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St. Louis Coalition for Life Launched 11/11/11

Last night I was in attendance at 40 Days for Life St. Louis' Benefit dinner, and was happy to hear about a new initiative, the St. Louis Coalition for Life, to help put an end abortion in St. Louis (and Missouri!), and to raise awareness about other life issues.

Coalition for Life Logo

Browse around their website and check out some of their upcoming events. This coming year, the 39th since the passage of Roe vs. Wade, promises to be interesting, as Missouri is one of the states with only one Planned Parenthood providing abortion 'services' (the one at Forest Park Pkwy in the Central West End.

"Good Catholics Cannot be Pro-Choice" (by Archbishop Carlson)

From Archbishop Robert J. Carlson's "Before the Cross" article for the last Review edition:

Archbishop Robert J. Carlson - homily at Steubenville youth conference.

God's law in the Old Testament is clear and unambiguous: You shall not kill. Jesus is even more demanding: Every one who is angry is liable to judgment.

Sins against the Fifth Commandment are easy to commit. Any time we think, speak or act out of anger or hatred or jealousy or revenge, we abuse God's commandment that we respect His most precious gift, the gift of life — especially human life.

Pro-Life Witness at Democratic Kerry Rally

Seminarians at Kerry RallyOn Friday, October 8, 2004, members of the Kenrick-Glennon Seminary community traveled to the America’s Center to witness to the Pro-Life cause. Wearing sweatshirts that proclaimed ‘Dedicated to the defense of all human life,’ the seminarians attempted to attend the Democratic Watch Party and Rally (at which John Kerry would later be present) and pray for the senator to stand for what he believes as a Catholic.

While in line to go through security scanners, the seminarians were informed that the Democratic Convention Committee would not allow them to enter, as the party was being held in a private, rented venue (the America's Center), and the Party Organizers didn’t think the seminarians had the spirit that was necessary for admittance. (Earlier in the day, security personnel had told the group that they would allow signs).