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Hit and Run Violence After Roe

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"God already sees the entire future of that embryo"

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Analog Like Me

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A Joyful Pilgrimage

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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

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Election 2022

  “Abortion-Rights Measures Prevail, Indicating a Post-Roe Backlash” —The Wall Street Journal, November 10, 2022 Well, yes. That would be about the size of it, as I reckon up events. The Dobbs decision, whereby the U.S. Supreme Court overthrew the tyranny and moral sterility...
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Italy Returns to Political Normalcy

  “Fratelli d’Italia” (Brothers of Italy) is the first line of the Italian national anthem. It is also the name of what is now Italy’s principal political party, having emerged victorious in the September 25 parliamentary elections under the leadership of Giorgia Meloni....
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Fit to Serve

  In his 1969 hit “Polk Salad Annie,” singer songwriter Tony Joe White, who also penned the immortal (and more traditional) “Rainy Night in Georgia,” tossed off these kooky lines: “The only thing her brothers were fit for / was stealing watermelons out of my truck patch.” A...
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The Moral Muck of “Crawdads”

  In her mega-bestselling novel, Delia Owens commits the perfect murder to print. So perfect is the crime that the reader, right up until the last few paragraphs, is unsure if there was a murder at all, though there is definitely a dead body. Set in the 1960s South, the plot...
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Pastoral Reflections

Notes on Advent

  Four Sundays on the Church’s liturgical calendar are dedicated to prayerful expectation of God’s coming among us as a newborn child. We are full of joy as we prepare to celebrate his birth, an event that forever changed our world for the better. Those who are blessed to...
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The Spiritual Law of Gravity

  Catholics call the month of November the “month of holy souls.” It is our annual commemoration of the dead. The month begins with All Saints’ Day, which is our celebration of the citizens of Heaven. On the day after, All Souls Day, we remember all the dead, especially...
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Insisting on Life

What Lies Ahead . . . Interview re Roe.

  Here is my recent interview on David Vaughan’s radio program, Encounter: Worldview Matters, broadcast from St. Louis. David Vaughan is a pastor, lecturer, community leader, editor, and author.  He pastors at the Liberty Christian Church in O’Fallon, Missouri,...
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The Matter of Life

The Matter of Life is what the pro-life movement needs: an intelligent, eminently reasonable and persuasive look at what is really involved in the matter of abortion.  Featuring activists who break the sterotypes and pro-life leaders who exude compassion and common sense,  it...
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Archive Spotlight

Is the IRS Targeting Prolifers?

While it is clear that the IRS has targeted Tea Party groups for special...
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Is There a Post-Abortion Syndrome? A Symposium

  The Right That Makes Women Grieve George McKenna Every so often, if only to...
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Active and Passive Euthanasia

  Because of recent advances in medical technology, it is today possible to save...
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Talking to Non-Christian Prolifers

After Alexandra G. was raped at age 13, her mother opted not to take her to a doctor...
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