Pope Benedict’s general prayer intention for August 2012 is: “That prisoners may be treated with justice and respect for their human dignity.”
His mission intention is: “That young people, called to follow Christ, may be willing to proclaim and bear witness to the Gospel to the ends of the earth.”
The year 1957 saw the publication of a key document in the history of the sexual revolution, the Wolfenden Report. A committee of distinguished figures in British public life headed by Sir John Wolfenden, who later became director of the British Museum, studied what the law’s attitude towards homosexual acts should be. It concluded that [...]
In launching the London Summit, Melinda Gates declared it to be “an important milestone in the history of family planning. We are bringing far more resources to this effort than ever before.” This is certainly a true statement. Organized by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development, the [...]
You would think that any piece of legislation that wins a 246-168 majority of the votes of the House of Representatives would be on a fast track to become law. Passing pro-life legislation though, whether it be the earlier ban on partial-birth abortion, or the Prenatal Non-Discrimination Act (PreNDA)–a bill to make it unlawful to perform or coerce a sex-selection abortion–is never easy. Like a complicated dance step, it often requires one step back, before taking two steps forward.
The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, drawing cries of disappointment and concern from pro-life and religious freedom advocates nationwide. Christen Varley, executive director of Conscience Cause, a nonpartisan advocacy organization that works to secure and defend religious freedom, said that she was “extremely disappointed” with the decision [..]