Archive for the ‘Pro-Life and Activism’ category

Pro-life Club – Abortion Clinic Prayer group

April 30, 2010

When: Every Saturday at 9am

Time: 9-10:30 pm.

Rides: Meet in the Circle at the Apartment at 9am.

Contact: Timmerie if you have questions

Student Profiles: Timmerie Millington

October 26, 2009

Name: Timmerie MillingtonTimmerie Millington

Age: 17

Year: Freshman

From: Lake Arrowhead, California

Major: Entertainment Media

What’s your favorite class? Poetics and Grammer with Professor Riley because I really enjoy writing. The class gives me a whole new perspective on how speak to my audience in a much more clear and concise way.  Right now we are reading, “The Great Divorce” by C.S. Lewis.

Do you have any hobbies? I absolutely love to dance! I’ve been dancing for about 16 years and enjoy many different kinds of dance –ballet, tap, dance , hip hop, modern, ballroom, and west coast swing. I’m actually going to be starting a hip hop club for any of the students who are interested.

Do you participate in any Student Life? Definitely! I began a pro-life club for students who really want to take action weekly and participate in local pro-life events such as praying at abortion clinics and participating in the  March for life in San Fransisco.

What is your favorite thing about JP Catholic? The spiritual life! I really enjoy being around other people who have a great passion to be closer to God, whether that may be through daily Mass, Adoration, or  praying the Rosary together. We all hold each other accountable and push each other forward in developing a stronger spiritual life. Also, I love the hands on aspect of the school.  Right now, I’m on the marketing team for a webisode series and have been learning all the ways you can utilize Twitter for your business. I also have been involved on quite a few student film projects.

Plans after graduation? Well, I’m still bouncing around some ideas…I may potentially stay here an extra year to do the Masters in Theology Program. One thing I do know for sure, when I graduate I want to do pro-life work by promoting the culture of life through the media.

A New Era of Journalism..

July 13, 2009

It's Time for a New Journalism

It's Time for a New Journalism

It’s interesting how two very recognizable people can meet death in the same week. Take Mother Teresa and Princess Diana, for example, both were very influential people, and yet Mother Teresa’s story took the back seat in the mainstream news channels. A courageous and self-giving women, Mother Teresa certainly broke the glass ceiling, though she was no princess, rock star, politician, or fashion icon, and she definitely didn’t invent the moonwalk. She continues, however, to have enduring influence and live on in the hearts of millions of people, Christians and non-Christians alike, and her plethora of quotes will always remain popular and inspiring year after year.

How did she manage this phenomena? How did this tiny, weathered, Albanian women win the Noble Peace Prize and the respect and hearts of world diplomats, American presidents, Popes, Kings, Queens, and many other heads of state? No books about her fashionable clothes lie on Barnes and Nobles book shelves and no shocking news articles about her lovers and scandals grab eyes in the grocery line. Clearly, Mother Teresa is not a “money-making” product that can be milked by the news. Some may call Princess Diana classic and always fresh, or Michael Jackson a “King of Pop,” and Obama the “change” we need.

Her words delivered hope for those undergoing trial and despair; her daily example of caring for the dying were fraught with transcendent truths. She was a women of integrity, a women of courage, and a women fighting for human rights. She had neither long legs, diamonds, or Louis Vuitton purses, but her life, wisdom, and service will continue through history and serve as an example to millions. A news channel which could communicate the classic life of Mother Teresa and the change she brought to humanity would have truly been a remarkable channel. Isn’t it time that Americans started taking charge of the stories they want to hear and tell? Last week, 60% of the news channels covered Michael Jackson’s death and revered him as a king and idol — a child molester!? Yes, he was talented, but that is no reason to cover up his perverted lifestyle. In fact, when Jackson died, the major news stations practically forgot about the nuclear missiles in Korea, unrest in Iran, and the outlandish Cap and Trade policy introduced by Obama. We are being manipulated like puppets by a few in the mainstream news, and it’s time that we shed our strings and stop putting up with what they have deemed as “important” and “newsworthy.”

Well, good news! John Paul the Great Catholic University is starting an Video Journalism program this fall. The time has come for the truly amazing stories to be told, like Mother Teresa’s. Journalism and news has radically changed with the internet, and John Paul the Great Catholic University is at the cutting-edge, telling stories that will impact the culture for Christ through new media. If you feel compelled to launch into the news industry, journalism, or the political arena then consider this new and exciting program beginning this October!

Huckabee is a Model on How to Debate Abortion in the Public Square

June 24, 2009
Huckabee Debates Stewart on Abortion

Huckabee Debates Stewart on Abortion

On June 18th former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee sparred with The Daily Show host Jon Stewart on abortion, and gave pro-life advocates a roadmap to study in how to argue against abortion in the public square. With clarity and a touch of self-deprecating humor, Huckabee refused to be sidetracked from central truths, mainly, that life begins biologically at conception, and if it’s distinct life, then we can’t claim to “own” it. While refusing to give up his murky relativism and invincible ignorance, Stewart concluded that this is a tough issue and declared himself “pro-life.” When seen in the light of the recent Gallup polls on abortion, there’s real sign of hope in defeating the abortion-industrial complex. As long as we continue to assert these core irrefutable truths with clarity, public opinion will continue ebb away from Planned Parenthood.   To watch the debate: Click here.

Pope Benedict in Africa

March 23, 2009

Soon after Pope Benedict’s arrival in Africa for his pontifical visit, the Holy Father came under attack from the Secular media that doesn’t agree with the Church’s stance on artificial contraception.

Click the link below to read an article that particularly rubbed me the wrong way made me feel the need to reply.

“Pope wrong on Condoms”

After reading this article on CNN I felt the need to respond. Although many of the comments on my response to the article were negative, there were a some people who agreed with what I had to say. In fact there was one person who did a google search of my name, found my e-mail address, and sent a very nice e-mail thanking me for my response.

For those of you who want to read it, here is my response to the article

When Pope Paul VI wrote the papal encyclical Humanae Vitae he clearly defined the Church’s teaching on contraception as being immoral not only for unmarried people but married people also. In this prophetic encyclical of the 1960’s he stated that if birth control becomes widely accepted among married couples, divorce rates will rise, pornography will become rampant, and sex among teenagers and unmarried people will become out of control.

Up until the 20th century nearly ever protestant Church in the world taught contraception was wrong. After changing their views, many protestant Church’s and even some faithful Catholics believed the Catholic Church would follow suit. When Pope Paul VI wrote the encyclical clearly defining the Catholic Church teaching, many people protested the Church saying it was behind the times… Fast forward to today and it seems like Paul VI might have been on to something with his prophetic encyclical!

Of course there are many Catholics today that have the same problems with divorce, pornography, and promiscuity despite the Church’s teaching. As the author of this article pointed out, the Catholic Church does not exist in a utopia. The Church is guided by the Holy Spirit and it can not teach error in matters of faith and morals, but as human beings and members of the Church we have to choose between good and evil just like everyone else. I’m going to let you in on a little secret here… sometimes we choose evil!

I would also point out that the vast majority of Catholics don’t know or don’t care about the Church’s teaching and thus they reap what they sow.

As far as the Catholic Church promoting condoms in Africa. The church, and natural law, already dictate that it is wrong to have sex outside of marriage. Why would the Church ad an “if you do, here’s how” clause to that teaching? If you are going to obey the Church, Praise God problem solved.

If you aren’t going to follow Church teaching on sex outside of marriage, why would you follow the Church teaching on contraception?

Viva il Papa

The Intersection of Faith and Business

March 10, 2009

Take a look at this video about JP Catholic’s belief in the crucial role of businesses in building up a Culture of Life and supporting the dignity of the family and the individual worker.  The video was created by Hot Button Productions, a JP Catholic student start-up company that is currently being formed in our Business Launch Pad.

Civil War and the “New Lincoln?”

February 23, 2009

“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

As of this week, 25 states have introduced resolutions declaring their sovereignty under the 10th Amendment.

What does that mean? The resolution from Missouri essentially says “because of initiatives like FOCA, we feel it necessary to remind the federal government that they can’t take away the state’s right to legislate.”

New Hampshire says that unless the federal government stops overstepping their bounds, they will secede from the Union.

Arizona is making theirs an official cease and desist order.
“This Resolution serves as notice and demand to the federal government, as our agent, to cease and desist, effective immediately, mandates that are beyond the scope of these constitutionally delegated powers.”

Some of the specific acts that they are citing as overstepping the bounds are:
– the Freedom of Choice Act
– a proposed 500% tax on ammo, widespread gun confiscations
– a draft of 18-22 year olds, declaring martial law
– the stimulus package, that puts us an extra $1 trillion in debt, for stuff like birth control funding, socialized health care, socialized childcare, socialized etc.

Missouri passed theirs on February 11. As of now, 15 other states have officially passed their bills affirming sovereignty. Have you heard anything about it on the news? Nothing. Nothing on CNN, Fox, ABC, MSNBC…

I found one video online of a news show covering it.

For more information, here’s a good news article (from a Christian news site, the only kind that will actually report on this).

Here’s a site keeping a running tally of the states standing their ground.

Lastly,  here’s the Catechism (CCC 1883):

Socialization also presents dangers. Excessive intervention by the state [i.e. government] can threaten personal freedom and initiative. The teaching of the Church has elaborated the principle of subsidiarity, according to which “a community of a higher order should not interfere in the internal life of a community of a lower order, depriving the latter of its functions, but rather should support it in case of need and help to co- ordinate its activity with the activities of the rest of society, always with a view to the common good.”

Isn’t it interesting that Obama has been trying to present himself as the “new Lincoln?” Lincoln fought to protect the constitution, and ended up in civil war. Depending on what Obama’s reaction to this is, he could START one. One way or another, the states won’t let him push them around. I love our country right now.