Category Archives: Pro life

Courageous and Silent No More

Katrina Fernandez is one gutsy gal and a powerful witness (H/T Mark Shea): “Abortion advocates will never admit a post-abortive woman is a Mother because to admit that would acknowledge the existence that there was once a child. Not a … Continue reading

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Choice, Suffering and Original Sin

Simcha Fisher responds to the tragic story of a mother of a dying child who wishes that she had aborted him.  Freedom to choose is a dangerous illusion. H/T Little Catholic Bubble Excerpt: “She has had her face pushed against … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Pro-Life Atheist

Patrick Ptomey is an atheist and a pro-life activist. H/T Brian Kemper. Excerpt: “Personally, my pro-life beliefs belong to the discoveries in science. While I am sympathetic to women’s rights and would even consider myself a Feminist as would any man … Continue reading

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Choose Life

I would like to post a length response to a comment made on this post. Sherri thinks that pro-lifers are judgmental toward women who consider abortion. Right now, I just don’t have time to give a full response, but Erin … Continue reading

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Why March for Life? Because Women Deserve Better

H/T New Advent                                                                                                    By Danielle Bean An unborn baby’s heart begins beating 18 days after conception – a tiny heartbeat, a human heartbeat, and a vulnerable one. In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade made itlegal … Continue reading

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Choose Life

It is that time of year. The diocese of Des Moines is marking the anniversary of Roe vs Wade with a workshop        followed by a Mass for Life. The workshop and Mass are taking place at my parish. If you … Continue reading

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Pray for Fr. Frank Pavone

Fr. Pavone is being placed on restriction. From the Anchoress: Father Frank Pavone, one of the country’s most visible and vocal opponents of abortion, has been suspended from active ministry outside the Diocese of Amarillo, Texas, over financial questions about … Continue reading

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Bishop Pates Responds to Des Moines Register

If you follow this blog, you might remember this post. A  colomnist for our local paper wrote an opinion piece criticizing Dowling Catholic High School for not wanting to honor a Planned Parenthood supporter and one time board member. Our … Continue reading

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The Scandal of Christians Who Support Torture

Bill Knight (of GateHouse News Service) writes, H/T Mark Shea:  A favorite Psalm sings, “You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day.” But when modern “arrows” are explosives, it’s awfully difficult to be … Continue reading

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US Bishops Oppose Recommended Mandate for Birth Control, Sterilization in Private Health Plans

Earlier this week, I posted on the proposed recommendation to the US Department of Health and Human services. The USCCB has issued a statement. WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the United States … Continue reading

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