Archive of May 26, 2009

Experts denounce 'educational' material encouraging sexual exploration for teens

May 26, 2009 - 10:03 pm .- The association Professionals for Ethics denounced the distribution of a multi-media presentation for teens that encourages them to “explore their bodies in order to discover their pleasure map.”

Cardinal Sandoval calls for truth about assassination of his predecessor

May 26, 2009 - 06:15 pm .- On the 16th anniversary of the murder of Cardinal Juan Jesus Posadas Ocampo of Guadalajara, which took place on May 24, 1993, the deceased prelate’s successor, Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iniguez, called for the truth to be made known about the event. “We must not cease in our determination that the truth be told” about this case, he said.

Vatican publishes Compendium to guide Church in China

May 26, 2009 - 04:49 pm .- The Vatican press office has announced that on the second anniversary of the publication of Pope Benedict’s letter to the Church in China, a Compendium has been made available on the Vatican's website to help Catholics more deeply understand the Holy Father’s letter to the Church in China.

Pro-marriage groups "very gratified" by Prop. 8 decision

May 26, 2009 - 01:54 pm .- The California Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that Proposition 8, the successful California ballot measure which defined marriage to be between a man and a woman, is constitutional. It also decided that the some 18,000 homosexual “marriages” contracted in the state should remain valid in law.

Family and life advocates concerned by Sotomayor's 'judicial activism'

May 26, 2009 - 01:42 pm .- President Obama introduced Judge Sonia Sotomayor as his nominee to replace retiring Justice David Souter this morning at the White House. Conservative court watchers reacted to the announcement by warning that Sotomayor's judicial record shows she is an activist judge.

Two women killed in attack on Catholic church in Nepal

May 26, 2009 - 10:44 am .- On Saturday, May 23, two women died after a bomb exploded during Mass at the Church of the Asuncion in Dhobighat in Nepal. There was no word on the number of wounded. According to Caritas, some 150 people were in the church at the time of the attack, which was believed to be an act of Hindu extremists. receives nearly 500,000 visits on first day

May 26, 2009 - 09:41 am .- On its first day online, the new website enabling young people from around the world to get to know Pope Benedict XVI, received almost half a million visits.

Pope improved relations with Islam in Jordan, says Nuncio

May 26, 2009 - 03:01 am .- The Apostolic Nuncio to Jordan and Iraq, Archbishop Francis Chullikat, said last week the Muslim community and the royal family of Jordan appreciated the fact that Benedict XVI decided to travel first to that country on his trip to the Holy Land. The Jordanians said it was an important gesture that has led to a “better perspective of Christians on the part of Muslims.”

Cardinal Amigo: Unborn child at 13 weeks is a human being

May 26, 2009 - 01:42 am .- The Archbishop of Seville in Spain, Cardinal Carlos Amigo Vallejo, said last week the “best thing to do is to forget as soon as possible about” the statements made by Minister of Equality Bibiana Aido, who said, “A fetus at 13 weeks is not a human being.” 

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