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Man Kills His Pregnant Wife and Two Daughters, Won’t be Held Accountable for Killing Unborn Baby

A Colorado man in the national news for allegedly killing his pregnant wife and two young daughters almost certainly will not be held accountable for killing a fourth human being, the unborn baby. On Wednesday, Chris Watts, 33, of Frederick, Colorado, was arrested on suspicion of murdering his pregnant wife Shanann, 34, and their two […]

Legal Abortions are Dangerous for Women and Jeopardize Their Physical and Mental Health

Studies find abortion is extremely dangerous for women’s health, yet pro-abortion campaigners ignore this and use any opportunity to promote more abortion. “Troubling cases” are commonly used to illustrate that abortion is needed to help women’s health. An often-repeated example of this is that women need abortion to avoid the damage caused by attempting abortion at […]

Oprah Winfrey Promotes “Shout Your Abortion” Movement Where Women Brag About Their Abortions

Oprah Winfrey waded deeper into political waters this summer by promoting the “Shout Your Abortion” movement and its attempts to normalize the killing of unborn babies. The July issue of her “O” magazine featured “Shout Your Abortion” founder Amelia Bonow in its “Inspiration” section, CNS News reports. Bonow, who began the campaign to urge women […]

President Trump Slams Social Media, Says They’re “Totally Discriminating” Against Pro-Life Conservatives

President Trump took to Twitter Saturday to again castigate the big social media firms for censoring conservative views. The president tweeted: “Social Media is totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices. Speaking loudly and clearly for the Trump Administration, we won’t let that happen. They are closing down the opinions of many people on the RIGHT, while […]

Pro-Life People View Pregnancy as an Opportunity Not a Problem

When I was working as a journalist, I attempted to look at events through the eyes of the individuals I interviewed. I wanted to understand their perspective so that I could represent it fairly. I discovered that, often times, where a person stood depended on where he or she sat–in other words, his or her […]

Doctors Said Zoie Wouldn’t Survive to Birth and Suggested Abortion, She Was Born Healthy

Felonee Joo was 16 when she found out she was pregnant with her son Trinidy in 1999—the first of two challenging pregnancies that would set her on a course to serve other women in similar circumstances. “I was scared because I was certainly wondering what I was going to do, how I was going to […]

Welcoming pope's letter on abuse, head of US bishops pledges action

Washington D.C., Aug 20, 2018 / 06:03 pm (EWTN News/CNA).-

St. Bernard de Clairvaux

On August 20 the Church celebrates the feast day of St. Bernard of Clairvaux, a Doctor of the Church thanks to his writings and sermons which greatly influenced Europe during the 12th century, and his numerous efforts which helped to avoid a schism in the Church in 1130.Born in 1090, Bernard spent his early years near Dijon, France before leaving to joining the Cistercians at the age of 22. He was well educated and so passionate about his faith that he convinced his brothers, his uncle, and many of his friends to join him at the abbey.Bernard first entered the abbey at Citeaux, but only three years later was sent with 12 other monks to establish another monastery in the Diocese of Champagne. The monastery came to be known Clairvaux (Valley of Light). He led the other monks there as the abbot for the rest of his life.St. Bernard knew how to harmonize the contemplative life with important missionary work, as the Pope noted in 2006. However, the saint’s strict observance of silence and contemplation did not impede him from living a very intense apostolic life. His humility and his commitment to tame his impetuous temperament were exemplary, he said.The Pope also highlighted the saint’s focus on the truth that God, who is love, created mankind out of love and that man’s salvation consists of adhering firmly to Divine love, revealed through the crucified and risen Christ. “The richness of St. Bernard’s preaching and his theology were not in pursuing new paths, the Pope said, but in succeeding to propose the truth of the faith in a clear and incisive way so as to fascinate the listener and lead the person to prayer.�St. Bernard is also well-known for his Marian devotion, especially in using and promoting the "Memorare" prayer.  He became widely known throughout Europe and was consulted by Popes and political leaders. He died in 1153 and was canonized less than three decades later in 1174.In August 2008, Pope Benedict spoke of the saint during his weekly general audience.  He recalled that Pope Pius VIII labeled the “Honey-Sweet Doctor� for his eloquence and that he traveled throughout Europe defending the Christian faith.  Benedict XVI added, “He was also remembered as a Doctor of Mariology, not because he wrote extensively on Our Lady, but because he understood her essential role in the Church, presenting her as the perfect model of the monastic life and of every other form of the Christian life.�

After welcoming pro-lifers, Missouri Democrats quickly backtrack

Jefferson City, Mo., Aug 17, 2018 / 12:11 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Missouri Democratic leaders have voted to remove language acknowledging different views of abortion from their party platform, drawing criticism from pro-life Democrats who say they deserve to be recognized and the move could harm the party's prospects this November.

Appeals court protects Texas bishops' communications in abortion case

Austin, Texas, Aug 17, 2018 / 11:30 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The privacy and religious freedom of Texas bishops and other religious groups was upheld by the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans, after the bishops' internal communications were subpoenaed by an abortion group.