Who knew that “marches for life” would ever take place in a Catholic country? Well, welcome to modern Italy, where abortion has been legal since 1978 (and claimed some five to six million lives, according to estimates I’ve seen). So no surprise that this past Mother’s Day, which is also Mother’s Day in Italy, saw the third annual March for Life in Rome, which included a drop-by toward the end by Pope Francis. The march received next to no coverage in the U.S., though these two stories (here and here) are most informative. And, thanks to the Catholic News Service, we also have this conversation with former St. Louis archbishop, Cardinal Raymond Burke, a leading participant in the march and a key American figure at the Vatican:
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