Archive of November 3, 2008

Archdiocese of Mexico City issues clarification about St. Jude and the ‘St. Death’

Nov 3, 2008 - 11:07 pm .- The Archdiocese of Mexico issued a statement last week clarifying that St. Jude Thaddeus is not the “patron saint” of criminals or drug lords and that devotion to “Saint Death” is not compatible with the Catholic faith.

Kmiec’s claims against Denver archbishop irrelevant, false and deceptive, say analysts

Nov 3, 2008 - 09:02 pm .- An online ethics publication has responded to pro-Obama professor Doug Kmiec’s essay criticizing Archbishop Charles J. Chaput on his strong pro-life stance in the U.S. presidential election.

Illegal status of Obama’s aunt highlights hot topic with Hispanics

Nov 3, 2008 - 06:46 pm .- With just hours to go before the U.S. election, Sen. Barack Obama has dared to comment on the politically sensitive subject of immigration, saying that he supports the deportation of his aunt, who has illegally been living in the U.S. for the last four years.

New poll shows 13 point McCain lead among Catholics

Nov 3, 2008 - 05:43 pm .- As the Tuesday elections approach, a new tracking poll from the Investor’s Business Daily shows Sen. John McCain leading Sen. Barack Obama among Catholics by 51 percent to 38 percent.

Iraqi bishops describe anti-Christian violence as an intentional political move

Nov 3, 2008 - 04:54 pm .- The Conference of Catholic Bishops of Iraq issued a statement last week denouncing the anti-Christian violence the country is suffering from as part of an intentional political plan that "seeks to create pain and conflict between the different components of the nation."

Pro-life groups denounce economic interests of ‘experts’ on subcommittee on abortion in Spain

Nov 3, 2008 - 03:43 pm .- The Right to Life group in Spain has called for two experts on a congressional subcommittee analyzing a new law on abortion to recuse themselves from the positions because of their associations with the abortion industry.

Death is not the end of life, Pope Benedict says at Mass for cardinals

Nov 3, 2008 - 02:17 pm .- This morning the Holy Father presided over the November Mass offered for the souls of the cardinals and bishops who died over the past year.  During the Mass, a papal tradition, the Pontiff assured the congregation that their deceased brethren had passed “from death to life because they chose Christ.”

Uruguayan lawmakers to vote on legalization of abortion

Nov 3, 2008 - 11:53 am .- The Uruguayan House of Representatives is set to vote November 4 on a reproductive health bill that would legalize abortion in the country. Pro-abortion lawmakers have been strategizing how to get the measure approved despite President Tabare Vasquez’s threat to veto it.

Doug Kmiec takes Archbishop Chaput to task for his remarks on voting

Nov 3, 2008 - 11:10 am .- Doug Kmiec, a law professor at Pepperdine University and a supporter of Sen. Barack Obama, has criticized Archbishop of Denver Charles Chaput, claiming that the archbishop’s comments on the election do not allow “proportionate reasons” to be considered in voting for a presidential candidate.

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