Readjusting your normal: Developing a laser-like focus on what life’s priorities really are

By Melissa Ohden Editor’s note. An abortion survivor, Melissa speaks around the world including at many National Right to Life Conventions. A gifted writer, this appeared on her blog on Tuesday. I’m just “readjusting my normal.” Life happens. Unexpected things occur, circumstances continuously change. Our children grow, we age, we lose people we love, we …

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To college freshmen, what has always been true, or never been true

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. Our look back to stories that ran one year ago in NRL News Today pulled up this reader-favorite. As soon as class gets up and running in 2020, we will post the latest results. Going back all the way to 1999 [!], one of the most popular stories we periodically …

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Christmas shows us that human beings are really, really important

By Paul Stark, Communications Associate, Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life Editor’s note. My family will be gone on vacation through August 24. During that span we’ll run prior posts from the past year that remain timely and/or were particularly well-received. We will also add a new story or two as events dictate. The story of …

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“There are no gradations in the image of God”: Why each and every one of us matters

By Dave Andrusko We are on vacation, and, as it happens I re-reading a delightful and thought-provoking book by New York Times best-selling author Tim Keller. The Rev. Keller is, of course, a near legendary figure in evangelical circles. The book sparked me to inquire further and, sure enough, I ran across a keynote speech delivered by Keller at …

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Arguing that life does not begin at conception is painfully, embarrassingly lame

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. This post from a year ago delves into a truth that pro-abortionists will do most anything to obscure/deny/obfuscate: that the life of each individual human being begins at conception. With all that we know, it’s hard to believe that  pro-abortionists still cling to the notion that either (a) life does …

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Woman with spina bifida who was “not expected to last 60 seconds” celebrates 60th birthday, but “let’s not forget those who will never have a birthday”

By SPUC– the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children A woman, whom doctors believed would die within seconds of being born, has defied all odds and she is preparing to celebrate her 60th birthday.  “We wish Carmel many happy returns,” said Michael Robinson, SPUC Director of Communications. “But let’s not forget those unborn children whose …

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The Circle of Life: A gorgeous 4 minute video journey from infancy to old age and back

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. This selection from a year ago today beautifully illustrates the continuity of life from the very beginning to the very end. The video is a must watch. We often ask NRL News Today readers for examples of how they broach the delicate subject of abortion. As it happens, their responses …

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Hero New Jersey police officer saves newborn baby girl’s life after her birth at Penn Station

By Anne Marie Williams    One New Jersey baby girl’s birth certificate is going to list a unique location for place of birth: a New Jersey train station. The little girl was born on July 14, 2020, around 10:00 am in a bathroom stall at Newark’s busy Penn Station. A bodycam video of a New Jersey transit …

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A passion for life and a strong belief that life was always worth living, no matter how difficult the circumstance

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation He thought he would live to be 100—but it seemed like his Creator had different plans. My father had seemed so invincible, surviving a stint as an airman in the Korean War, then, nearly two decades later, winning a difficult battle against a debilitating form of …

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Morally bankrupt, ethically spineless, and spiritually deadening

By Dave Andrusko Like many people I suspect, I often turn to trusted sources for a kind of “inspirational insight of the day.” One of several authors I turn to for perspective and motivation is the great C.S. Lewis. As it happens the following two quotes appear back-to-back at Craig Townens’ “A dozen quotes from …

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“Life is a gift, not an accident.” The future belongs to people who think and hope inter-generationally

By Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. Editor’s note. Charles J. Chaput, who is now retired, was the Archbishop of the diocese of Philadelphia from 2011 until earlier this year. The following is a lengthy excerpt from the Tocqueville Lecture he delivered  at the University of Notre Dame on September 16, 2016. I can’t imagine a better time than …

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