Archive of July 16, 2011

Vatican welcomes Republic of South Sudan to the United Nations

Jul 16, 2011 - 08:52 pm .- The Vatican congratulated South Sudan, the world's newest country, for its admission to the United Nations on July 14.

Russia requires abortion ads to warn of health risks

Jul 16, 2011 - 05:59 pm .- The Russian government has enacted a law requiring abortion ads to carry health warnings about the procedure. Lawmakers say that the ads presently mislead the public by creating the impression that abortion is a simple surgery with no health risks.

On a Mission: Young adults dedicated to evangelization

Jul 16, 2011 - 01:12 pm .- Every year, teams of young adults from around the country hit the road, armed with suitcases, sleeping bags, and hearts burning for Christ. Each team leads retreats six days a week, and when not on retreat, they share their faith whenever and wherever possible.

Chinese bishop faces excommunication following unapproved ordination

Jul 16, 2011 - 11:47 am .- The Vatican has issued a statement noting that Father Joseph Huang Bingzhang, the latest bishop to be illicitly ordained in China, will face excommunication.

California LGBT curriculum is ‘indoctrination,’ critic says

Jul 16, 2011 - 07:39 am .- The California governor has signed into law a bill that will not simply require a “gay history” curriculum. It requires a form of “indoctrination” that will label Christianity as being intolerant and bigoted, one critic says.

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