Archive of January 25, 2009

Leading bioethics thinker ponders whether Obama will consult pro-life ethicists

Jan 25, 2009 - 07:03 pm .- Robert P. George, a Princeton law professor and member of President Bush’s Council on Bioethics, has written an essay asking whether President Barack Obama will be open to including pro-life thinkers among his bioethics advisers.

Obama's pro-abortion executive order creates first clash with Vatican

Jan 25, 2009 - 01:06 pm .- The first sign of Vatican disappointment with the Obama administration came on Saturday, when Holy See officials reacted to the President’s executive order reversing the Mexico City policy, thus making federal money available to promote abortion internationally.

Holy Father emphasizes the importance of continuous conversion

Jan 25, 2009 - 10:11 am .- Before reciting the Angelus at noon, Pope Benedict XVI spoke about the Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul, which the Church celebrates today. The Pope stressed that Paul’s meeting with the Risen Christ "radically changed" the saint’s life.

Lebanese Christians protest rosary depicting Hezbollah leader

Jan 25, 2009 - 02:57 am .- Rosaries bearing a picture of Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah have provoked controversy in Lebanon’s Christian community, whose members say the depiction is insulting.

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