Kateri Oesterle, a 12-year-old parishioner of the St. Agnes and St. William of York pastorate in Baltimore, holds a sign against physician-assisted suicide prior to the start of the 2023 Maryland March for Life rally in Annapolis Feb. 27, 2023. (OSV News photo/Kevin J. Parks, Catholic Review)

Pro-lifers urge state lawmakers to respect life at all stages

Chants of “United” followed by “for Life” echoed in the Minnesota Capitol Feb. 28 in St. Paul as pro-life advocates gathered by the hundreds in the rotunda and then fanned out to visit with lawmakers considering abortion measures such as allowing infants to die after attempted abortions.

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Pro-lifers, Catholics react to Biden’s State of the Union address

WASHINGTON (OSV News) — In reiterating his call to codify Roe v. Wade Feb. 7, President Joe Biden drew criticism from Catholic and other pro-life groups. During his State of the Union address, Biden called on Congress to codify Roe …

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Mothers are pictured in a file photo at a home in Silver Spring, Md. Activists at the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering Jan. 30, 2023 discussed how to be pro-woman, pro-worker and pro-family. (OSV News photo/CNS file, Bob Roller)

Affordable child care key component of post-Roe response, advocates say

Affordable child care must be a core component of a post-Roe response from the Church, advocates at the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering said on Jan. 30.

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A suicide prevention sign is pictured on a protective fence on the walkway of the George Washington Bridge between in New York City Jan.12, 2022. The suicide epidemic in the U.S. is costing lives, and Catholic dioceses and ministries are racing to get in place much needed accompaniment for those crying for mental health help. (OSV News photo/Mike Segar, Reuters)

Experts: Mental health ministry a dire need across the U.S. church

During the six months following the national 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline launch in July, more than 2 million calls, texts and chat messages have streamed into its 200 call centers coast-to-coast, the Associated Press recently reported.

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Young people cheer during the annual Youth Rally for Life sponsored by the Archdiocese of Washington Jan. 24, 2020, at the Capital One Arena. The rally was followed by Mass celebrated at the arena by then-Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory of Washington. On Jan. 20, 2023, now-Cardinal Gregory will celebrate the Youth Mass of Celebration and Thanksgiving at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle. (CNS photo/Andrew Rozario, Catholic Standard)

Pro-life leaders regroup after post-Dobbs ballot initiative losses

After voters in states across the U.S. last November either rejected ballot measures meant to restrict abortion, or voted to codify measures protecting the procedure, some pro-life leaders have called for the movement to regroup.

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