On Tuesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the loosening of safety requirements to allow retail pharmacies, through a simple certification process, to distribute the chemical abortion drug, mifepristone (previously commonly known as RU-486), by prescription.
Cuando los visitantes asisten a una Misa católica por primera vez, normalmente se sorprenden por la cantidad de veces que los participantes católicos cambian de postura (sentarse, pararse, sentarse, pararse, arrodillarse, pararse, arrodillarse, pararse, etc.). A veces se confunden con nuestros diversos gestos (inclinarse, santiguarse, darse la mano en señal de paz, y procesionar hacia el altar). A veces se refieren en broma a todo esto como “calistenia católica”.
When visitors come to a Catholic Mass for the first time, they are typically struck by the number of times the Catholic participants change their posture (sit, stand, sit, stand, kneel, stand, kneel, stand, etc.). They are sometimes confused by our various gestures (bowing, signing ourselves, shaking hands as a sign of peace, and processing to the altar). Sometimes they jokingly refer to all this as “Catholic calisthenics.”
WASHINGTON – In observance of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of the Archdiocese of the Military Services, USA, and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has issued a statement:
Treasures of the Church, directed by Father Carlos Martins, begins with a presentation on the Catholic Church's use of relics before an opportunity to venerate the relics of over 150 relics from across Church history.
The Church celebrates the Solemnity of Christ the King on November 20, 2022. Click here for a simple novena prayer that anyone can use on November 11-19, the nine days preceding the Solemnity, to proclaim the sovereignty of Jesus Christ Our King.
En conversaciones con quienes no son católicos sobre nuestra fe, una de las preguntas más comunes que nos hacen es: “¿Ustedes adoran a María?” Nuestra respuesta inmediata debe ser: “No, no adoramos a María; solo adoramos a Dios.”
In conversations with non-Catholics about our faith, one of the most common questions we are asked is this: “Do you worship Mary?” Our immediate response should be, “No, we do not worship Mary; we only worship God.”
Each precious unborn in the mother's womb proclaims through the Holy Spirit of God, "I give you thanks that I am fearfully and wonderfully made," and "truly you have formed by inmost being — you knit me in my mother's womb."
“I believe that the Dobbs decision was an answer to prayer,” Bishop Michael J. Sis said during his homily July 17 at the Cathedral Church of the Sacred Heart in San Angelo. The Mass was the third diocesan Mass of Thanksgiving for the decision in the Supreme Court case of Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health, which overturned the ruling of Roe vs. Wade and ended nearly half a century of federal protection for abortion around the country. Previous Masses of Thanksgiving were held on July 9 at St. Stephen Church in Midland and July 11 at Holy Family Church in Abilene.
The Masses will be July 9 at 5:00 p.m. at St. Stephen in Midland, July 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Holy Family in Abilene, and July 17 at 6:00 p.m. at the Cathedral Church of the Sacred Heart in San Angelo. A reception with ministry leaders and organizations helping mothers in need will follow each Mass.
From the moment of conception, a human being has the right to life. Therefore, I give thanks to God for the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe V. Wade. This is an answer to many prayers. I am also grateful that in 2021 the Texas Legislature and Governor Greg Abbott already passed the Human Life Protection Act, a law prohibiting elective abortion, which will become effective 30 days after the final ruling is issued...
The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops issued the following statement on the decision by the Supreme Court of the United States regarding Dobbs v Jackson: We celebrate with grateful hearts the historic decision by the Supreme Court of the United States to overturn Roe v. Wade. The state of Texas will again have the ability to protect and defend children in the womb at all stages...
Abortion is one of the most contentious issues in our country. Therefore, it is not surprising that some people have reacted strongly to the possibility that the U.S. Supreme Court could soon rule to overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey.