Are you afraid to witness in defense of the unborn and other victims of injustice? Are you afraid to take a stand in favor of the teachings of Jesus and against the popular currents of a secular culture destructive to life and family?
After Chick-Fil-A spoke out in support of traditional marriage, Mayor Tom Menino of Boston is trying to shut its doors to any Chick-Fil-A restaurants in his city. What ever happened to free speech?
While “The Dark Knight Rises” recorded strong ticket sales in its opening weekend, the midnight screening in Colorado that erupted in gunfire from a lone gunman that led to the shooting deaths of at least 12 moviegoers has understandably cast a pall over ticket showings. Some film fans have stayed away from the film due to the rampage in Aurora, Colorado last week.
But, what is Natural Family Planning? It’s realizing the totality, the fullness, the completeness of human life, which begins with woman and man sealing their married love with a generous personal embrace of life – two persons committed to one another in such a way that they become “one” and welcome, with open hearts and lives, the gift of their children.
According to the decree of Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, if ever I were to run for public office and be elected, it would not be a victory for women because I’m not the right kind of woman. In fact, women like me are a detriment to the cause and must be kept out of public influence. Pardon me, Ms. Schultz, but who are you to say that women’s concerns can only be served by those who champion your boss’s commitment to abortion and contraception? I have news for you: families don’t flourish in an environment dominated by abortion and contraception.
But in Aurora, which means “the dawn,” the sun rose this morning. In a city whose name evokes the light, people of hope know that the darkness may be overcome. For those who were killed, our hope is the tender mercy of our God. “Neither death nor life,” reflected St. Paul, “can separate us from the love of God.” We commend their souls, and their families and friends, to God’s enduring love
Perhaps the greatest tragedy of our age is that Catholics are becoming more and more unaware of the reality of who they are. God has given us the gift of participating in his life. It is clear that we should take an active part in that wondrous, sublime and unending reality. Others deserve to see, hear and experience our love for the truth of the Catholic Faith that they too may find the treasure buried in the field (Mt. 13:44 ff.).
A federal judge in Nebraska has thrown out a lawsuit brought by seven states against Obama’s contraception mandate. US District Court Judge Warren K. Urbom tossed the suit saying they could not show any harm from the edict and that they had no standing to sue.
Scientists are atwitter over the notion that we may discover life in elsewhere in the universe sometime within the next century after Jocelyn Bell Burnell, a British astrophysicist, spoke at a conference in Dublin, Ireland.
In a decision that makes little or no sense whatsoever, the Taliban leadership of Pakistan has officially forbidden polio vaccines in retaliation for U.S. drone strikes in the region. In other words, the Taliban leadership will adversely punish their own child population with crippling disease and death on account of a U.S.-led military action. The World health Organization says that 280,000 Pakistani children could be affected by the measure.