Archive of October 18, 2012

Federal appeals court rules against Defense of Marriage Act

Oct 18, 2012 - 05:30 pm .- A federal appeals court struck down a key portion of the federal Defense of Marriage Act in a New York case, renewing calls for the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the issue of “same-sex marriage.”

Uruguayan Senate ratifies law allowing abortion

Oct 18, 2012 - 05:04 pm .- By a vote of 17-14, the Uruguayan Senate voted to ratify a bill allowing abortion up to the 12th week of pregnancy, sending the measure to President Jose Mujica for his promised approval.

Pro-life leader: Morin trial reveals tragedy of abortion

Oct 18, 2012 - 02:55 pm .- Spanish pro-life leader Josep Miro, who is president of e-Christians and a member of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, said the trial of Doctor Carlos Morin has put a spotlight on the tragedy of the abortion industry.

Synod Fathers calling for 'a new Pentecost,' says Cardinal Wuerl

Oct 18, 2012 - 11:08 am .- Mixing old with new, a progress report on the synod of bishops on the New Evangelization was delivered in Latin, the ancient language of the Church.

Vatican's deputy official for religious to lead Indianapolis archdiocese

Oct 18, 2012 - 08:59 am .- Pope Benedict named Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin as head of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis on Oct. 18.

Catholic mom organizes 'virtual' race for Chinese orphans

Oct 18, 2012 - 04:10 am .- After researching adoption in China and learning of the high rates of abandoned children, a Catholic homeschooling mother organized a run to raise awareness of the country's 147 million orphans.

CRS Rice Bowl program has new internet component

Oct 18, 2012 - 02:03 am .- Catholic Relief Services has revamped its traditional Lenten anti-hunger Operation Rice Bowl program to allow participants to register their rice bowls on the internet as part of the campaign to feed the hungry.

Renewing Ireland requires giving youth hope and truth, bishops say

Oct 18, 2012 - 12:13 am .- Ireland’s delegation to the Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization presented ways to re-evangelize a country shaken by abuse scandals, undermined by poor catechesis and assaulted by secularism.

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