By John Stonestreet, CNSNews - I took my daughter to see “Unplanned,” and I was moved. Even more, I left convinced that it teaches an incredibly important lesson: Silence about abortion is unacceptable and the reasons Christians give to justify their silence—like abortion being too “political” or too “negative”—are tragically bogus... Abby Johnson was the youngest Planned Parenthood director in the country. Over her eight years with the organization, she grew increasingly uncomfortable. As she says at her website, she realized “abortion was a product Planned Parenthood was selling, not an unfortunate necessity they were fighting to decrease.”
By Marcel LeJeune, Catholic Missionary Disciples - I worked in Campus Ministry for 15 years. It is a place of "hellos" and "goodbyes", due to students coming and going every few months. This constant shifting landscape helped me better understand how to plan for anticipated change. This vision, anticipation, and planning made me a more proactive leader... One of the missing ingredients in many Catholic leaders is being proactive rather than reactive, yet this is a learned skill that they can grow into.
By Fr. Dwight Longenecker - The response amongst the clergy is predictable. Like everyone else hawking goods or products, we try to make our church attractive to the people who we are hoping to get in there. We cater the service times for them. We adapt the music to try to please everyone. We see ourselves as delivering a service to spiritual consumers and if they don’t get what they want they’ll be off somewhere else.
By Tony Perkins, staff, Family Research Council - Even the Democrats' statements were shockingly tone-deaf. While the GOP scrambled to find liberals with the decency to fight infanticide, Rep. Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) praised the government for ending the brutality against cats. "I commend the USDA for their decision to end this type of testing on kittens," he said with absolutely no sense of irony. "They listened to the people and responded appropriately to our concerns. This is how our institutions, our government, and our democracy should work."... Just replace the word "kittens" with "newborns," and you'll see how indefensible the Left's position on infanticide sounds....