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Pope Francis: Spare no effort in defending life, family

May 12, 2015 - 03:26 am .- In his meeting on Saturday with the bishops from Mozambique, a southeast African nation, Pope Francis urged support for public policies that promote the family and protect human life.

Virginia bishops on the death penalty: We're having the wrong debate

May 9, 2015 - 04:52 pm .- As discussions surrounding a “more humane” death penalty in the United States continue, the two Catholic bishops of Virginia have released a statement asking the faithful to take a stance against the use of capital punishment in today’s society.

'House of Waiting' for pregnant Peruvian women seeks to remodel

Apr 28, 2015 - 02:17 am .- Inside the cracking adobe walls of a small building in Haquira, Peru, an on-duty nurse and staff are busy providing care for local women during the late stages of their pregnancy.

Why no Catholic is exempt from caring about the environment

Apr 22, 2015 - 04:25 am .- What does it mean to be truly pro-life? Amid debates over abortion and the death penalty, Catholic ecologists say that one issue is often overlooked in discussions involving human life and dignity – the environment.

Australian bishops: the suffering need compassion, not suicide by drugs

Apr 16, 2015 - 02:24 am .- Euthanasia isn’t what the suffering and dying really need, said Australia’s Catholic bishops.

'A travesty of justice': No murder charges over baby cut out of mother's womb

Apr 1, 2015 - 12:17 am .- The archbishop of Denver lamented the law’s failure to protect all human life after it was announced that no murder charge would be filed in connection with a baby who died after being cut out of her mother’s womb.

More than 100,000 ask Mexican Supreme Court to affirm right to life

Mar 31, 2015 - 12:38 am .- More than 120,000 people have signed a petition asking the Mexican Supreme Judicial Court of the Nation to reaffirm that “abortion is not a right.”

Supreme Court rules in favor of pregnancy protection in the workplace

Mar 28, 2015 - 06:25 am .- A recent ruling from the Supreme Court to clarify workplace protections for pregnant women will help remedy some of the pressure placed on working women to abort rather than continue pregnancies, pro-life legal experts say.

Peruvian march for life draws half a million

Mar 26, 2015 - 11:16 am .- More than half a million Peruvians participated in the historic March for Life 2015, held March 21 in Lima, rejecting abortion and speaking out in defense of life from conception to natural death.  

Memorial fund honors father who gave life for child with Down syndrome

Mar 24, 2015 - 09:31 pm .- When his son fell eight feet into a septic tank while working on their family farm in Virginia, Thomas S. Vander Woude didn't think twice about trying to save him.

20 years of Evangelium Vitae: Vatican announces prayer vigil, rosary for life

Mar 23, 2015 - 05:30 pm .- An international prayer vigil prepared by the Vatican will recognize the 20th anniversary of Evangelium Vitae, the encyclical of Saint John Paul II dedicated to the value and inviolable nature of human life.

Lawsuit against national pro-life group dies at the Sixth Circuit Court

Mar 10, 2015 - 03:34 pm .- Ruling in favor of a national pro-life group, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday upheld a district court’s decision to toss out a defamation lawsuit brought by a former congressman.

Euthanasia supporters in Chile accused of exploiting sick teen

Mar 7, 2015 - 04:32 pm .- Proponents of a euthanasia bill in Chile are exploiting a sick young girl for political purposes, the girl’s father has charged.

Archbishop Chaput applauds Penn. governor for halt to death penalty

Feb 14, 2015 - 04:01 pm .- Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia has welcomed Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf's decision on Friday to effectively establish a moratorium on the death penalty in the state due to the flawed nature of the system.

Princeton professor to pro-life movement: We're winning

Jan 27, 2015 - 04:39 am .- Victory is in sight for the pro-life movement, as technology and rhetoric witness to the cause of life, Princeton professor Robert George told an audience of high school and college pro-life activists Jan. 23.

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.  

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.

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