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Video: 2013 March for Life

Throngs of anti-abortion activists gathered on the National Mall Friday (Jan. 25) for a rally marking the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision to legalize abortion. After speeches by new March for Life President Jeanne Monahan and political and religious leaders, they marched to the steps of the high court.

Do as we say

Is the contrast of adoption advocacy with the shuttering of placement programs a symptom of the church’s inability to react quickly enough to a new reality?

Pro-lifers need more than PR adjustment

It’s easy to have a field day with that Catholic hospital in Colorado arguing in court that it is not responsible for the death of two seven-month fetuses on the grounds that they were not persons.

Quote of the Day: Turkish Cultural Community of Austria

(RNS) “The terrorist Jabba the Hutt likes to smoke a hookah and have his victims killed. It is clear that the ugly figure of Jabba and the whole scene smacks of racial prejudice and vulgar insinuations against Asians and Orientals as people with deceitful and criminal personalities.”
– The Turkish Cultural Community of Austria, in a statement quoted by The Telegraph, about a Lego toy set of Jabba the Hutt’s palace that the Muslims say looks too much like the revered Hagia Sophia mosque in Istanbul.

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Catholic college engages atheism head-on

TORONTO (RNS) It’s an unlikely setting for an unlikely class. The chapel at Jesuit-run Regis College is adorned with stained glass, icons of Mary and Joseph, and the Stations of the Cross. The eight-week course being taught here is on atheism. More properly, “Responding to 21st-Century Atheism.”

Quote of the Day: The Rev. Susan Russell of All Saint’s Church in Pasadena, Calif.

(RNS) “He’s like the Joe Biden of the Episcopal Church. He has the personality and respect that can bring people together.”
– The Rev. Susan Russell, an Episcopal priest at All Saint’s Church in Pasadena, Calif., Pasadena, describing the Very Rev. Gary Hall, the new dean of Washington National Cathedral, who previously worked at her church. She was quoted by The Washington Post.