By Archbishop Charles Chaput Editor’s note. Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., is the Archbishop of Philadelphia. This is his weekly column. Speaking at the University of Notre Dame in October 2016, just a few weeks before a national election that seemed sure to put a second Clinton in the White House, I noted that [Q]uite …Continue reading "Abortion: A New Kind of Sacrament"
– Archbishop Joseph Naumann, head of the Bishops’ Committee on Pro-life Activities By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. Archbishop Naumann is a long-time friend of the pro-life movement who spoke at the 2018 National Right to Life Convention. (If you have not registered for the July 4-5 convention in Charleston, South Carolina, please do immediately at …Continue reading "Church silence on abortion would be “leaving our young people vulnerable to making this tragic decision”"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Some thoughts the day before Good Friday and three days before Easter… People of many different faiths…and of no faith at all…are attracted to the pro-life movement because it stands for truth that does not change, justice for those who cannot win it for themselves, and …Continue reading "As Easter approaches we remember how Christ welcomed children with a glad and open heart"
By Dave Andrusko The leadership of the Catholic Church in Illinois held a press conference Thursday at the state Capitol in Springfield to blast a bundle of abortion-related bills in the General Assembly as “dangerous” and “mounting challenges to human dignity.” “One measure would repeal a law mandating a minor notify her parent or guardian …Continue reading "Illinois Bishops rally the flock against radical pro-abortion bills"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Editor’s note. It was on this day in 1995 that Pope John Paul’s The Gospel of Life was published. Its anniversary should be a reminder of what this great man did—and how close he himself came to being aborted. A champion of life—that title expertly captures …Continue reading "On the 24th anniversary of “The Gospel of Life”–Pope John Paul, A Great Man Who Could Have Been Aborted"
By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. In light of President Trump great remarks Tuesday night in the State of the Union Address and his additional pro-life statements made at this morning’s National Prayer Breakfast, I am reposting the following which ran in February 5, 2010. The setting was once again the National Prayer Breakfast. Hillary Clinton …Continue reading "The National Prayer Breakfast, the Good Samaritan, Mother Teresa, and Hillary Clinton"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation “As we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead. We cannot turn back.”–Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. When we think back on the history of social movements, the clergy have played an important role. We think of the soaring words of …Continue reading "How to Engage Your Pastor for LIFE!"
By Marie Smith, Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues (PNCI) Pope Francis emphasized the need to protect unborn children from abortion, calling abortion “a grave problem” that undermines the foundation for “the building of justice, compromising the correct solution of any other human and social issue.” In remarks to the Italian Pro-Life Movement on the occasion …Continue reading "Pope Francis Calls on Politicians to Defend the Unborn, the Foundation of the Common Good"
By Rev. Paul Stallsworth Editor’s note. Rev. Stallsworth is editor of LifeWatch, “A Quarterly Newsletter for United Methodists.” This is excerpted from a post that appeared in the most recent newsletter. He has spoken at numerous National Right to Life conventions. Some United Methodists, according to this editor’s keenest observations (?!), do not believe that …Continue reading "Rationalizing away intrinsic evil"
By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. Tomorrow is the annual March for Life, next week is the 46th anniversary of the wretched Roe v. Wade decision. The following ran a little over two years ago and is one of the most remarkable explanations of what our Movement is about I have encountered. What follows are very …Continue reading "“Evil cannot bear the counter-witness of truth”– Archbishop Chaput"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation I recently had the opportunity to spend some time with the Sisters of Life at their Visitation Mission in Philadelphia. The Sisters came to the City of Brotherly Love some time ago at the invitation of Catholic Archbishop of Philadelphia Charles Chaput. Joy radiates from the …Continue reading "Sisters of Life Bring Joy to Philadelphia"
By Msgr. Charles Pope The weather in Washington, D.C. was dismal on Saturday: more than two inches of rain. 2018 has now surpassed 1889 to become the wettest year since records have been kept. So far, more than 62 inches of rain have fallen this year; the annual average is only about 40 inches. On …Continue reading "Of Weather and Warnings: A Pro-Life Meditation"