Archive of May 31, 2012

Family groups say anti-DOMA decision threatens marriage

May 31, 2012 - 05:00 pm .- The legal definition of marriage nationwide is at risk because of a federal appeals court decision that declared part of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional for restricting federal benefits to married opposite-sex couples, pro-family leaders say.

Huge expectations in Latin America over 'For Greater Glory' opening

May 31, 2012 - 04:06 pm .- Latin Americans are greatly anticipating the release of “For Greater Glory” on June 1 in the U.S., as weekend box office numbers could determine its distribution in Central and South America.

Bishops denounce 'horrors' suffered by immigrants in the West

May 31, 2012 - 02:45 pm .- Bishops from North, Central, South America and the Caribbean denounced the “horrors” suffered by immigrants throughout the Western hemisphere.

Sainthood cause for young Spanish catechist moves forward

May 31, 2012 - 12:04 pm .- The diocesan phase has concluded for the sainthood cause of Rebeca Rocamora, a Spanish catechist who died in 1996 at the age of 20 after a long illness and was known for her tireless service to others.

Cardinal Scola sees signs of revival in Christian family life

May 31, 2012 - 12:00 pm .- On the eve of Pope Benedict’s visit to the 7th World Meeting of Families in Milan, the city’s archbishop believes there are real signs of hope that Christian family life is undergoing a revival.

Abby Johnson launching ministry focused on abortion workers

May 31, 2012 - 04:07 am .- Abortion clinic director turned pro-life activist Abby Johnson has announced she will launch of a new ministry to help people trying to leave the abortion industry.

Knights of Columbus defend Montana Jesus statue against lawsuit

May 31, 2012 - 02:15 am .- The Knights of Columbus and several individual knights have asked to intervene in a federal legal case challenging the presence of a decades-old World War II memorial in Montana because it contains a statue of Jesus.

Researchers say Guttmacher Institute misrepresents abortion in Chile

May 31, 2012 - 12:08 am .- A Chilean researcher and his colleagues say the Guttmacher Institute's response to a study on abortion's effects on maternal mortality has spread “erroneous and misleading information.”

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