With help from young and old, abortion tide turning
It was 94 degrees outside – which computed to a balmy 101-degree heat index – as Archbishop Gregory Aymond offered a “warm” New Orleans welcome to the more than 800 people, many from cooler climes, who attended the National Right to Life Convention last week at the New Orleans Marriott.
Trips show heart of Pope Francis’ faith
ASUNCION, Paraguay (CNS) – With almost every step Pope Francis takes on his foreign trips and with his every embrace, he pleads for dialogue and inclusion. His denunciations of a “throwaway culture” – cultures in which certain people and most material goods are deemed disposable – are passionate and well-explained in his speeches and writings.
Advance care must safeguard patients
An Obama administration proposal to pay doctors for “advance care planning” for Medicare patients is fraught with dangers for the elderly and those facing serious illnesses, and Congress needs to act quickly to protect those patients from making uniformed decisions about their care, the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) said July 9 at its annual convention in New Orleans.
A Catholic look at family finances reveals surprises
It’s similar to pumping nontoxic smoke into a house to discover where the air leaks are.
The Catholic-based, financial planning course completed last month by eight parishioners of St. Mary of the Angels Church in New Orleans took a similar approach, only this time focusing on the participants’ wallets: How, why and where was their cash disappearing?
19 men ordained as permanent deacons
In ordaining 19 men as permanent deacons on June 27 at St. Louis Cathedral, Archbishop Gregory Aymond called their new ministry of ordained service to the church “a great privilege but also a tremendous responsibility.”
Clarion Herald wins 8 Catholic press awards
(The full list of award winners is available here.)