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Rusty Reno: Should Catholic politicians act on what the Church teaches?

Rusty Reno: Should Catholic politicians act on what the Church teaches?

March 26, 2020

"A lot of what the Church teaches about public affairs is really the common stock of Christian wisdom, so the sanctity of life is something that obviously we share with Evangelicals and thoughtful Christians of all stripes," said Rusty Reno, editor of First Things. "Catholicism, at least in the modern era, has really been characterized by — in this sense it shares with Judaism — a very strong concern about the common good. That's a distinctive mark of a Catholic political outlook."

Deacon Geoff Bennett, host of Respect Life Radio, asked Reno, "So are practicing Catholics who are running for office, or are already elected to office, are they obliged to believe everything the Church teaches on faith and morals?"

Listen to Reno's answer and the rest of the interview on Respect Life Radio.

Fr. Gallagher: Overcoming spiritual discouragement in a time of pandemic

Fr. Gallagher: Overcoming spiritual discouragement in a time of pandemic

March 19, 2020

Amid the Coronavirus pandemic, "there's a certain sense of just human helplessness" and also "anxiety, how long is this going to last, where is it going to go, will it affect anyone close to me? Those are just very natural reactions and they're very clearly in the air," said Fr. Timothy Gallagher, O.M.V, author of Overcoming Spiritual Discouragement: The Wisdom and Spiritual Power of Venerable Bruno Lanteri, and many other books.

 

Nicole Russell: Children vulnerable amid the transgender movement

Nicole Russell: Children vulnerable amid the transgender movement

March 12, 2020

"As the transgender movement has really increased, what you're seeing is a lot of lawsuits percolating through the lower courts" and spreading throughout the "workplace, our houses of worship, our schools," said Nicole Russell, based in Texas, who writes for The Daily Signal and other publications. "It's gotten to where no place is untouched..."

Terese Piccola: Interview with a woman who experienced exorcism (Part 3 of 3)

Terese Piccola: Interview with a woman who experienced exorcism (Part 3 of 3)

March 5, 2020

"It's always about God," said Terese Piccola. "It's not about us. It's about what He does through us — for ourselves and for others." Listen to Part 1 and Part 2 of the Respect Life Radio interview.

Her story was recently recounted by the National Catholic Register in a blog post titled, "Wife and Mother of Four Describes Experience of Possession, Exorcism." You can follow her @terese_little on Twitter.

Terese Piccola: Interview with a woman who experienced exorcism (Part 2 of 3)

Terese Piccola: Interview with a woman who experienced exorcism (Part 2 of 3)

February 27, 2020

"I don't know why, as time went on, God allowed me to hear and witness things more than the average person might during an exorcism," said Terese Piccola. "And through that, was able to have these interactions with saints, too." Listen to Part 1 and Part 3 of the interview.

Her story was recently recounted by the National Catholic Register in a blog post titled, "Wife and Mother of Four Describes Experience of Possession, Exorcism." You can follow her @terese_little on Twitter.

Deacon Geoff Bennett: Praying for kids guided to Drag Queen Story Hour

Deacon Geoff Bennett: Praying for kids guided to Drag Queen Story Hour

February 20, 2020

"Go to RespectLifeDenver.org to find out more details about prayer vigils and what we're planning on doing to defend children and protect them from these harmful [Drag Queen Story Hour] shows that are really trying to indoctrinate them," said Deacon Geoff Bennett, the host of Respect Life Radio. "What we have found is that this is actually an organized plan. This isn't something just happening randomly throughout the United States."

Listen to what Deacon Geoff discovered from the American Library Association, and also hear his interview with a father of two young children concerned about Drag Queen Story Hour in his Colorado community.

In addition, Respect Life Denver invites those concerned to attend morning Mass at Nativity of Our Lord in Broomfield on Saturday, Feb. 29, then participate in a public Rosary and prayer vigil in front of the Broomfield Library. The prayer vigil will take place at same time that the library is inviting children to attend a Drag Queen Story Hour that morning.

Kristen Day: Pro-life Democrats must stand up to abortion lobby

Kristen Day: Pro-life Democrats must stand up to abortion lobby

February 13, 2020

"Pro-life Democrats have to stand up and say, 'No, we're not going to bend any longer...to this abortion lobby,'" said Kristen Day, executive director of Democrats for Life of America. "The Democratic Party has to support these candidates. If the abortion lobby comes in and starts attacking a pro-life Democrat, they have to stop it."

Day generated attention in January by asking Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg at a televised town hall in Iowa if he wanted "the support of pro-life Democrats" and if he would support "more moderate platform language in the Democratic Party..." Here's video of his response and links to news coverage.

Morgan Zegers: Why young people are prey to lies of socialism

Morgan Zegers: Why young people are prey to lies of socialism

February 6, 2020

"I think socialism is the most important issue facing our country right now and I just want to be a part of the fight," said Morgan Zegers, founder of Young Americans Against Socialism. "Knowing about the failures of socialism, I just assumed that nobody would every support that, in an amazing country like the United States of America."

Polling data over the past decade indicates that a declining view of capitalism, among respondents ages 18 to 39 in 2019, puts it roughly equivalent to socialism, according to Gallup.

Terese Piccola: Interview with a woman who experienced exorcism (Part 1 of 3)

Terese Piccola: Interview with a woman who experienced exorcism (Part 1 of 3)

January 29, 2020

"Oftentimes what happens when we're abused, or something evil happens to us, if we don't respond in the correct manner, we leave ourselves open to that weakness, and to looking for things outside of the Church," said Terese Piccola. "And that's exactly what happened to me." Listen to Part 2 and Part 3 of the interview.

Her story was recently recounted by the National Catholic Register in a blog post titled, "Wife and Mother of Four Describes Experience of Possession, Exorcism." You can follow her @terese_little on Twitter.

 

Alison Centofante: Defending the unborn via Live Action

Alison Centofante: Defending the unborn via Live Action

January 23, 2020

Live Action is "a non-profit organization dedicated to ending the greatest human rights abuse of our time, which is abortion," said Alison Centofante, director of external affairs for LiveAction.org. "We do this through educational videos, through investigative reporting, by sharing the stories of women and girls who have chosen life, and making sure women know about all of their life-affirming options."

Deacon Geoff Bennett, host of Respect Life Radio, also discusses the importance of Initiative 120, an effortto put a late-term abortion ban on the Colorado ballot in November 2020.