By Terence Sweeney, First Things - And yet there were those Fridays in Lent. We would arrive and find our seats amid old ladies, other families, and Msgr. Watson, who seemed shocked that Stations were still a going thing. Most of the time, I wondered why there was so much genuflecting, kneeling, and standing with so little sitting. We would grudgingly walk around the church while reciting St. Alphonsus Liguori's meditations on the Stations, trying to remember how many there were.
By Fr. John Hollowell, Crisis Magazine - The implication of Canon 1375 is that it is a grave offense for a Catholic politician to vote for or pass any law that in any way interferes with the Catholic Church’s freedom to minister... Canon 1375 also applies at the state and local level. Any bishop who feels that ecclesial ministry has been impeded by a state law that was voted on by any Catholic politician or signed into law by a Catholic governor... could apply a just penalty to that Catholic politician, or politicians, including excommunication. ...
By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews - The number of abortions in Louisiana dropped 9% from 2019 to 2020, according to preliminary figures provided to Louisiana Right to Life recently by the Louisiana Department of Health. This puts the abortion rate in Louisiana at a 12-year low... There were 7,448 abortions performed in Louisiana in 2020. In 2019, 8,144 unborn babies were killed by abortion.
By Raymond Wolfe, LifeSiteNews - Liberal “Christian” groups are trying to get Archbishop Joseph Naumann, head of the U.S. Catholic bishops’ pro-life committee, fired for his denunciation of Joe Biden’s radical support for abortion... Faith in Public Life and Faithful America -- two far-left, so-called religious groups backed by atheist mega-donor George Soros -- launched an online petition last week to unseat Naumann from his committee post. The petition had nearly 20,000 signatures as of Tuesday, although Faithful America has been known to pad petitions with fake signatures.