Christians in the Middle East are facing a dire situation … while the response from the international community has been woefully inadequate,’ said Supreme Knight Carl Anderson.
Catholics in Washington, D.C. are hoping a new charity pledge will go viral like last year’s “Ice Bucket Challenge,” but there’s a new twist – this pledge is for Pope Francis.
“The 'Walk with Francis' Pledge offers people the opportunity to demonstrate solidarity with the Holy Father and answer his call to bring Christ's love, mercy and hope to others, especially those on the margins of society,” Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C. said on Wednesday.
Physician assisted suicide before Maryland Legislature
February 06, 2015. Catholic News Service
Assisted suicide is legal in only four states currently, but several other jurisdictions are considering passing legislation to legalize the practice.
O God, throughout the ages you have called women and men to pursue lives of perfect charity through the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity, and obedience. During this Year of Consecrated Life, we give you thanks for these courageous witnesses of Faith and models of inspiration. Their pursuit of holy lives teaches us to make a more perfect offer- ing of ourselves to you. Continue to enrich your Church by calling forth sons and daugh- ters who, having found the pearl of great price, treasure the Kingdom of Heaven above all things. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
To many pro-life advocates, the delay is what one activist called "a slap in the face." House leadership had promised that a vote on H.R. 36, which would make it illegal to abort a baby that can feel pain, would coincide with the annual March for Life.