Pope Francis puts caring for migrants and the poor on equal footing with opposing abortion

Caring for migrants and the poor is as holy a pursuit as opposing abortion, Pope Francis declared in a major document issued by the Vatican on Monday morning. Pushing back against conservative critics within the church who argue that the

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San Diego auxiliary bishop: DACA part of pro-life ethic

On Saturday, about 5,000 people attended the sixth annual March for Life at Balboa Park in San Diego. “Our message is that to be pro-life is to be pro-woman,” said Evangely Aliangan-Ward of Pacific Beach, in her second year as

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Bishop Gerald Barnes calls for “the seamless garment” in Respect Life Month

October is Respect Life Month, a time when we are called to pray and reflect on the fundamental belief that we have as Catholics in the dignity and the preciousness of every human life that God has created. Over the

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2017-10-23T11:01:09-08:00October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Abortion and pro-life issues|Tags: , |25 Comments

Archbishop Gomez: abortion and euthanasia stand alone

The following comes from a June 3 posting in Angelus News of the L.A. archdiocese. Angelus Editor’s note: This week Archbishop Gomez continues his reflections on the duties and demands of Catholic social teaching. This column is adapted from his

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2018-12-21T13:53:43-08:00June 6th, 2016|Categories: Other News|Tags: , , |17 Comments

Bishop McElroy: Don’t listen to your Catholic voter guides

The following comes from a February 15 America Magazine article by Bishop Robert W. McElroy of San Diego: If immigration, abortion, poverty, religious liberty, the family, war and peace, the environment, the rights of workers, trafficking in drugs and assisted suicide all

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Archbishop Gomez: not all issues are morally equivalent

The following comes from a February 4 Catholic News Agency article: Efforts to combat social injustice cannot forget that the right to life is foundational, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles said January 30 at the Hispanic Pro-Life Congress in Santa

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2016-02-04T21:59:58-08:00February 4th, 2016|Categories: Abortion and pro-life issues|Tags: , , |28 Comments

Nuance vs. clarity

The following comes from an August 11 Motley Monk blog post: A little over one week ago, the archbishop of Chicago, the Most Reverend Blase Cupich, denounced abortion after the recently released undercover Planned Parenthood videos. But, Archbishop Cupich went

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The proper place of abortion

The following comes from a Jan. 22 story in the Washington Post. ….Last weekend, the five dioceses in Southern California held their first “One Life” event, a march and fair timed to this week’s anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark

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