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January 1, 1970 Archives

Via Gerald: An abortion clinic has opened in a mall in Vienna. A bishop responds: Salzburg’s outspoken auxiliary Bishop Andreas Laun said that the owner of the Viennese mall in which an abortion clinic just opened its doors was excommunicated […]

John Thavis of CNS on the pope’s ad-libbing…and the official versions. Rarely is a general audience talk interrupted by spontaneous applause, and Pope Benedict XVI seemed as surprised as anyone when the clapping began in the Vatican’s audience hall. The […]

Dave Andrusko at NRLC speaks to one of the researchers interviewed by Emily Bazelon, the author of the piece on post-abortion syndrome. I recently spoke with Dr. Priscilla Coleman who was interviewed by Ms Bazelon and briefly mentioned in the […]

St. Louis Review interviews 3 nurse-practioners on their roles in promoting and teaching NFP. Also from St. Louis, a nice story about a group of young people who Marched for Life in DC last year, were struck by the numbers […]

…in South Dakota: The South Dakota House of Representatives yesterday introduced a new abortion ban for the state, this time carrying harsher penalties. The new bill increases punishment for illegal abortion to a class 4 felony, punishable by 10 years […]

This is a rather strange story from the Fort Worth diocese. A priest was removed from parish ministry in February, with the announcement that he had sexually abused a minor when he was in his 20’s. There is some confusion […]

Just a reminder to visit and participate in the "Why I came back" thread down below. There are some beautiful stories down there, sure to provoke thought and nurture hope.

Today is the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord. From the Office of Readings: A homily by St. Sophronius: In honour of the divine mystery that we celebrate today, let us all hasten to meet Christ. Everyone should be […]

At ZENIT, Catherine Smiebert reports on the celebration of the feastday of St. Thomas Aquinas (1/28) at the University under his patronage: What better way to celebrate the feast of a saint than to party as he would? This is […]