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Raye of Light

A country star gives voice to the voiceless.

‘It’s a barbaric way to die,” multi-platinum country-music singer Collin Raye says to me, reflecting on the life of Terri Schiavo, the cognitively disabled woman in Florida who was starved to death in 2005.

Raye, who had 15 number-one hits in the 1990s, including “Love, Me,” “Little Rock,” and “I Think About You,” is talking to me about Schiavo because he has just become the official spokesman for the Schiavo Life and Hope Network, the foundation Terri’s brother Bobby Schindler heads, providing just that: hope for life. The network offers both education and support so that families faced with similar challenges — who are often given only deadly advice — can have the support they need in caring for their ailing loved ones.

“I know that there are a lot of complex issues involved,” Raye acknowledges. “But in the case of Terri, she didn’t need any extraordinary means. She wasn’t on a respirator. She simply needed food and water to stay alive. I think that is one of the saddest chapters in American history.”  Continue reading…

Collin Raye Showcases Sacred Songs on New Album

Country Singer Turns Hearts to Christ With His Love Remains

BY KATHRYN JEAN LOPEZ

| Posted 10/25/11 at 8:11 AM

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The sacred sneaks up on us everywhere. It happened to me, when a recent, seemingly routine, political stop bowled me over with a reminder of what an undeserved honor it is to be able to live as a Christian in the world today (And what a critical responsibility it is to actually do that: to pray to be who we say we are.)

My surprise came at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. Another day, another conference. I have been there more times than I could try to document at this point over the years. It’s where Mitt Romney dropped out last time around. It’s where controversies have been born and flames have been fanned. Here we were again. The aforementioned Romney was there, as were Rick Perry and Rick Santorum: most of the current Republican contenders for their party’s presidential nomination. And, as it happened, this time I was stuck working on a Friday night after a long week. But this night, it was sacramental. Continue reading…

Phill Kline: Pro-Life Hero

by Jill Stanek

We hear about corrupt politics, kangaroo courts, crime cover-ups, and the silencing of Silkwood-type whistleblowers.

In these days of the Internet, new media, and instant exposure, one might think such underhanded tactics would almost be too hard to pull off, particularly on a large scale.

But in Kansas the last vestiges of the corrupt pro-abortion political, legal, and journalistic systems are brazenly at work trying to destroy pro-lifer Phill Kline, in order to protect the abortion industry.

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Forgiveness for Mel Gibson

As many of you recall, I was heavily involved in the defense of and promotion of Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ.  I have often asked publicly on the radio and in my talks, for folks to pray for Mel Gibson.  After the hundreds of thousands of souls whom he touched with this great movie , there is no question that he will be spiritually attacked for the rest of his life.  I believe he has a good heart. And that EVERY SINGLE SOUL is worthy of forgiveness.   This youtube video made me cry.  For those of us who understand the Spiritual Battles of our day, and our own failings, it will you too.  I recall Mel once saying, “if you are going to defend the cross, get ready to have a piece of the cross”….Please take a moment to watch and say a prayer for Mel Gibson and his family……Watch Video

Kline and the Judicial Kangaroos in Kansas

BY: Denis Boyles

Carol Beier, a liberal extremist appointed by former governor Kathleen Sebelius to a seat on the Kansas Supreme Court, must have worn a double-wide smirk today when she read the Reuters account of the latest development in her slow destruction of Phill Kline:

A disciplinary panel on Thursday found “ethical misconduct” in the way a former attorney general of Kansas prosecuted abortion providers and it recommended his law license be suspended indefinitely.

Phill Kline, now a law professor at Liberty University in Virginia, was faulted in a 185-page report for his actions both as state attorney general from 2003 to 2007 and later as district attorney in Johnson County, Kansas.

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Tune in to Catholic Connection: October 13th & 14th

Jenn Giroux will be hosting the show live… listen online here

Collin Raye at the Values Voter Summit

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Attendees at this week’s Values Voter Summit are in for an unexpected treat Friday night when country music artist Collin Raye, whose albums have sold over eight million copies, will perform live before the evening session. Raye, who’s been nominated five times as country music’s Male Vocalist of the Year, is also the new face of the Life and Hope Network, founded by Terri Schiavo’s family. As someone whose wife languished in a coma, Collin understands the heartbreak of watching a loved one suffer. Although his wife, Connie, ultimately recovered, Raye still has a passion for battling euthanasia and other attacks on the sanctity of life.  Continue reading…

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