Catholic Bishops are standing with those who conscientiously object to gay marriage and maintain their opposition to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling legalizing gay marriage nationwide.
These pro-traditional marriage views were expressed during the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' fall General Assembly meeting, the first meeting for the bishops since the 5-4 Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges.
Bishop Richard J. Malone of the USCCB Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life, and Youth explained Monday afternoon at the gathering in Baltimore what the Church intends to do in the wake of the landmark decision. more >>
After losing her sight at the age of 15, Jennifer Rothschild's life changed drastically as blindess exacerbated her feelings of insecurity and insignificance, and weakened her sense of identity. In her new book Invisible: How You Feel is Not Who You Are (Harvest House, 2015), Rothschild encourages women to find their self-worth in Christ and shares practical ministry tools that helped her turn to God and prayer for direction in her life.
Invisible reflects on the biblical love story between Hosea, the preacher, and Gomer, an Israelite woman. Gomer's insecurities cause her to leave her husband and children in search of her own desires. Despite this betrayal, Hosea does the unthinkable. In obedience to God, he seeks out his wife, rescues her from slavery, and brings her back home. more >>
BBC presenter Iain Lee left his radio show after a heated on-air conversation in which he called a Christian lawyer a bigot.
On Nov. 3, Iain Lee was interviewing anti-LGBT conservative group Christian Concern's lawyer Libby Powell on-air during the BBC Three Counties Radio show when the issue of homosexuality came up. In the middle of their debate, Lee accused the lawyer of being bigoted and left the show afterward, according to the BBC.
The topic of their discussion was Christian minister Barry Trayhorn, who was jailed for referencing Biblical verses during a service. The verses he quoted were seen as homophobic. Powell was explaining the message of repentance presented in the Bible and mentioned that homosexuality is a sin. Lee then replied by saying being homophobic is tantamount to bigotry, the Daily Mail reports. more >>
The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to hear arguments on the constitutionality of Texas' abortion regulations that require abortionists to obtain hospital admitting privileges and clinic owners to upgrade their facilities to meet basic health and safety standards.
On Friday the Supreme Court announced it would hear the case, Whole Woman's Health v. Cole.
In July 2013, then Republican Gov. Rick Perry signed into law House Bill 2, which banned abortions after 20 weeks gestation and required abortion clinic owners to upgrade their facilities to meet the same standards as outpatient surgical centers. Upgrades included widening doorways to enable paramedics to bring in stretchers to transport patients to the hospital, and having equipment that can properly sterilize surgical instruments to ensure the health and safety of patients. more >>
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has slammed an anti-discrimination ordinance amended in the city of Dallas Tuesday to distinguish between "sexual orientation" and "gender identity and expression," as a ludicrous attempt at political correctness designed to allow men to use women's bathrooms.
"This ordinance isn't about discrimination, it's about political correctness — and Dallas city leaders have put political correctness ahead of both common sense and common decency. The facts are clear. No woman wants a man to be allowed in a ladies restroom or locker room, no matter the reason. And no man wants his wife, daughter, mother, or sister to be forced by law to contend with such an uncomfortable, disruptive, and potentially dangerous intrusion," said Patrick in a statement Wednesday.
"This ludicrous ordinance, like the one in Houston, reveals officials who are totally out of touch with Texas values, I have no doubt that if this issue is put to the voters, as opposed to being decided without adequate public notice and discussion, the people of Dallas — like those in Houston — will give it a resounding no," he said. more >>
Pink ribbons everywhere — we saw it only weeks ago when Breast Cancer Awareness Month concluded. It's an eye-catching symbol, particularly for cancer survivors.
A recent research study should also make us take notice, stating that: "Between 1970 and 2014, the probability of U.S. women contracting breast cancer has more than quadrupled."
Yet in the fight to stop cancer, certain knowledge has been missing. Cancer research organizations have made a capable effort to educate women regarding breast cancer risk factors — except for one. more >>