Feb 242017
Catholics Join in Clean-up of Vandalized Jewish Cemetery

St. Louis Catholics joined Vice President Mike Pence, Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, and others in a cleaning up a historic Jewish Cemetery in University City this week. Vandals toppled more than two dozen grave stones and damaged 200 more. Jews, Christians, Muslims and others denounced the vandalism and warned of the need to resist anti-Semitism […]

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Feb 242017
Pope Francis Reaffirms Need to Repel Anti-Semitism

Earlier this month Pope Francis met with members of the Jewish Anti-Defamation League. The Holy Father said anti-Semitism in all its forms is contrary to Christian principles: “I reaffirm that the Catholic Church feels particularly obliged to do all that is possible with our Jewish friends to repel anti-Semitic tendencies.” And this week Pope Francis […]

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Feb 242017
Missouri House Committee Approves Bill Preempting Abortion Sanctuary Cities

This week, the Missouri House Children and Families Committee voted 7-3 “Do Pass” HB 174, sponsored by Rep. Tila Hubrecht (R-Dexter), that would prevent local municipalities from passing ordinances forcing local citizens to participate, directly or indirectly, in abortion. HB 174 was filed earlier in the legislative session to protect pregnancy resource centers and maternity […]

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Feb 242017
Watered-down Prescription Drug Registry Bill Gets First Round Approval in Senate

This week the Missouri Senate gave first round approval to a prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) that advocates say won’t work to stop doctor shopping for painkillers. SB 74 is sponsored by Senator Rob Schaaf (R-St. Joseph), who for the past five legislative sessions has simply opposed PDMP bills. This year, sensing gaining support for […]

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Feb 242017
Strong Funding Proposed for ATA, Show-Me Healthy Babies

Budget committees of the Missouri Senate and House are developing funding proposals for the fiscal year 2018 state budget. The process formally begins in the House where the budget bills are filed by the House Budget Chair, which at this time is State Representative Scott Fitzpatrick (R-Shell Knob). Of particular interest to the Missouri Catholic […]

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Feb 242017
Senate Committee Hears Bill to Ban Shackling

This week the Senate Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety Committee  heard a bill that would ban shackling for women offenders in later term pregnancy and postpartum. SB 180, sponsored by Sen. Jamilah Nasheed (D-St. Louis), was written in response to a lawsuit in Missouri in which a female offender delivered a stillborn baby after being in […]

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Feb 242017
Seven Earthlike Planets Discovered

Is there life on other planets? That question may be answered in the next several years. Astronomers have discovered seven earth-like planets that circle a tiny star about 39 light years away. The planets are at the right distance from the star to possibly sustain life. In 2018, after the launch of a new telescope, […]

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Feb 172017

Tuesday night in Jefferson City, the Missouri House Committee on Children and Families heard HB 174, sponsored by Tila Hubrecht (R-Dexter), that would protect the first Amendment rights of pregnancy resource centers and maternity homes, and would also preempt the recently enacted St. Louis ordinance that purports to make St. Louis an “abortion sanctuary.” The effect […]

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Feb 172017
Sanctuary! Sanctuary!

Missouri now has its first “sanctuary city” for abortion. On Monday, February 13, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay signed into law a new ordinance (Board Bill 203) that purports to protect people against discrimination, though in fact, it authorizes discrimination against people who refuse to aid and abet the abortion industry. In the upside down […]

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