Archive of October 8, 2012

Nobel-winning stem cell work helps curtail embryonic research

Oct 8, 2012 - 05:28 pm .- Moral theologian Father Thomas Berg is praising the work of Shinya Yamanaka, the winner of this year's Nobel Prize in medicine, for helping to “put human embryonic stem cell research largely out of business.”

Moroccan navy prevents Dutch abortion ship from entering waters

Oct 8, 2012 - 04:06 pm .- Moroccan officials ordered a Dutch ship that provides abortions to leave its territorial waters after the vessel attempted to approach the country's port of Smir.

Pope promotes rediscovering Rosary during Year of Faith

Oct 8, 2012 - 03:45 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI is suggesting that families and parishes rediscover the prayer of the Rosary in the Year of Faith, which begins later this week.

Indiana priest found after scare in Greece

Oct 8, 2012 - 03:26 pm .- A Catholic priest from Indiana who disappeared in Greece after telling his family he believed he was in danger has been located and is trying to return to the U.S.

Vatican's prosecutor appointed as bishop for Malta

Oct 8, 2012 - 01:58 pm .- Pope Benedict named Monsignor Charles J. Scicluna, the Vatican official in charge of prosecuting clergy abuse cases, as an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Malta on Oct. 6.

Italy's oldest Capuchin friar reflects on following St. Francis

Oct 8, 2012 - 12:09 pm .- As Catholics around the world celebrated the feast of St. Francis of Assisi on Oct.4, the oldest Capuchin friar in Italy said his life as a follower of the 13th century saint “has been a blessing.”

Evangelization synod aims to reverse 'tsunami of secularism'

Oct 8, 2012 - 10:42 am .- The 2012 Synod of Bishops on evangelization began its second day with a call for the Catholic Church to roll back the “tsunami of secularism” that has swept over modern society in recent decades.

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