If King Juan Carlos of Spain signs a new law easing abortion restrictions, a church official said that no action would be taken against him.
We did not get ashes on Ash Wednesday last year. Late in the evening a few days after our three-year-old daughter’s heart surgery, I realized what day it was. We would not make it to the parish in time to receive ashes, I told my wife. With pitch-perfect insight, she turned to me. “Babe,
Archbishop Peter Smith of Cardiff, Wales, praised the director of public prosecutions for removing some of the most troubling provisions.
Plans to declare Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem and the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron Jewish heritage sites have generated outrage.