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Pro-life marchers’ energy, enthusiasm is ‘palpable,’ says march official

Tens of thousands joined the 49th annual March for Life Jan. 22 in Washington. If Roe v. Wade is overturned this year, statewide marches will be planned in all 50 states over the next seven years.

Rally speakers confident about abortion law changes but see work ahead

Speakers at a rally for the March for Life Jan. 21 commended the dedication of thousands gathering for the event each year to protest the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion.

Catholics urged to pray, work for day when law protects every life

The Catholic Church's opposition to abortion "is a response of love for both mothers and their children in the womb," said a key U.S. bishop marking the anniversary of legal abortion.

In cold of Washington, hot debate erupts anew on abortion

Baltimore Archbishop William Lori reiterated the Catholic teaching that abortion "is wrong," even as a prank flashed words in support of choosing abortion on the national shrine.

Long road to college decision pays off for Wood lineman

Like chasing a quarterback as he does for Archbishop Wood's football team, senior Dylan Logue found the process of choosing Ursinus College elusive. But the preparation and work finally came together.

Supreme Court rejects request from Texas abortion providers

With its one-sentence order in a 6-3 decision, the high court's Jan. 20 action means the state law that bans most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy will remain in effect.

Pope declares St. Irenaeus a doctor of the church

Pope Francis said the second-century theologian is a "doctor of unity" who serves as "a spiritual and theological bridge between Eastern and Western Christians."

Most Americans support limiting abortion, poll shows

A new Knights of Columbus/Marist Poll shows that 71% of Americans support legal limits on abortion and 54% of Americans oppose taxpayer funding of abortion.

Dr. King a ‘prophetic icon’ of love as ‘vaccine to racism,’ says archbishop

The slain civil rights leader opened himself to "God's boldness" in turning hearts from hatred, said Archbishop Nelson Pérez at a Jan. 19 interfaith prayer service honoring King's legacy.

Court case marks political crossroads for pro-life movement, panelists say

If the Supreme Court upholds Mississippi's abortion ban, the movement may veer away from partisan politics, specifically from pro-Trump Republican politicians, concluded some observers.