By Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow - Some doctors are helping younger premature babies live, and one pro-life leader is hopeful it motivates other medical professionals to try... The standard for premature babies is 24 weeks. Too often, however, babies born younger than that are left to die. OneNewsNow reported last week that a Texas girl born at 21 weeks is now three years old and healthy. St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas has successfully saved some premature babies as early as 21 weeks...
By Joseph Pronechen, EWTN News - Bishop Sheen saw the roots of today’s crisis firmly planted and growing in 1974, but gave us an antidote.“First of all, we are at the end of Christendom,” Bishop Fulton Sheen solemnly said during a television show in 1974. “Now not Christianity, not the Church. Remember what I am saying.”… “Christendom is economic, political, social life as inspired by Christian principles. That is ending — we’ve seen it die. Look at the symptoms: the breakup of the family, divorce, abortion, immorality, general dishonesty.”
By Kevin Jones, Catholic News Agency - "The Church needs to do more than have a serious conversation about these issues, it needs to discern in light of the Truth and to act intentionally,” Bishop Michael F. Olson of Fort Worth, Texas told CNA July 28. “If conversation does not lead to decision, it quickly devolves into chatter.”… “An important ministry for us as bishops is to ‘see, judge, and act.’ It’s not enough to see. Yet, seeing clearly leads to sound judgment that requires fortitude for us to act,” he added. “If we don't do that as pastors we sell our vocation as shepherds in exchange for a career as hirelings.”
By Regis Nicoll, Crisis Magazine - Ever since Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke received her fifteen minutes of fame a few years back at the congressional hearings on the Affordable Care Act, we’ve been hearing a lot about “reproductive justice.”... It’s a rather queer pairing of words, don’t you think? For what does justice have to do with a basic biological function. And if reproductive justice, why not “respirative-”, “digestive-”, or “cardio-vascular justice?” Which should prompt us to ask, “What is it?”