Archive of March 28, 2008

Croatian parish offers coffee in exchange for prayers

Mar 28, 2008 - 08:00 pm .- A Croatian parish has found an effective means for getting young people to stick around after Mass.  It has opened a café where they can get food and drinks by paying with prayers.

Spanish bishops: No Catholic can support abortion, euthanasia or research with embryos

Mar 28, 2008 - 05:17 pm .- The subcommittee on the Family and the Defense of Life of the Spanish Bishops’ Conference reiterated this week that “no Catholic, either in private or public life, can support practices such as abortion, euthanasia or the creation, freezing and manipulation of human embryos in any case.”

Cardinal Sandoval says social justice needed to combat violence

Mar 28, 2008 - 02:20 pm .- The Archbishop of Guadalajara, Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iniguez, said this week the solution for overcoming violence is not more violence, “but rather doing justice and giving the poor the help they need in order to overcome poverty.”

84 year-old woman who had abortion 57 years ago still suffers depression

Mar 28, 2008 - 11:31 am .- The weekly Catholic publication Alba in Spain has published the story of an 84 year-old woman who was forced by her ex-husband to undergo an abortion 57 years ago before they were married. She told Alba that despite the counseling she has received over the years, she has never been able to overcome her depression and was never able to carry a child to term.

Religious to discuss roles of authority in Latin Church

Mar 28, 2008 - 09:19 am .- Leaders of various religious communities are planning to gather during the second week of April for a conference on how authority is exercised in their different orders.

California anti-homeschooling court decision appealed

Mar 28, 2008 - 06:07 am .- A February 28 court decision outlawing homeschooling in California will be reconsidered by the California Court of Appeal.

Wanted: One million Americans to pray pro-life Rosary

Mar 28, 2008 - 03:29 am .- The Saint Michael the Archangel Organization is attempting to organize one million people in the United States to pray the Rosary for unborn babies on Saturday, May 3.

Saudi monarch proposes monotheistic religious dialogue with “our brothers”

Mar 28, 2008 - 01:05 am .- A proposal for religious dialogue presented by King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has prompted warm reactions from several Jewish, Christian, and Muslim leaders in what could be a major development in inter-religious relations, the Associated Press reports.

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