US Bishops Stand Firm, Say Threat of Abortion Remains Their ‘Preeminent Priority’

At the recently concluded gathering of the U.S. bishops in Baltimore, the leaders of the Catholic faithful in the United States stood firm in naming abortion as the “preeminent” issue of our time. In this process, they not only confirmed Church...

Preparing for the Eternal: Hospice Offers Comfort, Care Bolstered by Prayer

“Accompanying someone to death through hospice happens in small steps,” according to Debbie Hoermann of Toms River, New Jersey, who accompanied her 99-year-old aunt, Edith Hipp. “It is like a candle slowly burning out,” she said of those final...