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St. Louis Board of Aldermen Considers Abortion Sanctuary Ordinance

St. Louis Board of Aldermen Considers Abortion Sanctuary Ordinance

On Thursday a Committee of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen heard Board Bill 203, a proposed ordinance designed to make St. Louis an abortion “sanctuary” city. If passed, the proposed ordinance would allow the City of St. Louis to levy fines of up to $500 and imprisonment of up to 90 days when employers, including religious employers, do […]

Senate Resolution Seeks to Stop Spread of Abortion Sanctuary Movement

Senate Resolution Seeks to Stop Spread of Abortion Sanctuary Movement

State Senator Paul Wieland (R-Imperial) is trying to stop the spread of the abortion “sanctuary” movement in Missouri. Senate Concurrent Resolution 10 urges the Board of Aldermen in St. Louis to put aside or defeat Board Bill 203. (See previous story.) Senator Wieland is concerned that St. Louis could set the example for other Missouri municipalities to enact […]

Missouri Senate Committee Hears Pro-Life Bills

The Missouri Senate Committee on Seniors, Families and Children heard numerous pro-life bills this week that address pregnancy resource centers and abortion clinics.  SB 67, sponsored by Sen. Bob Onder (R-St. Charles), would require that all fetal tissue from abortions be submitted for a pathological analysis and a certification by the pathologist that the tissue has been […]

Governor Greitens Delivers State of the State Address

Governor Greitens Delivers State of the State Address

After completing one week in office, Governor Greitens delivered his State of the State address to the General Assembly on Tuesday night. Some of his priorities included his campaign promises to address corruption in the capitol by banning lobbyists gifts and closing the revolving door of lawmakers becoming lobbyists. He also called for passage of Right-to-Work legislation and […]

Missouri Women Seeing Some Progress in Equal Pay

Missouri Women Seeing Some Progress in Equal Pay

Fulltime working women in Missouri earn 78 cents for every dollar earned by men with full-time employment. This is an increase of one cent from 2015. These are just some findings in a recent report by the Institute of Public Policy at MU’s Truman School of Public Affairs. The report notes that while poverty rates […]

First MCC Messenger of 2017 Highlights the English Tutoring Project

First MCC Messenger of 2017 Highlights the English Tutoring Project

The first MCC Messenger of 2017 is out in diocesan papers this week! This issue focuses on the English Tutoring Project (ETP), based in St. Louis, that works with immigrant and refugee students enrolled in Catholic schools to help improve their academic language skills, and in turn help them acheive success in education. The project […]

St. Agnes, Virgin and Martyr, Pray for Us!

St. Agnes, Virgin and Martyr, Pray for Us!

If ever Catholics and other Christians needed inspiration from the early martyrs of the Church, that time is now. ThisSaturday, January 21, is the feast day of St. Agnes, Virgin and Martyr. She died at age 13 in 304 during a bloody persecution undertaken by the Roman Emperor Diocletian. Agnes refused to worship the Roman […]

9 Days for Life Begins Next Week

9 Days for Life Begins Next Week

Next week the U.S. Bishops kick off their 9 Days for Life – an annual period of prayer and action. The overarching intention of the centerpiece novena is the end to abortion, but the novena also highlights many other facets of respecting each other’s God-given dignity, especially by respecting human life at every stage and […]

St. Louis Archbishop Calls for Defeat of Abortion Ordinance

St. Louis Archbishop Calls for Defeat of Abortion Ordinance

St. Louis Archbishop Robert J. Carlson is calling on the city’s Board of Aldermen to defeat a proposed ordinance that seeks to make St. Louis a sanctuary city for abortion. In a statement issued this week, Archbishop Carlson said that rather than create a sanctuary for abortion, “St. Louis should be a sanctuary for life […]