pro life

Cdl. Dolan: Group’s ‘deceptive’ ads promote abortion as ‘a social good’

WASHINGTON — Ads appearing around the country "calling for taxpayer funding of abortion in the name of the Catholic faith" are "deceptive," "extreme" and promote "abortion as if it were a social good," said New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan.

The abortion advocacy organization Catholics for Choice placed full-page ads Sept. 12 in the print editions of more than 20 local and national publications, including Politico, the Nation, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Dallas Morning News and La Opinion.

Cup of Joe: Where the coffee is strong and so are the women

Students at St. Joseph Academy cut a ribbon Friday as they opened a coffee shop called "Cup of Joe". The students will be part of the Future Business Leaders of America club to further propel their business education and hands-on experiences.  Once profits are realized, the girls will make donations to Respect Life, St. Joe Scholarships, and other various organizations, according to the school.

St. Joseph's Academy's describes its new coffee bar as a place where "the coffee is strong and so are the women."

Cup of Joe opened Aug. 26 with a ribbon cutting, complete with oversized scissors, balloons, and a live stream of the event. The volume of student cheers rose with the rolling concession window, revealing a full coffee bar and a small gathering space. The coffee bar is open to students and visitors before and after school, and has Kaldi's Coffee products, including hot and cold brews, espresso, lattes, smoothies and frappes.

Catholic senator earns victory in federal court against HHS mandate

A Missouri senator won't be forced to pay for health insurance that includes "religiously objectionable" medical services, in a judgment issued in federal court earlier this month.

Judge Jean C. Hamilton granted Sen. Paul Wieland (R-Imperial) and his family permanent protection from the federal Health and Human Services mandate that individuals, businesses and non-church entities must purchase health insurance coverage for contraceptives and sterilizations.

St. Louis pilgrims brave elements to witness to life

Father Andrew Burkemper, right, hugged Chuck Raymond after Father Burkemper’s bus arrived at St. Joseph Parish in Manchester early in the morning Jan. 25. Four buses from Missouri Right to Life were stranded on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in a blizzard after the March for Life in Washington, D.C.

The thick grime that coated the bus from top to bottom was the lasting evidence of what a group of pilgrims went through when they traveled to the March for Life in Washington, D.C., last month.

Nearly 50 pilgrims arrived at St. Joseph Church in Manchester around 12:30 a.m. Jan. 25, after spending more than 24 hours stuck on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in the massive blizzard that hit the East Coast Jan. 22. The bus was one of four from the Missouri Life Caravan, organized annually by Missouri Right to Life, that were stuck on the turnpike.

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