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Missouri Senate Passes Special Session Pro-life Bill

Missouri Senate Passes Special Session Pro-life Bill

Just after midnight Thursday morning, during the second extraordinary session called by Governor Greitens, the Missouri Senate passed SB 5, sponsored by Senator Andrew Koening (R-Manchester), after a long day of negotiations and a pro-life rally at the Capitol.   Most importantly, the bill includes language pre-empting the “abortion sanctuary” ordinance passed by the St. […]

Dangers to American Democracy: Loss of the "Sublimest Faculties"

Dangers to American Democracy: Loss of the “Sublimest Faculties”

In the spring of 1831, a 26-year-old French nobleman, Alexis de Tocqueville, spent nine months traveling the U.S. observing the customs of Americans, a people busy and energetic and very different from his own social circle. Back in Paris, he retreated to the attic of his parents’ home and wrote what became known as Democracy in […]

Beautiful Western Cathedrals

Beautiful Western Cathedrals

There are many beautiful cathedrals throughout the world, but our minds often think of the well-known overseas sanctuaries first. This article highlights Western cathedrals to visit without having to leave the country. We’d like to add onto that list Missouri’s own St. Francis de Sales in St. Louis, which won the title of the most beautiful […]

Governor Greitens Calls Special Session on Pro-Life

Governor Greitens Calls Special Session on Pro-Life

This week Governor Eric Greitens called a special session on pro-life issues. He is calling for the Missouri General Assembly to address the recently passed St. Louis city ordinance, which makes the city an abortion sanctuary. The Archdiocese of St. Louis, along with Our Lady’s Inn and O’Brien Industries, a private Catholic employer, have sued the […]

The False Storytelling of Planned Parenthood

The False Storytelling of Planned Parenthood

Backers of Planned Parenthood are outraged that the Missouri General Assembly has passed a state budget that denies the organization public funding. In their view, Planned Parenthood is a force for good, providing all kinds of health services to women. Rarely acknowledged is the elephant in the room: how Planned Parenthood is the biggest abortion […]

Federal Help Authorized for Flood Victims

Federal Help Authorized for Flood Victims

President Trump has declared large portions of Missouri a disaster area in response to the barrage of floods and tornadoes that savaged the state from April 28 to May 11. Assistance is available to individuals, businesses, and local governments and can take many forms, such as temporary housing, home repairs, and low-cost loans to cover […]

Living on Disability – Generations Deep

The Washington Post recently published a story about a family of three generations living in Missouri’s Bootheel that depends on federal disability payments to meet their daily expenses. The story offers a vivid, close-up view of this family while providing broader context on the federal disability program. Read the full story here.

Visit the Holy Land with Rick Steves

Visit the Holy Land with Rick Steves

Want to go the Holy Land but can’t afford it? Let Rick Steve be your guide in this fascinating show that discusses a land where Christians, Jews, and Muslims live in close quarters, sometimes peaceably and sometimes not. Steve takes the viewer to all the major holy sites and interviews a variety of people, including […]

U.S. Leaving Climate Accord, Vatican, U.S. Bishops Express Regret

U.S. Leaving Climate Accord, Vatican, U.S. Bishops Express Regret

The United States is leaving the Paris Climate Agreement, an accord signed by countries around the world to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. According to a Washington Post article, only two countries have not signed the accord, Syria, and Nicaragua. The Vatican is not officially a part of the agreement but has publicly supported it, and officials […]