Archive of June 16, 2011

US bishops approve Spanish translation of Mass texts

Jun 16, 2011 - 09:21 pm .- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops approved the Spanish translation of the U.S. Propers and Adaptations to the Roman Missal, Third Edition at its Spring meeting in Seattle on June 16. 

Business ethics summit begins at the Vatican

Jun 16, 2011 - 07:01 pm .- The Vatican launched a major conference today on business ethics, aimed at discussing whether or not unethical practices were at the root of the economic crisis and if ethics can prevent a future collapse.

Costa Rica rejects in vitro fertilization

Jun 16, 2011 - 06:00 pm .- The Costa Rican government has shelved a measure that would have legalized in vitro fertilization in the country.

US bishops revise abuse charter to reflect new Vatican norms

Jun 16, 2011 - 03:11 pm .- At their spring meeting in Seattle on June 16, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops approved a revision of the “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People,” incorporating new Vatican guidelines on abuse cases.

Organization of American States rejects controversial convention

Jun 16, 2011 - 02:02 pm .- The Organization of American States rejected a treaty which would have pressured member countries to legalize abortion and same-sex unions.

Vatican launches stem cell venture with US company

Jun 16, 2011 - 12:35 pm .- The Vatican has signed its first ever commercial agreement with an outside company. The contract with U.S.-based bio-pharmaceutical firm NeoStem will advance ethical research into stem cells.

Rome’s rollerblading monk headed to France

Jun 16, 2011 - 11:41 am .- Brother Anthony Ariniello is one of the most recognizable and intriguing figures to hit the streets of Rome in recent years. But the monk with a high-speed habit is about to leave the Eternal City.

Supreme Court rejects atheist's latest challenge to Pledge of Allegiance

Jun 16, 2011 - 06:08 am .- On June 13, the Supreme Court ruled against atheist activist Michael Newdow's latest attempt to remove the words “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance.

Prop 8 judge not obliged to recuse himself, ruling says

Jun 16, 2011 - 03:03 am .- A homosexual judge who overturned California’s 2008 ballot measure defining marriage as the union between a man and a woman had no obligation to remove himself from the case because of a possible conflict of interest, a federal judge said on June 14.

Vatican diplomat: Farah Hatim case deserves UN intervention

Jun 16, 2011 - 02:15 am .- A leading Vatican diplomat said that the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights should intervene in the case of Farah Hatim, a Christian girl in Pakistan whose family said she was kidnapped and forced to marry and convert to Islam.

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