Tag: pro-life

President tells March for Life attendees he welcomes their commitment to life

WASHINGTON |President Donald Trump credited attendees at the 47th annual March for Life for their commitment to protect the life of unborn and born children. President Donald Trump credited attendees at the 47th annual March for Life for their commitment to protect the life of unborn and born children. “Together we are the voice for… Read more »

U.S. bishops’ pro-life chairman asks Catholics to serve mothers in need

WASHINGTON | In marking the “sorrowful anniversary” Jan. 22 of the Supreme Court’s ruling legalizing abortion nationwide, the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee said the Catholic Church’s pastoral response to all mothers in need “will soon intensify.” The nation’s Catholic bishops are being asked to invite the parishes in their dioceses to join… Read more »

Archbishop invites church to join a year of service to pregnant women

BALTIMORE | Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann sees the day that Catholic parishes can be one of the first places a woman facing an unexpected or challenging pregnancy can turn to for assistance rather than think of seeking an abortion. To that end, the archbishop of Kansas City, Kansas, who is chairman of the U.S. bishops’… Read more »

Pro-life leaders say low abortion rate good news but not complete picture

WASHINGTON | The pro-life community is cheering a report released Sept. 18 that indicates the number and rate of abortions nationwide have fallen to their lowest levels since the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision legalized abortion on demand in 1973. The numbers were provided by the Guttmacher Institute, which researches data on abortion. For… Read more »

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 »