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USCCB: U.S. Bishops’ Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities Calls NIH’s Dr. Francis Collins Defense of Using Baby Body Parts from Abortions for Research “Deeply Disturbing”

Thursday, December 18, 2018

Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), recently defended current NIH research that uses the body parts of babies destroyed by elective abortions and said that fetal tissue research “will continue to be the mainstay.”.

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Arlington Catholic Herald

Simbang Gabi helps families keep traditions from their homeland

December 17, 2018

Leah Roa, a member of the Filipino community at Our Lady of Good Counsel, said Simbang Gabi is a good way to get families together. “Communities around the United States are sharing the faith tradition,” she said. “A lot of families don't want to lose the traditions from back home especially for the children to learn about Filipino faith traditions.”

Simbang Gabi has been around since the 16th century when Spanish friars introduced the nine-day novena to the Philippines. The novena prepares for the birth of Christ. More than 35 Masses will be celebrated throughout the diocese in the mornings and evenings.

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O Wisdom from the mouth of the Most High, you fill the whole world. With strength and gentleness you order all things: come to teach us the way of prudence.