life issues

At prayer breakfast, Abp. Naumann warns of ‘God crisis’ in nation

Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, Kan., spoke at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast May 24 in Washington. Archbishop Naumann warned that the nation’s most serious crisis is “a God-crisis — a crisis of faith.”

WASHINGTON — This year's National Catholic Prayer breakfast took on a decidedly Kansas flavor, as Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City and Sam Brownback, a former House and Senate member and governor of Kansas, addressed nearly 1,000 at a Washington hotel May 24.

Also speaking was outgoing Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, who was a staffer for Brownback in the latter's early days in Congress.

Voters in Ireland pave way for abortion on demand

A woman religious cast her ballot May 25 in Dublin as Ireland held a referendum on its abortion law. Voters went to the polls May 25, and more than 66 percent voted to remove the right to life of the unborn from the country’s constitution, paving the way for abortion on demand up to 12 weeks.

DUBLIN — Voters in Ireland have removed the right to life of the unborn from the country's constitution, paving the way for abortion on demand up to 12 weeks.

Results from the nationwide referendum showed that 66.4 percent of citizens opted to remove the Eighth Amendment from the constitution, while 33.6 percent voted to retain it. Turnout was 64.5 percent.

Roman Catholic Foundation tackles end-of-life issues

With two sessions to date and three upcoming, the Roman Catholic Foundation of Eastern Missouri already has received overwhelmingly positive feedback from its seminars, "The Conversation: A Catholic Perspective on End-of-Life Issues."

"We are encouraged by the strong attendance and the positive feedback of the attendees," said Mark Guyol, the Roman Catholic Foundation president/CEO. "Catholics have a high level of interest in learning about these end-of-life topics. Priests are thanking us for informing the faithful about these important issues."

Editorial | Endowed by the creator with the right to life

In December, Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed into law legislation prohibiting doctors from aborting a baby with a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome, much-needed legislation given the horrifying statistics.

Local marches show strong pro-life witness

Walkers participated Saturday in a march for life and rally hosted by the middle school ministry at St. Alban Roe School. The crown marched from the school down Missouri Route 109 to Wildwood City Hall for a rally that included an address from Mayor Jim Bowlin.

For about a half-hour on either side of noon Jan. 20, students and parishioners from St. Alban Roe Parish and School bore powerful witness to the pro-life movement.

About 200 people — 30 students in the middle-school youth ministry joined by roughly 170 parishioners of all ages, from babies to seniors — marched on the bike path along Highways 109 and 100, chanting, singing and carrying signs.

These women from St. Louis describe why they are part of the March for Life

Anna Jones

After attending the Generation Life pilgrimage for the first time as a freshman, Anna Jones marched back to St. Louis, determined to start a pro-life club at Kirkwood High School.

At the end of their pilgrimage, Generation Life teens were invited to make a personal commitment to life issues — thus how Pioneers for Life was born.

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