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Epiphany 2021

  January 6, 2021, would have been my brother Robert’s 61st birthday. He died of cancer on December 28, 1994, the Feast of the Holy Innocents, at age 34. Always at this time of year, Robert is present in the minds and hearts of his family and friends—we share memories, eat...
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BOOKNOTES: WHAT IT MEANS TO BE HUMAN: THE CASE FOR THE BODY IN PUBLIC BIOETHICS

WHAT IT MEANS TO BE HUMAN: THE CASE FOR THE BODY IN PUBLIC BIOETHICS O. Carter Snead (Harvard University Press, 2020. Hardcover, pp. 336. Also available on Kindle.) Reviewed by Maria McFadden Maffucci O. Carter Snead’s What It Means to Be Human: The Case for the Body in Public...
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Maria McFadden Maffucci advocates for disabled adults amid Cuomo nursing home scandal (Fox & Friends)

Mom advocates for disabled adults amid Cuomo nursing home scandal Feb. 24, 2021 – 5:43 – Human Life Review Editor-in-Chief Maria McFadden Maffucci calls out Gov. Cuomo’s nursing home cover-up scandal and argues the New York State government has ‘no plan’ to protect...
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Don’t Forget Andrew Cuomo’s Other Coronavirus Victims

Editor’s Note: Dear Reader: We share here a column (www.nationalreview.com/2021/02/dont-forget-andrew-cuomos-other-coronavirus-victims/) published on National Review Online about the other victims harmed by Governor Cuomo’s dangerous nursing-home policies—New Yorkers...
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HOT TOPIC: The Pro-Life Movement Does Not Go Cheap

To start with the obvious: no advocacy movement can be expected to fight against every injustice. We don’t damn the no-smoking movement for not taking on opioids with the same energy.
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Epiphany 2021

  January 6, 2021, would have been my brother Robert’s 61st birthday. He died of cancer on December 28, 1994, the Feast of the Holy Innocents, at age 34. Always at this time of year, Robert is present in the minds and hearts of his family and friends—we share memories, eat...
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Why My Brother Won

Robert and I used to commiserate with each other about this: how the violence allowed the media to paint us all as extremists, how frustrating it was to see the harm that the Pensacola killings did to the movement. I remember one day last August, a few weeks after the Hill...
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HOT TOPIC: (Newsmax) Roe v. Wade — A Precedent to Be Deplored

In his majority opinion in June Medical Services v. Russo, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote: “I joined the dissent in Whole Woman’s Health and continue to believe that the case was wrongly decided. The question today however is not whether Whole Woman’...
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HOT TOPIC: Nothing Chivalrous About Putting Others at Risk (Maria Maffucci)

www.newsmax.com/mariamcfaddenmaffucci/covid-mask-cuomo-rally/2020/06/23/id/973638/ Gov. Cuomo has proudly sported a mask, and has signed an executive order requiring them of New Yorkers, to protect others. Yet he has failed — spectacularly — to defend the vulnerable — no...
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HOT TOPIC: Churches Set for Holy Battle to Open in New York

www.newsmax.com/mariamcfaddenmaffucci/churches-new-york-cuomo-dolan/2020/05/21/id/968299/ Perhaps the cardinal’s intensity reflected growing frustration with our secular prince, Gov. Andrew Cuomo? Dolan ended his powerful, moving homily with a saying popularly attributed to...
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