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5 Life-Affirming Books Your Middle-Schooler Will Love

Oct 23, 2017
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Like many parents, when summer comes along, you search high and low for ways to keep your children learning throughout the summer (summer reading challenges anyone?). For the middle grade audience, there has never been a wider selection of books from which to choose. But in today’s cultural climate, it can be difficult to find … read more

5 Political Activism Opportunities for Students

Oct 19, 2017
5 Political Activism Opportunities for Students

Becoming involved in and understanding the political process is an essential duty of every American citizen. If properly formed, our moral consciences help us participate in government without denying our Catholic faith. Students should not wait until they are of voting age before forming their moral consciences. Nor should they wait to become involved in … read more

When Society Rejects the Value of a Human Person

Oct 16, 2017
No Greater Love: Saint Maximilian Kolbe and Living the Gospel of Life

A culture of life respects the dignity of every person, in every stage of development, from the first moment of existence until death. Every human being is cherished and all members of society that embrace a culture of life look for ways to help and uplift people who are suffering, in pain, or who are … read more

Fatima: 100 Years

Oct 13, 2017
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On May 13, 1917, Our Lady first appeared to three shepherd children—Lucia Santos, Francisco Marto, and Jacinta Marto—on the hillsides of Fatima, Portugal. She told them that God wants people to have a great devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in order to save souls and to obtain peace in the world. Our Lady … read more

Embracing a Culture of Life: Blessed Chiara Luce Badano

Oct 12, 2017
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The culture of death offers no hope for a future. It offers only darkness, desolation, and a finite reality. Suffering is seen as pointless, cruel, and without value. It is only when we recognize God’s gift of eternal life as the world beyond the threshold of death that we are able to bear our sufferings … read more

Are You Afraid to Speak against Abortion?

Oct 9, 2017
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Even as staunch pro-lifers, we often pass up opportunities to spread the gospel of life. Sometimeswe don’t speak up because we feel unprepared, we don’t want to cause conflict with others, or we don’t want to offend close friends and family members. In 1959, Dr. Jérôme Lejeune, a French geneticist and physician, discovered that the … read more

The Pro-Life Movement’s Secret Weapon

Oct 5, 2017
The Pro-Life Movement's Secret Weapon

The pro-life movement has a secret weapon and it’s not what you think. Over the last couple of decades, abortion mills have closed at a rapid rate. This past spring alone, STOPP International reported that 10 Planned Parenthood abortion mills closed in four days. Planned Parenthood’s doors are closing, and closing quickly—all thanks to the … read more

Five Ways to Celebrate Respect Life Month

Oct 2, 2017
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This October, people all over the world will celebrate Respect Life Month—a month dedicated to showing the world that all human beings have dignity and deserve respect. Show your support for the culture of life by doing some or all of these five activities. 1. Read stories with your kids. There is no better way … read more