By Marcellino D'Ambrosio, Catholic Answers - It is offered both at weddings and funerals. In most places, it is available every day. But on Sunday, it is an obligation to attend… We are speaking of what Catholics call the Mass, aka the Eucharist or the divine liturgy. For Catholics, there is no other religious service more important. But the majority of baptized Catholics around the world simply don’t see the need to attend. In France, there are more Muslims going to mosques on Friday that there are Catholics going to Mass on Sunday. In the U.S., only about 24 percent of Catholics attend Sunday Mass.
By Lianne Laurence, LifeSiteNews - The United States and 10 nations issued a stinging rebuke Thursday to the Nairobi Summit on population by declaring that any document the conference issued is illegitimate… The joint statement presented on the last day of the summit by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Global Affairs on behalf of Brazil, Belarus, Egypt, Haiti, Hungary, Libya, Poland, Senegal, St. Lucia, and Uganda also reaffirmed that “there is no international right to abortion.”... International law clearly states that “‘[e]veryone has the right to life’ (e.g. Article 3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights),” the 11 signatory nations asserted.