Archive of June 30, 2011

Veterans sue VA over attempts to censor graveside prayers

Jun 30, 2011 - 07:08 pm .- The Liberty Institute has filed a lawsuit against the Department of Veterans Affairs, after it continuously tried to prevent veterans from including prayers in funeral services at the Houston National Cemetery.

Portuguese cardinal 'not accurate in comments on the priesthood,' says source

Jun 30, 2011 - 05:50 pm .- A source from the Bishop’s Conference of Portugal has explained to CNA that the Patriarch of Lisbon,  is not in favor of women's ordination even though “he was not accurate in commenting on the priesthood during a recent interview.”

Pope praying for AIDS victims and missionary sisters in July

Jun 30, 2011 - 02:28 pm .- The Vatican announced today that Pope Benedict will be praying in July for victims of AIDS and religious women in mission territories.

Peruvian bishop denounces author's attacks on cardinal

Jun 30, 2011 - 02:09 pm .- A Peruvian author has falsely accused Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani of Lima of not opposing the forced sterilization program carried out by the government in the 1990s, stated  Auxiliary Bishop Gabino Miranda of Ayacucho, Peru.

State Department action on ‘LGBT rights’ could split Catholic countries

Jun 30, 2011 - 10:45 am .- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has praised State Department action on “LGBT” rights which includes support for Gay Pride marches and a Lady Gaga concert in Rome. But two critics said U.S. advocacy is “far beyond the mainstream” and risks alienating the Church from social life in Catholic countries.

Notre Dame seminar explores alternatives to embryonic research

Jun 30, 2011 - 05:46 am .- Top medical experts at a University of Notre Dame conference this week are insisting on better alternatives to embryonic stem cells, and pushing for more research in the adult stem cell field.

Rhode Island governor pardons Catholic man executed in 1800s

Jun 30, 2011 - 03:19 am .- Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee signed an official pardon on June 29 for an Irish Catholic man who was hanged in the state for a crime he didn't commit in 1845.

Catholic bishops call NY gay 'marriage' law profoundly unjust

Jun 30, 2011 - 01:13 am .- The New York legislature’s recognition of same-sex “marriages” undermines the common good and will place officials in a position to “retaliate” against those who uphold basic truths about marriage, the U.S. bishops’ point man on the defense of marriage said.

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