Evangelium Vitae Novena 2016

Evangelium Vitae Novena 2016 Last year, I co-hosted the inaugural Evangelium Vitae novena with Birgit Atherton-Jones, my blogging friend from Designs by Birgit. (You can like Birgit’s Facebook page here) We wanted to celebrate the 20th anniversary of St. John Paul II’s landmark encyclical, ‘The Gospel of Life.’ This year we hope to have even more faithful pray-ers on board, from even more far-flung corners of...

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Pro-Life Pilgrimage Part Two - Formation!

Pro-life Pilgrimage Part Two - Formation! (See part 1 here and part 3 here!) Day 5 Leaving Mexico for New York Everything sparkles in Mexico; the signs, the souvenirs of Mary and the Divino Nino, the Christmas tree lights blink at a seizure-inducing rate, the police car lights flash whenever their occupants are on duty. But it wasn’t until this last morning, on my way to the airport, that I noticed even the speed bumps are...

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We’re Not Judging You: We’re Judging Abortion.

We’re Not Judging You: We’re Judging Abortion Do you know the hardest thing about dealing with the topic of abortion? The one thing that has me checking and rechecking my blogposts, my comments on Facebook, my retweets on twitter? That thing that more than anything else has caused me to reword, or rephrase, or even to delete entirely? *This thing*  is my concern for the feelings of post-abortive mothers. This thing has...

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5 Reasons Parents Need to Be Pro-Life

5 Reasons Parents Need to be Prolife   “The family is a kind of school of deeper humanity.” Gaudium et Spes (CH II #52) Many times we’d prefer  to continue our relatively comfortable life which, in truth, has enough worries of its own, but as we gradually feel more and more uneasy about the plight of our youngest brothers and sisters or our elderly, we feel an obligation to do more. Some of us become active in...

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Evangelium Vitae #15

Evangelium Vitae #15     Threats which are no less serious hang over the incurably ill and the dying. In a social and cultural context which makes it more difficult to face and accept suffering, the temptation becomes all the greater to resolve the problem of suffering by eliminating it at the root, by hastening death so that it occurs at the moment considered most suitable. Various considerations usually contribute to such...

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