Jun 12, 2009 - 08:05 pm .- The Madrid College of Doctors has expressed its rejection of the government’s proposed reform of abortion laws, saying, parents “must give their consent to any operation that is performed on a minor under the age of 18” and that should be the case for abortions.
Jun 12, 2009 - 06:24 pm .- On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill authorizing a new “Office for Global Women’s Issues” in the State Department. Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) told CNA on Friday that he believes the new office is part of a behind-the-scenes Administration attempt to promote abortion worldwide.
Jun 12, 2009 - 05:26 pm .- Cardinal Francis George, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has decried the “appalling” shooting at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. as a “deplorable act of violence.”
Jun 12, 2009 - 04:02 pm .- Speaking on Union Radio, the president of the Venezuelan bishop’s Plenary Council, Bishop Ovidio Perez Morales, said on Thursday that the new attacks by the government against the Catholic Church “reveals the intransigence of its political agenda.”
Jun 12, 2009 - 01:12 pm .- A commission charged with revising the Dominican Republic’s constitution has rejected the legalization of same-sex “marriages” and affirmed that the family based on a union between one man and one woman is the foundation of society.
Jun 12, 2009 - 11:29 am .- This morning at the Vatican's press office, organizers announced a forthcoming congress on the theme: “Female Religious in Network against Trafficking of Persons.” The congress will focus on fighting and preventing human trafficking, a phenomenon that has been described as “a new form of slavery of the twenty-first century.”
Jun 12, 2009 - 10:38 am .- While celebrating the feast of Corpus Christi yesterday in front of the basilica of St. John Lateran, Pope Benedict encouraged the faithful to nourish themselves with love of Christ in the Eucharist and warned of secularization within the Church.
Jun 12, 2009 - 10:32 am .- Catholics in Louisiana received good news this morning when they woke up to hear that Pope Benedict had appointed Bishop Gregory Aymond, a New Orleans native, to head an archdiocese still dealing with the effects of Hurricane Katrina.
Jun 12, 2009 - 06:30 am .- The Acting Administrator of NASA and the Equal Opportunity Programs Office at Goddard Space Flight Center have encouraged agency employees to take part in “LGBT Pride Month,” leading to criticism that the action takes the space agency “completely off-mission” and promotes homosexual activism.
Jun 12, 2009 - 03:05 am .- Magdalen College of Warner, New Hampshire has appointed Dr. George Harne as its new academic dean. In conjunction with the announcement of his appointment, Harne also unveiled the Catholic college’s new Honors Program which integrates Great Books-based Socratic seminars with courses in catechesis, music and the visual arts.
Jun 12, 2009 - 12:57 am .- An American Catholic couple involved in philanthropic activities will receive the Path to Peace Foundation’s Servitor Pacis award for their charitable with autistic children and their families.