Archive of June 15, 2009

Bishop Wenski calls for ‘substantive plan’ for immigration reform

Jun 15, 2009 - 11:08 pm .- Bishop Thomas Wenski of Orlando, Florida on Monday called on President Obama and congressional leaders to move forward on immigration reform, saying a “substantive plan” must emerge to show the Obama administration intends successful change.

Crisis of values underlies economic and family crises, says Spanish bishop

Jun 15, 2009 - 09:03 pm .- Bishop Jesus Garcia Burillo of Avila, Spain said recently that the current economic crisis has revealed another face of poverty--the poverty of values. In response to this values crisis, he called on the faithful to embrace solidarity.

Nigerians reject abortion bill pushed by American group

Jun 15, 2009 - 06:08 pm .- By a vote of 13-1, the legislature in the small state of Imo, Nigeria rejected the Reproductive Rights Bill last week, marking a pro-life victory in a state whose rich heritage, culture and religious traditions welcome life and respect the lives of unborn children.

Bolivian bishops call for solutions without 'prefabricated violence'

Jun 15, 2009 - 04:37 pm .- During the celebration of Corpus Christi, the Bolivian bishops of Santa Cruz de la Sierra and El Alto called on leaders to solve the country’s problems not with vain speeches or prefabricated violence but with tolerance and respect.

Mexicans pray to Our Lady of Guadalupe for end to violence

Jun 15, 2009 - 02:33 pm .- Nearly 500,000 faithful from the Archdiocese of Durango gathered recently at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City together with Archbishop Hector Gonzalez Martinez to pray for an end to the violence that is occurring in their region and that is the result of organized crime.

Cardinal warns Dominicans are keeping an eye on Congress regarding abortion

Jun 15, 2009 - 12:56 pm .- The Archbishop of Santo Domingo, Cardinal Nicolas de Jesus Lopez Rodriguez, said last week that the country is “zealously watching” what Congress does with regard to “the right to life and the condemnation of abortion.”

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