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Galesburg senior calls on pro-lifers to defend life wherever opportunity arises

Gerard Remmes, a senior at Galesburg High School and president of Students for Life there, receives his first place award in the Knox County Right to Life essay contest from Roxanne Flesher. It was presented at the Festival of Life in Galesburg on Oct. 27. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following essay was written by Gerard Remmes, a senior at Galesburg High School and president of Students for Life there. It answers the question, “What can we do to promote respect for all human life in Illinois after the passage of the extreme abortion law?” and took first place in the Knox […]

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Festival of Life in Galesburg equips people to make case for life — in 41 seconds

At the Festival of Life in Galesburg Oct. 27, keynote speaker Scott Klusendorf said this is a unique moment in time and "every one of us must be equipped to stand up and make a case for life on hostile turf. You cannot leave this to professionals." (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

GALESBURG — Calling this a unique moment in time, Scott Klusendorf said the abortion debate in America is not about choice, privacy or even whether pro-lifers are “nice enough.” The fundamental question on which abortion supporters disagree with pro-lifers is “Who counts as one of us,” said Klusendorf, president of the Life Training Institute and […]

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Pro-life Joshua Seminar, Camp welcome adults, teenagers in Galesburg next month

GALESBURG — Knox County Right to Life is hosting two opportunities to help high school students and adults stand up for life. The fifth annual Joshua Seminar for adults is planned for Friday, Sept. 7, at Costa Catholic Academy, 2726 Costa Drive. It will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Those who have attended […]

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Respect Life Month offers opportunities for prayerful witness, education

Johnny Berlinger holds a sign outside Peoria's abortion facility during a 40 Days for Life campaign in this Catholic Post file photo. The nationwide campaign of prayer, fasting, and peaceful vigils to end abortion will take place Sept. 28 to Nov. 6 in Champaign, Ottawa, Peoria, and the Quad Cities. (For The Catholic Post/Daryl Wilson)

EDITOR’S NOTE: October is Respect Life Month. Following is a round-up of several pro-life activities scheduled in the Diocese of Peoria in the coming days and weeks. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR AREA 40 DAYS FOR LIFE CAMPAIGNS Volunteers are being sought to take part in local observances of 40 Days for Life — a nationwide campaign […]

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