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100 babies: A women's center that helps every step of the way

Lynn Grandon kept a tally on her desk of how many babies she knew the Denver Lighthouse women’s center had helped bring into this world.

Who inspires the young pro-lifers of today? Pope Francis

Young pro-life advocates emphasized Pope Francis’ influence on their witness for the defenseless unborn child at the 2015 March for Life, held in the nation’s capital Jan. 22.

Flea market find becomes heavenly gift for Pope Francis

The journalist who won a big smile from Pope Francis after giving him an image of St. Therese of Lisieux on his way to the Philippines said that she found it in a flea market, and gave it as the second in a pair.

Democrat, feminist, atheist – the growing face of the pro-life movement

This isn’t your father’s pro-life movement. A group of young activists is challenging the pro-life stereotype so as to broaden its audience, a move it sees as necessary to achieve a “culture of life.”

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Pope Francis surprised by misunderstanding of his words on family

Pope Francis was surprised that his words on responsible parenthood were not widely taken in the sense that he intended them, a Vatican official related in an interview on Thursday.
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Want Christian unity? Deepen your own conversion, Pope says

Pope Francis told a group of religious men and women that they are the forerunners in working towards Christian unity, which is something that first requires personal conversion, holiness and prayer.
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Beatification cause opened for founder of Focolare movement

Bishop Rafaello Martinelli of Frascati, Italy, has announced that the beatification cause will be opened for the founder of the Focolare movement, Chiara Lubich.
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Worldliness 'stuns more than grappa on a fast,' Pope tells new cardinals

In a letter to the 20 bishops who will be elevated to the cardinalate next month, Pope Francis said that the role is one of sacrificial service rather than an award, and cautioned against a worldly mindset.
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Confession isn't the 'dry-cleaners' – it's an embrace from God

Pope Francis said that confessing our sins isn't a “mechanical” procedure like getting a stained removed but rather a joyful embrace from God, who forgives everything from a heart that's repentant.
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Wine made just for the Pope: Cabernet FRANCis

The Catholic, Californian, and family-owned winery Trinitas (Latin for Trinity) began making papal themed wines with Pope Benedict XVI. According to a story by Religion News Service, Trinitas co-owner Tim Busch is a also a trustee of the charitable organization The Papal Foundation, and wanted to have a wine to present to Pope Benedict XVI during [...]
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As Ukraine violence continues, Pope renews call for dialogue

During his weekly Angelus address, Pope Francis decried the recent escalation of violence in Ukraine, and later called on Christians to pray for unity with one another.
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Why the pro-life movement needs Democrats

Pro-life Democrat politicians are fast becoming an endangered political species, but their pro-life presence is necessary for the movement to succeed, both Republicans and Democrats agreed.
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Choose Life and Compassion

by Jennifer Manning

Today the House is set to vote on a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks gestation.  President Obama has threatened to veto the bill, and frankly, the outrage surrounding this bill is...
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Facing the Bogus Burden

by Halee Cross

I once knew about a single women’s group that had started in my diocese. I heard about it at parish mass announcements, during a phase in my life when my idea of happiness correlated with the...
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Movie Review: 'Mortdecai'

by Carl Kozlowski

Johnny Depp has had a rough time in the last couple of years, with a string of bombs including “The Lone Ranger” and “Transcendence.” Now, he’s returned as yet another in his endless...
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Wine into Water

by Alice von Hildebrand

One of the gems that Kierkegaard has left us is to remind us that the Bible should be read on our knees - thereby condemning secular Biblical  scholars who approach  it “critically,” aiming...
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