NJ Bishops Call for Day of Prayer and Fasting on Roe Anniversary, Jan 22

NJ Bishops Call for Day of Prayer and Fasting on Roe Anniversary, Jan 22

CNA—As the United States approaches 48 years of legalized abortion nationwide, the Catholic bishops of New Jersey are asking Catholics to join in a day of fasting and prayer to support a culture of life. “As we mark this tragic event in our nation’s history, we remember the millions of lives lost to abortion and…

God Help Argentina

God Help Argentina

As Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priest for Life, puts it: “the shockwaves of abortion reach Argentina. God help Argentina.” Reacting to the legalization of abortion in Argentina, Fr. Pavone made clear that Argentine President Alberto Fernandez is tragically mistaken in asserting that “today we are a better society.” “Abortion makes nothing better for…

Victory for Life in Louisiana

Victory for Life in Louisiana

With 100% of the precincts reporting, the live results for Louisiana Amendment 1, which would update the state’s constitution to say that “nothing in this constitution shall be construed to secure or protect a right to abortion or require the funding of abortion,” are as follows: Louisiana Amendment 1 – Ban Abortion Rights – Ballot…

Humble Catholic Parish Priest Cuts through the Clutter on Elections and Non-Negotiable Catholic Values, REGARDLESS OF POLITICAL PARTY

Humble Catholic Parish Priest Cuts through the Clutter on Elections and Non-Negotiable Catholic Values, REGARDLESS OF POLITICAL PARTY

Motivated by the severe division in this country, recent mindless violence in our cities and—most of all—by a profound and enduring love of Christ and His teachings, Fr. Edward Meeks delivered a courageous sermon at Christ the King parish in Towson, Maryland, on October 11, 2020. It is remarkably clear, respectful of every individual—regardless of…

Students For Life of America announces 10-State #Justice4Life Tour to Urge U.S. Senators to Confirm Amy Coney Barrett for the U.S. Supreme Court

Students For Life of America announces 10-State #Justice4Life Tour to Urge U.S. Senators to Confirm Amy Coney Barrett for the U.S. Supreme Court

“We have waited half a century for this opportunity,” said Students For Life America (SFLA) President Kristan Hawkins. “It’s absolutely vital that the U.S. Senate vote to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court, and, as we continue to travel across the country in–person and virtually, we are activating a new generation of single-issue voters on the human rights struggle…

Community Unity, Ending Racism and Discrimination,  Casting Your Vote

Community Unity, Ending Racism and Discrimination, Casting Your Vote

Pat and I have recently returned from a trip to Big Sky, Montana, Yellowstone, and Grand Teton National Parks where we took our two recent high school graduate grandchildren – Logan Elisabeth Denmon and Wilson Luke Von Dohlen. This is a tradition for us as each of our 16 grandchildren accomplish graduation from high school.…

Coronavirus “Baby Bust” could be worse than expected: Why it matters

Coronavirus “Baby Bust” could be worse than expected: Why it matters

CNA—Amid steady forecasts of demographic decline, one economics professor says that a COVID-related “baby bust” could be worse than people predicted. A Brookings Institution report published in June said that the economic shock caused by the coronavirus, combined with the social effects of the pandemic itself, could trigger a sharp decline in births. Those predictions…

Former Cosmo writer: “I wrote this book as an act of atonement.”

Former Cosmo writer: “I wrote this book as an act of atonement.”

Here is an interesting Q&A interview with a former Cosmo journalist, who really spills the beans on insider editorial mandates she and others had to follow in crafting articles, and why she wrote her newest book just released by Ignatius Press.. -ed, CBJ “Rather than abandon the word ‘feminism’,” says Sue Ellen Browder, author of…

Catholic Business Journal partners with Catholic Marketing Network to serve Catholic retailers, nonprofits and more

Catholic Business Journal partners with Catholic Marketing Network to serve Catholic retailers, nonprofits and more

Some might say that Catholic Marketing Network (CMN) is one of the best kept secrets in the Church. But the reality is that CMN is a well-known resource and membership network for Catholic retailers—both for Catholic stores and religious goods vendors. Now its doors have been widened. For nearly 30 years the organization has held…

Airline Cuts Ties with Chocolate Provider Over Owner’s Pro-Life Views

Airline Cuts Ties with Chocolate Provider Over Owner’s Pro-Life Views

Western Journal—Swiss Air Lines will no longer distribute chocolates from the Swiss chocolate maker Läderach because the company’s leaders support a pro-life, pro-family Christian group. The 10-year partnership between the airline and company will end in April, according to LifeSite News. The company has been under attack by LGBTQ groups, according to Swissinfo, and has been…

Thinking a Wrong Is Right

Thinking a Wrong Is Right

In 1973, after the United States Supreme Court legalized abortion in America, my dad—a doctor—was interviewed by the local paper about the ruling. One of his quotes became the story’s headline: “Just because it’s legal, doesn’t mean it’s right.” I’ve never forgotten those words. Even as a second grader, they left a deep impression on…

Good News for Catholic Physicians:  ‘Transgender mandate’ struck down by federal court

Good News for Catholic Physicians: ‘Transgender mandate’ struck down by federal court

CNA—A federal judge struck down the so-called “transgender mandate” on Tuesday, vacating an Obama-era requirement that doctors perform gender-transition surgeries upon request. Judge Reed O’Connor of the North District of Texas—who had issued a preliminary injunction on the transgender mandate at the end of 2016—struck down the mandate Oct. 15 in the case of Franciscan Alliance…

U.S. Supreme Court upholds Indiana fetal remains rule, but stops short of major abortion ruling

U.S. Supreme Court upholds Indiana fetal remains rule, but stops short of major abortion ruling

Washington, D.C., May 28, 2019, CNA—The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld part of an Indiana law requiring aborted babies to be cremated or buried, while declining to take up another part of the law that banned abortions based solely on the sex, race, or disability of the baby. The 2016 Indiana legislation had been…

Attempt to legalize abortion, gay marriage fails in Mexican Congress

Attempt to legalize abortion, gay marriage fails in Mexican Congress

Mexico City, Mexico, May 28, 2019, CNA – The portion of a constitutional reform initiative seeking to legalize abortion and same-sex marriage in Mexico did not advance last week in the nation’s legislature. A gender parity bill was debated and approved in both houses of the Mexican Congress May 23. The bill would require that…

‘A giant step forward’: Archbishop applauds Missouri abortion ban

‘A giant step forward’: Archbishop applauds Missouri abortion ban

St. Louis, Mo., May 28, 2019 -CNA – Banning abortion after eight weeks of pregnancy is a “giant step forward for the pro-life movement,” Archbishop Robert J. Carlson of St. Louis said in a statement on Friday, after Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed an abortion ban into law. Parson signed the “Missouri Stands for the…

“Unplanned” Movie does well opening weekend

“Unplanned” Movie does well opening weekend

CBN—Unplanned, the new movie that tells the true story of former abortion clinic director Abby Johnson, took 4th place at the box office on the movie’s opening weekend. The film by writer-directors Chuck Konzelman and Cary Solomon, which is distributed by PureFlix, was estimated to have earned $6,110,000 through Mar. 31 after three days of…

UNPLANNED: New movie tells story of abortion clinic worker turned pro-life advocate, See Trailer

UNPLANNED: New movie tells story of abortion clinic worker turned pro-life advocate, See Trailer

CNA—A movie chronicling the conversion of a former Planned Parenthood clinic director who became a pro-life advocate will be released in theaters nationwide on March 29. A trailer for the film Unplanned, which tells the story of Abby Johnson, was released on Thursday.   Based off Johnson’s book of the same name, Unplanned recounts her…

Directors speak of ‘spiritual warfare’ while making pro-life film

Directors speak of ‘spiritual warfare’ while making pro-life film

Cary Solomon and Chuck Konzelman, the writers and co-directors of the upcoming film Unplanned revealed that they prepared for a “spiritual battle” in the hopes that the pro-life film will change hearts and minds through its groundbreaking depiction of the abortion process. “From the beginning, we knew that it would be spiritual battle, spiritual warfare.…

Unborn Child Abuse: An International Issue, Walks for Life held around the World

Unborn Child Abuse: An International Issue, Walks for Life held around the World

By far the biggest Walk for Life takes place in Washington D.C., on or near the date of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling that undermined the human rights of a human unborn child in the United States. Now the second largest U.S. walk for life takes place in San Francisco. And, there are…

Bravo! Catholic Australian senator announces gender swap so he can speak on abortion issues

Bravo! Catholic Australian senator announces gender swap so he can speak on abortion issues

One Catholic legislator gets creative as he aims to shake up complacent colleagues on self-destructive life issues plaguing culture in general and his country in particular. Catholic Business Journal says “Bravo!” and, my goodness, talk about making one’s point!!! Brilliant. CNA— After being slammed for his religion and told he would never understand abortion because…