Archive of November 7, 2009

Pro-life leader warns congressmen of ‘being out of step' with constitutents

Nov 7, 2009 - 11:39 pm .- Following the approval of the Pitts-Stupak Amendment to H.R. 3962 on Saturday, Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser praised Congress for siding "with the resounding majority of citizens opposed to government funding of abortion," and urged congressmen to listen to their constituents.

Requiring heterosexuality for marriage is not discriminatory, say bishops

Nov 7, 2009 - 07:56 pm .- The executive committee of the Bishops’ Conference of Argentina has called on the National Parliament to protect authentic marriage based on the union between one man and one woman.

Venezuela Catholic leaders fear Chavez’s property confiscations could target Church

Nov 7, 2009 - 05:50 pm .- Widespread anxiety exists among Catholic leaders in Venezuela who fear that President Hugo Chavez could try to confiscate churches, schools and other church property and try to “eliminate” the work of the Catholic Church, a source close to the Venezuelan Bishops Conference has told Aid to the Church in Need.

Bishops urge House members to vote for Stupak-Ellsworth Amendment

Nov 7, 2009 - 03:49 pm .- Today the U.S. bishops sent a letter, signed by Cardinal Justin Rigali, to the House of Representatives urging members to vote for the Stupak-Ellsworth Amendment to the health care reform.

Connecticut conference inspires and energizes men

Nov 7, 2009 - 02:10 pm .- It’s awesome, absolutely awesome," said Eric Thermer of St. Timothy Parish in West Hartford about the second annual Connecticut Catholic Men’s Conference, held in Wallingford, Conn. last month. "Every Catholic man who wants to be challenged should be here. It’s an absolutely incredible event."

Health care proposal’s ‘masked’ funding of abortion is ‘fatally flawed,’ Bishop Conley says

Nov 7, 2009 - 11:55 am .- Auxiliary Bishop of Denver James D. Conley has said that the health care reform proposal currently advancing in Congress is “fatally flawed” because Congress has ignored or rejected “serious concerns” about federal funding for abortion, broad access to health care and financial sustainability.

German diocese receives bishop who was ordained by Cardinal Ratzinger

Nov 7, 2009 - 03:23 am .- On October 28, Pope Benedict XVI appointed 45-year-old Franz-Josef Overbeck as the  Bishop of Essen, Germany. Bishop Overbeck was ordained a priest by Cardinal Josef Ratzinger, has survived a bout with cancer, and is now the youngest bishop in Germany.

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