REVIEW: ‘Busting the myths of the pro-abortion lobby’ | Catholic Herald

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Devastating analysis of the incoherence, illogicality, sophistry, double standards and often ludicrous obfuscations of the abortionists’ case . . . Really handy resource for anyone committed to the pro-life cause – Catholic Herald

The Catholic Herald (UK) has just released a great review of one of our latest publications, namely The Pro-Life Apologetics Manual by award-winning Catholic editorialist Angelo Stagnaro, OSF. You can read the full review here.

The book is available in paperback and ebook editions from the usual outlets and directly from the publishers. It can also be found at the Vatican libraries.

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REVIEW: ‘Busting the myths of the pro-abortion lobby’ | Catholic Herald

Another 5* REVIEW for ‘The Pro-Life Apologetics Manual’

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Stagnaro gives a loving and logical response to the tragedy of abortion. Dealing with 119 myths invoked in its support, from complex arguments rooted in medicine, ethics and jurisprudence to sheer urban legend, he decisively refutes the ‘pro-choice’ manifesto. Substantial medical research is drawn upon, proving the beginning of human life at conception and the medical risks of abortion to the mother as well as the child detailed convincingly. The terrible phenomenon of sex-selective abortion, in which so many female babies are disposed of with chilling demographic effects, receives merited observation as does the grisly reality of what actually goes in abortion clinics. The author is not afraid to tackle sensitive cases, such as the small minority of abortions in which children have been conceived through rape and incest, aiming at genuine compassion for all concerned.

No quarter is given to moral and logical fallacies, which are often dealt with, with a tough New York wit (my favourite example being his response to the myth “You are against abortion because you cannot get pregnant: Those who support abortion have already been born,” p. 49). The advocacy of artificial contraception as an alternative to abortion is shown to have no bearing in reality, the example of New York City among other areas being shown. What is needed is a Christian humanism, in which human life from conception to death is regarded as a sacred and inviolable gift to be embraced. Stagnaro also notes the dangers of genetically engineered ‘designer babies,’ with those who do not make the grade being dispensable. He understands that many of the arguments for abortion can and have been used to defend infanticide and many other horrors that even most pro-choice people would wish to avoid. Those who wish to fight for an authentic culture of life have a sword and shield in this book.

Christopher Villiers, Catholic theologian and poet.

Another 5* REVIEW for ‘The Pro-Life Apologetics Manual’

NEW: THE PRO-LIFE APOLOGETICS MANUAL by award-winning Catholic editorialist Angelo Stagnaro

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“Stagnaro refutes, with many outside sources, 119 top pro-abortion myths…So much good, logical information, it can be used to educate and arm Catholics on how to advocate for lives of the unborn” ~ Maria McFadden Maffucci, Editor, Human Life Review.

Hope and Life Press is proud to announce the release of The Pro-Life Apologetics Manual by award-winning National Catholic Register editorialist, Holy See liaison, and Catholic News Service chief NY correspondent Angelo Stagnaro. The Pro-Life Apologetics Manual presents the 119 top myths about abortion and detailed arguments against them derived from the fields of science, history, philosophy, logic and theology. Intended to foreground the distinction between truth and political correctness, science and pseudoscience, logic and pseudologic, history and pseudohistory, this manual similarly addresses in depth the topics of artificial contraception, genetic screening and designer babies. Several remedies against them are provided, together with a section on the five ways of natural family planning. The Pro-Life Apologetics Manual is available in paperback and ebook editions from Amazon, directly from the publishers, and major booksellers. The book has been granted the Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur by the Catholic Archdiocese of New York. The Pro-Life Apologetics Manual will also be available from next month onwards at the libraries of the Vatican including the Gregoriana, the Angelorum, and the Pontifical North American College.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

angelo-stagnaroItalian-American grant- and award-winning journalist Angelo Erasmus Stagnaro is a news correspondent with the United Nations, newspapers and international wire services in the United States of America (US), Europe and Australia. He is the principal liaison between the Consulate of the Holy See in New York City (NYC) and the Catholic News Service in Washington, D.C., as well as the Service’s chief correspondent in NYC. Stagnaro is a regular contributor to the National Catholic Register and his major articles have appeared in the Washington Post, Catholic Herald, National Catholic Reporter, America Magazine, US Catholic Magazine, and The Tablet among others. He is foreign correspondent for OnlineCatholics Magazine and a freelance journalist with MercatorNet.com.

​Stagnaro is the author of The Catechist’s Magic Kit, The Christian Book of the Dead, How to Pray the Dominican Way, and A Lenten Cookbook for Catholics. These books have been granted the Nihil Obstat/Imprimatur by the Diocese of Brooklyn. A professional stage mentalist and one of the world’s experts in cold reading, he is also the author of eight books on stage magic/cold reading, all of which are seminal works that have been translated into the French, German, and Spanish languages. Stagnaro has lectured in more than 70 cities across North America, Europe, and Asia. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Smoke and Mirrors, the net’s largest ezine for professional stage magicians. He is also Guildmaster of the Catholic Magicians Guild, President of the Society of Concerned American Magicians, and Chairman of the Occult Investigation Committee of the Society of American Magicians.

​Stagnaro holds a Master of Arts in Anthropology/Archaeology from the State University of New York at Albany, with specializations in the Ethnology of Religion, Ethnicity in America, Physical Anthropology, and Population Studies. He also holds a Graduate Certificate of Asian Studies from Kansai Gaikokugo Daigaku, with specialization in Contemporary Asian Religions, and pursued graduate studies in theology at the University of Notre Dame, specializing in Hebrew Wisdom Literature, Liturgy, and Catholic Spirituality. Stagnaro was awarded the 2008 Catholic Press Association Award (First Place) for Best News Writing for National Event with his coverage of Benedict XVI’s US papal trip. His article The Monastic Ways of the Wise Little Bee was included in the National Catholic Reporter‘s compilation Best Catholic Spirituality Writing 2013. Stagnaro is a professed member of the Secular Franciscans and has served as Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) catechist in NYC and Singapore.​

A CHALLENGE TO THOSE IN FAVOR OF ABORTION

The author, Angelo Stagnaro, will offer $1000 to Planned Parenthood for any and all logical or factual mistakes found in The Pro-Life Apologetics Manual. If a challenge is made and found to be illegitimate or illogical, the issuer of the challenge must pay $500 to Bridge to Life, Flushing, New York and $500 to Stagnaro for each erroneous or spurious claim of logical error or factual inconsistency. Unique and specific to the challenger, proof of purchase of the book must accompany each claim. Contact Hope and Life Press at hopeandlifepress@gmail.com for the full details of this challenge.

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