- May 7, 2021
Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan said an assisted-suicide law in D.C. was “seriously flawed” and “poses the greatest risks of abuse and coercion to those who are poor, elderly, disabled, members of a minority group, or without access to good medical care.”
In December the D.C. city council had passed the Death With Dignity Act, essentially legalizing physician-assisted suicide. Congress only has until Friday 17th in order to overturn the law and the repeal measure must pass both houses of Congress and be signed into law by the President.
Jeanne Mancini, the director of the March for Life since 2012, has been working on opening it to people of all faiths and no faith, and all political persuasions. She’s also managed to bring the March into the 21st century by providing a major overhaul of its online presence and utilizing social media.
Mayor Muriel Bowser of Washington, D.C. has now signed a bill passed in November into law, but it will be the U.S. congress that ultimately decides if the law will stand or not.
For as long as anyone can remember, the Vatican has had a special genius for snatching public relations defeat from the jaws of victory. Even by that standard, the fracas surrounding Pope Francis’ meeting with Kim Davis last week, which broke out immediately after his massively successful US trip, sets
ROME — Facing mounting controversy over a brief private meeting between Pope Francis and Kentucky court clerk Kim Davis last week, the Vatican broke its silence Friday with a statement saying the pontiff did not intend the encounter as a form of support for her case “in all its particular
ROME — By any reasonable standard, the keenly awaited Sept. 22-27 visit of Pope Francis to the United States, his first outing to the country in his entire life, has to be judged a massive short-term triumph. The pope wowed crowds everywhere he went, whether it was leading the “Mass
WASHINGTON — In a speech to 300 US bishops in an historic Washington cathedral, Pope Francis encouraged the prelates to soften their approach to the faithful while continuing their mission of spreading the loving message of Jesus Christ. “Harsh and divisive language does not befit the tongue of a pastor;