Tag: pro-life

Archbishop calls ‘9 Days for Life’ a ‘powerful prayer initiative’

WASHINGTON | The novena “9 Days for Life” is a “powerful prayer initiative” for the end to abortion and for “the respect of all human life,” said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities. The novena and related observances sponsored by the bishops’ pro-life secretariat lead up to the annual Day of… Read more »

U.S. church urged to fight racism with same zeal waged for pro-life cause

PROVIDENCE, R.I. | The Catholic Church in the United States has a strong pro-life identity and is well-known for being passionately against abortion. But the nation’s Catholic community overall does not show the same determination to stamp out racism in society, said Bishop Shelton J. Fabre of Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana. “Even in our own beloved church,… Read more »

Cardinal calls all to pray Supreme Court will move to protect life in law

WASHINGTON | New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, called July 19 for a national prayer campaign effort that “the change in the U.S. Supreme Court will move our nation closer to the day when every human being is protected in law and welcomed in life.” “As… Read more »

A Father’s Day story: stepping in when the biological dad steps out

VANCOUVER, British Columbia | Katherine Babcock was in college studying toward an arts degree when she found out she was pregnant. The child’s father, her best friend of 10 years, could not cope with the news. “He said: ‘It’s early enough in your pregnancy. You could just terminate,’” Babcock told The B.C. Catholic, newspaper of… Read more »

Irish bishop hopes papal visit can help bring healing after abortion vote

DUBLIN | An Irish bishop said he hopes Pope Francis’ August visit can help bring healing after a divisive referendum that will pave the way for abortion on demand up to 12 weeks’ gestation. In a May 25 referendum, voters opted by a margin of 66.4 percent to 33.6 percent to remove the right to… Read more »

Irish pro-life campaigners criticize Google decision to ban campaign ads

A video to accompany this story can be found at https://youtu.be/YF3P6HSbTRM DUBLIN | Irish pro-life campaigners have criticized a decision by tech giant Google to ban campaign advertisements before the May 25 referendum on whether the right to life of the unborn should continue to be enshrined in the constitution. The government wants voters to… Read more »

“Rejoice and Be Glad”: Not defending life? Pope Francis won’t let you off the hook, experts say

Vatican City | The latest exhortation from Pope Francis has made headlines for its claims about the importance of defending the value of all human lives: the unborn, the poor, and the immigrant. But Gaudete et exsultate’s broad emphasis isn’t an excuse for Catholics to avoid confronting the evil of abortion, several commentators told CNA…. Read more »

Mother finds hope through Birthline/Lifeline

RIVIERA BEACH | One year ago, Raquel Moura was single and experiencing extremely difficult times. The former naval officer suspected she was pregnant, and a voice of fear urged her to consider aborting her baby. But instead of following that voice, she turned to God for guidance. Then she went to her computer. “I went… Read more »