Thursday, July 06, 2006

Some good news

Through The Waffling Anglican, "Man Speaks After 20-Year Coma"

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Hey guys, I just went to a Susan B. Anthony list at Princeton, sponsored by Princeton Pro-Life. It was mostly about fundraising and political stuff, which CCL's not too involved in, buuuuut if you're interested in the info I can run off some photocopies or whatnot.

Monday, January 30, 2006

Hi-ho, everyone! Here's a little post-March about-March update from your friendly Ave Maria University Students for Life liason! Jenni and I met up at the CUA campus on Sunday, 22 January (a dark day in history, let me tell you!) and did pro-life-ish things, like go to the noon Mass with Fr. Benedict Groeschel (absolutely amazing homily!) and see the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center. Since I was with the Ave group and Jenni was with the ACL peeps, we didn't see each other until the very end of the March itself on Monday, but on my end, the 33rd Annual March for Life absolutely rocked! Even though it was a bit shorter than usual due to construction.

As a shameless plug for myself, read about my experiences on my own, personal-type blog, "Ad Majoram Dei Gloriam," at http://avemaria.motime.com. The entry is that for Sunday, 29 January 2006, entitled "IV Sunday in OT/St. Francis de Sales."

Enjoy, my dear friends!

Friday, January 20, 2006


March for Life!





I'm heading down to DC tonight for the American Collegians for Life annual conference (you can still register here!) and the March for Life on Monday. If you're going to be there too, give me a ring and we'll meet up! Please pray for all the marchers this weekend, if you get a chance. I have bad memories of DC -- the last time I was there, I got spit on, cursed at, screamed at, and was probably given the bird about 1,138 times by "open-minded liberals." Cough. In contrast to the angry, foaming-at-the-mouth atmosphere of the "March for Women's Lives," the March for Life traditionally never calls for iron barred gates along the marching route... nor do the pro-lifers scream at counter-protesters who sometimes line the sidewalks. I'm just hoping if there are any counter-protesters, they'll act like human beings ... and refrain from spitting.

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Can't Get Enough Kreeft

If you're like me, you know that Dr. Peter Kreeft is one of the greatest living philosophers on the planet. And "...I know from experience, dude," because I have him twice a day on Tuesdays and Thursdays. His lectures, particularly for his C.S. Lewis class, are life-altering. Yes, yes, I know, you're seething with envious rage.

Anywho, now you can enjoy the dry humor and expansive genius that is Peter Kreeft from the comfort of your own cell (er.. dorm room!), without having to pay any tuition to Boston College and without the pressure of his infamous multiple choice tests (seriously, his tests are hard as heck, and I friggin hated the SATs).

So, run, don't walk, to www.peterkreeft.com and check out his audio section. If you missed the very successful Boston College Pro-Life conference, you can even hear everything Kreeft said by listening to his lecture on the philosophical case against abortion. Of course, I recommend everything on his website, but his lectures on How to Win the Culture War, Sex in Heaven, Aquinas and the Angels, and Divine Truth - The Heart's Deepest Longing are particularly stirring. He also has a whole slew of C.S. Lewis commenteries, and a fantastic lecture on ten insights into evil from Lord of the Rings.

Go! Be sanctified! Seriously, listening to his lectures is more helpful, enlightening, and spiritually refreshing than any "hip, college-ized" student-campus-rock-concert-Mass hogwash.

p.s. A little fairie prods me to note, for the record, it's pronounced "Krayft" not "Kreeeeeft" or "Krehft."

Friday, October 14, 2005

Come Visit Me!

And we'll go to the Boston College Pro-Life Conference together! It'll be great! You'll be able to see my genius of a philosophy professor, Peter Kreeft, as the keynote speaker!

Then I will buy you icecream.

And maybe a pony.

The point is, you should come! Alex -- book a flight now! Bring your girlfriend! We'll paint Davis Square with red pro-life roses and hassle the liberals in Harvard Yard. It'll be a riot. New Yorkers, take the Fung Wah. It won't blow up, I promise -- I took it just last weekend and here I am, in O'Neill Library, tapping out my desperate plea.

Seriously, though, if you'd like to come to the BC Pro-Life Conference, as anyone and everyone is more than welcome, please send me an e-mail. I'll even provide you with a place to sleep, free of charge! Though, we might have to forget about the pony, then...

Greatest. Comment. Ever.

In response to the American Girl scandal, some anonymous robot has some pretty intelligent things to bring to the table. For instance:

Help me Dude, I'm lost. I was searching for Elvis and somehow ended up in your blog, but you know I'm sure I saw Elvis in the supermarket yesterday.

No honest really, he was right there in front of me, next to the steaks singing "Love me Tender".

He said to me (his lip was only slightly curled) "Boy, you need to get yourself a shiny, new plasmatv to go with that blue suede sofa of yours.

But Elvis said I, In the Ghetto nobody has a plasma tv .

Dude I'm All Shook Up said Elvis. I think I'll have me another cheeseburger then I'm gonna go home and ask Michael Jackson to come round and watch that waaaay cool surfing scene in Apocalypse Now on my new plasma tv .

And then he just walked out of the supermarket singing. . . "You give me love and consolation, You give me strength to carry on

"Strange day or what? :-)

So illuminating!

I think this might have to go into my profile or something -- by far the most creative robot comment I've seen. Bravo!

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

I Always Knew Samantha Had Something Up Her Sleeve...

Email from the Pro-Life Action League. This is messed up. I never liked American Girl, anyway. Too girly. This is interesting, though. And a $50,000 donation is a pretty big deal. Better tell my mom to stop buying those stupid "Samantha's Christmas Gingerbread House" kits for my sister (SUCH a waste of money! Why not make an edible, *human sized* gingerbread house?!).

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Dear Pro-Life Friend,

Last month we had to picket my old high school for inviting a pro-abortion politician to speak at an alumnae function. Now it looks like next month we may have to picket on of my little girls' favorite spots in downtown Chicago, the American Girl Place.

Thanks to a tip from a pro-life mom, we learned that American Girl's "I Can" self-esteem campaign is linked to Girls Inc., a group with a distinctly anti-family agenda. The program involves a pledge, which is innocent enough, and the purchase of an "I Can" bracelet.

The bracelets cost $1, of which 70ยข goes to Girls Inc., along with a $50,000 donation from American Girl. What's so bad about Girls Inc.? For starters, they support abortion. In their own word: "Girls Incorporated supports a woman's freedom of choice, a constitutional right established by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1973 in Roe vs. Wade." (Source: http://www.girlsinc.com/ic/page.php?id=4.3.4)

They also condone lesbianism, actively lobby against abstinence-only sex-ed programs, and demand access to birth control for girls. We're calling on parents, grandparents and other family members to call and write American Girl Company President Ellen L. Brothers to sever all links to Girls Inc. immediately:

Ellen L. Brothers, President
American Girl
8400 Fairway Place
Middleton, WI 53562
Tel: 1-800-845-0005
Fax: 608-828-4790
E-Mail: ellen.brothers@americangirl.com

We hope American Girl will realize that their association with Girls Inc. tarnishes their wholesome image, and that we will not have call for a boycott of their products or picket their retail stores in Chicago or New York. But if we have to, that's what we'll do.

For more links on Girls Inc. and the American Girl "I Can" campaign, see our home page: http://prolifeaction.org

Yours for Life,
Eric J. Scheidler
Communications Director
Pro-Life Action League
http://www.prolifeaction.org/

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