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You Don’t Stand Alone

May 29, 2018

Do you ever feel like you’re the only person in your social circle who believes in respecting every human person from creation until death? Are you afraid to speak up in your community, worried that your friends, family, and neighbors will think badly of you? It can be difficult to stand up for what you believe, particularly … read more

What Every Pro-Lifer Should Know about January 22, 1973

Jan 22, 2018

Every year on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the day that the Supreme Court decriminalized abortion in the United States in 1973, hundreds of thousands of dedicated pro-lifers gather in Washington, D.C. to stand in solidarity with the babies who have lost their lives through abortion. January is an important time to reflect on … read more

How to Build a Culture of Life in the Family: Lessons from Louis and Zélie Martin

Nov 16, 2017

When we think of saints, we often imagine bearded monks, serious nuns, and founders of religious orders. But we forget that married people are also called to be saints. The canonization of Louis and Zélie Martin on October 18, 2015, was the first time a married couple was recognized together as saints in the history … read more

Embracing a Culture of Life: Blessed Chiara Luce Badano

Oct 12, 2017

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

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

When Heroes Become Saints: A Lesson in Love from St. Damien de Veuster

Sep 11, 2017

We all aspire to be heroes. But as Christians, our goal is so much more than being a hero in the eyes of the world. We strive to become saints—like St. Damien de Veuster—who build a culture of life in our society. St. Damien served the lepers of the Hawaiian Islands for 16 years, giving … read more

Celebrating the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Sep 7, 2017

When we celebrate birthdays, we celebrate the gift of life that God has bestowed upon each of us. Just as we thank God for giving our friends and us life, we should also take the opportunity to celebrate Jesus’ gift of His mother by honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary on her birthday, September 8. As … read more

St. Teresa of Calcutta: Servant to the Least of These

Aug 31, 2017

As pro-life educators, it is our job to make the culture of life come alive for our students. There’s no better way to illustrate the pro-life message than through the lives of the saints who LIVED it. St. Teresa of Calcutta is one such saint. She was an outspoken, pro-life witness who showed the world … read more