Archive of September 2, 2011

Spanish doctor explains why he would rather quit job than perform abortions

Sep 2, 2011 - 06:08 pm .- In 2008 Esteban Rodriguez Martin became the first Spanish gynecologist to defend his right to conscientious objection in court. Three years later, he said he does not regret his “resounding no” to performing abortions even though he has had to pay a high price with his career.

India’s bishops brief Pope on persecution of Christians

Sep 2, 2011 - 03:57 pm .- The bishops of India briefed Pope Benedict XVI Sept. 2 on the level of anti-Christian persecution in their country.

Radical branch of Socialist Party pushing Spain toward euthanasia

Sep 2, 2011 - 02:02 pm .- The organization Professionals for Ethics has warned that pro-euthanasia associations, working together with the radical wing of the Socialist Party, are hoping to “achieve their ideological goal of making death legal.”

Pope urges Catholic-Orthodox cooperation on new evangelization

Sep 2, 2011 - 12:34 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI is encouraging Catholic and Orthodox Christians to work together in re-evangelizing traditionally Christian countries.

D.C. Padres baseball team promotes priestly vocations

Sep 2, 2011 - 06:02 am .- A baseball team of 11 Catholic priests and seminarians from the Archdiocese of Washington will play a team of high school and college varsity players to help promote vocations. The team’s first baseman, Fr. Larry Young, can’t wait for the game.

Divine Mercy congress inspires quake-stricken New Zealand

Sep 2, 2011 - 01:50 am .- Catholics in Christchurch, New Zealand drew inspiration from a recent Divine Mercy Congress as they work to rebuild from a series of devastating earthquakes that have hit the country in the last year.

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