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 …Continue reading "Readjusting your normal: Developing a laser-like focus on what life’s priorities really are"
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 …Continue reading "To college freshmen, what has always been true, or never been true"
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 …Continue reading "Christmas shows us that human beings are really, really important"
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 …Continue reading "“There are no gradations in the image of God”: Why each and every one of us matters"
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 …Continue reading "Arguing that life does not begin at conception is painfully, embarrassingly lame"
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 …Continue reading "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 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 …Continue reading "The Circle of Life: A gorgeous 4 minute video journey from infancy to old age and back"
By Dave Andrusko A while back—before the pandemic turned most in-person meetings into gatherings by Zoom– a few of us from a class that I led were having a conversation over coffee and bagels. As they say, from out of the blue, a member said something that reminded me of a quote to which all …Continue reading "Why everyone matters and why that matters"
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 …Continue reading "Hero New Jersey police officer saves newborn baby girl’s life after her birth at Penn Station"
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 …Continue reading "A passion for life and a strong belief that life was always worth living, no matter how difficult the circumstance"
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 …Continue reading "Morally bankrupt, ethically spineless, and spiritually deadening"
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 …Continue reading "“Life is a gift, not an accident.” The future belongs to people who think and hope inter-generationally"