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Oklahoma passes Life at Conception bill to make abortion a felony if Roe v. Wade is overturned
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Oklahoma passes Life at Conception bill to make abortion a felony if Roe v. Wade is overturned

From LifeSiteNews OKLAHOMA CITY (LifeSiteNews) — The Oklahoma House passed Tuesday a “Life at Conception” bill that would make all abortions illegal except for those performed to save the life of the mother if Roe v. Wade is overturned. Oklahoma state capitol, Shutterstock Senate Bill 612, which overwhelmingly passed the state Senate last year, would render anyone who “performs” an abortion “guilty of a felony and subject to a maximum fine of $100,000, a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years, or both,” according to the legislation’s written summary. The bill now heads to Gov. Kevin Stitt, who previously said he would sign into law any pro-life legislation. S.B. 612 specifically states that it “criminalizes any abortion performed in the state except to save the life of a ...
The Battle Between Tradition Versus Relativism: ‘In Black And White’ By Archbishop Aguer
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The Battle Between Tradition Versus Relativism: ‘In Black And White’ By Archbishop Aguer

Published at InfoCatolica from Rorate Caeli by Peter Kwasniewski The title that heads this note does not refer to the cinema before the invention of technicolor, but to the astonishing criticism of current ecclesiastical officialdom that is directed against the members of the Church who love the great Catholic Tradition, and who recognize that homogeneity is what should characterize the development of ecclesial realities: dogma, liturgy, law, institutions. I have often quoted St. Vincent of Lerins and the formulas he coined in his Commonitory. Those realities can be expressed nove (in a new way), according to the cultural contexts of certain times and places; but in the deposit to be transmitted one cannot include nova, new things, novelties, which im...
8 Catholic Breweries & Wineries in the USA
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8 Catholic Breweries & Wineries in the USA

From CatholicVote “Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach’s sake and thine often infirmities.” (1 Timothy 5:23) Saint Joseph's Abbey, Spencer Brewery, Spencer, MA by Lorianne DiSabato A healthy enjoyment of the good gifts of God’s creation – including fermented fruit juice – is a hallmark of Catholic culture. Check out these Catholic-owned breweries and wineries right here in America where you can enjoy the fruit of the vine while supporting Catholic monks, nuns, and families. If you have a favorite libation not mentioned here, please leave a link in the comments below! And remember: moderation in all things, except in love of God! The Trappist monks of Spencer, MA, boast the only Trappist brewery in the United States – one of just ten official Trappis...
Sisters of Life launch free series on new approach to pro-life ministry
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Sisters of Life launch free series on new approach to pro-life ministry

From Aletia by J-P Mauro The Sisters of Life are introducing a new approach to pro-life ministry that’s doing away with political labels and slogans in favor of authentic relationships, genuine dialogue, and intentional accompaniment. Called Into Life: Love Changes Everything, this formation series familiarizes participants with new ideas for building a culture of life and solidarity, grounded in the Catholic faith. The whole program is completely free and comes with a series of 12 videos, a workbook, and pastoral resources. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wo-uajf7kGA INTO LIFE: Love Changes Everything Promo 1 Sisters of Life The Sisters of Life are a Catholic religious community that was founded in 1991 by Cardinal John O’Connor. With a commitment to the protection of h...
Does Poor Leadership In Catholic Church Contribute To A Decline In Attendance
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Does Poor Leadership In Catholic Church Contribute To A Decline In Attendance

From The American Conservative by Carmel Richardson It shouldn’t come as a surprise to us that the Washington Post publishes opinions on the future of the Church in America written by non-Christians. When contributing columnist Brian Broome last week described leaving Christianity and predicting the continued decline of church attendance in America, serious Christians did not take him seriously. Still, it is true that church attendance is declining. Perhaps it is also true that the downward trend will continue. You may have read that this is so because young Americans are less religious than previous generations. That’s a bit like saying there are fewer Irish mothers because Irish wives are having fewer babies. In other words, it’s obvious. The question is: ...