Archive of January 10, 2009

Caritas to help relieve ‘extreme international emergency’ in Zimbabwe

Jan 10, 2009 - 08:01 pm .- Following a Cholera outbreak and food shortages in Zimbabwe, Caritas Internationalis has launched a $7 million appeal to provide humanitarian assistance to the more than 250,000 people threatened by hunger and death.

Survey shows many Americans wary of entertainment industry’s values

Jan 10, 2009 - 01:15 pm .- The Anti-Defamation League has released the results of a survey of U.S. residents asking their view of how religious and moral values are reflected in Hollywood and in American life. The results show that most Americans think that television and movie companies do not share the values of most Americans and many believe Christian values are “under attack.”

Prop. 8 backers challenge harassment-enabling donor disclosure laws

Jan 10, 2009 - 08:36 am .- Citing a “systematic attempt” of intimidation and harassment targeting their supporters, leading backers of Proposition 8 have filed federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of California’s campaign finance laws which make donor names, addresses and employers public.

Martyred mother and four daughters role models for World Meeting of Families

Jan 10, 2009 - 02:28 am .- Among the five families Pope Benedict XVI has chosen as role models for the upcoming Sixth World Meeting of Families is the family of Maria Teresa Ferragud Roig, who suffered martyrdom along with her four daughters during the Spanish Civil War.

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