Loretta Sanchez. (Lofgren, Capps, and Roybal-Allard are so radical they voted FOR the cloning of human embryos on Feb. 27, 2003. (NRLC News March 2003)
What do these people have to do with Chris Carney? All these pro-abortion candidates or Congressmen have contributed to Chris Carney’s campaign. Honda gave Carney $500.00 on 8/7/06, while Lofgren gave him $1,000.00 on 9/13/06. Lois Capps gave Chris Carney $1,000.00 on 8/09/06, and Roybal-Allard gave him $1,000.00 on 9/23/06. The Sanchez contribution to the Carney campaign was mentioned earlier.
So why are these radical pro-abortion candidates and Congressmen giving to Chris Carney’s campaign? Because Carney shares their radical, pro-abortion views.
Sue Cirba, Scranton, author of Pro-Life PA by Sue Cirba
Note: All figures for contributions to the Carney campaign are from the Federal Election Report FEC Disclosure Report Search Results Carney for Congress Committee ID number C00414391.
The fact that NARAL has made contributions to Schwartz, Pelosi and Matsui was found on a website devoted to Associated Press Election Coverage 2006 PAC listings.
The NOW endorsements came from the 2006 NOW PAC’s Voting guide is found at www.nowpacs.org/2006/federal.html
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
People in a Persistent Vegetative State Awakened by a Sleeping Pill - Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Reborn
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Mona Charen gives conservatives something to think about before voting: Townhall.com::13 Reasons to vote Republican on Nov. 7::By Mona Charen
NBC says comments such as 'God made you special and He loves you very much' were offensive and censored them from the show." To read more visit: Conservative Battleline Online --NBC Censors God's Love:
Friday, October 27, 2006
Geer warned that homosexual legal activists in Pennsylvania and elsewhere will make good on their agenda to exploit rulings like New Jersey’s to force homosexual 'marriages' or marriage benefits on our Commonwealth. To read more visit:
Pennsylvania Family Institute- NJ Marriage Ruling Press Release 10-24-
Friday, October 20, 2006
Fidelis Website • Home: "The Catholic-based advocacy group Fidelis along with The Center for Jewish Values (CJV) and the National Committee for the Furtherance of Jewish Education (NCFJE) appeared in joint press conferences Wednesday in Harrisburg, Scranton and Pittsburgh, calling upon Casey to return over $300,000 in contributions received from the radical left wing groups MoveOn.org and the Human Rights Campaign and to denounce their anti-Semitic and anti-Catholic statements."
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Times Leader | 10/17/2006 | Santorum, Casey hammer home familiar points
ABC News: Pa. Senate Candidates Debate Foreign Policy
FOXNews.com - Sen. Santorum, Democratic Opponent Casey Debate Foreign Policy - Voting | Vote | 2006 Elections
FOXNews.com - Sen. Santorum, Democratic Opponent Casey Debate Foreign Policy - Voting | Vote | 2006 Elections
Friday, October 13, 2006
Casey, Santorum debate over debates - Politics - MSNBC.com: "- Oct. 16 on KYW-AM in Philadelphia. and also on Oct. 16 in Philadelphia, sponsored by WPVI-TV and the League of Women Voters."
For more information on the League of women Voters Debate:
"The race between Senator Rick Santorum and State Treasurer Bob Casey is perhaps the nation’s most competitive Senate campaign. With just 21 days before the November 7th election, join a group of experts for an in-depth analysis as they handicap how the candidates performed in their last debate and where the race stands so close to the critical election. The last debate will be held at the National Constitution Center on the evening of October 16. The debate will be held in partnership with 6 ABC WPVI-TV and the League of Women Voters. It will be broadcast live on 6 ABC WPVI-TV at 7:00 p.m. on October 16. (There are no tickets available for the debate itself.) "
For more information on the League of women Voters Debate visit:
Philadelphia Talks: Debating the Debate: Santorum vs. Casey - National Constitution Center:
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Sunday, October 15, 2006
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Wednesday, October 11, 2006
In total, that day I did 25 interviews with, it seems, virtually all the major newspapers and chains. I got caught up in the feeding frenzy of the moment and called for Speaker J. Dennis Hastert's resignation. I did so without hearing his side of the story." To read the full article click here:Speaker Hastert, The Foley Scandal And Contradictions -- Paul M. Weyrich -- GOPUSA:
Monday, October 09, 2006
Thursday, October 05, 2006
Times Leader 10/05/2006 Carney, Sherwood square off: states: " Abortion. Sherwood, who has won a 100-percent rating from the nation’s pre-eminent anti-abortion group, said the issue is one on which “good people can disagree,” while accusing Carney of “waffling” on the issue. Carney, who is on the record as supporting a right to abortion, carefully restated the position he’s given elsewhere: As a Roman Catholic, he is personally opposed to abortion, but favors full access to “reproductive health care.”"
Sherwood, Carney square off
Iraq, abortion among topics at debate
LEWISBURG — Questions of moral character and the cost of an ongoing war were fielded at Wednesday's debate between 10th Congressional District candidates Don Sherwood and Chris Carney.
The event began with Mr. Sherwood, of Tunkhannock, a four-term Republican incumbent, expressing pride in his voting record, including lowering taxes, increasing spending by 46 percent for veterans and supporting pro-life issues." their web site also contains vidoe clips from the debate.
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
The Daily Item - Mid-Daily Items: Are the gloves off, yet?:
How about a definition of "reproductive health care"? From the World Health Organization:
"'Reproductive health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Reproductive Health addresses the reproductive processes, function and system at all stages of life. Reproductive Health implies that people are able to have a responsible, satisfying and safe sex life and that they have the capability to reproduce and the freedom to decide if, when and how often to do so. Implicit in this last condition are the right of men and women to be informed of and to have access to safe, effective, affordable and acceptable methods of fertility regulation of their choice, and the right of access to appropriate health care services that will enable women to go safely through pregnancy and child birth and provide couples with the best chance of having a healthy infant.'
The WHO document goes on to talk about how they feel it is important to provide abortion services at the primary health care level and the importance of the removal of unnecessary restrictions from policies and regulations in order to accomplish their goals. Is the definition Mr. Carney subscribes to?
The Sunbury Daily Item has the opening statements of Sherwook and Carney on their web site. Just click the debate link on the Daily Item homepage.The Daily Item - Sunbury, PA
Sunday, October 01, 2006
Hours before Congress adjourned for pre-election campaigning, 57 senators voted to remove the final procedural obstacle to S. 403, which would have cleared the bill for transmission to President Bush for his signature. But 57 was three votes short of the 60 required under Senate rules to break through a procedural roadblock erected by the Senate Democratic leadership." For the entire story visit nrlc.org or click here Eight Senate Democrats Flip, Kill Parental Notification Bill:
Friday, September 29, 2006
"Santorum, in other words, is one of those rare politicians who puts his money where his mouth is -- even though his usual supporters turn on him as a result. ..... If Santorum is ``too Catholic,'' he has company in his opponent, who is also a Catholic and a near-mirror image of Santorum on most of the hot-button issues. (Sue Cirba: Keep in mind folks Kathleen Parker is a member ofthe very liberal Washington Post Writer's Group...and is trying to make Casey and Santorum seem identical)
Parker Continues: Both men are pro-life and both oppose same-sex marriage, though Casey allows some slight variations. ...both support the legal protection for human life from conception, and both want to see Roe v. Wade overturned." To read the article:
Townhall.com::The beatitudes of Rick Santorum::By Kathleen Parker:
Casey, with no pro-life legislation to his credit will likely never have any. Casey has said abortion would not be his focus in Congress. (Carrie Budoff, Unlikely Allies are Sizing Up Casey', The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 3, 2005.)" To read Mrs. Cirba's letter go to Kathleen Parker article and the comments which follow it.
Townhall.com::The beatitudes of Rick Santorum::By Kathleen Parker:
Thursday, September 28, 2006
"Republican U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum carried a chair with him into the debate to emphasize his opponent's absence. Santorum answered questions for 45 minutes from '60 Minutes' co-editor Lesley Stahl during the debate in Hershey, Dauphin County, shown live on the Pennsylvania Cable Network. To read more : santorum totes empty chair to debate - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Casey has been turning down nearly all offers to appear with Santorum. Like Rendell and Swann, Casey and Santorum also plan two televised debates: one Oct. 12 in Pittsburgh and another Oct. 16 in Philadelphia." Rendell, Swann spar over pay raises : The Morning Call Online:
"I just saw Bob Casey’s latest attempt to smear Sen. Rick Santorum, where Mr. Casey says that Sen. Santorum voted three times for a cost-of-living increase much like Social Security recipients receive. What makes this so funny is the fact that it was Mr. Casey who stood by and condoned the State Legislature’s 54 percent pay increase last summer." to read more visit:
Times Leader | 09/28/2006 | Casey’s campaign tactics are sleazy, stance hypocritical:
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
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Monday, September 11, 2006
"According to all the tests, the young woman was deep in a 'vegetative state' -- completely unresponsive and unaware of her surroundings. But then a team of scientists decided to do an unprecedented experiment, employing sophisticated technology to try to peer behind the veil of her brain injury for any signs of conscious awareness." To read the entire story click:
'Vegetative' Woman's Brain Shows Surprising Activity:
Of course those who regularly read this blog already know that some PVS patients are aware of their surroundings. Kate Adamson recovered from a stroke and persistent vegetative state and recently addressed the Scranton Chapter of Pa. for Human Life at their Prayer Breakfast
To read excerpts from Kate Adamson's Story click:
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
From the Meet the Press Debate:
Russert: Senator Santorum, another social issue. The Federal Drug Administration has said that Plan B, the morning-after pill, can be sold over the counter to Americans 18 and older. Many in the right-to-life community have called that pill an abortifacient. Are you in favor of the FDA decision to sell the morning-after pill?
SEN. SANTORUM: No, I’m not. I, I agree that it is an abortifacient, and that, that it’s dangerous to give a dose of hormones equivalent to one third of a whole series of birth control pills to, to someone without any kind of doctor supervision........ to read more about Santorum's pro-life response and Casey's "difference of opinion" visit: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14568263/Page/8/
For the whole transcript of the debate with comments on issues from the War on Terrorism to the budget, to pro-life and other issues visit http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14568263
Saturday, September 02, 2006
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Pittsburgh, PA WKST 12:00 pm 1200 AM Somerset, PA WNTW 990 AM 3:00 pm
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Sunday, August 27, 2006
As John Paul II reminded us, faith and reason are the two wings upon which man rises to the truth. Guardian and teacher of Christianity, the Catholic Church has been both pioneer and preserver of learning throughout Her two-thousand-year history; indeed, members of Her clergy and laity are among the great names of science.
But all inquiry must respect the dignity of the human person and the good of society. Harvesting the unborn violates both, as do the disunitive and lethal effects of so-called morning after drugs. Those who countenance such abuses accede to the prevailing materialism of our time, a philosophy of self-interest at odds with the most fundamental Christian truths and moral imperatives.
Unfortunately, most Americans have successfully divorced faith from morality, reinventing God as necessary to meet their needs. Lost is the understanding that freedom follows from truth, not the unfettered exercise of will, and that fulfillment lies not in possessing, but only in the unconditional gift of self.
In the light of Catholic doctrine, it's appallingly clear that contrary to popular myth, America is anything but predominantly Christian; it is, in fact, overwhelmingly pagan. How else could a nation embrace the self-destruction of contraception, sterilization, abortion and euthanasia? Why else would it clamor for medical experiments every bit as monstrous as those once performed in Nazi death camps?
John Francis Borra
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
'It's a very sad day for our people, but a liberating day,' said John Giles, president of the coalition's Alabama chapter, which announced Wednesday that it was renaming itself and splitting from the national organization. The Iowa and Ohio chapters took similar steps this year.
Giles said he and his Alabama colleagues have 'a dozen hard reasons' for the action but would elaborate on only one - a perception that the coalition's leadership was diverting itself from traditional concerns such as abortion and same-sex marriage to address other issues ranging from the environment to Internet access." To read more visit American Chronicle:
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Has political pressure finally induced the Bush administration to betray women's health with the morning after pill?
By Joseph A. D’Agostino
After resisting for years feminists determined to make high-dosage steroids available to women and girls without a prescription, it seems that the Bush Administration is about to cave in to political pressure and make the morning-after pill (MAP) accessible over the counter to those over 18. Not only will this result in the deaths of more unborn children since MAP often acts after conception, but it will seriously harm the health of women and girls who will use the now-easy-to-get MAP repeatedly. The FDA did not officially announce its decision this week, but statements from it and Barr Laboratories, the makers of the “Plan B” brandof MAP, clearly indicate the FDA’s intention to allow OTC distribution ofMAP.
No one, pro-life or pro-abortion, pro-family or pro-contraception, should favor this change. The FDA’s own experts, when MAP was approved for prescription-only sales, said that repeated use could have serious health effects on women and girls. MAP should only be used very rarely, in an emergency (thus the term “emergency contraception,” even though the latter word of that term is dishonest). By making MAP prescription-only, the FDA required women and girls to go through a doctor and pharmacist who would query their patient’s health history and steer them away from MAP if medically indicated.
This safeguard will soon be gone. Anyone over 18 will be able to walk into a grocery store or pharmacy and buy MAP any time he or she pleases, no questions asked. Can anyone doubt that many young women will end up using MAP over and over? The FDA’s experts warned of serious health consequences from such use, but could not provide solid examples since there have been no studies of repeated MAP use. No one knows what the repeated dosing with these powerful steroids might do to women’s bodies. Many women, particularly college co-eds, are likely about to find out.
If history is any guide, disastrous health effects won’t make any difference once MAP is distributed over the counter. After all, the Clinton Administration rushed the prescription-only approval of the abortion pill, RU-486, and with its fatal side effects, it has been killing mothers at ten times the rate that surgical abortion does. Yet feminists and other so-called women’s advocates don’t want RU-486’s approval revoked.
Bush’s nominee for FDA Commissioner, Acting Commissioner Dr. Andrew vonEschenbach, recently announced the re-opening of the case for OTC MAP after radically pro-abortion senators such as Hillary Clinton (D.-N.Y.) put a hold on his nomination. The message from Clinton et al was clear: Approve OTC MAP or no permanent appointment for you. It seems vonEschenbach is complying.
The debate over OTC MAP continues to be surrounded by obvious lies. One is that MAP is contraception, not abortion. But scientists agree that the Morning After Pill often stops an already-conceived child from implanting, making it something other than contraception—and something that kills. Another obvious lie: MAP is safe for the woman using it. Yes, the FDA’s experts concluded that MAP is safe, but no one has studied the effects of repeated use, and the FDA’s experts warned that repeated use could be seriously harmful.
Yet another lie is that MAP will only be accessible to adult women over the counter. Anyone possessing passing familiarity with American society knows that young teenagers have easy access to cigarettes and alcohol, which are supposed to be sold only to adults. Why should anyone think the Morning After Pill will be different?
Boston Globe columnist Ellen Goodman often provides an excellent summary of all the lies of the left. In a typically dishonest column August 10, she not only claimed that MAP is contraception that prevents abortion and thus pro-lifers as well as pro-abortionists should favor it, but she condemns “the truly bizarre"' idea offered by opponents such as the Concerned Women for America, that a predator or rapist could ‘buy the drug in order to cover up his abuse.’” Goodman ridicules this very likely proposition.
Many underage girls are having relations with adult boyfriends. These men, guilty of statutory rape, often transport their victims for abortions, which is one reason why the Child Custody Protection Act is needed. Soon, MAP will be as near as the corner drug store, and who can doubt these men will buy it and pressure their young teen girlfriends to take it repeatedly, whenever standard “protection” was not used or failed? After all, these fellows haven’t exactly demonstrated their great concern for the well-being of the fair sex, have they?
And how old are these guys? Men 25 or older sire more children of school-age California girls than do boys, according to congressional testimony from Professor Teresa Stanton Collett of the University of St.Thomas School of Law in Minnesota. Nationally, two-thirds of teen mothers have boyfriends over 20. And among California girls 15 or younger who give birth, the boyfriends are usually 6 to 7 years older. That’s right—the father of a 15-year-old’s child is usually at least 21. Thanks to Hillary Clinton and a craven FDA, he will soon be able to legally pickup a package of the Morning After Pill to go with the 12-pack he will use to get his teen girlfriend drunk.
“Politicians are trying to push FDA approval through with strong-arm tactics that have no place in evaluations of women's health and safety. ..,” Christian Medical Association (CMA) Executive Director Dr. David Stevens said today. “This move by the FDA appears to be based on political expedience and ideology rather than science. It makes no medical sense to offer over-the-counter access to a powerful hormonal drug when lower doses of those hormones in contraceptives require a physician's prescription.” There is still hope that von Eschenbach will make the right decision.
Joseph A. D'Agostino is Vice President for Communications at the Population Research Institute Visit their Website: www.pop.org
(c) 2006 Population Research Institute. Permission to reprint granted. Redistribute widely. Credit required.
Thanks to Mr. D'Agostino for use of this article. To learn more about the work of the Population Research Institute visit www.pop.org. Or to subscribe to their Weekly E-Mail Briefing please visit http://pop.org/subscribe-weekly.cfm
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
Federal Legislation - Legislative Action Center:
To learn more about the Child Custody Protection Act (S.403) and protecting parent's rights visit National Right to Life's page on parentalnotification. Visit: Parental Notification
Sunday, July 30, 2006
Father Groeschel is the Director of the Office of Spiritual Development of the Archdiocese of New York. He formed the Community of the Franciscan Friars of the renewal, has published, books and tapes, and is a familiar face on Catholic television. Father Groeschel founded Good Counsel Homes for single mothers and their children in New York City. Father Groeschel speaks at the Saturday, afternoon Penance Service and is homilist for the SundayLiturgy. For futher information or to register call 570-344-2214.
Friday, July 28, 2006
National Academies of Science: Abortion Linked to Premature Birth Problems
What do you want to bet the March of Dimes, which exists to discover the causes of premature birth, will criticize the report?
Thursday, July 27, 2006
President Vetoes H.R. 810, the "Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2005" - Text of President's Speech
Like all Americans, I believe our Nation must vigorously pursue the tremendous possibilities that science offers to cure disease and improve the lives of millions. Yet, as science brings us ever closer to unlocking the secrets of human biology, it also offers temptations to manipulate human life and violate human dignity. Our conscience and history as a Nation demand that we resist this temptation" For the Text of President Bush'e Speech regarding H.R. 810 click:
President Vetoes H.R. 810, the "Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2005":
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Bob Casey's Twisted Interpretations of Being Pro-Life :: :: ProLifeBlogs:
Saturday, July 22, 2006
One thing pro-lifers have to realize is liberals slant the news on every issue. Here is a different issue illustrating the same fact. Liberals want us to believe the effort to liberate the Iraqui people is a complete waste of our time and American lives: that the Iraqui people are savages who will never live in peace. They paint all Iraqui people with the same brush. I came accross this web site about Iraqui Kurdistan and was surprised by it. At the same time I was not surprised because I know how the liberal media distorts the truth to advance their agenda. So for those who want to learn something about Iraq that is not found on the nightly news visit: Kurdistan - The Other Iraq
Thursday, July 20, 2006
Wednesday, July 19, 2006
“Taxpayers deserve to have their money fund a proven medical practice that has boasted real results, rather than subsidizing immoral embryonic stem-cell research that, to this day, has not yielded results,' Lanier Swann, of Concerned Women for America, said." To read more visit:
Pro-Life Groups Ask President Bush to Veto Embryonic Stem Cell Research Bill
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
For Information on directions to the Lycoming County Fair Visit: PSACF - Fair Details
Monday, July 17, 2006
Saturday, July 15, 2006
We know what doesn't work -- "preaching" abstinence, "promoting" condoms.
Superintendents, School Board Members, Teachers, Administrators, Principals:
Has your curriculum shown that it can postpone sexual involvement? TeenSTAR has... Over 90% of female and male virgins remained uninvolved while 30-65% of previously involved students stopped during the year-long Teen Star program.
TeenSTAR (Sexuality Teaching in the context of Adult Responsibility) is a developmental curriculum which uses learning one's fertility pattern to teach responsible decision-making and communication skills in the area of sexual behavior and enhances teens' self-understanding and self-esteem. Can be offered once a week in health, physical education, family life, biology or sociology class for two semesters. Best results for primary prevention if offered in grades 7-9. A one-week training workshop required.
Why not try a program that has demonstrated its ability to postpone sexual involvement?
For a description of the program click here. The page also contains traninig workshop dates.
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
The former abortion clinic, known as the Springfield Health Care Center, shut down unexpectedly last October after launching a lawsuit against a new state law that required clinic abortionists to obtain hospital privileges within 30 miles of their clinic. Violations of the law could result in prison terms of up to 15 years."
To read more click here:
Former Abortion Clinic Donated to Expand Crisis Pregnancy Centre:
Sunday, July 09, 2006
AP Wire | 04/04/2006 | Lab grows bladders from cells of patients: "At age 16, Kaitlyne McNamara is different beyond her defective spine, crutch, leg braces and 54 surgeries. She has one of the world's first re-engineered bladders.
It is the first time a complex human organ like the bladder has been mostly replaced with tissue grown from a patient's own cells. "
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Philadelphia Inquirer | 06/25/2006 | Video: 3D Ultrasound
Favorite Resources for Catholic Homeschoolers - Favorite Suppliers
Thursday, June 22, 2006
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
Federal Marriage Amendment Defeat -- Pro-Family Movement Weakness -- Paul M. Weyrich -- GOPUSA: "Did the Majority Whip in the Senate twist arms until it hurts on the Marriage Amendment? No. Did the President talk with Senators, trading things as he did with the drug benefit? No. Was the Right angry about this? No. "
Friday, June 09, 2006
Thursday, June 01, 2006
This horrifying case of infanticide, uncovered in March, produced a wave of alarm and emotion from Alhambra natives, who named the baby Therese Rose and lovingly organized a funeral service for her. It’s hard to imagine anyone not moved by the baby’s heartless murder and, in contrast, the tender response of the people of Alhambra.
However, too often outrage over an infant’s senseless homicide stops short when she is still in the womb. The little girl who died in the ravine was a few hours old. Did those few hours really make her a person?" To read more of this article by Cara Cook click the following link.
Concerned Women for America - Infanticide and Abortion: Fruits of the Same Tree:
Friday, May 26, 2006
And, according to his lawyer, Kevorkian seems to have second thoughts about helping people die."
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
ARRIVAL AND WELCOMING CEREMONY LIVE [60:00]
Arrival at the International Airport of Okecie, Warsaw.
Thursday May 25, 2006 5 AM LIVE
Thursday May 25, 2006 10 PM ENCORE
MASS IN PILSUDSKI SQUARE LIVE [3 hours]
Holy Mass in Pilsudski Square, Warsaw.
Friday May 26, 2006 3 AM LIVE
Friday May 26, 2006 7 PM ENCORE
VISIT TO THE JASNA GÓRA SHRINE LIVE [3 hours]
Visit to the Sanctuary of Jasna Góra in Czestochowa.
Friday May 26, 2006 11 AM LIVE
Friday May 26, 2006 10 PM ENCORE
VISIT TO BIRTH PLACE OF POPE JOHN PAUL II LIVE [60:00]
Visit to the birthplace of Pope John Paul II in Wadowice.
Saturday May 27, 2006 4:30 AM LIVE
Saturday May 27, 2006 3 PM ENCORE
VISIT TO SANCTUARIES OF KALWARIA AND
DIVINE MERCY LIVE [90:00]
Visit to the Santuary of the Madonna of Kalwaria in Kalwaria, Zebrzydowska and the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy of Krakow/Lagiewniki.
Saturday May 27, 2006 6 AM LIVE
Saturday May 27, 2006 4 PM ENCORE
VISIT TO WAWEL CATHEDRAL AND MEETING WITH THE YOUTH LIVE [3 ½ hours]
Visit to the Cathedral of Wawel and meeting with the youth in Blonie Park.
Saturday May 27, 2006 11 AM LIVE
Saturday May 27, 2006 6 PM ENCORE
"MASS IN BLONIE PARK LIVE [3 hours]
Holy Mass in Blonie Park in Krakow.
Sunday May 28, 2006 3:30 AM LIVE
Sunday May 28, 2006 8 PM ENCORE
VISIT TO AUSCHWITZ LIVE [90:00]
Visit to the Concentration Camp of Auschwitz.
Sunday May 28, 2006 11 AM LIVE
Sunday May 28, 2006 11 PM ENCORE
DEPARTURE CEREMONY LIVE [90:00]
Farewell Ceremony at the Balice Airport, Krakow.
Sunday May 28, 2006 1 PM LIVE
Monday May 29, 2006 12:30 AM ENCORE
Thursday, May 18, 2006
The candidates previously agreed to meet once, on NBC's Meet the Press on Sept. 3."
The articles I posted yesterday and today should give readers an idea of the unprecedented opportunity this election brings. It can be a blessing or a curse for the pro-life movement. It all depends on the steps pro-life citizens take to elect candidates who share their values.
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
“This is a traumatic shock wave, the likes of which we haven’t seen in decades,” said G. Terry Madonna, director of the Center for Politics and Public Affairs at Franklin and Marshall College."
Frank J. Pistella, Democrat from the 10th Legislative District, Frank La Grotta, Republican from the 30th district, Robert Jubelirer and Republican from the 48th District, David Brightbill. For vote totals visit:
kdka.com - Election Results
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Click link to read LifeNews.com article
If only I could vote for Thomas Jefferson! - Thomas Jefferson: First Inaugural Address. U.S. Inaugural Addresses.
Thomas Jefferson, in his First Inagural Address comments on our country, our Creator, and good government.
Thomas Jefferson: First Inaugural Address. U.S. Inaugural Addresses. : " Let us, then, with courage and confidence pursue our own Federal and Republican principles, our attachment to union and representative government. Kindly separated by nature and a wide ocean from the exterminating havoc of one quarter of the globe; too high-minded to endure the degradations of the others; possessing a chosen country, with room enough for our descendants to the thousandth and thousandth generation; entertaining a due sense of our equal right to the use of our own faculties, to the acquisitions of our own industry, to honor and confidence from our fellow-citizens, resulting not from birth, but from our actions and their sense of them;
enlightened by a benign religion, professed, indeed, and practiced in various forms, yet all of them inculcating honesty, truth, temperance, gratitude, and the love of man; acknowledging and adoring an overruling Providence, which by all its dispensations proves that it delights in the happiness of man here and his greater happiness hereafter—
with all these blessings, what more is necessary to make us a happy and a prosperous people? Still one thing more, fellow-citizens—a wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
Friday, May 12, 2006
Wednesday, May 03, 2006
If you would like to look up the Bill 1591 please go to www.legis.state.pa.us and plug in HB1591 under 'Bill', which is in a box titled 'Find Legislation By'.
Monday, May 01, 2006
A Pregnant Chinese Woman Goes Into Hiding to Escape A Forced Abortion. Her Relatives are Arrested, Her Home Destroyed. Read Mosher's Testimony
Thursday, April 27, 2006
The abortion lobby continues to peddle the myth that all women are 'Pro-Choice' despite the fact that poll after poll shows that Americans - including women - are more pro-life. The event was held "to set the country straight" and help people understand that abortion is harmful to women and children.
Key issues like Embryonic Stem Cell Research, Judges, the Ban on Human Cloning and the Child Custody Protection Act were among those discussed. Concerned Women for American interviewed Maureen Gregory, a CWA Prayer and Action Chapter leader from Georgia .
Thursday, April 20, 2006
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Steve Mosher of Population Research InstituteTo Testify on China's Coersive Population Control Program
Chinese women are forced to abort their children and are sterilized by the thousands every year. The program mandates a maximum of one or two children for most Chinese families. Because sons are favored in China, girls are often aborted so their parents can try again for a boy without exceeding their legal quota of children. PRI estimates by 2020, up to 15% of young Chinese men will be unable to find brides.
The hearing of the House International Relations Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations is called “Human Rights in China: Improving or Deteriorating Conditions?” and will be chaired by Rep. Christopher Smith (R.-N.J.).
Friday, April 14, 2006
Congresswoman Melissa Hart was first elected to Congress in 2000. Hart is the first Republican woman ever to represent Pennsylvania in either house of Congress.
Before her election to Congress, Hart served for ten years in the Pennsylvania Senate, where she chaired the Senate Finance Committee and earned a reputation as a tireless advocate for Pennsylvania taxpayers
In 2003, Congresswoman Hart was appointed a member of the Republican Whip Team, the group of legislators responsible for guiding the party’s agenda through Congress.
Hart serves on the Committee on Ways and Means which has broad jurisdiction on critical issues such as economic policy, international trade, welfare, Social Security, Medicare and health care policy.
A native of the North Hills of Pittsburgh, Hart is a graduate of North Allegheny High School, Washington & Jefferson College, and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Hart is running for re-election in a district with a Democratic advantage in voter registration of more than 55,000. She has won six elections in solidly Democratic districts by running aggressive, grass-roots campaigns that involve volunteers—Republicans and Democrats alike—from throughout the district who share her commitment to building a brighter future for our region and for the entire nation.
Congresswoman Hart has a reputation for Protecting the Unborn and has sponsored the following pro-life legislation:
Hart sponsored H.R. 1997, the Unborn Victims of Violence Act or “Laci and Connor’s Law.” Before this legislation was passed, if an unborn child was murdered, the family has no legal recourse for the loss of the child. H.R. 1997 created criminal liability under federal law for the injury or death to an unborn child if the assailant commits a violent act against the pregnant mother. This legislation passed by both the House of Representatives and the Senate. President Bush signed it into law on April 1, 2004.
Hart cosponsored the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act. This legislation, which passed both the House and the Senate, prohibits the barbaric procedure known as Partial Birth Abortion. President Bush signed the Partial Birth Abortion Ban into law on November 5, 2003.
After learning that a number of public schools had offered the morning after pill to their students without parental consent, Hart sponsored the School Children Health Protection Act. (H.R. 926) which denies federal funds to a school that provides the “morning after pill.” Our schools should not act as pharmacists, especially when parents are not involved in the decision.
Congresswoman Hart cosponsored H.R. 1357, the Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2005, which makes it a crime under federal law to clone a human embryo for reproductive or therapeutic purposes.
HART COSPONSORED THE CHILD INTERSTATE ABORTION NOTIFICATION ACT which prohibits the transporting of a minor across state lines to avoid laws requiring the involvement of parents in abortion decisions. This legislation passed by the House of Representatives with a vote of 270 to 157. The legislation is currently being considered by the Senate.
Congresswoman Hart Co-sponsored THE RU-486 SUSPENSION AND REVIEW ACT along with 70 of her colleagues in the House of Representatives. H.R. 1079 provides for the suspension of the distribution of the drug RU-486 pending a review by the Comptroller General of the United States of whether the Food and Drug Administration followed proper procedures in approving the drug.
The Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Act was sponsored by Melissa Hart. It authorizes $79 million in federal funding to launch a cord blood inventory and research system, and it provides $158 million for the reauthorization and expansion of the ongoing federal bone marrow transplant program. The bill also brings cord blood and bone marrow stem cell data under a new program to provide an easy, single access point for information for doctors and patients. This bill passed the House of Representatives by an overwhelming majority of 431 to 1.
Congresswoman Hart and a number of her colleagues have joined together in urging the Bush Administration to block any American foreign aid dollars from funding organizations that promote or perform abortions abroad.
Wednesday, April 12, 2006
"This morning.... We recognize in one another the spark of the Divine that gives all human beings their inherent dignity and worth, regardless of religion."
"Through fellowship and prayer, we acknowledge that all power is temporary, and must ultimately answer to His purposes. And we know that affirming this truth is particularly appropriate in the heart of a capital built upon the promise of self-government. No one understood this better than Abraham Lincoln. In November 1864, after being reelected to his second term, Lincoln declared he would be the most "shallow and self-conceited blockhead" on Earth if he ever thought he could do his job "without the wisdom which comes from God and not from men." Throughout a terrible Civil War, he issued many exhortations to prayer, calling upon the American people to humble themselves before their Maker and to serve all those in need." Bush continued.
"Our faith-based institutions display that same spirit of prayer and service in their work every day.. ... people of faith need compassion if they are to be true to their most cherished beliefs. For prayer means more than presenting God with our plans and desires; prayer also means opening ourselves to God's priorities, especially by hearing the cry of the poor and the less fortunate. When the tsunamis hit those on the far side of the world, the American government rightly responded. But the American response is so much more than what our government agencies did. Look at the list of organizations bringing relief to the people from Indonesia to Sri Lanka. They're full of religious names: Samaritan's Purse, American-Jewish World Service, Baptist World Aid, The Catholic Medical Mission Board. They do a superb job delivering relief across the borders and continents and cultures." the President remarked.
"Today, millions of people across this Earth get the help they need only because our faith-based institutions live the commandment to "love thy neighbor as thyself." Often, that means remembering the people forgotten or overlooked in a busy world: those in Africa suffering from HIV/AIDS, young girls caught up in the global sex trade, victims of religious persecution. In these great moral challenges of our times, our churches, synagogues, mosques, and temples are providing the vision that is changing lives. " Bush told the crowd of nearly 2000 people assembled at the Hilton in Washington, D.C.
Friday, April 07, 2006
Roughly 1/3 of the abortions in this country are performed on college age women. The interview quoted one college woman, "The pressure to have sex, but not have babies is a big part of what goes on right now". Many choose abortion. Some abort their children without telling their parents and others are pressured into it BY their parents. I'd like to ask the parents who promote abortion, "Have you looked into the face of a newborn child lately?" I cannot imagine how anyone could say that fininshing college is more impoartant than a newborn child's life. Yes, it would be nice if all women had a husband, a house with a picket fence, two cars and a college education before having a child, but if the woman is pregnant, she already HAS a child.
I am interested in learning about the activities of college pro-life organizations in Pennsylvania and elsewhere. If you are a member of a college pro-life group, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Friday, March 31, 2006
The last day to register before the May 16 Primary is April 17. If you are not registered to vote by April 17 in the Republican or Democratic Party, you cannot vote in the May 16th Primary elections. Registered Independents cannot vote in the Party Primaries on May 16. Contact your County Voter Registration Office or go to www.votespa.com
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
"I have to tell you my story, because if any case exemplifies a supposed guilt-free abortion, it is mine. I've heard every rationalization -- every single one. I have lived behind the feel good, warm and fuzzy walls of public opinion, political correctness, and conventional wisdom and I am here to tell you it is all unmitigated, absolute nonsense." To read her testimony visit http://www.orthodoxytoday.org/articles/LorAbor.htm
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Catholic Charities of Boston Ends Adoption Program - March 10, 2006 - Statement of Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Boston, On Adoption Programs
March 10, 2006 - Statement of Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Boston, On Adoption Programs
Wednesday, March 08, 2006
Saturday, March 04, 2006
Friday, March 03, 2006
Wednesday, March 01, 2006
On February 21, 2006, the Supreme Court agreed to review Gonzales v. Carhart, the case in which President Bush’s Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 was struck down by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. The Partial Birth Abortion Ban of 2003 was the culmination of years of effort by pro-life organizations to place a federal ban on the grisly abortion procedure where an unborn child in the second or third trimester is partially delivered and then killed. The unborn child is pulled from his mother’s womb feet first except for the head. The abortionist then stabs the partially-delivered child in the back of the neck with scissors to make an opening large enough to put a suction tube through. The child’s brain is suctioned out and the abortionist delivers a dead baby.
The public became aware of partial-birth abortion in 1992 when Ohio abortionist, Martin Haskell circulated an instruction paper explaining the procedure. Pro-life organizations have been working since then to ban this violent procedure on the state and national level. The U.S. Congress twice passed a ban on partial-birth abortion and President Clinton twice vetoed it. Congress twice failed to override Clinton’s vetoes.
The election of President Bush in 2000 brought hope for protecting unborn children. In the 108th Congress a new bill was prepared to ban partial birth abortion. It was sponsored by Pennsylvania’s Senator Rick Santorum, and passed through Congress. On Nov. 5, 2003, President Bush signed the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 and remarked, " For years, a terrible form of violence has been directed against children who are inches from birth, while the law looked the other way. Today, at last, the American people and our government have confronted the violence and come to the defense of the innocent child."
Within hours of its signing, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the ACLU, and Center for Reproductive Rights challenged the law in three states. Gonzales v. Carhart is one of those challenges and is expected to be heard by the Supreme Court in the Fall.
In 2000, the Supreme Court ruled on Nebraska’s partial- birth abortion ban in Stenberg v. Carhart. It declared Nebraska’s law criminalizing partial-birth abortion unconstitutional because it lacked an exception to protect the woman’s health. The district court in Gonzales v. Carhart declared the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 unconstitutional citing the Supreme Court’s ruling in Stenberg v. Carhart. Sandra Day O’Connor was the tie-breaking vote in that 5-4 decision. O’Connor retired from the Supreme Court in 2005 and was recently replaced by Samuel Alito who is thought to interpret the Constitution as it was originally intended.
Thirty-one states have enacted partial-birth abortion bans, but due to court challenges, none of these bans are in effect.
Thursday, February 23, 2006
The Rapid City Journal
Euthanasia -Archdiocese of Boston - 02/17/2006 - Ripple effect -Mistreating the people at the bottom
Archdiocese of Boston - 02/17/2006 - Ripple effect -Mistreating the people at the bottom
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Life begins at the time of conception - In South Dakota HB 1215 establish certain legislative findings, to...
HB 1215 establish certain legislative findings, to...
The Rapid City Journal
Vote Due on South Dakota Bill Banning Nearly All Abortions - New York Times
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Like Terri Schiavo, Haleigh Poutre Not Safe When Others Decide Her Fate
Monday, February 20, 2006
In 1995, Louisiana enacted a law protecting a woman’s right to know about abortion and fetal development. It became the FIRST STATE IN THE NATION to include information on the abortion-breast cancer connection in its information booklet given to pregnant mothers considering abortion.
Montana enacted a law in 1995 to expressly require that abortionists inform women of the relationship between abortion and breast cancer.
In 2003, Texas enacted legislation to require abortion providers to provide informed consent to women seeking abortion. The law went into effect Jan.1 2004.The information booklet, "A Woman’s Right to Know", published by the Texas Department of Health states: "Your chances of getting breast cancer are affected by your pregnancy history. If you have carried a pregnancy to term as a young woman, you may be less likely to get breast cancer in the future. However you do not get the same protective effect if your pregnancy is ended by an abortion. The risk may be higher if your first pregnancy is aborted."
Why not Pennsylvania?
Monday, February 06, 2006
Hillary Clinton has a solid pro-abortion voting record. In 2003 for instance when the Senate voted on the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003, 64 Senators voted "Yes" but Hillary voted "No". Hillary also voted for the Harkin amendment which said Roe. v. Wade should NOT be overturned. She voted for S. 1050, the National Defense Authorization Act of FY 2004 which would have allowed Department of Defense Facilities to be used for privately funded abortions. Fortuantely the bill was rejected.
Perhaps Hillary Clinton made her contribution to the Casey campaign in an effort to "soften" her stance on abortion. Keep in mind that Clinton voted against President Bush's Supreme Court Nominees John Roberts and Samuel Alito so she is still casting pro-abortion votes.
Perhaps Hillary is contributing to the Casey campaign to let her pro-abortion friends know Casey is "OK" with her. A little advice for Bob Casey: If I were running for dog catcher and Hillary Clinton gave me a nickel, I'd return it.
For those interested in the LIfeNEws Article: Hillary Clinton Donates Campaign Cash to Pro-Life Democrat Candidate
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
"The strong have a duty to protect the weak."
"I appreciate so very much your work toward building a culture of life -a culture that will protect the most innocent among us and the voiceless. We are working to promote a culture of life, to promote compassion for women and their unborn babies. We know -- we know that in a culture that does not protect the most dependent, the handicapped, the elderly, the unloved, or simply inconvenient become increasingly vulnerable."
"The America of our dreams, where every child is welcomed in law -- in life, and protected in law may still be some ways away.... We're making progress in Washington. I've been working with members of the Congress to pass good, solid legislation that protects the vulnerable and promotes the culture of life. I signed into law a ban on partial birth abortion. (Applause.) Infants who are born despite an attempted abortion are now protected by law. (Applause.) So are nurses and doctors who refused to be any part of an abortion. (Applause.) And prosecutors can now charge those who harm or kill a pregnant woman with harming or killing her unborn child." (Applause.)
"We're also moving ahead in terms of medicine and research to make sure that the gifts of science are consistent with our highest values of freedom, equality, family, and human dignity. We will not sanction the creation of life only to destroy it." (Applause.)
" ..... this progress is a tribute to your perseverance and to the prayers of the people. I want to thank you, especially, for the civil way that you have engaged one of America's most contentious issues. I encourage you to take heart from our achievements, because a true culture of life cannot be sustained solely by changing laws. We need, most of all, to change hearts.... persuading increasing numbers of our fellow citizens of the rightness of our cause. "
" ..... a movement that appeals to the noblest and most generous instincts of our fellow Americans -- and that is based on a sacred promise enshrined in our founding document that this movement will not fail."(Applause.)
The previous remarks are excerpts fromPresident Bush's remarks to the March for Life demonstration on Jan. 23, 2006.
Monday, January 23, 2006
She recommends women contact Priests for Life http://www.priestsforlife.org for more information.
Friday, January 20, 2006
Quotes from her book, Kate’s Journey:
"I lay there looking at the doctor and my husband. "It’s hard to tell if she can understand. I think she can hear us." the doctor said. Yes! I can hear you. I can’t move or speak, but I hear you. Kate thought. My husband refused to believe I was dying but the doctor offered little hope."
"Fate placed Steven (Kate’s husband) in the elevator with my doctor who was telling the nurse, I was the worst thing he had seen in a very long time. He said I was a tragic case and could look forward to death if I were lucky and life if I were unlucky."
Kate was being fed through a feeding tube but for an eight-day period, did not receive food. During that time she thought:
"I was starving. I thought I was going insane. I was screaming out in my mind, Don’t you know I need to eat? The hunger pangs were unbearable. This continued for another five days. I could think of nothing but eating…."
"I never had time to pray much, but now I had all the time in the world. Praying is the only thing I can do. I can think but I can’t talk – except to God. Ok God here’s the deal. Let me live. I may never by the same…but I may be someone."
I highly recomment the book which can be purchased from Kate's web site http://www.kate Those wishing to hear Kate in Scranton on the 28th need to make a reservation by January 23 by calling pa. for Huaman Life at 570-343-5099.
Monday, January 09, 2006
Thursday, January 05, 2006
The Prayer Breakfast cost is $13.50 for adults, $6.75 for children ages 6 to 12 and no charge for children 5 and under. Reservations may be mailed to Pennsylvanians for Human Life, 506 Broadway, Scranton, Pa. 18505. Tables may be reserved for groups of 6 or more. Further information may be obtained by contacting Pennsylvanians for Human Life at 347-8299.