Archive of October 22, 2010

Pro-life leaders spar over Ohio billboard targeting Democrat’s health care vote

Oct 22, 2010 - 10:01 pm .- A controversy over political billboards in Ohio has caused more debate over abortion funding in this year’s health care legislation. Backers of the targeted pro-life Democrat say the ad violates state law against false statements, but the Republican-leaning pro-life group running the ad says the facts are on its side and deserve a hearing.

Brazilian bishop who received death threat renews commitment to defend life

Oct 22, 2010 - 08:14 pm .- Bishop Luis Gonzaga Bergonzini from the Diocese of Guarulhos, Brazil has promised to continue defending the unborn despite receiving “an anonymous letter” threatening his life.

Rector of Chilean shrine: Rescue of miners was joint act of God and man

Oct 22, 2010 - 04:56 pm .- The rector of the Chilean National Shrine of Maipu, Father Carlos Cox, explained that the rescue of the 33 miners trapped in the San Jose mine is a sign of how God, together with man, brings about “true miracles.”

Pope welcomes Slovenia’s moves on 'erased'

Oct 22, 2010 - 03:09 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI said he is pleased with recent efforts by Slovenia to address the problem of the “erased.”

Letter to seminarians deepens Pope’s teaching on celibacy

Oct 22, 2010 - 12:05 pm .- Earlier this week, Pope Benedict XVI for the first time publicly engaged the issue of the relationship between the Church’s celibacy requirements and the clergy sexual abuse scandals.

Cuban dissident awarded Sakharov Prize

Oct 22, 2010 - 11:37 am .- The European Parliament has awarded the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to a 48-year-old Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas, a leader for human rights in Cuba.

Vatican official outlines next steps in Legion of Christ reform

Oct 22, 2010 - 09:33 am .- The rehabilitation of the scandalized Legion of Christ has entered a new phase according to the Vatican official in charge of the troubled religious congregation.

Researcher: Children of same-sex couples more likely to be homosexual

Oct 22, 2010 - 06:04 am .- Social scientist Walter Schumm doesn't think his forthcoming paper ought to be provoking outraged responses he has already received.

Pope Benedict pledges Catholic support for bettering Korea

Oct 22, 2010 - 03:05 am .- Receiving the new Korean ambassador to the Holy See, Pope Benedict XVI praised the Republic of Korea’s work for peace and its role as an “important player” on the world stage. He pledged the Church’s help to advance the common good, noting the inspiration the faithful take from the example of the Korean Martyrs.

Janet Smith responds to Alice von Hildebrand’s critique of Christopher West

Oct 22, 2010 - 01:04 am .- Adding to the current debate on the correct way to present the teachings of the late John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, Professor Janet Smith issued a response to philosopher Dr. Alice von Hildebrand, who recently critiqued the work of popular speaker Christopher West.

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