Archive for Andrea Picciotti-Bayer

CNA: A Year with the Mystics

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer Our parish’s fall festival was coming to an end. As I rounded up my little ones, I spotted an acquaintance. Antoinette is almost 95 years old and now wheelchair bound, but her incandescent smile inevitably draws people towards her. “Have you had…

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TCA Files Amicus Brief before the Supreme Court

The Catholic Association has filed an amicus brief in the case of Sharonell Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, asking the Supreme Court to hear this important case. At issue is whether the government can discriminate against faith-based adoption and foster care agencies because of their…

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NRO: The Supreme Court review of Sharonell Fulton, et. al v. City of Philadelphia

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer Will Philadelphia’s Catholic Social Services soon have to close its foster care program – a program or ministry that has operated for a century in a city that desperately needs more foster homes to take in its most vulnerable kids? It’s now…

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Washington Times: Saving a monument from radical secularism

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer Should a 93-year-old World War I monument in the shape of a cross be leveled to the ground? Or just have its horizontal arms sawed off so it is no longer a cross and, thus, no longer offensive to the American Humanist…

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Christian Post: ‘Emanuel’ film shows power of forgiveness

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer On the evening of June 17, 2015, 21-year old Dylann Roof walked into Charleston’s “Mother Emanuel” church. There, he found a group of the faithful about to begin a Bible study in the basement of the South Carolina church. They welcomed him and…

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Townhall: Let’s Celebrate Good Men

By Andrea Piccioti-Bayer In the past several weeks Americans have faced a seemingly endless government shut down, polar temperatures across much of the country and a full-blown attack on manhood. While each is disconcerting, the assault on manhood is by far the most dangerous. It…

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Catholic Herald UK: America Comment Iraq’s Christians are slowly coming home, but they face grave new threats

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer Saly and Rahma are like so many young American university students. In their second year at Catholic University, these two young women are serious students, thoughtful and articulate. They talk excitedly about their chosen majors and their plans for the future. Both…

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CNA: Can Asia Bibi remain acquitted of blasphemy in Pakistan?

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer This Tuesday a three-judge panel of Pakistan’s Supreme Court will decide whether to reconsider its acquittal of a Pakistani Christian mother-of-five on charges of blasphemy. Yes, you read that right. One of our allies in the fight against terror may be having…

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CNS News: What Kind of Feminism, Empowerment, ‘Choice’ Is It to Push Legalization of Prostitution?

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer A group of New York State lawmakers want to make prostitution legal in the Empire State.  Not to be out done by her “progressive” sisters and brothers, California U.S. Senator Kamala Harris has made prostitution decriminalization a platform plank in her campaign for the Democratic…

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EWTN: Marcha por la Vida

Policy Advisor Dr. Grazie Christie and Legal Advisor Andrea Picciotti-Bayer appeared on EWTN En Espanol to talk about the 2019 March for Life and the role that science is playing in boosting the cause of the pro-life movement. Catch them at the 30-minute mark.

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