Respect Life

Kavanaugh could be deciding vote in Supreme Court death penalty case

The latest death penalty case to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court was not about if a death-row prisoner should be executed, but how.
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Archbishop Lori praises West Virginians for ending taxpayer funding of abortion

The people of West Virginia have shown their devotion to the culture of life by voting to end taxpayer funding of abortion in the state, said Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori, who is apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston.
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New ministry aids families in healing after miscarriage

“People want to have an opportunity to honor … and bury their child,” said Father Carrion, who added that the ministry helps to build community among those experiencing loss.
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Catholic group says neutral stand on assisted suicide ‘startling’

The president of the Catholic Medical Association said Oct. 18 that the American Academy of Family Physicians’ new “engaged neutrality” position on physician-assisted suicide is “diametrically opposed” to the medical community’s long-standing opposition to it.
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Love and loss: Baltimore violence leaves families leaning on faith

Last year was the deadliest per capita in the history of Baltimore City, and 2018 is proving just as tragic. Families left behind work to ensure that they themselves do not become spiritual casualties.
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Contempt for life is the source of all evil, pope says

Procuring an abortion is wrong, inhumane and like hiring a hit man "to fix a problem," Pope Francis said.
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‘Every Life: Cherished, Chosen, Sent’ is theme of Respect Life Month

Each year the U.S. Catholic Church observes October as Respect Life Month, which calls Catholics "to cherish, defend and protect those who are most vulnerable, from the beginning of life to its end, and at every point in between," said the chairman of the bishops' pro-life committee.
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Baltimore City to pay a portion of pro-life pregnancy center’s legal fees

The City of Baltimore will pay $1.1 million to cover some of the legal fees incurred by the Center for Pregnancy Concerns after the center won a protracted legal battle over a city law requiring pro-life pregnancy centers to post signs stating they do not provide or refer for abortions or contraceptives.
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Argentina Senate votes down abortion decriminalization bill

The Argentine Senate voted against a bill that would have decriminalized abortion during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy.
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Maryland Catholic Conference opposes Maryland Constitutional Amendment on abortion

Jennifer Briemann, executive director of the Maryland Catholic Conference, said lawmakers and voters should be greatly concerned about House of Delegates Speaker Michael Busch's plan to introduce legislation establishing a woman’s “right” to abortion via a Maryland Constitutional Amendment on the 2020 ballot.
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Baltimore priest’s Netflix cancellation goes viral

Ten days after the pastor of Our Lady of Victory in Arbutus shared the letter July 13, the original post has been shared 615 times, and has garnered nearly 450 reactions.
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Archbishop: 50th anniversary of ‘Humanae Vitae’ celebrates human dignity

The 50th anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s landmark encyclical, “Humanae Vitae” (“Of Human Life”), is an occasion “to celebrate and revisit our human dignity, our human nature,” said Archbishop William E. Lori.
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