- Jul 7, 2020
The Vatican has decided to take a step back from the culture wars on life and the family that were on display at the International Congress for the Family this weekend.
The Catholic community is split down the middle at the polls, Princeton scholar says, but they can often be the deciding vote at election time.
Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois has reiterated that U.S. Senator Richard Durbin should not receive Holy Communion due to the Catholic lawmaker’s support for abortion, including a recent procedural vote against a bill that would bar abortion after 20 weeks into pregnancy.
Whatever the admirable intentions of the leadership of the Pontifical Academy for Life, the real-world effect of appointing a pro-choice member is the same as if they had appointed a pro-slavery advocate: The appearance in the public eye that the Church does not take its teaching against abortion as seriously as it once did. This has a direct impact upon pro-life advocates on the ground, who stand exposed to the accusation of being “more Catholic” than the Vatican.
Following his controversial comment saying that every Democrat should be pro-choice, Democratic National Committee chairman Thomas Perez will meet with the head of Democrats for Life of America, Kristen Day.
Can pro-lifers be feminist? Women met for a panel discussion on the issues, hailing from both sides of the abortion debate. Though the panelists did not agree on abortion they ultimately admitted that more must be done to provide appropriate health care for women and that the tags and and labels are mostly hindering that goal.