Archive of December 5, 2009

Vietnamese president to meet with Pope Benedict

Dec 5, 2009 - 10:00 pm .- The Vietnamese government has announced that President Nguyen Minh Triet will visit the Vatican and meet with Pope Benedict XVI next week to strengthen ties between his country and the Holy See.

Student loan debt a ‘crushing burden’ that harms young families, expert says

Dec 5, 2009 - 06:03 pm .- The “crushing burden” of student loans delays marriage and childbirth and encourages cohabitation, family policy expert Allan Carlson said in a lecture on Friday. He urged a pro-family debt relief program to help alleviate the financial stresses student loans can cause.

South the 'birthplace of black Catholicism' says expert

Dec 5, 2009 - 12:28 pm .- Craig Manson, Distinguished Professor and Lecturer in Law at the University of the Pacific, has recently written about how the South in the U.S could be regarded as the “birthplace of black Catholicism.”

HLI president skeptical that Obama's new bioethics commission will be ethical

Dec 5, 2009 - 10:06 am .- Fr. Thomas J. Euteneuer, President of Human Life International has called for Americans to be watchful of President Obama's appointments to the new Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, claiming the unlikelihood of the advisors to share the pro-life sentiment of the majority of Americans.

New report presented on Social Doctrine of the Church

Dec 5, 2009 - 05:54 am .- The Cardinal Van Thuan International Observatory has written and published the first report on the Social Doctrine of the Church in the world, a 187-page book containing information compiled from all five continents.

Planned Parenthood struggling financially, Harvard study finds

Dec 5, 2009 - 01:46 am .- Last week, InsiderCatholic.com issued a story referring to a Harvard Business School case study which outlined some of Planned Parenthood's recent financial difficulties. According to Mauricio Roman's article, Planned Parenthood has recently consolidated its affiliates, pushed for more cost effective procedures such as chemical abortions versus in-clinic abortions, and has tried to increase its sale of emergency contraceptive kits.

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