Archive of April 26, 2007

Pro-life group protests Amnesty International's proposed abortion policy

Apr 26, 2007 - 10:52 am .- Women for Life International has joined the protest of Amnesty International's proposal to adopt a stance in favor of abortion. The pro-life group sent a letter to Amnesty International Executive Committee members informing them of their position.

Bishops challenge BBC on lack of religion on Radio 1

Apr 26, 2007 - 10:52 am .- A Catholic and an Anglican bishop have jointly called on the BBC to include religion on Radio 1, describing the omission as the “most striking exclusion of religion from the BBC 's output.” 

U.S. Hispanics making major impact on religious landscape

Apr 26, 2007 - 10:45 am .- A new survey released Wednesday says the growth of the Hispanic population in the United States has changed the religious landscape in the country, The Associated Press has reported.

Pope Benedict sends “Thank You Note” to well-wishers

Apr 26, 2007 - 10:22 am .- The Vatican has included a link on its website with a short message of thanks written by Archbishop Leonardo Sandi, Substitute of the Secretariat of State, on behalf of Pope Benedict XVI to all those who sent greetings for his birthday, anniversary, and Easter.

Archbishop Burke opposes Sheryl Crow concert out of pastoral necessity

Apr 26, 2007 - 10:13 am .- Archbishop Raymond Burke said he had to oppose the upcoming benefit concert for a local Catholic hospital that features musician and abortion activist Sheryl Crow out of pastoral necessity.

Holy See denies political meddling by Pope in Mexico abortion controversy

Apr 26, 2007 - 10:06 am .- The sub-director of the Holy See’s Press Office, Father Ciro Benedettini, denied this week that Pope Benedict XVI meddled in Mexican politics by sending a letter to the country’s bishops expressing his concern over a proposed law that was passed this week legalizing abortion in Mexico City.

Colombian court temporarily suspends arrest order against archbishop

Apr 26, 2007 - 10:01 am .- A Colombian court in the city of Manizales has temporarily suspended an arrest order against Archbishop Fabio Betancourt Tirado, who thanked God and said the decision was the “fruit of a prayer crusade” in the archdiocese.

Conference will examine international responsibility to justice and charity, Vatican official says

Apr 26, 2007 - 08:16 am .- The Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, led by Harvard law professor Mary Ann Glendon kicked off a five-day plenary session today at the Vatican, aimed at discussing the theme of, “Charity and Justice in the Relations among Peoples and Nations.”  The group will consider several “worrying signs” which seem to indicate that international charity and justice are not being pursued with appropriate diligence.  

Sentence of Guatemalan bishop’s killers ratified

Apr 26, 2007 - 08:09 am .- Guatemala’s Constitutional Court has ratified the 20 year prison sentence handed down against those responsible for the death of Auxiliary Bishop Juan Gerardi of Guatemala City, who was killed on April 26, 1998.

Civil disobedience and media campaign urged to stop spread of abortion in Mexico

Apr 26, 2007 - 08:08 am .- Various civil groups in Mexico have announced they will defer to the official reaction of the Archdiocese of Mexico City, expected to come this Sunday, regarding the legalization of abortion, and they anticipated acts of civil disobedience would take place, as well as a new media campaign in support of life. According to the newspaper “La Jornada,” Jose Antonio Fernandez of the organization Dignidad Ciudadana, announced that some 40 organizations “will soon begin a radio and television campaign to warn young people about the risks of the practice of abortion, and they will put in motion a support system for women who are in danger of having abortions.”

Abortion is new form of terrorism: Spanish foundation backs statements by Archbishop Amato

Apr 26, 2007 - 07:39 am .- In response to the legalization of abortion by the Legislative Assembly of Mexico City, the Life Foundation in Spain said it agrees with statements recently made by the secretary for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Archbishop Angelo Amato, who called abortion “terrorism with a human face.”

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