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You’re nervous to begin with because you don’t often speak in public and it’s an emotional time because you’ve lost a friend or loved one, yet you’ve been asked to say a few words at a funeral.
The church of Christ is called to keep the light of hope alive in the world, showing all humanity the path leading to “the merciful face of God” and salvation in Christ, Pope Francis said.
In a brief order posted after normal business hours, the Supreme Court granted requests by some of the affected abortion clinics to block parts of the law. It blocked statewide the requirement that abortion clinics meet standards of an ambulatory surgical center, which a majority of the Texas abortion providers could not meet. For clinics in McAllen and El Paso only, the order also blocked a provision requiring abortion clinic doctors to have admitting privileges at hospitals within 30 miles of the clinic.
Jesus did “strange things,” like “walk with sinners, eat with tax collectors” — things the scholars of the law “did not like; doctrine was in danger, that doctrine of the law” that they and the “theologians had created over the centuries,” he said, according to Vatican Radio.
This past summer, Time Magazine had a cover story called “The Next Civil Rights Revolution,” chronicling the movement to create legal mandates for the accommodation of persons who either identify as transgender or who refuse to identify as male or female altogether.
There is a debate taking place in our society over the very nature of the human person. This debate manifests itself in many ways, most recently in the definition of marriage and in our sexual identity as male and female. As Catholics, it is important that we understand the truth that the Church teaches about our human nature so that we can share this truth with others, doing so always with love and compassion.