abortion

DEFENDING LIFE: How to get involved and talk about abortion

Kyla spoke at a rally outside of Planned Parenthood on July 28. Reagan Nielson, Midwest regional coordinator for Students for Life of America, held Kyla’s 2-year-old daughter.

‘EVEN THE SMALLEST PERSON CAN CHANGE THE COURSE OF THE FUTURE’

KyLee loves hearing her Momma read the same book over and over. The 2-year-old also likes snuggling with her special Winnie the Pooh blanket -- and Mom -- at bedtime.

The routine plays every night, but mom Kyla doesn't mind.

"She's a little mini-me," Kyla said, grinning.

Letter to the editor

The operations director for Pathology Services Inc. indicated that "she believes the lab receives all of the tissue -- not just a sample" which would make what they receive the complete bodily remains of human beings not "tissue." That would include the heart, lungs, liver, brains and other organs as well as the arms, legs, torso and head of the abortionists' victims. Human beings who were mercilessly and ruthlessly killed.

EDITORIAL | Dignity for the unborn

State lawmakers' investigation into Planned Parenthood's practices in Missouri has revealed that Pathology Services Inc. is the third-party provider of pathology services for abortions performed at Planned Parenthood in St. Louis.

Abortion healing requires God's grace, mercy

Pope Francis, seen praying during his weekly audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Aug. 26, has issued a letter offering a series of instances in which absolution can be granted during the Year of Mercy.

When Linda Raymond heard the news that Pope Francis expanded on priests' authority to absolve penitents from the sin of abortion, she was a little confused.

As teenagers, Linda and her now husband, Chuck, had an abortion. About a decade ago, they sought forgiveness in the sacrament of reconciliation at a Rachel's Vineyard retreat.

So what did the pope's announcement mean, exactly? Were their confessions valid?

"That was my first thought," Linda Raymond said. "For a long time, I thought I would never be able to be forgiven for what happened."

For Year of Mercy, pope extends to priests authority to absolve women of sin of abortion

Pope Francis, seen praying during his weekly audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Aug. 26, has issued a letter offering a series of instances in which absolution can be granted during the Year of Mercy.

VATICAN CITY -- In an extraordinary gesture for the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis has extended to priests worldwide the authority to absolve women for the sin of abortion and has decreed the full validity during the year of the sacrament of confession celebrated by priests of the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X.

AT LARGE | With abortion, non-threatening words describe horrific actions

Dave Luecking

Killed.

There, got your attention.

Archbishop Robert J. Carlson used this stark word with great impact in his homily at the Mass for Peace and Justice on Aug. 9, the one-year anniversary of Ferguson.

He used the killing of Jesus as his first example of forgiveness.

"... when He forgives those who killed Him."

That certainly got people's attention, and right off the hop, too. If Archbishop Carlson had used "crucified," the impact wouldn't have been as great.

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