Insisting on Life: Pope Benedict XVI

"God already sees the entire future of that embryo"

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PASTORAL REFLECTIONS: Rev. George T. Stallsworth

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Maria McFadden Maffucci interviewed by America Magazine

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Let's March with Renewed Life

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Abortion activist attempts to expose crisis pregnancy centers—and fails

Pastoral Reflections: Tara Jernigan

Broken Resolutions

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Be Careful What You Wish For

NEWSworthy: Edward Mechmann

An Abortion Clinic in Your Neighborhood


Our Fellow Pilgrim

NEWSworthy: William Murchison

“Benedict XVI, 95, Who Defended Doctrine, Dies.” — The New York Times, January 1, 202

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A Gentle Warrior


Giving Till it Hurts

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Closing Time 2022

Truth and Reason in Defense of Life

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Unpacking the Latest Ruling on TX Heartbeat Law 

The long and winding road of the Texas heartbeat law has taken yet another strange turn with a new ruling by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. The ultimate validity of the law is still unresolved. But the key point is that while litigation continues, the law will continue in...
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Busboys and Poets Cancels Event of Democrat Group—for Being Pro-life

A popular Washington, DC restaurant chain was set to host a breakfast for Democrats for Life of America (DFLA) this weekend in conjunction with the March for Life at the Capitol. That is, until word got out that Busboys and Poets was allowing a pro-life group to use its space,...
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Pope Francis, Pets, Babies . . . and God

Pope Francis has been widely criticized for comments he made last week about young couples choosing pets over children: We see that people do not want to have children, or just one and no more. And many, many couples do not have children because they do not want to, or they have...
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Abortion, the Hunger for Heaven and Thomas Hardy

Whenever we think of the forces arrayed against the pro-life cause—and they can sometimes seem rather formidable, especially when we take into account that they include what St. John Henry Cardinal Newman nicely referred to as the “aboriginal calamity” of original sin—we must...
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Pastoral Reflections

The Apostolate of Joy

On January 14, the renowned Catholic author and philosophy professor Alice von Hildebrand was called by God from this world to Himself. She was just weeks short of her 99th birthday. The widow of the brilliant Catholic philosopher Dietrich von Hildebrand, Alice was an...
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The Gospel of Life

Simply from the point of view of reason and right thinking, contraception and abortion cannot be called “health care”—unless a child be considered a disease to be prevented or eliminated.
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Insisting on Life

Insisting on Life: Debut Post!

Welcome to Insisting on Life, where I will be greeting you weekly with news, commentary, great links and special guests. The name is the title we gave to our collection of essays by the late, great journalist and Review contributor Nat Hentoff, whom we honored in 2005 as our...
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