NEWSworthy: Kat Talalas

What Does ‘Abortion’ Mean? Many People Don’t Know

BLOG: Anne Conlon, Brian Caulfield

Chris Slattery RIP

Pastor's Reflections: Rev. George Brooks

The End

NEWSworthy: Matt Lamb

As Society Devalues Children, Families Build a Culture of Life

BLOG: Brian Caulfield

As the World Turned Over: JFK and the ’60s

NEWSworthy: Madeline Fry Schultz

Britney Spears revealed she was pressured into having an abortion

NEWSworthy: John Grondelski

How Pro-lifers Can Prepare for 2024


Momentary Friends

BLOG: Diane Moriarty

Scarecrow and Tin Man

NEWSworthy: Edward Mechmann

Sisters of Life celebrate legal victory


Keep Praying

NEWSworthy: Mary FioRito

As Ohio Goes, So Goes the Nation

NEWSworthy: Matt Lamb

Study claiming uptick in abortions after Dobbs challenged by social scientist

BLOG: Jason Morgan

Requiem for Two Hypocrisies

Truth and Reason in Defense of Life

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Oklahoma Supreme Court strikes down two abortion bans

  The Oklahoma Supreme Court struck down two abortion bans last week by arguing that their language would allow the life of the mother to be at risk. Thanks to a 1910 abortion ban that went back into effect after Roe v. Wade was overturned, abortion is still mostly illegal...
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North Carolina and Nebraska Pass 12-week Abortion Bans

  Despite a recent setback that tanked an effort at a 6-week abortion ban in Nebraska, the state on Monday managed to pass a 12-week abortion ban amid a bill that limits sex-change surgery for those 18 and under. The abortion restriction goes into effect immediately. Before...
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Uncle Frank’s Candy Store

    The inside of the place was rinsed in shadow, dust particles swirling in the opaque light. Newspapers were stacked on the counter; a local rag trumpeting rape and murder and a smudged racetrack tip sheet lay nearby. On the wall, a mounted cigarette rack housed...
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Stemming the Flood Tide

    Last month, I reported on the efforts of a Japanese prolifer named Sasaki Kazuo.  ( When I interviewed Sasaki in early April, he was staging a hunger strike at the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare in downtown...
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Pastoral Reflections

Leadership for Life

    Whatever a community requires, but lacks, it discusses and seeks. Consider, for example, leadership. Good leadership is essential for all communities—large and small, nations and cities, corporations and sports teams, congregations and families—to flourish in their...
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The Poor and the Barren

  Who is like the LORD our God, who is seated on high, who looks far down on the heavens and the earth? He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap, to make them sit with princes, with the princes of his people. He gives the barren woman a home,...
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Insisting on Life

Epiphany 2022

I don’t like it when the Church moves feast days. Today, January 6, is the feast of the Epiphany—even though the Church celebrated it last Sunday. January 6 is special in my family of origin because it’s the birthday of my parents’ first born, Robert—who died, 27 years ago, at...
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Death by Mail: Chemical Abortions Require a New Pro-Life Approach

  In light of the very sad news that the FDA has permanently lifted restrictions on “abortion pills by mail,”  I am sharing again a blog first published on our site in January, 2019.  Joe Bissonnette’s blog rightly focuses on the developing baby. But this...
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