Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Heroic News: “'Decisive' role of marriage in focus as Court declines cases” plus 7 more

The Supreme Court’s decision not to review defense of marriage appeals by five states has been met with disappointment, along with a renewed emphasis on highlighting the meaning and purpose of marriage.
In what ways can the Church provide pastoral care for men and women of same-sex attraction that is compassionate and affirming in the faith – all the while remaining true to its teachings?
Seventeen years ago, Oregon became the first of five states to offer what became known as death with dignity. Now a renewed effort is underway to add California to the list.
The head of the Polish Episcopate has said that couples living together prior to marriage are committing 'self-mutilation of their love.'

U.S. Supreme Court, 1998.
U.S. Supreme Court, 1998. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Supreme Court refused to get involved in the national debate over same-sex "marriage" Monday, leaving intact lower court rulings that will legalize the practice in 11 additional states.
It always bothered Grace Raun when she heard her college classmates saying “nobody waits anymore” for marriage, because she knew it wasn’t true.
Abortion will be on the docket as the U.S. Supreme Court begins its term this week. With states continuing to enact innovative, life-affirming legislation, the Court will be asked to clarify the scope of the states’ authority to protect maternal health, while simultaneously confronting the dangerous, profit-driven practices of the abortion industry.
There is just over a week left (October 18) to get the physical and emotional health risks information freely available online in a documentary that plainly and compellingly tells the story. This is extremely important because women who know the health risks avoid abortion: Every Right-to-Know law is fought by the abortion industry.