Archive of November 8, 2011

Church gives hope to women who have had abortions, says cardinal

Nov 8, 2011 - 06:35 pm .- Cardinal Norberto Carrera of Mexico City said that the Church offers healing and mercy to women who have been harmed by abortion.

Archbishop Dolan bars same-sex ‘marriages’ from Catholic facilities

Nov 8, 2011 - 05:40 pm .- Clergy and church employees may not participate in the solemnization of a civil same-sex marriage, nor may the property and facilities of the Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of New York be used for such events, Archbishop Timothy Dolan said in a recent decree.

Colombian girl who was kidnapped to meet Pope

Nov 8, 2011 - 02:22 pm .- A 10 year-old girl who was kidnapped and eventually freed in Colombia will travel to the Vatican to meet Pope Benedict on Dec. 12, the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Proposal made at Vatican for US adult stem cell commission

Nov 8, 2011 - 01:16 pm .- At the Vatican today, former U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson urged President Obama to establish a commission to support adult stem cell research.

Bishop Conley sees ‘atheocracy’ as major threat to pro-life cause

Nov 8, 2011 - 06:11 am .- Increasing hostility to religion and growing restrictions on religious expression are “the biggest challenge the pro-life movement faces,” Bishop James D. Conley told a benefit for a Dallas pro-life group.

Clarence Thomas says religious display rulings are in 'shambles'

Nov 8, 2011 - 02:56 am .- Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas denounced his colleagues’ decision not to hear a case that would have allowed them to establish a clear standard for judging religious displays on government property. 

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