Pope Francis has been Bishop of Rome for just more than a year, and yet it's already extremely clear that this pope loves Mary very, very much. From his visit to the Basilica of St. Mary Major the day after his election to the many acts of devotion to Mary in these first months of his pontificate, the world can watch a devoted son honoring his Mother and turning to her for help with every need.
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.