Matt Birk skips Obama meeting because of president’s Planned Parenthood prayer
Jun 06 2013
Citing President Barack Obama’s recent call for God to “bless” Planned Parenthood, former All-Pro Ravens’ Center Matt Birk declined to attend a June 5 White House ceremony.
St. Agnes Hospital opens natural family planning-based OB-GYN care
Jun 05 2013
Archbishop William E. Lori blessed rooms of a Natural Fertility Care practice May 31 at St. Agnes Hospital.
Florida bishops say use of death penalty ‘sanctions revenge’
May 30 2013
Using capital punishment to show that killing is wrong “sanctions revenge,” Florida’s seven Catholic bishops said in a letter to Gov. Rick Scott.
Hearing focuses on proposal to ban abortion past 20 weeks of pregnancy
May 29 2013
The fetal nervous system and brain structures that communicate pain are already in place by the 18th week of gestation, a neurobiologist from Utah told a congressional hearing May 23.
Vermont now ‘death state’ with doctor-assisted suicide law, bishop says
May 21 2013
UPDATED “Vermont is now identified as one of the few death states where it is legal for life to be terminated at its beginning and end stages,” said Bishop Salvatore R. Matano.
Judge stops Arkansas ban on most abortions after 12th week of pregnancy
May 20 2013
Opponents of Arkansas’ newest abortion law made good on their promise of legal action May 17, asking a federal court to grant a preliminary injunction of Arkansas’ Human Heartbeat Protection Act, enacted during the General Assembly in March.
Cardinal says Gosnell’s atrocities point to ‘liberal abortion culture’
May 18 2013
If New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo pushes to have “a right to an abortion” codified in state law, he will face “vociferous” and “rigorous” opposition from Catholic and other pro-lifers, said Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York.
Philadelphia abortionist convicted of murder, manslaughter
May 13 2013
A Philadelphia jury May 13 found Dr. Kermit Gosnell guilty of murder in the deaths of three babies born alive during abortions and acquitted him of a fourth similar charge.
Under pall of Gosnell trial, are Maryland’s new abortion laws being enforced?
May 09 2013
The Philadelphia murder trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, an abortion provider accused of cutting the spinal cords of infants delivered alive during abortion procedures, has exposed not only the grisly details of his practice, but also the negligence of several Pennsylvania governmental agencies.
Playing God, Part 2: Church a strong supporter of stem-cell research, just not with embryos
May 05 2013
Linda Kosinski, 43, was in need of a bone marrow transplant in 2007.
Mother’s Day holds special meaning for new mom
May 03 2013
Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and it takes on new meaning for me this year because it’s my first as a mother.
After decades of Catholic activism, death penalty repeal becomes law in Maryland
May 02 2013
Gov. Martin J. O’Malley signed into law May 2 a bill repealing the state’s death penalty, making Maryland the 18th state to outlaw capital punishment.
FDA ‘acted irresponsibly’ in lowering age for emergency contraceptives
May 01 2013
The Food and Drug Administration “acted irresponsibly” with its decision to lower the age limit from 17 to 15 for purchasing an over-the-counter emergency contraceptive.
Grand jury report likens Gosnell’s clinic to a ‘baby charnel house’
Apr 16 2013
When a team of health officials and investigators looking into illegal drug use raided Dr. Kermit Barron Gosnell’s Women’s Medical Society Feb. 18, 2010, they happened upon what many are calling a “house of horrors.”
Adult stem cells offer ethical, effective cures, speakers say
Apr 15 2013
Finding safe and effective cures to disease and illness does not have to go against moral and ethical principles; that was the message of a three-day conference at the Vatican on adult stem-cell therapies.