Archive of October 6, 2010

Pro-life organizations vow to decrease maternal death rates in Mexico

Oct 6, 2010 - 10:08 pm .- Various pro-life organizations spoke out Tuesday, promising to find ways to combat Mexico’s maternal death rate.

Eduardo Verastegui to play Mexican martyr in ‘Cristiada’

Oct 6, 2010 - 07:53 pm .- Mexican actor Eduardo Verastegui, known for his passionate defense of the unborn, will star in a new film on the life of Blessed Anacleto Gonzalez Flores, a Catholic who was martyred in Mexico.

Costa Rican bishops to defend the family before Congress

Oct 6, 2010 - 05:52 pm .- Two Costa Rican bishops will defend the institution of the family during a meeting with the country’s lawmakers on October 13.

Benedict XVI exhorts Christians to employ Rosary as 'spiritual weapon'

Oct 6, 2010 - 03:54 pm .- Anticipating Thursday's celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, the Holy Father called on the faithful to make an effort to rediscover the prayer. He urged Christians to seek intercession, protection and personal encounter with Christ through the "simple but efficient prayer," especially during the Marian month of October.

Vatican spokesman urges credibility, transparency in response to controversy

Oct 6, 2010 - 12:49 pm .- In being truthful, transparent and loyal, the Church will be able to renew and purify itself from moral problems, Fr. Federico Lombardi said as he listed the Church's priorities for responding to controversy at a conference on Tuesday.

Removal of crosses leaves society empty of values, warns archbishop

Oct 6, 2010 - 11:54 am .- Archbishop Hector Aguer of La Plata, Argentina criticized a proposal by the country’s Chief Justice Carmen Argibay to remove crucifixes from the courtroom, saying such a move would leave the country empty of transcendent values and at the mercy of agnosticism and relativism.

Happy lives still centered on friendship with Jesus, Pope teaches

Oct 6, 2010 - 06:27 am .- On Wednesday morning Pope Benedict focused his weekly address on the extraordinary life of a 13th-century German woman and saint, St. Gertrude the Great. From her life, the Holy Father said that modern Christians can see that true happiness still springs from a friendship with Christ.

Defense of human rights must extend to the science lab, argues Detroit archbishop

Oct 6, 2010 - 05:54 am .- Following the University of Michigan's announcement of a new embryonic stem cell line, Archbishop Allen Vigneron spoke out against the dangers of putting “human hands on the switch of life and death,” arguing that the protection of life “must extend to the laboratory.”

Bethlehem hospital creates 'birth clock' as 50,000th delivery approaches

Oct 6, 2010 - 03:08 am .- The Knights of Malta-operated Holy Family Hospital of Bethlehem is expecting the imminent delivery its 50,000th baby after 20 years of operation. Its backers have created a website “birth clock” to track the approach of the landmark.

Diocese of Sacramento to host event on Catholic understanding of marriage

Oct 6, 2010 - 02:55 am .- The Catholic Diocese of Sacramento will host family scholar Jennifer Roback Morse to discuss how to defend Catholic teaching on marriage, especially as it relates to the debate over same-sex “marriage.”

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