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Prayers offered upon death of prominent dissenting theologian

Jan 26, 2015 - 05:19 pm .- Father Richard P. McBrien, a Notre Dame theology professor who came to prominence for opposing Catholic teaching on several issues, died on Sunday in Connecticut at the age of 78.

Millennials' pro-life commitment wows bishops

Jan 26, 2015 - 01:10 pm .- Both Roman and Orthodox Catholic bishops were stirred by the presence of the Millennial generation at the 2015 March for Life.  

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

Jan 25, 2015 - 02:59 pm .- 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.  

Why the pro-life movement needs Democrats

Jan 25, 2015 - 06:30 am .- 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.  

House stalls on one pro-life bill, passes another

Jan 24, 2015 - 07:51 pm .- On the 41st anniversary of the legalization of abortion in the U.S., the House passed a ban on federal funding of abortion, after delaying a vote on a different piece of pro-life legislation.

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

Jan 23, 2015 - 04:08 pm .- 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.

March for Life 2015 unites 'pro-life generation'

Jan 22, 2015 - 05:55 pm .- “We are the pro-life generation! We are the pro-life generation!” The chant could be heard along Constitution Avenue, as cold weather in the nation’s capital did not deter the masses from taking part in the 2015 March for Life.

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

Jan 22, 2015 - 05:22 pm .- 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.”

Why Junipero Serra's canonization is important for the new evangelization

Jan 22, 2015 - 02:01 pm .- Although the colonial and missionary period of California’s history is often riddled with bitter memories, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles reflected on the life of the missionary Bl. Junipero Serra as a bold witness to the faith.

Cardinal: No pro-life victory without reaching the marginalized

Jan 22, 2015 - 03:01 am .- For the pro-life movement to truly succeed, it must fight not only abortion, but also the broader “throwaway culture” wherever life is being discarded, said Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston at a national pro-life Mass.

Support abortion restrictions? So do most Americans

Jan 22, 2015 - 12:03 am .- Americans continue to show strong support for abortion restrictions, according to a new survey that finds even self-described “pro-choice” Americans reject permissive abortion laws.

Could a US priest face jail for refusing to break confession seal?

Jan 21, 2015 - 05:03 pm .- The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a petition from a Louisiana Catholic diocese that fears a civil lawsuit could force a priest to violate the seal of confession or go to jail.

Austin diocese receives first auxiliary bishop

Jan 21, 2015 - 04:21 pm .- Pope Francis on Wednesday appointed Fr. Daniel Garcia as Auxiliary Bishop of Austin, to assist the diocese's chief shepherd, Bishop Joe Vásquez, in his governance of the local Church.

'The Apology' – Men speak up about abortion

Jan 21, 2015 - 12:25 am .- A pro-life organization is aiming to highlight how men are affected by abortion – and offer hope for healing and renewal – through a new video called ‘The Apology.’

How one CEO sees unrealized potential in special needs kids

Jan 20, 2015 - 05:02 pm .- Special needs children can bring joy, grace and a potential to thrive in the workplace in a way that parents may never have foreseen – says a former CEO and senate candidate who gave her personal witness to this at a pro-life event on Tuesday.

Beard meets religious freedom in distinctive Court decision

Jan 20, 2015 - 09:30 am .- In a rare unanimous decision, the Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that a Muslim prisoner in Arkansas must be allowed to grow his beard for religious reasons.

The fight for human dignity - how MLK speaks to ISIS, abortion

Jan 19, 2015 - 04:10 pm .- The ongoing legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is that every human life is sacred and must be protected from injustice, said leading U.S. bishops on Jan. 19.

Philly archdiocese says Pope's US schedule yet to be finalized

Jan 19, 2015 - 11:29 am .- The Archdiocese of Philadelphia's communications director clarified that Pope Francis' official schedule during his trip to the U.S. in September has yet to be confirmed by the papal household.

Thousands march to support human dignity in downtown LA

Jan 19, 2015 - 10:44 am .- The first annual OneLife LA, heralded as a celebration of the dignity of every human life from conception to natural death, drew thousands from all over Southern California to downtown Los Angeles.

Ecumenism will break shackles of racism, St Louis priest says

Jan 19, 2015 - 12:03 am .- The ecumenism preached by Martin Luther King Jr. in his 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech is key to breaking the shackles of individualism and systemic racism, a St. Louis priest has said.

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