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 …Continue reading "Pope Francis Calls on Politicians to Defend the Unborn, the Foundation of the Common Good"
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 Associations in Rome likened the abortion of children prenatally diagnosed with various sicknesses to what the Nazis did …Continue reading "Pope Francis tells audience in Vatican City abortion is a ‘white glove’ version of what the Nazis did"
By Dave Andrusko Tip of the hat to The Crux for a fine story about Pope Francis’s uplifting visit last week with a group of people suffering from Huntington’s Disease and their families at the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall in Rome. Huntington’s Disease, though rare, is devastating. “Huntington’s is an inherited disorder that results in the …Continue reading "Pope Francis says no ends can “justify the destruction of human embryos”"
By Dave Andrusko ”Pope Francis begins Polish Trip with Strong Defense of Unborn” is how the official Vatican News Service described the Pontiff’s first day. Part of his busy itinerary is leading World Youth Day festivities in Krakow. According to Kathleen Naab, Pope Francis’s first address, which came just an hour after he arrived Monday …Continue reading "Pope speaks of the importance of “assisting mothers in welcoming life” and lauds Children’s Hospital for caring for “the smallest and most needy”"
By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Pope Francis once again proves himself to be a powerful pro-life voice with his latest apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia, Latin for the “Joy of Love.” Showing that he has his hand firmly planted on the pulse of the world, the Pontiff boldly writes against the poison pills …Continue reading "Pope Francis: the family is the sanctuary of life"
By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation To tweet or not to tweet? That seems as if it is one of the pressing questions of the 21st century. For those of you who are not familiar with it, a tweet is a communication of 140 characters or fewer on Twitter, the social media platform …Continue reading "Pope’s sermons-in-a-tweet are making a difference around the globe"
By Dave Andrusko You may have heard a few words here and there about an exchange between Pope Francis and Donald Trump. But you would have to go to sites such as the Catholic News Association and EWTN to get the full flavor of the Pontiff’s passionate comments about a different topic–how abortion is always …Continue reading "Abortion never a “solution” to the Zika virus"
By Dave Andrusko In his address this morning to a joint session of Congress, Pope Francis told legislators that The Golden Rule “reminds us of our responsibility to protect and defend human life at every stage of its development” and once again defended the importance of religious liberty. The Pontiff, the spiritual leader of 1.2 …Continue reading "Pope Francis Addresses Joint Session of Congress"
By Dave Andrusko Tomorrow Pope Francis addresses a joint session of Congress. But for simplicity and clarity of purpose, today–his first day in our nation’s capital–would be difficult to match. I am not Catholic but the enthusiasm and love and sheer joy of my Catholic friends lifts my spirits as well. President Obama’s remarks welcoming …Continue reading "An unintentional subtext to President Obama’s welcoming remarks to Pope Francis"
By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation It’s been called the biggest event in the U.S. since the Superbowl—and tickets have been scooped up faster than tickets for a Taylor Swift concert. It is the arrival of Pope Francis in the U.S. People of all different faiths and walks of life are looking forward …Continue reading "Pope Francis in Pennsylvania — and the Pro-Life Cause"
By Dave Andrusko It came as no surprise. You didn’t have to be Catholic (which I am not) to anticipate that this would drive pro-abortionists off the deep end. I refer, of course, to what ran under the misleading headline that “Pope to allow priests to forgive abortion.” As Kathleen Jean Lopez, National Review Online …Continue reading "Pro-abortionists attack Pope Francis for forgiveness"
By Kathryn Jean Lopez Editor’s note. Kathryn Jean Lopez is editor-at-large of National Review Online. This appeared Tuesday at nationalreview.com and is reprinted with permission. This is a heartbreakingly misleading headline: “Pope to allow priests to forgive abortion.” You could go to St. Francis Assisi by Penn Station or St. Agnes by Grand Central in New …Continue reading "There Is Hope: Abortion and God’s Mercy"