- Mar 6, 2021
A Catholic bishop who has led prayers at Arkansas anti-abortion rallies says he will not take part this year because its featured speaker is a public official who actively pushed for the state’s aggressive execution schedule last year.
A small mission of 80 parishioners, members of roughly 20 families who are immigrants namely from Guatemala, El Salvador and Mexico and who work in the local chicken-processing plant or in construction in Arkansas, have become the first to name themselves for Blessed Stanley Rother.
“There is nothing pro-life about the state-sanctioned killing of an intellectually disabled man,” was just one of the many messages Sister Helen Prejean tweeted during Kenneth Williams’ final hours. His is the fourth execution in quick succession in the state of Arkansas.
The Virginia bishops said they have a “profound respect for the sanctity of every human life, from its very beginning until natural death” and they “continue to express deep sorrow and pray for all victims of violence and their loved ones.”
If you’re a parent at Catholic High School in Little Rock, Ark., don’t bother trying to bring a forgotten item to your son — the school bans it, arguing that doing so is about teaching personal responsibility and avoiding life’s “soft failures.”
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