Top ten religious movies for Lent

top 10 religious movies for Lent

By TOM QUINER Lent has started. What a perfect time to enjoy a good religious movie. 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, that life has meaning. That meaning comes from being adopted…

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Is Western Civilization worth saving?

Western Civilization

Saint Mother Teresa posed a provocative question: “… if a mother can kill her own unborn baby, what is left of Western civilization to save?” There’s no question that Western civilization is under attack. ‘Western Civ’ is a decreasingly required course in institutions of higher learning. And when it is taught, curriculum tends to focus…

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“Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”

Martin Luther King pro-life

On this day after Martin Luther King Day, pro-lifers speculate on whether Reverend King was pro-life or not. The Martin Luther King quote below is worthy of contemplation: “Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the…

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The Power of a Holy Family

power of a Holy Family

Fewer couples are choosing marriage these days, opting for cohabitation or single parenting when children arrive on the scene. Marriage rates are at an all-time low at 6.5 marriages per 1000 people, compared to 17 following WWII (see chart below). And yet there is such power and beauty to be experienced if you choose to…

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A reflection on evil

By TOM QUINER, IFL Board President If God is real, if God is Love, how can He allow so many innocent people to be butchered as happened on 9/11, two decades ago today? That doesn’t seem very loving, does it? St. Augustine formulated the dilemma this way: If God is all-good, he would will all…

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Pro-life clout at the 2021 Iowa State Fair

2021 Iowa State Fair

By Maggie DeWitte It’s a wrap on the 2021 Iowa State Fair.This year’s post-pandemic gathering was a kinder, gentler version of the one we experienced two years ago.No one spat on us or ripped down our signage. Even more, our booth, which we shared with our allies, Iowa Right to Life, was an oasis for…

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Announcing The HOLY FAMILY Project

The Holy Family

Dear Iowans for LIFE Supporter: Iowans for LIFE is going big. And we need your help now to make it happen. I’d like to introduce you to one of the biggest projects we’ve ever taken on: THE HOLY FAMILY Project. We’re developing an entire pro-life series wrapped around the primacy of the family unit. As…

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Mourning the loss of a child through miscarriage

loss of child through miscarriage

By MB Beacom Today’s society seems full of dichotomy.  A world where up is down, and down is up, wrong is right, blue is red, private is public, sad is happy. In this environment, we recently watched celebrities John Legend and Chrissy Teigen blow up social media with intimate photos of grief, immediately during and…

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The Sacrament of Abortion

sacrament of abortion

Early abortion rights activists, such as Gloria Steinem, asserted that “if men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament.” Obviously, men can’t get pregnant, and yet the sacrament of abortion is alive and well. The Democratic Party platform embraces taxpayer-funded abortions for the entire nine months of a pregnancy, even though 78% of rank and…

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The quest for a more perfect union

a more perfect union

Iowans for LIFE honors the legacy of the 4th of July. Two-hundred and forty-four years may have passed since the Founders signed the Declaration of Independence, but the issues at stake remain relevant and contested. The pro-life movement embraces Thomas Jefferson’s soaring rhetoric with relish, for a single sentence provides the moral underpinnings to the…

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