Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Heroic News: “Reframing the marriage issue reveals reality” plus 7 more

In reality, marriage unites a man and a woman with each other and any children born from this union.
St. Paul could not have been more correct. This Christian teaching—that marriage and the relationship between Christ and the Church, shed light on each other—remains “a great mystery.” What can it mean?

“The pro-life movement is more than 40 years old,” GRTL President Daniel Becker said. “From its inception in the late 1960s, the focus has primarily been on ending abortion. Our concern must be expanded to encompass the dignity and value of each human."
At night, in her dreams, she still sees him falling.
Church support for marriage among poor and middle class Americans can play a key role in combating income inequality and providing a good environment for children, a sociologist told the U.S. bishops.
Karla and Jacob began dating in 2009 when they were 42 and 32 years old, respectively. After Karla was diagnosed with lymphoma, and “despite neither of them thinking the relationship had long-term prospects,” both agreed to have human embryos created from their gametes.
Coming a day before Obama is scheduled to address gay-rights advocates at a New York fundraiser, the move could help rally the Democratic base in an election year when voter turnout will be critical. A number of Democratic candidates rushed to declare their support for the measure Monday.
For a combined 35 years, nurse practitioners Dede Chism and Abby Sinnett have cared for women beyond their physical needs. They have reassured worried mothers during high-risk pregnancies; embraced wives and girlfriends suffering from abuse; and lifted up and nurtured women when they felt ashamed, dehumanized or simply alone.