Archive of November 27, 2012

Spanish bishops to release document supporting marriage

Nov 27, 2012 - 04:02 pm .- The bishops of Spain will release a new document on Dec. 17 supporting marriage in the wake of a ruling by the Constitutional Court upholding same-sex unions.

Leader of Anglican ordinariate recalls joy of first year

Nov 27, 2012 - 03:02 pm .- Almost a year after being appointed to shepherd Anglican communities seeking to join the Catholic Church, Monsignor Jeffrey N. Steenson says the past months have been showered with blessings.

DC campaign points to Jesus as perfect Christmas gift

Nov 27, 2012 - 12:37 pm .- A successful Advent initiative in Washington, D.C., is urging people to use the true meaning of the Christmas season to learn more about the Catholic faith and grow closer to Christ.

Teens equate virtual world with reality, study finds

Nov 27, 2012 - 12:02 pm .- A study carried out in Spain on the digital breach between adults and young people revealed that teens see the online world as an extension of reality, while adults use the internet as a tool.

Drop in abortion numbers could reflect changing attitudes

Nov 27, 2012 - 04:01 am .- A new government report estimates the number of U.S. abortions dropped five percent in 2009, drawing praise from pro-life advocates and researchers who say the drop could be due in part to an increase in the numbers of pro-life Americans.

Catholic campaign stalls Philippines 'reproductive health' bill

Nov 27, 2012 - 01:54 am .- The Catholic clergy in the Philippines are strongly campaigning against political candidates who back a controversial “reproductive health” bill, helping stall its progress because politicians fear a backlash from Catholic voters.

Pope names holiness, unity and peace as cardinals' mission

Nov 27, 2012 - 12:45 am .- Pope Benedict XVI met with six new cardinals and their families, just two days after they made their vows, and encouraged them to promote the “holiness, communion and peace of the Church.”

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