Archive of October 29, 2009

Bolivian archbishop calls on political candidates to respect the family

Oct 29, 2009 - 08:47 pm .- Archbishop Tito Solari of Cochabamba called on political candidates to respect the institution of the family and educate the country's youth.

Pro-life Democrat group claims 40 lawmakers will vote against health care bill

Oct 29, 2009 - 06:13 pm .- Democrats for Life of America claims to have 40 congressmen who will vote against the House health care reform legislation if taxpayer funded abortion language is not removed from the bill, the organization announced on Thursday.

Pro-life group calls for boycott of cosmetics company using aborted fetal cells

Oct 29, 2009 - 05:28 pm .- The organization Children of God for Life released a statement on Tuesday blasting the pharmaceutical company Neocutis for using cells harvested from an aborted fetus in the development of anti-aging creams. The pro-life group is calling for a boycott of the company's products.

FOCUS conference 'Made for More' to be held in Orlando

Oct 29, 2009 - 04:39 pm .- The Fellowship of Catholic University Students, a college campus outreach program focused on bringing students to Christ through Bible studies and personal relationships, will host a national conference over the holidays in Orlando, Florida.

Cardinal Cipriani reminds State of duty to protect life from moment of conception

Oct 29, 2009 - 11:38 am .- The Archbishop of Lima, Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani, reminded the Peruvian State this week of its duty to protect human life, “because the human person is the center of all of society.”

Benedict XVI says Church needs to proclaim Gospel on the ‘digital continent’

Oct 29, 2009 - 10:30 am .- Addressing the full Pontifical Council for Social Communications today, Benedict XVI urged its members to help communicate the teachings of the Church on the “digital continent” of the ever-changing technological landscape.

Pope hopes for 'new phase of international cooperation' from Iran

Oct 29, 2009 - 10:59 am .- In a meeting today with Iran's new ambassador to the Vatican, Pope Benedict XVI called on Iran to begin a new era of international cooperation and to guarantee religious freedom to Catholics in the country.

Pope Benedict's busy Christmas season liturgical schedule published

Oct 29, 2009 - 10:48 am .- The Office of Papal Liturgical Celebrations announced today the list of events that the Pope will preside over from November through January 2010. Highlights of the celebrations include the Christmas Midnight Mass, the Urbi et Orbi blessing and the baptism of children.

Archbishop cautions against alleged visions at the Shrine of Knock

Oct 29, 2009 - 06:35 am .- The Archbishop of Tuam has responded to an alleged visionary who predicted that another Marian apparition would take place at the Shrine of Knock, warning that recent gatherings inspired by his claims could obscure the “authentic identity” and “essential message” of the shrine.

Archbishop of Glasgow says Anglican provision is ‘a way forward’

Oct 29, 2009 - 03:23 am .- The Catholic Archbishop of Glasgow Mario Conti has commented on the Vatican’s recently announced proposal to welcome Anglican communities into full communion with the Catholic Church. Noting that the faith of individual believers is also important, he said he has long thought such an offer would be “a way forward” for some Anglicans.

Louisiania bishops join debate on health care with warning on protecting unborn

Oct 29, 2009 - 12:11 am .- Health care is a basic right and its proposed reform must provide access for all while also excluding abortion funding and protecting the consciences of health care providers, a Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops statement says.

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