American Life League invites Americans to submit their prayer intentions online for the March 31 Feast of the Annunciation.
Appendix: An Approach to a Key Theological Question In the debate over human cloning, one of the recurrent issues concerns “ensoulment.” At what point does the post-conceptive entity (or the newly conceived child) have a human soul? In a remarkable book entitled Redeemer in the Womb, John Saward addresses the issue in a way that […]
in this issue: hot button issues: ANNUNCIATION / BABY STEPS / SAVING THOSE DAMNED CATHOLICSabortion: SUING AFTER FAILED ABORTIONcatholic bishops: OREGONeuthanasia: SUICIDE / TEXASorgan transplant: CALIFORNIAstem cell research / unethical: UKRAINEwisdom: MARK PICKUPreminders: NATIONAL PRO-LIFE T-SHIRT DAY / PETITIONreflection for prayer: PSALM 12:4-5 hot button issues ANNUNCIATION: March 25 is the Feast of the Annunciation. Learn all about this pro-life feast day, and leave your […]
in this issue: hot button issues: GRADUATION SPEAKERSabortion: IOWA / MICHIGANbush watch: OVERSEAS ABORTIONin vitro fertilization: RISKS TO PREBORNjudicial activism: DELAWAREminors and abortion: PENNSYLVANIAmorning-after abortion pill: MARYLAND / NEW YORK vaccines: MERCK / TAINTED VACCINES / VACCINE SAFETYzinger: OVERTURNING ROE?reflection for prayer: THOMAS A KEMPIS / GOSPEL OF LIFE hot button issues GRADUATION SPEAKERS: American Life League’s Crusade for the Defense of Our Catholic Church is on […]
By Susan Ciancio Today we celebrate the Nativity of Mary—the day that Mary was born without original sin. What an immense blessing! Mary’s fiat—her “yes” to becoming the mother of Christ—ensured that the gates of heaven would be open for us so that we have the opportunity to spend eternity with God. When we think […]
By Susan Ciancio “I come from heaven.” On May 13, 1917, Lucia Santos, age 10, was tending sheep with her cousins, siblings Jacinta and Francisco Marto, in a little town outside of Fatima, Portugal. Jacinta was just seven years old, and Francisco was nine. Suddenly, they saw a brilliant light, and a woman dressed in […]
By Susan Ciancio Don’t you just love people who exude excitement? They make you smile. They make you happy! They even make you excited. Why? Because excitement is contagious. Those of us listening to the Bible in a Year podcast with Fr. Mike Schmitz know this feeling exactly. On a daily basis, we hear exclamations […]
By Susan Ciancio In 1937, Pope Pius XI wrote that the Rosary is “a powerful weapon to put the demons to flight, to preserve the integrity of life, to acquire virtue more easily, and . . . to attain real peace among men.” [Though] October is . . . the month of the Rosary . . . […]