A thought-provoking counter-cultural option 

A French order of nuns for women with Down syndrome  By Chiara Bertoglio  If you seek a quintessentially counter-cultural story, then that of Sister Marie-Ange is definitely it. It is told in a recent book, issued in French with the title of Choisie pour l’étérnité! (“Chosen for Eternity”, by Raphaëlle Simon, published by Artège). Indeed, …

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‘Unjust law’: EU bishops torch Macron over proposed ‘right to abortion’ in European law

Enshrining a ‘right to abortion’ would be ‘an unjust law, devoid of an ethical foundation and destined to be a cause of perpetual conflict among the citizens of the EU,’ the European bishops wrote. By David McLoone BRUSSELS – The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community (COMECE) has spoken out against French …

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“Life is a gift, not an accident.” The future belongs to people who think and hope inter-generationally

 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 2020. 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 now to …

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Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod will hold prayer service day before Supreme Court hears oral arguments on “Mississippi’s Gestational Age Act”

By Dave Andrusko We are 13 days removed from when the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments over Mississippi’s Gestational Age Act, passed in 2018.  Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization centers on a law that prohibits abortion after the 15th week with narrow exceptions. The pro-life Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) will host a Prayer …

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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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