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She found her way back to her Catholic faith after taking quite a few detours.  From Msgr. Jim Lisante, quoted here: I met Patricia Neal over 20 years ago, and we have become good friends ever since. One time when […]

Earlier in the week, I posted on the man arrested for praying outside a Planned Parenthood clinic. (There’s also a video of the act that some thought criminal.) Well, the charges have now been dropped: This afternoon, in a wake […]

On a grim anniversary, the numbers are even grimmer — especially when tallied in regards to race. Take a look at this: Forty years ago today, New York became the first state in the US where abortion was broadly legal. […]

Wednesday, the bishops released a document clarifying the difference between a “direct abortion” and a “medical procedure” — evidently, in connection with the much-covered case in Phoenix. Catholic News Service offers a summary: The committee’s statement quoted directive 45: “Abortion […]

It’s being hailed as a major breakthrough in treating the visually impaired — and some of the results are truly amazing: Dozens of people who were blinded or otherwise suffered severe eye damage when they were splashed with caustic chemicals […]

That’s the idea behind this op-ed piece by Ramesh Ponnuru in the New York Times: When President George W. Bush signed the bill banning partial-birth abortion in 2003, supportive legislators gathered around for a photograph. All of them were men. […]

A stirring pro-life video from Andrea Bocelli — who uses his voice here to tell a beautiful story of life, and love. H/T Fr. Steve.

The leading cause of death: abortion. Take a look: African American women comprise about 12% of women in this country but over 30% of Abortions are performed on Black women. There are many reasons for this including poverty and the […]

The ad below is the first one for abortion services in Great Britain — and it’s set off a firestorm of controversy: The outfit behind it, Marie Stopes International, is one of the biggest abortion providers in the UK. It […]

North Carolina has become the latest state to consider adding these license plates — and local bishops have endorsed the idea: Anti-abortion groups want to push North Carolina legislators to allow their message onto a special license plate. About 100 […]