By Fr. Nnamdi Moneme, OMV, Catholic Exchange - I was celebrating Holy Mass in the parish in which I grew up in my native country of Nigeria. I had just pronounced the words of consecration when I looked into the congregation and I saw him, a childhood friend of many years who had once caused me great pain. I was holding Jesus, the King of mercy, in my hands when I found myself struggling with hurt feelings. I honestly thought I had forgiven him from my heart all these years.
By John Zmirak, The Stream - We’re entitled to feel some hope as a wave of pro-life laws is sweeping American states. These laws will likely force the Supreme Court to re-examine the lawless, incoherent decisions on which our status quo now rests: Roe v. Wade, Doe v. Bolton, and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. We welcome such laws… Those three infamous court decisions I named above left a bleak legacy. Thanks to them, it’s de facto legal to abort any child for any reason at all, at any point in the pregnancy, in each of the 50 states. Whatever incremental pro-life laws our dogged legislative supporters have passed… Those three decisions carve out loopholes you could drive a Mack truck through.
By Philip Jeffery, First Things - A crop of center-right commentators offered the pro-life movement some strategy tips last week. Responding to apparent pro-life victories in Alabama, Georgia, Missouri, and elsewhere, Jonathan Last, Rachael Larimore, and Ramesh Ponnuru argued that the new anti-abortion laws represent strategic missteps. The new legislation sharply curtailing the abortion regime is not only unproductive, they say, but devastatingly counter-productive.