Morning Glory is always fun with Father Bjorn Lundberg EVERY Thursday! We discussed a recent Pew Study on cohabitation as it’s skyrocketed 82 percent in the last 20 years! Last month, the Institute for Family Studies (IFS) discussed a study on cohabitation released by the Centers for Disease Control’s National Center for Health Statistics. The IFS concluded that 64.5% of participants in a study of Americans age 18-44 had “cohabited with a romantic partner at some point outside of marriage.” Read more about the study here.
We also talked pro-life Congresswoman Diane Black’s run for Governor of Tennessee with Marjorie Dannenfelser of the SBA List. The Honorable Congresswoman has a staunch pro-life record. Black says: “As a nurse, fighting for the unborn has always been an issue that is near and dear to my heart.” Rep. Black has spoken on the House floor in defense of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. SBA List staff watched as she and other members of Congress spoke eloquently about the legislation, which would stop abortions at 20 weeks, more than halfway through pregnancy, a point by which science proves a baby can feel pain. One of many memorable quotes from Rep. Black included: “Sadly, while we celebrate advances in technology that prove life has value and worth before leaving the hospital, we also continue to be one of only seven nations that allow elective, late-term abortions. Basic decency and human compassion demands that something has to change.”
Legal eagle Shannen Coffin joined with more on what it will take to get Judge Brett Kavanaugh confirmed as a Supreme Court justice. As Chair of Appellate Litigation at Steptoe & Johnson in DC, Former Counsel to Vice President Cheney, AND as a Former Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department, Coffin has a long seasoned professional career within all matters of law–and speaks fiercely about his strong Catholic faith.
Make sure to join us tomorrow on a fun ‘Finally Friday’ Morning Glory as we go across the pond to Ireland and visit with our dear friend Dom Benedict Andersen of the Silverstream Priory–and we discuss the important work of Encourage with a couple working directly in the ministry–all on EWTN radio!