Archive of August 25, 2009

Mexico symposium to network religious freedom advocates

Aug 25, 2009 - 11:03 pm .- Experts on religious freedom in Mexico, the U.S. and Canada will be meeting for a symposium in Mexico City next month to help bolster their international efforts.

Morning-after pill is abortifacient, say experts in Nicaragua

Aug 25, 2009 - 09:36 pm .- At the “Emergency Contraceptives” symposium organized by the Nicaraguan Association for Life, various pro-life experts explained how the morning-after pill is indeed an abortifacient.

Cardinal calls for referendum after Chavez govt. boots religion classes

Aug 25, 2009 - 06:05 pm .- The Archbishop of Caracas, Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino, has called on Venezuelans to do more than just complain about the new education law canceling all religion classes in state-run schools. Instead, he urged his countrymen to to work against the new laws, pointing to the fact that they can be submitted to a constitutional review through a national referendum.

Archbishop calls for end to anti-Christian violence in India

Aug 25, 2009 - 04:06 pm .- During celebrations marking the “Day for Peace and Harmony” in various states in India, Archbishop Raphael Cheenath of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar insisted, “Acts such as anti-Christian violence must never happen again.”

Irish cardinal urges opposition to homosexual civil unions

Aug 25, 2009 - 01:59 pm .- The Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of Ireland, Cardinal Sean Brady, spoke out last Sunday against recognizing civil unions for homosexuals during a homily at the Cathedral of St. John in Limerick. He said that natural law cannot be violated by legislative norms, and that natural law forms the basis for integral human development.

Bishop D’Arcy says Notre Dame must answer for honoring Obama

Aug 25, 2009 - 11:35 am .- Bishop John M. D'Arcy, whose diocese encompasses the University of Notre Dame, is not letting the issues raised by the university's honoring of President Obama lie dormant. Instead, the Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend has penned a poignant article for the upcoming edition of America magazine that calls on the renowned university to evaluate the consequences of its failure to respect the authority of the bishops.  

Mickey Rourke thanks God and Catholic faith for 'second chance'

Aug 25, 2009 - 10:44 am .- Famed Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke, who was at the Sarajevo Film Festival last week, told a Bosnian newspaper that he thanks God and his Catholic faith for giving him a “second chance” in life to overcome his addictions, which almost led him to commit suicide.

Court strikes down portions of S. Dakota informed consent law

Aug 25, 2009 - 06:21 am .- A federal court has upheld portions of South Dakota’s informed consent law which require doctors to tell women considering an abortion that they are terminating a human life. However, the court ruled doctors did not have to inform women they are terminating a legally protected relationship with an unborn human being.

Connecticut priest convicted of embezzling $1 million dies of cancer

Aug 25, 2009 - 03:16 am .- Fr. Michael Jude Fay, a Connecticut priest who was found guilty of embezzling $1 million from his parish, died of prostate cancer on Saturday at the age of 58.

Healing ‘gift’ from Lourdes visit frees ALS victim from wheelchair

Aug 25, 2009 - 12:03 am .- A woman who suffered from a severe nerve disease now no longer uses her wheelchair and has even gone for a run, after she visited to Lourdes earlier in August. The woman credits the baths at Lourdes for the ‘gift’ of her improved health.

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