Prayer for a Blessing on the New Year

O sacred and adorable Trinity, hear our prayers on behalf of our holy Father the Pope, our Bishops, our clergy, and for all that are in authority over us. Bless, we beseech Thee, during the coming year, the whole Catholic Church; convert heretics and unbelievers; soften the hearts of sinners so that they may return […]

God’s Little Ones

By Diane Stark “Catherine, I’m sorry, but you’ve miscarried again,” Catherine Jacobs’ doctor told her in 1994. “We need to do a dilation and curettage.” Just three months before, Catherine had suffered a miscarriage, and now her doctor was giving her that heart-breaking news for the second time. “The Holy Spirit spoke to me and […]

Dialing for Heroes

By Judie Brown I remember a game show entitled Dialing for Dollars because it was a big hit in the 1950s. Even my dear grandmother would not miss it. Often she would say, “Maybe they will call us and if we get the password right, we will win!” It was not so much the winning […]

Planned Parenthood's Cockeyed Injustices

Reflecting on 2018

By Jim Sedlak This is the last Wednesday STOPP Report of 2018. As we prepare for the coming year, I’d just like to briefly reflect on the past year in the fight against Planned Parenthood. The good news is that Planned Parenthood, once again, closed more medical facilities than it opened this year. We have […]

The Epidemic of Loneliness

By Laura Kizior When we think of the culture of death, we picture evils like abortion, contraception, and euthanasia. Rarely do we consider the consequences of the culture of death—the epidemic of loneliness. A recent study reported that just over 40 percent of Americans feel left out, isolated, or alone. With the declining birth rate and the […]

‘Humanae Vitae’ Celebrates Women

This article originally appeared on May 18, 2018, but is reprinted today as part of our Best of 2018 series. Enjoy! By Judie Brown In April of this year a conference dedicated to exploring Humanae Vitae, Pope Paul VI’s groundbreaking encyclical, was held at the Catholic University of America. Mary Rice Hasson, director of the […]