Just when you thought sexualizing children as a revenue plan, playing 'healthcare hero' to maintain grip on the multi-million-dollar government dole, committing Medicaid fraud, advocating immoral behavior, and snuffing out unborn life for profit wasn’t enough.
Between the animals mooing and braying around the Infant, the shepherds arriving hastily in a crowd, and the multitude of angels singing glory to God in the highest, Bethlehem seems to have erupted in a near-symphony of joyful Noise that first Christmas.
As I reflect on Perpetua’s short life and her much too short stay with us, I am reminded of a verse from Scripture that seems to describe her relationship to our family: 'And a little child shall lead them…'
Thomas Jacobson explained the benefits of the new Global Life Campaign’s information service for those seeking reliable, very detailed national, regional and international abortion statistics, national abortion legislations and other information on the issue.
The bishops go so far as to issue a thinly veiled accusation of heresy against those, like Cardinal Burke, Cardinal Gerhard Muller, Cardinal George Pell and others, who have refused to follow the Kasper line.
You might expect U.S. media to intensely focus on the dramatic legal proceedings when Terry Bean was charged with the sexual assault of a 15-year-old boy. “Bean was a top Obama fundraiser charged with a serious crime. He flew on Air Force One. Yet he netted zero coverage,” said Dan Gainor of the Media Research Centre.
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'The hypothesis advanced in the proposal constitutes in all cases a grave violation of conjugal morality and of the discipline of the Church, which cannot permit access to the Eucharist,' says Cardinal De Paolis.
Pro-lifers need to recognize that a culture of life is likely to remain nothing more than a sentimental chimera unless it is grounded on a financial and economic system that is also pro-life and pro-family.
Today, we are witnessing a similar attempt in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K.,similar to what the Nazi Gestapo did in Germany, to intimidate and demolish businesses — only this time, it is not Jews who are being persecuted, but Christian men and women.
Are we willing to contend in prayer for justice to be established in our nation? Or will we declare “The timing isn’t right” or “The Supreme Court isn’t stacked right”? These giants may look formidable, yet we know the One sovereign over all who desires justice more than any man.
Should it become law, the bill would prevent Catholic and other religious employers from disciplining employees when they publicly disclose having an abortion, using abortion drugs or contraceptives, undergoing sterilization or in vitro fertilization, or having sex or getting pregnant outside of marriage.
'Real women who have either been helped by this treatment or wish that they had been, are being silenced and gagged in the process. Pregnancy help organizations like Dr. Delgado's offer each and every woman the true compassion, support, and choice she deserves.' Heartbeat International President Peggy Hartshorn said.
'Marquette has again shown itself to be timid, overly bureaucratic and lacking any commitment to either its Catholic mission or free expression,' wrote Dr. John McAdams, who has been suspended and banned from Marquette's campus.
'Just as Our Lady appeared to Juan Diego so long ago to help the Mexican people embrace a Culture of Life, the joyful message of hope is still true for all peoples – in all cultures,' said HLI's Dr. Bullecer.
If normal feeding is redefined as medical treatment, then people with dementia will be at risk of family members deciding to stop feeding or hydrating them, even when they are still eating normally. People should have the right to be fed normally.
I can think of nothing more dangerous than for vulnerable and despairing people to believe their deaths have greater value than their lives. Well, perhaps one thing:When their own society believes the same.
Christians say 'no' to various expressions of sexual sin not because we are pinched, uptight, narrow, and unloving. We say 'no' to counterfeits because God has a greater 'yes'! The real thing—God’s great, brilliant plan for sexuality.
Two thousand Chilean pro-lifers participated in a pro-life demonstration last month in Concepción, the 3rd largest city in the country. Archbishop Fernando Chomali, a member of the Pontifical Academy for Life, and the pro-life deputy Cristián Campos led the march. The archbishop revealed his concern about a number of recent tragic episodes against life: the 43 teenagers brutally killed in Mexico; the persecution of Christians in Iraq and Syria, and the laws that promote abortion and euthanasia. “We see the assaults against life and laws that promote abortion, and we don’t want that for Chile; worldwide experience confirms it. Abortion […]
The Dominican Republic’s Bishops Conference wasted no time cutting the rug out from under feet of courageous Father Manuel Ruiz de la Rosa, their liaison with government who resigned over president's betrayal on issue. Pro-lifers forces will now focus on Senate and next elections.
The Culture of Death brooks no dissent! The time is coming–and is already here–when willingness to kill or be complicit in killing, will be a prerequisite to entering or practicing the medical professions.
Infanticide is the same bigotry as racism aimed at different victims. It is now considered a respectable and debatable proposition in bioethics. If we don’t keep pushing back very hard, it will, one day, become unexceptional.
The terrible truth is that the homosexuality-paragraphs of the interim report wounded and confounded many ordinary Catholics and non-Catholics, including honestly Catholic people struggling with homosexual problems.
Dominican pro-lifers urge lawmakers to override president’s veto of tightened abortion law. Both Catholic and Evangelical groups together organized these demonstrations that took place Monday and Tuesday Dec 8 and 9, 2014.
Just two weeks after a cofounder of the Human Rights Campaign was charged with raping a 15-year-old boy, the Washington Blade has broken a story about another possible rape by a prominent gay activist.
Last week in the UN, a special session of the General Assembly lauded the family. The EU, however, took the opportunity to promote the 'diversity' of family forms, including homosexual or any grouping of people.
The millions of unarmed black lives who have been aborted in the womb won’t have to face that grossly over-exaggerated racial injustice of excessive police force. They’ve already faced the ultimate racial violence.
'Today, we again need God's grace and supernatural courage to publicly live out the Church's teaching on marriage, the family, and human sexuality,' the archbishop writes in his annual Christmas message.
The definition in Canada's new euthanasia bill would permit Netherlands-style euthanasia of the diagnosed mentally ill, paraplegics, or even, asymptomatic HIV infection causing the patient great distress.
Ironically, one cultural practice goes to horrific lengths because a woman’s purity is paramount, whereas another cultural practice goes to horrific lengths because a woman’s sexual freedom is paramount.
Doctors 'can justifiably euthanize certain severely impaired neonates,' and parents 'should be able to freely decide on what would amount to postnatal abortion,' argues the Queen's University professor.
In his latest interview, Pope Francis gave the strongest indication yet that he is at least leaning toward what has been known as the 'Kasper proposal,' to allow divorced and remarried Catholics to receive Communion.
This bill gives physicians the power, in law, to directly and intentionally cause the death of their patients. When abused, the result is the death of a vulnerable Canadian. People need support and protection, not lethal injections.
'I pray our initiatives will continue to save babies and families — and change the decades-old abortion mentality in this post-communist country to one that embraces the sacredness of all human life,' says director of Human Life International in Belarus.
'We are confident that in discovery, it will be obvious that ... [the landlord] aimed to squelch opposition to Planned Parenthood's agenda of killing as many unborn children as possible,' says the center's lawyer.
Abusing this greatest of all sacraments has eternal ramifications, and the shepherds, whose primary duty it is to see to the salvation of the members of their flocks place themselves in grave danger by treating Canon 915 too loosely.
A Fine Gael official says Enda Kenny was at the gay party, but was not actually partying. He was 'recognising their work' on various pro-gay initiatives, including the upcoming same-sex 'marriage' referendum.
The next time you read dry, faceless statistics about forced abortion in China, remind yourself that behind the numbers are real women and real babies – like Yang Pingan and the babies she lost under China’s “one child per family” law.
The Catholic Church often looks favorably on collective bargaining by employees, but federal oversight can mean enforcement of union demands that compromise a college’s Catholic mission, such as immoral health benefits.
If, like me, you have ever felt these fears, then you simply must watch this gorgeous 2-minute video reflection on the nature of freedom. I mean it when I say that I think this will be the best two minutes you spend today.
“No one should rely on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s inaccurate and biased data," said Jerry Boykin of the Family Research Council, which was targeted by a domestic terrorist who relied on the SPLC's designation.
'Any attempts by parents to teach their children about the traditional heterosexual marriage, based on biology and on children’s real needs, will suffer the full brunt of the law,' the Life Network warns.
In the Republican Party, abortion is as settled as a difficult issue ever can be, and those vying for the party’s top electoral slot realize they must commit to defending life or fail in their effort to win the nomination.
We need to lovingly share the good things we have in our marriage with others—otherwise, how will they be drawn to the real thing? Marriage can be a wonderful tool to share God’s love with a lost and hurting world.
Remember in this age of direct and indirect killing that a human being’s dignity is never measured by his age, health, or condition of dependency. And remember, INTENDING death is never ethical health care.
'If Planned Parenthood want to be considered legitimate health care providers, they should conduct in accordance with the laws of the state, as others are,' Matt Sande of Pro-Life Wisconsin told LifeSiteNews.
Since the Synod in October, reporters around the world have been wondering where Pope Francis stands on the controversial language about homosexuality in the mid-term Synod report. They got their chance on Sunday.
Bioethicist Roland Kipke’s article demonstrates why assisted suicide/euthanasia isn’t medicine! Those who pretend otherwise merely seek to harness the authority of the doctor in service to the culture of death.