Category: Pro-Life

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The Church is not simply Anti-Abortion

  Being against something is ambiguous, it lacks context. We don’t really know what a person is for just by knowing what he is against. On the other hand, tell me what you are for and I can tell a lot about what you’re against. Being “anti” something is also ambivalent. If I don’t know why a person is against something then I have no way to tell if their being against that thing is...

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But not a Christian

“Some Catholics consider it [migrants] a secondary issue compared to the ‘grave’ bioethical questions. That a politician looking for votes might say such a thing is understandable, but not a Christian…” ~ Pope Francis Deal Hudson doesn’t think Pope Francis should equate caring for immigrants with abortion. He takes issue with Pope Francis’s words in Gaudete et Exsultate that: “Our defense of the innocent unborn, for example, needs to be clear, firm and passionate. Equally...

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Did Amoris Laetitia open the door to contraception coverage at Notre Dame?

In February of this year, Fr. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., President of the University of Notre Dame, wrote a letter explaining that after years of fighting in court, and even after being granted an exemption by the federal government under the Trump administration, Notre Dame would allow for their health insurance programs to directly cover “simple” and non-abortifacient contraceptives. In this statement, Fr. Jenkins referred to the “conscientious” decisions of Notre Dame’s employees and students...

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Pope Francis, Pro-life Champion (part 3)

Note: This is part 3 of a 3-part series In part 1 of this series I have spoken about Francis’ actions in the name of the pro-life cause as a pope . In part 2, I have fleshed out his pro-life teachings on his encyclicals and apostolic exhortations. I would like now to talk about the wealth of speeches and letters where the Holy Father has advocated for the rights of the unborn child. I don’t vouch...

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Pope Francis, pro-life champion (part 2)

Note: This is part 2 of a 3-part series In part 1, I have talked about how conventional pro-life media, namely LifeSiteNews (LSN) have unfairly attacked the Pope through guilt by association, when His Holiness has demonstrated commitment to the pro-life cause. But on this article I would wish to focus on the Pope’s contributions to the pro-life movement through his teaching office as the Vicar of Christ, to whom every Catholic owes assent of will and...

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Pope Francis, pro-life champion

«Pope [Francis] is known for his strong defense of the right to life.» — LifeSiteNews; “Pope surprises, delights 40,000 Italian pro-lifers, joins March for Life”; May 12th 2013 Note: This is part 1 of a 3-part series Soon after Pope Francis’ election, LifeSiteNews (one of the most well-known pro-life news outlets) ran a story about how the newly elected pontiff had, in an almost unprecedented way, attended a pro-life march in Rome. The tone with...