Michael J. Matt | Editor
Remember the Catholic journalist, Barbara Garcia? I was thinking about her the other day when I read that Sandra Fluke is now running for California State Senate. Back in July 2012, Lifesitenews’ Steve Jalsevac told us the story of how newlyweds Ignacio Cabezas and Barbara Castro Garcia had been crazy about getting married and wanted very much to be parents.
Four months into their first pregnancy, Barbara took a trip to the dentist complaining of a sore in her mouth. The dentist sent her on to a specialist, who diagnosed her with mouth cancer. The couple was presented with a conundrum: Barbara urgently needed life-saving treatment, but the treatment had the potential to harm their unborn child.
You know how this story ends. Look into the eyes of the young woman in the picture to the left. You can see the spirit of Hannah, mother of the Maccabees. Of course, she gave her life so that her little girl, Barbarita, could be born on Nov. 1, 2010...healthy.
Michael Matt discusses the canonization of Pope John Paul, the postponement of that of Pope Pius XII and the passion of the Mystical Body of Christ.