Archive of October 26, 2011

Bishop Lori testifies on threats to religious liberty, urges action

Oct 26, 2011 - 07:30 pm .- The U.S. bishops’ point man on religious liberty urged the U.S. Congress to protect the right to religious freedom in America because of several actions taken by the Obama administration.

Puerto Rican Senate approves penal code prohibiting abortion

Oct 26, 2011 - 06:10 pm .- The Puerto Rico Senate passed a new penal code on Oct. 24 that keeps in place the territory's prohibition against abortion.

Baby found alive two days after earthquake in Turkey

Oct 26, 2011 - 04:58 pm .- A 14-day-old baby was found alive amid the rubble of her home 46 hours after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Turkey.

Amid violence, Church calls Colombians to vote

Oct 26, 2011 - 01:56 pm .- The bishops of Colombia have released a pastoral letter, calling Colombians to vote on Oct. 30.

Ahead of Assisi meeting, Pope speaks of Jesus bringing peace

Oct 26, 2011 - 12:46 pm .- One day before the gathering of religious leaders from around the world in the town of Assisi, Pope Benedict XVI declared that the crucifixion, death and resurrection of Jesus ushered in a new kingdom of peace of which Christ is king.

Religious liberty threatened in America, Archbishop Gomez warns

Oct 26, 2011 - 06:00 am .- In an article for First Things, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles pointed to several recent examples of religious freedom being suppressed in the U.S. and warned that the basis of the country's democracy is at stake.

Republican presidential candidates discuss pro-life views in Iowa

Oct 26, 2011 - 03:54 am .- Abortion was a key issue for Republican presidential candidates at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition’s annual dinner on Oct. 22.

New Theological College rector sees priesthood experiencing renewal

Oct 26, 2011 - 03:19 am .- The newly-installed rector of Theological College in Washington, D.C. believes the priesthood in the U.S. has entered a period of renewal and that this will help revitalize the rest of the Church.

St. Joseph hailed as model for upcoming 'Year of Faith'

Oct 26, 2011 - 12:56 am .- The author of a landmark work on Saint Joseph says Christ's foster father offers believers a model for building trust in God during the newly-announced “Year of Faith.”

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