Monday 25 July 2011

Please attend Michael Voris's talk in London on 24 August

I am delighted to hear that Michael Voris will be speaking in London on Wednesday 24 August. The talk has in fact been organised by my son Paul and you can purchase tickets for the talk on Paul's blog.

Michael Voris S.T.B. is the president and founder of St Michael’s Media and the senior executive producer of, the world's first online Catholic television station. Michael gave up a successful media career as an anchor, reporter and producer for CBS to dedicate his energies to the promotion of the Gospel through the media.

I met Michael Voris last year at Human Life International's conference in Rome, one of the many highlights of which was Cardinal Burke's address: 'Catholic orthodoxy: antidote against the culture of death'. In his speech Cardinal Burke claimed that the root of the attacks on the innocent life of unborn children was an erroneous view of human sexuality. Cardinal Burke said:
" ... The attack on the innocent and defenseless life of the unborn has its origin in an erroneous view of human sexuality, which attempts to eliminate, by mechanical or chemical means, the essentially procreative nature of the conjugal act. The error maintains that the artificially altered conjugal act retains its integrity. The claim is that the act remains unitive or loving, even though the procreative nature of the act has been radically violated. In fact, it is not unitive, for one or both of the partners withholds an essential part of the gift of self, which is the essence of the conjugal union. The so-called "contraceptive mentality" is essentially antilife.Many forms of so-called contraception are, in fact, abortifacient, that is, they destroy, at its beginning, a life which has already been conceived ..."
Michael Voris addressed this very issue in a recent episode of his show 'The Vortex'. have also produced an hour-long documentary called The Cost of Abortion. This documentary focuses on the disastrous social and economic impact of abortion in the United States. Particularly interesting is Michael's reflections on the role of the media in promoting abortion and deliberately denigrating the work of pro-life organisations. I warn readers, as the website does itself, that the documentary contains disturbing images of actual abortions. This video was sent to every member of the US senate.

I have no doubt that Michael's talk will inspire people young and old either to embrace or renew their commitment to building-up of the culture of life. I would urge readers both to come to this event and to tell their friends about it.

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