Archive of July 27, 2010

Government of Brazil proposes legalizing abortion in Latin America

Jul 27, 2010 - 10:06 pm .- The Movement for the Defense of Life has denounced the intention of the Brazilian government to propose that abortion be legalized in all the countries of Latin America.

Mexican archbishop offers clarification on where sacraments can be celebrated

Jul 27, 2010 - 05:52 pm .- A Mexican archbishop issued a memo this week clarifying to priests and the faithful where the sacraments can be celebrated – other than Church buildings –  and still protect “the dignity of the Sacred Liturgy.”

Bishop expresses satisfaction with Chilean president’s decision on clemency

Jul 27, 2010 - 02:10 pm .- Bishop Alejandro Goic, president of the Chilean Bishops’ Conference, has expressed appreciation for the decision by the country’s President Sebastian Pinera to consider granting clemency to some prisoners on a case by case basis.

Baghdad bishop dies after lifetime of serving the Church

Jul 27, 2010 - 01:28 pm .- Auxiliary Bishop Andraos Abouna of Baghdad died Tuesday morning in a hospital in Erbil, the capital of Kurdish northern Iraq. The bishop was 67 years old and had suffered from kidney problems.

Archdiocese urges prayers for peace between Colombia and Venezuela

Jul 27, 2010 - 12:12 pm .- The Archdiocese of Caracas, under the leadership of Cardinal Jorge Urosa and his auxiliary bishops, called the faithful to pray for peace between Venezuela and Colombia as tensions rise between the two countries.

Lourdes Grotto at Notre Dame catches fire

Jul 27, 2010 - 10:43 am .- The University of Notre Dame released a statement on July 26 saying that the campus's Grotto of our Lady of Lourdes caught fire on Monday evening.

Revised InsideCatholic website uses social networking to create ‘partners in evangelization’

Jul 27, 2010 - 08:59 am .- The website InsideCatholic.com has launched a new version of its site, featuring an attractive design and greater integration of social networking features. Social networking helps make readers “partners in evangelization,” the site said, adding that the revision is intended to reflect “digital literacy.”

Cloistered French nuns to make Gregorian chant album for Universal Music

Jul 27, 2010 - 06:07 am .- An order of cloistered Benedictine nuns in France has signed a deal with Universal Music to produce an album of Gregorian chant. The abbess said that after time in prayer the nuns decided the effort could touch people’s lives.

LA Times accused of using skewed poll in showing support for same-sex 'marriage'

Jul 27, 2010 - 03:05 am .- After the Los Angeles Times ran a piece citing a “nonpartisan” survey showing that the majority of Californians support same-sex “marriage,” Mollie Hemingway from Get Religion accused the poll of being skewed as it was conducted by a group that explicitly supports same-sex unions.

Defense of life is not a religious issue, maintains family leader

Jul 27, 2010 - 12:50 am .- An expert on family issues reminded Mexicans last week that the defense of life is not a religious issue and that it is based on the scientific certainty that life begins at conception.

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