Dr. Anne Hendershott & James Hostetler: The Culture of Life in Your Vocation

Dr. Anne Hendershott, Professor of Sociology at Franciscan University of Steubenville, and James Hostetler, Lecturer for Political Science at Franciscan University of Steubenville, deliver their talks on the theme: “The Culture of Life in Your Vocation.” Dr. Hendershott and Mr. Hostetler’s talks were sponsored by the Students for Life Club at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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Priscilla Coleman, PhD, MA: Abortion vs. Childbirth: Psychological Morbidity and Mortality

Priscilla Coleman, Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Bowling Green State University, delivers her talk entitled “The Relative Risks of Abortion vs. Childbirth: Psychological Morbidity and Mortality.” Ms. Coleman’s talk was part of the Mother & Child Conference at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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Dr. Martha Shuping: Women’s Mental Health and Abortion

Dr. Martha Shuping, Author of “The Four Steps to Healing” and Founder of The Rachel Network, discusses a psychological post-abortion case study in this excerpt from her talk entitled “Women’s Mental Health and Abortion”.  Dr. Shuping’s talk was sponsored by the Psychology, Sociology, and Social Work Department at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Buffalo’s New Bishop Confronts Politician’s Duplicity on Abortion

By Anne Hendershott

Faithful Catholics in Buffalo were discouraged to read in their local paper late last month that their allegedly pro-life Catholic senator Tim Kennedy (D-63rd District) intends to vote in favor of New York’s Democratic governor Andrew Cuomo’s expansion of abortion in the State.  Kennedy won his seat in 2010 by running as a pro-life candidate ousting then-Senator Bill Stachowski—a Democrat with a strong pro-life record.

Claiming that his position on abortion has “evolved” after much thought and prayer, Kennedy joins a long list of self-described Catholic politicians like Governor Cuomo himself who claim that they are “personally opposed to abortion,” yet would never stand in the way of those who choose abortion.

Read more at Crisis Magazine

Lila Rose — The Gift of a Baby: The Dignity of a Person

Lila Rose, Founder and President of Live Action, talks to Franciscan University Students about human dignity.

Watch the full talk here: What Do You Know about Abortion and Eugenics?

Lila Rose — The Greatest Destroyer of Peace

Lila Rose, Founder and President of Live Action, quotes Mother Teresa and goes on to describe some of the findings of her organization’s research into abortion.

Watch the full talk here: What Do You Know about Abortion and Eugenics?

Lila Rose — What Do You Know about Abortion and Eugenics?

Lila Rose, Founder and President of Live Action, speaks to Franciscan University of Steubenville students about abortion and eugenics.

When Politicians Allow the Murder of Infants

By Dr. Anne Hendershott, Professor of Sociology at Franciscan University of Steubenville

Now that the verdict is in on Kermit Gosnell, the Philadelphia abortionist convicted of delivering live babies—most of them African American—and killing them, perhaps President Obama might finally be willing to respond to the horrific crime.  Silent on the facts of the case, it is curious why neither the President nor the First Lady have been willing to comment on the house of horrors Gosnell presided over.

Prior to the Gosnell case, President Obama was quite willing to involve himself in violent cases—especially when the cases involved African American children.  In the days following the death of Trayvon Martin, the teenager who was shot last year by a neighborhood watch captain in a gated community in Florida, President Obama told a gathering of reporters in the Rose Garden that “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.” And, in a speech last month that addressed youth violence in Chicago, First Lady Michelle Obama compared herself to Hadiya Pendleton, a 15-year-old girl murdered there: “Hadiya Pendleton was me, and I was her.”

Read more at Crisis Magazine.

A Cardinal Boycotts Boston College

By Dr. Anne Hendershott, Professor of Sociology at Franciscan University of Steubenville

At Boston College’s commencement ceremony on Monday, Cardinal Sean O’Malley won’t be in attendance. The leader of the Boston archdiocese announced on May 10 that he would not deliver his traditional graduation benediction at the Catholic school because the college had invited Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny—a supporter of abortion rights in Ireland—to deliver the graduation address and receive an honorary degree.

The cardinal said the invitation has caused “confusion, disappointment and harm” by ignoring the U.S. bishops “who have asked that Catholic institutions not honor government officials or politicians who promote abortion with their laws and policies.”

Read more at The Wall Street Journal.

Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC — The Holocaust of Abortion

Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, the Director of the Association of Marian Helpers, discusses abortion. This is an excerpt from a talk Father Gaitley gave on campus on January 22, 2013, titled “Mary’s Gift of Mercy: John Paul II and the Second Greatest Story Ever Told.”

Watch the full talk here: Mary’s Gift of Mercy: John Paul II and the Second Greatest Story Ever Told

Dr. Helen Alvaré — The Church: Natural Enemy of Sexualityism

Dr. Helen Alvaré, professor of law at George Mason School of Law, delivers the annual Henkels Lecture at Franciscan University of Steubenville on March 23, 2012, as part of the Distinguished Speakers Series. This is an excerpt from her talk, “Religious Freedom and Sexual Liberationism,” looked at how secular society’s interpretation of birth control, co-habitation, and abortion as the new norms has generated an incredible mistrust among the sexes.

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