Archive of November 27, 2008

Socialist Party out of arguments for justifying new abortion law in Spain

Nov 27, 2008 - 10:44 pm .- The Spanish newspaper ABC reported this week that a congressional subcommittee charged with analyzing Spain’s law on abortion grew hostile towards an expert giving testimony to them because his report showed that their plans to liberalize abortion would be destructive to the country.

Corpus Christi debates funding Planned Parenthood programs

Nov 27, 2008 - 08:38 pm .- The Corpus Christi City Council on Tuesday delayed funding for eight youth programs after residents protested that one program was run by Planned Parenthood.

Homilies should strengthen the faith and encourage conversion, says Vatican official

Nov 27, 2008 - 08:30 pm .- The secretary general of the Synod of Bishops, Archbishop Nikola Eterovic, has announced the publication next year of a Directory of Homilies, an important tool that will help pastors prepare their homilies, which are supposed to “strengthen the faith, call to conversion and help people live out the paschal mystery in their daily lives.”

Vandals destroy statues of Immaculate Conception in Managua

Nov 27, 2008 - 04:06 pm .- Two statues of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, the principal Marian devotion in Nicaragua, were destroyed by vandals this week in the capital city of Managua.

Giving thanks: tornado victims count blessings as they rebuild their lives

Nov 27, 2008 - 11:41 am .- On May 22, a mile-wide tornado tore through the community of Windsor, 80 miles north of Denver, killing one person and devastating the lives of hundreds of others. However, six months later, this community of 19,000 continues to rebuild as those who were displaced count their blessings and get their lives back on track.

Pope Benedict responds to terrorist attacks in India

Nov 27, 2008 - 11:02 am .- Late on Wednesday evening, gunmen overtook eight different locations in Mumbai, India and went on a rampage of killing. Pope Benedict XVI has sent a telegram to the Archbishop of Bombay asking him to convey his heartfelt condolences to the families of those affected and to assure the victims of his prayers.

Pope continues to pray for release of kidnapped sisters in Kenya

Nov 27, 2008 - 10:15 am .- This afternoon at the Vatican’s Press Office, Fr. Federico Lombardi issued a statement about two Italian religious sisters who were kidnapped over two weeks ago in Kenya. The Vatican spokesman said that Pope Benedict is closely following any news of the sisters and is praying for them and their families.  

Pope may visit Holy Land in Spring of 2009

Nov 27, 2008 - 09:58 am .- Israeli president Shimon Peres has extended an invitation to Pope Benedict XVI to visit Israel in 2009 and he is considering the offer, according to the Vatican’s spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi.

Catholic bishops offer support after 'direct' targeting of Mormons in Prop. 8 battle

Nov 27, 2008 - 03:20 am .- The fallout from the victory of California Proposition 8 continues as individuals and churches that supported the measure face social pressure and reprisals. The U.S. Catholic bishops have offered support to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints following opposing activists’ “explicit and direct” targeting of the denomination.

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