COMMENTARY: The document’s Dec. 10 anniversary is a reminder not to give up on its noble aim of recognizing the dignity of each and every human being.
The blockade was a protest against a Department of Defense policy that provides paid leave and reimbursement for travel expenses for service members who seek to obtain an abortion. It also covers travel costs for dependents and spouses.
The Church celebrates St. Juan Diego on Dec. 9.
Pope Francis pointed to Mary as the model of this kind of prayerful posture before the Nativity scene.
Father Cristiano Borro Barbosa , 47, will join Cardinal Seán O’Malley and four other auxiliary bishops.