When Chris Bell was working in Times Square in the late 1970s, he was shocked to repeatedly see young mothers entering crisis shelters with their children, and he decided that he had to do something. With the help of Father Benedict Groeschel, a member of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, and his spiritual director at the time, Bell founded Good Counsel, a network of pro-life maternity homes.
One week before President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shook hands at the historic summit on Singapore’s Sentosa Island, 100 Catholics representing different perspectives gathered to share ideas on overcoming polarization in the church and in U.S. society.
About 350 students walked out of class at 10 a.m. April 11 at Cathedral High School in St. Cloud. For 17 minutes they gathered in front of the main entrance holding signs and spending time in prayer, reading from Scripture, and in silence.
The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities said March 20 that he prayed the Supreme Court would “do the right thing and uphold our fundamental right to free speech” when it decides a case examining freedom of speech at crisis pregnancy centers.
On a bright, sunny and almost spring-like morning highlighted by President Donald Trump’s remarks to the rally before the march from the White House Rose Garden and members of Congress, there appeared to be little interest from the marchers in political questions.
The Capital One Arena in Washington, which typically hosts professional basketball and hockey games and sold-out concerts, was filled with thousands of youth from around the country who gathered there Jan. 19 to stand up for life.