Kick off your Monday with the Morning Glory crew on EWTN radio! Brian Patrick is out on a much needed sabbatical for the next couple of weeks but Gloria Purvis will be in-studio along with Sister Clare Hunter of the Arlington Diocese, producer Alyssa Murphy, and Monsignor Charles Pope! We have a great deal to discuss with the big news that Macy’s has decided to stop donating money to the abortion giant, Planned Parenthood!
We’ll be joined by pro-life leader Joe Scheidler! He’s fought for the unborn since the Supreme Court allowed abortion on demand with its 1973 Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton rulings. He was the target of a lawsuit brought by the National Organization for Women under federal racketeering laws. Found guilty in 1998, Scheidler triumphed twice in appeals before the Supreme Court in 2003 and again in 2006.
Racketeer for Life explains how a former Benedictine monk and journalism professor was drawn into pro-life activism and describes his part in the history of the pro-life movement in the United States. Conversations, protests, and battles with clinic directors, doctors, politicians, judges, media personalities, and even other pro-lifers are woven together in this engaging account of the efforts of Scheidler and other activists to publicize the horrors of abortion, influence legislation, and, ultimately, to save lives.
We’ll also talk with Dr. Grazie Christie of the Catholic Association as she joins us on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe! Dr. Christie has written extensively about ‘La Virgen Morena’ and she’ll share with us ‘The Power of the Dark Virgin.’
Another pro-life warrior joins us tomorrow–Therese Bermpohl. Thérèse is Director of the Office for Family Life in the Diocese of Arlington. She holds a BA in Theology from Trinity College and an MA in Theology from the Dominican House of Studies, both in Washington, DC. She previously worked for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), both in the Office for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs and in the Office for Natural Family Planning, followed by two years teaching morality at Elizabeth Seton High School in Bladensburg, Maryland. For six years she worked in campus ministry at The Catholic University of America and then at George Washington University. Thérèse joined the Diocese of Arlington in 2005 as Assistant Director of the Office for Family Life and Director for the Respect Life Office.
Therese joins to share a special novena ending tomorrow for those struggling with infertility and infant loss–it’s never too late to join! She also shares a special story about a magical thing that occurred during the last novena!
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