Archive of October 23, 2009

Constitutional Court in Peru admits abortifacient effect of morning-after pill

Oct 23, 2009 - 11:22 pm .- Peru’s Constitutional Court has ruled against the distribution of the “morning-after pill” at public health care facilities because the abortifacient effect of the drug has not been ruled out.

Argentinean archbishop encourages seeking truth to obtain justice and peace

Oct 23, 2009 - 07:24 pm .- This week Archbishop Hector Aguer of La Plata encouraged Argentineans to seek out  truth, because only truth will bring about justice, the basis for peace in society.

Pro-life Rep. Bart Stupak claims enough votes to stop health care bill over abortion

Oct 23, 2009 - 06:25 pm .- Drawing opposition from pro-abortion politicians and activists, Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) is leading a coalition of about 40 pro-life Democrats who are petitioning for an opportunity to vote Hyde Amendment-like abortion funding restrictions into the proposed health care reform legislation.

Archbishop Burke named to Congregation for Bishops

Oct 23, 2009 - 05:06 pm .- Former Archbishop of St. Louis Raymond Burke has been appointed to the Vatican’s Congregation for Bishops, it was announced last Saturday.

Colombia’s Council of State suspends regulations permitting abortion

Oct 23, 2009 - 04:26 pm .- Colombia’s Council of State has provisionally suspended regulations allowing abortions to be performed in the country, thus prohibiting any clinic from performing the procedure until its legal status is resolved.

Bolivian bishops’ press office criticizes Chavez for verbal attacks against Bolivian journalist

Oct 23, 2009 - 12:54 pm .- The press office of the Bolivian bishops' conference criticized Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez for his verbal attacks against a Bolivian reporter at the conclusion of the ALBA summit last weekend.

Synod Fathers draft final message on Church in Africa

Oct 23, 2009 - 11:52 am .- As the Synod for Africa winds down, the hundreds of bishops in attendance voted on the final message to be given to the Holy Father, who will then use it to draft an apostolic exhortation. The message urges  Catholics in public life to live out their faith, denounces the influence of international corporations and ideologies and calls for inter-religious cooperation.

Supreme Court intervenes in favor of traditional marriage backers in Washington state

Oct 23, 2009 - 06:04 am .- Backers of Referendum 71, a Washington measure seeking to protect traditional marriage in the state, say that Tuesday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision to block the internet publication of petition signers will protect them from the harassment that targeted supporters of California’s Proposition 8.

Mother of ten to be honored for philanthropic leadership in Catholic education

Oct 23, 2009 - 03:38 am .- A philanthropic mother of ten and grandmother of 28 will be honored for her work at the upcoming Tenth Annual Awards for Outstanding Catholic Leadership.

Sudanese bishop warns war could return as secession vote nears

Oct 23, 2009 - 02:35 am .- A Sudanese bishop has warned that the country could return to war, with tensions apparently increasing. “Something is in the air,” he said, noting reports that military groups are arming themselves in the run-up to the referendum on secession between the north and south.

Meeting of hundreds of Anglican clergy to consider Pope Benedict’s new provision

Oct 23, 2009 - 12:22 am .- Hundreds of traditionalist Anglican clergy will meet this weekend in London to discuss whether to enter the Catholic Church in light of Pope Benedict XVI’s creation of an Anglican “ordinariate.”

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