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Abby Johnson IP#78  Abby Johnson   unPlanned on Inside the PagesAn ordinary woman who has experienced extraordinary grace and wow, look what God has done!  Abby Johnson, author of “unPlanned: the dramatic true story of a former Planned Parenthood leader’s eye-opening journey across the life line”, a courageous woman who has brought forward not just the Planned Parenthood story (at times nightmarish in their behavior), but more importantly, her story…the journey of conversion, forgiveness, and witness.  She didn’t go looking for the spotlight, but she didn’t say “no” when it fell on her and now she is standing up for life and exposing the reality of Planned Parenthood and the beautiful options for life that are truly available.  She can truly say, with all integrity, that she knows both sides of the battle, and she is choosing life!  Be sure to get the “Catholic Edition” by Ignatius Press. 

Visit Abby’s website here.
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You can pick up the book here
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A recent interview with former Planned Parenthood manager, recent Catholic convert and super-nice lady Abby Johnson.

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In this audio, Dr. J. Budziszewski is interviewed on the CrossExamined (Protestant) radio show on the topic of the moral law. This includes a discussion of his newest book The Line Through The Heart, as well as discussion of the moral argument for the existence of God and more.

Full MP3 Audio here. (48 minutes)

Some of J. Budziszewski's books:
The Line Through the Heart: Natural Law as Fact, Theory, and Sign of Contradiction 
• Written on the Heart: The Case for Natural Law 
Ask Me Anything: Provocative Answers for College Students 
• Ask Me Anything 2: More Provocative Answers for College Students


HT: Apologetics315
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On Wednesday 26th October, 2011, Protestant apologist William Lane Craig debated Peter Atkins on the topic: Does God Exist? This debate took place at the University of Manchester  as part of the UK Reasonable Faith Tour with William Lane Craig.

Quite frankly, it's as good a fight as I've seen any atheist put up against WLC.  

Video can be found on YouTube here. Craig's previous debate with Atkins can be found in the debate feed at Apologetics315 (Protestant site).

Full Debate MP3 Audio here (1hr 50min)

HT: Apologetics315 
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Just a reminder that they're still doing awesome things at the Institute of Catholic Culture, such as the following:

Lecture Title:Presenter(s):
Original SinFr. Andrew Hofer, O.P.
Creation or Evolution: What Does the Church Really Teach?Fr. William Saunders
Liturgiam Authenticam: The True Story Behind the New Translation of the Roman MissalRev. Jerry J. Pokorsky
The Holy Mass: Reform, Ruin & RestorationDr. Daniel G. Van Slyke
The Roots of ModernismDr. William Marshner

That is all.
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Maggie Gallagher,  President of The Institute for Marriage and Public Policy and Dale Carpenter, University of Minnesota Professor of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law presented their views on the Same Sex Marriage Amendment at the Murphy Institute's inaugural debate on public policy issues for the 2012 elections.

Video after the jump.
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How great a name is that?!?

The Argument of the Month is a forum for Catholic Men to hear and discuss various apologetics topics. Well...I say apologetics, but it's not that narrow.  Take, for example, these talks on Social Justice by famed Chestertonian Dale Ahlquist:

Catholic Social Teaching: Why both Liberals AND Conservatives Get it Wrong!Dale Ahlquist02/12/2008Talk/DebateMP3Download
Catholic Social Teaching: Why both Liberals AND Conservatives Get it Wrong!Dale Ahlquist02/12/2008Q&AMP3Download

Or, to change gears, this talk about whether Catholics can be masons (answer: no!):

Can Catholics be Masons?John SalzaDustin Dufault01/11/2011Talk/DebateMP3Download
Can Catholics be Masons?John SalzaDustin Dufault01/11/2011Q&AMP3Download

Naturally, they also have the standard mean-and-potatoes Sola Scriptura debates, Contra Modernism talks, etc.  Go check them out for yourself -- well worth it.
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Protestant apologist and iterate worker in the vineyard William Lane Craig had a recent debate with Stephen Law at Westminster Hall on the topic: Does God Exist?

Full Debate MP3 Audio here. (2hr 15min.)  Video below.  Enjoy.

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Thanks to First Things, I was made aware of this feature at Columbia Catholic Ministry's website:

Father Neuhaus's Homilies

The late Father Richard Neuhaus of First Things had preached at Columbia during springs semesters. His homilies are available below for downloading.

Spring 2008

Spring 2007

Spring 2005

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...he just gets better with age.

Here is his latest.  I can't sum it up better than the title at his website.

If Einstein Had Been a Surfer — NEW Sep 2011 — Rediscovering the right brain
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From EWTN's write-up of the show (with speaker bios):

Prefigured in the Old Testament and fulfilled in the New, the biblical story of the Mass spans the breadth of Scripture and beyond. What Jesus began on Calvary culminated in everlasting glory in the heavenly sanctuary, and is made present on earth every time the Church celebrates the Sacrifice of the Mass. Join Father Wade Menezes and EWTN Theology Advisor Tom Nash as they explore The Biblical Story of the Mass.

Teaser below, but get the whole series at EWTN.

Program Name:On Earth as It Is in Heaven: Rediscovering the Biblical Story of the Mass
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Series Name:The Biblical Story of the Mass Tom Nash, Fr. Wade Menezes
Host:Tom Nash, Fr. Wade Menezes
Date Produced:7/28/2011
Description:The biblical story of the Mass didn’t begin at the Last Supper and Good Friday, nor did it end there. Sacrifices from Abel and Abraham to Melchizedek and Moses set the stage for Jesus Christ, “the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.” The Mass sacramentally re-presents or makes present again Christ’s one Sacrifice of Calvary, which began on the Cross and culminated in everlasting glory in the heavenly sanctuary.

HT to Dave

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Can't say I'm a huge fan of the recording (Ray Clare's style simply isn't mine), but this is what my book club is reading this month.  Feel free to join us and give it a listen.  You can download in different formats and chapter-by-chapter at the source, Librivox.

The Napoleon of Notting Hill

by G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936)
While the novel is humorous (one instance has the King sitting on top of an omnibus and speaking to it as to a horse: “Forward, my beauty, my Arab,” he said, patting the omnibus encouragingly, “fleetest of all thy bounding tribe”), it is also an adventure story: Chesterton is not afraid to let blood be drawn in his battles, fought with sword and halberd in the London streets, and Wayne thinks up a few ingenious strategies; and, finally, the novel is philosophical, considering the value of one man’s actions and the virtue of respect for one’s enemies. (Summary from Wikipedia)

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