Sacraments aid Catholic boy in fight against cancer

Charlotte, N.C., Oct 13, 2012 / 01:04 pm (CNA).- Five-year-old Jackson Laskowski goes to kindergarten at Harrisburg Elementary School in Harrisburg, N.C. Like any other little boy, his favorite things include riding the school bus and playing on the playground and in the school's computer lab.But unlike most five-year-olds, Jackson has endured years of surgeries and treatments to fight Stage IV cancer in his liver and lungs. The cancer is incurable, doctors say, so the Laskowski family … [Read more...]

Belfast bishop laments abortion clinic opening in his diocese

Belfast, UK, Oct 13, 2012 / 08:09 am (CNA).- A new abortion clinic in Belfast, Northern Ireland scheduled to open Oct. 18 has dismayed Bishop Noel Treanor of the Diocese of Down and Connor. “The opening of this facility further undermines the sanctity and dignity of human life in our society where the most vulnerable and defenseless human beings are already under threat,” he said Oct. 10 in a statement released on the diocesan website. The clinic, run by Marie Stopes … [Read more...]