In October, the podcast covered Childbirth: Life-Giving Love, featuring author Mary Haseltine (Made for This: The Catholic Mom's Guide to Birth) and author and blogger Haley Stewart (The Grace of Enough), as well as other Catholic moms.
In addition, bishops in the U.S. are preaching on the anniversary and/or sharing little snippets about them at our #HV50 YouTube page.
USCCB Action Center
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On October 1, Minnesota started offering driver’s licenses with “X” as an option for “sex,” without legislative approval.
The Atlanta city council voted this month to award $1.2 million to former Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran. Cochran had been fired for writing a devotional book on his own time about living out faithful manhood which contained only a couple of pages of Christian teaching on human sexuality. In December, a federal court ruled that Atlanta’s policies were unconstitutional.
U.S. State Department
As of October 1, the U.S. State Department is requiring same-sex partners of incoming UN and NATO diplomats to be married within their home countries in order to get visas, bringing them into line with the requirements for opposite-sex couples.
The United Kingdom
In a scenario familiar in the US, Christian bakers in Northern Ireland won in the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, securing the right to decline to create a cake that said “Support Gay Marriage.” The family owners of Ashers Bakery prevailed in a unanimous decision that understood that the requirement to serve all people cannot compel speech in conflict with one’s beliefs.
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