Archive of February 13, 2010

Proposed textbook implies abortion opposition is wrong, N. Carolina bishops warn

Feb 13, 2010 - 05:04 pm .- A proposed school textbook that describes Roe v. Wade as a ruling against government oppression of rights should be opposed by Catholics, the bishops of North Carolina have said. They argue the text implies that opposition to abortion is wrong.

Pope tells Rome's seminarians to apply missionary ‘dynamism’ to faith life

Feb 13, 2010 - 04:38 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI visited the Major Roman Seminary at St. John Lateran on Friday evening for prayer and dinner to celebrate with the seminarians the feast of their patroness. Addressing the gathering, the Pope emphasized the need to apply the "dynamism" of the missionary to the practice of their faith and to live it with joy.

Catholic author and speaker encourages students to train to win heaven

Feb 13, 2010 - 02:32 pm .- Getting to heaven is a bit like getting ready for the big game, according to Todd Lemieux. “If you’re playing a sport, you don’t play to be mediocre or average,” said Lemieux, 36, author of “100 Things Every Catholic Teen Should Know.”

Ohio House Speaker reverses decision, allows pro-life teen to be honored

Feb 13, 2010 - 07:20 am .- The Ohio House Speaker decided on Wednesday to finally allow a pro-life teen to be honored for winning a national oratory competition with a speech on what she called the “truth” about abortion. House Speaker Armond Budish (D-Beechwood), a known supporter of abortion, had previously blocked the legislative honor from being awarded to her.

Catholic Hispanic ministries lack funding and committed personnel, study finds

Feb 13, 2010 - 04:03 am .- A recent study that focused on Hispanic ministries across the country found that most Hispanic ministries are underfunded, overworked, and have problems retaining staff over time.

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