by Ed Harpring "You may not see the impact of your love, but God sees it. The love in your hearts is totally unique to you . . . and your love saves lives" Sr. Bethany Madonna‘s stirring heartfelt speech to a crowd of over 500,00 epitomized the theme of "Love Save Lives" at the … Continue reading Love Saves Lives . . . March For Life 2018
by Ed Harpring Wounded Women & Men share their Pro-Life Testimonies at the Annual March for Life – Hundreds from Archdiocese Prepare for Pilgrimage “Roe v. Wade made it too easy for me to make the fateful and fatal decision to abort my child. The doctor advised that the procedure would hurt no more than … Continue reading Sharing Testimonies About The Sanctity Of Life . . .
by Ed Harpring It’s not too late to join with hundreds of local pilgrims from the Archdiocese of Louisville for the 45th annual March for Life on January 19 in Washington DC. Our pilgrimage includes: St. John Paul II Shrine The Saint John Paul II National Shrine is a place of pilgrimage, learning, and prayer. … Continue reading March For Life Events!
by Ed Harpring The Advent season is finally begun. Joy and anticipation are in the air as we try to patiently prepare ourselves for the Christ child. Advent season is also a time of Marian devotion with back to back feast days of the Immaculate Conception and Our Lady of Guadalupe. St. John Paul II … Continue reading The Christmas Poem of Saint John Paul II
by Ed Harpring November is one of my favorite times of year. Why? Fall, Thanksgiving and family. The month begins with a cool crispness in the air and the myriad of emerging fall colors delighting us with their increasing intensity. The end of the month brings Thanksgiving and the once a year Feast that calls … Continue reading Thanksgiving, Families And Adoptive Families
by Martine Bacci-Siegel A great way to teach our children about respect for creation is through animals. Scott Huntington is a writer for the Oxford University Press as well as a middle school Sunday school teacher. He offers these tips when teaching through animals. Acquaint them with animals. More specifically, get them used to being … Continue reading Respecting The Life Of Creation . . .
by Michelle Herberger Several years ago, when watching a film on post abortion healing, a woman who had had an abortion spoke something that continues to influence my desire to see people healed from their experience of abortion. She said, “I made the choice to terminate life and continued to do so by my self-destructive … Continue reading Respecting One’s Own Life . . .
by Deacon Stephen Bowling It seems to me that respect is something that one values . . . or not. I do not see how respect can in any way be ambiguous or shaded with layers of grey. Respect as we experience it is a binary concept – it’s either a “yes” or a “no,” … Continue reading Respecting Life . . .
by Ed Harpring “To end a person’s suffering seems a mercy. And does the exact time of death really matter that much?” This candid reflection by Suzanne Marshall caught my attention as I read her account of her mother’s lengthy and painful death. On the surface, it seems merciful to want to end the suffering … Continue reading Living Life To Its Natural End . . . Who Decides?
by Ed Harpring Tragically, suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, claiming over 40,000 lives per year. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that the number of suicides in the United States is at its highest level in 30 years. Their 2016 report revealed a 24% increase in the … Continue reading Suicide Prevention is a Pro-Life Issue