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Pro-life groups laud the passage of Senate Bill 5

Pro-life groups across Missouri lauded the passage of a bill they say will protect the health and safety of women and unborn children and provide protections for pregnancy resource centers.

Panel ponders path to civility following presidential election

WASHINGTON — If Catholics have a role in helping heal divisions after a turbulent presidential election year, they need to start looking inward, according to some panelists at a Nov. 1 forum at The Catholic University of America on "Citizenship and Civility: The Role of Catholics in Rebuilding the American Political Culture."

And in Stephen Schneck's view, perhaps civility ought not be on the agenda, in order to bring about lasting change.

Young voters prepare for election by viewing issues through lens of faith

Mi’Kayla Taylor from St. Joseph’s Academy listened during roundtable discussion on the dignity of human life.

Registering to vote was a routine matter for Audrey Strifler, but when she approaches the voting booth next month for the first time, it will be anything but that.

The senior at St. Joseph's Academy registered about a month ago, when she renewed her driver's license on her 18th birthday.

"I'm looking forward to being able to voice my opinion," she said. "I feel like it's a right denied to a lot of people (in other countries). People don't think that their individual voices matter and they can't make an impact, but when everybody comes together they can."

U.S. Catholics urged to pray novena ahead of election

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The Knights of Columbus is urging its members and other U.S. Catholics to pray a novena from Oct. 30 to Nov. 7, the eve of Election Day.

"The Church teaches that Catholics are called to form their consciences based on Church teaching and vote in accordance with that well-formed conscience," stated Supreme Knight Carl Anderson, CEO of the international fraternal organization based in New Haven.

Political participation is our obligation

The Catholic Church teaches that Catholics are called to form their consciences based on Church teaching and vote in accordance with that well-formed conscience.

Going to the polls or casting an absentee ballot is not optional, folks.

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