By Aliya Kuykendall, The Stream - Being out in the cold and rain pays off. “We always see more babies saved per campaign in the spring campaign than in the fall, even though we have more campaigns in the fall,” Shawn Carney, head of 40 Days for Life, said Monday. 70 Christians had gathered at a Lutheran church for a kick off rally for the 40 Days for Life vigil in Lewisville, Texas... Why is that? “The only explanation — that comes from the Midwest, where we have a huge presence in the spring — is the weather,” Carney explained. “There is an instant respect for somebody being outside in miserable weather.
By K.V. Turley, LifeSiteNews - As Lent begins so does the pro-life initiative 40 Days for Life... This year there will be pro-life vigils organized by 40 Days in 377 participating cities across 31 countries, with now over 150 cities outside of North America. In the United Kingdom alone there will be 10 campaigns running... This will be 40 Days for Life’s largest ever Lent campaign... Recently, I met up with two people involved in 40 Days for Life here in the United Kingdom. Robert Colquhoun is a veteran of 40 Days campaigns as befits his role as the organization’s Director of International Campaigns.
By Anthony Esolen, The Catholic Thing - Scholars like to make work for themselves. It’s always easier to posit a second and unknown author, an assertion that cannot be demonstrated, than to bring into one comprehensive vision works whose differences puzzle or dismay you, but perhaps did not puzzle their author long ago. For the former, you speculate. For the latter, you need have both breadth of vision and penetration into the subtleties of the author’s thought.