How Humanitarian Aid Can Diminish Human Sanctity

Posted by Kiera Stubbs on Jul 18, 2019 7:04:00 AM
“They want to ‘save’ us,” says Obianuju Ekeocha, “but there are a lot of disturbing things happening within the donor and recipient relationship.” Ekeocha, founder and president of Culture of Life Africa , delivered the annual human dignity lecture for the Office of Life and Human Dignity at the McGrath Institute for Church Life on March 26, 2019. On an episode of Church Life Today , Ekeocha explains the problems that arise when Western philanthropists intercede in Africa with an agenda that undermines African values, including the sanctity of life, beauty of marriage, blessings of motherhood, and the dignity of family life.
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Topics: pro-life, human dignity, Obianuju Ekeocha

Practical ways to help women facing unplanned pregnancy

Posted by Jackie Appleman on Jun 7, 2019 7:02:00 AM

People often ask me, "What are some real and practical ways I can help women facing unplanned pregnancies?" Fortunately, there are a lot of possibilities and many of them are really simple and easy to do.

Here's a list of ideas to consider if you'd like to help women facing unplanned pregnancy: 

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Topics: pro-life, Corporal Works of Mercy, works of mercy

World Down Syndrome Day: A reflection on two loves

Posted by Mary O’Callaghan on Mar 21, 2019 7:05:00 AM

 

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Topics: pro-life, human dignity, holidays

Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children

Posted by Stephen Barany on Jan 22, 2019 7:12:00 AM

Every year, Catholics in the United States commit to pray for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children on January 22, the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision in the Supreme Court. “In all the Dioceses of the United States of America, January 22 (or January 23, when January 22 falls on a Sunday) shall be observed as a particular day of prayer for the full restoration of the legal guarantee of the right to life and of penance for violations to the dignity of the human person committed through acts of abortion.”1

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Topics: prayer, pro-life

Building a pro-life household

Posted by Claire Fyrqvist on Jan 18, 2019 10:34:00 AM

In this week leading up to the March for Life, our focus understandably turns to the topic of abortion. However, living a consistent ethic of life and building a pro-life household goes beyond the ramifications of the Roe v. Wade decision.

Below are some of the ways my husband and I have tried to live and hand on a consistent ethic of life to our children.

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Topics: pro-life, family life, motherhood, parenting, fatherhood

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