Archive of November 28, 2012

Support for teen emergency contraception access deemed 'foolish'

Nov 28, 2012 - 05:00 pm .- Doctors and pro-life advocates warn that the American Academy of Pediatrics' recommendation of emergency contraceptives for teenage girls promotes unwise and “risky behaviors."

Pope urges support for children affected by AIDS

Nov 28, 2012 - 12:55 pm .- Pope Benedict is lending his support to combatting HIV/AIDS, with a special focus on advocating for children who receive the disease from their mothers.

Nuncio says Church needs holy priests more than ever

Nov 28, 2012 - 12:42 pm .- In a message to seminarians, the apostolic nuncio to Argentina said that in today's society the Catholic Church is in dire need of “well formed” and holy priests.

Pope counsels parents to share faith with joy, dialogue

Nov 28, 2012 - 10:53 am .- Sharing the faith with children and others should be done in a joyful, clear and simple manner, Pope Benedict said at the Wednesday general audience.

Bishops decry Congo violence, urge international help

Nov 28, 2012 - 04:02 am .- Leaders of the Catholic Church in Africa are calling for humanitarian aid and peace efforts in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo after rebel forces captured a major city.

Conference to study father figures in television

Nov 28, 2012 - 02:04 am .- At an upcoming spring conference, the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross will examine father figures and their portrayal in TV, including Lord Grantham from the British series Downton Abbey.

Yad Vashem honors Italian cardinal who rescued Jews

Nov 28, 2012 - 12:12 am .- Israel’s official Holocaust memorial Yad Vashem has named the World War II-era Archbishop of Florence, Cardinal Elia Dalla Costa, as “Righteous Among the Nations” for his help in rescuing hundreds of Jews from Nazi persecution.

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