Arizona’s ban on abortions starting at 20 weeks of pregnancy will take effect this week as scheduled after a federal judge ruled Monday that the new law is constitutional.
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The Lord’s Prayer, the Our Father, is the perfect prayer given to us by Jesus. But to reap the rich fruits of this prayer we must be living a sacramental life.
When the priest repeats the words that Jesus spoke at the Last Supper, the bread is no longer bread, and the wine is no longer wine. Instead, the entire substance of the bread and the entire substance of the wine have been changed into the substance of The Body and Blood of Christ. The Fathers of the Church give witness to the fact that Jesus did not give us a symbol of himself, but rather he empowered his Church to continue his presence throughout the world.
Christianity began in the Middle East, and now Christians are being forced to flee their homes in record numbers. Anne, Mariam and the other refugees I met are real people. They have names and faces and dreams just like you and me. But their dreams have been taken away from them due to hatred and persecution. The Arab Refugee Christians in the USA (ARC-USA) is one organization trying to help.
It takes roughly 10 years to make a qualified doctor. It’s just a matter of math to say there won’t be enough doctors to take care of the additional 30 million Americans by 2014. For many, coverage will not necessarily translate into care: There are not enough doctors for Americans now.
if, as a couple, we worship together, pray together, learn and practice the faith together, God will give us the grace to overcome our self-centeredness and become us-centered.
Israel and the U.S. have expressed growing concern about the rapidly deteriorating situation in Syria, which is “armed to the teeth with chemical weapons, or weapons of mass destruction. There are fears that these weapons – which have been moved about the country over the past few days, could potentially fall into the hands of rebel forces.”
A 13-year-old boy is now able to breathe normally after becoming the first child to receive an adult stem cell-supported trachea, or windpipe transplant. Growing four inches taller and no longer requiring anti-rejection drugs, it’s hoped that the procedure will help similarly stricken children.
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While much of the media attention on Sebelius’ regulation has focused on the fact that it will apply to famous Catholic religious institutions such as Catholic University and the University of Notre Dame, the Catholic bishops have repeatedly pointed out that the regulation also violates the First Amendment-protected religious liberty of lay Catholic individuals. That includes employees who will be forced to pay insurance premiums on insurance plans that violate the teachings of their faith and business owners who will be forced to provide such plans.