Archive of December 8, 2010

Spanish government decides not to extend maternity leave

Dec 8, 2010 - 06:04 pm .- Spain will not extend the country's length of maternity leave until the economy improves.

US bishops endorse proposed nuclear arms reduction

Dec 8, 2010 - 04:52 pm .- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has come out in favor of the proposed “New START” treaty, which would continue a mutual U.S.-Russian reduction of nuclear arms that began in 1991.

Christian leaders show solidarity with those impacted by Mount Carmel blaze

Dec 8, 2010 - 03:56 pm .- A delegation of Christian leaders visited Mount Carmel in Israel to express solidarity after a recent fire killed 42 people and injured dozens.

Archbishop Gomez leads Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration

Dec 8, 2010 - 01:58 pm .- Coadjutor Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles presided at the 79th Annual Mass and Procession in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe before some 25,000 Catholics. He invited the attendees to lead lives of sacrifice and humility to help bring others closer to God.

Mary's life shows God's mercy is more powerful than evil, Pope says on feast day

Dec 8, 2010 - 12:43 pm .- Pope Benedict said on today's Feast of the Immaculate Conception that the day honoring Mary should give Christians “comfort” and remind them that God's mercy “is more powerful than evil.”

Sr. Theresa, Marian Sisters founder, dies at 88

Dec 8, 2010 - 10:01 am .- Sister Theresa Gottvald, M.S., one of the two founders of the Marian Sisters of the Diocese of Lincoln, Neb. died Tuesday, Nov. 30, at the age of 88.

Washington state priest brings natural family planning to Peru's highlands

Dec 8, 2010 - 04:28 am .- Fr. Philip Bloom's medical missionary work aims for more than just healthy bodies. He's helping Peruvians cultivate a healthy respect for marriage, fertility, and new life, through natural family planning.

Congress slated to vote on controversial DREAM Act this week

Dec 8, 2010 - 12:23 am .- Democratic leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) moved on Dec. 6 to end discussion on a controversial bill that would grant citizenship to many children brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents – a  move that allows the legislation to be voted on as early as this week.

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