Archive of September 26, 2012

Doctor says push for teen IUD use brings health risks

Sep 26, 2012 - 05:05 pm .- A major OB/GYN group's promotion of intrauterine devices (IUDs) and hormonal implants in teenage girls has drawn criticism over the risks posed to patients' health and well-being.

Uruguay congress legalizes abortion by one vote

Sep 26, 2012 - 04:06 pm .- By a vote of 50-49, the Uruguayan congress passed a law during a late-night session on Sept. 25 legalizing abortion up to the 12th week of pregnancy.

Bishops say family should reflect love of the Trinity

Sep 26, 2012 - 12:07 pm .- At the conclusion of a nationwide meeting for families in Venezuela, the country's bishops said that the relationship between mothers, fathers and children should mirror the love between the Holy Trinity.

The liturgy raises hearts to God like no other prayer, Pope says

Sep 26, 2012 - 10:42 am .- Pope Benedict says that the public prayer of the Church, known as the liturgy, is a wonderful school of prayer which raises the human heart to God like no other form of worship.

Evangelization synod participants preview their roles

Sep 26, 2012 - 04:14 am .- U.S. appointees to the upcoming bishops’ synod on the New Evangelization say the event will help advance evangelization in the world despite contemporary challenges.

Philadelphia parish closing because of low attendance, safety issues

Sep 26, 2012 - 02:07 am .- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput has approved the closure of a Philadelphia parish due to low Mass attendance and a church building whose physical condition creates “safety issues.”

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