By Michael Morris, CNS News - Ben Shapiro called out the left on their recent legislative proposals on abortion, saying that the recent abortion bills blow the left’s “a baby is not a baby” abortion “argument to smithereens.”… “But what the left is acknowledging is that they believe the same thing in reverse. They believe that it is just as morally unproblematic to kill a baby that is fully formed as it is to kill a baby at eight weeks, which blows their entire argument to smithereens because their argument has been, ‘A baby is not a baby. That’s why you can kill it.’”
By Msgr. Charles Pope, National Catholic Register - The summit on clerical sexual abuse called by the Holy Father is scheduled for Feb. 21-24. While no meeting of four days can be expected to fully resolve such a devastating scandal, a central goal must be to begin the very long process of restoring credibility to Church leaders in Rome and around the world. The needle on the credibility gauge is currently near zero. For this meeting to have a credibility of its own and to begin restoring credibility in the wider Church, a number of things must be forthrightly addressed. Let’s look at three.
By Curtis Houck, National Right to Life - There were crickets in large swaths of the liberal media on Wednesday as the left’s attempt to advance late-term abortion measures took an even more gruesome turn as pediatric neurologist and Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D) articulated on WTOP-FM support for infanticide if parents decide with physicians to not provide care to a delivered child if deemed unviable.
By David G. Bonagura, Jr., Crisis Magazine - From apostolic times until those halcyon days of the late 1960s, Mass was always offered with priest and people facing the same direction—ad orientem, to the east, from whence Christ is expected to come again… the re-presentation of Christ’s self-sacrifice on the cross reminds us that our Savior is also our Judge, and that we await the coming of Christ into our world so he can bring us up to his. And, theological meaning aside, having the priest and people face the Lord together is simply good manners: Why, when addressing prayers directly to God, should the priest be looking at someone else?