Archive of September 30, 2009

Widespread distribution of morning-after pill fits into Spanish government’s agenda

Sep 30, 2009 - 11:04 pm .- The organizations Professionals for Ethics and Responsible Pharmacies Network are  criticizing the decision by the Spanish government to allow the morning-after pill to be distributed in pharmacies without a prescription or an age restriction.

Cuba detains political opponent and places him on summary trial

Sep 30, 2009 - 08:11 pm .- The Christian Liberation Movement, led by Oswaldo Paya, on Tuesday denounced the detention of one of its members, Agustin Cervantes, who is facing a summary trial without the ability to testify in his own defense.

World Congress of Catholic doctors to be held in Lourdes in 2010

Sep 30, 2009 - 05:56 pm .- The International Federation of Associations of Catholic Doctors (FIAMC) announced that its 23rd World Congress will be held May 6-9, 2010, in Lourdes, Frances.

Senate committee rejects amendment to keep abortion out of health care

Sep 30, 2009 - 05:01 pm .- The Senate Financial Services Committee rejected an amendment today that was presented by Senator Orin Hatch to keep abortion out of Senator Max Baucus' "America's Health Future Act of 2009." The Hatch amendment also would have codified current conscience protections into the health bill.

New astrophysical discoveries leave little to no room for Atheism, expert says

Sep 30, 2009 - 03:35 pm .- Contemporary astrophysics hold the scientific key to prove the existence of God, but unfortunately very few know the scientific facts, said Fr. Robert J. Spitzer, S.J, PhD, during a conference delivered on Sunday at the John Paul II Center for the New Evangelization in Denver, Colorado.

Pope’s visit has put the Church at the center of Czech society, cardinal says

Sep 30, 2009 - 02:52 pm .- In the wake of Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to the Czech Republic last weekend, Cardinal Miloslav Vlk of Prague said the historic trip has placed the Church at the center of the country’s social life and has profoundly revitalized Catholics in a country that is usually seen as “atheist and secularized.”

EEOC nominee signed radical marriage manifesto that praised polygamy

Sep 30, 2009 - 01:20 pm .- A law professor nominated by President Obama to become a commissioner for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission was a signatory to a radical 2006 manifesto which endorsed polygamous households and argued traditional marriage should not be privileged “above all others.”

Complete human formation is solution to dictatorship of relativism, Pope says

Sep 30, 2009 - 11:07 am .- With 10,000 people gathered in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Benedict XVI dedicated Wednesday’s general audience to retracing the stages of his journey to the Czech Republic. The history of the region, the Pope explained, shows us that progress must either be rooted in “integral human formation” or risk falling prey to dictators. In our day, the dictator is relativism, coupled with the dominance of technology.

Benedict XVI to pray for improved Sunday worship and evangelization efforts

Sep 30, 2009 - 10:29 am .- During the month of October, Pope Benedict XVI will pray that Sunday is properly celebrated by Christians as the day of Jesus' Resurrection and that they will eagerly embrace their responsibility to share the faith.

Newt Gingrich examines John Paul II’s role in fall of Communism in new movie

Sep 30, 2009 - 06:03 am .- Former Speaker of the U.S. House Newt Gingrich, a recent convert to Catholicism, is producing a forthcoming documentary about Pope John Paul II’s first return visit to Poland in June 1979. Titled “Nine Days that Change the World,” the film explores the impact of the visit on the collapse of Communism.

Catholic, Lutheran and Methodist leaders to mark 10th anniversary of Joint Declaration on Justification

Sep 30, 2009 - 02:49 am .- Catholic, Lutheran and Methodist church leaders will mark the tenth anniversary of a joint agreement on the Doctrine of Justification in a meeting in downtown Chicago on Thursday.

Philippines archbishop praises ‘heroic’ response to Typhoon Ketsana

Sep 30, 2009 - 12:12 am .- After a major storm in the northern Philippines caused flooding that has left at least 246 people dead, the local archbishop praised the heroism of a young man who died saving more than a dozen neighbors. He also called for compassion in what he said may be the worst flood in more than half a century.

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