Archive of September 25, 2008

Legalization of abortion could spread to other states in Mexico, cardinal warns

Sep 25, 2008 - 11:18 pm .- The Archbishop of Guadalajara, Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iniguez, warned this week that the bad example of Mexico’s Supreme Court in legalizing abortion in the capital could spread to other Mexican states and continue the attack on the family.

U.S. Representatives send protest letter to Vietnamese president

Sep 25, 2008 - 09:04 pm .- Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, a California Democrat, along with other U.S. House members, has written a letter to Vietnam’s President Nguyen Minh Triet expressing their concern over the Vietnamese government’s recent human rights violations. The letter details some recent incidents of violence, harassment, and arrests of protesters.

Peruvian archbishop calls for end to protests and for more dialogue

Sep 25, 2008 - 08:20 pm .- Archbishop Jose Antonio Eguren has called on Peruvians to set aside protests, conflicts and confrontations and to instead use dialogue and the search for truth as a means of resolving social ills and forging a more just society.

Pro-government mob attacks Catholic demonstrators in Hanoi

Sep 25, 2008 - 07:09 pm .- Hundreds of Catholic protestors seeking the return of a former papal nunciature confiscated by the communist government were attacked on Thursday afternoon in a confrontation with youths, military veterans, and members of other communist associations.

Democratic analyst: The Party has been hijacked by secularist elites

Sep 25, 2008 - 05:33 pm .- The Democratic Party has been hijacked by elites hostile to religion, said Mark Stricherz, author of the book "Why Democrats are Blue" and a Democrat himself, during the Casey Lecture delivered on Tuesday at the Archdiocese of Denver.

Every half hour an abortion is performed on a girl under 20 in Spain

Sep 25, 2008 - 03:12 pm .- The Institute for Family Policy in Spain said this week the number of abortions in that country has increased by 35% in the last four years and by 155% in the last ten.

New appointments mark bold papal move for Liturgical reform

Sep 25, 2008 - 11:10 am .- Pope Benedict XVI made a low profile but significant move in the direction of liturgical reform by completely renewing the roster of his liturgical advisors yesterday.

Catholic and State schools should have equality, Pope Benedict asserts

Sep 25, 2008 - 10:14 am .- On Thursday at Castel Gandolfo, Pope Benedict raised the topic of the role of Catholic schools in contributing to the good of society. All who desire the "good of the young and the country" should work for real equality between State schools and private schools," the Holy Father said.

Obama faith adviser cancels appearance at D.C. faith forum

Sep 25, 2008 - 06:18 am .- Rev. E. Terri LaVelle, senior adviser on Religious Affairs for Obama, canceled a Tuesday appearance at a Reese Roundtable faith forum sponsored by the evangelical group Faith and Action in the Nation’s Capital. LaVelle reportedly canceled his appearance at the event via text message.

Priest seriously wounded by crazed knife-wielding Da Vinci Code viewer

Sep 25, 2008 - 04:24 am .- A Rome priest was in intensive care on Wednesday after suffering serious injuries from being stabbed in the neck and stomach by a disturbed man who had recently watched the movie The Da Vinci Code on television.

Planned Parenthood affiliate removes ‘lewd’ videos from web site

Sep 25, 2008 - 02:52 am .- A series of “lewd” videos produced by the Columbia-Willamette, Oregon affiliate of Planned Parenthood has been taken down from the organization’s web site.

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