Easter epiphany

By Tom Quiner Happy Easter! My name is Tom Quiner, president of Iowans for LIFE’s board. I had an Easter epiphany: Easter is very pro-life. After all, what is the lesson of Easter? Simply put, Easter says that you matter, that your life has meaning. Easter says your life has so much meaning that God…

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Easter

By TOM QUINER I am savoring this glorious Easter season. My feelings toward Christ are simple: “Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you.” The Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen brilliantly states the lesson of Easter this way: “The lesson that emerges from Easter is that the world was wrong and Christ was right; that there is a world of difference…

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Bob Weast

By Tom Quiner [Bob Weast was the recipient of IFL’s Life Award for 2020 for his unwavering support of the pro-life cause generally, and Iowans for LIFE specifically. He died a week after receiving his plaque, at the age of 91. IFL Board president, Tom Quiner reflects on his friendship with Bob, adapted from a…

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Lent movies

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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Fr. Edward Meeks

  Why are Supreme Court nominations so contentious these days? It didn’t used to be this way, you know. Abortion poisoned the process. Abortion has poisoned America. Abortion poisons everything. A Catholic priest, Fr. Edward Meeks, delivered a riveting homily (above) last weekend in his parish in Towson, MD. The theme pulled no punches: “Abortion…

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john paul the great birthday

By Tom Quiner Three children saw something that changed the world. The year was 1917. It took place in Portugal on May 13th at 5PM. Lucia Santos and her cousins, Jacinta and Francisco Marto, were stopped in their tracks by the mystical appearance of a beautiful woman. Here’s how Lucia described the woman: She was…

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last words

By Tom Quiner Have you ever wondered what your last words will be? Leonardo da Vinci’s focused on what he didn’t get done: “I have offended God and mankind because my work did not reach the quality it should have.” Actor Humphrey Bogart was flip: “I should never have switched from scotch to martinis.” Atheist…

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religious movies

By Tom Quiner Holy Week is upon us. What a perfect time to enjoy good religious movies, especially with so many of us homebound due to the coronavirus lockdown. The movies that follow aren’t all overtly religious, like “Angels With Dirty Faces.” But hidden within the drama is a profound, Christlike message. A good religious…

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