In Defense of “Yes, But” Rhetoric: The Case of the Suleimani Assassination

Posted on February 18, 2020 By

by John Whitehead The U.S. government’s assassination of Iranian General Qasem Suleimani began the year 2020 with violence, and the possibility of more violence. The assassination, in retaliation for Suleimani’s alleged involvement in attacks on U.S. personnel in Iraq (and supposedly to prevent further attacks), threatened to escalate into open war between the United States…


Fifty Years of Protesting for Peace

Posted on February 11, 2020 By

by Lisa Stiller Fifty years ago I was running from tear gas on the university campus in Madison, Wisconsin. Massive protests had erupted opposing the Vietnam War. Classes were often canceled as students clashed with police and the National Guard during the two years I attended school there. I was right out front, making protest…


Purple Sash Revolution

Posted on February 4, 2020 By

by C.J. Williams   Past and present converged at Nancy Pelosi’s office in Washington D.C., January 22nd, 2020. It was the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Women across the nation were celebrating the centennial of women’s suffrage. And a large crew of women — myself included — were tying it all together with a purple…


March for Life 2020

Posted on January 29, 2020 By

Comment: The Fundamental Reason Roe Must be Overturned by Richard Stith Roe v. Wade has done much more than legalize abortion up to birth. By making abortion a constitutional right, our Supreme Court has validated and legitimated abortion. In a presumptively just society, like ours, an individual citizen has a right to rely on the…


“An Inferno That Even the Mind of Dante Could Not Envision”: Martin Luther King on Nuclear Weapons

Posted on January 20, 2020 By

Compiled by John Whitehead We remember this time of year the life and public ministry of Martin Luther King. Although famous for championing racial and economic justice and nonviolence, an aspect of King’s thought that has received relatively less attention is his opposition to the ultimate tools of violence, nuclear weapons. Historian Vincent Intondi, in…


Abortion and War: Breaking through the Euphemism Barrier

Posted on January 15, 2020 By

by Sarah Field Have you ever noticed the similarities between pro-abortion and pro-war arguments? It seems that whenever we want to justify killing people, we just automatically adopt similar conversational rules in order to maintain a veneer of respectability. Of course, it’s important to be clear that one is not supporting killing in general. For…


Northern Ireland’s New Colonialism

Posted on January 7, 2020 By

by Maria Horan Throughout the twentieth century, much of Northern Ireland’s oppressions have been orchestrated in true colonial form from Westminster in London. But a new wave of violence has been re-established in the past months with legalized abortion being undemocratically forced on the North, as a small number of pro-abortion members of Parliament (MPs)…


The Early Christian Tradition

Posted on December 10, 2019 By

    Remarks from Rob Arner at the Warminster March for Life, November 2, 2019, at the Warminster Planned Parenthood center where they do abortions. Slightly edited.         It’s wonderful to be with you this afternoon for the first of what will hopefully be an annual event at this facility, until such…


Political Homelessness is Better than a Wrong Political Home

Posted on December 3, 2019 By

Note: As with all political commentaries, this post reflects the viewpoint of the author, who chooses to use a pen name. We encourage and publish a wide diversity of views.   by Ms. Boomer-ang   People with a consistent life philosophy should be wary about efforts to recruit us into conservative movements. Rejection by liberals…


On Praying for the Military

Posted on November 19, 2019 By

The following is a letter CLN board member Julia Smucker addressed to her church at the request of one of her pastors after raising these concerns in person. As a nonsectarian organization, we welcome perspectives from various faiths, as well as secular ones, that affirm consistent-life principles.     Since attending my current church, I…