Archive of March 23, 2011

New South Dakota abortion law increases waiting period, requires counseling

Mar 23, 2011 - 06:34 pm .- South Dakota's Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed into law a bill which would require a three-day waiting period and counseling at pregnancy health centers for women seeking an abortion.

St. Joseph's example should be model for Catholic men, bishop teaches

Mar 23, 2011 - 01:54 pm .- Bishop Jorge Lozano of Gualeguaychu, Argentina is urging Catholic men to learn from St. Joseph, rather than the examples of masculinity the world embraces today.

Church needs courageous apostles to fight religious indifference, says Pope

Mar 23, 2011 - 12:13 pm .- Pope Benedict said at his Wednesday general audience that the modern world needs “zealous” disciples of Christ, who will fight religious indifference with the “light and beauty” of the Gospel. 

Catholic social teaching must inform immigration debate, says LA archbishop

Mar 23, 2011 - 10:07 am .- At a conference on U.S.-Mexico relations on March 21, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles explained that the Catholic Church's social teaching can provide essential guidance on the question of immigration, and other dilemmas presented by a globalized economy.

Archbishop of Indianapolis is ‘alert’ and recovering after mild stroke

Mar 23, 2011 - 05:50 am .- Archbishop Daniel M. Beuchlein of Indianapolis suffered a mild stroke on March 18 and has been hospitalized.

Cuban government to release last of 75 political prisoners

Mar 23, 2011 - 02:32 am .- After unprecedented talks with the Catholic Church, Cuban officials have agreed to release the last of a large group of political prisoners who were jailed during a repressive wave in the country nearly eight years ago.

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