A California state judge’s ruling that a now-divorced couple’s five frozen embryos must be destroyed is an example of doing something that technology allows without considering all its aspects, according to medical ethicists.
For Christians, martyrdom remains a “never-ending story” that stretches from Scripture accounts of apostolic times to today’s “amphitheater of YouTube,” Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington writes in a new book.
Heads of states at the U.N. climate change conference in Paris must do everything possible to mitigate the effects of both climate change and poverty “for the good of our common home,” Pope Francis said.
“The purpose of this ordination is to allow you to give your life as a ransom for the Church, to allow your life to be taken by God and used as he desires,” said Bishop Andrew Cozzens, the archdiocese’s auxiliary bishop, during his homily.
Over $3 million in fees will be paid to six law firms representing the archdiocese, those who have filed abuse claims, parishes and others who are working with insurance companies.
Father Rutten said that Vatican II’s purpose “was to find ways to express the Catholic-Christian faith in new ways in the modern world, and to engage the world.” “Nostra Aetate,” meaning “in our time,” was one of 16 documents promulgated from the council. Father Rutten called it “groundbreaking” and “game-changing” for Jewish-Christian relations.
San Bernardino Bishop Gerald R. Barnes urged people to pray for unity and healing after the mass shooting in San Bernardino Dec. 2 that left 14 people dead and 17 others wounded.
The series of undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood officials and affiliates discussing the sale of body parts from aborted fetuses has hit closer to home in the ninth video released in September from the Center for Medical Progress.