Archive of November 1, 2009

U.S. bishops to debate document on ethics of reproductive technology

Nov 1, 2009 - 06:22 pm .- The U.S. bishops’ proposed document on the relationship between sex and procreation and the moral issues concerning infertility treatments will be debated and voted on by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) at their fall assembly in Baltimore.

Casa de Vida gives hope to unwed mothers

Nov 1, 2009 - 02:11 pm .- Before moving into Casa de Vida, a residential program for young, pregnant women, 22-year-old Dominique Sawyer had two options: the street or a homeless shelter. “It was the shelter, the streets or here,” said Sawyer, who is expecting a baby girl in December. “I thank God every day that I was sent here. Everything turned around for me. It opened a lot of doors.”

'We are never alone,' Pope exclaims on All Saints Day

Nov 1, 2009 - 09:58 am .- To the faithful gathered on Sunday in St. Peter’s Square for the Angelus, Pope Benedict XVI presented the communion of saints, a “beautiful and comforting” reality that says “we are never alone.”  In particular he held up the ancient cult of martyrs in the early Church, and in this Year for Priests, “the saintly priests, both those canonized…and those many more that are known to the Lord.”

French martyr who inspired St. Therese of Lisieux to be honored Nov. 6

Nov 1, 2009 - 05:43 am .- On Friday, November 6, the Church will celebrate the feast of St. Jean-Théophane Vénard, a French missionary to Vietnam who was martyred for the faith.

Same-sex marriage law in D.C. could ‘suppress’ Catholic institutions, archdiocese warns

Nov 1, 2009 - 03:10 am .- A Washington, D.C. City Council proposal to recognize same-sex “marriage” would redefine marriage and could force Catholic educational and charitable institutions to close or face lawsuits, burdensome regulation and the compromising of their faith, the Archdiocese of Washington has warned.

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