Archive of February 20, 2011

Pro-life cause sees advances in Congressional debate on abortion

Feb 20, 2011 - 05:10 pm .- Key pro-life measures advanced in the U.S. House of Representatives this week. One committee approved a bill that would ensure health care legislation does not provide funding for abortions, while the House passed a bill that would pull Title X funding for Planned Parenthood.

Filipino sisters seek to rescue women from sex trade

Feb 20, 2011 - 01:00 pm .- Imagine a nun going undercover, walking the streets at night rescuing women and children caught in the world of human trafficking.

New start available for those who accept Christ, says Pope

Feb 20, 2011 - 12:09 pm .- "A new form of existence driven by love and destined to eternity" is possible through imitation of Christ, said Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday. Before the traditional noon Angelus prayer in St. Peter's Square on Feb. 20, the Pope spoke of the day's Mass readings. He said the readings "speak ... of the will of God to make men participants in his life."

Poll shows Maryland voters support traditional marriage as legislative action nears

Feb 20, 2011 - 09:50 am .- A new poll shows that most Maryland voters believe that marriage should only be between a man and a woman, while a supermajority believe the people, not the legislature, should define marriage.

Saint Polycarp, early bishop and martyr, remembered Feb. 23

Feb 20, 2011 - 08:11 am .- On Feb. 23, the Catholic Church will remember the life and martyrdom of St. Polycarp, a disciple of the apostle and evangelist St. John. Polycarp is celebrated on the same date by Eastern Orthodox Christians, who also honor him as a saint.

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