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‘We shall overcome’ in fight against abortion, says Cardinal O’Malley

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Mark Pattison/Catholic News Service — Evoking a phrase long associated with the civil rights movement, Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley of Boston told an overflow crowd in Washington that “we shall overcome” in the fight against abortion.

Quoting Pope Francis in his homily Jan. 21 during the opening Mass ... Read More »

9 Days for Life Novena, Day 6

Posted by Kyle Eller

Intercession

May each person suffering from the loss of a child through abortion find hope & healing in Christ. Prayers

Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be Reflection

Today, on this 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we consider the past four decades in which our society has legally ... Read More »

Kyle Eller: Message of the popes: We are all in this together, so let’s leave no one behind

Posted by Kyle Eller

I’m not aware of any theological principle that grants to popes a charism of coining pithy phrases that sum up profound issues in just a few words, but the three popes in my life as a Catholic have all had a knack for it.

When we think of our ... Read More »

9 Days for Life Novena, Day 5

Posted by Kyle Eller

Intercession

May all people reject pornography and discover the true meaning of love through an encounter and relationship with Christ. Prayers

Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be Reflection

Today we honor the life of St. Agnes, a 12-year old girl martyred in Rome in 304 AD. Agnes never ... Read More »

Thousands expected for March for Life at State Capitol Thursday

Posted by Kyle Eller

Jan. 22 marks the 42nd anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decisions, Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, which legalized abortion on demand throughout all nine months of pregnancy. Minnesota has lost more than 600,000 lives to abortion since these 1973 court decisions, according to the Minnesota Department ... Read More »

Father Michael Schmitz: Sin isn’t a necessary evil; aim to know goodness well

Posted by Kyle Eller

Question: Do you really believe that sins are the measurement of your passes to heaven? I don’t think so. Sins are necessary to life. How would you know that good is good if you do not experience sin? It gives balance to life.

Answer: That’s an interesting question. It ... Read More »

Pope says he will canonize Blessed Junipero Serra in Washington

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Francis X. Rocca / Catholic News Service — Pope Francis said his September trip to the U.S. will take him to Philadelphia, New York and Washington — where he intends to canonize Blessed Junipero Serra — but probably no other stops.

Pope Francis made his remarks Jan. 19, ... Read More »

9 Days for Life Novena, Day 4

Posted by Kyle Eller

Intercession

May children awaiting adoption be welcomed into loving families. Prayers

Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be Reflection

Let us reflect on today’s reading from Hebrews (6:10-20), which reminds us to “hold fast to the hope that lies before us. This we have as an anchor of the ... Read More »

Supreme Court agrees to take up same-sex marriage cases this term

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Catholic News Service — The Supreme Court Jan. 16 agreed to hear four cases over the constitutionality of same-sex marriage, tackling the questions of whether the 14th Amendment requires states to allow such marriages and whether it requires them to recognize same-sex marriages licensed in other states.

In ... Read More »

9 Days for Life Novena, Day 3

Posted by Kyle Eller

Intercession

May those who long for a child of their own be filled with trust in God’s loving plan. Prayers

Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be Reflection

It can be very difficult and painful when the Lord doesn’t answer our prayers the way we hope. We may have ... Read More »