By Dave Andrusko In his address on Monday to the Diplomatic Corps accredited to the Holy See, Pope Francis spoke up unequivocally on behalf of unborn children and their mothers. Writing for Vatican News, Salvatore Cernuzio quoted from the Pontiff’s remarks: Peace also demands that we defend life, a good today endangered “all too often even in …Continue reading "Pope Francis tells Diplomatic Corp that “no one can claim rights over the life of another human being, especially one who is powerless and thus completely defenseless”"
By Kim Schwartz, Texas Right to Life Over 500 Texas churches voted to leave the United Methodist Church because of the denomination’s support for abortion and departure from other core biblical truths. The United Methodist Church has drawn widespread criticism from its members for promoting far-left social causes since the 1970s. The UMC’s four regional …Continue reading "United Methodist Church Loses Nearly Half Its Texas Congregations Because It’s Pro-Abortion"
By Lowell Highby, Lutherans for Life Editor’s note. These wonderful resources from Lutherans for Life can be found at lutheransforlife.org and the Concordia Publishing House. The word “abortion” does not appear in the Bible. Yet, God’s Word has plenty to say that relates directly to abortion. Here’s the reason: God’s Word is about life (John …Continue reading "Applying the Gospel to Abortion"
‘I continue to call on the President and all our elected officials to increase support and care to mothers and babies, rather than facilitate the destruction of defenseless, voiceless human beings,’ wrote Archbishop Lori. By Michael Haynes A leading U.S. Catholic bishop has hit back at President Joe Biden’s August 3 executive order facilitating abortion, …Continue reading "‘Destruction of the defenseless’: Pro-life archbishop condemns Biden’s pro-abortion executive orders"
By Parliamentary Network for Critical Issue A new constitution is set to be approved or rejected in a national vote on September 4. The Catholic bishops conference in Chile has studied the text and is warning that “An informed discernment and a conscientious vote is necessary”. The bishops most strenuously object to the proposition that …Continue reading "Chilean Bishops Warn New Constitution Threatens Life and Religious Freedom"
By Joseph Naumann, archbishop for the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas Editor’s note. This is taken from May 20th issue off The Leaven, the official newspaper of the Archdiocese of Kansas City. Once again, I encourage every member of the archdiocese to vote in favor of the “Value Them Both” amendment. While I earnestly …Continue reading "Help the church provide real choices to pregnant women"
Church of the Ascension’s grade school was vandalized around 1 a.m. on July 10. This message was accompanied by another on the school’s front doors. The vandal also spray painted a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary on the parish grounds. By The Leaven Editor’s note. The Leaven is the official newspaper of the Archdiocese …Continue reading "Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas City will not be deterred by theft, vandalism, and intimidation"
By Pablo Kay, Angelus News California’s Catholic bishops are mobilizing faithful in support of families, especially women facing difficult or unexpected pregnancies, as the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to rule on the future of legal abortion in the country and state lawmakers push to “enshrine the most extreme forms of abortion into the California Constitution.” …Continue reading "California bishops launch ‘born ready’ movement ahead of Roe decision"
WASHINGTON – The theme for this year Religious Freedom Week is Life and Dignity for All. “This year, as we approach the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is especially mindful of the debates around our country about abortion. The Catholic Church plays a crucial …Continue reading "‘Life and Dignity for All’ Is Religious Freedom Week Theme June 22-29"
By Dave Andrusko San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone announced on Thursday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca.) is barred from receiving Holy Communion because of her pro-abortion stance. “Archbishop Cordileone told Pelosi in a letter Thursday that she had not offered ‘an accommodation to my many requests to speak with you again since you vowed …Continue reading "Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone bars House Speaker Pelosi from receiving Holy Communion in San Francisco"
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, …Continue reading "A thought-provoking counter-cultural option "
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 …Continue reading "‘Unjust law’: EU bishops torch Macron over proposed ‘right to abortion’ in European law"