Archive of July 31, 2010

Vatican preparing new document on effects of abortion on women

Jul 31, 2010 - 11:33 pm .- The new president of the Pontifical Academy for Life, Archbishop Ignacio Carrasco de Paula, announced that his dicastery is preparing a document on the effects of abortion on women, often called post-abortion syndrome. The document will focus on the study of the “habit of abortion” and is expected to be published next year.

Diocese of Peoria applauds reinstatement of Catholic professor

Jul 31, 2010 - 06:14 pm .- The Diocese of Peoria praised the University of Illinois' decision to reinstate Dr. Kenneth Howell, who had been told at the end of last semester that he would no longer be allowed to teach because he had stated in a class on Catholicism that the Church believes homosexual behavior violates natural law.

Newspaper: Damien of Molokai film from Vatican archives shows reality of the saint

Jul 31, 2010 - 03:58 pm .- A newly digitized 1950's film on Fr. Damien of Molokai still offers a relevant message for today, remarked L'Osservatore Romano (LOR) on Friday. According to the Vatican newspaper, the film’s images not only show us the priest's life, but reveal "timeless and fundamentally human themes."

Arkansas native devotes life to poor women in Thailand

Jul 31, 2010 - 01:15 pm .- Some people dream of making a difference in the world and others actually do it. Arkansas native Elizabeth Lachowsky Thaibinh and her husband, Michael, founded Wildflower Home in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Cardinal’s letter to China calls entire Church to holiness and unity, says Fr. Lombardi

Jul 31, 2010 - 10:56 am .- Reflecting on Cardinal Ivan Dias' July letter to Chinese Catholic clergy, Vatican Radio director Fr. Federico Lombardi on Saturday said that the invitation to them to lead lives of "holiness, unity and communion" must be that of the entire Church.

Author Anne Rice repudiates Christianity ‘in the name of Christ’

Jul 31, 2010 - 08:01 am .- The author Anne Rice, who in 2008 announced that she had returned to the Catholic faith in which she was raised, says she is no longer a Christian but remains “committed to Christ.”

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