Our society is failing to get to the bottom of the issues and unless we address these problems with an eye to the whole of the human person — a union of body and soul made for relationship with God and others — change will not come.
As she did 100 years ago when she appeared to the shepherd children at Fatima, Mary asks for our prayers.
Combating racial disparities will require overcoming policies championed by both the political right and left that entrench established ideological and economic power structures. In other words, it requires the wisdom of Catholic social teaching.
It is revealing how a young person — without as much time here on earth and years of experience we adults have — has the wisdom and understands the importance of being attentive to the people around them and inevitably finding happiness for themselves and others by this awareness.
CBS reports that from 1995 to 2011, the U.S. had an estimated termination rate for Down syndrome of 67 percent, compared to the CDC report in 2013 noting that nearly 17 percent of all pregnancies are aborted, with or without genetic testing.