Background: In a June 14 letter to Congress, Cardinal Seán O’Malley, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, urged support for H.R. 1797, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The revelation of Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s crimes committed while providing abortions has “led many Americans to realize that our permissive laws and attitudes have allowed the abortion industry to undertake these procedures.” People are repulsed “by the callous and barbarous treatment of women and children in Gosnell’s clinic, and in other clinics that abort children after 20 weeks.” These procedures also pose serious dangers to women, “as evidenced by Gosnell’s own manslaughter conviction for one woman’s death, and news about the death or serious complications of other women undergoing such procedures.”
By the imposition of hands and the invocation of the Holy Spirit, Bishop John Noonan will ordain seven men to the permanent diaconate on Saturday, June 29, at 10 a.m. at St. James Cathedral.
New Essential Guide to Seasons and Saints
Easy-to-read and illustrated with 4-color photographs originally featured in the USCCB Roman Missal, this 144-page book explores basic elements of the liturgical calendar and the seasons that make up the liturgical year, and identifies the characteristics of each season that should inform liturgical planning and celebration. In addition, this resource takes a look at the saints celebrated in the liturgical calendar of the U.S. No. 7-124
The Mission Office of the Diocese of Orlando is looking for dentists and dental technicians to travel to our Sister Diocese in the Dominican Republic July 27-August 3, 2013.