Archive of October 19, 2010

Rosaries stolen from Venezuelan parish

Oct 19, 2010 - 10:02 pm .- The parish of Our Lady of the Rosary in Baruta, Venezuela has reported that two 24-karat gold rosaries were stolen from a statue of Mary on October 16. Both rosaries date back to the year 1700.

Catholic Relief Services mobilizing after deadly Philippines typhoon

Oct 19, 2010 - 08:12 pm .- Super Typhoon Megi departed from the Philippines yesterday, leaving an estimated 13 people dead as it drifted toward China and Hong Kong. Catholic Relief Services announced it is preparing emergency humanitarian aid for families affected by the unusually powerful storm, which significantly damaged infrastructure in addition to destroying crops and homes.

Bishop underscores importance of family during Mass with rescued miners

Oct 19, 2010 - 05:09 pm .- At a Mass of Thanksgiving with 20 rescued miners outside the San Jose Mine in Chile, Bishop Gonzalo Duarte underscored the vital importance of the family within society.

Cardinal celebrates 'Lord of the Miracles,' prayers for protection of the family

Oct 19, 2010 - 03:05 pm .- Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani prayed to the Lord of the Miracles for the protection of the unborn and the family during an Oct. 18 Mass in Lima, Peru.

Pope says Church’s mission a duty of every Catholic

Oct 19, 2010 - 01:04 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI said that World Mission Sunday is an opportunity for Catholics to to reflect on the Church's mission to bring Christ's message and love to “every people, culture, race and nationality.”

Brazilian cardinal: abortion is not a right

Oct 19, 2010 - 11:58 am .- Cardinal Odilo Scherer of Sao Paulo, Brazil spoke out last week in defense of human life, stressing that abortion must not be legalized in the country.

Experience of Chilean miners shows suffering leads to resurrection, explains priest

Oct 19, 2010 - 10:11 am .- Father Alejandro Castillo, the vicar general of the Diocese of Copiapo, Chile recently remarked that the rescue of the 33 miners from the San Jose mine is a sign that “after the cross comes the resurrection.”

Ohio Democrat files election complaint over pro-life group’s billboard

Oct 19, 2010 - 06:05 am .- An Ohio congressman has filed a complaint with the Ohio Elections Commission charging that a pro-life political group has misrepresented him as a supporter of federal abortion funding. The pro-life group has asked a federal court to intervene.

Major Houston pro-life event to counter abortion 'supercenter'

Oct 19, 2010 - 03:09 am .- In response to the opening of what they say is the largest abortion facility in the Western Hemisphere, pro-life groups are organizing a major event in Houston on Saturday. Eduardo Verastegui, the Mexican actor who starred in the pro-life film “Bella,” will be the keynote speaker at the event.

Statistics show more than one million abortions practiced in Spain since 1995

Oct 19, 2010 - 12:51 am .- The Institute for Family Policy has denounced the Spanish government for failing to introduce policies to increase the country's birthrate. The institute also noted that the government's persistent support for abortion has led to more than one million abortions in the last 15 years.

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