EDITORIAL | Scaling back regulations can have unintended consequences

It seems that for every generation in the last century, a public health crisis surfaced involving drug abuse. Cocaine, heroin, LSD, marijuana and amphetamines are among the illicit drugs that led to addiction and death by overdose.

Today, the United States is experiencing a new type of dependency involving legal, prescription drugs, particularly opioids.

Missouri Senate to consider pro-life legislation after break

The Missouri Senate is expected to reconvene sometime after the Fourth of July holiday to consider pro-life legislation.

In a special session called by Gov. Eric Greitens, the Senate passed SB 5, which would amend Missouri law to pre-empt local governments from enacting laws that adversely affect legal rights of individuals based on their view of abortion, require abortion clinics to be inspected annually and gives the Missouri attorney general greater authority to enforce Missouri's abortion laws.

Pro-lifers experience “trial by fire” in their witness to life, archbishop says at annual Roe vs. Wade Mass

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Archbishop Robert J. Carlson led the rosary walk to Planned Parenthood and was followed by Kenrick-Glennon seminarians.  The annual memorial Mass and prayer vigil commemorating the 44th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision to legalize abortion was held at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis. Archbishop Robert J. Carlson was the celebrant and homilist. In his homily he spoke passionately against Board Bill #203 proposed by the St. Louis City board of Alderman.  Following the Mass about 650 participants walked in a rosary procession to the Planned Parenthood facility nearby to pray.

Those who witness to life are undergoing a trial by fire, from the historic Roe vs. Wade decision, to the recent effort in St. Louis City to protect abortion and other reproductive health decisions.

More than 1,000 people attended the annual memorial Mass and prayer vigil Jan. 21 at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis. The Mass, organized by the archdiocesan Respect Life Apostolate, commemorates the 1973 Roe decision and includes a Rosary procession to Planned Parenthood.

No spanking in schools

As a way to learn more about the legislative process, fifth-graders at St. Margaret of Scotland School helped propose a bill that would outlaw corporal punishment in Missouri schools. The students traveled April 16 to Jefferson City to testify before the Senate Progress and Development Committee.

Fifth-graders at St. Margaret of Scotland School are learning more about the legislative process through a bill they have helped propose that would outlaw corporal punishment in Missouri schools.

Students in Jennifer Kavanaugh and Ashley Drackert's fifth-grade classrooms worked with Sen. Joseph Keaveny, D-St. Louis, to propose SB 827, which would prohibit the use of spanking and other methods of corporal punishment in public and private schools.

Editorial | Catholic students' interest in the law draws attention to the reality of corporal punishment in schools

When students at St. Margaret of Scotland School set out to propose a bill banning corporal punishment, they were shocked to learn it still existed in some Missouri schools.

According to the Center for Effective Discipline, Missouri is one of 19 states that stillallows corporal punishment, the practice of striking a student as a form of discipline, in schools. Approximately 70 public school districts in the state have policies that allow corporal punishment.

Interfaith Partnership opposes 'Right to Work' legislation

The Cabinet of the Interfaith Partnership of Greater St. Louis has issued a statement opposing all proposed "Right to Work/Freedom to Work" legislation or calls for referendum being considered by the Missouri Legislature.

The legislation would prohibit a company and a union from signing a labor contract that makes union membership or the payment of dues to unions a condition of employment. House Bill 1770, introduced by Rep. Eric Burlison, R-Springfield, seeks to ask voters to approve that concept at the August election.

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