In the creation of a consistent pro-life message, we have been reminded of late that being pro-life means being a supporter of the dignity of the human person from conception to natural death, of the plight of the migrant and refugee to that of the elderly. Yes, being pro-life means more than just being anti-abortion. However, one truly cannot be pro-life if one supports abortion “rights.”
Two of Ireland’s leading prelates are encouraging the country’s Catholics to embrace a vision of supporting life that aligns with what Pope Francis has dubbed as “missionary discipleship.”
While an estimated 500,000 individuals are expected to descend on Washington, D.C. on Saturday for March for Our Lives in protest of national gun violence following last month’s Parkland school massacre, students from two parishes from the Archdiocese of Chicago will be making the trek to the nation’s capitol not only to push for tighter restrictions on guns, but also an act of racial solidarity.
The Democratic party has extinguished what was once its pro-life base, according to Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York.
Ahead of a May referendum that would overturn Ireland’s ban on abortion, a group of prominent American pro-life leaders are urging Ireland’s Prime Minister to uphold his country’s 8th amendment.
Dear Editor: Am I my brothers’ keeper? It seems unthinkable that we are not moved by the death of 17 young people in Parkland, Fla.
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed budget for 2018 proposes to radically expand the state’s abortion offerings and cut back on its commitment to private education.
As Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York prepares to hand over the reins of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee to Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, Kan., both men are in agreement that the pro-life work of the bishops’ conference serves as the cornerstone of its public policy work.
“We will not give-up,” said Cardinal Dolan, “that reason and the grand American tradition enshrined in our foundational documents are on our side, and that our love for babies, their struggling moms and dads, and our passion for a society to assist and protect all vulnerable life will keep us at it, because, to borrow my brother pastor’s refrain, ‘We shall overcome!’”
My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord,
Each year, the Pro-Life movement comes together for the March for Life in Washington, D.C. This year, it was scheduled for Friday, Jan. 19. This annual event provides an opportunity for us to gather in our Nation’s capital and march down Constitution Avenue, ending at the Supreme Court, where the decision to make abortion legal in the United States has set a damaging path, reducing human life to a choice. It is unfortunate that there is a fundamental misunderstanding of the beginning of human life, its innate dignity and the possibility of terminating life.