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Month: December 2013

Priests for Life expecting decision on challenge to HHS mandate

Priests for Life expecting decision on challenge to HHS mandate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: December 9, 2013 Contact: Leslie Palma 347-286-7277 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Priests for Life case against the HHS mandate was heard today in U.S. District Court here. Father Frank Pavone, National Director, and Janet Morana, Executive Director, were present in the courtroom. Upon leaving court, they issued the following statement: “We expect a decision in this case very soon, possibly by the end of this week. Whatever the outcome, this much is clear: The government under…

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How I Failed Nelson Mandela

How I Failed Nelson Mandela

At the passing of Nelson Mandela I am acknowledging that he was a humanitarian who gave his life to ending apartheid in South Africa and human racism on this planet. His efforts to do so, especially when he was a young man, certainly included horrendous acts of violence. He and his wife were “vigilantes for freedom.” Their methods of warfare were designed to match and overpower the inhumane tactics of their oppressors. President Mandela was jailed for many years for…

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Alveda King Remembers President Mandela’s Courage and His Smile

Alveda King Remembers President Mandela’s Courage and His Smile

President Nelson Mandela paid a heavy price to stand against apartheid while campaigning for human justice and human dignity. His message still resonates though his weary, battle worn body has gone the way of those gone before him. Long may we remember his courage, his fortitude and his gentle smile; none of which were ever tarnished during the years of his battles, oppression, incarceration, and the restorative years following his release. Ninety-five years of life is a fitting testimony to…

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Priests for Life to Have its Day in Court!

Priests for Life to Have its Day in Court!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 5, 2013 Contact: Leslie Palma 347-286-7277 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Priest for Life’s legal challenge to the HHS mandate will be on the docket Monday in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. Priests for Life’s attorneys from the American Freedom Law Center and attorneys for the Obama administration are asking the court to decide on the constitutionality of the HHS mandate. Plaintiffs in the case are Priests for Life as well as individual plaintiffs Fr. Frank Pavone,…

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“International Day for the Abolition of Slavery” Should Include the Unborn

“International Day for the Abolition of Slavery” Should Include the Unborn

December is “Universal Human Rights Month,” and is kicked off on December 2, with the “International Day for the Abolition of Slavery.” Yet the weakest and most vulnerable of human beings, babies in the womb, are not included in the text that promises to protect human beings from the horrific trafficking that still occurs on our planet. Often when people think of slavery and human trafficking, they think of the plight of African American slaves which ended with the Emancipation…

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