Jun 22, 2007 - 11:40 am .- Cardinal Justin Rigali has commended President George Bush for vetoing S. 5, the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act. Cardinal Rigali is archbishop of Philadelphia and chairman of the Committee for Pro-Life Activities at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Jun 22, 2007 - 11:39 am .- Officials at the Medical College of Peru (MCP) decided this week to publish an “official document,” harshly contested by its members, forcing the college to adhere to the international agenda of pro-abortion organizations.
Jun 22, 2007 - 11:34 am .- The Committee on Marriage and the Family of the Bishops’ Conference of Argentina issued a statement this week recalling that the country’s Supreme Court has already ruled that the unborn child is a “person” under the law and that therefore a measure being considered by the Argentinean Congress to legalize abortion is unconstitutional.
Jun 22, 2007 - 11:31 am .- The most prestigious school run by the Marianist Congregation in Spain, Our Lady of the Pillar in Madrid, has decided to allow conscientious objection against the “Education for Citizenship” course, thus opposing the congregation’s own publishing house which issued the textbook for the controversial class.
Jun 22, 2007 - 11:29 am .- According to Father Olivier Schmitthausler, Director of the Committee on Education of the Apostolic Vicariate of Phnom Penh, the rebuilding of the school system in Cambodia, which was destroyed by the dictatorship of the 1970s and by twenty years of civil war, is one of the most important tasks of the Church in that country.
Jun 22, 2007 - 11:17 am .- The Catholic Church in Kuwait "enjoys freedom of worship and suffers no restriction whatsoever," says Bishop Camillo Ballin, vicar apostolic of Kuwait. The 63-year-old bishop and Comboni missionary spoke with AKI while attending an international gathering of Catholic clerics and researchers in Venice.
Jun 22, 2007 - 10:43 am .- Archbishop Vicente Cisneros of Cuenca announced this week the suspension of the priestly faculties of Father Fernando Vega, who decided to run for a seat in the country’s Constitutional Assembly despite being forbidden from political office by Church law.
Jun 22, 2007 - 10:35 am .- The U.S. bishops are currently considering how prominent their voices will be in the 2008 presidential race. Of late, there have been some high profile encounters between bishops and the different presidential candidates. This has not been isolated to the United States either.
Jun 22, 2007 - 10:10 am .- The Delaware Senate voted 15-0 on Wednesday for a bill that eliminates the two-year civil statute of limitations in cases of child sexual abuse. Gov. Ruth Ann Minner said she would sign the bill, reported The News Journal.
Jun 22, 2007 - 09:36 am .- Tony Blair will travel tomorrow to the Vatican to meet the Pope in preparation for his conversion to Roman Catholicism reports the Guardian.Speculation that the outgoing Prime minister of England will seek admission to the Church has been circulating for quite some time. In part, the rumors have been fueled by the regular Mass attendance of Blair with his wife and four children.