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Church will always proclaim life, Argentine archbishop says

Apr 23, 2014 - 12:38 am .- Archbishop Alfredo Zecca of Tucuman, Argentina, said the Church does not tire of proclaiming the Gospel of Life and of denouncing the culture of death that eliminates the most innocent and defenseless.

Human life sacred and inviolable, Pope Francis affirms

Apr 12, 2014 - 12:54 am .- At a meeting Friday with Italy’s Pro-Life Movement, Pope Francis uphold them for their work to promote and defend the right to live and the dignity of all human beings, from conception to natural death.

Pro-life congressman, wife honored with Notre Dame award

Apr 9, 2014 - 02:22 am .- In an April 5 ceremony, Notre Dame University honored prominent pro-life congressman Chris Smith (R-N.J.), and his wife, Marie, who is also a pro-life advocate, with its 2014 Evangelium Vitae Medal.

Four-year-old asks Belgian king to block euthanasia of children

Feb 5, 2014 - 01:59 pm .- As Belgium legislators move forward with a proposed law to allow euthanasia for children, a 4-year-old girl from Canada is asking the King of Belgium to refuse to sign the legislation.

Defense of conscience critical to pro-life movement, scholar says

Jan 27, 2014 - 04:08 pm .- Prevailing attitudes toward abortion within the medical community show the need to safeguard conscience rights while working to protect life, said Princeton law professor Robert P. George.

Walk for Life West Coast draws witness across generations

Jan 27, 2014 - 08:52 am .- This past Saturday the tenth annual Walk for Life West Coast drew people from across the nation and of all age groups, particularly young adults and college students, to a prayerful witness to the value of life.

Scholars say abortion is a public, not private matter

Jan 25, 2014 - 03:29 pm .- Scholars from across a wide field of inquiry discussed the framing of abortion as a private matter, challenging that the issue affects all of society, rather than just a woman and her child.

Cardinal: joy and compassion are at heart of pro-life movement

Jan 23, 2014 - 04:07 am .- Catholics in the pro-life movement must “evangelize with beauty and with joy” as they seek to offer compassionate aid to women facing difficult pregnancies, said Cardinal Seán O'Malley of Boston.

Truth of human dignity is burned on our hearts, archbishop says

Jan 22, 2014 - 04:27 pm .- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia said that despite 41 years of legalized abortion in the U.S., the understanding of human life's value is deeply inscribed in our very identity as people.

God became an unborn child, priest tells youth at pro-life Mass

Jan 22, 2014 - 01:28 pm .- Catholics stand up for their unborn brothers and sisters “because the Son of God became one of them,” a priest said at a D.C. pro-life youth Mass ahead of the March for Life.

Pro-life lawmakers hopeful after 41 years of legal abortion

Jan 22, 2014 - 11:37 am .- On the 41st anniversary of legalized abortion throughout the U.S., pro-life lawmakers from both political parties voiced hope about the future of the pro-life movement.

March for Life is important witness of unity, advocate says

Jan 21, 2014 - 05:23 pm .- The annual March for Life plays a foundational role in the Church's work to promote human dignity at all stages of development, said a member of the U.S. bishops' pro-life office.

Rankings show pro-life 'momentum' in US state laws

Jan 19, 2014 - 06:20 am .- Organizers of a recent report monitoring pro-life laws in states throughout the country said that the data shows a trend towards the legal protection of women and their unborn children.

US bishops launch 9 Days for Life novena, campaign

Jan 18, 2014 - 06:43 am .- The U.S. bishops are inviting the faithful to participate in nine days of prayer, fasting and pilgrimage surrounding the 41st anniversary of legalized abortion throughout the nation.

March for Life broadens focus to engage cultural, political realms

Jan 17, 2014 - 12:18 pm .- As hundreds of thousands of pro-life Americans prepare for the annual March for Life, organizers of the event are already making plans to enhance their impact long after it concludes.

Posthumous Paul Walker movie lauded for pro-life message

Dec 9, 2013 - 04:27 pm .- One of late actor Paul Walker’s final movies – a thriller set to debut next week – is drawing praise for its life and family-affirming message.

Pope: Church's teaching on abortion is unchangeable

Nov 26, 2013 - 05:10 am .- In his first apostolic exhortation, “The Joy of the Gospel,” Pope Francis explained that the Church can never change its teaching on abortion, which is part of a broader understanding of human dignity.

National pain-capable abortion ban introduced in Senate

Nov 8, 2013 - 02:38 am .- Legislation that would prohibit abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, at which point science indicates that unborn babies are able to feel pain, has been presented in the U.S. Senate.  

Teach society to respect life, Archbishop Gomez tells teens

Oct 11, 2013 - 04:26 am .- Los Angeles Archbishop José H. Gomez encouraged a gathering of thousands of teens to deepen their respect for all human life and to show society how to reach out in love and compassion to all those in need.

Cardinal O'Malley calls Christians to open hearts to life

Oct 9, 2013 - 12:43 am .- A year-long initiative from the U.S. bishops is calling the faithful to respond to the needs of the unborn, supporting life in its most vulnerable stages.

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