The life of a human being is something that should be treasured, valued and respected. Yet we don't see that in today's society when it comes to a tiny preborn baby, a terminally sick individual, an elderly person, or anyone deemed unworthy or unwanted. More often than not, these people are seen as expendable or "better off dead." We must change this twisted mindset.
Judie Brown is president and co-founder of American Life League, the nation's largest grassroots pro-life educational organization. She is a member of the Pontifical Academy for Life in Rome, and has appeared in numerous media, including: 20/20, 60 Minutes, Mother Angelica Live, The O'Reilly Factor, Good Morning America, Today, Oprah, and Larry King Live, The Washington Post and USA Today.
January 28, 2015, 10:00 AM EST
January 12, 2015, 10:51 AM EST
Defending Christ in the Eucharist is something that no clergy should be afraid to do. When we receive His most precious body and blood, we must do so reverently and free from mortal sin. This includes all Catholics and anyone who calls himself a Catholic. To receive Our Lord in any other way is sacrilege.
October 10, 2014, 3:39 PM EDT
Some things in life are difficult to understand, but the fact that a baby lives and grows inside his mother is not one of those things. What is difficult to understand is why hundreds of thousands of people have cried out about the life of one dog. Where is the outcry for the thousands of babies killed every day? Where are our priorities?
October 3, 2014, 5:01 PM EDT
In this ever-changing world in which contraception is pushed from many fronts, we find that we must now add the pediatrician's office to the list. Parents, beware. Make it a point to know what goes on when your child talks with his doctor.
September 5, 2014, 4:39 PM EDT
We must watch where we focus our energies. We must always be the voice of the preborn. And we can never allow compromise.
August 14, 2014, 4:15 PM EDT
What has happened to childhood? What has happened to respect for families and their abilities to teach children morality? And why should an institute, let alone a Catholic institute, recommend introducing concepts and material regarding sexuality to very young children? It boggles the mind and sickens the soul. Instead of forcing our children to grow up so fast, we should be encouraging them to enjoy their childhoods and preparing them for a life with Christ.
August 13, 2014, 10:17 AM EDT
It used to be said that it takes a village to raise a child. And it was not only comforting, but the norm, for people other than parents to watch out for children, no matter who they were. Not so the case today, where we see a vile and indecent organization attempting to lure children away from parents and into a life of immorality.
August 12, 2014, 12:26 PM EDT
Atrocities against human beings occur every day worldwide. Often we hear an outcry when an offense is especially egregious, but what could be more egregious than the wanton slaughtering of innocent babies or than the premature death of those who are ill? Let us examine the actions, or the inactions, of our daily lives. Souls are at stake.
August 11, 2014, 11:05 AM EDT
Animals, especially those that are threatened or endangered, deserve our care and protection. But we must not close our eyes to humanity - to life that grows within a woman's womb. Defenseless babies are regularly killed and discarded without much thought or concern. It is time to stop their slaughter.
August 6, 2014, 9:55 AM EDT
Like a small child who tells his parent, "I can do it myself," man has repeatedly pushed God away. We seem to be telling God the same thing, yet it's not just independence we want from Him; it's autonomy and control. We are telling God we have no use for Him any longer. We now see the destruction this causes - in lives, in families, in society. When will it end?
July 1, 2014, 2:36 PM EDT
Judie Brown reacts to yesterday's SCOTUS decision and explains the truth about hormonal contraception - a truth that many do not understand, a truth that many do not want to hear.
June 27, 2014, 4:03 PM EDT
On a daily basis, we see the innocence of children eroded. Television, Internet articles, and social media combine to allow children to enter a world of sexualization at an earlier age---and adults and parents just seem to accept this. Indeed, even some embrace it and welcome it into their schools and their homes. When will we realize the damage we are doing? When will we say enough is enough?
June 3, 2014, 4:43 PM EDT
Catholic clergy must lead their flock, must not turn a blind eye to the tenets of the faith. They must stand up when an injustice is done and show the great power of Our Lord. Is this being done today?
May 23, 2014, 3:25 PM EDT
At American Life League, we spend a great deal of time choosing our words, particularly when we are talking about the most fundamental concerns confronting the culture today. So it was with a great deal of appreciation that I read these words written by our director of outreach, Rey Flores.
May 16, 2014, 3:21 PM EDT
The destruction of the family is one of the greatest disasters of the last century. It has happened subtly, almost silently, and now we are left with the carnage. How will we alter the path that so many seem so willing to travel? Will we raise our voices in protest? If we want to make changes and save lives and souls, we must.
April 25, 2014, 11:13 AM EDT
On Sunday, history will be made as Pope Francis will canonize two new saints----Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II. This significant day is also a day to reflect upon their lives and to remember the contribution they made, not only to the Church, but to the world as well.
April 3, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT
Lent is about halfway through, and we draw nearer to the day when Our Lord gave His life to save us from our sins. Yet our society daily tempts us to draw closer and embrace those sins. In fact, it is doing almost everything in its power to discard morality and God, as evidenced in today's commentary.
March 19, 2014, 2:16 PM EDT
The stories of heroic mothers rarely appear on the nightly news, even when they include prominent figures like Genevieve Shaw Brown, Travel and Lifestyle Editor for ABC News.
February 21, 2014, 3:16 PM EST
On the heels of news that former daytime talk show host Ricki Lake is producing a forthcoming documentary on the dangers of contraception, we find a unique concern. “Lake will act as executive producer alongside director Abby Epstein in a full-length film based on Holly Grigg-Spall’s book Sweetening The Pill: Or How We Became Hooked On Hormonal Birth Control.”
February 18, 2014, 4:13 PM EST
The medical community touts in vitro fertilization as something great, something amazing. But it omits the fact that this procedure is not victimless. Neither is it moral or ethical. Today’s commentary explores the words of Pope John Paul II and the Church and explains what every Catholic should know.