Archive of February 2, 2010

CNA staff members recount trip to Haiti following earthquake

Feb 2, 2010 - 11:05 pm .- Catholic News Agency sent two members of its staff to Port-au-Prince after the January 12 earthquake that took the lives of 150,000, left 200,000 wounded and three million homeless. CNA's Spanish-language editor-in-chief, Walter Sánchez Silva Saldarriaga, recently recounted their experiences in the devastated island-nation.

CCHD clarifies connection to activist network that opposed Stupak Amendment

Feb 2, 2010 - 07:48 pm .- Researchers examining the activities of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development and its grantees have raised questions about its connections with a network of community organizing groups involved in homosexual issues and abortion advocacy, including opposition to the Stupak Amendment..

Youngest archbishop in Spain installed in Oviedo

Feb 2, 2010 - 07:12 pm .- Last weekend Bishop Jesus Sanz Montes became the youngest archbishop in Spain after being installed as the new ordinary of the historic Archdiocese of Oviedo.

Archbishops of Indianapolis and New Orleans make Super Bowl bet

Feb 2, 2010 - 06:13 pm .- Archbishop Daniel M. Buechlein of Indianapolis and Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans have made a friendly bet on the upcoming 44th Super Bowl this Sunday between the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints.

Dominican cardinal calls on youth to make a difference in society

Feb 2, 2010 - 03:02 pm .- The Archbishop of Santo Domingo, Cardinal Nicolas de Jesus Lopez Rodriguez, called on young people in the country to “make a difference in Dominican society.”  He urged them to stay away “from “the path of vice and 'easy money' that many have chosen.”

Vatican releases first report on religious death toll in Haiti

Feb 2, 2010 - 01:05 pm .- Twenty days after Haiti was ravaged by the 7.0 earthquake, the Vatican has released its intial assesment of the number of male and female religious who died in the cataclysmic event. The report also lists buildings that were destroyed or damage in the disaster.

Pope Benedict to observe World Day for Consecrated Life

Feb 2, 2010 - 11:29 am .- Today the Church is celebrating the World Day for Consecrated Life simultaneously with the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple. Pope Benedict XVI will observe the two celebrations by presiding over Vespers in St. Peter's Basilica this evening.

Cardinal Rodé addresses dwindling number of consecrated brothers

Feb 2, 2010 - 11:04 am .- Speaking with Vatican Radio on Tuesday, Cardinal Franc Rodé called to attention the need for the Church to place greater emphasis on the vocation of the religious brother.

Pro-life groups voice concern about new Ellaone ‘emergency contraceptive’

Feb 2, 2010 - 08:31 am .- A new “emergency contraception” pill called Ellaone is being distributed in the U.K. and claims to be effective up to five days after sexual relations. Some pro-life groups have opposed the drug, saying its use could kill a newly conceived human being.

More than 50,000 show support for Tebow pro-life Super Bowl ad

Feb 2, 2010 - 06:51 am .- Over 50,000 people have reportedly submitted comments to a website in support of college football star Tim Tebow’s appearance in a pro-life Super Bowl ad.

Hawaiian lawmakers shelve same-sex unions proposal

Feb 2, 2010 - 04:15 am .- Hawaii lawmakers on Friday decided not to vote on a bill that would create same-sex civil unions in the state. Opponents of the measure praised the action, expressing gratitude to the lawmakers but calling for continued vigilance.

Vietnamese Catholics call for end to government crack down

Feb 2, 2010 - 03:19 am .- A Vietnamese priest has condemned the recent government attacks on Dong Chiem parishioners in the Archdiocese of Hanoi and has called for the removal of police forces in the area and for an “end of the besiegement.”

Pharmacists question new decision allowing teens to have access to abortion pill

Feb 2, 2010 - 12:58 am .- Pharmacists in the Spanish region of Catalonia along with the organization, Network of Responsible Pharmacies, are opposing a new provision allowing the morning-after pill to be distributed to girls under the age of 16 without a prescription or parental consent.

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