Heartbeat Novena day five

DAY FIVE PRAYER Saint John Neumann, as a loyal son, a faithful priest, and a tireless Bishop, you worked to support and defend life in all its wonder. Intercede for the Church you loved with all your heart that we may be faithful witnesses to the Gospel of Life. We ask this through Christ our…

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Whitney Smith McIntosh

By WHITNEY SMITH McINTOSH YOU ARE NOT ALONE The intention of this series, Black Voices on Black Lives, was to give voice to black pro-life peoples’ stories.  The majority of pro-life individuals are white, and they are fighting for the lives of black, brown, and white children.  We all know the statistics: black, brown, and…

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Heartbeat Novena day four

Our Novena comes from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops who encourage us to invoke three powerful pro-life witnesses on behalf of the cause. We invoked Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton the first three days of our Novena. Now we ask for intercession by Saint John Neumann for the next three days. According to the…

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Top 10 religious movies for Lent

By TOM QUINER Lent has started. What a perfect time to enjoy a good religious movie, especially with so many still homebound due to coronavirus concerns. At some time or other in your life, probably during your Lenten fast, you have asked yourself the question, “what is the meaning of life?” And the answer is,…

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Heartbeat Novena day three

DAY THREE PRAYER Saint Elizabeth Seton, you knew the beauty of all human life when you carried a child in your womb and when, as a young widow, a teacher, and founder of the Sisters of Charity, you sought to live the Gospel of Life. Inspire us, intercede for us, and be with us. We…

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Heartbeat Novena Day Two

DAY TWO PRAYER Saint Elizabeth Seton, you knew the beauty of all human life when you carried a child in your womb and when, as a young widow, a teacher, and founder of the Sisters of Charity, you sought to live the Gospel of Life. Inspire us, intercede for us, and be with us. We…

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Heartbeat Novena

The pro-life movement is powerless without prayer. In fact, the movement is driven by people of faith who pray unrelentingly on behalf of the most vulnerable members of our society, the unborn. We ask you to join us in praying a Novena on behalf of the most vulnerable among us, our unborn brothers and sisters.…

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Planned Parenthood abortions on the rise

By JASON FOLLETT Planned Parenthood has released its latest annual report for 2019-2020, and as expected, abortions and taxpayer dollars at the abortion corporation are still on the rise. Key takeaways: • Abortions increased nearly 3% in 2019-2020 from the previous year (7% increase from a decade ago), for a record high total of 354,871…

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Empathy for those who have had an abortion

By ERICA DAY I was 29. My son was 1. I was single and sharing a house with my best friend. I realized I hadn’t seen a period for a while. So I got a pregnancy test, and there it was:  a positive result. I had been having a “friends with benefits” relationship for a…

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