Commentary: Yesterday, I looked at the moral challenge posed by the Republican party this year, and today I would like to look at what the state of the Democratic party says about the moral health of the party and the country.
"What political issue could possibly outweigh this human devastation? Abortion is different," Supreme Knight Carl Anderson said at the order's international convention.
Virginia's bishops called on Catholics in the state's two dioceses to step up to change the debate about the use of the death penalty.
Bishop Francis DiLorenzo of Richmond and Bishop Paul Loverde of Arlington said it was time to shift the conversation from who should be executed and how to execute people to why the death penalty continues to be applied, especially when other means to protect society without taking a human life exist.
Conversations with Sr. Camille: "It isn't enough to say you are pro-life; you have to do something," says Cathy Donohoe, president of The Bridge to Life Inc.
"Half of our generation is missing. Sixty million have been killed ... which is why I am dedicating my time to the March for Life."
Making a Difference: True respect for life requires us to get out of our comfort zone. Do you respect life in all arenas, or just one?
For the 20th year in a row, young people are spending their summer walking from the West Coast to the Capitol to promote the pro-life cause.
Making a Difference: Catholic social teaching calls us to especially act and speak out on behalf of the vulnerable and poor. "Only in this direction will you find justice."
Pope Francis reiterated his strong opposition to abortion on April 25, saying it "compounds the grief of many women" already succumbing to what he called the "pressures of secular culture."
The pope's remarks, to a group of bishops from South Africa, Botswana and Swaziland, represented a departure of sorts for Francis, who has kept a relative silence on the issue as he tries to redirect the church's energies toward combating poverty and income inequality.
Pope Francis so far has been mostly mum on the topic of abortion, choosing instead to center the issue around the bigger picture of social justice.