The two shortest verses in the Bible reveal everything

You heard the two shortest verses in the Bible during Lent: “Jesus wept” (John 11:35), and “What is truth?” (John 18:38). Let us reflect on the profound implications of these concise verses through the lens of the pro-life movement. They reveal the essence of the Bible. Why did Jesus weep? Because we matter. His friend…

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Hope in the face of evil

Dr. Jordan Peterson, a clinical psychologist and author, reflected on the crucifixion of Christ on Good Friday: “You cannot write a more tragic story. It is impossible. It’s an aggregation of everything people are afraid of. There was no death more painful than crucifixion. That’s why the Romans invented it. You know what’s coming. Plus…

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Pro-lifers, we are graced by our suffering

graced by our suffering

The scene: the Iowa State Fair. Pulse Life Advocates and our allies, Iowa Right to Life, shared a pro-life booth in the Varied Industries Building a few years ago.  A woman walked by our booth and became agitated once she realized who we were. She walked up to a young woman manning our booth and…

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Reverend Martin Luther King vs. a Catholic Jesuit Priest

St. Thomas Aquinas

Two men of God quoted St. Thomas Aquinas as a guide to making moral decisions. Reverend Martin Luther King, whose legacy we honor today, wrote from a Birmingham jail the following in 1963: A Baptist quotes St. Thomas Aquinas “One may well ask: “How can you advocate breaking some laws and obeying others?” The answer…

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A one minute interview with Mother Teresa

Here’s an imaginary interview with Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta using her actual words to answer the pro-life community’s questions about abortion:   *** What did Roe v Wade do to America? “America needs no words from me to see how your decision in Roe v. Wade has deformed a great nation. The so-called right…

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Two prominent Catholics speak out on abortion while another remains silent

Catholics speak out on abortion

It’s a simple question: “Does the president believe that a 15-week-old unborn baby is a human being?” This life-or-death question should elicit a quick, no-brain response from any Catholic, but the president’s press secretary, Jen Psaki, didn’t answer directly: “Are you asking me if the president supports a woman’s right to choose? He does.”   President…

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Easter epiphany

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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The Lesson of Easter

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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In memoriam of a friend to Iowans for LIFE: Bob Weast

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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Top ten religious movies for Lent

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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