Archive of February 11, 2011

Poll shows strong opposition to abortion, same-sex 'marriage' in Peru

Feb 11, 2011 - 08:03 pm .- A recent poll is showing that more than two-thirds of Peruvians are against abortion, same-sex “marriage” and the legalization of drugs.

Number of priests growing worldwide, Vatican reports

Feb 11, 2011 - 05:35 pm .- There are more than 5,000 more Catholic priests globally in 2009 than there were in 1999, according to official Church statistics.

Colombian bishops: Church ready to facilitate peace process

Feb 11, 2011 - 04:58 pm .- Bishop Ruben Salazar Gomez, the president of the Colombian bishops' conference, said the Church will act as a facilitator between the government and the Armed Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC) as soon negotiations become serious.

Vatican Radio celebrates 80 years, focuses on digital future

Feb 11, 2011 - 03:13 pm .- The Vatican’s radio station is celebrating its 80th anniversary — with a nod to its distinguished past but clearly focused on the digital future that lies ahead.

West cannot understand risk of 'Islamization,' Iraqi archbishop warns

Feb 11, 2011 - 01:35 pm .- The secular western world is incapable of fully understanding the threat of a “reawakening of Islam” in the Middle East, according to an Iraqi bishop beset by radical movements in his own archdiocese.

Chicago pro-life project helps women halt second trimester abortions

Feb 11, 2011 - 08:45 am .- With the help of two pro-life groups in the area, a Catholic hospital in Illinois has become one of the first in the U.S. to assist women who've changed their minds and want to stop the process of a second trimester abortion, which can often take several days.

Massachusetts bishops: Severe state budget cuts must not ignore social needs

Feb 11, 2011 - 06:04 am .- Massachusetts politicians must remember the vulnerable in their spending cuts planned to remedy a $1.2 billion budget gap, the state’s Catholic bishops said.

Web initiative lends support to 'Protect Life Act'

Feb 11, 2011 - 03:00 am .- As the House of Representatives debates the Protect Life Act, a proposal that would ban abortion funding throughout the federal budget, a website has been launched to allow citizens to voice their support for the bill.

Bishop decries lack of state protections for Christians in Indonesia

Feb 11, 2011 - 12:42 am .- A bishop in Indonesia has strongly criticized national officials for failing to protect Christians and other religious groups after a mob of 1,500 Muslims destroyed three churches, an orphanage and a hospital on Feb. 8.

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