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Some encouraging news out of Maryland this week, in the field of adult stem cell research and treatment: Nineteen-month-old Mason Shaffer has no qualms about somersaulting off a couch in his family’s Pennsylvania home. He’s equally fearless when exploring new […]

That’s the eye-opening message on a billboard that’s just gone up in Michigan. Check it out below. H/T

That’s just one of the compelling statements you’ll find in the piece from “Currents” below: a glimpse at pro-life feminists who gathered recently in New York. Take a look.

I’m grateful to see that Danielle Bean is paying attention — and the rest of us should, too. Teresa Lewis is scheduled to die by lethal injection Thursday night — and would become the first woman to be executed in […]

A beautiful and heartbreaking story out of Canada: Brian Wood, a 33-year-old resident of Vancouver, B.C., was killed in an auto collision on September 3, when the driver of an oncoming SUV lost control of the vehicle and crossed the […]

Diane M. Korzeniewski, who runs the excellent blog Te Deum laudamaus, alerts me to this striking photo essay,covering a march and mass in Michigan, conducted by the Helpers of God’s Precious Infants. She reports a remarkable turnout — more than […]

Or so argues a Catholic priest in Italy, who clearly believes we need to make love, not war: A prominent Catholic priest wants European Christians to fight off Islam with a unique weapon: babies. Father Piero Gheddo, an Italian missionary […]

An encouraging piece of pro-life news late Monday: A federal district judge on Monday blocked President Obama’s 2009 executive order that expanded embryonic stem cell research, saying it violated a ban on federal money being used to destroy embryos. The […]

Incredible. But true: The Food and Drug Administration approved a controversial new form of emergency contraception Friday that can prevent a pregnancy as many as five days after sex. The decision to allow the sale of the pill, which will […]

The Archdiocese of St. Louis is launching a new ministry to reach out to men affected by abortion — and deacons are involved in coordinating it. From the St. Louis Review: Project Joseph will provide free, confidential professional counseling, spiritual […]