LA archdiocese launches pro-life networking app

Los Angeles, Calif., Jan 23, 2014 / 05:53 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has set up a smart phone application that connects pro-life pregnancy centers and persons so they can help provide resources and prayers for pregnant women at risk of choosing abortion. Archbishop José Gomez said Jan. 22 that the app, named “ProLife,” is “creating a network of prayer and practical support to help women facing crisis pregnancies.” “We want to … [Read more...]

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College students strongly represented at March for Life

Washington D.C., Jan 23, 2014 / 02:35 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Continuing a decades-long trend, college students and young people from across the nation maintained a strong presence on Jan. 22 at the 41st annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. “It is a privilege to be in the nation’s capital and host young pilgrims from all over the country for the annual March for Life. Our University community takes great pride in providing housing and meals for our many friends,” said The … [Read more...]

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Cardinal: joy and compassion are at heart of pro-life movement

Washington D.C., Jan 23, 2014 / 04:07 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholics in the pro-life movement must “evangelize with beauty and with joy” as they seek to offer compassionate aid to women facing difficult pregnancies, said Cardinal Seán O'Malley of Boston. “People think Catholics are the 'people of no',” the cardinal said, but “in reality, we are the people of 'yes': yes to God, yes to life, yes to compassion with the poor and the … [Read more...]

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Youth travel through storms to give witness at March for Life

Washington D.C., Jan 22, 2014 / 05:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Young people from around the U.S. and its territories travelled hundreds, even thousands of miles, through winter weather conditions to attend the March for Life and speak out in defense of the unborn. Timothy Olive, 21, from St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, traveled over 1,500 miles by plane to attend the March, along with more than 70 people from the territory's diocese. "This is a special event for us … … [Read more...]

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Truth of human dignity is burned on our hearts, archbishop says

Washington D.C., Jan 22, 2014 / 04:27 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia said that despite 41 years of legalized abortion in the U.S., the understanding of human life's value is deeply inscribed in our very identity as people. “The truth about the dignity of the human person is burned into our hearts by the fire of God's love. And we can only deal with the heat of that love in two ways,” the archbishop wrote Jan. 22. “We can turn our … [Read more...]

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Poll finds strong US support for abortion restrictions

New Haven, Conn., Jan 22, 2014 / 02:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A new survey from the Knights of Columbus reports that most Americans support abortion restrictions, prompting calls for more legislative and judicial action against abortion. “The American people understand that abortion is bad for everyone, and even those who strongly support abortion want it reduced significantly, so it is time that our lawmakers and our courts reflected this reality,” Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight of … [Read more...]

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God became an unborn child, priest tells youth at pro-life Mass

Washington D.C., Jan 22, 2014 / 01:28 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholics stand up for their unborn brothers and sisters “because the Son of God became one of them,” a priest said at a D.C. pro-life youth Mass ahead of the March for Life. “God knows us before we were in the womb,” said Father Michael Paris. God “loves each baby in the womb and has a plan for their life, no matter how hard a situation they might come from.” “We are not accidents, … [Read more...]

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