Columnists/Ann Barrick
Updated: April 5th, 2013
An ‘unofficial’ 40 Days for Life
Thursday, 05 September 2013
The topic for my previous September columns has been about the upcoming 40 Days for Life campaign, asking people to get involved in maintaining a prayerful presence outside the Center for Choice. When that abortion business closed in June, I thought to myself, “No 40 Days for Life to organize this...
Friday, 02 August 2013
The Center for Choice finished with abortions earlier than usual on the evening of May 30, the first day of the Sacred Heart Novena. Those of us praying outside began the Divine Mercy Chaplet, and what happened next took us quite by surprise: A work...
Friday, 07 June 2013
Every Friday morning, a few men pray and sidewalk counsel outside the Center for Choice for two hours while abortions take place. They can become discouraged, as many often do, because there is little proof that what they are doing is making a differ...
Friday, 03 May 2013
When I was a little girl, I loved to read the story of Our Lady of Fatima over and over. I would imagine how wonderful it must have been to be one of the three shepherd children to whom our Blessed Mother appeared in 1917. In my youthful innocence, ...
Friday, 05 April 2013
Recently I was asked by someone I thought was pro-life about the options for women who choose life for their babies rather than abortion. It wasn’t the first time I’d been asked that, so I realized many people must not know about the many opportu...
Friday, 01 March 2013
In early February, a young woman in New York was expecting her first child — a girl — in less than two months. She and her husband had already named their daughter and registered for baby items at...
Friday, 01 February 2013
Twenty-five years ago this month, I received the phone call that turned my world upside down. In the early hours of a Sunday morning, I was told that my 6-year-old nephew was in the hospital with a su...
Friday, 04 January 2013
This month we commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s legalization of abortion in the United States. On Jan. 22, 1973, both Roe v. Wade and its companion case Doe v. Bolton were allo...
Friday, 07 December 2012
I love the shepherds in the Christmas story. There they were, minding their own business when, lo and behold! An angel appears to them “bringing tidings of great joy.” At first they were struck wi...
Friday, 02 November 2012
A few years ago, I contacted a priest to lead the 40 Days for Life final event. He couldn’t because he would be leading a service at the cemetery for All Souls Day. His “no” became the inspirati...

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