• As a mother, the Lord has asked me to do many difficult things. None more so, however, than returning five of my children to his embrace only shortly after they were received into our...

    A woman lights a candle during the St. Gianna's Hope Memorial Mass for Infant Loss at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Houston.

    A woman lights a candle during the St. Gianna's Hope Memorial Mass for Infant Loss at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Houston. (CNS photo by James Ramos/Texas Catholic Herald)

  • In October, the U.S. church will celebrate Respect Life Month, under the theme, "Christ Our Hope: In Every Season of Life."

    A woman holds a baby in 2016 at a maternity home in Riverside, N.J., one of six pro-life maternity homes in the Good Counsel network. (CNS photo by Jeffrey Bruno)

    A woman holds a baby in 2016 at a maternity home in Riverside, N.J., one of six pro-life maternity homes in the Good Counsel network. (CNS photo by Jeffrey Bruno)

  • There are moments in my life I don't understand. Moments where I knew God cared for me in a way I just can't explain away.

    An angel statue is pictured at a grave during dusk at a cemetery in the western Austrian village of Absam Oct. 30. (CNS photo by Dominic Ebenbichler)

    An angel statue is pictured at a grave during dusk at a cemetery in the western Austrian village of Absam Oct. 30 (CNS photo by Dominic Ebenbichler)