Archive of March 2, 2009

Cardinal Garcia-Gasco warns of ‘information gap’ between rich and poor

Mar 2, 2009 - 10:47 pm .- The Apostolic Administrator of Valencia in Spain, Cardinal Agustin Garcia-Gasco, called for solidarity last week in the use of the media saying, “We cannot accentuate the breach between the people who are ‘rich’ in information and the people who are ‘poor’ in information.”

Sen. Coburn says pro-life docs would prefer jail to violating consciences

Mar 2, 2009 - 09:08 pm .- Obstetrician and gynecologist Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma) has said that pro-life medical practitioners will “go to jail” rather than violate their conscience if the Obama administration reverses federal conscience protection rules.

Catholic Church must not let society marginalize it, British cardinal says

Mar 2, 2009 - 08:19 pm .- The Archbishop Westminster, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor is calling on the Church to resist the spread of secularism. At a conference at the Cathedral of Westminster the cardinal said, “the Church in our society has great vitality and a crucial role to play, more importantly even now in this time of recent history.”

New Catholic HHS secretary has history of protecting late-term abortionist

Mar 2, 2009 - 07:58 pm .- Though the newly-nominated Secretary of Health and Human Services has spoken about the importance of a "culture of life," she has gone to great lengths to protect a well-known late-term abortion doctor and has continued to support legalized abortion over her 30-year political career.

Sen. Brownback supports Sebelius, draws disapproval

Mar 2, 2009 - 06:25 pm .- Kansas Senators Sam Brownback and Pat Roberts are congratulating Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on being nominated to serve as the next Secretary of Health and Human Services. But their well wishes are not enjoying a good reception with some pro-life activists.

Mexican bishops launch 2009 Charity Campaign

Mar 2, 2009 - 06:13 pm .- The Bishops’ Conference of Mexico has launched the 2009 Charity Campaign, “The Faces of Poverty,” in all the dioceses of the country to encourage Mexicans to “put charity and justice at the center of the Christian life.”

Brazilian bishops pen memorial in support of babies with anencephaly

Mar 2, 2009 - 03:44 pm .- The Conference of Catholic Bishops of Brazil have sent a letter to Supreme Court Minister Carmen Lucia reaffirming their defense of the lives of babies who suffer from anencephaly. The letter comes in response an announcement from the National Confederation of Health Care Workers, which recently said it supports abortion in such cases.

Pro-life leaders rebuke ‘propaganda’ surrounding Sebelius appointment

Mar 2, 2009 - 03:16 pm .- Critical reaction to Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ nomination as Secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services continued as one Kansas pro-life leader accused her of doing nothing to help the unborn. He also accused her defenders of engaging in “deception” and “propaganda.”

Pro-lifers decry Sebelius nomination as divisive

Mar 2, 2009 - 01:27 pm .- Reactions against President Obama’s pick of Kathleen Sebelius to serve as the Secretary of Health and Human Services are coming in from pro-life organizations around the country. Many are noting that despite his promises to seek "common ground" on the life issue, Obama is turning a blind eye to the concerns of the pro-life community.

Catholic Church reports growth in seminarians and members

Mar 2, 2009 - 11:55 am .- This past Saturday the 2009 edition of the “Annuario Pontifico,” or pontifical yearbook, was presented to the Holy Father.  The yearbook confirms an increase in both the number of Catholics around the world and in the number of priests and seminarians in Africa and Asia.

Diocese of Biloxi ends its wait for a bishop

Mar 2, 2009 - 11:35 am .- The Diocese of Biloxi, Mississippi received word from the Vatican this morning that its almost year-long wait for a bishop is over. Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Bishop Roger Paul Morin, auxiliary of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, as the shepherd of the region’s 67,800 Catholics.

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