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Adoption dream fulfilled

Adoption dream fulfilled

| October 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Kim Doyle had two desires in her life — to be a teacher and to adopt children.

“I never thought I’d ever be anything else but a teacher,” said Doyle, who has worked in education for more than three decades, 29 of those years as a school principal. She has been principal at St. Wenceslaus School in New Prague, which she attended herself, since 2007.

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July 20-26 is National Natural Family Planning Awareness Week

July 20-26 is National Natural Family Planning Awareness Week

| July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

The dates of National Natural Family Planning Awareness Week highlight the anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s encyclical “Humanae Vitae” (July 25), which articulates Catholic beliefs about human sexuality, conjugal love and responsible parenthood. The dates also mark the feast of Sts. Joachim and Anne (July 26), the parents of the Blessed Mother.

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Why sit and wait when you can educate?

Why sit and wait when you can educate?

| By Annmarie Kirsch for The Catholic Spirit | July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

At doctor’s office, local woman sees opportunity to introduce Natural Family Planning

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Natural family planners cautious about new fertility monitoring apps

Natural family planners cautious about new fertility monitoring apps

| Nancy Frazier O’Brien | July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

As new fertility monitoring applications such as Clue and Glow make news, specialists in natural family planning caution that any technological application is only as good as the expertise behind it and the comfort level of its users.

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Thousands offer pro-life witness at St. Paul prayer service, march

Thousands offer pro-life witness at St. Paul prayer service, march

| January 22, 2014 | 1 Comment

Wind chills dipping to -15 degrees couldn’t keep Mary Kay Mahowald and about 2,500 others away from the annual Prayer Service for Life at the Cathedral of St. Paul and pro-life march to the state Capitol Jan. 22.

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Abortion supporters rely on ‘subterfuges,’ Cardinal O’Malley says

Abortion supporters rely on ‘subterfuges,’ Cardinal O’Malley says

| Mark Pattison | January 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Supporters of legal abortion are like the emperor from the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” said Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley of Boston.

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Nine days of prayer part of Roe v. Wade anniversary

Nine days of prayer part of Roe v. Wade anniversary

| January 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

For the second consecutive year, the U.S. Catholic bishops are sponsoring Nine Days for Life: Prayer, Penance and Pilgrimage, planned for Jan. 18-26, as part of several events marking the 41st anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion virtually on demand in the U.S.

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Local students march for life year after year

Local students march for life year after year

| Jennifer Janikula for The Catholic Spirit | January 15, 2014 | 1 Comment

Nearly 200 local high school students and chaperones will board four buses on Jan. 18 for a 24-hour ride to Washington, D.C., to participate in the annual March for Life.

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Texas stiffens abortion restrictions; pro-lifers rally to support bill

Texas stiffens abortion restrictions; pro-lifers rally to support bill

| July 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

The drama in Texas over abortion that drew national and international attention came to an end for the moment after the state House of Representatives then the state Senate voted to adopt tougher abortion regulations.

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Judge freezes law’s mandate abortion doctors have hospital privileges

Judge freezes law’s mandate abortion doctors have hospital privileges

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker July 5 signed into law a bill that requires women who want an abortion to get an ultrasound of their unborn child and doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of an abortion clinic.

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Vermont called ‘death state’ with doctor-assisted suicide

Vermont called ‘death state’ with doctor-assisted suicide

Now that Vermont allows “doctor-prescribed suicide,” the “magnificent landscape of this state, which echoes life from its majestic mountains to its powerful waterways, no longer is reflected in the laws which govern the Green Mountain State,” said the head of the statewide Diocese of Burlington.

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Pavone: ‘Truth of abortion’ exposed in trial will bring end to abortion

Pavone: ‘Truth of abortion’ exposed in trial will bring end to abortion

Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, predicted “the end of abortion in our lifetime” in a recent talk he gave in Madison sponsored by Wisconsin Right to Life.

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