Category Archives: Pro-Life

The Culture of Life is a Culture of Motherhood

Let’s talk about diapers: a newborn baby will need 2,500 diapers in the first year, and many more after that, but state-run programs like WIC and SNAP don’t address even basic needs like diapers. The fight to end abortion grabs headlines, but the press pays little attention to the mundane needs of the single mother [...]

Pope Francis: Say What?

Earlier this week, a story made the rounds on the inter-webs that Pope Francis had counselled an Argentine woman who had married a divorcee to go ahead and receive Communion. The story, as reported here, was based on an Italian report of an Argentine report based on a Facebook post by the husband of the [...]

John Paul II, Abortion, and Democracy

Pope John Paul II–who will be canonized this Sunday–is well known as a strong critic of abortion.  Less well known, although still worthy of our attention, is his argument about the relationship between abortion and democracy. That argument is noteworthy in the first place just because it was made at all.  John Paul II understood [...]

Wendy Davis Suffers Major Defeat in War Against Texas Babies

  Good news from the Lone Star State. A federal appeals court in Texas has upheld legislation that bans most abortions after 20 weeks in the state. In its ruling, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the lower court’s reasoning that the law posed an “undue burden” on the rights of Texas women seeking [...]

What Makes You Different Is What Makes You Beautiful

This picture is important. Many children diagnosed with Down Syndrome and other special needs are aborted – and we need to be talking about this disturbing fact. Catholics need to be outspokenly, unapologetically pro-life because every single life is precious and deserves a chance at life. I have written here before about babies with fetal [...]

Hobby Lobby and Religious Liberty: One Analyst Predicts Victory

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments this week in the Hobby Lobby case, in which that corporation, which is owned by Christians, is challenging some of the HHS insurance mandates.  Hobby Lobby claims the mandates force it to provide contraceptive coverage that includes drugs that induce abortion, and that this is contrary to their religious [...]

The ignored controversy at CPAC

The annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is the nation’s largest conservative conference. Every spring, thousands of political conservatives descend on Washington to listen to conservative luminaries and prospective Presidential candidates. The roster of participating groups never fails to generate a significant amount of controversy within the conservative movement. In years past, the inclusion of [...]


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