Archive for Andrea Picciotti-Bayer

Philly Inquirer: Religious intolerance at the heart of debate over same-sex foster parents

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer Wayne Thomas was the answer to 3-year-old Brittany’s prayer more than 25 years ago.  Brittany prayed for someone to play with as she watched the children at the Our Lady of Victory Catholic School playground across from her grandmother’s house in West Philadelphia.  Brittany’s grandmother…

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RealClearReligion: The #MeToo Movement Has Forgotten Asia Bibi

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer October 22, 2018 In the end, the dignity of women lies at the heart of the #metoo movement. Yes, I know that the eerie parades of red-robed “handmaidens,” the mob-ish protests, the wails and shrieks from the Senate gallery of recent weeks are anything…

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Washington Times: The ‘strong right arm’ of the Catholic Church

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer “Faith and charity in action” is the best way to describe what the Knights of Columbus have been committed to since their inception more than 130 years ago. As the organization prepares for its annual conference this week, a look at their influence around…

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Washington Times: Inspiring care for Colombia’s poor

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer Forget Pablo Escobar. Colombia now has a native son it can take pride in. No, not the country’s newly elected President Ivan Duque. He’s impressive enough — a 42-year-old family-man who is unafraid to pray in public and a whole lot better than opponent…

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CNA: Why I signed the women’s letter to the pope

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer Despite feeling humiliated and betrayed as a faithful Catholic, I am thankful for our summer of shame. I am grateful that a Pennsylvania grand jury revealed decades of clerical sexual abuse in the state, and grateful for the loud public demands for a…

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RealClearPolitics: Protecting Religious Liberty Advances Women’s Causes

By Ashley McGuire and Andrea Picciotti-Bayer “It is a dangerous time to be a person of faith.” These were the sobering words of Callista Gingrich, U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, at an event sponsored by the Religious Freedom Institute during the first Ministerial to Advance…

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Examiner: How an American Catholic organization has helped persecuted Middle East Christians

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer Most people know that Christians in the Middle East have recently endured severe persecution at the hands of ISIS. But most people don’t know that, for years, a brotherhood of men have been quietly and vigilantly working behind the scenes on behalf…

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Washington Times: Brett Kavanaugh’s priorities are faith and family

By Ashley McGuire and Andrea Picciotti-Bayer – – Tuesday, July 17, 2018 President Trump just introduced to the nation his nominee for the next justice on the U.S. Supreme Court: Brett Kavanaugh. Judge Kavanaugh then introduced the nation to someone perhaps a bit unexpected: Monsignor John Enzler. In a short and…

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TCA Statements on U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

July 9, 2018 “In nominating Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be the next U.S. Supreme Court Justice, President Trump has once again delivered on his promise to send a fair and independent constitutionalist judge to our nation’s highest court. Kavanaugh is a man of integrity with…

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TCA Statements on NIFLA v. Becerra

June 26, 2018 “The Supreme Court has delivered another resounding win for freedom, this time upholding the right of pro-life pregnancy centers to decline to speak on behalf of the state to promote abortion.  The state of California, in a classic example of compelled speech, sought to…

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