The 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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You are being played

morally equivalent

By Sister Anne Marie Walsh I feel compelled to say something after seeing, in recent days, some of the things that have been posted about pro-life, racism, the death penalty, etc. Please don’t quote Pope Francis to me, or any other prelate for that matter. I know exactly what they have said, and though much…

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A Renaissance of Catholic Masculinity

Catholic masculinity

This age calls for a renaissance of Catholic masculinity. Modern culture asserts that masculinity is ‘toxic,’ that it needs to be softened, even feminized. But the cultural nabobs who demand an end to authentic masculinity are the same voices that denigrate creation and the ‘feminine genius,’ a term used by Saint John Paul the Great. …

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The oddity of Fatima

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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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