Archive of January 9, 2007

Evangelicals, Catholics discuss nature of authority, Scripture

Jan 9, 2007 - 02:43 pm .- Evangelical and Catholic scholars in the United States have gathered for a fifth time to discuss the nature of authority, especially in Scripture, and the interplay between Sacred Scripture and Tradition.

Democracy, corruption, and lack of security concern Church in Venezuela

Jan 9, 2007 - 02:35 pm .- During the opening of the 87th General Assembly of the Bishops’ Conference of Venezuela, Archbishop Ubaldo Santana, conference president, said the Church in that country is deeply concerned about restrictions on democracy, corruption, and the lack of security.

Independent organization calls for rejection of Socialist education program in Spain

Jan 9, 2007 - 02:24 pm .- An independent Spanish organization “Professionals for Ethics (PFE)” has issued a report on the content of the controversial course “Education for Citizenship” arguing that the proposed education program be rejected by parents and by citizens in general.

Drug manufacturers in New Zealand acknowledge abortifacient nature of morning-after pill

Jan 9, 2007 - 02:23 pm .- The manufacturer of the morning-after pill in New Zealand has acknowledged that the drug can cause an abortion during the first weeks of pregnancy.

Feminist lawmaker to renew efforts to legalize abortion in Uruguay

Jan 9, 2007 - 02:14 pm .- A prominent pro-abortion senator in Uruguay announced this week she intends to resend a proposal to the country’s parliament to legalize abortion.

Czech Cardinal applauds resignation of Polish Archbishop

Jan 9, 2007 - 01:59 pm .- The highest ranking official of the Catholic Church in the Czech Republic, Cardinal Miloslav Vlk, has welcomed the decision of Archbishop Stanislav Wielgus to offer his resignation as Archbishop of Warsaw following his admission of past connections with the former Communist regime of Poland.

Cardinal Re says Vatican was unaware of activities of Archbishop Wielgus

Jan 9, 2007 - 01:50 pm .- The Holy See was unaware of the true reach of the espionage activity of Archbishop Wielgus until the end of last week, Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, the Prefect of the Congregation of Bishops, stated on Monday in the Italian newspaper "Corriere della Sera."  

Boston cardinal says healing still needed five years after scandal

Jan 9, 2007 - 01:30 pm .- Five years after the clergy abuse scandal broke, there is still quite a way to go to restore trust and confidence in the Catholic Church of Boston, said Cardinal Sean O’Malley in a Boston Globe op-ed piece.

New York Times prints correction on pro-abortion story

Jan 9, 2007 - 01:26 pm .- The New York Times issued an editors’ note stating that a story it had published in its magazine, which claimed that a woman in El Salvador received a 30-year jail sentence for having a clandestine abortion, was not thoroughly researched.

Vatican ethicists praise possibilities raised by amniotic stem cell breakthrough

Jan 9, 2007 - 01:05 pm .- Scientists have potentially found a rich source of stem cells valuable for therapy that could very well end the debate over the use of embryonic stem cells.  Vatican officials, as well as pro-life groups, are saying initial reviews of the procedure seem to be ethically sound and scientifically as beneficial as embryonic stem cells.

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