3 Ways to Advocate for Life

3 Ways to Advocate for Life

Sharing the truth with love is often key to reaching peoples’ heads and hearts. For many of us who identify as pro-life, we want others to see that abortion is a matter of life and death. We want to touch those who have been wounded by abortion, and to awaken others to the need to…

Illinois Pro-Life Legislative Update

Illinois Pro-Life Legislative Update

This year has brought many changes. It feels like there is not a single area of society that hasn’t been affected. Our legislation in the State of Illinois is no different. There have been new bills introduced to the Illinois General Assembly that have the potential to greatly impact pro-life work. Learn more about these…

How to Engage With Family on Pro-Life Issues

How to Engage With Family on Pro-Life Issues

Conversations about abortion can bring out different emotions. There’s generally a lot of passion on both sides of the abortion debate, and this can create a barrier to productive dialogue. Discussions with your family members about controversial topics can be complicated to navigate. It can be difficult to engage around pro-life issues well due to…

Church Partnerships Made Annual Banquet a Success

Church Partnerships Made Annual Banquet a Success

Caring Network’s Annual Banquet looked a bit different this year. Due to COVID-19, the Banquet was converted to a “hybrid” livestream event. Multiple churches offered to host smaller gatherings where the event could be streamed while following state guidelines. Also, hundreds of people registered to watch from home, either as a family or while hosting…

Post-Abortion Program Testimonials of Lives Changed

Post-Abortion Program Testimonials of Lives Changed

Emotions such as grief, depression, anxiety, or regret may accompany the choice to have an abortion, whether it’s right away or several years down the road. And men and women dealing with negative effects after an abortion may not always know where to turn. The Restore post-abortion program provides opportunities to take steps towards healing…

Demonstrating the Greatest Love to Women Facing Unplanned Pregnancies

Demonstrating the Greatest Love to Women Facing Unplanned Pregnancies

In June 2019, Hohnen, his 7-year-old son, and his father’s friend had a harrowing experience during an overnight fishing trip off the Caloundra coast in Australia. As they had done numerous times before, the trio anchored their little boat in the ocean while they slept beneath the stars. Suddenly, the group awakened to water rising…

5 Ways to Volunteer at Caring Network

5 Ways to Volunteer at Caring Network

Along with many aspects of our society, volunteering has been impacted dramatically by COVID-19. Many volunteer opportunities involve working hands-on with others. As a result, options may have become limited for ways to give back during these past several months. At Caring Network, although certain volunteer opportunities have been put on hold, there are other…

Compassionately Serving in a Messy World

Compassionately Serving in a Messy World

“Compassion is born when we discover in the center of our own existence not only that God is God and man is man, but also that our neighbor is really our fellow man.” Henri J Nouwen shares this thought in his book “The Wounded Healer,” reminding us that compassion is birthed from a recognition of…

As Access to Abortion Increases, So Must Pregnancy Services

As Access to Abortion Increases, So Must Pregnancy Services

In July, a federal judge in Maryland ruled that the requirement for an in-person appointment to receive a prescription for a medical abortion was unconstitutional. Women no longer have to be seen by a medical professional in advance of receiving the abortion pill. This ruling widens access for women who are early in pregnancy, making…

Caring Network’s Annual Banquet “Reinvented”

Caring Network’s Annual Banquet “Reinvented”

As many organizations adapt to changes due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Caring Network’s annual fundraiser is no exception. This year’s event will take into account current CDC and government regulations, while still providing an opportunity for individuals and churches in the community to participate. Learn more about Caring Network’s “reinvented” annual banquet! Caring Network is…