Monthly Archives: August 2015

Pope to Catholic lawmakers: Be strong. Protect life.

Vatican City, Aug 31, 2015 / 05:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- On Monday, Pope Francis urged Catholic legislators to be protectors of human life, calling them to “be strong” against a throw-away culture marked by Christian persecution, and the rejection of the unborn and migrants.

The pontiff made these remarks during an audience with the International Catholic Legislators Network. During the meeting, members of the Network presented the Holy Father with a document outlining their commitment to promoting life in their respective nations, especially in areas of abortion, Christian persecution, and migration.

U.S. Representative Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.), a member of the …read more



Black leaders to Smithsonian: Don’t honor Planned Parenthood founder

Washington D.C., Aug 31, 2015 / 03:20 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- While Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger is sometimes hailed as a champion of women’s rights, she was no savior to minorities and those with disabilities, said speakers at a recent rally in Washington, D.C.

“Saviors come to give life, not to take it away,” said pro-life activist Ryan Bomberger at an Aug. 27 rally to remove Sanger’s bust from the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery.

Bomberger was adopted after his mother, a victim of rape, chose to carry him to term. Last week, he was part of a group of black …read more



Celebrating a World Day of Prayer for creation with the Pope

By Anthony Moujaes

When Pope Francis called for a World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, to be celebrated on Tuesday, Sept. 1, United Church of Christ environmental justice proponents could hardly wait to participate. The Pope’s invitation, addressed to “every person living on this planet,” is asking all faith groups to take a stake in preserving the planet — an issue on which the UCC has worked for decades.

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