Archive of March 7, 2009

San Francisco parish cancels teen-targeted homosexuality play

Mar 7, 2009 - 10:47 pm .- Archbishop of San Francisco George Niederauer has ordered a parish to cancel the performance of a “gay-friendly” play directed at teens. The play was to be performed by students from a Catholic preparatory school.

Pope Benedict will not visit Israeli museum which denigrates Pius XII

Mar 7, 2009 - 07:18 pm .- The Israeli ambassador to the Holy See on Friday said that Pope Benedict XVI will not visit Israel’s Holocaust Museum which accuses Pope Pius XII of inaction on the Holocaust. The news comes as a researcher announced on Friday that he had discovered a message from Pius XII that ordered monasteries to give refuge to Jews.

Austin doctors help Haitian boy with heart defect

Mar 7, 2009 - 02:31 pm .- Luidgy Virgile is a beautiful 2-year-old boy from Haiti. His dark curly hair, ready smile and rambunctious, energetic spirit make people warm to him immediately.  However, just six months ago, Luidgy’s parents were terrified of losing him because he had a congenital heart defect. But, thanks to the grace of God, a local nonprofit organization, and physicians in Central Texas, Luidgy’s heart has been successfully treated, and he can look forward to a long and healthy life.

Fr. Fessio to speak at regional homeschooling conference

Mar 7, 2009 - 02:03 pm .- Father Joseph Fessio, SJ, is slated to speak at the third annual North Georgia Catholic Homeschooling Conference next month.  The conference will include daily Mass, speakers, Catholic university representatives and an extensive used book and curriculum sale.

Obama still doesn’t ‘get it’ about adult stem cell research, Rep. Smith says

Mar 7, 2009 - 08:04 am .- Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) has criticized human embryo-destroying stem cell research, saying it is unethical, “unworkable and unreliable” and now “demonstrably unnecessary” in light of recent advances. He charged that President Obama and some Congressmen “still don’t get it” about the breakthroughs involving adult stem cell research.

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