Life-affirming stories abound in a time of great uncertainty

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Even in the midst of a frightening pandemic, where grim forecasts predict massive death tolls, life-affirming stories are emerging. I happened to be standing in a line at the supermarket, keeping my social distance, when I could not help but overhear a wonderful conversation which speaks …

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New life inspires hope amidst the fear surrounding the Coronavirus

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation  The group of ladies joked that they should start their own reality show, based upon their attempts to get together through a Facebook Messenger video chat. They had gathered through the miracle of cyberspace for connection, positivity amidst the pandemic, and prayer. In fact, they have …

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25 Years later: The enduring legacy of “The Gospel of Life”

Wednesday marks the 25th anniversary of Evangelium Vitae (“The Gospel of Life”), Pope John Paul II‘s magnificent 1995 encyclical.  I remember writing on the encyclical’s 10th anniversary that “For pro-lifers, it is difficult to image a man more committed to our cause than Pope John Paul II, or more eloquent. It was the Pontiff, of course, who coined the …

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On the anniversary of the birthday of Dr. Seuss, the message of “Horton Hears a Who” only grows sweeter and more relevant

By Dave Andrusko I should have known, but didn’t until recently, that today “is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2 — Dr. Seuss’s birthday.” Theodor Seuss Geisel—“Dr. Seuss” —was born March 2, 1904. According to various biographies, after graduating in 1925 from Dartmouth College, Geisel sought a doctorate in literature at Oxford …

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Only a matter of time before truth and common decency carries the day for unborn babies and abortion survivors

By Dave Andrusko For the last post of the day, I will just highlight a couple of points from an essay you must read in its entirety. “Protecting the Unborn From the Ultimate Pain” ran just prior to debate over the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and the Born-Alive Abortion Survivor Act.  The author is …

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The beauty of respecting life—even when circumstances look bleak

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation What drives your commitment to promoting the sanctity of innocent human life? Was there an eye-opening moment when a life-changing incident forced you to come to grips with the tragedy of abortion? For Tracy, a candidate for the Pennsylvania state legislature, the defining moment occurred when …

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Can there be a more bedrock pro-life conviction than that every life matters?

By Dave Andrusko The great apologist G. K. Chesterton once wrote, “All men matter. You matter. I matter. It’s the hardest thing in theology to believe.” That quote is embedded in a paragraph someone wrote that I saved on my hard drive.  Alas, why I have the paragraph, I don’t know who wrote it! (Senior …

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The story behind “I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always,” Robert Munsch’s classic children’s story

By Rai Rojas Editor’s note. This ran a while back but it is so incredibly powerful I repost it every couple of years. “Only he who suffers can be the guide and healer of the suffering.” — Thomas Mann My six-year-old grandson loves to read almost as much as he loves being read to. So …

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The sweetest Valentine I ever received

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation I remember the sweetest Valentine I ever received. One February 14th, when my daughter was four years old, we wandered into a drug store. My little girl immediately gravitated to the greeting card section. Although she could not read, she pointed to the card she wanted …

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A Birthday Kiss and Hug and the importance of being there

By Dave Andrusko Today is my oldest daughter’s birthday. Emily turns 37 years old. Thirty-seven years ago the Washington, DC metropolitan area was digging out from under the 15 to 22 inches of snow dumped on us over the previous two days. It was dubbed “Megalopolitan Blizzard.” Today it’s nearly 60,  and we have exchanged …

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