Life News


Death penalty repeal advocates think 2013 is the year, but not all Catholics agree
Feb 04 2013
For years, death penalty repeal advocates have been working to abolish capital punishment in the state.

Forty years after Roe v. Wade, young lead the fight for life
Jan 25 2013
Young people from the Archdiocese of Baltimore were among the thousands marching for life Jan. 25.

Young to old participate in annual March for Life in Washington, D.C.
Jan 25 2013
Area schools are among those participating in the annual March for Life.

Pro-lifer says activism has shown her ‘despair’ in abortion ‘mindset’
Jan 17 2013
Pro-life activist Lila Rose was a just child when she first became aware of the tragedy of abortion.

Transplant recipient helps others embrace life
Jan 17 2013
Rose Stelmack received a liver transplant in her early 50s.

Governor, NAACP push death penalty repeal in Maryland
Jan 15 2013
Statistics show the death penalty doesn't deter violent crime, involves racial bias and is a poor investment of criminal justice funding.

Curley men among students attending March for Life
Jan 09 2013
The Baltimore all-male high school hopes to send 80 students to the march on the National Mall Jan. 25.

Recent Loyola Blakefield grad gives the gift of life to 8-year-old stranger
Nov 29 2012
Austin Luera had just begun his first semester at the University of South Carolina when the 18-year-old Loyola Blakefield graduate learned that his bone marrow was a match for an 8-year-old boy battling leukemia.

Love and loss: IND president finds love again
Jul 25 2012
One year and three weeks after her husband died, Mary Funke became acutely aware that she was alone during a Halloween party.

Altoona-Johnstown bishop eulogizes Paterno as ‘good Catholic,’ friend
Jan 23 2012
ALTOONA, Pa. – Although Joe Paterno will be remembered as “a legend throughout our region and throughout our country,” Bishop Mark L. Bartchak said the iconic football coach will be best remembered in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown as “a good Catholic, a family man and a friend to many.”

Cardinal links religious liberty fight with abortion struggle
Jan 23 2012
WASHINGTON – Participants at the annual March for Life were urged in advance of the march not to let themselves be compromised in their beliefs as the federal government pursues regulations that Catholic leaders say constitute an attack on conscience and religious liberty.

Abortion leading to less respect for lives of disabled, archbishop says
Jan 20 2012
PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia hospital’s alleged refusal to provide a kidney transplant to a mentally disabled 3-year-old is yet another example of the harm caused in the United States by the Roe v. Wade court decision legalizing abortion, according to Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput.

Archbishop Broglio speaks with pope about spiritual care of US military
Jan 19 2012
VATICAN CITY – The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have taken a tremendous toll on members of the military and their families, said Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services, but military service also has strengthened the faith of many Catholics and even been a source of vocations.

Texas bishops applaud court decision to uphold sonogram law
Jan 14 2012
AUSTIN, Texas – Texas Catholic bishops applauded the Jan. 11 decision of the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals allowing the state to enforce a sonogram law requiring abortion providers to offer women the opportunity to view the ultrasound images of their unborn children.

Iraqi archbishop ‘not afraid’ after residence shot at by gunmen
Jan 13 2012
VATICAN CITY – Gunmen shooting at guards keeping watch over the archbishop’s residence in Kirkuk in northern Iraq triggered a firefight, leaving two of the gunmen dead and five policemen wounded.