Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Monday, February 10, 2014

Fun in the Son

41st March for Life, Boise...

(Photo from Rick Hogaboam)

Fr Philip Neri Powell OP's photo of the folks from the Archdiocese of New Orleans who went to Washington DC for the national March for Life (Link)

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Petition to defend the status of the Holy See at the UN

Forwarded email from Fr Speekman in Australia...

Subject: Petition to defend Vatican at United Nations

Good morning everyone,

I encourage you to read this petition and then sign it.
Check out this site
http://defendtheholysee.org. Help defend the Holy
See at the UN!

Yours faithfully,

Michael Palma

A few months ago the group “Catholics for Choice” launched a global
campaign to have the Holy See thrown out of the General Assembly.

The Holy See is the conscience of the UN as it is the only delegation
that does not have political considerations in how they negotiate. The
Holy See is a constant defender of life, faith and family at the UN.
Governments look to the Holy See for leadership on these issues. If for
any reason the Holy See is silent on an issue, others governments may
not speak.

From time to time it becomes necessary for everyday people to show
their support for the Holy See at the United Nations. That is why C-FAM
is calling all individuals and organizations of good will to sign the
Declaration in Support of the Holy See. Drafted by Professor Robert
George of Princeton and William Saunders of Americans United For Life,
the Declaration first gathered more than 4,000 group signatures more
than a decade ago when these campaigns first began.

The signers of the Declaration included the largest Protestant and even
the largest Muslim groups in the world. The document is for all men and
women of goodwill who understand the vital role the Holy See plays at
the UN. For the very first time, it has been opened for individuals to

C-FAM will present the signatories to the Holy See in New York, Geneva
and Rome sometime at the end of this year. The signatories will also be
presented to the UN. It is important to let “Catholics for Choice” know
that we are far stronger than they are, and all those who want to
impose child-killing on the world.

We are urged to read the Declaration in Support of the Holy See at
www.defendtheholysee.org and sign it. We are also requested to campaign
to get people and groups in our city and country to sign.