Let’s usher in a Year of Gratitude

year of gratitude

The Sisters of Life sent us their latest publication titled, “The Life-Changing Power of Gratitude.” You’ll recall that they spoke at our Christmas Gala a year ago. There is power in gratitude, as their publication points out, so much so that Pulse Life Advocates believes now is the time to usher in a year of…

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How to beat the culture of death

culture of death

The Catechism of the Catholic Church states: “Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable. Direct abortion, that is to say, abortion willed either as an end or a means, is gravely contrary to the moral law” (No. 2271). So…

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Why America is hungry for Holy Families

holy families

Today is the Feast of the Holy Family in the Catholic Church. Although Protestants may not formally recognize the day in the same way as Catholics, they still appreciate Mary, Joseph, and Jesus as THE foundational family of all holy families. America is hungry for holy families. Just this morning, Bill McGurn wrote in the…

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The mysterious politics of abortion

The politics of abortion works against Republicans, goes the mantra this campaign cycle. Pundits all assert the pro-choice position is a winning issue, THE single issue upon which Democrats should run. Some Republicans agree. This blog has pointed out the tepid pro-life rhetoric used by two of the three leading Republican candidates for president, Donald…

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How culture intersects with the pro-life movement

Here’s the question: is politics always downstream culture, or vice versa? In other words, does culture impact politics more than politics impacts culture? Catholic writer and Pope John Paul II biographer, George Weigel reflects at length on the subject: “Politics, John Paul II knew, is always downstream from culture. If our politics is divisive and…

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Reflections on Monsignor Frank Chiodo

By Tom Quiner Monsignor Frank Chiodo, who died on Thanksgiving, was a good friend of Pulse Life Advocates. He served on our board for one year. In 2020, he worked with us on developing the 4-part Holy Family Project. The idea behind the project was simple: the incidence of abortion plummets in holy families. Monsignor…

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It’s here! How to Raise Pro-Life Children

Today is the day we release episode one of our new video series, “How to Raise Pro-Life Children.” You may have already seen our trailer (above). Now, you can watch episode 1. Episodes 2, 3, and 4 will be released on December 11th, 18th, and 25th respectively. Pulse talked to regular folks in Iowa, asking…

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