The United States of America was founded on the principles of God who is perfect, yet founded with imperfect men. It is the great risk of allowing all humans to live as God created us, with free will, calling us to love one another and to bring the Kingdom of God and all its graces here on earth. This freedom allows us to be a light to the world. We hope to continue to walk ever closer to Jesus as we bring His light to the world.
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“The state has an interest (responsibility) in protecting the poor, the elderly and disabled persons. The lives of the disabled and elderly must be no less valuable than the lives of young and healthy … The difficulty in defining terminal illness and the risk that a dying patient’s request for assistance in ending his or her life might not be truly voluntary justifies the prohibitions on assisted suicide we uphold here.” – Chief Justice William Rehnquist
We have a long way to go yet. Weeding out the evil takes a lot of work.
The much-anticipated grand jury report on clerical abuse in six Pennsylvania dioceses was released August 14, 2018. The document – more than 1,350 pages long – cites credible accusations of abuse against more than 300 priests, with more than 1,000 victims involved. The study took two years and was overseen by Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro. “The cover-up was sophisticated. And all the while, shockingly, church leadership kept records of the abuse and the cover-up. These documents, from the dioceses’ own ‘Secret Archives,’ formed the backbone of this investigation,” he said at a news conference in Harrisburg, according to Associated Press. “Most of the victims were…