What the Catholic Church teaches about Christian marriage is the liberating message for this age, as it is for every age, precisely because it presents the mystery of eternity made manifest in the here and now.
The Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, has left the Vatican to spend his last hour as pope at his retreat in Castel Gandolfo. Within the next hour, he will become the first pope in six centuries to retire. He will spend the next several weeks at his splendid retreat house, before permanently entering a Vatican monastery.
Under state law, schools do not need to obtain parental consent to dispense the drugs. The $2.7 million program has provided contraceptives to 22,400 teens as young as 14.
The deadliest poison of the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling was the finding of a constitutional “right to privacy” identified with virtually abortion-on-demand.
An anonymous “longtime associate” of teen idol Justin Bieber has implied there is a split between the star and his mother over the issue of abortion.
The Gender Identity or Gender Expression Movement seeks the recognition in the positive law of a right to choose one’s gender and laws which accommodate, fund, and enforce such a new “right”. Those involved in the activist wing of the movement seek to compel the rest of society to recognize their vision of a brave new world or face the Police Power of the State. The Pope is absolutely correct, “the profound falsehood of this theory and of the anthropological revolution contained within it is obvious.”
“reflect on how the mystery of the Nativity informs our action throughout the year.”
True peacemakers, the pope said, “are those who love, defend and promote human life in all its dimensions.”
Once we head down the slippery path of “death on demand” – it will open the gates for evil beyond which we can understand.