Those who seek to justify abortion often try to minimize or deny the humanity of the embryo. In a recent online forum, for example, one participant wrote: “I became a human being at the point that my senses functioned as those of a human being. Before that I was just a mass of cells.” Another followed up: “A pile of cells in a woman’s uterus is not a human being. It lives off of and is part of that woman’s body.”
For the past two decades I’ve taught in Cracow every July. I’d not trade the experience for anything, but it’s had one drawback: I haven’t seen baseball’s All Star Game in a long time. The game itself is no big deal. But the sight of so many great players gathered in one place is an annual reminder of the pastime’s remarkable capacity to renew itself, generation to generation.
St. Matthew in St. Paul will celebrate with its pastor, Father Stephen Adrian, his 44 years of full-time ministry and his upcoming retirement, with a 4:30 p.m. Mass on Saturday, June 23, and a picnic at Cherokee Park in St. Paul.
The use of ventilators can pose particulary challenging problems during end of life situations for families. When should we place a loved one on a ventilator? If somebody is on a ventilator, can we ever “pull the plug?” Understanding our moral duty depends upon whether the use of a ventilator in a particular case can be considered “ordinary” or “extraordinary.”
– Academy of Holy Angels seniors pack bags for families
– Father Jerome Fehn receives Silver St. George Emblem
– National Center for Fathering essay winners announced
– Messersmith wins Father Ward business administator award
– Franciscans honor Father Joncas with international award
– Hill-Murray School announces plans to build new space
– ‘Cheerful’ Catholic Bulletin ad salesman remembered
– Dorothy Day Center celebrates its big ‘Day’
– Dorwatha Woods honored for 25 years as principal at Ascension School
Talk of stadium shouldn’t mean legislators fumble the ball on housing