Category Archives: Religious

Sisters of Life Bring Joy to Philadelphia

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

Of Weather and Warnings: A Pro-Life Meditation

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

Good News of Great Joy

By Greg Schleppenbach Editor’s note. This appeared at Life Issues Forum. The Life Issues Forum is a bi-weekly column by the staff of the USCCB’s Pro-Life Secretariat. As we celebrate the birth of our Lord, the introduction

Human Rights Day: Pope Francis Calls for Action to Protect the Unborn

By Maria Smith, Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a post that appeared today. Pope Francis sent a message today, Human Rights Day, to an international conference in Rome on human rights—“Human

Archbishop Joseph Nauman officially assumes position of Chairman of USCCB’s Committee on Pro-Life Activities

By Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann Editor’s note. It was in November 2017 that we were pleased to post stories about the truly wonderful news that the Catholic Bishops had chosen Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas,

Religious Baptist has abortion

By Sarah Terzo An article in the New York Times profiled women having abortions. This is the story of one woman: “Alexia, a Baptist who wore a cross pendant, prayed all through the two-and-a-half-hour drive from Delta

Bridges Of Mercy For Healing After Abortion

Editor’s note. This is reprinted from the USCCB’s 2018 Respect Life program. Every year, the annual Respect Life Month (October) helps to focus pro-life activities at diocesan and parish level. Maria* was going back to Church after

October is Catholic Church’s Respect Life Month

Respect Life theme is “Every Life: Cherished, Chosen, Sent” By Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, Chairman, USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities Editor’s note. The following is excerpted from Cardinal Dolan’s inspiring remarks about 2018 Respect Life Month. My

The United Methodist Church’s Proposed Working Draft on Social Principles on abortion goes way beyond revision

By Rev. Paul T. Stallsworth Editor’s note. This appeared in the June issue of Lifewatch. Why Revise the Social Principles? Due to action of The United Methodist Church’s 2012 General Conference and to negotiation of church leaders,

Catholic Bishops Call for a Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life

By Tom Grenchik, Executive Director, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities The U.S. bishops urge our participation in a nationwide Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life, each Friday from August 3

How the laity can encourage good preaching, including on abortion

By The Rev. Paul T. Stallsworth, President, Taskforce of United Methodists on Abortion and Sexuality Editor’s note. This is a presentation made by Rev. Stallsworth at a workshop titled “Providing Support and Leadership in Churches” held June

Pope Francis tells audience in Vatican City abortion is a ‘white glove’ version of what the Nazis did

Urges families to accept children “as God gives them to us” By Dave Andrusko The timing of Pope Francis’ stirring admonition Saturday against abortion could not have been an accident. His comments to the Forum of Family