Archive of March 17, 2011

Divorce law in Mexico City will destroy the family, experts warn

Mar 17, 2011 - 04:05 pm .- The Supreme Court of Mexico's decision to uphold a “fast track divorce” law promotes the destruction of the family, various family experts are warning.

Former UK government minister picked for religious freedom post

Mar 17, 2011 - 03:00 pm .- Ann Widdecombe, a prominent British politician and Catholic convert, has been named a “special envoy on religious freedom” for the pontifical charity Aid to the Church in Need.

Jesuit superior general announces revision of order's General Curia

Mar 17, 2011 - 12:30 pm .- The Superior General of the Society of Jesus, Spanish priest Fr. Adolfo Nicolas, recently sent a letter to Jesuits worldwide, announcing a revision to the order's General Curia.

Government’s refusal to defend marriage undermines democracy, Calif. bishop warns

Mar 17, 2011 - 06:26 am .- The failure of the Obama administration to support the Defense of Marriage Act and similar actions in California and the District of Columbia violates the constitution and takes the issue “away from the people,” Bishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of Oakland, Calif. warned in his newspaper column.

Malaysian government to release 35,000 Bibles seized over 'Allah' dispute

Mar 17, 2011 - 04:02 am .- Government officials in Malaysia agreed to release 35,000 Bibles that were seized in the country as it continues a heated dispute over non-Muslims being allowed to use the word “Allah” for God.

As Ireland endures hard times, Catholics advised to look to St. Patrick

Mar 17, 2011 - 01:43 am .- Amid economic uncertainty and the continued response to the clergy abuse crisis, the bishops of Ireland have urged Catholics to remember St. Patrick’s plight.

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