Pope Francis insists on right to conscientious objection for abortion refuseniks

By Michael Cook Editor’s note. This is excerpted from BioEdge and reposted with permission. Health workers have a non-negotiable right to conscientious objection if they are asked to participate in an abortion, Pope Francis told a conference of hospital pharmacists this week. Conscientious objection is actually “fidelity to your profession, if validly motivated,” he said. …

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In no uncertain terms, Pope Francis tells reporters abortion is murder

By Dave Andrusko While avoiding directly commenting on whether communion can be denied to politicians, such as President Joe Biden, who support abortion, Pope Francis on Wednesday once again denounced abortion as murder. The pontiff made his straightforward condemnation while engaging in a wide ranging discussion with journalists onboard an Alitalia aircraft enroute from Bratislava back …

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Mother Teresa: “Life’s a song, sing it.”

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Last Saturday marked the 24th anniversary of Mother Teresa’s death. In honoring her legacy, let us take to heart her words, and redouble our efforts to work for peace and justice by working for the eradication of the tragedy of abortion By today’s standards—she died in 1997—Mother …

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The Bible, The Christ, and the Church for Life

By The Rev. Paul Stallsworth Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a post that appeared in the September issue of LifeWatch, a publication published by the Taskforce of United Methodists on Abortion and Sexuality. David Logan is an Irish Catholic layman who has formally studied medicine, the Bible, and the family. His book Protecting the …

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Salvatore Cordileone, Nancy Pelosi’s Archbishop: “Let me repeat: no one can claim to be a devout Catholic and condone the killing of innocent human life, let alone have the government pay for it”

By Dave Andrusko Kudos and thank yous are extended again to San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, the leading Catholic official in pro-abortion Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s home district, for calling Pelosi to account. Speaker Pelosi (D-Ca.) “stated her support for repealing the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits federal funding of abortion, ‘because it’s an issue of health …

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EU bishops: Abortion is not a “human right”

On the eve of a controversial vote, the Commission of Bishops of the European Union release a statement on the “Matić Report” describing it as “one-sided” on abortion. By Lisa Zengarini, Vatican News The European Parliament is expected to vote a controversial report referring to abortion an “essential health service” and a “human right” on …

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Sisters of Life celebrates 30 years of ministering to abortion-vulnerable women

By Anne Marie Williams, RN, BSN 30 years since Sisters of Life — a religious order of Roman Catholic sisters dedicated to protecting innocent preborn life and guiding post-abortive women towards God’s healing mercy — was founded. The Sisters of Life was formed in 1991 as a direct response to a moving experience founder Cardinal John O’Connor of …

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“Why the right to life is not merely one among many urgent issues, but rather the foundational one”

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. Charles J. Chaput, who is now retired, was the Archbishop of the diocese of Philadelphia from 2011 until earlier this year. This first ran in 2013 but what he had to say resonates. It’s not a secret to anyone who reads NRL News Today that I am a huge admirer of Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. …

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Archbishop of San Francisco tells Catholic public officials that abortion advocacy is not “compatible with the Catholic faith” and so they should not receive the Holy Eucharist

By Dave Andrusko Congratulations to the Catholic News Agency (CNA) for alerting pro-lifers to a very important pastoral letter written by Salvatore J. Cordileone, the  Archbishop of San Francisco, “about the worthiness required for the reception of Holy Communion in which he insisted that any Catholic cooperating with the evil of abortion should refrain from …

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints denounces abortion as “evil,” calls on church members to help support women with unanticipated pregnancies

By Dave Andrusko In the first of two annual conferences held virtually because of the pandemic, leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, often referred to as the Mormons, over the weekend denounced abortion as “evil, stark and real and repugnant,” the Associated Press reported, Church leader Neil Andersen, citing a speech …

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How a Holocaust Survivor Thanked the Courageous Christians of Le Chambon

By John Stonestreet with Glenn Sunshine Le Chambon-sur-Lignon is a small village in south-central France. Back in 1940, the total population of this area, including the surrounding villages, was only about 5,000. Sill, under the leadership of their Protestant pastor André Trocmé and his wife, Magda, the residents of these villages were responsible for saving …

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“Join me in praying for the enlightenment of our president” Chairman of USCCB’s Pro-Life Committee asks

By Dave Andrusko Over the years, we have posted and reposted many pro-life statements and columns from Joseph F. Naumann, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, and chairman of the U.S. bishops’ conference (USCCB) pro-life committee. He is a friend of our Movement and an eloquent defender of unborn babies. Last week …

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