As the pill marks its 50th year, promises remain unfulfilled
May 19 2010
WASHINGTON – Fifty years ago this May, the Food and Drug Administration gave its approval for the use of a combination of the hormones progesterone and estrogen that the pharmaceutical company Searle said would prevent pregnancy 99.7 percent of the time.
Presentations to answer questions on marriage, divorce and annulments
Apr 19 2010
The Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Baltimore will host a series of presentations on the church’s teachings on marriage, divorce and annulments. To be held through the end of May, the events are open to everyone but especially the divorced or those marrying a divorced person, Catholics married outside the church, RCIA team members and parish staff. Group question-and-answer sessions and private representatives will also be available.
Unconditional love can heal
Apr 08 2010
Among the numerous challenging things that Jesus said were his words in Luke 6:41: “Why do you notice the splinter in your brother’s eye, but do not perceive the beam in your own eye.”
Pope condemns ‘plague’ of abortion in Romania, Moldova
Feb 12 2010
VATICAN CITY – Even Catholic families in Romania and Moldova are falling victim “to the plagues of abortion, corruption, alcoholism and drug addiction, as well as birth control using methods contrary to the dignity of the human person,” Pope Benedict XVI said.
Ruling on same-sex marriage in D.C. called ‘partisan paternalism’
Feb 11 2010
WASHINGTON – By refusing to allow residents of the District of Columbia to vote on same-sex marriage, a district board is undermining religious freedom and promoting “partisan paternalism under the guise of righteousness,” according to an analysis by the Archdiocese of Washington.
2009 – a turning point for bishops?
Jan 14 2010
Was 2009 a turning point for the American bishops, marking a tougher and more realistic approach on their part to the myriad problems, internal and external, besetting the Catholic Church in the United States? It’s too soon for final conclusions, but, on the evidence, history may judge the year just past in exactly those terms.