Archive for Andrea Picciotti-Bayer

RealClearPolitics: Why Science Strengthens the Pro-Life Argument

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer Can science undo the havoc that Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey wreaked on America?  The country’s leading pro-life leaders believe so.  “Unique From Day One:  Pro-life Is Pro-science,” the theme for this year’s pro-life March for Life, focuses on the natural alliance between…

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CNA: Mind, Heart, and Soul

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer The Catholic Church in the United States has received staggering blows of late. The sinful and criminal behavior of a former leading prelate, the statewide investigations into clergy sex abuse across the country, the Vatican’s confused and vapid response – all have…

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The Hill:US has made a genuine response to the plight of Iraq’s persecuted religious minorities

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer President Trump will soon have a chance to make up for some lost time in supporting Iraqi religious minorities that ISIS threatened with extinction. Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) and his colleagues in Congress want to make sure our concern for the victims of genocide has…

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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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