May 15, 2007 - 07:24 pm .- Colorado has two new laws on its books and both of them were opposed by the Colorado Catholic Conference. The first law allows live-in same sex or heterosexual partners to adopt children without the normal legal review process. While the second law requires that all public school districts implement a “science-based” content standard for sexual education courses.
May 15, 2007 - 01:35 pm .- The president of the Department of Communications of the Latin American Bishops’ Council (CELAM), Archbishop Baltasar Porras, said this week the bishops meeting at CELAM’s general conference in Brazil have the authority to decide whether or not to issue a final document.
May 15, 2007 - 01:33 pm .- After his return to Rome from Brazil, where he presided over the inauguration of the 5th General Conference of the Latin American Bishop’s Council, Pope Benedict XVI traveled to his residence at Castel Gandolfo where he will remain until next Friday.
May 15, 2007 - 01:19 pm .- Speaking about the issue of liberation theology and its impact on the clergy, the spokesman for the 5th General Conference of the Latin American Bishops’ Council, Bishop Hector Gutierrez Pabon, said Sunday that priests who get involved in politics “immediately break the unity and the mission they were entrusted with.”
May 15, 2007 - 01:06 pm .- A study by the firm Datafolha has revealed that 82 percent of Brazilians who claim to be atheists oppose the legalization of abortion in the country. Analysts say the survey shows that the defense of life is not a religious but a humanitarian issue.
May 15, 2007 - 12:50 pm .- Rudy Giuliani refused to challenge Pope Benedict XVI, who said last week that Catholic politicians who favor abortion have excommunicated themselves and should not take Communion.
May 15, 2007 - 12:31 pm .- This past Saturday, the first bishop to be named by the Communist government to the Patriotic church, Dong Guangqing, passed away in the province of Hubei.
May 15, 2007 - 12:17 pm .- The American College of Pediatricians is calling for an end to embryonic stem cell research and recommends the exclusive support of already proven effective adult stem cell research.
May 15, 2007 - 12:10 pm .- Operation Rescue has planned to hold a protest this evening against Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, who is scheduled to appear at a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri.
May 15, 2007 - 11:33 am .- Catholics must rally to give the pro-life feature film Bella a chance at a good theater run in the United States, says Colin Mason, media director for Population Research Institute.
May 15, 2007 - 10:22 am .- Over 250 Christian movements and communities gathered in Stuttgart, Germany this past Saturday for an event called, “Together for Europe 2007”. The purpose of the gathering was to focus on “the role of young people, as the expression of Europe’s future” and to draw attention to Africa.
May 15, 2007 - 09:56 am .- The results of a new poll on America’s opinion regarding abortion are in, and they do not look good for the pro-abortion lobby. According to the Ethics and Public Policy Center and the Judicial Confirmation Network, the new poll shows that when voters are educated on how Roe v. Wade really affects the availability of abortion, there is a substantial change in their opinions. Armed with this new understanding of where the country’s mind is on abortion, the two pro-family networks plan to launch a campaign to educate the public on this crucial issue.