- Two new pieces of legislation passed by the city council of Washington, D.C. would force Catholic organizations - such as universities and hospitals - to recognize groups contrary to their mission or to provide abortions, sterilization, artificial contraception, and even in vitro fertilization.
- By overturning a law aimed at protecting people from physician 'assisted' suicide, the Supreme Court of Canada has made it legal for doctors to prescribe death for any Canadian who has "a grievous and irremediable medical condition (including an illness, disease or disability) that causes enduring suffering that is intolerable to the individual in the circumstances of his or her condition." This would include even those with mental illnesses. What could possibly go wrong with this?
- The Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes have now recorded its 69th recognized miraculous healing.
- Abortion clinics in New York are inspected less frequently than pizzerias.
- Over the course of just two days, 5 churches were desecrated in the Diocese of Bellay-Ars in France.
- I've long known the Church in northern Europe has been struggling for years. It is apparently particularly bad in the Diocese of Groningen-Leeuwarden, which will close 75% of its parishes over the next three years.
- Legislators in Wyoming hope to pass legislation bringing back execution by firing squad. This is surely entirely unnecessary.
- The statue in the U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall of Blessed - and soon-to-be Saint - Junipero Serra, the founder of California, may soon be released because he is, according to some, a "controversial" figure, even though none of the charges brought against him can be historically substantiated.
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