Archive of October 31, 2006

Pope Benedict names Cardinal Claudio Hummes Prefect of Congregation for Clergy

Oct 31, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Pope Benedict XVI accepted, today, the resignation of Cardinal Dario Castrillòn Hoyos from his office as Prefect for the Congregation for the Clergy and named as his replacement Cardinal Claudio Hummes, O.F.M., who was serving as Archbishop of Sao Paulo, Brasil.

Amnesty International proceeds with divisive abortion policy

Oct 31, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Members of Amnesty International at a Chicago conference last week were unable to debate the rights’ organization’s controversial draft policy that would support unlimited and international access to abortion as a human right.  And some now say that the organization is deliberately ignoring their point of view on Amnesty’s predetermined road to support for abortion.

National priests' group announces election novena

Oct 31, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Priests for Life launched an election novena yesterday, asking that “God to give believers the grace to vote in a way that advances the Culture of Life.”

US bishops submit plan to Sec. Rice in effort to protect Christians in Iraq

Oct 31, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The U.S. bishops are calling on the Bush administration to secure the safety of Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq.

Marriage is defendable on human reason alone, says bishop

Oct 31, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The definition of marriage should not be altered as it is defined by natural law, which is based on human reason, said Bishop Robert Morlino of Madison in an open letter to the people of Wisconsin.

Argentinean bishops call for investigation into church fire

Oct 31, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The spokesman for the Bishops’ Conference of Argentina, Father Jorge Oesterheld, said this week a fire that completely destroyed the Chapel of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in the Diocese of Puerto Iguazu several days ago is a painful event that could have a serious impact on the faithful in that region.

Bishops warn against approving anti-life protocol in Argentina

Oct 31, 2006 - 12:00 am .- In response to the possibility that an Argentinean congressional committee might begin considering approval of the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the National Secretariat for the Family of the Bishops’ Conference of Argentina warned the ratification of the convention could force abortion to be legalized in the country.

Lima cardinal warns Peruvians not be deceived about morning-after pill

Oct 31, 2006 - 12:00 am .- As the courts in Peru continue to debate about whether to legalize the morning-after pill, the Archbishop of Lima, Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani, called the promoters of the morning-after pill “liars and killers.”

Clinic in Barcelona providing late-term abortions

Oct 31, 2006 - 12:00 am .- A report on Danish television revealed this week that a clinic in Barcelona is profiting from “abortion tourism” and is performing macabre procedures on women who are more than seven months pregnant.  For $5,000 (USD) the clinic will inject poison into the unborn child, who at that stage is viable, thus causing his death in the womb through cardiac arrest.

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