- Thursday, 14 October 2010 07:45
Too many women, too many friends, have or have had, breast cancer. Just the other day in the local newspaper there was an obit for a young woman who died of breast cancer at 43 years. Her battle with an ugly disease captured my prayer for that day. It drew to intensify my own resolve to work in simple ways to work for a cure but my angle is the spiritual battle; first petitioning the patron saint of those living with diseases of the breast, Saint Agatha. (If you’re a Communio reader you might remember attention focussed on Saint Agatha’s spiritual patronage for breast cancer survivors especially in February.)
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation is certainly one of the big funding agencies for breast cancer research. Their work is noteworthy. BUT
the Komen Foundation is a very significant financial supporter of Planned Parenthood, an organization that does more than 25% of the abortions in the USA. An unacceptable collaboration for men and women of good will who work for the dignity of human life at all stages. And while 7.5 million dollars is a fraction of Komen’s overall budget, any amount money going to the work of an abortion mill is too much money. I don’t believe, in fact, I think there is deliberate hoodwinking of the Komen Foundation’s spokesperson who offers a justification of the use of money: he claims a small amount of money goes to Planned Parenthood for breast health programs.
The Susan G Komen for the Cure is NOT to be supported by Christians, of any stripe!
Saint Agatha, pray for us!!!
- Wednesday, 29 July 2009 10:44
Confirming prior research a team of doctors released their findings in the World Journal of Surgical Oncology that there is a 66% increase of breast cancer among women who have had an abortion.
- Wednesday, 06 May 2009 08:54
Jesuit Father Edward Oakes has a brilliant essay on changing President Obama’s mind on abortion.
You need to read the essay.
- Monday, 13 April 2009 14:30
The headmistress of Purísima Concepción y Santa María Micaela school, a parochial school in Logroño in northern Spain, Sister María Victoria Vindel gave this presentation to her students about horror of abortion. The slideshow is provocative and graphic
Spain’s very left leaning government is trying to overturn its country’s abortion laws. To procure an abortion in Spain is currently a crime. Sister Vindel is being attacked by those who want to “progress” into the 21st century of nihilism. Pray for her and the others taking up the fight against abortion.
- Friday, 02 January 2009 14:23
In the Wall Street Journal (January 1, 2009) there is an informative article about the Kennedy family’s support of abortion. This interesting information comes at a time in NY politics when Caroline Kennedy, daughter of the late President Kennedy, is looking to become senator who replaces Senator Clinton. To purposely accept abortion and the contraceptive culture as acceptable is morally wrong. This is yet another example of someone claiming to be a “good” Catholic and not closely following Christ. Read Anne Henderschott’s article. It’s distressing.