The Texas Heartbeat Act, also known as Senate Bill 8, prohibits abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected— around six weeks gestation— except in medical emergencies.
Some politicians and media have opposed the use of the word “woman” and have been employing new phrases related to women’s reproductive functions yet many women are speaking out against this ‘dehumanizing’ language.
Bishop Cozzens said: “I am humbled and honored to be asked by the Holy Father to be the next Shepherd of the Diocese of Crookston. I look forward to getting to know the priests, deacons, consecrated religious and many faithful laity of the diocese.”
The park is walking distance from La Placita, the Church of Our Lady Queen of Angels, the city’s oldest Catholic church, which has elements dating back at least to 1814.
President Joe Biden has called the law “an unprecedented assault on a woman’s constitutional rights” and promised a “whole-of-government” effort to maintain abortion access in Texas.
As the diocesan phase of the ambitious two-year project begins, many Catholics are either wholly unaware of the “synodal path” or unsure of its significance.
The Pope, speaking about the present synod, has said that the synod is “not about gathering opinions, no … it is about listening to the Holy Spirit.”
The bishops’ religious freedom committee has launched a “Beauty Heals” campaign of short videos as a response to church vandalism.
A group of 17 medical professionals claim the mandate violates the free exercise clause of the First Amendment.