Pope Francis encourages young people participating in first Global Youth Tourism Meeting - underway this week in the town of Sorrento on Italy's Amalfi Coast - "to be messengers of hope and rebirth for the future."
The U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade is "tremendously important" for the nation and the cause of life, but it's not "a day simply for celebration," said the chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities.
Pope Francis meets 5,500 members of the Neocatechumenal Way, a Catholic lay association founded in Spain in 1964 dedicated to post- and pre-baptismal formation of Christians, and urges them to remain docile to the Holy Spirit.
Following the U. S. Supreme Court’s historic decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture hosts a flash panel discussion the post-Roe future of the United States.
The Church also has a long history of assisting and advocating for the voiceless and those in need. Through the years, the Church in the United States has responded with compassion to expectant mothers in crisis or with unplanned pregnancies.
WASHINGTON - In response to the Supreme Court of the United States issuing its ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Pro-Life Activities issued the following statement:
As Bishop of the Diocese of Tucson, I stand in solidarity with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in support of the historic opinion handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court today in the Dobbs case.
Perhaps signaling some improvement in Pope Francis' painful knee, the Vatican announced June 23 that he will visit Canada in late July. However, the Canadian bishops said that, due to the 85-year-old pope's age and limitations, it is expected that his participation at public events will be limited to approximately one hour.
Christianity is not a set of rules and prohibitions designed to control people; it is a "life project capable of bringing fulfillment to every human heart," Pope Francis told 70 young leaders of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church.