Church teaches that there are three reasons the practice
On May 11, Bp. David Zubik released the following letter to Catholics of the Green Bay Diocese:
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Perhaps it is a little too early to say, but I think Tuesday, May 9, was a day of divine providence; a day in which I, as your Bishop, talked very publicly about several ways in which the Church asks its people to respect life and how life comes into being.
The first opportunity was over the lunch hour when about 250 people and myself gathered at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in downtown Green Bay to begin the 40 Days for Life prayer vigil. Full story ...
We should see the dignity of babies from conception on
By Patricia Kasten
Compass Associate Editor
What are the main characteristics of a baby?
Smallness. Cuteness. Helplessness. Tears. Smiles.
While dignity is not the first thing we think about when looking at a baby, in the eyes of the church, it should be.
Seeing that dignity should affect how we view the beginning of every baby's life. And that, according to Fr. John Doerfler, diocesan chancellor, is why the church opposes in vitro fertilization - an artificial process by which human eggs are fertilized outside a woman's body to bring about new human life. Full story ...