From Forcing Nuns to Freeing Nurses

HHS’s About-Face on Religious Liberty By John Stonestreet & G. Shane Morris According to the records, in Fiscal Year 2018 the U.S. Health and Human Services Civil Rights Office received over a thousand complaints, alleging conscience violations or religious discrimination. That’s significantly more than in any year recorded under the previous presidential administration. One complaint …

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On the 24th anniversary of “The Gospel of Life”–Pope John Paul, A Great Man Who Could Have Been Aborted

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Editor’s note. My family and I will be on our vacation through August 27. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost “the best of the best” — the stories our readers have told us they especially liked. Editor’s note. …

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On naming sin and calling people back to fidelity…

Abortion is now a perverse kind of “sacrament most holy” By Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Philadelphia. Editor’s note. Last night was the second night of the second round of debates among the 20 pro-abortion Democrats running for their party’s nomination for president. We’ll write a few words later today which I hope …

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Abortion: A New Kind of Sacrament

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 …

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Church silence on abortion would be “leaving our young people vulnerable to making this tragic decision”

– 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 …

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As Easter approaches we remember how Christ welcomed children with a glad and open heart

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 …

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Illinois Bishops rally the flock against radical pro-abortion bills

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 …

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The National Prayer Breakfast, the Good Samaritan, Mother Teresa, and Hillary Clinton

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 …

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How to Engage Your Pastor for LIFE!

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 …

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Pope Francis Calls on Politicians to Defend the Unborn, the Foundation of the Common Good

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 …

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Rationalizing away intrinsic evil

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 …

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