U.S. District Judge Stanley Bastian has temporarily blocked a Trump ruling that would cut funding to Planned Parenthood by about 60 million.
Washington state has passed bill 5001, allowing its residents to participate in the “natural organic reduction” of human remains. Stated plainly, Washington intends to allow people to compost human bodies.
On the night before the paschal feast, seated at supper with his disciples, Our Lord declared “I am the way, I am truth and life.” They were in the presence of truth Himself, of life Himself, and they would soon see what the world thinks of both life and truth. The next afternoon, he was, at the behest of a mob, sentenced to death and executed as if he were no different than the thieves crucified beside him.
Non-Catholic Christians entering the Church through the RCIA program often point out that they’ve heard about how Catholics practice idolatry: the worship of “graven images” and/or saints. Many of them complain that idolatry is the single biggest objection their Protestant friends have against Catholics.
Saint Ignatius of Antioch: “Let everyone revere the deacons as Jesus Christ, the bishop as the image of the Father, and the presbyters as the senate of God and the assembly of the Apostles. For without them one cannot speak of the Church.”