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How to Help Louisiana Recover From Flood Damage

How to Help Louisiana Recover From Flood Damage

Many residents of Louisiana have been hard hit by floodwaters in the past few weeks, resulting in damage to homes and the tragic loss of family members, friends and animals. Community members and organizations in affected areas, including Catholic Charities of New Orleans and Baton Rouge, banded together to lead rescue missions and provide shelter, food […]

Earthquake Hits Central Italy, Pope Prays and Sends Help

Earthquake Hits Central Italy, Pope Prays and Sends Help

This week, Pope Francis devoted his weekly audience to praying the rosary for the victims of a powerful earthquake that hit central Italy early Wednesday morning. At present the death toll is nearing 250 people. The Vatican has also sent six fire fighters and six Gendarmerie to aid in the rescue effort, which centered on several small medieval […]

Little Sisters of the Poor Withdrawing from Archdiocese of St. Louis After 147 Years

Little Sisters of the Poor Withdrawing from Archdiocese of St. Louis After 147 Years

On Wednesday, August 24, the Little Sisters of the Poor announced that they are withdrawing from their ministry of caring for the elderly poor in the Archdiocese of St. Louis after 147 years of service. The sisters cited a decrease in sufficient vocations to effectively staff the residence in north St. Louis, in the spirit of […]

2016 Annual Assembly Reflects on Year of Mercy

2016 Annual Assembly Reflects on Year of Mercy

As people all over the world stuggle to work through tragedy, natural disasters and everyday life, we see the hand of Mercy extended to those in need through the volunteers, workers and good samaritans that dedicate their time to helping others. Join us in celebrating this Jubilee Year of Mercy at our Annual Assembly on […]

Fixing the Public Defender System

Fixing the Public Defender System

This week, Sen. Bob Dixon (R-Springfield) added his voice to how to fix the public defender system.  In an editorial responding to State Public Defender Michael Barrett’s ploy to assign Governor Nixon a case of an indigent individual, Sen. Dixon reasserts the importance of a defendant to have legal counsel.  He notes that it is important […]

Pope Francis Says Climate Change Not a Population Crisis

Pope Francis Says Climate Change Not a Population Crisis

In response to recent academic arguments that climate change is exacerbated by unsustainable population increases, Pope Francis has asserted that climate change is not fueled by population growth, but by unfettered consumerism. The citizens of wealthy nations consume greater resources and live at levels unattainable by most others in the world.  Arguments by wealthy Westerners suggesting […]

Birth Rates in Developed Countries Below Replacement Level

Birth Rates in Developed Countries Below Replacement Level

These charts from the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and Our World Data reveals that birth rates in the developed world are currently below replacement level, generally thought to be 2.1 live births per woman of reproductive age. Some Western countries, such as Japan and Russia, are offering incentives to their citizens to have children in an effort to […]

Join Us for the 2016 Annual Assembly!

Join Us for the 2016 Annual Assembly!

Have you registered for this year’s Annual Assembly yet? Registration is now open! Join us for this FREE event as we celebrate the Jubilee Year of Mercy on Saturday, October 8 at the Missouri State Capitol. The Keynote Speaker is the newly-installed Bishop of Springfield/Cape Girardeau, Bishop Edward Rice. Bishop Rice believes in using prayer and a pastoral approach to […]

New Mexico Supreme Court Upholds Assisted Suicide Ban

New Mexico Supreme Court Upholds Assisted Suicide Ban

In a very encouraging opinion for the pro-life movement, the New Mexico state Supreme Court unanimously ruled in June that the New Mexico constitution does not contain an “absolute and fundamental right” to doctor-prescribed suicide.  The court ruled that a New Mexico law outlawing assisted suicide is not unconstitutional. The court stated, “[W]e agree with […]