Catholics who faithfully follow the law — both of church and
state — are doing what the Lord wants them to do, but they need to keep their
focus on seeking the common good for all society.
A novena for infertility and infant loss helped a couple
accept God’s will.
“Celebrating 40 Years of Loving Them Both” is the theme for Birthright’s gala and fundraiser Oct. 22, at the Fredericksburg Country Club, 11031 Tidewater Trail, Fredericksburg, 6-10 p.m. The local chapter of Birthright, Fredericksburg’s first pro-life service organization, was started in 1976 by Irene Hagerty to help women facing unplanned pregnancy.
A large dresser is filled with pastel baby clothes of all
sizes. In another room, cans of formula line the wall. Two
small offices are furnished with comfy chairs meant to invite
conversation, and television sets to show educational films.
FALLS CHURCH - On a sweltering Saturday morning on a busy
street in the Washington suburb of Falls Church, about a
dozen college and high school students were trying to improve
a negative perception they feel the public has of protesters
who hold vigils outside of abortion clinics.
A 10th anniversary celebration and fundraiser for
Mary's Shelter - offering housing, support and love to
homeless pregnant women in Fredericksburg - will be held
Aug. 13 at the Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center,
2371 Carl D. Silver Pkwy., Fredericksburg, from 6 to 10 p.m.
WASHINGTON - The chairmen of two U.S. bishops' committees are
urging Congress to
pass the Conscience Protection Act of 2016 as an
"immediate federal remedy" for government "coercion on
WASHINGTON - The path for a group of young adult pro-lifers
this summer is about 10,000 miles long. That's the collective
mileage Crossroads walkers will complete by Aug. 11 or 12,
walking from the West Coast to the nation's capital.
In the dead of winter every year thousands of pro-lifers
throng the streets of downtown Washington making a public
statement on behalf of life. Converging on the Mall for
speeches in the shadow of the Washington Monument and the
White House, they march up one of the capital city's broad
avenues to the marble palace that houses the Supreme Court.
NEW YORK - It was hardly a typical New York City summer
Before the morning bell at Robinson Secondary School in
Fairfax, some 20 students gathered in a Spanish classroom May
WASHINGTON - The pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, in a position
statement issued earlier this spring, said some of its drugs
are not meant to be used for executions and that it would
restrict those drugs' availability to government agencies
that might use them to make compounds for lethal injections.