Abortion Business May Not Advertise as ‘Alternative’
Now, the crisis pregnancy centers have won another victory, this time against an abortion business trying to pass itself off in the Yellow Pages of the phone book as an abortion alternative.
In a settlement signed Oct. 26 by state Supreme Court Justice Bruce Tolbert, the Dr. Emily abortion business agreed to “refrain from advertising in the ‘abortion alternatives’ section of Ambassador Yellow Pages” and similar directories.
The business was defended by the New York Civil Liberties Union against a suit by Expectant Mother Care-EMC FrontLine Pregnancy Centers. The New York Civil Liberties Union conceded.
Said EMC’s president, Chris Slattery, “No longer will a hurting or desperate woman reach out for an ‘abortion alternative’ in the Yellow Pages, and unwittingly find the icy grip of an abortion mill.”
New Guide for Annulment Process Published
Norms and Commentary is co-written by German canonist Klaus Ludicke
and Msgr. Ronny Jenkins, an associate general secretary of the U.S. Conference
of Catholic Bishops who also teaches canon law at The Catholic University of
America. Dignitas Connubii (The
Dignity of Marriage) is the title of a normative handbook of marriage tribunal
procedures issued in January 2005 by the
The new commentary includes the text of the 2005 norms in the original Latin with an English translation in a parallel column. Each norm is followed by a commentary expanding on its meaning and relating it to other Church laws and official judicial interpretations of those laws. The 556-page hard-bound text costs $60 and can be ordered through the Canon Law Society of America.
SAN ANTONIO — St. Rafael Guizar Valencia, a saint with a personal connection to San Antonio, was honored on the day of his canonization in Rome with a special Mass at San Fernando Cathedral, where he preached while in exile from his native Mexico during the late 1920s.
The main celebrants
for the Oct. 15 Mass were Archbishop Jose Gomez of
He noted there was a lesson to be learned from the new saint about the day’s reading from the Gospel of St. Mark — about the wealthy man who was invited to sell all he owned and follow Jesus. It applies not just to the materially rich, the archbishop said, “but to everyone who, in some way or another, has something they can share with others.”
St. Rafael was born in 1878 to a wealthy family. As a priest and later as bishop of Veracruz, Mexico, he used his wealth to help build orphanages, clinics and a seminary, and was known for giving away all he had to help those in need, even selling his beautiful pectoral cross of gold encrusted with diamonds to help the poor.