Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann sees the day that Catholic parishes can be one of the first places a woman facing an unexpected or challenging pregnancy can turn to for assistance rather than think of seeking an abortion.
A bill in Congress to require respectful disposition of fetal remains from abortions as well as accountability from the abortion industry “is in keeping with society’s treatment of all other deceased persons,” said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee.
Former Vice President Joe Biden attended the 9 a.m. Mass at St. Anthony Church Oct. 27 and when he presented himself to receive the Eucharist was refused by the pastor.
Bishop Caggiano made his remarks two days after the release of results of an independent investigation that identified 281 victims of abuse in the Diocese of Bridgeport over the diocese’s 65 years and found 71 priests who were credibly accused.
Dear Editor: Again thanks to Allyson Escobar for covering Pro-life activities in the diocese. The work of The Helpers of God’s Precious Infants oftentimes goes unnoticed. They are true pro-life champions. The Helpers are dedicated to the cause of life.
The pro-life community is cheering a report released Sept. 18 that indicates the number and rate of abortions nationwide have fallen to their lowest levels since the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision legalized abortion on demand in 1973.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio joined a group of about 50 pro-life activists on Sept. 21 for Mass and Holy Adoration at St. Joan of Arc Parish, Jackson Heights, followed by a rosary march to a local abortion clinic in the neighborhood, all part of the monthly rally organized by Helpers of God’s Precious Infants.
Kristi Kollar has put her pro-life views into practice. The 19-year-old who now lives in Astoria said she was raped two years ago, and despite being shunned by her church at the time, she kept her baby. Her daughter, Adeline, is now about 14 months old.
As Planned Parenthood prepares to open Charlotte’s newest abortion facility this summer, pro-life groups are responding by organizing prayer rallies and sidewalk vigils in front of the facility, and by generating awareness of abortion among local Catholics.
A globetrotting warrior for life and human dignity has taken up a new gauntlet as president of the National Catholic Bioethics Center, where he will use his global expertise and Catholic bioethics education to defend against what he termed life-degrading “science fictions” that are becoming reality.