Archive of May 31, 2008

Catholic Church in Myanmar asks for urgent help for survivors of cyclone

May 31, 2008 - 08:29 pm .- The president of the Bishops’ Conference of Myanmar, Archbishop Paul Zingthung Grawng, has asked Caritas International for urgent help in assisting the survivors of cyclone Nargis which devastated the country several weeks ago.  He said at least $8 million is needed to respond to the disaster.

Leaders assail New York's same-sex ‘marriage’ decision

May 31, 2008 - 01:36 pm .- The New York governor office’s decision to recognize same-sex marriages contracted outside of New York State has prompted critical reaction from many leaders, some of whom have called the decision “unilateral” and “anti-democratic.”

Personhood amendment certified for Colorado ballot

May 31, 2008 - 04:19 am .- A Colorado proposal defining a fertilized egg as a human person has been certified for the November ballot by Colorado Secretary of State Mike Coffman, who said about 103,000 people validly signed petitions backing the proposal.

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