Archive of June 4, 2009

Massive pro-life demonstration being organized in Spain

Jun 4, 2009 - 11:53 pm .- More than 40 civic organizations have joined together to organize a massive pro-life demonstration in support of pregnant women and in opposition to the government’s proposal to reform Spain’s abortion laws. The demonstration is set to take place on October 17 in Madrid.

Vatican official pleads with countries to protect children from economic crisis

Jun 4, 2009 - 08:02 pm .- The president of the Pontifical Council for Health Care, Archbishop Zygmunt Zimowski, is calling for a “common code of ethics” between rich and poor countries to prevent the economic crisis from affecting aid programs, whose direct recipients are defenseless children and other members of the community who are most in need.

Former Spanish president slams 'right to abortion'

Jun 4, 2009 - 07:11 pm .- The former president of Spain, Jose Maria Aznar, has criticized the government’s proposal to overhaul the laws on abortion saying, “Abortion is not and can never be a right” because “what is a right is the right to life.” He also slammed the government for “pretending to make the ending of human life into a right.”

New Hampshire law marginalizes supporters of traditional marriage, bishop says

Jun 4, 2009 - 06:10 pm .- New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch on Wednesday afternoon signed a bill to legalize same-sex “marriage” in the state. In response, the Bishop of Manchester expressed “deep disappointment” and concern that those who treasure marriage have been “marginalized” by the positioning of the issue as a “civil rights” matter.

Cardinal Rouco warns doctors cannot be forced to perform abortions

Jun 4, 2009 - 04:28 pm .- Cardinal Antonio Maria Rouco Varela of Madrid warned the government of Spain this week it cannot force doctors to perform abortions or to distribute the morning-after pill.

Pro-Obama Catholic rewarded with government job at HHS

Jun 4, 2009 - 02:31 pm .- Alexia Kelley, Executive Director of "Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good,” one of the pro-Obama Catholic organizations that strongly supported the appointment of the former Kansas governor Kathleen Sebelius as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has been named Director of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships for the HHS.

New York Catholic bishops strongly oppose legalized same-sex 'marriage'

Jun 4, 2009 - 10:50 am .- While New York's senators debate whether or not to legalize same-sex "marriage" in their state, the seven Catholic bishops of New York have issued a statement strongly opposing "such a drastic measure."

White House ‘comfortable’ with controversial faith-based council appointee

Jun 4, 2009 - 06:15 am .- The White House spokesman has said that President Obama is “comfortable” with the makeup of his faith-based advisory council despite protests alleging anti-Catholic bigotry from one appointee who characterized Pope Benedict as a “discredited leader” and called the Knights of Columbus “foot soldiers” in an “army of oppression.”

Tribunal rules Catholic agencies broke law, must allow homosexual adoptions

Jun 4, 2009 - 03:19 am .- In a decision that may end decades of Catholic adoption services, a British Charity Tribunal has ruled that Catholic adoption agencies will be breaking the law if they decline to place children with homosexual couples.

Eucharistic Adoration increases prayer, vocations in Uganda

Jun 4, 2009 - 01:06 am .- Eucharistic Adoration in Uganda is attracting more lay people to prayer and encouraging vocations, an international Catholic charity reports.

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