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Pope Francis greets the crowd at his Sunday Angelus address on Jan. 29, 2023.

Pope Francis decries culture that ‘throws away’ unborn children, elderly, poor

Jan 29, 2023

By Courtney Mares

In his Sunday Angelus address, Pope Francis decried a culture that “throws away” unborn children, the elderly, and the poor... Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan.

As pandemic drags on, Cardinal Dolan calls for focus on a culture of life

Mar 26, 2021

By CNA Staff

In a recent pastoral letter, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York encouraged Catholics to foster a culture of life through... Read more

Pope Francis meets with children of the Hospital of the Innocents Institute of Florence at the Vatican's Consistory Hall, May 24, 2019.

Pope Francis urges Catholics to help children by supporting adoption

May 24, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Adoption is often a difficult and bureaucratic process, but there are many children who need homes and the Church should... Read more

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Nigerian bishops map out ways to promote 'culture of life'

Mar 2, 2018

Amid ongoing violence and attacks against human dignity in Nigeria, the Catholic bishops of the country released a pastoral communique... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday General Audience, May 21, 2014.

Pope appeals for 'martyred country' of Syria

Feb 7, 2016

By Ann Schneible

The plight of Syrian civilians involved in the nation's ongoing conflict was at the heart of Pope Francis' appeal to... Read more

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

May 9, 2015

As discussions surrounding a “more humane” death penalty in the United States continue, the two Catholic bishops of Virginia have... Read more

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Pro-life event designed with a California audience in mind

Jan 13, 2015

By Mary Farrow

It’s not going to be sunny and 70 degrees in many places in the United States on Saturday, Jan. 17,... Read more

Prolife supporters participate in the West Coast Walk for Life 2012 in San Francisco, Jan. 21, 2012.

Lower abortion rate credited to culture shift, not contraception

Feb 5, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

Despite claims that contraception is responsible for record-low abortion rates in the U.S., one researcher says pro-life laws and a... Read more

A defense of marriage rally gathered in the streets of Paris on March 24, 2013.

Bishop sees movement away from 'culture of death' in Europe

Jan 29, 2014

A series of recent pro-life and pro-marriage events show that Europe is reacting against the culture of death, said Bishop... Read more


Vatican invites Buddhists to help build culture of life

May 2, 2013

The Vatican’s top official for interreligious dialogue, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, sent a message to all Buddhists urging a joint commitment... Read more

The Pope's summer residence at Castel Gandolfo.

Pope praises joyfulness of Bavarian culture

Aug 6, 2012

Groups of choirs, dancers, artists, poets and horn blowers from Pope Benedict XVI’s native Bavaria visited the pontiff at Castel... Read more