Today, the House voted 219 to 208 in favor of H.R. 4502, a package of appropriations bills that currently excludes the 46-year-old Hyde Amendment and other longstanding, bipartisan provisions like the Weldon Amendment. Eliminating these provisions would force taxpayers to pay for elective abortions and would have the effect of forcing health care providers and professionals to perform and refer for abortion against their deeply-held beliefs, as well as forcing employers and insurers to cover and pay for abortion.
During the July 26 webinar entitled, "Dignity and Dementia: Mapping the Church's Response to the Coming Crisis," Charles Camosy, author and associate professor of bioethics at Fordham University, said that COVID-19 has given society an opportunity to finally start talking openly and honestly about issues related to those who have dementia. In his recent book, "Losing Our Dignity," he challenges society to move forward with urgency and choose a path with clear social and moral benefits before the upcoming crisis spirals out of control.
When we first married, my wife, Misty, and I were the typical secular couple. We relied on hormonal contraception. Due to bad side effects, that didn’t last long. Misty found out about Natural Family Planning (NFP) through a Catholic friend. Admittedly, I was suspicious of all the “hocus pocus” involving thermometers at o’ dark-thirty in the morning and observations written down in cryptic symbols on the NFP chart. That would all change in surprising ways once we got into living the NFP lifestyle.
by Used with permission from the NFP Program, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
To have … To hold … To honor, Natural Family Planning, Supporting God’s gifts of love and life in marriage” is the theme of this year’s national Natural Family Planning Awareness Week (July 25–31, 2021), an educational campaign of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to celebrate God’s design for married love and the gift of life and to raise awareness of Natural Family Planning (NFP) methods.
Incarnate Word Academy welcomes Kevin Steen to Angel Territory as the new Athletic Director. Steen is a licensed athletic trainer and TSATA Sports Medicine certified instructor with considerable experience creating a positive, Christ-centered atmosphere for athletes, coaches, staff, and parents.
These twelve proposals are just some possible ways we can commit to the pastoral care of the family in light of the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia. Each ecclesial reality is invited to consider which of these proposals can be developed or implemented at a local level, according to its own conditions and needs.
12 propuestas y sugerencias para una pastoral familiar a la luz de la exhortación apostólica "Amoris Laetitia". Se invita a cada realidad eclesial a tomar en consideración aquellas que crea posible poner en práctica o implementar a nivel local, según sus propias condiciones y necesidades.
On July 16, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas ruled the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to be unlawful. DACA allows certain undocumented individuals brought to the United States as children—known as Dreamers—to remain in the country.
Several organizations offered their services to the area homeless at a resource fair held recently at the Mother Teresa Shelter. The combined efforts from representatives of the city of Corpus Christi and the staff at the Mother Teresa Shelter made the day’s events a success.
I hope you’re ready for Christmas – Christmas in July that is! I always assumed that this rather cheeky celebration was created in our homes for the elderly as way of helping us temporarily escape the heat of summer. But it has a significant history and a worldwide following!
by Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation, Contributor
Does it seem strange, at a time when we are called to the weighty task of being “intensely Eucharistic,” that Dominicans should look back almost seven centuries to consider the example of a nine-year-old little girl? Not so strange, really; in fact, not at all! For wasn’t it Jesus Himself who loved to hold children up as the best example of what He was trying to teach us all to become?
Cada hora que pases con Jesús profundizará su paz divina en tu corazón. “Vengan a mí todos los que están cansados y encuentran la vida pesada que Yo los refrescaré ...” “Tiren todas sus ansiedades sobre quien los cuida ...” “Mi paz es mi regalo para ustedes”. (Mt 11:28; P 5: 7; Jn 14:17)
El venerable Carlo Acutis, un adolescente italiano cuya beatificación aprobó el Papa Francisco en 2020, es conocido por su don para la programación de computadoras, pero cómo usó esas habilidades es lo que lo convierte en un ejemplo de santidad, según el postulador de su causa de santidad.
As campuses return to in-person learning and parishes start hosting local events, tens of thousands of people seeking fellowship, connection and joy will have the opportunity to encounter Christ through missionaries serving with FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students).
Venerable Carlo Acutis, an Italian teen whose beatification Pope Francis approved in 2020, is known for his gift for computer programming, but how he used those skills is what makes him an example of holiness, according to the postulator of his sainthood cause.
“PLEDGEFEST 2021”, the annual On-Air fundraiser benefiting 89.5HD KLUX, will take to the air on Monday morning, Aug. 30. The 5-day event is one of the primary fundraisers for the local non-commercial station. Local dignitaries, guests, station personalities and volunteers will be making appeals and manning the phones, taking pledges from listeners during each of the three daily segments during the fundraiser.
Corpus Christi Hope House and The Gabriel Project is hosting an evening of inspirational guest speakers, fine dining, and Christian fellowship. The 32nd Annual Celebration for Life Fundraising Banquet will be on Thursday, Aug. 26, at 7 p.m. at the Mansion Royal at 8001 South Padre Island Drive in Corpus Christi.