By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews - A federal court ruled against South Carolina leaders’ efforts to defund the abortion chain Planned Parenthood again this week… The decision came from the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the latest news in a years-long effort to protect state taxpayer dollars from subsidizing the killing of unborn babies in abortions… In 2018, Republican Gov. Henry McMaster signed an executive order instructing the state Department of Health and Human Services to “terminate abortion clinics as Medicaid providers.” Planned Parenthood challenged the order in court, and a judge blocked the state from enforcing the order a few months later.
By Dr. Maike Hickson, LifeSiteNews - With regard to both themes, Bishop Voderholzer asked, “does the Christian message bring something new or does it merely confirm and sanctify that which is already present and tradition?”… He asked whether it is the right thing to “carry into the realm of the Church pagan statues” without them being transformed into Christian symbols – as it happened with the Thor Oak that Boniface chopped down and carved into a cross. Concretely, Bishop Voderholzer referred to “our case of the veneration of natural fertility in the form of the personified Mother Earth, the 'Pachamama'.”
By Elizabeth A. Mitchell, The Catholic Thing - In an abandoned cell, inside the now derelict Auschwitz Prison Block 11, is an image of the Sacred Heart, etched by a prisoner’s hands… Those who suffered for their beliefs in these places of infamy, including the Tyburn martyrs and St. Maximilian Kolbe, have long since gone before us. Silenced for their beliefs by regimes much stronger than their poor capacity to resist, their voices should have been extinguished forever. These simple markers should be the only remnant of their overpowered and seemingly futile witness.