Nov 6, 2008 - 10:55 pm .- In a recent pastoral letter, Bishop Jose Ignacio Munilla of Palencia in Spain denounced the growing secularization and atheistic secular ideology that is persecuting young people to the point of making them feel “neurotic and ashamed” of their Christian faith.
Nov 6, 2008 - 09:03 pm .- Opponents of California’s Proposition 8, which on Tuesday successfully restored the definition of marriage to be between one man and one woman, have filed suit asking the California Supreme Court to overturn the measure. Counsel for the Yes on 8 campaign responded, calling the lawsuits “frivolous and regrettable.”
Nov 6, 2008 - 06:41 pm .- Despite the defeat of pro-life state ballot initiatives and the victory of presidential and congressional candidates who favor legalized abortion, pro-life leaders are nonetheless hopeful about the future of the movement.
Nov 6, 2008 - 05:20 pm .- The six Catholic bishops of the region of Orissa in eastern India have issued a pastoral to the faithful being persecuted there, encouraging them to rekindle their hope, expressing their solidarity with the victims of anti-Christian violence and thanking international organizations for their support.
Nov 6, 2008 - 02:38 pm .- At the conclusion of the Catholic-Muslim Forum which took place at the Vatican, the participants issued a joint statement underscoring, among other themes, the importance of the defense of life as a gift from God to each person, religious freedom and the promotion of common moral values.
Nov 6, 2008 - 01:34 pm .- At the age of 25, Nicolas Fernandez had all of the qualities needed to be a great policeman and his future in the force looked promising. However, during his daily work he discovered he needed different weapons to help the “troubled souls” he encountered, so he decided to become a priest.
Nov 6, 2008 - 11:37 am .- The inaugural Catholic-Muslim Forum reached its culmination today with Pope Benedict XVI emphasizing that “only by starting with the recognition of the centrality of the person and the dignity of each human being” will Catholics and Muslims find common ground for building a “more fraternal world.”
Nov 6, 2008 - 07:47 am .- St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, California has invited Pepperdine University law professor and Obama backer Doug Kmiec to give an election “post-mortem” lecture.
Nov 6, 2008 - 05:11 am .- Voters in the town of Hamtramck, Michigan have overturned an ordinance which would have given legal protections to homosexual behavior, expression and attire. The regulations could also have forced businesses to permit men who perceive themselves as women to use women’s restrooms.
Nov 6, 2008 - 03:01 am .- U.S. conservative leaders reacted to Tuesday’s election results by noting that although Americans elected Barack Obama as the next president, they also agreed with conservative values on same-sex marriage.
Nov 6, 2008 - 01:10 am .- In a genial but critical exchange reproduced on The Witherspoon Institute’s web site Public Discourse, law professor Doug Kmiec and Archbishop of Denver Charles Chaput have exchanged further remarks concerning Kmiec’s advocacy for President-elect Barack Obama. The archbishop told the professor he welcomes a civil dialogue but also called on Kmiec to convince Obama to change his position on life issues.