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Life and Dignity

Protect Conscience Rights of Health Care Providers

The National Catholic Bioethics Center (NCBC) and the National Committee for a Human Life Amendment (NCHLA) are part of a national coalition in a call-to-action to protect the conscience rights of health care providers, especially nurses. Dr. Marie Hilliard, Director of Bioethics and
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A History Of Mercy – Healing After Abortion

Sometimes the media doesn’t quite get it right. When Pope Francis recently wrote on the topic of women who have had abortions, recent headlines suggested that the Catholic Church’s outreach to those suffering after abortion is a new phenomenon. But nothing could be further
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Use Tax Dollars for Life Not Death

Videos of Planned Parenthood officials callously speaking about the harvesting and apparent sale of unborn babies’ body parts have been viewed by millions. But how can Planned Parenthood be involved in the possibly illegal selling of human body parts? One Planned Parenthood offi
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Heating Assistance Available for Those in Need

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It is a Thanksgiving tradition in many families to sit around the kitchen table and tell each other what we are thankful for each year. Has having heat in your home ever made the list? A successful program called the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helped about 400,
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Project HOME Inspires Millions to Unite in Prayer with Pope Francis

Pope Francis saw many landmarks during his Philadelphia visit, but one sight he did not miss was the spiritual art exhibit, “The Knotted Grotto.”  Located at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, the igloo-shaped grotto was covered in knotted ribbons where people of all fai
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Planned Parenthood: Setting the Record Straight

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops researched the facts about the Planned Parenthood debate. Here is a fact sheet to help set the record straight. (Download a printable version here) In 2015, a series of undercover videos showed officials of the Planned Parenthood Federa
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‘Every Life Is Worth Living’: October Respect Life Month Message

People discover their worth when they discover their true identity as created in God’s image and called to an eternal destiny with him, said Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM Cap, Archbishop of Boston and chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic
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Vote Blocked on Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act did not get the 60 votes needed to end debate and proceed to a vote in the U.S. Senate this week. The pro-life bill that would ban abortions after 20-weeks is based on research that shows unborn babies are capable of feeling pain at that po
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Discover God’s Love Anew: A Guide to the Sacrament of Penance

Pope Francis is bringing a message of mercy to Cuba and the United States this week and has declared a Holy Year of Mercy beginning December 8. He is urging all of us “to live this Year in the light of the Lord’s words: ‘Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. (cf. Lk 6:36
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