Pope Francis’s “Missionaries of Mercy” and post-abortive women

Olivia Gans Turner, Director, American Victims of Abortion Pope Francis has once again made the news on an important issue that happens to be very close to my heart. I am grateful that the Pope’s newest comments open the door for me to share with a new audience what has been the driving force of …

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Pope urges doctors to witness to sanctity of life, calls abortion and euthanasia “sins against God”

  By Dave Andrusko In a speech on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Association of Italian Catholic Doctors last Saturday, Pope Francis told an audience of 4,000 physicians that abortion and euthanasia are “sins against God,” examples of what he called “false compassion.” “The Pope warned the physicians present that they have …

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Pope Francis calls the abandonment of the elderly “tantamount to a hidden euthanasia”

  By Dave Andrusko To put it mildly, a headline that read only, “Pope’s Meeting With the Elderly in St. Peter’s Square” missed all that was special Sunday in a gathering Pope Francis (and his predecessor Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI) had with elderly from around the world. According to the news agency Zenit, on the …

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Pope Francis to pray for unborn at the “Cemetery for Aborted Children”

  By Dave Andrusko Hats off to the Catholic News Service via the National Catholic Register and ETWN. On his trip to South Korea, Pope Francis will pray for the unborn at the “Cemetery for Aborted Children” as part of his visit to the Kkottoghnae Home for the sick. According to The Catholic News Service, …

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Pope’s Message to People of Ireland – Cherish Life

  By LifeZine Editor’s note. LifeZine is a publication of the Irish Family & Life Organization, a leading Irish pro-life organization. In a special message to Catholics in Ireland and Britain for the annual ‘Day for Life’, Pope Francis has called on young Catholics in particular to work “to ensure adequate legal protection for the …

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Pope Francis again condemns abortion and infanticide as “unspeakable crimes

  By Dave Andrusko Reiterating that human life is sacred and inviolable, Pope Francis told the Italian pro-life group Movimento per la Vita today that it is “necessary to reiterate the strongest opposition to any direct attack on life, especially innocent and defenseless, and [the mother’s] unborn child in the womb is the innocent par …

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Pope Francis cheers March and life, President Obama cheers abortion and death

  By Dave Andrusko It was about the same time that a speaker at today’s March for Life told the huge audience that Pope Francis had tweeted his support for unborn babies and the Marchers that somebody tweeted me that President Obama had rolled out his annual January 22 message pledging his solidarity with the …

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Pope Francis talks to diplomats about abortion and “the throwaway culture”

  By Dave Andrusko It was an important setting– the yearly Papal address to diplomats accredited to the Vatican, a speech known as his “State of the World” address. In a section of the speech about the rights of children around the world, Pope Francis said this today: “It is horrific even to think that …

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TIME magazine selects Pope Francis as “Person of the Year”

  By Dave Andrusko When, like you, I looked at the list of ten finalists for TIME magazine’s “Person on the Year, it was easy to conclude that some were clunkers times ten (Miley Cyrus?!), some predictable as the day is long (President Obama), while others were just confounding. It didn’t take a lot of …

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Pope Francis receives delegation from Dignitatis Humanae Institute, affirms human dignity, warns against “throwaway culture”

  By Dave Andrusko A thank you goes out to Vatican Radio and the Zenit news agency for alerting readers to the message Pope Francis delivered Saturday to a delegation from the Dignitatis Humanae Institute (DHI) which is celebrating its fifth anniversary. Otherwise known as the Institute for Human Dignity, the DHI was founded in …

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Pope Francis’ “The Joy of the Gospel” is a beautiful and thoughtful celebration of the Catholic Church’s love for unborn children and their mothers

  By Dave Andrusko Pro-lifers will come away from Evangelii Gaudium (“The Joy of the Gospel”) — Pope Francis’ 84-page Apostolic Exhortation released today– blessed by his breadth of his insight and depth of his compassion for mother and unborn child. It is not surprising, of course, that Pope Francis affirmed the Catholic Church’s historically …

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